7 Spring Dog Tips to Do Today!

7 spring dog tips

7 spring dog tipsJust last week I helped shovel 20 inches of snow. Today it’s 70! Are you ready for Spring?

Dogs are ready for spring and sniffing like crazy on walks. Both you and your dog will enjoy the wonderful, warmer weather after checking these spring dog tips:

  • ExerciseSlowly increase the distance and speed of your dog’s walks and play time. Like us, our dogs weren’t very active this long winter. He needs to slowly increase his endurance too! Years ago, I helped a collapsed dog on the first warm day of spring.
  • Heartworm Time – Does your dog need a Heartworm blood test? Hobbes takes heartworm prevention year-round and others take it from April to November. Ask your vet what is best for your dog.
  • Tick Season is here! Ticks come out at 40 degrees. They love the warm weather and wait for you and your dog to walk by. Protect yourself and check your dog and outdoor cats.
  • Water! Take water with you on long walks and car rides. My outdoor dog water dish is out next to the sidewalk with lots of dogs stopping for a drink. Hobbes’ dog friend is enjoying his wading pool to cool off.
  • Grooming – After a long winter, dogs enjoy feeling lighter after a great haircut or grooming. Time to start combing and brushing out the extra hair. A perfect time to bond with your dog.
  • Car Rides – Remember to open your car windows for your dog. Vehicles heat up quickly now.
  • Thunderstorms – Thunderstorm season is coming. Is your dog afraid? Start using these tips to make life easier for your dog.
    After our endless winter, let’s all get outside and enjoy.

Need more spring dog tips? Schedule your free 15-minute consultation and learn how I can help you and your pet.

Animal Communication Solves Problems

Animal communication solves problems.

Animal communication solves problems.

Animal communication solves problems for pet parents and pets daily. Are you wondering what type of problems to ask about?

You know a lot about your pet. Wouldn’t be great to fill in the times you don’t know what is going on?

Animal communication can help you from the moment you fall in love until after he crosses The Rainbow Bridge.

Join me as I take you through a tour of your pet’s life with suggestions of questions to ask your best friend(s). Here are a few examples:

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Winter Olympics for Your Pet

Winter Olympics for your pet
Winter Olympics for Your Pet

Hobbes

[Updated February 15, 2018]

The Winter Olympics grab my attention and fill my evenings. One day while walking with Hobbes through the snow canyons of Minneapolis, I started laughing as I thought of Winter Olympics For Your Pet venues. Yes many pets can be Olympians – dogs, cats, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs to name a few. So grab your best seat and cheer on your Pet Olympian! Events listed below. [Read more…]

Pet Psychic or Animal Communicator?

Pet psychic or animal communicator?

Pet psychic or animal communicator? Over 10 years ago, I started to learn about animal communication and realized it came easy to me. I often said I was “psychic” with certain people in my life. I meant we had a connection, and I just “knew stuff” with my intuition.

I freaked out my college roommate by saying, “I haven’t heard from Mike in a while.” A few days later, I received an air mail letter from overseas. She left me a note, “I don’t want to know if this is from Mike!” I also knew exactly when each of my parents died — I wasn’t with them, I just knew.

After I worked with an animal communicator, I asked how I could learn to talk with animals. She said we all could talk to animals as little kids and we were told it wasn’t real.

We all have intuition and some us are able to trust it more. How often do you just know someone is going to cut you off in traffic?

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Is My Pet Telling Me Something?

Is my pet telling me something?

Is my pet telling me something?

Do you wonder “is my pet telling me something?” or “why is he doing that?”

Recently Hobbes started limping on his front leg. I wasn’t sure what was going on. I checked his foot and didn’t find anything. I immediately made an appointment with his vet.

The next day at his appointment, the vet looked at his “sore foot.” He asked, “Do you clip his nails?” Guilt crept in — what did I do?
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Do Changes Affect Pets?

Do changes affect pets

Do changes affect pets

To me, September is the month of change. Schedules change, weather changes, routines change, amount of daylight changes. Do changes affect pets? I say yes!

What changes affect our pets? It can be a small — you walk out of the house to get the mail – or big – you leave for a long vacation. If the change is big to us, imagine what it’s like for your dog, cat, horse, etc.
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Words Are Important to Pets and People

Words are important to pets and people

Yes words are important to pets and peopleYes, words are important to pets and people! How often have you told your dog “stop barking” and she keeps barking? Or you told your cat “stop peeing outside the litter box” and he keeps doing it. Ugh, the mess!

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What is Animal Communication? Animal Bridges Explains

what-is-animal-commWhat is animal communication? Elaine Garley of Animal Bridges explained animal communication to the National Association of Professional Women’s Minneapolis Chapter on August 10, 2016.

Twenty NAPW members listened as Elaine explained what is animal communication.  She also explained how people “hear” the animals. Many animal communicators receive telepathic messages in the form of pictures. Most pet parents just “know” when their best friend is hungry, needs to go outside, or is sick. As children, many of us spoke with animals and “imaginary friends.”
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Who Do You Call? Pet Poison Helpline Experiences

pet-poisonWho do you call? Your dog just ate the chocolate bunny! Your cat got into household cleaner! Do you call your vet or a best friend? Read these Pet Poison Helpline experiences.

This spring within one week, two very good friends who are dog savvy had pet emergencies. Each friend’s dog had eaten something. Fast forward — everyone is fine! And we all learned very important lessons in these real life Pet Poison Helpline experiences.

Here are the stories.
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Cat Issues Upsetting Pet Parent – Testimonial

cat issues
Tommie

Tommie

What does a pet parent do when her 7-year old cat has major cat issues? A few years ago, Claudia Green of Mesa, AZ contacted Animal Bridges about Tommie because he wasn’t using the litter box, and the issue was resolved.

Now Tommie, a tabby, had symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Since there were no stones or crystals in his bladder the vet diagnosed it as feline idiopathic cystitis (FIC). The vet said the issue is caused by stress, anxiety, or fear. No one could figure out the cause. What was causing the cat issues for Tommie?

Claudia contacted Elaine of Animal Bridges for help. We decided an animal communication with Tommie to resolve his cat issues.

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