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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TTouch – The Language of Trust and Love for Animals

Linda Tellington-Jones Giving Hobbes TTouch Ear Slides

Linda Tellington-Jones Gives Hobbes TTouches

TTouch® is the language of trust and love for animals and people.

Some animals need to learn to trust first before they are comfortable giving love. Others just enjoy the undivided attention. An easy way to give undivided attention to your pet is doing Tellington TTouch®.

TTouch® can change animals’ lives for the better and definitely affect people too. My life was profoundly changed with TTouch® as I saw the affect on Boomer, our dog who was afraid of vets.

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Indoor Activities for Dogs, Cats, and You

Bored dog looking for indoor activities for dogs, cats, and people.Is your dog or cat bored? Need ideas? These creative indoor activities for dogs and cats will keep your pets entertained. Many of the activities are based on items from around your house. For fun there are  some tips for you too. Have fun!
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Excessive Grooming Cat from South Africa was Helped

Excessive grooming cat
Chatul, the excessive grooming cat was helped by Animal Bridges.

Chatul, The Excessive Grooming Cat

Elna van Coller of South Africa was very concerned about her excessive grooming cat. Elna contacted Animal Bridges and our conversation started.

Elna wrote about how Chatul, a Burmese cat, “started excessive grooming her tail” after the other family cat had surgery. Chatul licked until she had no hair on her tail.
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Holidays and Quality Time for Your Pet

Holidays and quality time for your pet

holidays-and-your-petThe holiday season is on us, and this year it is suddenly shorter! Or at least it seems that way. Talk about adding stress! So how do you manage the holidays and quality time for your pet?

Of course, we all have the same amount of errands, mailings, and cooking in less time. Hobbes pulled out his warm coat early.

Now exhale! Yes, we are stressed and we are sharing it with our pets.

So let’s all stop for a minute or five minutes. Exhale. Clear your mind by listening to your breathing. Turn off the mind chatter of “I need to…”

Now for some quality time for your pet.

Go over to your pet, and slowly exhale again. You may try yawning while you sit with your dog. Very slowly blink your eyes as you sit with your cat.

Exhale quietly again. Be with your pet. No phone or gadget.  Slowly stroke your best friend. If you know TTouch®, do a few TTouches® on your pet and yourself. Try ear slides. Exhale.

As a way of giving thanks to your pet and yourself, try to spend five minutes a day enjoying this special time with your pet. You will feel better and so will they!