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.

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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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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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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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

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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Your Pet is Asking “Where Are They?”

Looking Out the WindowLast night Hobbes kept looking out the window for his best friend, John. I explained to Hobbes that John was away on business for a few days. He was asking “Where Are They?”

Hobbes stopped looking out the window and sat with me. Then he slept with me until 6 AM. This was a big shift in his behavior. He usually pouts.

Today a friend said her only child left for college last week. Now her daughter’s cat is very clingy.

Yes, our best friends – cats, dog, rabbits, horses, and any pets are affected by changes.
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Why Dog Always Hungry? Solved with Animal Communication

Why dog always hungry? Gerty tells in an animal communication.

Gerty

Why was Gerty, a recently adopted dog always hungry? She was never satisfied. Cat Bear of Richfield, MN, contacted Animal Bridges for an animal communication with Gerty. Elaine and Gerty had an animal communcation.

One question was “Are you hungry most of the time. You seem to be when we feed you plus you eat poop (PLEASE stop eating poop!) and you counter surf. We can feed you more but we also want to make sure you stay healthy and fit.”

The following is part of the conversation between Elaine and Gerty.

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