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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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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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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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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9 Tips to Help Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms

9 Tips to Help Dog Afraid of Thunderstorms

9 tips to help dog afraid of thunderstormsDog afraid of thunderstorms or loud noises?
Does he cower under a coffee table? Does she tremble?

Now is the perfect time to prepare and help your dog with these frightening experiences. Some cats are afraid of storms or loud noises. Remember your dog or cat will feel the barometric changes hours before you notice the storm clouds.

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Scuba Diving Taught Me How to Help Fearful Dogs

Dreaming of Scuba Diving

Nemo’s Friend

Little did I know the winter of 2015 would remind me of how to help fearful dogs.

Remember the winter of 2015 — it was cold, long, and some places dug out of lots of snow. Fortunately I could focused on warm Caribbean breezes. I was excited to scuba dive again. Time to swim with Nemo’s friend!

So get comfortable as I tell you about my adventure. It does all tie back to your wonderful pets and what I learned.
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Help Your Pet with Car Sickness, Leash Pulling, Fear & More

Have you ever experienced being embarrassed by your pet’s behavior? Or your pet is afraid of thunderstorms or gets car sick?  I have and know the feelings of embarrassment, frustration, and not knowing where to go for help.

Boomer

Boomer

I remember my shock and embarrassment when my previous dog, Boomer, was at the vet’s for a physical. As the vet looked into his eyes, Boomer made a guttural growl from his belly. He sounded like something from the “Exorcist” movie! Yes, the exam ended and Boomer needed to come back to the vet for some blood work.

A few days later I tried a new technique that helped him with his fears and the results were amazing. Boomer’s next vet visit went so well, the vet wanted to know what I had done.
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Halloween Can Cause Scared Cats and Dogs!

scared cats and dogs

Halloween Can Cause Scared Cats and DogsOctober is the month of changes and Halloween. Some people like getting “scared” with the goblins, ghosts, and horrible monsters. Scared cats and dogs are just that — scared!

Our pets don’t understand why people are dressed funny, wear masks, and try to scare them. For many pets it is a time of uncertainty, anxiety, and fear. Pets don’t understand Halloween and can be afraid.

What does fear feel like? Imagine getting a dreaded phone call or dropping your dog’s leash and losing him.
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11 Tips to Calm Your Dog’s Fear of Thunderstorms

Ithunder storms your dog terrified of thunderstorms? Does she tremble, whimper, cling to you, and have her tail tucked? Are his eyes wide open and showing the whites of his eyes? Your dog is showing their fear.

The dogs feel the barometric pressure changes before we see the weather. You can help them with these tips.

 

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