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

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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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TTouch – The Language of Trust and Love for Animals

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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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Your Pet is Asking “Where Are They?”

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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

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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

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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.

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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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Animal Communication Helps Dog with Fear of Abandonment

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Gracie

Gracie

On a Friday afternoon Jennifer Lammers of St. Paul called me about her dog she received three months before. Gracie, a very concerned Fox Terrier/Whippet mix, was a very frightened and “Velcro dog” when they first adopted her. The immediate problem was Jennifer and her husband were going out of town the next day.

Earlier in the week, they did a test run at a kennel where their other two dogs stayed. The others loved the kennel. On the “test run” night, Gracie would not let the staff in their room unless they threw treats in. She growled and barked at the staff. The kennel wasn’t sure if she could stay there.

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Dogs Walks and Runs

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dog-walksRussell, a 61-pound American Traveler (mixed breed) is reactive to other dogs across the street. If a dog comes over to sniff him, Russell is known to immediately go into fight mode. Katie of Bloomington, Minnesota wanted not have to worry about if they were going to have to pass another dog on their outdoor adventures and how Russell was going to react.

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Is your pet prepared for your vacation, business trip, or family emergency?

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SuitcasesHopefully you have time to plan your vacation or business trip. What if your phone rings with a family emergency and you must leave within a day. Are you ready for these situations? Who will care for your pet? Do you know what to pack for your pet?

Maybe your cat or dog stays with friends. What if they are not available? Do you have a plan?
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