Winter Olympics for Your Pet

Winter Olympics for your pet
Winter Olympics for Your Pet


[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…]

7 Ideas for Pet New Year’s Resolutions

Pet New Year's Resolutions

Pet New Year's ResolutionsThe new year is approaching fast with the 2019 New Year’s celebrations. Many people think about their New Year’s Resolutions. Have you thought about your pet New Year’s Resolutions?

For 2018 I added Hobbes, my Wheaten, to the mix of resolutions or aspiring new intentions. Do you need ideas for pet New Year’s resolutions?

Here are some quick ideas for you and your pet New Year resolutions:

  • Sit quietly with your pet (cat, dog, bird, ferret, horse, etc.) and just spend time with him. No phone, tablet, television, or other distractions. Just be together for 5 minutes.
  • Check your dog and cat’s tags. Is the information up to date? Did you disconnect the landline and only have a cell phone? Is the collar in great condition? Order tags if needed.
  • Initiate play with your pet. He may be surprised!
  • With cold or hot weather, pets get as bored as we are in the house. Read some great ideas to bring joy into everyone’s life.
  • Does your dog need cold weather gear? After trying several types of dog booties, Hobbes likes PAWZ Dog Boots. He lifts each paw as I put on the boot. The thin, rubber boots are great for older dogs who slip on the floor.
  • Do you know exactly what your pet eats? Do you recognize all the ingredients? Ask your local, knowledgeable pet food store for ideas. Do what is best for you and your pet.
  • Go for a walk or add 5 minutes to your usual walk with your dog. Some cats enjoy walking with harness and leash too.

Most importantly, enjoy your pet with these pet New Year’s resolutions.

Ever wonder what your pet is thinking, or why she’s doing certain things? He may have ideas for his pet new year’s resolutions! Animal Communication will tell you – in your pet’s own words! Get a transcript of a conversation with your pet! Purchase an Animal Communication today! 

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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5 Tips to Help Your Dog, Cat, or Horse with Change in Routine

Help Your Dog, Cat, or Horse
Where are they?

Where are they?

School has started. Schedules change.

What is changing in your life and your pet’s life?

  • Are your schedules changing from being home during the summer to going back to school?
  • Is your pet’s best buddy going off to college or moving into an apartment?
  • Did your work schedule change and you are working different times?
  • Do you have new activities – sports, meetings, scouts – and won’t be home for your pet?
  • Other changes include new member of family (human or animal), death in family or a friend (human or animal), change in employment, moving, finances, etc.

Although these changes may not affect you, the changes may be confusing to your pet.

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7 Tips to Help Your Dog Adjust to Dog Booties

7 Tips to Help Your Dog Adjust to Dog Booties

Does your dog freeze up or walk funny when you put on him? Hobbes would keep one rear leg up in the air as he hopped down the street. Now he walks well in his booties.

Here are 7 tips to help your dog adjust to booties.

  1. Have lots of small treats for rewards.
  2. Let your dog smell the booties.
  3. Gently rub down her leg to her foot with your hand. Then stroke the top of her feet and the pads. Gently rub the bootie on her foot so she can feel it.
  4. Stand your dog on a rug or carpeting near the door. Avoid putting on the booties while he is standing on hardwood or tile floors where he would slip.
  5. Go immediately outside.
  6. If she holds her leg up, gently rub the leg to get it to relax. She will probably relax and put it down.
  7. Then walk the dog’s normal pace. Usually he will forget about the booties.

After trying many booties, Hobbes likes PawZ Dog Booties. They are made of  natural rubber, don’t slip, are waterproof, and he can feel the ground.

Still need help with your dog’s booties, schedule a free 15-minute phone consult with Elaine.

Podcast on Helping Your Pet

Roshini Rajkumar

Sunday, December 1, 2013 Elaine spent time with Ann Platt of Pets Are Inn discussing pets with Roshini Rajkumar on WCCO’s News and Views, for a podcast on Helping Your Pet.

Ann discusses how the pet industry has changed over the last 20 years and how many options a pet parent has now. Elaine talks about animal communications, holiday needs, and how to help a fearful dog.

Click here to hear the podcast. Roshini starts talking about pets at 15:00 and the Pet Panel (Ann and Elaine) starts at 19:00. Just slide the bar over to jump start to the Pet Section.

More about Animal Communication:

  • When you ask your pet, “want a treat?” or “want to go outside?,” do they seem to know what you’re asking and respond?
  • Do you somehow know when your pet is sick or hurt?
  • Can you feel your pet’s love for you?

Then you are communicating with your pet!

As a professional animal communicator, I’ve had special training that enhances the natural communication you may have experienced. Because of this training, I can help you learn more about your pet.

Working from my home, I hold a telepathic conversation with your pet, asking questions you provide, or giving them information for you. I can also work with animals who have already passed on. Often, deceased pets want to reassure their families that they are happy and healthy once again. I still cherish my handwritten notes of the conversation I had with my dog, Boomer, when he asked me to call the vet for the last time. He sent us such love and memories.

As I work with your pet, I hear the conversation in my head and feel both emotional and physical issues the animal is experiencing. After the session, I provide a transcript of the conversation, including insight into the animal’s feelings, thoughts, and concerns.

Read stories about some amazing communications.
Not sure what your pet needs? Contact Elaine.

10 Tips on How to Plan and Prepare Your Pet for Your Trips

Prepare Your Pet for Your Trips

Ready to Travel?

Did you prepare your pet for your trips? When you go out of town, do you feel comfortable that you have all your pet’s need fulfilled too?  Hopefully 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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