Reflexology for Dogs – Canine reflexology
Reflexology for Dogs – Canine reflexology
Reflexology and Color Light Therapy: A Substantial Advancement in Canine Treatment
Every single living being in existence is prone to diseases and getting sick. While that is especially true in the case of humans, it is also true in the case of dogs. From bacteria to viruses and from allergies to other harmful elements, dogs are also prone to being attacked by elements outside their body that come into contact with them, and are just as vulnerable to contracting diseases, such as the likes of arthritis for dogs, as humans are. In addition, dogs are also quite sensitive, which is the reason why they need to be cared for and any threats to their health need to be eliminated. There are a number of different treatments for dogs which can be used to improve the health of any canine, but the most significant advancements in canine treatment is the discovery of reflexology and color light therapy for dogs.
Reflexology for dogs / Canine Reflexology
Reflexology for dogs is considered to be one of the best canine treatments in existence, if not the absolute best treatment for dogs to have ever been created. Different parts of the body of every organism are connected to other parts of the body in a number of different ways and through a number of different connections. This is also true in the case of dogs, and these connections can be used to improve the condition of specific parts or organs of a dog’s body or simply improve its overall health.
Quite a large number of the typical dog’s organs are connected to specific points located on its face. Reflexology for dogs takes advantage of these connections. During the process of reflexology, a certain amount of pressure is applied to the point that is connected to the organ which needs to be focused on, and the pressure that is applied ultimately improves the condition of the organ that the point is connected to. Reflexology for dogs cannot only be used to improve the condition of an organ or improve a dog’s overall health but can also be used specifically for the purpose of fighting off a disease or illness of any kind that is plaguing the being.
Color Light Therapy
Another one of the best treatments for dogs that exists is color light therapy, an ancient method of treatment and therapy. Color light therapy is a canine treatment that most definitely deserves to be classified under the heading of ‘how to care for a dog’.
Color light therapy, as suggested by its name, uses light in the form of a variety of different colors to induce positive effects in a dog’s body and health. Research has shown that different organisms respond to coming into contact with different colors or shades in a number of positive ways. Color light therapy is designed to use colors to stimulate better health and better overall condition of organs in the average dog’s body. Color light therapy is not only used to encourage better overall health but is also used to try and treat a number of different diseases that can be fought off with this form of canine therapy.
The following conditions and many more can be treated with reflexology and color light therapy:
Do you like natural options for your pet’s health and care? If you are a real dog lover your dog is the best friend in your life and you will always do the best in the world for your best friend. Taking care of a dog, a cat or a horse is at least as important as taking care of a child or another family member you love. Today there are many options when choosing food, supplements and other products for the care of your beloved pet. It is easy to be confused and chose the right food, good bides and hygienic products. Maybe you take care of yourself consuming organic food, natural therapies and products, so why not do the same for your pet(s)?! If you like to know more about the subject, read on… How to use food as medicine when your dog or cat is ill or when he has dysfunctions such as Ear infections, Diabetes, Allergy, Skin problems and more…. The market of organic food products is quickly growing. The same phenomenon, although more recent, is being observed in the world of pre- cooked meals for dogs and cats. It is the living style of a […]
Best flea treatment for dogs Tip: The success of using natural products for fleas If your dog is suffering from fleas today, we have two excellent tips to make them go away! Natural shampoo to remove lice and fleas A shampoo to eliminate lice and fleas is generally a product that contains many toxins. Toxins and heavy metals are very unhealthy and can cause serious health problems for dogs and cats. For example, these products often create skin problems: The animal begins to lose hair It itches until it bleeds The hair becomes dull and lifeless All these signs are a visible expression of an animal’s health not being optimal. The best flea treatment for dogs and cats is a natural flea treatment! With your dog’s already irritated and itchy skin, the last thing you want to do is put chemicals on it that could stress its immune system even more. If the flea control label tells you to wash your hands after applying it to your pet, how safe is it really for your pet? Try to control your dog’s scratching while getting the flea situation under control. Too much and too intense scratching can lead to inflamed and […]
Reflexology for Dogs This cat obviously does reflexology for dogs on a professional basis and earns its goodies by treating dogs who are in desperate need of a relaxing reflexology massage! No, seriously… animals know the benefits of physical touch and instictively press their paws into fellow pet´s bodies (and faces). When applying reflexology for dogs on your own canine you will notice how easy it is to give your pet a soothing and effective treatment for his ailment (or just for fun). Reflexology for dogs is a great complimentary treatment method because it´s 100% natural, painfree (unless you have to press an injured body part, in this case you can use our Color Light Therapy) and highly effective.
Yet another cuteness-overflowing treatment for cats video of a cat therapist treating his ´catient´ (cat patient) … Does anybody else believe that the cat giving the massage knows exactly what it´s doing and that there´s a purpose behind this treatment? I´ve heard of a woman who helped people with a complementary therapy in her own home. She laid the visitor on a massage couch and waited for her cat to jump onto it, search for a place to lie on the person and when she sat down the owner knew where she had to treat the client. The cat instictively knew where the patient´s aliment resided and showed her human where to look for the issue. Funny enough, my cat Mango lay on my chest with his paws on my throat one morning when I woke up with a painful throat and swollen glands. He does like to lay on my chest but he never actually had put his paws on my neck before… I thanked him for the ‘treatment’ because even if he wasn’t healing me on purpose, it did feel like a nice and loving act… AND my throat was less painful in the end 🙂 (Sorry for […]
In this video you can see how a friendship between a cat and a dog is created – right from the beginning. A small red kitten meets a big brave Golden Retriever. The orphaned kitten Koda was drafted at the age of four weeks at the dog owners and was so small that he still fit in a hand. In addition to a loving rearing with the bottle it has immediately found a great friend, cuddly partner and protector in the Golden Retriever Keelo. While Koda preferred cuddling in the dog’s coat in the beginning, he soon started the first game of cavort experiments with him. Then they ate together, simultaneously cleaned and cuddled and played of course, like there’s no tomorrow. A dream team, these two! What a lovely story… We´d love to see more of those two. Wouldn´t you? Leave comment below. Here’s another felina-canine friendship: Reflexology for Dogs (by a cat)
When applying reflexology for dog’s anxiety and depression the neurovascular reflex points on the head act in emotional stress reduction quickly for relaxation. This is how to do reflexology for dog’s anxiety and depression: Both areas are also called “stress reduction points” or “happiness points”. This exercise can be done anytime and everywhere. Gently touch your dog’s head (without harassing the dog). Place your hand softly and consciously on the head of the dog and start to massage with your thumb and forefinger the reflex zones by moving them in a circle. Please note: Depending on the head shape, these areas may vary slightly (a greyhound has a different head shape than a Chihuahua or a Papillion). If your dog is very sensitive on the head, be very careful and better stroke once gently on the head, the reflex zones can be touched at another time. Please never stroke too close to the eye sockets, which is very uncomfortable for the dog. This is how reflexology affects the dog: there are a lot of nerve endings on the head, Acupuncture points and reflex zones. The so called “happiness points” can act relaxing very quickly and uncertainty and excitement through stress […]
Reflexology for dogs and other alternative treatments Reflexology for dogs The main parts of the reflexology for dogs are their paws, the face and mainly their ears. This is where all the energy points hit each other, which bear on the several body parts and organs. The reflexology stimulates both the blood flow and the metabolism. Even for diagnostic procedures, the sensibility of the several ear energy points is very significant. Reflexology for dogs is very popular to be used for managing pain and diseases, but also against/for emotional and behavioural disorders. The tip of the ear is the most important point in an emergency situation such as a shock. Jin Shin Jyutsu – Japanese balance flow Jin Shin Jyutsu is an ancient art of harmonizing the life energy in the body rediscovered by Master Jiro Murai in the early 20’s. His student Mary Burmeister brought his knowledge to the United States and through her students today it is known world wide. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a soft but very effective healing method, whose foundation is based on the 26 energy points. These energy points can lead to blockades in the body for various reasons like living conditions, lifestyle, poor […]
Reflexology for Cats (Reflexology-) Massages can reduce tensions and strengthen weakened areas of the body. By increased circulation that occurs by pressing specific points in the cat’s face, ears and legs, pain can be alleviated and energies in the body are stimulated. Reflexology for cats can also compensate imbalances between different body parts, systems and organs. In addition, they can help with behavioral problems. Reiki for cats With Reiki self-healing powers of your animal can also be stimulated. Reiki (Japanese. = Universal life energy) is the basis of all life. This transfer of subtle energies works holistically on the harmony of soul, mind and body and is used to activate the self-healing powers of the cat. Reiki can have the following positive effects on your pet: relaxation, building trust, balance, dissolving of blockages. Reiki works on all levels of being. It ensures a harmonious vibration ratio of the chakras with each other and thus for mental and physical well-being. Acupressure for cats Acupressure applies pressure with the fingertips on the skin surface at certain points of the meridian system. This allows organs, muscles and bones to be stronger and reduces pain. Through acupressure deficinecies and energy flow can be compensated […]
Horse massage course There are various massage techniques such as medical massage, reflexology, sports massage, or crossfriction thatcan be applied on horses. The aim of the massage is to improve the blood circulation, loosening muscle tension, adhesions and scar pain relief. Medical massage Medical Massage is an intensive form of therapy that sets valuable stimuli for regeneration and healing of various types of tissue as muscle, skin and connective tissue. In order to achieve real medical effects, it requires very precise knowledge and a specialized training. The massage can be used to supplement or as a preparation for the manual therapy or exercise therapy. Effect of Massage • relieves tension and adhesions • increases the motivation of the horse • promotes flexibility • enhances well-being Reflexology By stimulating the reflex zones on the face, ears, legs, neck and back of the horse a speedy recovery is inducted. This is attributable to the natural healing process of the body which is being stimulated and therefore the physical intelligence of the animal becomes capable of combating both the symptoms and the cause of the ailment / disease. Gentle pressure at specific points is sufficient to stimulate the organs, which are connected with […]
Healthy food that is also appropriate to the species requires a lot of knowledge, because the animal has to get all the nutrients needed for healthy growth and a life full of activity. The food must therefore contain an optimal mix of proteins, natural fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and trace elements. Differences in diet between dog and cat Dogs and cats are both carnivores and thus have very similar requirements for their food. The few differences are: • Cats have a higher protein requirement. They are extreme carnivores. • The dog has a better digestive system • Cats eat their food in a dry place and at rest; the food is thereby better crushed. Dogs wolf it down. • The esophagus of the cat has some narrow passages. Therefore, the cat may not eat large chunks at a time. • The cat needs taurine (= a breakdown product of the amino acids cysteine and methionine). • Cats drink rather little and take the moisture rather on with food. That’s why dry food can be especially harmful. How should a healthy compound feed look like? Wet food high meat content of over 90% for good meat and offal no grain, no soy, […]
Dog paw care tips Much movement outdoors is not only good for pet owners but for their four-legged companion as well: It toughens up and strengthens the immune system. When the biped are protected from coldness and ice by wearing big winter boots, dogs are barefooted even in winter. Now the paws are strained and need increased attention by the dog owner. Thawing salt outside in housing areas is unavoidable and attacks the bale enormously. Therefore it is recommendable to rinse off the paws with luke-warm water after every walk. To avoid the paws from getting rough and chapped, rub them with vaseline or deer-sebum after washing. Also marigold-, elderflower- and chamomile-salve as well as amber- or lavender oil are suitable for pad-care. Special caution with frozen water surfaces. Thin ice on puddles may break easily and the dog’s paw might get hurt by resulting sharp edges. If a cut just happened, apply poultices of comfrey, yarrow or chinese cress and marigold-douches and salve may help additionally. Do not take your quadruped ice skating: In the heat of the moment your dog can slip easily and may crick painfully. If your barking companion just twisted in the deep snow, external […]
What is the best flea and tick treatment for dogs, cats and horses? The diet of pets has become almost as unhealthy as people´s food. Thus dogs and cats either receive cooked convenience food from waste and residues, or they get dry fodder, which is virtually “dead” and has as good as no nutrients. No wonder that many dogs, cats and horses suffer from food intolerances, with all the unpleasant consequences such as gastrointestinal problems, allergies, etc. And also the coat looks despite regular brushing always dull and unkempt. In addition, the animals – especially when they are often out and about – get infested by parasites in the spring and summer months, such as ticks and fleas. To effectively and naturally treat dogs, cats and horses, a high-quality coconut oil should be used. It is suitable both for internal and for external use and acts equally against all types of parasites and on the entire digestive tract of animals. By regularly adding coconut oil to the diet they will tolerate it better and also do allergic reactions to certain ingredients in the food thereby appear much rarer. Coconut oil for dogs Coconut oil as a remedy for ticks in […]
Ear infection treatment for dogs and cats Ear infections must always be treated! By neglecting changes in the ear occur that impede healing. The ear infection can also spread to the middle ear or inner ear. If the ear infection is chronic otitis media can occur. Very serious chronic ear infections can even cause incoordination and severe brain disorders. Certain breeds are known to be more likely to get ear infections. Important factors in the development of ear infections: • In dogs with drooping ears or ears that are almost fully covered by a lot of hair, the ears can not be well ventilated. That is why these animals have an increased chance of getting an ear infection. If you can remove the hair on a regular basis, you reduce this risk. • If your pet likes to swim, the ears are moist. A warm, moist ear is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In warm weather, the bacteria multiply faster. • An ear infection can also be caused by an injury to the outer ear. In the removal of hair or by cleaning the sensitive skin of the ear it may be damaged. Sometimes there is also an innocent […]
Horse knee injury treatment I´ts not uncommon that horses suffer from a so-called patellar dislocation. This means that the internal patellar ligament is too loose and the kneecap bounces. In motion, the horse then sometimes bends the hind legs. In the prior, the therapist can trigger the jumping of the patella for the diagnosis. The patellar luxation is very painful. Therefore, when the horse is galloping the hind legs work in lang lay (rabbit gallop) and often trot awkwardly at the back. Some horses, on one hand, prefer gallop, while on the other prefer to trot. You want to avoid tight turns. The riding of many narrow turns worsenes the problem. Therapy: When the horse has knee pain it whould always be ensured that pelvis and sacrum are straight, in order to minimize the burden. Riding transitions and bar work can train and strengthen the patellar tendon muscles. Acupuncture can help to relieve pain and promote the healing process. Knee problems are associated with the stomach meridian. In horses up to 6 years old you have to wait for the growth to finish and treat as described above. Reflex Therapy and Color Light Therapy are similar treatments to Acupuncture, however, […]
Old cats health: Herbs for cats For relief from age-related complaints, there are various natural remedies that ensure that your cat is mentally and physically agile again. Your old cat is not really sick, the vet already excluded any illness. But she is increasingly plagued by age complaints: She is often tired and not so mobile. Her favorite place on the windowsill she only reaches with a podium. Her coat is not as shiny as it used to be because the limited mobility makes grooming harder. In addition, she has hardly any teeth left and often suffers from constipated. Such age related complaints can be relieved with a whole range of natural remedies. Medicinal plants, which have been used in human medicine for a long time, have proven to be very effective. Hawthorn strengthens the cat’s heart and promotes circulation. For lack of concentration and forgetfulness helps ginkgo because it improves circulation of the smallest blood vessels. If the cat is suffering from arthritis, yucca can relieve their pain, and also alfalfa, which also has a detoxifying effect. Horsetail supplies them with essential minerals, dandelion detoxifies the liver. Medicinal herbs for cats as a tea or capsule The medicinal herbs […]
Dry skin in pets – Tips and Treatment options The frequently occurring dry skin of animals can be treated with simple home remedies. Below you will find self-help measures for dry skin in dogs, cats and horses. In the initial stage, it might still be easy to handle, but later, when the itching leads to real skin problems, it will be difficult. Dry skin usually indicates a health problem of your animal, and usually means that it does not get all the nutrients it needs for healthy skin. Scratching Scratching can indicate dry skin or parasites. Another cause of the dry skin of a dog might be that you bathe him too often. The chemicals in the shampoo that you use for the dog wash, could strip the natural moisture of the skin. Thereby it is dry. Fortunately, this condition can be corrected with the following simple home remedies. Read how to treat dry skin in dogs, cats and horses and what home remedies there are. Home remedies for dry skin The following resources are useful for treating the dry skin of dogs, cats and horses, if the condition is not too bad. If you believe that your pet’s skin […]
Horse Colic Treatment Horse colic – A disease that can not only causes pain, but can also be lethal for your horse. Here you will find valuable informtion on this disease and horse colic treatment. Colics are feared by all horse lovers, because these diseases cause the horse not only severe pain but can also be fatal for them. Almost all horses get at least once in their lives colic, some also very commonly. Therefore it is very important for horse owners to find out everything about this disease. Fundamentally colic is not a single disease, it is a collective term for symptoms that indicate several diseases of the stomach and intestinal tract. What signs reveal colic? Depending on the type and severity of colic the signs vary as well. Mostly the horse paws with its hooves, it is restless and walks restlessly in the box. It turns the head over and over again towards the belly to try and bite itself. The more severe the disease and the more advanced, the worse the symptoms. The horse starts to sweat, yawn and nuzzle repeatedly. It also repeatedly gets down and up again to rolls on the abdomen or lies down […]
Syptoms of diabetes in cats Feline diabetes is a metabolic disease and the four-legged friends has to constantly fight with an elevated blood sugar level. Which cats are particularly at risk, and what symptoms the disease brings along, you can find here. Diabetes in cats: Possible Causes In addition to the risks of hereditary related strains, certain breeds may be more affected by diabetes than others. Among the endangered breeds are for example, the Burma-cats. Overweight cats are more at risk than normal weight felines, Diabetes also occurs more frequently in neutered male cats and cats older than six years. Also wrong feeding, for example, sugary foods may favor the disease. In addition, problems with the pancreas and other endocrine glands and the administration of different drugs can be the cause of diabetes in cats. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your cat, you should consult a veterinarian. Symptoms of diabetes in cats: Pay attention to these signs Diabetes in cats is often long undetected because in the beginning the disease manifests only mild symptoms. Be therefore sensitive over small changes that you notice in your cat’s behavior. Increased water drinking and frequent discontinuation of urine may […]
Animal health diploma course The animal health expert´s goal is based on the fundamentals of the species-specific needs of animals. For this he needs a thorough knowledge of the various correlations that he acquires in an informed and responsible education. Here the living entity is seen as a whole and a part of the whole. Rather than covering the symptoms, but recognize the causes that have led to ailments. Statistically, today every second household has at least one pet. More and more people want to reduce their isolation by the affection and company of an animal. Almost every pet owner is willing to do anything possible to help his animal if it is in need. Our teachers are vets and therapists with many years of professional experience who would like to pass on their valuable knowledge to our students, as the welfare and health of animals are their main focus . The training can be completed part-time, as a distance course. Since a majority is complentary methods, no medical previous knowledge is required. Everything you need is taught in this course. What is required of the students to do the animal health diploma course? Enthusiasm and hard work during the […]
Dog Cancer Diet Cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs. Almost 50 percent of all dogs that are older than ten years, develop cancer. However, many of these cases can be successfully treated with the help of modern veterinary medicine and other complimentary methods: In addition to the surgical removal of tumors now comes more and more chemotherapy are used, which can prolong the survival time significantly in certain types of tumors. To avoid chemotherapy and surgery you can first of all change your dog´s diet. The tumor drains nutrients A major problem in the treatment of cancer patients is the diet: The tumor consumes nutrients and forces the body to tackle their own reserves. It comes to the breakdown of muscle protein, the burning of fat and a strong emaciation. Due to the resulting nutrient deficiency the immune system function also suffers. Therefore, cancer patients need a special diet, which, on one hand supplies the body with sufficient energy, but at the same time keeps the tumor as short as possible. Specially tailored to this need, for example, is a new diet, which is available at the vet (Hill’s Prescription Diet Canine) and was developed for the […]
Ear mites in cats treatment When a cat suffers from ear mites, not only the ear is affected, but the entire animal wellbeing is disturbed. The daily agenda gets mixed up, the animal can not sleep as usual and is restless and nervous. Cat ear mites must absolutely be treated as a heavy infestation can even lead to death. Skin mites cause bald or inflamed skin, sometimes with scabs, which the cat often scratches. Ear mites in cats: treatment When the cat has ear mites the ears of the animal should be cleaned firstly. The scabs can be softened with a little vegetable oil and lightly wiped away after a few hours. Someone who’s got the confidence to do so, and whose animal allows it, can flush out the ears with some warm water. However, it is important to proceed very gently so that the eardrum does not get hurt. A proven home remedy for ear mites is paraffin oil. This is instilled for about a month every day in the ears of the cat. This smother the mites and the itching is also alleviated. The antibiotic activity of garlic is known and can be used against mites. For this […]
How to relieve stress in cats and dogs Pets become stressed for many different reasons – travel, unfamiliar guests in the house, being separated during your absence, loud noises like thunder or fireworks, or even from sensing their owner’s mood swings. Because your pet is sensitive to his physical and emotional environment, he may occasionally act out in response with excessive barking, inappropriate elimination, or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression. Fortunately you can help your pet deal with stress by lessening the root causes of the stress, and, as needed, using stress relievers. How to relieve stress in cats and dogs: Choosing the right stress reliever The Best Essential Oils to relieve stress in cats and dogs Frankincense (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra). Frankincense is rich in sesquiterpenes, which are molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. This enables this precious oil to carry much-needed oxygen into the brain, as well as stimulating the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. A study carried out in 2008 found that one of the constituents of Frankincense oil – incensole acetate – was found to have properties that lower both anxiety and depressive behavior. Geranium […]
Horse thrush treatment Very persistent and highly contagious – a fungal skin infection will not go so easily. According to statistics, every 15th horse is affected by a skin fungus. And in fact, this form of skin disease is the most common. How skin fungus can be prevented and what treatment options are effective? A skin fungus in horses, called in the jargon “thrush”, is caused by infection with microspores. Especially in winter and autumn horses are affected. Thrush occurs increasingly in the stables, where there is a lot of movement or where several horse owners share the cleaning and riding utensils for their horses (riding school establishments, educational institutions). Horse thrash is a purely superficial disease, meaning that it remains on the skin and does not attacks the internal organs. Horse thrush are highly contagious The two most common triggers for a skin fungus are the two fungal species canis and Trichophyton equinum. The latter is to be found most worldwide and causes severe itching, skin irritation and hair loss. A skin fungal infection is highly contagious, so often not just one, but several horses of the stable are affected. In most cases, spores are being transferred by sharing […]
Canine Reflexology and other types of massage for dogs (and cats) A massage helps to activate the self-healing powers, whereby the regeneration is promoted. Depending on the application various forms of massage are used. Below you can read al about canine reflexology and other helpful massage techniques that, in most cases, can also be applied on cats. Manual massage The manual massage is the oldest form of treatment. The massage can soothe and relax. The the other hand it can also stimulate and dynamize. With the hands, special techniques are carried out, stroking, kneading, vibrating, knocking. Through the massage the blood circulation is promoted, it improves tissue oxygenation, also loosenes or tones the muscles. Pain is being relieved adhesions are being released. Through direct contact, the dog or the cat relaxes mentally. In the process the life functions such as breathing, the cardiovascular system and digestive processes normalize. Manual techniques are used when stronger structural blockages occur, such as in articulated traction to loosen the bonded joint capsules or the gentle loosening of vertebral blockages or blockages of the hip joint, iliosacral joint. Passive mobilization In rehabilitation, the massage takes place after surgery, joint pain, lameness, injuries, muscle tension and […]
Cat cold treatment at home Cat flu is a viral disease that occurs pretty frequently. It is mainly seen in cats with a low natural resistance to this infection. If you want the disease to clear up in your cat, it is not enough just to fight the infection. Your vet will prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of this disease. Since your cat has a reduced resistance, the cat cold often comes back fast (shortly after the antibiotic has impacted). Antibiotics kill bacteria indiscriminately, both good and bad. The animal’s immune system is altered by antibiotic treatment forever. That’s why it is very important to combat not only the cat flu but the natural resistance (the immune system) should also be strengthened. Animals with a strong natural resistance are less susceptible to this virus. This is also seen in humans: when the natural resistance is low, they get a cold or flu easier. But most vets only fight the virus and do not follow the natural resistance. Stress and reduced resistance Cats are very sensitive to stress. If they are under stress, this has often a negative impact on the resistance. Stress occurs for example through a move, holidays, visit […]
Animal reflexology For all the internal organs of our body there are areas of skin that are connected to the organs by their own neural pathways, so-called reflex zones. With the help of animal reflexology we can achieve a positive effect on diseased organs and other affected parts of the body, massaging specific areas. This does not always have to be painful and can take place with little pressure, gentle brushing and pressing with the fingertips. With the help of acupuncture massage using a stick like the Thermie Roll the effect of animal reflexology may be intensified. Since the naturopathy in the animal field works just like for humans – the contrary, because the animals do not work with their “mind” against it – the effects are seen often quickly and clearly. Even restless animals go to sleep, yawn, stretch and deepen their breathing in a very short time. Diseases, pain and blocked energy in physical and mental areas can be identified and the healing is stimulated. In horses, dogs and cats the most effective reflexology areas are on the head, paws and ears. Only these parts of the body have nerve endings which are sufficiently pronounced. The brain and […]
Natural painkillers for dogs, cats and horses When our horses, dogs or cats are chronically ill, we sometimes cannot avoid a treatment with painkillers or anti-inflammatories. The chemistry kitchens of pharmaceutical companies offer us the ‘Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs “(NSAIDs) or” NSAIDs “(NSAP) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, diclofenac, etc. These drugs relieve the symptoms of a disease (pain, inflammation), but they do not fight the causes. As a result, they become a permanent companion for some animals. With partly life-threatening consequences. Because NSAIDs or NSAP have partly considerable side effects. Horse, dog and cat owners who have been haunted by the suffering of their pets are therefore often looking desperately for a way out and then try out phytotherapy (herbal medicine). But are plants actually a drug to fight pain and inflammation? Recently, I got an email from a dog owner. His favorite four-legged friend was suffering from various inflammatory and degenerative musculoskeletal disorders which were treated with painkillers for a long time, after which the animal had suffered a perforation. The man knew his dog´s illness very well and was super informed. He reported that his family had already tried everything and asked me now, if I had any idea […]
Symptoms of diabetes in cats There are two types of diabetes In type 1 diabetes no insulin is produced because the insulin-producing cells are destroyed in the pancreas. Cats, however, are more affected by type 2 diabetes. In type 2 diabetes the insulin has lost its effectiveness because the cell does not react sensitively to the docking of insulin – you can also call it insulin resistance. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin production is often disturbed. Main features of both forms of disease is the permanent increase in blood sugar levels. In the beginning of the disease the symptoms of diabetes are usually poorly developed and are therefore easily overlooked. The cats drink more (polydipsia) and also excrete more water (polyuria). They can act tired. Striking might be the cravings – especially when they lose weight even though they eat a lot. But obesity can occur together with diabetes mellitus. Especially in cats, this is, however, likely to be a cause rather than a consequence of the hormonal disorder. Symptoms of diabetes in cats: Diabetes disrupts many body functions In addition, cats with diabetes often have a dull coat. In individual cases, hindleg weakness and exaggerated “square” (ataxic) movements. […]
Remember when you were little and you kept nagging your parents about getting a pup because you have seen other people enjoying their time with their own pet dog? Well, getting a pet dog is a step closer to being healthier, in a sense. Only a handful of people know that there are real benefits to living with dogs. Research has suggested that humans are healthier simply by having pet dogs, both mentally and physically. They are really good for you. Not only are dogs loyal and provide unconditional love, but also they can make us happier. Pet owners know that dogs are fun and bring so much affection into one’s life. However, the most important impact they have on us is that they provide pretty powerful physical and mental health benefits. Among these is that pet dogs help relieve depression. Depression has become one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide. According to a published study in AIDS Care, people who owned dogs significantly were less likely to be depressed compared with those who did not own any pet. Others studies have indicated that petting dogs or simply interacting with them releases the feel good neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and […]
You need to be careful with what you feed to your dogs. They can be very sensitive. They don’t have the same digestive system as human beings. You might think that they are tough enough as they can eat just about anything they see, but they are not. They are frail in so many ways. They have allergies too just like human beings. There are even foods that will automatically cause their organs to fail. Unless you can bring them to the vet as soon as the allergies start to kick in, they might die. This is something you want to avoid. Bananas are among the foods that we are not certain of when it comes to their safety for pets. You can relax now. Bananas are safe for dogs. It does not mean though all fruits are safe. Just because you are told by your doctor to stay healthy by eating lots of fruits, your dogs can do the same thing. Fruits have different properties. This means they may or may not be safe for your pet. They might have some issues with fruits like cherries, grapes and walnuts. It is best to just avoid all of them if […]