As usual, if you know of an event that belongs on this list, please contact us and we will add it.
July 7-12 – National Farriers Week
July 15 – National Pet Fire Safety Day
August 1 – DOGust Universal Birthday for Shelter Dogs (with unknown birth dates)
August 4-10 – International Assistance Dog Week
August 17 – International Homeless [...]
Are Flower Essences safe for my pet?
In over 80 years of use there has not been a single adverse reaction recorded. Flower essences are hypoallergenic and drug free. They contain the “energy”, but no components of the plant, so there is not potential for toxicity. This means that there is no way you can cause [...]
As alternative medicine and treatments become more widely available in human medicine, our clients are seeking the same options for their pets. Alternative therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractics and homeopathy are all becoming more widely available to our patients. Acupuncture is the technique of piercing the skin with very thin needles at precise, [...]
This is the first in a 2-post mini-series on autism in dogs. Make sure to also read Part 2, a very interesting case study: Flower Essences and Autism in Dogs – Case Study
As with children, here in the UK, there has been a big increase in the number of dogs with autism. I have been [...]
Caroline Thomas is the founder and owner of Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies in Essex, England.
Cattie: I met Caroline several years ago when she was the featured practitioner in the Bach Flower Remedies post we collaborated on a here on AMG. We have stayed in touch, and Caroline has since shared a very moving story about [...]
Amy and Nancy are the founders and owners of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute in Castle Pines, CO.
Cattie: I “virtually met” Amy several years ago when I contacted her to ask if she would be interested in doing a guest post about Tallgrass for AMG. To my delight, she said yes (you can read that post [...]
Julie Lines is the founder and owner of Voice of the Animals and The Purpose of Species, based in South Derbyshire, England.
Cattie: Julie and I met online a while back (you may have read her guest post here last year – if not, check it out, I highly recommend it!) and immediately hit it off. [...]
Beth Innis is the founder and owner of Sleepy Dog Acupuncture in Medford, MA.
Cattie: I first met Beth a few years ago when she came to our house to give our dog Sadie acupuncture. It was a very difficult time for us – Sadie was battling cancer and was going downhill fast and I was [...]
We’re back with part 3 of the homeopathy series – the last half of my interview with Shirley where she gives us tips on how to give our pets homeopathic remedies, shares lots more great information, her favorite remedies to keep on hand, ways you can learn if you want to study homeopathy more in-depth, [...]
Welcome to the second installment of our 3-part mini-series on homeopathy – the first half of my interview with animal homeopath Shirley Moore.
As I mentioned in an earlier post – Notes From the Conference on Complementary Animal Healing – I had the pleasure of attending a talk on homeopathy for animals by Shirley this past [...]
This is part 1 in a 3-part mini series on Homeopathy. In this post, we’ll get a short introduction to and learn about the history of homeopathy, how it works and where it stands in medicine around the world today.
Parts 2 and 3, which will be posted in the next few days, feature an interview [...]
We’re almost through another winter and with spring around the corner, activity is picking up everywhere. This is one of the longest lists we have had so far, and there are lots of fun classes going on all around the country.
As usual, if you know of an event that belongs on this list, please contact [...]
Today’s post is a great video talk by Jo Maldonado on energy therapies for both humans and dogs, and how our thoughts and feelings impact our animals.
It’s easy to forget, but I have noticed again and again that when I’m working with an animal, especially those with emotional issues, my own energy level and mood [...]
First of all, I apologize for publishing this a bit later than usual – we had (and still have) family visiting from overseas for the holidays, and I have been too busy having “offline” fun (and cooking!).
Also, it seems that this list is a bit shorter than usual, and I suspect that might [...]
The holidays are almost over and it’s soon time to go back to our “everyday lives” again. I hope you all got some rest and had a wonderful, cozy Christmas and will have a festive New Years. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2013!
As usual, if you know of an event that belongs on this [...]
Photo by Jesse 757
Since many of us don’t live close to areas where the complementary animal health classes we want to take are taught, I thought I’d put together a list of online training classes, webinars, teleclasses, correspondence courses, distance learning programs, etc. – all the different ways you can study from home.
This list is [...]
I have been using various homeopathic remedies every now and then on myself for many years now, but haven’t really studied the subject. Some were recommended to us by my husband’s acupuncturist, some I happened to come across on my own and found that they worked really well for me.
We also used a few homeopathic [...]
This past weekend, I attended the first Conference on Complementary Animal Healing in Boxborough, MA, organized by Maureen Harmonay of Animal Translations, and wanted to share my notes with you.
We were around 40 people and 6 dogs who gathered on Sunday morning (the conference was Sunday and Monday, but I was only able to go [...]
In the UK, things are also winding down for the holidays, and many of the higher level classes are being held this time of year (so they are not on the list since I only list introductory and foundation courses). As usual, if you have or know of an event that belongs on this list, [...]
It’s hard to believe that another year has gone by and we’re looking at the events for the last two months of 2012. Where does the time go? Things are winding down, and most of the events on this list are in November. Partly because many of the higher levels of courses take place towards [...]