Canine and Feline Therapy Methods (Massage and Acupuncture)

therapeutic canine massage

J.Lee CANINE/FELINE ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE THERAPY It is well known how massage and acupuncture benefit’s humans. It is an holistic approach for natural healing of the body. Since it is good for mankind it stands to reason it would be good for dogs and cats too. What is massage therapy for animals? – Massage therapy for animals is a touch technique used to maintain and improve physical and mental health. It has been practiced for thousands of years on people. In more recent years, people have realized how beneficial massage can…

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Hurricane Harvey – Domestic Animals In Crisis, The Rescue Underway & How You Can Help (Part One)

boat transporting flood stranded animals and displaced pets

 J. Lee HURRICANE HARVEY – ANIMALS IN CRISIS The devastation Hurricane Harvey is creating for human life and property is well known through 24 hour news coverage. Loss of life has yet to be determined as numbers rise daily. Unknown numbers of homes have been damaged beyond repair. The storm has also been a hardship for animals. Surrounding shelters and shelters outside Texas are scrambling to have their pets adopted to make room for animals impacted by Harvey. Many of them would like to help, but they have no room…

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Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis, The Rescue – How You Can Help (Part Three)

raccoon rescued from Texas flooding in tropical storm Harvey

J. Lee Hurricane Harvey – Wildlife In Crisis Wildlife, in natural disasters such as Hurricane Harvey are left vulnerable unless they can find safe shelter. They become battered, tossed and many drown unless they can find higher ground. Specialized rescue groups have stepped forward to help a vast variety of wildlife. Texas Wildlife Fact Sheet – Including amphibians, birds, fish, Invertebrates, mammals and reptiles Huffpost: Here’s How Harvey Is Affecting Wild Animals – The Houston SPCA Wildlife Center of Texas has been “bombarded” with requests to help injured or waterlogged wildlife, and has taken…

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Hurricane Harvey – Livestock In Crisis, The Rescue – How You Can Help (Part Two)

Horse stranded in S.E. Texas flooding, being escorted to dry ground by rescue volunteers

J. Lee Hurricane Harvey – Livestock In Crisis This story is not a commentary or editorial, but a way to feature animals during natural disasters and the urgency to save them. It is to spotlight those who are on the front lines rescuing them. Included in the story are organizations to contact for those who would like to help. When it comes for natural disasters  many farmers are left scrambling. Livestock is not easy to transport on a moment’s notice. Due to their size and herd numbers most are left…

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Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Like Harvey or From Lack of Compassion

photo of cat struggling to swim to dry ground during flooding event Harvey

J. Lee Abandonment – Animals Left Behind During Disasters Sadly many people leave their animals behind. When a disaster occurs many pet owners probably have no idea how bad a flood, natural disaster or wildfire could get or how long they will be kept away. Evacuations become frantic. Many compassionate owners leave them behind until a rescue can be safely organized. Some are not allowed to bring them so they do their best to leave them in the safest locations possible until they could be rescued. Some just callously chain…

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Wildlife Encroachment – The Sad Reality of Human Expansion in Rural Areas

two coyotes

by J. Lee Wildlife encroachment – The struggle to survive! If Judy Garland was alive today would she be saying ‘Coyotes and Wolves, and Bears, oh my’ instead of  ‘Lions and tigers, and bears, oh my!? In a time when so many people demand peace and love it is interesting how animals are rarely a consideration when they are seen as a nuisance or a threat. The sad truth when confronted with wildlife is to relocate them or justify killing them. An animal’s first line of defense is education, conservation, rehabilitation and wildlife rescuers who work…

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Disabled Dogs And Cats – Amazing Mobility With Pet Wheelchairs And Water Therapy

a group of dogs with wheeled mobility devices take a walk with a human companion

by J. Lee Wheelchairs and proven therapies have dramatically increased mobility for disabled dogs and cats.  Some will enjoy life aided by wheelchairs while others will temporarily use wheelchairs to strengthen their muscles helping them towards mobility and independence. Hydrotherapy, water therapy, physical therapy, massage therapy and acupuncture can also benefit them in their recovery. With available technologies their muscles can be exercised to help strengthen their fragile bodies. There was a time when there was no hope for the critically injured fur babies among us. With today’s medical advances dogs…

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Keeping Pets Safe: The Dangers of Hot Cars, Asphalt, and Hiking

by J. Lee   It is that time of the year when too many pet owners leave their beloved pets in hot cars. It’s a year round problem, but summertime is the deadliest time of the year. It is heartbreaking that too many pet owners do not understand the dangers. Sadly, some of them just don’t care. Their oversight can cause kidney damage, brain damage, or even death to their pets. Keep in mind, it doesn’t matter if it’s only for a short period of time. A car can heat up in…

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