Over the last 20 years, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge about a variety of holistic care modalities for our furry friends, such as homeopathy, aromatherapy, flower essences, nutrition, acupuncture, massage and Reiki.
My quest for knowledge in these areas all started when Arko, my German Shepherd, was five years old. Three vets told me he wouldn't live to see his 6th birthday. He had extreme allergies, compressed discs and blown out ligaments in his knees. At that time, my focus was just on learning how to feed him a better diet to support his maladies. Within a month of changing his diet and adding some targeted supplements, his allergies disappeared, his body began to heal and six months later he was finally a vibrant healthy dog! As he grew older, I introduced regular acupuncture, Reiki and massage sessions along with adjusting his diet to meet the needs of an older dog. Arko lived to be 14 years old with a great quality of life.
With Arko's success, I began researching other combinations of these modalities to assist my other pets as well as the dogs that stayed at my holistic overnight/daycare facility in Seattle. All responded with similar success stories.
To learn even more, I completed certification programs in Nutritional Herbology/Supplements and Holistic Pet Care for Companion Animals. In October 2007, I began working at Super Supplements in CdA where my quest for learning continues on a regular basis due to the amazing trainings we receive, working with knowledgeable staff and customers.
Arko's original 'gift' of learning for me, is now a 'gift' to you and yours, as I share more details about these alternative modalities for your furry friends with you in future posts.