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20
Jan 2017
Help Your Overweight Cat Lose Weight

So, you have an overweight cat?  You are not alone!     In fact – I, myself, have an overweight kitty that has been on a weight-loss plan, and I am seeing amazing results!   Approximately 58% of all cats have been diagnosed as overweight by their veterinarians.  That’s a lot!  There are a lot of factors “weighing in” here.  Once you and your veterinarian have determined that your cat’s extra pounds are not related to a medical condition, then you can begin utilizing these suggestions for shedding some weight off of your feline friend.......

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15
Dec 2016
4 Ways to Prepare Your Pet for Winter

Depending on where you live, winter months can be a major adjustment in living (compared to spring, summer, and even fall).  Think of all the ways that we, as people, prepare: snow tires for our vehicles, winter apparel comes out of storage, firewood is collected, and many other considerations are made.  This adjustment is also present for our animals, which is why I’ve put together a blog, discussing 4 ways to prepare your pet for the winter season. 1) Keep Them Warm: This means coats for our smaller dogs and cats, as......

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11
Dec 2016
Massaging Your Senior Pet

“How can I better care for my senior pet?” This is an EXCELLENT question that veterinary professionals hear time and time again.  As a member of both the traditional and integrative veterinary community, I have seen many holistic therapies better the quality of life in our senior companion animals.  When we think of complimentary therapies for our aging animal(s), we often overlook the ability to heal through our own hands, through our own touch, through our own intention- through massage therapy.   Here are just a few of the positive results your senior pet......

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23
Nov 2016
Why are You Thankful for Your Pet - A Thanksgiving Special

Whether you have a big family or a small family … if you have a pet, they are a major part of it!  So, we asked our followers why they are thankful for their pet this holiday season.   Let us count the ways . . .    “My beautiful Tigerlily came to me at a time of transition in my life.  I had just ended a marriage of 10 years and moved into a tiny apartment with my two small children. Learning to deal with, and come to enjoy a couple......

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27
Oct 2016
Keeping Your Pet Safe on Halloween

Starting with a little Halloween Humor:  Q: What is worst than raining black cats and bloodhounds? A: Hailing taxi cabs! Q: Why did the skeleton give a dog a bone? A: Because he had spare ribs.  It’s my favorite time of year again- Halloween! Why is Halloween my absolute favorite holiday? For one night every year, I get to dress up as anybody/anything I have dreamed of being, eat as much junk food as possible, and have an excuse to act like a kid again with all of my friends. Although this night has always been my favorite night of......

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07
Oct 2016
Dog in storm

This blog is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, who lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, as well as any animal guardian who has/is/or will experience the stress and fear of a natural disaster.  Hurricane Matthew (now a large category 3 hurricane) is currently moving in on Florida (and other areas of the east coast), and I am inspired to write this blog after Cameron messaged me this: “Hi Claire, many of us in Florida are currently evacuated or hunkering down for a major hurricane.  Any advice on what we can do for......

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29
Sep 2016
puppy training

So you brought home a new puppy, did ya?  Congratulations, let the fun begin!  It’s probably hard to stop focusing on that cute face, puppy breath, wiggly body and wagging tail.  Along with the cuteness overload and constant entertainment, deciding on adding a puppy into the family is a HUGE responsibility!  Raising your life-long companion from puppyhood can be very rewarding, and yet it can be challenging and a lot of work. I’d like to offer you FIVE major tips that will play a tremendous role in raising your puppy into a well adapted adult dog.  Let’s get......

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22
Sep 2016
caring for a senior dog

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog.” – Sydney Jeanne Seward   As animal lovers and guardians, we gain an understanding that our pet’s time here (at least in physical form) is on average significantly shorter than that of our own species, and yet our relationships are no less important because of it.  In fact, some of the most profound relationships I have ever experienced have been with an animal. I know that this sentiment is shared with other veterinary professionals, my friends, and my clients.  Losing......

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15
Sep 2016
laser therapy

The Healing Powers of Laser Therapy   Peak Animal Wellness is happy to say that we offer cold laser therapy as a natural and alternative modality for pain management and wound healing! Cold laser therapy is a noninvasive, convenient, and tolerable option for pain relief for your dog or cat. What is cold laser therapy? How does it work? Cold laser therapy uses laser beams to create heat, and penetrate layers of tissue. These laser beams are composed of light waves. The different wavelengths of light stimulate tissues at various depths in......

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06
Sep 2016
cat massage

Massage Therapy for Your Cat Utilizing All Tools. As veterinarians continue to advocate for their patients by better understanding and researching different means to combat chronic and acute pain in their patients, bodywork such as massage therapy and acupuncture are becoming much more commonplace in veterinary medicine. Consistent use of these modalities continues to positively enhance the lives of pets living with different levels of physical and emotional pain. While some may gawk at the idea of massage therapy for cats, the results at Peak Animal Wellness and Massage steadily speak for......

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