Heart Wisdom Animal Talk Blog
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No animal is truly unadoptable Mickey, whose rigid gait had all the vets guessing what has him so stiff, is now being sufficiently spoiled by his new mom! April, a mare who came to us half-starved and severely wounded, went home just two short months later! Cash the cat waited 19 years to find his perfect home and it was totally worth the wait! More than 40 birds from Parrot Garden hit the jackpot, finding their happy endings! And to think, someone thought it couldn’t happen because they are in such bad shape. Good thing you thought differently! Thanks to you, these animals are just a few of the hundreds who overcame obstacles and have landed in a new, loving family. They are also perfect examples of why your membership is so important not just to us but to the futures of so many more animals who will come to […]Read More
Are you keeping your cat active enough? Most cat lovers know that obesity and lack of exercise is every bit as dangerous for cats as for humans. Just like us, our feline friends can suffer from heart, joint and tooth problems, to name just a few, if they are allowed to get out of shape. There is also evidence that lack of physical activity and play can affect a cat’s brain function. Clearly, keeping your cat active is one of the most important acts of care that you can give them. However, this can be challenging because many cats are kept inside, which limits their options when it comes to exercise. Also, unfortunately, cats have another thing in common with humans – many of them are not fond of taking exercise, especially when the weather is bad in the winter months. However much we love our pets, it can be […]Read More
Introducing your new baby to your pet This article was previously published February 7, 2014, and was updated on September 18, 2023 For many pet owners, their dogs are often treated like children. However, when a human baby or child is about to enter the home for the first time, your dog may be less than thrilled about the new addition. If your dog is displaying behavior issues already, these will likely be worse once you bring home a new baby. The good news is that nine months is a lot of time to work on correcting your pet’s issues. If you are unsure how to resolve any existing behavioral problems, this is a good time to work with a professional. In the meantime, there are several smart steps you can take during your pregnancy and after the birth to help with the household transition. Reduce the energy When it’s […]Read More
The Virgin Diet Recently I was diagnosed with adult onset diabetes with a heart complication. My alternative doctor wanted me to change my diet and try to manage/reverse the condition that way. So I tried the Paleo diet but after a week, it was clear that it really wasn’t the right approach for me. A friend told me about JJ Virgin and sent me her newest book, The Virgin Diet. As soon as I read the cover and JJ’s theory and approach, I was hooked. It just made so much sense to me! She recommends eliminating the 7 high inflammatory foods out of our diet for 21 days to give us time to heal, repair and rebalance. Inflammation is the underlying cause of most all our ailments, diseases, aches and pains. And most of our inflammation is started in our gut and digestive track. Then, after the elimination period, we reintroduce them […]Read More
Guest post courtesy of Allie Phillips. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the guest author and do not necessarily represent the views of Val Heart & Heart Communication Enterprises Inc. This article was previously published May 3, 2012, and was updated on September 13, 2023 Have you heard of Energy Therapy? Whenever I mention energy therapy or energy healing, I am discovering more people who have heard of it or are interested in learning more. It is not seen as woo woo or taboo anymore. Although there are those who believe that only healing can come through pharmaceuticals and traditional medicine, there is a growing population who know the power of energy therapy. And in recent years, there has been a growth in energy therapy to benefit animals. I specialize in helping companion animals experience physical and emotional wellbeing through energy therapy. I have spent my career […]Read More