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Do your cats ignore you when you try to tell them what to do (or not to do 😉 )? There’s a reason that performing a difficult task is compared to “herding cats”. Kitties aren’t known for being obedient, after all. “I try to communicate with my pets about changing their bad behavior like waking my husband during the night and interrupting his much needed sleep, adding to his stress and mine, but they aren’t listening and nothing changes. Do they not understand what I’ve tried to tell them, or are they just ignoring me? Also, can you explain more about how to make sure they are listening?” Solving problems like this is one of my specialties, and why I developed the H.E.A.R.T. 5 Step System for solving problems with pets AND why I teach animal lovers how to do this yourself at The Heart School of Animal Communication. I […]Read More
The Key to Happiness, Joy and Success What a joy! Sometimes turning the smallest hinge can open the BIGGEST doors in our lives. Turning lives around quickly is my specialty, what I love doing the most. Just this past week, I worked with a client who was so stressed out she could hardly hold it together and was ready to quit altogether… nothing was working for her. Her finances were terrible, her cat just died, she got bad news about a lawsuit she was involved in, couldn’t get anyone to help her… her situation was dire indeed. Yet, in just one hour, she made a HUGE shift – primarily due to this one critically important KEY to being happier, healthier and more successful. She’s making new connections, is feeling enormously better, is Out Of The Box and making fantastic changes for herself. She feels more empowered and is definitely happier. Want to […]Read More
Guest post. 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 Communications Enterprises Inc. This article was previously published January 4, 2019, and was updated on April 27, 2023. Healthy Cats: How to Keep Your Cat Feeling Its Best Having at least one cat in the household keeps everyone entertained, with their soft fur, playful antics and purring confirming their happiness. When you are a proud cat owner, having healthy cats ensures that they will be around this year and the next to share every day with you. Here are some ideas on how to keep your cat in the best health. Cats with Sensitive Stomachs via GIPHY Some cats are picky eaters. However, this can sometimes be due to the fact that they dislike getting an upset stomach every time they eat. There […]Read More
What do you look for when checking how your horse’s blanket fits? Good Fit A horse blanket that fits well will not be too tight or loose in any one area. Most blankets have many adjustable elements, but the length must be correct. The blanket should cover your horse from withers to tail without too much overhang, and without pulling in any section. Too Large A horse blanket that is too big for your horse can move around on his body, causing a potentially unsafe situation if he steps on it or gets his leg caught in a strap. A loose blanket is also less effective at keeping out winter weather. Too Small If your horse has a blanket that is too small, it may leave some parts of his body exposed to the elements. Tight-fitting sections can also rub out his hair or lead to sores. A small blanket […]Read More
Horse Vaccination Strategies This article courtesy of HorseChannel.com, This article was previously published October 15, 2013, and was updated on April 20, 2023. Vaccinating your horse against disease is such a simple task. It’s not terribly time consuming, and it’s relatively inexpensive when you consider the alternative. But some people don’t vaccinate. Lack of concern regarding disease risk, and skepticism about horse vaccine safety and efficacy are among the reasons given. We’ve asked veterinarians who work for leading vaccine manufacturers to explain vaccination protocols, and to address safety and efficacy issues. Their responses are surprisingly candid and may have you rethinking your horse’s healthcare schedule. A Case for Safety There is an extensive amount of time, money and resources involved in the research and development of a horse vaccine. Generally speaking, it takes three to four years of time and millions of dollars spent before a vaccine gets licensing from the […]Read More