Raise a Healthy Pet by Knowing Your Best Friend Well

Here’s a practical article about the importance of knowing what’s ‘normal’ for your animal friend:


Author Susan Thixton talks about pet food recalls and cover-ups and how animals can provide their human friends with “signs.”  This article is not about animal telepathy but about keen observation.  Knowing your pet’s habits and noticing when they shift can alert you to issues before they become more serious.  Highly recommended!

2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Giacinta on September 11, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Laura, Thank you so much for sharing this. Taking care of our four legged friends is nothing less than a gift they share with us. Our ability to connect with them gives us the opportunity to do the same with ourselves – which is something we are not always taught or encouraged to do as children and as adults. Our pets entrust them selves to us. To ignore their well being means to cut off a part of ourselves that deep down inside knows that they are truly depending on us for their lives. I do understand and know how challenging it can be to learn and change habits that we’ve established in regard to their care and the quality of relationship we have with them. But with patience, perseverance and compassion we can create profound changes. They are always so ready, willing and appreciative to be there with us if we are willing to do the same! The website you referenced is great. Thank you so, so much. At times it’s really hard to know what to do and having a good resource is such a gift. When it comes to taking care of our animals what may seem convenient and less expensive will no doubt lead to serious complications later in their precious all to short lives. It also changes the way they exist and express themselves in the present moment – which I believe has a great impact on many aspects of their lives as well as our own. Paying exorbitant vet bills and watching our pets suffer, which both lead to what I believe to be their all to early demise, are truly worth taking a look at far in advance. The tender loving care that we all deserve is what is worth learning to share with our animals. Thanks for your deep care and commitment to spreading the word. With love and gratitude, Giacinta


  2. Posted by laurabruno on September 15, 2008 at 7:55 am

    Thank you for your deep love and care for animals, Giacinta. Love, Laura


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