Monday, August 26, 2019

Veterinary Acupuncture for Dogs!



Our rescue Quan Yin loves getting weekly acupuncture sessions. We think she is 10 or 11 years old and over the summer her mobility has been a tad challenged. The weeks of brutal heat did not help.

We have also started cooking for her - and she LOVES her new diet. Ground turkey with white basmati rice, carrots, celery, parsley and green beans with a few Chinese herbs. Sometimes we add pumpkin. 


Not the best photo! She allows me to needle every acupuncture point that she needs and keeps still during most of her session. What a good girl!

Four Paws Acupuncture makes house-calls on the North Shore of MA.
Jeanie Mossa MS., L.Ac. is also accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.

To learn more about veterinary acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and holistic therapies for dogs or cats please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Back to School Class for Dog Lovers!


Holistic Dog Online Class


Treating K9 Pain, Stress and Common Ailments Naturally 
2.75 Hour Class that you can watch anytime of day or night!

Learn how  Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reiki. Herbs & Homeopathy, Nutrition,
Aromatherapy & Crystals can help your dog.
Learn how holistic therapies and alternative medicine can help ease dog pain, stress, anxiety and common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more. 
This course will cover several different modalities of natural solutions to help you make the best decision on which is best for your dog. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:
  • Veterinary Acupuncture (Please note you will not be taught HOW to do acupuncture!)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Acupressure
  • Laser Therapy
  • Animal Reiki
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • K9 Nutrition with Recipes
  • Aromatherapy
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Creating a happy healthy home for you and your pets.
  • Basic K9 anatomy.
  • Western medication used for common K9 ailments and their side effects.
This class is for dog owners, dog walkers, dog trainers, vet techs and those who work with dogs who want to learn more about holistic veterinary medicine. 

Watch the Youtube Promo: https://youtu.be/CodS97-lTk0

To purchase or view this class go directly to:
https://www.udemy.com/holistic-dog-treating-k9-pain-stress-ailments-naturally

Taught by licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and Reiki master 
jeanie mossa MS., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.
Four Paws Acupuncture keeping tails wagging on the North Shore of MA!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Bark Ranger Walk in Salem MA


Every Sunday morning meet Park Ranger Peter at "Waite and Peirce" at 193 Derby Street for this one mile walk. Join us for the eye rolling, tail wagging walk and learn about history from a dog's eye view. All leashed dogs are welcome! Be sure to bring water and poop bags for your dog(s).

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac



Jeanie & Quan Yin Kali Wu

Acupuncturist of the Month – Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac

"Each month, Acupuncture Continuing Education (also known as “ACE”) has decided to feature an acupuncturist to share his or her experiences, expertise, and knowledge of practicing Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine. Sometimes, the best way to grow within a profession is to learn from your fellow colleagues, and hear how they help to achieve results for their patients.  Stay tuned for additional interviews with acupuncturists across the United States & Canada."

Click here to read the entire interview


I am honored to be chosen the Acupuncturist of the month by ACE! The interview questions were well thought out and made me ponder on the past a bit. I had a great time answering them. I hope that my responses will help other acupuncturists who are starting a veterinary acupuncture practice.

For more information on acupuncture for dogs or cats, traditional Chinese medicine, holistic therapies for pets please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. I make house calls on the North Shore of MA and am accepting patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.


Friday, August 16, 2019

Happy Feast Day of St Rocco, Patron Saint of Dogs!

St. Rocco also known as St. Roch (c. 1295-1327), was a nobleman from Montpellier, France, the only son of the wealthy governor of the city. He is the patron saint of dogs and those who are falsely accused. (Which most dogs are!)
His feast day is August 16th and is known as the Birthday of All Dogs in many countries. 



Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem & Peabody MA offers veterinary acupuncture, traditional Chinese medicine and holistic therapies for dogs & cats. More information about house-calls, office visits and services at our website.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MSPCA warns pet owners of harmful blue-green algae in Massachusetts

Spots to watch out for cyanobacteria:
•    Billington Sea — Plymouth
•    Crystal Lake — Newton
•    Devol Pond — Westport
•    Long Pond Marstons Mills — Barnstable
•    Shubael Pond — Barnstable

Full article below:

https://www.boston25news.com/news/mscpa-warns-pet-owners-of-harmful-blue-green-algae-in-massachusetts/975814000?fbclid=IwAR2jcF3Bogd_7rDZmDxM6jpvdUqGJJmZDxYGLSy9waHV_Z0VCfS4k-fSPNE

Visit Four Paws Acupuncture for more information on veterinary acupuncture & traditional Chinese medicine for dogs on the North Shore of MA. 
http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Veterinary Acupuncture for Animals!



Acupuncture is not just for humans! 3,000 years ago, the Chinese used acupuncture and acupressure to keep their farm animals healthy.


This is an ancient drawing of acupuncture points on a goat. Although I would love to treat a few goats, my forte is working with dogs and sometimes cats.

Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine can help alleviate pain, mobility issues and other common K9 ailments. Combined with a healthy diet, herbs or homeopathic remedies and sometimes a lifestyle change your pets can live a healthy happy life. 

Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem MA and Peabody MA Services:

Acupuncture for Dogs & Cats
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Herbal & Homeopathic Medicine
Laser Therapy
Acupressure
Reiki
Classes


To learn more about veterinary acupuncture & holistic medicine on the North Shore of MA please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. 

Jeanie Mossa MS. L.Ac.makes house-calls in Salem MA, Beverly MA and to existing patients in Marblehead MA. 

Jeanie is also accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA. 

To schedule a house-call or session at our office please contact Four Paws Acupuncture directly: http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com/contact.html

Learn more:

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cooking for Quan Yin


Our girl, Quan Yin Kali Wu has not been doing well digesting her food since the brutal heat wave a few weeks ago. We were feeding her a combination of Taste of the Wild wet & dry food with green beans, carrots and sometimes white basmati rice. She is allergic to chicken so we used the fish based foods.

After the whole drama with the FDA blasting most of the better pet foods around, we decided to start cooking for her instead. I use to cook for my German Shepherd Merlin in his later years and he loved it.

We bought a rice cooker and have been cooking organic white basmati rice. (White rice is better for dogs with loose stools.) We add about a half of cup of the cooked rice to a combo of cooked ground turkey with carrots, celery and parsley..... and she LOVES it. No loose stools or diarrhea since the change. 



Easy peasy and it is probably more cost effective in the long run. In between meals she gets a few gluten free treats and a big organic carrot.

Four Paws Acupuncture is located on the North Shore of MA. Licensed acupuncturist, herbalist & author Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac. makes house-calls to Salem MA, Beverly MA and to existing patients in Marblehead MA.

She also treats patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA.
To schedule a veterinary acupuncture session or to learn more about holistic medicine for pets please visit the Four Paws Acupuncture website. http://www.fourpawsacupuncture.com

Monday, August 5, 2019

Salem Martime Festival


Four Paws Acupuncture booth 

 I had a pawsome time at the 31st Salem Maritime Festival held over the weekend on Derby Wharf, Salem MA. It was so much fun meeting people and their dogs - and even a cat! 


Our booth had several Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal remedies, tinctures and info on display.


Arrrgh Me Hearties! Even pirates love acupuncture. Captain Jack Sparrow and his friends were at the festival too.




We handed out paw stickers and info packets with dog treats, K9 acupressure charts and info. Captain Jack looks pawsome with his sticker.


Guest appearance buy Uriel, the Little Mermaid on Sunday!

A big thanks to all those rangers and staff at the Salem Maritime National Historical Site for making the festival a wonderful event. I had a blast!



What does acupuncture have to do with tall ships?

More than 40,000 Chinese immigrants arrived in California during the 1850s…When work on the Transcontinental Railroad began, neither Union Pacific nor Central Pacific wanted to hire these immigrants…They proved themselves to be efficient laborers, and the generally balanced diets they followed made them healthier than their Irish coworkers. By the time the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads met in Utah in 1869, Central Pacific had recruited thousands of additional workers directly from China. When the Transcontinental Railroad was complete, Chinese laborers made up over 90 percent of Central Pacific's workforce. (from https://www.uscitizenship.info)
With these Chinese workers came acupuncturists and herbalists who joined the worker camps and helped to keep the railway workers healthy.

Happy 13th Birthday Quan Yin Kali Wu!

Another birthday to celebrate this month! Quan Yin Kali Wu is 13 today. WOW! So hard to believe we adopted her.. or shall i say she adopt...