Saturday, March 28, 2020

Online Classes for Dog Lovers while they are hiding from humanity!

Holistic Dog - Treating K9 Pain, Stress & Ailments Naturally online class for dog lovers.
2.5 Hours Online. Take at your own pace. Once you buy this class you own it forever.

Learn how holistic therapies and alternative medicine can help ease dog pain, stress, anxiety and common ailments such as allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia cancer 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
  • 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.
  • Bonus class: Alternative therapies for K9 cancer.
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. 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Hiding from the flu? Learn something new. For dog lovers!

Hiding from the flu? Learn something new!

by licensed acupuncturist, herbalist & author
jeanie mossa MS. L.Ac.
Four Paws Acupuncture
Salem MA

2.5 Hours Online
Take at your own pace. Once you sign in the class is yours forever!
 No nuns with rulers. No pop quizzes or final exams.

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What you'll learn
  • You will learn how veterinary acupuncture, animal acupressure, animal reiki, laser and chiropractic medicine can help your dog. Bonus section- Treating K9 Cancer with Alternative Medicine.
  • Please note you will NOT learn how to do acupuncture on your dog. Licensed acupuncturists have at least 3-4 years of grad school plus internship before they are licensed.
  • You will learn about herbal, homeopathic remedies and supplements used for K9 pain, allergies and intestinal upsets.
  • You will learn basic K9 anatomy and common western drugs used in veterinary medicine for pain.
  • You will learn about K9 nutrition as well as how to make your home a happy healthy environment for your pets.
  • You will also learn how aromatherapy, crystals and music can help your pets.
  • You will learn how to manage K9 stress and anxiety naturally.
  • Bonus Section: Treating K9 Cancer with Alternative Medicine

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Healing Flower Remedies & Crystals for Animals Online Class

Healing Flower Remedies & Crystals for Animals

Emotional First Aid for Pets

Online Class on Udemy

jeanie mossa MS. L.Ac.

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This class will cover healing Flower Remedies and Crystals for pets who have emotional and behavior issues.
Learn about Individual Bach Flower Remedies and how to use them for pets with emotional and behavior issues.
This class will cover how Dr Bach discovered and formulated the flower essences. Detailed information on Bach Flower Remedy and how it can be used for animals.
Learn about 20 individual healing crystals, their properties and how they can be used treating pets and animals at home and during holistic veterinary practices.
An easy way to memorize color and crystal correlations.
Pet Sections also include:
  • Flower Remedies & Crystals for Rescued, Abused and Abandoned Pets
  • Flower Remedies & Crystals for Fear, Terror and Panic
  • Flower Remedies for Grief
  • Flower Remedies & Crystals  for Pets with Cancer & Chronically Ill Pets
  • Flower Remedies and Crystals for Aggressive Pets
  • Flower Remedies for Pets that are Hyperactive or have OCD.
  • Flower Remedies for pets with irrational unexplained behavior.
  • Crystals for the home and veterinary office.
Learn about Animal Chakras and their meaning, colors, location and which crystals affect them.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

St Gertrude, Patron Saint of Cats, Cat Ladies and Gardeners

March 17th
It is not only St Paddy's Day.... 
Here we are celebrating the feast of St Gertude, patron saint of cats, cat ladies and gardeners.

Luna miso Poosie and Nubi juan Kenobi sun bathing in my studio over the summer.

Update for Week of March 16, 2020

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Home Cooked Meals for Quan Yin!

Quan Yin is loving her home-cooked meals. Organic free range turkey, sweet potato, carrots, green beans, parsley and celery. A touch of cinnamon for those cold damp days to help ease her arthritis. Yummo!

Jeanie Mossa MS. L.Ac. is now accepting new dog and cat patients at Our Family Veterinary Services in Peabody MA! Your dog or cat does NOT have to be a patient at our office. We will work with your veterinarian to keep your pet happy and healthy.

Services include:
Veterinary Acupuncture
Tui Na Acupressure
Herbal & Homeopathic Medicine

Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine on the North Shore of MA. Treating people & pets with holistic medicine for more than 25 years.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Velcro Syndrome

From  the Four Paws Acupuncture March 2020 e-letter

Velcro Syndrome
One of the aspects of dealing with an elderly pet or even a loved one who is sick is not just the physical symptoms, but the emotional ones.   
These past few months I have become a Grand Marshall with a parade of needy animals following me around. All I need is a baton and a band!
Our dog Quan Yin has a cancerous tumor on the back leg and a hot spot on her front that she can’t seem to stop licking. She is not happy with the cone of shame. She has been extra clingy. 
Our cat Nubi is 19 and jealous of the attention she is getting. He likes to scream at me during the parade.
Fortunately our other cat Luna Miso is quiet and could care less. 

Dealing With Needy Pets
Dealing with needy people is exhausting! Unfortunately I cannot give any advice on it. (Except to ignore then and hopefully they go away!) However, below are a few things that may help you deal with pets with Velcro Syndrome.
Animals can be quite clingy when sick,  or in pain and there is no explaining why you can’t give your undivided attention to them. They do not understand the concept of going to work, taking care of day to day chores or obligations. All they want is to feel safe and assured that we are there for them, 24/7.
Please note the remedies listed below are not miracle cures. It will still take a hefty amount of compassion and patience to care for your fur kids and eventually ease your loved ones into a peaceful transition when the time comes.

Bach Flower Rescue Remedy
Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is a mixture of five of the Bach Original Flower Essences. It has an immediate calming effect on pets, especially in stressful situations. It is available as a tincture and a spray. Add to your pet’s water, a treat or massage gently on their forehead or ears. Safe to use and will not interfere with any medication or have loopy side effects.

Bach Flower Essences for Needy Pets
Sometimes using only the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is not potent enough, depending on the level of neediness your pet may exhibit. Add a few drops of any of the following to help ease your pet’s symptoms. These can be found online or better natural food shops.
Bach Flower Chicory Essence
  • Use for needy or clingy behavior.
  • Good for pets who follow their owners everywhere – even the bathroom!

Bach Flower Heather Essence
  • For animals with excessive needy behavior.
  • For animals or people who need constant attention.
  • Dogs that bark constantly, especially when their owners are away.
  • Animals that are destructive when left alone.

A Few More Solutions

Calming Music
Music calms the savage beast! You can now find calming music especially for pets on YouTube or Pandora to play all day. Our zoo loves when we leave one of these stations on, especially when we are away.

Quiet Moments Melatonin Treats
Especially effective during thunderstorms, loud noises or for animals that are restless at night.
Massage your pet’s ears. Gently massage their back and tummy if they permit.
Pamper yourself and go get a massage or acupuncture treatment. You deserve it.
Place an amethyst geode, crystal or tumbled stones in rooms where your family and pets hang out the most. Amethyst is soothing and calming.
Black obsidian or Black Tourmaline is a wonderful stone to help keep people and pets grounded. It is also used to absorb any negative vibrations and currents given off by computers, electronics and TV.
Or have your pet wear a Healing Pet Amulet created with semiprecious stones. 
Take your dog for a walk or to the beach if possible.  Ocean air is therapeutic for everyone.

During these stressful times please make sure to take care of yourself. Being the caretaker of anyone, human or fur kid can take a toll on one’s psyche and health.
Make sure to have healthy boundaries. It’s okay to say no to invitations or events. Know your limits. Give yourself permission to unplug your phone, social media and email when possible.
Spending quality time with your loved ones and fur-kids during these times can be the most precious moments you will treasure forever.   
Sending healing thoughts and love to all those who are care-takers.

We now have a waiting list for veterinary acupuncture New Patient/ House-calls on the North Shore of MA.

Still plenty of appointments for veterinary acupuncture & holistic services for pets available at Our Family PetServices in Peabody MA.

Your dog or cat does not have to be a patient at OFVS. I will work together with your vet to make sure your pet gets the proper attention and care needed

Dr Swieko at Our Family Vet is not accepting new patients at this time.

Please note that I am following my own advice and unplugging my phone, computer and social media on the weekends. I do not respond to messages on Facebook, please contact me directly via email or text.

All calls and emails will be returned on Monday mornings

If there is a medical emergency please contact your veterinarian. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Purina Pet Food Recall

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"Purina Animal Nutrition has issued a massive recall across several of its food brands.
The recalled products — Purina Rabbit Feed, Purina Turkey Feed, Country Acres Rabbit Feed and DuMOR Chick Starter/Grower Feed — received several customer complaints, according to a press release, that the food was causing their pets and animals to fall ill.
The company said it found elevated calcium levels in the food, which could cause severe health issues in rabbits and young chicken and turkeys, and in some cases, death.
In a statement, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said "elevated calcium carbonate levels can cause health issues and mortality in rabbits. Continued feeding of these products may result in death as a result of feed refusal. Elevated calcium carbonate levels in young chickens and turkeys can lead to leg abnormalities and kidney calcification."

Summer Break!

 We will be taking a much needed break from social media & humanity for the next few months.  Meanwhile our books and online classes are...