When Melanie Barrett began 30A Swim Dog, her canine aqua therapy business, last spring in Santa Rosa Beach, owners of dogs with all kinds of needs started calling.
Many individuals are unaware that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture and alternative pain modalities exist for our pets.
Fido has ear mites or an upset digestive system, and immediately we reach for the nearest product that promises to get rid of our animal companion’s ailments; but at what cost? There is an alternative that will help to heal Fido or Fifi without the side effects of conventional veterinary medicine.
Giving a pet medication is sometimes hard to do, but compounding pharmacists can help people accomplish the task more easily and with less stress for the pet.
“Some pets can help ground their owner. Their warm body, next to the meditator, can help the owner to maintain a connection to their physical body. It acts as a strong tether to the present moment, even in the deepest meditations,” says McCall.