Friday, November 14, 2008

Worrying About Our Pets Over the Holidays


I just wanted to thank all of the kind people who have sent such beautiful, compassionate messages about the passing of my dear Tessie. Thank you all so much for your support. It has meant so much to me--more than you can imagine. Pictured above is my new dog Bleu who I rescued from http://www.huskyhavenofla.org/. This kind rescuer took him in after his owners brought him to the shelter to euthanize him because he has irritable bowel disease and pancreatic insufficiency. I will write more about him later, but he has been a tremendous source of comfort to me. I feel Tessie's presence many times with him and I know she sent him to me because she didn't want me to be so lonely. I miss her so much and am so sad that she didn't get the long life I had hoped for. But, she had 3 beautiful years filled with love and happiness which I hope made up for the terrible life she known before (see prior posts).
In any case, I wanted to take a moment to send compassion to those of you who have sick pets right now over the holidays. I know how you must be worrying and want you to know that there is always hope. Even if you have never used supplements and eat a terrible diet yourself, it is never too late to start anew. Please try to read some of the pages on AskAriel.com about diet and nutrition. Many of the same principles that apply to people, apply to pets and vice versa. I know it is tempting when you are worrying about your pet to eat poorly for yourself and giving your pet anything he or she wants. This is NOT a good strategy. Try to remember that everything you eat and everything your pets eat can affect change--good or bad, depending upon what is consumed. For example, giving your pet freshly steamed vegetables such as green beans can usually give them not only nourishment, but vitality and life force. When you are feeling down, knowledge is power. Dr. Gordon and I spent years writing the pages for you to read so try to look up the different health conditions and review our comments about them. We also have many commentaries about how to use holistic and conventional veterinary care that are new and full of information.
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time as not only is it a rough economy and the busy holiday season, but having a sick pet can be so emotionally stressful. Do the best you can and read as much as you can. Thanks to you all again for the kind and compassionate messages---your personal messages have been much appreciated.
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