Barley, 5 year old Pit/Boxer Mix Swimming for Fun and Exercise

Barley, 5 year old Pit/Boxer Mix Swimming for Fun and Exercise

Barley came into our lives in 2010 when he was 3 months old from a local dog rescue.  He is now 5 years old, happy and healthy Pit/Boxer mis. 

Barley spent the first three months of his life in a crate and was “flat-footed.”  He has a congenital cervical malformation that results in a “hopping gait” off his front legs.  He’s very cute, but it must take a toll on his shoulders. 

For more about Barley .... go here

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Acupuncture & Swimming Help Beagle with IVDD to Walk Again!

Acupuncture & Swimming Help Beagle with IVDD to Walk Again!

Snoopy, named by his foster mom (Maureen O’Donnell, former Torrance City Councilwoman), is a loveable and sweet 13 lb. Beagle.  Snoopy’s Medical history is unknown (as he was abandoned at a dog park).  He has been diagnosed with Intervertebral Disc Disease.  Snoopy’s future seemed dim; would he ever walk again?  We did not know.

Because of Maureen’s personal experience with a ruptured disc, she was willing to take a chance that a combination of acupuncture and therapy may have beneficial results for Snoopy.  And it did!

To see videos of Snoopy not walking (dragging himself along floor) and Snoopy walking ... and swimming ..... and Snoopy's complete story ..... read more

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

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Watch

Dr. Sheldon Rubin gives easy, step-by-step instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats, and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets. 

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Healthy Pet Recipe: Homemade Doggie Gobblers

Healthy Pet Recipe:  Homemade Doggie Gobblers

 “Homemade Doggie Gobblers” by Jenna Stregowski, RVT.

These tasty canine treats are perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year.  Cook alongside your holiday dishes and feed one or two to your dog when the family sits down to eat.  He'll feel like he's getting in on the fun without eating unhealthy table scraps. The limited ingredients in Doggie Gobblers also make them perfect for dogs with dietary restrictions.  Plus, your dog will love their meaty taste.

For ingredients and cooking instructions .......

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Pet of the Month: Charlotte

Pet of the Month:  Charlotte

My name is Charlotte.  I am 7 years old.  My family adopted me 2 years ago from the Black and Tan Coonhound Rescue.  I am such a sweet girl (my mom tells me that all the time).  ....... 

The vet told Mom I needed to lose some of the weight I’ve gained over the last year, so Mom started taking me for more walks.  Mom also met Jean at the Palos Verdes Street Fair in June (2014) and signed me up for a “free swim” with Jean.  

For my complete story ..... 

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Featured Pet(s): Akuhata and Kotiro

Featured Pet(s):  Akuhata and Kotiro

We asked mum to write a "Thank You" to you for the fun we had in your large swimming pool, chasing toys and breaking some (sorry).  Mum believes the swimming helps my sprained knees* (Akuhata, pit bull), and even though mum signed us up to swim only, you still gave us Reiki and massages. 

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Featured Pet: U-mi, French Bull Dog

Featured Pet:  U-mi, French Bull Dog

Hi!  My name is U-mi (for you & me).  I am an extremely adorable, very strong-minded 1 year old French Bull Dog.  I love to play, eat and sleep.  I am very friendly and my mom spoils me (I love it)!  Do I have a bad habit?  Well, maybe just one …. I’m too rough with my toys (they don’t last very long).  I can also be stubborn at times.  Actually, I call it “being smart” because if I don't do it right away, my mommy gives me a treat.

My absolute favorite activity is swimming with Jean!  I’ll admit, my first time in the pool, I was very scared (see my pic).  But by the end of my first swim lesson, I became a pro.   ..... for complete article and more pictures of me ...... please go here.

 

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Reiki: What is it? And How Can It Help My Pet (and Me)?

Reiki:  What is it?  And How Can It Help My Pet (and Me)?

Please join Jean Brusavich, of Tranquil PET as Jean gives you an “Introduction to Reiki” and explains the wonderful benefits Reiki brings to your pets -- and, yes, even yourself.  [Flyer]

The system of Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice from the early 1900s that supports healing and personal development.

  • practiced throughout the world, including at over 300 major hospitals and medical centers in the U.S.  
  • traditionally, Reiki was available only to humans, but over the last ten years,  Reiki is being offered to animals with wonderful results
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All About Animals: New Lecture Series

All About Animals:  New Lecture Series

Jean Brusavich (me) of Tranquil PET will host a new monthly lecture series that focus on a different and popular pet topic each month.  The lecture series is brought to you by the Remedy Pharm

These lectures are complimentary, informative and will be held on the second Saturday each month, from 10-11 am in the Remedy Pharm Community Room, 23811 Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance 90505.

May Topic:  Reiki:  What Is It?  And How Can It Help My Pet (and Me)? 

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Miracle Dog Survives Gas Chamber

Miracle Dog Survives Gas Chamber

You’ve probably already heard this story ….. a few years ago …. a stray dog (beagle mix) was given the death sentence along with several other dogs and placed in a gas chamber, but when the operator opened the chamber doors, Daniel (given that name as he miraculously survived the “lions den” [gas chamber] was standing there wagging his tail, a bit confused and scared, but alive and well. 

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Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Dogs with Allergies

Homemade Dog Food Recipe for Dogs with Allergies

A good friend of mine, Anne, created this recipe to help her dogs,  Sabrina & Kelsey, with severe food allergies.*  (Please note:  If you suspect your pet of having food allergies, please consult with your veterinarian before trying anything new.)

Shopping List

  • 2 packages of ground turkey, beef, pork.  (Some doggies have allergies to Chicken)
  • 2 frozen bags of soybeans Edamame shelled (Whole Foods brand 365 or Trader Joes have the best price)
  • ... ... for complete recipe .....
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