Feed your dog a species appropriate diet whether cooked or raw. Food is the basis of all life and if your dog has any unbalances you may be able to help with a custom diet tailored to your dog’s specific needs.
There are so many benefits when it comes to canine massage therapy. Whether you are seeking proactive therapy for your dog, needing maintenance care or sports massage for an adult dog, or palliative care for an aging dog – the advantages of this therapy are extensive.
There are so many factors to consider when using aromatherapy with animals and working with a certified aromatherapist means your dog or horse is receiving the maximum therapeutic benefits of essential oils.
Your dog is your mirror but we as humans often don’t recognize what is happening within us also affects our dogs. Coaching sessions focus on individual life coaching as it relates to your dog and the life you want to build together.
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Welcome, I’m Alicia!
I help pet parents uncover the mind, body, and spirit of their dogs through complimentary wellness services. I’m passionate about helping dog parents navigate life with their dog from a holistic, heart-centered place!
I started working with animals professionally over 10 years ago in the dog rescue world learning hands-on from veterinarians, trainers, consultants and more.
Then, about seven years ago, a traditional veterinarian almost killed my diabetic dog, Mylah. That’s when I stopped everything and decided to take my dog’s health and dis-ease into my own hands. That’s how I became the do-it-yourself dog mom.
I’m an advocate for holistic, integrative veterinary practices and complimentary therapies. That’s why I took it upon myself to become well educated in this industry in order to be the best dog parent I can be, and help other dog parents as well. I’m a Certified Canine Massage Therapist, Certified Canine & Equine Aromatherapist, Canine Nutrition Consultant ,Dog Parent Life Coach, & Usui Reiki Master.
“My foster dog had recently been diagnosed with diabetes. I didn’t have tons of experience on this condition and was redirected to Alicia for advice and support. She talked me through everything and provided me a great amount of knowledge! I am very grateful for her coaching me through this and I feel my foster’s health has benefited greatly. In fact, now that his diabetes is under control we are adopting him ”
-Krissy & Popeye
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Dogs have highly sensitive systems and we have to respect that! Dogs have 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses whereas humans only have about six million. The area of a dog’s brain that analyzes smells is also about 40 times greater than ours. Using essential oils safely around dogs (and all other animals) should be utilized not only as a measure of caution but respect to our animals. As a certified Animal Aromatherapist, I am dedicated to using…read more
Part two of episode six covers many topics that might help pet parents connect more with their dogs from a heart-centered place. We discuss cellular memory and how it impacts our dog’s lives. The theory of cellular memory states that memories and personality traits are not only stored in the brain but also potentially in organs such as the heart. This impact of cellular memory is how Caroline (and myself) approach…read more
“We take on our dog and vice versa”In this episode, I talk to the Spiritual Dog Trainer, Caroline Griffith, about the energy and hearts of our dogs. The biggest takeaway I’ve had working with Caroline and attending her USA Canine Flow retreat was how much my dogs truly have picked up on my anxieties, constant mode of thinking I need to do something, and more. I share what I found out about myself because of Izzy at the retreat…read more
As dog mom to Mylah who was diagnosed with diabetes at 10 months old, I’ve seen her go through many stages of ups and downs throughout her life dealing with this disease. Now that she is 8 years old, she’s actually doing the best other than when she was between the ages of 2-4 years old. Mylah’s life with diabetes has been challenging from many aspects but one area I want to talk about in particular is when she was so skinny. Some days, she looked emaciated.read more
“How should I transition my dog to a raw diet?” I get asked this question all the time and my answer is one that might surprise you. While I do advocate for raw diets, they might not be the best for every single dog and I explain why. That’s why my answers to the transition question isn’t a simple one…read more
When it comes to CBD, there is a lot of misinformation floating around the web and social media. Many promote CBD as a cure-all for dogs without acknowledging the actual scientific proof we have about how CBD works within the bodies of dogs. For example, there is no scientific study that exists right now to prove that CBD works effectively to reduce anxiety in dogs. There is a lot of anecdotal information about this but that evidence only proves that sometimes it works to lower anxiety in dogs and sometimes it doesn’t.read more