If you want to learn about holistic animal remedies and therapies that can help your animal live a longer, healthier, and happier life, this e-zine is for you. It will primarily focus on dogs, cats, and horses but if a reader wants to learn about rabbits, chinchillas, ferrets, lizards, snakes, doves, parrots, etc., then I'll be more than happy to discuss health care for these animals as I've helped provide care for them for over 16 years.

This is a short newsletter as I'm very busy working on exciting things, and you are probably wrapping up 2007 and do not have alot of time to read things yourself. I thought I would give you seven New Years resolutions to help you with your pets. Most issues were actually covered in different e-zines from the past but they are very much worth reading.

New Years Resolutions with Your Pets
  • Do a diagnostic massage with your pet. This will help you to examine your animal's body to make sure they are ok. You can get all the scoop here.
  • Spend more time together. Yes, our time is very limited but try to increase the time spent with your pet just a little bit. Spending time with your pet is important, but if you take a walk with them, you both can get some fresh air and exercise. They will love you for it and truly appreciate it.
  • Make sure your animal has ID. I am not a big fan of microchips but some people are. Some people tattoo. I prefer a good collar and tag but by all means, do what you feel is right for your and your pet and have some way a stranger can identify your pet if it gets away from you. You do not want to be heartbroken.
  • Evaluate what products go into your pet. Take a good look at what you are feeding your animals. Look at the labels. A lot of food is made with fillers. Your animal may be allergic to a certain ingredient, which can cause health problems. Don't assume health issues are because your animal just got sick. Even behavior problems can be food related. Take a look at your vaccination program and deworming method, too. Some animals do not do well on the standard treatment. The best way to know what is right for your animal is to muscle test them.
  • Evaluate products you put on your animal. Not only is what goes in your pet important, but what also you put on them. Many animals do not do well with topical applications like flea prevention. Some pets are too sensitive and their bodies can't handle the chemicals. Take a look at shampoos and any other topical items, too. Again, the best way to know what is right for your animal is to muscle test them. For those who have not been able to take a workshop from me where I teach muscle testing to all my students, you will be able to purchase my upcoming e-book or CD.
  • Continue to learn. Ok, you can learn about holistic treatments from the comfort of your home. You can have a consultation for your pet. You can take a workshop. I will have my upcoming free e-book on holistic animal care. Whatever you do, make it a goal to learn something new that can help your pet live a happier, healthier, and longer life. There are so many wonderful holistic and natural alternatives out there. Explore!
  • Tell your animal you love them. It sounds so simple but while many people show their love for their animal by petting or grooming them, they forget to say the words "I love you." Also, if you have an animal you have adopted and have never told them you are giving them a forever home, please tell them those important words "You have a forever home with me." Some animals do not realize they have a life long home with you, especially if they have seen multiple homes or came from abusive or neglectful situations, as many have. Simple words to say, but it means the world to the pets you love so much.

  • Happy New Year to you and the animals you love!

    The planned workshop schedule for January-March 2008 is as follows (all are at my farm near Manvel/Alvin unless otherwise stated):
  • Canine Massage:
    Sunday, January 13th 9am-5pm
  • Sacred Geometry with Michael Rhodes:
    Saturday, January 19th 1-4:30pm $45
  • Sacred Geometry II with Michael Rhodes:
    Sunday, January 27th 1-4:30pm $60
  • Basic Animal Communication Benefit at Spirit Acres Farm Equine Rescue & Sanctuary in Montgomery:
    Sunday, February 17th 9am-5pm All monies will go to benefit this wonderful sanctuary.
  • Advanced Animal Communication:
    Sunday, February 24th 9am-5pm
  • Emotional Freedom Technique for People & Animals:
    Sunday, March 2nd 9am-5pm
  • Reiki I for People & Animals:
    Sunday, March 9th 9am-5pm
  • Basic Animal Communication:
    Sunday, March 30th 9am-5pm
  • Workshop fees for 2008 are:

  • All day (7 hours) workshops: $115 from 9am-5pm (previously 10am-5pm) with a $45 deposit. Host this workshop and attend f*r*e*e with 4-6 paying people.
  • Half day (4 hours) workshops: $65 from 9am-1pm or 1-5pm with a $25 deposit. Host this workshop and attend f*r*e*e with 4-6 paying people.
  • Introduction to Holistic Animal Care workshops: $25 from 5:30-7:30pm (other times possible) with payment in advance. Host this workshop, attend f*r*e*e, and receive half of the monies as my appreciation for letting me introduce others to holistic animal care.
  • Two day workshops: I will be offering a special 2 day workshop. This option is also available for those in another city outside the greater Houston area or another state. Host this workshop and attend f*r*e*e with 4-6 paying people within the greater Houston area and 8-10 paying people outside the greater Houston area, including another state. I would love to travel or fly to your home or business and teach a workshop. Please contact me if you are interested.

    If you are interested in signing up for a workshop, please click here.

    Exciting New Products

  • F*r*e*e E-book: I will be offering my f*r*e*e e-book in early 2008! I am so excited to share this with you. It will be available in pdf format. For those that would prefer a CD, it will be available for charge to cover processing and shipping.
  • CD’s & E-books: CD’s and e-books on animal communication, meditations, reiki, EFT, and kinesiology will be available for purchase in 2008.
  • Probiotics are very important to the health of your animals. The probiotics I like to use for small animals are Mitomax Premium probiotics One bottle of 40 capsules (one capsule a day for animals under 50#) is $16.99. You can get 10% off by using the coupon #IT08077 indefinitely. You can order them online by going on the company’s website or calling 1-877-879-6486. I now stock a small amount of this product for those that prefer to order from me. The price is $15.00. Priority mail shipping is $5.00 and regular shipping is $3.50. If you are interested in ordering from me, call or email me to arrange.

    Referral Credit
    Refer two people for a 1 hour session or workshop and receive $25 off of a session or workshop or a $25 gift certificate to pass on to a friend (makes a great gift!). Be sure to tell your referrals to mention your name.

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    Blessings to you and the animals you love,

    The Lightfoot Way