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Reiki For Elderly Dogs

For those of us with beloved pets, we all know that eventually, they grow old and feeble and perhaps end up with conditions like Diabetes or arthritis. The aging dog undergoes many physical changes as time passes. They get shaky on their old legs, and struggle to get up or lie down comfortably. One syndrome quite common in old dogs is their need to suddenly isolate themselves from the affection of their owners. This is can be quite distressing for us, as we can't understand how our once attentive fur baby has suddenly become aloof and seems to need to spend more time alone.This is quite common in elderly dogs.

Some dogs show very little evidence of pain, while others become irritable. this irritability might make them a touch snappy, or introspective. Decreased mobility also affects how the pet may react to stressful events. Your dog might once have been quite happy to travel in your car but as they age, they become more fearful and less able to cope with journeys.Age related changes in dogs include circling, tremors, stiffness or weakness, inappropriate vocalization, compulsive behaviours, and changes in sleep patterns, house training, interest in food, attention and activity, and awareness of surroundings. 

Many changes take place both physically and behaviourally as a dog ages. With good veterinary care, love and patience, our fur babies can live a long and comfortable life while bringing us joy.  Dogs seem to take particularly well to the energetic healing of Reiki. It calms them, and often sends them to sleep. Reiki may help to soothe and heal the stresses and anxieties the geriatric dog sometimes endures. A healing session usually takes about 30 minutes, but can be longer if the dog accepts and needs more healing. Sometimes, the dog will take the healing energy for only ten minutes before they decide they've had enough.  Dogs respond magnificently to our love.  They feel it, share it, and give it back to us tenfold. 

We owe them our special love and patience when they grow old and can no longer function as they did.

Consider Reiki for the comfort and wellbeing of your faithful friend, as a complementary treatment to ease and soothe.

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