Animal Communication Penelope Smith

Holistic Animal Services

Veterinary Resources

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association
For a directory of holistic veterinarians http://www.ahvma.org 

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy http://www.theavh.org
Vets who trained under Dr. Richard Pitcairn in homeopathic care and other natural health care information 
http://www.drpitcairn.com

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association, Inc. http://www.animalchiropractic.org/

American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture http://www.AAVA.org

American Association of Housecall and Mobile Veterinarians http://www.athomevet.org

American Veterinary Dental College
http://www.avdc.org

Physical therapy for petshttp://www.physicaltherapists.com/articles/physical-therapy-for-pets.html

Holistic animal health care article archive and e-mail updates by Dr. Karen Becker https://healthypets.mercola.com

Animal Safety and Care

First-Aid For Dogs: Prepare For The Unexpected https://fluentwoof.com/first-aid-for-dogs/  

Comprehensive guide on why you should microchip your pet  https://yourdogadvisor.com/why-microchip-pet/

Pet Disaster Preparedness Guide http://homeadviceguide.com/disaster-preparedness-for-pets/

Pet owner disaster safety guide with general preparedness tips, how to plan/pack for disasters, tips for taking shelter at home, evacuation safety, and pet safety considerations after a disaster https://topdogvitamins.com/pet-disaster-preparedness-guide/

Pet safety guide written by industry experts, includes chapters on common household hazards for pets, food safety for pets, pet-proofing, and natural disaster preparation for pet owners. http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/pet-safety-guide  http://safestars.org/pet-safety-review/

Pet Safety: Leaving your dog or cat home alone https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/pet-safety-leaving-dog-cat-home-alone/

Keeping your pet safe and happy during the holidays https://www.thezebra.com/resources/personal-finance/holiday-pet-guide

Household cleaning products that are harmful to pets and easy natural recipes for cleaning home and pets. https://www.simplyss.com/blog/natural-cleaning-pet-owners/

10 most common ways dogs are accidentally poisoned https://dogtime.com/dog-health/general/4658-10-common-toxins-for-dogs-list

Tips for pet proofing your home and yard
http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/pet-proofing-home-yard/

Keeping Pets Safe in Your Home: Room by room advice and many helpful links https://householdquotes.co.uk/keeping-pets-safe/

Guide to Pet-Safe House Plants https://www.improvenet.com/a/guide-to-pet-safe-house-plants

Poisonous Plants for Cats https://thecatmom.com/poisonous-plants-for-cats/

How to handle fleas with natural remedies — no harmful poisons needed https://kittyinsight.com/naturally-treat-fleas/

Renting an apartment? Advice on everything you should include in a pet resume with an interactive guide to build your own https://www.apartmentguide.com/blog/pet-resume/

How to Successfully Rent an Apartment with a Pet https://turbo.intuit.com/blog/relationships/tips-for-pet-owners-how-to-get-deposit-back-4331/

Getting Your Home Ready for Your New Rescue Dog
https://www.puppywire.com/home-ready-new-rescue-dog/

A Guide to Finding the Right Dog. Questions to ask before you adopt https://www.krwlawyers.com/picking-the-perfect-pet/

Finding the Dog Breed for You https://www.buyrope.co.uk/dog-breeds-az/

MyDogLikes dog health and wellness; behavior and training tips.

Dog Walking Safety Tips https://www.angieslist.com/articles/dog-walking-safety-tips.htm

Benefits of Pets for Kids – The Essential Guide
https://www.directline.com/pet-cover/pets-for-kids A comprehensive resource on the many benefits of animals for children, including what it takes to have a pet, how to take care of pets, and pets for special needs children.

Animal Assistance in Addiction Therapy and Prevention https://addictionresource.com/pets-and-substance-abuse-prevention/

Benefits of Pets During Addiction Recovery https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/resources/pets-and-addiction-recovery/

Guide for people looking to recover from their addiction through pet adoption https://www.amethystrecovery.org/pet-adoption-and-recovery/

More Than Emotional Support Animals The history of animals in therapy and examples of current day animal assisted therapies. How support animals improve recovery from substance use disorders.

Establishing pet-friendly office policies https://www.squarefoot.com/blog/office-pets/

Reviews, tips, and information to take care of hamsters, guinea pigs, and chinchillas
https://myperkypet.com/

SmokeFreePets
campaign reveals the dangers of second hand smoke for animals https://quitza.com/awareness/smoke-free-pets

Dangers of smoking and vaping around pets https://vapingdaily.com/support/healthy-pets/

Sleep health for your pets

How Much Sleep Do Dogs Need?
How Much Sleep Do Cats Need?
Do All Animals Need to Sleep?

Sleep health and wellness for your dog
https://www.sleephelp.org/dogs-sleep/

Sleeping with your fur-baby can reduce depression, ease insomnia and even lower your blood pressure https://casper.com/learn/sleeping-with-your-dog/

How to tell if your pet is impacting your sleeping habits positively or negatively http://bestpetguides.com/is-your-pet-impacting-the-way-you-sleep/

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Sleeping with your Dog https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleeping-with-your-dog/

How to Encourage your Cat to Drink More by Royal Veterinary College nurse who specializes in feline nursing and sees a lot of dehydrated cats https://kittycattree.com/how-to-encourage-your-cat-to-drink-more/

Homemade grain-free dog treat recipes http://www.naturalpuppytreats.com/14-homemade-grain-free-dog-treats/

Guide to making a delicious, healthy cake for your dog on her special day. Highlights the best flour for your dog's diet, healthy topping and frosting, and original recipes https://www.personalcreations.com/blog/dog-cake-recipes


Animal Death

Animals in Spirit - a practical guide that shows us how to help animals make their transition while strengthening ourselves by feeling their presence deeper in our hearts as we learn to accept and understand the full experience. Learn how to connect and communicate with your animal friends after they have gone on. https://animaltalk.net/Products/Books/

Understanding Pet Loss Grief and Recovering https://www.recover-from-grief.com/coping-with-death-of-pet.html

Helping Kids Deal with the Loss of a Pet https://www.care.com/c/stories/3450/helping-kids-deal-with-the-loss-of-a-pet/

What to Do When A Family Pet Dies https://hellobestow.com/blog/when-a-family-pet-dies/

How Pets Mourn the Loss of a Companion https://www.natural-wonder-pets.com/pet-grieving-how-pets-mourn.html

9 Loving Ideas to Honor a Beloved Pet Who Has Passed Away https://winkgo.com/9-ideas-memorialize-pets/

A Guide to Logistics and Legalities for Memorializing Your Pets https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/pet-memorials/

Pet Prayer Flags
to commemorate our connection with animal friends who have gone on http://www.prayersonthewind.com/ 

Thoughtful pet loss sympathy gifts https://yourdogadvisor.com/pet-loss-sympathy-gifts/

Loss of Pets Ecards http://www.123greetings.com/pets/loss_of_pet/

Create your own e-card with Canva, a simple, drag-and-drop, design software that’s completely online and free to use https://www.canva.com/create/cards/greeting-cards/

How Long After the Death of My Dog Should I Wait to Get Another Dog? https://www.thesprucepets.com/getting-a-new-dog-after-death-1117496


Aid and Insurance

What it costs to have a cat or dog companion and how to budget for expenses https://www.credit.com/personal-finance/cost-of-owning-a-dog-or-cat/

The lifetime cost of having a dog https://goldenretrieverlove.com/the-true-cost-of-having-a-dog/?msID=9709fcb9-4554-4b16-96fc-ee1906a7a0fb

Cost-helping database
howmuchisit.org, specifically howmuchisit.org/cat-costs/ and howmuchisit.org/dog-costs/ helping find costs of procedures, professional services and much more. Countless people have shared their costs on our interactive map, making it easier to find that "fair price." 

The Simple Dollar’s guide to financial aid for pets. A state by state guide that provides a list of the resources and organizations that are offering financial assistance for pet owners in need. https://www.thesimpledollar.com/the-ultimate-guide-to-financial-aid-for-pets/

A detailed guide on how to find help and care for your pets when you are hospitalized
https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2017/04/how-to-find-care-for-your-pet-while-hospitalized/

To help animal guardians navigate the pet insurance industry, we consulted with vets and pet care experts about what's essential to a pet insurance policy. We explored policy details, compared coverage options, and even tested each provider's customer service to see if they truly provide peace of mind. https://www.reviews.com/pet-insurance/

Information and resources on health insurance for dogs, cats, birds, and exotic pets https://365petinsurance.com

Best Pet Insurance based on in-depth reviews https://www.consumersadvocate.org/pet-insurance

Guide to homeowner's insurance for dog owners, including blacklisted breeds http://usinsuranceagents.com/homeowners-insurance-for-dog-owners/

Pet Insurance Review for Seniors https://grandfolk.com/service/pet-insurance/

Animal-assisted therapy for substance abuse. Benefits and how to find a provider. https://www.drugrehab.com/treatment/types-of-therapy/animal-assisted/


Travel

We travel the USA compiling guides to dog friendly towns, parks and events.

How to keep your dog safe in the car https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/blog/keep-dog-safe-car.html

Keep your dog safe and happy in your car https://sellmax.com/pet-safety-in-the-car/

Pets and hot cars: what you need to know https://figopetinsurance.com/blog/pets-and-hot-cars-what-you-need-know-0

Complete Guide to Traveling with Dogs https://www.carrentals.com/blog/road-trip-with-your-dog/

Training Advice for Traveling with Your Dog https://www.reviews.com/blog/dog-travel-training-advice/

Travel with your dog, planning for domestic and international travel, by car, bus, train, plane, and cruises https://petpetbuy.com/blogs/news/traveling-with-dog

5 Tips for Traveling with Cats https://travelexperta.com/2017/08/5-tips-traveling-cats-3-need-know.html

Guide to flying with pets provides updated information on pet travel restrictions for every airline, including emotional support and service animals. Also:
  • Pet friendly airport and relief locations
  • Pet health requirements for each state
  • Travel rewards and programs offered for flying with your pet
https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/pets-reward-frequent-flier-miles-1263.php

Guide to plane travel with your dog https://etias.com/articles/plane-travel-with-pup

Moving with your pet: preparation and adjustment https://www.petcentric.com/articles/training-and-behavior/moving-with-pets-understanding-dog-and-cat-behavior/

Ways to keep your pet safe and comfortable before, during and after a move. https://blog.hireahelper.com/moving-with-pets/

A resource guide that includes the state importation regulations for the most common household pets
. State-by-state interactive map to view the specific veterinary health certificates, permits and vaccinations required to move pets to a new state. https://www.goodcall.com/moving/moving-with-pets/


Products

MyDogLikes comprehensive dog product reviews, buying guide, and coupons.

Online resource for tips, advice, products and guides. https://www.mypetneedsthat.com

A complete array of holistic animal food and other supplies https://www.onlynaturalpet.com

Organic products for animals. Effective oral care water and food additive and dental gel, healing skin salves, shampoos, insect spray, ear cleaner. https://www.madaboutorganics.com/

Dog Owner's Guide to CBD How it works, what conditions can it help, which products are most likely to be pet-safe. https://www.cbdoil.org/cbd-oil-for-dogs/

CBD Oil For Dogs: What You Need To Know https://fluentwoof.com/cbd-oil-for-dogs/

Petzlife Oral Care Products www.petzlife.com Clean your pet's teeth a safe and healthy way, without anesthesia.

Fancy Cat Perches http://www.cozycatfurniture.com/ A wide variety of cat furniture with sturdy construction and no toxic chemical smells. Cat playgrounds for small and big cats.


Animal Health Care Careers

Holistic health careers:
http://www.naturalhealers.com/holistic-health/career-boom/

Interested in becoming a
Veterinary Technician? Find a comprehensive list of vet tech programs in the U.S. at  http://www.vettech.org.

VetTechColleges.com The online resource dedicated to prospective and current veterinary medicine professionals.

Veterinary students
find all of the necessary steps, from the education, internship and exam processes to licensure and maintaining your Vet Tech/Veterinarian credentials within your respective state. http://www.veterinarianedu.org 
 
Veterinary Careers Essentials https://thebestschools.org/careers/veterinary-careers/ Guide to veterinary careers and programs.

Open Colleges Animal Care Courses Australia's leading online educator
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/blog/your-career-animal-care-industry (An infographic which shows what lies ahead if you pursue a career in animal care)
http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/careers/animal-care-advice/interviews#.WDFePC197Mw (Animal care advice from Industry Professionals)

CourseFinder http://www.coursefinder.com.au. bringing together online and distance education courses from the biggest and best Australian universities, TAFEs and private colleges. Animal care courses at: http://www.coursefinder.com.au/animal-care/


Publications

Animals 24-7
Subscribe to e-letter to get well-documented news and thoughtful editorials you won’t find anywhere else about animal issues around the world http://www.animals24-7.org/about-us/

Animal Wellness Magazine cover with dog

Animal Wellness Magazine devoted to natural & holistic health for animals. http://www.animalwellnessmagazine.com


Naturally Happy Dogs video magazine logo
The online Dog Video Magazine www.naturallyhappydogs.com



Animal Liberty  Writings on the sacredness of animals. Charter of Animal Liberation. http://animalliberty.com


Animal Welfare Organizations

Earthfire Institute A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering appreciation of all living things fundamental to their preservation. A refuge for rescued wild animals of many species who act as a bridge to humankind to reconnect with the sacredness of the wild. http://www.earthfireinstitute.org.                                                         
Juas and babies  - tamarin monkeys at Pacific Primate Sanctuary
Pacific Primate Santuary, Inc. A nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the protection, preservation, and propagation of threatened, endangered, or distressed primates. Monkeys come from research labs, the pet trade, and some have been confiscated from smugglers by federal agencies. The Sanctuary is run by volunteers and relies on contributions from the public to continue its life saving work.  http://www.pacificprimate.org  
Juas and babies
                                                                                                                          

The Elephant Sanctuary  The nation's only natural-habitat refuge where sick, old, and needy elephants can walk the Earth in peace and dignity. The 800 acre sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee provides education about these endangered elephants. http://www.elephants.com

Defenders of Wildlife Wildlife updates and environmental network. An easy way to keep informed and support animal and environmental issues. http://www.defenders.org

Earth Island Institute In-depth information on environmental protection. http://earthisland.org  

Helping the green economy for people and the planet. https://greenamerica.org/

Green Living Guide. Help the planet and all its inhabitants by following these inexpensive ways to go green. https://www.couponchief.com/guides/guide_to_cheap_green_living


Spiritual Growth
It is always possible to discover more deeply what the force is, what the grace is, that moves your life. In fact, it is essential to acknowledge that, and to open to direct experience in the discovery of that. Then you have the actual choice of surrendering your thoughts and emotions, your habits and concepts, surrendering it all to the grace of the power that is calling you home.     Gangaji

A Network for Grateful Living A worldwide community of gratefulness, including all of life on Earth. Inspiring thoughts for each day. www.gratefulness.org
ShamanPortal banner

http://www.shamanportal.org
 


Steps To Enlightenment A book written by Sharmai Amber with Keith Amber who together co-host Mastering Ourselves Radio which airs 6 days a week and is dedicated to spiritual growth. www.MasteringOurselves.com

Prepare to delight in the helpfulness of this wonderfully well-written, practical, and thorough guide through the pitfalls on the spiritual journey. The real-life examples give exquisite clarity to the pointers on how to progress to self-mastery on our true soul path. Penelope Smith

link to www.yoursoulsplan.com
Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
by Robert Schwartz Ten true stories of people who planned physical illness, having handicapped children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, losing a loved one, and severe accidents. The book presents the actual conversations people had with their future parents, children, spouses, friends, and other loved ones when together they planned the challenges they would experience in their upcoming lifetimes. https://yoursoulsplan.com
                             
How humans can upgrade the English language
to become as resonant with natural harmonies as birdsong and cricket choirs—and to 'convey a higher frequency of consciousness in our communications and inspire a greater frequency of kindness in our interactions’  http://www.wordmagicglobal.com/