Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services

Welcome to Wholistic Paws! We offer compassionate therapies for your pet in the comfort of your home, including: ~Acupuncture ~Rehabilitation ~Pawspice and Palliative Care ~Home Euthanasia Contact us today at: [email protected]

Welcome to Wholistic Paws! We offer compassionate therapies for your pet in the comfort of your home, including: ~Acupuncture ~Rehabilitation ~Pawspice and Palliative Care ~Home Euthanasia Contact us today at: [email protected]

International Veterinary Acupuncture Society - IVAS

Happy Chinese New Year

For the Chinese new year 2020, the main zodiac element is metal, and the animal sign is Rat, and hence, Chinese zodiac 2020 will be the Year of the Metal Rat. The Chinese new year 2020 will last from January 25, 2020 to February 11, 2021.

theconversation.com

Your personality determines how you experience pain – and it's the same with your pet

theconversation.com Whether you're a human, a dog or even a horse – how you handle pain will depend on how emotionally stable and guarded you are.

bbc.com

Acupuncture 'lessens chemotherapy neuropathy'

bbc.com A trial found 68% of cancer patients who suffer with neuropathy saw their symptoms lessen.

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Grief is the hardest work we will ever do and it is important to have support during this difficult time. Day By Day is very excited to announce that we are adding an additional weekday online support chat. Please join us every Tuesday of the month starting tomorrow, Tuesday, January 21st at 8:00 p.m. EST 🐾❀️

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Ginger on Human Health: A Comprehensive Systematic Review of 109 Randomized Controlled Trials. - PubMed - NCBI

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Nutrients. 2020 Jan 6;12(1). pii: E157. doi: 10.3390/nu12010157. Review

abc.net.au

Bruiser the koala treated with acupuncture following dog attack

abc.net.au Bruiser the koala was so badly injured after a dog attack it was likened to being hit by a car and acupuncture is helping to get him home.

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Risk factors associated with canine overweightness and obesity in an owner-reported survey

biorxiv.org Background Overweightness and obesity in dogs are associated with negative health outcomes. A better understanding of risk factors associated with canine weight is fundamental to identifying preventative interventions and treatments. In this cross-sectional study, we used a direct to consumer approa...

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The Choices We Make for Others at the End of Life - Yes! Magazine

This is a serious article but a good read. Something we should all consider πŸ’œ

yesmagazine.org A palliative care nurse explains what to expect in the last days and hours.

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Wicca Teachings

Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services

The first support circle of the year is Monday, January 6 at 7pm. We are here if you need any back up at all! Please RSVP to (484) 453-8210 if you would like to attend πŸ’œ

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Acu in Practice: Prevention of Pain Flare-ups!

peopleandpet.com Welcome to acu in practice! This is my patient Tennessee, she is almost 11 years old and first came in for acupuncture on December 29, 2017. She had been diagn

The first support circle of the year is Monday, January 6 at 7pm. We are here if you need any back up at all! Please RSVP to (484) 453-8210 if you would like to attend πŸ’œ

Susun Weed

Joyous New Year to all!

How to Lead a Joyous Life:

I aspire to be a joyous human being. As with most aspirations: It is easier said than done. Easier imagined than put into practice. Easier to search for than to have.

I want joy to roll like thunder across the hills and valleys of my life; I want surging winds of joy to carry me through loss and disappointment; I want joy to be an electrical rush that lights up my entire body when I succeed. What does it take to create a joyous existence? Is it possible to experience joy daily, not just in special circumstances?

Joy, I was taught by my mentor Elizabeth Kubler Ross, is one of five primary emotions. (The others are fear, anger, grief, and love.) Joy is not the absence of pain, just as yellow is not the absence of blue. Joy may bubble up out of grief. (β€œWhat wonderful times we had together.”) Joy may underpin true anger. (β€œI am so thrilled to be able to stick up for myself.”) Joy may sneak into fear, at least I presume so, otherwise what are people watching scary movies? Or is fear’s joy the relief of discovering fear was unjustified? To lead a joyous life, one must be willing to see joy in every emotion and every situation.

Joy is sisters with happiness, gladness, and cheer, the niece of ecstasy, rapture, and bliss, and the mother of satisfaction and delight. Joy is lovers with beauty and order, abundance and harmony, safety and security. Joy adores spontaneity. Joy is gay. Joy dances. Joy sings a lively song in a major key. Joy rises up; it is elation. Joy spreads out; it is inspiring. Joy is hard to contain, and difficult to suppress. Delight is a bubbling spring that tickles the funny bone. But we must go to the spring; it will not come down off the mountain for us. One must court the joyous life; one must conspire with joy, entice joy, set a place at the table for joy, commit to joy.

Gratitude precedes and follows joy. When I am grateful for the gifts of life and a precious human body – even if it hurts – joy finds me more easily. When I am grateful for the presence of others in my life – even when they annoy me – joy considers staying for a spell. When I am grateful for my problems and recognize the blessing in adversity, joy signs the lease. Then it is up to me to see to it that joy wants to stay.

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Chi Institute

Happy New year of the metal yang rat! The metal rat is positive and confident but can also be stressed and worry easily, they are faithful to friends and easy to bond with. If you were born in 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, or 2008 your zodiac is the rat!

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The role of melatonin on doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity: A systematic review. - PubMed - NCBI

Integrative medicine can benefit so many patients! So happy to see studies like this coming out in support of itπŸ’œ

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Life Sci. 2019 Dec 13;241:117173. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2019.117173. [Epub ahead of print] Review

Behavior-Leslie Sinn, DVM, DACVB

Cole & Marmalade

Happy Boxing Day! πŸ“¦πŸ±

MUTTS

Wishing a very merry Christmas to you and yours!

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πŸŽ„ On the 1st Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-Memorialize your beloved pet-
One way to help yourself focus on positive memories is to develop a memorial of your pet. Creating such a tribute or reminder can be an effective tool to help you cope with the grief and provide you with a loving reminder of your pet in the years to come. Do keep in mind however that it may also produce a few tears in the process! Although your pet cannot be with you, remember them and what made them so special. Memorializing your pet doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive either. A simple photo book or homemade holiday wreath would suffice. Be creative and make a special holiday memorial that you can cherish for years to come.

Dr. Erin Bannink

Just Cats Clinic

Keep the Holiday season safe and healthy!

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πŸŽ„ On the 2nd Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-Keep in mind that the holidays are only temporary-
Remember that sometimes the anticipation of how miserable the holidays are going to be without your beloved pet can actually be harder than the holiday season itself. We can easily overwhelm ourselves by thinking too far ahead, especially during the holidays. After all, you may have presents to buy, dinners to prepare and family gatherings to attend, just to name a few. All of this can be overwhelming! And on top of it all, you are trying to move through your grief. This may mean that you may not get everything done that you wanted to, and that’s okay. The first holiday season after a pet dies is going to be especially difficult. Keep in mind that the holidays are only temporary and you will get through this.

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πŸŽ„ On the 3rd Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-It’s okay to feel happiness during the holidays, too-
We will have many triggers over the holidays as we unpack ornaments or may even find pet hair when we are setting out holiday decorations. The painful memories will eventually turn into happy memories that make us smile. We may even feel guilty for feeling happiness of any kind. This doesn’t mean that we miss them any less. But these thoughts can easily justify bringing additional pain to ourselves during an already extremely difficult time. However, it is possible to experience joy during the holiday season even in grief. We grieve as much as we have loved, and we have shared so many moments of happiness with our pets.
Try to approach the holidays one minute at a time, one hour at a time, or one day at a time. Let those moments of happiness slip in. It’s ok to smile and mean it, really.

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πŸŽ„ On the 4th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-Share memories of your pet-
It’s easy to dwell on the sadness and grief of the situation. Try to make it a point to remember positive happy moments you once shared with your beloved pet. Recalling and sharing stories about your pet can be healing. Share pictures or memories of your pet with family members and friends who knew your pet during holiday gatherings. This may bring tears, but it may also bring laughter, and it will make your lost pet a part of the celebrations.

indiatimes.com

First Of Its Kind Case Known To Humans: Dolphin Adopts Baby Whale, Takes Care Of It For 3 Years

indiatimes.com β€˜In 2014, researchers of French Polynesia spotted a bottle nose dolphin mother caring for an unusual looking calf. The calf was a melon headed whale, a different genus and species than the mother.'

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πŸŽ„On the 5th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„

-Adjust your self-identity-
Part of your self-identity might come from the fact that you have been a pet parent for as long as you can remember. Others may also think of you in relation to your pet as well. You and your furry friend may even be well known in your neighborhood from your daily walks together. Adjusting to this change is a an important part of the grieving process. Our pets occupy physical space in our life and our home but many times their presence is felt more with our senses. The silence in your home after the loss of a beloved pet can be deafening. It can be a harsh reality check. Simply being aware of this ungentle reality will help in preparing you for the flood of emotions.

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πŸŽ„ On the 6th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-Move toward the pain of loss-
As painful as it is, the best way to the other side of grief is through it. Acknowledge that the holidays will be different and they will be tough. Losing a pet is a big deal. They are our family and this is a huge impact on your life. It can be especially hard when you're used to sharing the holidays and other special events with your pet. Accept your feelings and be kind to yourself as you prepare for the β€œnew normal” of a life without your beloved pet. Your new normal will appear while you are on your healing journey.

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πŸŽ„ On the 7th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-Let yourself grieve-
In order to begin the healing process, we must sit with our emotions and process our grief. Tears are a necessary part of the healing process. You might be surrounded by people trying to cheer you up, especially those who have not gone through a loss of this kind. It is important for your emotional health to be true to your feelings. The holidays are everywhere and who knows what may trigger a grief burst. Remember that it’s okay to cry (even if you are in a totally random aisle at Target).

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πŸŽ„ On the 9th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„
-The importance of self-care-
Often, pets are an important part of our holiday celebrations, and it is almost impossible to wrap our minds around the fact that they won’t be with us anymore. Typically after a loss, we find that we aren’t sleeping very much or seem to be crying all the time and can’t seem to stop. Self-care is so crucial during this time- not just physically, but mentally, as well. Whatever it is that helps you recharge, do it.

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πŸŽ„ On the 10th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„

-To decorate or not to decorate?-
We will have many triggers over the holidays. Unpacking holiday decorations may be one of them. Set realistic expectations for yourself. Don’t force yourself to do more than you can do. Skip (or minimize) the decorations if they are too much this year. Maybe consider finding a simpler way to mark the season. Think about making a decoration in honor of your loved one, like a memorial ornament or wreath. Or simply light a candle.

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πŸŽ„ On the 11th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„

-It’s okay not to be okay-
It's hard to feel holiday joy when your heart is broken. There is no right or wrong way to handle the holidays when you are in grief. You have to decide what is most comfortable for YOU. And if you feel sad, annoyed, or even angry about the holiday excitement around you, that's ok too. You're not a grinch, you're grieving.

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Coping with special occasions after a loss.

foreverinmyheartpetlosscounselling.com.au When coping with loss, what is the best way to handle the days that bring with them the possibility of additional hardship? The grieving process can make someon

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The upcoming holiday season can be painful and especially difficult for one’s grief journey. If this is your situation this holiday season, may the following thoughts and ideas help you through this difficult time. Day By Day Pet Caregiver Support brings you the following 12 Days Before Christmas Countdown. πŸΎπŸŽ„β€οΈ

~ Daily Posts For Pet Caregivers & Pet Parents Struggling With Grief ~ Tips & Things To Keep In Mind This Holiday Season ~

πŸŽ„ On the 12th Day Before Christmas πŸŽ„

- Living in the moment with an ill or aging pet -
When we are anticipating the loss of a pet, we can sometimes lose sight of the opportunity to enjoy the precious moments we still have left with them on this earth. This may be especially true for pet parents who feel the emotional burden of caring for an aging or ill pet. If this is the case, set some time outside of the usual caregiving responsibilities, hold them a little tighter and simply just be with them.

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What are you happy about today?

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We understand that people may need extra support, especially this time of year. With the holidays quickly approaching, Day By Day is excited to announce that we are adding an additional weekday online support chat. Please join us every Thursday of the month at 8:00 p.m. EST starting this Thursday, December 12.

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20600 Gordon Park Square, Suite 170
Ashburn, VA
20147

General information

Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services was created by Dr. Krisi Erwin and her husband, Jeremy, to provide the following services in the comfort and dignity of your own home: * Acupuncture * Pet Rehabilitation * Pet Hospice and Palliative Care * In-Home Euthanasia We can also offer additional services such as pain management, nutritional counseling, traditional Chinese herbal medicine, and help with treatments such as subcutaneous fluid administration. We truly believe that treatment plans must be tailored to meet the needs of the WHOLE pet and the WHOLE family – hence our name: Wholistic Paws. At Wholistic Paws, it is our goal and commitment to work with you and your veterinarian to provide additional care for your pets that your regular veterinarian may not be able to offer. Throughout the course of care, your veterinarian will be kept informed and involved in the treatment that your pet is receiving. Think of us as one more "tool" to help improve your pet's quality of life and to provide an enriching, loving, and special end of life experience for your pet when the time is appropriate. Wholistic Paws currently serves Loudoun County, Virginia and the surrounding areas. We can care for dogs, cats, and pocket pets (i.e. rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs). We are available by appointment only and we try to keep our appointment times flexible for your family's convenience.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
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