5 Tips to Prevent Canine Sports Injuries

Posted on September 2, 2016

Click to download the illustrated e-book Whether your dog participates in competitive canine sports or just loves to run and play, he is at risk of sustaining a sports injury. Injuries may be relatively minor, such as a strained back muscle. Or they can be more serious, such as a torn or ruptured cranial cruciate Continue Reading »

Senior Dog with Spinal Arthritis Walks Easily Again

Posted on June 10, 2016

Have you ever looked at your aging dog, with her stiff back and arthritic joints, and wished you could help her move easily again? But you assume that there’s nothing else you can do. You’re already providing your dog with regular vet exams, a high-quality diet, joint supplements and lots of love and attention.  The increasing Continue Reading »

Equine Massage or Feldenkrais Method for Horses? What’s the Difference?

Posted on February 24, 2016

Many people who see me work with horses assume I’m doing a gentle form of equine massage. And I can’t blame them.  They see me touching a horse, who is usually quite relaxed and happy. When I explain to the onlookers that I’m not an equine massage therapist, but a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, I Continue Reading »

Do You Find This Toy Dog Scary?

Posted on November 5, 2015

I take two stuffed dogs to some of my canine workshops. Dogs never look twice at the larger husky, but many dogs bark and even growl at the stuffed basset hound. Can you guess why some dogs dislike the smaller stuffed dog? Everyone who responds with a comment below this post will be entered into a random Continue Reading »

Simple Technique Helps Cats, Dogs & Horses

Posted on July 5, 2015

From a Hiss to a Purr – Why Slow, Gentle Movements Help Cats and Other Creatures I was lying on the tiled bathroom floor, my face just inches from the back of the cold porcelain toilet. Was I ill or inebriated?  Not at all. I was simply trying to help a cat who had taken refuge Continue Reading »

San Diego Book Awards Declare Mary’s Book a Winner!

Posted on June 22, 2015

I was very happy to learn that my book, “Grow Young with Your Dog,” was selected as the winner of the 2015 San Diego Book Awards in the Health and Medicine category.  What an honor! Thanks so much for all your support and feedback about my book! Mary    

Healing a Dog’s Neck Injury

Posted on May 17, 2015

A Neck Injury Doesn’t Stop this Canine Athlete The following is an excerpt from Grow Young with Your Dog, by Mary Debono Vicki found her black-and-white dog suddenly unable to pick up his head. The dog, whose name is Nicky, was moving very slowly, holding his head unnaturally low and still. Vicki immediately rushed the Continue Reading »

From California to Kenya – Tips to Help You and Your Dog Feel Younger

Posted on April 6, 2015

 “Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of things that are really far away.”  ― Ian Frazier I taught a dog workshop in Kenya last Sunday.  Well,…sort of.  Actually, I sat in my California kitchen and, thanks to the magic of Skype, I joined Moyra; her adult daughter, Clea; and a Continue Reading »

From Hip Dysplasia to Agility

Posted on December 12, 2014

The following story is excerpted from my Amazon best seller, Grow Young with Your Dog.  You can click here to purchase the book in either digital or paperback.   Painful hips, stiff hips, dysplastic hips and arthritic hips. Many people worry about their dogs’ hips at some point. And as dog lovers themselves age, they may notice Continue Reading »

“Grow Young with Your Dog” now available at Book Revue in Huntington, NY

Posted on December 11, 2014

My book, Grow Young with Your Dog, is now available at one of the country’s largest independent bookstores, Book Revue, which is located in scenic Huntington, Long Island, N.Y.    I love this big, beautiful family-owned bookstore!  They often have book signings by prominent authors, such as President Bill Clinton, President Jimmy Carter, J.K. Rowling, Joyce Carol Continue Reading »

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