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Why Meditating with Your Dog Can Make You Healthy

Posted on September 2, 2016

This simple meditation can bring peace and comfort during the last days of a dog’s life. It can also provide comfort and healing for the human even long after the dog has passed away. A reader, Robin, experienced that. This is what she wrote to me:     “Mary, I just wanted to thank you Continue Reading »

Arthritic Dog? Why You Need to Know This Innovative Approach

Posted on September 2, 2016

Click to download this article as a pdf. The black and tan dog looked like an adorable cross between a Beagle and a German shepherd.  Her name was Princess, and she walked with mincing steps into my office, her lower back rounded as if in pain. Princess was accompanied by Janet, a tall, blonde woman Continue Reading »

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 »

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