Dog & Cat Articles

Is This Common Household Mistake Harming Your Dog?

Posted on July 26, 2018

Could your floor be causing your dog to age prematurely? Over the years, I’ve seen a great number of dogs struggle as they negotiate tile or wood floors in their home. And many dog “parents” have no idea that their flooring choice is causing undue hardship for their dogs. I had the opportunity to help Continue Reading »

A Terrier’s Holistic Recovery from Hip Surgery

Posted on August 20, 2017

When Natalie was told that her three-year-old dog needed hip surgery, she was devastated. She wondered if her little terrier mix, Zoey, would ever be able to run, play and chase squirrels after femoral head ostectomy (FHO) surgery[1]. After being assured by her veterinarian and other experts that small dogs do especially well with this Continue Reading »

Anti-Aging for You & Your Dog – 3 Simple Steps

Posted on May 8, 2017

This is a transcript from Mary’s presentation at the 2017 Feldenkrais® Festival in Los Angeles, CA on May 6, 2017 To listen to the audio version, please click the play arrow below:  Mary Debono: Do you remember when you were a little kid and you couldn’t wait to get older? Maybe you were four or five, Continue Reading »

Haley Rehabs her CCL Injury + Book Review/Giveaway

Posted on February 8, 2017

Elaine, from the wonderful blog, “Chasing Dog Tales” helped her dog Haley recover from CCL surgery using some of the techniques in my book, “Grow Young with Your Dog.” Elaine has written a comprehensive review of my book and even included photos of herself doing some hands-on techniques with Haley. Plus, she’s offering a book Continue Reading »

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 for your 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 »

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 »

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