Dog & Cat Articles

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 »

My book is finally here – and it’s FREE!

Posted on November 12, 2014

The Kindle edition is free from November 12 – 14, 2014 . The price will be $9.97 as of 11/15/14.  Don’t miss out – download your free copy TODAY! Would you like to learn how to help yourself and your dog feel better – at any age?    If so, this book is for you! In Continue Reading »

Chihuahua Recovers From a Stroke

Posted on September 8, 2014

Chilee’s First Debono Moves Session Alighting from the Cadillac, Marion placed the small bundle gently in my arms. I looked down to see a tiny tan head peeking out of the swaddling. Wrapped safely inside the blanket was Marion’s precious companion, Chilee the Chihuahua, who had suffered a stroke 18 days before. The stroke left Continue Reading »

Princess Gets Her Groove Back

Posted on September 4, 2014

Like many older dogs, Princess was finding it difficult to walk or play.  Her person worried that she was losing her zest for life.  Read what happened next…         The black and tan dog walked with mincing steps into my office, her lower back rounded as if in pain.  Janet, tall and Continue Reading »

Helping a Dog in Pain

Posted on May 5, 2011

As Sara and Boomer Bear, a black 12-year-old Standard Poodle, entered my office, it was apparent that the dog was having difficulty walking. Even more distressing was that he was in quite a lot of pain — pain that a team of veterinarians couldn’t find a cause for. Boomer’s rapid, shallow breathing was an attempt Continue Reading »

Boots the Cat Overcomes Hind End Paralysis and Learns to Bond

Posted on May 5, 2011

Jim had experienced the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method® in eliminating his own back pain. So, when his cat suddenly began dragging her hind end and her vet could offer no explanation or cure, he wondered if Debono MovesSM could help. Boots, a beautiful Maine Coon with large green eyes, had been semi-feral for 11 Continue Reading »

Elf the Cat’s Recovery from a Dislocated Hip

Posted on May 5, 2011

Placing the white and grey cat on my lap, I let him choose how he wanted to arrange himself, knowing that he would position himself in a way that would afford comfort and security for his dislocated right hip. About ten days before, Elf had started dragging his right hind leg. A veterinarian determined that Continue Reading »

An Akita Overcomes Hip and Knee Pain – and Aggression

Posted on May 4, 2011

I drove down the unfamiliar street, reading the house numbers. 2403… 2405… 2407… Bingo! I parked on the street and was about to get out of my red Toyota Celica when a woman called out to me from the porch. “Wait in your car while I bring Bruno into the house!” I watched as she Continue Reading »

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