In April 2012, my 12-year-old Australian shepherd Stormy (now passed) was diagnosed with tumors on his liver and pituitary gland along with Cushing’s disease. His black shaggy fur fell out, leaving his coat orange and brittle. He drank a lot of water, was lethargic and had a pot belly. I was told he had roughly six months to live. That was not OK with me. I put Stormy on CBD and SAMe (S-Adenosylmethionine), lowered his protein and increased his fruit and veggie intake.
Stormy lived four more years, dying at the age of 16. In that time, all of his shaggy fur returned. He was arthritic but vibrant until one morning after breakfast when he looked at me and told me it was time. With the help of our vet, he died peacefully in the back of my ’67 VW Bus.
His miraculous healing is a testament to the power of living in joy. A month after his diagnosis, Stormy shared this wisdom on “The Pet Psychic Radio Show”:
“My mom and I are healing me. I have something inside of me that I would rather not have. Don’t worry. It’s OK. It doesn’t hurt. I pant and have soreness in my belly. I pretend it’s not there. That’s not always the best idea, because it can get worse. You have to do something. If your animal has an issue, or if you want to think about me in a healing way, think of your animal’s body (or mine) working at its optimal performance. I eat healthy veggies, meat, supplements and treats, but no grains.
We picture a ball of light that looks like the sun inside of my body, healing all my cells and organs. We say this affirmation, ‘My body is well balanced and healthy. I believe in miracle healings. Thank you, universe, for supplying all that we need to heal. I’m flexible and athletic. I have healthy teeth, gums, skin and fur. I am well. I enjoy life to the fullest.’ “
An affirmation like this is important because it creates a pattern of health and fun all around you and your family.
If you give your animal a new medication or supplement, take a deep breath, remember to picture everything you are about to say and say the following to your pet: “This is the medicine I am going to give you (show them the medication). This medicine will make your body well (picture your animal really happy and well). If this medicine makes you feel bad in any way (picture them feeling yucky), exaggerate your symptoms and look at me so I know something is wrong. If the medicine makes you pant a little, pant a lot and look at me. If the medicine makes you dizzy, show me.
This is important. You want to know. Also, medicine hidden in food can cause fear and confusion in your animal.
Tell your animal, “If the medicine makes you feel bad, we will try a lower dosage (picture less medicine) or we will try a different medicine (picture getting the other medicine).”
Then say to your animal, “I believe that animals can be happy and healthy to the ends of their lives. I’m committed to making sure you’re happy and healthy till you are ready to join all the angels and the essence of the universe (picture whatever you think heaven is).”
Tell your animal, “I love you,” pet your animal and go for a walk or play with him or her while saying your affirmation of health. You can sing these affirmations with your animal’s name in them.
As Stormy said, “Always remember, just because your animal is sick or has a bad diagnosis, it doesn’t mean that you can’t live in joy with your pet. It just means you need to be more active in achieving health and you need to enjoy your time together more. All animals love treats. My mom and I wish you great health and a fun life.”
Laura Stinchfield is an Ojai-based pet psychic. Her column runs Wednesdays in the Pets section. Email her firstname.lastname@example.org go tothepetpsychic.com.