Your Pets and Your Guardian Angel

If you are like most people, you consider your pets to be part of your family. You love them and receive much love in return, and you distress when they become ill or lost for even a short time. Below I’m going to give you some unique suggestions on lowering your stress level when events seem to be worrisome or even in crises situations with those lovable family members.

About ten years ago, in reading spiritual articles and books, I kept noticing the word “benevolent” used in stories about Guardian Angels and their relationship to us. One day I read a suggestion to request benevolent outcomes for events in your life. I decided to try it out, and was amazed how PERFECTLY it worked for everything, from small requests such as a parking spot next to a busy restaurant or a seat on the subway to the really important situations in my business and personal life. After having made these requests between 10,000 and 15,000 times over the years, I am firmly convinced that our Guardian Angels are there to assist us in living more gentle lives. We just have to ask.

So how do we utilize these requests with our pets? As an example, one of my dogs, Sandy, will roam the neighborhood if we accidentally leave the gate open, which certainly at the very least could mean the permanent loss of a sweet, lovable dog. When this happens, I have immediately requested out loud, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for finding Sandy safe and sound. Thank you.” You always thank your Guardian Angel and make these requests with emotion, as that works best. Requesting a Benevolent Outcome always takes the stress and worry away, as I KNOW that I’m going to find her.

When it’s time to add a pet into your family, you say, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for finding the perfect pet for our family. Thank you.” When you go to an animal shelter, possibly one of the attendants points out a pet that just arrived that morning, even just a few minutes before you arrived. Or you will just be drawn to one particular animal that in your heart you know is the perfect companion for your family. Even before you go, one of your friends calls to tell you about a new litter. Your Guardian Angel works in amazing ways, and I can assure you it’s FUN to sit back and see how the pieces of the puzzle come together when you make requests for MBO’s (as I call them). Just remember that requesting Benevolent Outcomes has to be benevolent for all concerned.

Next, you can request a Benevolent Outcome for choosing the right food and vitamins for your pet. And you can request a Benevolent Outcome for visits to the veterinarian. When your pet is sick, that can really cause you to be concerned and worry for their welfare. One lady told me how her cat was recently in distress, so she took her cat to the veterinarian and requested a MBO that the cat would be fine. She was greatly relieved to be told by the vet that it was an easy problem to treat.

One of our previous female dogs had a parvo type disease that is fatal 99 out of 100 times. We requested a Benevolent Outcome for her recovery, and then had the “inspiration” to start feeding her large amounts of the same vitamin E we took for our health. Her blood count slowly increased to the point where she completely recovered.

I’m going to give you something else that works when you see an animal on TV that has been injured, tortured, or trapped. You can feel quite frustrated that you can’t help that animal in person. But you can say out loud, “I ask that any and all beings come to the aid of this animal and comfort, aid, and assist this animal in any and all ways. Thank you.” These requests are not acted upon by your Guardian Angel, but by other Angelic beings, and INSTANTLY. You do not limit the request to humans, as it could be other animals or Angelic beings that actually physically assist that animal in distress. Then you will feel better that at least you did what you could to aid that animal. This confidence will be higher if you have been requesting Benevolent Outcomes in your life, so you know from direct experience and knowledge that making these requests really work!

Your life with your pet companions will be much less stressful and worry-free when you request Benevolent Outcomes from the time that you decide to add them to your family and all through their lives with you. I wish you all a Good Life!

Pets and the Swine Flu

A thirteen year old Iowa cat answered the question that many concerned pet owners have been asking: “can pets catch illnesses from us?” The kitty came down with swine flu, proving that the illness in fact can be transmitted from humans to animals. The diagnosis surprised veterinarians and medical experts who didn’t previously believe that cats or dogs were susceptible to human flu viruses. No dogs have yet been diagnosed, so researchers are uncertain whether the virus can also be transmitted to dogs. However, it appears that ferrets, pigs and domestic turkeys are also susceptible to the virus, so it is possible that dogs will be as well.

The virus causes a runny nose and other flu symptoms. In humans with weak immune systems, such as children or the elderly, swine flu can even be deadly. The fear thus exists that it could also lead to respiratory distress or death in cats or dogs if they do in fact come down with the illness. No one wants to see their pet memorialized in a cat urnor dog urn any sooner then absolutely necessary, so cautious owners will want to be aware of the potential dangers and watch their pets for signs of swine flu.

Vets warn that people should not automatically jump to the conclusion that a runny nose or other sign of the flu is caused by the H1N1 virus in pets. Experts believe it is more likely that if an animal is exhibiting these symptoms, it is caused by a virus more common in domesticated pets then H1N1. However if you or another family member had H1N1 or you believe your animal was exposed, you can get your pet tested to rule out the possibility that it is this potentially serious strain of the flu.

Since cats can clearly get the virus, you should also take precautions with your cat the same way you would with any human being. If you are ill or someone in your family has H1N1, take care not to expose your feline friend to germs. Try not to be too affectionate with your pet or too cuddly during your illness lest you spread germs and unintentionally make your pet ill. Don’t leave tissues or other contaminated objects lying around. After all, your pet may be prone to playing with the tissues and this lighthearted game could potentially lead to their illness. Furthermore, ensure that if your animal begins exhibiting signs of illness, you go to a responsible veterinarian for an appropriate diagnosis.

Diligent pet owners want to put off the day that they memorialize pets with a pet headstone for as long as possible. One important step in doing this is to be aware of the potential dangers for dogs and cats and take steps to protect against them. Therefore, although vets believe it is unlikely that many cats or dogs will be infected by this new flu virus, it is typically much better to be safe then to be sorry.

Buying Turtles As Pets

Buying a turtle as a pet requires some forethought and planning, much like buying any other pet. There are a few important considerations to go over, such as what kind of turtle you want, what its needs are and whether you will be able to provide for it.

A lot of people assume that having turtles as pets does not require a lot of work or care. In fact, buying turtles and bringing them home as a pet takes a lot of commitment and care.

The average life expectancy for turtles is around fifty years and that is one of the main things to consider when you want to buy a turtle. Especially if you are buying a turtle as a pet for a child. While turtles are easier to care for than certain kinds of pets, they do still need love and attention and the proper environment and diet to be able to have a healthy life.

Depending on the type of turtle you choose as your pet, you will need to do the proper amount of research in order to know what kind of environment that they need to live in and what they require for food.

Most pet turtles have similar needs as far as diet is concerned that is basically a variety of fresh vegetables, lettuce being one of the most popular choices. (Avoid iceberg lettuce, however, as this can cause diarrhea.) There are different kinds of turtles you can look into owning, including semi-aquatic turtles and fully terrestrial ones.

They are all similar in a lot of ways but each one has specific needs and you should talk to an expert at your pet store when buying one. You need to pick a turtle that is most suited to your own home life and your ability to provide it a good life. Some pet turtles do not require as much in the way of special lighting and heating conditions as others, so you should make sure you know enough about the different kinds of pet turtles when you want to buy one and take it home as your next pet.

You can have a wonderful relationship with your pet turtle, and many people who take the time to get to know all about their turtle find that it is possible to create a fulfilling and rewarding bond with them.