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Although I cannot guarantee a cure, I can assure you that your pet will benefit from higher quality of life through gentle and natural options.

Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease in animal companions is related to poor nutrition, over-vaccination, and emotional stress. And, the cancer rate among our animal companions is skyrocketing. Some estimate that 70% of our dogs will be diagnosed with cancer at devastatingly young ages.  

The good news is your pet doesn’t have to be a statistic. Together we can make simple yet effective changes to achieve natural health for your animal companion.

New! Wellness Life Stress Scan

The Wellness Life Stress Scan uses biofeedback, which has the ability to read the energetic resonance that emanates from the hair and saliva samples. It’s so much more than an allergy test for dogs and cats as it can identify imbalances and disturbances within the entire body.

This is not a traditional allergy test for pets done in a medical laboratory. It’s a non-invasive energetic analysis seeking to identify and diminish non-harmonic energetic factors that may be contributing to the allergy type symptoms in your pet. Using biofeedback analysis, the biofeedback device can identify over 300 food and environmental factors that may disturb an animal’s energy balance. Biofeedback measures the body’s energetic reaction to various substances. It’s complimentary and is in no way meant to be inferred as a substitute for traditional allergy testing methods that use blood samples such as the ELISA and antibody testing.

Through two personal consultations, Modern Dog will collect the DNA samples and take a history of your pet’s current health. We’ll set up a follow up appointment for approximately 2 weeks later to thoroughly review the results and create a roadmap to building health.


Acupressure is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) just like acupuncture. Animals are highly responsive to acupressure because they are very in tune with their bodies. They know exactly how to stimulate their own energetic bodies through activities like scratching and licking.

Your dog or cat, whether they are an agility athlete or your best cuddling buddy, need their body energetics to be in balance for optimal health. By balancing your animal’s energetics you can prevent illness, maintain their sense of well-being, and resolve health issues that might arise from their environment, injuries, or aging.

Current conventional and Eastern medicine’s scientific studies and clinical observations have proven that the benefits of acupressure include:

  • Reducing fear, anxiety, and stress
  • Dealing with issues of aging and past injuries
  • Improving body flexibility and mobility
  • Relieving muscle spasms and stiffness
  • Strengthening muscles, tendons, joints, and bones
  • Building the immune system to resolve or prevent illness including allergy sensitivities
  • Relieving gastrointestinal issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation
  • Balancing energy to optimize the body’s natural ability to heal
  • Releasing of natural cortisone to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Releasing endorphins necessary to increase energy or relieve pain
  • Enhancing mental clarity and calm required for focus in training and performance
  • Resolving injuries more readily by increasing the blood supply and removing toxins
  • Addressing end-of-life comfort care

Through a comprehensive session, Modern Dog will identify and apply a specific set of acupressure points address your pet’s particular needs, plus leave you with a set of acupoints that you can use between professional acupressure sessions.

I encourage you to participate in your animal’s health by learning more about animal acupressure through hands-on workshops and group sessions with Modern Dog.

Natural Feeding

Natural feeding for dogs and cats, or a species appropriate raw diet, is foundational to health. You might want to consider a raw, natural diet if your pet has any of the following chronic issues:

  • Allergy issues (ears and skin)
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g., arthritis, Cushing’s, diabetes, thyroid)
  • Chronic diseases (e.g., kidneys, bladder crystals)
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Seizures

Additional benefits to natural feeding include:

  • Healthier teeth and gums and fresh breath
  • Stronger immune system
  • Less flatulence and smelly stools
  • Less stool volume and frequency
  • Easy weight loss without starvation

Check out Modern Dog’s resource Just Because It's Common Doesn't Make It Normal. Often slight changes in your pet's diet can make a huge difference in their ability to fight off diseases and maintain health. Diet can also influence their emotions and temperament.

Brenda of Modern Dog is a certified Pet Food Nutrition Specialist. Through personal consultation, Modern Dog will help you build a healthy and nutritional diet for your animal companion without fear or confusion.

I encourage you to further participate in your animal’s health by learning more about natural feeding through educational workshops with Modern Dog.

Emotional Health

Animals have emotions, attitudes and personalities just like humans. To care for an animal, it’s helpful to observe the animal and learn how to distinguish between normal regular behavior and behavior that is unusual and out of balance. Pets often reflect the emotions of the people close to them and the environment in which they live. Emotions such as fear, anxiety, worry, and depression can lead to disease because they deplete the physical body of its natural vitality, thereby compromising the immune system’s ability to function properly.

By using the appropriate Flower Essences to balance emotional attitudes, subtle changes occur that bring renewed energy forward and short circuit the path to illness.

Flower Essences do not interfere with medications, herbs, homeopathy, or other supplements. Flower Essences have an energy vibration similar to music. You know how music can pick you up or settle you down and make you feel empathy? Custom-blend Flower Essences do the same thing, but more specifically for your pet’s situation or even your own.

As your animal’s emotions change, the blend will change as well. And once your animal has stabilized, the Flower Essences can be used as needed. It’s like peeling an onion. Once we get past the outer layer, there may be another set of emotions revealed. It’s exciting to see the progress and changes!

Through personal consultations, Modern Dog will create a Flower Essence remedy specifically for your pet. Click here to fill out the questionnaire.


Combining herbal remedies with other simple changes is often all that’s needed to put your pet on their way to vitality and health. I work with several trusted herbal remedy providers, including: Herbsmith, Amber Technologies, Animals Apawthecary, Glacier Peak Holistics, and others. Many herbal remedies can replace traditional medications. At the very least, herbal remedies can help support the body and reduce negative side effects from necessary medications. 

Through personal consultation, Modern Dog will help you incorporate healthy supplementation to your pet’s diet. There are often natural therapies and options to aid in support for such things as:

  • Allergy issues (ears and skin)
  • Autoimmune diseases (e.g., arthritis, Cushing’s, diabetes, thyroid)
  • Chronic diseases (e.g., kidneys, bladder crystals)
  • Pain and inflammation
  • Seizures

Through personal consultation, Modern Dog will help you find appropriate herbal options for your animal companion.

I encourage you to further participate in your animal’s health by learning more about herbs and herbal remedies through educational workshops with Modern Dog.

Modern Dog’s Promise

Your best friend deserves a long, happy, and healthy life. At Modern Dog we promise to:

  • Respect your animal’s wishes
  • Help you take the very best care of your companion animal
  • Work cooperatively with your trusted veterinarian
  • Support you and your pet with gentle, safe, and natural options
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