Modern Dog Acupressure and Natural Therapies

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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.

Chronic diseases are rampant in our companion animals. Arthritis, allergies, cancer, and mobility issues top the list, although there are many others.

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 does not have to be a statistic. Together we can make simple yet effective changes to achieve natural health for your animal companion.

Generally, it's a good idea to have a veterinary visit and diagnosis prior to scheduling an appointment with Modern Dog. Since I am not a veterinarian, I do not diagnose disease, but rather work with body systems to attain wellness as best we can. 

TCM Full Assessment (using Traditional Chinese Medicine): $145 plus tax

This assessment gives you the best that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory, natural nutrition and acupressure has to offer. Focusing on nutrition and food as the foundation for health as well as working with TCM theory and acupressure techniques, our aim is to give the body strength and ability to come back to homeostasis or healthy balance. Particularly with acupressure, animals are highly responsive 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. And given the opportunity will also choose fresh whole foods to support their vital energy. Expect that this appointment may take 1-1/2 hours. There is an assessment form needed to be filled out and returned to Modern Dog prior to this appointment.

Microbiome Testing: It takes guts to raise a healthy animal! A healthy pet starts with a healthy gut. If your dog suffers from digestive or skin issues, then they could be missing key bacteria for a healthy gut, immune system, and weight. 

AnimalBiome offers microbiome testing so you can know just how healthy his microbiome, hence his immune system is. Research has shown that a balanced gut microbiome (the digestive system and how it handles food for nutrition and energy) is essential to overall health and longevity. When a pet’s microbiome is unbalanced, diarrhea, skin, immune system, and weight problems occur, and managing unpleasant symptoms can affect quality of life for pets (and pet parents).

Through a simple fecal test you take at home, you can find out shortfalls in your dog's gut health. With this information you can move to improve your dog's microbiome to create better health. Once you receive the collection kit, you'll set up your own personal pet portal online, collect and return the fecal sample. You'll receive results via email and online in the personal pet portal. From there, you can set up an assessment consultation with Modern Dog can help you make adjustments to your dog's diet to correct his microbiome. Click here to learn more and to order your in-home kit with a special Modern Dog discount (shown at checkout). 

Life Stress Assessment (results emailed to you): $110 plus tax  

The Life Stress Assessment utilizes hair and saliva sampling to discover deep rooted issues causing ill-health in your pet. This is recommended for dogs with skin allergies, digestive upsets, arthritis and other chronic issues, even emotional and behavioral issues can be rooted in underlying sensitivities to food and environment.

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. When all is said and done you will have a roadmap on paper that you can follow, helping you create a healthier and stronger immune system for your dog. 

If you would like to consult regarding the report and further options, we can set up a follow up appointment (see Maintenance sessions, below).


Follow-up and Maintenance Sessions: $50 plus tax

Once you've invested in the TCM Full Assessment,  the Life Stress Assessment, or Micro Biome testing what comes next? Modern Dog can help you decide on a practical maintenance schedule to keep your dog in his best health and comfort. Every dog is an individual and as such each maintenance program is tailored to fit your dog. 

Cold Laser (3B laser) or Photonic Red Light Therapy: $40/session plus tax
SAVE $30: Prepaid Package of 3 @ $90 plus tax (must be used in 60 days of purchase)

If you have a veterinary diagnosis and desire supportive healing of a torn CCL, hip dysplasia, chronic arthritis, or skin issues such as hot spots, etc. consider the therapeutic value of these options. Once checked by your veterinarian, Modern Dog can offer help using either Cold Laser or Photonic Red Light Therapy to help bring about healing.

General Questions, Health Coach, and End-of-Life Guidance: $25 per 1/2 hour plus tax

Modern Dog wants you to be successful with your dog's health. Once we've had an initial consultation or Life Stress Assessment, you are able to tap into Modern Dog's experience and knowledge through email and phone as well. If you have follow up questions or you have new questions, an email or a phone call may get your questions answered easily and quickly without making an appointment for a visit. If the situation warrants an appointment, there is no charge for the email or call.

In the same vane, as it gets close to End-of-Life for our pets we begin to feel confused, sad, and alone. Modern Dog is here to help you navigate some of the issues that begin to arise with our senior pets or chronically ill pets. Often times learning how to support them in mind, body, and spirit and feeling that same support for ourselves makes the last "walk" beautiful, peaceful, and not hurried out of fear.

We do offer a Shepherding Program for those needing a compassionate ear--someone to bounce ideas around with--while going through a serious life crisis or end of life stages. These Shepherds offer email communications at a very reasonable rate. They do not provide medical advice. Please email for more information and pricing.

Healthy Emotions--Flower Essence Consultation--$25 per 1/2 hour plus tax

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.
Your Flower Essence Consultation includes the first bottle of custom flower essences @ $20 (includes shipping and tax if applicable).

Resource/Reference Network: $25 per 1/2 hour plus tax

Are you a bit of a do-it-yourself-er? But some guidance and solid references and resources are hard to find? Do you need help sorting through information from your veterinary partner, groomer, friends, relatives and neighbors (everyone has an opinion!)? Have you been scouring the Internet until the wee hours of the night looking for trustworthy information? Need a sounding board or pet advocate partner to sort through options? You're not sure what might help your pet and don't quite know who/what options are available?

Modern Dog has a top-notch researching team and a strong network of holistic and natural practitioners, herbalists, veterinary homeopaths and naturopaths, and other professionals ready, willing and able to help you. Help me understand the issues and I can help connect you to someone with expertise to assist you. You are not alone! It takes a village and we want to be a part of your community of helpers. 

Appointment Cancelation Policy:
Our goal is to provide quality individualized experience in a timely manner. No-shows, late shows and cancelations inconvenience those individuals who need access to Modern Dog Wellness appointments. We would like to remind you of our policy regarding late, missed, or no-show appointments.

No-show, late, or cancelations with less than 24 hour notice:
A no-show is a client who misses an appointment without canceling prior to 24 hours of the appointment or arrives later than 15 minutes past the appointment time. If you arrive late to your appointment but within 15 minutes of your appointment time (i.e. 2:00 p.m. is your appointment time and you arrive prior to 2:15 p.m.), your appointment may be shortened as not to impede on the next scheduled appointment. We are happy to provide as much service as possible in a shorter time period.

The first time there is a no-show or late cancelation (less than 24 hour notice) there will be no charge to the client. A 2nd occurrence will result in you being charged the cost of your scheduled appointment. The 3rd occurrence will result in you being charged the cost of your scheduled appointment and you may also be asked to seek help for your pet elsewhere. These payments must be made prior to setting your next appointment. 
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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