Holiday bits and bites.

Festive atmosphere, table is set, guests are arriving…

Christmas Dinner with Dogs and Cats  Look for the mistletoe scene :)So funny!!!

You know it and feel it.  The holidays are coming quickly and as we watch the fun light hearted video we are reminded of our crazy family.  I think everyone is convinced their family is the craziest.   But we all have the one person sitting at the table that believes they know best.  You know the person willing to break all the house rules and sneak a little tidbit to your dog or cat.  You may not be able to stop them but this is a quick reminder of some potentially harmful foods for cats and dogs:

  1. Alcohol
  2. Avocado
  3. Chocolate or Coffee
  4. Citrus
  5. Coconut/Coconut oil
  6. Grapes/Raisins
  7. Milk and Dairy (Raw Eggs)
  8. Nuts
  9. Onions, Garlic, Chives
  10. Poinsettia
  11. Fat Trimmings or undercooked Bones
  12. Yeast Dough

Yes, we have seen a number of these items in different foods “for dogs” but we have to remember their digestive system is different than ours.  Cats have an even more delicate system to keep in mind.  The above foods are best avoided for your dog and cat.  In some cases, these foods can cause diarrhea or vomiting or can instigate pancreatitis.  Things that I think we would all like to avoid in life, especially during the busy holidays.  If the symptoms continue untreated then your pet can get into some real health concerns.  So please remind uncle or aunt know-it-all these are there is a no treat policy in your house.

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Stephanie L. Brown, Ph.D. and I don’t remember a day when I didn’t speak with animals.  That is why I chose to go into the Veterinary Medicine field when I was a young.  In the 25 years I was in Veterinary Medicine I started as a volunteer and finished off as a Practice Manager. As a registered veterinary technician I worked with Lizards to Lions, and I faced moral and ethical dilemmas.  This prompted me to do a tremendous amount of soul searching and that caused me to clearly define my life philosophy.  In my career my position was to always be pure of love from my soul for that animal in that moment in time.  In the years of listening and speaking with so many animals they became teachers about life, death and everything in between.  The time, energy and passion I invested in animals is what has made me really good at animal communication.

In my off time I have been involved in dog carting, obedience, agility, herding and showing.

By Specializing in Soul to Soul Communication I have the honor of working with people who love and cherish their animals as family members.  I can bridge the clinical aspects of the Veterinary world to the spiritual world with animals and pet parents.  Whether the case is separation anxiety, end of life transition or finding the perfect pet for your household; I continue to be pure of love from my soul while I work with my clients and their pet parents.

If you are looking to know more about Stephanie she can be reached at:


Holiday bits and bites.

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