It happens a lot. I get the call or email from a desperate pet owner whose dog/cat/horse/ has a mysterious health issue, and the veterinarians are coming up empty-handed.
It is not fun when your fur-kid is not acting like itself. His appetite is off, he is not wagging his tail much and he seems lethargic. The vet has run blood work and tells you everything appears normal. You have a nagging feeling that will not go away. Spot just isn’t right.
When I work with these clients, whether by a telephone consultation or an in-person visit, one of the first things I do is perform what I call a body scan. This is a technique I have taught in my workshops over the years. The animal communicator slowly reviews the body, nose to tail, of the pet.
For me, I find it easier to close my eyes (yours truly is easily distracted by visual stimuli) as I begin by visualizing an “inside” tour of the critter’s body. If you ever watched the movie “Fantastic Voyage,” where they shrink down a team of scientists and inject them into the VIP patient to repair his critical injuries, you have an idea of the sort of pictures pets tend to send me.
I see the teeth, and a cat may point out where she has fractured a molar. As I peer through the eyes, a horse shows me the blur where a cataract has begun to obscure his vision. I continue on, checking out all of the senses, noting any imbalances, discolorations or foreign masses in each part of the body.
Most pets coping with serious health challenges will immediately draw my attention to the problem area, even if the owner has given no indication as to what the problem is. Sometimes I begin a reading unaware a medical issue prompted the call, and the pet immediately sends pictures of the problem area to me! It is just like a human might immediately inform their doctor about a new problem at a check-up.
Most of the time the animals will send pictures and emotions that convey to me whether the area I am viewing is a problem for them. We may think of an enlarged heart as worrisome, but four-leggeds might not see it as a problem unless they are competing in serious athletic sports such as agility, racing, or search and rescue. But when it comes to “talking” about the source of their current problems, the majority are quick to show and tell.
Sometimes the problems are straight-forward; an undetected thyroid condition, intolerance to a particular food ingredient or reaction to a recent medication or cleaning product. Other times, the pet may send images of a small tumor beginning to form somewhere inside the body or a liver that is heading south.
Over the years I have learned animals tend to be aware of cells “going rogue” far earlier than any method of detection currently available. It is a common occurrence at the events I attend annually for people to walk up and say something like, “You did a reading for me last year and told me that my ____ had a tumor/growth forming ____.”
“I thought you were crazy, because there was nothing there. But, sure enough, six months later it showed up just where you had said.” I must confess I very rarely remember the original consultation, for there are too many, and there just isn’t that much room in my 50+ year old brain!
But, I have discovered a pattern that animals tend to become aware of changes in their body somewhere between 2 weeks to 9 months before we can detect it. The length of time varies dramatically depending on where they are in the current stage of development and how quickly the problem is escalating.
A slow-growing tumor may take months before it can be felt. On the flip side, a cat may tell me her liver is beginning to have trouble with enzymes, and the diagnosis is confirmed within the week.
Readers may be wondering, “How the heck does my horse/dog/cat/rabbit/bird know that his spleen is going bad?” That is a good question. Unlike humans, animals are much more tuned into energetic vibrations.
For them, sound, color, smell and touch are all types of vibration, as each sense causes some sort of response in the body that is vibrational in nature. All living creatures vibrate. The rate of vibration, and the “tone” and the clarity of that vibration are as unique to the individual as a fingerprint.
Subtle changes in the vibrational pattern are quickly observed by animals. In the wild, predators use the changes in smell, sound and activity to help them identify prey that are least likely to escape their attacks.
Cats that know when humans are preparing to pass key into the fluctuations of life energy as a means of knowing when it is “time.” Likewise, dogs that have been trained to alert their owners to low blood sugar or heart arrhythmia pay keen attention to the change in smell (sugar levels in the blood affect the scent of our body) or changes in our heart rate.
These same powers of observation are what enable your beloved canine/feline/equine to describe to me what is troubling them. They feel the changes within their bodies.
On that same note, this is also the reason why I am able to tell owner’s about THEIR health troubles when talking to Fido and Fluffy. More than one client was taken aback when I told them their dog was concerned about her blood pressure or the cat thinks Mom is having problems with her pituitary.
I recall a chat with a Dachshund named Baxter. His owner had called me, because she was concerned Baxter and Callie, the cat, were not getting along. Near the end of our conversation I said, “Baxter wants to know if your husband is going to get his left knee treated.”
There was a long pause before the owner asked how on earth I knew her spouse had injured that leg while running earlier in the week. I laughed and said Baxter showed me!
Mary Clouse is an Animal Communicator and Consultant, and she is the author of several books. Email her your animal communication questions with “WVM Question” in the subject line. Contact – Website – Facebook – Twitter – LinkedIn – Books
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