Sunday, August 24, 2014

Holistic Pet Care: Massage & Reiki for What Ails Your Pet & "Get Your Dog Healthy With Natural Treats" Giveaway

Today is quite an exciting day! As you may have read in our post this past Wednesday, today we are celebrating the second anniversary of our Dog Works Radio show "The Sibe Vibe!" I am  so thrilled that you all have been such faithful fans and enjoy tuning in each month to listen to the many amazing and informative guests we've featured over the past two years. We wouldn't be celebrating this wonderful milestone if it weren't for our listeners and our guests, so huge, heartfelt "Woos" and "Thank Yous" go out to each and every one of you for making "The Sibe Vibe" such a success and highly-listened to broadcast!

And a "Thank You" also goes out to my talented and wonderful co-host and producer, Robert Forto. I'm so proud the FiveSibes and I are part of the Dog Works Radio family and we can share this amazing two-year anniversary milestone with him and his radio network!

August also marks the month to highlight holistic treatments for our pet as August 30th is National Holistic Pet Day. And, in conjunction with this event, I'm so pleased to present our guest on today's show ~ small animal massage and Reiki practitioner Marta Banat of Vancouver, British Columbia who operates the All Paws Massage. Marta is also the author of A Husky Life blog, and a fellow Epi-Husky parent, having first become interested in massage treatments when her own Siberian Husky, "Rocco," was diagnosed with Canine Epilepsy. 

Rocco getting a massage treatment from Marta

Marta says she first learned about the benefits of massage and energy work while searching for holistic approaches to manage her dog’s Epilepsy. Rocco's improvement through this type of treatment inspired Marta to train at NorthWest School of Animal Massage and open her own practice to help other pet parents.

Rocco, SpokesHusky for Hu-Mom's All Paws Massage!
Marta says Rocco is "a sweet, happy-go-lucky boy who loves adventures." He came to her at 11 months with a number of health problems. At three years old he was diagnosed with Idiopathic Epilepsy, but she notes, the diagnosis did not dampen his love of life. Through careful management and holistic approaches, they were able to get seizures under control. She is happy to report that it has been six months and counting since his last seizure! And Rocco loves life…his favorite activities are swimming, hiking, and road trips. He is also one of the featured stars in my upcoming book on Canine Epilepsy titled EPIc Dog Tales: Heartfelt Stories About Amazing Dogs Living & Loving Life With Canine Epilepsy through ArcticHousePublishing this fall.

If you missed tuning in to this episode live today, now worries! You can listen in any time to this episode here:

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Congrats to our randomly selected giveaway winners!
"Gibbie Snacks" ~ Lillian M.
"Apple Crisp Stix" ~ Molly P.
"Paw-Nut Butters" ~ Jeanette D.
Please Email us your "doghouse" addy so we can send you your treats & awareness bracelet. We'd love pics of your furbaby with their prizes to share, too! Congrats!
Also as part of our “The Sibe Vibe” special 2nd Anniversary show, and in conjunction with Holistic Pet Day, we are featuring a special “Get Your Dog Healthy With Natural Treats” Giveaway sponsored by House Woof Natural Dog Treats located in Vermont.  You can check out their online store and the history of their naturally Vermont-baked treats HERE.

Three lucky listeners will each receive one bag of either their “Vermont Apple Crisp Stix,” “Pawnut-Butters,” or “Gibbie Snacks” formulated for the Canine Epileptic and named after my very own Epi-Husky Gibson of the FiveSibes. 
As an added treat, I will be including a purple “Live Gib Strong” K-9 Epilepsy Awareness bracelet to each prize. 

***To be eligible to enter the random Giveaway, just follow the Rafflecopter directions below, which will end at 12 AM on August 26th. Just listen for the answer to the Rafflecopter's mandatory question on today's "The Sibe Vibe" episode that you can comment either on this blog post OR on our pinned post on our FiveSibes: Siberian Husky K9 News & Reviews Facebook page! So be sure to listen in carefully! Good luck, enjoy the show, and thanks for joining us for this amazing milestone celebration!

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  1. Thank you for all that you do, Dorothy! It is an honor and a pleasure to be your co-host on this amazing journey.

  2. CONGRATS guys!!!! What a FABulous milestone!!! WooooHoooo!! You guys do such great work informing everyone on this and so many other topics..Bravo to all your good work!
    Ruby ♥

  3. Wow!!! How cool is this???!!! Wonderful post! You guys rock!
    I will be listening to the show!
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  6. Rocco is a 51/2 year old epi-sibe that belongs to Marta and is one of the reasons that she is doing the holistic treatments and massage therapy.

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