Chicken Soup for the Doggie Soul Pupsicles

This is an older Four Paws Acupuncture blog post, however with the brutally hot weather still hitting us, it seemed apropos to post again.

Make sure the broth DOES NOT contain Onions!!!!!!!! And please check to see if your dog has chicken allergies.

During this hot humid weather i have been giving my dog patients a pupsicle made from chicken soup which is frozen inside plastic containers with lids. The dogs seem to love just licking on these as if they were eating a Popsicle. It keeps them occupied during their sessions too. Some dogs will try to take the frozen block out of the container once it has melted a bit. You can put it in their food bowl.

Make sure your dog is supervised while eating these. Some dogs, especially food obsessed labs will like to try to put the entire container in their mouth! You may want to break up the frozen block into smaller pieces for those dogs.

You can add other ingredients to this. I cook like my Italian grandmothers, which means i do not like to measure things. Since i tend to burn things left unattended, using a medium sized crock pot is the easiest method for me. If you use a larger crock pot add a bit more of each of these ingredients.

* Add about 2 of the 32 oz.containers of organic chicken broth to the crock pot with filtered water. Wolfgang Puck makes an onion free broth OR you could add your own chicken broth. (Trade Joes makes an onion-free turkey broth too.) Make sure there are no onions in it.

* Add about 5-8 peeled then shredded carrots. (you can buy them at Trader Joes already shredded!)

* Add 2-4 stalks of finely chopped celery (not necessary!)

* About 2 tablespoons of dry parsley if you have it. (Very good for stinky dog breath)

* Add 3-4 pieces of free range organic frozen or fresh boneless chicken or turkey.

*Mix it up as best as you can. Put the lid on and cook on low for about 7 hours or on high for about 4 hours. Mix the soup during the day and try to break up the chicken.

Let it cool for about 45 minutes. Then spoon the mixture into Tupperware type plastic containers. Put the lids on securely. Turn upside down and place in freezer. This way the chicken will freeze at the top of the container. Let freeze over night. Or you can also use ice cube trays.

Allow the container to thaw for about 10 minutes to make it easier for the dog to lick.

Do not give this frozen pupsicle to your dog during cold weather!

Natural Solution for Fleas!

It’s Flea Season!


To rid your home of fleas, spread a box of Mule Team Borax (available in your store’s laundry soap isle), over your carpet. Use a broom and sweep it into the carpet. Wait a couple of hours then vacuum. The residual borax that remains in the carpet will kill the fleas and their larvae simply by drying them out.

Make sure your pets do not walk on the floor while the Borax is there. It can be absorbed into their feet.

Spring Sale!


Welcome Spring! (OK.. Mother Nature is still taking a nap and sending snow, ice and sleet…. but we can pretend it is spring. Celebrating the return of Eostara with a sale at the Four Paws Healing Emporium.

Take 10% off all Healing Pet Amulets, Jewelry for people and Spirit Dolls through Sunday 3/25/18. Just in time for Easter, Mother’s Day, Earth Day and all those spring birthdays.


Protect Me Healing Pet Amulet Collection


Crystals and gemstones have been used since ancient times for protection, spiritual and medicinal purposes. This collection has been inspired by the wisdom of Native Americans and other cultures who used gemstones and charms to for protection. Angels, St Francis of Assisi, Hamsa and Eye beads along with turquoise, hematite, rose quartz and tiger’s eye are used to create one of a kind healing pet amulets.

Each amulet is handcrafted and unique. All stones are saged, cleared and charged with Reiki healing energy by Jeanie Mossa, licensed acupuncturist, Reiki Master and holistic healer.

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Easy and Natural Solutions for Canine Stress

My article has been published in the Alexandria Times! Wooohooo. Here is a link to their site with the full article:

Learn more about natural remedies for dogs this Saturday at our Tao of Dog Class at Sacred Circle, Alexandria VA. Saturday March 17th at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please call Sacred Circle to reserve your space. Afterward go celebrate St Patty’s Day on King Street!


Healing Pet Amulet Info Updates


Good news for all those who would like to carry our line of Healing Pet Amulets in their shops.

Healing Pet Amulets created with crystals and semiprecious gemstones are available online at the Four Paws Healing Emporium and at Sacred Circle in Old Town, Alexandria VA. Please note that we do not sell wholesale to any shops within 5 miles of a business that is already carrying this line.


Wholesale information for all those pet shops and metaphysical stores that are interested in carrying our line of Healing Pet Amulets can be found at:

All crystals and gemstones are cleared with sage and charged with Reiki.


Handcrafted by licensed acupuncturist & Reiki Master, Jeanie Mossa in Old Town, Alexandria VA.

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Pet Food Recall


Carnivore Meat Co. is recalling 73 cases, of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs. “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” with “Lot #13753.”


TruPet of Milford, OH, is recalling their 2.5-ounce packages of TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight pet treats.: “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” with “Lot # 20190514 13753.”

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How Do You Solve a Problem Like Doggie Diarrhea…


Sing along with Sister Mary Bark-a-Lot… How do you solve a problem like doggie diarrhea.

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For more info on dog nutrition, herbs and homeopathic remedies to help K9 intestinal problems visit

Does Cold Weather Make Your Dog’s Arthritis Worse?


Our friend Joey has a message for all those dogs that suffer from arthritis symptoms, especially when it is cold outside.

Four Paws Healing in Alexandria VA offering holistic therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine: acupressure, laser acupuncture, Reiki, herbal medicine and more!

Happy Lunar Year of the Dog!



Gung Hay Fat Choy! Wishing all a very Pawsome Year of the Dog.

Click here to read our first e-letter of the new year. Pawsitive tips on how to celebrate Chinese New Year, Pet Food Recalls, Recipes, Classes and more.