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: https://alextimes.com/2018/03/pets-6/

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!


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.    https://youtu.be/ozRDiS03igw

Four Paws Healing in Alexandria VA offering holistic therapy, Traditional Chinese Medicine: acupressure, laser acupuncture, Reiki, herbal medicine and more!   http://www.fourpawshealing.com

The Tao of Dog Class: K9 Holistic Therapies & More


Sacred Circle Invites You to Celebrate the Year of the Dog!

The Tao of Dog Class

In this 2-hour class, learn how holistic therapies, Traditional Chinese Medicine, herbs, homeopathic remedies and crystals can help ease dog pain, stress, anxiety and common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more. 

· Traditional Chinese Medicine

· Acupressure, Acupuncture & Tui Na

· Laser Therapy

· Animal Reiki

· Herbal Medicine & Homeopathic Remedies

· Bach Flower Remedies

· K9 Nutrition with Recipes

· Aromatherapy

· Crystal Therapy

· Western medication used for common K9 ailments and their side effects.

Saturday March 17th 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Sacred Circle

919 King St Alexandria VA 22314

To reserve your space please call Sacred Circle (703) 299-9309

$35 Advance $45 At Door

Do to the space limitations of this class only guide dogs are permitted.

Healthy Vibes Pet Amulet

Genuine semiprecious stones & crystals for sick, wounded and chronically ill pets.


This is not a substitute for veterinary care!

Crystals have been used since ancient times for healing, medicinal purposes and spiritual practices as well as adornment. Gemstones and crystals are said to help heal emotions, calm the mind and reduce stress. In my holistic animal practice, I treat so many Rescues who have been abandoned, abused and traumatized. It is these dear beings who have inspired these amulets.

These pet amulets may be attached to your pet’s collar, crate, cage or placed well hidden in its bed. (Please make sure it is in a place your pet is not able to eat or swallow!)

Rose Quartz – Known as the Love Stone.  Aids in bonding and unconditional love. Helps your pet to accept love and companionship. Calming and reduces stress. Helps pets to adjust to new situations and homes. A must for Rescues and abused animals.

Amethyst – One of the best healing and calming stones used to reduce stress, anxiety, rattled nerves or disorientation. Great for Rescues and couch potato pets. Clears negative energy. Aids in reducing pain.

Turquoise – Known as the Master Healer of Stones. Used for protection from being stolen, straying, accidents or abuse. Used for pets with arthritis. Said to have an anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect.

Brown Snowflake Jasper – Nurturing and grounding stone. Supports inner strength and tranquility during times of stress, illness or danger.  Helps alleviate fears. Used for chronically ill pets.

Lapis Lazuli – For pets who seemed depressed and or aggressive. Said to control anger. Aids in communication. Use for respiratory issues, neck problems, vocal chords and thyroid gland.

Please note every semiprecious stone has its unique color, texture and size. Photographs do not capture the true hues of these gems. You may choose a large clip or small clip. Please specify if you have a preference when ordering. All come with a complete detailed list of each stone and its meaning.


Four Paws Healing will be donating a percentage of all sales to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. We have researched various non-profits who are reaching out to the abandoned pets of our recent hurricanes and these guys are the best! Please visit their site: http://www.bwar.org

All stones have been cleared and charged with Reiki.

Handcrafted with love and a touch of magic by jeanie mossa.

Four Paws Healing

Holistic Animal Care for your pets.

Alexandria VA USA

Wholesale Inquires Welcome. Please contact us at Four Paws Healing.

Sadie the Spotted Pup


Meet Sadie the Spotted Pup who decided to live in my sketchbook! She is a a rescue of course, probably hung out with firemen or artists. She loves to chase her tail, cuddle with cats and enjoys a fresh carrot in the evening. Welcome Sadie to the Four Paws Healing pack! Sadie is available on framed prints, matts, clocks, totes and other pawsitive gifts.

Art by Jeanie Mossa can be found at the Planet Calamari Society6 Shop..



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 frozen or fresh boneless chicken. You can add more chicken if you like.

*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.

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!