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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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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Our Holistic Dog Online Class is Now Up!


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Learn how holistic therapies and alternative medicine can help ease dog pain, stress, anxiety and common ailments such as K9 allergies, intestinal upsets, arthritis, hip and elbow dysplasia and more.

This class is available on Udemy. Please note the price varies when Udemy has a sale. Put this class on your wish list on Udemy to get the reduced rate!

This course will cover several different modalities of natural solutions to help you make the best decision on which is best for your dog. Here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Veterinary Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Acupressure
  • Laser Therapy
  • Animal Reiki
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Homeopathic Remedies
  • Bach Flower Remedies
  • K9 Nutrition with Recipes
  • Aromatherapy
  • Crystal Therapy
  • Creating a happy healthy home for you and your pets
  • Basic K9 anatomy.
  • Western medication used for common K9 ailments and their side effects.

This class is for dog owners, dog walkers, dog trainers, vet techs and those who work with dogs who want to learn more about holistic veterinary medicine. 

Please note: several therapies discussed such as acupuncture and chiropractic medicine must be performed by a licensed practitioner. In this class you will not learn how to do acupuncture or how to give your dog a chiropractic adjustment. However, I will give you information on how to find a licensed practitioner.

Jeanie Mossa MS, L.Ac., is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and Reiki master. Owner of Four Paws Acupuncture in Salem MA and Four Paws Healing in Alexandria VA. She has written four books on holistic medicine and also taught veterinary acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for dogs to acupuncturists and veterinarians.

Jeanie has been treating people and animals with holistic medicine for more than 25 years.

What are the requirements?

  • You should be a dog lover!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will learn how veterinary acupuncture, animal acupressure, animal reiki, laser and chiropractic medicine can help your dog.
  • You will learn about herbal, homeopathic remedies and supplements used for K9 pain, allergies and intestinal upsets.
  • You will learn basic K9 anatomy and common western drugs used in veterinary medicine for pain.
  • You will learn about K9 nutrition as well as how to make your home a happy healthy environment for your pets.
  • You will also learn how aromatherapy, crystals and music can help your pets.
  • You will learn how to manage K9 stress and anxiety naturally.

Blast from the Past at New Skete


Laser Therapy

Laser therapy also known as laser acupuncture is a noninvasive procedure that uses light to stimulate cell regeneration, reduce inflammation and increase blood circulation.

During this session, a laser will be used to stimulate acupuncture points on the body that are specific for reducing pain, promoting circulation and boosting the immune system. It does not require the animal to be still. Most dogs love it. (Sometimes cats want to chase it!)

While visiting the Monks of New Skete and their Divine Canine companions, I was honored to be able to treat Boris who hurt his paw. with the laser. We miss seeing the monks and their gorgeous German Shepherds now that we have moved south to Alexandria VA.

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Treating Canine Arthritis with Traditional Chinese Medicine

This is another article written several years ago when I had my veterinary acupuncture practice on the North Shore of MA.


Treating Canine Arthritis with Traditional Chinese Medicine
By: Jeanie Mossa Kraft, L.Ac.

Just like humans, many dogs suffer from arthritis pain and inflammation as they age. Joints and bones naturally degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with the help of acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, supplements and nutrition.

Acupuncture & Arthritis
Study after study have shown that acupuncture and Chinese herbs are effective to relieve the pain and inflammation of arthritis in both humans and dogs. Canine acupuncture is also an effective treatment for hip and elbow dysplasia, ligament and tendon injuries, and many
other ailments. Acupuncture helps to increase circulation to the muscles and joint capsules, providing more oxygen and slowing cell degeneration. It also relieves painful muscle spasms and releases endorphins to make your dog feel better.

Most humans and dogs feel relaxed and pain free after an acupuncture session. Don’t expect an instant one-treatment miracle, though. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect. Over time, the treatments build on one another, giving better results with each successive treatment.
Natural and alternative therapies are generally safe, effective and can be used in conjunction with western medicine.  If your dog suffers from arthritis, these are a few natural remedies that are helpful:
Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) will help protect and lubricate joints. Research has shown that MSM has an strong anti-inflammatory effect. Glucosamine has been studied for over 20 years in humans, and has been proven effective to relieve arthritic joint pain. Please note that it may take four to six weeks before your dog feels the results from these supplements.

An Omega 3 essential fatty acid supplement from fish oil or flaxseed oil also works as an anti-inflammatory. These help to lubricate the joints and help with inflammation. Omega 3 oils will also improve the health and appearance of your dog’s coat. Omega 3 oils have been proven to help reduce excess weight in people and dogs.

Nutritional supplements containing enzymes and antioxidants have been shown to reduce inflammation, promote healthy joints, increase circulation and support immune function. One product of this type in Wobenzym(r), a nutritional product for humans. I’ve received good
reports from people using this supplement with arthritic dogs.

Do the Math: Supplement Dosages for Dogs
When you purchase nutritional supplements for your dog, you may only be able to find human versions of the products. That’s okay, but be careful about using recommended dosages. Dosage information for most supplements is based on the needs of an average person of about 125 pounds in weight. To calculate your dog’s needs, consult with your pet health practitioner, or do the math yourself:
Divide your dog’s weight by 125. For example: 40/125 = .32
Multiply the recommended dosage by this number: For example: 3
tablets, twice per day. 3 X .32 = .96.
So, rounding the final number a bit, the dosage of this supplement for
a 40 pound dog would be 1 tablet, twice per day.

Diet plays an essential role in decreasing the symptoms of arthritis. Studies have indicated that wheat can exacerbate pain and cause inflammation in both humans and animals. Cooking for your dog is the best option. However if you cannot make the time to cook, then make sure you are feeding your dog the best food you can find. Choose a safe brand that is organic, and
contains free-range meat. Unfortunately most grocery stores do not carry the best pet food brands. It is the smaller independently owned pet supply shops and on-line shops that carry the better quality brands.

Your dog’s food should also be wheat, corn and soy free. These filler ingredients may exacerbate arthritis and often are involved in weight gain. Wheat, soy and corn products have also been linked to allergies and skin problems in animals. Make sure the treats you feed your dog are also free of wheat, corn and soy, especially if your dog is overweight, as this puts more pressure on already weakened joints. One of my favorite dog treats is Cinna-bones made by Solid Gold. These cookies are not only free of wheat, soy or corn but they also contain cinnamon which is very effective in relieving pain in arthritis made worse with cold damp weather.

These natural approaches to treating canine arthritis are generally safe and effective, but you should check with your pet health care provider before using a new supplement.

About the Author: Jeanie Mossa Kraft, is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist living in the Old Town, Alexandria VA Area.  Owner of Four Paws Healing. She is a former faculty member of the Canadian College of Oriental Medicine (Toronto, Canada) and has published four books on traditional Chinese herbal medicine and theory, as well as authoritative articles on Oriental Medicine. She has been treating dogs (and humans) with acupuncture for more than 25 years.

Jeanie is author of the book The Woof & Warp of Canine Pain and the NCCAOM approved continuing education course Treating Painful Canine Disorders with TCM.

Jeanie also treats humans in the Old Town Alexandria VA area! Visit

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..