small animal massage therapy and wellness

BUDDHA DOG animal massage

Last few days to make appt. for special


For those that haven’t already, time is running out to take advantage of the half-price New Year’s Special!  An appointment must be requested by email or phone by midnight, Tuesday, April 1st to get half-off.  The appointment can be as far in the future as you’d like, but just has to be requested by the end of April 1st. 

Happy spring wishes to all!

Spring Allergies
by the American Animal Hospital Association

As new plants and flowers burst into life this spring, so too do the symptoms of hay fever. But humans aren't the only ones who suffer. Blooming plants, grasses and flowers can trigger allergic reactions called atopy in dogs and cats.

The allergy is similar to hay fever that humans suffer. The animal reacts to inhaled particles such as mold, pollen, and dust. But instead of sneezing, pets typically have itchy skin and will persistently scratch, lick and bite to get relief. Like in human sufferers, the allergy is an inherited predisposition.

"If left untreated, dogs and cats with seasonal allergies will scratch or lick themselves constantly," says Dr. Link Welborn, AAHA past president. "In an attempt to relieve themselves, dogs and cats often create sores that become secondary infections."

If the signs of atopy occur for less than three months out of the year, oral medications (like cortisone) may be used to control itching. In more severe cases, pets are given a skin allergy test to pinpoint what allergies the animal is sensitive to. Your veterinarian can then give injections of the allergic material in minimal doses to build up immunities in your pet's system. Other treatments for allergies include immunotherapy, antihistamines, steroids and medicated shampoos.

If you suspect that your pet may be suffering from seasonal allergies, please visit your veterinarian.

Referral rewards

The greatest compliment is the gift of referrals!  From now on, anytime a new client is referred by you, your animal will receive a complimentary one-hour massage session to show my appreciation!

FREE Pet Massage Demo in Monrovia on Wed. April 16th from 3-5 PM 
National Library Week goes to the dogs!  Carol from the Monrovia Public Library thought a pet massage demonstration would not only raise awareness for alternative health care for pets, but just raise awareness for the good treatment of animals in general, and I couldn’t agree more! 


Mary Wilcox Youth Center
843 E. Olive Ave. @ Mountain
Monrovia, CA  91016


The Mary Wilcox Youth Center at 843 E. Olive Avenue, in the southeast corner of Recreation Park (in Monrovia, east of Pasadena), is serving as the temporary Library while a new 28,000-square-foot facility is built in Library Park – slated for completion and opening in the spring of 2009.

BUDDHA DOG was featured in the article A Rubdown for Rover, written by Cindy Klinger, in the latest issue of Doggie Aficionado Magazine.  Thank you to my wonderful client Alene Buckwalter for making such a lovely contribution to the article. 


a holistic sanctuary for senior and special-needs animals.  I feel like I have finally found the missing link to becoming a true healer, and I am inspired by the deeper awareness and connection I have with animals now.  I look forward to continuing this incredible journey.

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My heart is still heavy after losing a most precious client Jane on March 7th.  She is so missed, but will live on in our hearts forever.  I am grateful and blessed to have known her, and my heart and thoughts go out to her loving family and the many that will always love her.

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Hope to see you all soon!  :)

Peace and Love,  Pam

Reiki is holistic, universal life energy healing , can do no harm, works for the highest good for mind, body and spirit, and it has opened a profound new

world to me and the many animals in

my life since I recently started Level I training.  I was blessed to learn from Kathleen Prasad, co-author of Animal Reiki at the amazing Brighthaven,

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begins on page 82, and can be accessed quickly

from the link provided on the second page of the

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