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Pet treatments to be discussed

Published 11:25pm Saturday, November 10, 2012

Suffolk Humane Society will host a pet therapist at its November meeting, and members of the public are invited to come along and learn about alternative treatment options.

Linda Lucas, a certified Touch For Animals practitioner and aromatherapist, will speak at the Magnolia Ruritan Club building, 1047 Nansemond Parkway, on Tuesday. The free meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

“HTA and aromatherapy are gentle, non-invasive ways to help animals recover from injury, illness, abuse and trauma,” Lucas explained in a press release from Suffolk Humane.

“They can not only reduce the pet’s stress and anxiety, but they can also relieve pain and help with behavior problems, as well as develop a greater animal-human bond.”

Pet owners are increasingly turning to alternative therapies to treat their pets, often at the same time as pursuing conventional medical treatments, Suffolk Humane says.

Lucas’s approach, which she will explain on Tuesday, uses “therapeutic-grade essential oils and share techniques.”

Pet owners can use these treatments on their pets themselves to “enhance their pet’s health and well-being through energy medicine and specific aromatherapy techniques.”

For more information, including about other Suffolk Humane programs and activities, call the society on 538-3030.

 

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