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And now for something completely serious ... (21/5/2011)
Cody The Religion Hating Dog has been feeling a little out of sorts since he had his battle with a neighbour's car, and my bank account has been feeling the pain as well because veterinary services are not cheap. He is progressing well but every little bit helps so I went looking for some alternative treatment modalities for sick animals and found a wonderful book about using reflexology to treat cats. Now I know Cody TRHD isn't a cat and reflexology is probably not what he needs right now, having sore feet and legs, but I do have two cats and they are quite likely to have to finance some BMW lease payments for the vet in the future, so the book looks like an excellent investment.
For those who don't know, reflexology involves pressing on points on the feet which map to bodily organs, and by prodding the right spots the reflexologist can fix whatever ails the patient. You might think this is silly, but it makes perfect sense to some people. Of course cat feet don't look like human feet and there are twice as many of them, so cat reflexology is not something that you undertake lightly. It's great that this book is available, and it also describes face and ear reflexology (methods unknown to reflexologists who limit themselves to human patients). To make things even better, "The book also has chapters on acupressure and moxibustion, Bach flower remedies, craniosacral therapy, holistic pulsing and Reiki". Could it get any better as a complete cat medical manual?
I haven't given up on getting some alternative treatment for Cody, so I guess I will just have to get out my acupuncture dog model, the instructions and some needles and get pricking.