Health & Wellness


I have noticed that some of the prayers in our prayer circle are from people who, for a number of reasons, cannot visit a veterinary clinic.

The places listed below offer free advice, either online or by phone.  We don’t recommend or rate any of them, but encourage you to do so and we will be happy to publish them.

Just use the form at the bottom of the page.


green paw “Ask the Vet”
Dr. Marie Haynes offers a great amount of free advice on her web site, but also offers a paid consultation for $8.00.
News and updates on everything from fleas to a chocolate toxicity calculator.

green pawDoes your cat or dog need to go to the vet? …or really need that surgery, procedure, or treatment? Is euthanasia the best decision for your pet right now? You’ve been told what’s wrong but it just wasn’t specific enough or explained clearly enough?
The Web-DVM online veterinarians can help answer these questions.

green pawPets Web MD  top topics include Pet First Aid, Parvovirus, Dog Bites, Kennel Cough, Dog Breeds, Diarrhea, Rashes, Hot Spots, Seizures, Constipation, Worms, Fleas

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phoneThe bond between animals and humans is often very strong and losses can be very painful. If you or someone you know needs support without judgment from those who appreciate your feelings and may be able to help, the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine offers a Pet Loss Grief Hotline

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  • Lydia Roman September 23, 2020 at 2:44 am

    I had a stroke and brain surgery 2 year’s ago, left me with disabilities. I have chip my boy chichuachua that is not feeling well he’s constantly coughing a weird noise l love him so much it hurt to see him ill please pray for him, I I’m not good financially so please prayer GOD does miracles and I’m crying one chip. Thank you all for your prayers and bless hearts

  • tina enser September 28, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    my fur baby, Princess died just after her 19th birthday. I made a memorial for her. now my dog, Rocko is very sick with a bad heart condition. please pray for my baby.

  • Mary Ellen April 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Please pray for my Sophie she is 2 1/2 yrs old (human years) and is shivering and very sad right now. I think she is constipated too for the past 24 hrs. May God bless and heal her. Thank you.

  • Jharlen Diano October 17, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Please help us pray for kind humans to open doors for neglected puppies in our office. May St. Roch and St. Francis bless their hearts to provide forever homes for those puppies. In Jesus name and Mother Mary. Amen.

  • Mary Wills August 17, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Please pray for my little Jack Russell (Jack) he is 12 years of age and has collapsed tendons in both front paws, also he is coming up with warts which look inflamed, on medication for that, but also his poor little eyes have now got pearls in them, I do not believe he is seeing to good, please ask of blessed Lord and Mother to heal him and give him back his eyesight – in the name of Jesus – Mary Wills

  • Arleen M. Tampus August 5, 2017 at 2:05 am

    Kindly help us pray for the speedy recovery of Johndee Grande from her illness. She is the dog of my husband’s nephew but since the latter can no longer care for her, we have decided to let her come live with us and for the past 6 years we are her pet parents. She has been sick for the past 4 months and we hope she will be totally cured soon. Thank you.

  • Margaret Szlabonyi December 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Please pray for my baby, Angel. She had a stroke last year, which left her with some mobility issues. She will be thirteen in January and has arthritis also, which makes things even harder for her. Recent bloodwork showed high alkaline phos and the vet thought she might have Cushings, but she didn’t show any signs. However, now, a little over a month later, she is starting to. I’m so very worried about her. She is literally my baby and I love her more than life! The thought of facing life without her is so terribly awful for me to even imagine! Please pray for my girl! She’s so meek and gentle and everyone loves her! Thank you for your prayers. God Bless you all!

  • Beatrice Ventura December 20, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Please pray for our dog Steffi. She’s suffering right now of giving birth with her babies and we can’t help her. We tried our best to help her in getting out her babies coz she was too aggressive. Please help her in just a simple prayer

  • Mary Jane September 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Please pray for my 8year old chihuahua Benji. He has a grade 3 heart murmur. He came to me six years ago just three months after my beloved Barnaby died at 16 years.. Friends at church said he was Heaven sent, and I believe he was. Someone said that Barnaby “left him a note” because he took over where Barnaby left off I didn’t have to teach him anything. I am now disabled and need him more than ever. He has become a self taught hearing dog for me. I tell myself that if he was heaven sent then God will let him outlive me. I couldn’t cope without him . The heart diagnosis was such a shock.please please pray for healing for him. One of my previous dogs had distant spiritual healing from a Christian lady. We never met and when she died Pedro died soon after so I do believe healing does happen. Blessings upon you.

  • MJ August 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Please pray for Aurora, who was just diagnosed with melanoma under her lip. She’s having more tests and will be evaluated by an oncology team in Boston. Please, please pray for her deliverance from this demon cancer, for favorable results, and that I can keep up with the expenses. May Our Good Lord and all the saints, angels and blessed hear and answer our prayers.

  • Asha lazar July 1, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Please pray for my dog maggie as she is suffering from canine distemper..have complete trust in prayers and miracles and it is through your prayers we can achieve this.please pray for her

  • Molly March 21, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Please pray for my dog Treasure. Until yesterday, Treasure was a happy, outgoing, and extremely sweet natured Jack Russell Terrier. She spent a normal morning staying close to me. Then as the evening closed in, she started to tremble and shiver. She has not eaten since nor has she had a drink of water as far as I can tell. She has simply taken to her bed. I know that prayer can change any outcome. So please help me pray for her deliverance from this ailment that has plagued her for the last 24 hours. I don’t have pet insurance nor can I afford it. But I know that God can make a way out of no way. Please pray for her and me.

  • L January 22, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Please pray for my Angel. She is 10 years old. Since last night she has been hobbling around. Today she is refusing to stand and even if she does with great difficulty.

  • Linda January 14, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    Please pray for my dearest little friend, Mimi. She is a 10 year old dachshund who was run over in her driveway… She wiggled out from under the car and hobbled to a blanket in the garage.. she can’t move her legs… We are praying swelling will go down and then she will be able to move. I love her so much.

  • Meg October 15, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Please pray that my little baby, Placid’s x-rays come up negative tomorrow and she won’t have to leave me just yet! 14yrs is too long a time to be together for me to imagine my life without her! xxx

    • Linda January 14, 2016 at 6:31 pm

      i will put Placid in my prayers as I pray for my little Mimi tonight. They give us so much love is so hard to lose them

  • Maryanne black October 9, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Please help me pray for my dog Samson who has a severe ear infection and it’s going to cost a lot of money To have a culture sent out and then medicines and office visits that I can’t afford please heavenly father hear our prayers to heal sammys ear amen

  • Tom farrell July 12, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    My 10yr old golden/collie mix had clouded corneas

  • Ninia Erika May 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Please pray for my Dog Whitey, she is not feeling well and has been vomitting and had a diarrhea for several days now. Also not eating so good. Im so worried about her. Please Pray for my Dog. Thankyou soo much.

  • Meg Navarro February 17, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Please pray for my dog..She is not eating, she’s been vomiting yellow fluids for how many days now…what advice can you give me?thank you so much..

  • Katie Davis October 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Please pray for my dog, Abby. She has a bulging back disc and I fear she will lose feeling in her back legs. What advice do you have?

    • Patricia October 9, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      Dear Katie, please see the resources we’ve provided. There’s even a phone number you can call for help.

    • Jessica A November 30, 2014 at 4:47 am

      Hi Katie– (I just joined this site and read your post)

      Abby is in my prayers. Poor thing–a bulging disc is very painful. 🙁 I hope she is doing better.

      As a therapist (I’m an OT….similar to a PT), the advice I would give you is to put her through “rehab” the same way/protocol that you or I would use. Essentially our spinal anatomy is similar/same concept behind treatment. I would advise that Abby does the same therapy that I would do with any human for a bulging disk.

      1. You actually want her to exercise her legs as much as she can as she can take pressure off the disc. When we strengthen other surrounding muscles, it takes over/reduces some of the daily work load off of the back (which level is the bulging disc? Lumbar?).

      2. She could get a cortisone shot (which usually works like a charm) to decrease inflammation around the disc. The inflammation make everything tight around the disc in the spine and causes pain and possibly weakness/numbness in her legs (that would be related to swelling in the spine). The “losing feeling” in her legs would come from excess inflammation around the disc. If the surrounding area around a bulging disc is really tight, that is when it has no other way to go but to push forward on the nerves/spinal cord.
      Maybe call one of the advise vet phone #s and they could even suggest an OTC anti-inflammatory that a dog could take.

      3. Lastly (Abby will love this), when she is laying down near you, massage her shoulders with both hands. Massage in a small circular motion along the spine. Don’t apply deep pressure, but do give enough pressure that the muscles will relax. Massage S–L–O–W! A faster massage will make her muscles actually tighten and contract, not relax.

      4. Some times a back brace/binder/cast is prescribed and helps (both humans and dogs alike). It helps immobilize the disc from slipping in any direction that will apply.

      GOOD LUCK!