DogCast Radio
Home Episodes Articles Blog Breed profiles Book reviews Photos Contact

The Animal Healer

I must admit that from the blurb on the back of the book, this sounded more like a ‘how to’ book than it actually is. I am not saying that is a bad thing. Reading about Elizabeth’s wonderful journey from business woman to healer is truly inspiring and the book is filled with heart warming case studies to demonstrate Elizabeth’s work. Quite often she is not only healing the animals but the owners too. This holistic approach really got me thinking about how our own feelings and actions affect our animals. The book also made me look at my own dogs in a new light, crediting them with more instinct for what is good for them than I had previously. I have also started to add lots of interesting elements to their meal times and would never go back to feeding an entirely dried food based diet.

One of the most comforting aspects of Elizabeth’s work doesn’t come directly in the form of healing in the ‘to cure’ sense of the word. Certainly Elizabeth helps many animals to get through difficult times in their lives and many owners too. But what she also does is help us to see that sometimes it really is time for a life to end. In that respect she finishes by telling us about just a few of the many cases where she has helped animal and owner to come to terms with saying goodbye.

Elizabeth Whiter is much more than just an animal healer but you can’t put her work into few enough words to make a book title. She heals animal and owner so that all lives may be enriched. She is also kind, inspiring and truly caring.

Review by Jenny Prevel, D for Dog http://www.dfordog.com

Sharing

258 - Andrew Cotter Olive and Mabel and celebrating Mutts

Sports broadcaster Andrew Cotter made charming videos of his two Labrador dogs Olive and Mabel, which kept us smiling in lockdown and beyond. He talks to Julie about Dog Days, the book he has written about the ups and downs of life with his dogs, and their rise to social media stardom. Photographer Olivia Pritchard loves mutts - mystery mixed breeds as she puts it - and has created a stunning fine art coffee table book in celebration of them. She talks about her experiences meeting the dogs that feature in the book, and about her own rescue dog.

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.