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THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING: An Integrative Medicine Guide to a Higher State of Well-Being (St. Martin’s Essentials; on sale today February 2, 2021; $17.99) is the long-awaited follow-up to https://drmarty.com/" shape="rect">Dr. Marty Goldstein's tremendously successful first book, The Nature of Animal Healing. THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING provides readers with the most up-to-date tools and knowledge they need to keep their dogs and cats healthy and prevent diseases from occurring in the first place, instead of just treating their animal companions when they are sick.

However, this book is not simply a new edition of Dr. Marty's first book with some refreshed content. It is a completely new book in which Dr. Marty turns the traditional approach to animal care upside-down. It is chock-full of the very latest integrative medical knowledge (which combines conventional therapies with complementary and alternative medicine). 

Coupled with the vast amount of specialized expertise and learning Dr. Marty has gained from his own practice over the past 45 years, THE SPIRIT OF ANIMAL HEALING takes readers on a journey to the leading edge of integrative veterinary understanding to achieve greater insight into the minds and bodies of their animal companions.




DogTread Launches Innovative FUNctional

Fitness Apparel Nationwide

The DogTread® 4-in-1 K9FITvest™ is fun wearable fitness apparel that provides dogs not only a calorie-burning boost, but also therapeutic, sensory integration and safety benefits.

OGDEN, Utah (April 11, 2013) – DogTread has announced that its newest ground-breaking fitness product, the gravity enhanced and patent-pending K9FITvest, will be available nationwide starting June 2013 both online and in stores. Manufactured by PetZen® … the company that brought you the award-winning DogTread®, treadmills for dogs, the K9FITvest uses a progressive program called the Fitness Level Scoring System™ to help direct gradual strengthening of a dog’s body from the inside out.

“We are very excited that our latest fitness tool will now be available to a larger number of dog owners,” says Krista Wickens, co-owner of PetZen Products. “The K9FITvest is simply – Wearable Fitness. It helps to increase the intensity level of any dog activity. Now an evening stroll around the block can become a Chi-Power-Walk aimed at improving canine endurance and strength, while reducing anxiety and stress.”

The gravity-enhanced K9FITvest (MSRP $69.99) was cleverly designed to integrate resistance and four-way compression control to work naturally with a dogs body and mentally to reduce anxiety. The design also aids in preventing excessive shifting or sliding of weights, relative to the canine’s skin, during typical activities like running or walking. Additional benefits include a therapeutic cold pack option for cooling muscles; and for safety, reflective piping helps make dogs more visible during nighttime walks.

The K9FITvest is sold with an exercise program that was designed with vet approval to help guide owners on proper use and exercise form.

Uses for the K9 FITvest include:

Increasing Endurance, Calorie-burn, Building Strength, Body Awareness, Enhancing Flexibility, Proprioception/Balance Training, Prevention of arthritis, Rehabilitation Therapy, Sensory Integration for Anxiety, General Obedience Training.

The K9FITvest is available in sizes extra-small through extra-large and includes prescribed weights for three different fitness levels - Level 1 is the recommended starting level for all dogs, Level 2 and Level 3 weights can also be used with the vest, but are sold separately to encourage all dog owners to start at a Level 1. Additional colors and patterns are slated to be available for fall 2013 for further retail expansion. As well vests can be customized with company logos.

Experts using the K9FITvest have this to say:

“The K9 fit vest is an exciting new product taking k9 fitness to the next level,” said Anthony Woerner, PTA, CCRP and Animal Rehab Specialist for Animal Health Options. “Its innovative design allows good freedom of movement while also being conscious of dog anatomy and functional movements. It is a good way to increase strength, and performance when used

“Proper form and function is what you want to influence when adding resistance to any training program,” said Erika McElwey, EqCnTPM, owner of Change Your Range specializing in Muscle Strengthening Programs for equines and canines. “I have been using the vest with my client’s dogs to prepare for Nationals. They are different dogs when wearing it. I see improvement in their stance immediately when wearing the vest – almost perfect – they reach more in the front when moving. I am very impressed.”

About the Company

Located at the base of the Wastatch Mountains in Ogden, Utah, PetZen® Products is a marketer, manufacturer, designer and distributor of pet products. From canine fitness equipment, including the award-winning DogTread® Treadmills, to travel and grooming gear; PetZen specializes in innovative solutions that were designed for the way unique way dogs move, think and learn. For more information about PetZen®, DogTread® Dog Treadmills or the K9 FITvest™ please visit their websites at www.dogtread.com and www.petzenproducts.com

Paramount Pictures, De Line Pictures and Platinum Dunes present an R rated, 130 minute, action, comedy, crime film, based on a true story in the mid-nineties, directed by Michael Bay, written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely with a theater release date of April 26, 2013.

America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.

The Friends of Canine Court and Bash Dibra are pleased to announce that Canine Court, located in Van Cortlandt Park, Riverdale,The Bronx, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary on April 14th, 2013. Since that time thousands of dogs have brought their owners to the 14,000 square foot fenced in playground to frolic on the obstacle/agility course with hurdles, hoops, see-saws, slides, tunnels, crawl spaces and self-contained "free play" area.

And with it's creator, Celebrity Pet Laureate and Dog Trainer-to-the-Stars, Bash Dibra, at the helm, Canine Court has provided New York City with a "paws on" fun-filled venue to promote responsible pet-ownership in conjunction with city-wide pet-related issues, events and charities that enhance the community and educate the importance and value of the human\companion-animal bond.

Since it's inception, Canine Court's celebrity status as the World's First Dog Playground has garnered world-wide attention, attracting visitors from all across the U.S. as well as the globe-inspiring many to follow in Canine Court's historic paw prints and to replicate both the playground and it's commitment to responsible pet ownership in their own communities.

Canine Court's 15th Anniversary will be celebrated on May 4th, 2013 at the upcoming Fitness With Fido Dog Walk. Bash invites dog owners and their pets to "take a walk in the park" and help us celebrate Canine Court's Anniversary. Proceeds from Fitness With Fido will go towards the upkeep of Canine Court dog playground. Canine Court is also in the process of being renovated funds are needed,please donate.

We have created the a 'Story of Canine Court' on YouTube that can be accessed at


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*7 dog years to 1 human years...7X15=105


Save the Date May 4, 2013

Exercising for fitness and good health

that will benefit children, adults and seniors

Canine Court Celebrates it's 15th Anniversary on April 14, 2013

A fundraiser to restore the parks and Canine Court for the

better use of pets and people to enjoy the beauty of

Van Cortlandt Park

Celebrate how pets and parks enrich

peoples lives in New York City

and promote responsible pet ownership

Must pre-register: $10 per dog

Registration form at:

All proceeds will go toward upkeep of the

Canine Court dog playground

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Did you know over 60% of or our household pets are overweight and lack of exercise is the number one reason for this. Just as in humans, obesity can cause a number of health related issues and shorten your dogs lifespan.
Pilates, Yoga, Treadmill, the gym, running � exercising for fitness and good health. You�ve done all that, but you keep thinking there must be another way. Well, Bash Dibra has come up with another way that will benefit children, adults and seniors.
Take you dog for a walk every daya fun way for both you and your dog. But, not for the few blocks you walk them now � stretch it out to 10-15 blocks, even better, make that 10-15 blocks a round trip! Don�t give up after one day, before you know it it�s been one week, then two weeks and you�re feeling fit and chipper. Your dog is getting the exercise they need, and that can even help any problems you might be having with them such as destructive behavior, excessive barking, and just plain boredom. And before you know it, its lots of fun for you, your dog will love you for it, and your acaneighbors will be happy too.
Get you friends and neighbors involved, form a group to walk together. Become involved with your community, maybe you can even put together your own �dog walking� event.
If you would like to try this, but don�t own a dog, Bash says, �go to your local shelter and volunteer to walk the dogs, this will make the dogs in the shelter more adoptable because they will be calmer and happier for that family that will adopt. It�s a win, win project for all.� And who knows, you might even come away with a dog of your own to walk!
Bash is an animal behaviorist, a celebrity dog trainer � he�s trained pets of stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Basinger, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Alec Baldwin. He�s also a renowned author of six books and a video, �Teach Your Dog to Behave; Dog Training By Bash, DogSpeak, CatSpeak; Your Dream Dog: a guide to choosing the right breed for you,� StarPet, �How to Make Your Pet A Star,� and a video and DVD �teach your dog to behave.�
For further information on Bash you can also visit his website at www.fieldstonpets.com

Canine Court in Van Cortlandt Park is a living symbol of Fieldston Pets belief in giving back to the community. America's very first pet playground, Canine Court is a green oasis of pastoral pet pastimes that includes an agility course and a custom people/pet water fountain. Safely fenced in within Van Cortlandt Park's rolling fields and forests, Canine Court has been the go-to destination for recreation, socialization and pet-centric events and festivities since 1998.

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