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Ask Your Pet

by Jennifer Dickman

Dear Jennifer,

My cat, Alpha, has been sick with a variety of problems, and I’m worried that he’s declining. I’m taking him to the veterinarian regularly, but am scared he might pass away. He’s so important to me. Is there anything he wants me to know? Is there anything I can do to help him feel better?

Thank you,


Dear Christina,

I’m very sorry that Alpha isn’t doing well. And, I’m glad that he’s receiving regular veterinary care. Before addressing anything medical, I always remind clients that my work isn’t a substitute for veterinary care, and I don’t provide medical diagnoses or medical advice. I’m simply able to relay impressions, feelings, and information I receive from the animals.

Alpha is saying that he feels like a few age-related problems are unfortunately occurring for him simultaneously. He doesn’t want you to be despondent about this. He says he doesn’t feel as bad as you think, or as his labs might indicate. You’re correct that he’s not feeling great - a bit run-down, a bit tired, sometimes a bit of an ache in his abdominal area. And, sometimes he feels sad, but he says that’s partially of his decline in health, and partially because he sees and feels that you’re very sad lately. He wants you to be happy.

Alpha says he only wants to bring sunshine to you and lighten your load, and never wants his issues to upset you. He wants you to focus on the love and support and affection he’s giving to you, not on his medical issues. That doesn’t mean he wants you to ignore dealing with them medically, but he doesn’t want you to think about them unless you have to do so.

Alpha is again stressing that while his health has suffered a decline, he feels like the progression of his health issues is happening gradually, at least as far as he’s able to discern for now. He doesn’t want you to worry that you’re going to lose him in the very near future, and instead focus with your vet on things to strengthen his immune system and vitality, so that he’s able to be there for you as much as possible for as long as possible. And, as you go through this process, he wants you to also work on preparing yourself for his eventual transition. He wants you to take this time to reach a place where you’ll be okay when he crosses, and have a plan in place for emotional support. He’s suggesting that perhaps you could foster another cat when he crosses, so that you’d have companionship without the longer-term commitment he feels you won’t be prepared for. Knowing you’ll be okay will enable him to feel that he can cross peacefully when it’s time. But, at least from what I’m perceiving from him (which can be wrong - always listen to your vet’s judgment over mine), that time isn’t now.

Many Blessings,

Jennifer Dickman

Jennifer Dickman is an Animal Communicator, Reiki Master-Teacher specializing in Animal

Reiki, and Intuitive Counselor. She conducts phone and email sessions worldwide. She may be

contacted at Jennifer_Dickman@ymail.com , or through her website,

www.JenniferDickman.com , where her MP3s “Journey to Contact Your Animals in Spirit” and

“Deep Relaxation” are also for sale. To subscribe to Jennifer’s newsletter and receive a free

copy of her essay, “Five Things Your Cat or Dog Wants You to Know” please email Jennifer

with the word “Newsletter” in the subject line.

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