- The dog that used to chew everything
- Otto, the puppy had car sickness--but there was much more
- An amazing recovery for a tiny dog after a pit bull attack
- The mysterious vanishing growth on Marlene's dog
- A dog's thunder anxiety fades with surrogate EFT
- Surrogate EFT for a sick dog
- Surrogate tapping on a dog cleared chronic ear infections
- Surrogate EFT restores ailing dog's appetite
- Surrogate EFT for an injured stray dog
- A miracle for a therapy dog with heart worm
- Successful Surrogate EFT for Bilbo the Dog
- EFT for a suffering dog, test anxiety, needle fear and death transitions
- Three cases using EFT for dogs: Two for fear and one for a swollen paw
- EFT newcomer assists with her dog's eye problem
- Did surrogate EFT help a cat accept a new dog into the household?
- How to creatively use EFT on a dog--in this case for toxic reactions
- EFT newcomer successfully uses EFT for her abused dog
- EFT for a snoring schnauzer
- Here is evidence that our pets' emotional issues and behaviors mirror ours--dog behavior changes
- Two success stories of EFT with dogs: A vacuum cleaner fear and an arthritic back
- Surrogate EFT brings peace to scared animals
- Abused dog is housebroken with the use of EFT
- The sluggish beagle that suddenly turned frisky
- Did surrogate EFT for Mary's dog remove a lump?
- EFT quieted a dog
- Calming down a very scared cat
- The cat who no longer has "accidents" when using her litter tray
- Successful EFT tapping - cats have needs too!
- Surrogate EFT helps two cats at a distance
- Rescuing Mellie the cat from death's door
- The cat who was allergic to his food
- Bringing peace to a cringing kitten
- Two first class uses of Surrogate EFT for Sarah Rushton's cat
- Helping my cat Noodle to walk again
- Success with a cat
- The cat who couldn't pee
- What my dying cat taught me about doing EFT on animals
- EFT successfully handles a CAT-tastrophe!
- EFT for a scaredy cat
- Surrogate EFT calms aggressive stray cat
- EFT helps cat through surgery
- Surrogate EFT and Surrogate Muscle Testing resolve horse's bucking problem
- Tapping for a horse
- Some ideas about EFT for horses
- EFT calms down a "Spooking Horse"
- Successful surrogate EFT for a choking horse
- Surrogate tapping brings peace to my filly, Rose!
- Because I work with animals every day, I know you can
- Impressive EFT surrogate work helps horse with sensitive hoof and an electric fence
- Surrogate EFT removes a horse's limp
- Using "mind pictures" for the Setup while doing EFT for Marva the horse
- EFT calms an injured horse and its handler
- Impressive surrogate work for ex-champion horse
- The horse with many fears
- Horse with panic attacks helped with EFT
- EFT reversed the cause of a 7 year chronic uterine infection in our mare!
- Tapping on your own "chain of worry" before tapping on your pet's problem
- EFT for the healing of our pets
- EFT for a pet
- Stunning physical healing in a baby goat
- EFT for profound grief at losing a pet -- finding a core issue
- "Rainbow Bridge" tapping when you are grieving a lost pet
- Using EFT with animals for performance issues
- "EFT helped save my Goldfish"
- Try EFT on Everything -- Even Fish!
- Two EFT cases: Reviving a gold fish ... and ... snoring
- Do you have separation anxiety when you leave your pets?
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An ill cockatiel suddenly started eating during surrogate EFT
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Diane Nicholson from Canada brings us another remarkable EFT recovery story. Before doing EFT, she says of her cockatiel, "He had diarrhea, wouldn't eat, was extremely lethargic (closing his eyes often), and sat fluffed up, trying to maintain his body temperature."
I started practicing EFT recently, for an acute condition I was experiencing, with considerable success. Since animals have always been a large part of my life and family, it was logical that my interest in EFT would lean toward surrogate tapping for them.
Recently my 14 year-old cockatiel, Simon, became suddenly very ill; of course on a Sunday. I drove him a considerable distance the next day to an avian vet, knowing that birds go downhill very quickly.
He had diarrhea, wouldn't eat, was extremely lethargic (closing his eyes often), and sat fluffed up, trying to maintain his body temperature.
The vet examined him, could find nothing obvious, and suggested that the best course of action would be to perform a full blood panel and x-ray. She wanted me to leave him there, in an incubator, to be crop-fed (force-fed with a tube straight into his crop), while waiting for the results. The guesses were everything from infection to organ failure, especially since he is considered elderly.
Not only was this option exceedingly expensive but I wasn't comfortable leaving him, knowing he'd be very stressed by being separated from his family. So we compromised and I came home with a broad spectrum antibiotic and some infant parrot formula.
Simon was placed in a small room which was equipped with a space heater, allowing the ambient air to stay at a very warm 85 degrees. Although I force fed him hourly, I was aware that I wasn't able to get enough food into him to keep up his body weight, let alone add the necessary additional ounces. His lethargy was intense, with barely a peep when I picked him up for feeding. It was clear that he would have to start eating on his own in order to heal.
The first day was spent just hoping he would still be alive every time I went to him. When there was no change on the Tuesday, I decided to give EFT a try. "What the heck," I shrugged. "It can't hurt." So I set up the process as I surrogately tapped on my Karate Chop point:
I, Simon, feel very ill and do not want to do anything. However, I do wish to get well so I can go back to my regular life, playing with my favourite dog and budgie friend. In order to do that however, I have to start eating. Only by getting the proper nutrition will my body be able to heal itself. But even though I'm not hungry and don't feel like eating, I still fully and profoundly love and accept myself.
I tapped the EFT points and repeated, I, Simon, need to start eating in order to heal. About half-way through the tapping, I was distracted as Simon reached down and started picking up his food. Now, that was impressive.
There was no more force-feeding Simon. Although I had tried twice to give him the antibiotics, he'd gasped and wheezed each time to such an extent that I realized he was telling me that they weren't necessary or wanted.
Within two days his recovery was complete; he was back with his friend the budgie, and playing with his 18 year-old canine buddy. He has been completely healthy since and is as active as when he was young.
No doubt there are some who would cry, "Coincidence!" But for me, it was only one more experience with EFT which had me shaking my head in wonder and appreciation.
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