1. What is Animal Communication?
Animal Communication is speaking with animals telepathically, a system of sending and receiving impressions. Telepathy is defined as "communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception." All animals, as well as humans, have the ability but since humans rely more on speech they tend to disconnect from it and lose it, similar to a muscle that atrophies. Those who maintain energetic connections, like twins and mothers and their babies, tend to keep their telepathic abilities. Telepathy can also be called intuition. When you know who is calling before you pick up the phone that is intuition, but also telepathy because the person calling was sending thoughts your way...most likely without even knowing it.

2. How is the animal actually communicating with you since it doesn't speak English? 

Communications can come in many different ways depending on the animal and the communicator. Communicators can receive information in the form of pictures, words, smells, and feelings. The animal sends impressions and sensations to us and we translate them based on our individual abilities. I receive both pictures and words. Also, if an animal is experiencing pain, I am able to feel it within myself and can communicate the area to their human.

3Is there something I should do to prepare for the phone consultation?
Yes, please see the Consultation page for directions.

4. Do you do home visits?

At this time, no. Like many communicators I prefer doing sessions via the phone because that is a situation that allows me to do my best work. Telepathy doesn't need proximity and the act of being on the phone with you is what creates the connection to communicate. This type of connection is a safe and loving situation and allows the animal to be comfortable and open up, especially if their are fears or behavior issues. Also, it prevents the other 5 senses getting in the way and assures information received isn't assumptions based on what is seen or felt physically. Simply put, the phone consultation is more efficient and more work can be done getting to the bottom of things; as well as, more cost affective as it allows me to charge less.

5. Do I need to be with my animal for the session? 
Technically no, but I do recommend it simply because the session is a wonderful time to bond with your animal. Plus, animals often give physical cues to their humans during the session which are great to experience.

6. Can you tell what is specifically wrong with an animal's health? 
I cannot diagnose. As an empath I am able to tell you where there is discomfort/pain based on feelings I receive. When I ask animals about their bodies I receive pictures, metaphors and word cues that, while not a specific diagnosis, can help steer you and your vet in the right direction. At times it can come across very straight forward but for exact diagnosis and treatment a qualified veterinarian should be consulted.

7. Will just talking to my animal change its behavior that I don't like?
Just as with humans, animals have free will and it is ultimately up to them to change, but getting everyone on the same page is a great start. Sometimes an animal just wants to be heard and the unpleasant behavior will stop or lessen. Quite often though the behavior is due to emotional issues/past traumas that other things are needed, such as a different diet or flower essences, to create balance and allow the animal to move forward. With help, the behavior can go away naturally and more permanently. Another scenario is you may find a compromise, reward or consequence needs to be made with the animal. Some generic examples would be, if you supply the dog with his own place to dig, he won't dig in your flowers, or if the cat doesn't stop said behavior she may not be allowed in the house anymore even if it is her favorite place to be. Unfortunately some times the animal's personality is such that there is no changing the behavior.

8. Do you speak to animals in spirit? 
Yes. It can be very beneficial for people to connect with their animals after their transition, especially if it was a difficult one. 

9. What kind of animals can you speak to?
I can speak to any animals willing to speak with me. Some I have been blessed to talk with are goats, rabbits, reptiles, chickens, fish, horses, mules and, of course, cats and dogs. Wild animals communicate a little differently than domesticated ones but if they are willing, any animal can be connected to.

10. How can I learn more about Animal Communication?
There are some really good books: Animal Talk, Penelope Smith; and 7 Steps to Communicating with Animals, Carol Gurney 

Mary Getten offers recorded classes 

11. Where can I find more holistic care for my animal? 

Check out these website to find a practitioner in your area:

    American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

    American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture

    American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

    The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy