Applied Zoopharmacognosy is not intended to be a replacement for veterinary care and advice. A vet should always be your first point of call when you are worried about the health of your pets. Please check with your vet that they are happy for your animal to have an Applied Zoopharmacognosy session, before contacting me to make an appointment.
Applied Zoopharmacognosy – one of the most natural ways to help heal your animals
Animals know how to heal themselves. They have the innate ability to recognise and seek out medicinal plants and compounds in their environment, in order to achieve and maintain health. This has been well documented by scientists such as Jane Goodall in her research with chimpanzees in the wild. Our domesticated animals have very limited access to be able to forage for these natural remedies themselves and so we can help them with Applied Zoopharmacognosy, which is the offering of good quality natural remedies, such as essential oils, herbs and herbal powders, clays and macerated oils, so that an animal can self-select their own plant medicines.
Animals can self-select for physical, behavioural and emotional issues and the evidence of our domesticated animals self-selecting for these issues is growing all the time.
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"Using Applied Zoopharmacognosy gives your animals the wonderful opportunity to help them to heal themselves."
What Does An "In Person" Session Involve?
An Applied Zoopharmacognosy session, in person, will involve us working together with your animal, offering natural remedies that are appropriate for the symptoms or behaviours your pet is displaying. I will teach you how to observe your animal’s reactions to the remedies and how to know which ones they would like to try. These remedies are not added to your animal’s food, but instead are offered separately and an animal may choose to inhale, lick or have the remedy applied topically.
You will have the option to purchase some of your animal’s favoured remedies, so that you can continue to offer them over the following days or weeks. The best results come from listening to your animal and ensuring that they are still enjoying the remedy each time you offer it, allowing them to say no thank you when they have had enough! Animals naturally stop selecting the remedies as healing takes place.
Please book a discovery call to discuss options for in person visits. If you are not close enough for a visit, we can look at the distance option for you.Book A Discovery Call
Animals may self-select for the following issues:
What is Distance Applied Zoopharmacognosy?
This is a distance session that takes place on video. I advise you on suitable remedies to buy before the session and then guide you in their use with your animal.
This is a great option if your animal is nervous as well as for those who live too far away from me for an in person visit.
Your animal can still access the healing from natural plant medicines and you have the amazing experience of being the one to bring them what they need!Book a Discovery Call
Which animals may benefit from Applied Zoopharmacognosy?
Dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, snakes, birds and rodents all respond positively when offered the opportunity to self-select their own remedies. It has also been used successfully with farm animals such as cows, sheep, pigs and goats as well as native wild animals and exotic species such as reptiles and zoo animals.
Evidence of our own animals self-selecting in their environment.
- Eating grass and taking an extremely long time in choosing the right strand!
- Licking, eating and rolling in dirt
- Rolling on fragrant plants such as lavender and rosemary
- Foraging and eating wild plants such as nettles, rosehips, cleavers, and brambles