Meet Caroline Thomas, Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies


Caroline Thomas is the founder and owner of Hoof and Paw Holistic Therapies in Essex, England. Cattie: I met Caroline several years ago when she was the featured practitioner in the Bach Flower Remedies post we collaborated on on Animal Massage Guide. We have stayed in touch, and Caroline has since shared a very moving story […]

Alternative Healing Modality: Bach Flower Remedies


Todays post is about the Bach Flower Remedies, a set of 38 essences that can help with all sorts of emotional issues in both people and animals. We have been using Rescue Remedy, a 5-flower “emergency” essence blend, for years now and it really does work. We use it for ourselves in times of stress, […]

Canine Reflexology

Animal reflexology

Today’s guest post comes from reflexologist Yvette Eastman, and she shares with us the story of how she used various alternative and complementary methods to help her friend’s lab Buddy regain his eyesight and health after being given a diagnosis of impending blindness from his vet. Note: Yvette wrote this for us in 2008, and […]

Alternative Healing Modalities


There are many ways to promote health, and most holistic animal health practitioners are trained in more than one technique. I would like to point out that while most of us turn to one or several therapies to fix a problem or cure an illness, these are all wonderful as preventative therapies as well. I […]