Flower Power

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With over 10 years experiences of working with flower essences and animals an unusual thing started to happen. Whilst making up the essences for an animal, the animal would become calmer and less stressed even though they had not taken the essences. It made me re-evaluate the flower essences with a different understanding of how […]

Q&A: Healing Crystals (and more) for Shelter Animals

Dog in shelter

Today’s post is a reader question about healing crystals, in particular which ones  to use with shelter dogs. Our experts weigh in on this subject, and also share a few other ways to help. Q: I’ve recently started working with crystal healing, mainly for myself. I work in an animal shelter, and am in charge of […]

Grooming Your Cat with Help from Acupressure

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Feline cleanliness is a matter of survival and health. Because cats are predatory animals, if a cat were to emit an odor, their rodent-supper would be alerted to their whereabouts and get away. Additionally, to avoid attracting unwanted attention from prey animals, cats need to be extremely clean. Neither their prey nor predators should be […]

Bach Flower Essences for Fear in Animals

Fear in animals: Dogs

As a Flower Essence Animal Therapist, I am often called to work with animals that have fear issues. Listening to each case, I am able to unravel the story behind the emotions. A lot of the cases I am asked to work with are often termed “Fear Aggression”. To the owner, their animal will appear […]

Flower Essences For Early Abrupt Weaning

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Christmas is the time of year when humans are giving and receiving. It is also the time of year when individuals are inclined to purchase cute kittens and puppies as gifts for their family. The initial union is filled with much optimism and happiness but after a few days, the reality of looking after a […]

Applied Zoopharmacognosy – Helping Domestic Animals Self-Medicate

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Zoopharmacognosy is the scientific term for the fascinating way that animals self-medicate with the help of plants. The term was coined by biochemist Dr. Eloy Rodriguez, Professor at Cornell University, and anthropologist Richard Wrangham of Harvard, and comes from the Greek “zoo” (meaning animal), “pharmaco” (remedy) and “gnosy” (knowing). Animals in the wild have been […]

AWG Recommends: On Talking Terms With Dogs

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On Talking Terms With Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas Norwegian dog trainer Turid Rugaas has worked with dogs and studied their body language and behavior for most of her life. She is one of the world’s foremost experts on dog behavior, and in this book, she talks about what she calls “calming signals”. Wolves […]

AWG Recommends: The Other End Of The Leash

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The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell The Other End Of the Leash is one of those books you return to again and again; one that I have lent to many dog owning friends, and, in my opinion, one that everyone who lives or works with dogs should read. There are many “aha”, […]