A Healer In Every Home – Dog And Cat Edition

A healer in every home

I have been using various homeopathic remedies every now and then on myself for many years now, but haven’t really studied the subject. Some were recommended to us by my husband’s acupuncturist, some I happened to come across on my own and found that they worked really well for me. We also used a few […]

Applied Zoopharmacognosy – Helping Domestic Animals Self-Medicate


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 […]

Offering Reiki To A Horse (And Cat)


Today’s post comes from Kathleen Prasad, who was our featured practitioner in the very first post in this series (Alternative Healing Modality: Reiki). I went into more detail about what Reiki is and how it works in that post so I won’t repeat it here, but just quickly for those who are unfamiliar with it: […]

Animal Acupuncture

Acupuncture needles

Today’s alternative healing modality is animal acupuncture. As I mentioned in my post about NAET, I’ve been getting acupuncture for allergies for over a year, and it’s helping! And even though I always think the needles hurt going in, the feeling afterwards is totally worth the pain. I feel awake and alert and incredibly calm […]

Animal Communication


Today’s featured alternative health modality is animal communication. I have long been fascinated with it – being able to talk to animals sounds like a childhood dream! I always assumed you had to have a special gift in order to be able to do it, but the good news is that everyone has the ability to […]

Alternative Healing Modality: Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage

Lon and Jake

I think most people know what massage is at this point. Many have experienced it for themselves and know firsthand the wonderful effects it can have on your health and general well-being. I have often found, however, that there is still a huge misconception about massage for animals. Many think that is is just an […]

Alternative Healing Modality: Reiki


As I mentioned in my post on Friday, I’m starting a new series here at AWG where we learn more about a specific healing modality in each post, and also get to meet a practitioner and read one of their case studies. I’m very excited about this series; it’s fascinating to read all the stories, […]

NAET: A Natural Way To Get Rid Of Allergies In Both People And Pets


If you’ve read my “about” page, you know that allergies forced me to stop working with animals. But I am allergic to a lot of things, not only animals. I react badly to  things like Neosporin, calendula, scented candles, latex, gasoline, mold, cleaning liquids, detergents, etc. I also have seasonal allergies and food allergies that […]

Featured School: Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute


Today’s guest post comes to us from Amy Snow, founder (along with Nancy Zidonis) of Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute and co-author of Equine Acupressure: A Working Manual, The Well-Connected Dog: A Guide to Canine Acupressure, Acu-Dog – A Guide To Canine Acupressure,  ACU-Horse: A Guide to Equine Acupressure, and Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure. They have […]