Notes From the Conference on Complementary Animal Healing

Sally Morgan

This past weekend, I attended the first Conference on Complementary Animal Healing in Boxborough, MA, organized by Maureen Harmonay of Animal Translations, and wanted to share my notes with you. We were around 40 people and 6 dogs who gathered on Sunday morning (the conference was Sunday and Monday, but I was only able to […]

SARA – The Shelter Animal Reiki Association


The Shelter Animal Reiki Association was founded in 2008 by Kathleen Prasad (who is also the founder of Animal Reiki Source and the featured practitioner in the first Reiki post here on AWG) and Leah D’Ambrosio, Animal Reiki practitioner, Reiki teacher and a volunteer with the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Kathleen and Leah started SARA to […]

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: […]

Reiki – Treating A Dog With Arthritis

Aileen D'Angelo

This case study of a dog with arthritis comes from Aileen D’Angelo, founder and owner of Hoof, Paw & Claw in Northborough, Massachusetts. Aileen is a Reiki Master and teacher and has been practicing Reiki since 1996. She is also an animal communicator and a certified Canine Trigger Point Myotherapist. A member of the Animal […]

Offering Reiki To Sheep


Many people would be surprised to learn that practitioners of alternative and complementary medicine not only focus on people’s pets, but also wildlife, zoo, and farm animals. It’s important to not forget about them, or take them for granted. They are living beings with feelings and emotions just like us, and deserve to be treated […]

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, […]

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 […]