How does Applied Zoopharmacognosy work?

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an animal eating herbs
When living wild, all animals self-medicate on a daily basis.  Through the senses of scent and taste they instinctively know which plants (or minerals such as clay) they need.  These are then either consumed,  rolled in or the scent inhaled.
When living wild, all animals self-medicate on a daily basis.  Through the senses of scent and taste they instinctively know which plants (or minerals such as clay) they need.  These are then either consumed,  rolled in or the scent inhaled.

Most owners provide their animals with what we believe to be best for them but which may not supply all that they need. Even when those items are ‘natural’ such as nutritional and herbal supplements, they may not be exactly what is required at the time or in the correct quantity.  There is now a confusing array of herbal and nutrient blends available for both horses and dogs containing a large number of ingredients.  Yet  using the Applied Zoopharmacognosy technique teaches us that animals only want a few botanicals at a time and in varying quantities.  Using blends as a catch all risks being both a wasteful and expensive strategy at best, or 

may not actually provide what is wanted at the time.
 

 

The session will normally take around 2 hours and begins with offering items that are known to calm the nervous system to allow them to focus on selecting what they need to help them at that particular moment.  This could be anything from oils or herbs for pain relief, nutrients that are missing from their diet, items which heal the gut, aid digestion, deter parasites, reduce inflammation or kill microbes. Certain essential oils can even facilitate healing of emotions from previous traumas.

During a session, botanicals such as essential oils, dried herbs, herbal macerates (extracts in oil) and highly nutritional powders are offered to allow the animal to make their selection and through their knowledge of animal behaviour, the practitioner facilitates the inhalation, ingestion or application of the items selected.

Depending on the condition being treated, results can be seen within hours.

About Me

ABOUT VICTORIA DORMAN

Victoria studied Herbal Choices for Animals at Rose Holistic Therapies and Training in 2017, specialising in dogs and horses.  This followed training as homoeopath and a lifetime's self study of herbs, nutrition and natural health. 

She has many years experience  caring for farm animals, horses, dogs and cats and is a passionate promoter of natural solutions to health issues for animals, humans and plants for the long term health of the earth and all life.