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For sharing news, information, updates and tips that I have found helpful for my pets. I hope you find this blog informative, fun, and useful for your own animal companions.

By ritalymboura, Nov 17 2019 12:11AM

Had a wonderful 2 days learning Relax HAOK9 Massage. My dog Amber came along to help me practice.

This form of Canine Massage is specifically for graduates of the Healing Animals Organisation, developed and taught by Elizabeth Whiter and Dr Les Ellam. It is a gentle yet effective combination of moves and combines beautifully with hands-on healing. 🤲

I will be offering this therapy very soon - watch this space.

By ritalymboura, Oct 26 2019 07:55PM

I love this time of year! The colours of Autumn, the spooky fun of Halloween, then sparkling Guy Fawkes night. These festivities can be great fun for us, but a nightmare for our pets and any animals outdoors. The loud bangs can terrify them. The RSPCA has released this very useful guide to keeping your dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets calm and safe during the firework season [].

In addition, why not try some calming oils and herbal remedies too. I am offering short 'Animal Herbal Choice' sessions for your dog, cat or rabbit.. Your pet will be able to self-select their preferred calming oils and floral waters for themselves. This is a very effective way to find the right remedy on an individual basis. This can be done as a home visit, where your companion animal is most comfortable. Contact me for more details. Wishing you all a happy Autumn season!

By ritalymboura, Jul 29 2019 11:27PM

This beautiful little bush with yellow flowers has amazing pain-relieving and anti-depressant properties. Animals tend to self-select it in an infused oil.

I harvested some of the flowers to make my own infused oil this summer. I soaked the flowers in some organic sunflower oil. As you can see in the photos over a couple of weeks the flowers release a red pigment. This holds the active compounds hypericin and hyperforin. The oil can then be strained off for use. I love seeing the yellow flowers turn the oil bright red.

By ritalymboura, Apr 14 2019 09:53PM

Come and join my workshop on Animal Herbal Self-Selection for your Pets, at the National Animal Welfare Trust. All proceeds will go towards the animal shelter.

This informal and interactive workshop will explain how animals have an innate ability to self-select plant extracts for their health and wellbeing. Allowing your pet to select their own herbal remedies can provide enrichment and benefit their wellbeing. I have used this method of applied zoopharmacognosy on many of the resident animals at NAWT, including cats, dogs, rabbits and Percy the pig, with positive results.

During the workshop I will explain all about the process, and how you can offer herbal extracts safely to your pet at home. We will also be doing demonstrations on some of the NAWT residents, including Percy the pig.

So come along, it will be a fun afternoon for a good cause!

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