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Zoopharmacognosy in Action

While digging to redirect rain water we discoveed that under the top soil there was a layer of white clay. The "inspectors of works" came to do their job and it was not long before they found the clay. They immediately began to lick both the soil and the tools which had clay on them. [...]

By |2020-09-21T17:47:58+02:00September 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Mezquite & Digestive Complaints

Yesterday a member of the Mexico zoopharmacognosy group had a query about a little dog that she is working with. She noticed that on recent walks this dog, who has digestive complaints, was eating mezquite pods. Further investigation revealed that mezquite does indeed have properties which have been used traditionally in cases of digestive upsets. [...]

By |2020-06-22T15:23:17+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Cooling Foods

Sometimes when we have an animal who suffers in the heat or who generates excessive internal body heat, is anxious, nervous or hyperactive, an important factor may be diet. Here are some “cooling” foods based on Chinese medicinal concepts: turkey duck duck eggs seafood crab fish rabbit yoghourt barley wholegrain ricee tofu sesame seeds In [...]

By |2020-06-22T14:53:02+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Grapefruit & Cancer

In the Japanese prefecture of Oita, located on Kyushu the most southwesterly island of that country,  for centuries they have been cultivating varieties of citrus fruits which are not widely available in the rest of the world. Among these is a fruit called kabosu. Alerted by the well-known fact that in this region cancer is [...]

By |2020-06-07T11:48:16+02:00June 7th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Elderberry CO2 & Advanced Glaucoma

The cat’s eyes were in a bad way. The retina had detached and the cat was blind. The pressure build-up in the eyes was extreme. An operation was needed. The day before the operation, the cat was offered a selection of essential oils. When he inhaled elderflower CO2, Gabrielle had never seen anything like it: [...]

By |2020-06-04T09:36:33+02:00June 4th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Responses to Arnica Macerated Oil

In the courses we have said that dogs in particular may display a special response when ingesting arnica oil. Sometimes dogs may begin to cough as though they had something stuck in their throat. This typically occurs when the issue at stake is more emotional than physical. In this very brief video you can hear [...]

By |2020-06-02T17:00:51+02:00June 2nd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Dealing with Loss and Change

In Tellington TTouch work, as in many other disciplines, we say that if we want something to change we must first change something either in the environment or in how we do things. If we keep on doing the same old thing, then how can anything change? In recent days I have seen how a [...]

By |2020-06-01T10:11:04+02:00June 1st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments


A week ago today Sasha, our companion of more than 13 years, left us. Here is the short story of a very special dog.  

By |2020-05-23T18:02:47+02:00May 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

And so your dog begins to age…

And suddenly one day you realise that your dog is growing old. It isn’t that he suddenly grew old. It isn’t that you hadn’t noticed small signs of change, but suddenly one day a “tipping point” seemed to be reached and the reality was there staring you in the face. What might those little telltale [...]

By |2020-01-31T17:29:41+01:00January 31st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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