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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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: [...]
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 [...]
My book "Libre Elección" will be available for sale in the next few days. The book offers a practical guide to zoopharmacognosy and includes an A-Z of the main substances used as well as tables for easy consultation of the different conditions animals may suffer from.
I am currently taking a course on fundamental organic chemistry in relation to essential oils. In the latest lesson a piece of information surfaced which I thought would be of great interest to a lot of people. One of the common constituents of essential oils examined was beta-caryophyllene. Some notable therapeutic properties of beta-caryophyllene are [...]
In this webinar we are going to take a look at some situations which may arise in homes shared by several animals, perhaps of different species. The we will see what resources zoopharmacognosy and Tellington TTouch have to offer us to help resolve possible issues.
This is a first - for me at least! I have been offering live webinars on a variety of topics but not everyone is free to participate at the appointed time, so I felt there was a need to make these webinars available on a permanent basis. Here is the first one! The topic of [...]
In this webinar we take a close look at what anxiety is and the many ways in which it may affect the animals we share our lives with or work with. Then we explore how zoopharmacognosy can provide options to help us and our pets cope with this often stressful condition. Check it out on [...]