How It Works
All animals know what they need to heal themselves, this is called self-selection. By offering them a realm of the earth’s nutrients and scents from all kinds of plants, animals select what they need to heal their imbalances. They direct me to help them. I also train the caretaker how to continue this method of healing for the animal and all future animal’s lifetimes if interested. No need for pharmaceuticals and toxic pesticide applications ever.
What is soooo fabulous is we are honouring their innate intelligence. Animals must be so tired of not being listened to. They KNOW!!! But rarely are people truly engaging with them in their own healing. Here, this is what I do. And it is totally awesome!!!
About the Images Below
Please find my animal’s selecting below. The cats are working on a herb garden, with catnip, rosebuds, calendula / marigold petals, yarrow, lavender, peppermint and valerian herbs being offered. Sam, the black and white feline is choosing to eat valerian. He came to us with urinary / kidney issues as he was on dry food, and this is still healing. Cats may also choose this for stress. Cats may choose to eat, sit, roll or lie on the healing herbs. I watch and take notes, so I know how to proceed to help the healing process further.
Dogs are initially offered minerals and oils to highlight any deficiencies they may be experiencing, to let me know if they have any parasites they wish to clear, or if they are in pain. Based on their direction, I then know how to proceed further to help them heal with the essential oils, either through smell, or application.
They decide and direct always. I ONLY facilitate. I SERVE WITH HONOUR! (wink)
What does Zoopharmacognosey heal?
Zoopharmacognosey covers the following imbalances:
Anxiety, depression, fear [loud noises, vet, aggression,], trauma, shock, lack of confidence, bullying, over dominance, separation anxiety, loss
Protection, stimulants (not eating), upset, constipation, diarrhoea, purging toxins, liver and gall bladder problems, colitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcers
Ear, eyes, gums, digestive, unidentified, and result of injury.
Burns, scares and external collagen damage, general wounds, internal collagen damage, puncture wounds, internal bleeding, weeping wounds
Mobility and Neuro:
Aches, sprains, joint and muscle pain; nerve damage, nerve pain, nerves trapped, nerve paralysis, inflammatory tissue pain, amputations, neuro / brain damage; seizures / epilepsy, cell regeneration, lameness
Allergies & Itching; midges, insect bites, inflammation, growths, fatty lumps, dermatitis, ringworm, dry skin and psoriasis
Urinary / Neutering:
Antibacterial, Hormone support, spaying/neutering, urinary / bladder [incontinence]
About the Process
Sometimes the imbalance may be balanced in one session but more often than not, the session I do with the animal highlights the focus and the needs. This then becomes the program. It is then crucial the caretaker follow through DAILY with this program until the animal indicates the remedies are no longer needed. “Needed” being the CRUCIAL word. This is not as easy as it seems. There is definitely patience required, and an ability to watch and understand what your animal is communicating. Too often I believe, animals are requesting time, or perhaps less potency by shifting away – even going away and coming back to process the smell, yet this is being taken for a “no longer needed” signal. So, it is a bit of an art-form watching and following the animals’ direction.
I have been using this process for at least 6 years and every time I am amazed at what can be accomplished by listening to the animal and following their direction.
Real-Life Experience: Stabbed Eye – Cured!
This is just one of many examples of what is possible.
The brambles around here grow low to the ground and when walking through the forest I was pretty sure one of my dogs had her eye poked directly by one of them. She could not open it. I took her to the vet for a check for damage, they could not see anything and as I am against toxic remedies and pharma when not needed, they used her blood to mix a concoction to put in her eye daily. They were very helpful, but this did not heal anything. The eye remained closed and sore.
I then did a zoo session. She chose to ingest buckets of liquorice root powder mixed with a little water. She selected this several times over 3 days. The 4th day she no longer selected and the eye was healed. The eye was open and fully functional again. Very clear and happy. It was amazing how fast this worked, and all through ingestion. Nothing went into the eye directly.
And another experience with Zoopharmacognosey:
Real-Life Experience: Diabetic Cat – Blood Glucose dropped too low
We have been trying to heal our diabetic cat. It requires monitoring her closely and adjusting insulin accordingly. Unfortunately, one day she went hypoglycemic, her blood glucose level dropped too low [she is needing less and less insulin].
I moved quickly but there was definitely a neuro disconnect. Usually when she is low she recovers within an hour but this time she must have gone really low past what my meter said and I was dealing with vision impairment I believe and an animal who was constantly nodding and searching as a result of perhaps small seizures? She would not stop moving and was focused on the walls. Only when I picked her up she knew I was there, but there was this disconnect of not being able to reconnect with her surroundings.
I contacted several vets about her recovery period and symptoms but no one could help and everyone said take her to emergency, where I knew she would just be pumped with drugs so this was not going to help her.
I then got out the oils, I used Ylang Ylang, Carrot Seed, Melissa, Jasmine and German Chamomile. As she was not really able to select at the time, so I chose what I thought based on Caroline Ingraham’s case studies she would need and left her secure to smell all the smells checking on her constantly.
After 4 hours she regained her sense of space and surroundings, I sensed her vision was beginning to return, so no more facing the wall and the nodding was less apparent. She wanted to go back up to her bed on top of the armoire. She still did not seem fully back yet so I placed all the cloths with the oils around her bed and she stretched out (which she never does) and placed her nose right on the Ylang Ylang cloth.
After a few hours, she was able to stop moving her head, was able to make eye contact and finally settled into a deep sleep. She slept like this till the next morning and woke up back to her old self. Tired, but functionally back. I left the cloths out all day and she was still happy to smell them and back to being our Simba. An email was sent expressing our profound gratitude to Caroline.
This is Simba on another day, happily – “topping up”. If she did not want to be anywhere near these oils, she would be “gone”. She is very clear. Animals must always have the freedom to choose the oil, to choose how long to participate, and nothing is ever to be forced on them or near them. This is unethical and will do damage.
Please note: Essential Oil Quality is CRUCIAL and MUST BE FOOD GRADE. There are only two sources I use from around the world and they are in France and the UK. Please check “Resource Section” in the Information Gallery for more information.
For more information about Applied Zoopharmacognosey please visit visit Caroline Ingraham’s site: https://www.carolineingraham.com/ Caroline has some fabulous videos of her healing animals with her methods and her books are a must have for any pet parent. Here is one case study on Caroline’s website regarding a reactive dog: https://www.carolineingraham.com/case-studies/delta-reactive-dog More case studies will be posted in the Case Study Section of this website regarding my client’s healing journeys using Caroline’s methods.
To further investigate this topic of self-selection, I invite you to read “Wild Health” by Cindy Engel. A fabulous book about how animals self-medicate. Also, all of Dr. Jane Goodall’s work supports many examples of the animals she studied self-medicating in the wild.
Domestic Animals Eating Grass – what does it mean?
Do not disregard, or tell them “no”, or not allow them to do it. Animals have their innate intelligence and animals NEVER do anything that is not in their perception of NEED. In other words, there is meaning behind every action. Take notes and pay attention.
So, if you have an animal eating grass, if could mean one of these two things:
1. Sourcing NUTRIENTS.
The tips of the grass have chlorophyll and this is a requirement for the cells of their body to function. New spring grass = fresh pickings. Allow them to chomp away – stay off your phone and be present – this is their time. Allow them this moment to self-select what they need.
2. They have TOXINS they need to purge.
Please let them do this and then call me if it happens more than once! This is your indicator that their system is not okay and needs to get rid of GUNK!!! Most animals on dry food will try and toss. They have so much infection in their belly, swimming in mucous, which they are trying to get rid of and have no resource at home to do so. It is crucial they get whatever it is out of their system.
If they are not able to do this, purge the gunk, the mucous, this will continue to contribute to their toxic load, and more symptoms will surface, as the body is trying to manage a bacteria-load it cannot get rid of.
Collage of Wild Self-Selection, by Wild and Domestic Animals
We are all connected to nature. Nature has provided everything we need to be balanced and healthy. Animals constantly access nature’s medicine to heal. Our domestic animals know what they need. Here are just a few examples, wild and domestic, self-selecting below:
• Wild roe deer eating acorns (most likely for de-worming, using the tannins)
• Horse sourcing rosehips (for collagen repair and vitamin C)
• Grizzly bear eating dandelions (for detoxification and nutrients)
• Young dog sourcing raspberries (for food and nutrients)
• Little puppy sourcing dandelions (for his liver – most likely due to vaccinations)
• Wild stallion horse eating leaves from a tree
• Rabbit eating leaves from an apple (for detoxification)
• Dog sourcing oranges (for Vitamin C, perhaps detoxification)
• Wild male chital deer sourcing fresh leaves, would be definitely healing something as the effort is being made, main diet is grasses
• Moose eating fresh nettles (for anaemia, kidney / urinary support and liver, toxins)
• Little kitten eating fresh catnip (for most likely stress, used as a sedative)
• Beaver eating an apple (for food, nutrients)
• Mouse eating blackberry for food and nutrients
• Goat eating grass for chlorophyll and nutrients
Aloe Vera plant below: Aloe Vera Gel is used to dilute oils when animals direct application to their bodies, their skin. Please note, must be pure aloe vera gel, no additives, so please read labels before purchasing.