Last week I started sharing a little about a recent zoopharmacognosy (self selection) session with a canine client of mine.
Rachel Windsor-Knott, of My Animal Matters, sent a box of samples to Willow’s owner and, via Skype, talked us through how to offer them and what signals to watch for.
Having offered some essential oils, we then moved on to the 2 macerates that Rachel had thought would help Willow: Comfrey and Arnica. Willow devoured these, lapping up all that Rachel had sent. (Comfrey – also known as ‘knit bone’ – is good for fractures and also helps in cases of soft tissue damage. It eases inflammation of the stomach, too, so can be helpful in easing the side effects of pain killing medication. Arnica helps with bruising, muscular injury and inflammatory pain. It is also an immune system stimulant.)