In the previous 3 posts I’ve shared what happened at a recent zoopharmacognosy (self selection) session with a canine client of mine, Willow. The session was offered via Skype by Rachel Windsor-Knott of My Animal Matters. Having asked Willow’s owner to fill out a detailed consultation form Rachel then sent a box of samples and, during the call, described how to offer these to Willow. Rachel’s selection of herbs and oils was spot on, and Willow worked with everything in the box.
Rachel also recommended that Willow’s owner offer her Coconut oil in addition to the remedies to make sure that she was choosing the macerates for their herb content, rather than for fats (see further information in Part 3). Willow proved to be very keen on this and her owner realised that it has also been helping her skin. (Willow had had a tendency to lick at her paws causing redness and broken skin but this has now cleared up.)
Rachel added Spirulina to Willow’s selection of remedies. This is helpful in cases of anxious behaviours and joint problems. It is detoxifying and helps to stimulate the immune system. It’s also a great supplement for senior dogs or those who are a little run-down as it is rich in protein and nutrients. Willow proved to be very fond of this too!