Tempting The Horse Patient

Hello Tara’s not been feeling 100% lately, with a recurring foot injury causing her some issues.  As well as having an increase in her aloe vera supplement, and poulticing to help, she’s also had to have some antibiotics. This led me to thinking about sharing a couple of tips to help tempt the “fussy eater”…

Smelling to Health & Wellbeing?

Hello, My first experiences of trying holistic ways to help my horse Tara were with physiotherapy and herbal remedies.  But after a while, I also discovered aromatherapy – at first I was a bit sceptical, can smelling something actually make a difference?  As I discovered, yes it can make a difference – IF it’s the…

Can Herbs Help Your Animal’s Health?

Hello 🙂 Herbs have been used for centuries, both for therapeutic and medicinal reasons. They have a long history of being used in Veterinary Medicine – in fact the logo for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s contains an Aloe Vera plant in its emblem! The principle of herbal medicine is to help the body…

Our Dogs – Priceless Relationships

Hello 🙂 Over the last few weeks, there’s been a super programme on the BBC called “Me and My Dog”, you may have seen it? Before I saw it I wondered whether a TV programme could really hold viewer attention for 4 weeks – as a programme about dogs (and that isn’t veterinary, showing or…

How’s Your Animal’s Energy?

Hello 🙂 In this blog post, i’m focusing on Reiki – a gentle, holistic but potentially powerful therapy. Have you heard of Reiki? & if you have, did you know that animals can also benefit? Firstly, what is Reiki? It’s a quiet, non-invasive therapy, which can be used with many animals – including dogs and…

Protect Your Horse’s Back From The Rain

Hello 🙂 Does your horse, pony or donkey wear a properly fitting and “proofed” rug in the rain? If not, he or she maybe at risk from rain scald.  But what is it? Rain scald is commonly found on horses backs who are left out during wet weather (with no rugs and have inadequate shelter). Bacteria…

Bach Flower Remedy Focus – Gorse

Hello 🙂 This time I’m giving you a short introduction to the magnificent Gorse – a Bach Flower Remedy that can be used with our animals (and us!).  So what is it? Gorse is just one of the 38 different Bach Flower Remedies that can be used not only by you, but your animal. The…

Consistency for Equine Health

Hello 🙂 It occurred to me while listening to the radio and others, that health promoting habits are often seen as a short-term thing. For people, there are things like “stop smoking month”, “stop drinking alcohol month”, “stop eating sugar month” – you get the drift i’m sure! Many years ago I was lucky enough…

Simple but Effective – Bach Remedies

Hello As regular readers will know, Bach Flower Remedies are one of my favourite complementary therapies. Many more people are discovering them, both for themselves and their animals, but I thought it’d be helpful to provide a quick recap on what they are. What are they? There are 38 different remedies in the Bach Flower…

Caring for Older Animals Whatever the Weather

Hello Does the weather make a difference to our health? Depending on which expert you listen to, some say yes and some say no!  But when you’ve got animals who are of a more “vintage variety” like 2 of my horses who’re 28 and 29 years old, then some days when the weather has been…

Essential Fatty Acids For Your Animals

Hello! Why Can Essential Fatty Acids Help Your Animals? First of all let’s see what Esssential Fatty Acids are. You probably have heard the term before, as they’re often talked about for benefiting human health. The main components of all fats are the fatty acids which might be saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated. Essential fatty acids…