Delve deep into using essential oils, extracts, hydrosols, herbs as remedies to heal your pets — and yourself. Develop an understanding of the chemistry behind the healing, and experience distillation first-hand.
Zoopharmacognosy is a behavior in which non-human animals in the wild instinctively self-medicate
by selecting and ingesting or topically applying plants, soils, insects, and psychoactive drugs to prevent or reduce the harmful effects of pathogens and toxins and heal themselves.
Applied Zoopharmacognosy was founded by Caroline Ingraham in 1984. Ingraham is the leading expert in this field of animal self-medication. In this class, you will learn by tapping into and enabling your animals’ (aka fur babies’) self-healing by offering “remedies.” The remedies are plant extracts containing the exact same or similar constituents that the animals could find and forage in their natural habitat.
This is giving the power back to the animal, trusting that the animal knows what is best for itself. The remedies that are offered for choice are of a great variety of plant extracts such as essential oils, absolutes, co2 extracts, herbs, plant extracts, macerated and fixed oils, clays, algae, seaweeds and minerals. The animal selects the remedy and then decides how to dose itself. So, the animal will choose to inhale it, take it orally, or by rubbing a body part into it. Or all three!
Learn the difference between Zoopharmacognosy and Applied Zoopharmacognosy (AZ)
How to communicate through the language of smell to help your animal’s health
Understand the self-selection method
How to read responses
How smell and taste are used to achieve homeostasis
How plant extracts can affect physical and psychological function
Understand the origins of behavioral problems
Why some animals may poison themselves
Understand the different routes of administration
How dosage is determined by the animal
How to create a therapeutic environment
How to be safe, working with AZ and your animal.
Understand purging of dogs