Wild animals naturally forage and have been observed seeking out and selecting substances on which to self-medicate. This can be the selection of not only plants and foliage, but also minerals, which can be found in soils and clays. On taking up substances and/or plant constituents this could relieve their issue or address an imbalance in their body. This is known as zoopharmacognosy, and this method of self-selection also applies to, and is observed in, domesticated animals.
At a herbal self selection consultation a range of dried and/or fresh plants, hydrosols and gentle essential oils are offered. At this session the body language and behaviour of the animal is observed to see whether or not they are interested in the product choices offered. If interested the animal may eat, smell or even have them applied topically.
If you wish to arrange a session please contact us and we will send through the appropriate consultation form for completion. An information sheet with further guidance on arranging and preparing for the session will also be included.
A tailored plan will form the basis of the products offered at the session. This is prepared using information from the completed consultation form (including current medication), along with our experience and knowledge.
Please contact your vet to ensure they are willing for the session to go ahead.
If your vet requires further information we would be happy to communicate with them directly regarding this.
The session can take around 1½ - 2 hours from start to finish and would be best arranged at a time when there will be no interruptions. Mileage up to a 20 mile radius from my base is included in the price, along with all products offered and left after the session.