Reiki for dogs/cats/small animals

Reiki can help animals with many symptoms, both on a physical and emotional level. As they understand only the forces of nature and its relationship to the universe as a whole, they are naturally in tune with the energy, which allows us as practitioners to link in with them.

 

Sometimes a physical issue comes forward due to an emotional problem. As Reiki treats the body as whole, we are not only treating the physical symptom but also the underlying issue, bringing the body into balance so that it can heal itself and strengthen their immune system.

 

For healthy animals, Reiki is a great way to help them maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides an emotional sense of peace and contentment.

 

For terminally ill animals, Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear and anxiety and to ease the transition to death.

 

Treating holistically allows the body to take the energy to wherever it is needed.

 

Below are some of the problems or areas that Reiki can help with:

  • Physical injuries
  • Behaviour issues
  • Stomach trouble
  • Anxiety including when visiting the vet
  • Nervous or timid dogs
  • Performance
  • Owner and Pet relationship/bond
  • Appetite loss
  • Separation anxiety
  • Helps to calm animals that are scared or fearful
  • Terminally ill animals
  • Pain management

Reiki for cats

 

The great thing about using Reiki on animals is that you can see it working.

 

The most likely signs of Reiki working on your cat will be him/her relaxing either with them sitting or lying down. You may hear their stomach gurgle during the treatment but quite often, the cat will lie down and go into a deep sleep next to the practitioner.

 

Different types of cats can react in different ways, for example, some may not show as many signs of relaxation during their first treatment however, and they will often lie down to sleep after the treatment when they are alone. No matter what the reaction, Reiki is giving your pet what he/she needs.

 

Treating your Cat

 

Cats are intelligent and independent creatures who know what they want and expect it to be given. They understand that their human looks after them and is available for love when the cat has requested. Cats are self-willed and do what they want, when they want it.

 

Cats are less dependent than dogs on their owners but can suffer emotional anxiety resulting from situations like home disruption for example, when the layout of rooms and furniture are changed.

 

The cats personality and character dictates the way in which a Reiki treatment is carried out.

 

Wherever possible, I try to carry out treatments at the home of the animal, as they are more relaxed in their own surroundings and will tend to enjoy the energy for longer.

 

There are several ways in which a Feline Reiki treatment can be approached:

  • On my lap
  • Sitting at my feet or somewhere close to me
  • Remotely
  • Distantly

On my arrival at your home I will sit myself in a room with the cat. The cat may decide to come and see me straight away whereupon I will commence Reiki by gently stroking him/her allowing the treatment to progress naturally.

 

It is also okay for your cat to want to stay on the other side of the room when I am ready to begin the Reiki treatment, which is okay. I will allow Reiki to flow into the room and send distant healing whereby I will let my attention focus on the cat; my intent is enough to carry the energy to where it is needs to go. Where thought goes energy flows!

 

Reiki for dogs

 

The great thing about using Reiki on animals is that you can see it working.

 

The most likely signs of Reiki working on your dog will be him/her relaxing either with them sitting or lying down. You may hear their stomach gurgle during the treatment but quite often, the dog will lie down and go into a deep sleep next to the practitioner.

 

Different types of dogs can react in different ways, for example, some may not show as many signs of relaxation during their first treatment however, and they will often lie down to sleep after the treatment when they are alone.

 

No matter what the reaction, Reiki is giving your pet what he/she needs.

 

Treating your dog

 

Wherever possible, I try to carry out treatments at the home of the animal, as they are more relaxed in their own surroundings and will tend to enjoy the energy for longer.

 

There are several ways in which a Canine Reiki treatment can be approached:

  • On my lap
  • Sitting at my feet or somewhere close to me
  • Remotely
  • Owner holding the dog or whilst in a cage
  • Distantly

For aggressive dogs, a Reiki treatment can be carried out with the owner holding their dog on a leash or for the dog to be caged whilst sharing Reiki.

 

As Reiki is ideal for use with animals because itís gentle, non-invasive and doesnít require physical contact, wherever possible, I do like to be hands on where certain hand positions are followed.

 

The good thing about working with dogs is that as most dogs are regularly groomed and used to being touched, they tend to be more receptive to being touched for Reiki.

DISCLAIMER:

 

Reiki is not a substitute for veterinary care and treatment. If your pet has any symptoms of illness you should call your vet.

 

Reiki is safe and will complement any form of complementary or medical treatment.

 

The law currently states that before your pet receives a Reiki treatment you must gain veterinary consent.

 

A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.