Chelsea will complete her 300-Hour, Pet Master Herbalist (P.M.H.)® Certification in June 2020. She has been practicing and learning the theory and practical applications of Pet Herbology for dogs and cats. Some of the different topics in herbalism that she has been studying include, but are not limited to:
- Herbal Theory and Practice
- Principles of Herbology
- Veterinary Herbal History
- The Importance of Veterinary Care
- Plant Chemistry & Medicinal Actions of Herbs
- Herbal Materia Medica for Animal Care
- Common Pet Diseases & Conditions
- Herbs for Common Diseases & Conditions
- Herbal Detoxification
- Toxicity & Herb/Drug Interactions
- Ayurvedic Herbology for Animals
- The Importance of Proper Diet
- Herbs as Nutritional Supplements
- Organic Herb Production
- How to Make Herbal Preparations
Many people are turning to herbs and herbal remedies to help achieve and maintain better health for themselves, but may not be sure how to start that same process for their pets. Some key elements of herbalism can help maintain your pet’s health naturally, and potentially add years to their lives! One of the key components of animal herbalism is to think holistically about the root cause of your pet’s needs.
For an older dog, for example, canine herbalism would emphasize maintaining joint health through knowing which herbs to incorporate into their diet- this can make a world of difference. Herbal consults can help you recognize the distinct needs of your pets and teach you to manage their wellness effectively through the natural applied use of herbal supplements and remedies.
Discerning the right herbal supplements from a wide array of readily available herbs can be very difficult for a pet parent, there’s just so much to choose from! Having a professional pet master herbalist can help you eliminate the guesswork and know what’s best for your faithful furry friend.