Animal Reiki: Keep Your Dog and Cat Healthy

If you have a pet, you know how horrible it is if your pet is sick, not to mention the vet bills that can add up. It’s also natural to want our pets to live as long and be as healthy as possible. In addition to giving your pet regular veterinary visits, you can also add a more holistic approach to your pet’s wellness routine by signing your pet up for Animal Reiki.

Animal Reiki

So what is Animal Reiki? Reiki itself is a Japanese healing technique that promotes wellness and relaxation. A Reiki practitioner channels energy into a patient through touch,  activating the patient’s own healing processes. Many hospitals offer Reiki to patients as a method of incorporating mind body healing techniques into traditional medical care. There is also distance Reiki. You don’t have to be in the same room as someone to receive Reiki energy from them because Reiki can be transmitted across time and space.

Reiki causes our own healing response to be awakened. So when we receive Reiki energy, our bodies’ natural healing response activates. Now let me add this disclaimer: I’m no doctor and this should not be viewed as medical advice. If you have an illness or aches and pains, definitely visit a doctor, but Reiki may be used for an additional boost.

My Cat’s Experience With Animal Reiki

So I have first hand experience with Animal Reiki. My cat Snowflake recently had a hematoma in her ear and she was not happy. My vet even remarked that it was the biggest hematoma she had ever seen in a cat. (A hematoma, by the way, is a collection of clotted blood within the tissues of the body.) My vet thought she would have to surgically remove the hematoma, but we decided to try to drain it first to see if that would work. However, my vet told me that often the hematoma will come back if it’s simply drained.

While we waited to see if it would work, a friend of mine who is a Reiki practitioner volunteered to send distance Animal Reiki to Snowflake. She told me when she would send it, and I watched Snowflake’s behavior. I noticed that she became very quiet and calm during the time that she was receiving the Reiki. Then, shortly afterward, I noticed that she was more energetic than she had been since the hematoma appeared.

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Over the next week, the hematoma did not reappear, and when I took my Snowflake back to the vet,the vet was pleased with the results. Happily, Snowflake didn’t need surgery. I’m sure she was thrilled; I know I was since getting her hematoma drained was less expensive than surgery would have been. If you’re interested in learning more about Reiki – like how to become a practitioner yourself and send Animal Reiki regularly to your pet – check out these home-study resources. may receive compensation if users buy products or services mentioned or advertised on this site or click on some of the links on this site.