Natural Animal Healthcare Knowledge Hub

Holistic Care for Animals Knowledge Hub by Taranet

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Holistic Care for Animals Knowledge Hub

Discover how complementary therapies can help your animal's health and wellbeing, with our comprehensive online knowledge hub. You can find details on what each therapy 'is', together with contact details for therapists and professional organisations. In addition, if you'd like to train in caring for animals with complementary therapies - either professionally or just learn more to help your own animal - take a look at our 'training pages' where training organisations, professional associations & training advice can be found.

You will find many different therapies listed at Taranet, including - Equine & Canine Bowen Therapy, Physiotherapy, Equine Massage, Chiropractic, Shiatsu, Herbs for Animal Health, Aromatherapy, Acupuncture and Canine Massage plus many others! Also find information on how a holistic approach can help some common animal ailments (e.g. Sweet Itch, Osteoarthritis, Mud Fever and many more!).

Most of the therapies featured are mainly used in treating horses although, dogs and cats (plus other pets and livestock) can also benefit. All these complementary therapies, basically, share the same principle that the body is capable of healing itself if properly aided. Of course as with any medicine/treatment, not all therapies will work with all animals, so only use a properly qualified professional practitioner/therapist to help your animal.

  • Browse the site by either going through the navigation menu at the top right hand side or use our Site Map. Don't miss our online shop too for Aloe products!

We hope you find the information you're looking for, but if you've any query about holistic healthcare for your animals, including if you'd like to find a complementary therapist for your animal near you, please do not hesitate to email us at directory [at], we're happy to help if we can!

  • Also have a look at our blog for even more healthy information for your animals!

Notice - Complementary therapies for animals

Before using any alternative or complementary therapy with your animal, please remember to contact your Veterinary Surgeon for advice.

Most therapists correctly insist on working alongside conventional medicine, and together can often help the animal to improve its health. In addition in the U.K. there is a Parliamentary Act called the Veterinary Act which was passed to safeguard the welfare of sick or injured animals. It is an offence for any person, other than the owner of the animal to treat an animal, unless the permission of the vet in charge of the case or to whom the animal would be referred is sought and obtained.

Do remember that in different countries around the world, there maybe different laws as to what is legal or not, in working with animals with complementary therapies. If in doubt, do always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first!

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