How To Use Colour To Help Your Pet

Have You Noticed How Your Pet Likes Certain Colours?

Colour Therapy is also known as Chromotherapy or “Colorology”. This is a holistic technique used to help rebalance the body. Via emotions, physical, spiritual, and mentally. It works by applying colour and light to specific areas.

How would you know if your pet has a colour preference?

Here's some tips to tell you:
  • Have you ever changed your pet’s blanket/bed to a different colour? And despite it being otherwise identical. Like the same fabric/size to the previous one, you may notice him/her avoiding it?
  • Or if you do any polework with your horse. Then do you notice your horse seems more spooky with certain poles/jumps? Or does he/she knock certain colour fences more than others?
  • Does your cat or other pet like a certain colour blanket when worried?

Why should different colours make a difference?

A colour has a wavelength, a vibration. And so different colours have different wavelengths. Some colours have a greater effect on the body to others.

How can you use colour therapy with your animal?

  • Feed/water bowls
  • Blankets/bedding
  • Rugs/coats

The above are simple ways to use objects of different colours to make a difference to your animal.

What do different colours do?
As an idea here are three common colours for therapy:
  • Red is often better used sparingly – whilst it can help with stamina it can also generate agitation.
  • Yellow can have an uplifting effect
  • Greens can have a calming effect.

Different hues of colours can have an effect.

How could colour make a difference?
There's several benefits, including:
  • If your animal is recovering from illness;
  • In need of some TLC;
  • Soothe in times of stress - e.g. thunderstorms or firework noise;
  • Help promote energy

Then using different colours could help him/her feel more relaxed or even more positive!

You can read more about colour therapy online at Taranet here.

Like help finding a veterinary surgeon or therapist for your animal?
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Please remember that if your horse, dog or other animal is unwell. Or on any kind of medication or other supplement. Then always speak to your Veterinary Surgeon first before using any supplement or therapy. Even natural ones. To avoid any possible issues.

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About the Author

Suzanne Harris is founder of this Taranet website at, and also provides business coaching to horse and dog care and veterinary professionals.