Purpose: Learn the safe and appropriate use of herbs and aromatherapy for pets.

Prerequisite: None

What can you expect to learn in this course:

  • The history of herbology.
  • How to source good quality herbs from reputable sources and what those herbs should look, smell and taste like.
  • How to grow common herbs in their garden.
  • What parts of the plant have healing properties
  • Contraindications and precautions when using herbal remedies
  • The most beneficial form of each herbal remedy including learning how to prepare dried herbs, powders, teas, infusions and compresses.
  • How to use herbal remedies to provide solutions for common ailments – behavioural issues such as anxiety, nervousness and fear; digestive upset including nausea, flatulence, constipation, impacted anal glands and diarrhea; parasite problems; lesions of the skin.
  • How to use herbal remedies to help elderly animals cope with the infirmities of old age such as arthritis, cataracts, dental issues, heart disease, kidney disease and incontinence.
  • The qualities of aromatherapy oils
  • Blending of aromatherapy oils
  • What are carrier oils and how to use them
  • Contraindications and precautions with the use of aromatherapy
  • Aromatherapy and Herbal Remedies are not substitutes for veterinarian care!

Course Completion Deadline: This course must be completed in its entirety within 3 months from the date of registration.

Required Textbook: None. Participants will be provided with a manual of useful herbs and recipes as well as a comprehensive list of useful books and resources.

CEU Status:

This course approved for 4 CEU’s from the IAABC.

This course approved for 0 CBCC-KA and 4 CPDT-KA CEU’s from the CCPDT.

Instructor: Sheilagh O’Sullivan

Course length: Four 60 minute classes.

Course Fee –

For Credit OnDemand: $75.00


Student Information:

Access to this course will expire in 3 months. Therefore, you have 3 months to complete this course from the date of registration.

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