Reiki for your Pets and other Animals

Reiki healing for your animal

Reiki can reduce stress and bring deep relaxation for us humans so why not treat your animals too?

A course of Reiki treatments can be of great benefit regardless of age or state of health, and beneficial changes can take place over a fairly short space of time.  Below are some of the problems or areas that I and others have found Reiki to help with:

  • Physical Injuries
  • Behaviour issues
  • Stomach trouble
  • Anxiety including when visiting the vet
  • Nervous or timid animals or birds
  • Performance
  • Owner / Pet - relationship / bond
  • Appetite loss
  • Separation Anxiety

I’ve found Reiki to be an amazingly powerful tool in helping with issues on all levels for both people and animals.  For example on an emotional level for an animal who has suffered abuse, trauma, or neglect.  Where an animal is having difficulty in trusting and forming a bond with its new owner Reiki would be given to both the animal and the person.
On a mental / stress level animals may display behavioural problems, repetitive movements, chewing, gnawing, pecking, psychological intermittent lameness, may not perform well at events or become stressed with visits to the vet.
Physical symptoms may include injuries, or illness.
Of course, like with humans all of these issues may overlap and it isn’t necessary to categorise whether the causes are mental, emotional or physical.

For dying animals Reiki may help ease the process, provide comfort and relief from anxiety and fear, as they let go of any pain and suffering and ease the transition to death.

How many treatments?

The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively, so it is advised to have a course of treatments to help produce long-term beneficial changes, emotionally and physically.
It is generally recommended to have a course of treatments, between 4-6, at weekly intervals.  Discounts are available for booking a course of treatments.

Where are treatments given?

All in-person Reiki treatments for animals are given on-site, that is where the animal lives, at the vets, or at another mutually convenient place such as kennels.

Distance Reiki may also be given and a short distance-treatment will always be included before an on-site visit as animals as animals appreciate this energetic introduction beforehand.  Distance Reiki for animals can conveniently be arranged and this is usually in blocks, for example 20 minutes for a small animal and 60 minutes for a larger animal.

With distance treatments in particular I tend to pick up 'messages' from the animal, this may be about the animals personality, his or her relationship with other animals or people, and any difficulties they may be experiencing.  It can be very interesting for owners to have these insights!  Please note though I am not psychic or an animal communicator.

How does this all work?

When you book a Reiki appointment for your animal we will discuss whether an on-site visit or a distance treatment is most suitable, then the appointment is made and is paid for by PayPal (you don't need to have a PayPal account to do this).

Before setting off or commencing the treatment we will talk again over the phone to ensure you and your animal are ready.  In the case of a distance treatment we will talk again over the phone to give feedback.


Fees are based on length of treatment / type of animal and location / how far I have to travel.  For example treating a horse will take much longer than a rabbit.

Distance Reiki includes a telephone call at the start to ensure you and your animal are ready and a call shortly after the treatment to give feedback, and is charged for the block of time.  For example 20 minutes for a small animal and 60 minutes for a larger animal.


Animal Reiki is safe and complementary to other therapies including veterinary care and other holistic treatments. Reiki is a non-medical therapy and Reiki Practitioners are not a substitute for Veterinary diagnosis and treatment.  A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.  If your animal has any symptoms of illness you should call your vet.

The law currently states that before your animal receives a Reiki treatment you must gain veterinary consent if he or she is unwell.

I'm unable to give advice about behavioural issues or medical advice.


Receiving Reiki is a simple process.  Having discussed things with you I will decide whether to treat your pet whilst in contact with him i.e. perhaps on my lap or sitting with them placing my hands on your pet’s body, or from a space away, depending on how the animal wishes to receive the energy and any other considerations.

During the treatment, energy (called ‘chi’ or 'ki') is drawn through the practitioner into the recipient, helping to produce a state of balance.

How to prepare for your animal receiving energy

This is simply a case of ensuring there are no unnecessary distractions from other people or animals, visitors, or phones ringing which might make the animal unable to relax.  The treatment is often given with the owner in the room at the same time.  If you are unsure of how to prepare we can discuss this beforehand. Also the environment must be safe and smoking is not permitted.

How might my animal react?

The great thing about using Reiki on animals is that you can ‘see’ it working. Your pet will most likely relax, he may sit or lie down, you may hear his stomach gurgle. Some animals will appear calmer or lie down and go into a deep sleep next to the practitioner or in their sleeping place. Different animals may react in different ways, for example, some may not show as many signs of relaxation during their first treatment , however, they will often lie down to sleep after the treatment when they are alone.

No matter what the reaction, Reiki is giving your pet what he or she needs in a gentle nurturing way.

Reiki treatment for horses and pets with Cheryl Colpman, Coalville, LeicestershireReiki for dogs, cats, pets with practitioner Cheryl Colpman, Leicestershire

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