9.00-12.30 and 13.30-17.00 (full day)

Caroline Ingraham (UK)


Applied zoopharmacognosy for dogs                   

This workshop is related to Caroline Ingraham's 2018 book How to Help Your Dog Heal Itself. The workshop not only provides the theoretical background to Applied Zoopharmacognosy but also has practical parts with actual dogs.


Morning session - 9.00 - 12.30


Topics we cover:

  • Understand the mechanisms that underpin self-medication

  • Learn to communicate through the language of smell to help animal health

  • Learn how to read responses

  • Learn how smell and taste are used to achieve homeostasis

  • Understand the different routes of administration

  • Learn how plant extracts can affect the physical and psychological functions

  • Understand the origins of many behavioral problems 

  • Understand  how to work with common health problems

  • Understand why some dogs may poison themselves

  • Understand purging

Lunch break - 12.30 - 13.30

Afternoon session 13.30 - 17.00


Topics we cover:

  • Demonstration working with dog 1​

  • How an animal determines dosage

  • How to create a therapeutic environment

3.00 - 3.20 short break

Demonstration working with dog 2