Essential Oils and Other Natural Remedies for Your Cat
Date: Thursday, April 16, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In this class, we will dispel the myths and misinformation about the use of essential oils with cats. Students will learn how essential oils can indeed be safe and effective remedies for our beloved felines. The approach is based on Applied Zoopharmacognosy, the science of how animals have the innate ability to self-medicate in the wild for survival, and how domesticated and captive animals can be given the same opportunities. We will explore how the oils work, how to set up treatment, what oils, herbs and minerals to offer, how to read your cat’s body language and observe responses to accomplish proper dosage, as well as important precautions. Also, included will be a hands-on demonstration with a cat experiencing a health or behavioral issue. Students will leave with the knowledge to help their own cats return to health through self-medication at home.
Instructor: Carolyn Shelley
About the Instructor:
Carolyn Shelley’s career as an educator spanned 37 years. Since retiring in 2018, she spends much of her time with essential oils. She credits the Nectar staff and its class offerings, specifically those with Sue Jordan, for feeding this interest and setting her on a firm path for further study. In early 2018, she completed all coursework to become a Certified Aromatherapist, with advanced studies completed in the spring of 2019. She enjoys consulting with clients, creating custom oil blends and teaching others about essential oils. In the fall of 2019, Carolyn completed training in Applied Zoopharmacognosy with Caroline Ingraham. The course focused on learning how to help horses, dogs and cats self-medicate with essential oils, herbs and minerals to restore themselves to health and well-being. This training was one of the most incredible experiences of her life. Her other favorite pastimes include gardening, reading, spending time with her husband and friends, and playing with her own felines. Conenct with Caroyn and learn more about her work on her facebook page Esscentials for Well Being.