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Here is a list of the best Self-Selection/Self-Medication Herbal plants for your Sensory Garden and the medicinal properties they hold for our Pets as well as Ourselves:
Cost consideration is an important element, but it doesn't have to be expensive. You will need to anticipate that some plants might need replacing in time if they get bent, but this is all part of a sensory garden – Pets really do enjoy that sensory experience of engaging with the plants! Marigold/Calendula is really easy to grow and many pets enjoy being around it, but please be mindful to get the Medicinal variety not the ornamental as the latter does not have the scent or medicinal properties. And how do you tell? Well if you look for the Latin names for example Marigold it will state ‘Calendula officinalis’. The ‘officinalis’ is the identification that the plant is Medicinal, another example is Althaea officinalis (marshmallow). The main instant benefit of a sensory garden is enrichment. Even if you only plant one new plant it's another smell for Pets to explore. Because the Sensory Garden is designed to use only Herbal Plants your Pet is able to decide whether they might just want to inhale a plant, or they might want to ingest it with no worry of risk to them. Also for the Sense of Taste a Blueberry or Raspberry Bush could be your dog’s chance to express his instinct to naturally forage for food. Remember, however, only use pet-safe methods of keeping invading bugs away from your plants. You don’t want your Pets consuming Chemical Pesticides and we want to support the Local Ecosystem Wildlife.
Your Herbal Sensory Garden is something that will evolve with time. You’ll learn what your Pet tends to ignore and what they really love. Young Pets such as recently vaccinated puppies all the way up to senior dogs with age-related health issues can find enjoyment in a Herbal Sensory garden; as like any other Pets. So whatever Pet you have whether Dog, Cat, Rabbit, Hamster, Guinea Pig, Bird or Reptile they will all love you for it! Start planning yours today! DISCLAIMER: SOME PLANTS ARE POISONOUS TO ANIMALS. PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHAT PLANTS ARE TOXIC AND IF YOU ARE NOT SURE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE RISK. TO AVOID THIS ISSUE ALL MY PLANTS LISTED ARE NATURAL CULINARY HERBAL PLANTS WHICH HAVE MEDICINAL PROPERTIES AND ARE SAFE FOR PETS TO INGEST. This exceptional article was contributed by NWA colleague, Charlotte Walker Charlotte Erika Walker is Animal Healer & Communicator, practitioner in Natural Food Animal Remedies with Hydrosols & Organic Herbal Infused Culinary Oils. www.animal-health-and-healing.co.uk My teachers and Co-therapists are Skippy the Boxer & Smeg the Cat, both rescues and Smeg from a Fridge going for Recycling (hence his name!) Animal Health & Healing Mobile: 07799 920307 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Buttermarket Poundbury Dorset DT1 3AZ
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