Reiki for Cats and Dogs


Article by the International Association of Reiki Professionals

Out of Sorts Cat or Dog? Reiki to the Rescue!

Progressive and forward thinking humans all over the world are fans of the practice of Reiki, a system of holistic energy healing. Within the last decade, however, the use of animal Reiki among animal rescues, behaviorists, pet owners, and veterinarians has skyrocketed.

What Exactly is Pet Reiki?

Reiki, which originated with a lay monk in Japan, is based on spiritual energy. All things, its advocates believe, are made of energy. The practice of Reiki involves energy traveling through the hands of a practitioner through a subject’s energy pathways and centers, then through the whole body.

Those who practice Reiki usually don’t refer to themselves as healers. This is because this holistic practice involves creating an energetic space that fosters a subject’s self-healing. It’s also possible for people to treat themselves.

Reiki is ideal for pets because it is gentle and noninvasive. The practice never harms an animal. Animal Reiki doesn’t require physical contact. It corrects energy imbalances in an animal’s body and can even occur from a distance. A cat or dog session usually lasts 15 to 30 minutes.

What’s in it for Animals?

Reiki for cats and dogs offers benefits to both sick and well animals. It can:

  • Strengthen an animal’s immune system before cancer treatment
  • Speed healing after sickness or surgery
  • Promote relaxation and reduce stress to solve behavioral problems
  • Relieve pain
  • Provide comfort for terminally ill pets, as well as owners
  • Enhance a pet’s overall well-being
  • Increase the pet-owner bond

Veterinarians intrigued by the possibilities of pet Reiki are adding it as an adjunct therapy. Used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it can result in a speedier recovery and saves owners considerable cost and anxiety.

A Success Story

Opting for pet Reiki was a resounding success for the owner of a sick 15-year-cat. The feline contracted calicivirus, then developed a severe nasal discharge. Lethargic and frail, it wasn’t eating or drinking. The cat’s owner arranged for a distance Reiki treatment. Toward the end of the first session, the cat got up and ate the first food she had consumed in days. After additional sessions, she showed a higher energy level and appeared stronger overall, thanks to Reiki.

**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

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Please Note: This article is provided for informational purposes only, and not intended as specific holistic health advice to the reader. Therefore, reading this article does not create a practitioner/client relationship. Reiki Therapy is meant to be used as a complement to traditional care, and does not substitute for qualified medical or traditional care.

Published by Brooke Chang Reiki Therapy

“We help you maintain wellness, a balanced health, and manage your medical conditions through healing touch and holistic healing practices.” Brooke Chang is a Certified Reiki Master, and has been practicing Reiki Therapy since 2012. Brooke gained extensive experience in Reiki Therapy at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, CA. She is certified in advanced Reiki methods, including Reikiatsu Therapy (meridian energy work), Tera-Mai™ Seichem Therapy (Egyptian energy work), and Reiki Distant Healing, and trained in Polarity Therapy and Ear Reflexology (reflex zones), as well as Trauma Informed Practice. She also provides Animal Reiki Therapy to your beloved animal companions. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals, and International Reiki Organization. She further earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Science from Brandeis University. Brooke is available by appointment at (951) 821-0825 or

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