Crystal Healing for Pets
By Stephanie Arnold
People aren’t the only ones who can gain from having crystals around. The animals that live with us can also benefit from the crystals we position around our homes. You can help your pets further by placing beneficial crystals directly in and around your pet’s area. For example, if your dog has a favorite bed that she loves to lay in, try placing crystals under the padding or blankets to give your favorite furry friend some crystal benefits. Crystals can even be attached to the animal’s collar so that they can absorb the energy all day long, as people do by wearing a pendant.
When your pet is not their normal, active self, seems to be lethargic, or has changed their eating habits, they could be depressed. Yes, animals can be depressed just like people. Often with a pet, this can be caused by the loss of a loved one, such as a human companion going off to college or the death of another pet in the house. Lithium Quartz is very useful as a natural antidepressant for animals in the same way it is for people. Try placing this stone in an area where the animal spends a lot of time, such as under the cushion in their favorite spot on the sofa.
If you have a pet with a tendency to be hyper, try using a Dalmatian Jasper in their area. This playful stone is beneficial for animals and tends to have a calming effect. The energy from this crystal will balance the emotions and help the animal maintain composure. Also called Dalmatian Stone, this crystal is also helpful with children and can ease bad dreams in both, and promotes peaceful sleeping.
If your pet is having trouble in the yard or litter box, Leopard Skin Jasper could be the help they need. This crystal is very helpful for digestion issues and can also alleviate abdominal pain. Try taping this crystal under your cat’s window seat or make an elixir for your dog to drink. To make a crystal elixir, place a cleansed crystal in a glass bowl filled with spring water and leave the bowl in the sunlight or moonlight for 12 hours. If making an elixir from a fragile, water-soluble or toxic crystal, use the indirect method and place the crystal inside a small glass jar before placing in the bowl of water. Either way, the water will become infused with the energy of the crystal. To store the elixir, remove the crystal after 12 hours and pour the liquid into an airtight container, where it can be stored for up to a week. For human consumption, 50% brandy or vodka can be added as a preservative to store it for longer than a week; however, this is not recommended for animal use.
For generalized animal healing, Dioptase is a great crystal to use. This green crystal is especially good for healing of the heart and mind. Often pets can have anxiety and feelings of abandonment when left alone for long periods of time, or when their owners are traveling. Try leaving this crystal with your pet to help alleviate any stress caused by this separation and to instill in them a feeling of being loved. This would be a great stone to attach to your dog’s collar if you work long hours.
Do you feel like you just can’t figure out what your pet is trying to tell you? Mookaite will help facilitate better communication with your animals. This crystal, sometimes called Mook Jasper, will help you to be more in touch with your own animal instincts and ancestors as well. Wear this crystal or carry it in your pocket while spending time with your pets.
As with many people, animals can also gain from the loving energy of Rose Quartz. It can give them the same sense of security and peace, as it does for you. This crystal is especially helpful for rescued pets and those who have experienced trauma or abuse prior to living with you. Placing a large piece of this in the living room will benefit all household members – furry or not.
Of course, if your pet has a severe condition or a persistent issue, you should take them to see their veterinarian to rule out a more serious problem. Crystals can be used as a supplementary healing aid to your vet’s recommendations, but just as with people, should not necessarily be considered a substitute for a doctor’s care.
Having crystals throughout your living environment is a fantastic way to experience all that crystal energy can offer you. We tend to think of ourselves when using crystals, but all living things in our environment are also feeling the effects of the energy from them. Just as plants and animals in the wild benefit from areas where the crystals lie naturally, our pets and houseplants will also gain from the crystals we intentionally place in our home.