Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 4:12 PM
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What would be a good crystal to put on my dog and cats collar?
Thank you for your question. Actually, crystal healing therapy for pets is more common than one might know, and has definitely increased in occurrence in the past few years. Depending on your pets' needs, you could place crystals beneath their bedding, near their food (watch out for choking hazards), or even, depending on the crystal (must be large and nonfriable), in your pets' water bowl. You could place a small crystal in a small pouch and attach it to the collar, or even hot glue some smaller stones to a it, as well. I'm not sure what you have in mind for the properties of the crystals for your pets, whether for healing, protection, or some other specific reason, so I've listed crystals that have multiple and/or general functions, with special consideration for the activities of cats and dogs.
One great stone for pets, due to its versatility, is Amber. Amber is a wonderful and supportive healing stone. While not technically a crystal, Amber is fossilized tree resin, which is what promotes its connection to past life issues or any kind of physical healing. Amber is also known to have both a calming and energizing effect, dependant on what is needed at the moment. This attribute makes Amber perfect for both the smaller, hyper dog with the high metabolism, as well as the larger and calmer dogs. If you'd like to see some Amber, take a look at this page:
Bloodstone came to mind when I was thinking about your question. Known for its healing energies, Bloodstone also supports overall health, strength, and endurance. Wearing or carrying Bloodstone is helpful for balancing the chakras and for grounding negative or excessive energies. Bloodstone is also commonly used to increase intuition, which would be indispensable to any animal. We have some Bloodstone at this page:
Black Onyx is a great stone for outdoor pets, because it is known to draw out negative energies and entities, which can be helpful for things like fleas and parasites. A very protective stone, Black Onyx is supportive of physical strength and stamina, and can be helpful during times of stress, such as physical illness, trauma, or even during fights with other animals. We have some Black Onyx at this page:
Clear Quartz is the old standby because it is the Master Healer, strengthening the aura and protecting against negative energies. Clear Quartz is great for amplifying intention, so you could program it with a specific purpose for your pet, before use. If you decide to use Clear Quartz for your pets, you should clear it in the evenings, as it will absorb any negative vibes with which your pet has come into close contact. Clear Quartz can also be used to enhance communication. If you're interested, we have a fairly large selection of Clear Quartz here:
If you need information on clearing and programming crystals, or perhaps something else, please see our growing section of newsletter articles here:
If the crystals mentioned above don't seem to fit for your pets' needs, please take a look at our metaphysical directory for more information on the different properties of various minerals, at this link:
I hope this information helps. If you need more information and you can't find it elsewhere on our site, please feel free to write again. Good luck!
Peace and Blessings,