What is Animal Therapy?

Animal therapy is a form of complementary therapy that is safe and effective for treating conditions that affect animals. It can take the form of an energetic healing modality, such as Reiki, massage or other manual therapies, kinesiology or a combination of other natural therapies.

Animal therapy in Perth

What are the Benefits of Animal Therapy?

It is common for an animal to demonstrate behavioural or emotional problems as a result of stress, injury or illness. The combination of animal therapy and veterinary care is a surefire way to restore your pet's wellbeing and prevent a slew of health problems, including:

  • Fear
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Allergies
  • Dehydration
  • Feline idiopathic cystitis
  • Viral disease
  • Poor appetite
  • Weakness

How Much is Animal Therapy in Perth?

The cost of an animal therapy session in Perth is generally between $60 and $90, but it can vary depending on the treatment modes used and where the session is conducted. Prices are on a per animal basis, and online treatment sessions may incur additional charges as a result of the therapist’s travel cost.

How Many Animal Therapists are there in Perth?

The number of health practitioners in Perth practising animal therapy is unknown because the modality is often incorporated into their general practice. There are rarely massage therapists, kinesiologists or energy healers who only focus on treating animals. Animal therapy is a special category of services that they provide for animal lovers. 

What’s the Demand for Animal Therapy in Perth?

Australia is widely known for its animal therapy services as more than 60% of households own pets. In Perth alone, 34% of families have one or more dogs, 28.6% have cats, and about 19% own birds.