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A few words .... Most of my adult life, over the past three decades, has been dedicated to researching and observing how animals heal themselves across a wide range of species, from companion animals to kangaroos, polar bears, brown bears, elephants, tigers, rhinos and primates. I believe that from applied zoopharmacognosy, a new branch of ethology has developed which takes a new look into the causes of behavioural problems seen in domestic, companion and captive animals. Back in the nineteen eighties I discovered that companion animals could communicate their health needs via offering them aromatic plant extracts – it was an amazing breakthrough. They could let us know which plant medicines they needed, which they didn't, where they needed it, and dosed themselves accordingly.
Caroline x


About Caroline: 

Author - Founder of Applied Zoopharmacognosy - International Speaker - Lecturer 

Caroline Ingraham founded Applied Zoopharmacognosy and is a leading expert in the field of animal self-medication. Caroline has always had an enormous concern for the ethical treatment of animals and has spent the last thirty five years researching and observing how animals self-medicate. Caroline has helped thousands of animals all over the world, regain behavioural and physical health. She has had great success with orphaned elephant calves at the Sheldrick Trust in Kenya, as well as in conservation with endangered species, and rescued animals at the RSPCA in the UK.Caroline has featured in many scientific journals and articles and has written numerous books on the subject. She has appeared on the BBC, ITV, BBC Radio 4, National Geographic TV and at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts. 

Caroline's work encompasses an understanding of pharmacokinetics and pharmacology combined with animal self-medication. Caroline is in demand globally as a consultant and teacher, speaking regularly at International Symposiums. She lectures to vets, college and university students all over the world and holds a London clinic in a Notting Hill veterinary practice.

Caroline writes widely on the subject of animal self-medication, her two most recent publications are 'Help Your Dog Heal Itself' 3rd edition released in 2018 and 'Animal Self-Medication (released January 2019). 


Primate Society of Great Britain: Full member


Recent public engagements

2015: Hay Festival of literature and arts

2015: Natural Dog Conference

2015: University of Bristol: Veterinary and Zoological Society

2015: BBC Radio 4: Four Thought

2016: Hay Festival of literature and arts

2016: British Essential Oil Association

2016: Your Horse Magazine

2016: Interview with Dr Karen Becker: USA

2016: University of Sussex: Botanica

2017: Aromatherapy Today conference: Australia

2017: International Conference for Innovative Veterinary Medicine: Holland

2018: Hungarian Aromatherapy Conference

2019: RCVS Zoological Society


Organisations I work with

David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Wildlife Heritage Foundation

Battersea Dogs Home

Zoological society of London


Brno Zoo

French National Institute for Agricultural Research


Recent articles:

2012: Psychologies Magazine

2012: Canadian Federation of Aromatherapy

2013: Your Dog Magazine

2014: Your Dog Magazine (sensory gardens)

2015: The Veterinary Times

2015: The Daily Telegraph

2016: Your Horse Magazine

2016: Science Psy

2016: The Daily Telegraph


Published books:

1997: Aromatherapy for Horses

2001: Aromatherapy for Animals

2006: The Animal Aromatics workbook

2014: How Animals Heal Themselves

2016: Help Your Dog Heal Itself: 1st edition

2017: Help Your Dog Heal Itself: 2nd edition

2018: Help Your Dog Heal Itself: 2nd edition (Hungarian)

2019: Animal Self-Medication