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December 06, 2012

Dogs get a sniff of remedy

Dog owners in Christchurch with pets stressed by the earthquakes are turning to an unusual remedy - aromatherapy.

Bottles of the anxiety treatment brewed up by trained aromatherapist Jo Thomas are being snapped up and Christchurch customers now make up about 20% of her business.

 Aromatherapy uses essential oils from herbs, flowers and other plants and has been used for centuries to treat humans. For dogs, a few drops are placed on their chests or their bedding.

 The medical profession is divided on how it works - or even if it works - but Mrs. Thomas, who operates from her home at Wallacetown, near Invercargill, said the proof for post-earthquake Christchurch was relieved dog owners and happier pooches. MORE>>

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