I have had the pleasure of working with many animals using Reiki. When I was living in the Czech Republic, I was often asked to work on the animals at the Northern Bohemia Regional Zoo.
In many other countries I worked with horses, cows, and sheep, not to mention cats and dogs. Animals are very receptive to Reiki. Pets will generally warm up to a Reiki practitioner more quickly than they would with other strangers. Yet Reiki cannot be forced onto a pet.
If an animal is uncomfortable with the treatment or simply doesn’t want it, he or she will let the practitioner know it, usually by walking away. Because Reiki is accepted by animals, it is a great complement to traditional veterinary medicine. For this reason, I have had many veterinarians in my Reiki classes.