My Dog is an Expert in Healing Crystals

If crystals have healing powers, then this would mean it does for our dogs and pets as well, right? While there is not any scientific evidence on the subject, there is some case evidence, which is interesting. As a good rock hound would say, “Let’s go dig!” and discover how your dog can be an expert in healing crystals too.

Let’s explore a case study. This one hits close to home.

a cute dog looks up at healing crystals
disclaimer note
Budget Tip:

You will be shocked at the price of a small healing crystal. I certainly was the first time Henry picked out his prized stone. I think his first crystal was $.25. Yep, a quarter. Heck, you can find that hidden in your couch. I don't think I've paid over $1.25 for any of Henry's stones. So, while all his healing crystals are pretty and the process is fun, it doesn't break the bank either. This is a fun activity and if it helps Henry or me in any way then it's a bonus.

*Updated: August 30, 2023

A little crystal shop

One day Henry, my dog, and I were on a walk and found a little crystal shop.

Henry was intrigued. So was I. The shop owner, Jeanette, invited us to explore.

Inside the front door was a huge turnstile loaded with various healing crystals. We slowly walked around it. Henry began bouncing like a bean, trying to see each one. I picked him up. He’d lean over trying to see certain crystals. I pick up each crystal of interest and let him inspect each specific crystal. We did this all the way around until he found one he seemed to like. It was Dalmatian Jasper. The one he liked was red with black spots. He was content as if his mission was accomplished. Jeannette handed me a piece of paper. It had the “ healing stone meaning” of Dalmatian Jasper. One of the first ones listed was protection from nightmares.

Interestingly, I had recently adopted Henry. I would daily wake him up crying with what appeared like a nightmare. Since we acquired this Dalmatian Jasper gem, he rarely has a nightmare. Interesting, huh? Keep in mind that there is no placebo effect with dogs. Although there could be a caregiver placebo effect, it’s highly unlikely with nightmares.

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Healing crystals for dogs continues…

Henry and I have visited Jeanette’s shop many times. Each time, I let Henry pick out his healing crystals. Jeanette always provides a paper with the “crystal meaning” or attributes of the healing stone. Surprisingly every time it relates to something significant either he or I am experiencing. What does this mean? Maybe nothing? Or perhaps Henry’s picking up on the crystals’ vibrational frequency?

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Some healing crystals

Some of the healing crystals Henry’s picked:
Blue Lace Agate (The Peacemaker)gives confidence and improves communications
Goldstonereduces stomach tensions
Peacock Copperrelieves stress and enables happiness
Hematite or Black Diamondboosts self-esteem
Moss Agate (2)improves strength and energy
Green Calciteheals bones, ligaments, and arthritis
Green Quartzimproves communications
Dalmatian Jasperprotection from nightmares, depression, and negativity

Note: This isn’t an exhaustive list of these crystal healing attributes.

These crystals were all selected when Henry was newly adopted or taking classes.

Do the crystals work?

Since there is no placebo effect in pets or animals, Henry’s results are even more interesting. Henry selecting crystals so precisely is amazing to me. Surprisingly, I have noticed a marked improvement with each crystal. Perhaps I was more focused on the attributes. But all the same, it is interesting.

Combining healing crystals and meditation

I feel like I’m a lot more grounded and my meditations are more effective when I meditate when Henry and healing crystals. Henry certainly does like his gemstones. However, when he’s done with them, he’s done. It’s as if he’s received what it has to offer and he’s ready for a new healing crystal.

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Henry with a few of his crystals.

TIP: While Henry only looks or sniffs the crystals, be careful with your dog and small stones. I also only allow him to inspect his gems when I’m with him. They could be a choking hazard.

Another way to use healing crystals for dogs

People have found it useful to place a crystal (with the appropriate healing stone meaning) in their dog’s bed. I would recommend either sewing it into the bed or attaching it in a permanent way to avoid choking.

I’ve even used a quartz crystal to massage Henry. It’s a sort of crystal massage but also saves on my hands. However, you could use any kind of larger tumbled stones as a crystal massage, depending on your dog’s size. Of course, you can also select a specific crystal for your dog’s needs. Such as one that would help with anxiety, inflammation, pain, or whatever your dog’s physical ailments or wellness issues are of concern.

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Can my dog pick healing crystals?

Yes. While I think Henry’s great, he’s not the only one.
If you have crystals, hold them out to your dog individually and see which one(s) receive a positive reaction. You may be surprised. It’s a fun activity and one that can benefit both your dog and you.

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Summary of how a dog is an expert in the meaning of healing crystals

Henry has responded to crystals just as the attributes indicated. For him, it seems each has a unique healing power. Why I’m not entirely sure. They seem to help him. Plus, there is no side effect, like a traditional medication. Of course, if you or your dog are sick, always seek medical attention. This is a fun activity to do with your dog.

A cute boxer mix dog looks up at healing crystals

Have you used any healing crystals with your dog? What have you noticed?

About Terri Rodefer

Terri Rodefer is the founder of Tail Wag Wisdom, a blog focused on affordable pet care. She likes to say helping pet parents afford and love their animals even more, makes her tail wag. As a lifelong lover of all animals with a background in economics, biology, and marketing, allows Terri to bring a unique spin to pet care. 

24 thoughts on “My Dog is an Expert in Healing Crystals”

  1. Very Very interesting and I have read quite a bit about crystals and used to carry a small bag with some in till someone stole my purse and all is gone. I think I should start looking into it again, thanks for opening my eyes

    • I’m glad you found this article helpful. I’m sorry to hear your healing crystals were stolen. I hope you now have the inspiration to get a few more. Layla might enjoy having an input on which crystals you should get. 😉 Thank you for sharing!

  2. The healing power of crystals has always intrigued me. I’m interested to learn more. I”m happy that the crystals seem to have a positive impact on Henry and also benefit you with your meditation. And you are right -no side effects from crystals. That works for me! I prefer natural methods of healing over western medicine.

    • Healing crystals intrigue me too. Especially with Henry’s response to them. I totally agree the fact that there’s no side effect is great! There’s really not a lot of downside with healing crystals. Most of them are pretty, don’t cost that much (if small), and if they work, awesome! But if they don’t work, you at least have some pretty crystals, and they won’t cause other issues later on down the road. Keep being intrigued by healing crystals!

  3. Very interesting case study! I think that our pets are much more intuitive than we give them credit for. I’ve never been into crystals myself (though I love to make beaded jewelry with semi-precious stones), but my cats do know when things are not quite right with me.

    • I agree our pets are more intuitive than most of us are willing to admit. I bet you make beautiful jewelry with your stones! Thanks for sharing!

  4. How interesting! When I was a kid we’d go on vacation every year to this cute little town that had a crystal shop. Visiting the shop was always my favorite part of vacation, I still have many of the crystals I purchased there over the years. It’s been a long time since I thought of them or stepped foot in a crystal shop, though. I’ll have to see if there are any local to me and, if so, if they’ll allow my dogs to visit too!

    • I’m so glad this brought up such a wonderful memory. I hope you find a local crystal shop for you and your dogs to visit. I know my local crystal shop has become my favorite store. It certainly is Henry’s favorite. Here’s to you finding a favorite local crystal store of your own!

  5. This is so interesting! How can you tell when Henry is done with a crystal, and what do you do with it? I’m curious to see which crystals my dogs would pick.

    • Great question. I know when Henry’s done with his healing crystal when I bring it out for him and he’s no longer interested in seeing or smelling it. When he first gets a new crystal, he wants to see it a lot and enjoys laying next to it when we meditate. However, when he’s done with it, he walks away from it. Maybe the crystal has done whatever he needs it to do? Those crystals he’s done with, I simply keep in a box. Although they are all really pretty and I should display them in clear vase or bottle. Each has been super cheap – under $2.

      While he may quickly dismiss a gemstone, he’s always ready for a new healing crystal. That process is always fun. You might find a crystal shop in your town that would let you bring your dogs in for a visit. Or you could get a “healing crystal starter kit” and then offer each crystal to your dog. With each crystal selected, look at the “healing qualities”. This would give you a direction to focus when selecting stones – if you have to pick them yourself. I hope this helps you as you begin to explore crystals with your dogs.

  6. Interesting–healing crystals is a subject I never looked into. I am, by nature, skeptical. However, that doesn’t mean that it wouldn’t work.

    Interesting note on placebo – apparently, placebo works even when one knows it’s a placebo. I thought that was quite curious.

    • Being skeptical is normal. Even those that are true believers in anything, I’ve found are have a good dose of skepticism.

      Have you heard of a book called “You Are The Placebo” by Dr. Joe Dispenza? It’s a fascinating book. I think you’d really enjoy it. I have to say it boggled my mind at how much our brains and bodies and be effected by a placebo.

      Thanks for your insights!

  7. Crystals are sometimes dismissed but I know they change things. When we visited Arizona I went into a crystal shop and checked out some stones in a little bag that had been charged with energy in Sedona. The tingled in my palm, and I have them still.

    So, I am not surprised that dogs can sense crystal energy and healing power. It is something, like supplements, that many owners ignore but that they should consider.

    • Arizona is amazing! I attended a couple of horse whispering clinics in Wickenburg. The scenery is spectacular!

      If you meditate, then you’re probably familiar with hand charkas. They are fabulous for feeling energy. I like to rub my palms together and then hold my hands over something to “feel” it. If it’s “yummy” or “comfortable” then it’s a good thing, if it’s makes me want to pull away because it’s not “comfortable” then I walk away. Hmmm….Maybe our pets can do this easier than humans? Thus, Henry’s reaction to the healing crystals he picks.

      Thank you for your insights and for making me think this through even further. Enjoy your crystals! I know I still enjoy Henry’s even when he’s done with them. I just need to find a way to display them better.

  8. Love that you have had such a good experience for both you and your pup! I know we have a couple of crystals in our home – but alas – I did not purchase them for their healing properties – so hopefully they are emitting positive energy! Is there such thing as a bad crystal?

    • Oh my gosh, what a great question! I don’t know that there is a bad crystal. Perhaps you could consider a crystal with properties you don’t need as bad. I think that’s more of non-matching crystal. So, it’s vibrating at a frequency you don’t need. I suspect that’s what Henry experiences. Do you know you can clean crystals? There are a few ways to do it. One is simply spraying or dipping in distilled water and letting dry in sunlight or moonlight. That might help you, if you think there’s a bad vibration or lack of vibration from your crystals. As far as a crystal being “bad”, I don’t honestly know for sure. I will look into it further and if I find a better answer, I’ll let you know. Thank you for you’re thought-provoking question.

  9. This is very interesting. I wonder if crystals would work with cats or me! As a person, do you let the crystal seek out you or do you look for a specific crystal based on your needs?

    • Great question! Yes, crystals, I believe, would work beautifully with cats. I had cats for many years and actually I got my first crystals with them. The only difference with cats is that most crystal shops won’t allow cats. My cats were interested in crystals. I just didn’t realize the significance until Henry was so persistent with his crystal selection. Now, looking back, I can see they were more than interested.

      When I’ve walked into my crystal shop, there are crystals that I’m “drawn” to pick up. Those tend to have properties that I need. However, logically you could easily look for a crystal that has the properties you want help with, such as stress, sleep, pain, etc.

      I hope this helps. Although, keep in mind, if you or your cats have serious issues, please seek a medical professional. Healing crystals are more fun and the benefits are an interesting bonus.

      Good luck and thank you for your question.

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  11. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and also the rest of the site is very good.

    • Thank you for your kind words! I love crystals too. I’m glad you’re enjoying the site. Make sure to sign-up for the newsletter (Tail Wag Wisdom Club).


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