Is it proper to conduct a mi'shebeirach prayer (which is a prayer normally said by a synagogue official, at a communal Torah reading, for the health and recovery of a sick person) for the health/recovery of a sick animal? I have never seen such a prayer conducted for an animal, but I'm unsure if this is because it is improper to do so or simply that no one where I pray has thought to do this for their pets (if they have ones).
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Rav Shach once said that in order to make a Mi Sheberach one needs to know the mother's name. It is most common that one does not know the name of his animal's mother. In addition Rav Shach implied that it is inappropiate to do so.
I heard Rabbi Dr. Barry Fruendel, shlita, speak on the topic of mishaberachs, generally. He pointed out that the formality of using a name to pray for someone's health was unknown in the days of the Torah. When Moses prayed for Miriam's cure from her leprosy, he just said "Heal her now." Num. 12:13 -- no name was used. Nothing stops us from praying for a cure for a person's health without using their full Hebrew name. Based on that analysis, I would say that there is nothing that prevents us from praying that G-d heal our animal. But without a Hebrew name, going through the ritual of a mishaberach seems like a waste of the congregation's time.