When I tell people that their dogs and cats have feelings and emotions, some people laugh. They are not bad people, but they probably never think about their own feelings, either. If you care about your feelings, then you must know and feel that your dogs and cats have feelings as much as we do; they may even be more sensitive than humans. If you leave your dogs and cats home alone, they feel very lonely or sad. If you have a stressful day, your dogs and cats automatically pick up on your stress and feel it also. Dogs and cats adopted from animal shelters or rescue groups might have a hard time adjusting to their new environments and/or show signs of prior trauma. I highly recommend Bach Flower Remedy for dogs—especially during traumatic times, such as when you first bring them into your home, or if they are home alone all the time or have separation anxiety.
(Citation from Healthy Happy Pooch)
That’s right: Dogs and cats have feelings, too. They feel fear, anger, jealousy, depression, happiness and joy, just like we do.
The Bach Flower Remedies can help our dogs and cats when they have negative emotions, just as they help us when we are emotionally out of balance. Unfortunately, many people think we cannot ask our pets why they act depressed. However, we do know if they miss a friend or get overly excited around new people, and that is how we select the correct remedies for them.
The chart below will help you find the right one for your dogs and cats.
|Bach Flower remedies for dogs & cats|
|Condition or Phase||Remedy||Dose*|
|All-around emergency and crisis||Rescue Remedy||4 drops|
|Fear of loud noises–fireworks, thunder, etc.||Rescue Remedy||4 drops|
|During teething, weaning or changing food||Walnut||2 drops|
|Adjusting to a new home environment||Walnut and/or honeysuckle||2 drops each remedy|
|Seeking attention||Heather and/or chicory||2 drops each remedy|
|Jealous of other animals or a new baby in the home||Holly||2 drops|
|Afraid of lightning, vet visits, other dogs, strangers||Mimulus||2 drops|
|Traumatizing memories from the past||Honeysuckle and/or Star of Bethlehem||2 drops each remedy|
|Unfriendly, standoffish; does not invite or welcome cuddles, petting or obvious affection||Water violet||2 drops|
|Aggression due to fear||Mimulus||2 drops|
|Bossy and/or dominant||Vine||2 drops|
|Terror, panic-stricken; trembles, cowers or runs away||Rock rose||2 drops|
|Barking for attention due to loneliness||Heather||2 drops|
|Barking to become center of attention||Chicory||2 drops|
|Barking to protect territory||Vine||2 drops|
|Barking; yappy, high-strung, enthusiastic||Vervain||2 drops|
|Barking for no apparent reason or at no one at all||Aspen||2 drops|
|Motion Sickness||Scleranthus and/or Aspen, and/or Mimulus||2 drops each remedy|
*Apply dose 4 times per day or more
From Healthy Happy Pooch