It can be said that Bach Flower Remedies are to the emotional body what Homeopathics are to the physical body. The Bach Flowers resonate with the emotional body to re-establish balance and harmony in the physical body.
ADMINISTERING THE REMEDIES
The remedy can be given by mouth, which is the most effective method. Only a few drops (4-8) are necessary, and need not be swallowed.
The most common forms of administering the Remedies are:
- Placing into their food or water
- Dropping directly into their mouth
- Applying the solution directly into their skin
DOSAGE AND TIMING
Just a few drops (4-6) at a time are sufficient. For serious or acute conditions, the remedy can be given as often as needed, even every hour. For most behaviour concerns, the standard is 3 to 4 times a day for 2 to 4 weeks. If the response is reached by that time, you may begin to decrease the dosage gradually.
You cannot overdose.
The beauty of Bach Flower Remedies is their simplicity. No matter where you are in your relationship with your pet, the essences will always help. It can be as simple as Rescue Remedy or a specialized tincture to fit their current needs.
A GUIDE TO FLOWER ESSENCES FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY IN DOGS
Aspen - Used for fear of the unknown and for general nervousness and anxiety. Can bring about a sense of security and peace. Recommend for general anxiety, fear aggression, territorial barking, sudden and unexplained agitation. This remedy is often used together with Mimulus.
Gorse - Used for states of depression, despondency and discouragement. Often used for those dogs who have given up hope such as severe shelter cases. Recommended for extreme lethargy and rescue dogs who have been at the shelter for long periods. Also use for puppy mill dogs.
Hornbeam - Used for fatigue or wariness or for those having a hard time getting started. Used to bring about a sense of enthusiasm and spontaneity. Recommended for post surgery recovery, post competition and for general lethargy.
Impatiens - Used for dogs that are impatient, easily irritated, tense and intolerant of people, other dogs or even cats. They can be accident prone and don’t stay in one place very long. Recommended for hyperactivity and for dogs that are pushy for their food, attention or walks. These dogs may often have accidents in the house.
Mimulus - Used for fear of known things like pain, people, other dogs, objects, etc. Used along with Aspen since it is difficult to determine exactly what a dog fears. It helps them face their fears with confidence. Recommended for general anxiety, fear aggression, resource guarding, territorial barking and sometimes marking.
Mustard - Used for the onset of sudden depression, melancholy, gloom or despair for no known reason. This remedy can bring on a sense of joy. Recommended for sudden depression due to latent memories of past physical, mental or emotional traumas.
Olive - Used for dogs that are mentally and/or physically exhausted. This remedy can give them the needed strength and desire to carry on. Recommended for dogs recovering from a long illness, after a long competition or work, after giving birth or even dogs suffering from malnutrition.
Rescue Remedy - This is the most famous remedy of all the flower essences. This combines five remedies that are specially suited for trauma and stressful situations. Included in Rescue Remedy are: Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem. Recommended for emergencies and extremely demanding or stressful situations.
Rock Rose - Used for those dogs who experience true terror. It is for a fear that causes panic, frantic escape attempts and hysteria. These fears are usually brief and related to a specific crisis. It can help restore courage and presence of mind and may help to bring a sense of calm to certain stressful situations. Used mostly for acute signs of stress and anxiety. Recommended for hysterical behaviour, severe fear aggression and stress attacks.
Star of Bethlehem - Used for recent or past physical, mental or emotional trauma. Examples would be a serious injury, extreme fright or the loss of a loved one or other pet. This is often the first remedy recommended for shelter dogs. Recommended for abused or rescued dogs, post trauma or accident, after the loss of a companion dog or human or after any other long term trauma or illness.
Vervain - Used for extreme enthusiasm and those dogs that are constantly active. These dogs are often restless and unable to relax. They will often push themselves beyond their limits. It will bring about a sense of calm and an ability to relax. Recommended for hyperactivity, sudden hyperactivity or anger/aggression. Good for dogs that don’t get enough exercise. Commonly used with Chestnut Bud. Extremely good for herding breeds.
White Chestnut - Used for dogs that suffer from obsessive worrying and anxiety. Also used for lack of hope or a lingering illness. It can promote clear thought and bring about peace of mind. Recommended for obsessive/compulsive behaviours, excessive licking and chewing, indoor marking and restlessness during sleep.
Wild Rose - Used for a lingering illness or extreme apathy. It is for those dogs that have lost an interest in life such as shelter dogs or dogs from puppy mills or hoarders. Recommended for those dogs that are no longer interested in food, play or social contact.
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