Our pets can have emotional issues related to the lifestyle they are subjected to from the time of their birth until they leave us. Dr. Bach discovered how “the essence” of certain flowers can help with these emotional issues for people and our animal companions. A common Bach Flower formula is Rescue Remedy.
I am a Certified Bach Flower Practitioner for people and I have incorporated the use of the flower essences for our pets.
Our pets very definitely have emotional patterns that we experience on a daily basis. I am able to ask you questions about how they act or react in situations to help determine which flower essence can help them overcome a challenge.
From my experience with my own personal “rescue” pup, Bart (he is the little Chihuahua looking dog in my photo!!), giving him his “flowers” on a daily basis makes for a happier Bart. It helps me live with him and what I like to call his special needs!
Rescue animals usually have gone through strife and they can become imbalanced in their emotional states, with fear being one of the biggest. Another common condition would be anxiety and frustration. They often overreact to situations because their breed was bred for a certain behavior and they need a job to release the energy building up inside.
Emotions after all are just energy in motion. An example is a dog that is used to digging or hunting vermin. It may be totally impossible to stop their digging problem. With that being said, I have had success using the Bach Flower Essences along with increased activity to help an obsessed digging Jack Russell Terrier!
Another way of helping pets with issues is the use of essential oils. Although I personally am not trained in the use, I have seen the effectiveness for pets. I understand the principles of their use and can refer owners to people trained to help you incorporate oils into the pets daily lives.
In fact, if you want to learn more, I organize an introduction class for both of these modalities at The Room at Meadowbrook. As a pet mom/dad learning what is available as a tool for healing in your pet’s bag of tricks is very important!!