Natural Remedy to Calm Dogs: Bach's Flowers
It is thanks to English physician and homeopath passionate Edward Bach that natural remedies such as Bach flowers can be used today for both humans and pets. Bach flower remedies are a good solution for those pet owners that are looking for natural remedies to help their pets deal with the consequences of modern day life. Yes, because indeed dogs also nowadays suffer from annoying physical and psychological ailments such as stress, anxiety and depression.
While dogs do not have to meet work related deadlines, report bankruptcy or file a divorce, they still encounter various situations that may trigger anxiety and stress. Typical culprits may be fear of thunderstorms, a new move, a new family member addition, a new pet added to the household, grief from mourning a loss, noise related stress, a trip to the vet and many more.
This is where Bach flower remedies come into place. Bach worked hard in developing a special flower extract concoction which was called ''Rescue Remedy''. This special mixture was made for specific emergency situations of acute fear and anxiety. Animals in distress after a traumatic experience appeared to relax and return to a calm state of mind after the Rescue Remedy was given.
Most Bach Flower essences are added to the pet's water or food. The drops may also be administered directly in the dog's mouth or the owner's hands may be rubbed with a few drops of the essence before petting the pet. The great thing about Bach Flower Remedies is that the drops are natural and pretty much safe, therefore, a drop or two mistakenly given will not cause any harm. However, it must be kept in mind not to overdo it since the essence is alcohol based (made with Brandy).
Rescue Remedy is an effective combination of the essence of various flowers. Flowers used in the making of the Rescue Remedy are as follows: Clematis, Rock Rose, Impatiens, Cherry Plum and Star of Bethelem . All these flowers come together for a winning combination to help pets overcome their fears, stress and anxiety attacks.
Bach Flowers can be a very effective remedy for both human and animals. They seem to have the power to restore harmony in life while providing a calming effect. Bach flowers however may not work in all dogs, and in some cases, Bach Flowers may be effective as an addition to complement other training and behavior modification methods. Bach Flower Remedies are not to be used as a substitute for professional veterinary care.