Pets have emotions too. They feel fear, anger, jealousy, and depression just like us.
The Bach Flower Essences are able to help our pets when they have negative emotions just as they help us when we are emotionally out of balance.
Whilst the Essences will not change the inherent temperament of a particular breed or animal, they will help bring them into balance.
We also recommend consulting a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner or animal behaviourist.
You can try the specially made up Rescue Remedy for Pets. This has has been recommended by veterinarians for animals worldwide as an emergency remedy to help calm pets in all kinds of stressful situations.
Also explore below to find the one that you think your pet would benefit from.
For more info on the Bach range click here.
AGRIMONY helps with:
• the stoic animal who never complains even when in obvious pain.
• any form of skin irritations that causes the animal to chew itself raw. Irritations from food allergies, pollens or grasses.
• tormented by irritating sutures causing the animal to constantly lick the wound.
• when being tormented by ticks, fleas, or any parasites.
• for the restless animal searching from place to place. Unable to get comfortable and settle in.
• for the animal that paces back and forth. Wild animals unable to adjust to captivity.
ASPEN helps with:
• animals that "spook" easily including horses and birds.
• When animals sense impending harm:give before and during intense storms; thunder, tornado, flooding
• For animals in kennels when sensing that other animals have been euthanised
• Plants and trees also feel this apprehension when their surroundings are being destroyed by the machines of mankind.
• To cure those picky eaters who usually refuse their food, especially cats.
• For the animal that barks, squawks, whines or complains all the time.
• For intolerance or irritation from grasses.
• For intolerance to the heat, humidity, or cold.
• For intolerance towards children, other animals, especially if an older animal has to tolerate a puppy.
• For animals who do not want to tolerate a new relationship into their house.
• Cats who will spray on the belongings of their owner's new mate.
• Dogs who attack or growl at their owner's new mate.
• Birds who peck a new intruder.
Horses who act-up when being mounted by a new person.
• For animals who do not stand up for themselves allowing other animals to push them around.
• horses in corrals.
• birds in cages.
• cats abusing dogs or vise versa.
• For the overly attentive, loyal animal wanting to please their masters at all costs.
• Centaury increases their will to live, especially, when fighting an illness, after an accident or even during a very hard delivery.
• For plants that have very feeble looking limbs and die easily, seemingly lacking the will to live, especially when surrounding plants easily crowd them out of their space and light.
• For the mentally flighty, inattentive animal.
• Use before training an animal especially if the animal is easily distracted.
During competitive show events to assure the animal's ability to be undistracted and to listen to his master's command.
CHERRY PLUM helps:
• For the animal that looses control, becoming wild and crazed.
• For vicious animals that become dangerous when provoked.
• For the high strung animal, including horses, that lose control easily.
• For the animal that is destructive, losing control.
• Losing control when seeing another animal enter into their territory.
To help retain control during mating season for both sexes.
CHESTNUT BUD helps:
• To break bad habits Chewing shoes, getting in the trash, etc.
• Dog chasing horses, the fence, cars, etc.
• Dogs that eat eggs or chickens.
• Horses that won't leave the corral.
• Dogs that jump up on everyone. For the animal that has a difficult time learning his lesson.
• During any new training session to increase memory retention thereby, learning quickly and remembering the lessons being taught each day.
• Increases a keen sense of awareness
• For training police dogs.
• For hunting dogs.
For watch dogs.
• For the animal who thinks they own you and the house:
• The dog or cat who demands to be fed.
• The animal who demands all of the attention.
• For the overly possessive animal:
• With her litter, especially when it is time for them to be weaned.
• Being overly possessive with a family member, especially the children, on guard against anyone harming them.
• Birds can be very possessive and many times are one-owned animals. For the animal that is emotionally unable to let go of an old master or animal mate that they were very attached to.
• If your animal shows signs of congestion in lungs or nasal passages, evaluated if you have been ignoring the animal. This congestion could be a sign of a need for more attention.
• Increases attention span and ability to focus on the training lesson at hand.
• When the animal is comatose or unconscious for any reason; returning the animal to consciousness.
• After any surgery to increase recovery alterness time.
CRAB APPLE helps:
• Spray mist your animal to rid it of animal odour:
• Basset Hounds.
• After rolling in manure or garbage
• To alleviate the unclean feeling with an infestation of lice, fleas, ticks or any form of parasite including worms.
• If poisoned, cleanses toxins:
• Insect spray poisoning.
• Contaminated food or water.
• Anytime an animal is overwhelmed by rigors of travelling, such as travelling in trailers or airplanes.
• for being overwhelmed by something. Horses being shod, too many strangers in their space, being placed in unfamiliar territory.
• for easily-overwhelmed, high strung horses.
• For set backs of any kind, such as being relocated, sold or given away again and again.
• For long illnesses or when there is a relapse.
• Depression resulting from the set back experienced by an animal when, for example, it's baby dies or is relocated.
• For horses that have had a bad experience due to injury or an abusive trainer and now has little initiative to re-begin a training routine.
• When there is a challenging situation where there are signs that the animal has given up or feels that the condition is hopeless. For example:
• an animal that has been badly abused or abandoned needing to have their hope of living restored
• a critical injury or surgery
• for an animal that has been severely neglected.
• For the animal that has to be the center of attention.
• For animals that hate to be left alone, and suffer from separation anxiety. These animals tend to be very vocal, and may whine and cry a lot if they have to be left alone.
• For animals who are known to be mean and dangerous.
• When the animal is performing unacceptably. Being dangerous, or an animal causing other animals to react.
• To be taken when mare rejects her foal.
• For the surrogate mother and adopted baby to accept each other.
• When there is a need for more love such as in abused and neglected animals.
• For the sulking animal that is lamenting the loss of their master, mate or baby caused by death or separation.
• For animal that has been over-exerted or exhausted.
• For animal that does not perform well when away from home.
• For the animal that appears mentally lethargic and tired.
• For the horse that peps up when near the barn.
• For race horses to face the race and jump out of the shoot first.
• For show animals who have a heavy regime.
• Any form of nervous difficulties, especially those that have the nervous shakes.
• For the overly anxious animal.
• At feeding times
• Before a race
• For animals that have epileptic type fits especially when agitated by being overly excited or upset.
• Impatiens is for any form of pain.
To increase confidence. For the animal that has had their confidence beaten out of them, or for the animal that performs better in pairs.
• For known fears such as thunder and lightning, crossing water, of strange noises, of strange objects.
• For the shy, timid, fearful, or abused animal.
• For the animal that is experiencing very deep depression.
• For the animal that has personality changes when "in season".
• For the animal that is a hard worker yet seems to be over burdened, needing to struggle with the task at hand.
• to rebuild the strength of animals that have been starved or mal-nutritioned, over bred, over worked, over exposed to weather.
• For exhaustion from an especially long ordeal, as in the case of long term pain or abuse caused by the elements, an illness, man's cruelty or predators.
• If plagued with allergies that cause the adrenal system to become exhausted.
• Pine is the suffering remedy. The animal that requires Pine will take it upon themselves, their master's pain or illness.
RED CHESTNUT helps:
when an animal sense impending danger such as: tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, being taken away to the vet or being put to death.
ROCK ROSE helps:
• For any form of terror and panic
• After an accident, injury, fire or any terrifying event.
• For the overly fearful animal that possibly was terrified sometime in their life. Fear does not dissolve naturally.
• Rock Rose is for dauntless courage.
• For animals that are used in service to mankind such as police work.
• For the courageous animal to accentuate their already innate abilities.
ROCK WATER helps:
• Increases flexibility for animals that have stiff joints and muscles. Massage topically into stiff sore joints and muscles. Will achieve a more fluid gait.
• For the stubborn or cantankerous animal who refuses to flow with when forced to adhere to a new set of rules. Is uncompromising and inflexible.
• For the animal that has equilibrium difficulties.
• For animals that are clumsy.
• For neurological confusion - such as might happen with some kinds of seizures.
• For mares with "yo-yo" hormones that often cause "yo-yo" emotions.
• For animals that suddenly bite.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM helps:
• For the emotional trauma from the loss of a loved master or mate.
• Physical trauma after an injury of any kind.
• Birthing trauma
• Traumatized from extreme cold or heat.
• To give comfort to animals who were left alone or are in a kennel feeling unloved.
• For an injured or ill animal who is required to remain at a veterinary clinic, during which one time their owners are there with them.
SWEET CHESTNUT helps:
• During competitive events when the animal shows sign of fatigue that indicate it might not finish the event.
• Strengthen them mentally so that they can perform well physically.
• For endurance and energy, ideal to tap hidden reservoirs of energy before a physically taxing event.
• To prevent burn out.
• For the very intense, hyperactive, high energy animal. This type of animal appears to have inexhaustible energy. This type is anxious to learn but is often difficult to teach because it has its own way of achieving a lesson's objective.
• For the animal that thinks he is the "master" and rules the barn, stall, pasture or yard.
• To protect against outside influences such as insecticides, pollution and sensitivities to pollens and grasses.
• Protects by insulating the animal due to changes in its environment, for example, new owners, new surroundings or when travelling.
• To ease hormonal cycles.
WATER VIOLET helps:
• The animal that prefers to be left alone, especially when ill.
• Animals that never receive attention and are forgotten by their owners, rarely being released from their stall.
WHITE CHESTNUT helps:
• To quiet and still an animal's mind during training sessions or competitive events, enabling them to listen only for their master's command.
WILD OAT helps:
• For the animal that appears depressed, possibly because it is idle or not doing what it was trained to do.
To create more opportunities to win competitive events.
WILD ROSE helps:
• Apathy as its virtuous action evokes the happiness and jubilation for life necessary for:
• animals confined to stalls, pens and never let out
• helping old and grouchy animals to have more fun,
• for animals that have lost their spirit.
For resentment which is caused by feeling victimized by an abuser.