Flower essences are made from the extracts of flowers, and they work with the bio-energy fields to reduce stress and heal disease. These essences help heal the underlying negative emotions by filling the patient with the opposing positive emotion. For example, love is the essence of Holly. Holly can thus be used in conditions where a lack of love is suspected, such as issues of anger and jealousy. Likewise, Rock Rose has the essence of courage and is useful for cases of fear and panic.
Dr. Edward Bach
Flower essences were invented by Dr. Edward Bach. While flower remedies were originally developed for people, flower essences are frequently used to help animals with their emotionally based behavioral issues. Fear and fear aggression, for example, are treatable with flower essence therapy. Holistic veterinarians in Frederick often use flower essences.
How Flower Remedies Help
Pet behavior issues such as litter box avoidance, chronic barking, obsessive-compulsive behavior, fighting, and separation anxiety often have an emotional aspect and can be treated with flower essences. For example, Oreo was a little tuxedo cat rescued from a shelter. Oreo spent the first two weeks in his adoptive home under the sofa, only coming out in the dead of the night to eat. After one dose of flower essence, Oreo’s new mom reported that in less than two hours Oreo came out to explore his new home.
Remember your pet can mirror your emotions, and the flower essences we may need are often appropriate for our pets too. Flower essences can be given by mouth, absorbed into the skin, or put in food or water. Just a few drops at a time are enough. If you need to increase the beneficial effects, dose more often rather than more. You can also add a dropper full of flower essence to a spray bottle filled with water and spray around the home, in your pet’s carrier, or around the litter box. Contact Holistic Veterinary Healing at 240-715-6570 to assist you in finding the right flower essences for your pet.