Using Flower Essences in Dogs

Flower essences are dilute extracts of various flowers and plants. They are similar to homeopathic remedies and used to treat both people and animals.

Dr. Edward Bach, an English homeopathic physician, botanist, chemist and nature lover, recognized the effect that the mind and spirit could have on healing. He studied the healing energies of plants. He focused not on the effect these plants had on the physical body, but rather their effect on the emotional body. Dr. Bach developed a system of 38 flower essences that correct emotional imbalances.

Very little research has been done on energetic healing. Despite a lack of scientific evidence many people have found the essences to be effective at eliciting positive changes in their dog’s behavior.

The most well-known flower essence is Bach Rescue Remedy. It is a combination product which can help calm your dog before or during any stressful event. Rescue Remedy contains Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem.

There are many different ways to administer the remedies to your dog. A few drops can be added to her drinking water or mixed in her food everyday. Two or three drops can be placed directly into your dogs mouth. Another route is to massage a few drops into the bare skin under the ear flaps, or part the hair at the base of the neck and apply a few drops to the skin.

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