Helping Your Pet Through Some Rough Times Posted on 15 Oct 10:58

Autumn is in the air signaling changes in the weather and probably many household routines.

The animals you are caring for are observing what is going on around them. But they can only guess at the reasons for the changes in schedules and the whereabouts of family members.

If traveling is a common occurrence, then when luggage and backpacks come out of storage they know change is afoot. The packing routine has happened before so they are alert in this familiar mystery zone. What in the world is going on? Who is going on a trip? Is the pet sitter moving in for a while? And when are you leaving?

EMOTIONAL STABILITY is helpful during this uncertain confusing time. This formula helps to separate the thoughts in your head that might contribute to your pet’s concerns. You can also send calming images because animals seem to have an ability to take thoughts and images out of our minds.

Fall is also the time of year when young children start school and older family members may go off to college. Big shifts are taking place in the daily lives that the critters have been experiencing.

Animals as saddened and grief stricken when people they are used to being with on a daily basis disappear from their world.  They do not yet know that the family will be together over the weekend. Or maybe the reuniting will not happen until the holidays. From their point of view, the person is gone and there is no way of knowing when or if they will return.

A pet’s vocabulary does not include the words to explain the different kinds of out of sight possibilities. Gone on a trip is still carrying the possibility of being gone forever. So we have come to suggest using our DEPRESSION GRIEVING formula when big changes happen that could be misinterpreted as forever.

Death is very final. We know that our DEPRESSION GRIEVING formula is extremely helpful in bringing animals back from the state of despondency and depression that usually follows when a human or animal family member passes on.  Animals often stop eating. They feel sad act lethargic.

As with people, all animal responses to death can be considered normal, but we can shorten the time of painful suffering by using DEPRESSION GRIEVING. LIFE FORCE ZEST can bring about a great boost in feeling better after a few days of using DEPRESSION GRIEVING.

Anxiety and Fear Posted on 26 Jul 14:12

When we look at the questions and heart felt concerns that visitors to this web site express regarding the animals that they care for, fearful behavior shows up at the top of the list.

The fight or flight survival instinct never entirely disappears. Uncertainty and concerns can trigger ancient survival instincts and we see the results in an animal’s daily life behavior. These instincts remain strong throughout even a domestic animal’s life.

It is not always easy to isolate what is causing an animal’s concerns. But by observing their behavior, we can make some good guesses. A cat hiding under the bed or in a dark closet or a dog drooling or peeing for no reason apparent to us is a good clue that they are fearful. Could it be a memory from the past? It might be a dropped pan in the kitchen. No matter the immediate understanding of the fear source, we can learn to read the coded message!

Our ANXIETY FEAR formula, given 4 times a day can help overcome these fears. We like to suggest combining ANXIETY FEAR with EMOTIONAL STABILITY because animals pick up the thoughts and images in our heads and this formula offers them additional psychic protection.

For an extremely well trained animal like those working with Search and Rescue teams, our WORKING ANIMALS formula helps to override the fearful instincts activated by fire, confusion, exhaustion, hunger and follow instructions.

But for our family pets ANXIETY FEAR is a good choice in unusual circumstances such as introducing a new family member like a crying newborn or frisky puppy. It can be used ahead of an event while preparing for social gatherings or visiting grandchildren.

Animals like life without surprises, other than playful activities and depend upon routines such as regular feeding times. So we can make them more comfortable and happy by helping them overcome unnecessary anxious feelings.

‘Tis the Fireworks and Thunderstorm Season Posted on 14 Jun 08:43

As I write this we are having a humongous thunder and lightening rainstorm. Some hail is pounding down as well. Wind is whipping the tree branches to and fro and streams of water are running down the driveway.

For humans and animals alike, powerful thunder and lightning and heavy rains can be upsetting and trauma producing.

Our local animal shelter is located very close to the area where the community fire works are ignited each 4th of July. This causes a massive amount of stress for the cats and dogs living there. Many of the volunteers who donate their time throughout the year also spend the holiday night comforting terrified animals.

Domestic animals including horses and llamas who live near a gun firing range also recoil from the sudden sharp sounds. Don’t forget to help them.

We suggest using THUNDER STORMS, EMOTIONAL STABILITY AND CALMING SOLUTION. Most animals do well with the first two but some benefit from using the CALMING SOLUTION as well.

In caring for our dog Cinnamon, we gave her a few drops each of EMOTIONAL STABILITY and THUNDER STORMS in her bowl of drinking water prior to the thunderous season.

Every time she lapped the water up she got a dose and she did that at least 4 times a day, which is our suggested dosage amount.  We found she would sometimes be fearless and comfortable for a year or more and then suddenly show signs of fear again. So we just repeated the procedure.

You can use these flower essence formulas right at the time of the storm or fireworks celebration but animals can be spared the fearful traumatic state if you are able to begin using them prior to the events.