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.

Tara the Wolf Posted on 6 May 14:18

Welcome to Pet Essences and our first Blog post.

Animals are very responsive to flower essences and often we can observe changes right before our very eyes.  But more often it takes weeks or months to achieve the balanced state we want the animal to experience. Using flower essences 4 times throughout the day is ideal. Traditionally, 3 months of use is suggested.

LIFE FORCE ZEST is the correct choice when in doubt as to what the problem might be and therefore not know which one to use.  This is one of our oldest formulas and one that I keep in the car and in my pockets and purse. It is great for emergencies as is our EMERGENCY formula. We often see results rapidly when using LIFE FORCE ZEST or EMERGENCY.

For about 14 years we cared for our 80% Mexican Wolf, Tara.

Living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, it was not surprising that one day Tara encountered a porcupine who left her snout and tongue full of quills.

We took her to our local veterinarian who used anesthetic to sedate her while he extracted the quills. He let us bring her home before she was awake and walking around.  We carried her inside and sat with her, expecting her to wake up any minute. By this time, several hours had passed and I suddenly realized that she was debating whether or not to regain a conscious state.

After giving her a dose of LIFE FORCE ZEST, it was within only a few minutes before she opened her eyes, picked up her head and rolled over so that she could use her legs to get up! It seemed to activate her will to live. Tara was so happy to greet her family of cat friends who like ourselves had been gathered around her.

This personal experience of seeing LIFE FORCE ZEST at work has made it my favorite formula and is why I carry it with me.

It really helps to perk up depressed spirits and can be used with all of our other formulas.