Remedies for The Emotional Needs of Our Dogs & Cats, Pets
Our furry friends, whether canine or feline, struggle with their own emotional challenges and traumas, just as we do. They “feel” the same way we feel, they “hurt” the same way we hurt.
They get excited when you come home, they get even more excited when it’s time for dinner, and they get sad when you leave for school or work. Our lives are intertwined and its important to recognize their signs of struggle as we recognize our own and that of our family.
Have you ever noticed how your dog stops eating when your spouse or child is gone for a long time? Does your dog or cat tear up the house when you’re gone? Have you lost another pet recently? Animals feel emotions deeply, just as we do, and sometimes they have a hard time getting “over the hump or their struggles with trauma as well.”
It’s hard to believe that our beloved pets could become depressed in a clinical way. Vets have even started prescribing anti-depression med to dogs and cats in higher volumes than ever before! Are you worried that your dog or cat’s sadness is becoming a real problem?
Symptoms of sadness and loneliness in animals aren’t limited to laying down and sleeping all day (they do that normally!). Pets who are sad can become aggressive, anxious, lethargic, and don’t try to initiate play with you. They can also lose fur, lose their appetite, and even pace around the house without purpose.
Thankfully, it doesn’t have to always be this way and you don’t have to rely on toxic medications to improve your dog or cat’s emotional imbalance.
Ways to Help Your Pet Overcome Emotional Imbalance
Vitamin D isn’t just good for humans; it’s good for pets, too. If you have an indoor cat, simply leaving a window open or pulling up the shades to let in the sun can help. Take your dog for a long walk or let you cat go wonder in the fresh air.
We tend to overlook this one small thing because our hands are always so busy. But sit down and pet your dog or cat for at least 5 minutes straight each and every day. Studies have shown that doing this actually increases our serotonin levels, which fights depression and sadness. That can go both ways!
A Great Diet
Just like humans, dogs and cats can use food as a way to treat their emotions. Not only will cats and dogs overeat, but they can also become diabetic. This causes more physical and emotional complications, so feed them grain-free, corn-free food that their body needs! They might even have more energy and become less listless if you balance their diet in connection with their emotions.
You can help take control and heal your pet’s emotional struggles the same way we can help ourselves and our children;s emotional struggles using what the earth has provided for us. Powerful, safe and effective – flower remedies, extracts from flowers, target our emotional/mental health. Whether there is aggressiveness, anxiety, barking, separation anxiety, trauma – reach for the remedies to help your pet get through it and bring out his/her happiness, fearlessness and positive! Here are some you can share with your family, including your pets. Add a few drops to their water bowl or create a spray and spray around them a few times daily.
Any Trauma, all Rescue animals – Rescue Remedy from Bach flower Essences or Emergency from Australian Bush. A few drops in their water daily for at least a month or more
Separation Anxiety- Daisy from Findhorn Essences (anxiety, Rescue (trauma) , Scottish Primrose (fears), Rock Rose (Bach Flower Essences) – all together, put in water or spray over them few times daily
Anger and Aggressiveness – Rescue/Emergency and –
Holly & Star of Bethlehem if caused by trauma
Holly/Rock Rose if caused by fear
Holly/ Willow if hate