Bach remedies work on the emotions to bring the body into balance. Like
humans, animals can be out of sorts and experience emotions such as loneliness
and jealousy. Unlike humans, cats prefer diluted remedies, since the preserving
alcohol tastes too strong for them. To dilute, put two drops of each remedy in
30ml of water and shake vigorously. From this four drops can then be given four
times a day. A combination bottle can be made up, or in the single cat household
drops can be added to drinking water. Another way of using a remedy is by
rubbing it neat on your catís ears or paws.
Here is a list of useful remedies:
- AGRIMONY: For non-confrontational animals, which often bolts food and
seen to pace. Also helps when injuries are slow to heal.
- ASPEN: For apprehensive type or easily startled.
- BEECH: Helps with integration, especially in the intolerant animal.
- CENTAURY: For the meek and passive animal or runt of the litter.
- CERATO: Good for animals who seem unable to concentrate.
- CHERRY PLUM: To help gain self-control in both passive and aggressive
- CHESTNUT BUD: Aids training when trying to break old anti-social habits.
- CHICORY: For the overly demanding animal who manipulates.
- CLEMATIS: Post surgery aid or in any situation where disorientation
- CRAB APPLE: Balancing remedy for those easily agitated and detoxifier.
- ELM: Useful on long journeys or any overwhelming situation.
- GENETIAN: Mood enhancer, particularly postoperatively.
- GORSE: For those suffering long-term despondency.
- HEATHER: For destructive, attention-seeking behaviour.
- HOLLY: Good for jealous vengeful types.
- HONEYSUCKLE: Helps settle animals in new situations and those suffering
- HORNBEAM: Good for distracted animals requiring encouragement.
- IMPATIENS: A pain remedy but also useful in snappy types.
- LARCH: Promotes confidence.
- MIMULUS: Helps overcome known fears like fireworks, visit to vet etc.
- MUSTARD: Intermittent depression or isolation such as during pregnancy.
- OAK: For those who are physically overwhelmed with demands such as
- OLIVE: Helps with exhaustion due to age or stress.
- PINE: Balances the animal who will do anything to please.
- RED CHESTNUT: For emotional, perceptive worriers.
- RESCUE REMEDY: Emergency treatment containing Impatiens, Star of
Bethlehem, Cherry plum, Rock Rose and Clematis. Useful for any trauma.
- ROCK ROSE: Calms after scary situation.
- SCLERANTHUS: Induces equilibrium.
- STAR OF BETHLEHEM: To comfort after emotional and physical trauma.
- SWEET CHESTNUT: Mental strengthener for burnout.
- VERVAIN: Calms highly strung, intense types.
- VINE: Good for dominance issues.
- WALNUT: Eases adjustments to wide ranging environmental change.
- WATER VIOLET: Increases sociability of loner type.
- WHITE CHESTNUT: Calms the overactive mind.
- WILD OAT: Relieves feelings of boredom and associated destructive
- WILD ROSE: Mood enhancer for apathetic creature.
- WILLOW: Useful in overcoming feelings of resentment and negative
Please be aware that although qualified in other Complementary Therapies, I
am not a Bach Foundation Approved Registered Practitioner and cannot vouch for
all of these remedies. The remedies are not specifically for pets and can be
purchased in Health Food stores, chemists or online. You may wish to browse
www.bachfloweressences.co.uk for additional information.