A natural assist for stressful situations
I have used Rescue Remedy during times when my dogs have been stressed, (Mom can take a few drops too) including administering it during my Great Pyrenees, Sophias, epileptic seizures (which first started 8 hours after a rabies vaccine injection
grrrrrrrrr). It can also help reduce stress during thunderstorms, fireworks or when traveling.
Rescue Remedy can be put directly into the mouth or,
as I do with Sophia, during and after a seizure
applied to the fleshy, non-hairy part of the inside ear flap. I then fold the ear flap onto itself and gently rub it together.
Excerpts from an article written by T. Nowak, (c) copyright 1999 and Dr. Jean Hofve (c), Spirit Essence
The remedy can be given by mouth, which is the most effective method. Only a few drops (4-8) are necessary, and need not be swallowed, but only must contact the mucous membranes (gums, tongue, lips). Be careful not to contaminate the dropper by touching it to the animal (if this occurs, rinse the dropper in very hot water before returning it to the bottle). You can also add a dropper full to the water dish, or a few drops on wet food (there is no effect of dilution). You can add a dropper full to a spray bottle filled with spring water, and use it to spray a room, carrier, car, around litter boxes or plants, or other problem areas. You can even put a few drops in your hand and pat the animal on the head and around the ears with it--the head is very sensitive to energy and will absorb the flower essences in this way. In the case of chewing or excessive licking or hot spots, you might want to try applying the remedy directly to the problem spot (IF it isn't too raw, otherwise the remedy will sting); the animal will then consume it when it next licks that area.
The complete article can be found at http://www.preciouspets.org/newsletters/articles/bach.htm
One dogs experience with this safe and natural remedy can be found at:
Some people recommend using 3 4 drops, some a bit more, regardless of the size of the animal, but each animal is different and you should judge for yourself the best basic dose effective for your dog. . And, remember
its not the quantity that is important, but the number of times you administer the remedy. Far better to give 3 4 drops every 10 20 minutes until the dog appears less stressed than to administer 10 drops only once.
Rescue Remedy is available at most health stores, or can be ordered online.