By Guest Author Lucy Loscocco, Pet Essences
Flower essences offer an
ideal self-help strategy for those wishing to take greater responsibility for
the health of the animals in their lives.
Pet Essences combine the energetic essence and effects of flowers
in unique, user-friendly formulas which are designed to harmonize, nourish and enhance
healing. Flower essences are on the cutting edge of energetic healing. Supporting
the emotional balance that underlies true health, flower essences work on the vibrational
level, where energy precedes physical manifestations of health. Flower essences
are useful in restoring harmony and vitality in systems thrown out of order by disease
conditions, life changes, emotional events, stress, accidents, or surgeries. They
nourish and energize the body’s innate capacity to heal by facilitating ease and
re-establishing balance. Think of
Pet Essences formulas as vibrational bouquets
offering simple, effective support for maximum vitality in animals.
particularly responsive to the many forms of subtle energy that surround them, so
flower essences, with their gentle vibrations, are extraordinarily effective with
animals. Flower essences are safe and non-toxic, free of side effects, and economical.
They are an ideal and easily accessible health resource for use with pets, working
or companion animals, livestock, animals in daycare, refuge, shelter or emergency
situations. Because they work on an energetic level rather than a chemical level
in the body, flower essences have the capacity to facilitate shifts quickly. They
are usually most effective when given in frequent small doses that reinforce the vibrational shifts and cellular communication that they offer.
Each ingredient in
Pet Essences formulas is a flower essence, in which the energetic pattern of a flower’s
energy has been transferred to pure water by the sun. The essences are made in the
flowering season of each plant, and always in the morning when the flower is most
vibrant. Brandy is traditionally used to preserve the water in which the energetic
pattern of the flower is stored, and gives the flower essence an indefinite shelf
Pet Essences formula is a combination of flower essences chosen for both
their resonance with each other and for the vibrational balance they collectively
bring to the condition targeted by a particular formula. The flowers work together
in tandem, creating an energetic bouquet with a combined resonance whose vibration
addresses particular imbalances that may present as physical, emotional or other
types of difficulties. Just as a symphony is comprised of various musicians whose
instruments collectively create a beautifully resonant whole, the component flower
Pet Essences formulas work synchronistically to create a balanced vibrational
remedy for those situations they are designed to address.
Pet Essences flower formulas
are absolutely safe; there are no side effects. If you choose the incorrect essence,
you may not get the results you were looking for, but you don’t need to worry about
negative side effects. When you use the appropriate flower essence, however, changes
begin to occur immediately. Cells identify the remedial vibration of the essence,
recognize their mission, and begin their work of balancing and harmonizing the system.
As in tuning a violin, there need be no change if the instrument is in tune in the
first place and all is vibrating perfectly. Similarly, an animal’s body does not
need adjusting unless its vibrational rate is lower than optimum, in which case
the information systems of the body--the cells receiving the communication of the
flower formula--see the need to raise their functioning level to optimum and begin
to do so. In cases of debilitating disease, where cellular communication has begun
to break down, flower formulas have the capacity to optimize the flow of energy
and cellular communication, thereby supporting the return to resilient wellbeing.
How to use Flower Essences with your animals
Polly Fox and her team at Energetic
Pet Essences are pioneers in the field of combining the energies of flowers
in unique proprietary blends which address specific, easily identifiable situations
that you as an animal caregiver and companion may face. Polly has taken the guesswork
out of choosing a flower essence by naming the formulas to clearly indicate the
specific situations in which they may be of help. She has named physical or emotional
conditions, rather than individual flowers, to make it easier for you to choose
With the exception of those few notable formulas that DO combine well
with any or all of the other
Pet Essences formulas, it is strongly recommended that
all remedies are administered all one at a time. However, it is necessary to wait
only a minute or two before giving another formula, as the vibrational effects happen
Pet Essences are used by putting a few drops in the animal’s drinking
water or food, on their skin, fur or feathers, in their mouth, water bottle, bowl,
fish tank or stock tank, into their bath, or into a spray bottle with which you
mist the environment or bedding. The object is to bring the essence as frequently
as possible into contact with the animal’s body, both internally and externally.
It is not critical which way you choose do this. Do whatever is easiest and works
in your situation. It is also a good idea to leave drops of a flower essence in
a water bowl the animal will go to over time, this way ensuring they get several
doses throughout the day.
A dose is either a few drops from a “stock”
(or “purchased”) bottle, or a few drops from the diluted contents of a “dose” bottle.
A dose bottle is one that is holding several drops from the stock bottle, with pure
water added to dilute. Although you can use the liquid essence directly out of the
stock bottle purchased, making a dosage bottle of flower essences from your stock
bottle is easy and extremely economical. Dilution of the brandy with pure water
does not alter the power of the energetic pattern. Remember that the frequency of
dosing is more important than the amount given at any single time. That means, the
more frequently a dose is given the more often the energetic information is available
to the animal. Here are some suggestions for making and using dose solutions: Put
4-7 drops from the stock bottle you have purchased into an empty, clean, 1 or 2
oz. bottle and fill with pure water. Label. Shake. Consider this the dose bottle.
To use, take a few drops from the dose bottle and put them in food, drinking water,
a bath or on an animal’s skin, fur, feathers, etc. or directly in the mouth or on
the lips. Remember, energetic patterns will not be diluted with water; you will
only be diluting the brandy.
Hints for Happy Holidays with your Animals
celebrations just around the corner,
Pet Essences flower formulas present a variety
of easily administered options to ease your animals’ experience of a busier than
usual season. Flower essences help your animal companions remain balanced, calm,
happy (and well behaved) during times of increased activity around them. Animals
are affected by humans and other animals; in fact they are like emotional sponges!
Visitors, travel, social occasions, shifting routines or schedules, heightened stress
or emotion in their humans and increased time alone may become sources of distress
for any animal at this time of year. Flower essences compassionately help animals
cope with the intensities of your own holiday season by supporting the animal’s
harmony when your friends or family visit, when activity levels around the animals
increase, or when inevitable surprises occur. Here are a few suggestions for smooth
sailing through the holidays:
Emotional Stability offers animals the support and psychic protection they sometimes need
to have their own emotional world and be in it, regardless of what is going on around
them. Veterinarians and other animal care practitioners report that 80% of animals’
emotional problems come from us! This formula, which is one of only two that it
is OK to combine with all other formulas, helps an animal to be less reactive to
their companions’ thoughts and emotions. Having a party? Are your grandchildren
about to visit? Feeling the pressures of a too busy schedule? Use
Calming Solution to help provide more emotional protection
for animals that are too easily influenced by what is going on around them. Try
putting a few drops of
Emotional Stability on your animals’ fur, rubbing it along
gently as you pat them, and you may both enjoy a better day! Sometimes you will
be able to see the flower essences work right before your eyes, within minutes,
but more often it takes longer to see changes.
When an animal is too demanding or
excitable, or is not able to be calm and reasonable, reach for
Pet Essences’ most popular formula. Some people use it in the waiting room at the
vet’s office, applying a little dab on their animal’s ears and getting amazing and
speedy results. This is the formula to use for the demanding attitudes of “pet me,
feed me, take me for a walk”. If your dog is restless, insistent on going for his
usual walk with you now, but you’ve still got cookies in the oven and several urgent
phone calls to make,
Calming Solution may help. It can also help puppies be a bit
more patient. When
Calming Solution is not enough to improve a situation, such as
when a puppy is excited to see you and has just not yet learned to control itself
and dribbles urine on the floor,
Out of Control may be your remedy of choice.
of Control also supports an animal in moving beyond socially unacceptable behaviors
such as jumping up on you or your arriving guests.
Out of Control works with either
a behavior, e.g. viciousness or over enthusiasm, or a physical symptom, e.g. dribbling
urine when excited, that is out of control.
Anxiety/Fear formula gently takes
the fear out of an animal’s emotional experience. The company of new or seldom seen
people or sudden rings of the doorbell are but a few of the situations in which
this flower essence has assisted anxious animals to find calm. At the time of a
crisis or anxiety attack, e.g. when your holiday guests arrive or when a storm is
coming, give a dose of
Anxiety/Fear every few minutes until your companion animal
calms down and is able and willing to rest quietly. If you anticipate increased
activities at home and know your animal is sensitive to such circumstances,
may help shift things in advance. If you put a few drops in the drinking water,
with every change of water for several weeks, you may see a deep and positive change
occur, as the animal shifts from a tendency to be fearful to a state of sustained
emotional balance. Also,
Emotional Stability, which can be combined with
makes a big difference in how an animal reacts to what happens in the surrounding
Going away for a holiday visit or leaving for work need not be a difficult
time for your animals, as the
Emotional Stability formula offers the support necessary
for them to enjoy smooth transitions from being at home with you to being on their
own while you’re away. It is a great help for those animals who get anxious when
they realize you are about to leave.
Loneliness/Home Alone facilitates their being
at ease when you go off to work or on an unexpected trip, and may be of some comfort
when they are missing you during your absence. Animals get information from a variety
of sources that we either take for granted or are unaware of.
helps animals access information they already have internally about what is really
going on and how they should behave, when they have lost their emotional ability
to act on what they innately know.
The degree to which your animals are lonely and
uncomfortable during your absence determines whether you’d use
Loneliness/Home Alone, or Out of Control and then
You generally want to get your animal into a stable emotional state before giving
Loneliness/Home Alone, so this remedy along is rarely the only answer. For instance,
if your dog gets so upset when you leave that he pulls the bedding apart, or chews
up something you value, give him Out of Control and then
Loneliness/Home Alone (remember,
these need to be administered separately). If your animals are really “over the
edge”, then they need both remedies. Make sure they get one dose of
Alone and a couple of doses of Out of Control before you leave. You can leave 2
bowls of water on the floor, or whatever creative way works best for you. One client
realized that her dog loved ice cubes, so she made some containing
Alone. She left a few for her dog to play with and had great results! If your animal
does not want to be left alone and also seems fearful,
Anxiety/Fear given several
times a day on a regular basis will have a stabilizing influence on the situation.
Then when you are ready to leave, give
Loneliness/Home Alone. If you must leave
your animal at a kennel while you go away during the holidays, give
Alone, as its flower ingredients help an animal rely on its own resources, and be
confident that you are coming back. You can sprinkle some drops on the kibble food
that you leave for your pet at the kennel, so they will get a dose of this whenever
Emotional Stability, and
Calming Solution may also be of
support while your animal is being boarded. If your animal is likely to pace or
Calming Solution is especially recommended.
Loneliness/Home Alone helps both
animals and birds stabilize and have faith that you will return.
If you’re contemplating
grooming your pet before family arrives and schedules get even busier, flower essences
can help ease the process for both of you!
Pet Essences’ Grooming formula helps
animals to have more patience and less fear around any grooming process. Whether
you are bathing and grooming your animals yourself, or taking them to a professional
groomer, it is a good idea to give them this essence before anyone works with them.
Give them a dose before you leave home or on the way over to the groomers. Cats
exhibit more patience with the process when given the Grooming formula. We also
recommend Grooming for those angora rabbits and their keepers who would find it
easier to gather the soft fur fibers if their rabbits squirmed around a bit less
in their laps, as they gently pull and remove angora for spinning into yarn!
is also highly recommended and, if an animal has aggressive tendencies, you might
consider giving them Out of Control before grooming.
Are you planning on bringing
a new animal into your home this season? Giving a puppy or kitten or new fish to
your children as a holiday surprise? Concerned about harmony between visiting animals
and your own pets?
New Home/Group Living is the remedy of choice whenever new dynamics
occur in an animal’s surrounding community.
New Home/Group Living is useful whenever
you’re bringing a new animal into an existing group or community. It helps offset
jealousy and contributes to building up and bringing peace of mind to the animals
already in the family group. This formula supports confidence-building in the new
animal. Use the
New Home/Group Living formula if you are adding a new fish to a
fish tank. Use it when moving animals into a new household, whether you are moving
into the new environment with the animal or not. Will you be visiting with your
pet away from home, or staying in hotels or motels en route with your animal as
you travel this season? The flowers in
New Home/Group Living help with living or
visiting in unknown places, as well as with weaning, moving in or out of animal
shelter life, and with animals missing students returning to school after the holidays
Depression and Grieving formula helps when sorrow dampens
your animals’ spirits. Animals grieve and get depressed just like humans do. Loss
can occur at any time of year; often we feel it most around the holidays and our
animals pick up on this from our emotions and vibrations. As with people, the pain
of loss can last for years when not addressed. An animal does not have to die for
another animal in the household to grieve and appear sad and depressed. A child
going off to college or leaving after being home for the holidays, or another animal
spending an extended time at the vet’s can cause these emotions to surface in your
companion animal. Not seeing a loved one causes sadness in any being.
and Grieving is remarkable in its ability to ease the situation and bring your animal
back to its usual spirited self.
Planning a driving trip with your pet over the
holidays and worried about him getting carsick?
Travel formula is
the answer to motion sickness, and this is another formula you can use in advance.
Drop it on the food and leave it in the drinking water so that your animal gets
it all the time. Probably after a week or two, your cat or dog will no longer need
this formula, as a shift occurs that takes care of the problem. This formula may
help when your animal travels by plane, bus, car or train. It is a general
formula. In some cases, you might want to give
Anxiety/Fear as well.
Most of us
tend to stray from our usual diets during times of seasonal celebration, and animals
are no exception. They often get leftovers they normally might not eat as we scrape
the plates after a holiday feast.
Digestion/Assimilation helps all concerned by
aiding in the digestive processing of food.
Life Force Zest supports
renewed vitality and energizes sustained wellbeing, providing just the boost that
is sometimes needed over the holidays. We know that when we feel our best, we are
likelier to cope optimally with what happens within and around us. Animals are similarly
better equipped to handle surprises, changes in schedule, diet and other variations
from the norm and to maintain optimal levels of wellbeing when endowed with maximum
Life Force Zest acts as an amplifier, setting the stage for deep healing
to happen, nourishing and energizing the chi or life force. This is a wonderful
remedy with many applications when the “zest” has gone out of life; when vitality,
energy, strength and the spark to really engage with life are in short supply. The
flowers in this formula seem to remind the animal that they once really did feel
better, and can do so again. It is helpful after a long illness or when an animal
is depleted for any reason, and may be useful in cases of apathy, deep depression,
extreme fatigue, exhaustion or after chemotherapy. You might also give it a try
when dealing with an animal who has suffered periods of extreme neglect or abuse.
It is a wonderful formula for bringing back the sparkle in life!
Life Force Zest
is best used when the situation is not an emergency. For example, if your animal
has an erratic heartbeat from fear, you’d give
Emergency Rescue, which is designed
to help during an emergency by preventing shock.
Emergency Rescue is an excellent
remedy to carry with you throughout the holiday season (and the rest of the year
as well!) in your purse, backpack, briefcase or in the glove compartment of your
vehicle, as you never know when you may need it. Use
Emergency Rescue at a time
of crisis, then frequently (every few seconds at first, then every few minutes)
until your vet arrives or the crisis is stabilized.
Emergency Rescue is useful in
many types of emergency situations, whether the trauma or accident is physical or
emotional, for it helps prevent shock and disorientation and offers general support.
Things happen, holidays or not, and this formula is such a simple way to be prepared
to help your companion animal cope. It is important for you as animal owner to take
Emergency Rescue as well, helping you to keep your wits about you. Whatever the
nature of trauma you face, using
Emergency Rescue will help you and your animal
create your own stable environment in the midst of crisis or chaos, establishing
a more solid footing and a calmer resonance for both of you to move more smoothly
through the situation at hand. For example, if the dogs get porcupine quills in
them, give them
Emergency Rescue on the way to the vet.
As you head into the festive
weeks ahead, why not have on hand some of the
Pet Essences flower formulas which
are designed to help you and your animal friends enjoy the season’s bounty and grace
in harmony, peace, and optimal wellbeing? With nature’s gift of flower vibrations,
you’ll be well prepared to support your furry friends who are enjoying the season
along with you. Enjoy in good health!
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