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Bach Flower Essences - Flower Healing Magic For Animals, Pets & Familiars

Bach Flower Essences - Flower Healing Magic For Animals, Pets & Familiars

The Bach Flower Essences formulated by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s. Here you find the complete range of 38 Bach Flower essences which started with 12 essences, which Dr Edward Bach called "The Twelve Healers". These were Agrimony - Centaury - Cerato - Chicory - Clematis - Gentian - Impatiens - Mimulus - Rock Rose - Scleranthus - Vervain - Water Violet.

Best known today is the Bach Flower Essences Rescue Remedy (Five Flower Remedy, Emergency Essence) which contains Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem

Find out how to give Bach Flower Remedies and the animal problems these essences help overcome.

The range of 38 Bach Flower essences were formulated by Dr. Edward Bach, who was a medical doctor but also formulated the first homeopathic bowel nosodes and who wanted to find a therapy form that would heal the emotional problems that so often led to disease.

Dr. Edward Bach felt that homeopathy lacked something in that it did not move the patient to a higher level of being but merely moved them to a place of non-disease. He felt that flower essences would replace fault (disease) with virtue. Dr. Edward Bach made an essence and took it himself to find out the symptoms it would cover and started with 12 essences, which he called "The Twelve Healers". These were Agrimony - Centaury - Cerato - Chicory - Clematis - Gentian - Impatiens - Mimulus - Rock Rose - Scleranthus - Vervain - Water Violet.

Best known today is the Bach Flower Essences Rescue Remedy (Five Flower Remedy, Emergency Essence) which contains Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem



Bach Flower Essences For Animals & Pets

Agrimony | Aspen | Beech | Centaury | Cerato | Cherry Plum | Chestnut Bud | Chicory | Clematis | Crab Apple | Elm | Gentian | Gorse | Heather | Holly | Honeysuckle | Impatiens | Mimulus | Mustard | Oak | Olive | Pine | Red Chestnut | Rock Rose | Rock Water | Scleranthus | Star Of Bethlehem | Sweet Chestnut | Vervain | Vine | Walnut | Water Violet | White Chestnut | Wild Oat |Willow | RESCUE REMEDY | 12 Healers


Bach Flower Essences - The 12 Healers

Agrimony - Centaury - Cerato - Chicory - Clematis - Gentian - Impatiens - Mimulus - Rock Rose - Scleranthus - Vervain - Water Violet.


Bach Flower Essences - The Rescue Remedy

Bach Flower Rescue Remedy combines Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem. Rescue Remedy is also known as Five Flower Remedy or Emergency Essence



The Bach flower essences are supplied in “stock” bottles and the liquid from these bottles is diluted in various ways before being administered. A treatment bottle may be made up by adding two drops of each chosen essence to a 30 ml. bottle which is then topped up with natural spring water and a teaspoonful of brandy, vegetable glycerine, or cider vinegar as a preservative.

A few drops may be added to water and applied externally, sprayed on and around the animal or its living area, or sprayed on its food. Six drops may be added to a bowl or bucket of water for the animal to drink. A drop may be placed on the nose (this is particularly useful for baby puppies), or drops may be placed direct on the tongue or in the pouch in the side of the lower lip. Drops may also be placed on a tidbit. Drops may be added to lotions and applied to painful areas, or added to water and the animal bathed in it or sponged down with it.

It is impossible to overdose on Bach Flower Essences. For problems such as panic, terror, injury or trauma, acute pain or illness, then the Bach flower remedy may be given frequently (even every few secnds) and/or sprayed around the animal. For chronic or mild conditions, then giving the remedy in the drinking water or one, two or three times a day may suffice. The period of dosing may be as short as five days, or may go on for two to three weeks, possibly longer. The amount given when dosing by mouth should be four to six drops depending on the size of the animal.

Up to six essences may be mixed to make up a treatment bottle, but it is a good idea, where a lot of Bach flower remedies seem to apply to one animal, to either give the most needed first or give one essence to try and get a clearer picture. This one essence could be RESCUE REMEDY (which is made up of five of the Bach flower essences), which may be all that is required; or WILD OAT for where there is chaos (such as conflicting symptoms and behaviours ) and more than six remedies seem to be indicated.


Although some physical symptoms are mentioned, it is important to choose remedies on their emotional picture rather than on physical symptoms.


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This remedy is often a constitutional one for Irish wolfhounds, which are inclined to be extremely stoical and can be suffering extensive health problems but will still manage to look bright and cheerful and their tail will be wagging. This is a different situation from soldiering on despite pain or illness, like the hound whose heart was tested at a regular session and found to be in such a bad state that it was amazing she could walk, yet she was the coursing champion. That is Oak, but the Agrimony case is the bitch which fell down a cattlegrid and tore her hind legs to ribbons but appeared happy and was wagging her tail and ready to eat before anyone had even noticed the damage. It can be difficult to differentiate between Agrimony and Oak but Agrimony has a lot of torment , restlessness, and worry which is covered up by cheerfulness, and an Agrimony personality will always avoid battles and arguments. Oak personalities are fighters and struggle on no matter what, but are not cheerful and bright about it.

Agrimony is perfect for the dog that is restless, either pacing back and forth, or wandering about, or restless in sleep. It cannot settle: lies down but then is up and wandering about again. Agrimony is also good for dogs that are anxious to please; for sensitive dogs that are upset by humans arguing or shouting. For dogs that are tearing themselves to pieces with skin irritation; the dog that chews its feet down to the bone, that is frantically chewing or tearing at itself. For the dog that is neurotic from abuse.

The virtue of Agrimony is peace of mind.


Aspen is the remedy for unknown fears, insecurity, and phobias. Aspen is perfect for dogs that are jumpy and nervous but with no obvious focus for their fears. For dogs that won’t leave the house or refuse to go into a certain area or building. The dog that stares nervously into a corner or appears to “see” something when there is nothing to be seen.

Aspen is good for anxious anticipation, anxiety, inability to go anywhere alone. Avoidance behaviour. Dogs that have always been fearful and jumpy. Aspen is good for the physical conditions that go with fear and anxiety - uncontrollable urination, trembling, diarrhoea, circulatory disorders, etc.

The virtue of Aspen is fearlessness.


The Beech remedy is for intolerance; physical as well as mental and emotional. So, the dog that suffers allergies to foods or environmental allergens such as pollens; or is intolerant of weather conditions such as heat or cold, as well as the dog that is intolerant of change will benefit from Beech Flower Essence. Always wants everything kept just the same; doesn’t like changes of food, toys, or routine. Won’t accept another animal (or human) joining the household. Oversensitive to sounds and touch; irritable behaviour, always complaining. Snappy and irritable. Dogs that are stiff and can’t relax and that develop arthritis or other joint disorders. The dog that is fussy about food, eating something one day but refusing it the next, having its person cooking up gourmet meals which it then refuses.

The virtue of Beech is sympathy and tolerance.

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For the dog that is bullied; that is attacked with no warning by other dogs when out on a walk. The dog in a multi-dog household that is down the bottom of the pack heirarchy and always left out and beaten up. For the suckling puppy that is pushed out by its littermates and cannot get enough milk. For dogs that are so insecure they shadow their person and are for ever trying to lick them and press up against them, or gaze at them adoringly. The dog that hasn’t grown out of puppy submissiveness, and dogs that urinate when greeting either a person or another dog. For dogs that seem to have weak immune systems, that are always going down with some infection or are plagued by parasites. Dogs that have become exhausted, or are weak following an illness. Give to any weak puppies in a litter and to the dam if she is exhausted by whelping. For sick dogs that seem to have lost the will to live.

The virtue of Centaury is self-determination and self-realisation.

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Cerato is for lack of confidence, approval seeking, easily distracted, difficult to train. For dogs that cannot seem to concentrate on what they are doing, that cannot do a stay when the owner is out of sight; does not seem to take anything in. Cerato is good for dogs lacking in confidence in general, not just lacking confidence over one specific thing, which is LARCH. Dogs which don’t know their place in the pack; dogs which are always looking to others for information as to what they should be doing or how they should be behaving; dogs that copy others’ behaviour. Cerato also helps dogs that cannot relate to other dogs. For dogs with ailments that are difficult to pinpoint and which don’t seem to respond to treatment.

The virtue of Cerato is inner certainty.

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Cherry Plum

For uncontrollable behaviour: dogs that become vicious, or which wreck the house or frantically tear their bedding or toys apart, or tear at themselves with uncontrollable chewing , scratching, and licking. Dogs that go berserk or into a total frenzy or panic. For rage syndrome. For bitches that attack their puppies. For epilepsy and epileptiform fits. For incontinence, or other loss of control of bodily functions. For the dog that urinates when excited. For the dog that chases its own tail. Becoming hysterical; total terror.

The virtue of Cherry Plum is openness and composure.

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Chestnut Bud

Chestnut Bud is for breaking bad habits such as chewing ,chasing, jumping up, digging holes. For housebreaking; to change unwanted behaviour instilled by previous owners/trainer. Treatment with the remedy Chestnut Bud does need to be coupled with re-training. For repetitive behaviour of any kind; for accident- prone animals. For infections and illnesses that keep recurring and don’t seem to respond to other treatment.

The virtue of Chestnut Bud is letting go of the old and moving into the flow.

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Chicory is for dogs that are always attention seeking, won’t leave their person alone, won’t allow any others to have attention. For the insecure dog that follows its person everywhere, even into the bathroom. Chicory is great for the dog that won’t be left alone; that howls or barks or tears the house or itself to pieces if left. Dogs whose guarding instinct is excessive. Dogs that will do anything to attract attention; those that sulk when they don’t get their own way. Dogs that demand to be fed or taken for a walk. Chicory is helpful for the bitch that won’t let go of her puppies, that won’t wean them and continues treating them as if they are helpless, cleaning them up and nursing them. In cases of repetitive behaviour, Chicory may be combined with White Chestnut.

The virtue of Chicory is confidence in the strength of self.

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Clematis is for inattentive dogs that can’t concentrate; for dogs that appear dreamy or “spaced out”. For collapse from any cause. Clematis is for shock when the body is cold to the touch. For loss of consciousness. After surgery Clematis helps speed recovery. For elderly dogs that appear senile. When a bitch does not care for her young after whelping but seems not to know what is going on and appears disoriented. Clematis also helps dogs learn in training sessions (combine with Chestnut Bud if they seem unable to grasp what is wanted).

The virtue of Clematis is coming back to your senses.

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Crab Apple

Crab Apple is the cleanser. Crab Apple is for application to any skin problem, wounds, and abrasions. Use Crab Apple in water for cleansing, and dilute in a spray bottle and spray round the dog and mist wounds or sore or itchy areas, as well as giving orally. For a dog that smells for whatever reason. For dogs that are prone to infestation by lice, fleas, worms. For fastidious dogs that are suffering from diarrhoea, incontinence, etc. and are upset at making a mess in the house. For involuntary defecation or urination for whatever reason, including seizures. For constipation. For coprophagia and pica. For animals that keep eating grass and other plants. For allergies. Use Crab Apple as a preventative for infection and prior to surgery. Dogs that get their ears fly bitten. For dogs whose coat gets matted. Crab apple helps dogs that lick or chew their feet, have anal gland infection; discharge from eyes, ears or nose; get intestinal gas; that suffer from any condition that affects nerve function and may lead to loss of control of the bowel or bladder. For mange.

The virtue of Crab Apple is cleansing.

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Elm is a good remedy for animals that seem overwhelmed by showing, travelling, grooming, nail clipping, other animals/dogs/ children/people, being in an unfamiliar place, being caged or tied up. Puppies that panic when first put on a leash. Elm helps bitches that seem unable to cope with motherhood. Dogs that can’t seem to cope with a new home. Dogs that are overwhelmed by illness or stress. Dogs that develop the same ailments as their owners. Elm is for bitches when whelping to regularise contractions.

The virtue of Elm is solace.

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Gentian is for setbacks and relapses, despondency, lack of interest in life or food, weakness after illness. Gentian is good for dogs that had a bad experience and are now unwilling to try again (as with having been attacked at a show, or upset by a judge, and so on). Bitches that are depressed after losing a litter. For dogs that become discouraged by domestic upheavals or by the loss of an owner or companion. Any dog that refuses to eat. For dogs in congestive heart failure (give with Gorse). Gentian also helps with relapses in illness when they seemed to be improving.

The virtue of Gentian is overcoming obstacles.

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Gorse is the Bach Flower Remedy of choice for hopelessness and whenever a dog seems to have given up. Not eating. Give Gorse following severe injury or surgery. Gorse is advised when battling terminal illness; following abuse or abandonment. For bitches that have lost their puppies. Gorse helps obese dogs that are very lethargic. For apathetic dogs that have lost interest in anything. Gorse works well with Gentian.

The virtue of Gorse is hope.

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Heather is advised for dogs that are attention seekers and will create a fuss if left alone - tearing things up, chewing objects or themselves, being dirty in the house, howling and barking. It is the remedy for loneliness. Heather also helps dogs that complain a lot and don’t listen to their owners. Dogs that continue after weaning to suck at materials, buttons, other animals, a toy, etc. For animals that are continually circling. For dogs that are kennelled or boarded while their owner/s are away. Works well with Chicory.

The virtue of Heather is home.

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Holly is for the dog that is bad tempered, snappy, aggressive. The dog that has specific “hates” such as another dog, cats, postmen. Dogs that growl and bite, that fight, can’t get on with each other, chase or attack other animals. Holly is good for bitches that attack their puppies. For dogs that are jealous - of a new baby, a new puppy, another dog, or the attention someone else is getting. The positive side of Holly is tolerance, so it is useful for any sudden, acute intense illness, acute allergic reactions, sudden high fevers, severe pains and infections with sudden onset.

The virtue of Holly is tolerance.

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Honeysuckle for homesickness, pining, clinging to the past. For dogs in kennels or hospitalised. For dogs that hate to be away from home, that return to former homes, that pine for a lost owner or companion, can’t settle in a new place (combine Honeysuckle with Walnut). Honeysuckle helps dogs that wait at the door or window for their person to return, or sit at the graveside. Dogs that won’t eliminate or eat when away from home. Puppies or rescue dogs going into new homes. For diminished vital energies as in the case of a long illness, loss of blood, exhaustion after giving birth, etc. Honeysuckle is good for revitalising old animals.

The virtue of honeysuckle is new life.

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Hornbeam is for lethargy and lack of energy, weakness, weariness (combine Hornbeam with Olive) For the very shy and timid puppy or dog so as to enable it to face up to different situations (give Hornbeam with Mimulus). To give a boost following illness. For the dog that is only energetic when out for a walk. For the animal whose symptoms are worse in the morning but improve later in the day. For animals with cancer or slow, weak pulse.

The virtue of Hornbeam is energy.

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Impatiens is for excitable animals that are in too much of a hurry to get on, so do not learn during training. For dogs that can’t wait to go out, get in, eat, drink, play, or whatever. For animals that are very nervy, edgy, uptight. The overly-anxious animal; the animal that is hyperactive and cannot put on weight, or which loses weight readily. Impatiens is for dogs that are easily agitated by noises, sudden movement, lights. Impatiens is for very itchy skin; muscle cramps; epileptiform fits; gushing diarrhoea; irritable bowel; colic; nervous disorders such as trembling, shaking; spinal cord degeneration; Wobblers syndrome. For pain of any kind. For constant chewing.

The virtue of Impatiens is rhythm.

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Larch is for increasing confidence; for the dog that has always been one of a pair or group and cannot do anything on its own; for the dog that cowers and tucks its tail between its legs. Dogs and horses that are not happy in the showring; that drag around and keep their head down. For dogs that have been abused or traumatised. Larch is good for those that are easily intimidated, or those that need coaxing. Dogs that are submissive to other dogs or people. Dogs that have been ill and have lost their position in the pack. All animals that are always going down with some illness, or are constantly plagued by fleas, worms, etc. are helped by Larch.

The virtue of Larch is confidence.

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Mimulus is for fear of known things. For fear of gunshots, fireworks, thunder, men, vacuum cleaners, being groomed or having their nails clipped, hot air balloons, aeroplanes, vets, people in white coats, slippery floors, travelling in cars, etc. Mimulus is for phobias. For dogs that are fear biters. Mimulus is for the symptoms of nervousness in all animals such as pacing, restlessness, panting, whining, frothing at the mouth, panicking. The dog that runs and hides when visitors arrive. For dogs that will attack when cornered. For heart disorders. For illnesses, especially viral infections, that do not respond to treatment.

The virtue of Mimulus is restoration.

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Mustard is for depression that occurs for no apparent reason. For the “hangdog” appearance; the dog that isolates itself and stays put in one place for long periods. Mustard helps with abnormal behaviour following pregnancy and for behavioural changes during a heat.

The virtue of Mustard is release.

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Oak is for dogs that never give up, are always struggling to keep up with owner or other dogs despite being ill or in pain. Oak is advised for old animals that are struggling with debility, stiffness, weakness, and for animals that keep getting sick and struggle through one illness after another. For dogs with serious disabilities such as spinal degeneration but which still struggle to get about. Dogs that will hunt until they drop. Oak helps animals struggling with serious illnesses such as cancer. To rebuild the strength of dogs that have been starved or poorly fed; have been exposed to extreme weather conditions or trauma; have bone problems such as hypertrophic osteodystrophy. During a long whelping. For loss of bodily control such as incontinence, paralysis, etc.

The virtue of Oak is strength.

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For exhaustion of any kind - following seizures, a long illness, surgery, a long time on the show circuit or at working trials, agility, etc. For the revitalisation of old dogs. For dogs suffering any debilitating condition. For anaemic dogs. Give with Oak to remedy illness and exhaustion. For dogs with adrenal insufficiency, kidney or heart failure, or the exhaustion of any other organ.

The virtue of Olive is vitality.

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Pine is for the dog that looks guilty and cowers when its person is angry. Pine is the “suffering” remedy and restores a positive attitude. For the dog that makes a lot of fuss about pain, and the dog that gets ill from grief or loss Pine is a great help. For the dog that is overly anxious to please.

The virtue of pine is soothing.

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Red Chestnut

Red Chestnut is for dogs overconcerned about the children in the family or their own offspring; for bitches that overdo their mothering and won’t wean their puppies. Red Chestnut is for dogs that are overprotective of their home, owners, a bitch of her puppies. For bitches when separated from their puppies. Red Chestnut is for a dog sensing impending danger such as being taken to be put to sleep. For the dog that holds vigil while its owner is away. Red Chestnut remedies excessive fear and anxiety about others.

The virtue of Red Chestnut is trust.

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Rock Rose

Rock Rose is for extreme fear, terror, total panic. For the dog that goes berserk through fear; at any time when there is extreme escape behaviour. For agorophobia, when the dog is terrified about going outside. Give Rock Rose after an accident, injury, or any terrifying event such as a fire. For dogs that are hyperactive and easily excited. Where a dog shows signs of extreme fear, with shaking, feeling cold to the touch, eyes staring. For sunstroke. Rock Rose is for heatstroke with giddiness or unconsciousness.

The virtue of Rock Rose is dauntless courage.

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Rock Water

Rock Water is for any kind of inflexibility, whether physical or mental. So for stiff joints, lack of flexibility in spine or limbs (it can be massaged into the skin over stiff, painful areas as well as giving orally), or for the dog that hates change of any kind such as a change in routine/feeding times/exercise periods/members of the household, Rock Water is perfect.

Rock Water is also advised for training problems, or compulsive behaviour such as territorial aggression. For dominant behaviour (for example the dog that is always standing over another, won’t let another dog lie on its bed or play with a toy without taking it over). For lack of adaptability. For self-denial such as bitches giving all their attention to their puppies and not taking any care of their own needs. For stubbornness (this is hounds!). Rock Water is good for arthritis.

The virtue of Rock Water is flexibility.

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Scleranthus is for any kind of imbalance, whether physical or mental/emotional. For dogs that have problems on one side only (such as one ear with chronic problems). For dogs with illnesses that have a changing, unclear symptom picture; with fluctuation of body temperature, appetite, elimination (diarrhoea, then constipation, then diarrhoea, for example).

Scleranthus is for motion sickness. For hormone imbalances, such as odd seasons, false pregnancies, behavioural changes with or approaching a season. For dogs that have problems with balance; dogs that are clumsy and don’t seem to know what their legs are doing. For dogs that seem confused, disoriented, dithery. This can often happen following seizures, and in older dogs who appear almost senile. Scleranthus is for dogs of uncertain temperament, which change suddenly from being loving to snappy; withdrawn to outgoing; ravenous at one time and then not wanting to eat.

As an example, one wolfhound bitch had a chronic sore under the right nostril, her teeth on the right were very dirty while those on the left were clean, her right ear had a chronic waxy discharge while the left was clean, when she strained a muscle it was always in the right leg, and she developed mammary tumours all along the right side. Scleranthus restores balance.

The virtue of Scleranthus is balance.

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Star Of Bethlehem

Star Of Bethlehem is THE trauma remedy, and for shock of any kind. Give following accidents or any trauma or shock. Star of Bethlehem is one of the essences in RESCUE REMEDY (which see). Give Rescue Remedy immediately following the trauma, at very frequent intervals for a day, and then go on to Star of Bethlehem, with any other applicable remedies, as a longer term treatment.

Star Of Bethlehem is for grief, however far into the past the loss was. This is the case for treating trauma also; even if it was years ago. Star Of Bethlehem helps those which have been subjected to cruelty, neglect, starvation. Rescued strays and dogs that have been abandoned. Birthing trauma. Any illness originally triggered by trauma or shock is helped by Star Of Bethlehem. For the damage to tissues caused by poisoning. Following anaesthesia and surgery. Star Of Bethlehem is for bitches that have lost their puppies, and for any dog that has lost a loved person or animal companion. For the shock of suffering extreme cold, or extreme heat.

The virtue of Star Of Bethlehem is grief healing.

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Sweet Chestnut

Sweet Chestnut is the remedy for extreme anguish, so it is for animals that have reached the end of their endurance, whether mental or physical. For dogs with a history of cruelty and abuse, or whose physical condition seems hopeless following a long debilitating illness, or following being beaten or starved. Sweet Chestnut is for dogs with bloat or colic. Sweet Chestnut is for animals with severe chronic illness/psychological disturbances. For bitches having difficulty whelping. For dogs tearing themselves to pieces with skin conditions or ear problems. For the very highly strung dog that just cannot cope. Sweet Chestnut is the remedy for feeling cornered.

The virtue of Sweet Chestnut is stability.

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Vervain is for intense, highly-strung dogs; for dogs that are hyperactive, always on the go, cannot relax; for nervous, jumpy dogs; for exuberant, pushy, excitable dogs that fling themselves on people. Vervain is for nervous conditions, for animals with bone fractures, for conditions of the nervous system such as CDRM. Vervain is for rheumatism. Vervain is for the dog that chases cars, is always rushing about; barks continuously.

The virtue of vervain is attention.

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Vine is for the over dominant dog, the bully, the aggressively dominant dog. For any dog that aggressively guards its territory, toys, food, won’t allow its person to get it off a chair or to take something away from it. Dogs that won’t accept other animals and are aggressive towards them.

Vine is for dominance aggression, not fear aggression (that’s Mimulus), and the two need to be differentiated. Many dogs that are called dominant are, in fact, fearful.

Dominant aggressive dogs are more likely to be confronting in their behaviour, while fearful dogs will only be aggressive when they feel cornered. It should be borne in mind that many cases of aggression in dogs are due to thyroid dysfunction. The virtue of Vine is leadership (dominance is the failing - the opposite end of the scale), so it is worth giving Vine to the show dog to give it the ability to stand out and demand attention.

The virtue of Vine is leadership.

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Walnut is for any difficulties in adapting to change of any kind. This may include house moves, changes in the family (new baby, departing older children/spouse, etc.), changes in meal times or exercise periods, the humans becoming ill and everything in the household changing to accommodate them. But Walnut may also include changing periods in the animal's life - such as weaning, teething, coming into season, pregnancy, being neutered, etc.

Walnut is for any animal that has had a change of home, or is put into kennels, or has to go on a long journey or be exported, is being hospitalised, needs to become accustomed to a crate, or a show bench, or any other change. Give Walnut prior to anaesthesia, and when a dog loses a limb or an eye or its sight. Prior to euthanasia.

Walnut is for any condition brought on by change - such as some allergic skin conditions, digestive upsets, and so on. Walnut protects against outside influences such as pollen, housedust, and other allergens, as well as things such as thunderstorms.

The virtue of Walnut is adaptability.

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Water Violet

Water Violet is for the animal that wants to be alone, especially when ill. Water Violet is for the animal that won’t integrate into the pack but is always hanging around on the outside. Water Violet remedies grief over the loss of a master, companion, puppy. Water Violet is the remedy for loneliness for the dog left to its own devices for long periods, or confined to a kennel on its own. For dogs that were not socialised properly as puppies and have difficulty now in relating to people or other animals. Water Violet is for the removal of foreign bodies such as thorns, splinters from the skin (give Water Violet with Crab Apple).

The virtue of Water Violet is joy.

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White Chestnut

White Chestnut is for restlessness, preoccupation, sleeplessness. White Chestnut is for any obsessive behaviour such as licking or chewing paws, spinning round in circles, tail chasing; chasing lights; flank biting; chewing furniture/doors, etc.; constant scratching or tail lashing; dogs that are restless during sleep, with much twitching and threshing; bitches that are constantly moving around while whelping, and those which keep moving their pups. White Chestnut helps to calm animals for a training session. Disorders that repeat constantly, such as allergic disorders that occur every summer, recurrent bouts of pneumonia as in cases of virus rhinitis, or problems such as false pregnancies that occur after every season respond well to White Chestnut.

The virtue of White Chestnut is peace.

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Wild Oat

Wild Oat is for the bored animal that chews and tears up stable, kennel or house (give Wild Oat with White Chestnut); the dog that chews itself (give Wild Oat with either White Chestnut or Agrimony); the animal that was bred or trained for a job it is not being given the opportunity to do. Wild Oat is for the dog that is aimless and apathetic through boredom and having no direction for its energies. For animals whose potential never seems to be realised.

The virtue of Wild Oat is potential.

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Wild Rose

Wild Rose is for dogs that seem to have lost their spirit; for older dogs that do not welcome the attentions of youngsters wanting them to play; dogs that are confined in a small area; abandoned dogs in shelters or kennels; for dogs that seem to have no enjoyment in life, which seem apathetic, bored and sad. For animals in a critical condition which seem to be giving up the will to live; for animals during long term debilitating illnesses such as heart disease. Wild Rose is for animals lacking energy, not wanting to move; a total disinterest in food but with no apparent reason for lack of appetite. For hypothyroidism (given with Crab Apple and Elm)

The virtue of Wild Rose is spirit.

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Willow is for resentment. For animals with problems following surgery of any kind, such as incontinence following spaying; inappropriate urination/defaecation in the house, or destruction of property. Willow is for animals that seem to resent a companion and take every opportunity to try and start a fight; or won’t take to a new baby/spouse/ partner/animal introduced into the household. Willow is for disorders where there is an excretion of mucus or pus, such as rhinitis, bed sores, some forms of colitis. For arthritis.

The virtue of Willow is forgiveness.

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Bach Flower Rescue Remedy combines Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem.

Rescue Remedy remedies shock, stress, tension, distress and restores calm and relaxation. Rescue Remedy can be used alongside any other treatment for any crisis such as an accident, surgery, or any trauma whether physical, mental or emotional. It can be used to revive newborn pups, and to treat puppies born by Caesarean Section, which are usually very stressed and constantly wailing.

Rescue Remedy can be used for resuscitation; after convulsions; to revive dogs slow to recover from anaesthesia; in cases of heatstroke and exhaustion; to help wounds heal; to spray on itchy, damaged skin to reduce the itchiness and soreness; to treat any kind of emergency; to calm dogs which are worried by going in the showring, or by shiny floor surfaces, or going to the vet.

Dosage of Rescue Remedy can be every few minutes; it is impossible to overdose or to do harm with Rescue Remedy.

Rescue Remedy comes in both a liquid and a cream. It can be applied topically as well as orally and the liquid can be rubbed into the gums, lips, skin of unconscious dogs.

Rescue Remedy is also known as Emergency Essence and Five Flower Remedy, depending on which company makes it.

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