Absolutely! Animals are extremely perceptive to the subtle, yet powerful effects, of flower essences.
One of the ways we know that the effects of flower elixirs are not a placebo effect is that animals show marked differences in their behavior while under their influence. Flower elixirs can be used for any emotional discomfort in pets — past trauma, separation anxiety, sibling jealousy, hyperactivity, sadness, or listlessness — offering effective support for shifting their emotional states.
My dogs used to get sad every time I left on a trip. I travel quite a bit, and it was making me sad to see them get so mopey every time I started to pack my bags. For several years, each time I left, my roommates would give them flower elixirs like Joy Juiceand Nasturtium to cheer them up while I was away. Now each time I take out my suitcases, they quietly watch me, but don't get mopey after I leave anymore!
One of my clients, Aubrey, had a cat that was really jealous of her new husband. The cat was so “pissed off” about taking second seat to the husband that he repeatedly peed on the bed and the couch to mark his territory. Aubrey gave him Infinite Love, which has the Fireweed essence for dissolving anger and encouraging forgiveness. After a week he stopped peeing and never did it again. Many years have passed with no mishaps.
For a full list of flower essence recommendations and tips on different ways to administer flower essences to your pets:
In this episode of the Flowerlounge Podcast, I speak with Dr. Josie Beug, TCVM or Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical doctor. She shares astounding research around the dangers of excessive allopathic treatment with pets, how most pet foods lead to chronic illness, how most pets she treats have similar issues to their owners and why that is. Josie shares about her own heartwarming path to finding Traditional Chinese Medicine, flower essences, gem elixirs and the results she’s seen with not only animals but also in her own life.
P.S. You MUST read this article Dr. Josie Beug wrote about Gabapentin, and why she will never prescribe it.
In this episode, I talk about flower essences for dogs and cats. I cover specific flowers and blends for all different types of pet experiences and share how we can help our furry loved ones with flower remedies for things like: rescue trauma, hyperactivity, sadness when you travel, surgeries, thunderstorm/fireworks fear, jealousy, biting, heart issues, sore muscles, restlessness, exhaustion, fatigue, physical issues and during the death process.
In this episode, I walk with my vet, Peggy LaCombe, about Traditional Chinese Medicine use in the animal world! We talk about: how to treat things like anxiety + gastrointestinal in your pets, acupressure points to relax your furry friend + even flower essences to use on your pets!
In this episode I talk straight from the heart, recorded two weeks after the death of my sweet dog Joy who lived to almost 17. A super intimate episode, I talk about the experiences I had leading up to her death, her last breaths and afterward, at a time when it was super fresh. I talk about rituals, cremation, the bizarre qualities of grief, the beauty of death and how a direct experience of death enriches our lives + awakens our wisdom. May it demystify the death process + help us dive deeply into the beauty of something we all must at one time face. In the process, may it illuminate a richer way to live. May it be of benefit.
For the full back story of the years leading up to Joy's death, I wrote about about it a lot on the blog:
In this post, you can read how she bounced back from internal bleeding, a tooth infection and a mini stroke with Chinese Medicine and a special herb that grew in our backyard: Shepherd’s Purse.
In this post, I write about the miracles of care taking, impermanence and how there is nothing more profound, important, valiant, compassionate and challenging than caring for another being in this capacity.
In this post, I share how Joy, one of my greatest teachers rewired her brain after a series of strokes.
I wrote this post a little over two weeks after my sweetheart Joy's death. In hopes that it will benefit you in some way, I share some insights from my last days with Joy and the death process.
If you found this post helpful or resourceful in any way, and you know anyone who has a pet, please send it their way.
Love + flower petals,