Helping Your Animals Through Challenging Times

If you’re feeling stressed, your animals are also feeling stressed.

And even if you’re perfectly calm with no fear or anxiety about the rapidly changing world we live in, your animals are feeling the general stress of humans around them, both inside and outside your home.

How do I know this is likely to be the case?

For one thing, my own animals are more stressed these days, and my home is a calm spot because I’ve set it up to be that way. Plus we all meditate together daily, which greatly reduces stress.

Secondly, I’ve had quite a few calls from clients in the last two weeks with aggression problems among their animals. In some cases, mild aggression has gotten worse. In other cases, aggression has shown up unexpectedly among animals who previously got along beautifully.

What can you do to help yourself and your animal companions?

Flower Essences can be used to shift your own energy, shift the energy of your home, and shift the energy of your animals from tension, stress, fear, and worry to CALM, RELAXED, and PEACEFUL.

The most famous flower essence formula is RESCUE REMEDY, and it’s perfectly designed for these stressful times.

Rescue Remedy is trademarked by Bach Flower Essences, but the same formula is available as 5 Flower Formula from Flower Essences Services (FES).

If you can’t find either of these easily where you live or can’t wait for the shipping time when purchasing online, or if you find the additional cost too much for you right now, there is another way to go.

You can actually make yourself a formula using words on a piece of paper with a glass of water sitting over them. In the PDF file below are complete instructions for making this formula.

Make Your Own Flower Essences

Once you have the flower essences, there are many ways to use them.

MIST THE FLOWER ESSENCE AROUND THE HOUSE

You can change the entire energy of your home by misting each room – about 1 spray towards each wall or corner.

I do this once or twice a day, whenever the energy of my home begins to feel too intense.

Even if you don’t notice the difference, your animals will feel it immediately.

TAKE SOME YOURSELF.

Take 4 drops under your tongue as often as needed. Don’t touch the dropper to your lips or mouth.

GIVE SOME TO YOUR ANIMALS.

For bunnies, gerbils, cats, dogs, and other small animals, you can put 4 drops into your animal’s food and water twice each day to help them relax even more.

You can also put some onto your fingers and wipe it onto their ear pads, over their lips and noses, and onto their foot pads.

If an animal doesn’t like any of these spots, you can put the drops into the palm of one hand, rub it onto the palm of your other hand, and stroke the animal just like you’re petting him/her.

In a barn, you can mist your horse’s stall, their grain, and even their hay. You can spray some onto the palm of your hand and wipe it onto a horse’s muzzle. Putting it onto their food would also work with llamas and alpacas.

For birds, you can put some into their drinking water. If there’s alcohol in the remedy, let the water sit in the open air about 10 minutes so the alcohol evaporates. You can also put a few drops onto a bird’s skin right above the beak.

Questions about using flower essences or about the instructions for making them?

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Make Yourself Prepared For In Home Pet Euthanasia

Death is the bitter truth of life, whether they are human beings or animals, every living person on this universe has to die one day. Apart from this similarity between human beings and animals one more common factor between a man and an animal is their relation. During your life-time you would have seen lots of movies based on love between an animal and man, where both of them are ready to sacrifice their lives for each other without any concern. While watching such movies you would have also wished to have some animal tamed in your family.

Taming animals in family is one of the common practices followed by lots of people across the world and therefore from years animals like cats and dogs are commonly domesticated by various families. If you want to witness the reality of relation shown between man and animal in any of the movies based on their relation, then you can vouch the same in the families in which these animals are kept. It would not be wrong to say that these families consider their pets as their family member and look after their every need like family member. If you have a pet dog or cat at your home who use to go out with you every morning and evening for walk and even lick your feet after you come back to home in evening from office.

Do you know an interesting fact about pets, that pets are mainly more attached with kids in family rather than the elders; similarly if one day due to sickness your pet is not able to play with your kids, you can see your kids taking care of the pet without concerning about their meals. In simple words it can be said that once you bring a pet at your home, you will get so much emotionally attached with him that you cannot how difficult it would be for you to get separated from him.

But, as referred above death is the bitter truth of life, one day you too have to get your pet separate from you, which could be quite a difficult moment for you. Nonetheless, as you cannot create any obstacle in the working of nature you are compelled to face the terrific moment of your life too, as you had seen for your ancestors. However, it does not mean that if you come to know about the time of separation from your beloved pet you should leave him and let him die like as useless furniture of your home.

On the contrary as he had spent lots sweet moments with you and had even taken care of your home and children at home during your absence, it is imperative for you to say final good-bye to him in more respected way. This is the time when your emotional feature of your family comes out. Knowing about the time of separation with pet is always painful moment for every family member to know, but as they have to face, it is necessary that every member in family should be mentally and emotionally prepare for it.

The best way to face this situation is through Pet Euthanasia, which let your pet leave this world silently without any pain. The process involves injecting of an injection in pet’s body after which he goes for sleeping, just playing in your hands and within few seconds you will notice that there is no activity performed by him. At the time when you notice that your pet needs Euthanasia, you should contact to some expert veterinarian and ask for requirement of his services.

Once the veterinarian reaches at your home, you should you get your all family members united at one place and ask them to say their beloved pet in the best way they can. Albeit, it will be difficult for all of you to do so, but to let your sweet friend leave this world in peaceful you will have to go for it.

Crying is one of the natural processes, especially at the time when you get separate from your dear ones and your pet is not exception to it, there are various expert veterinarians who offer the service of In Home Pet Euthanasia in Perth in such a way that it will become easier for you to let the whole process going ahead in front of your eyes. Although it does not mean that this will make your attachment less towards your pet.

Natural Treatment For Giardia

Giardia is a protozoal parasite found in lakes, streams, ditches and other outdoor water sources. The parasite is shed by wild animals high up in the watershed, and as the water travels down, it becomes even more contaminated by other animals living near it. Any dog or cat drinking from a pond, river, or other natural water source is likely to ingest the cysts of this persistent parasite. Once inside, the cysts hatch, grow, and reproduce. Giardia causes profuse, uncontrollable, often watery diarrhea, sometimes with blood and mucus associated with it.

The drugs most commonly used to treat Giardia are metronidazole, an antibiotic, and fenbendazole a dewormer. Each of them is about 70% effective; that is, they only work about 70% of the time. Because some parasites may be left alive, recurrent infections are possible even after treatment.

However, there is a natural protocol for getting rid of Giardia, that has been used many times successfully (and safely) in cats and dogs. We even cleared a cattery that had many infected kittens. It utilizes digestive enzymes on an empty stomach. With no food in the system, the digestive enzymes go to work on anything else that might be in the intestines–including parasites. It’s been reported to work for Coccidia, and could also theoretically get rid of Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidia, Neosporum, Tritrichomonas foetus, and similar protozoal parasites.

First, you’ll need a bottle of digestive enzymes (plant or fungi based) and one or more syringes; you can usually talk your vet into giving you a few 3 or 6 cc syringes (without needles). Do not get enzymes in combination with anything else such as probiotics or other supplements. It must be pure digestive enzymes alone. Make sure the product you select contains at least protease, amylase, and lipase (some also contain cellulase and other enzymes). These digest protein, starch, and fat, respectively. One product I have used is called Prozyme, which is available at many pet stores and online.

Note that the enzymes MUST be given on an empty stomach. If you leave food out for your pet 24/7, this protocol will NOT work. Food must be fed in meals, at least 30 (preferably 60) minutes after each dose of enzymes. If there is any food in the animal’s digestive system, the enzymes will digest the food instead, and the parasites will flourish undisturbed. enzymes cannot be hidden in a pill pocket or a piece of cheese–there can be no food in the tummy!

Take 1 capsule of enzymes for each animal to be treated, and mix with a tiny amount of water to make a slurry. Use the syringe to give the slurry by mouth. In most cases it’s easiest to insert the syringe in the corner of the mouth between or behind teeth and squirt. The mixture does not taste that bad, but cats in particular are just not gracious about taking meds. Be careful, but be firm.

Round 1: Give a dose of digestive enzymes 1/2 to 1 hour before morning and evening meal, and a dose at bedtime. Take the syringe apart and rinse clean after each dose (otherwise the residue builds up and the plunger will stick). Repeat daily for 8 days.

Rest: Take a break for 1 week. This allows time for resistant cysts to “hatch.”

Round 2: Repeat digestive enzyme treatment for 7 days.

And that’s it! In my experience in 15 years as a veterinarian, this protocol has been a much safer and more effective treatment than drugs.