While studying Flower Essences it was exciting to learn they can be used to help our four-legged family! Below is a listing of flower essences and the circumstances they work well in.  Both Bach Flower Essences and Flower Essence Society (FES) brands are mentioned and can be purchased at various natural foods co-op’s such as Whole-Foods and other locally owned stores.

It is very common for pets to get nauseated and vomit in-car rides. The chamomile flower essence works really well to help stop that physical reaction – almost immediately!

General rule, put one drop of the liquid FE on your fingertip and rub it on the inside of an ear or on a foot pad.



Arnica:  Shock, trauma, illness, injury, surgery. (Bach Flower Remedy)

Aspen:  Unknown fear or terror in animal; especially indicated when treating wild or nervous animals. (Bach Flower Remedy)

Bach Rescue Remedy:  For any form of stress or emergency, or when uncertain of which remedy to give.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Bleeding Heart:  Breaking undue emotional attachments to the caretaker, such as whining cats or moping dogs waiting for the owner to return.  (FES)

Borage:  Lifting the spirit of an animal that may be depressed because of illness or old age.  (FES)

Chamomile:  For barking dogs; emotional upset accompanied by stomach distress such as gas or vomiting.  (FES)

Cherry Plum:  Extreme tension or stress; such as a terrified animal that is trapped. (Bach Flower Remedy)

Chestnut Bud:  Instilling effective learning patterns during training; to stimulate the animal’s emotional memory and ability to retain training, not repeat mistakes.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Chicory:  Especially indicated for younger animals such as whining puppies or kittens; also indicated when the illness may be psychosomatic or to get attention.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Cosmos:  To encourage interspecies communication; helpful when different animals are gathered; useful when training animals, or establishing psychic bonds in one-on-one relationships; indicated for both animal and caretaker (both take at same time). (FES)

Holly:  Jealous pets, especially when jealousy involves another pet vying for the attention of the caretaker.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Impatiens:  For nervous, “high-strung,” impulsive animals.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Love-Lies-Bleeding:  Wounded or deeply suffering animal which may not live. (FES)

Mariposa Lily:  Assisting mother-infant bonding, especially if the animal is being introduced to a surrogate mother; also good for young animals in a new home. (FES)

Mimulus:  Nervous conditions in animals; good for jittery horses or shy animals who hide from people. (FES)

Penstemon:  Illness or trauma, gives inner strength during adverse circumstances. (FES)

Pink Yarrow:  Pets who take on or mirror the emotions of their human caretakers. (FES)

Quaking Grass:  Helping animals living together in a group or her to adjust; especially important when a new animal has been introduced. (FES)

Red Clover:  Calming to hysterical animals, particularly cats; can be used effectively when taking an animal to a vet for treatment. (FES)

Self-Heal:  Add to almost any combination to stimulate inner healing forces of an animal, awaken vitality and will to live. (FES)

Snapdragon:  For animals who bite; especially indicated for aggressive tendencies in horses such as biting or sucking. (FES)

Star of Bethlehem:  Abused animals or any animal who has suffered injury or trauma.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Tiger Lily:  For hostile or aggressive cats or dogs. (FES)

Vervain:  For hyperactive, overly tense animals.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Vine:  For animals who dominate younger or weaker animals.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Walnut:  Before and after a major move; to help break links to old places of residence; also good for animals giving birth.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

Wild Rose:  For apathetic listless animals.  (Bach Flower Remedy)

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