Today I want to share the best flower remedy I've found for separation anxiety in dogs and other stress issues.
Anxiety in dogs can happen at any age.
If you don't know why your dog is a mess sometimes, separation anxiety in dogs can be caused by many things. Here's a few to consider:
When dog separation anxiety begins later in life it can be due to any significant change in the household such as
If you've ever used Bach Flower Remedies, you know how powerful they can be, yet because they are alcohol based they are rather difficult to give to a dog. They simply don't taste good and the alcohol burns a bit.
While they helped me, they didn't quite make the cut for canines.
In 2017 I was at the 45th annual National Convention for NSP
(Natures Sunshine Products) and got to try their brand new product called Distress Remedy
when it was passed around the audience during a lecture.
There I was trying to absorb and write down so much information my head was practically spinning from 8 - 12 hours a day of learning.
I put the Distress Remedy under my tongue... and then there was
calm. I couldn't believe it. Talk about impressed.
In that same lecture the doctor told a story about a client asking for help with his dog who had become aggressive toward him. The guy was shocked and had no clue how to deal with it.
Three days after using the recommended dose, he called Dr. Jay back and asked accusingly, "What did you do to my dog? He's so calm!"
Laughter from the hundreds of us in the room followed.
And I knew then that separation anxiety in dogs would be helped if not alleviated by using this totally non toxic approach.
I bought Distress Remedy to have in the house. I used it but my Lulu didn't need it. A few months passed and my friend Sandra (you know the one who visits for Dog Talk Tuesday) was telling me about her dog Teddy.
Teddy had been the 'baby' of the family. After Sandra's right-hand dog passed away when Teddy was 9-years-old, he still behaved impeccably but developed a fear of thunder leaving Sandra with some long sleepless nights.
I told her about Distress Remedy but she couldn't get it in Canada so I sent a bottle up to her.
Results? Teddy no longer has a problem with thunderstorms and Sandra can sleep. She was so happy with it, she's shared it with a few clients up there and they too have been delighted.
Here's a winter picture of Teddy. Behind him is Pager who is no longer with him.
Anti anxiety meds alter brain chemistry, cause a chemical dependency and put stress on the internal organs as they try to filter these unnatural toxins out of the system.
If you've ever wondered about their side effects, here's the list from WebMD.com
throat irritation, sinus irritation, congestion, dry mouth, indigestion, drowsiness, dizzy, trouble sleeping, excessive sweating, involuntary quivering, rash, loss of appetite, yawning, nausea, head pain, diarrhea, feeling weak, anxiousness, hives, chills, trouble breathing, restlessness, hyperactive behavior, eyesight problems, ringing in the ears, abnormal heart rhythm, widening of blood vessels, constipation, itching, hair loss, joint pain, fever, flu symptoms, weight loss, excessive thirst, fast heartbeat, cough, chest pain, gas, frequent urination, stomach cramps, confusion, spasm of the larynx, bronchospasm, stomach/intestinal ulcers, hepatitis, bleeding of stomach or intestines, skin inflammation, seizures, swollen lymph nodes, vomiting, abnormal liver function, life threatening allergic reaction, giant hives, slow blood sodium, increased risk of bleeding, teeth grinding, mania, low blood pressure, bleeding from uterus, sun sensitive skin, loss of memory and coordination, painful urination, low blood sugar, mood changes and loss of sense of reality.
Xanax for dogs...
drowsiness, dizziness, skin inflammation, rash, low energy, restlessness, stuffy nose, increased saliva, lack of coordination, head pain, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, confusion, abnormally low blood pressure, liver problems, seizures, giant hives, blurred vision, eyesight problems, dry mouth, constipation, milk discharge in both males and females, muscle spasms, muscle weakness, lack of focus, loss of memory, fluid retention, cannot empty bladder, feeling weak, increased levels of prolactin in the blood, mild mania.
Doesn't that list make you want to cry?