If you’re a regular reader of my blog, then you’ll know how much my pets mean to me. I have four rescue cats and caring for their needs is very important, I’d like to think I do all I can for them. Some of the cats I adopted arrived with pre-existing conditions. I value my vet and her expertise, but I also like to tackle minor issues with a holistic approach. Recently, I received two new books that are helping me make some alternative and healthier decisions, Bach Flower Remedies For Cats and Bach Flower Remedies For Animals.
The original Bach Flower Remedies were created in the 1920s by Dr. Edward Bach, as a natural and simple healing method. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by using a system of 38 Flower Remedies which corrects our emotional imbalances where negative emotions are replaced with positive, but it goes deeper than that.
Bach flower remedies are a dynamic therapy, they use a particular form of subtle energy to work on our minds and bodies harmoniously. People and animals are energetic in nature where every molecule in our bodies vibrate at a specific frequency and Bach flower remedies work on this premise.
Bach Flower Remedies For Cats
Just like humans, cats can suffer trauma and psychological issues which can lead to a host of bad behaviors and illnesses. Chapter 3 gets right into the 38 healing remedies. Their use is reflective of what issues your cat is having. Each herb is highlighted with its Latin name, keynotes, Dr. Bach’s words, and goal of therapy. Their use on and benefits for people and cats are also explained separately. For example, Honeysuckle is for letting go of the past and looking forward. For people, it’s for those who dwell too much on the past or losing a loved one, for cats, it will help with the sad and painful loss of their owner. Honeysuckle will promote sparks of joy and optimism for both people and cats. Chapter 4 deals with specific issues like having an aggressive cat, car travel problems, litter issues, to adopting a rescue cat. I found these chapters illuminating and I learned what herbs are essential and appropriate for each condition.
Chapter 6 shares how to administer the drops to your cats. The most important rule is to NEVER give drops directly from the dropper into a cat’s mouth. Why? The dropper is glass and your pets may bite and swallow it, causing very serious harm, so caution and common sense are needed. Chapter 8 focuses on Bach Herbal Remedy Combinations for post operations, travel, vitality, and much more. This book has in-depth knowledge on how to care for your cats emotional and physical needs with the use of homeopathy.
Bach Flower Remedies For Animals
This book is divided into 3 parts, the first explains what flower essences are and how they are used beneficially in the treatment of animals. You’ll also find a lot of the same information that’s covered in the first book in this section.
Part 2 is the Flower Essence Directory where each of the 38 herbs is expanded on. It will share what each herb is used for, depending on the symptoms of your animal. The book goes into a lot of detail for a range of domestic animals, including horses. Near the back of the book, there is a quite reference chart that summarizes each herb and their attributes.
Part 3 tells how to use the flower essences properly, choosing the right combinations, and how to administer the dosage.
Having had cats for decades, we’ve been through the good, the bad, and the painful issues cats have and we’ve learned a lot, I just wish we had these books years ago. Both books are awesome reference books and offer a gentle and kind way to assist our animals back to health and happiness.