While Bach Remedies do not have a direct effect on a cat’s body, they are a very good means of treating your pet by improving their mental wellbeing. Whether stress, trauma, depression – these natural elixirs can be very effective for psychological problems. We reveal more about how you can treat your cat with Bach flowers.
Bach flowers are essences that are extracted from flowers or buds. There are 39 different ones, with one being a mix of five different flowers. Dr. Edward Bach developed it between 1930 and 1936. Each flower has its own specific characteristics.
Bach Flowers for Cats Against Stress and Anxiety
They only affect feelings, sensations, and impressions. Their effect can be measured on the basis of vibrations in various living beings and has already been proven many times. They make it possible to achieve inner peace and mental equilibrium and can thus support behavioral therapy. They also reduce stress and fears, dominance, lack of energy, etc. They were developed for humans but were soon also used in animals such as dogs.
The Mix of Bach Flowers Makes the Effect
Each essence has its own effect. Combinations are possible, but must not contain more than six Bach flowers, because then they no longer work. Some mixtures can have a different effect than the one described. So you have to be careful when combining them. When mixed with alcohol, they do not lose their effectiveness.
Storage and Administration of Bach Flowers
They should be stored in a cool place. Bach flowers can be given directly in the mouth, in drinking water, or mixed with food. Since there are no warnings, toxicity, or addiction risks, they can be taken long-term and regardless of the drug treatment that may be prescribed by a veterinarian in parallel.
Bach flowers can therefore accompany a terminally ill animal until the end of its life and allow it the greatest possible emotional calm and serenity. They are of great help in combating stress or anxiety in a sensitive animal when its environment has been changed. They must not be administered carelessly, because what has one effect on humans can have different effects on an animal. In any case, you cannot make mixtures without first consulting a specialist.
These essences are a good means of influencing the spiritual well-being of your pet in a natural way with no side effects. If you think your cat needs Bach flowers, it is imperative that you first contact a specialist who will work with you to find the best course of action.
Rescue Drops From Five Essences
Rescue comes in the form of a spray and a cream. Warning: The effect of the cream is completely different from that of the drops. The spray is not recommended for animals. We will therefore focus on the drops here. Rescue is probably the most famous Bach flower. It is effective against stress, and in fact for all events in everyday life that could negatively affect the emotional balance. It consists of five essences (Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem) and is a perfect example of how mixtures of Bach flowers can have a different effect than the individual flowers alone!
Rescue is seen as a Bach flower and can therefore be combined with up to five others if necessary. This mixture is very well suited, for example, to prepare a visit to the vet with a cat who has problems with transport, contact with strangers, vaccinations, or other interventions by the doctor. The cat’s fear at the vet often comes from the smells it encounters in the practice or in the veterinary clinic: from dogs or other cats that are there or have been there before. Three drops of Rescue 30 minutes before departure will help the cat to get through the visit to the vet more calmly.
Sweet Chestnut for Trauma and Exhaustion
This Bach flower is of great help for abused or even tortured animals, cats that have suffered hunger or were extremely exhausted, but also animals that suffer because of the loss of a companion, a mother cat who no longer has her kittens with her, or the has had a very difficult birth. Cats suffering from chronic diseases can also be treated with this Bach flower.
An animal that has a tendency to escape can also get Sweet Chestnut, as can a cat that mutilates itself (alopecia, hyperesthesia, pica syndrome, etc.). Occasionally, Sweet Chestnut can also help a colic cat get through this difficult time. (Again, it should be said that Bach flowers only affect the psyche, but not the body or the disease).
Dosage of Sweet Chestnut
Regardless of whether it is administered to the animal in the form of a cure over three to four months or selectively, the start of intake is always the same: two drops per day on the food or in the water. The difference to the cure is especially noticeable in the dosage for a dose of more than 2 weeks: In this case, you have to use the potentiating method common with homeopathic remedies, i.e. a few drops are put into a container filled with water. The proportions are usually 6 drops per 30 ml spring water (no mineral water), which is preserved with a little alcohol and stored in a cool place. The cat is then given a few drops of this mixture, which remains effective for about 4 weeks.
Depending on the case, you can think about treatment with an annual cure. For example, a cat that goes outside all summer and has to stay inside when it gets cold outside can take a three-month cure every year after summer.
Sweet Chestnut and Honeysuckle in Tortured Cats
You can treat a cat with Bach flower remedies for the rest of its life if, for example, Sweet Chestnut helps a cat that has been tortured to lead a normal life in everyday life and not to sink into fear again. In such a case, honeysuckle (honeysuckle) can have a reinforcing effect when this Bach flower is combined with Sweet Chestnut.
Sweet Chestnut and White Chestnut for Self-mutilation
For a cat that mutilates itself, the latter can also be combined with other Bach flowers, depending on the type of mutilation. You always have to adapt the treatment to the individual case, but White Chestnut (White Horse Chestnut) helps Sweet Chestnut to remedy the need for self-mutilation. Of course, one then adds the Bach flower or the Bach flowers that are required to counteract the mutilation in question.