Re: For shock, trauma and loss
- Hi Steph,
After looking thru my reference materials, I would say that Rescue
Remedy is perfectly fine to use if you have nothing else. But if you
have access to the remedies, ROCK ROSE is specifically formulated for
Terror and I think this is probably how most felines feel about
heading out to the vet's so it would also be a good one to use on the
way to the vet's. On the way home, Rescue remedy or Star of Bethlehem
is good as well.
I have a friend who places a FRESH catnip toy in the carrying crate
when she travels...maybe Gus would like that as well?
--- In feline-heart@y..., "gussielou49" <sschoff@e...> wrote:
> Sally, That was really nice of you to post. Very thoughtful! I've
> been using Rescue Rememdy on myself for a few years for various
> things in my life. I was wondering if these tinctures are OK to
> to our hcm babies who are on medication. I'm bringing Gus to a
> cardiologist this weekend for the first time and it's about 1 1/2
> hours away. I thought of giving him the RR but wasn't sure. Any
> thoughts or suggestions on a long travel w/ my sweetie?
> The Bach web site is: www.bachcentre.com
> Thanks again, Steph
> --- In feline-heart@y..., "sallymerlin" <sallymerlin@y...> wrote:
> > Dear friends,
> > Reading the posts from the week-end has been quite
> > many people going thru so much grief and sadness...prayers of
> > go out to all. This is a tough group to be a part of, but the
> > and compassion is wonderful.
> > For anyone who is suffering from loss, grief or overwhelm from
> > taking care of chronically ill pets may I offer this;
> > Bach Flower Essence remedies are excellent for times like these.
> > There are several different ones to choose from but if you can
> > get one, get their "Rescue Remedy". This can be indespensible for
> > and your pet when any big trauma occurs. You should take a drop or
> > under the toungue and then you can put a drop on your finger and
> > it on your kitties feet. It REALLY helps support emotional calming
> > soothing.
> > For sudden loss/trauma also try Star of Bethlehem, and/or
> > For feeling overly concerned for another try Red Chestnut.
> > For physical and emotional exhaustion because of caring for
> > try Olive.
> > There are many more.
> > I find that they are the ONLY thing that I can take internally
> > help with the emotional system/feelings. Anyone who has had a
> > traumatic loss might be greatly helped by trying these
> > anytime we "revisit" our original loss/trauma and the feelings can
> > come up again, then is a good time to take some more...
> > My heart goes out to all the brave and loving kitties who
> > the hearts and homes of those who's stories we share...it is a
> > Mystery how these creatures can touch us so deeply.
> > Without meaning to offend anyone's spiritual beliefs here, a
> > friend of mine once said in reply to someone who had lost a dear
> > "The Great Mother wanted him back in her lap"...it is a comforting
> > image in my mind...that soon my Muffin will be purring on the "lap
> > the Great Mother"...until then, I get to have the honour.
> > Please try some of the Bach Flower Essences...I think they may
> > you in your time of sadness and loss.
> > Very best wishes to All,
> > Sally
- Actually, Rescue Remedy contains both Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem, plus
Clematis, Impatiens and Cherry Plum. The combination is designed to not only
relieve fear and anxiety, but also to treat other possible results of trauma
(anger, restlessness, etc.). Much simpler just to use Rescue Remedy!
> After looking thru my reference materials, I would say that Rescue
> Remedy is perfectly fine to use if you have nothing else. But if you
> have access to the remedies, ROCK ROSE is specifically formulated for
> Terror and I think this is probably how most felines feel about
> heading out to the vet's so it would also be a good one to use on the
> way to the vet's. On the way home, Rescue remedy or Star of Bethlehem
> is good as well.