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Reading through these remedies will give you an idea of the behavioural problems or emotional issues that your pet may suffer from. Don't be surprised if you come up with six or seven remedies, as, with pets, we can't always be exactly sure what some of their concerns may be. Keep a list of the remedies that best describe your pet and call or email it to us to create a Bach Complex for you. These are liquid remedies and can be added to food or water. Improvements are generally noted in about a two to three week period. If you feel you need to talk to Dr. Evans first please call (902) 275-0050 or email davidgevansdvm@gmail.com to make an appointment. For human patients, please visit: http://www.bachflower.org


Agrimony is designed for the animal that never complains, even when it is obvious that the animal is in pain.
Due to the tormented nature of the negative Agrimony type, the Remedy is useful for any kind of skin infestation or irritation that causes the animal to chew themselves raw:


  1. Biting ticks, fleas, and flies
  2. Parasites
  3. Mange
  4. Eczema


For the restless animal that roams from place to place searching for a place to be comfortable but never quite finding it. Once they think that they are comfortable, they are unable to settle in and are then again, roaming and searching.


For the animal that paces back and forth. Especially for a wild animal having difficulty adjusting to captivity.


The virtuous quality of Agrimony is “peace of mind.” This type is sensitive and dislikes humans fighting or arguing.


If this type of animal was abused and other Remedies have failed to offer relief from their neurotic actions, then Agrimony may be the Remedy to offer them the peace that they require.



For animals that “spook” very easily, especially horses or birds.


Aspen is indicated if an animal becomes anxious for some unknown reason, and refuses to enter certain stalls or kennels.


When an animal appears to be uneasy when placed in new surroundings, as though, it is aware of an unseen or undetectable “presence” in the house.


When animals sense impending harm, such as:


  1. Prior to, or during, intense thunder storms, tornados, floods, earthquakes, etc.
  2. Other animals having been put to death in such places as animal kennels, slaughter houses, etc.


For plants located in the vicinity of other plants or trees that are being destroyed, Aspen eases their “apprehensive feeling” by reassuring them that they are not also going to be destroyed.



Beech cures those picky eaters who, of course, prefer only the most expensive foods.For the animal that constantly complains by squawking, meowing, or barking.


When intolerant of grasses, insects, dampness, light, dark, etc.


When intolerant of heat, humidity, or cold.

To increase tolerance towards:


  1. Children
  2. Other animals, including a new kitten or puppy.
  3. Men or women, whichever is the opposite to their master.
  4. Stitches after surgery.
  5. The new baby in the house.
  6. New living conditions.
  7. Traveling for long distances; especially for the high-strung animal.
  8. For fish to tolerate each other, especially for the aggressive ones.


For the animal that has difficulty tolerating anyone except their master. Mandatory when their master is required to be absent for any length of time. Especially necessary with larger animals, such as horses or big cats.

For pet sitters; to prepare the animal to tolerate them.

When their master brings in new human relationship into “their” space:


  1. For the cat who spray on the “new relationship’s” pillow. (Usually the man’s pillow.)
  2. For the dog who attacks or growls at their master’s new mate.
  3. For the birds who bite their owner’s new found friend.



For animals who do not have enough will power to stand up for themselves, thereby allowing other animals to rule them:


  1. For the timid horse that gets easily pushed against the inside track.
  2. For the subservient bird that preens and cleans all of the other birds, yet is pushed outof the way by other birds when food is offered.
  3. For the animal who patiently waits to eat, allowing everyone else to eat first, and doesnot fight for their share of the food. Often the master must feed them separately or theywould starve to death.
  4. For the nursing puppy or kitten in a litter who will not fight for their share of mother’s milk.
  5. For the abused animal who will not fight for themselves.


For the overly attentive, loyal animal who desires to please their master at all costs.
The Centaury Remedy increases an animal’s will to live when fighting an illness, after an accident, or during a difficult delivery for mother and baby. (Especially for the weak babies of a litter).


The Centaury type relinquishes their will in service to mankind, therefore, they are the perfect type to be:


  1. A “seeing eye” or “hearing” dog.
  2. Protection for the children in the house.
  3. Used in military or police service.


For plants that appear to be very frail with wilty looking stems and branches, seemingly lacking the will to live; especially in crowded by other plants or environmental stresses.



For the “air head” or inattentive animal that appears too stupid to learn or learns very slowly. Cerato keeps animals “on tract,” similar to horse blinders that cause the horse only to view what is ahead, thereby being undistracted by outside influences or disruptions. Cerato, therefore, is the ideal Remedy to administer before and during a training session; especially when unable to secure a quiet environment:


  1. When training in a kennel with other dogs barking.
  2. When training and having to ignore the interruptions of children.
  3. When training with the distraction of “flirting horses”.


During competitive events; to assure that the animal remains attentive only to his master’s commands.


The Cerato types often have ailments that are difficult to diagnose and treat with satisfactory results, causing them to be taken from vet to vet in hope of relief.


For the fickled female in season that can make breeding very frustrating




For the animal that loses control, becoming too hysterical, as in the case of:

  1. Vicious animals that become dangerous when provoked.
  2. High-strung animals, including horses, or wild animals that lose control easily.
  3. The animal that destroys the house or yard.
  4. Seeing another animal in their territory.
  5. Animals of either sex during mating season.


For the animal that becomes hysterical when traveling:

  1. For cats traveling in the car.
  2. For trailering horses.
  3. When transporting the bull to other farms.
  4. For flying any animal.


For animals in competition; to maintain their ability to remain in control of their actions.


When training animals to help them become accustomed to the sound of shooting guns and not lose control.


For the animal that loses control by suffering:

  1. Seizures or anxiety attacks
  2. Loss of control of bodily functions, such as losing control of the bowels or bladder.


For the animal that urinates whenever excited.


For the animal that chews itself uncontrollably or chases own tail.


Note: Cherry Plum is one of the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy.



To break bad habits, such as:

  1. Chewing the shoes, etc.
  2. The dog chasing horses, the fence, cars, etc.
  3. Dogs that eat the eggs or chickens.
  4. Horses that won’t leave the corral or trailer.
  5. Dogs that jump up on everyone.
  6. When house breaking a dog.
  7. For digging up the yard.


During any new training session; to increase memory retention and, thereby, enable the animal to learn quickly and retain the lessons being taught each day.


To break old habits taught by other trainers.


Stimulates the keen sense of awareness:

  1. When training police dogs to be sensitive to their environment when sniffing out drugs, etc.
  2. Needed by hunting dogs to sniff out their subject.
  3. In watch dogs, so as to be aware of intruders.
  4. Enabling horses to be more sure footed on mountain trails.


In theory, to help break detrimental genetic patters such as hip dysplasia or leukemia, as not to pass them on to the next generation.


For birds to break the habit of:

  1. Pulling out all of their feathers.
  2. Squawking first thing in the morning.
  3. Biting everyone.



For the animal who thinks that they “own” their master and the house. For the animal that:


  1. Demands to be fed.
  2. Demands all of the attention.
  3. Disallows other pets or people to come near their territorial space.


For the overly possessive animal:


  1. Who clings to her litter, even if it is time for them to leave the nest.
  2. For the pet who is overly protective of the family.
  3. For the pet who has only known one owner and must now be adopted by a new owner.


For the hyper vigilant, over preening mother who is over full of care for their young.
For the animal that is emotionally unable to let go of an old master, mate, or their offspring:


  1. Foal being separated from the mare.
  2. For all wild animals when having to separate them from their babies; especially primates, elephants, bears, whales, etc.


The key word for Chicory is “congestion”. Therefore, if an animal has organic, congestive symptoms such as in the lungs, bowels, heart, or nasal passages, and the animal is desirous of attention, than, Chicory could be indicated.




Increases consciousness, as well as the ability to focus, which is necessary during a training lesson. Clematis restores consciousness if the animal is knocked out, comatose, or has lost consciousness for any reason.


To restore consciousness after surgery causing the animal to be alert in a short amount of time. Clematis is effective after delivery, when the young animal appears disorientated and unable to run with the herd as fast as should be expected.


Clematis is also helpful when the female is disoriented and does not care for her young after delivery.


Clematis is a life-saver when an animal must remain conscious due to some extenuating circumstances such as:


  1. Being over-dosed by a drug whose effect upon the animal would be death if it were allowed to sleep.
  2. If a horse has colic and it must get up and walk.
  3. During delivery, when the mother becomes exhausted and wants to sleep when it isimperative that the baby be delivered in a timely manner to avoid complications.


For bulb type plants; to process them out of their dormant state more quickly. To return life to plants that appear dead.

Note: Clematis is one of the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy.




The cleansing Remedy.


  1. To cleanse all wounds, abrasions, or rashes.


Add Crab Apple to bath water, or spray mist the animal and its surroundings to rid it of any annoying odors:

  1. For basset hounds that naturally expel a repulsive odor.
  2. For ferrets that also have a distinct repulsive odor.
  3. If animals have had a run in with a skunk.
  4. After rolling around in the garbage or manure pile.
  5. Spray the cat’s litter box and it’s immediate area.
  6. Spray outdoors where there is a concentration of cat urine odor.
  7. Spray mist an animal that is allowed in the house after it has been caught in the rain.
  8. A mother and her litter in the house.
  9. Spray mist the “fowl” odor of the feathered variety for their cages and coops.
  10. For halitosis.


Note: Crab Apple causes pets coats to appear more lustrous and healthy.


To help diminish their scent when in season.


To help alleviate the unclean feeling associated with infestations of lice, fleas, ticks, mange, skin, eruptions, etc. that could cause symptoms of:


  1. Dogs chewing themselves raw.
  2. Birds pulling out all of their feathers.


Add a few drops to aquariums to maintain a fresh vibratory level, for the fish as well as humans! If poisoned by a toxic substance or spoiled food, Crab Apple can assist the body to cleanse more quickly hopefully avoiding any damaging effects:


  1. Poisoned insect spray for flies, fleas, ticks, roaches, ants, etc.
  2. Contaminated food or water.
  3. Actual poisoning.
  4. It helps cats to easily dispel “fur balls”.
  5. If the animal has been under extreme pressure and appears toxic, it could be emotionally poisoned.
  6. Due to the cleansing properties of Crab Apple, it is applicable for any form of internalor external infections, including open wounds or rashes of any kind.
  7. To detoxify after a cold or viral/bacterial infection.
  8. For the animal who has a poor self image (shame):
  • Not holding their head high, especially during competition.
  • Cowering by hiding themselves in their room.
  • After they have had their coat cut or shaved.
  • To cleanse the painful memories of an abused animal that has had the spirit beaten out of them.
  1. For plant fungus, mold, insects, aphids, etc.
  2. Wash all foods with Crab Apple, thereby cleansing away the contaminates of mankind.




  1. Cats in the car.
  2. Animals on the airplane
  3. Being detained in de-contamination areas, a common requirement for travel abroad.
  4. Horses traveling in trailers or airplanes.
  5. Dolphins, whales, or sharks being transported to and from the ocean.
  6. For aquarium fish during the transport from tank to tank.
  7. During the transport or wild animals to areas more suitable for their survival.


Anytime an animal is overwhelmed by rigors of traveling, such as:


Note: See also Walnut.


For being overwhelmed by:


  1. Grooming: i.e. bathing, wing clipping, nails, or bills being filed.
  2. Too many strangers in their space.
  3. Children or the presence of men. (Animals are apt to be more cautious of men thenwomen.)
  4. Horses being shod.
  5. Being placed in unfamiliar territory.


For easily overwhelmed, high strung animals:

  1. Race dogs and horses.
  2. Show animals.


For plants that have been overwhelmed by the elements or by over watering and feeding.




For set backs of any kind, such as being relocated, sold or given away again and again. For long illnesses or when there is a relapse, as in the case of:


  1. Arthritis type symptoms or dysplastic conditions.
  2. Rehabilitating from surgery.
  3. Battling cancer, heart worms, leukemia, parvo, etc.


Depression resulting from the set back experienced by an animal when, for example, all their babies die.


For animals that had a bad experience due to injury or an abusive trainer and now have little initiative to begin a new training routine:

  1. For horses that self doubt their abilities, thereby being reluctant to learn to jump hurdles or cross water.
  2. For race horses or dogs that are slow out of the gate.
  3. To encourage sled dogs to strive to be the lead dog.



Gorse is indicated when there is a challenging situation wherein there are signs that the animal has given up or feels that the condition is hopeless. One of the signs is when they refuse to eat or improve. Examples of challenging situations indicating Gorse could be:


  1. Battling terminal illnesses.
  2. Animals badly abused or abandoned needing to have their hope of living restored.
  3. Animals dying due to food and water deprivation. Gorse can rekindle that spark of lifeinto their bodies.
  4. A critical injury or surgery.
  5. Animals forced to survive in inhumane conditions.


For the depression causes by light deprivation when animals are kept in dark living quarters for extended periods of time.


The depression of losing their master or mate.




For the animal that has to be in the center of attention, (Heather is in the loneliness category):


  1. Sometimes engineering mischievous adventures, like tearing up the house, in order to receive the attention required.
  2. Animals that annoy and pest the family or company.
  3. Animals that can be obnoxious by always wanting to sleep in the bed or who will sit inthe middle of anyone’s lap, even if they’re busy in order to receive their desired attention.


For animals that do not respond well when left home alone; possibly expressing loneliness or feeling of being unloved.


For kennel animals or animals that are often placed in kennels due to their master’s busy travel schedule.



For animals that show signs of having a temper or acting out their master’s projected unresolved anger:


  1. Animals that have a tendency to bite or anger easily.
  2. Dogs, horses, or birds who are known to be mean or dangerous.


When the animal is performing unacceptably, that is:

  1. Behaving dangerously, in general.
  2. In training exercises or competitive events.
  3. A show dog causing fights with other dogs.
  4. A horse causing the other horses to react.
  5. Dogs that chase horses, cows, or chickens.


Holly is the Remedy when the female rejects her young. For example, she might, in error, think that her young are deformed or deficient in some way and by nature she should let them die. (See Clematis for being confused or Mustard due to hormonal imbalances.)
For the surrogate mother and the adopted baby to accept each other and thereby easily adapt to their new found family.


For greater assurance of acceptance and success when performing artificial insemination. Holly is the chief remedy when their is a need for more love:

  1. Abused animals.
  2. Neglected animals.
  3. For abandoned, uncared, or discarded animals, such as grey-hounds, or any “has-been” race horses.


Holly is for jealousy:

  1. Jealous when their master has a new friend.
  2. Jealous of the other animals.


When animals appear vexed by negative emotions.


For neglected plants that require more tender, loving care.


To assist plant grafts to “take” and be accepted by the mother tree.



For the sulking animals that is lamenting the loss of their master, mate, or baby caused by death or separation, especially animals that mate for life.


  1. For both master and pet, when forced to part due to apartment rules, roommate rules, or allergies.


Honeysuckle stimulated vital energies, as in the case of:


  1. Horses that have been over exerted or exhausted.
  2. Sled dogs that become overly exhausted.
  3. Any animal chased to exhaustion.
  4. The exhaustion experienced after a long birthing ordeal.
  5. The female having to nurse even through recuperation from the birthing, or exhausteddue to extenuation circumstances surrounding the birthing.
  6. Animals that lost too much blood when vital energies are low.


Honeysuckle remedies homesickness:


  1. For animals in kennels or the hospital awaiting to go home.
  2. For animals that do not “show”, race, or perform well when away from home.
  3. For animals that become ill after the loss of a loved one; especially when they show no signs of improvement, indicated by diminishing vital energies. (See also Clematis for as not to be easilytaken over to the “other side” and Centaury for the will to live.)




For the animal that appears mentally lethargic and tired during training or working times, however, when it is freed it jumps about with plenty of energy to spare.


  1. For riding stables horses who seem to have barely enough energy to walk, but when they near the corral they are full of energy.
  2. For horses that pull carriage day after day, especially when their heads hang low.
  3. For the working form animal.


For the dog who has no energy until they are taken for a walk.


For animals that are slow starters, as though their heart needs a kick start.


  1. For race horses to face the race and jump out of the shoot first.
  2. If the animal is very shy and timid to be able to face new lessons, people, animals, etc. (See Mimulus)


For the grieving animal that will not get up to face anything. (See Water Violet) In theory, for those animals whose pulse rates are slow and weak.




For the very nervous animal:

  1. Any form of nervous difficulties, especially indicated by nervous shaking.
  2. Bach said that Impatiens is recommended for any form of a nervous condition.
  3. For animals that have epileptic type fits, especially when agitated by being overlyexcited or upset.
  4. For birds that pull out all of their feathers.
  5. For animals that constantly chew themselves.


For the overly anxious animal:


  1. At feeding time.
  2. Before a race.
  3. Before a performance or competitive event.
  4. For jumping the gun.


The Impatiens types are easily annoyed and are easily agitated, for example:


  1. By loud noises or bright lights.
  2. Children or other animals.


Impatiens is for pain, any form of pain: especially nerve pain as in the case of dysplasia, torn muscles, or injured joints.


Note: Impatiens is one of the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy.




For increased confidence:


  1. During competitive events, so as to hold their heads high because they are confident that they are to win.
  2. For cowering animals, possibly due to their lack of confidence.
  3. For animals that have had their confidence “beaten” out of them.
  4. For the animal that performs better in pairs and is not confident without it.




For known fears:


  1. Thunder and lightning.
  2. Crossing water.
  3. Of people or other animals in general.
  4. Of abandonment.
  5. Of strange noises or lights.
  6. Of paper bags, balloons, lightning, gun fire, fireworks, etc.


For the shy, timid, fearful, abused animal that now fears:


  1. Being beaten or yelled at.
  2. Being starved again.
  3. Strangers, in fear of being harmed.
  4. Abuse from other animals, especially if it is a new addition to the household.


The Mimulus type will run and hide when company comes to visit.


For the animal whose fear causes them to be easily dominated by other animals. They will not fight for themselves, thereby assuming the subordinate positions.


This type has a very compassionate nature yet are often overlooked and are the last ones to be sold from the litter.


For illnesses that do not seem to respond to treatment, especially viral type illnesses.


The Mimulus type sometimes “flip” and become very vicious especially when cornered. This is in retaliation or defense caused by being abused. Give Mimulus a try before giving up on an un- controllable animal.



For the animal that is experiencing a very deep depression, indicated by their eyes appearing dark and distant. Especially if complicated with hormonal changes or imbalances as in the case of:


  1. Any unusual depression or abnormal behavior observed during and after an animal’s pregnancy, such as rejecting the young or drastic personality changes. (see Scleranthus to balance hormones).
  2. For personality changes that may occurs when the animal is “in season”.


For the animal that is deeply depressed and has chosen to isolate themselves from everything and everyone, often remaining in one place for long periods, and then suddenly, out of the blue, acts normally.




For the animal that is a hard worker yet seems to be over burdened, needing to struggle with the task at hand, such as:


  1. A swayback horse whose over serviced is now observable by the stress in the back. (see Centaury)
  2. An animal stressed by arthritis-type symptoms, struggling to even move about, yet in obedience or loyalty to their master, they will endure the pain. (see also Centaury)
  3. The last months of pregnancy, an exceptionally long delivery, or the over-bred animal.
  4. For a long, chronic illness, especially if the animal has begun to struggle.


To rebuild the strength of animals that have been:


  1. Starved or malnourished.
  2. Over bred.
  3. Over worked.
  4. Over exposed to extreme weather conditions; to counter frost bite or dehydration.
  5. Born with frail bones, especially for horses and large dogs.


Take Oak in preparation for strenuous times ahead:


  1. Extreme weather conditions.
  2. When an animal must survive in order that their master live.
  3. For competitions of endurance, especially sled dog races.
  4. Rationed food or water.
  5. For the fortitude to complete the search for a missing person when time is of the essence.


For the animal that never complains and assumes responsibility for the pack or herd such as:


  1. The lead sled dog.
  2. The lead shepherd dog.
  3. The lead horse.


For any form of loss of bodily control:


  1. Loss of elimination functions.
  2. Loss of control of limbs and muscles.


(see also Cherry Plum)


For plant and fruit trees whose branches are limp, and thereby, unable to withstand the weight of the fruit.
To enable plants and trees to grow sturdy trunks, stems and branches.


For the environmental struggle of a very harsh season, especially areas of extreme cold or heat.

  1. For fruit orchards or crops in an attempt to save the crop. (Add drops of Bach Remedies to the water, “dust” by air, or spray mist the general area from the ground.) What have you got to lose! Your farm may be the only one that survives, thanks to Bach. Remember, a little bit of Remedy can go a long way. See also Walnut and Rescue.




For exhaustion from an especially long ordeal, as in the case of long term pain or abuse caused by the elements, man’s cruelty, disease, or predators.
For the elderly animal that becomes easily exhausted.
If plagued with allergies that cause the adrenal system to become exhausted.


For wild animals in captivity who have exhausted themselves by constantly pacing their cages in an attempt to free themselves.




For the animal that tries to over-please their master in an attempt to be loved and accepted, yet often suffers by being rejected.


  1. This is the feeling of walking through the dog pound when all of the animals beg for attention in hopes that they will be the one chosen for adoption.


When in competition; for the unlucky animal that never seems to win the race, even though it is quite capable of doing so.


For the animal that assumes guilt by cowering anytime their master is upset, even though the reprimand may have not been directed towards them.


Pine is the “suffering” Remedy. The Pine type often take upon themselves their masters pain or illness. (See also Clematis, Mimulus, or Centaury)
The Pine animal will never leave their master, even if their master is very abusive.




For the animal that continues to stare out the windows, holding vigil for their master, sensing that something is wrong.


For the worrying mother; when her young have been taken to the vets or they have been parted for a while.


When the animal senses impending danger:


  1. Being taken away to the hospital or to be put to death. 2. Tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.



Rescue Remedy is made up of five remedies: Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem. Click on the link for the descriptions.



For any form of terror and panic:


  1. For the overly-fearful animal who may have been terrorized at sometime in their life.
  2. After an accident, injury, or any terrifying event, such as a fire.


The virtuous quality of Rock Rose is “dauntless courage,” therefore, Rock Rose can further fortify these courageous animals in their service to mankind:

  1. Police dogs
  2. Army dogs
  3. Dolphins assisting in deep sea experiments.


The Rock Rose personality type is very jubilant and easily excited. It always wants to play and have a good time.


Note: Rock Rose is one of the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy




Rock Water increases flexibility for animals that have stiff joints and muscles.


Massage topically into stiff sore joints and muscles.


Rock Water could assist in conformational competition so as to achieve a more fluid gate.


For the stubborn, cantankerous animal who refuses to “go with the flow” when forced to adhere to a new set of rules. The Rock Water type, especially if trained in a certain manner, is uncompromising and inflexible concerning:


  1. Their eating habits, including the type of food they eat and the time of day they are fed.
  2. Their sleeping quarters.
  3. Changing training times or routines.
  4. Being unyielding when in the company of children or other animals.
  5. Changing trainers or masters.
  6. Receiving a new addition to their family. They are not jealous but have difficulty if thisnew addition causes changes in their already set life style.
  7. Being awakened before their normal time.


This is the Remedy that can “teach an old dog new tricks”.




For the animal that has equilibrium difficulties. For animals that are labeled “clumsy.”


For neurological confusion, such as might happen with some kinds of seizures.


For one sided complications, as in the case of animals that have had a stroke or are paralyzed on one side.


For animals that have “yo-yo” hormones which often cause “yo-yo” emotions.


For animals that flip their personality for no apparent reason:


  1. Dogs that suddenly turn on owners.
  2. Horses that suddenly buck and bite.
  3. Birds that suddenly bite.
  4. Tamed animals that suddenly lash out and become dangerous. (See also Mustard orMimulus).


For motion sickness.



Star of Bethlehem is for all forms of trauma and shock:


  1. For the emotional trauma suffered due to the loss of a loved master or mate; especially in the case of those animals that mate for life.
  2. Physical trauma after an injury of any kind, ranging from physical abuse to auto accidents.
  3. Birthing trauma.
  4. Lightly cover the newborn immediately after delivery.


Star of Bethlehem is needed anytime comfort is indicated:


  1. To give comfort to animals who were left home alone or in a kennel, feeling unloved.
  2. For an injured animal who is required to remain at the veterinary clinic when their owners cannot be there to comfort them in their time of suffering.


For the trauma of transporting fish or large mammals to their new environment. For plants that have endured trauma or shock due to:


  1. Transplanting or grafts.
  2. Being transported from a green house environment to the stores.
  3. Harsh elements.
  4. Surviving the effects of a fire.


Note: Star of Bethlehem is one of the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy




When being at wit’s end, as in the case of:

  1. Being forced to remain in very close quarters or being held in a very small space.
  2. Give Sweet Chestnut during competitive events when the animal exhibits signs offatigue that indicate it might not be able to finish the event.


Note: Sweet Chestnut strengthens them mentally so that they can perform well physically.


  1. Sweet Chestnut is for endurance energy and, therefore, ideal to tap hidden reservoirs of energy before a physically taxing event.
  2. For beasts of burden, so as to carry or pull a greater load when necessary.
  3. For the very high-strung animal that reaches the “wits end” stage easily.
  4. To prevent “burn out,” especially for show or race animals.
  5. Sweet Chestnut is for the feeling of being cornered, especially for wild animals incaptivity.




For the very intense, hyperactive, high-energy animal. This animal appears as though it has inexhaustible energy, thereby exhibiting behaviors such as:

  1. The dog that runs the fence.
  2. The dog that chases cars.
  3. Horses that run the fields.
  4. The animal that is always anxious to learn its lessons.
  5. The dog who will not quit barking.


For the animal that challenges itself and pushes itself beyond its natural limits.
The Vervain type animal exhibits a sense of a purpose. This can be recognized by the definition of their movement or the definition of their muscular structure. They recognize their job and take it seriously:


  1. The family watch dog.
  2. Seeing eye dogs.
  3. The stallion of the herd.


The Vervain types have intense spirits. They seem to live on after others have died or fallen in exhaustion.
Even though the Vervain is anxious to learn, it’s often difficult to teach for it has its own way of achieving a lesson’s objective. It would be wise to allow this animal more leeway, for it might be that the trainer could learn a new trick.


The Vervain types do not generally have it in their make up to be compassionate mothers.




For the animal that thinks they are the “master”, therefore, they rule the house, the corral, the barn, etc.


They are difficult to teach because they think that they should be teaching their trainer!


Because Vine instills sovereign, leadership abilities, it is, therefore, vital to administer before competitive events, so as to cause the animal to be the leader and win the event.


Taking Vine demands one and all to notice them and this is beneficial when:


  1. Competing in conformation or obedience events.
  2. To be chosen from the crowd when wanting to sell your animal or its services.




The virtue of Walnut lies in its ability to “protect” by insulating the animal who feels vulnerable and unsafe due to changes and readjustments in their environment:


  1. When moving to a new home across the city or country.
  2. Adjusting to new owners.
  3. Adjusting to traveling, whether by plane, car, or ship.


Walnut protects against outside influences:


  1. Insecticides, pollutants, pollution, and sensitivities to pollens and grasses.
  2. Thunder storms or loud noises easily disturb this very sensitive type.


Walnut eases the adjustment to a new cycle:


  1. Hormonal cycle.
  2. Seasonal cycles.


Ideal to protect plants from environmental pollutants and contaminants.


For sudden weather changes that threaten the loss of crops, mist spray the area to protect from losing the entire crop.




Water Violet is indicated for the animal that prefers to be left alone, especially when ill.


This type does not mingle well with other animals usually separates off by themselves. Therefore, Water Violet is effective in enabling them to integrate and participate with others.


The virtuous action of Water Violet addresses “grief,” as in the case of the animal separated from the master, mate, or baby.


Water Violet remedies loneliness:

  1. For horses that never receive attention and are forgotten by their owners, rarely being released from their corral.
  2. For birds that are caged and neglected.
  3. For animals missing their mate or master.


The virtuous quality of Water Violet is “joy” and is indicated if an animal appears depressed, sad, or joyless.




White Chestnut works to quiet and still an animal’s mind during training sessions or competitive events, enabling them to listen only for their master’s command.


To enable a watch dog to remain clear headed when on duty.


When changing the animal’s training methods, so as to free the animal’s mind from the old programed commands. (See Rock Water and Chestnut Bud.)




For the animal that appears depressed, possibly because it is idle and not doing what it was trained to do.


Wild Oak is ideal for the bored animal exhibiting boredom in such behavior as:

  1. The animal that chews up the house.
  2. The cat that shreds the curtains.
  3. The horse destroys the corral.
  4. Birds pull out all of their feathers. (See Impatiens and Chestnut Bud, or Crab Apple.)
  5. Animals that chew themselves. (See Agrimony)


To create more opportunities to win competitive events.


To create opportunities toward selling your animal or to increase the volume of the business. Wild Oak is for finding their purpose in life. Animals as well as humans know their “natural” vacation. Such as should the animal be:


  1. A race horse or a pet?
  2. The dog should be attracted trained or trained to be a seeing eye dog.




Wild Rose remedies apathy as its virtuous action evokes the happiness and jubilation for life necessary for:


  1. Caged or chained animals, especially those confined in a small area.
  2. An older animal forced to keep company with a younger, more energetic animal whokeeps pestering them to play and have fun.
  3. Helping old, grouchy or cantankerous animals as to have fun.
  1. Horses confined to stalls that never get out and run or never receive visits from their owners.
  2. For animals that have lost their spirit; a look often seen in horses. Wild Rose gets them to run about and kick up their heels again!


For the stallions that become listless when the mares are taken away.




Willow is basically for resentment which is caused by feeling victimized by an abuser. In retaliation an animal might:


1. Urinate on the furniture.
2. Destroy the house because their master left them.


The animal can also feel resentment if they are not receiving enough attention:


  1. If the animal gives their master the “cold shoulder” treatment upon their master returning home after holiday because they were left at home alone or at the kennel.
  2. Due to a new addition to the household, such as: a new baby, another pet, or a new relationship in their master’s life.


If the animal exhibits symptoms of exerting an excess of pus or mucus, then Willow may be indicated.


Remember, Remedies can be sprayed about to cover larger areas.




Listed below are the five Remedies in Rescue Remedy. Rescue Remedy is considered one Remedy.




This Remedy is for losing control. Cherry Plum is necessary when hysteria is evident; the kind of hysteria that brings one to the point of hurting others and themselves, including suicide. The virtuous action of Cherry Plum is its ability to “re-connect one to the realm of God’ s control.” Within Rescue Remedy, Cherry Plum would facilitate the function of Impatiens by increasing one’ s ability to maintain control when dealing with the pain factor. When combined with Rock Rose, Cherry Plum would facilitate the person to be able to maintain control even if terrified. And combined with Clematis, Cherry Plum would facilitate Clematis so as to remain focused, alert, and in conscious control even under extreme conditions or simply going unconscious (blanking out) when being tested.




This Remedy restores consciousness. This includes states of unconsciousness such as fainting, coma, or an injury that caused unconsciousness. The virtuous action of Clematis is its ability to keep one “focused” in present time. Coupled with Rock Rose, this results in the ability to remain focused and to take action, or if being inflected with pain, Clematis becomes allies with Impatiens so as to remain conscious if subject to extreme conditions of any kind.




This Remedy is for pain! Pain in any form. This would include anything from a toothache to intense pain from a major accident. It is commonly stated that Impatiens was placed in the Rescue Remedy for the extremes of mental stress and irritability. Bach, however, said “that Impatiens is for pain” and further stated that, “Impatiens was successful when morphia had failed.”




This Remedy is for states of terror or panic, such as in the case of accidents or near death experiences. Rock Rose is for paralyzing fear. Rock Rose is also for mental freedom. The virtuous action of Rock Rose is “dauntless courage.” That is, the courage to risk one’ s own life for another; or the courage to do what is “right”, to follow the dictated of the soul, even against all odds.




This Remedy is for shock and trauma. For example, shock and trauma experienced after hearing bad news, after being in an accident, or being subjected to any form of harm. Star of Bethlehem is the “comforter of sorrows.” One of the virtuous actions of Star is that it defuses trauma. This is beneficial because a traumatic incident, thanks to the effect of Star, does not become locked into the subconscious memory pattern, negating the potential of the trauma to haunt them their entire life. For example, Star can defuse the trauma experienced by a child that is attacked by a dog so that the child doesn’t maintain a fear of dogs throughout their life. This is also true in the case of the person returning to drive after having had an accident.


Take some advice: Never leave home without Rescue Remedy – the life you could save is your own!