Helping Your Cat Relax With Flower Essences

Essential OilIn the latest episode of My Cat From Hell (Animal Planet, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Central Time), a cat named Miley was terrorizing the two Chihuahuas who lived in the house.  At the end of the segment, Jackson Galaxy, star of the show, gave Miley’s people some Bully Remedy, a holistic formula developed to calm the aggressive or dominant nature of a pet.

Bully Remedy is only one of the formulas offered through Spirit Essences, a company founded by Jackson Galaxy.  The essences were developed by Jean Hofve, DVM and Galaxy to help pet owners deal with a variety of issues they experience with their pets.

In Miley’s case, one of her owners was ready to rehome her because of the aggression she exhibited toward the dogs.  In many cases a pet’s behavior problem can be modified and even solved completely with the help of flower essences.

Many veterinarians and other healthcare professionals recommend flower essences to the owner of a troubled pet. As was the case with Miley, sometimes treating the owner results in a positive behavioral change in the pet! Animals are very sensitive to their owner’s emotional state. Pets, by nature, will both absorb and reflect the emotional climate of their household, whether good or bad.

Study the indications for each flower essence either by yourself or with a practitioner. You can then determine which are appropriate to use based on your pet’s behavior patterns, personality traits, and emotions.

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Written by Karen


Karen is Publisher of Fully Feline. She also owns a pet care business in Overland Park, KS called Joy of Living.