Is your pet sad, grieving or depressed? Different remedies and natural solutions can help.
I’m adding to the information that was provided in the April Natural Pet Tips featured in this month’s issue of the Houston Pet Talk magazine. There are a number of possible ways that you can bring joy into your pet’s life. This is especially important if they seem depressed. They may be lonely having lost their best friend. Perhaps your schedule has changed and you can’t spend as much time with them as you like. Or maybe you have not been feeling well lately and they miss the “you” they know and love. They can be worried about you, too. If your pet is off emotionally or behaviorally, you want to try to help them as this can lead to heath problems. Remember the best way to determine what will help them the most is by muscle testing. There are so many options to chose from and when your animal is not themselves, you really don’t want to be beating around the bush.
- Placing something yellow on or near your pet can help to bring more “sunshine” into their life, even if they live outdoors. Yellow can help to recharge your pet just as sunshine can. Sounds odd, well color therapy is truly amazing. It is simple and easy to do. It is not about your pet seeing the color, but the wonderful energy the color gives off. It is best to use muscle testing to select the appropriate color. Purple can help increase their energy and help with depression. Blue can help them feel peaceful. Pink can help with anxiety, tension, jealously and feeling loved. But a bright dandelion yellow is great to warm your pet’s heart.
- The Bach flower essences Agrimony, Mustard, Water Violet and Wild Rose can help promote inner joy. Gentian is helpful if your pet seems depressed. Star of Bethlehem, Honeysuckle and Walnut are helpful if your pet is dealing with loss. A custom Bach flower remedy is best as it is custom created just for your pet.
- Creating an essential oil spray of sweet orange, frankincense and ginger can help your pet to become more joyful. You can spray it in the air or just allow your pet to smell the bottle. Click here to learn more about animal aromatherapy.
- Rose quartz, amethyst, smokey quartz and turquoise are crystals that can help with peace, calming and grief. Since crystals can be powerful with the energy they give off, it is best to use muscle testing to see if they are appropriate for your pet and if so, which ones and how they should be offered. There are so many wonderful crystals to choose from. They can be placed on or near your pet but it might be best for them to be offered in a crystal spray as the energy is effective but more subtle.
- Ignatia, Pulsatilla and Lachesis are homeopathic remedies that can help your pet if they are dealing with grief. However, I would not use homeopathy on an animal unless they muscle tested as it being helpful and then I would make sure I muscle tested which remedy is needed. Homeopathy can be awesome but you only use it when needed and it is important to use the proper remedy. Click here to learn more about homeopathy.
- Whole grains can perk up your pet’s mood if they are not grain sensitive. Know that grains contribute to allergies/sensitivities with pets so you only want to feed grains if your pet’s body can handle them. Again, the way to know what is best for your pet is through muscle testing. Many pets need a grain-free diet.
- Turkey can be a better option than chicken. Most cats and dogs do well on turkey as they have more sensitivities to chicken. You would use muscle testing to find out what proteins are best for your pet as many pets can not handle all the proteins that are available.
- Consider adding bee pollen or chlorophyll to their diet to boost their energy.
- If you have not told your pet they have a forever home with you, do it now, even if they’ve been with you for years. Many do not realize this.
- Consider doing something special with your pet that you have not done before or done in a long time. This can help bring unexpected joy to your beloved pet. Or if you are used to taking your dog on walks for instance, take them to somewhere new. Do whatever you can to enrich and stimulate them such as playing games. This will help to bring more joy into their life.
- You can also rub your hands together and send loving energy to your pet. See the reiki/energy blog to learn more.
- Think about playing some spiritual/healing type music for your pet. Some music was specially created to affect the energy in the body by using certain notes that resonate deep within the heart and soul.
As you can see, there are a lot of wonderful options for helping bring joy into your pet’s life. Regardless of the reason your pet needs some help, explore the various methods and see what works best for you and them.
Blessings to you and the animals you love!