Personal Note: This book, as the title indicates, specifically focuses on Bach Flower Remedy use with animals. Though similar to the encyclopedia, its text describing the flowers is more applicable to many of our pets. It discusses the importance of being objective when defining your pet's behaviors. I believe it is a very good compliment to the encyclopedia.
Bach Flower Remedies for Animals by Helen Graham & Gregory Vlamis
Millions of family pets, often otherwise physically fit and healthy, are put to death every year to give human companions peace and rest from their incontinence, unruliness, excessive noisiness, aggression, possessiveness, destructiveness or other inconveniences. A behavior problem often become a 'terminal disease'. Indeed euthanasia for behavior problems is the main cause of death in young animals, and many people regard it as a treatment. The high cost of veterinary attention also result in animals being discarded or neglected by their owners. The consequent price of animal suffering, and cost of human regrets and need for welfare services, are incalculable. They are also avoidable.
Connecting the behavior problems often saves animal's life as effectively as surgery or other medical procedures, and greatly reduces the suffering of all concerned. It does not require expensive behavior therapy or extensive behavior modification on part of the owner. It can be brought about in many cases quite simply and inexpensive through the use of flower remedies. This book offers descriptions of each of the 38 Bach Flower Remedies, and their application to the treatment of a range of domestic animals, including horses and farm, wild and zoo animals. It also describes diagnostic symptoms, animal by animal, together with appropriate treatment regiments, illustrated with case material obtained from veterinarians, animal behavior specialists and health practitioners.
Other important and helpful areas discussed are:
- emotions in animals and their influence on behavior.
- the emotional bond between animals and humans
- the pros and cons of thinking of animals in human terms
- the principles of flower remedies and their suitability for use in the treatment of animals.