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For anyone who has used it- What are the directions on using it with your dog?

Tucker has gotten so anxious over being in the car that we are going to try this on our trip to Michigan. We just feel awful for him and don't really know what else to try. I am going to get him out for a good run before we leave. He just pants and pants and pants. And the hair that falls off of him is crazy when he is in the van. :( My poor baby boy.
 

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I just squirt some on the tongue.. maybe 8-10 drops worth. Its all plant based so your not going to do any harm. I find that in high adrenaline situations it does not do much
 

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Snicks gets anxious on log car rides. I tried Rescue Remedy, but didn't notice a difference. Unfortunately, I don't remember the dosage.

My vet now has me give her dramamine about an hour before we leave and it works well.

Luckily, she only goes on a long ride once a year!
 

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I used it on my Shepherd with success. Just several drops on her tongue (more for a dog heavier). It helped her in social situations and car trips - was not so effective during fireworks shows (which are just a block from my house unfortunately).

I have used it myself too mixed in a glass of water.
 

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Make sure you get the dog version!!! They changed the human version and it's not safe for dogs anymore according to the behaviorist we worked with.
 

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I used it on Saba when at the age of 6-8 months he had anxieties about getting into the car. Just about 4-8 drops into his mouth.
 

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I guess it works if you think it works.

Seems a little out there to me.

Bach thought of illness as the result of "a contradiction between the purposes of the soul and the personality's point of view." This internal war, according to Bach, leads to negative moods and energy blocking, which causes a lack of "harmony," thus leading to physical diseases.

Rather than being based on research using the scientific method, Bach's flower remedies were intuitively derived[8] and based on his perceived psychic connections to the plants.[9]p.185 If Bach felt a negative emotion, he would hold his hand over different plants, and if one alleviated the emotion, he would ascribe the power to heal that emotional problem to that plant. He believed that early morning sunlight passing through dew-drops on flower petals transferred the healing power of the flower onto the water,[10] so he would collect the dew drops from the plants and preserve the dew with an equal amount of brandy to produce a mother tincture which would be further diluted before use.[11] Later, he found that the amount of dew he could collect was not sufficient, so he would suspend flowers in spring water and allow the sun's rays to pass through them.[10]


Bach advertised his remedies in two daily newspapers, but since his practices did not follow any scientific protocol, and his methods and claims were unproven, the General Medical Council disapproved of his advertising. For example, in his treatise Heal Thyself he wrote:

“ Disease will never be cured or eradicated by present materialistic methods, for the simple reason that disease in its origin is not material . . . Disease is in essence the result of conflict between the Soul and Mind and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort. ”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bach_flower_remedies

A recent database review of randomized trials concluded:

The hypothesis that flower remedies are associated with effects beyond a placebo response is not supported by data from rigorous clinical trials.[4]

All randomized double-blind studies, whether finding for or against the remedies, have suffered from small cohort sizes but the studies using the best methodology were the ones that found no effect over placebo.[22][23] The most likely means of action for flower remedies is as placebos, enhanced by introspection on the patient's emotional state, or simply being listened to by the practitioner. The act of selecting and taking a remedy may act as a calming ritual.[4]
 

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Thanks everyone. :)

I just did a quick google about the differences between the human version and the pet version. One contains alcohol and one does not. According to what I read, both versions are safe for pets. The pet version is not available in Canada.
 

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Will that relax him, Jackie? Or knock him out? LOL.

I have children's benedryl liquid- would that work??

And if my mom starts driving me crazy, I'm going to slip some RR in her water. lol
 

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Liquid benedryl will work but he will need a bit more. I've used a syringe to squirt benedryl down one of my Boston's mouths and it wasn't a pleasant experience! They tend to take pills a lot easier. It should just calm him down, not knock him out, as they metabolize it a lot faster than humans. Denny's old lab used to need it during thunderstorms.
 

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My old JRussel went through this.

Sounds silly, but I started feeding him in the car. Morning and night. Worked like a charm :)
 
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