View Full Version : natural calming methods
05-11-2003, 04:51 PM
Just wondering if anyone had any natural calming methods, be it supplements wise, or techniques.
05-11-2003, 04:59 PM
The Bach Flower Remedy called Rescue Remedy is meant to be excellent, as is Valerian (herbal extract) and TTouch (which Emmy has loads of info on). Reiki is another alternative therapy that looks amazing - may well look into learning it :)
05-11-2003, 05:02 PM
Just thought it might be an idea to share ideas for stressful situations, seeing as tonight is Bonfire Night, might be a bit late to make a difference now, but for the future :D
13-12-2003, 09:59 PM
what conditions require a calmer? there are many remedies homeopathically available but they all do different things. I use several combined remedies and am happy to try and help if I know what it is I am helping.
05-09-2004, 02:02 PM
What do you recommend for fear of thunder or fireworks? My BC gets so upset by loud noises I think she'll one day have a heart attack. I've never seen a dog so frightened in my life. She trembles and pants to a point where she looks like she will die!! I've tried Valarium and Melatonin. They take the edge off a bit, but aren't as effective as I would like them to be. Is there something that will make her totally ablivious to these loud noises or the best I can hope for is just to take the edge off her fear? Thanks for your help.
05-09-2004, 05:55 PM
If you are in the USA go to www.pets4homeopathy.com and they do a remedy called Balancer, in the UK www.caninecaregroup.net do the same, plus a CD of different sounds but both of the siteowners will write to you with advice. I can tell you that if you start early enough the desensitising works. hope that helps. Copper
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06-09-2004, 12:10 AM
I can highly recommend the canine care group,they helped me a lot with Ellie's separation anxiety.
05-11-2004, 12:48 AM
My Mr. Bear also suffers panic attacks from fireworks and thunder.
I use "Rescue Remedy" drops - I get them from the health food store.
For fireworks I usually give the drops 20 minutes before. Thunder - well who can predict - I generally give the drops at the first sign of restlessness.
They are not a cure - But at least he doesn't hide in the bomb shelter for 3 hours.
01-05-2005, 04:26 AM
One of my colleagues has started using Natural Calmer with brilliant results. She treated an agrophobic terrier who had been to homeopathic vets etc and now that dogs out running about loving life. Fireworks still bother her a little bit but at least she's not a doped up cowering wreck.
She's also used it on dogs showing nervous aggression, yet again you wouldn't believe the results, quite amazing. We've started using it on the rescues when they come in, it does seem to help them.
You can get it online from Aviform, it's called Natural Calmer.