I’ve heard of Bach’s Flower Remedy and Rescue Remedy for humans, but until recently I wasn’t aware that they sold them for animals too. Turns out the recipe is identical, the only difference is that the version for pets is alcohol-free, so it won’t aggravate the sensitive noses of our pets.
Here in Australia, I’ve found it easy enough to buy Bach’s Rescue Remedy for humans, from my local Health Food Store. The Rescue Remedy contains 5 main ingredients, listed below with their properties, and these 5 ingredients can also be purchased separately. At my local Health Food Store, a 10ml dropper bottle of Rescue Remedy is $19.95; similarly a 10ml bottle of each of the 5 flower remedies sold separately is $19.95. So, it would make more economical sense to buy the ready-made Rescue Remedy.
Star of Bethlehem – Orithogalum umbellatum. Helps animals that have experienced abuse, trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Helps the animal let go of the trauma and enjoy life.
Rock Rose – Helianthemum. For situations in which the animal experiences panic or terror such as an accident, going to the vet, thunderstorm or fireworks.
One Australian stockist of the Rescue Remedy for Pets is http://www.mypetwarehouse.com.au which boasts same day dispatch for orders before 2pm. Delivery is free for orders over $49.99.