No one can escape loss, sadness, and grief. Every one of us has tasted some in our lives.
Although they may not express their emotions quite like humans, pets can be just as affected by stressful situations.
After all, they are sentient beings like ourselves. Our companion animals not only live with us, but in some cases do everything with us - eat, work, travel, shop, sleep, and everything in between. It inevitably happens they pick up on our stressors, our emotions.
Helping them thru these stressful times first starts as a responsibility we must accept as part of the choice of taking on a animal family member. Secondly, if we help balance our own emotional roller coasters, the animals will only benefit both emotionally and physically.
Here are some situations which may cause grief in our pets:
- being surrendered to a shelter, or rescue, with many animals
- being surrendered to and adopted by a new family
- sustaining abuse - physical or emotional
- dealing with anxiety and stress from disaster situations
- being removed too early from mama and siblings at weaning
- sequestering/isolation from the family or pack as punishment
- loss of any family members, temporarily or permanently
- leaving an animal at a veterinary clinic due to illness
- loss of home, or being lost
Grief is a natural mechanism for handling great loss of any sort. Homeopathic pet remedies can help move the grief, allowing the natural feelings to mature and be released.
Whether human or other animal (elephants, dogs, whales, monkeys, etc.), homeopathic remedy Ignatia amara will support the grieving, helping to restore engagement in life, soothing the emotional pain, and keeping the physical body healthy.
Animals respond beautifully to dosing with Ignatia amara. This is especially true if they are picking up the emotions of humans experiencing loss and pain. So, if you have been in grief lately, chances are your pet is, too! Ignatia amara is at the top of my list of homeopathic remedies for treating animals and humans under stress.
Dosing: if a 30C give it 2 times a day for 3 days, especially if it's an acute grief, loss, anger that just occurred. If you have a 200C or higher, give (or take it) once only and see how they (or you) feel. An improvement might look like their energy improving; not sulking around; eating better; more cheerful; wanting to play more, etc.
Try this amazing remedy when these situations arise and you'll experience the magnificence of homeopathy!
If you'd like to learn more about using the amazing homeopathic medicines for any emergency or grief your animal has, see the 3-part course in my shop: HOMEOPATHY FOR PET EMERGENCIES.