It's that awful time of the year again when humans insist on terrorizing dogs, cats and wildlife with fireworks. Even though it is possible to have beautiful fireworks without the boom, sadly most people enjoy the noise. The tradition also inspired people to set off firecrakers and other loud, scary "fun" rockets in nighborhoods to "celebrate" Independence Day.
GOOD NEWS! Dr. Dee Blanco, fabulous holistic vet, and old friend of mine, has put together some fantastic combinations of remedies to help soothe your beloveds and get them through not only the 4th of July, but also thunderstorms and high winds -- much of which will continue to be experienced with intensifying weather all over the globe.
And there's more...
Dr. Dee reports that Animal Ethics has compiled studies that show that animals are also effected by the particulate matter from the exploding rockets. She says, "These toxicants can travel great distances, be inhaled and cause respiratory problems - even if they doesn't seem to affect humans." (I'm not so sure that they don't, especailly small children, the elderly and anyone with respiratory vulnerabilities.) This is another reason to keep animals safely indoors during fireworks in your neighborhood or upwind. (Keeping horses safe from these inhalants is a challenge unless they can be inside the barn or stable)
Different animals have different needs and responses when it comes to tolerating fireworks and storms. There are MANY great helpers, but as so many of you have learned, some don't work as well with your copanions as others. As much as I love Rescue Remedy, it's rarely enough by itself to help with the noise and fear. I have often suggested different combinations of flower essences, herbal remedies, homeopathy, CBD, some safe essential oils used properly... for greater results.
Finding the right combination for your animal is key! Otherwise you can waste a lot of money and time searching for something that works.
Dr Dee's Excellent Combinations
I really like how Dr. Dee has created three different "bundles" of remedies including a flower essence, safe oil and a mushoom supplement.
Which is best for your animals?
Can you combine with CBD, homeopathy or other modalities with hers?
I recommend that we set up a session with your beloveds to determine what combination is best for them. Let's get started NOW before the 4th arrives.
Together we can create the best comfort plan for your beloveds. Let's talk soon!
With Love, Your Voice of Animals,