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Moving, keeping my dogs clam and relaxed

I am moving 8 hours away and traveling with my two large dogs (between 70-80lbs)and a cat in a kennel. I really don't want to use medication from my vet. I do have Bach Rescue Remedy and have used that during thunderstorms for my hound dog. Could the Rescue Remedy be used at a higher dosage? I'm just not sure this is enough to keep them relaxed. My dogs and cat thank you.
 
  Boss Mare on 2010-11-20
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Can you describe what each of them acts like when they are moved? Do they all act the same or does each one have its own way of dealing with it?
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Both dogs have traveled short trips twenty to fifty miles. They do settle down quickly once the figure out they are not going to the vet. My hound is a bit more hyper(he was rescued from the Humane Society, he was there for 18 month in a cage). My shepard mix is more laid back, but can get restless if the hounds is upset. The cat will be ok, he will sleep in his crate once he settles.(10-15 min.) I just really want them to be relaxed, I will also have to make a couple potty stops and let them have some water. The meds the vets give just knock them down so(I used vet meds when I moved cross country with a small dog). I have taken homeopathy remedy's for myself and my husband, but I am very unsure about my pets. I have even had a couple of my horse on different treatments. So I'm hoping something will just take the edge off my dogs. Thank you so much for your help.
 
Boss Mare 9 years ago
I don't believe that Bach Flowers can be made into higher strengths - there is just the one. They are not homoeopathic remedies either, but are quite sufficient for general problems that aren't too serious.

Homoeopathic medicines are far more powerful than Bach Flowers, and there are potential side effects if they are used when not needed. Unless your pets are unduly suffering, I am not sure that homoeopathy is the best way to go. If you need to use medication though, that implies there is a problem for them - have you actually observed what they are like without the medication?

In order for a homoeopathic medicine to be prescribed, we need symptoms. Our whole system is based around the Law of Similars - what a substance can cause it can cure. So we need something to work with, a list of symptoms, a observation of the suffering - in order to suggest one of the thousands of medicines we have at our disposal.
 
brisbanehomoeopath 9 years ago
Thank you so much for your response. I now understand. I do believe my dogs will handle the trip I do have an over worry factor when it comes to their comfort. Since I have no idea what might happen on the trip I do understand you position. I will just listen to my dogs and if they are getting under stress we will stop at a park and play for a while. Thank you again!
 
Boss Mare 9 years ago

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