If you have one of our puppies, you will have received in your puppy pack a bush flower remedy called “What a Shock”. It is the Flower Remedy equivalent of Rescue Remedy, and is designed to help your pup in times of great anxiety, such as the removal from his parents, and the only environment he has ever known.
The reality is that your pup will begin forming a bond with you within a short 20 minutes of you spending time with him, so by the time you are home, he will feel comfortable with you to a degree, and there is really little for you to be concerned about. But that doesn’t change the fact that mum and dad are no longer there, his siblings are no longer there, and everything smells so different, from the laundry detergent you use to the dirt in your back yard.
What a Shock is designed to minimise the shock that your pup is feeling during this transition time, and lets face it, between playing with you and eating up a yummy dinner there is little time to be concerned, until all the lights go out at night….
We recommend dosing just after dinner, before bedtime.
One dose every 15 minutes for three doses, then as required. Squirt the drops directly onto his gums, without actually touching his mouth. That should be enough to help settle him down for the night.
It may come as a surprise to you, but your pup has been sleeping soundly through the night from 6pm to 6am, barely stirring at all for weeks before coming to you. There is no reason for this to change when he arrives in his new home, and you should have a great night’s sleep from day one, if you continue to follow his routine and manage his anxiety.
What a Shock is a fantastic tool for humans and animals alike. It should be used after an accident, injury, trauma or tantrum. When your pup is working himself up about something, whether or not it is real or imagined.
So what are Flower Remedies? Bush Flower Essences are derived from plants and processed into a liquid form. In very small doses they can affect the emotional or psychological states of humans and animals.
You can place it in his drinking water, but the best method to ensure that he has received the correct dose is to place your pup on your lap, and gently pry up his lips, exposing his gums. Place 7 drops directly onto his gums without touching them directly. Repeat every 15 minutes for three times if necessary.
Store your flower remedy in a cool dark place away from all electro magnetic devices such as mobile phones. Use it as often as is necessary. It can also be used on other family members (pets) who may be a little uncertain at the intrusion of the new addition with the giant feet!
You shouldn’t need to give it for more than a week. If your pup is showing continual signs of anxiety after this time, please get in touch with us.
The ingredients are Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem.
Use freely on your pup after an accident, or whilst waiting to go into the vet, or when suffering insomnia, or if your pup has experienced a bite or a sting.
If you need to restock, it can be ordered online from The Horse Herbalist- Angela Davison. Her book, Flower Remedies is also an excellent read and a great addition to any library. She also offers many other Flower Remedies, which are fantastic to keep in a home first aid kit for all of your two and four legged family members.