"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man himself will not find peace" Albert Schweitzer
Just like humans, all animals feel emotions. Your pets suffer from all the same stressors and challenges that cause you to feel anxiety and stress .... moving to a new home or family, introduction of a new pet or family member, fear of thunderstorms or fireworks, learning new skills, the loss of a companion or loved one ... insecurity and loneliness. Stress and anxiety in an animal can cause annoying or destructive behaviors, loss of appetite or sleep, whining or barking, neediness, and separation anxiety
One of the most important things you can do for your pets is to take steps to ensure their emotional vitality. Emotional wellbeing is as important as physical health. Emotional wellbeing is particularly important if you want your pet to be well behaved and free of health issues. Bad behavior and many health issues result from emotional imbalances and unhappiness
Dogs and horses are social animals. They live within groups and learn from one another. All social animals have more evolved or complex emotions because they must bond with one another in order to care for each other, depend on one another, trust each other, and work together to ensure their survival
So, when you bring a pet into your life to love and care for it, the animal will quickly learn about emotions and interaction from you. That means if you aren't in balance, your pet won't be either. Learn more ....
"I would highly recommend this type of treatment for your pets if they are having any type of problem. Lori and Pam are fantastic at being able to help in the healing and adjusting your pet's life." Charlotte W owner of Meisha Welland, ON
Science has verified that animals feel all the same emotions that people feel! Research has identified the limbic region as the 'feeling' and sensory part of the brain. All mammals possess a limbic brain. But, the 'feeling' part also extends far beyond the brain. We now understand that every CELL is also imbued with 'feeling' and releases neuropeptides in response to the frequencies of those feelings ... even a single celled organism experiences fear and pleasure
This means that all mammals and birds are sentient beings, with a full range of emotions and reactions to experiences. In fact, since the limbic region is one of the most primitive parts of the brain, we now know that humans and animals have ALWAYS possessed emotions. Feelings are an innate part of our sensory system. Many social animals, such as apes, elephants, and whales also possess spindle cells, which help to process complex or higher emotions. These special cells are found in social or pack animals and are linked with social organization, learning from one another, empathy and intuition. ...
Animals are really more emotional than people ...
Where humans tend to rely on logic and language to interpret the world around them, animals rely on their senses to survive. They 'feel' their way through the world, sniffing, seeing, tasting, touching, feeling, listening. To communicate, they use subtle body language instead of voice--after all, in the wilds, your voice gives away your location, and that makes you a target for predators
When focus is placed on the senses, it places emphasis on the brain's limbic area. This part of the brain governs how we relate and interact with our world by extrapolating information via our senses--taste, touch, smell, hearing, sight and feeling. It also governs related faculties such as emotions, learning, memories and our spiritual connection to something larger than ourselves. In fact, emotions are really our seventh sense ... Learn more about your seventh sense ...
The limbic brain is much more powerful than the rational (cortical) brain. It actually dictates 97% of your behavior! As an example, in humans, the limbic brain processes about 1200 thoughts per second, compared to the rational mind at 100 thoughts per second
That means animals are not just 'feeling' beings. They are much more so than humans, who tend to over-ride 'feeling' with logic!
Our Human-Animal Bond ...
Animals survive by using all seven senses to identify subtle nuances in their environment. This includes body language within their own species, as well as the body language of other species. Interpreting body language helps them to know how to act or react to you ... as friend, prey, boss, or predator. In this way, pets can often interpret the thoughts and feelings of their owners, simply by using their senses
Animals that naturally live in social groups, such as dogs and horses, tend to adopt human emotions more readily because they learn their cues for proper social behavior from their peers--their 'pack' or 'herd' members. When people comprise their social group, humans become their role models
Animals that spend a lot of time with humans are even more likely to develop complex emotions, since we learn the higher emotions such as compassion and altruism by example from others. As a result, pets often begin to act a lot like their owners! Learn more about the animal-human connection
A sensitive, nurturing animal will also tend to energetically absorb the emotions of humans with whom it is interacting. It will actually feel what you feel
Hence, you often find many domestic animals mirror some of the subtle body language, feelings, and behaviors of their owners or caregivers. That can make them change behavior, develop health issues and vices, or become depressed or neurotic. Learn how emotional and behavior issues can cause health problems
You don't need to neglect or abuse your pet to make it become sick or neurotic. You just need to neglect or abuse YOURSELF or not heal your own emotional issues! Pets often become a mirror or catalyst for you to see what is out of balance within YOU
It's no accident that you have chosen a particular animal to become your companion. Humans seek to validate their feelings, and therefore will generally choose human and animal companions that mirror their points of view. Your animal's personality plays an important role in teaching you lessons that may seem too threatening when presented by a human companion. It is a gentle but firm prodding on a day to day basis that creates the opportunity for change. Animals also help you to become aware of your priorities and motivations. Learn more about why pets come into our lives and what they teach us ...
We offer all the same wonderful services for your animal companions as we do for YOU!
Here's how YOU can help your animal to be happy and stress-free ...
For the love of your pet .... Our astonishing living vibrational flower essences offer a gentle, profoundly effective way to restore optimal performance and joy to your dog, cat or horse. And that will make YOU happy, too! Whether you want a prepared remedy or a custom testing and formula to ensure we get to the root of your pet's problem, we can easily release trauma, stress, long-standing health problems and emotional issues, while enhancing attitude, behavior, performance and well-being
You simply give a few drops of living flower essences to the animal daily for 3-21 days. You'll see changes almost immediately! Learn more about our living essences ...
Here's some of the ways our living flower essences can help your dog, cat or horse...
eliminate 'bad' behaviours
improve attitude, performance and confidence
balance the psyche of abused, injured, or rescued animals (including wild animals) to restore healthy behavior
quell separation anxiety
overcome panicked fear responses such as from fireworks or gunshots
promote stress-free weaning
recovery from shock or trauma
help animals cope with stress and change including a new home, the introduction of a new animal, person or baby, travel, or visits to the vet
eliminate aggressive behavior
promote bonding between pet and owner
lift depression and improve overall happiness, wellbeing and sense of security
help shy animals gain more confidence and social skills
Before and after photos of a client
before testing (photo left), Clarke was highly aggressive and needed to be muzzled when around people, especially men. He couldn't be trusted. His vet wanted to give him sedatives
After 3 weeks....Note the relaxed happy demeanor of Clarke after completing his custom essence remedy. Life is so much happier now for both pet and owner!
greater rapport between you and your animal companions
Here are just a few of the problems we effectively assist ... separation anxiety ... panicked fears (fireworks, etc) ... aggressiveness ... whining (anxiety) ... depression ... low confidence, timid or fearful .... unfocused attention ... resistance to training ... anti-social ... jealousy ... adapting to change (new baby, new location, etc) ... loss of companion (grief) ... hospice (terminal illness) ... lameness ... recovery from injury ... human-animal bond ... training challenges ... diminished performance (competition animals)
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