Separation anxiety can be overwhelming for our pets, whether we’re gone for 5 days… or 5 minutes. Our animals don’t understand time the way we do. They don’t understand when you say, “I’ll be back in a couple hours”. To them, those couple hours could feel like an eternity or worse, they might think you’re never coming back!
But how do you help them when you aren’t with them? Independence is a simple way to ease separation anxiety and feelings of abandonment when you aren’t there or when they aren’t near other herd or pack members. Independence helps pets by:
- Allowing them to feel comfortable in their surroundings
- Releasing their need to cling to you or other people and animals
- Learn self-reliance and self-nurturing
- Easing feelings of change when owners leave or if they are undergoing weaning
- Accepting change in their routines
We can’t always be there for our pets, so help them release the stress and anxiety of separation with Independence. Any animal of any age can benefit from Independence, especially young animals going through weaning.
Keep away from children. To prevent breaking and ingestion of glass, do not administer flower essence by inserting glass pipette directly into mouth. If using a plastic pipette, do not keep the plastic in bottle, as it may alter the flower essences and cause them to be less effective. Wash pipette after direct contact with mouth to prevent contamination. Keep away from open flames.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE/APPLICATIONS
As the flower essences are in a liquid form, they can be used in a variety of ways to best suit your animal. Use as part of your animal’s daily regimen to optimize effectiveness. Adding more drops than recommended will not increase effect or hasten results.
For short term situations where the negative behavior is displayed, use one hour prior to event. If used for training, incorporate into your animal’s daily care regimen, preferably one hour before training session.
For the most effective and immediate results, placing the recommended number of drops into animal’s mouth using pipette provided or a plastic pipette is best. Wash pipette thoroughly after use before returning it to the bottle.
For feral or hard to approach animals, utilizing a spray is helpful. Add 3-4 drops to 8oz. distilled, purified or spring water in a spray bottle. Spray directly into air in the direction of your animal’s mouth, nose and ears as well as their paws, hooves, or feet.
The easiest way to incorporate them into your life is to add the flower essences directly to your animal’s water bowl or bucket. Change water daily for best results and replenish the flower essences with each water change.
Apply recommended number of drops to your pet’s favorite hard treat. Using hard dog biscuits, carrots or apples is best as these will not absorb the flower essences quickly and affect efficacy. This method is not recommended as the essences may be absorbed by the food and not be as effective as placing the drops directly into the mouth or water.
Note: The rhythmic use of the flower essences improves their efficacy. The effects are improved by using them on a more frequent and consistent basis, not by increasing the dosage at one time.
Keep container tightly sealed. Keep out of direct sunlight. To prolong life of product, keep in refrigerator after opening.
Shake well before using. The best way to shake the flower essences is to use succession. To use this method, vigorously tap the bottom of the bottle on the palm of your hand as this activates the flower essences inside.
A short loading dose is recommended when beginning to use the flower essences. Simply use the recommended dosage two to three times daily for the first three days. Once the desired balance has been reached, use recommended dosage one to two times daily as part of your animal’s daily regimen to optimize efficacy.
Birds: 1-2 drops rubbed onto their beak
Cats & Small Animals (0-20 lbs): 4-8 drops per use
Dogs & Medium Animals (20-60 lbs): 6-10 drops per use
Dogs & Large Animals (60-250 lbs): 8-14 drops per use
Horses & Other Large Animals: 1/4 to 1/2 pipette per use
Small Water Bowls for Pets: 4-6 drops
Water Buckets (~ 5 gallon): 10-15 drops
Water Troughs: 2-3 pipettes
A proprietary blend of infusions of Dicentra formosa, Cichorium intybus, Calochortus albus, Ilex aquifolium, Lonicera caprifolium, Larix decidua, Calochortus leichtlinii, Mimulus guttatus, and Berberis aquifolium flower essences, distilled water and distilled vinegar.
I've used this on my dog (who's a rescue) and my oldest of my two horses.
My dog didn't used to get seperation anxiety when I left him for periods of time [whether it was travel or just a long day] until I had a medical incident where I didn't get home from the hospital until 330 in the morning. He would then start fussing, jumping on and off the bed, whimpering, etc. Hasn't destroyed anything yet (knock on wood). I was away on a trip for a couple days and my pet sitter let me know he had freaked out the first night and I told her to put some of this on his food. I didn't hear a peep about it for the rest of my trip. And when I came home I went back to putting it in the main water bowl in the house and it seems to have curtailed the behavior a lot.
My oldest horse has gotten a bit herd bound to my youngest; if I even take the youngest out of the pasture to wash him off or work him, the oldest will run around screaming incessantly until I bring the younger one back. Had me worried he was gonna try to bust through the fence or something. So whenever I am going to work them, I put this in their breakfast. It took a couple days, but my oldest gradually every day started getting more and more relaxed about the younger one being taken out. Now he'll call once every once in a while when I have the younger one out, almost as to say ""ok I'm over here now"" and then goes back to grazing. It may take a couple of days for it to fully die down, but I definitely keep this on hand.