This coming week I wish to telephone my vet about beginning Grimm on the Bach flower essences reccomended by Maedchen (Thank you, Maedchen!
My question is, how do I begin this? An aquaintence said I cannot just try them, I could mess up my dog.. I must consult a homeopath. (gee.. she herself offers homeopath consultations for a fee... hmm..
) Is this so? Can I begin Grimm on a Bach essence, or must I get a consultation done, etc. or else I would harm my dog?
The Bach essences are: Impatiens
(most important), Vervain
, and Chickory
. Grimm's problem: He wants everything RIGHT NOW!!
... and, he'd like to control everything, too. Sigh. Food coming? "whine, whine, yammer yammer yammer!!"
Going for a walk and DH comes along, who Grimm thinks he can/must be in charge of? "Yammer yammer YAMMER YAMMER!!" if DH strays a few yards from where we are walking. (control issues on Grimm's part)
Dog over there he wants to meet RIGHT NOW??
"BA-WOO-WOO-WOOF!!" etc. hair up, leaning forwards, wrinkly forehead. He loves other dogs.. it's not a fear issue, it's frustration at not being able to initiate a thrilling party with the other dog.
With training, ALL of these problems have gotten better... but the fire behind them, the urge to have stuff right that second, and control things, is overhwleming to Grimm and a constant undercurrent for him. I just want him to be able to be more at peace.
Can I just Bach flower essences from my vet and begin Grimm on them? Must I do these essences one at a time for a few weeks each, to be sure if it helps or does not help?
Note: Here in Bavaria, Bach flower essences must come through the pharmacy with a perscription, except Rescue Remedy.
Can anybody tell me how you began with a Bach Flower essence?