Optimally, the liquid preparation should be dropped directly into the mucous membrane of the mouth including lips; ideally in dogs by pulling out the labial pouch, and in cats by raising the head until the mouth opens. Where an animal finds this distressful, or an owner is unable to comply, the medication can be put in the food, water or milk.
Where animals are sensitive to the odor of the alcohol preservative, a 10-20 minute period should be allowed for dilution and evaporation before the liquid or food is presented to the patient.
Occasionally, animals will shake their heads as a response to the alcohol preservative; cats may salivate excessively and in these cases, presenting it in food, water or milk works. It can also be added to a sprayer and misted in the air around severely affected patients to calm them down, or dropped around bedding area 3-5 times daily.
Pets Under 1 lb: 2 drops in the drinking water 3 times daily.
BIRDS: 2 drops in the drinking water once daily.
SMALL MAMMALS such as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters and pot bellied pigs can be dosed by weight as for cats and dogs.
|Species|| Body Weight|| Dose|
|Dog or Cat||1-20 lbs ||5 Drops |
|Dog or Cat||21-60 lbs ||10 Drops |
|Dog or Cat ||61-100 lbs ||15 Drops|
|Dog or Cat ||100 or More lbs || 20 Drops|
For cases that are not acute, one dose 3 times daily; this is often best started 5-7 days before any situation causing anxious behavior, e.g. before kenneling.
Once a response is seen, administration should be reduced to 2 times daily and eventually once daily. When symptoms clear up, discontinue use.
If reduction causes symptoms to worsen, original dosing may be continued a little longer before reducing. If a remedy is working well and dosing is not reduced, an aggravation of symptoms from overuse may occur. Stopping the remedy for 3 days will reverse the symptoms, and then treatment can begin as if using for the first time, weaning down as mentioned above.
Aconitum Napellus 10x, 200c, 1M (Monkshood)
For shock, fright, fear & terror (sudden onset) , or any sudden onset of anxiety, especially remaining after a fright. Fear of being forced into a cage. Fear is worse at night.
Argentum Nitricum 6c, 30c, 200c (Silver Nitrate)
This is a major remedy for all types of anticipatory anxiety, for example, fear at shows. Multiple and chronic anxieties often associated with diarrhea. For example diarrhea on the way to the veterinarian.
Arsenicum Album 6c, 30c, 200c (White oxide of Arsenic)
This remedy is for restless anxiety with a desire for company and heat. They are fastidious individuals.
Avena Sativa 4x, 7x (Oatstraw)
An anxiolytic producing a sense of calm, similar to Valeriana, Passiflora & Scutellaria.
Calcarea Phosphorica 30c, 200c (Calcium Phosphate)
Individuals benefitting from this are often narrow chested, friendly cats. They start at sudden sounds and can be destructive, clawing and chewing objects.
Causticum 30c, 200c (Potassium Hydrate)
Has a lot in common with Phosphorus, on the surface being friendly and sensitive. They have anxiety about what will happen, often ducking their head as if they expect to be hit.
Gelsemium 6c, 30c, 200c (Yellow Jasmine)
Used for anticipatory anxiety with trembling and the animal becomes paralyzed with fear. Diarrhea or involuntary urination may occur when under extreme stress.
Hyoscyamus 30c, 200c (Henbane)
As a member of the solanaceae family, which includes Stramonium and Belladonna, it is a remedy for acute terror and hysteria, often stress licking its coat. They are often very vocal individuals.
Ignatia 6c, 30c, 200c, 1M (St. Ignatius Bean)
Individuals benefitting from this often have a tendency to hysteria, even leading into convulsions. Symptoms to benefit can include self-mutilation coat licking. Grief affects them badly and anxiety can be associated with urinary problems.
Lycopodium 6c, 30c (Club Moss)
Anticipatory anxiety in individuals prone to digestive upsets or where digestive upsets occur from anxiousness. They are usually individuals who lack confidence.
Natrum Carbonicum 30c, 200c (Carbonate of Sodium)
Classically, super alert to the least external impression, starting at the least thing.
Passiflora 4x, 7x (Passion Flower)
Calming anti-convulsant. Quiets the entire nervous system. Swift acting and non-addictive.
Phosphorus 6c, 30c, 200c, 1M (Mineral phosphorus)
Super-sensitive to all external impressions, with a fear of the dark, thunder, and sudden noise. Friendly, yet vet-phobic, anticipating any intervention. They are often thirsty and are typically the super-friendly.
Pulsatilla Nuttaliana 30c, 200c, 1M (American Pasque Flower)
Clingy and constantly at the owners feet this remedy works best in individuals who are thirstless and have the peculiar characteristic of being chilly but they like fresh air leading to the cat who sits half in and half out the window.
Scutellaria Lateriflora 4x, 7x (Blue skullcap)
Restlessness or unease from nervous fear or excitement.
Silica Terra 30c, 200c (Pure Flint)
Chilly individuals, often slow to heal with a strong fear of noise. Can have timidity with confidence in other areas.
Staphysagria 6c, 30c (Stavesacre)
Anxiety symptoms associated with this remedy’s sphere of action are commonly found in cats for example humiliation and indignation often associated with a change in behavior associated with surgical intervention such as neutering or bullying by another cat leading to inappropriate urination behaviors’ such as spraying, skin eruptions or cystitis from emotions.
Stramonium 200c (Jimson Weed)
A solanaceae family remedy for acute states of fear with terror and a wide-eyed look which can be accompanied by aggression. Has a strong fear of the dark. A major remedy for behavioral problems post re-homing or abandonment.
Valeriana 4x, 7x (Valerian root)
Calms Hysetria. Helps individuals where symptoms are worse for dark, for being left alone, from separation from owner or other animals, or introduction of new animals