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post #1 of 14
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I went out and bought some Rescue Remedy for Dr. Claw's fur pulling issues today, and I'd like to know how to use it. Do I rub it on the inside of his ears or do I put some drops in the water?

The boys have a shared water supply, so will this have any negative affects on 8-Bit and Scratch Fury Destroyer of Worlds?
post #2 of 14
I've fed the flower essences to Ferris by either giving him a small portion of wet and putting the drops on that (has to be small enough that he eats it all up at once) or I put it on treats and let it absorb in and feed it to him that way.

My vet's suggested that you NOT put it in a water fountain because the water constantly moves, and that somehow messes up the essences (?), but that it can't harm other cats, can only benefit them, so no worries about sharing.
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I've fed the flower essences to Ferris by either giving him a small portion of wet and putting the drops on that (has to be small enough that he eats it all up at once) or I put it on treats and let it absorb in and feed it to him that way.

My vet's suggested that you NOT put it in a water fountain because the water constantly moves, and that somehow messes up the essences (?), but that it can't harm other cats, can only benefit them, so no worries about sharing.
I think I am the only member of TCS with out a cat fountain! They drink their water out of a big metal bowl!

PS: I'm working on the fountain issue. 8-Bit might get one for his birth day.
post #4 of 14
I used it when I rescued those cats and I think it helped I put it in the water but they all needed it anyways. I think it may be a bit strong to give by mouth I am not sure. Maybe you can try putting it in the wet food just a bit of food with it and then once he eats it give him the rest of whatever food you normally do.
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I used it when I rescued those cats and I think it helped I put it in the water but they all needed it anyways. I think it may be a bit strong to give by mouth I am not sure. Maybe you can try putting it in the wet food just a bit of food with it and then once he eats it give him the rest of whatever food you normally do.
He only eats dry.

I put it in the water... I figure it can't hurt the other two.
post #6 of 14
I mix it in with my cat's wet food. As a previous poster mentioned, only enough food that she would eat the whole portion so as to get all the medicine.

Stephanie
post #7 of 14
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He only eats dry.

I put it in the water... I figure it can't hurt the other two.
That'll work. But you'll need to be sure to change the water at minimum daily. The stuff worked almost immediately with Ferris.
post #8 of 14
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That'll work. But you'll need to be sure to change the water at minimum daily. The stuff worked almost immediately with Ferris.
We swap water twice a day just because I'm compulsive about it being fresh. Man I really need a fountain.
post #9 of 14
You are not the only one without a fountain. One of our kitties was afraid of the fountain and wouldn't drink. So, back to bowls.

I say put a few drops of RR in a small amount of water, then take that water via a dropper and squirt it into the side of their mouth.

It should be put in some water or food because of the 27% alcohol content of RR.
post #10 of 14
I have done it directly in Sophia's mouth and was told that is the best way for them to get the full effect, also I have rubbed it on the inside of her ears.
post #11 of 14
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It should be put in some water or food because of the 27% alcohol content of RR.
No wonder it made me feel better.

Seriously, I think the suggestions are good. The other thing I might do is offer him some chicken broth or something yummy like that w/it.

I don't have a fountain either. Mine have a preference for 32 oz cups/glasses...and the occasional playtime in the sink.
post #12 of 14
If anybody is interested, there are actually books about Bach Flower Remedies (not just Rescue Remedy) and animals: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw...&Go.x=5&Go.y=8
We no longer have a cat fountain. DH threw out our old and decrepit Petmate because it was making funny noises, and I'm wondering whether to bother replacing it. I put a wide bowl in its place in the living room, and Jamie seems to be drinking just as much, or more, out of it. Maybe the noise was bothering him.
post #13 of 14
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I have done it directly in Sophia's mouth and was told that is the best way for them to get the full effect, also I have rubbed it on the inside of her ears.
Rescue Remedy = flower essences, are vibrational medicines and work similar to homeopathics. The less there is of the essence in the formula, the more powerful it is.
post #14 of 14
I'm a little concerned about trying this for LΓΆki because of his asthma and allergies. We can't have fresh flowers in the house, because they will trigger an asthma attack in him (and quite often in me too). Are they safe for asthmatics?
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