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Bachs Rescue Remedy?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
What is it and where can I get some??

I am the mama of abandoned kitty, Stubby, in case you read my post. He is going to be neutered in the a.m. I asked my vet's assistant on the phone about a tranquilizer and she said they don't have one for kittys so I told her about reading on the net about 'Bachs Rescue Remedy' and she had never heard of it.

There is a male that comes to eat (probably a stray) and I want to have him neutered but I have to catch him and not let him eat the night before. I don't really know how to do this so I thought the remedy might help.

Also my girl Patches is so frightened of the carrier she trembles if she even sees it and she needs her shots so I could use it for her too.

Please help if you know about this.
post #2 of 29
Rescue Rememdy really does work. I have a cat Madison that I bring to Cat Shows. Well the whole time he is in the carrier he is so nervous that he drools. Rene got some rescue Remedy and I gave him four drops and he was instantly calm. Rene gave it to her Oriental Cat (Beta) who does not shut up (Sorry Rene) the whole way to NJ to the cat show and he was quiet and relaxed. Believe me if it can make Beta quiet it really works! I got it at the cat show and I believe Rene got it at Cape Cod. Sorry I really don't know where you can get it, but if you find someone who does know definately get it.
post #3 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much Michelerad.

Now that I know it really exists I'll browse the web for it. Maybe a pet store? Sounds like it really works. What a miracle for the kitties to not have to be so scared.

Thanks again..
post #4 of 29
I did a search on Yahoo.com for Rescue Remedy and one site that came up that had it was drsfostersmith.com Try it. Hope you can find it!
post #5 of 29
I was told you can get Rescue Remedy at bachcentre.com when I asked about it on a different site a while ago. I haven't purchased any yet, though. Good luck!
post #6 of 29
It is even cheaper at earthbaby.com only $10.99

Michele
post #7 of 29
You can get Rescue Remedy at just about any Natural Food store or store where you can find herbal treatments.

For ideas on how to trap the feral male, please go to the Alley Cat Allies web site http://www.alleycat.org
post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
Michelerad and lotsocats,

Thank you. Had to go away today so just got back on line. Will definitely check out the info.
post #9 of 29
Thread Starter 
Iriskitty,

Sorry, I overlooked you at first. Thanks so much. I'm going to go check it out now.
post #10 of 29
I got mine at an apothecary and you can also get it at any health food store - it is used for people too - and works especially well with cats and horses. It is mostly water, flower essences and a hint of brandy. It is wonderful to work with feral cats - you can put the four drops on a spoon of baby food if you can't get near the feral - or just put the dropper into your own pet's mouth. No more than four drops for cats. Madison is a Maine Coon and large and the dosage was perfect.
post #11 of 29
Also aromatherapy shops and homeopathic place nearly always have it in stock.

post #12 of 29
I'll be moving this thread to the health forum.
post #13 of 29
Rene:

Did you say a hint of Brandy???? Wow!!! I should get some for myself.
post #14 of 29
Has anyone ever heard of GOOD CAT? I saw it in Petco. It is an additive you put in water to relax your animals. Has anyone tried it, and does it work?
post #15 of 29
not to worry - I didn't feel neglected!
post #16 of 29
Does anyone know if this will help cats that vomit and poop simultaneously once they are in a car in a carrier???

Sorry for being so graphic ;o)

Thanks,

Barb
post #17 of 29
It will definately help calm them, which should help!
post #18 of 29
Thanks Michele, it's definitely worth a try!
post #19 of 29
Picked up on this thread quite late, but I just want to say how very helpful it is. Panic when you are taking a cat to the vet is a real problem with some of my "family." The newest foundling (a 9 -month old male) literally tore one of his dewclaws out by the roots trying to get out of the cat-carrier. When he went in for his neutering, the first order of business was to completely amputate the roots. Fortunately, the claw is up on the side of his leg, and was not one of the precious foot-claws. I wish I had known about the Bach remedy before, and I will now try to get some and keep it in stock for those especially frightened cats.

Thanks again to everyone on this thread. This seems to be the answer to a very basic and frequent problem.

by the way, someone suggested St John's Wort liquid for a tranquillizer for cats. Has anyone heard about it?
post #20 of 29
The St Johns wart is good, but as with most herbs it takes ahwile to kick in. It can take a week of giving it to them. It's helpful when introducing new cats and for skiddish cats. I like the Dr bachs for immediate results.
As for pooping and throwing up in cars. There are just some cats who get car sick just like people. I have one who when calm will do this with the motion of the car. I find it helpful to take away the food and water the night before just like when you have to do this before surgery.
post #21 of 29
Hi all! I've known about Bach's Rescue Remedy for years, I even took it for awhile when I was having panic attacks and it worked great but I've never thought of giving it to my kitties in that situation. It sure is nice to know - we care for a large feral colony and are volunteering with the feral cat coalition sending them to be spayed/neutered and returned. We've have 2 or 3 cats who went into a full panic when the trap door closed and several who've just rowled the whole time - being trapped is stressful for them all but there are some that just don't do well at all. We even lost one a couple wks after her spay because she just never shook off the shock-the vet couldn't find any other problems. Thankx for all the great info here!!





Here's the url with info on rescue remedy--
www.bachcentre.com/centre/38/rescue.htm
post #22 of 29
Hi all! I've known about Bach's Rescue Remedy for years, I even took it for awhile when I was having panic attacks and it worked great but I've never thought of giving it to my kitties in that situation. It sure is nice to know - we care for a large feral colony and are volunteering with the feral cat coalition sending them to be spayed/neutered and returned. We've have 2 or 3 cats who went into a full panic when the trap door closed and several who've just rowled the whole time - being trapped is stressful for them all but there are some that just don't do well at all. We even lost one a couple wks after her spay because she just never shook off the shock-the vet couldn't find any other problems. Thankx for all the great info here!!


post #23 of 29
Catspride asked about St. John's Wort. As Sandie mentioned, it will take a couple of weeks to have an effect. So, Bach's Rescue Remedy is better for immediate stress & panic and St. John's Wort is better for long term mood regulation.

I used St. John's Wort with an extraordinarily aggressive feral I was trying to rehabilitate. It worked wonders with him. I also used it with a cat who seemed depressed about the addition of a new cat to the family. Again, it seemed to help her as well. All in all, St. John's Wort helps the person or animal feel more at peace with the world and with the self.

p.s. In humans it works really well with mild to moderate depression and with irritability and frustration. The key is to take it daily and give it a couple of weeks to take effect.
post #24 of 29
This has been a very, very useful discussion. I intend to track it down here and try it on my several behavior problem cats. My old matriarch who is perennially depressed and angry over the expansion of the cat and dog population, a young female that always seems to fight with everyone (I had taken her to the vet several times for checkups, but all seems OK), and two hyper-aggressive males (in site of neutering) who launch unexpected attacks on cats, dogs and me when the get frustrated with life -- one of the male cats, Lucky, can't afford these tempers. He had three operations to repair a crushed pelvis and an unattached thigh bone. He is in some discomfort, although he deals with that pretty well, but it doesn't help anything if he gets into fights with the other cats because he has aches and pains. Having arthritis, I know the temptation to fight with everyone very well, but I can deal with mine with meditation. Poor Lucky does lie next to me when I meditate, and seems calmer after, but he can't always shake off the chronic discomfort.

So thank you everyone for websites and information and the uses for Bach Remedy. And thanks to TheCatSite for sponsoring it. A one-stop learning experience for almost any question I might have.
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
Just wanted to move this to the top as someone was asking about St. Johns Wort and there is some good info here.
post #26 of 29
Patricia

Thanks for letting me know about this thread. It is really informative.I have used St. Johns Wort for myself but never thought of using it for an animal.
post #27 of 29
Will you let me know your results. I would like to know how it works with your aggressive cats.

Thanks~
post #28 of 29
OK, Swalker, I will keep you posted as soon as I can locate the stuff. I am reasonably sure that it will be available in Beer-Sheva, but I will phone Netivot (much closer to me) just in case. The new Russian community there has inspired to local pharmacy to stock all kinds of natural medicines and teas, and this sounds right down their alley.

Thanks again to everyone who gave such good advice.
post #29 of 29
If you can't find it Catherine I would be happy to get it here and send it to you. Just let me know!
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