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Flower Essences for Pets

Remedies for Helping The Pets You Love

66% of pet lovers surveyed say they wouldn’t trade their cat or dog for a million dollars. Our devoted quality of loving care for our animals—both domestic and wild–is richly supported by our wise use of flower essences with 33 years of research.

This page is dedicated to the pets you love, and to help you give them even better care and happiness in your home and property.

Please write to us with your questions, comments, and stories!

These are some of the common issues to which animals respond with flower essences:

  • Fear
  • Skittishness
  • Bullying
  • Barking, fear-based
  • Previous abuse
  • Aging animals
  • Restlessness
  • Litter box problems
  • Separation anxiety
  • Multiple pet problems
  • Scratching
  • Biting
  • Pets nearing death
  • Grief counseling
  • Travel
  • Moving house
  • Euthanasia
  • Natural death

Dosage Directions

Animals often respond even more quickly than people to flower essences, as countless pet testimonials worldwide have confirmed. These 20 remedies — prepared from fruit and vegetable blossoms — activate your pet’s ability to live a more balanced life. Addressing specific behaviors and situations rather than treating physical symptoms, flower essences allow animals to return to their natural state of harmony. Given singly, results will be noticed within 3 days, oftentimes immediately.

Using any of the following methods for a total of 4 times a day is the recommended minimum, preferably not with meals (10 minutes before or 1 hour afterward); or every few minutes in emergency situations. Add 4 drops of Stock Concentrate to a fresh water bowl, or 16 Stock drops to a watering trough. In addition, you may apply several drops to your palm and rub them into your pet’s fur, feathers or scales. Some animals like the essences rubbed on their gums, around their nostrils, behind their ears or on their paw pads. Four drops added to water in a misting bottle to spray bedding, stalls, kennels, cars or carriers is also effective. (To prepare a Dosage Bottle, add 2 Stock drops to a 1-oz. dark bottle, 1 T brandy, and spring water. Use as above, 4 drops at a time.) Store out of direct sunlight, heat and humidity.

Please note: It is advisable for the pet owner to honestly assess if he is contributing to his pet’s problem. For example, giving Grape Essence, for loneliness, to a neglected animal will not replace proper care from the owner. Also, flower essences, though a form of holistic pet health care, do not replace proper veterinary treatment.

Flower Essence Descriptions

Almond: Moderation; for better adjustment to domesticated life; animals who are nervous, who pace, over-groom themselves, or exhibit frenetic or obsessive behaviors

Apple: Peaceful clarity in behavior; for a healthier attitude; for illness, accidents, surgery; picking up health-related fears, worry or doubt from the owner; pets with chronic health problems

Avocado: Good memory; for pets to come home when called; for training; better focus, especially when distractions are present; alertness; non-responsive animals

Banana: Humility; calmness; for overly emotional, agitated or upset animals; for the bully in the household

Blackberry: Purity; for animals who absorb their owner’s negativity; exposure to harmful chemicals; for use in a misting bottle in areas that have been soiled or marked, or to cleanse the litter box area on a regular basis

Cherry: Cheerfulness; for moods; grumpy or ornery behavior (Note: be sure to rule out possible medical causes); for previously abused animals

Coconut: Upliftment; helps animals deal with chronic pain or physical infirmities; for transcending limitations; good for show animals

Corn: Vitality; energy; restores a sense of adventure; for relocation; helpful during times of transition; good for older animals; for exhaustion

Date: Sweetness, tenderness; animals who are crabby, irritable or irritating; for the pet who picks on other animals

Fig: Flexibility; for animals who have been improperly or overly trained; pets who received mixed messages from their owners; animals who seem confused, fussy or whiny; for breaking existing bad habits

Grape: Love; for animals who have been neglected, abandoned, abused or otherwise mistreated; loneliness, clinginess or aloofness; jealousy of other pets or humans, sometimes expressed as bullying, growling or spraying/soiling; feeling replaced; loss of a human or animal companion

Lettuce: Calmness; for restless energy, poor attention span; good for younger animals; for pets who get wound up, especially with newcomers to the household; for anger

Orange: Enthusiasm; loss of interest in life; listlessness; grieving the loss of a companion; suffering or emotional struggle; also for past abuse; pets with a history of multiple homes; adapting to life indoors; pets who have been declawed, debarked or otherwise unnaturally altered

Peach: Unselfishness; overly demonstrative animals; animals weaned too early; demanding pets; over-territorialism; for the mother whose young are taken away

Pear: Emergency Essence; peacefulness; for any trauma or crisis; for the shock of accidents, illness, birthing or surgery; panic or disorientation; for animals nearing death; a “first-aid must”

Pineapple: Self-assuredness; insecurity, especially in multiple-animal households; for the runt of the litter; for show animals; pets raised in temporary homes; for previous poor training

Raspberry: Kindheartedness; animals who hold grudges, sometimes species-related; for spraying or soiling, specifically if hurt feelings are suspected as the cause; difficulty integrating with newer animals in the home

Spinach: Simplicity; for animals who act older than their years; for stress and pets living in stressful households; for strays; anxious or troubled animals; to restore playfulness

Strawberry: Dignity; for grounding; self-worth issues imparted by the owner; animals nearing their own passing; stability; for lengthy or debilitating illness

Tomato: Strength and endurance; for fear-based behavior, mild to overwhelming, of known or unknown origin; skittish or easily spooked animals; for terrifying experiences; coping with city life; fear-based barking; animals who attack out of fear

Spirit-in-Nature Essences is a member of the National Anti-Vivisection Society and is listed in their 2007 catalogue.

“In Flower Essences for Animals, Lila Devi has presented a thorough, well researched guide to using flower essences as natural pet care tools. I encourage anyone looking for more natural means of healing to incorporate the wisdom expressed in these pages.”

—Rena Ferreira,
D.V.M., Sierra Animal
Wellness Center,
Colfax, CA



“Our job in caring for our animal friends may be great, but our rewards are many.”

—Flower Essences for Animals, Lila Devi


Flower Essences for Pets - Lila Devi


“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”

—Leonardo da Vinci



“Animals can take us places we can’t get to by ourselves.”

—documentary about Barbaro,
an American thoroughbred


“People really need something for their pets that they can use to help them get through the crisis of the moment, whether it be behavioral problems or skin diseases. And I’ve seen flower essences work quickly, which makes them very useful.”

—Stephanie Chalmers, D.V.M,
Santa Rosa, CA


“Our cat Fluffy, on Grape Essence, is now letting my son carry her around the house. I have felt that interaction with animals is good for my son, who was born with a heart defect.”

—Sara Cryer, author,
Nevada City, CA


Flower essences for animals


“We still thoroughly enjoy using your essences and our shelter animals really appreciate them too. We use them daily for our kennel animals, putting a few drops in the main water and sometimes in buckets.
A couple of the volunteers have sent in orders for their own pets.”

—Tanya Roberts, CPDT,
Animal Behaviorist,
Oregon Humane Society



“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.”

—Corey Ford,
American novelist