Flower Essences for Pets

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

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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 Essences for Dogs

Flower essences for dogs are a time-tested approach to natural pet care. Common problems are: inappropriate barking, separation anxiety, aggression, previous abuse, and inability to train. Owners who use flower essences for dogs see the beauty of their pets’ personalities shine.

Flower essences for dogs awaken their innate wisdom and happiness.



“I gave Tomato Essence to both my fear-based dachshunds. Libby responded really well and now has no fear. In literally three days, Ozzie is much calmer on Date Essence. He still barks at strange noises or strangers, but it’s not the fanatical barking.”

– L.W., USA

“I give my dog Peach Essence to help with her over-possessiveness and Fig to help her be flexible about the time I spend with my other dogs. The results are amazing, and she is a much more happy and balanced dog.”

– Haley Howard, SiNE Course Student

Flower Essences for Cats

True to their species, felines respond beautifully to flower essences. Cat behavior problems can be diminished or deleted with the wise use of these remedies. Common issues are: litter box issues, trouble traveling, boredom, aloofness, aggression, multiple cat/pet difficulties, and scratching/biting/suckling. Try these essences and watch your cat behavior problems respond.


“Our cat Tina has definitely responded to Coconut Essence. She doesn’t hiss every time she is approached and she has taken to purring.”
– S.B., California

“My cat’s behavior problem: After having her for three weeks, she started sucking on everything, not just clothing. Your Peach Essence is amazing, how quickly it works.”
– M.S., Idaho

“What a wonderful surprise: I started using Orange Essence on my new orange cat who used to lunge at everyone. Now he’s calmed down quite a bit.”
– M.D., Cat Shelter Manager

Pets’ Passing Ceremony – Our Gift to You

The loss of a beloved pet through natural death or assisted euthanasia is a heartbreaking time. It is also one that most pet owners experience in their history of loving and caring for their pets.

Here is a ceremony if you wish to use it. Its benefits are twofold: (1) to help your beloved pet move on in his/her journey after completing his life with you; and (2) to give closure to you and to others who also knew and loved your pet. Regardless of your religious or spiritual beliefs, this ceremony honors that there is an afterlife, commonly called Heaven or the astral world.

We also refer you to Chapter 7 of Flower Essences for Animals, entitled “When a Pet Dies,” for other supportive and helpful information that can give both comfort and necessary information when your pet’s time of passing draws near. People also find that a pets consultation with Lila can help them move forward with their lives in this delicate situation.These are just several of the options available to you.

Our thoughts and condolences are with you.

Ceremony for Pets and Animals

With contributions by Paramhansa Yogananda and J. Donald Walters
Compiled by Lila Devi

Needed for Service

  • One white rose
  • One red rose
  • Picture(s) of the departed for the altar

Song (may be chosen by the pet owner):

Opening Statement:

Brief Meditation or a moment of silent remembrance of the departed:

Talk by the facilitator, with an invitation to the pet owner to speak if he/she wishes, or to share poems or stories.

Flower Ceremony: (invite the pet owner to come to the altar and place the flowers before the picture/s of the departed)

Facilitator: The White Rose symbolizes the purity of expression of the departed’s soul.

The Red Rose symbolizes the bouquet of the love and good will of the people attending. (Ask them to concentrate on the red rose and offer their love and prayers for the evolution of the soul of the departed.)

Facilitator: (reads, asking all present to pray mentally.) We have gathered together to celebrate the life and honor the passing of (pet’s name) _________, beloved of (pet owner’s name)___________. While there are no words to heal this sense of loss, there is ever the deeper understanding of the Divine Plan from an all-loving Spirit. “It was I who came to you in the form of your animal friend. It was My love you received from him/her, and my love you gave in return.”

Many are the lessons, both learned and cherished, from a bond so deep—lessons that will remain with us forever. And many are the precious memories of such a bond, forged in mutual, unconditional love.

Now (pet’s name) _______ roams joyfully in a realm that we cannot sense but is ever near to us. Although his/her physical body has passed away, the love shared by souls is eternal. We shall miss you, but our desire is not to hold you back, but only to tell you that our love and support are ever yours, and our prayers for your highest happiness. We shall meet again! Once more we shall laugh together, rejoice together, and share in the joy of perfect love.

The great master Yogananda promises: “My dreams of Thee are gathering together to make a rainbow-bridge of Self-realization, by which I will soon reach unto Thee.” Likewise, through the sacred bond of pet and owner, (pet’s name) _______ is continuing on his/her evolutionary journey homeward, now freed from the shackles of a physical form, and ready, no doubt, because of the very love shared in this life to progress to a higher life form. Again, as Yogananda says, “God wants His children to love everything as a part of Him, and not to feel delusively that death ends all. . .The man of unattachment, he who loves others as expressions of the Lord, understands that at death the dear ones have only returned for a breathing-space of joy in Him.”

Infinite Spirit! Receive this, Thy beloved.

Purify him/her in Thy perfect light and love.

Grant him/her eternal freedom in Thee!

Chant AUM or AMEN 3 times, sending waves of light, love, and joy to the departed:

Closing Prayer and Comments:



What People Are Saying

“These essences are a blessing to me and my dear animals.Best wishes.” – Susan, pet rescue volunteer, NJ

“Hi Lila, I just wanted to let you know that I had to put Tanner down this evening. Actually I just got home from the vet. He was really hurting this afternoon and I just couldn’t let him go on hurting. He was my best friend and will always be my best friend. The other thing I would like you to know is I can’t even tell you what it meant to have someone like you care about Tanner having never met him, and that I will never forget.I also can’t express what a great loss it is and how I will miss him, but he won’t be hurting anymore. Thank you, Lila, for your kindness.” – Claudia, USA

“Pear Essence (for peacefulness) was extremely helpful for me during the time of caring for my dog in the final stages of her illness and eventual death. It helped me to remain calm so I could support her and comfort her in her final hours. It helped both of us tremendously. I am very grateful for the sense of peacefulness I felt; it helped me make the most of our time together were remarkable. They have helped him to settle in well and come out of his shell right up until our last good-bye.” Rachel, USA

Flower Essences for Animals

With loving sensitivity, we can help our pets to deepen their natural intuition and sharpen their attention, which in turn supports their physical health. Among the more refined tools at our disposal for this purpose are flower essences. Love, too, can transport us into their world.