What to do in case of emergency prior to a session
This guide will assist you on how to react if your animal seems to be suffering.
To ease your animal’s pain and suffering, we invite you to consult a veterinarian for prescription painkillers or other medication, depending on the situation, to reduce your animal’s pain or discomfort.Here are some of the classes of medications available that a veterinarian can recommend:
Non-steroidal or steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
Calming natural supplements
Essence de Bach products: Acts upon emotions and complements all other medications. Visit: essencedebach.com or talk to your veterinarian!
Sit near your animal and breathe deeply to calm yourself down. According to research, a calm human will instantly bring about a diminished stress rate in the accompanying animal.
If it allows you, place your hand on the animal, speak softly to it and gently caress it. Research has proven that a gentle touch or friendly caress will reduce stress and the sensation of pain. When anxiety diminishes, breathing calms and the feeling of pain diminishes.
If possible, speak gently to the animal by explaining that you’re aware of its discomfort and that you’re there for them. This will diminish the guilt and assist you in calming down. The animal will feel your affection; hence its confidence and comfort will increase.
If you haven’t already done so, you can use products such as Casein, Tryptophan (for their soothing effect) or Essence de Bach’s Trauma (for its’ effect on shock and emotional traumas).