"The difference is night and day! Her fits of panic and anxiety have diminished significantly."
High Anxiety restores balance to the physically and/or emotionally intense, overly driven, always "on the job" dog that needs extra confidence, courage, and self-assurance. A good choice for frustration-driven reactivity intensified by fear or anxiety. High Anxiety is an ideal formula for the highly intelligent and observant dog that feels obligated to keep track of (and often control of) every aspect of their environment. This innate drive to keep everything "orderly" can be an overwhelming job, especially for a young or inexperienced dog. When these dogs have anxiety or fear issues, their natural intensity tends to exacerbate their anxiety and vice versa. High Anxiety can help take the edge off the intensity without diluting work ethic, and increase the confidence and self-security needed to keep learning and working.
Use High Anxiety to Help:
- herding, working, and any responsible-by-nature dogs expressing a strong need, but not necessarily the maturity, to keep everyone and everything "in its place".
- dogs that feel driven to protect or control "their flock", but over-react out of lack of confidence or courage.
- intense, driven dogs, to help regulate their own intensity, and gain the confidence they needs to live up to their working-dog mindset.
- dogs that tend to make "mountains out of molehills" until they've learned confidence and self control.
- dogs that become frustrated, over-stimulated, anxious, and overwhelmed by the activity level at agility, herding, or even just the local park!
- dog that need greater ability to be more self-contained and less affected by movement, excitement, and "chaotic" activity.
- "what's wrong with this picture" type dogs that over-react to, and become anxious about, new, strange, or out-of-place things, people, or animals in their environment.
Three to four times each day, give your dog 1 spray or 3-4 drops, either straight into the dog's mouth or added to a treat or meal. Increase frequency as needed in times of stress. Improvement typically begins within 3 to 14 days and gradually builds over time.
Aldaron Essences formulas, and flower essences in general, are not medications and are not a substitute for veterinary care. Behavior problems can be a sign of something physically wrong – please consult with your animal health care professional regularly, and if your dog experiences any sudden or dramatic change in behavior. In cases of aggression or any threatening or potentially dangerous behavior, Aldaron Essences should always be used in conjunction with, and within the overall framework of a sound, behavior-based training program.
High Anxiety formula ingredients:
Traditional brandy-preserved: Spring water, brandy (20%), Rescue Remedy, essences of Aspen, Mimulus, Vervain, Impatiens, Oak, Walnut flowers.
Glycerite: Vegetable glycerin, spring water, Rescue Remedy, essences of Aspen, Mimulus, Vervain, Impatiens, Oak, Walnut flowers.
Choosing Product Options
Our most popular size for first time buyers is the 1 oz dropper bottle. It contains approximately 600 drops, and will last about 67 days when given at 3 drops, 3 times per day.
To compare number of servings, how long a bottle will last, and even your average cost per week for each size, click here.
The choice between dropper and fine mist sprayer is really a matter of personal preference (yours and your dog's). Each is equally effective for administering flower essences.
If you're unsure which to choose, click here for a comparison of the main considerations.
What can I expect from using flower essences?
Flower essences, considered a subtle energy therapy, work to gently correct imbalances in emotional energies. In most cases, you will start by seeing a more balanced, even-keeled reaction in situations that normally trigger a negative or extreme response in your dog. This means that oftentimes what you're looking for is an absence of negative behaviors, or a reduction in their intensity or duration. This is typically intermittent at first, becoming more consistent over time. As you might expect, early behavioral progress tends to be in areas that are less stressful or habitual for the dog, with improvement in more difficult situations building over time. Reinforcing (with praise, affection, etc) the improved responses you see will help speed the process along and help solidify the new, more balanced reactions.
On a physical level, it’s not uncommon to see "softer" eyes, and softer, less tense, more fluid body language, sometimes within minutes of giving the formula. This doesn't always happen - it seems that the more out of balance (e.g. fearful, reactive, stressed) the dog is, the more dramatic the shift will be when first exposed to flower essences. Dogs that are less energetically "out of alignment" tend to respond more gradually and subtly to the balancing effects of flower remedies.
A more in-depth look is available in our article, Flower Essences - What They Are, and How They Can Help your Dog.