Aldaron Essences' Renew flower essence formula is for fearful, depleted dogs suffering from deep emotional trauma. Renew promotes emotional healing in depressed, shut down dogs that have suffered abuse, neglect, or extreme emotional trauma.
Renew was developed for fearful and fear-aggressive dogs that have experienced some deep emotional trauma; emotionally and/or physically depleted dogs who suffer a general negativity and lack of hope. Renew is specifically designed for facilitating long-term healing and renewal in cases of abuse, neglect, and other trauma.
Use Renew flower essence blend for dogs to help:
- restore trust in dogs that no longer trust humans, or to help expand their circle of trust.
- aid in recovery from trauma, abandonment, abuse.
- restore fundamental personality lost or suppressed through neglect or mistreatment.
- build hope and trust in dogs that have had those qualities taken from them.
Similar Aldaron Essences Canine Behavior Support Formulas
- Fear & Suspicion is our flower remedy blend for dogs that get suspicious and defensive when stressed or overwhelmed. These dogs are often fine in familiar, comfortable surroundings.
- Very Scary Things is our Bach flower blend for stressed, fearful, anxious dogs that are not typically prone to hopelessness or bursts of anger.
- Equilibrium is for dogs that are stressed and fearful, but that use assertive, confrontational behavior to make others back down.
- If you're not quite sure, we offer a Design Your Own Formula option. You might find our article, Flower Essences to Help Combat Stress, Fear, and Anxiety in Dogs, useful in helping choose essences.
Traditional brandy-preserved: Spring water, brandy (20%), Rescue Remedy, essences of Echinacea, Aspen, Mimulus, Gorse, Holly flowers.
Glycerite: Vegetable glycerin, spring water, Rescue Remedy, essences of Echinacea, Aspen, Mimulus, Gorse, Holly flowers.
Three to four times each day, give your dog 3-4 drops (or 1 spray), 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. Read our Instructions on Using and Storing Your Aldaron Essences' Flower Essence Formula.
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.
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.
Sizes & Servings
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, see our Aldaron Essences Sizes and Servings Comparison.
Brandy or Glycerin?
The traditional choice for preserving flower essences, brandy has excellent preservative qualities, offering a shelf life of up to 3 years. For those wishing to avoid even small amounts of alcohol, glycerin is a good alternative. It's an effective preservative, although less so than brandy. Glycerites should be used within 12-18 months. Read our full comparison of the pro's and con's of brandy vs glycerin as preservative.
Dropper or Sprayer?
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, read our comparison of dropper versus sprayer.