- Pet Remedy works with the pet’s own natural calming mechanisms by mimicking GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) which is a natural calming agent present in all mammals, reptiles, and birds.
- So when a pet becomes stressed or anxious the Pet Remedy actives help trick red-up nerve cells into thinking they are getting a message from the brain to calm. This is why it starts to help instantly.
Explained by Dr. Flo Watt MRCPsych (Consultant Psychiatrist)
- The formulation is predominantly Valerian oil based (from Eastern Europe), with small inclusions of Vetiver (from Indonesia), Sweet Basil, (from Europe), and Clary Sage (from France) essential oils.
- Many Valerian preparations are too potent and can sedate rather than calm. Pet Remedy is low concentration and the diffuser delivers a constant slow release, which is very kind and gentle in its effect on the metabolism. Likewise for the calming sprays and wipes which are water based.
- Valerian is a perennial herb with short rhizomes, aromatic feathery leaves and clusters of small pink or white owers. There are over 260 different species of Valerian worldwide but only a few have calming properties and we obtain optimum results for Pet Remedy from Valeriana Of cinalis. This species is native to Europe, North America, and the northern part of Asia.
Vetiver (Chrysopogon zizanioides) is a tough, aromatic grass and the essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the roots of this grass which belongs to the same botanical family as lemongrass, citronella and palmarosa. This plant has been appreciated for its calming properties since records began.
It is extracted from the washed, chopped, dried and soaked roots and rootlets by steam distillation The aroma is very earthy. The main chemical components are benzoic acid, vetiverol, furfurol, a and b-vetivone, vetivene and vetivenyl vetivenate. We source Vetiver from Haiti and Java.
Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum) is an aromatic herb with lush green leaves. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation from the leaves and the owering tops. Sweet Basil essential oil has various chemical compounds that include a-pinene, camphene, b-pinene, myrcene, limonene, cis-ocimene, camphor, linalool, methyl chavicol, y-terpineol, citronellol, geraniol, methyl cinnamate and eugenol. It is commonly used in aromatherapy for its calming effect. We source Sweet Basil from Europe and Egypt.
Clary Sage (Salvia Sclaria) is a biennial herb, native to the Mediterranean and parts of Europe. Clary Sage Essential Oil is extracted by steam distillation of the buds and leaves from the Clary Sage plant. This herb has been highly praised as a medicinal plant throughout history, particularly in respect of its calming properties. Known chemical compounds present in Clary Sage essential oil includes esters, sesquiterpenes, di-terpenes, and monoterpenes. We source our Clary Sage essential oil from France.
How to get the best from Pet Remedy.
A great advantage of Pet Remedy apart from being a natural option, is the unique way in which it works. It starts to help instantly and is very gentle in its calming effect.
The low concentration Valerian based formulation works with the pet’s (all mammals, birds, and reptiles) natural calming pathways.
This means the actives in the Pet Remedy formulation mimic GABA (the natural calming agent in mammals) and thus help trick fired up / excited nerve cells (when the pet is stressed or anxious) into thinking they are getting a message from the brain to calm.
Remember Pet Remedy only helps calm excited nerves so there is still this matter of learnt (reactive) behaviour to deal with. Often your pet will still react / behave for a while in the same way as when stressed or anxious even if their nerve cells are calmed.
For instance if the doorbell goes, a dog may still react by barking.
But once calm, the pet becomes more settled and more receptive to you, so you can then work on developing confidence and work on behaviour modification.
Pet Remedy is now used on a daily basis by vets, vet nurses, rescue centres, pet professionals (such as behaviourists, trainers, and groomers), and even zoos all over the world!