Fear of loud noises is quite common in dogs and cats, and alleviating it often requires ongoing, patient training. Even then, results can be mixed, and staying the course can be challenging for pet owners. How much more effective and stress-free for the animal to use The Body Code!
By Patricia Feldner, Certified Body Code Practitioner
As many animal lovers know, New Year’s Eve can be a nightmare for our four-legged friends. The sounds of fireworks, especially firecrackers, often send them into a panic. They jump and try to hide, they tremble and salivate, and some of them even escape and run away, leaving their desperate owners searching for them, sometimes for days.
“I tried to distract his attention with food and play, but he did not show any interest and instead kept sitting in his tense posture, continuously trembling and panting.”
My own dogs did not seem to be bothered all that much by those sounds at the turn of the year—up until now. The older one, Temper—now eleven years old—has grown more and more concerned about really loud bangs over time. This year, on December 30th, he reacted to the first occasional firecracker sounds by getting up from his sleeping place and sitting next to me, tense and trembling and panting. I tried to distract his attention with food and play, but he did not show any interest and instead kept sitting in his tense posture, continuously trembling and panting.
I expected to find a few Trapped Emotions, so at first I intended to go straight to The Emotion Code Chart of Emotions. But something—intuition?—told me to begin on The Body Code’s front page. To my big surprise, muscle testing (I acted as surrogate, squatting on the floor next to him) led me to toxins instead of emotions as the underlying reason for my dog’s acute symptoms. Testing further, I arrived at environmental toxins, more specifically from cosmetics. Dogs kiss their owners all the time, and they often seem to have a special penchant for hand cream or body lotion, so he might have ingested something this way. Being curious, I asked and found that the toxicity came from a dog shampoo that had been used on him as a puppy. No more information was needed, so I cleared the toxicity using a magnet on Temper himself. After the release, Temper—who had still been sitting next to me, trembling and panting—immediately laid down and stopped trembling, and the panting also subsided!
“Later in the day, when hearing some more firecrackers, Temper remained lying and did not start to tremble again!”
I asked if I could clear anything else in order to make him less sensitive to firecrackers in the future and was led to misalignments. His third lumbar vertebra was misaligned. There were no underlying reasons for the misalignment, but we needed to know more, so I continued testing and found that the misalignment had occurred at age four, while Temper had been running after a flying Frisbee and catching it mid-air. Interestingly, misalignments of the L3 can impact the bladder—which is one of the organs producing emotions like fear, horror and dread. I also cleared this misalignment energetically, and later in the day, when hearing some more firecrackers, Temper remained lying and did not start to tremble again!
I’ve been working with animals a lot, but this experience was especially interesting for me for several reasons: First, fear of loud noises—like bangs, gunshots or thunder—is quite common in dogs and cats, and alleviating it often requires ongoing, patient training, possibly combined with herbal remedies or flower essences. Even then, results can be mixed, and staying the course can be challenging for pet owners. How much easier and faster and more effective and stress-free for the animal to use The Body Code!
“The holistic doctor’s saying, ‘Anything can cause anything’ really holds true.”
Second, this example shows once again that the holistic doctor’s saying “anything can cause anything” really holds true. A seemingly emotional issue (fear, panic) was caused—in this specific case—by an environmental toxin and facilitated by a misalignment, both from years ago. Of course, other animals with similar symptoms might have completely different underlying reasons, so we always have to keep our minds open to all possibilities and trust in the process. The success proves it right!
Patricia Feldner is a nutritionist for dogs and cats, and include herbs and flower essences in her work. Energetic work with The Body Code is particularly dear and important to her, since it allows for the underlying causes of many problems to be detected and resolved—especially in animals. As a Certified Body Code Practitioner, she also helps human family members. Connect with Patricia online at Quantenwohl.
Update: The next day, i.e. on New Year’s Eve, Temper reacted with cautious curiosity to the increasingly frequent firecracker sounds. He looked up, went to the terrace door and tried to figure out what was going on. After a while, he just returned to his normal routine, mostly ignoring the noise, and he slept through most of the fireworks around midnight. And on our New Year’s Day walks he seemed completely unfazed by the occasional firecracker sound.