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"What is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone, man would die from great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man.
All things are connected."
--- Chief Seattle

Provide Safe and Gentle Care for Your Animal Companions using featherhawk essences!

Our animal companions love us---there can be no doubt about that! They're excited when we come home, they comfort us when we're upset, they step between us when we argue, and they guard us with their lives. They have a tough job! Some scientists say animals have no emotions... those of us who love the animals in our care know better.

Let featherhawk essences help you create harmony in your household between yourself and your animal companions while improving their health and well-being. The essences are safe and easy to use and they offer exceptional support for...

  • Behavioral problems
  • Training
  • Recuperation from injury, illness, or surgery
  • Life transitions (moving, adoption, family changes)
  • Relief from stress and trauma
  • Animal rescue work (if you do animal rescue work, please click here)

Important note:  Essences are not a substitute for professional veterinary care. Before beginning essence therapy, ALWAYS see your veterinarian to rule out physical causes for any change(s) in behavior.

If you are unsure where to begin and would like to schedule a personal session with Nanci for your animal companion, please check out the options here.

If you do animal rescue work, I donate bottles of Animal Emergency Soulution to support your work. For more info, please scroll to the bottom of the page or click here.

To share what other people have experienced using featherhawk essences with their animals, check out the testimonials at the bottom of the page.

For some specific suggestions of essences for common issues, see Recommendations below. Nine of the recommended essences are included in the the boxed set, "Essences for Animals," specially selected to support your animal friends.

And please know that all of the featherhawk essences are suitable for use with your animals, so feel free to explore beyond the Essences for Animals set and the other suggestions made below. You can browse the complete repertory of essences here or download it here.

Also, if you would like to do research on your own about natural health care for your animal companions, see Suggested Reading below.

Animals Help Us With Our Emotions

Animals are very sensitive to the emotions of the people around them. In fact, their job here on Earth is to help us when our emotions become too much for us to bear alone. Nature and flower essences are a great gift that helps animals stay centered and calm even though they are so sensitive. And essences help both them and us remember qualities that live in our heart and soul, but may be hidden or forgotten when life is challenging or scary.

Situations that cause stress in animals:

  • Moving to a new home (either the entire family, or just the animal)
  • Family arguments or crises
  • Illness or injury in people or animals in the home
  • Living with a person or animal who is suffering mentally or emotionally
  • Weather, pollution, and other environmental conditions
  • Inadequate nutrients in their food
  • And, of course, any kind of abuse or neglect

Most animals adapt easily to changes in their lives. Sometimes, however, just like people, events can be too much and the animal acts out or misbehaves. Perhaps you are unusually busy and your animal misses regular attention from you, or your own stress causes you to be angry or impatient.

Animals experience the same environmental stresses we do, too, like over-processed food, poor quality water and air, and chemical and electromagnetic pollution. They may have an undetected illness or injury and this can influence their behavior, as well. It's very important to check with your vet to be sure there is no physical cause for a change in behavior.

How do essences help?

featherhawk essences are pure water imprinted with healing patterns from nature. Their primary work is with what we don't see---mind, soul and emotions, which affects what we do see---the physical body. Essences are an excellent tool for working with animals because the animal kingdom is highly sensitive to their gentle frequencies and very willing to let go of what isn't working for them and move on.

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
---- Source unknown

Essences serve our animal companions in many ways, helping them...

  • learn new skills and remember their training
  • develop good habits and behaviors
  • let go of stress and experience peace of mind
  • adapt to changes in their daily routine
  • recover from illness and injury

Essences reconnect your animal's electrical system, restoring balance and energy flow. This works the same in animals as it does in people. Surprisingly, the words in each essence have an impact on our animal friends, too. Many years ago, a friend was giving essences to her cat. The practitioner who recommended them told my friend to administer some of the essences; the others she was to read to the cat every day.

It may seem absurd that an animal would respond to words, and, like the example above and many others over the years, I've seen it for myself. It may be the love that went into translating the descriptions, or the love that you give them while you read the words. They may not hear and process language like we do; I promise you, they do "get it."

Animals, in their wisdom, simply receive the healing pattern of each essence and/or the loving vibration of the words and allow their energy patterns and behavior to shift. We could learn a thing or two from them about surrender and moving on!

How do I give essences to animals?

Ideally, you want to put the drops directly into their mouth if they will let you. My dog, Chani, a German Shepherd, would sit down next to me with her ears up and her tail wagging when she needed essences, and she'd take them right out of my hand.

If your animal won't take the drops from your hand, rub the essence between your hands briefly, then stroke your animal's head and ears, down their back, and off the tail, if they have one. For each dose, run your hands on their body at least 3 times. More than 3 times is OK, too.

You can also add drops to the water dish every day. Essences only work where they're needed, so it's safe to put drops in a community water dish if you have more than one animal. Other animals will either benefit, or not be affected. Another option is to put a few drops in a spray bottle and spray directly on the animal and/or around its living area. You want to be sure the spray doesn't frighten the animal, so this won't work with everyone.

If you have birds, give them 1 or 2 drops twice a day in their water, drop them on their head or back, or spray in and around their cage.

In an emergency, you can give essences every few minutes until calm is restored. And know this: in a crisis, ANY essence will help you! When the crisis is resolved, you can use muscle testing, pendulum dowsing, or your intuition to select the most perfect essences for your animal companions. In an emergency, though, use whatever you have at hand.

How do I choose essences?

This is the easy part! Glance through the descriptions here and select the essence(s) that sounds the most like the behavior or problem you see in your animal. You may also use dowsing or muscle testing to select essences. Click here for free pdfs showing you how to dowse using a pendulum or muscle test yourself.

If you don't find your problem or issue in the essences on this page, check the entire featherhawk repertory by category or in alphabetical order. Even though you will only see the names of the essences on these pages, you can trust your instincts and go to the pages of the essences that feel right or capture your attention. You can also download the complete repertory with full descriptions here

Do essences work with regular veterinary care?

Yes, they do! Regular veterinary care excels at diagnosing and treating symptoms and disorders in the physical body. For traumatic injury or acute conditions, there is no better system.

For chronic conditions, behavioral issues, and as an adjunct to conventional care for trauma or injury, essences are unbeatable. Our animal friends are so sensitive to these gentle remedies, and they respond beautifully. When these two systems, conventional veterinary care and essences, work in partnership, the animal's body is supported to do what all living things are designed to do, which is heal itself.


Many customers have found the Aura Sprays to be highly effective with animals. Heaven on Earth calms dogs who are upset for any reason. Spirit Shield has proven especially effective for abandoned or abused animals. Clarity & Focus and Center & Integrate can be very helpful with training. (Never spray a cat directly with an Aura Spray - they contain essential oils which may be harmful to cats if they ingest the droplets. Because there are just a few drops, problems are unlikely, and it's best to err on the side of caution. Try spraying an area where your cat hangs out or sleeps, letting it dry before the kitty steps on it again.)

  • Abuse, neglect, abandonment
    Abandonment Great for rescued or abandoned animals. Calls their spirit back and restores wholeness and loving connection with humans.
    Animal Emergency Soulution For stress and crisis. In an emergency, give 2 to 4 drops every five minutes until calm (usually within 15 to 20 minutes). Also excellent for fear, anxiety, panic, constant crying or pacing, insecurity. (If you are really stressed out, too, don't worry about counting the drops - a squirt every few minutes will work just fine.)
    Classic Five This combination is comparable to Bach's Rescue Remedy® and works to eliminate fear and stress.
    Trauma Soulution Clears stress and tension, immediate help in crisis, accident, injury, trauma.
  • Aggressiveness, hyperactivity
    Manatee For knowing it is safe to express gentleness and peace.
  • Aloofness, submissive behavior
    Water Violet For becoming more outgoing without losing serenity and self-reliance.
    Trumpet Vine For powerful self-expression. Stop worrying about what others think.
  • Recuperation after illness or surgery
    Animal Emergency Soulution Aids recovery from accident, illness, surgery, visits to the vet or groomer, any kind of stress or trauma.
    Zucchini Restores strength during and following illness.
    Classic Five This combination is comparable to Bach's Rescue Remedy® and works to eliminate fear and stress.
    Trauma Soulution Clears stress and tension, immediate help in crisis, accident, injury, trauma.
  • Fear, terror, anxiety, panic
    Red Clover For remaining calm in the midst of panic or hysteria.
    Animal Emergency Soulution Great for stress and crisis. In an emergency, give 2 to 4 drops every five minutes until calm (usually within 15 to 20 minutes). Also excellent for fear, anxiety, panic, constant crying or pacing, insecurity.
    Classic Five This combination is comparable to Bach's Rescue Remedy® and works to eliminate fear and stress.
    Trauma Soulution Clears stress and tension, immediate help in crisis, accident, injury, trauma.
  • Separation anxiety
    Spider For knowing you are at home wherever you are and recognizing your constant connection with those you love, even when they're away.
    Animal Emergency Soulution For stress and crisis. In an emergency, give 2 to 4 drops every five minutes until calm (usually within 15 to 20 minutes). Also excellent for fear, anxiety, panic, constant crying or pacing, insecurity. (If you are really stressed out, too, don't worry about counting the drops - a squirt every few minutes will work just fine.)
    Classic Five This combination is comparable to Bach's Rescue Remedy® and works to eliminate fear and stress.
    Trauma Soulution Clears stress and tension, immediate help in crisis, accident, injury, trauma.
  • Jealousy, possessiveness, insecurity
    Yarrow Blend Invigorates the aura. Provides protection as it strengthens emotional and energetic boundaries.
  • Housebreaking problems
    Chestnut Bud For learning lessons quickly and retaining what is learned.
    Obsidian Brings old patterns into conscious awareness where they can be transformed.
  • Excessive grooming
    Flea For letting go of constant worry about little things. Also helps keep fleas away (in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle.)
  • Constant crying or pacing
    Wild Tobacco Seed For confidence and assertiveness; eases mental over-activity.
  • Environmental stress
    Harmonic Balancer Neutralizes radio and TV waves, microwaves, electro-magnetic fields, satellite waves, and other natural and man-made emissions, and reroutes them harmlessly.
    Yarrow Blend Invigorates the aura. Provides protection as it strengthens emotional and energetic boundaries.

Want to know more? Attend the featherhawk workshop "Nature's Behavior Training: Using Essences for Dogs and Their People." Customized workshops can be developed for your group and adapted for other animals, including livestock and wildlife. To sponsor a class in your area, contact Nanci by phone or email (812.949.0478 or 877.226.7858, toll free in the U.S., or by email nanci@featherhawk.com).

If you want to jump right in and start using these great essences for your animal friends, use the PayPal® buttons on each essence page or call the toll free order line, 877.226.7858 (U.S.). Nanci is also available for consultations for you and your animal companions in person (locally), and by phone or email.

Essences are not a substitute for veterinary care. If the problem or situation persists, please seek the advice of your veterinarian. Essences are different from essential oils---they have no fragrance and they are taken internally.

Suggested Reading

  • The Nature of Animal Healing, Martin Goldstein, D.V.M., 1999, Alfred A. Knopf (this is one of the best explanations of health, for both animals and humans, that I've read. Highly recommended!)
  • Food Pets Die For, Ann Martin, 1997, NewSage Press
  • What Vets Don't Tell You About Vaccines, Catherine O'Driscoll, 1997 & 1998, Abbeywood Publishing (Vaccines) Ltd.
  • The Tellington TTouch, Linda Tellington-Jones with Sybil Taylor, 1992, Viking Press
  • Natural Healing for Dogs & Cats, Diane Stein, 1993, The Crossing Press
  • The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs & Cats, Diane Stein, 1994, The Crossing Press
  • The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats, Shawn Messonnier, DVM, Prima Publishing



If you are involved with an organization doing animal rescue work, I will donate bottles of Animal Emergency Soulution free of charge. Every bottle will include info about how to use the essence most effectively. Include a contact name and phone number so I can verify the mailing address and confirm that the essences will be put to good use. Please note that these essences will be packaged in amber bottles.

If you have any dropper bottles you would be willing to donate and recycle in this way, please package them carefully and send them to me: Nanci Wesling, 1998 Mary Lee Drive, New Albany, Indiana 47150.1956. (Preferably one or two ounce size bottles with droppers, up to four ounce size is acceptable for this purpose. They should be rinsed clean and empty. They can be any color.). I will clean them thoroughly, fill them with essences, and mail them where needed. Please do not send any bottles that have contained oils of any kind, including essential oils, or any other strong odors.

featherhawk is a small company and I do not have deep pockets; however I know how much essences will help restore hope and a sense of balance to the animals who have been mistreated and abandoned. I will send a minimum of two (2) bottles (one ounce each, or whatever I have on hands) to each organization that requests it. Please feel free to ask for more if needed.

If you are also willing to donate a few dollars to help with shipping costs, that would be most appreciated. You can go to paypal.com, click on the Send Money tab, and make a donation to the featherhawk paypal account, nanci@featherhawk.com. Or you can mail your donation to the address above.

This program is offered on the honor system. I trust that you will be honest about your work with animal rescue and I will answer your request promptly.

Thank you for the work you're doing for the animals. If you have any questions, please contact me by phone (812.949.0478 Louisville, Kentucky Metro Area, or 877.226.7858, toll free in the USA) or by email: nanci at featherhawk dot com.

in gratitude,



"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other.

If you do not talk to them, you will not know them, and what you do not know you will fear.

What one fears, one destroys."

- Chief Dan George  


"I just wanted to let you know that Raina is doing well. I have been using the Rain & Lightning essence you sent. We had a thunderstorm here a few days ago, Raina and I and the new puppy, Argos, were all out in the back yard. Usually, Raina will hear the thunder long before I do and will try to hide under furniture. She's a large dog so this usually doesn't work too well! LOL But that day, she lay out in the yard with us while it thundered in the distance. She watched me for signs, and I remained calm with an "its okay" attitude. She remained calm the whole time. She still has some issues, but I really think this essence is helping, especially with the thunderstorms!! Thanks so much for choosing it for her."

Wendie Henderson
Raina & Argos

Dear Nanci,

My cat Sushi was adopted and then given up by 5 different families before I adopted him as a kitten from the Humane Society. All during the 12 years he has lived with me, he has been stand-offish and prone to biting people unexpectedly. I thought it was just his nature and that he would never change, but I know better now.

"About 2 months ago, you gave me one of your essences to rub on his fur [Gold]. I have been doing that every day faithfully, and he is a different cat now! He comes to me for affection and sits patiently while I scratch and stroke him. He purrs, and even sits on my lap every evening!

Thank you for helping an unhappy cat find love!

Blessings, Carolyn Denslow
Seattle, Washington USA

Our landlord moved into our building with a big dog, which freaked out our cat. She began peeing on the floor and disappearing all day and coming home late at night. We tried giving her essences to no avail. Then we gave her featherhawk House Cat. She settled right down and was her old self again in no time!


I had to write to you to let you know that my puppy is doing very well! The vet had wanted to put her to sleep after she was hit, since she would never be able to walk after the multiple hip fractures she sustained after being hit by a car.

For two weeks, I gave her Trauma Soulution in her water and topically once every couple hours as well as many other natural therapies. She had comfrey powder, ghee, and honey four times a day for bone repair; ferr phos and calc phos for inflammation and bone repair; and Release blend essential oil topically (which she hated, but it killed the pain so that she could sleep). Within two weeks, she was walking and going to the bathroom without much trouble. Six weeks later, she's running and playing. I've got the x-rays to prove it, too. I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Ryan Haeseley
Richmond, Indiana USA


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No animals are captured or harmed to make any featherhawk essence, there are no animal ingredients, and there is no animal testing.

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