Homeopathic medicine for dogs has been growing in popularity as interest in alternative medicine in humans grows. Homeopathy is the belief that every being has a self-healing response. It tries to stimulate the body’s own healing responses and can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Treatments concentrate on the care of the whole animal with methods that are gentle and sympathetic to the body’s need.
A growing number of veterinarians are trained in homeopathic, as well as traditional Western medicine.
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy for dogs aim to aid and stimulate the dog’s own defense and immune process. It Is based on the principle that substances would cause symptoms in large doses, may stimulate the body’s natural healing processes when given in a diluted dose.
Homeopathic remedies are derived from herbs, minerals, plants and natural substances. These medicines are safe and produce few side effects. This is a different approach from traditional veterinary medicine.
Homeopathy is an effective alternative or accompaniment to traditional medicines and is sometimes used for treating chronic and recurring conditions.
Conventional dog medication applies antibiotics and antiviral drugs into your dog’s god’s body, which suppress the dog’s illness symptoms. They suppress the symptoms but does not remove the res disposition of disease and weakens the immune system.
Homeopathy for dogs strengthens its inherent immune system and lets the body take care of the causes of the disease.
Illnesses Treated By Homeopathy
Almost all illnesses can be treated by homeopathy. It is best used to treat chronic aliments, skin irritations, chronic gastric and intestinal disorders, asthma, allergies, arthritis etc.
When you visit a homeopathic vet, he will ask many questions about your dog’s symptoms. Dogs with the same disease can have different symptoms and will be treated differently. One symptom at a time will be treated. The process of choosing a remedy can take a while for an individual dog.
Homeopathic medicine has it limits because it relies on the natural healing properties of the body. If a body suffered damage from disease or accident, homeopathy will not be effective.
In incurable instances, such as advanced arthritis and cancer, homeopathic remedies are effective in reducing pain and improving of the quality of life of the animal.
Some Homeopathic Remedies
- Arnica – used for general pain relief
- Euphrasia – used to treat eye problems
- Sulphur – used to treat skin allergies
- Silica – used to expel foreign bodies from the skin and treat abscesses and sinusitis.
- Borax – used for calming pets
- Rhus tox – used to treat arthritis, red swollen eyes and skin infections
- Cantharis – used to relieve cystitis, skin conditions and scalds and burns.
Giving A Homeopathic Treatments
Here are a few facts to remember when giving homeopathic remedies:
Treatments can be given by dropping the pellets in the dog’s mouth, dissolving them in a small amount of water or grinding them into a powder.
- Do not give the remedies with food. Give them at least one hour before or after feeding.
- Do not give any remedies without the approval of a homeopathic vet.
- Homeopaths believe that vaccinations interfere with homeopathic treatment.
- Symptoms may worsen after treatment for a short time.
Depending on the ailment, the symptoms can clear up quickly or in cases of chronic ailments it can take a long time. When using homeopathic remedies, we have to watch for signs of progress. Sometimes the symptoms will worsen before you see improvement.
Ailments That Can Be Treated At Home
Bite and puncture wounds, insects bites and bee stings, minor burns, and digestive upsets can be treated at home by a layperson if they are minor. Do not try to treat any serious ailments.
If your dog has not eaten for two days, has a hard time breathing or is vomiting every few hours, has diarrhea, is weak, do not hesitate to call a vet for assistance.
As you prepare to treat your pet, kind in mind to use one remedy at a time as one treatment will cancel out the other.
Avoid other medications and vaccinations while your dog is on a homeopathic remedy.
Also, the potency level of holographic remedy is not the same as that of traditional treatments. Be sure to research the dosage before you administer any remedy to your pet.
Do not treat a serious illness at home. Consult a traditional veterinarian or you can find a homeopathic veterinarian on the site for The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (https://theavh.org/referral).
If you decide to administer a treatment or remedy, research the ailment, treatment and method of administering the treatment or remedy.
What we want are happy and healthy pets.