Pet owners are often faced with the frustrations of seeing their loved animal suffering chronic and persistent disease. And many they have come to know the true healing power of Homeopathic Veterinary medicines vis-a-vis the drug effects of conventional allopathic medicines. Many of them have witnessed the power of these small doses and the pet illness they previously thought were incurable (from a conventional perspective) begin to improve. They have also realized that many trips to the Vet Clinic can be avoided by prompt at-home treatment with Homeopathy remedies. Because it is not only user friendly and remedial in less serious conditions but also provides the tools to successfully treat very serious illness (under the care of an experienced Veterinary homeopath).
We learn a lot from animals, they bring joy to us as pets, these wonderful creatures inhabit the earth and our homes, sharing the journey with us. They trace their origin to the same wilderness from where our pre-historic humans arose. The worldwide growing popularity for homeopathy pet medicines can be traced to the classical homeopathy principle; that all symptoms of illness in any organism whether two legged or four legged are intimately interconnected. And it’s a old science, Veterinary homeopathy dates almost to the time of its first use for human disease, Johan Joseph Lux & Georg Adolph weber were the first known practitioners in the 1830’s in Germany.
Homeopathy Veterinary Treatment : Scope
Homeopathy Veterinary medicines cover all aspects of animal diseases, both acute and chronic problems in the ears, nose, and throat, the heart and circulatory system, the digestive organs, the ligaments, tendons, and joints, the reproductive system and urinary tract, and the skin. Remember dogs and cats don’t always need the strongest drugs or most invasive surgery. Looking at the physical and emotional problems as pieces of larger puzzle and taking a holistic view that something happened that allowed external factors to cause illness helps. Homeopathy underlines the simple fact that unless you strengthen the body, your pets (whether it be dogs or cats) will continue to get sick
Cancer in animals for example, Veterinarians fight it with drugs, radiation, chemotherapy and these treatments can be very effective. But the animal immune system has the inherent ability to locate and destroy cancel cells before they spread. Homeopathic treatment recognizes the importance of diet, herbs even flower essences and other natural treatments to strengthen the immune system. No matter what your pet is confronted with, its body is well designed to fight back.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on homeopathy Veterinary Medicines
Q: Why should i choose homeopathy for my pet?
A: It a highly effective noninvasive form of treatment with few or no side effects with potential to heal animals fully so that they can live productive lives. It is very popular in western countries especially America and Europe, as per results of the 1997 pet owner survey by the American Animal Hospital Association – 21% of pet owners sought some form of alternative care for their pet, while results of a 1997 survey on the Internet showed that 23% of responding pet owners would use alternative care as the primary therapy for their pets
Q: How does a Vet treat my pet with Homeopathy?
A:In choosing a homeopathic remedy a Vet takes all of an animal’s clinical signs, even those that are seemingly unrelated to the primary problem, into consideration, on the principle that all of the symptoms are “signs” of the body’s reaction to external stimuli or internal imbalances. He then takes gathers these symptoms together and analyzes; then the remedy most appropriate to the case is chosen by comparison with descriptions of remedies that have been catalogued over the years. The chosen remedy is then administered per os in the appropriate strength orc”potency.” Often, only a single dose of a remedy is necessary, for if it is the “similimum” that is, the remedy that exactly matches the signs and the disease process affecting the animal, it can give the animal’s life force the “push” it needs to heal itself.
Q; Is it scientific or just a hoax?
A: A layman might find certain concepts of homeopathy contrary to logic, but recent research in the field of biochemistry has shown that very diluted substances can have powerful effects on the physical body. Also, recent advances in physics have opened the way for scientific explanations of the actions of homeopathic remedies in physical systems. There has been more laboratory and clinical research into homeopathic medicine than most people realize. Although much more research and clinical work are needed, studies already done provide a good scientific basis to which practitioners can refer for an insight into homeopathy
Q; What kind of animal diseases is treated by Homeopathy?
A: Homeopathy can be used to treat a surprising number of conditions in both large and small animals. It can be used as therapy in trauma and acute injuries; for example, in sprains, concussions, and insect stings. In such cases, the appropriate homeopathic remedy can minimize or eliminate swelling and pain, and shorten recovery time. It can be used in many types of inflammatory conditions, such as acute and chronic diarrhea, chronic gingivitis, acute and chronic respiratory conditions, and other conditions that may or may not be responsive to conventional therapies. Homeopathy can be used to treat all types of acute and chronic skin conditions, including infections and allergies, and if used appropriately, may even be effective in the treatment of immune-mediated disorders. It can also be very helpful in the treatment of many chronic conditions, such as arthritis and spondylosis. Homeopathy can also be helpful in palliating discomfort associated with cancer.
Q: Is homeopathy effective in treating large animals like Cows, Horses ?
A: Yes effective in large animals too because indications are much the same. Homeopathy can deal with many of the acute and chronic medical conditions seen in cattle and horses. It may be a useful therapy in some common conditions, such as downer syndrome in cows, mastitis, and colic in horses. Remedies generally come in the form of tiny tablets or liquid and are designed to be absorbed through the tongue or gums and not put down the throat; since neither tablets nor liquid has much taste, administration is usually quite easy. Homeopathic Veterinary remedies are very safe to use. Generally, no side effects are observed, if the remedy is used correctly
Homeopathy common remedies in Pet Pharmacies
Medicines for Dogs
|Disease type & Symptoms||Medicine indicated|
|Diarrhoea in racing dogs– Diarrhoea with a state of tie prostration. The stools are putrid and during sleep tlu’y 4 involuntary, are accompanied by eructation’s and flatus insulphurated hydrogen.||Give Arnica-Montana.|
|Dogs belated in intelligence – slow in following orders, repeat mistakes like urinating or pooping around huse, crawls under furniture when any stranger comes.||Give Baryta crab for some time with interruptions.|
|Ears infection–Swelling, thick, brown deposit or watery and purulent urge||Belladonna 30 twice daily. Apply Hydrastis mother tincture on ears twice daily.|
|Distemper–It is an infectious disease affecting the dogs up to the age of 2 years. A discharge of thick mucus from ill reddish eyes and sore nostrils, loss of appetite, the dog cough!) a good deal, lies down most of the time, staggers about, drags hind legs, falls down frequently, is costive and is finally paralysed all. Has diarrhoea and convulsions||Belladonna.,Cocculus ., Kali-C , and Rhus-tox.|
|Eczema – in dogs eczema round or even in the ears,||responds well to Sulphur in 12th or 30th potency.|
|Eyes Inflamed, red, sore, watering, aversion to light and purulent discharge||Euphrasia-tincture 10 drops in an ounce boiled water internally and bathe eyes with Ruta M.T. 20 ops in half tumbler of boiled water.|
|Panting of dogs–When a dog pants on the least exertion||give Bryonia three times a day.|
|Racing dogs When a dog has exhaustion after a hard days racing.||give arnica every hour internally at least 6 doses externally rub Arnica lotion|
|Respiration with fever Breathlessness. The normal rectum temperature of dogs is 101.4 but can be higher after exercise or excitement. Fever 103 or 105 with cough. restlessness malaise ; no appetite, no normal evacuation.||give Aconite 30, Bryonia 30, China 30. Prepare a solution of each separately with 20 drops of each in one ounce of boiled water and give table spoonful of each alternately every 2 hours.|
|Skin diseases—They are very common in dogs and prognosis is unfavourable. Hair falls, skin is red and inflamed, eruptions. Scratching, rubbing against tree, wall. table chair or anything which comes in its way.||Mercurious 200 or Sulf 200 alternately at least 4 doses per day. The potency Suit may be increased to 1 M. if no improvement is noticed M.T. Hydrastis mixed in a cup of water may be applied locally compresses of Calendula M.T. may be employed alternative method.|
|Sore hoofs of dogs||Give Graphites internally in water and apply it in Vaseline externally.|
|Digestive disorders No appetite, goes near food, smells it but comes back without touching or taking it, constipate .tipoff barks or howls, restless or disturbed. No stool. Nux-v three times a day. If due to unwholesome meat or diet Puls 30 three times a day.If due to eating decayed food or amino’ matter or other dirty stuff||Arsenicum Alb 30 three times a day.|
Medicines for Horses
|Brain affections in Horses- Pupils contracted, teeth clinched, tongue protruding, restlessness, head forced back, stupor frequent changing of position, biting and kicking, furious, rages, desire to escape, with tears.||Give Belladonna 200 in water two teaspoonfuls every 15 minutes or longer until improvement takes place|
|Colic – When the animal has over-fed itself and there is flatulent distension of abdomen as if it were to explode, it is also tympanatic, fullness and continuous rumbling, urine suppressed, or scanty.||Give Colchium 200. At least 3 days at intervals. Compare Magnesium Phos. and Colocynth, which are useful for wind colic. According to Dr. Cushing pour a little water in the horse’s ear and the pain will disappear promptly.|
|Cough in horses when ascending or after exertion Slightest incline causes cough, foam about mouth, breathing with grumbling sound and violent cough.||Nux Vomica 1M, compare Hepar-sulph. if the horse coughs after exert as a result of dust in the hay.|
|Diarrhoea in running horses – During acute exercise give||give Rheum off|
|fatigue in horses—After hard days, work or in hunting. a few doses of Arnica internally and rub the tendons pith a cloth dipped in Arnica lotion. ‘,factures -Whatever may be character of the injury whether Contusion, sprain, strain, dislocation or fracture if it is due mechanical violence.||give Arnica internally and apply mother tincture of Arnica dissolved in water as a lotion.|
|Lameness of horses||Rhus tox.|
|Sore Hoofs of horses||Graphites internally in water and apply it in Vaseline externally.|
Medicines for farm animals like cows and fowls
|Cholera of fowls Dissolve 20 to 30 globules of Ars.||in water and give one teaspoonful at interval of 1 to 3 hours according to the severity of symptoms.|
|Diarrhoea-in fowls||Ars. 30 one dose daily until it stop.|
|Colic in cows -When the animal has over-fed itself and there is flatulent distension of abdomen as if it were to explode, it is also tympanatic, fullness and continuous rumbling, urine suppressed, or scanty.||Give Colchium 200. At least 3 days at intervals. Compare Magnesium Phos. and Colocynth, which are useful for wind colic. According to Dr. Cushing pour a little water in the horse’s ear and the pain will disappear promptly.|
|Cows-tendency for abortion and its prevention||Thyroidinum 30, just after the heat and a dose later Ail covered will prevent abortion and bring her to full term.|
|Milk cows—(a) To increase the milk of cows.||a}give Phytolacca 3x alternating with Asafoetida.|
|b) Some cows draw up milk when they are milked.||b}Give Belladonna 4x one hour before milking. Stop it when the animal becomes normal in giving milk.|
|Udder caking of -Swollen indurated udders, inters painful and sensitive when not a drop of milk||could give a few doses of Phytolacca|