Homeopathy to Help My Dog
On a daily basis, homeopathy can help your dog heal many pathologies, whether these are physical or mental: trauma, itching, stress, vomiting, etc. It will also sometimes intervene in complementary treatment. Keep some home remedies to deal with emergencies.
Just as homeopathy cannot cure cancer in humans, it will have no effect on a serious illness in your dog, such as a tumor or piroplasmosis , nor will it prevent your pet surgical intervention in the event of torsion of the stomach. On the other hand, it is very useful on a daily basis when it comes to dealing with common pathologies. Homeopathy can also complement allopathic treatment prescribed by a veterinarian.
Homeopathy to help dog’s little ailments
In self-medication, homeopathy can urgently treat an acute condition, pain following a shock, an insect bite, irritated eyes, etc. The so-called symptomatic treatment will in this case be short-lived and respond to a specific need. Homeopathy can also act in addition to traditional medication (such as a dewormer) or to reduce the effects of a vaccine or anesthesia. It will also promote the healing of a wound, following a surgical operation for example.
For basic treatment, if your dog has joint problems or behavioral problems, for example, it is recommended to consult a specialized veterinarian. It will indeed rely on what is called in homeopathy the “call tripod” to determine which are the most appropriate solutions, with what dilutions and at what doses. To do this, he will take into consideration the symptoms presented by your animal and the conditions in which they appeared, but also the character of the dog, his lifestyle and his habits (food, sleeping, etc.).
Your dog’s homeopathic pharmacy
No need to rob your pharmacist, homeopathic remedies for dogs can be limited to a few color tubes that you may even have at home. If you have children, it would not be surprising if Arnica montana or Nux vomica were already present in your medicine cabinet.
ESSENTIAL HOMEOPATHIC SOLUTIONS
- Arnica montana : for all shocks (physical, but also psychological) causing pain, body aches or cramps.
- Gelsemium : in case of fear, stress or nervous disorders.
- Nux vomica : when the dog suffers from digestive disorders, vomiting or diarrhea, and / or if he has motion sickness. Also to be used in case of poisoning, before an (emergency) visit to the veterinarian.
- Apis mellifica : for inflammation, edema and itching due to a bite, but also allergies, burns and hives.
- Calendula mother tincture : to disinfect wounds.
HOMEOPATHIC SOLUTIONS TO DIFFERENT PATHOLOGIES
- Arsenicum album : if you notice that your dog is exhausted, if he is the victim of food poisoning or if he suffers from cardiac or respiratory problems.
- Belladonna : in case of fever, redness or congestive otitis.
- Bryonia : if the dog is in a feverish state and is very thirsty, or if he limps.
- Ignatia : in prevention or in an emotionally delicate situation for the dog, for example a move or a bereavement.
- Cina: as a complementary treatment during a worm infestation, especially if the dog gets thinner or is particularly nervous.
- Hepar sulfur : in case of abscess or boil.
- Ledum palustre : in case of itching (without edema).
- Phosphorus : if you have a very fearful and hyper-emotional little dog.
- Euphrasia : for eye problems such as irritated eyes.
- Rhus toxicodendron : if your dog is boxing and / or has joint pain.
- Silicea : to allow the flow of pus in case of suppuration or to help remove a thorn “stuck” under the skin.
What dilutions and which dosages?
A homeopathic treatment must begin as soon as symptoms. A high dilution at 5 CH is recommended at a rate of 3 to 5 granules every half hour and every hour, then taken more spaced out as the dog’s health improves. If you have trouble swallowing the granules to your dog (try first with a little food or diluted in water), opt for a dilution at 9 CH and give him 5 granules in one take, one times a day.
Low dilutions (15 CH) are used in prevention or in the context of chronic diseases. Their prescription requires a consultation with a homeopathic veterinarian. Generally, a professional should always make a diagnosis in the event of trauma or illness lasting several days. Please note, consulting the veterinarian is a prerequisite for making the correct diagnosis.