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HOLISTIC TREATMENT OF ANIMALS

For most of us who share our lives with animal companions, their traumas, accidents and illness are no less upsetting and dramatic than our own. The signs and symptoms of an animal in distress are very much the same as those for humans in distress: Vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, difficulty breathing, anxiety, and usual symptoms both mental and physical.

ANIMAL NUTRITION

 

You can make a big difference in the well-being of your animal companion with the proper information and tools at your disposal. You can handle almost any emergency situation involving your animal that may well save their life. Critical situations are always life-threatening and any first-aid or homeopathic remedy should be given on the way to the vets. Acute situations may or may not be life threatening but they develop with sudden and dramatic symptoms; follow up veterinary care is strongly encouraged for all acute situations involving an animals health. Chronic conditions show symptoms that have been around for a while; rarely are they life threatening, and they are usually responsive to homeopathic remedies coupled with good nursing care.

 

 It is a good idea to purchase a good book on the homeopathic treatment of animals. Learn about the principles of homeopathy as it is very different to conventional medicine, Look at the other holistic treatments available and avoid yearly boosters that are unnecessary. Speak to your Vet regarding less invasive and suppressive treatment for your pet unless absolutely necessary, avoid the toxic chemicals and drugs that are regularly given out today. All these things will not guarantee that your pets will live a disease free life but an animal treated holistically, taking into account the immune system and the bodies own means of fighting disease, will be more able to overcome a serious illness than those that have been over-vaccinated and given immune suppressing drugs like steroids etc.

 Good living conditions, less stress, good home cooked diet and plenty of Tender Loving Care are just as important and necessary in the treatment of our animals as medicines.

 You can contact me for a leaflet that explains what to look for when choosing a remedy for your pet (or yourself), how to administer the remedies, and what to look for after they have been given.

 

ANIMALS

Homeopathy

 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

Listed are some general conditions affecting animals that are not covered in the individual sections. It is essential to remember that it is our responsibility as the keepers of animals, to consider at all times their health, comfort and wellbeing. The remedies suggested are for immediate use when the disease or condition is not life threatening, they are also useful for chronic problems when prolonged treatments may be required.

  Good living conditions and plenty of tender loving care are just as important and necessary in the treatment of animals as they are with humans. Good nursing and careful attention to detail are as vital as drugs and homeopathic remedies in assisting the recovery from any illness.

   It is important to seek veterinary advice sooner rather than later to ensure that our pets do not suffer unnecessarily as a result of our actions. It is quite in order to give emergency first aid with homeopathic remedies during the period before the appointment – they will not interfere with any treatment that the vet may wish to administer. As animals are unable to speak for themselves, it is our responsibility as guardians to seek professional advice sooner rather than later to ensure that they do not suffer unnecessarily as a result of our actions.

 Abscesses (boils)

 Remedies

Useful in the early stages when there is much swelling and redness around the boil, which has a shiny and angry look Apis 30c dose hourly for up to four times, then three times daily until the abscess bursts or subsides. 

Use instead of apis in the early stages if the abscess is accompanied by a fever with a raised temperature Belladonna 30c dose every 2 – 4 hours until relief or the abscess bursts.

 This remedy is useful when the boils persist or occur frequently in different parts of the body and where every little wound becomes septic. Dose three times daily for up to a week and repeat after a few days if necessary Hepar Sulph 6c or 30c to help the abscess to burst, dose four times a day for three to four times a day for three to four days.

 Useful for persistent or recurring abscesses, often following insect and other bites Echinacea 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 7 days and repeat after 7 – 10 days only if necessary.

 Allergies 

Generally the most useful remedy Urtica Urens 6c dose every 10 – 20 mins for up to 4 – 6 doses, then reduce with improvement to 3 – 4 times daily as required. 

 If there is a swollen rash especially from insect bites, swellings of the face, lips and eyelids Apis 6c or 30c dose as for urtica above.

 If the rash turns to blisters Rhus Tox 6c dose as for urtica above.

 For allergies when the eyes run excessively Euphrasia 30c dose every 1 – 2 hours up to six doses if required.

 Euphrasia eye drops applied locally can also be helpful.

 Anaemia

 Useful in young, un-thriving animals –weakness, pale mucous membranes Ferrum Met 3c or 6c twice daily for 4 – 6 weeks or until condition improves.

 When anaemia has been diagnosed in older animals Chinium Sulph 30c dose twice daily for 3 – 4 weeks or until condition improves.

 Indicated in all cases of haemorrhage and is therefore indirectly a treatment for anaemia Arnica 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 10 days as required.

 Anxiety

 For anticipatory anxiety / fear Arg Nit 30c dose 2 – 3 times for a day or two before the event and if necessary hourly up to 5 – 6 doses on the day.

 Oversensitive and easily worried needing reassurance Phosphorus 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily for a few days when required.

 This has an overall calming effect in most situations involving anxiety and stress Rescue remedy place 6 – 8 drops daily in fresh drinking water. Extra drops may be given if necessary

 Five or six drops in a little water or milk or placed directly on the tongue when increased stress is anticipated (thunderstorms, fireworks etc).

 Appetite

 If there is vomiting and diarrhoea or if the animal literally walks away from its food as if it cannot bear to look at it Ars Alb 30c dose every 30 – 60 mins up to four doses then 3 – 4 times daily as required.

 A good general remedy for mild digestive upsets Nux Vomica 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 2 – 3 days as necessary.

 Arthritis

 Sudden onset, underlying skin reddened, swelling and pain Apis 30c dose every hour up to 4 times then three times daily for a few days.

 For any acute condition Arnica 30c dose every 3 – 4 hours until improved

 Pain shifting rapidly from joint to joint the limbs feel cold and the joint is hot and swollen but not red Ledum 6c or 30c dose every 3 – 4 hours stopping with improvement.

 Joints hot, red, swollen and very stiff, worse from the least movement, touch or jarring  Bryonia 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily as required.

 Hot, swollen, painful joints, improved slightly by gradual slow, movement and changing position Rhus Tox 6c or 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily as required.

 Chronic Arthritis

As indicated above, according to the main symptoms Bryonia or Rhus Tox the remedies may be alternated 1 – 2 times daily if this gives the best relief.

 Useful in older animals, pain in deformed swollen joints with muscular weakness and debility  Causticum 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily. Reduce dose or stop with improvement.

 Bad breath ( Halitosis )

 For newly inflamed gums or if a gumboil (an abscess forming around the tooth) is evident Aconite 30c dose every 1 – 3 hours up to 4 doses (see belladonna).

 Follows aconite well if there is a hot shining swelling and obvious discomfort or pain, usually with no discharge of pus Belladonna 30c dose every 2 – 4 hours (4 – 6 times daily ) until relief.

 Early swelling, but pus not yet ready to discharge Hepar Sulph 6c this remedy helps speed up abscess formation, dose four times daily until improvement.

 Pus discharging, foul smell, animal unwell Pyrogen 30c dose four times daily until resolved

 Stomach

 Digestive upsets, vomiting, diarrhoea with yellow or discoloured motions Nux Vomica 6c dose four times daily as necessary.

 Bad breath accompanied by wind (flatulence) and internal rumbling sounds Carbo Veg 6c dose four times daily as necessary.

 Bronchitis

 In the early stages Aconite 30c dose every 15 – 30 mins up to 6 or 8 doses.

 Follows Aconite well if the animal is feverish and panting or sweating and obviously distressed  Belladonna 30c dose four times daily until improved. 

Any movement seems to worsen the condition and there is a dry nagging cough causing discomfort. Increased thirst is usually noticeable Bryonia 6c dose four times daily until improved.

 High fever, dry cough, wheezing respiration, extreme prostration, restlessness, great thirst Ars Alb 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily until improved

 Useful in early cases with a deep, racking cough, which worsens in cold air Phosphorus 6c dose two hourly up to six doses until improved. 

Rattling of mucous but little expectoration (coughing up) sweating, drowsiness and debility, rapid short, difficult breathing, gasping Ant Tart 6c dose four times daily until improved.

 For chronic cases when there is much discharge from the nose and mouth Kali Bich 30c dose three times daily for as long as necessary.

 Catarrh

 Watery, acrid discharge which makes the nostrils very sore, worse in cold air Ars Alb 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily for 5 – 7 days.

 Yellow discharge accompanied by infection and very sensitive to pressure or even touch in the region of the nose Hepar Sulph 30c dose twice daily for 5 – 7 days repeat after a week if necessary.

 The discharge is thick, stringy, sticky and yellow or greenish-yellow in colour. Crusts may form in the nose Kali Bich 30c dose twice daily for 5 – 7 days repeat after a week if required.

 Chronic catarrh with mouth breathing, recurrent tonsillitis, discharge thick and white sometimes with nose bleeding Kali Mur 6c dose twice daily for up to 4 – 8 weeks if necessary.

 Blockage of (mostly) right nostril, green scales in nostrils. Much thick, yellow discharge in the morning Pulsatilla 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily until improvement.

 For the chronic, persistent, longstanding case with a white, pus-like discharge Silica 30c dose morning and evening for 5 – 10 days or longer if necessary.

 Chills and colds

 For first signs of a chill or cold, or appearing to be unwell Aconite 30c dose every 1 – 3 hours up to 4 – 6 doses.

 Follows Aconite well if there is any indication of fever and rise in temperature Belladonna 30c dose every 2 – 4 hours ( 4 – 6 times daily) until improved or change to a more appropriate remedy that matches the symptoms.

 Colitis

An excellent all round remedy for digestive upset, in many cases of mild colitis this remedy alone may control the condition Nux Vomica 6c 1 – 3 times daily as required. Start with three a day and reduce to one daily if effective.

 Much flatulence with watery faeces, anticipatory excitement (before showing, events etc) Arg Nit 6c or 30c dose four times daily stop when improved.

 Coughs

 The first treatment to consider Aconite 30c dose every hour for 4 doses before moving on to another indicated remedy

 A good all round remedy if the cough is obviously worse from movement and warmth Bryonia 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 3 – 7 days as required

 If there is fever, sweating, excitement and a full pulse often accompanied by dilated pupils Belladonna 30c dose four times daily for 5 – 7 days until improved

 Spasmodic cough worse in the open air and accompanied by retching or vomiting sputum Ipecacuanha 6c dose 4 – 6 times daily until improved.

 Persistent rattling cough, with phlegm which is difficult to bring up and wheezy chest noises Ant Tart 6c dose 3 – 6 times daily until improved.

 For a spasmodic chronic type of cough with much retching and barking (whooping cough in humans)  Drosera 6c or 12c 3 – 4 times daily for several days.

 When the cough persists after an attack of bronchitis or pneumonia  Ars Iod 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 3 – 7 days until improved.

 For a tickling, hard, dry, persistent and obviously painful cough Phosphorus 6c dose four times daily until relief.

 Cystitis

 Frequency, obvious pain and discomfort, small amounts of ark urine which may be bloodstained Cantharis 6c dose every 30 – 60 mins up to 4 – 6 times and then three or four times per day until condition improves.

 Often useful in the older animal, incontinence, leaking, dribbling, apparent difficulty in starting to urinate Causticum 30c dose 3 times daily or 7 – 10 days repeat when necessary.

 Difficult urination with obvious spasms of pain, frequent often with little or no passage of urine, urine is dark and bloody Merc Corr 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 7 days or until improved

 Cystitis as a consequence of cold of cold or damp leading to a chill with frequent urinating, the urine may be cloudy, thick or contain mucous. The passing of urine may appear to be painful Dulcamara 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days until relief.

  Dandruff 

Animal prefers the warmth, skin dry rough and scaly, flakes of dead skin are white and often small ArsvAlb 30c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days, repeat after 10 days if necessary.

 Prefers the cold, skin dry, scaly and reddened, very prone to infection Sulphur 6c dose 2 – 3 times daily for 2 – 3 weeks.

 Dermatitis

 If the skin is obviously infected, red, inflamed and sore with much irritation Hepar Sulph 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 7 days repeat after 7 days if improving but not resolved.

 Ear Conditions

 Ears reddened with the folds in the canal swollen and rubbing each other causing obstruction of the ear canal Apis 30c dose every two hours up to four doses, then three times daily for a few days until relief.

  Ear and/or flap appear wet, sore and acutely inflamed Merc Sol 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily until improved

 Thick yellow stringy catarrhal discharge – worse in a warm room Kali Bich 30c dose three times daily until improved.

 Infected with or without discharge – yellow free- flowing pus Hepar Sulph 6c or 30c dose every 2 – 3 hours up to four doses then three times daily until improved.

 Yellow – green, thick sticky pus, offensive odour, possibly some deafness pulsatilla 6c or 30c dose every 2 – 3 hours until improved.

 Animal unwell with raised temperature – foul smelling pus pyrogen 6c or 30c dose three times daily until improved

 Pain – the slightest touch causes pain and crying out, very unsettled and restless. Helpful for easing pain and irritation with parasitic otitis Chamomilla 30c dose 2 – 4 hourly until relief.

 Haematoma – helps to control the inner bleeding and bruising, arnica gradually aids resolution and removal of the blood clot and reduces the size of the swelling Arnica 30c dose three times daily for 10 – 14 days

 After surgery if there is seepage of blood or serum from the wound, and also for bruising Hamamelis Virginica 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 10 days until improved.

Topical – hypercal lotion (hypericum- Calendula )- the diluted lotion can be used to clean the ear and the cream to soothe.

 Enteritis

 Fear or fright, rapid pulse, dilated pupils, increased rate of breathing Aconite 6c or 30c dose hourly up to 3 to 4 times

 Pale brown foul – smelling, painless motion, usually from over eating or from bad food, thirst for small drinks, restless, possibly blood in the watery stool Ars Alb 30c dose 3 – 4 hourly up to 4 times daily until improved.

 Diarrhoea with slimy stools and symptoms of colic Colocynth 30c dose every 30 – 60 mins up to six times then four times daily until improved.

 Profuse watery stool expelled like a jet made worse from drinking water Croton Tiglium 30c dose three to four times daily for 2 – 4 days if necessary.

 Often thirsty and drooling, cold and sweating or panting, blood in the motion Merc Corr 30c  a good general remedy if there is blood in the stool, dose 4 times daily for up to 7 days if necessary.

 Diarrhoea due to a digestive upset and possibly liver involvement Nux Vom 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 3 – 4 days

 Chronic cases, evil smelling and watery motion, profuse, noisy podophyllum 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days

 For enteritis with morning diarrhoea only Sulphur 3c dose 3 times daily until improved.

 For persistent enteritis leading to weakness, debility, prostration and possibly vomiting too China Off 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily until improved.

 Eye Conditions

 Sudden acute swelling of the eyelids; red and inflamed, much watering of the eyes Apis 30c dose every 1 – 2 hours up to four doses then three times daily for 2 – 3 days.

 Profuse watering of the eyes with a bland discharge, sensitive to light Allium Cepa 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days until improved. 

Tears scalding the skin beneath the eyes, eyes dull and sensitive to light Ars Alb 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days until improved.

 May be given by mouth as well as used topically. Marked reddening of the inner side of the lids with much watery discharge Euphrasia 30c dose every 2 hours up to four doses then 3 – 4 times daily until relief, a useful remedy to try first in mild cases.

 Much reddening of the lids but few tears or signs of infection Sulphur 30c dose three times daily for 4 – 7 days

Useful after eye injury or damage following a foreign body in the eye, for chronic conjunctivitis Silica 6c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days repeat as necessary

 Euphrasia Eye Drops these drops can be used in conjunction with any of the remedies above. Bathe the eyes 2 – 3 times daily with a solution made up from 4 – 5 drops of mother tincture in 250 ml of cold boiled water.

 Fear, fright, Apprehension, Panic

 Fear following any sort of accident Aconite 30c dose every 15 – 30 mins up to six doses if necessary until calm is restored.

 Fear or fright when left alone, often resulting in the passing of motions Ars Alb 30c dose every 15 – 30 mins up to four doses then four hourly

 For anticipatory anxiety or fear (before showing etc) Arg Nit 6c or 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily for a day or two before the event and if necessary hourly up to 5 – 6 doses before the event.

 Abject fear, shaking with fright, terrified Gelsemium 30c dose every 30 – 60 mins up to six doses if required

 Oversensitive and easily worried or frightened – needing comfort and reassurance Phosphorus 30c dose 2 – 4 times daily when required

 When upset from a sudden change in routine or a move etc, a normally quiet animal suddenly becomes noisy, restless and even destructive Scutellaria 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily until settled

 For persistent fear  Opium 30c dose once daily for 3 – 5 days until relief.

 Rescue Remedy a few drops in fresh drinking water can have a beneficial calming effect. Use as necessary.

 Fits, Hysteria, Epilepsy, Convulsions

 Use immediately a fit is imminent or thought to be so, on the basis of previous fits. Alternatively, use immediately after a fit has occurred Belladonna 6c or 30c dose every 15 mins up to four doses then every 3 – 4 hours for a day or two until symptoms subside. This remedy is especially indicated if the fit or fits are accompanied by a fever.

 A good general remedy for mild, short lasting fits Ignatia 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily, repeat for 3 – 7 days if necessary.

 Also look at Bufo, cocculus, chamomilla, Cuprum met, Ferrum, Zincum professional help is required if there is to be a satisfactory outcome.

 Gastritis

 A principle remedy for treating acute vomiting, the vomiting is often accompanied by diarrhoea Ars Alb 30c dose every 15 – 20 mins up to 4 – 6 doses if necessary then 3 – 4 times daily until improved.

 Much salivation and vomiting of undigested food Ipecacuanha 6c dose every 1 – 2 hours until improved.

 Heart conditions

 Heart disorders with a convulsive, spasmodic cough Cactus Grand 3c dose 1 – 3 times daily as necessary.

 A heart tonic which acts on the heart muscle, chronic heart disease leading to weakness and debility Crataegus 3c dose 1 – 4 times daily as required.

 Dry hacking cough often worse in the open air and with movement, shortage of breath, possibly bluish mucous membranes Spongia Tosta 6c dose 1 – 4 times daily as required and for long periods if necessary.

 Tickling dry cough, shortage of breath, bluish mucous membranes – not responding to spongia Laurocerasus 6c dose 1 – 3 times daily as necessary.

 Incontinence

 Old and very young the remedy for senility, worth trying for young and old Baryta Carb 30c dose twice daily for 7 – 10 days and repeat monthly or more as necessary if the condition improves.

 After an injury or damage in the region Arnica 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days until improved

 Following an operation Staphysagria 30c dose 3 times daily for 5 – 7 days as necessary

 For the animal that is bursting and cannot wait to get outside Apis 6c  dose four times daily for 3 – 5 days, repeat if helpful and necessary

 Apparent need to pass urine frequently, young and excitable Pulsatilla 30c  dose four times daily for a few days.

 Frequency, obviously painful spasms when passing very small amounts, may be dark and bloody Merc Corr 6c dose hourly up to four doses then 3 – 4 times daily until improved.

 Frequency, leaking, dribbling of urine or faeces, usually in the older animal Causticum 30c dose three times daily for 10 days, repeat monthly or more often as necessary, if the condition improves.

 Great urgency Sulphur 6c or 30c dose three times daily for 5 – 10 days until improved.

 Inflammation

 early, mild signs of inflammation, localised slight redness and discomfort but no more general symptoms of disease or illness Ferrum Phos 6c dose  3 – 4 times daily for a few days until improved.

 In the early stages to try to sop the formation of an abscess, skin infected, very tender and sore Hepar Sulph 30c dose every four hours 4 – 5 times daily for a few days until resolved

 In the latter stages, to encourage the abscess to burst Hepar Sulph 6c dose every four hours (four times daily) until the abscess has burst and healing is apparent.

  Mange

 For animals that prefer the cold and have reddened skin  Sulphur 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily for 5 – 7 days and repeat after 10 – 14 days if there seems to be an improvement.

 For animals that prefer the warmth, particularly when scurf and scales on the skin are apparent Ars Alb 30c dose 2 – 3 times daily for 5 – 7 days and repeat after 10 – 14 days if there is an improvement.

 Psorinum (a nosode prepared from the scabies mange mite) is also available but seek advice from a homeopath  

  Nails

 To improve the quality and strength of the nails as they grow Silica 6c dose twice daily for 2 – 4 weeks as required

 For brittle or easily split, damaged, misshapen nails Thuja 6c or 30c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days and repeat after 10 – 14 days as necessary.

 Nettle Rash (hives, Urtica)

 The best general remedy Urtica Urens 6c dose every 15 – 20 mins for up to 4 – 6 doses, with improvement reduce to 3 – 4 times daily for 1 – 3 days as required

 Much swelling and oedema (fluid), skin very sensitive, worse for warmth and pressure. Swelling of lips and eyelids Apis 30c dose every 15 mins for 4 – 6 doses then 3 – 4 times daily until improved.

 Operations (surgery)

 Any haemorrhage Arnica 6c or 30c indicated for 2 – 4 days before, and for 5 – 10 days after any routine operation or dental procedure. Dose four times daily (every four hours) until recovered.

 To control pain Hypericum 6c or 30c dose four times daily (every four hours) until recovered. Hypericum taken with arnica before and after any operation will greatly reduce any undesirable side effects and pain.

 For nervous animals Arg Nit 30c dose 3 times daily for 1 – 2 days before the operation.

 Helps to control bleeding in areas that tend to bleed freely (ears, dental treatment) Phosphorus 6c dose 1 – 2 times daily the day before an operation and for a few days afterwards (together with Arnica) if required.

 Physical weakness and dullness, loss of fluids, bleeding and/or vomiting China 6c dose four times daily for 5 – 7 days.

Pain

 For any sort of soreness or stiffness Arnica 6c or 30c dose 2 – 4 times daily until improved

 Unbearable pain, very restless, acute discomfort, toothache earache, the acute muscular pain of a sudden back injury or pulled muscle Chamomilla 6c or 30c dose every 10 – 15 minutes up to six doses if necessary, then four times daily until improved.

Symptoms of colic Colocynth 30c dose every 15 – 30 minutes up to 6 – 8 doses, if the pain appears to be severe, then 4 – 6 times daily as required until improved.

 Any general unspecified painful condition, especially injuries involving feet, nails and the spinal cord Hypericum 30c dose four times daily until improved

 Painful red swellings, suddenly enlarged joints, worse from warmth Apis 6c or 30c dose every 15 – 30 minutes up to four doses then four times daily until improved. 

Cystitis pain before during or after urination e.g. with continual straining and/or dribbling of urine Cantharis 6c dose four times daily until improved.

 Paralysis

 At the first signs of paralysis Arnica 30c dose immediately and repeat hourly on the first day, then four times daily for 5 – 10 days until improved.

 If there is obvious pain and/or distress Hypericum 30c this may be given at the same time and with the same dosage regime as arnica.

 After the initial stages if paralysis continues Conium 6c dose three times daily for 10 – 14 days and repeat after 2 – 4 weeks if there was a good response to the previous dose.

 For slipped disc if the muscle of the hind quarters is are rock hard to the touch and the paralysis is spastic in nature (jerking movements of the hind limbs) Nux Vomica 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 10 – 14 days and repeat in 10 – 14 days if improvement is apparent.

 For the elder animal with urinary and/or faecal incontinence  and partial paralysis or hind leg weakness Causticum 30c dose three times daily for 10 days and repeat every 10 – 14 days as necessary.

 Pneumonia

 At the first signs, within 24 hours of onset Aconite 30c in the early stages dose every 15 – 30 minutes up to 6 – 8 doses.

 Follows aconite well if the animal is feverish and panting or sweating and obviously distressed Belladonna 30c dose 4 times daily until improved.

 Any movement seems to worsen the condition and there is a dry nagging cough causing discomfort. Increased thirst is usually noticeable Bryonia 6c dose 4 times daily until improved.

 Useful in early cases with a deep, racking cough, which worsens in cold air phosphorus 6c dose two hourly up to 6 doses until improved, then four times daily for 3 – 5 days if improvement maintained.

 Dry persistent choking cough, pneumonia and pleurisy together, yellow discharge and possible bleeding from mouth and nose drosera 12c and 30c dose four times daily until improved.

 Restlessness and sleeplessness

 For anxiety, restlessness, fear or excitement Aconite 30c dose 1 – 4 times at 15 – 30 minute intervals if necessary.

 Extremely restless, unable to settle for long Ars Alb 6c or 30c dose 1 – 4 times at 30 – 60 minute intervals as required.

 Anxiety and restlessness due to pain Chamomilla 6c or 30c dose 1 – 4 times at 1 – 2 hour intervals until improved.

 Excitement, loud noises, overactive coffea Cruda 6c or 30c dose 1 – 4 times at 1 – 2 hour intervals until settled

 For overexcitement and restlessness sleep tablets (a proprietary product available at homeopathic pharmacies) contains Coffea, Kali Brom, Passiflora and Valeriana dose 1 – 4 times if necessary at 1 – 4 hour intervals as required.

 Ringworm

 The principle remedy for ringworm Bacillinum 30c dose three tomes daily for 10 – 12 days repeat after 14 days if there are signs of Improvement but the condition is not fully resolved. Cease treatment if there is no improvement after 2 courses.

 If  Bacillinum has not helped sepia 30c dose as for bacillinum.

 Offensive odour from infected areas and much irritation, patches are particularly noticeable on the head and the back of the ears Tellerium 6c or 30c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days repeat after 7 – 10 days.

 Salmonellosis

 This remedy matches many of the symptoms that occur commonly in salmonella infections. Baptisia should help to improve the animal’s general condition and support the immune system Baptisia 6c or 30c dose every two hours up to six times on the first day, then 3 – 4 daily for 5 – 10 days until there is an improvement.

 This remedy is available and supports the action of other indicated remedies, it can also be used to help to prevent infection spreading Salmonella Nosode 30c to be used under the guidance of a homeopathic Vet.

 Senility

 This remedy is worth trying if symptoms of senility are present Baryta Carb 30c dose three times daily for 3 – 4 days repeat frequently (7 – 10 day intervals) if improved,

 If incoordination is noticeable as well as the other symptoms Conium 12c dose three times daily for 10 days, repeat every 3 – 4 weeks if improved.

 Useful if there is general ageing and debility with loss of control of bladder and/or bowels Causticum 30c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days and repeat every 3 – 4 weeks as necessary if improvement is apparent.

 Septicaemia (blood poisoning)

 In the early stages Aconite 6c or 30c dose every 15 – 30 minutes up to 4 – 6 doses

 Use if there is vomiting, diarrhoea or extreme restlessness Ars Alb 6c or 30c dose hourly (up to 6 – 8 doses) on the first day then four times daily for a few days until improved.

 Promotes suppuration, dullness, presence of pustules or abscesses, the body feels chilled, the remedy helps to build up the body’s immune system Echinacea 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for 5 – 7 days.

 Offensive discharges from the body (after abortion, for instance), high temperature, but pulse weak  pyrogen 30c dose 3 – 4 times daily for up to 3 – 4 times daily for up to 5 – 7 days.

 Skin Conditions

 Wet Eczema

A good remedy to use immediately the condition is spotted. In many cases will work quickly, the patch of eczema will dry up quickly and there will be less irritation to the animal Merc Sol 30c dose every two hours on the first day up to six doses, then four times daily for a few days till improved.

 Useful for the wet eczema that tends to recur, the skin may be thickened with cracks in it which ooze a sticky honey coloured discharge, seen particularly in overweight animals Graphites 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily for a few days until improved, repeat when necessary.

 For wet eczema of the ear flap or in the groin or genital region, much irritation Croton Tig 30c dose 3 times daily for 5 – 7 days repeat after a week if required.

 Dry Eczema

 Eruptions are dry, rough and scaly, worse for the cold, better for warmth, restless and condition worsens when scratched. Affected area may be swollen and inflamed Ars Alb 30c dose three times daily for 2 – 3 days, repeat after a few days if improvement is noticeable but not complete.

 Indicated if the skin is hot to touch but fry with much redness and irritation, worse from warmth, better for cold, usually a strong unpleasant smell from the skin Sulphur 6c or 30c dose twice daily for a few days (5 – 10) until improved, repeat after 7 – 10 days if necessary.

 Acute allergic type eczema, nettle rash with violent itching and rubbing, which is almost continous, worse from touch and scratching Urtica Urens 6c dose hourly for 3 – 4 doses then three times daily for a few days (5 – 7) until improved.

 Chronic Eczema

 Recurring symptoms Ars Alb 30c dose as above.

 Useful if the condition starts with small blisters which soon rupture when runned or scratched, better for warmth Rhus Tox 6c or 30c dose four times daily for 5 – 10 days until improved, repeat after 7 – 10 days if necessary, repeat when required.

 Eczema develops after a sting or insect bite. Reddening of the skin, swelling and intense irritation, worse for any sort of warmth or heat Apis 30c dose four times daily for 3 – 7 days until improved, repeat only if necessary.

 Grey, greasy skin, eczema in bends of joints especially knees and stifle and at the back of the ears, very noticeable and offensive smell with almost continual biting and scratching, worse for cold and damp, better for warmth Psorinum 6cdose twice daily for 5 – 10 days, stop with improvement.

 Blister like lesions (especially in scrotal or genital region), secondary eczema following burns or scalds. Mealy scales, sunburn, worse from touch, better for rubbing Cantharis 6c dose hourly up to four doses then four times daily for 2 – 5 days.

 Dandruff

 Little irritation, small scales, prefers the warmth Ars Alb 30c dose three times daily for 7 – 10 days, repeat after 7 – 10 days until improved.

 Usually larger bran like scales with irritation prefers the cold Sulphur 6c or 30c dose twice daily for 2 – 3 weeks if necessary until improved.

 Dermatitis

 For any infection in the skin, with pustule or abscess formation Hepar Sulph dose three times daily for 5 – 7 days, repeat after 7 days if necessary.

 Ferunculosis

 This condition is very difficult to treat without professional help from a homeopath, the remedy Hepar Sulph as given above may be helpful whilst seeking advice.

 TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

 For sores and irritable patches Hypercal cream or ointment apply 2 – 3 times daily.

 For burns, scalds, stings, insect bites etc hyper/urtica cream or ointment apply 3 – 4 times daily as necessary to control pain and irritation

 For larger sore area of eczema or dermatitis Hyper/cal lotion apply 3 – 4 times daily as necessary to control irritation and pain.

 Very soothing and effective for treating sunburn Cantharis cream or ointment is also available from some homeopathic pharmacies.

 There are many other remedies that have an effect on the skin, if the above remedies don’t appear to be effective ask your homeopath. The above are just some of the commonly used remedies.

 Teeth

 For newly inflamed gums, or if an abscess is evident at the base of the tooth Aconite 30c dose every 3 – 4 times.

 If there is a hot shiny swelling with obvious discomfort or pain, usually with no discharge of pus Belladonna 30c follows aconite well, dose every 2 – 4 hours (4 – 6 times daily) until relief.

 To promote the discharge of pus from an abscess Hepar Sulph 6c dose four times daily, for a few days if necessary, until resolved.

 Local, painful swelling near tooth, increased thirst and much salivation, gums spongy, receding and bleed easily, tooth decay Merc Sol 30c dose 3 -4 times daily for 5 – 7 days, repeat as necessary.

 Toothache in young animals, pain intolerant, peevish, irritable, restless, worse at night Chamomilla 30c dose 4 – 6 times daily until resolved.

 Vomitting

 The animal is often thirsty and vomits water straight back after drinking, frequently vomiting and diarrhoea together Ars vAlb 30c dose every 15 – 20 mins up to 4 – 6  times  then three or four times daily for a few days.

 Continuous vomiting possibly accompanied by whole blood in the diarrhoea of young animals, much salivation and vomiting of undigested food Ipecacuanha 6c dose every 2 – 4 hours for up to 6 - 8 doses and stop with improvement, if vomiting persists change to a more appropriate remedy.

 For occasional vomiting, associated with digestive upsets, alternating vomiting and diarrhoea, no increase in thirst Nux Vomica 6c dose 3 – 4 times daily when necessary.

 Many other remedies may be useful according to the symptoms, professional advice may be required.

 Warts

 The best general remedy, thuja is successful in treating more than 50% of warts, the warts are cauliflower like in appearance and often bleed easilt Thuja 6c or 30c dose twice daily, possibly for several weeks if necessary. 

Hard, horny, yellow warts that can be painful, fissures (splits) may occur, warts on the eyelids and paws often respond to this remedy, they are sore, itching, may bleed easily and can be moist in appearance Nitric Acid 6c dose twice daily, possibly for several weeks if responding.

 Hard and small warts occurring anywhere on the body, especially in the older animal, flat warts or tall and thin, may be hollowed out in appearance Causticum 6c or 30c dose twice daily for several weeks if improving.

 Local application, apply Thuja mother tincture 2 – 3 times daily with a cotton wool pad for several weeks if necessary until resolved.

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