From injury to itching to cardiovascular problems: Animals can also be treated with homeopathic remedies. More about the active ingredients used and their dosage in dogs, cats and horses.
We do everything for the well-being of your own four-legged friend, whether it’s a golden retriever or a common house cat. The health of pets is also important to mistresses and masters on a visit to the veterinarian, naturopath, physiotherapist or animal homeopath.
Many pet owners now rely on homeopathic single or complex remedies in the form of globules, dilutions or tablets for the treatment of rather harmless complaints. As a natural alternative to conventional veterinary medicine with few side effects, they can be used for the following complaints, for example:
- skin diseases such as warts
- dental problems or bad breath
- Inflammation, for example in the ears, teats, bladder or joints
- anxiety states
- Digestive disorders such as diarrhea and vomiting
- Infections with runny nose and cough
- behavioral problems
Dilution in the bowl, put globules directly in the mouth
Homeopathy for animals follows the same principle that also applies to humans: similar things should be cured with similar things and the self-healing powers should be activated. Homeopaths administer dogs, cats, horses and rodents the same active ingredients that are also suitable for two-legged friends. The basis is always a natural raw material such as a mineral or a plant.
For animals, homeopaths recommend globules that are placed in the mouth or dilutions that are dropped into the drinking water. The dosage and choice of remedy depends on the size, age, type of animal, symptoms, character and also the attitude of the animal and should be clarified with a homeopathically trained veterinarian, animal naturopath, animal homeopath or pharmacist.
- Silicea or Hepar sulfuris in abscesses
- Apis for allergies
- Cantharis or Pulsatilla (pasqueflower) for cystitis
- Bryonia (Bryony), Gelsemium (Yellow Jasmine) and Okoubaka (Okoubaka tree) for diarrhea
- Belladonna (deadly nightshade) for inflammation
- Nux vomica and ipecacuanha for vomiting
- Aconitum (Monkshood) or Drosera (Sundew) for coughs
- Mercurius solubilis or potassium phosphoricum against bad breath
- Pulsatilla (pasqueflower) or Allium cepa (onion) for colds
- Nux vomica (Night nut) or Lycopodium (Clubmoss) for indigestion
Homeopathy for horses
Homeopathic active ingredients can also have a soothing effect on horses. A possible selection of remedies and indications:
- Phosphorus and Arsenicum album against anxiety and restlessness
- Aconite for colds
- Belladonna (deadly nightshade) for inflammation and weakness
- Apis, digitalis (foxglove) and nux vomica (nice nut) for cardiovascular problems
- Bryonia (Bruney Beet) or Colocynthis (Coloquinte) for colic
- Coffea (coffee) for nervousness
- Arnica montana (arnica) for sprains and nail kicks
Bach flowers can also be used to treat animals. Since the nature of the animal also plays a decisive role in the selection of the right remedy here, advice should be obtained from the veterinarian, animal naturopath or animal homeopath, as in homeopathy.