March 2, 2011

Homeopathy is a form of ‘energy medicine’ that uses remedies made from highly diluted natural compounds. Here are five homeopathic remedies that you can keep on hand for basic needs. As always, we recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who’s familiar with the use of homeopathy, when using this modality for your pet.

Arnica montana is one of the best known homeopathic remedies. It is commonly used in humans, in both topical creams and oral pellets. Arnica is excellent for bruising, muscle aches, sprains and general injuries especially where the animal is shocked. Animals who benefit from arnica may be fearful of touch and restless, constantly moving from one spot to another because of their discomfort.

Apis mellifica, made from the Honeybee, is used for insect bites and stings that produce sensitive swellings. Animals who can benefit from apis may be very hot but not thirsty and their pain is often alleviated by cold.

Arsenicum album is a great remedy for diarrhea, especially digestive upset caused by food poisoning, consumption of garbage etc. They often feel chilly and their symptoms are alleviated by warmth. It’s especially useful in younger animals, and for those who are anxious, restless and thirsty. They are afraid to be alone and especially fearful of strangers.

Carbo vegetabilis is made from charcoal, and is used for the alleviation of gas. It is a great remedy to keep on hand for dogs who are prone to bloat. Weakness, shock and general exhaustion indicate the need for carbo veg.

Thuja occidentalis is indicated for the treatment of warts and skin complaints. It is also used to help with adverse vaccine reactions, especially those reactions that cause skin problems

Check out some other articles with homepathic and natural home remedies for pets
Energy Medicine: Homeopathy for Fido's Health
An Overview of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Natural Home Remedies For Cats & Dogs

© 2013 Lucy Postins & The Honest Kitchen This article may only be copied with prior written permission from the company. Reproductions must include credit to the author and a link to this website.