Introduction to Homeopathy for Pets
At PetMedella, we’re pet owners. We know how important it is to keep our fur family healthy and happy. And while we need traditional veterinary medicine, sometimes we want to explore alternative options for our pets. That’s where homeopathy can come in – a natural adjunct that has been used for centuries, to balance a wide range of ailments in both humans and animals.
Homeopathy is about the whole being, body, mind and soul. You can’t get more HOLISTIC than that!
In this article, we’ll explore what homeopathy is, how it works, and the benefits it can offer your pet.
Is Homeopathy for Pets? How Does it Work?
Homeopathy is a holistic system of wellness, that treats the whole person or animal, rather than just the symptoms of a disease. It was developed in the late 18th century by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann, who believed that “like cures like” – meaning that a substance that causes symptoms in a healthy person can be used to treat similar symptoms in a sick person or animal.
Homeopathic remedies are made from natural substances such as plants, minerals, and animal products, and are highly diluted to reduce any potential side effects. They work by stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, rather than suppressing symptoms like traditional medicine often does. Homeopathic remedies are chosen based on the unique symptoms and personality of the patient, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.
Homeopaths, like Dr. Cass of Physica Energetics, knows that remedies balance the bodies energy, or it’s Vital Life Force, as he calls it! When there are blocks in energy, there are blocks in the communication between vital organs, cells, and life in the body.
This is why homeopathy pairs so well with Bioenergetic Testing. Identify the energy blocks, and work to clear them.
Benefits of Homeopathy for Pets
One of the biggest benefits of homeopathy for pets is that it is natural and safe, with little to no side effects. This makes it a great option for pets who may be sensitive to traditional medicines or have underlying health conditions that make them more susceptible to side effects.
Homeopathy for pets is an excellent entryway into the holistic health space for pet parents.
Homeopathy can also be used to balance a wide range of stressors in pets, including chronic things like joint pain, food and environmental sensitivities, and digestive issues, as well as acute things like injuries and infections.
It can also help to boost the immune system and improve overall health and vitality.
Common Pet Ailments Balanced with Homeopathy
Homeopathy can be used to balance a wide range of pet issues, including:
- Joint issues
- Digestive issues
- Skin issues
- Respiratory issues
- Behavioral issues
- Anxiety and stress
- Urinary tract infections
- Ear issues
It’s important to note that while homeopathy can be effective in clearing many issues, it should never be used as a substitute for emergency veterinary care. If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, or you think they have a health condition, seek veterinary attention.
Many vets are certified in homeopathy, herbal medicine and other adjunctive practices!
If you visit a homeopathic veterinarian, they will conduct a thorough evaluation of your pet’s health history, current symptoms, and overall health and wellness, just like your regular vet!
Homeopathy for Pets: Common Remedies
Here are some common homeopathic remedies that can be used to support pet ailments. These can be good to have on the shelf of your pet “medicine” chest!
- Arnica: Used for pain and inflammation from injuries, such as bruises, sprains, and strains. We carry Arnica 30CC from, Energique.
- Apis: Used to address hives and swelling, and also weakness or lethargy.
- Nux vomica: Used to support digestive issues, such as vomiting and diarrhea. Nux Vom is a staple around here!
- Pulsatilla: Used to clear respiratory issues, such as colds and coughs.
- Hypericum: Used to support nerve pain and injuries, such as spinal injuries and toothaches as well as in blends for skin issues.
- Ignatia: Used to balance anxiety and stress-related behaviors, such as separation anxiety and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. One of our favorite remedies is Hearts Song Milieu for cats and dogs.
Safety Considerations When Using Homeopathy for Pets
While homeopathy is generally considered safe for pets, it’s important to follow some safety guidelines to ensure the best possible outcomes. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Follow the dosage instructions carefully.
- Never exceed the recommended dose.
- Monitor your pet closely for any adverse reactions or changes in behavior.
- Do not use homeopathy as a substitute for emergency veterinary care.
- Store homeopathic remedies in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and other medications.
Integrating Homeopathy for Pets in Your Routine
Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with traditional veterinary medicine to provide a more holistic approach to your pet’s health and wellness. By working with both a traditional veterinarian and a homeopathic veterinarian, you can create a comprehensive plan that addresses all aspects of your pet’s health.
Always communicate openly with all providers of pet care, and make them aware of all treatments and medications your pet is receiving. This will help to prevent any potential interactions or conflicts between treatments.
We pair homeopathy with bioenergetic testing for an an energetic match in remedy and pet.
We have three options for testing. A Full Scan, A Sensitivity Scan and a Remedy Scan.
We carry remedies that support anxious feelings, during loneliness, fireworks, and life events like moving homes. Out most popular is Ultimate Rescue!
Decreasing inflammation in pets with skin issues is also safely done with homeopathy. If you are new to natural health for pets, are still exploring herbs, or think your pet needs a gentle first start, homeopathy for pets with skin inflammation is a safe and effective entry point.
Homeopathy for Pets:
Homeopathy can be a safe and effective way to support a wide range of pet issues. It also is a tool that supports all aspects of your pet. Your pet is like you, with an emotional, and a physical aspect to their being.
Homeopathy works well with regular veterinary medicine, giving your pet a more holistic approach to their health and wellness.
If you’re interested in exploring homeopathy for your pet, or bioenergetic testing, and have questions, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Disclaimer: This post is designed for educational and informational purposes only and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, condition, complaint, illness or medical condition and are not a substitute for professional services or medical advice. Seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking treatment.