There are more Health stores now than just a few years ago. It’s no wonder dog parents also seek an alternative to conventional medicine when it comes to their pets. It may be worth exploring other options.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is derived from two Greek words:
Homoios which means “similar” and pathos which means “suffering”
Homeopathy is a branch of alternative medicine based on the premise that the body can cure itself.
Practitioners use plants and minerals and other substances found in nature which they believe can signal the body to jumpstart its healing process.
These are medicines that respect the wisdom of the body.
Its basic premise is “like cures like” also known as “The principle of similars” wherein extremely small concentrations of a particular toxin could cure the very same symptoms it would cause in larger doses. Immunizations follow the same principle and are a perfect example. It uses small doses of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to prevent what larger doses can cause.
Instead of using drugs that suppress symptoms, it makes more sense to strengthen the body’s own defense mechanisms.
In Europe, homeopathy is commonly practiced that it is no longer appropriate to call it alternative medicine
One of the best things about Homeopathy is that it works with all animals (including humans!) and is also widely used in organic agriculture.
Does your dog show signs of Anxiety?
- Excessive Barking
- Fearful Behavior
- Pacing back and forth or in circles almost obsessively
- Accidents in the house despite being potty trained
- Destructive Behavior
- Apathy (aloofness)
- Aggression/showing teeth
What causes anxiety in dogs?
- Sudden loud noises like fireworks/thunder
- Moving to a new residence/sudden change of routine
- Yelling/Physical punishment
- Loss of a family member or someone important
- Separation anxiety (being left alone too long)
- Illness like pre-diabetes or hearing/vision loss (easily startled)
- Unfamiliar people and places
- Trips to the vet or groomer
- Certain breeds are prone to anxiety
This is a remedy that can calm your anxious canine.
The Homeopathic ingredients work in harmony by correcting internal imbalances that lead to anxiety and result in a dog with a much calmer temperament. It can also stop diarrhea and hypersensitivity caused by stress. Simply spray once directly to the mouth or in the water bowl when needed. This remedy works on all animals.
Homeopathy can help your pet in many other ways
- Alopecia (Patches of hair loss)
- Bad breath
- Blood Sugar support
- Cracked paw pads
- Dry eyes
- Dust mite allergy
- Ear infections
- Lyme Disease
- Urinary disorders
- Grass/pollen allergy
- Hip dysplasia
- Joint Pain
- Kidney failure
- Kidney stones
- Mange (parasitic infestation)
- Miscarriage(strengthens muscles in the uterus)
- Motion sickness
- Mouth ulcers
- Parasites and worms
- Parvo virus treatment
- Muscle pain
- Reproductive weakness
- Pre-post surgery
- Teeth trouble
- Corrects thyroid imbalances
- Tree allergies
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaccine detox
- Treats low white blood cell count
How are Homeopathic remedies made?
It all begins with Trituration. Plants and minerals that are to be used as a remedy are ground up into a powder that is fine enough to be soluble in water.
But not just any water, it has to be double-distilled which is considered to be the purest form of water. Double distilling erases any “nanostructures or memories in the water“. Physicists who study water commonly report its mysterious and amazing properties. Double-distilling allows the medicinal substances to be imprinted in the water.
The powder is then mixed with double-distilled water and pure alcohol and mixed in a glass jar. The mixture is filtered or expressed through a press to extract the liquid.
The resulting liquid becomes the “mother tincture”
One drop of the mother tincture is diluted in a mixture of pure alcohol to a ratio of 1:9. This solution is shaken vigorously or even repeatedly struck against a hard surface, called “succussion” to activate its healing properties.
This solution is diluted again to the same ratio of 1:9. The mixture is again shaken strenuously. This process of dilution and succussion is repeated 10, 20, 30, 100 times or more. Simply diluting without shaking doesn’t activate the medicinal effects.
The end result is a Homeopathic remedy that has been “Potentized” or energized.
The process of dilution and succussion is repeated many times because its initial purpose was to remove any potential side effects and toxins it may contain but it was later discovered that the more times a remedy is succussed, the more potent it becomes and therefore fewer doses are needed.
Homeopathic remedies come in liquid, powder, granules, or tablets. These “energized” medicines are sensitive and require special handling and storage. Keep away from heat, bright light, electromagnetic radiation from computers, cellphones and televisions as these could de-activate them.
Keep them away from essential oils as strong odors can render them less effective.
However, properly stored remedies can last for many years especially those in glass bottles. Remedies that come in tablets should not be touched directly.
It is advised to administer the remedies an hour before or after your pet has had a meal. While Homeopathic remedies typically do not cause unpleasant reactions, it should be given in moderation and should not be taken while using conventional medicine.
Avoid giving remedies with food.
When should I not give my dog Homeopathic remedies?
Homeopathic medicines are a much safer and gentler alternative to canine medicine. That being said, severe or chronic diseases should be treated by a veterinarian.
**Please ask your vet if Homeopathy is right for your dog. Your vet may prescribe a different medication. Never stop taking conventional drugs without the approval or your vet**