For Our Fine Furry, Feathered and Finned Friends
Homeopathic remedies for pets are both safe and gentle, and can treat a number of common ailments.
|Swollen, puffy, red, shiny skin surface. Touch is painful, and the animal is fretful, agitated, thirstless and seems better when cold is applied to the area.||Apis
|Abscesses that develop from puncture wounds. The wounded parts feel cold to the touch. Animal resists being covered, and muscles twitch near the wound.||Ledum
|This is the first remedy to consider when the area is inflamed and the animal is fearful. Follow with another remedy for bites.||Aconite
|Puncture bites, snakebites and scorpion stings accompanied by purple or blue discoloration, swelling, or festering.||Lachesis
(bushmaster snake venom)
|Use when diarrhea results from spoiled food or drink. Stools are small, dark, watery, bloody, frequent and foul-smelling. Animal is faint, cold and anxious.||Arsenicum
|Rumbling intestines and watery stools. Stools may contain mucus and/or blood with two to three normal stools daily. Animal is thirstless; he or she has a mild, gentle disposition.||Pulsatilla
|Chronic flea allergy dermatitis. Skin has small, brown scabs and the animal scratches, licks and chews itself excessively and alternates between thirst and thirstlessness.||Natrum muriaticum
|Inflamed skin from fleas and bites; sour and foul skin odor.
Animal scratches repeatedly and is irritable.
|Nausea from riding in cars/boats. Animal is restless, yawns and pants, loses bladder/bowel control and has an aversion to food and drink. The pet’s symptoms grow worse from being cold.||Cocculus
(Indian cockle seed)
|Pet loses bladder/bowel control due to fear of impending car/boat ride. Animal is dizzy, drowsy and trembles.||Gelsemium
|SPRAINS AND STRAINS|
|Animal seems to stiffen up due to overuse of muscles in damp weather.||Rhus toxicodendron
|Morning stiffness; tendons and ligaments are involved. Animal is weak and lame.||Ruta graveolens
If, however, your pet is experiencing severe symptoms such as lethargy, bleeding, severe difficulty breathingor trauma, consult a veterinarian immediately. This information isn’t intended as medical advice.