Homeopathy in veterinary medicine: alternative medicine for animals

Veterinary homeopathy is an excellent alternative for treating certain animal ailments or diseases, including conduct disorders. But it must not take the place of treatment for serious diseases.

You may have tried several treatments but have not achieved the desired results. Or maybe you are tempted by the idea of ​​alternative medicine for your pets as well. In this article we talk about veterinary homeopathy. 

What is veterinary homeopathy?

Nowadays, many animal health problems can be treated with traditional medicine. Nevertheless, in some cases it is possible to obtain better results with holistic or natural treatments .

As soon as we notice the first symptom of illness in our pet, we take him to the vet (as we would take our children to the pediatrician) and the professional prescribes a drug-based treatment. However, these do not always prove effective.

Veterinary homeopathy is a very effective alternative for conditions such as allergies , ailments caused by anxiety or stress and even conduct disorders in animals.

The founder of this current, a German doctor named Samuel Hahnemann , tested the effectiveness of homeopathy on his horse suffering from an eye disorder. As it achieved positive results, it began to apply it to humans as well.

Although this may appear similar to what happens in scientific laboratories that experiment on guinea pigs, the truth is that homeopathy provides remedies that are free of any unwanted or toxic effects . The drugs are processed with a base of ingredients of plant, animal and mineral origin.

Veterinary homeopathy provides easy-to-administer and personalized treatments . Each remedy, in fact, is different and is based on the symptoms, but also on the personality and habits of the animal.

What is homeopathic treatment for animals?

Like humans, it all starts with a visit to the vet . The veterinary homeopathy specialist conducts a very detailed physical examination of the animal. In addition to this, through a series of questions to the owner, he can prepare a complete patient card.

The homeopath also analyzes the specific characteristics of the animal, such as weight, breed or age, and asks for a complete physical examination that includes blood and urine tests, x-rays, among various medical tests.

Having obtained this information, the next step is to know the character of the animal and how its body reacts to diseases.

Finally, the vet will ask the owner about how the animal reacts to certain stimuli, what scares him, how he relates to the rest of the family, if he suffers from stress , anxiety or fear or if he has special symptoms such as diarrhea , a lot of thirst, frequent urination, joint pain, apathy, etc.

In search of the ideal homeopathic treatment

After the homeopath has formulated the diagnosis, he will have to identify the remedy suitable for the patient . Veterinary homeopathy treatments are prepared through a system called dynamization , which is necessary in order to obtain the right dilution. The bottle will therefore contain one or more compounds in different proportions.

The treatment can be purchased in different solutions: drops, crystals, granules, injections, powders, ointments, lotions or pills. The professional will indicate the doses to be taken.

A common question is whether veterinary homeopathy can treat and cure all diseases that affect our animals. The validity of this method will depend on the severity of the pathology and the ability of our four-legged friend’s body to deal with it and heal.

Even in the presence of health problems that require surgery, homeopathic treatments can integrate pre- and post-operative therapy.

It should be noted, however, that unlike traditional medicine, veterinary homeopathy may take longer to achieve the desired effects . Thereafter, both methods will be used if the animal’s life is in danger.

Finally, as regards the conduct disorders of the animal, homeopathic treatments are effective in most cases. For this purpose, however, the help of the owners is essential, who will have to change some of their pet’s lifestyle habits.

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