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Homepathy

 Homeopathy or homepathic medicine is based on the idea that the body has the capability to heal itself. It is based off the "like cures like' principle which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy body can cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy one. 

Homeopathic remedies are derived from a variety of plants, animal materials and minerals. These remedies are prescribed to fit the needs of each individual person or animal, given in much smaller and less toxic doses than traditional medications, and are used for both prevention and treatment.

How is homeopathic medicine different from conventional medicine? 

Homepathic remedies for dogs help aid their immune and defense systems to return back to order. Conventional dog medication uses antibiotics and antiviral drugs to help surpress their symptoms, but does nothing to remove the predisposition of disease and the weakness of immune system, thus weakening the immune system more and predisposing the dog to more and frequent diseases. Homeopathic medicine helps to strengthen the dogs immune system which prevents reccurance of diseases. Also, there are no side affects from homeopathic medicine as there are in conventional medication.

Are homeopathic remedies safe for my dog?

Homepathic rememdies are safe for dogs because they are given in very diluted forms. Also, they do not include any chemicals or added colors. They work with the body, not in spite of it, so there aren't any adverse reactions.

12 commonly used remedies

  • Apis mellifica - great for bee and other insect bites. Give every 20 minutes for a few doses after a bee sting.
  • Arnica - good for general pain, stiffness due to overexertion, soreness and musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Arsenicum album - great for GI upsets from eating spoiled food where there is both vomiting and diarrhea. Give twice an hour for a few hours.
  • Borax (the remedy, not the powder) – excellent for fear of thunderstorms and fireworks. Give this at the 6c potency twice a day for a month during the season.
  • Calendula (can be used both as an oral remedy and as an external ointment) – use for skin infections or any kind of external infection. It’s a remarkable healing agent and a tube of the ointment should always be on hand to apply topically to scrapes, infections and wounds. You can also buy a tincture and dilute it 1/10 and flush any cuts or wounds with it.
  • Hepar sulphur - is wonderful to treat painful abscesses anywhere on the body and painful infected anal glands.
  • Hypericum - is an excellent remedy to give for any pain due to nerve damage or injuries to nerve-rich areas. I once closed my finger in a window and learned firsthand the wonders of Hypericum. Great for when you cut your dog’s toenails too short.
  • Myristica - phenomenal remedy for anal sac infections and chronic anal sac problems.
  • Rhus tox - for arthritis that’s better after moving around, general musculoskeletal injuries, red swollen eyes, skin infections and skin itching.
  • Ruta - fantastic for any injury to tendons or ligaments and this remedy has a real affinity for the knee so you would use it immediately after any knee or cruciate injury.
  • Silicea - pushes foreign bodies like splinters or foxtails out of the skin.
  • Ledum – the first choice for any type of puncture wound, including those from insect bites. Insect bites that require Apis will be hot and red whereas bites that require Ledum will be cool and appears bruised.

Homotoxicology

Homotoxicology is a combination of homepathy and medical science. Homotoxicology believes that disease is the expression of the immune system's defensive efforts to protect the body against internal and external toxins. Homotoxic remedies are combinations of remedies which include a mixture of animal, vegetable and minerals. This is in direct distinction to classical homeopathy which uses only a single remedy at a time.

What can homotoxicology help with?

  • Mobility issues
  • Chronic renal failure in cats
  • Aging and vitality issues
  • As an adjunct to any healing process