Quick Guide in a Nutshell
Easy dosing for all species and ages.
Have a shelf life of several years or more if stored correctly.
Must be kept out of direct sunlight and strong odours.
A safe, effective alternative to invasive therapies.
Safe to use whilst on allopathic drugs.
Non toxic and no side effects.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone, including pets, wildlife, farm animals, reptiles and birds, young and old.
The therapy is based on the theory of treating “like with like” or “like cures like”.
They can come in various forms: white poppy pills, white tiny granules, white tablets or in clear liquid form (which will have grain alcohol added to it as a preservative).
They have no taste or smell.
The number of drops (or pills) given in each dose is not as important as the frequency.
For example: A single dose of homeopathic remedy given to a pet or human could be from three up to 50 drops given at once. This would still be considered a single dose. The most important thing is the number of times (frequency) a homeopathic remedy is given.
How does Homeopathy work?
Homeopathy works on a dynamic or energetic level. It does not have any side effects nor can one give an overdose, even if a child or pet accidently takes the whole bottle at the one time.
If an incorrect remedy has been given, all that will happen is the symptom still remains, until the correct remedy is provided.
Hahnemann used the term “vital force” to describe the spirit–like energy force that maintains the life of the individual. Without the vital force, the body dies. When the vital force is in a state of balance, health exists. A cat or dog (or any living creature) with a strong vital force (not to be confused with immune system because they are two different things) will be able to withstand exposure to certain disease stimulants with little disruption. One with a weak vital force, however, will be pushed to a state of imbalance with the slightest provocation. This may be a difficult concept to understand, but a cat with a strong vital force will express a lot of symptoms when ill (or in a state of imbalance). For example, he may have a high fever and lots of discharge if sick with an upper respiratory infection. A pet with a weak vital force will express few symptoms and they will often be very weak, like a chronic low–grade fever. Obviously, it is much easier treating the pet with a strong vital force because there are often a lot of symptoms to go by. A properly prescribed homeopathic remedy will work with the pet’s vital force to remove the disease state. Treating a pet in this manner works to improve the vital force and because the symptoms are not suppressed the pet’s overall immune system is strengthened as well….The immune system is an internal force consisting of various components like the skin, nose, mouth, thymus, spleen and lymph system, designed to keep infectious organisms out and destroying the ones that get in. If your cat has a competent immune system, he will be able to deal with infectious organisms without needing medicine of any kind. A kitten is born with a weak or undeveloped immune system. As the kitten matures and his immune system is challenged, preferably in a natural manner instead of by using vaccines, he develops natural immunity.
Allopathic practitioners’ views symptoms as something that must be crushed, wiped out, and stopped.
If a cat has a runny nose or runny eyes, an antihistamine or antibiotic is prescribed; if diarrhoea or vomiting is the symptom, anti–diarrhoea or anti–vomiting medicine is given; for any inflammation or suspected inflammation occurs, steroids (an anti–inflammatory) are used. With the use of allopathic drugs, each symptom is treated using an opposing (or anti) medicine and the symptoms are suppressed, which does not cure the disease and may cause harm to the animal.
Can homeopathic be given can whilst on conventional drugs?
The answer is “yes”. Our aim is to fully restore health in a short period of time.
Using drugs tend to mask and suppress symptoms. This explains why a pet ends up having to stay on drugs for the rest of their lives. Long term drugs do damage major organs, just one of the very unpleasant side effects.
Are homeopathic remedies safe?
Homeopathic remedies are a unique, potentised energy medicine, drawn from the plant, mineral and animal worlds. They are diluted to such a degree that not one molecule of the original substance can be detected (after the 12c potency). They work by gently boosting the natural energy of the body and are very safe; even for pregnant and sensitive patients. There is no danger of addiction or toxicity.
How are the remedies made?
The raw extracts (from plants or animals) or triturations (from minerals and salts) are made into a ‘tincture’ with alcohol which forms the basis of the dilution procedure. Dilutions are made up to either 1 part tincture to 10 parts water (1X) or 1 part tincture to 100 parts water (1c). Repeated dilution results in the familiar 6X, 6X or 30C potencies that can be bought over the counter; the 30C represents an infinitesimal part of the original substance.
If they are so dilute, how can they work?
After each dilution the mixture is vigorously agitated in a machine that delivers a calibrated amount of shaking. This is called succussion. It is thought that this process imprints the healing energy of the medicinal substance throughout the body of water (the diluent) as if a message is passed on. The message contains the healing energy. Even in ultra molecular dilutions, information specific to the original dissolved substance remains and can be detected.
What is herbal medicine? (brown liquid)
Many well established medicines originally came from plants. For example, the pain killer morphine comes from poppies, aspirin comes from the bark of willow trees and digoxin (a drug used to treat heart failure) comes from the foxglove plant.
Traditional herbal medicine has been used in the Europe for centuries and it remains popular today, despite scientific advances leading to more medicines and other conventional medical treatments becoming available. Although it’s classed as a complementary medicine in Europe, it’s actually the most widely practised form of medicine across the world – 80 percent of the world’s population are dependent on herbs for their health.
Some herbal treatments are well established and have undergone clinical testing. This approach is best called phytotherapy and uses one remedy for one condition based on proper scientific testing. We are now applying herbal medicines to our animal companions with great success.
Note: The dosage for a horse is less than for a dog or human, due to their unique metabolism.
Herbs come in various forms.
Brown liquid ( as a concentrate called an herbal extract or less concentrate as a herbal tincture), brown tablets, capsules, powders, dry herbal tea and medicinal dried herbs.
How do herbal medicines work?
Many conventional medicines originate from a single active ingredient of a plant. Scientists can isolate this and produce it on a large scale in a laboratory. This is the opposite of herbal medicines which may contain dozens of different ingredients. Herbalists believe that all the elements are in balance within a plant and so it’s important to keep them together. The different components are made more or less powerful depending on the others that are present.
Herbs have a strong smell and taste compared to homeopathic medicines (which have no smell or taste, and come as clear liquid or white pills).
If you buy herbs, the best form is as a liquid or dry leaf (make as a tea), as liquid herbs work faster and go through the blood stream much quicker. For animals it is easy to mix in with daily meals.