Homoeopathy and Veterinary Medicine

When serious  or life threatening events occur with your animal don't let a distrust of conventional veterinary medicine keep you away from from help! Veterinarians have excellent training and experience behind them and many are becoming more acquainted with holistic care. Some have even adopted a few natural therapies themselves. When success has been seen using homoeopathic methods, any open minded person will acknowledge some interest in this success.

After first consulting your veterinarian be aware that you are within your rights to participate in the decision of what the treatment is to be.  Consult your homoeopath or other holistic practitioner for alternative suggestions. Homoeopathy can work alongside veterinary practices as a complementary modality. Though some of the allopathic drugs can inhibit homoeopathic remedies, they can still be active in this situation by giving specific potencies more frequently.

Support in Times of Crisis

Homoeopathic medicines can be supportive during times of crisis, they can reduce the effects of heavy drug use; they can help to calm an aggressive or fearful animal; they can escalate post surgery recovery/healing time and minimise effects of anaesthesia, they can offer effective first aid treatment while waiting for your veterinarian to arrive eg. stemming the flow of blood or slowing/halting the progression of colic; and in many instances when veterinary medicine has met with a dead end, they have been seen to palliate or even cure.

An added benefit is that homoeopathy is inexpensive and safe to use. In treating a chronic case of disease constitutionally, the outcome actually increases the health of an animal and in so doing also increases their resistance to future interaction with disease.

Constitutional treatment can be of benefit to ease the burden of continuous vaccination, or you may use homoeopathic nosodes (made from a disease product) as a prophylactic treatment. It is wise to follow the direction of your veterinary surgeon and know what vaccinations are required for your situation, but as the animal becomes older and less susceptible to contracting certain diseases, or has minimal contact, you may wish to use homoeopathic remedies and back up with conventional vaccines every 4-5 years rather than annually depending on your circumstances). Some of you may even choose to be bold enough to use constitutional homoeopathy alone but be aware of regulations that bind you to some vaccines such as Rabies, or boarding establishments and studs that require certain vaccines which differ from one country to another.