Alternative medicinal practices are on the rise for the treatment of our dogs and cats. Homeopathy is one such alternative. Homeopathy is a healing system that was originally developed over 200 years ago. This healing system stimulates your pet’s immune system by using a very diluted, small dose remedy. “Small doses of what?” you might be thinking. Glad you asked. Homeopathic remedies come from plants, animals and minerals. Interesting, no? There’s more.
What is Homeopathy used to treat? In short, homeopathic medicine can be used to treat anything, chronic or acute, but many common uses are listed below.
- Skin irritations
- Gastric disorders
- Intestinal disorders
- Pain relief without side effects
So, how is Homeopathy different from conventional methods of medicine?
As we mentioned above, Homeopathy cures ailments by strengthening the immune system. The body fights the disease. On the other hand, conventional methods of medicine only aim to suppress the symptoms of the disease or illness. The disease is never even fought so it still exists and is left to wreck further havoc on the body of your dog! This suppression of symptoms only serves to weaken the body’s immune system thereby making it susceptible to more diseases. Additionally, Homeopathic treatments are safe. There are no chemicals, no dyes. Giving your dog the treatment is easy too. The pellets can be diluted and dissolved in water, ground and dropped in your pet’s mouth or you can easily drop the pellets in your pet’s mouth! Alternately, you can find homeopathic remedies in liquid form.
Homeopathy is a holistic approach to treating illness and it works in conjunction with the body! That being said, there are always precautions to take so please work with your holistic vet and follow instructions.