Life without animals is nearly impossible to imagine. They have always been an intricate part of our life which they impact by being our companions, faithful comrades and friends, benefactors, protectors, comforters, and more. They provide joy and laughter to our lives and can teach us great lessons of faithfulness and love.
Animals are a great way to teach a child caretaking skills and to instill a sense of compassion along with responsibility. They are used in sport and leisure activities and even for rehabilitation. Throughout history they have helped by working for humans and providing for their livelihood. Whether they are house pets, working or therapeutic animals, they are very important to us and we need them as much as they need us.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” – Mahatma Gandhi
To enjoy their benefits we also have to accept the responsibility for keeping them healthy and happy. That’s where species-appropriate husbandry and nutrition play a significant role as well as the appropriate treatment and prevention of diseases.
Homeopathy offers the possibility to cure diseases rapidly, gently and permanently, also in animals. It has demonstrated it’s effectiveness in the prevention of diseases for more than 200 years and offers efficient alternatives to vaccines which have caused much suffering in humans and animals.
The history of veterinary homeopathy also begins with it’s founder. Hahnemann wrote in his article “The homeopathic healing art of domestic animals” that “animals are certainly as curable with homeopathy as humans“. He suggested making provings on animals to build a reliable materia medica of true positive actions of drugs based on nature and experience. He wrote that animals indicate their diseases with symptoms as sure and good as humans do. “They might not speak a language, but the amount of noticeable changes in their appearance, their behavior, and the accomplishment of natural, animal and live functions fully serves to replace the language.” Their displayed symptoms are the true expression of the disease, as animals neither dissimulate nor exaggerate pain like humans, nor hide their feelings or lie about their ailments. Hahnemann emphasized that for veterinary homeopathy the same laws and principles apply, as with the treatment of humans. And, “the more the similarity between the morbid symptoms of the remedy and the diseased animal, the more rapidly and permanently the animal will be cured, with a security which borders on mathematical certainty.”
Hahnemann criticized the veterinary practice of the old school and opined that the usual veterinarian will resist any new and better method just because it is new and suggests something other than the known path. “Much resignation, modesty, impartiality, and disbelief in the old books is necessary to open the mind for the new and sure homeopathic healing method for the benefit of the animals.”
Although homeopathy was already used for animals by some of the old masters like Boenninghausen, veterinary homeopathy only became popular during the last decades. It is now extensively used by animal owners and veterinarians worldwide and more animal lovers and owners are becoming interested in homeopathy. Last but not, least their homeopathic cure proves that the impact of homeopathy is not due to imagination or suggestion.
Having said this we are pleased to present to you a special Hpathy issue on animals in homeopathy and hope that you enjoy the variety of articles. Explore them and let us know your thoughts and feedback at [email protected]
Homeopathy for Everyone
- Samuel Hahnemann, Gesammelte kleine Schriften, Homoeopathische Heilkunde der Haustiere, p.891, Haug Verlag, Heidelberg, 2001