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Roundworms in Cats
Heavy infestation leads to rough fur, lack of appetite, weight loss, or vomiting and diarrhea. Worms may be visible (white, 2-4 inches long) in either vomited material or stool. In rare cases, constipation, peritonitis or pneumonia. Newborn kittens may develop rickets.
Abrotanum 12x for 10 days. Follow with two administrations, one week apart of Calcium carbonicum 30c, five globules each dose.
Dr. Rudolf Deiser – Natural Health Care for Your Cat
Rickets in Puppies
Swelling of joints and lameness which may progress to bending of the long bones of the limbs and curvature of the thoracic cage. Apart from feeding vitamin D, the following remedies will be of great value:
Calcarea carbonica 30c – For soft fat puppies especially of the brachycephalic breed. Give weekly for two months.
Calcarea phosphorica 30c – More suitable for leaner puppies.
Geroge Macleod DVSM – Dogs: Homeopathic Remedies
Failure of Cardiac valve in Cats
The cat will keep her head elevated as much as possible, as her difficulties increase when she lies down. In case of damage to or failure of the cardiac valve, administer Convallaria 3c three times a day.
H.G. Wolff, DVM – Your Healthy Cat
Homeopathy with Wildlife
Wild animals tend to hide their symptoms or show them differently. For example, a human infant or puppy may cry when hungry, whereas a young squirrel would not make a sound when hungry since that could attract predators.
Aconitum is often the first remedy given to a wild animal due to its fear from being captured, handled, and in the possession of humans. Aconite may also help those animals that are in shock from fear.
An animal with a high vital force that has sustained an acute condition from a serious insult often has needed a single dose of a higher potency homeopathic medicine, such as a 200c or 1m.
Shirley J. Casey, BA, MBA – Homeopathy with Wildlife is Different -from Homeopathy Today
Tooth Decay in Animals
There are two major reasons why tooth decay occurs in animals and these are use of commercial foods and vaccination. If you have been feeding a good quality home diet using raw meat and tooth decay still occurs, it is likely because your animal has been vaccinated in the past. It is one of the side effects of vaccination that there will be decay with even the best of foods. The type of decay is peculiar to vaccine influence, that is that it occurs at the juncture of the gums and the teeth, what are called “neck lesions.”
To use after abdominal operations with distension of the abdomen and accumulation of gas (i.e. Cesarean sections in cattle) think Raphanus sativa (any dilution) (Boericke)
For very severe forms of lick granulomas in dogs with much swelling, inflammation and ulceration of the skin in cases with arthritis, think Commocladia dendrata 6X(Malignant skin inflammation, Radar+ Own experience)
For acute gaseous distension in ruminating animals after they stole highly digestible food, think Argenticum Nitricum 30C (own experience)
For severe paralytic hip disease with atrophy of the hind legs in dogs (German Shepherds) use Hypericum 30 for symptomatic help (J. Brodie) (it is better to find the patient’s own remedy)
Edward De Beukelaer DVM
What Can be Treated Holistically?
“Some conditions that can be treated with homeopathy and holistic care: cancer, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, feline leukemia, feline aids, inflammatory bowel disease, diabetes, chronic sinusitis, cystitis, ear infections, asthma, skin allergies, behavioral disorders, upper respiratory infections. stomatitis, seizures/epilepsy, arthritis, autoimmune diseases such as lupus, pemphigus, paralysis, intervertebral disc disease, wobblers syndrome, eosinophilic myositis, mange.”
Marcie Fallek, D.V.M
Another Way to Administer Remedies
For cats and dogs, a Q-tip or cotton tipped swab can be dipped in a water solution of the remedy and applied to the animal’s gums. Some dogs and cats seem to enjoy it.
Homeopathy for Cattle
Phytolacca 3x is very successful in increasing milk yields. Given in alternation with Asafoetica 4x, milk yields will be increased even more within a natural framework.
Belladonna 4x, one hour prior to milking, for cows which will “pull up the drawbridge” when they come to be milked. The animals then allow themselves to be milked.
Chamomilla 3x, three times a day, for milk dripping from the udder without the cow being milked.
H.G. Wolff MVSC – Homoeopathic Medicine for Dogs
Anesthesia recovery problems & post-op:
1. Not awakening as fast as you think they should, especially if they tend to bleed easily, are sensitive to loud noises and were nervous pre-op or historically: PHOSPHORUS
2. Slow awakening and body feels cold to the touch, gums blue: CARBO VEGETABALIS
3. Weakness, ennui, lethargy, anger, just not themselves post op – STAPHYSAGRIA
4. Sore, painful, do not want to be touched, bruising – ARNICA
For more wonderful Tips and Secrets, be sure to read Dr. Christina Chambreau’s article in the June 2005 Ezine.
Since Rimadyl’s 1997 launch, the FDA has received reports of about 1,000 dogs that died or were put to sleep and 7,000 more that had bad reactions after taking the drug, records and official estimates indicate. The FDA says such events are significantly underreported.
– Chris Adams, Wall Street Journal
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Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath and educator. He is the author of Homeopathy: An A to Z Home Handbook. You can visit his website at www.healgently.com. Questions and comments are welcome at [email protected]