Veterinary Homeopathy

A Case of Tick Infestation in a Dog

Written by aslamsherwani9999

Dr. Aslam Sherwani uses Staphysagria and Sulphur to dislodge ticks on a dog.

I’d like to share an experience I had using homeopathic remedies to remove common ticks that were attacking the skin of a dog, The tick is a tiny animal with eight legs that crawls on grass, leaves and shrubs looking for a pray to feed itself.  Ticks are parasites that feed themselves on the blood of their host, which can be any animal or human. Ticks are also efficient carriers of disease. They attach firmly with their body while sucking blood. They feed slowly, remain unnoticed while feeding and take several days to complete feeding. It takes two to three days for nymphs and four to seven days for adults to become fully engorged. Usually it takes 36 hours for a tick to infect. If they do not find any prey, they soon die.

There are two groups of ticks (Homeopathy Treatment for Diseases caused by Tick), sometimes called the “hard” ticks (Ixodidae) and “soft” ticks (Argasidae). Hard ticks, like the common dog tick, have a hard shield just behind the mouthparts (sometimes incorrectly called the “head”).  Unfed, hard ticks are shaped like a flat seed. Soft ticks do not have the hard shield and they are shaped like a raisin. Soft ticks prefer to feed on birds or bats and are seldom found on dogs or cats.

A friend of mine had a dog which used to roam outside to guard the house.  One day I received his call that the dog was attacked by ticks and was scratching his skin all the time.  The dog’s hair had fallen off in patches.  He asked me if there was any homeopathic remedy which could help the animal.

I had studied Staphasgria from Homeopathic Drugs Picture by M. L. Tyler and J.H. Clarke’s A Dictionery of Materia Medica. Both mentioned that the remedy removes head lice.  If it removes head lice, why not try it to remove other parasites on the body?  Boericke mentions Sulfur for use in dry unhealthy skin where every little injury suppurates and with itching, burning; worse scratching and washing.  The body of the animal was in bad condition and there was the chance that some infection was transferred. This condition also is covered by Sulfur.  I gave three doses of Sulpher 30c to be given early mornings for three days.  I gave Staphasagaria 3x to be given thrice a day for three days.  The remedies worked very well.  The ticks were detached from the skin within three days. The injured patches on the skin were also cleared. The wounds healed and clear skin appeared in about two weeks.  The hairs also started growing slowly. I have used this same formula afterwards with success.

Tick on leaf

Tick that spent a day or more sucking the blood of a dog before removal

About the author


Aslam Sherwani is a science graduate B.Sc in Botany and Zoology. He is B.H.M.S., Registered Homeopathic practitioner and has been practicing classical homeopathy since 1988 to date. . He is also a certified CEASE practitioner. (Cease Organization USA}
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  • Why on earth would you leave ticks embedded to spread disease? It only takes minutes for them to transmit disease, and those patients are now infected. All ticks carry some form of infection, be it Lyme, Babesiosis, Bartonella, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, not to mention countless viruses. I would hope you at least would give Ledum, and a nosode as additional treatment. I am a huge believer in homeopathy, but this is poor practice in my opinion. Very disappointed.

    • Thank you Kim, my thoughts exactly! This author, and please forgive him, has a 30yr complex of know it all syndrome. There should also be the mention of the Powassan Virus, with that you are given not even hours after a tick bite, and death soon follows. Regardless, ask yourself this…would you walk out into rattlesnake territory in shorts, come face to face with a Rattle….and say to the snake…opps..let me run home and mix up some sulfur, pop a couple of activated charcoal caps and perhaps put on some boots and long pants…then ya can bite me? Wow, this end of the match is hot, think I can touch it and not get burned? I pray those who read this article will be a bit wiser!

  • Dear Dr. Sherwani. Your above line of treatment was absolutely perfect and miraculous! My 1.5 year Golden Retriever (Sunny) had a nightmare of a problem with Ticks. Developed tick fever TWICE in such a short span of time. I had consulted lots of homeopathic doctors and did research online but could not find a solution using homeopathy. Having tried Sulphur, Arsenic Alb, Sepia, Natrum Sulphur, Calc Sulphur and was almost ready to give up on homeopathy w.r.t. tick problem, when your this article came to the rescue 🙂 As suggested by you I tried Staphysgria Q rather than the 3x. And also wiped him down with the Mother tincture dilution. The results have been nothing short of a MIRACLE! Its been over 1 month and I have not seen a single tick on his body since over 1 month. You and your this article is God sent.. It was such a nightmare dealing with the ticks AND fleas esp given the thick fur that Golden Retrievers have.. They were spreading inside the home, on my bed, on my body.. And now so far the problem is history. Hoping that this miracle persists. You are a genius! If my child (Sunny) could speak I am sure he would say “Bless You” 🙂 For anyone who comes across this comment, do feel free to contact Dr. Sherwani and his solution for this ticks is really useful. I can vouch for it..

    • Thank you, for your positive reply to this article. I have cats, and can not keep them from escaping from time to time, and they head for the tall grass to hunt and play where other animals have been. I do not have the authority to spray or treat wild areas so my cats inevitably end up with ticks, fleas, and chiggers. I would spend hours cleaning them.
      I happened on a remedy that contained Staphysgria and Ledum, and I knew of Ledum 200c for itching of bites, then I also heard of Psorinum for lice, which is like the chigger. I was desperate as well, so I tried it. Staphysgria 30c every 3rd day, and Ledum daily, for a week. But the itching continued that’s when I included the Psorinum 30c, which I used every 7 days. These remedies have greatly improved the life of my cats. They are still itching some, so now I will try the Sulphur 30c.
      This website has given me some much needed guidance on how to administer remedies and watch for and handle Aggravations. Thank you. I learn more and more every day. If I live long enough I would love to take good courses on homeopathy, I am 60 yrs now. Financial considerations are also an obstacle in this endeavor. My personal health is another matter, as I do not have access to a homeopath and my case is not a simple one, I do not believe I can relay the information properly over the internet. Missouri in the United States does not permit homeopaths to practice. I will travel to another state when I can, to find one.

      • Hi Evelyn, I have tried the remedies suggested by Dr. Sherwani and they work miraculously! I still continue to seek his guidance for my dog over email. He has been able to one by one solve the problems of my dog which other homeopath have been unsuccessful at. Even though i am in India and that too Mumbai where there are plenty of experienced homeopath, I trust and rely only on Dr. Sherwani for my dogs treatment. His methodology involves minimal drugging and simplicity. A true follower of Hanneman, follows the single remedy system. You can try contacting him directly by email for additional guidance. [email protected]

  • Hi. I have managed to buy Staphysagria 30C and Suplhur 30C – tinctures. I have 3 dogs. All suffering from tick problems. How many drops of these tinctures can I give them each,in water? Seek urgent guidance.

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