How Homeopathy Can Help Your Pet's Arthritis

How Homeopathy Can Help Your Pet's Arthritis

Did you know that osteoarthritis is a condition that affects not only people but a wide range of animals? Horses, dogs, cats and other animals can all be affected.

Although it's often associated with pets (& people) who're older. It can affect pets of any age. Those younger pets who have arthritis may have suffered injury or have a conformational issue though.

What is Veterinary Homeopathy?

Homeopathy should not be confused with herbal remedies. This is because homeopathic medicine uses not only plants but also mineral and animal sources.

Homeopathy has been used for thousands of years and is based on the law of similars, i.e. a remedy is selected that will cause the same symptoms as the illness shown.

This remedy is then diluted homeopathically and given in minute quantity , thus the immune system is stimulated by the same substance and fights the disease or illness.

Veterinary homeopathy, is the application of this complementary animal therapy within veterinary practice. Horses, dogs, cats and many other animals - large or small can all have homeopathic medicine. The amount to give will depend on the size of the animal. The remedies usually come in different potencies, plus it depends on the ailment and the pet as to how much to give.

How can homeopathy help with your pet's arthritis?

There are dozens of types of homeopathic medicine that can be used for a variety of ailments. The best one will depend on the pet.
Rhus Tox is often used for helping with osteoarthritis. But there are many other homeopathic medicine that maybe more suitable. The best one will depend on your animal's individual circumstances - e.g. is the joint stiffness better for exercise or rest, or is it better in cold weather or hot weather?

To get the best benefit out of homeopathy, have a consultation with a Veterinary Surgeon who's qualified in homeopathy. There are many throughout the UK and Ireland who're members of the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons -

As with all therapies and treatments - use only those that your Veterinary Surgeon approves. Whilst homeopathy is generally very safe, there maybe some reasons why it won't be suitable for your horse, dog or other animal. It may not even work properly if your animal is on other medication, so do get your Veterinary Surgeon's permission first.

I hope you've found this article helpful for your pet. To get more information on dozens of other complementary therapies for your animal, please have a look through the rest of this website. Take a look at the sitemap here.

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