General use natural medicines

pet herbal remedy

Rescue Remedy

Composed of Cherry Plum, Clematis, Impatiens, Rock Rose and Star of Bethlehem.

The most well known Bach Flower Remedy used for First Aid: shock, pain, fear and panic. Give a few drops every half hour until the animal has calmed. Rescue Remedy is suitable for injured birds and other wildlife as well as domestic pets suffering from shock. It can be sprayed on or otherwise absorbed via the skin if it is difficult to administer drops to the mouth of the animal in distress. It is great for recovery after surgery, when it should be given every 2 – 4 hours for a day or two. Rescue Remedy has many uses: for recovery after convulsions, as a natural sedative, to help weak puppies after birth, or the mother to recover after giving birth, etc. Rescue Remedy is useful in all situations where an animal is under stress, even if it is not life threatening. Take some yourself when dealing with a difficult situation as your stress can be felt by the animal you are trying to help!

natural pet care bruises

Arnica

The best natural remedy for shock and bruising. Give as an acute remedy, first 2 hourly, then reduce to 4 x daily until the animal has recovered. It should not be given for longer than a few days.

home remedy for dogs

Homeopathic vaccination for distemper

Just for dogs. Give a few drops morning and night twice a week for 4 weeks. If there is an outbreak of distemper give a booster of the remedy, morning and night for 3 days in a row. Give distemper and parvovirus vaccinations on alternate days. If you suspect your dog has distemper (coughing, general sad and sorry behaviour) take it to the vet immediately – you can give it some of the homeopathic remedy on the way. Respected pet care author Pat Coleby recommends large amounts of Vitamin C and B12 (injected if possible, or else fed in solution).

vaccination for dogs

Homeopathic vaccination for parvovirus

Just for dogs. Give morning and night twice a week for 4 weeks. If there is an outbreak of parvovirus give a booster of the remedy, morning and night for 3 days in a row. Give distemper and parvovirus vaccinations on alternate days. Parvovirus can be brought into the home in the dirt on the soles of your shoes – there is not a lot you can do to stop its spread if an outbreak occurs. It becomes more dangerous after rain. If you suspect your dog has parvovirus (diarrhoea, vomiting) immediately take it to the vet – you can give it some of the homeopathic remedy on the way. If you can’t reach a vet make sure to keep giving water (even forcing a few drops regularly down its throat with a dropper) until it can be put on a drip. Pat Coleby also recommends large amounts of Vitamin C (injected if possible, or else fed in solution).

heartworm home remedy

Heartworm energy

Heartworm is caused by nematode worms that live in and weaken the heart, and is carried via mosquitoes. A first step in prevention is to keep your animal away from mosquitoes. Give on three successive days, morning and night, once a month.

tick natural remedy

Tick immunity

For a 6 month immunity against paralysis ticks give in the same manner as vaccination: twice a week for a month. Always check your pet every day during normal patting/grooming – especially the ears and toes.

urinary tract infection home remedy

Canthasis

For urine tract infections and blockages – it is an acute remedy. Give 4 x daily, reducing to twice daily as condition improves, stop as soon symptoms have gone. Let the animal drink as much as it wants as the full bladder helps to ease the pain.

natural birth remedy

Caulophyllum

For a quick birth. To ensure a speedy delivery and clean expelling of the placenta, give three doses half an hour apart during labour. Try to provide a quiet, warm, comfortable and safe place for your animals labour, and if complications persist after the three doses, seek vetinary help.

home remedy for cats etc

Phosphorus

For fear of thunder and loud noises. Can be given at the beginning of the storm season in the same manner as the vaccinations, with an extra dose during a storm or before fireworks. Always make sure your pet is securely locked up during fireworks as they can get injured or lost in their panic.

home remedy for cats etc

Podophyllum

For gastric upsets with vomiting and diarrhoea. Often the stomach rumbles loudly to indicate the animal has acute gastritis. Give a few doses every hour until symptoms have gone. Dogs in particular have a different digestion system to humans and although “tummy rumbles” cause us no discomfort, a stomach upset is actually quite painful for a dog. Rubbing of the stomach and even a gentle massage to get the system moving again may be appreciated. If you suspect this may be parvovirus, or any other complications such as bloat/inverted stomach, do not delay vetinary treatment.

snake bite home remedy

Rhus tox

An acute and brilliant remedy for snake and spider bites. Give 2 hourly until the animal is improving, then 4 hourly until complete recovery has taken place. This remedy has saved the lives of animals living a long way from veterinary surgeries, but can be given as first aid even if veterinary help is quickly provided.

home remedy for cats etc

Sulphur

Useful for most skin conditions. Hot spots, eczema, mange and some allergies should respond favourably to this remedy. Give a dose once a week to clear up problems, thereafter once a month for 6 months. If the problem re-occurs, start this regime again. Use as a preventative: a few doses a year help to keep the skin healthy. Regular baths with a specially formulated dermatological shampoo for animals also helps.