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Holistic Care: About Homeopathic Treatments in Pets

Holistic Care: About Homeopathic Treatments in Pets

If your pet is experiencing a range of symptoms related to a veterinary condition and you are concerned with the heavy use of chemical treatments then you may want to consider homeopathic options. Today, our Egg Harbor Township vets share some information about holistic pet care and the benefits of homeopathic treatments for veterinary conditions.

Holistic Pet Care: What are homeopathic treatments for pets?

Holistic veterinarians believe that by using the right substances, the body will be able to heal itself from various conditions and diseases.

The main idea behind holistic pet care is that if a certain substance can cause health concerns and severe symptoms in large doses then by administering small doses these same symptoms even if caused by a different condition may be cured. 

Holistic medicines come from natural substances in order to stimulate the immune system and promote healing within the body.

What are the different types of holistic pet care?

Homeopathic treatments can be administered in a number of different ways such as small white sugar tablets, granules, or pellets, as well as in a liquid form. There are some homeopathic medicines that can also be used topically to treat certain ailments.

If giving your pet pellets or liquid, you should ensure that your pet has a clean mouth so that the remedy can be absorbed directly by the mucose membrane. While using a syringe to place the remedy into your pet's mouth is the standard method of administering the treatment, some pets may find that it is easier to lick the remedy off of a plate or out of a bowl. 

What conditions can holistic pet care be used to treat?

Some of the conditions that veterinary homeopathy can be used to treat include:

  • Digestive and endocrine diseases
  • Fleas, skin and coat disorders
  • Heart and kidney diseases
  • Bone and joint disorders
  • Ears, eyes, nose and mouth problems
  • Immune system disorders
  • Respiratory disease
  • Mood and behavior problems
  • Reproductive system problems
  • Viruses and acute infections

How do homeopathic treatments for pets work?

A holistic veterinarian will administer very small doses of the prescribed remedy to help treat your pet's conditions. The holistic vet will use a remedy based on a substance that would produce the symptoms that your pet is experiencing if they had eaten it.

What are the benefits of holistic pet care?

A veterinarian can consider your pet's physical, mental, and emotional needs, and may recommend holistic care to be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to veterinary medicine. Holistic remedies can sometimes be beneficial for pets with chronic pain, such as arthritis. 

Holistic remedies may also improve your pet's mood and energy levels, and have other positive side effects. 

Are homeopathic treatments safe for pets?

While many publishing would like to share homeopathy as a safe option, there are some dangers to be aware of. Always consult your vet before allowing your pet to have a holistic remedy, as holistic remedies may sometimes interact with medications your pet is currently taking.

Homeopathic treatments should only ever be administered by an experienced holistic vet. 

A skilled holistic veterinarian will be able to administer the appropriate dosage, with no danger to your pet, allowing them to safely receive treatment for their condition.

How successful is holistic pet care in treating cats and dogs?

Homeopathy was widely used in the time before antibiotics. This success still goes on today although each pet will have a unique experience and the possibility of success depends on the condition affecting each pet, along with their age and other factors.

There are some animals that a holistic veterinarian may have difficulties treating especially those that have previously undergone treatments using high-dosage potent drugs for conditions such as cancer.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Would you like to learn more about how our Egg Harbor Township vets can treat your pet's health condition? Contact us today.

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At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we always accept new patients into our veterinary family. Our veterinarians are passionate about the health and well-being of Egg Harbor Township pets. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment. 

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