Pets are just like kids. They get hurt and sick. Most of the time, your pet’s condition is minor enough to be treated at home. The best way to treat minor pet injuries and ailments are with natural remedies. Homeopathy is safe and effective, but the number of remedies is overwhelming. If you’re just starting to dip your feet in holistic pet care, here are four must-have homeopathic remedies for your first aid kit.
First aid for pets
Homeopathy has been used for over 200 years to treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions in both humans and pets. However, treating your pet at home should not be a substitute for veterinarian care. There are some things that can be safely treated at home, like bug bites, minor cuts, scrapes, vomiting/diarrhea, infections, and some chronic conditions, but do not avoid going to the vet if you think there is something more serious going on. However, first aid can be your first defense before taking your pet to the vet. Here are four homeopathic remedies you must include in your homeopathic first aid kit.
- Arnica Montana – Most famous for its power to heal bruised muscles and soreness, Arnica reduces swelling and improves blood flow to aid in the healing process. However, this flower is so much more than just a tonic for aching muscled and pain. Arnica can also be used to relieve the mental shock that comes with physical trauma.
- Calendula – Great for all types of skin conditions. Whether it’s minor cuts and scrapes, bug bites, skin rashes, or poison ivy, Calendula is both soothing and healing.
- Arsenicum Album – For acute vomiting and diarrhea caused by food poisoning or ingesting other toxins, Arsenic can be life-saving.
- Hemp – CBD oils, bites, and chews made from all natural non-psychogenic hemp can help animals maintain a normal and relaxed disposition as well as help manage normal stress. It also assists the immune system to help keep your pet’s body in balance.
Buying homeopathic remedies
There are many homeopathic solutions to common pet problems, from minor cuts and scrapes to stress and nervousness. You can buy natural remedies from your local pet shop or health food shop. The effectiveness of each remedy depends on proper administration and dosage. Talk to a holistic veterinarian or go to your local holistic pet shop for advice and guidance.