Homeopathy seems to work as well for dogs as it does for people. We’ve been using this gentle and effective form of healing with our own Cocker Spaniel, ever since we adopted him from a shelter.
This is true medicine and it’s saved us on a number of occasions from unnecessary trips to the vet. It’s also spared our pet stress and trauma, as the vet’s office is probably his least favorite place on earth.
Shortly after we brought him home from the shelter, he developed diarrhea. This was likely due to the stress of moving into a new home, coupled with the stress of being in a shelter. He was also adjusting to a new diet. One dose of the right homeopathic remedy solved the problem. There are also specific homeopathic remedies for diarrhea. In this case, the one we used worked really well.
If you plan to use homeopathic remedies on your dog, make sure to work closely with your vet. Never neglect a serious medical problem, assuming homeopathy will fix it.
Homeopathy for Constipation in Dogs
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Homeopathy used properly is safe and natural. This healing art was discovered 200 years ago by a German physician named Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, MD. It quickly spread around the world, and it was very popular in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Homeopathy would be nearly perfect, except for one thing. There’s a huge learning curve. Ideally, you’ll want to work with a homeopathic veterinarian or, at least, someone who knows a lot about homeopathy as well as animals.
Depending upon where you live, these practitioners can be hard to find. Asking around, or even asking a regular vet, might lead you in the right direction. I am not a professional homeopath. So I feel blessed to have had two excellent homeopaths, whom I’ve worked with over the years.
If you cannot locate a good homeopath, you can also find excellent resources, such as Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs, written by homeopathic veterinarian Don Hamilton, DVM.
Canine Constipation Remedy
There are very specific remedies for canine constipation. However, it would be impossible to list the right ones here. Each one is specific, for the individual patient. This is why you need to either work with a professional or learn enough about this treatment method in order to choose a good remedy.
It’s very important to select the right remedy, or else nothing will happen. It’s also crucial to not repeat the remedy too many times, because you could see an “aggravation of symptoms.”
Fortunately, homeopathy is making a comeback. In the United States, it nearly disappeared, as people began using pharmaceuticals. Now that we know these drugs do not heal, and can cause potentially serious side effects, there’s renewed interest in natural healing.
Natural Remedy for Constipation in Dogs
Homeopathy has the potential for deep healing. If your dog suffers from chronic constipation, the right homeopathic treatment can bring long-lasting relief.
If you can’t find a good homeopathic vet in your area, you may be able to find one someplace else, who will take your dog’s case over the phone and recommend the right remedy. It’s much more important to have a good homeopath than to find a mediocre one who lives closer. If you do work long distance, it’s extremely helpful to have your own remedy kit, especially if you need a remedy right away.
I’ve been using homeopathy ever since my children were little. I don’t know what I would have done without a basic homeopathic remedy kit. You never know when the symptom picture will change, and you’ll need a particular remedy quickly.
Chronic Constipation in Dogs
I realize how difficult it can be to find a good homeopath. Once I had to make a switch. It took me years to find someone with the same level of skill as my previous homeopath. Fortunately, I did find someone who’s helped me a lot. She’s been my homeopath for years, and, as an added bonus, she has good insights into animal care. So she’s been really good for our dog as well.
However, because homeopathy is just beginning to enjoy a resurgence in popularity, it’s hard to find practitioners. This is true for people, as well as for animals.
That’s why I was so excited to come across a wide-spectrum digestion remedy for dogs and cats, that can potentially address the problem of constipation. It contains a number of homeopathic remedies often used for digestion. What I love about this company is that it has holistic vets on staff, so it can provide support and answer any follow up questions after you’ve purchased it.
Although I can’t promise that any homeopathic formula will work for your pet, it seems like a good option if you can’t find a private homeopath. The directions say to put this in your dog’s mouth. If it were my dog, this is what I’d do, rather than put it in his water bowl. That’s because he’d be getting additional doses each time he took a sip of water. (Another option would be to use a disposable bowl, and throw it away after each use.)
Homeopathic is an amazing healing art. But there is a downside. If you take too much of a particular remedy, it can cause a temporary worsening of symptoms. Although this is generally harmless, it confuses the picture and is best avoided.
Also, if it were my pet, I’d be operating on the homeopathic principle known as “the minimum dose.” This means I’d stop the remedy once I saw significant improvement. (You also need to stop if you see any new symptoms.) Additional doses would only be needed if the original symptoms returned. (At least that’s what my own homeopath tells me.)
And don’t forget to always work closely with your vet.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Pregnant females should not take homeopathic remedies unless directed to do so by a veterinarian.
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