Homoeopathic Remedies

Remedies

Homoeopathic Remedies for Skin Problems

ARSEN ALB 6c
Use where the skin is hot, dry and itchy and progresses to open lesions, cracks and small pustules especially over the back, (mainly the lower back but also towards the shoulders).
Particularly where the animal has a cold or anxious constitution.
Give one dose two or three times per day until the condition resolves.

GRAPHITES 6c
Use for cracked skin with discharge drying into crusts in skin folds and corner of the mouth.
Also for nail bed infection of fungal origin.
May be of use in cases of ‘bumblefoot’ in conjunction with conventional veterinary treatment.

PSORINUM High Potency
Made from human scabies mite. psorinum can help itchy skin associated with burrowing or mange mite.
Indicated where the animal is cold. Normally only one dose is given for no more than three days.
You should always consult your vet if you think your animal has a problem with burrowing mite.

PULSATILLA 6c
Use where the skin is hot and itchy with discharge and possible bleeding. Skin is raised, red and shiny.
The animal feels better for being in a cool place and worse for scratching.
Pulsatilla is indicated for shy, quiet, gentle animals.

SEPIA 6c
For hair loss from ringworm or other fungal conditions.
Skin appears delicate, cracks easily and is difficult to heal.
Skin lesions are circular in shape whether caused by ringworm or not.
Hormonal loss associated with pregnancy.
Also for hormonal problems in unpredictable or aggressive animals including phantom pregnancy.

SULPHUR 6c
A valuable remedy for a range of skin problems whether dry and itchy or wet and crusty.
Open wounds from scratching are common
Indicated where the skin is hot and worse after bathing; where the skin is red, smelly and appears dirty.
Sulphur is more effective if used sparingly.

For Show Fright, Aggression, Anxiety and other emotional problems.

ARGENT NIT 30c
Particularly suitable for animals which scour on the way to a show.
Characterised by weakness, trembling and diarrhoea.

BELLADONNA 30c
For rabbits displaying unprovoked aggression to people or surrounding.

GELSEMIUM 6c
Used for animals which become paralysed with fear, trembling and losing control over muscles resulting in a withdrawn, crouched position.
These animals are particularly sensitive to noise and are timid or shy by nature. They may also be sensitive to cold and damp conditions.

IGNATIA 6c, 12c, 30c
Given to animals (or humans) who pine after losing a companion, human or animal.
Valuable for rescued animals and those who are homesick when boarded out.
The animal tends to prefer being on its own and cannot be consoled.

NUX VOMICA 30c
Good for house rabbits who are nervous, grunt a lot and are inclined to wreck the joint!

PULSATILLA 6c or SEPIA 6c
Pulsatilla is used for false or phantom pregnancy in animals with a sad, quiet or gentle disposition.
Sepia is associated with the same condition in more aggressive or unpredictable animals.

From an article first written for Fur & Feather Magazine