FIRST AID
Homeopathic first aid medicines

Homeopathy is a powerful and effective form of treatment, providing the possibility of cure for many serious and chronic conditions. 

Treatment of such conditions requires a level of skill and experience. Apart from this capability, however, it also offers extremely effective and wide-ranging first-aid applications, which are amenable to use by the caring animal owner.

Specialist knowledge is not required, unless the chosen remedy appears not to work within a reasonable period. In that case, the BAHVS recommends attention from a qualified veterinary surgeon.

Aconitum

This remedy treats shock, both mental and physical and will also assist in the treatment of acute febrile conditions, such as viral or bacterial diseases.

Apis

Urticarial swellings, oedema and fluid in joints will often respond to this remedy, apart from its benefits for insect bites and stings. It may also help urine retention, if this is physiological.

Arnica

Arnica is homeopathy’s great injury remedy. Its use will minimise bruising and speed healing. It also has ‘antiseptic’ properties.

Belladonna

High fevers with head, ear, throat or eye pain are especially helped by this remedy. Very painful abscesses may also respond.

Bryonia

Arthritis, rheumatism, pneumonia, peritonitis or mastitis, when the animal refuses to move, are the main areas of use of Bryonia.

Calendula

Used as a lotion, this remedy speeds healing of cuts, grazes or open wounds, in addition to helping the animal to fight septic infection of such injuries.

Cantharis 

This medicine helps most cases of cystitis.

Carbo veg.

This is nicknamed the ‘homeopathic corpse reviver’, on account of its ability to help patients that are in a state of collapse.

Caulophyllum

The birth process, at all stages, is helped by Caulophyllum.

Chamomilla

Teething in young dogs and trouble from teething in any species will benefit from use of this remedy.

Colocynthis

Colic in horses would be the most common first-aid use of Colocynthis.

Euphrasia

Named ‘eyebright’, this remedy helps many eye conditions, including conjunctivitis from cold winds. It also helps in cases of sneezing and nasal allergy.

Hamamelis

Bleeding from wounds and orifices would indicate Hamamelis, in many cases.

Hepar sulph.

This is nick-named the ‘homeopathic antibiotic’, so effective is it in helping patients to fight septic, purulent infections.

Hypericum

Use this remedy whenever there is a painful graze or damage to tissues rich in nerve endings (e.g. teats, toes and tail).

Ledum

Use this whenever puncture wounds occur, from whatever injury. There are reputed anti-tetanus properties, in addition to its ability to help such wounds heal correctly, from the depths outwards.

Nux vomica

If an animal has stolen too much rich food or has had access to poisons, Nux vomica should help recovery from the resultant intoxication.

Rhus tox.

This suits most cases of rheumatism and arthritis, that are worse for first movement but ‘limber up’.

Ruta

Ligaments, tendons and other fibrous tissues constitute the main areas of benefit of this remedy.

Silica

Helps the body to drive out foreign bodies, e.g. grass seeds. The power of this remedy, way beyond its simple chemical capability, is evidence of the power of crystals.

Symphytum

Symphytum treats bone injuries of any type, speeding healing.

Urtica

This remedy treats nettle rash (urticaria) and helps the flow of milk from the mammary gland.


The Law

The Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 restricts the treatment of animals (other than your own) by anyone other than a fully qualified vet.

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