ACONITE:  For all EMOTIONAL TRAUMA,SHOCK, mental anxiety with restlessness, early stages of all feverish states and inflammations accompanied by fever. All effects of exposure to cold dry wind or heat.Aconitum napellus - very beneficial when used at the onset of any disturbance: best in the very early stages of acute presentations like infections and inflammations with the characteristics of extreme restlessness and fear. Indicated for fear and anxiety from fright, Aconitum symptoms are sudden: it suits healthy animals whose complaints come on suddenly, and they often occur after a change in the weather - cold winds or dry, cold weather: it is useful in the early stages of fevers, inflammations, etc. which possible causes are cold or dry wind , fright or shock. Symptoms might include staring eyes, panting, trembling, pacing or circling. Animal presents dry, hot skin and is usually thirsty for cold drinks. Symptoms are worse in the evening - around midnight. Better for fresh air; worse for touch. 

APIS: All ALLERGIC REACTIONS, SWELLINGS in reaction to vaccinations, insect bites, thorns, hives, rashes, bee stings, welts, joint swellings. All aggravated by heat, better cold. Swelling of eyelids, ears, throat, lungs, limbs, etc.

Apis mellifica   For most insect bites and stings, especially if there is remarkable swelling and pain. Also useful in some burns (first degree burns), allergic reactions such as angioneurotic edema, and acute cystitis (should be distiguished from Cantharis). Symptoms should generally fit the following picture: Edematous swellings (puffing up) , skin red and shiny (but more pinkish, not bright red like Belladonna), burning and stinging pains, restlessness, thirstlessness, soreness, intolerance of heat and the slightest touch. Any disorder where there is serous inflammation: Eyelids swollen and red, inflamed, acute inflammation of kidneys; swollen joints with the skin tight and shiny red. For bee stings where the area is hot, shiny, swollen and painful. Very useful at the start of elbow hygroma or bursitis in the dog. Better for cold applications; Worse for heat, and around 4-6pm.

ARNICA:  ALL PHYSICAL PAIN AND TRAUMA from accidents, bruising, muscle strain, joint injuries, broken bones. Tooth extractions, gum pain. Physical over exertion. Mental anxiety from trauma. Arnica montana - It's the main remedy for accidents and shock. It should be a first choice after most accidents and injuries. Given early it will reduce swelling, pain and bruising. A very characteristic symptom calling for Arnica along with the history of trauma, is that the animal has an aversion to being touched because of the pain and may want to be left alone: he growls, or shrieks, or withdraws as you draw near (distinguish from a dog that is cowering and seems terrified of you, then Aconitum should be used.) It's the classic response of someone in shock. Also for any trauma in the distant past: any condition as a result of falls, blows, injuries. Also for conditions where there is or might be sepsis, like septicemia, as it is a preventative of pus infection. It should be used before and after any surgery, and in pregnant bitches or queens before and after giving birth. It can also be used externally on recent injuries where the skin remains intact in cream, ointment or tincture form: if used in the Mother Tincture (Ø) form, it should be diluted 1 to 10 with distilled water. Better for lying down, with head low; Worse for lying on injured part.

ARGENT NIT: MENTAL AGITATION, ANXIETY, PANIC accompanied by diarrhea, trembling. CLAUSTROPHOBIA loss of balance and coordination.

Argentum nitricum - In people it's mostly used for fear of flying. They may have a fear of failure when having to perform in public, thus, it is particularly suitable for animals which scour on the way to a show (should be distinguished from Lycopodium which also has fear of appearing in public). Characterised by weakness, trembling and diarrhea. Indicated for fear and anxiety from excitement. Better for open air, and walking fast; Worse in crowds, and for eating sweets (gets diarrhea).

ARSENICUM: POISONING from chemicals or spoiled rotten meat, moldy foods accompanied by foul smelling diarrhea. Lung disorders. Arsenicum album - Remedy mostly used for food poisoning, and also other types of neurological poisoning. Characterised by great physical prostration with mental restlessness. Does not want to be left alone, debility, exhaustion, restlessness and anxiety, changing places constantly or moving limbs and body all the time when lying down, great exhaustion after the slightest exertion. Fear, fright and worry. Pains and discharges are burning, yet the patient feels chilly and all symptoms, except headache, are better for heat: wants warmth, even lying up against radiators and stoves. . Thirsty for frequent sips of usually hot drinks. Also vomiting and diarrhoea together, so it is a remedy to think of in cases of parvovirus and other similar infections in adition to the food poisonings. Better for warmth and early hours of the morning; Worse at night: midnight - 3am.

BELLADONNA: SUDDEN ONSETS of fever, ear aches, heatstroke, throat inflammations with dilated pupils, staring wide open, glazed eyes. Heightened sensitivities. Fever with sweat and full pulse. Belladonna (Atropa belladonna) - It's a major remedy for very high fevers: fever that is violent and sudden in onset. It is associated with hot, red skin, staring eyes, excited mental state, restless sleep, convulsive movements, dryness of mouth and throat and a great thirst but aversion to water: The inflamed area or entire patient is burning, red and hot; the eyes are glassy and the pupils dilated; and the onset of complaints is sudden. It is one of the remedies useful for treating fitting. Pains are violent and throbbing. Rapid pulse. The animal is angry and may be delirious: dogs may attack without warning or provocation, get overwrought into an excitable, anxious state, or have fits of raging, biting and tearing at things. A remedy that should be considered in heat stroke. Better for lying down; Worse for noise, touch, jarring movement, and in the afternoon: around 3pm.

BELLIS PERENNIS: Effects of over exertion STRAINS, BRUISES to deep tissue due to blow. Soreness or injury to groin and or pelvic area.

BRYONIA: ALL incidents where the dog is WORSE WITH MOVEMENT, area is painful and better with pressure. Arthritis, rheumatism with hard tense joints. Exhibits great thirst, irritability and fatigue. Bryonia alba - Remedy mainly for dry, painful coughs and some type of injuries like sprains, conditions where the main modality is worse for movement. There's also dryness of all mucous membranes and great thirst for large amounts at long intervals (opposite of Arsenicum.) Animal lies absolutely still, not even turning its head or moving a muscle when the condition is really bad, and is reluctant to move when the problem is less severe: all symptoms are much worse for the slightest movement. The pains are found everywhere but especially in the chest. Hacking cough with much hawking: it could prove useful for infectious diseases such as Kennel Cough, where the cough is worse for movement and when coming into a warm room. Also used in cases of rheumatism and arthritis with the same modalities. Better for firm pressure, for lying on the painful side or part and for cold; Worse in the evening: around 9pm, after eating cabbage or beans, and in warm weather after cold days.

Calcarea carbonica: - This remedy is often needed when growing up or going through major developmental changes: mostly used for skeletal growth problems in the young animal, although it is also used on pregnant bitches to prevent eclampsia. Classically fat, fair and flabby, chilly, and sour-smelling. Slow developers, particularly poor at assimilating their food, which may cause problems in bone and teeth formation: useful in young animals with a problem with calcium assimilation. Crave boiled eggs, aversion to milk. Better for constipation, dry weather; Worse getting cold or we


CALCAREA FLUORICA - (commonly known as Calc. fluor.) normally used for bony exostoses and glandular swellings, including nodular tumours of the mammary glands in the bitch. Can be of help in treating cataracts. Also useful for treating elbow hygroma (bursitis) in wolfhounds once past the early fluid stage. Give infrequently (twice a week at most).

CALCAREA PHOSPHORICA - (commonly known as Calc. phos.) mostly used for skeletal growth problems in the young, but also for such problems as diarrhoea caused by milk. Not unlike Calc. Carb. in its use but suited more to the lean, rangy type and therefore a better remedy for wolfhound puppies. A possible remedy for diabetes insipidus in the adult dog.

CALCAREA SULPHURICA - (commonly known as Calc. sulph.) for septic conditions where the pus has found an outlet, so for abscesses that have burst, or for septic wounds that will not heal, and for anal gland abscesses that are discharging. Also inflammation of middle ear with purulent discharge; suppurative tonsillitis (a form of suppurative tonsillitis has caused sudden death in some hound breeds); a possible remedy for the replacement of antibiotics in the treatment of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.

CALENDULA:  ANTISEPTIC, AIDS IN HEALING TISSUE For all open wounds, cuts, stabs and surgery. Stimulates healing of torn muscles, ligaments, cartilage. Use topically and or internally. Calendula officinalis - This remedy is mainly used externally for healing wounds. Very useful first-aid remedy for cuts, superficial burns or scalds, ulcers..., i.e., injuries where the skin is broken. It stimulates formation of healthy scar tissue (without lumps), speeding healing of any type of open wound. Externally, it can be used in cream, ointment or tincture form: if used in the Mother Tincture (Ø) form, it should be diluted 1 to 10 with distilled water. It can also be given in potency internally during topical treatment to hasten healing, if there is much discomfort or suppuration (distinguish from Hepar Sulphur). Better for warmth, walking or lying absolutely still; Worse for damp dull weather, and in the evening.

CANTHARIS: BURNS, burning pains, kidneys pain, urinary tract infection, blood in urine, straining or difficulty urinating. Burns, scalds in mouth, throat, external burns. Use topically and or internally.

Cantharis vesicatoria - This remedy is mainly used for cystitis, burns and stings. Frequently used for the intense pain of burns (second degree burns). Often effective in the treatment of acute cystitis in cats and dogs where there are burning pains before, during and after urination, which is frequent. In any of these ailments, the common symptoms that call for this remedy are: Onset is sudden and violent. Pains are cutting and burning. Animals have a burning, intense thirst, but are worse after drinking. Better for warm applications, warmth, rest; Worse for touch, urinating, drinking cold drinks.

CAULOPHYLLUM - has a special affinity for the female reproductive system and can be used as an alternative to Pituitrin in cases of uterine inertia. Give in the 30c potency once a day for the week before whelping is due to prevent primary uterine inertia and give a dose at any time there is a long delay between puppies and when labour appears to be finished to expel any remaining foetus or afterbirth. Can also be useful in arthritic conditions of the small joints such as pasterns, stifle, hock, feet.

CAUSTICUM - mainly of use in chronic rheumatic, arthritic and paralytic affections, with deformities of the joints; progressive loss of muscular strength. Restlessness at night, weakness leading to gradual paralysis. Paralysis locally of muscles such as those of the tongue, eyelids, face, bladder. Prone to warts, especially on the face, which are large and bleed easily. Soreness in folds of skin. Pains are sharp and tearing, so the animal may be reluctant to move, which can seem like a problem requiring Bryonia. Conditions are worse for dry cold winds, clear fine weather, cold air; and better in damp or wet weather and from warmth. Also for flat warts. Chronic cystitis. 

CARBO VEG: SUDDEN COLLAPSE, almost lifeless body becomes icy cold. Pulse becomes thready weak. Effects of violent sickness, exhaustion, starvation blood loss or abuse. Corpse-like. Carbo vegetabilis - This remedy is mainly used for resuscitation: particularly for any case of shock and collapse, no matter what the cause. Long known as "the homoeopathic corpse reviver", this remedy has saved many lives. It particularly affects the circulation, so the animal (body - even breath)is cold to the touch. Symptoms at their most extreme are complete state of collapse due to oxygen starvation. May appear limp, pale or blue. Less severe cases have extreme sluggishness. Many digestive disorders: Abdominal discomfort after eating with tenderness over the stomach area. Flatulent colic: upper abdomen / stomach very bloated. Poor digestion with frequent burping (distinguish from Lycopodium). Better for cool air, being fanned, burping; Worse for warmth, dehydration, before sleep.

Chamomilla - This remedy is mainly known for teething. Characterised by over-sensitivity: the Chamomilla patient is sensitive, irritable, thirsty and hot and is characterised by whining restlessness. All pains are intolerable and appear to be out of all proportion to the illness or injury. Useful in problems occurring around time of teething (skin problems, epilepsy, colic, etc.) and in later life for problems that date back to teething (e.g. the older puppy or adult dog with destructive chewing that started with teething.) Also suited to the bad-tempered animal that suffers from disorders where there's much pain and heat: possible remedy for false pregnancy, mastitis, earache with the ear hot and swollen, puppy strangles and hypertrophic osteodystrophy (HOD.) Better for being uncovered, when carried; Worse at night: 9pm - midnight.

CHINA (Chin.) : DEBILITY DUE TO PROFUSE EXHAUSTION FROM LOSS OF VITAL FLUIDS, loss of blood with weakness. Anemia in foals, dehydration, diarrhea, dropsy from bleeding. Inflammation of organ after hemorrhaging. Cinchona officinalis (China) - This remedy is mainly known for dehydration. Emotionally and physically exhausted, complaints often arise after loss of fluids or severe dehydration: for any dog suffering from weakness or debility, especially in times of hemorrhaging or chronic or prolonged diarrhea, or during any other period of loss of body fluids. Bloated abdomen (both upper and lower parts), but not relieved by burping (distinguish from Carbo veg.) Better for hard pressure, lying down, fasting; Worse for light touch. CINCHONA OFFICINALIS - (commonly known as CHINA). The remedy for any dog suffering from weakness or debility, especially in times of haemorrhaging or chronic or prolonged diarrhoea, or during any other period of loss of body fluids. For internal bleeding in dogs with von Willebrands Disease

CHELIDONIUM MAJUS - a liver remedy. Jaundice, diarrhoea alternating with colic, congested liver; stools bright yellow or pasty. Ailments brought on or renewed by change of weather. Biliousness. A guiding symptom is that the dog will favour or be lame on its right foreleg. This is due to a constant pain under the lower part of the right scapula.

CHININUM ARSENICOSUM - this remedy can be especially useful in some cases of loss of appetite, typically where the dog appears to be hungry but is very fussy about the food. Will eat something eagerly but when given it again will turn away and refuse to touch it but will eat something new, only to refuse to touch that again.

 COCCULUS:  MOTION SICKNESS (from car rides)exhibiting dizziness, vomiting from motion, vertigo. Exhaustion after dog has returned from a run-a -way ordeal.

COLCHICUM: - a remedy for flatulent colic, but also for inflammation and stiffness of joints, and for conditions where dropsy (fluid retention in the tissues) is present. Guiding symptoms are aversion to food and worse from movement.

COLOCYNTHIS - this is a remedy that can be very useful in breeds prone to bloat/gastric torsion. It is given as a first aid remedy in cases of bloating with great pain, and with back arched. But it should only be used as a first aid remedy before or while rushing to the veterinary surgery.

CONIUM MACULATUM - (commonly known as Conium) the proving of this remedy was carried out by Socrates (the remedy is made from poison hemlock) and its main symptom is an ascending paralysis. It is particularly a remedy for old dogs, with weakness, sluggishness, and local congestions. Weakness of body and mind, trembling. It is used for the paralysis caused by spinal cord degeneration but also for any weakness, especially in the hind legs. Eye problems of the aged. Can help in chronic ulceration. Symptoms are worse when lying down, and on rising and from exertion, but are better for movement.

CRATAEGUS - a great remedy for cardiomyopathy. Strengthens the heart muscle; a heart tonic. Its symptoms include failing compensation, irregular heart beat, anaemia, oedema. Chronic heart disease with extreme weakness. Feeble and irregular heart action. Irregular pulse and breathing; cardiac dropsy; heart dilated. It is used in the Mother Tincture.

CROTALUS HORRIDUS - this is made from rattlesnake venom and is useful in treating infected wounds and septic conditions which are accompanied by oozing of blood from body orifices. Has been used in high potency to successfully counteract Warfarin poisoning. Can be useful in cases of haematoma of the ear flap, and for bleeding post-operatively in dogs affected by von Willebrands Disease

DIGITALIS - another heart remedy, with pulse weak, irregular, and slow, but quickened by least effort. Heart is weak and dilated. Fibrillation. Can even help in heart failure. Used in 12x potency.

DROSERA - a cough remedy, often the first choice for Kennel Cough. Spasmodic dry cough, with attacks close together. Coughing with retching or vomiting, dog behaving as though something is caught in its throat. Symptoms worse lying down, for warmth, for swallowing, and after midnight.

Drosera rotundifolia - Excellent cough remedy, often the first choice for Kennel Cough (see also Ant tart & Ipecac), where cough is violent, spasmodic and leads to retching and vomiting or nosebleed, with attacks close together. Sensation of feather in throat: dog behaves as though something is caught in his/her throat. Restlessness. Emotionally stubborn or suspicious. Better from pressure, open air; Worse: lying down, for warmth, towards evening and after midnight.

 ECHINACEA - blood poisoning, septic conditions, gangrene. Snake bites and bites and stings generally, and toxaemic states originating from bites or stings. Inflammation of the lymphatic system. Suppurating discharges following whelping. Best given in a low potency such as 3x.

 GELSEMIUM: (Gels.) ANTICIPATED FEAR. Bad effects from fright, fear (fear of person, animal or vet) worse emotion or excitement, anxiety. Diarrhea from sudden emotions such as a fright or anticipation of an ordeal. Gelsemium serpenvirens - This remedy is particularly useful for treating anticipatory fear, such as going to the vets, shows, etc. Fear of thunder. Characterised by paralysis, animal is rooted to the spot with fear. Urinating from fear. Animal trembles, has aching muscles and heaviness especially of the head and eyes, so it can prove useful in conditions accompanied by weakness and muscle tremors. Better for urination; Worse from physical exertion.

GLONOINE - particularly useful in case of heat stroke. Any disorder from over-heating.

GRAPHITES - a remedy particularly for skin conditions in which portions of the skin are rough and hard with persistent dryness. Eruptions oozing a moist, sticky exudation. Eczema particularly in bends of joints and behind the ears. Unhealthy skin, every little injury suppurates. Loss of hair and a watery discharge from ears and eyes. For some types of interdigital cysts, especially those showing moist swellings. Worse for warmth and at night.

HAMAMELIS - to control bleeding from the nose and haemorrhages from uterus and lung, weakness from loss of blood, pain in open wounds, post-operative pain. Passive venous haemorrhages from any part.

EUPHRASIA: EYE INJURIES, or infection from colds, injury. Irritating watery eye discharge. Onset of cloudiness of cornea. Abrasions or scratches. Use topically as a eye wash and internally.

GLONIUM: HEATSTROKE, COLLAPSE from over exposure to heat or sun. Throbbing pulse, sometimes convulsions. 

HEPAR SULPH (Hep.) ABSCESSES with sensitivity to touch. Thick yellow ropy pus or discharge. Smells like old cheese. BOILS, inflamed sinus, bad infection from open wounds, scratch. Better warmth. Chills easily. Unhealthy skin that every little injury suppurates. Skin ulcers, ear cankers.

Hepar sulphuris calcareum (Hepar sulphur) - This remedy is particularly useful in cases of acute suppuration (especially suppuration smelling like old cheese): Remedy for painful, infected wounds. Abscesses, pus filled spots, interdigital cysts, anal gland infections, ear problems where there is suppuration, etc. Characterised by hypersensitivity to everything: pain, touch, cold, noise, exertion. One of the chilliest remedies. Emotionally can be violent and intense. Tendency to form pus. In low potencies it promotes suppuration and in high potencies it aborts the suppurative process, so it should be used carefully where the pus collection is in a closed cavity. Better for heat, warmth, after eating, in damp weather; Worse uncovering, cold.

HYPERICUM (Hyper.): NERVE INJURIES, from lacerations, animal or insect bites. Tail bone pain from injury. Bone pain. Injury to brain or spinal cord. Jagged wounds involving damage to nerve endings. Toenail pain from injury of clipping too short.

IODUM - for loss of flesh despite great appetite. [However, dogs with cardiomyopathy can constantly lose weight even though they are eating vast amounts, and Iodum would not be the treatment of choice in such circumstances] For conditions of glandular atrophy; acute exacerbation of chronic inflammation. Pneumonia. Hypothyroid. Can be useful in ovarian dysfunction; a useful gland remedy in general.

IPECAC - persistent nausea and vomiting. Vomits food, bile, blood, mucus. Violent cough, with every breath. Chest seems full of mucus but it does not loosen with coughing. Attacks can lead to collapse. Post operative vomiting. Nosebleed where blood is bright red; blood in the milk of bitches suckling pups; haemorrhage of bright red blood from the womb. Diarrhoea of young animals with blood in the stool.

KALI BICHROMICUM - (commonly known as Kali bich.) especially for conditions where there is a tough, stringy, viscid secretion. Such conditions can include nasal catarrh which is thick, ropy, and greenish-yellow, and there can be violent sneezing; eyelids swollen and puffy with a ropy yellow discharge from the eyes; vomiting of bright yellow water, stools brown and frothy; ropy mucus in urine.

KALI CARBONICUM - (commonly known as Kali carb.) extreme weakness; sensitive to every atmospheric change; intolerance of cold weather. For debilitated states, but not where there is fever. Swellings over upper eyelids, like small bags. Thick, yellow discharge from nose, with the nostrils sore and ulcerating. Dry hard cough, whole chest very sensitive, fluid in the chest. Weak, rapid pulse.

KALI CHLORICUM - (commonly known as Kali Chlor.) particularly for chronic nephritis with mouth problems such as stomatitis and swollen tongue.

KALI PHOSPHORICUM - (commonly known as Kali phos.) a nerve remedy. Prostration; weak and tired. Breath offensive, foetid; diarrhoea with foul putrid smell; very yellow urine. Debilitated conditions, especially in the young.

KALMIA LATIFOLIA - particularly useful for conditions of the old dog, such as heart conditions with bradycardia (slow heart rate), and ascites (fluid, especially in the abdomen), and also some joint and kidney conditions.

LACHESIS - this is made from the Bushmaster venom and is useful in treating adder bites, helping to prevent sepsis. The blood in haemorrhagic conditions is dark and does not clot readily. A left-sided remedy.

LILIUM TIGRINUM - (commonly known as Lilium tig.) one of the female remedies. Offensive, dark, clotted bloody discharge from uterus. Bitch usually depressed and restless. A remedy for pyometra.

LYCOPODIUM - especially for urinary or digestive disturbances, which come on gradually, and where liver function is disturbed. Symptoms more on the right side of the body. Where there are kidney affections, there is red sand in the urine, which is voided slowly, and pain in the back over the loin area. Emaciation. Appears very hungry but can only eat a little. Abdomen bloated; stool small, hard and difficult to expel.

MALANDRINUM - ill effects of vaccination. Itchy feet with skin dry and scaly.

 LEDUM (Led.): PUNCTURE WOUNDS, puncture wounds that do not bleed, cold to touch, with general lack of body heat. Worse with warmth, cold discoloration of skin surrounding puncture. Better ice. Deep joint inflammation, foot abscesses. Lameness where dog hangs leg or foot. Infection of site after a vaccination. Tetanus. 

MERCURIUS (Merc.): DISCHARGES free secretions with foul smell, thick greenish-yellow. Cough with lots of moist thick nasal discharge, swollen glands, diarrhea, shivering restlessness. Nasal discharge from colds or flu. Abscesses in gums, mouth ulcers.

MERCURIUS CORROSIVUS - (commonly known as Merc. corr.) corrosive and destructive disorders; eye conditions with muco-purulent acrid discharge; slimy, blood-stained diarrhoea with severe straining; mouth ulcers; ear problems with black tarry exudate, ulceration of left ear; or suppuration from ear, possibly with blood present, thickening of ear flap; profuse, slimy saliva with foul smelling breath; great thirst with vomiting of slimy fluid; dry eczema or purulent wet eczema; straining on urination, possibly with greenish tinge to urine; symptoms worse sunset to sunrise, better for rest. 

MERCURIUS SOLUBILIS - (commonly known as Merc. sol.) tendency to formation of pus which is thin, putrid, greenish; bloody and slimy diarrhoea with straining afterwards, as though more needs to be passed; frequent urging to urinate, with greenish discharge from urethra; anal irritation and swelling of anal glands with greenish discharge; soreness and ulceration of mouth with foul breath, drooling of viscid saliva; receding or spongy gums; gingivitis; tongue thickened and enlarged with marks of teeth showing; tremors; nostrils raw and ulcerated; intense thirst. Worse at night, from wet, damp weather, warmth, lying on right side. Conditions much the same as for Merc. corr. but not as severe. 

NAJA TRIPUDIANS - (commonly known as Naja) cobra venom and another remedy especially suited to old dogs with heart trouble accompanied by a dry cough. Also chronic ear problems with blackish discharge.

NATRUM MURIATICUM - (commonly known as Nat. mur.) made from common salt. Particularly useful in chronic kidney complaints with excessive thirst and possibly vomiting of whitish mucus. Also for grief, especially hidden grief. 

NUX VOMICA (Nux-v.): INDIGESTION, digestive upsets, MILD COLIC caused by error in diet or weather change. CONSTIPATION with small hard mucus covered stools in small quantities. Rectal uneasiness.

ORNITHOGALUM - can be useful for pyloric stenosis, disorders of the duodenum; as a first aid remedy for gastric bloat when given in the Mother Tincture.

PETROLEUM - mainly used for eczema, especially where there is a dry scurfy rash around the eyes and ears; eczema of ear flaps; fissures inside ear. Skin which is dry, cracked, red, raw, bleeds easily. Conditions worse in winter and from damp, better for warm air and dry weather. A useful remedy for travel sickness.

PHOSPHORIC ACID - can be useful for young rapidly growing dogs to help regulate bone growth. Debility, usually with apathy, dehydration and loss of condition. Painless diarrhoea, usually yellow. Diabetes. Any problem starting with grief. Worse from exertion, better from warmth.

PHOSPHORUS (Phos.): OVERSENSITIVE to effects of lightning, loud noises. Eye and ear disorders. Sudden onset of pneumonia, passing large amounts of urine. HEMORRHAGING of bright red blood. Flu, when eyes are glazed. Dogs with diabetes, overweight with ravenous appetite. THIRSTY. Try giving him Phosphorous 30C (3 pellets) one dose (in his mouth and separate from any food), . Then wait, even if it's a few weeks of months. See what happens next time there is a thunderstorm. If he gets all excited, you can repeat the dose when he starts to get worked up. 

PHYTOLACCA - glandular swellings with heat and inflammation; the early stages of mammary tumours; mammary glands hard and painful; mastitis, possibly with abscess formation; tonsillitis with throat dark red or bluish red, difficulty swallowing. Aching, restlessness, soreness, weight loss. A tendency to develop boils. Pains in back and limbs that shift from place to place. Painful toes. Worse from getting wet, from cold or wet weather, night; better for dry weather, warmth and rest.

PLUMBUM METALLICUM - (commonly known as Plumbum met.) the blood, alimentary and nervous systems are especially affected. Progressive atrophy of muscles. Paralysis, preceded by pain. Convulsions. Also chronic degenerative kidney disorders. Colic, intussusception; stools hard, lumpy, black. 

PODOPHYLLUM - gastroenteritis with colicky pain and vomiting. Profuse watery stool with jelly-like mucus, gushing and offensive but painless. Thirst. Distension of abdomen, tenderness over liver area. Rectal prolapse. Particularly suited to gastro-intestinal disorders in puppies, especially during teething. Worse in early morning, hot weather, during teething. 

PSORINUM - mainly skin symptoms. Intolerable itching, dirty, smelly skin and coat. Hair dry and scurfy, lustreless. Oily skin, eczema behind ears. Ear canker with foul smelling discharge. Animal seeks warmth. Should not be used in low potency or repeated often. Takes time to work. Worse for changes of weather, in hot sunshine and from cold. Better for warmth. 

PULSATILLA (Puls.): TIMID, EMOTIONAL ever CHANGEABLE nature, either physically or emotionally. Dog fears abandonment of being left alone. Great dryness of mouth and generally THIRST-LESS, loss of appetite without thirst. Arthritis with timid emotional nature better gentle movement.

PYROGENIUM - a remedy for septic states with intense restlessness. Especially useful in septicaemia following parturition. All discharges are horribly offensive. Chronic complaints that date back to septic conditions.

RHUS TOX (Rhus-T) : ARTHRITIS, physical and emotional disorder that is ALWAYS BETTER WITH MOVEMENT or exercise. Acute rheumatism, stiffness, lameness from over exertion or straining. Stiff muscles and or joint soreness that loosens up or swelling reduces with exercise.

RUTA GRAV (Ruta): LAMENESS, damage to tendons, ligaments, cartilage, BRUISING to bones, sprains with joint weakness, injury to flexor tendons, contusions, tears, blow, fall or twisting of effected joints. 

SCUTELLARIA - its main use is to calm hysterical states in dogs that are nervous and exciteable. Can work very well in cases of separation anxiety where the dog frantically tears the house or itself to bits, and in other cases where a dog is extremely destructive. Nervous fear; twitching of muscles. 

SEPIA (Sep.): ALL HORMONAL DISORDERS in females. Moodiness, irritability , indifference to pups.

SILICA (Sil): SKIN DISORDERS. Expels foreign bodies from tissues (Slivers). Restores connective tissues, reduces scar tissue formation. Ulcers inside corner of eyes. EMACIATION from cancer, abuse. most often used in chronic suppurative processes; also chronic inflammatory conditions, especially those caused by a foreign body such as a splinter, grass seed, etc. Where abscesses occur, burst, appear to heal, then recur. Corneal ulcers. The ill effects of vaccination. Ripens abscesses, as it promotes suppuration. The Silica patient is cold, hugs the fire, avoids draughts, is anxious and fearful, can sometimes be licking at furniture, carpets, etc. (one of the symptoms of Silica is the feeling of a hair on the tongue). Anal fistula; crippled nails; diseases of bones. Worse morning, lying down, damp and cold; better warmth, summer.

SPONGIA TOSTA - particularly for the dog with a cough from heart disease, with little exercise tolerance, congested lungs, and which prefers to lie on its sternum with its forelegs out to the side and its neck stretched out on the ground.

STAPHISAGRIA - this remedy is particularly for any problem that begins following surgery or tooth extraction. This may be a physical problem, or a behavioural one. For example, bitches often become incontinent following spaying, sometimes immediately or almost immediately, but sometimes not for some years. Staphisagria is the remedy to use. Sometimes a bitch will appear attractive to males following spaying. Use Staphisagria. However, it is not just useful for problems following neutering (in males as well as females) but for any problem occurring after an operation of any kind. This could be physical symptoms such as apparent pain or lameness; or it could be a change in temperament, or in behaviour. It does not matter how long ago the surgery was performed; if there is a problem which could date back to it, give Staphisagria, preferably 30C and twice a day. For resentment and grief, so for any behaviour or condition that could stem from resentment - such as having been kennelled, a new dog being brought in, and so on.

STRAMONIUM - can be a useful remedy for convulsions, especially those which seem to start with fear and come at irregular intervals.

STROPHANTHUS HISPIDUS - useful for heart disease, to help deal with fluid retention and to tone the heart muscle. Diminishes rapidity of heart beat. For mitral regurgitation, with oedema. A safe diuretic, especially for the old dog. 

SULPHUR (Sulph.): ANTI-SPORIC remedy. Has reoccurring or relapses of condition. Stubborn cough, colds, skin conditions that don 't seem to heal. Great reabsorbent used after acute illnesses. 

TARENTULA HISPANIA - for hysteria. Could be of help in treating uncertain temper; rage syndrome for example. Or petting aggression in cats. Extreme restlessness. Worse for motion, contact, noise; better in open air, music, rubbing affected parts.

TELLURIUM - mainly a skin remedy; can have good effects in treating ringworm. Also a good remedy for some ear conditions: inflammation of inner and outer ear, acrid offensive discharge. Eczema behind ear. Back very sensitive. Worse at night, cold weather, touch, at rest.

THUJA OCCIDENTALIS - (commonly known as Thuja) for the ill effects of vaccination; for vaccinosis showing up in chronic skin problems. For warts, especially those which bleed easily. Nails brittle and soft. Flatulence and distention of abdomen with rumbling and colic. May help with anal adenoma. Worse at night, from cold damp air, vaccination. For warts give orally and apply the tincture to the warts themselves.

URTICA URENS - urticaria, with burning heat, violent itching; burns and scalds. In high potency it stimulates the secretion of milk, in low potency it suppresses it. Helps promote normal urination in cases of urinary suppression. Can help in prevention of recurrence of urinary calculi.





Glonium - Heatstroke, collapse from over exposure to heat or sun.

 Belladonna - Heatstroke with dilated pupils, staring, wide open, glazed eyes, full pulse.

Carbo Veg - Collapse, lifeless, corpse like.


Arnica -Pain and trauma . Bruising or overexertion Blows resulting in injury.

Rhus Tox - Lameness that is better with movement

Ruta - Sprains from twisting

Ledum - Lameness where horse hangs leg balancing on toe.

Apis - All swellings in legs, build up of synovial fluids from strain.

Hypericum - Nerve injury from trauma. 


Rescue Remedy for all emotional and physical anxiety.

Aconite - For all fear fright and anxiety of unknown origin. Aconitum nepalis 200C. Aconitum is very good for animals when they look terrified. Just give 3 pellets and wait a little bit. If there is no reaction you can repeat the dose two more times, perhaps 15 minutes apart. If after three doses there is no response, and you had it, you could also give it at a higher concentration (1M) at least once or twice

Gelsemium - Anticipated anxiety.

Ars - Anxiety and restlessness due to toxicity. 

Cham - Anxiety due to irritability and temperamental.

Phos : Try giving him Phosphorous 30C (3 pellets) one dose (in his mouth and separate from any food), . Then wait, even if it's a few weeks of months. See what happens next time there is a thunderstorm. If he gets all excited, you can repeat the dose when he starts to get worked up. 


Calendula - Internally and topically to aid in healing.

Calendula & Hypericum mixed for injuries to eyes.


Belladonna - Fever with glazed eyes, full pulse, sudden onset

Bryonia - Fever worse with movement , hot shiny skin.

 Aconite - Early stages of all feverish states. Isolated inflammations.


Cantharis - All burns physical and internal.


Apis - Swellings of any kind and/or due to insect bites, vaccinations, etc


This really needs "constitutional" treatment by a homeopathic vet but is worth trying the following for a short period (one dose twice daily for up to 10 days )

Sulphur 6C if skin is dry and itchy.
Graphites 6C if eczema is wet.


China 6C one dose twice daily for 10 days, a break for 7 days, then a further 7 day course can be used as a preventative. Although there are remedies that can theoretically promote expulsion of worms where they are currently present in animals, there is not enough evidence to rely on their actions alone.

Kennel Cough :  

1. Aconite- should be given as early as possible in the infection when it will help to speed the immune reaction. Useful if the dog is restless and has a fever.
2. Phosphorus- indicated in dry cough with flecks of blood appearing in the nasal passages. The animal may show excitability. Rapid breathing, dry cough, hoarseness.
3. Bryonia- Worse for movement, so the animal is reluctant to move, and when it does the cough is worse. Dry cough, very thirsty.
4. Spongia Tosta- Cough is harsh and dry, and a whistling sound may be present. Better for rest and often better after eating.
5. Ipecac- Coughing produces reflex vomiting which can be frequent. The cough is worse at night. Cold aggravates the cough. Blood may show in the vomit and the expectoration from the cough. The respiration has been described as "sighing"
6. Carbo Veg.- There is pronounced air hunger and the animal seeks the cool open air. Cough worse in the evening. This is a valuable remedy for animals which show acute respiratory distress at night.


 Use Petroleum 6C to prevent travel sickness

. Give a dose just before the journey starts, then at hourly intervals up to a maximum of 4 doses.
Use Cocculus 6C for a dog that has

excessive drooling or has been sick. Give one dose then repeat every 30 minutes for a maximum of 4 doses.

Parvo Virus.

The dog must be seen by a vet throughout the course of the illness as intravenous fluids may be necessary. There are no drugs that will arrest the illness the following 3 remedies are very useful (and you will probably need to use them all)
1. At the first sign of blood in stool or vomit give Phosphorus 30C hourly for 4 doses.
2. If parvovirus is confirmed by your vet, start to give Parvovirus nosode 30C, 4 doses daily until the dog recovers**
3.Give China 6C four times daily to counteract the effects of dehydration.**

** When giving 2 remedies as above, do not give them together, but have at least one hour between each remedy.

To note:

Arsenicum Album can always follow Nux Vomica but Nux Vomica should be avoided after Arsenic Album.
Calcaria Carb should never be given before Sulphur.

Nux Vomica works at its best after Sun Set

Smelly Skin & Ear Infections

Colloidal Silver - natural anti- fungal, virus, bacteria antibiotic drops. Use straight as a ear drops, eye cleanse for conjunctivitis in dogs and kittens with Chlamydia.

- Dilute Colloidal Silver and use as a skin rinse to rid fungal infection on animals who have smelly itchy coats (usually brought on by using chemical antibiotics that destroy the good gut flora)

Homeopathic suggestions

which may alleviate Skin Problems

Sulphur: for red and itching skin, made worse by heat. Gums may be red. Good to give with other skin remedies.

Arsen Alb: skin is dry and scaly, shedding of epidermal scales occurring and accompanied by harsh, lustreless hair. Animal seeks warmth and shows a desire for small quantities of water frequently taken. Symptoms become worse after midnight and systemic disturbances include diarrhoea.

Rhus Tox: when skin aggravated by wet and dog shows stiffness when moving after rest but moves more easily when exercise process. Skin shows papular of vesicular rash with much itching and redness. Warmth lessons severity of symptoms.

Antimonium Crud: skin lesions more pronounced on neck, back and limbs, taking form of papular eruptions which later become scabby, discharging a yellowish secretion. Itching is worse towards evening and aggravated by warmth.

Mezereum: when skin lesions appear on head in form of large scabs with an underlying purulent discharge. Sensitivity to touch. Itching rash common over bony areas being surrounded by a red zone. Exacerbated by scratching and warmth. Should be considered in chronic eczema where symptoms agree.

 Hypericum: suitable for sensation due to external factors, e.g. photosensitization. The resulting skin lesions may affect non-pigmented areas and appear as reddish ulcerated areas which itch and have a peeled look. There may be accompanying systemic changes such as jaundice.

 Hepar Sulph: Remedy of choice when lesions show extreme sensitivity to external stimuli and pus is beginning to form. The skin is usually swollen and shiny with a tense appearance. Helpful in drying up the underlying purulent discharge in those cases attended by crusts and scabs.

 Psorinum: nosode may be necessary in eczemas of a particularly unpleasant nature with pronounced musty odour and severe itching. Skin is usually dry, and the lesion is frequently of a vesicular of pustular type.

Cacillinum: general inter-current remedy which activates the skin, this nosode will be of service. Particularly suitable in cases with dry scaly lesions.

Tellurium: when this remedy is indicated the skin lesions usually take the form of circular reddish areas, frequently on both sides of the body in symmetrical fashion. The outer ear flap is a predilection site.


With skin problems, they unfold usually from one remedy to the next. For instance, skin could go from one state to another as the healing process occurs and would then call for another remedy which suits the following process. I usually suggest Newton's Detox and Skin Complex. I would get that if you can. Or along with a choice or two of the above remedies I would also get Chelidonium for the liver and Apis Mel. for changes in kidney tissue accompanied by oedema and swelling as well as Urtica Urens if you want to help eliminate the waste product via the urine (it promotes urination).