Homeopathy for Animals


Homeopathy is a system of medicine that bases its therapeutics on the principle of ‘let like be cured by like’.

The medicines used may be derived from animal, vegetable or mineral sources and, in latter times, remedies have also been derived from man-made substances. The initial requirement for treatment is knowledge of what effect a particular remedy or substance will have on a healthy body (i.e. what signs and symptoms it can provoke in a healthy body).

The signs and symptoms presented by a sick animal or person are then compared to this ‘symptom picture’ of the various medicines, choosing that medicine which is the closest ‘match’.

There is no risk of:

  1. toxic side-effects,
  2. medicine residues in farm animal products,
  3. ‘doping’ or residues in sporting animals,
  4. stimulation of antibiotic resistance.

Furthermore, laboratory animal research is not required for its development.

The strategy of a homeopathic consultation is to find the homeopathic remedy which most closely matches the patient’s symptoms or to remove or minimise any factors and influences that could obstruct or impede that healing process. For this reason, attention to the patient’s diet is an essential part of the procedure, with a conscious attempt to feed each species as naturally and as healthily as possible, in line with its evolved needs.

The Homeopathic Consultation for all species with your chosen homeopath veterinary surgeon has several unique ingredients, that distinguish it from a typical veterinary consultation.

It is usually longer, since there is so much information to be gathered (read Nick Thompson’s 10 minute Consultation article).

It requires a referral from your local veterinary surgeon, unless the veterinary homeopath is your own veterinary surgeon.

It concentrates not only upon the obvious signs/symptoms of the presenting complaint but also upon any other sign or symptom, past or present, which the patient may show or may have exhibited at some time in the past, which may or may not seem directly relevant to the current complaint.

The homeopath vet will consider a much wider area of signs/symptoms, e.g. weather, time of day the patient is better or worse, temperature, feeding etc. These details are known as the ‘modalities’ of the symptoms, and help in matching the remedy more closely.

It requires a knowledge and understanding of the individual patient, in terms of character, demeanour, behaviour, fears, likes, dislikes and reaction to stimuli (e.g. weather, temperature, time of day etc). These elements also help to identify the patient’s individuality.

The consultation takes account of all external factors that may affect the patient, e.g. living quarters, feeding, chemical environment, previous or current drug treatments, vaccination, parasite control methods, saddling and shoeing (horses), grazing management (horses and farm animals). These factors must be optimised, to enable maximum healing capability.

A great many recoveries from troublesome (or even so-called ‘incurable) chronic disease have been reported, following diligently applied homeopathic diagnosis and treatment.

Holistic Health Modalities

Animal Behvaviour

Essences for Animals

Herbal Medicine for Animals

Homeopathy for Animals

Obsalim for Animals

Natural Feeding for Animals


Body Work Therapies

Body Work - General- for Animals

Bowen Technique/Therapy for Animals

Canine Massage

Chiropractic - McTimony - for Animals

Craniosacral Therapy for Animals

Hydrotherapy for Animals

Galen (Canine) Myotherapy

Masterson Method for Horses

Osteopathy for Animals

Tellington TTouch for Animals

Physiotherapy for Animals

Therapeutic Equipment

Photizo Light Therapy for Animals

SCENAR for Animals

Read our CAM4animals blogs about Homeopathy

A sample of our blogs showing how homeopathy has been used for animals is displayed below

Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Supporting a Dog with Kidney Disease

Jack is my 15-year-old Jack Russell. He is incontinent and has kidney disease, but it’s not the end of the world. Supporting Jack has been significantly helped by integrated vet care which treats him as an individual with his own specific needs. As well as a mix of conventional and complementary treatments such as herbs, homeopathy and nutraceuticals, this individualised medicine approach has included tailoring his diet. Jack’s excessive drinking and incontinence have become much reduced. We have also incorporated several tricks into making life as easy as possible for him and for us.

Healing Stinging Nettles

Healing Stinging Nettles

Once prized as a valuable source of food, medicine and material to make cloth and cord, the nettle (Urtica dioica) is now largely seen as a troublesome weed to be vigorously cut, strimmed and sprayed to control or kill it. We asked Caroline Hearn of Hedgerow Hounds to tell us about its uses and healing properties in Healing Stinging Nettles.

Acupuncture Saves Frieda the Rabbit

Acupuncture Saves Frieda the Rabbit

We asked vet Dr Carole Parsons of Pet Therapy Mobile Acupuncture to tell us about Frieda the rabbit who was faced with being put to sleep when her arthritis worsened and acupuncture was tried as a last resort

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