Homeopathic Uses of Ruta in the Treatment of Animals
Homeopathy
Ruta grav., Homeopathic Remedy, Veterinary Materia Medica
Ruta graveolens

Homeopathic remedy for

ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) injury in dogs.

Ligament injuries. Pain, often sudden and severe in any animal.

OVEREXERTION AND INJURIES TO, JOINTS-LIGAMENTS-TENDONS


Ruta (Rue-bitterwort) is similar to Rhus tox. in its application for joint pains and injuries. Homeopathically Ruta has a special affinity with muscles (especially flexor muscles), tendons and the periosteum (the outer layer or 'skin' of bones and the cartilage). Ruta also has similar indications to Arnica, for sprains and other injuries where the area feels deeply bruised. However, the Ruta patient is not as sensitive to touch as those needing Arnica.

The remedy is useful for treating damage to the sheaths of tendons where they insert into the periosteum, and for joint disorders. The wrist (carpal), ankle (tarsal) and knee (stifle) joints all respond particularly well to Ruta.

Symptoms of a knee (stifle) ligament injury are:

  • A loud pop or snap during the injury
  • Swelling
  • A popping feeling of looseness in the joint
  • Inability to put weight on the joint without pain

If they're not treated at the time, ACL injuries and other types of ligament injuries may act up months or years later. They can make the knee give out when the animal twists or pivots.

Additional Veterinary Uses for Ruta:

ARTHRITIC CONDITIONS
BROKEN BONES
SPRAINS AND STRAINS
INJURIES TO THE BRAIN AND SPINAL CORD
POSTPARTUM PAINS

Keynotes

  • RUTA CONDITIONS OFTEN ARISE FROM OVEREXERTION AND INJURIES
  • IRRITABLE
  • RESTLESS CHANGES POSITION FREQUENTLY
  • FREQUENT WAKING AT NIGHT
  • MECHANICAL INJURIES
  • SORENESS AND LAMENESS FROM A SPRAIN OR BRUISE
  • FRACTURES, AND ESPECIALLY DISLOCATIONS
  • DIFFICULTY PASSING STOOLS (requires straining)
  • RECTUM MAY PROLAPSE WHEN STRAINING TO PASS BOWEL MOVEMENTS

Modalities

>Better: Motion and warmth alleviate. After lying on the back.
< Worse:
From cold and wet, in damp weather, resting, sitting, lying down and after effort.

After
Arnica, it hastens the curative process in the joints; after Symph. in injuries of the bones.

Antidotes

Camph.

Relationship

Compare: Rhus., Sil., Arn.

Compatible with: Acon., Arn., Bell., Lach., Merc., Nit-ac., Sil., Spon., Zinc.

Complementary to: Calc-P.


Dose:
6c, 12c, 30c, potencies

Tip: The information in this article has been written with animals in mind. However, the same remedy can be used to treat these conditions in people too.

For detailed
treatments and dosing instruction in veterinary homeopathy, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, 'Homeopathy to the Rescue' for dogs, cats, horses or birds.

Please Note: Any information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary emergency care clinic.
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