Materia Medica Online - Homeopathic Remedies
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Homeopathy

In a veterinary materia medica of homeopathic remedies you will find the medicines listed are made from all kinds of natural substances; plants, animals, (including insects and reptiles), chemicals and minerals.

In homeopathy, the medicines are referred to as remedies. The correct remedy is chosen by a detailed collection of the patients symptoms and history.

This can be a difficult task in animal healthcare due to the fact that sometimes we have little or no information on the pet's background. Prescribing remedies for animals can be a little bit hit or miss. Fortunately, if you choose the wrong remedy it will have no impact, good or bad. Then you are free to choose another remedy and try again.

If you are fortunate to choose the perfect remedy, the
simillimum, improvement is usually dynamic. If you come close to the simillimum, improvement is only partial and another remedy is called for, but stay alert to a change in symptoms. If you choose the wrong remedy, nothing happens. Although, in a life threatening situation, nothing happening could mean peril to your pet, so always see your veterinarian first.

Homeopathy is a system of medicine developed two centuries ago by Samuel Hahnemann, a highly respected German physician. It is based on the principle that "like cures like," which is also referred to as the 'law of similars." Hahnemann found that a substance that produces a certain set of symptoms in a healthy person can cure a sick person manifesting those same symptoms. For instance, the homeopathic remedy allium cepa is made from red onions, which can make your eyes burn and water when you cut them. If you have a cold or allergy and your symptoms include, a runny nose, coughing, watery eyes and burning, etc. you would consider using allium cepa because the symptoms under that remedy matched your symptoms. A cold with a different set of symptoms would call for a different homeopathic remedy. Lets say your neighbor has a cold also but is experiencing a bright red sore throat, headache, fever and flushed coloring to his face. The homeopathic remedy in this case would be Belladonna because his symptoms more closely match that particular remedy.

All that aside, let's get down to how to choose a remedy. There are so many of them where do you start? Just start with one and get to know all the things it can be used for.

The alphabetical links to the Veterinary Materia Medica contain a growing list of some of the top homeopathic remedies used in veterinary medicine. It's a good place to start learning the characteristics of each of the remedies.

Recommendations:
For keeping pets healthy the natural way, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, a Step-by-Step Holistic Home Healthcare System that will enable you to naturally treat your pet at home (without drugs) using safe, side effect free healing methods 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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