Has anyone treated their pets homeopathically?(9 Posts)
I've just rehomed a lovely 2 yr cat from the blue cross. She has a severe flea allergy (miliary dermatitis) and has been treated with various steroids / antihistamines etc. Now she just has monthly frontline but is still covered in scabs and was wondering if there was a homeopathic remedy that might clear it up.
So,... has anyone used homeopathy on animals successfully?
not me but would be interested to hear about it
my cats have program injection 6 monthly plus frontline spray (dog is allergic to fleas so have to be quite ruthless)
Try calendula cream - it will help the scabs to heal and reduce the itch. Or you could try aloe vera - but a plant, break the leaves rub onto the area or buy some pure aloe vera juice.
Think aloe vera is toxic for cats - may not be very, but it's on a list i have.
OMG! You are right here:
Plants Poisonous to Cats
Almond (Pits of)
Apple Leaf Croton
Apricot (Pits of)
Avacado (fuit and pit)
Bird of Paradise
Cherry (pits, seeds & wilting leaves)
Cherry, most wild varieties
Crown of Thorns
Easter Lily *
Fruit Salad Plant
Giant Dumb Cane
Glacier IvyGolden Chain
Gold Dust Dracaena
Hahn's Self-Branching Ivy
Indian Rubber Plant
Jack in the Pulpit
Janet Craig Dracaena
Japanese Show Lily *
Lacy Tree Philodendron
Lily of the Valley
Madagascar Dragon Tree
Mother-in Law's Tongue
Oriental Lily *
Peach (pits and wilting leaves)
Poinsettia (low toxicity)
Saddle Leaf Philodendron
Snow on the Mountain
Spotted Dumb Cane
Star of Bethlehem
String of Pearls
Swiss Cheese plant
Tiger Lily *
Tomato Plant (green fruit, stem and leaves)
Tropic Snow Dieffenbachia
e.g. Japanese Yew
But surely alot of these are also toxic to humans but used successfully in homeopathic medicine. The doses are so tiny.
My parents treated their first dog very successfully with homepathic tablets and kept him alive for 18 months longer than had been predicted by the vets.
Not homeopathic and not sure if it will work on cats but I used to give my dog brewers yeast tablets to ward off fleas. He was 16 when he died and never once caught fleas.
Also very good for humans if they suffer badly with mosquito bites. I think it emits something throught the pores that keeps insects away.
Yep you are quite right - the plants are toxic but homeopathic remedies would be fine. I actually have a couple of homeopathic remedy books for pets and a shiatsu for pets one. I've used aloe vera on my cats before - I didn't know
The calendula cream should be fine though. You could also try fish oil/olive oil - it will smooth out the scar and ease itching - cats might like the taste too much though
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