Keeping Pets Healthy

Animal homeopathy, a branch of alternative medicine is growing in size and popularity as society's interest in alternative medicine for humans continues to grow.
Not sure what exactly homeopathy is? You have come to the right place! 

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Thousands of pet owners around the world believe strongly in its power to heal and maintain health, and a growing number of veterinarians are being trained in homeopathic as well as Western medicine.

Is Homeopathy Safe and Does It Really Work?


Is It Safe and Effective?

Homeopathy is perfectly safe! This is because homeopathic medicines are made from a very small amount of the active ingredient. Two hundred years of practice, research and trials have proved the safety of this gentle system of medicine for both people and animals. Read more

It Is Gentle and Non-Addictive

Unlike some conventional drugs, homeopathic medicines are non-addictive and have no dangerous side-effects. Homeopathy is safe to use for babies, children and pregnant or breastfeeding women and animals.

How Long Does It Take To Work?

People animals respond differently to homeopathic medicines based on individual emotional and physical states. While some show an immediate improvement which increases over time, others will see results over a few weeks with regular use.

Homeopathic remedies work from the inside out, often causing you or your pet to feel more positive, with more energy, in the first instance. Outer symptoms such as skin conditions are often the last to clear. Sometimes patience is called for – as balance is slowly restored, symptoms will improve.

What Is It?

Homeopathy, or homeopathic medicine, is a medical philosophy and practice based on the idea that the body has the ability to heal itself. Homeopathy was founded in the late 1700's in Germany and has been widely practiced throughout Europe.

Homeopathy is founded on the belief that every being (pets as well as humans) has a self-healing response, and that health problems develop when that response is hindered or imbalanced. 

Homeopathy views the symptoms within the larger context of the affected individual's overall health, and then tries to stimulate the body's own healing responses.

It is based on the principle of similars ("like cures like"), which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy body can cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy one.

Homeopathy for pets aims to aid and stimulate the animals own defense and immune processes. 


What Are The Ingredients?

The substances used in homeopathy are derived from herbs, minerals, and other natural substances that are diluted beyond the point of actual toxicity. 

In fact, homeopaths believe that the more diluted the substance, the higher the potency, and the less frequently it has to be given.

These remedies are prescribed to fit the needs of each individual person or animal, given in much smaller and less toxic doses than traditional medications, and are used for both prevention and treatment. 


How is Homeopathy for Pets Different from Conventional Pet Medication?

Conventional pet medication usually applies certain chemical or biological agents to our pets body in the form of antibiotics and antiviral drugs.

These drugs work by suppressing the animals illness symptoms.

During this process of symptom suppression, the animal inherent defense mechanism is weakened. 

Conventional medicine may make the symptoms go away (for the time being) but does nothing to remove the predisposition of disease and the weakness of immune system.

Instead, it weakens the system further, predisposing it to more and frequent diseases.

Homeopathy for our pets, on the other hand, helps the animals body to overcome diseases by strengthening its inherent immune system and let the body take care of the disease causing agents. 

By doing so, two objectives are attained: 
  1. The disease is cured effectively, and sometimes rapidly, without the side-effects of many conventional medicines. 
  2. As the immune system is further strengthened, the predisposition to diseases is overcome and their recurrence prevented. Thus there is overall health benefit in the long run.

Use in the United States

According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey of the use of complementary health practices by Americans, an estimated 3.9 million adults and 910,000 children used homeopathy in the previous year. However, this survey did not include animals.

These estimates include use of over-the-counter products labeled as “homeopathic,” as well as visits with a homeopathic practitioner. Out-of-pocket costs for adults were $2.9 billion for homeopathic medicines and $170 million for visits to homeopathic practitioners.

Licensing 


Laws regulating the practice of homeopathy in the United States vary from state to state. 

Usually, individuals who are licensed to practice medicine or another health care profession can legally practice homeopathy. In some states, non-licensed professionals may practice homeopathy.

Arizona, Connecticut, and Nevada are the only states with homeopathic licensing boards for doctors of medicine (holders of M.D. degrees) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (holders of D.O. degrees). 

Arizona and Nevada also license homeopathic assistants, who are allowed to perform medical services under the supervision of a homeopathic physician. 

Some states explicitly include homeopathy within the scope of practice of chiropractic, naturopathy, and physical therapy.

"Which do you think is better for the well being of our pets?
For me, I give two thumbs up for homeopathy for our pets!"


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