The 9 Most Popular Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs

The homeopathic remedies for dogs may be used as an alternative for other medication treatments, which have several side effects. Homeopathy may also be used when the dog has no other treatment options. The homeopathic remedies can be used in various illnesses. There are a few remedies that are more frequently used in canines.

1. Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum album is also a popular homeopathic remedy for canines and can be used in digestive issues or toxicity, being an effective liver cleanser.

A dog with chronic vomiting and diarrhea can benefit of Arsenicum dilutions.

2. Arnica Montana

Arnica Montana is an ingredient that may be toxic, but it is often used in homeopathic dilutions for dogs. The ingredient is helpful in:

  • Reducing pain, which can be due to various diseases
  • Reducing injuries and bruising
  • Lack of energy

3. Hepar Sulphuris

Hepar sulphuris is an anti inflammatory ingredient used in homeopathic dilutions.

The compound can be used for dogs that are affected by:

4. Nux Vomica

Nux vomica is often used in homeopathy to treat the buildup of toxins or allergic reactions.

Other effects of nux vomica include:

5. Apis Mellifica

Apis mellifica is a homeopathic remedy that employs the venom of bees and may have a negative effect immediately after being used (i.e. major irritation, similar to a bee sting), but the dog’s condition should improve gradually.

This remedy may be used in dogs with:

  • Tick bites and other insect bites
  • Allergic reaction to food, vaccines or other inhalants
  • Hot spots
  • Red eye
  • Itchy skin

The apis homeopathic remedy should not be used in pets that have a severe allergic reaction to bee venom (i.e. anaphylaxis).

6. Aconitum Napellus

Aconitum Napellus, also known as Aconite is a popular homeopathic remedy that can be used in dogs that suffer from the following conditions:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fear (i.e. of fireworks or thunder)
  • Elevated fever
  • Pain, which can be caused by various illnesses
  • Reducing shock
  • Alleviating respiratory infection symptoms

7. Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a substance that is normally present in the dog’s diet, but may be employed in homeopathic dilutions as well for conditions such as:

  • Blood in the stool or in the vomit
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Reduce bleeding
  • Respiratory infections
  • Nausea

8. Rus Toxicodendron

Rus toxicodendron is a homeopathic ingredient that can be used in older dogs that have joint pain. However, the ingredient may also be used in dilutions for dogs affected by:

  • Itchy skin
  • Dermatitis
  • Swelling of limbs
  • Muscle injury or sprains
  • Conjunctivitis

9. Silica

Silica is used in dilutions for chronic canine conditions that require a lengthy treatment.

Silica is effective in:

  • Reducing abscesses and cysts
  • Ulcers
  • Anal gland problems
  • Injection site swelling and irritation