When people think of dog first aid, most tend to think of veterinarians. And while you may need to use vets in complex cases, you can do a lot of good yourself, by learning how to use some of the common injury homeopathic remedies. This means you can save not just your dog pain and you anxiety, but a whole lot of money, too.
Dogs, as well as any other animal, are no different from humans as far as the use of homeopathic treatment is concerned. Well, I suppose there is one big difference; we can get subjective symptoms from people, but most of us are only able to get objective symptoms from animals. That said, you do have another, very powerful, tool at your disposal when it comes to animals, discussed later.
While you may be unable to access the sensations your dog is feeling, when it comes to first aid, you really don’t have to be terribly clued up. After all, an injury is an injury is an injury. And if you have any inkling about homeopathic remedies, and probably if you don’t, you will have heard of Arnica. Arnica works so well for such a broad variety of injuries, if that was all you had in the way of homeopathic remedies, and used it properly, you could do so much good.
All you would need to know is how often you should administer it. And that depends not only on the potency of the remedy, but also on the seriousness of the injury. So you would need to know a bit about that.
Then there are the stings and bites that can come from insects and animals. And the other puncture wounds that can come from thorns, prickles, even shards of glass. Again, you don’t have to be a whizz to know which remedy to reach for, for these ailments.
How about food poisoning or ailments after eating a lot of fatty foods? Sounds serious and beyond the scope of most ordinary people, but again, if you know even a little bit about a few common homeopathic remedies, you are equipped to resolve the emergency.
What about stopping arterial bleeding after an accident? This could save the life of your dog if you knew how to take immediate action.
How about dealing with a foreign object? Surely, you say, only an operation can resolve that? Nope. As long as it isn’t life threatening, such as obstructing an airway, this can be expelled with the use of the appropriate homeopathic remedy.
Poisoning from rat poison? If you are sure, no problem.
All this may sound remarkable, but only because you are conditioned to the limitations of medicine and veterinary medicine. It is routine with homeopathic treatment. It’s business as usual.
Can you begin to see how much good you can do, how much anguish you can save your dog, how quickly you can resolve major problems? And how much money you can save on veterinary bills? (Don’t tell your vet that, s/he may not be too impressed with that.)
OK, so how about that powerful tool I was talking about earlier? How does this fit in with first aid for dogs?
Whether you believe it or not, dogs are very intuitive. They KNOW what will help them and what won’t. So if you try to give them an inappropriate medicine, whether it is homeopathic or otherwise, they will resist. Why do you think you have to disguise veterinary drugs? Because dogs don’t like them and know they won’t help them, at least on a deep level.
But the reaction to an appropriate homeopathic remedy is very different. Mostly, they will give you an eager sign in their body language, a lick on the bottle, a tail wag, turning their head towards you, some sign that is common to them that says Yes, please!
When they no longer want it, or don’t need it at this moment, they will tell you in their body language.
You may have to learn to be a good body language reader, as the signs can be subtle and personal. And there are situations when you can’t see them at all, such as when a more interesting event is happening – a loved family member coming home, a neighbourhood dog barking, etc.
Some dogs can be so emotionally closed that they won’t give you any sign. But this trait normally comes from people who have no sensitivity for their dog, the dog has given up. I doubt such people would be reading this.
So, if you are interested in learning more about homeopathy for dog first aid or on how to help quickly and effectively when an emergency arises, then check out my free report offered in the sign up box on the top of the right hand column. And if you want to go further than that, then a dog first aid course may be what you are after. This one is general, for everyone.