Homeopathic First Aid Treatment for you Pet


Natural alternative treatments for dogs, cats and other animals.

Holistic Pet Care     


Dr Douglas Wilson





Effective First Aid treatment can sometimes be a life saver for your pet.  It can certainly provide help until you find professional assistance – and it may even solve the problem on its own.

There are many alternative treatments that can be used as effective first aid treatments for your pet.  These include Reiki, Homeopathy, and Herbal Medicine.


It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with a few of these alternative treatments and keep a First Aid box close at hand.  Here are a few suggestions of remedies to keep in your First Aid box.

ARNICA – Is a remarkable first aid remedy.  It helps treat all types of physical injury where bruising or bleeding occurs.  I would suggest that everyone have Arnica at hand as a first line treatment for all injuries.  It can also be very helpful in treating the emotional trauma that often accompanies physical injury.

Homeopathic remedies are prepared in different potencies such as 6x, 6c, 30c etc.  The lower potencies, such as 6x, or 6c, are usually sufficient for first aid treatments.  They can be given as little pills or as liquid and the dose can be repeated every 10 to 30 minutes, if necessary, until improvement occurs.  You are probably not giving the correct remedy if you find that you are giving more than 6 doses in any one day.

Homeopathic remedies can be obtained from your local homeopath or ordered through a health food store.

RESCUE REMEDY – Is another good item in a first aid kit.  This contains the essence from 5 Bach flowers and is good at defusing emotional situations such as car accident, moving home, introducing a new animal to the family, etc.

CALENDULA – This natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory herbal product can be very effective in preventing skin infection.  You can either use it in the liquid form (diluted in water), or as a cream.  Use it to clean skin wounds.  It can also be used to help remove any infection that builds up inside earflaps.

HYPERICUM – This herb is often used together with calendula since it helps to reduce pain caused by injury to the skin.  The homeopathic form (an example is Hypericum 6c) helps if your dog or cat’s toe nails are accidentally clipped too short.  It is also used to treat children when their fingers have been caught in the door!  Another use in the first aid treatment of puncture wounds – this includes the small puncture wounds that are produced by insect bites or stings. 

LEDUM – A homeopathic remedy, which can be used to treat insect bites and stings.  The surrounding skin is usually cold or bluish if Ledum is indicated.

URTICA URENS – This is another remedy to consider using for insect bites and stings, also for burns and scalds.  Either apply as a cream or take orally (pills or liquids).

APIS – Is prepared from the honeybee and can be used to treat symptoms that closely resemble the response to a bee sting.  Apis is one of the best first aid treatments for puffy swellings that are painful to touch and made worse by hot applications.

NUX VOMICA – Can be helpful in many cases of vomiting and diarrhoea – especially if eating something disagreeable causes this!  However, be aware that vomiting and diarrhoea may be symptoms of a severe problem that may require professional attention. 


Some people like to have first aid remedies for treating fever symptoms.  I’ll mention some of these remedies, but remember to seek professional help if there are no responses to treatment. 


ACONITE – Use this remedy if there is an acute (sudden) onset of fever.  Your pet may be anxious and will probably not want to be touched.  S(h)e will be hot and thirsty. 

BELLADONNA – Should be used if the pulse is throbbing.  The patient also feels hot but is usually not thirsty.

FERR PHOS – This is often called a tissue salt which is available in 6x potency.  The pulse is usually soft and the skin colour may be unhealthy.

GELSEMIUM – This remedy works best when the fever produces flu like symptoms.  In other words, your pet will be dull, weak and drowsy, and have aches, pains and even muscle trembling.


First aid treatment can be very effective using Alternative treatments, but please remember to seek professional advice if there is no repose to treatment. 


For further information on these and other first aid remedies, I suggest you take a trip to your nearest bookstore and look at the increasing number of books on Homeopathy and other therapies.  Most of the books are written for treating people, but the information can also be used for treating animals.

Best wishes to you all and good health to you r animals

Dr Douglas Wilson


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Page last edited: May 24th 2016

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