I remember the battles I used to have when I had to administer medication or worming treatments to my dogs.
I still cringe. The battle of wills had begun and on more than one occasion I was the loser.
More often than not I would get the medication or worm treatment spat back out at me, followed by a dirty look. It was a stressful and unpleasant experience not only for me but for my dogs as well.
Thanks to homeopathy, the stress, anxiety and battles are over!
One of the most common questions I am asked by animal owners is "how in the world do I give the remedy to my pet". Straight away I can see the owner thinking "oh my god, it's going to be nightmare, here we go again".
Well, I am here to tell you that administering remedies to your pet is painless and easy, for everyone.
With homeopathic remedies they can come in either pill or liquid form. Animal owners tend to find that the liquid form is easier for them to administer. Whether you are using liquid or pill form the aim is for the remedy to "melt" in your pet’s mouth. What we are aiming for is for the remedy to be absorbed from the mucus membranes in the mouth.
Below are some helpful tips on how you can administer the remedy to your pet with the least amount of stress and fuss.
- If your pet loves treats then sprinkle the remedy on the treat.
- You can dissolve the remedy in a tablespoon of water and let them lick the spoon.
- You can pop 4-6 pills into their water bowl or water dispenser. This is effective with smaller animals such as rabbits, cats, guinea pigs and chickens.
- Dogs have a built-in pouch on the side of their mouth and the remedies can go straight in there if the dog is happy for you to do this.
- The liquid form will usually come with an eye dropper. This is then very easy to slip into the side of animal’s mouth and release the liquid.
- With cats you can also place a few drops on their paws as they will then lick this off.
Other General Tips
- Avoid unnecessary handling of the remedy. I usually pour the remedies into the cap and dispense from there that way I am not touching the remedy at all.
- It is best to store the remedies in their original container in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight.
- Avoiding storing the remedies with strong smelling substances and odours such as essential oils.
- Keep the remedies out of reach of children and pets.
- Avoid giving the remedy with other medications.
- The remedies do not need to be taken with food.
If you are unsure about which method is the most suitable for you and your pet let’s have a chat, I’m here to help!