Thoughts, Tips & Tricks On Caring For Your Animals, Naturally

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How To Naturally Support Animal Bites

I got an urgent "help me" message this week from an animal guardian whose dog had unfortunately been attacked by another dog whilst out walking.

The altercation resulted in a nasty bite wound.

Unfortunately this is quite common, especially over the holidays.  Everyone is out and about enjoying what nature has to offer and it is easy to let our attention wander.

One of the most important things to remember is that not all dogs/cats are going to get along.  It is up to us to provide a safe environment for our dogs/cats and to ensure that we don't put them in a situation that causes them any undue stress, fear and anxiety as this is what initiates their fight, fright or flight response.

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation where you dog/cat has suffered from an animal bite; below are some homeopathic tips to help support not only any physical trauma but also any mental and emotional trauma.

  1.   Administer Aconite:  More often than not after any altercation your animal is going to be in a heightened state.  Their parasympathetic nervous system has been engaged (fight, fright, flight response).  It is really important that you deal with your animals emotional state first before addressing any injuries.  Aconite will help reduce your animals fear/anxious/stress/trauma state.  It will also reduce any shock that may be associated with the event and alleviate any long/short-term PTSD symptoms.

  2.   Administer Arnica:  Arnica is the number one remedy for accidents, injuries or any physical ordeal.  Given early enough it will reduce any bruising and swelling.  It is the first remedy to think of in cases of physical injury, trauma, accidents, blows, surgery, dental treatments, over-exertion - anything that might result in bruised tissue, wounds, bleeding, swelling, haematoma, broken bones, or shock.  Arnica promotes healing, controls bleeding, reduces swelling, helps with the reabsorption of blood in bruised tissues, and reduces shock due to trauma.

  3.   Administer Hypericum: Hypericum is the number 1 remedy for any injuries to nerves.  It is useful in the first aid treatment for lacerated wounds or any injury to nerve rich areas (head, tail, paws, claws, teeth etc).  This remedy is said to be useful in cases of tetanus. When given early after injury, it may assist in preventing the spread of any toxin.

  1.   Administer Ledum:  Ledum is generally the first choice for any puncture wound.  More often than not the affected area will have a blackish/blueish tinge to it.  Ledum can help with wound healing and (along with Hypericum), has the reputation of being able to prevent tetanus.

  1.   Other support tips: 

    1. Provide a safe and quiet place for your animal to heal without being interrupted.  Give them the time and space to heal.  

    2. They may not feel like eating and drinking.  Bone broth is a fantastic way to provide them with all the nutrition they need along with keeping their fluid intake up.

    3. Seek animal homeopathic or vet advice if you feel your animal is deteriorating or is in severe pain.


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