What you should know about Homeopathy and Dogs with Anxiety

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If you’re trying to avoid the common side effects of medication in dogs, you may want to try some alternatives. This post will discuss Homeopathy and dogs with anxiety.  More and more people are finding relief in natural medicine. 

There are more Health stores now than just a few years ago. It’s no wonder dog parents also seek an alternative to conventional medicine when it comes to their pets. It may be worth exploring other options.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is derived from two Greek words:

Homoios which means “similar” and pathos which means “suffering”

Homeopathy is a branch of alternative medicine based on the premise that the body can cure itself. 

Practitioners use plants and minerals and other substances found in nature which they believe can signal the body to jumpstart its healing process.

These are medicines that respect the wisdom of the body.

Its basic premise is “like cures like” also known as “The principle of similars” wherein extremely small concentrations of a particular toxin could cure the very same symptoms it would cause in larger doses. Immunizations follow the same principle and are a perfect example. It uses small doses of pathogens to stimulate the immune system to prevent what larger doses can cause. 

Instead of using drugs that suppress symptoms, it makes more sense to strengthen the body’s own defense mechanisms. 

In Europe, homeopathy is commonly practiced that it is no longer appropriate to call it alternative medicine

One of the best things about Homeopathy is that it works with all animals (including humans!) and is also widely used in organic agriculture. 

Does your dog show signs of Anxiety?

  • Excessive Barking
  • Fearful Behavior
  • Pacing back and forth or in circles almost obsessively
  • Accidents in the house despite being potty trained
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Apathy (aloofness)
  • Vocalizing
  • Depression
  • Shaking/Trembling
  • Aggression/showing teeth

What causes anxiety in dogs?

  • Sudden loud noises like fireworks/thunder
  • Moving to a new residence/sudden change of routine
  • Yelling/Physical punishment
  • Loss of a family member or someone important
  • Separation anxiety (being left alone too long)
  • Illness like pre-diabetes or hearing/vision loss (easily startled)
  • Unfamiliar people and places
  • Trips to the vet or groomer
  • Training
  • Certain breeds are prone to anxiety
Homeopathy and dogs - A bottle of Homeoanimal Anxiety preparation

Ingredients: gelsemium, argentum nitricum, phosphorus, calcarea carbonica, lycopodium, arnica, staphysagria

This is a remedy that can calm your anxious canine. 

The Homeopathic ingredients work in harmony by correcting internal imbalances that lead to anxiety and result in a dog with a much calmer temperament.  It can also stop diarrhea and hypersensitivity caused by stress. Simply spray once directly to the mouth or in the water bowl when needed. This remedy works on all animals. 

Homeopathy can help your pet in many other ways

This is part of a much longer list that Homeopathy can help with:

  • Abscess
  • Alopecia (Patches of hair loss)
  • Anemia
  • Anti-inflammation
  • Anti-mosquito
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia
  • Bad breath
  • Birthing
  • Blood Sugar support
  • Bronchitis
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Conjuctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Cracked paw pads
  • Crohn’s
  • Cystitis
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry eyes
  • Dust mite allergy
  • Ear infections
  • Eczema
  • Edema
  • Gingivitis
  • Heartworm
  • Lyme Disease
  • Ringworm
  • Sinusitis
  • Urinary disorders
  • Flatulence
  • Fleas
  • Glaucoma
  • Grass/pollen allergy
  • Hepatitis
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney failure
  • Kidney stones
  • Mange (parasitic infestation)
  • Maternity
  • Miscarriage(strengthens muscles in the uterus)
  • Motion sickness
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Parasites and worms
  • Parvo virus treatment
  • Muscle pain
  • Pregnancy
  • Reproductive weakness
  • Scars
  • Seborrhea
  • Seizures
  • Anti-virus/Antibiotic
  • Stye
  • Pre-post surgery
  • Tartar
  • Teeth trouble
  •  Ticks
  • Corrects thyroid imbalances
  • Tree allergies
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vaccine detox
  • Treats low white blood cell count

How are Homeopathic remedies made?

It all begins with Trituration. Plants and minerals that are to be used as a remedy are ground up into a powder that is fine enough to be soluble in water.

But not just any water, it has to be double-distilled which is considered to be the purest form of water. Double distilling erases any “nanostructures or memories in the water“. Physicists who study water commonly report its mysterious and amazing properties. Double-distilling allows the medicinal substances to be imprinted in the water.

The powder is then mixed with double-distilled water and pure alcohol and mixed in a glass jar. The mixture is filtered or expressed through a press to extract the liquid.

The resulting liquid becomes the “mother tincture”

One drop of the mother tincture is diluted in a mixture of pure alcohol to a ratio of 1:9. This solution is shaken vigorously or even repeatedly struck against a hard surface, called “succussion” to activate its healing properties.

This solution is diluted again to the same ratio of 1:9.  The mixture is again shaken strenuously. This process of dilution and succussion is repeated  10, 20, 30, 100 times or more. Simply diluting without shaking doesn’t activate the medicinal effects.

The end result is a Homeopathic remedy that has been “Potentized” or energized. 

The process of dilution and succussion is repeated many times because its initial purpose was to remove any potential side effects and toxins it may contain but it was later discovered that the more times a remedy is succussed, the more potent it becomes and therefore fewer doses are needed.

homeopathy and dogs - an image of a smiling English Golden Retriever

Homeopathic remedies come in liquid, powder, granules, or tablets. These “energized” medicines are sensitive and require special handling and storage. Keep away from heat, bright light, electromagnetic radiation from computers, cellphones and televisions as these could de-activate them. 

Keep them away from essential oils as strong odors can render them less effective. 

However, properly stored remedies can last for many years especially those in glass bottles. Remedies that come in tablets should not be touched directly. 

It is advised to administer the remedies an hour before or after your pet has had a meal. While Homeopathic remedies typically do not cause unpleasant reactions, it should be given in moderation and should not be taken while using conventional medicine. 

Avoid giving remedies with food.

When should I not give my dog Homeopathic remedies?

Homeopathic medicines are a much safer and gentler alternative to canine medicine.  That being said, severe or chronic diseases should be treated by a veterinarian. 

**Please ask your vet if Homeopathy is right for your dog. Your vet may prescribe a different medication. Never stop taking conventional drugs without the approval or your vet***This site may have affiliate links, which means I may receive commissions if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5256414/

www.homeopathic.com/why-homeopathy-makes-sense-and-works-3/

https://trupanion.com/canada/pet-care/homeopathy-for-pets

https://www.onlynaturalpet.com/blogs/holistic-healthcare-library/homeopathy-for-pet-health

www.homevet.com/can-homeopathic-treatment-help-my-pets/

https://www.avma.org/javma-news/2017-05-01/closer-look-veterinary-homeopathy

Photo Credit: Elderberry Arts Flickr via Wunderstock (license)

34 thoughts on “What you should know about Homeopathy and Dogs with Anxiety”

  1. so thoughtful of you to put up such an informative review on homeopathy and dogs with anxiety, I’ve got to say that as a dog owner I did find this review very informative and intriguing and I’ve quite learnt a lot that needed to keep my dog in good shape… I must say that I am really lucky to stumble upon this astonishing review,,, thanks for sharing and I look forward to promoting this review

  2. Hi Leina, I’m so glad you found the article useful. And yes, vets can be really expensive. Prevention is key.

    Sonny

  3. Will that work for a cat? As soon as I purchased my home, I will be adopting or buying a dog. Now I know and understand how to take care of my dog, and also I will be experimenting with the Homeopathy products. The author did a great job explaining the product. Simply put; anyone with a dog should at list try the product.

  4. This was so helpful! My poor boy Buster definitely has massive separation anxiety. He also freaks out if we move and is pretty much an all-around emotional pup… And by pup, I mean old man lol. I’m going to have to give this a try. Also, this has inspired me to try out some of the other ways I can homeopathy for him. The vet is so freaking expensive. I mean, they are necessary, but for some things I think this is a way better solution!

  5. Thanks Roy, I hope your pet feels better soon. Thanks for bookmarking the site, I really appreciate it.

    Sonny

  6. Hi, and thank you for a fantastic article about natural remedies aimed at pets! I have a dog myself which is anxious. She has become anxious after sometimes due to one of our son’s misbehavior when he was younger. This caused a lot of loud noise and yelling. Our dog has also been attacked by a bigger dog some years ago and has suffered a bit from that. She is better now, but anxious and we have been looking for something to help her. What you have described in your article might be something that can help her and we will have to try it.

    I think the subject is very relevant. Being able to help your dog getting better by using natural remedies is the best for our dogs. And as you write it is vitally important that the homeopathic products are produced in a controlled and quality-based process. to make the product safe.

    I have bookmarked your website and will definitively use it as a reference when it comes to my own dogs health and well-being.

  7. I had heard many time about homeopathy before but i never actually knew what this was all about. I guess there are drugs that can do real good to your dog but as you mention in the end we should always ask our vet first and never use similar substances without his approval as there are for sure many fake ones out there in the market which can be hard to distinguish. We need to be extra careful for the sake of our dogs.

  8. Very interesting way to stop using only drugs for your beloved pets. I really don’t like drugs. Humans long ago have homeopathic remedies. Finally, there are solutions for dogs. Maybe they have introduced long ago. But I never heard that there are for pets before.

    My dog has Separation anxiety. I think a lot of pets have it. And it is normal. So that why I do not like to drug my pet only because he missed me. However, homeopathic remedies it something like a quality herbal tee for humans where dogs can relax naturally! I will definitely thy homeopathic remedies. Thanks!

  9. Hey Sonny, 

    Great article, I believe in homeopathy as a way to heal myself so it’s always the first option I look at when it comes to Arnie as well (My German Shepherd). Sadly he was mistreated when was young by a previous owner, I’ve only had him about a year but he does seem to be showing signs of anxiety. 

    It looks like homeoanimal can help with his anxiety and improve a wide number of areas in terms of his health. I was looking at possibly CBD for pets for him as well, does this work in a similar way?

  10. Hello, Sunny
    Thanks for sharing this post describing homeopathy.
    I agree with you that homeopathy works with all animals including humans.
    For example, as for preventing measles, we usually use the MMR vaccine and it is an attenuated live virus vaccine, that is, it contains weakened live viruses.
    By injecting weakened viruses, make your immune system to have the power of resistance to the virus.

    There are many ways to prevent diseases, but I think homeopathy is a good way to prevent diseases. The idea behind homeopathy is attracting me. It’s based on the belief that the body can cure itself. That is, let your immune system do everything for preventing diseases. I think it’s better than eating other kind medicines that forcing the viruses to be weakened.
    Eating these kinds of drugs long enough would make the viruses to have to resist the power of the drugs.
    So I love homeopathy.

  11. Hi Sonny,

    You are right, alternative medicines are getting popular and people prefer alternative medicines. Even students are interested in studying alternative medicines.

    I too prefer Homeopathy as we all know it does not create any side effects. While doing some research for our dog’s anxiety I came across your helpful and informative post. You not only discussed the problem but you have provided with the solution as well.

    HomeoAnimal  Anxiety is on my list and I am bookmarking your post for future references.

  12. Hi, Sonny,

    I’m somewhat familiar with homeopathy, but I never thought it could be administered to animals as well. It’s very interesting to discover this fact and good to know just in case.

    Do you recommend administering one of these remedies for a dog that gets nervous with fireworks? It’s a nightmare whenever it’s the Fourth of July and New Year’s.

    Thank you very much for writing this up and sharing it with us.

  13. Thank you, Kylie. Its always a good idea to consult a vet before you try something new. Yes, you can give it to your dog even if its breed is prone to anxiety

  14. Hello Sunny. Nice to see you share this post on homeopathy and dogs with anxiety. I never really knew what homeopathy means. As a matter of fact, this is my first time to encounter this term but you did justice by breaking down the meaning and I truly understand. Thanks for your recommendation.

    Regards!

  15. Thank you for sharing this! I hadn’t really heard about Homeopathy before reading this and now I’m fully convinced that this is what my dog needs. She has some anxiety, especially when it comes to certain noises. Believe it not she can’t even stand the sound of someone chewing gum. I like that you talk about how homeopathic remedies are made and that they come from natural plants and minerals. Are they becoming a lot more commi

  16. Wow! This is a good product for my dog. 

    2 months ago, I adopted a dog that was abandoned by its owner. The dog I adopted was very thin, with insect bites on its whole body.
    When he got home, he didn’t want to eat, just drink. This lasted about 3 days.
    Although, today he has an appetite, but sometimes he still experiences anxiety when I approach him. Even though it’s just for playing.
    Maybe homeopathy can be the solution for my case. And this Saturday, I plan to go to my vet to consult about this treatment.
    Once again, thank you very much for this great article.
    By the way, if my breed is prone to homeopathy, can it still be given ?

  17. We moved together with my girlfriend just recently and she brought her dog. 

    The dog used to be in the shelter; prior to that, he had been moving from one place to another. His former owner was not able to take care of him so the doggy ended up in the shelter. 

    Now, based on this great article, I just realized why his behavior is a bit odd these days. I am against any type of chemical drugs, but this thing will work out well in my opinion. 

    I have just sent a link to this post to my girlfriend. 

    We both want to thank you 🙂

  18. I am glad to peruse your article. I have been searching for something that will support our pooch. I have a pooch. I would prefer not to give him a drug that may hurt him in my opinion, homeopathy is best because it has no side effect. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Well this is the first time I’d be coming across the term homeopathy. The practice of stimulating the body to cure itself . Like you mentioned, it makes more sense to strengthen the body’s defense systems than to suppress symptoms. 

    But I have to admit, it is a bit surprising that homeopathy can be used to cure anxiety, not to mention anxiety in our four-legged companions.

    This post has been really informative, thanks for sharing.

  20. Many thanks to you for sharing such a beautiful article with us .I have a dog, and he is a very good friend of mine .However, for some time I could not take care of him for my work .So now I see some problems were created between my dog .Which matches the issues you specify .However, I do not want to give my dog any medicine that is harmful to him .That’s why I’m thinking of homeopathy .Because it has no side effects .I use this medicine myself .Now I want to be a refugee for a homeopathy doctor for animals .I hope I get good results and tell others that homeopathy is the best treatment I’ve heard from many.

  21. I have been looking for something that will help our dog. He has severe separation anxiety, and tears things up and pees on our beds even immediately after being taken outside. I do not want to give him medication that may harm him, but this Homeopathy seems to be a better alternative that does not have the same side effects. Thank you for sharing, this is perfect!

  22. When I came across this post, I thought “yes, this one is for me”. It’s the exact information I was looking for. One of my dogs had extreme anxiety as a puppy, which was due to traumatic experiences (he was rescued from the street) He is now 3 years old, nearly 3, and he has healed, no more anxiety. I worry though about a possible plane trip we may take this year. He has never travelled by plane and I am terrified that he may get an anxiety attack then. The handlers won’t understand what it is … So, maybe homeopathic treatment as a preventive measure could help? What do you think?

  23. Thank you for your post. It is a timely article for me. I had two weeks trip and after returning, I found that my dog behaves abnormally. I don’t know the reasons why my dog don’t feel well.

    I compare my dog’s conditions with your described dog anxiety signs, which match my dog, such as excessive barking, fearful behavior, shaking, and aggression etc. It may be the cause of care by unfamiliar people and places. I wish the conditions will improve after while. But this last for more than 3 weeks now. Meanwhile, I will try to use the HomeoAnimal  Anxiety. I will let you know the outcome of this herb.

    It is kind of you sharing this useful information with us.

  24. At one point or another, there will always be a need for everyone to chip in the required effort to relieve their pets from anxiety. My own dog started exhibiting these traits since we moved to a new apartment and I must say it has been very worse of recent. Thankfully you have explained more on it and I have a clearer understanding of what it entails now. Thanks

  25. Hello, I really want to first appreciate your effort in putting this great website together and writing this article. I have observed most of these symptoms from my dogs but I never realized that it is caused by anxiety. I have gotten to learn a lot from your article and I will ensure to look out for more of your articles to come. Thanks

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