What to expect with Homeopathic Treatment...

Your pet’s comfort is foremost during the consultation.



Initial consultation

There are always a lot of things we need to know which help us build a picture of your pet... their likes, dislikes, fears, temperament, medical history and especially anything quirky that is unique to them. However strange you think these may be, these snippets are gems for Homeopaths.


The remedy is supplied either in liquid or pillule form. They are easy to take either in the mouth or in their favourite food. Care, however, must be taken to minimise the risk of ‘antidoting’, where the effect may be neutralised. It is best to handle the remedies as little as possible and keep them away from strong smells, heat and direct sunlight.


After the remedy has been taken it is helpful to us if you watch for any changes that take place.

In a follow up situation this information helps to ensure the remedy is still having a positive effect or to identify whether a change is needed.

Occasionally your pet may experience what we call an intensification where initially they worsen for a short period of time. This is part of the healing process and normally short lived. If you are concerned at all it is always good to keep in touch.

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an energy medicine derived from the plant, mineral or animal world which gently stimulates body responses to move toward full health.

In the late 1700s Samuel Hahneman, a German physician, was intrigued by the effects of quinine in the treatment of malaria and discovered the ‘Law of Similars’ that is the foundation of homeopathy.

He himself took quinine and realised that the substance caused symptoms of malaria. When he stopped taking quinine the symptoms went away. He continued to experiment with other natural substances with his close family and friends and recorded all the symptoms that these substances caused.

These recordings are known as 'provings' as they are the proof of his theory 'The Law of Similars' or 'Like Cures Like'. In other words, what symptoms a substance can cause in a healthy individual can also, in the sick, stimulate a positive response.

By diluting these substances and using what we know as the minimum dose, Hahneman discovered that Homeopathy is a safe and effective way to stimulate the body's own responses to move toward full health with little or no side effects.

Flower Essences

Flower essences work brilliantly alongside Homeopathy, gently stimulating our soul toward inner harmony.

The vibrational energy of the plant is captured and preserved in the making process and can help to alleviate stress, anxieties or fears our pets may be experiencing. These are especially helpful in times of re-homing, grief, or huge traumatic experiences.

Want to know more?

Call me to discuss whether I can assist you in caring for your animal friend.

Extra information can be found on the internet if you are interested in Homeopathy in general.

I would also like to recommend some resource books available through libraries or bookshops:

  • Christopher Day, The Homeopathic Treatment of Small Animals
  • Richard Pitcairn, Natural Health for Cats and Dogs
  • George McCleod, Homeopathy for Pets