f the remedy is given immediately after the chip is inserted, it may help prevent infections and the possible growth of certain types of tumors that form at the puncture site.
Arsenicum may sooth a dog or cat that is overly anxious and fearful of being taken away from its owner, especially if the animal must be left at the hospital. Many animals become extremely restless and fearful when placed in a cage, pacing back and forth, crying, or having difficulty breathing. A dose or two of Arsenicum may offer relief. Additionally, if these symptoms are accompanied by vomiting and/or diarrhea from a virus or from eating something unfamiliar, Arsenicum may relieve symptoms.
Some pets don’t fully recover from anesthesia, remaining groggy, spaced out and “not all there.” In cases like this, a dose of Phosphorus may help remove the effects of the anesthesia, returning the animal to its normal, pre-surgical state. One dose is usually all that is needed.
Dissolve one pellet of any remedy in a 1/2 to 1 ounce dropper bottle filled half way with distilled water and preserved with 1/4 ounce vodka. A dose equals two drops or a sniff from the open bottle. Many symptoms and conditions are not covered in this article. Consult a homeopath for additional directions or remedy suggestions.
Sources for this article include:
A Veterinary Materia Medica and Clinical Repertory with a Materia Medica of the Nosodes; G. Macleod; 1989
Materia Medica and Repertory; William Boericke, MD; 1998
“Synoptic Materia Medica”; Frans Vermeulen; 1992
Jeffrey Levy, DVM, PCH: Classical Veterinary Homeopathy