Homeopathic Remedies for Cats
Aconite 30c or 200c
Particularly useful for psychological fear and shock following injury or trauma. Give one tablet immediately. Then give hourly for up to 4 hours. Use 200c for severe cases.
Promotes milk secretion. Where demand is great and supply is low or absent. Use in single doses where urtica urens has failed.
Arnica 30c or 200c
Should be given within two hours of psychological shock following injury or trauma. Give one tablet immediately. Then give hourly for up to 4 hours. Use 200c for severe cases. Arnica is one of the most commonly used homeopathic remedies. For bruising give 30c potency immediately and then hourly for 3 hours. In severe cases, give every 15 minutes until improvement. Can also be given to the mother before and after birth in 200c potency. Give daily for 3 days before and 3 days after birthing. Can be used alone or alongside conventional treatments.
Arsen Alb 30c or 200c
Commonly used for fear, anxiety or exhaustion, or any signs of restlessness especially in the early hours, usually accompanied by thirst. Also used for dry coats in pets.
Arsenicum Alb 30c
For sudden tummy bugs and associated symptoms one pillule every 30 minutes for three hours. Seek veterinary advice if no improvement. Also helpful for dry skin where one pillule is given four times daily.
Give one drop every 20 minutes for kittens with breathing difficulties.
Belladonna 30c or 200c - Acute Mastitis (Ist Stage)
Sudden onset of acute mastitis with bright red overheated teats which are very sensitive to touch or jarring. Dose 2 hourly until a response is observed. Bryonia could be included here if there is more hardness early on and if any movement caused pain.
Bryonia 30c or 200c
For immobility and pain or stiffness in joints. Symptoms are noticeably worse for movement and heat. May be helpful with bronchitis and pneumonia.
Calc Fluor 30c or 200c
Used for hard swellings such as in the mouth or foot. Administer 1 tablet, 3 times a day for one week.
Cat Combination Nosode
Made up with Rhinotracheitis, Calici Virus, Feline Peritonitis, Feline Leukaemia and Chlamydia nosodes. It is said these can be used alone but we use them alongside conventional vaccination. Can also be used if side effects of conventional vaccination are experienced and should be given alongside Thuja.
Calc Phos 30c
Given in addition to Caulophyllum to help absorption of caulophyllum and to give stronger contractions.
Helps the birth process and will quickly increase contractions and aid delivery. Give one pillule every hour as soon as the contractions begin. If contractions stop then give every 15 minutes for 4 doses. Continue until delivery is complete.
Echinacea 30c or 200c
Helps maintain a healthy immune system.
Derived from the plant eyebright. Primarily used for the eyes particularly useful when eyes are sticky and sore or accompanied by inflammation or discharge.
Give one pillule every hour for up to six hours, then reduce to one pillule four times daily until symptoms disappear.
To soften, slow down and help prevent the build up of tartar on teeth. Encrusted teeth: one pillule a day for up to one month until tartar is reduced. As a preventative against new tartar build up: one pillule weekly.
For fear and fright and also very effective in reducing sex drive in males.
Give one pillule every hour for up to six hours, then reduce to one, 3 times per day for as long as is required.
Hepar Sulph 30c
Particularly useful for ears when there is a discharge accompanied by a strong smell. Give one pillule every two hours for up to six hours, then reduce to one given four times per day for 7-10 days or until symptoms disappear. For persistent infections this treatment may be repeated monthly to keep the problem under control.
Lac Caninum 30c
Getting milk flow started and drying up of milk. After labour to start milk if other remedies fail. After weaning will dry up milk when this is required.
Phytolacca 30c - Mastitis (2nd stage)
Tissues are hardening and milk is curdling. A knotty hardness in the breast which is acutely inflamed and sensitive to touch. Dose 4 times daily until response. If hardening progress to Silica.
Give once a week after the 5th week of pregnancy to promote strong uterine muscle tone. From 7th week of pregnancy give twice a week.
Rhus Tox 30c or 200c
Used for any ‘looseness' accompanied by a rotten smell, itchy skin problems, stiffness, joint and muscle pain which are worse for rest and improve after movement. Give one tablet three times daily, stop with improvement.
For use when dead or large kitten stuck. 1 small dose every 15 minutes for 2 to 3 doses. Also for retained afterbirths.
Sepia 30c or 200c
Use for splinters, foreign bodies and dirty wounds, abscesses, ear discharges, dry bowel movements and hardened teats in breeding animals. Can be used alone or alongside conventional treatments.
Silica 30c - Chronic Mastitis (3rd Stage)
Inflammation is replaced by hardening and milk is obviously bad. If milk smells more like cheese consider Hepar Sulphur 30c. Dose 3 times a day for 3 days.
Give one pillule before vaccination and one pillule night of vaccination.
Urtica Urens 30c
Promotes milk secretion if milk fails to appear. Give only single dose to establish the flow.
Urtica Urens 3c
Used to suppress milk production and so useful when weaning.
Give one pillule every 2 hours for the first 12 hours, and then reduce to one, three times daily until symptoms are relieved.