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Homeopathic treatment for your pet

Homeopathy is a form of complementary/alternative medicine that has been used all over the world for over 200 years.

It is based on the "let likes cure likes" law. When any substance is given to healthy individuals, a physiological reaction is provoked. The same substances, prepared in a homeopathic way, can be used to treat the same symptoms in a diseased patient. They work in tune with the body's own ability to fight illness, stimulating a response. Homeopathic medicine can be used either alongside or as an alternative to conventional medicine (allopathic) medicine.

A very full and comprehensive history of the patient is normally required and the first consultation usually takes at least 1 hour. The information is then analysed by the vet to find the closest possible match to a remedy.

Animals can respond very well to homeopathy, and it can be helpful in conditions such as:

  • arthritis
  • urinary tract problems
  • chronic gingivitis
  • respiratory disease
  • old age problems
  • behavioural problems

In many cases where a patient's quality of life depends on constant use of conventional drugs, homeopathy can be of value in reducing the needs for these drugs, if not avoiding them altogether.

Please note the above does not constitute a claim that it will be able to cure all these conditions all the time. No system of medicine could or should make such statements.

Homeopathic medicines used on animals can only be prescribed by a qualified veterinary surgeon who is familiar with homeopathy. Training to become a homeopathic vet takes at least 3 years and leads to the LFHom (vet) or MFHom (vet) qualification.

In Britain homeopathic medicine is now recognised by an Act of Parliament and all homeopathic medicines are available (for humans) under the NHS. Most pet insurance companies now pay for complementary treatments including homeopathy.

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Arranging a homeopathic consultation

Homeopathic consultations can be arranged with our vet Len Mutch BVMS, LFHom (vet), MRCVS at our Halifax Road surgery. Please speak to him first before booking an appointment.

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