Homeopathic Remedies in the Veterinary Materia Medica

Veterinary Materia Medica

of Homeopathic Remedies for Pets

Arsenicum, Homeopathic Veterinary Materia Medica

Arsenicum Album

Arsenicum album is a homeopathic remedy used for DIARRHEA or ENTERITIS from overeating or from food or garbage poisoning. Thirst for small drinks, restless, possibly painless, foul smelling, watery stools that contain blood.

Gastritis - where vomiting is the main symptom. Arsenicum is a principle remedy for stopping acute vomiting. The vomiting is often accompanied by diarrhea.

Parvovirus (Canine Parvovirus Infection) - Arsenicum is a very effective in the treatment of dogs with parvo. In stopping vomiting and diarrhea this remedy can be life-saving!

Acute Pancreatitis - If there is acute vomiting and diarrhea (also compare Iris-V.)

Mange - For animals that prefer warmth, particularly when flaky dandruff and scales on the skin are present.

Dry Eczema - Especially indicated if eruptions are dry, rough and scaly. Worse for the cold, better for warmth. The animal will be restless and the condition will worsen when scratched. The affected area may be swollen and inflamed.

Restlessness - Extremely restless, unable to settle or sleep for long, moves from place to place.

Fever - Very restless, much sneezing. A desire for warmth and small drinks.

Fear and fright - For anticipatory anxiety or fear (before 'showing' or 'competitions' etc.).

Appetite loss - If there is nausea and or vomiting and diarrhea or if the animal literally walks away from its food as if they can't bear to look at it.

Sweet itch - This condition affects horses. Arsenicum can be used for any of the conditions mentioned, but particularly for Sweet Itch. Indicators for the use of Ars. would be extreme irritation of the affected areas that caused excessive rubbing and biting, making the animal seem very fidgety and restless, particularly in the evening. There may be a sticky, wet exudate which causes 'matting' of the mane and at the base of the tail.

Fading puppy or fading kitten syndrome - for restless, cold, weak babies, possibly with diarrhea.

Feline Infectious Enteritis (FIE) - A very good remedy for cats with this condition. The symptoms of FIE in cats match those of Arsenicum very well in many cases.

Respiratory Attack (Mycoplasma pneumonia in pet rats) - feeling of suffocation, Highest degree of difficult or labored breathing, frantic because they can't breath, Panic, fear and running from place to place, wants to be held. (also compare: Phos., Ipec., Ant. tart., Carbo veg.)

Remedy Picture - The poison arsenic is widely known. Poisoning with arsenic causes very acute and often simultaneous vomiting and diarrhea. In homeopathic potency however it becomes a gentle, safe and fast-acting medicine, with a profound effect on every organ and part of the body. In addition, in high potency 200c it is able to increase 'the feeling of well being' in very sick or terminally ill animals. Degenerative changes. Gradual loss of weight from impaired nutrition. Maintains the system under the stress of malignancy regardless of location. Septic infections, fevers and low vitality. Such patients are frequently extremely restlessness, chilly, weak and anxious.

Its clear-cut characteristic symptoms and correspondence to many severe types of disease make its homeopathic employment constant and certain.

Note: 'Do not consider Arsinicum unless there is restlessness' (LIPPE). Ars. is a VERY RESTLESS remedy. When you think about choosing Arsenicum think RESTLESS.

Keynotes:

  • ANXIETY AND RESTLESSNESS VERY HIGHLY MARKED
  • FEAR, FRIGHT AND WORRY MORE MARKED THAN IN ANY REMEDY KNOWN
  • Dread of death
  • DESPAIR; GREAT ANGUISH WHICH CAUSES HIM TO GO FROM PLACE TO PLACE FOR RELIEF
  • CANNOT LIE DOWN FOR FEAR OF SUFFOCATION, SEVERELY DIFFICULT AND LABORED BREATHING
  • WATERY CORYZA; DISCHARGE CAUSES BURNING; OR SMARTING OF NOSTRILS AS IF SORE
  • WATERY AND OFFENSIVE DIARRHEA (leaves a cadaverous smell, scenting the whole atmosphere of the room)
  • DIARRHEA IS RENEWED AFTER EATING OR DRINKING
  • GREAT WEAKNESS AFTER STOOL
  • VOMITING AFTER DRINKING COLD LIQUIDS OR EATING COLD FOOD, OR OF BLACK MATTER WITH IT
  • DRINKS OFTEN, BUT LITTLE AT A TIME
  • GURGLING IN THE ESOPHAGUS WHEN DRINKING
  • COMPLAINTS RETURN ANNUALLY
  • RETENTION OF URINE AFTER CONFINEMENT
  • ASTHMA, WITH CONSTRICTION OF THE CHEST AND ANGUISH, AGGRAVATED BY MOTION; WORSE EVENINGS
  • Sudden sinking of strength is highly prominent in the sphere of its curative usefulness.
  • The surface of the body may feel as cold as ice, but internally, the patient feels as if full of fire.
Modalities

< Worse: (aggravation) in wet weather, from cold of any kind - air, drafts, food or drink. Symptoms appear worse after midnight 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.
> Better: (amelioration) for warm drinks and heat of any kind. Also Better from movement.

Relationship

Complimentary:
All-S., Anthr., Carb-V., Phos., Pyrog., Rhus-T., Sec., and Thuj.

Antidotes: Carb-V., Camph., Chin., Chin-S., Ferr., Hep., Iod., Ipec., Lach., Nux-V., Samb., Tab., and Verat.

Arsenicum Antidotes: Carb-V., Chin., Ferr., Graph., Iod., Ipec., Lach., Merc., Nux-V., and Verat. Also lead poisoning and evil effects of alcohol. The latter (alcohol) may be beneficial against the potential damage, if an animal has undergone veterinary treatment, intravenously using ethanol alcohol in anti-freeze poisoning.

Dose: 6c to 200c. We suggest for home use 6c or no higher than a 30c potency. Boericke states that the very highest potencies often yield brilliant results. Low attenuations in respiratory, gastric, intestinal, and kidney diseases, higher potencies in neuralgias, nervous diseases, and skin. Repeat doses only when needed.

Abbreviations: Ars. (Arsenious Acid)

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