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Foxtails in dogs. Dogs that stink. Dogs yeast. Smelly feet. Skin infections, bad fur, feathers, nails, hooves, beaks and bone - in all species.
In veterinary care silicea (Silica. Pure Flint) is one of our major remedies. This has a lot to do with its effectiveness in helping remove toxic reactions from heavily vaccinated animals (vacinosis). In fact Silicea should be a must after every vaccination as it can protect against the bad effects of vaccines in general (give 200c, three pellets dry, in the mouth, after the vaccination).
Silicea has been called the "homeopathic surgical knife."It has a remarkable power to push splinters and foreign bodies to the surface. Silicea is also used for boils and abscesses. It helps them ripen and come to a head and then discharge the pus (what we call suppuration), it is also effective for blocked tear ducts, blocked salivary glands and styes.
Silicea is a great remedy for many different nail conditions, such thick, misshapen, nails, and brittle cracked, splitting nails. Also, diseases of animal feet and nails (including hooves) often respond to Silicea.
Vaccine Reactions - give after for prevention of reactions to vaccines
Splinters and Imbedded foreign objects
Inflamed Glands, Hardened lymph glands
Blocked Tear Ducts and Styes
Abscesses and Boils
Decaying Mouth, Gums and Teeth
Discharge from the Sheath (chronic gonorrhea)
Diseases of the foot or hoof
Hypopyon in the Eyes (A sterile pus that covers the eye, it occurs due to the release of toxins and not by the actual invasion of pathogens).
Hypertropic Osteodystrophy (also known as HOD. Causes lameness and extreme pain in young growing dogs, usually large breeds).
Hooves, Beaks, Nails Splitting and Breaking
Diseases of Poor Nutrition, Malabsorption
REMEDY PICTURE: The remedy picture of the animal needing silicea is often, lack of self-confidence, apprehension, timid, pale, delicate, and weakly, though they may be beautiful in their fine lines. Their frailness and poor nutrition is often obvious at a glance. They simply have little strength, whether for healing, for exercise, or even for passing stools. They are often timid, especially in new situations. The silicea state is one of great sensitivity -- to new impressions, to noise, to light, and to cold. Theses animal's may even be chilly when exercising. Keynotes
LACK OF VITAL HEAT: Want of animal heat; always chilly, even when exercising.
Small foreign bodies lodged deep in the skin, splinters, thorns, etc.
VACCINOSIS: Ailments following vaccination, abscesses, etc. even convulsions.
Rawness between the toes. Smelly feet.
Imperfectly nourished, not from want of food eaten, but from imperfect assimilation, DEFECTIVE NUTRITION.
Great weakness of the nerves and states of emaciation.
AILMENTS WITH PUS FORMATION.
Painless swelling of the glands with troublesome itching.
SUPPURATION OF THE GLANDS AND SUPPURATION OF ALL KINDS. ESPECIALLY IN MEMBRANOUS PARTS.
Colic from worms and from constipation.
ITCHING ERUPTIONS ON CHEST UPPER EXPREMITIES AND BEHIND EARS
CHRONIC INFECTIONS ARE A CHARACTERISTIC FEATURE [Colds, otitis, tonsillitis, bronchitis, sinusitis, abscesses, boils, styes, acne, fungal infections]
Inability to expel stools from the rectum as they slip back in after the attempt.
Icy cold feeling, feeling of needles in tissues. Weak spine, very susceptible to drafts on back. Pain in coccyx. Spinal irritation after injuries to spine; diseases of bones of spine. Sciatica. Pains through hips, legs and feet. Loss of power in legs. Pain in knee. Pain in toes and bottom of feet. Feet have a bad odor. Fistulas, especially in long bones. Pain and stiffness of bones and joints with real discomfort when fist moving after rest.
Long-lasting skin conditions often associated with sepsis and pus formation. Useful for Sore that wont heal.
Split, brittle and malformed nails, beaks or hooves often improve with treatment of silica. Modalities >Better From warmth and warmly covered, when lying down, and in the summer.. For mental and physical exertion, from exposure to cold and wind and from pressure, cold is almost always intolerable, after vaccination, thunderstorms, in the early afternoon and around the new and the full moon.
Complementary to: Fluor-Ac., Sanicula and Thuj. Follows well after: Calc., Graph., Hep., Nit-Ac., Phos. Followed well by: Fluor-Ac., Hep., Lyc., and Sep. Silicea is the chronic of Puls.
NOTE:Silicea is very similar to Mercurius, but these remedies should not be given after or before one another. It is a good rule of thumb to never use these remedies one after another because the great similarity between the two causes these remedies to be discordant, and occasionally we see severe problems when the two are given in succession. If you have given one and wish to give the other, give Sulphur or Hepar sulph in between.
The difference between Silicea and Calc-S., in suppurative processes is: Silicea promotes suppuration and brings the suppurative process to maturity. Calc-Sulph. checks suppuration and promotes healthy granulation.
Silicea's action is deep and long lasting.
Source Silica occurs in nature as the chemical compound silicon dioxide which becomes a very powerful remedy when prepared into a homeopathic potency. Silica is found in the structure of many plants and is present in minute amounts in the tissues of the animal body, including the dental enamel. Traces of silica, are beneficial to the body.
Dose 6c to 13c, potency. The lower potencies work well in the suppurative processes. The higher potencies 30c - 200c check suppuration and promote granulation. 200c potency is recommended as a preventative measure after vaccines.
Tip: The information in this article has been written with animals in mind. However, the same remedy can be used to treat these conditions in humans too.
For detailed treatments anddosing instruction in veterinary homeopathy, we recommend using Pet Remedy Charts, 'Homeopathy to the Rescue' fordogs, cats, horses or birds.
Please Note: Any information given in this website is not intended to be taken as a replacement for medical advice. Anyone with an animal with a medical condition requiring veterinary attention should consult a qualified DVM practitioner or veterinary emergency care clinic.