Puppies are usually between 8-12 weeks when they come in to our lives. They are full of energy, fun and sharp puppy teeth. Just like human babies, their digestive and immune systems are still developing, so they are more susceptible to particular diseases or conditions. For this reason it’s good to be aware of conditions that we can identify and use homeopathy for so their little bodies can be brought back in to balance in a vital healthy state. Homeopathy has been used for puppies in cases such as:
- Vomiting and diarrhoea
- Itchy skin
- Itchy ears
- Paw licking
- Fleas and mites
- Dental problems such as Tartar
- Bites and stings
- Picky eaters
- And so much more….
For emotional issues, such as anxiety, anger, excessive barking, attacking other dogs, this requires a long constitutional consultation. These are conducted over Zoom for an hour at least to get a complete picture of your puppy / dog as to their personality, what they like or don’t like, eating habits etc.
Kits available as well as individual remedies, herbal teas for pets and nutritional advice.
Once out of the puppy stage, dogs become more resilient. Their digestive and immune systems are mature and are not as susceptible to the same issues as puppies. They can still suffer from:
- Allergies – itchy skin, ears, sneezing
- Constipation or diarrhoea
- Bites and stings
- Tartar and other dental issues
- Anal gland issues
- And so on……
If your dog has behaviour issues such as anger or aggression to other dogs or humans, anxiety, excessive licking particular spots, grief or adjusting to a new life – especially rescue dogs – your dog could really benefit from a constitutional consultation. Here we will Zoom so we can see your dog and discuss their particular personality, likes, dislikes, any physical health issues and come to a specific remedy to match your dog’s temperament and help them come back in to balance – both emotionally and physically.
Nutrition For Dogs
Food is medicine for dogs just as much as it is for humans. What your dog eats is intimately connected to their health so the good news is that many health issues can be addressed simply by changing their food. Think about how dogs would have eaten before they came to live with us in our homes. They ate raw food, pre digested food of the animal they fed on. This means their diet consisted of fruit, vegetable, nuts and seeds and some grains. This food would have all been human grade food. The label ‘Pet Food’ is often a license to add all kinds of extras that require no labelling. So simply changing to a diet of raw, human grade food can resolve so many issues.
As a Naturopath and Homeopath, there are many foods we can add or remove from the current diet to help with some allergies, digestive issues and behaviour. Your dog may be intolerant to some foods so we can do a test for this which will fast track discovering exactly what it is that may be causing the issue.
Another test we can do is HTMA (Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis). This shows any issues with heavy metals or mineral imbalances that may be present.