Remedy, Dosage, Ailment treated
Laurocerasus 200c or Tungsten 30c – Breathing difficulties
Gasping for breath , may be given as required until response is seen.
Collapse – Carbo Veg 200c
Dose every 10 minutes until a response is seen.
Reviver – Rescue Remedy
Although not strictly homeopathic it is useful as a general reviver for sick puppies / kittens. Also the mother. This remedy may be given as often as needed.
Lactation and Mastitis
Belladonna 30c Acute Mastitis (first stage)
Sudden onset of acute mastitis with bright red overheated teats which are very sensitive to touch or jarring movement. 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.
Phytolacca 30c Mastitis (second stage)
Mastitis where tissues are hardening and milk curdling. A knotty hardness in the breast which is acutely inflamed and sensitive to touch.. Dose 4 times daily until response. If hardening progresses go to Silica.
Silica 30c – Chronic Mastitis (third stage)
The inflammation has been replaced by hardening and the milk is obviously bad. Dose 3 times a day. if the milk smells like cheese follow with Hepar sulph 30c.
Getting milk flow started/drying up.
Alfalfa 30c – Promotes milk secretion
Where demand is great and supply is low or absent. Use in single doses to establish the flow.
Lac Caninum 30c (pups) Lac Felinum 30c (kittens)
Use after labour to start the milk if other remedies fail. After weaning Lac Caninum / Lac Felinum will dry up the milk if this is required. Give single doses to establish the desired effect.
Urtica Urens 30c/6c – High potency stimulates milk flow, low potency suppresses.
Give only single doses to establish the desired effect.