Natural Medicine and Nutrition for Pets
All animals know instinctively what herbs or plants they need when they are ill. A cat will eat grasses for internal cleansing and to help bring up fur balls, and other plants and herbs will rid an animal of intestinal parasites. Some animals thrive on toxic plants that kill others. Wild animals will fast when they are ill, and domestic ones may also need a rest from feeding when not well, and only pure water should be given. If the illness is prolongued, some honey may be added to the pure water to introduce some nutrients, or a liquid diet of milk and juices if fasting is inappropriate.
All domestic animals may need a little help when they are ill, as they no longer have access to the plants they need to keep them healthy. Natural medicines, such as homeopathy and flower essences, are safe and effective remedies to promote healing without any side effects.
The preferred method of administration is to add a few drops of the liquid remedy to drinking water. Some animals relish the sweet tablets and many animals have an instinctive attraction for the medicine in whatever form it is administered. For horses, the pills can be placed in an apple, and for cats and dogs placed in a piece of meat, or the liquid remedy may be poured over the food. For birds, the drops may be placed on bread or seeds.
Some of the many conditions that can be treated with homeopathics and flower essences:
- Excessive barking/over-excitability
- Insecurity/house training
- Worms and fleas
- Coat and skin conditions
The remedies can be administered on a large scale in the field for cows, goats and sheep.