Bill “WooFDriver” Helman has worked with many veterinarians and canine experts to compile this informational reference, but as always it is advised to seek the help and attention from your own veterinarian first.
At-Home Homeopathic Treatment for Canine Distemper in Dogs
This highly contagious virus spreads into the air by an infected dog that sneezes or coughs. Other ways of infection include being in contact with infected feces, urine, drinking bowls, toys and bedding. Since the virus is resistant to cold weather, it can be seen all year round. This condition is not seen in cats. It is mostly seen in puppies that don’t have all their antibodies.
After contracting the virus, it invades the lymphatic system. The incubation period is about 6 to 9 days. Then the virus will affect all parts of the body including the blood, nervous systems, digestive, lungs and intestines. The dog then will start to be feverish and will progress to lack of appetite and energy, vomiting, eye inflammation and infection, seizures, sticky yellow discharge from nose, pneumonia, severe diarrhea and skin conditions. This condition can be fatal if not treated.
Aconitum napellus 6C or 30C
Useful in the first signs of distemper and the main symptoms include fever, fright, and anxiety. Give one dose every 4 hours for a maximum of 3 doses in the same day. Repeat the following 2 days if needed.
Natrum Muriaticum 30C
Useful in the early stages where the main symptom is sneezing. Other symptoms: swollen eyes and nasal discharge. Give one dosage every 4 hours for a maximum of 3 doses. Repeat the following 2 days if needed.
The main symptom is eye or nose discharge, thick, yellow or green secretions coming from eyes or nose. Give one dosage every 4 hours for a maximum of 3 doses. Repeat the following 2 days if needed.
Hydrastis canadensis 6C
Recommended for chronic advance stage, yellow thick secretions from nose, loss of appetite. Stools might be yellowish. Give one dosage every 4 hours for a maximum of 3 doses in the day. Repeat this treatment for one week only.
A nosode that is prepared from the distemper diseased animal. This remedy is only effective at the early stage of the disease. Give one pill in the morning and one in the evening. Repeat for 4 days. Wait one month and then repeat if needed.
Give this nosode at the end of the treatment when only a few minor symptoms have not cleared up. Give only one dose. Then repeat only one month later.