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Home treatment for open wounds, punctures and lacerations in dogs

Dogs love to play, run and chase. Sometimes they have too much fun and get hurt. Dogs are similar too kids in the sense that they can get bruised or lacerated. The goal with homeopathic remedies is to act quickly to prevent infection and stop the bleeding.
Choose the remedy according to the image symptom:
Aconitum Napellus
  • use in the first stage of a wound
  • feverish state, heat, dryness and thirst
  • fearful state
  • skin may be hot and swollen
Apis Mellifica
  • use for puncture wounds that are red, sensitive with burning pain
  • puffiness and swelling
  • edema
  • heat aggravate
  • no thirst
Arnica Montana
  • use only where the skin remains unbroken such as a bruise or blows, never use arnica in an open wound
  • bruise is blue or purple in color
Belladonna
  • dry, heat, intense pain and redness
  • pus
  • fever
Bufo rana:
  • slight injuries, boils and blisters
  • pus
  • intense pain
  • itching
Calendula
  • use for lacerations that are deep that involve nerve endings
  • bleeding, infection
  • the wound may look jagged or torn
  • use this remedy internally and externally (lotion or cream)
Echinacea
  • crush injuries, infection
  • dirty discharge
  • blood poisoning
Hepar Sulphuris
  • bloody discharge, may be an odor and formation of pus
  • sensitive to the touch, inflammation
  • infection
Hypericum
  • use for a cut or torn tissue, gunshot wound, crush wounds, lacerated wounds
  • intense pain
  • great for splinters and thorns
  • pain runs along the nerves
  • muscular twitching
  • use this remedy internally and externally (lotion or cream)
Lachesis
  • wounds that are slow to heal
  • blueish with purple or black edges
  • easily bleed
  • blood does not coagulate, blood may be dark
Ledum
  • wound was created with a sharp object
  • wound feels cold to the touch
  • bluish color
  • prevents tetanus
  • splinters and thorns
Phosphorus
  • small wound that bleeds a lot, wound closes, re-opens and bleeds
  • bloody discharges
  • blood does coagulate
Pyrogenium
  • high fever, infection
  • wound is swollen and inflamed
  • discharge has strong odor
Rhus tox
  • wound is infected
  • inflammation, tearing pain, muscle may be affected
  • sprains
  • dog will show improvement upon movement
Silica
  • splinters and foreign objects, abscess, ulceration
  • wound refuses to heal
  • nervous dog
Staphysagria
  • wound is from sharp object such as a knife, glass, clean cut wound, nervousness
  • use in post-surgery
  • discharge may be green
  • use this remedy internally and externally (lotion or cream)
Sulphuric acid
  • wound that don’t heal, dark blood, bruised look
  • scars are red, blue and painful
  • dog is irritable
Dosage: give as soon as the injury occurs
Use less than 3C, 3X, 6C, 6X, 12C or 12X potency, one dose every 30 minutes, for a maximum of 6 doses.
To disinfect the wound, make a solution of salted water. Boil one liter of water with 1 teaspoon of salt for about 5 minutes, let cool and pour over the wound. Keep solution away from your pet’s eyes. Then apply calendula, hypericum or staphysagria or a combination in cream or lotion.

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