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Arnica montana – Leopard’s Bane


Primary use: Trauma and bruising

Arnica is one of the most useful homeopathic remedies for dogs. It is useful in almost any injury, especially for blunt traumas that result in bruising It is used primarily for muscle soreness and bruising due to blunt trauma but also can be useful as a first approach to overstrain. Arnica prevents the development of bruises and hemorrhages, hastens healing and can prevent septic infections from occurring after an injury. A dog that needs Arnica is usually in great pain and does not want to be touched. The dog can also be nervous and restless and have difficulty finding a comfortable position to lie down..

Arnica should also be considered for any symptoms that develop post-injury. This is especially true if your dog seems fundamentally different in temperament after a trauma or injury. Head injuries are notorious for causing persistent symptoms long after the original injury appears to be healed.

General indications or modalities:

✦ Painful to the touch and fear or apprehension about being touched

✦ Dog has a hard time finding a comfortable position

✦ Worse with motion but better after continued motion

Conditions that respond to Arnica:

Bruising; shock; accidents/mechanical injuries; fear of touch and being approached; over-exertion/sprains; mental trauma or grief; high fever with hot head and cold body.

Dosage: Give one dose. For severe acute conditions the remedy can be given every fifteen or twenty minutes. Stop when you see improvement and do not repeat again until symptoms recur.

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