Has your pet ever had the unfortunate experience of breaking a leg or some type of bone? As an owner you feel completely helpless in not being able to do more for your pet and help them to heal more quickly. It is difficult to watch them struggle to hobble around in a cast or setting without the ability to explain to them why it must be this way and what they can do to help themselves heal.
There is however one additional way in which you can help to speed up the recovery process. A homeopathic remedy of Symphytum can be very useful when your pet has a broken bone of some sort. It has been known to dramatically speed up the healing process of bones. If you treat your pet three to four times total during the entire course of healing, this should be plenty. You want to be careful not to over treat with this particular remedy.
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[WARNING!] 01/29/2009: Joanne from Maybee, Michigan: "Symphytum is a dangerous herb to dogs because it contains comfry which is toxic to the liver. I have a rescued Dogue de Bordeaux who has an old bone fracture that was causing him extreme pain. I give him Arnica pellets which are very effective to relieve the pain and completely safe."Replies
04/05/2009: Dawn from Toronto, Ontario, Canada replies: "My Aunts cat has broken his side hip bone and how do we treat it?"
04/03/2012: Typingnut from Clemmons, Nc: "My 14 year old dog fell off of the bed last night onto our wood floor. One of his teeth came out and he picked it up in his mouth. I was able to get it and throw it away. I gave him an over the counter low dose muscle relaxer and today he is of course, not feeling well and oozing some watery, yellow discharge. I broke up a penicillin 500 pill in half and then quartered it and gave it to him this morning. Do you have any other suggestions on what to do? His health has been failing and I know it is time to have him put down, but I wanted to know if there was anything I could do for him right now. P. S. He won't eat or drink right now. I haven't tried a dropper yet, but I will soon if he doesn't drink anything. Thanks!!"Replies
04/07/2012: Judy from Small Town, Nh, Usa replies: "Dear Typingnut, If your dear dog goes much longer without drinking water, please add some food grade diatomaceous earth (DE), a tsp or two to a cup of water, perhaps with a little raw honey mixed in, and give with a syringe. The clay in the DE is healing, and pulls out toxins from the body. After the first couple of syringings, try adding a little raw apple cider vinegar (ACV) to the mix, perhaps 1/2-1 tsp. to a cup of water. Shake the bottle first. ACV provides minerals, as do DE and honey, and is antiseptic. You may find DE at a feed store, but make sure it is labeled Permaguard (if I may say that, Earth Clinic?), which is approved by the FDA as food grade. DE may be ordered online, and has quite a following of dedicated users both for people and pets. Alternatively, a local health food store may carry Bentonite clay, which requires more care to hydrate, as it clumps readily. Your dog will do fine fasting for days with water, DE or clay, and honey and ACV. It is natural for animals in the wild to fast when they are unwell. Please refrain indefinitely from putting him down. If it is his time to go, he will pass on peacefully at home, with God's Grace."
04/07/2012: Judy from Small Town, Nh, Usa replies: "Dear Typingnut, A further note for your dear dog--After a few days, I suggest adding some gently melted, liquid unrefined virgin coconut oil to the warmish syringe solution with the food grade diatomaceous earth (DE). It is healing and strengthening, and is said to aid in absorption of calcium and magnesium."