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Surgery and Natural Therapies

To assist the pet through stress and shock of any type of surgery you can provide vitamins supplement to their meals leading up to surgery.

Med size dog: Add to daily meals, Ester C Powder 1/2 teaspoon
Small dog or cat: Add 1/8 teaspoon of Ester C for collagen production

A good probiotics for production of vitamin K
Vitamin 50mg B complex(crushed) for skin repair and stress.

Homeopathically:

TWO DAYS PRIOR, give homeopathic Ferrum phos 30C or 200C, three times a day for two days, in order to prevent infection and hemorrhaging.

Making it unecessary to take home prescription Vet antibiotics TABLETS.

N.B.   Check out all possible avenues to healing. Surgery is not the only option. If you have not yet tried herbs and homeopathy, then please consider this first, 99% of the time surgery is unecessary if natural medicines have been used.
Ask one of our animal practitioners what is best needed for assisting your pet.  Unless of course their has been an accident and surgery is needed.

We have added some helpful suggestions to aid your pet through any type of surgery. These homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements will help an animal to recover quickly with less complication / bleeding / pain / bruising.

– For General Surgery, night before surgery, Arnica 1M or  SURGERY FORMULA one dose.
– The morning of the surgery, another dose of Arnica just prior to the surgery, and another dose immediately afterwards, every 2 hours (ask Vet nurse to administer)
– For surgery involving cartilage and periosteum, Ruta Grav 200C the evening before, the morning of the operation, and immediately afterward for 2 dose, one hour apart.
– If animal is slow coming out of anesthesia, (maybe vomiting) give one dose of Phosphorus 200C. If pet is showing fear, especially if given pain killers, and looks disillusioned and confused, give a dose Aconite 200C.

Pet Sterilization

The following remedies below – that match the particular surgery – should be given evert 15 minutes to half  hour after the last dose of Arnica10M, for two to three days unless otherwise stated by Homeopath
HAMPL PetKalm Eze 04 drops and HAMPL Shock 115 drops can be used as often as needed to help calm pet or animal.

Spay / Neuter:         Staphysagria 200C, three times a day.
Caesarian section or episiotomy:        Staphysagria 200C or Bellis perennis 200C, three times a day.
Abortion or miscarriage:      Ignatia 1M, every 1 hour -  4 to 6 x daily.
Abdominal surgery:      Staphysagria 200C or Bellis perennis 200C, four times a day
Gastrectomy:      Raphanus 200C, three times a day
Gall bladder surgery:     Lycopodium 200C, three to fives times a day
Eye surgery:       Ledum 200C, every half an hour, repeating 4 times then reduce on improvement.
Cartilage or periosteum:    Ruta Grav 10M 15 mins or if badly damaged use MM, every four hours
Involving the spine:   Hypericum 10M, every 15mins to 1/2 hour.    (if severe  nerve damage, use homeopathic Hypericum MM dosing every hour – 4 x daily)

 

Surgery for bullet wounds and/or stab wounds: 
Staphysagria 200C, Ledum 200C as a tetanus prevention and Hypericum 10M (nerve damage and pain) four times a day. And also give bach flowers Rescue Remedy regularly to prevent shock ( shock kills) ie every 5 minutes for 3 to 4 repeats will do it.  4 to 6 Drops on head or body.

Amputation:     Hypericum 10M, every hour,  4 repeats then every 3 hours for as long as needed.
Haemorrhoids:      Staphysagria 200C or Aesculus 30, every four hours for two or three days.
Dental/tooth surgery:      Arnica 200C (prevent bruising and bleeding), Hypericum 1M (nerve pain and repair) and Ruta Grav(tissue and bone) 1M, Calc Phos 1M(bone pain relief, alternating or combined, dosing every two hours.

With all remedies and conditions can start reducing acute dosage frequency – as pain and healing improves.
eg Dose: Give a remedy during intense pain for three to four repeats in a row of 5 mins apart, and then reduce to every hour during mild discomfort.


Dangers of Anesthesia
Be aware putting an older or sick cat or dog under anesthesia IS dangerous – for young or middle age pets, before surgery give Arnica 1M, 3 day before and after.  Always give your pet a Liver Detox homeopathic drops and herbal teas of burdock root and dandelion to cleanse Liver and Kidney also Add Milk Thistle if Liver toxicity / damage occurs.

Homeopathic Silica 200C (detox) if lethargic and loss of appetite after sugery or anesthetic.
Dose 4 drops four times a dail for a week or two. If still lethargic contact our practitioner for recommendation.

IMPORTANT: Insist that the Vet puts your pet on a IV drip of saline fluids before/during and after surgery – this will help release the anesthetic toxins /chemicals from the body so it does not shut down and kill your pet.

Arnica 200C:     should be given once a day to cats that have slowed down significantly. They are tired & apathetic, may fall over from time to time. Arnica ensures that circulation remains strong.
Mercurius sol  10M:   given once a day for cats that drink a lot. The intake of more fluids than usual indicates kidney damage.   * If needed go onto the HAMPL kidney remedy set.
Calc Carb 200C:     one dose daily for several weeks can help cats that have become fat and slow in old age and show signs of developing cataracts.
Calc Fluor 200C:    twice daily dose for cats that have developed tufts in their fur, have begun to lose weight, and have cataracts. Administer for three weeks a quarter (13 weeks)
Baryta Car 200C:   is given twice a day for cats that forget where their litter box is from time to time and therefore become unclean. These cats frequently have skin problems.

 

Specific Ailments After Surgery

Bleeding:     Arnica 1M helps to slow or stop bleeding after surgery.   If Arnica doesn’t work effectively enough, use Phosphorus 200C.  * If your dog is a very sensitive pet or aniimal, always use Phosphorus 200C rather than Arnica

For bleeding of bright red blood or vomiting-nausea: Ipecacuanha 200C.
Uterine bleeding:    Secale 30C is effective in treating .
General loss of fluids lead them to feel weak and faint:    Cinchona 1M or 10M is for an animal whose bleeding
You may have to use this remedy for several weeks, months, or years after much fluid has been lost, after either an illness or an operation.  Also have or do SubQ fluids dribbled under the skin.

Use Arsenicum Alb 200C is useful when profuse bleeding leads to great weakness, burning pains, restlessness, anxiety, and fear, along with a characteristically large thirst for only sips at a time. Dose: Give a remedy during intense pain for three to four repeats in a row of 5 mins apart, and then reduce to every hour during mild discomfort.

If bleeding has not significantly slowed, consider another remedy. The next day, take one more dose of whichever works to reduce the possible complications of blood loss.



Trauma to Tissue:

Arnica cream: topically 
DO NOT apply Arnica cream to the broken skin. It will cause skin irritation.
Homeopathic Arnica 200C is useful when the muscle feels bruised or swollen and when there is any pooling of blood under the skin.
Hamamelis topically and orally homeopathic Hamamelis 30C are effective for weak veins, passive hemorrhage, bleeding hemorrhoids.
Calendula herb in external application (gel, ointment, tincture, spray) is indicated to heal wounds or incisions.
Bellis perennis 200C is a remedy for use after abdominal surgery and when deep internal tissue has been traumatized

Dose: Apply external remedies at least once a day. Generally, only two to eight doses of the internal remedy over a two day period will be necessary to complete the healing process. eg Dose: Give a remedy during intense pain for three to four repeats in a row of 5 mins apart, and then reduce to every hour during mild discomfort.



Wound Infection External Applications:
Calendula and Hypericum, either alone or preferably together, help to both prevent and treat infection of surgical wounds. If pus has developed and causes hypersensitivity of the wound, Hepar Sulphur 30C or hampls DRAWING formula is recommended.

DO NOT use Hepar sulphur when there are stitches because it will help to push out splinters, pieces of glass, and various foreign objects that get stuck under the skin, it also has a tendency to push out surgical stitches.

If the wound becomes purplish: use Lachesis 30C.
If there is much burning in the wound or wound area, Sulphur 30C is helpful.

Dose: Apply external remedies at least once a day.

Give internal remedies every two to four hours during the first 24 hours and four times a day for two to five more days.

 


Constipation:

Raphanus 200C is indicated when there is constipation with no urgings for a stool and / or when there is painful gas. Other constipation remedies available on my electronic store.

Dose: Give this remedy four times a day for up to four days or longer if needed.



Nausea and Vomiting

Nux vomica 200C or 1M: is good for violent retching, especially when there is generally ineffectual retching that does not lead to vomiting.
Phosphorus 200C: helps to prevent or treat nausea/vomiting and grogginess after surgery. 1 Dose is usually all that is needed.
Ipecac 200C : is effective for persistent nausea with vomiting, when vomiting does not provide relief.
Arsenicum 200C treats violent and incessant vomiting which is made worse by drinking water, especially cold water, or eating.

Dose: Give a remedy during intense pain for three to four repeats in a row of 5 mins apart, and then reduce to every hour during mild discomfort.

If improvement is not obvious after 15 mins or the third repeat dose, consider another remedy.



Gas or  bloating

Carbo veg 200C: helps animals who suffer from great distention and offensive gas.
Cinchona 30C or 200C: is useful when there is frequent rumbling in the abdomen, and no relief from releasing gas.
Raphanus 30C: is a common remedy for a distended abdomen but are unable to expel gas.
Colocynthis 30C: is effective when there is more pain than distention, and also cramps that are relieved by bending over.

Dose: Give a remedy during intense pain for three to four repeats in a row of 5 mins apart, and then reduce to every hour during mild discomfort.

If improvement is not obvious after 24 hours, consider another remedy.

After surgery, continue probiotics, vitamin C, B-complex.  You can add Evening Primrose oil for skin healing, CoQ10 for tissue repair, Gotu Kola for nerve damage and reduce numbness and collagen synthesis, Bromelain for reducing swelling.