Winter tips to keep your horses and dogs healthy – Homeopathy and Essential Oils

Published by Cass Horse Whispers on

Dogs and horses can catch a cold and end up with a snotty nose.

Homeopathy and essential oils or aromatherapy can help dogs and horses in reducing the effects of a cold. Make sure you check with your vet first!

Check the previous post about other tips such as herbs, feed and housing.

Tip #4 – Snotty noses

If your animal friend catches a cold and starts to have a snotty nose, you can help them by using natural remedies like essential oils and homeopathy. However, do not neglect the fact that a cold may hide something a lot more serious so you should have your 4 legged friend checked by your vet

Homeopathy

Stringy, yellow/green snot from 1 or 2 nostrils:

Hepar Sulph 200c to stop and resolve the issue

Hepar Sulph 6c to promote the discharge and resolve the issue

Foul smelling discharge, green/yellow from both nostrils:

Merc Sol

Discharge from one or both nostrils:

Pulsatilla 30c

Essential Oils

Antibacterial essential oils for all respiratory ailments and cold:

  • Eucalyptus radiata
  • Eucalyptus blue gum
  • Niaouli
  • Pine
  • Hyssop
  • Pepermint
  • Lavender

Antiviral essential oils for flu:

  • Clove
  • Ravensara
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender
  • Niaouli

 For a horse with a cold and snotty nose:

In a 30 ml amber glass bottle, add:

  • 10 drops Eucalyptus radiata
  • 10 drops Eucalyptus blue gum
  • 10 drops Pine

Fill the bottle with olive oil

Apply on the chest and tip of ears once a day. If the horse is willing, put a drop or two on your finger and gently rub it at the entrance of the nostrils. Alternatively, hold the open bottle firmly in your hand and let the horse smell the bottle. This will be helpful to alleviate snotty noses and clear respiratory passages.

If there is a viral infection:

In a 30 ml amber glass bottle, add:

  • 10 drops Ravensara
  • 5 drops Rosemary
  • 10 drops Niaouli

Fill the bottle with olive oil

Apply on the tip of ears, chest and along the spine once a day.

For a dog with a cold:

In a 30 ml amber glass bottle, add:

  • 5 drops Eucalyptus radiata
  • 5 drops Eucalyptus blue gum
  • 5 drops Pine

Fill the bottle with olive oil

Apply along the spine, tip of ears, paws and chest once a day.

If there is a viral infection:

In a 30 ml amber glass bottle, add:

  • 8 drops Ravensara
  • 2 drops Rosemary
  • 5 drops Niaouli

Fill the bottle with olive oil

Apply on the tip of ears, paws and along the spine once a day.

For all cases, make sure the beddings are clean, free of dust, faeces and urine. It is important to keep their housing hygienically cleaned during respiratory or viral infections as they can become worse easily.

You can make an antibacterial spray to spray beddings and surroundings as follows – DO NOT spray on your animal:

In a 250 ml spray bottle, add:

  • 50 ml vodka (or ethanol)
  • 100 ml vinegar
  • 100 drops eucalyptus radiata
  • 50 drops cinnamon
  • 50 drops oregano
  • 50 drops thyme
  • 50 drops lemon
  • 100 drops eucalyptus blue gum
  • 100 drops tea tree

Fill the bottle with cold boiled water

Shake well before use

You can use this spray to disinfect your hands too.


Cass Horse Whispers

I have a passion for horses and animal communication has opened the doors to a secret world. I am also passionate about animal welfare and justice for them.

2 Comments

Tanya Nolte · 18/07/2011 at 6:06 pm

Just wanted to point out that while using homoeopathics it is not recommended to use strong astringent type essential oils such as thyme, eucalyptus, clove, lemon oil etc conjointly as these oils may antidote the effect of homoeopathics administered, so one will have to opt for one or the other to see what helps and if no result go to the other 😉
Kind Regards,
Tan.

    Cass · 19/07/2011 at 9:10 am

    Well spotted Tan! To this list, I will add Camphor and Oregano as potential antidotes to homeopathic remedies. Thank you for your input

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