Natural Remedies to Treat Muscle Injuries in Cats & Dogs
One of the greatest joys of having a pet is being able to spend time with them, play fetch, rough house around a bit or enjoy a morning jog with them. Just like ourselves however, animals are prone to injury and no matter how careful we try to be, inevitably accidents will happen.
I'm sure we've all been in a similar situation when as a result of running around in the field for an afternoon with our dog, or playing silly games inside with our cat, our pet has suddenly stopped playing and started limping. We won't always know exactly what the cause of the injury was as it could be one of a million things, but we will quickly know that our pet is injured and is experiencing some degree of pain.
It's going to be up to you as your pets protector to determine how severe the injury is and whether or not you should seek medical attention immediately. Clear signs of a serious injury might be a pet who refuses to put any weight on a particular leg, and who may be suffering from an actual dislocation or break. In less serious cases where the animal has a slight limp and possible strain or sprain, there are a number of homeopathic treatments that you can administer to help your pet through the healing process.
About the Author: Deirdre Layne
Founder and CEO of Earth Clinic, has an extensive background in health and healing. She created EarthClinic.com in 1999 as a way to teach people about natural remedies and alternative healing therapies. Since then, thousands of people around the world and their pets have been healed by the remedies found on Earth Clinic. Deirdre holds a BA from Mount Holyoke College in Philosophy and is the author of the book Apple Cider Vinegar: A Modern Folk Remedy.
Three great remedies are Arnica Montana, Rhus Toxicodendron and Ruta Graveolens. Any of these options can be applied externally on the injury in the form of a cream or can be given to the pet orally as a liquid or pill treatment.