Homeopathic Phosphorus for Pets

by | Mar 15, 2024 | Homeopathy, Remedies

As a homeopath, our founder, Julie Anne Lee, is always considering the ways that homeopathic remedies can be used to contribute to the health and wellness of our animals. Homeopathy features in a lot of what we do at Adored Beast, from considering formulations to education.

Because of its effectiveness and its ability to complement so many other treatment modalities, it comes as no surprise that homeopathy is really growing in popularity.

And that means there’s a growing awareness of the different remedies available and how each one supports the body in various ways.

Every so often, we like to pick out one of those remedies and feature it, so today, we’re celebrating homeopathic phosphorus for pets and all it has to offer!

What is Phosphorus?

The homeopathic remedy phosphorus is derived from phosphorus, a mineral found in many living organisms. In fact, next to calcium, phosphorus is the most abundant mineral in the body. It is found in the bones, teeth, DNA, and body fluids. 

Originating from Samuel Hahnemann’s principles in the late 18th century, homeopathy emphasizes the use of highly diluted substances to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanisms. The idea is that a remedy mimics a disease state, which can help stimulate the body to initiate its own natural healing processes.

Remedies are made by diluting them to minute numbers. Not once, not twice, but thousands of times. For example, phosphorus 30C has been diluted 3000 times! A stronger potency, 1M for example, is even more diluted. In fact, with homeopathy, the smaller the crude substance, the bigger the benefits.

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Homeopathic Phosphorus for Pets

Homeopaths choose homeopathic phosphorus for pets to address various physical and emotional symptoms. It has a marked action on the mind, spinal cord, and nerves. Its second action is on mucous membranes where it targets irritation, inflammation, and degeneration. 

Here are a few of the things phosphorus for pets is often indicated for:

  1. Anxiety and Fear: Homeopathic phosphorus can be beneficial for pets experiencing anxiety, fearfulness, or sensitivity to noise. It can help promote a sense of calmness and emotional balance.
  2. Gastrointestinal Disorders: If your pet’s experiencing digestive issues such as vomiting, diarrhea, or gastritis, you might consider reaching for phosphorus. Because it acts on the mucous membranes, it is thought to help soothe the stomach lining and alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort.
  3. Respiratory Conditions: Pets suffering from respiratory ailments like coughing, bronchitis, or pneumonia may benefit from homeopathic phosphorus. It supports lung function and helps ease breathing difficulties.
  4. Chronic Illnesses: Pets with chronic conditions such as arthritis, kidney disease, or cancer may benefit from phosphorus as a supportive therapy. It may help alleviate pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort associated with these conditions.

In addition to these common indications, Julie also reaches for phosphorus for hemorrhaging and blood loss. She recommends it post-surgery, and after anesthetic/drug use (including NSAIDs), which can all affect the liver. Finally, she likes homeopathic phosphorus for kidney disease, as it acts as a sort of phosphorus binder. 

Symptoms associated with phosphorus may worsen with changes in weather, cold air or excessive stimulation. They may feel better with rest, company, and some time outside. Symptoms may exhibit a specific pattern, such as worsening at night or with thunderstorms. There may be a desire for cold water, and a sensitivity to light or noise.

How to Use Phosphorus for Pets

You can find homeopathic phosphorus for pets (it’s the same as for humans) online or at your local health food shop. It comes in a variety of different potencies. For those new to homeopathy, go with a 30C potency and look for the remedy in pellet form.

First things first – and this is important. Homeopathy is not like a drug. The amount isn’t based on weight, and it doesn’t matter if your animal has 2 pellets or 6. Again, hard to wrap your head around this one, but it’s just the way it works. As long as some of the remedy gets into your pet, the energy of the remedy will be able to get to work.

If your animal will take the pellets without issue by mouth, that’s an easy way to do it. They even have this perfect little pocket just inside their cheek that you can pop the remedy into. For cats, or pickier dogs, this might not be the easiest option. In this case, stir a few pellets into a small cup of water and give the water to your animal. That works too. 

**Whenever you give a remedy, try not to touch the pellet with your fingers, and try not to touch the container to your pet’s mouth. If the container comes in contact with your animal’s mouth, wash it with hot, soapy water and make sure it dries completely. 

Give the remedy and watch for any signs of improvement. If, after 30 minutes or so, you haven’t noticed a change, give it again. If, after that, you’re still not seeing a change, perhaps try a different remedy.

Homeopathic phosphorus for pets offers a gentle and effective approach to supporting the health and well-being of our animals. With its origins rooted in natural healing principles, phosphorus can address a wide range of physical and emotional symptoms in pets, promoting internal balance, harmony, and vitality. 

The Adored Beast Team

Bringing you decades of animal health experience. They are product gurus, nutrition specialists, industry experts and researchers, but most importantly, pet owners, pet parents and animal lovers. The Adored Beast team is made up of people who care about the health and wellbeing of your animal family. Their fundamental goal is to provide information, advice, and experienced support you can use, each and every day, to help your pet live the longest, healthiest, happiest life possible.

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