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EN6 5DR

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Natural ways to help pets with fear of fireworks, thunder and other noises

As well as giving natural medicines that can help relieve fear of noise, it’s important to ensure your pet can feel as safe and secure as possible during times of frightening noises. Keep your pet indoors when fireworks are likely to be let off, or a storm is brewing. Have somewhere ready your pet can stay until the noise has passed – such as a bed under a table in a room as far away from noise as practicable. Turn a radio or TV on to mask the outside noise.

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Natural ways to help keep pets free of fleas

Healthy adult cats and dogs with good immune systems rarely suffer from fleas, in my experience. To keep your pet free of fleas, therefore, keep your pet healthy! This means paying attention to:

  • Diet:  Avoid non organic processed food as much as possible; feed a diet of fresh food, preferably containing raw meat and bones, or give a good quality organic proprietary diet.
  • Lifestyle and Environment: Ensure your pet has exercise appropriate to the breed and doesn’t become obese. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke, aerosol sprays and other household chemicals.
  • Medicines: Avoid frequent vaccinations, worm treatments and other conventional medications. Use natural alternatives where possible.


In addition to the above, there are natural remedies that can help ensure pets stay free of fleas:

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Natural ways to help pets with fear of travelling

Pets are often a problem in cars or on public transport, either because of true motion sickness, or because of a fear of travelling. Natural medicines can often minimise the distress of these conditions.

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Vaccination advice for Cats

•    1st vaccination: 12 weeks (or later)

•    2nd vaccination: 16 weeks (or later)
•    (leave at least four weeks between vaccinations)

•    Booster at fifteen months (or later)

•    Any further boosters at not less than three yearly intervals

•    Vaccinate for Feline Panleucopaenia (Feline Enteritis) and Cat ‘Flu viruses. Vaccinate for Feline Leukaemia only if your cat will be at risk (i.e. will spend time outdoors and may be in close contact with other cats) This vaccine is unnecessary for cats kept indoors or in enclosed runs/gardens. Avoid other vaccines (e.g. Chlamydia) unless you are advised your cat runs a specific risk of contracting the infection.

Do not vaccinate if your cat:
•    is not in good health
•    is on any medication
•    has had a previous adverse reaction to a vaccination
•    is otherwise at risk (e.g. family history of autoimmune disease or epilepsy)

Whenever vaccination is to be given, help protect against adverse reactions by giving homoeopathic Thuja 30c:
one dose three times daily for three days before, and five days after, vaccination.

If your cat is unvaccinated, consider administering homoeopathic nosodes (see separate nosode information sheet). Nosodes are not guaranteed to confer immunity, there is no proof of their efficacy, but they are likely to give at least some protection. It is important to obtain nosodes from a reputable supplier and dose according to the recommendations of a qualified homoeopathic vet.

Please note this vaccination advice is the view of the Natural Medicine Centre and your own veterinary practice may suggest a different regime of vaccination


 

Vaccination advice for Dogs

•    1st vaccination: 12 weeks (or later)

•    2nd vaccination: 16 weeks (or later)
•    (leave at least four weeks between vaccinations)

•    Booster at fifteen months (or later)

•    Any further boosters at not less than three yearly intervals

•    Consider Leptospirosis yearly only if your dog is at risk and if manufacturer can guarantee their vaccine contains the strains of Leptospirosis likely to be encountered by dogs in the UK.

•    Consider requesting blood tests to check antibody levels, rather than administering regular boosters. Many dogs are found to have sufficient antibodies for anything from five to ten years following the last vaccination.

Do not vaccinate if your dog:
•    is not in good health
•    is on any medication
•    has had a previous adverse reaction to a vaccination
•    is otherwise at risk (e.g. family history of autoimmune disease or epilepsy)

Whenever vaccination is to be given, help protect against adverse reactions by giving homoeopathic Thuja 30c:
one dose three times daily for three days before, and five days after, vaccination.

If your dog is unvaccinated, consider administering homoeopathic nosodes (see separate nosode information sheet). Nosodes are not guaranteed to confer immunity, there is no proof of their efficacy, but they may give at least some protection. It is important to obtain nosodes from a reputable supplier and dose according to the recommendations of a qualified homoeopathic vet.

Please note this vaccination advice is the view of the Natural Medicine Centre and your own veterinary practice may suggest a different regime of vaccination


 

Natural ways to help keep pets free of worms

Young puppies and kittens should be wormed with proprietary worming medicines as advised by your veterinary practice. Virtually all puppies and kittens are born with worms or acquire them from their mother shortly after birth. Up till six months of age use conventional wormers as advised.

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