Several alternative wound therapies may be useful while you wait for the vet to arrive, or for follow-up treatment. The important thing is to have these remedies on hand. A few generic remedies I recommend:
Arnica 30C (Homeopathic)
This remedy is for inflammation and pain. It can be used anytime to stop internal or external bleeding. It can be given to alleviate pain and to decrease bruising. Arnica may be used externally or internally in the treatment of sprained or bruised tendons and muscles.
Belladonna 30C (Homeopathic)
Belladonna is useful early in the infection process when the site is red, hot and painful. It is for the pet who shows excess excitement and fear of loud noises or thunder. Belladonna may help when the animal is feverish and excited with dilated pupils. Belladonna has an all-embracing action, which may be useful any time there is a full pounding pulse and fever.
Calendula officinalis can help stop external bleeding and aid in healing. It can be used on all open wounds. Put 15 to 30 drops into 4 oz of water to help flush out wounds.
Cantharis 30C (Homeopathic)
Cantharis will help decrease the pain in animals whose skin looks burnt. It should be used any time there are eruptions on the skin with burning and itching leading to raw patches. Cantharis may help if there is burning pain during frequent attempts to pass bloody urine. Post partum females with inflammation of the uterus may benefit from Cantharis.
Hypericum 30C (Homeopathic)
Hypericum perforatum has been shown to be an important remedy in pain relief for injuries to areas rich in nerve endings. Keep on hand for puncture wounds, first and second degree burns, pain that radiates or shoots from the injury site.
Ledum 30C (Homeopathic)
This remedy is used for any wound or puncture that is deeper than it is wide. Dosing is 5-10 drops three times per day for 5 days.
When using homeopathic remedies for acute conditions, a few drops every 15-30 minutes will help maintain comfort. For minor conditions, place a few drops in mouth or on skin three times a day for three days. When treating a horse, the remedies may be placed on the tongue, nostril area or any area where the hair coat is not thick enough to impede absorption. With flower essences, use a few drops as often as every 5-10 minutes as needed to obtain the desired result. Then repeat as needed. An herbal remedy should be given 2 to 3 times daily according to the label directions. Liquid homeopathic remedies can be used both orally and directly on the wound.
These instructions are not designed to replace the advice of your veterinarian or animal health care practitioner. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness.