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How long to continue Arsenicum Album for Dog's kidney problem?

Thanks to this board I purchased some Arsenicum Album 6c for my dachshund who has been ill for a 6 weeks or more and she now seems completely better. We had taken her to the vet on 3 different occasions but could only afford to have blood tests run and a worm test done. No worms found, blood test showed some abnormalities, but nothing the Dr. could say for certain without doing a ultrasound / xray. She had quit eating and was throwing up / diarrea (sp), lethargic, restless at night, chewing on her nails, and had lost a total of 3 pounds (from 13 down to 10). The vet could only give her antibiotics. The day we had decided to put her to sleep, I read this board and ran out to purchase the above remedy. She began eating within 3 hours. My question is (finally!), how long do I leave her on the remedy. I give her 6 pellets dissolved in water (6c) two times a day. Thank you!
  cory2605 on 2012-07-10
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There is no need to continue the remedy if she is completely better. You may start the remedy again if she has a relapse.
kadwa 6 years ago

Thank you. I only gave it to her 3 days. I said she was completely better but more like 'on the road to a full recovery'. We are feeding her deer meat, white rice and occasionally a piece of bread. No more dog food until a complete recovery. However, she just can't seem to get full but we are slowly increasing her food intake so her stomach won't get sick. It's still more than we have EVER fed her. She just started having normal bowel movements. Also, she seems to have her energy back but she isn't playing like she use to with my other dog. All she cares about is eating more. Do you think I should continue the remedy for a little while longer?
cory2605 6 years ago

Cory, you can give the remedy for a week. Usually animals require medicines for a week or so.

And after this week, if you again want to give her ars. alb., then please raise the potency to 30c.
maheeru 6 years ago

Thank you very much!
cory2605 6 years ago

Welcome Cory, incidentally which thread(s) helped you decide on giving ars. alb. to your dachshund?
maheeru 6 years ago

I read the thread 'Dog Kidney Failure' and Namaste27 posted a number of remedys. I chose the one that sounded most like my dog. Also the question/answer about eel serum but it was not available in my local health food store.
cory2605 6 years ago

Thanks cory. Namaste27's posts are knowledgeable--- she had stopped contributing, a long while back.
maheeru 6 years ago

My dog has been showing signs of kidney failure for some weeks, but I only realized what was going on in the past few days. Today he had trouble to walk and would not eat. I gave a dose of Arsenicum Album 30c. No response. I gave one dose at 200c and he seems much improved.
one question: For weeks he has been licking his forelegs very often every day. There are no lesions, nothing to see. What is this behavior? Can it be Kidney related?

I will continue with Arsenicum 30c, but at what frequency and for how long?

[message edited by soyeso on Sun, 05 May 2013 23:32:42 BST]
soyeso 5 years ago

I gave my dog Arsenicum Album 30c for one week, once a day. She began to eat and keep it down the day after we gave it to her. From then on,she was steadily improving every day and eating. I don't know what the licking of the legs is but someone more knowlegable will hopefully answer. good Luck and God Bless
cory2605 5 years ago


There is no need to give any remedy if there is significant improvement. The remedy may be repeated on relapse.
kadwa 5 years ago

I guess I spoke too soon. While he can now walk, he is not interested in food. He licks his forlegs a lot, and sometimes there is something like a single cough...
I got Serum Anguillae, but have not given it yet awaiting more feedback

[message edited by soyeso on Mon, 06 May 2013 18:07:11 BST]
soyeso 5 years ago

For Kidney Disease I would use Kidney Glandulars. I was able to reverse it in my cat and bring down his Creatinin levels considerably.

Any kind of cough or sneeze I would think of a possible upper respiratory problem. There are some great books on Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. One is Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs. Also I would not put your dog back on commercial food. There are plenty of recipes out there you could use to make up batches of food for your dog and freeze smaller portions and defrost when needed. Dr. Pitcairn's Natural Health for Dogs and Cats comes to mind. Diet is key and no commercial diet comes close to providing the health benefits a home prepared diet will. Also those books will save you thousands in veterinary bills. You can also get them used on-line.
emilybh 5 years ago

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