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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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago
Thank you very much!
cory2605 9 years ago
Welcome Cory, incidentally which thread(s) helped you decide on giving ars. alb. to your dachshund?
maheeru 9 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 9 years ago
Thanks cory. Namaste27's posts are knowledgeable--- she had stopped contributing, a long while back.
maheeru 9 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?

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soyeso 8 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 8 years ago

There is no need to give any remedy if there is significant improvement. The remedy may be repeated on relapse.
kadwa 8 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

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soyeso 8 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 8 years ago
Actually, my dogs have only received natural food for the past 13 years. I have all the books you mention. Since posting last month, I began to treat him for liver imbalances rather than kidney, as blood tests indicated the former. He did very well after a single dose of Sulfur 1M, and one follow-up dose of 30c about 3 weeks later. The cough stopped.
Thanks for your input
soyeso 8 years ago
It is of course important to keep the liver clean but to clarify, the reason I mention kidneys as they filter the lymph which makes up 75 percent of the fluids in the body. The medical profession tends to ignore that. The liver filters the blood which makes up the other 25 percent of fluids if I'm not mistaken. Then the idea is they come out in the urine. That is why functioning kidneys (since they are filtering the majority of the cellular wastes) like the liver is crucial for good health.

That is why keeping the kidneys working optimally and the bowels and bladder of course is important.

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emilybh 8 years ago

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