Instead of grabbing injections, pills and putting her into an animal hospital, we chose to support Siam's natural immune and repair mechanisms to “work their miracles".
It’s important to avoid disturbing the body's innate healing capability through toxins and stress.
Starting with an overall medical check, we focus on signs of “hidden” (internal) bleeding. Since there were no signs of anemia and Siam was alert and responsive, it was safe to conclude that she didn’t have any internal wounds. Her body temperature was normal, and the lack of swellings and hot areas made an infection, carried by her blood (“systemic infection”), highly unlikely.
Of course, Siam’s body (and mind) had to deal with a rather large, arrow shaped wound, bare of any skin. We don’t know what happened, but it must have been a scary incident! And painful!
Here's what we chose to do for her and what you can do, too, if you choose to heal your injured pet at home:
1. Prepare a reasonably quiet and clean room for recuperation. If your injured pet is a cat, provide a clean litter box. Regularly change sleeping beds/towels to keep resting areas clean. And provide several water bowls, filled with fresh water available.
If you and your pet live in a tropical or humid climate or if the location of the wound doesn’t lend itself to bandaging, don’t cover the wound! Bandages may obstruct blood flow and trap moisture. This leads to tissue dying off.
What you always should do, is carefully trim off any fur close to the wound. Ensure no hair sticks to the wound or irritates the inured area.
2. Healing starts immediately ywith the homeopathic remedy "Arnica Montana" which minimizes pain and emotional upset. Depending on your homeopathic’s concentration, give the remedy (orally) 3 to 5 times a day duirng the first few days until healing progresses smoothly.
Arnica takes care of a injured body and mind and ensures that both completely recover from trauma. Reduce frequency of giving Arnica on first sights of stabilization. Stop the homeopathic remedy as soon as you notice your pet is healing well and is emotionally stable.
"Aloe Vera" homeopathic globuli (orally given) focus on skin regeneration support. Again, start with more frequent dosages and reduce as your pet’s healing progresses well.
"Hypericum" homeopathic globuli are added if you feel there is pain. It soothes and heals nerves that were injured. As soon as your pet is less or no more sensitive near and on the wound, reduce and stop this remedy.
3. Essential, balanced nutrients are building materials for tissue regeneration (wound healing). Fresh, quality food delivers easy to digest "skin repair material". Make sure that your pet’s meals contain about 60 % moisture (water). Moist food is super important for wound healing because damaged skin and open wounds dehydrate the body! For Siam, 3 daily FeedLOVE meals worked a treat!
4. If a natural “immune booster” may benefit your pet at this time of healing, use a quality probiotic supplement that contains at least 10 (better more) different strains of good bacteria. The “concentration” (measured in CFU’s) of your probiotic supplement needs to be in the billions. Anything lower and your pet is unlikely to benefit from it.
Within 10 to 14 days of this relaxed and non-toxic treatment protocol, wound healing will reach the point where risk of infection and secondary injury become minimal.
Being spared the usual medical stress factors like drugs and hospitalization, emotional and physical healing is fast and smooth. From here on your naturally treated pet will be “whole” (healed body and mind). Without using drugs n non-essential situations like this, antibiotics will work superbly well when they are really necessary.
Here's to a long, happy and healthy life of your pet!