What is Homeopathy?
In 1796, a German medical doctor named Samuel Hahnemann discovered the principles of homeopathy. The therapy is based on the theory of "like cures like." That is, if a substance causes a symptom, consuming a very small amount of the same substance may cure the illness by prompting the body's own healing mechanisms to relieve different ailments and return the body to a healthy condition.
Why are HomeoPet medicines safe?
HomeoPet medicines are safe because all of the ingredients are at 6c&30c potency. This measures how dilute an ingredient is.
1c means that this particular substance has been diluted at a ratio of 1 to 100.
2c means that his particular substance has been diluted at a ratio of 1 to 10,000.
3c means that this particular substance has been diluted at a ratio of 1 to 1,000,000.
Each successive c adds 2 zeros to the end number, making it safer with every c.
How does “HomeoPet” fit into the concept of homeopathy?
“HomeoPet" is the name of a company that manufactures and promotes a line of combination homeopathic medicines for animals. Accredited and licensed veterinarians, homeopaths, pharmacists and bio-chemists formulated these medicines in Ireland after 12 years of development.
Is the alcohol content in the products safe?
Yes, HomeoPet medicines are preserved in 20% USP alcohol, which is pure ethyl alcohol, used for preserving homeopathics. Because there is only a drop or two of alcohol per dose, most pets will have no response to oral dosing. In rare cases, a cat or dog may be sensitive to alcohol and salivate excessively, or shake his head in response to the alcohol content. This can be alleviated by putting the drops on food/treat and letting it sit for 20 minutes before presenting it to your pet. Alternatively, placing drops in a small amount of water and letting sit for 20 minutes will prevent a reaction.
NOTE: When dosing very small birds and animals, always dilute the dose into fresh drinking water, do not administer directly to the animal.
How long have HomeoPet medicines been around?
HomeoPet Medicines have been under development since 1977 and were introduced into clinics in 1987. In 1994 they were released for commercial sale through veterinary clinics and in 1995 they became available to the general public.
Are HomeoPet medicines registered with the F.D.A.?
Yes, HomeoPet medicines are registered with the F.D.A. They are also are manufactured under an F.D.A. registered process, in an F.D.A. inspected facility, meeting all GMP (good manufacturing practice) standards.
Are HomeoPet medicines recommended by vets?
Yes, HomeoPet medicines are used and recommended by veterinarians on a daily basis in several thousand clinics thoughout the U.S.A. HomeoPet Anxiety was voted best new product in 1995, 1997 and 1999.
Do you need a prescription for HomeoPet medicines?
No, you do not need a prescription for HomeoPet medicines, however HomeoPet recommends that you obtain a diagnosis from your veterinarian and then chose the remedy best suited to your pet’s ailments.
Can I use more than one medicine on my pet at a time?
Yes, if you are using 2 medicines for the same reason, they may be dosed together. If the medicines are for different ailments, space them 20 minutes apart.
Are there any side effects with HomeoPet medicines?
There are no known side effects to date. However, if a pet is susceptible to homeopathy, an improvement may be seen in as little as one dose, and if the medicine is continued at full dosing schedule, an aggravation of symptoms may occur. Ceasing to use medicine will alleviate symptoms.
Some pets, especially cats, may salivate excessively, or in very rare cases, throw up. Putting drops on food/treat and letting sit for 20 minutes will prevent such a reaction.
Can HomeoPet medicines be used long term?
Yes, there are no negative issues related to using HomeoPet medicines long term. However, if there are no symptoms present, you do not need to continue with a medicine. Some ailments such as joint stress, incontinence or skin seborrhea may require a maintenance dose indefinitely.
How do I open the bottle?
HomeoPet medicines have a safety seal which is the round lip at the bottom of the cap. If the cap does not twist off easily, try pushing down on the safety seal to separate it from the cap. This will allow the cap to twist off easily.
How are the medicines dosed?
Refer to the back of the box for instructions on each specific medicine. Please read all instructions before dosing pets.
Does HomeoPet have a catalog that can be mailed to me?
No, we do not have our own company catalog. All the information on our small animal medicines is posted on our website.
Does HomeoPet produce medicines for large animals?
Yes, HomeoPet has equine and large animal medicines. Call 800 555 4461 for information on these medicines or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I purchase HomeoPet locally?
If you would like to purchase HomeoPet medicines locally, please use our Store Locator and/or provide your local pet health outlet with our information and we can have the product delivered to their store or clinic.
How long does one bottle last?
With general dosing, one bottle will last 3 – 4 weeks for pets under 20 lbs, and 10 – 13 days for pets over 20 lbs. Medicines will last longer for different dosing schedules, such as acute. See dosing instructions for more information.
Do HomeoPet medicines come in a larger size?
No, all medicines come in a 15 ml plastic dropper bottle.
Will HomeoPet medicines test on my show dog?
No, there is nothing in any of the HomeoPet medicines that will show up positive in tests.
How do I find the expiration date on the bottle?
Under the 1938 Federal Food and Drug Act as amended homeopathic remedies have been, under section 400.400, exempt from having an expiration date. Homeopathic remedies have no expiry date, and will remain good for a very long time, if they are stored properly in a cool place, away from direct sunlight, and strong odors.