Canine homeopathy at The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Homeopathy at The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Homeopathy was originally the work of an 18th century physician called Samuel Hahnemann. He wondered why Peruvian tree bark was used in treating some of the symptoms of swamp fever (now known as Malaria). He took some of the tree bark himself and discovered that he developed the symptoms of swamp fever and from this the principle of ‘like cures like’ was formulated.

Many of the treatments for disease at this time were highly toxic and had very unpleasant, sometimes fatal side effects so Hahnemann set about trying to find the lowest possible effective doses. Hahnemann found that if he diluted the substance and at each dilution vigorously shook the mixture in a specific way (called succussion) they were still highly effective without any of the unpleasant side effects.

Homeopathy involves finding the correct ‘patient picture’ and matching it as closely as possible to the correct ‘remedy picture’ helping the body to heal itself. After obtaining your pets clinical history from your primary care vet a visit can be arranged. Susan will give your pet a full clinical examination and go through its history and lifestyle with you discussing any beneficial changes as she does so. She will need to ask you lots of very unusual questions about your pet – but the more she knows about them the easier it is to find the correct remedy. After the consultation Susan will contact you with a/some remedy suggestions which she can provide you with or you can get from a homeopathic pharmacy. If your pet has a long standing or complex condition several remedies may be required. A follow up consultation is usually arranged for six weeks after the first consultation to assess progress and discuss further treatment if necessary.

Homeopathy can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions and is safe to use with other complementary treatments as well as most conventional medications – Please call or email me to discuss your pet’s needs in further detail.

Case Study


Canine Homeopathy | Case study - Louis
Louis was attacked by another dog when he was only 10 months old and since then he had always had issues with other dogs, but for the most part he lived happily with his furry friend William. Recently Louis began to become quite jealous and aggressive towards William causing significant disruption in the household. After examining Louis and discussing his character and issues with his owner Susan decided that the remedy picture of Lachesis fitted his patient picture. She prescribed Lachesis 30c to be given morning and evening for 4 days, Louis behaviour is now improving and things have settled in the household.
Hampshire Canine Physio Clinic

The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre

Susan Andresier BVetMed LFHom(vet) MRCVS

Susan Andresier BVetMed LFHom(vet) MRCVS
Susan qualified from the Royal Veterinary College in 2002 and worked in general practice for 10 years. She trained in acupuncture with the Association of Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA) in 2007 and has also trained in electroacupuncture.
In 2012 Susan founded Acupaws. In addition to running her own practice she has been busy training in both veterinary herbal medicine and veterinary homeopathy. She has completed two years of study at the Bristol school of homeopathy and gained the qualification of LFHom(vet). Susan is a member of the Royal college of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), the Association of British Veterinary Acupuncturists (ABVA), the British Association of Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeons (BHVS), and is an active member on the committee of the British Association of Veterinary Herbalists (BAVH).
I feel honoured to be able to treat and help my patients. Many of them come to me either unable to take conventional medications due to side effects, pre-existing medical conditions or often as their condition progresses conventional medications have become less effective. It is so rewarding to see them enjoying their lives again.
Susan Andresier BVetMed LFHom(vet) MRCVS
The Wickham Canine Rehabilitation Centre | Telephone: 01329 834647