This medicine was created by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, a physician, in the mid- 1800’s. The “remedies” are made from very diluted versions of plants, mineral and other natural substances. The basis for homeopathy is that “like treats like”. So the original substance would create a certain set of symptoms in a healthy individual, but the homeopathic version (diluted and “energized” by mixing) would treat those same symptoms in a sick individual , properly prescribed.
An example of a homeopathic would be Arnica Montana, a plant that grows in mountainous areas. Mountain goats, prone to falling on occasion, were seen to chew this plant after a fall. Humans who have suffered a trauma report that Arnica helped alleviate tenderness and bruising . One oddity of homeopathy is that the further the substance is diluted, the more powerful the remedy!
“Homeopathic Care for Dogs and Cats” ; Don Hamilton DVM
“Natural Health for Dogs and Cats” ; Richard Pitcairn DVM