First Aid for Your Pet

Most people have a first aid kit that includes bandaids, gauze, antibiotic cream and alcohol. But if you have furry friends in the house, you should also think of their needs in preparing a first aid kit. Minor cuts and scrapes can easily be treated at home, but if you fear there may be something else, like a break, take your pet to a vet straight away.

Here are some essentials for your pet’s first aid kit:

  • Homeopathic arnica 200c is an excellent remedy for bruises, contusions, sprains and strains. It helps dissipate bruising and speeds the recovery time. This should be given immediately after the trauma.
  • Homeopathic hypericum 200c (St. John’s wort) has an affinity for nerves, especially in the fingers and toes as well as the tailbone. This should be given if there is any sharp trauma to the feet or the spine (for example, after a fall or if something sharp is stepped on).
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Favorite Things: Hyland’s Teething Tablets

They are back! Over a year ago, Hyland’s voluntarily removed this wonderful product from the market. One of the safest and most effective teething pain remedies on the market, Hyland’s Teething Tablets are back on the shelves.

If your little one is suffering while cutting teeth, dissolve 2 to 3 tablets under his or her tongue or in a teaspoon of water, 4 times per day. Unlike other medicines, the dosing for Hyland’s teething medications is not dependent on a child’s age or weight. Dosing is the same for babies and children of all ages.

You can order online, or call Village Green Apothecary at 1-800-869-9159.

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