(Francesca Pisseri) 


Homeopathy in veterinary medicine is based on a holistic vision.  This type of study of phenomena points out the functions and processes within the whole individual, contrary to the reductive approach that studies only the part affected.

The homeopathic method is founded on the principle of the similar and uses those therapeutic remedies which have already  been experimented on humans.

The homeopathic remedy is a stimulus that consents the patient to rebalance its own reactivity, which then leads to healing.

When the case is not curable, due to important and irreversible lesions, homeopathic therapy is however effective in improving the quality of the patient’s life as well as its general well-being.

For a correct prescription one must get to know the patient in order to guarantee the most suitable analogy with the remedy.  It is therefore necessary for the homeopathic vet to know the animal and study its behaviour, even if the consultation does not concern behavioural pathologies.  The study of  the aetiology  of the species helps in understanding the meaning of  the patient’s behaviour.

Recognizing the needs of the animal and the reasons for its suffering, through good communication with the owner, will allow the vet to help the owners comprehend and respond correctly to their animal’s needs.




Getting to know the patient comes through direct observation, talking with the owner and relating to the patient itself.

The vet examines the patient as usual, gathering the pathological anamnesis from the past to the present in order to get a good idea of the pathological tendencies of the patient.  He will also try to know its lifestyle, how it relates to other members of the same species as well as with humans, its fears, the way it moves and plays, its sex life, etc.  He will also study the individual’s reaction to its surrounding environment (reactions to weather phenomena, to stress, etc.)

He will watch the animal’s movements, its responses to our behaviour and its reactions to the stimuli of its environment.

It is very important for the doctor to create an empathetic relationship with the animal in order to facilitate the treatment.

The homeopathic study of a subject , therefore, requires a knowledge of the peculiarities, whether they are physical or behavioural, to reach a definition of the so-called “homeopathic symptoms” which are the physical, emotional and mental manifestations of the patient.