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I love homeopathy because it teaches us clearly and easily how we become ill and recover, regardless of the treatment modalities used. It is not, however, totally safe. If you give medicines too long, or at too high a strength without evaluating the response of the animal, you can cause some discomfort or harm. Once you have read these books, and maybe even taken a class with me (webinars are now available) or others, you will be able to use this deeply healing approach for acute problems and help your veterinarian with more severe illnesses.

My favorite book on homeopathy for animals is Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs by Don Hamilton. I especially encourage you to read the first chapters, even if you are not using homeopathy, because he clearly teaches how your animal becomes ill and about the different ways we all respond to treatments – Cure, Palliation and Suppression. He clearly shows you the basic principles of homeopathy which apply to all healing techniques from surgery to acupuncture to drugs to herbs to homeopathy. The rest of the book covers specific problems (symptoms, possible causes, natural treatments and finally some homeopathic remedies that may help) and he clearly says that the few remedies he suggests for a specific condition may not be the ones your animal needs, as homeopathic remedies are prescribed for individuals, not diseases. He finishes with a basic materia medica (paragraphs describing the characteristics of each remedy). HH

Homeopathy, What to Expect: 101 cured cases by Ed DeBeukelaer is a must buy because of the 101 cured cases in all species of animals. Some needed merely one remedy to cure severe illness (congestive heart failure, viruses, etc), while others needed several years of treatment. You will not be able to use these cases to treat your own animals, but knowing that homeopathy can really treat any kind of problem will inspire you to keep trying.

The following books all give an introduction to homeopathy and using the medicines in animals. They give specific medicines (remember that any of the 4,000 homeopathic medicines could be effective, so if these do not work it was merely that you had insufficient information) for a wide range of illnesses, some even addressing pocket pets and birds.

Textbook of Veterinary Homeopathy – John Saxton, Peter Gregory

Homeopathic Treatment of Small Animals by Christopher Day

Homeopathic Treatment of Beef and Dairy Cattle by Christopher Day

Your Dog and Homeopathy – Atjo Westerhus

Homeopathic Treatment for Birds – Beryl Chapman

The Organon by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy in the 18th century.  A must for the serious student of homeopathy and health. My preferred edition is by O’Reilly.

The following 5 books were written by George MacLeod. They have very little general information, mostly listing some remedies, and their potencies (which you should ignore) for specific conditions. They are most useful for the large animals.



Homeopathic Materia Medica ‑ George MacLeod

Books already discussed have some information about homeopathic treatment

Natural Health for Dogs and Cats by Dr. Pitcairn

Cat Care, Naturally by Anitra Frazier

The Nature of Animal Healing by Dr. Martin Goldstein 

Successful homeopathic treatments are predicated on choosing the best energetic matching medicine, so these books for treating humans are important once you have begun to study homeopathy.

Lectures on Homeopathic Philosophy – James Kent

Chronic Diseases – Samuel Hahnemann

Lesser Writings – J.T. Kent


Kent’s Repertory – The most popular index of symptoms & affordable. Still useful though written in 1900.

Complete Repertory – Zandvoort a modern repertory with many new additions

Synthesis – Schroyens Modern repertory with many new additions

Homeopathic Medical Repertory – Robin Murphy   Organized totally differently,   cumbersome for animal work, but may give additional remedies.

Homeopathic Repertory: tutorial and workbook – Karen Allen and Christina Chambreau – if you are studying homeopathy and learning how to use the repertory, this book is key as it is full of human and animal practice sessions after each teaching session.

Dictionary of Homeopathic Medical Terminology – Yasgur – defines homeopathic words.

Guide to Kent’s Repertory – Ahmed Currim

To treat animals, you need one of the following three Materia Medicas which are more from the provings, so have specific & detailed symptoms.

Guiding Symptoms of our Materia Medica – Constantine Hering  10 volumes

Clarke’s Dictionary of Materia Medica  3 volumes

Handbook of Materia Medica and Homeopathic Therapeutics – H.C. Allen 1 vol.

Materia Medica Pura – Samuel Hahnemann’s own book but hard to use.


Lectures on Homeopathic Materia Medica -James Kent

Concordant Materia Medica – Vermeulen – very complete, detailed, modern.

Desktop Materia Medica – Roger Morrison – modern, concise, my favorite to read.

Lotus Materia Medica – Robin Murphy – very detailed.

Boericke’s Materia Medica and Repertory – excellent, small size full of info.

Key Notes and Red Line Symptoms – Adolph Von Lippe

Allen’s Keynotes – H.C. Allen

Nash’s Leaders in Homeopathic Theraputics – E. B. Nash

Synoptic Key to the Materia Medica – C.M. Boger

Phatak’s Repertory – Phatak

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