Schuessler Cell Salts for Pets and Other Animals
How to Use Cell Salts on Cats, Dogs, Horses, Livestock, and More
Did you know that the popular Schuessler cell salts, often also called tissues salts, are not just for human ailments and conditions? Veterinarians, pet lovers, and livestock owners are turning to these esteemed and cherished natural remedies to find holistic solutions for their animals’ everyday health complaints and wellbeing.
It makes sense that some of the same remedies which repair and nourish our cells and organs would be suitable for our furry friends too, as the basic cellular structure of animals and humans are very similar. The DNA of dogs and humans, for example, are 84% similar. Domesticated animals and humans also share many of the same health conditions, such as joint injuries, obesity, digestive issues, anxiety and nervousness.
The Schuessler cell salts are a good way to start addressing your pet's ailments more naturally, and even beginners find the list of 12 tissue salts easy enough to use.
Particular conditions can be addressed with one or two and sometimes three of the individual cell salts. Following is a list of common ailments of dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, and other animals which can be attended to with Schuessler Cell Salts.
8 Common Animal Ailments & the Use of Cell Salts
1. Diarrhea and Vomiting
For diarrhea and vomiting use Ferrum Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #4) and Natrum Sulphuricum (Cell Salt #11). Do not feed the animal but give a little chamomile or black tea. When feeding is resumed, start off slowly with foods that are easily digested.
2. Colic and Worms
For colic and cramping use Magnesia Phosphorica (Cell Salt #8) and Natrum Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #10). Mag Phos is the muscle relaxant cell salt and promotes healthy nervous reactions in the cells. Nat phos regulates acidity in the body, repairs gut flora, and also helps with the treatment of worms. Nat Phos should always be considered after conventional worm treatment.
3. Muscles, Bones, and Joints
Calcarea Fluorica (Cell Salt #1), Calcarea Phosphorica (Cell Salt #2), and Silicea (Cell Salt #12) support the repair and growth of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Use for young, growing animals, to address limping from sprains and strains, and for recovery after surgery.
4. Healthy Coat and Fur
To relieve itchy, scaling skin or to encourage growth of a healthy coat or fur, Kali Sulphuricum (Cell Salt #7) and Silicea (Cell Salt #12) are highly recommended. Both remedies also help with sore paws.
5. Healthy Claws and Hoofs
6. Colds and Bronchitis
Give Calcarea Sulphurica (Cell Salt #3) and Kali Muriaticum (Cell Salt #5) to pets with colds and bronchial infections to help expel and reduce mucous discharge. Also use to alleviate abscesses and boils.
In addition to careful monitoring of the animal’s diet, pet obesity can be curbed with cells salts #6, 10, and 11: Kali Phosphoricum, Natrum Phosphoricum, and Natrum Sulphuricum. This combination should be given twice daily for at least six weeks, while at the same time ensuring the animal gets regular daily exercise.
8. Anxiety and Nervousness
Give nervous animals a combination of Kali Phosphoricum (Cell Salt #6), Magnesia Phosphorica (Cell Salt #8), and Calcarea Phosphorica (Cell Salt #2) two times a day for 2 months. The action of Kali Phos to improve nerve function and Mag Phos to relax the nerves is supported by Calc Phos which improves nutrition on a cellular level.
Or consider the combination cell salt remedy Biochemic Phosphates, which is a blend of all 5 phosphate cell salts in one bottle — Kali Phos, Mag Phos, Calc Phos, Ferr Phos, and Nat Phos — and comes highly recommended to improve emotional balance and the strength of the nervous system.
Bioplasma - 12 Cell Salts Combination for Overall Animal Health
Bioplasma, a combination of all 12 cell salts, is a good daily supplement to support overall strength and mineral balance in your animals or pets, and an excellent way to sustain aging pets.
How to Administer Cell Salts to Pets and other Animals
Cell salts are safe and easily administered — just crush the pellets in the pet's drinking water or in one ounce of water and use a cup or syringe. Homeopathy Store also offers liquid sprays that can be squirted into the animal’s mouth or onto the nose. Cell salts are absorbed directly into the bloodstream and don’t cause indigestion, a common side effect of many conventional medicines and supplements.
Cell Salts Dosing Chart for Animals
The following dosing chart can be used as a general guide for giving cell salts to pets and animals of all sizes:
|Under 20 lbs||1 tablet/spray of each salt|
|20-60 lbs||2 tablets/sprays of each salt|
|60-120 lbs||3 tablets/sprays of each salt|
|Over 120 lbs||4 tablets/sprays of each salt|
For regular support, give one dose three times a day. In acute situations, give one dose as often as every 15 minutes. Reduce frequency to every two hours and then less often upon improvement.
See our blog Schuessler Cell Salts — Natural Remedies for Everyday Ailments for more information on Dr. Schuessler’s development of the cell salts.
Please note: Product descriptions grounded in the practice of homeopathic and natural healing. They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.