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Tissue Salts for Pets: 5 common health problems and how Tissue Salts can help!

Tissue Salts for Pets: 5 common health problems and how Tissue Salts can help!

More and more people are using biochemic tissue salts as an effective natural remedy to support their health and wellbeing. But did you know that tissue salts are beneficial for pets too? Yes, tissue salts are gentle and effective enough for dogs, cats, birds, horses, cows and even wild animals! 

What are tissue salts?

Tissue salts, also referred to as biochemic or cell salts are twelve essential mineral salts that occur naturally in the body to maintain good health. This tissue salt therapy was first developed by a German physician, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schussler in the 19th century. Dr Schussler believed that most illnesses were caused by an imbalance of these minerals in the body.

Tissue salts help the cells of the body to function effectively and promote and regulate vital processes such as digestion, nutrition, water balance, detoxification, elasticity, circulation, sodium-potassium balance, oxygenation, healing and much more!

According to Dr Schussler, an imbalance in any of these ‘cell salts’ could lead to ‘dis-ease’ and the development of symptoms related to that imbalance. By taking the appropriate tissue salt, balance is restored and the body returns to a natural state of health.

There are twelve cell salts comprised of the following:

  • Three calcium minerals: Calcium Fluoride, Calcium Phos, Calcium Sulphate
  • Three potassium minerals: Kali Mur, Kali Phosphate, Kali Sulphur (known as Kali Mur, Kali Phos and Kali Sulph)
  • Three sodium minerals: Natrum Phosphate, Natrum Sulphur, Natrum Mur (known as Nat Phos, Nat Sulph and Nat Mur)
  • Plus Ferrum Phosphate , (known as Ferrum Phos), Magnesium Phosphate (known as Mag Phos) and Silicea

Tissue salts are absorbed directly into the cells,  thereby restoring balance and harmony in the body. The amazing thing about these salts is that their effects can be felt quite quickly and best of all, there are NO side effects! They can be used in the treatment of acute conditions and as a preventive measure. Isn’t this a good enough reason to use tissue salts for your precious pet as well? The good news is that tissue salts are just as effective for pets as they are for humans and can be used for dogs, cats, horses and even smaller animals like birds, rats, mice and hamsters!

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Here are 5 common pet health problems and how tissue salts can help

  1. Skin problems

As you know one of the most common health problems that dogs and cats experience usually involves their skin. Treat your pooch or kitty’s dry itchy skin, eczema, hot spots or dandruff with Calc Sulph.  Calc Sulph has a healing effect and helps maintain a healthy skin and coat to keep your pet looking in tip top condition. Use Calc Sulph in combination with Feelgood Pets Skin & Coat Tonic, a herbal tonic for pet skin conditions, as well as Allergy Itch Ease to stop the itching.

 2. Respiratory problems

Does your pet suffer from respiratory infections, colds or sinus? If your pet is prone to symptoms of sneezing, coughing, watery eyes and nose, use Ferrum Phos which has many uses in the body. Ferrum Phos is recommended at the first stage of any infection for quick relief of symptoms. This tissue salt helps to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels and improves the body’s ability to distribute oxygen and iron to all cells, promoting healing. It also aids blood health, relieves sore throats and supports aging animals. 

Watering eyes and a runny nose will also respond well to Nat Mur – a tissue salt which promotes water balance in the body.  Ferrum Phos and Nat Mur are excellent supplements and can be used along with the following herbal and homeopathic medicine for respiratory infections in pets: Respo-K (a homeopathic remedy  to promote your pet’s respiratory health) and FeliSafe (a homeopathic remedy for cat ‘flu and Snuffles).

  1. Anxiety, stress and nervousness

Dogs,  cats, horses and even smaller pets often become anxious, stressed, tense and nervous just like humans do. If the anxiety, stress and nervousness is not addressed, it can lead to more extreme behavioural problems and even physical problems like fur and feather pulling.

Kali Phos is the perfect tissue salt to soothe and calm anxiety during times of stress. Use Kali Phos for highly strung or anxious pets or for relief during stressful situations like visits to the vet, thunderstorms, moving home or when leaving them alone. Kali Phos makes a perfect companion to Feelgood Pets PetCalm, helping to restore balance while PetCalm works to promote relaxation and reduce anxiety.       

 4. Digestive Issues

Pets also suffer from a wide range of issues such as an iffy tummy, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, indigestion, gas even IBS. The tissue salt, Nat Phos,  is a wonderful acid neutralizer. It also improves absorption of fats and other nutrients from the diet thereby promoting overall digestion.

    5. Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition affecting more and more pets, especially dogs and cats – and tissue salts can work wonders to restore balance to blood sugar and insulin levels and improve pancreatic health. Feelgood Pets has combined three of the most important tissue salts for diabetes into our natural remedy, Diabetonic Pets. Diabetonic Pets contains Kali Sulph, Nat Sulph and Calc Phos.

 6. Sore joints

Pets that suffer from stiff, swollen joints, arthritis, rheumatism and degenerative joint disease will definitely benefit from regular doses of Calc. Fluor. This tissue salt helps to strengthen, tone and restore elasticity to the cells and tissues in the body. It improves ease of movement and promotes healthy ligaments, bones and teeth. Use Calc Fluor in combination with Nat Phos, an acid neutralizer, which removes excess acid deposited into the joints. Used together, these cell salts will help to promote joint health, while Feelgood Pets MobiLive Pets acts as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer for pets with painful joint conditions.   

What is dosage for tissue salts in pets?

Tissue salts for pets may be taken preventatively as well as curatively. Preventative use of tissue salts is usually referred to as a ‘maintenance dose’ and is generally taken 2 – 3 times a day. However, when symptoms are acute, this dose is increased by increasing the frequency of dosage, rather than the amount of tablets. A dog with chronic digestive problems and a sensitive stomach, for example, would use the recommended tissue salts two to three times daily to help maintain digestive health. However, during a flare up of diarrhea or vomiting, the dosage should be increased to an hourly dose, decreasing when the crisis has passed.

The recommended maintenance dosage of tissue salts for dogs, cats, horses and small pets is:

  • Small animals and birds  = 1 tablet dissolved in water. A third of this is administered three times daily
  • Cats and dogs under 5 kg  = ½ tablet 3 times per day
  • Dogs between 6kg and 20kg  = 1 tablet 3 times per day
  • Dogs weighing over 20 kg   = 2 tablets 3 times per day
  • Horses  = 5 tablets 3 times a day

As you can see, biochemic tissue salts are a gentle, safe and non-toxic treatment alternative for your pet’s overall health. While we have identified five common conditions that will respond well to tissue salts, there are a wide variety of pet ailments that can benefit from tissue salts. If you need help deciding which tissue salt to use, why not make use of our ASK US helpline for free advice?

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Feelgood Health - October 5, 2021

Hi Maria

There are 4 main types of bladder stones in dogs, each of those has a different cause. Without knowing which stone it is, it’s very difficult to give advice. Did the vet confirm which type of bladder stone?

Types of bladder stones:
1. Struvite
2. Calcium oxalate
3. Cystine
4. Urate

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Feelgood Health Team

Maria - October 5, 2021

My dog is prone to bladder stones due to previous bladder infection. On special diet royal kanine so to prevent stones. Very expensive and I am pensioner. What can I give her to recent. Bladder stones. Vet say it is too much minerals in dog food.

Feelgood Health Team - May 31, 2021

Good day Robyn

Thank you for your comment on our blog: Tissue Salts for Pets: 5 common health problems and how Tissue Salts can help!

For feline gingivitis, plaque build-up, and other concerns related to your cat’s dental hygiene and health, Osteo Synergy Tissue Salts are highly recommended.

If your cat experiences any infectionsor inflammation in their mouth, apply Colloidal Silver Gel to the infected gums to speed up healing.

P.S. Did you know that one of the leading causes of bad breath, unhealthy teeth and gum disease is diet and the type of food that you feed them? Cats fed a natural diet usually have healthy mouths. A poor diet (meaning any kibble diet, however “premium” it is) can be a direct cause of gum infection or unhealthy teeth. We recommend you feed your cat a raw food diet with some bone content, as close to a cat’s natural diet as possible.

You can also add a supplement such as EveryPet Formula or Vondi’s Multivitamin for some extra added vitamins and minerals!

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Feelgood Health Team

robyn webster - May 31, 2021

need to know which tissue salts would be good to treat feline gingervitus or severe
plague build up and inflammed gums.

Feelgood Health Team - November 26, 2020

Hi Mandy, thanks for your question! The tablets are 100% suitable for budgies, sprinkled in their food, or dissolved in water.

Mandy McTainsh - November 26, 2020

Is it best to give budgies tissue salt tablets or the spray?

Feelgood Health Team - February 17, 2020

Good day Attieww

Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog, Tissue Salts for Pets! 
If your dog has an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), we recommend Kelp Powder Supplement for pets on a daily basis. If your dog has an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), we recommend a calming tissue salt, such as Rescue Synergy.

The best tissue salts to help balance thyroid functioning include Mag Phos, Calc Fluor and Silicea.

I trust you’ve found this information useful!


Attieww - February 17, 2020

What no tissue salt for my dogs thyroid broblem thanks for helping👻

Feelgood Health Team - March 25, 2019

Good morning Suzanne,

Thank you for reaching out to us and for your interest in our brand, Feelgood Health!

AllisOne Kali Phos Tissue Salt no. 6 is safe for a puppy of any age or weight and can help calm and reduce anxiety. You would need to give your puppy 1 tablet 3-5 times daily for the first week and thereafter reduce the dose to 1 tablet once daily as a maintenance dose.

For more information on AllisOne Kali Phos Tissue Salt no. 6, please follow this link:

We also have an effective homeopathic remedy, called PetCalm, that is specially formulated for pets with anxiety, separation issues and phobias. For more information on PetCalm, please follow this link:

AllisOne Kali Phos Tissue Salt no. 6 and PetCalm are also safe to use in conjunction with one another or effective on their own, depending on what your dog needs.

I hope that you have found the above to be helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Feelgood Health Team

Suzanne Haldenwanger - March 25, 2019

Is Schuessler Tissue Salts Nerve Nutrient Kali Phos safe for a 3 month old puppy with seperstion anxiety if so how many tablets cn he have he is a toy poodle weighing 2 kilos

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