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

Tissue Salts for Pets! 5 common pet 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).

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  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.

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    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.   

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 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 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!

Saskia

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: https://www.feelgoodhealth.co.za/products/allisone-kali-phos-tissue-salt-no-6-concentration-calm-nervous-system-health?afmc=b9

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: https://www.feelgoodhealth.co.za/products/petcalm-homeopathic-remedy-calms-stressed-anxious-nervous-dogs-cats?afmc=b9

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.

Tassi
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

Esme Mallinson - March 29, 2018

My dog has a rectal polyp and is sticking partly out of her rectum confirmed by the 2 vets independantly. Is there a tissue salt that would help to shrink the polyp?

sonia - March 26, 2018

please , i need your help. My dad (87) has two sister dogs about 10 years old being cross staffie and pitbull. They are lovely dogs but tend to have health issues and nothing we do seems to help. the black one has bad skin allergies- fatty lumps, nodes and loss of fur. We have been using Regal skin products, Natural hot spot ointment- not helping. she scratches herself frantically and rubs her back under the chair.
the brown one has developed and eye infection which has greeny discharge. The animal welfare prescribed chloramex opthalmic ointment. in both cases their health is not improving and at my wits end as I do not live with him, but need to attend to their needs. taking them to the vet is very stressful as they tend to want to fight once they get home when I take one at a time and the other gets jealous because the one went for a drive in the car so i have to take the other as well for a drive around the neighborhood- then its still bristles rising – very stressful as i am 62 years old.

Verona Dante - March 6, 2018

Dear Lisa

​Thanks for leaving a question on our blog. I apologize for the late reply.​​

It seems that your pet might be battling with an allergy. We would therefore like to recommend you try AllisOne Immuno Synergy Tissue Salts which is a wonderful tissue salt combination that is naturally formulated to support healthy immune functioning and assist with allergies. In addition, I would recommend that you also use our all-natural Natura Pet Eye Cleanser to soothe eyes and prevent scratching and possible infection.

​CLICK HERE for more info on AllisOne Immuno Synergy

CLICK HERE for more info on Natura Pet Eye Cleanser

Warm Regards,

Verona Dante

Marketing

Verona Dante - March 6, 2018

Dear Nali

​Thank you for your question posted on our blog​. We do apologize for the delay in getting back to you.

Your question is not a silly one at all :) We all wonder the same things quite often. The Tissue Salts for humans and pets are ​actually ​the same​ as we all have the same physiological make up!​.

A wonderful one to start your baby boy on would be the AllisOne Calc Phos Tissue Salt no 2. AllisOne Calc Phos is excellent for growing pups and will assist in the absorption of food, prevent anaemia, strengthen bones and joints, soothe anxiety and is just generally an excellent supplement for your growing boy to start with! The tissue salts are also lactose and sugar free making them the perfect natural choice.

​CLICK HERE for more info on AllisOne Calc Phos.

Warm Regards,

Verona Dante

Marketing

Nali - March 5, 2018

Hi there,
I have a 9 week old baby bulldog, bulldogs by nature are prone to many illnesses such as hip displasia, heart problems diabetes etc,
Do you think it will be a good idea to put him onto the combination 12 Tissue salts. Silly question…as the tissue salts that we use different to ones for dogs?

Lisa - January 16, 2018

Cal Phos ??for itchy ears that are red from scratching- usually itchy at night- coat is excellent as is health raw food diet follower no vaccines since 1y old is almost 3

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