Homeoprophylaxis for Your Animals

Homeoprophylaxis for Your Animals

It is well known that there are risks associated with vaccinating, not just for humans but also for our furry companions. The trouble is that there is no hard evidence to positively link these risks to the vaccines. Is it true that only a tiny minority of dogs suffer adverse reactions to vaccines or is the problem more common? Do you actually know what a vaccine reaction is or looks like? Is it something that happens immediately after your pet has had its shots, or can you expect a reaction to manifest weeks or months later? 

It seems to be happening more and more that a lot of dog illnesses begin to manifest within as little as three months after their vaccinations and can continue for years after and lead to other health problems.

This has not been written to scare you from vaccinating your animal. It is to make you more aware and give you a choice to vaccinate conventionally or use alternatives such as homeoprophylaxis.


Homeoprophylaxis: is the use of potentised substances systematically to prevent the development of the characteristic symptoms of infectious diseases. It follows the basis of homeopathy which is “Like cures Like”. In other words, a remedy is chosen on the similarity of the symptoms of that remedy, that match the symptoms of the disease you wish to prevent. Homeoprophylaxis works by educating your pet’s immune system about the disease before exposure to it so that it can react quickly and effectively, an immune system education. 

Homeoprophylaxis does not create antibodies like vaccines are said to, but it works on changing the animal’s susceptibility to the disease. It is the process of regularly using nosodes to educate the body before exposure to the disease.

Homeopathic remedies are made from plants, minerals, animal toxins and diseases. They can be very dangerous, toxic and even fatal in their natural form. But homeopathy uses a process called potentisation that serial dilutes the remedy. This removes all the toxic elements but with each dilution stage, the remedy’s vital force increases.

Nosodes are a type of homeopathic remedy that has been prepared from infectious organisms and potentised so all toxins and infectious contents are removed. For example – the distemper nosode is made from the distemper virus, but all the infectious element is gone. This is the basis of homeoprophylaxis. You give your animal the nosode of the disease you want to protect them against.

Nosodes can be used safely as a vaccination alternative for those people looking for a more natural way to support their animals.

At Natural Pet our homeoprophylaxis programs for cats and dogs use nosodes that are made from a combination of the following diseases:

For Dogs For Cats
Parvo Virus
Feline Rhinotracheitis FVR
Feline Chlamydia
Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Calicivirus FCV
Feline Peritonitis FIP
Distemper & Hard pad
Feline Enteritis FIR
Kennel Cough
Feline Leukaemia FeLV

But whether you use conventional vaccination or homeoprophylaxis, they both come with risks, one from side effects of the vaccination and both exposure to the disease itself. So, as a pet owner, you need to educate yourself and make an informed decision that you feel is best for your pet.

If you do decide that you would prefer to vaccinate your pet or that your pet has been vaccinated and you would like to support their body after this, Natural Pet also offers vaccination detox kits for cats and dogs.

Paulette Carpenter is an Animal Homeopath who has been in practice for over 14 years and owns Natural Pet, a small NZ-based business hand-making homeopathic remedies for pets and animals. Natural Pet caters for all animals and has several remedy ranges – Tagiwig for cats and dogs, Agripathics for horses, chickens, farm animals and dairy cows. We also have a full homeopathic dispensary and offer one-on-one consulting services for all health issues.