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Caring for Animals Along Life’s Bumpy Roads

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

March 10th, 2019  |  13 Comments

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Howdy folks! Buster, the Bad Office Dog, here with some of my farm friends.

I’m a short little fellow, so they seem very tall and imposing to me. But, I’m told they really are as sweet and loveable as I am! Here’s a wonderful story of how homeopathy helped one of my friends as she traveled down a very bumpy road.

Its also an opportunity for me to explain how my mom (Joette) teaches folks how to move from one medicine to another. Only if needed, mind you.

Herding cows into a cattle trailer and moving them down the road to another pasture are activities most farmers are accustomed to, but not so for our four-legged friends.

One morning, Suzie’s small herd of cattle needed to be moved into the cattle trailer. And, off they went down some very bumpy roads.

Upon arrival at the new pasture, Suzie was on hand to observe the unloading of her family’s cows. She saw each one gingerly step off the trailer and excitedly explore their new green grass. Everyone seemed to have survived the trip just fine.

However, that evening things got — like the roads — a little bumpy. After a hard day’s work on the farm, the family was just about to head out to enjoy a musical concert and meal together when Suzie noticed out of the side of her vision that something was not right with Sunflower, one of the young heifers.

She was not walking right; in fact, she was lame in one of her front legs.

Suzie and her family were well equipped to handle this type of emergency since they had all studied and taken my mom Joette’s class, The Survivalist’s Guide to Homeopathy.

Suzie immediately grabbed her aqueous solution of Arnica from the refrigerator (where she keeps it for exactly these kinds of emergencies) and headed out to administer it to Sunflower.

On the way to the pasture, she put a few pellets of feed in her pocket in case a bribe was needed. As Suzie approached little Sunflower, she sprayed a feed pellet heavily with Arnica. Sunflower eagerly gobbled up not only this pellet but all the medicated pellets from Suzie’s hand.

Just for insurance, Suzie gently sprayed Sunflower’s muzzle with the aqueous solution in the little spray bottle. Satisfied she had gotten a good dose, Suzie returned to the house.

As the family was heading out of the driveway a few minutes later, they noticed Sunflower had laid down in a nice, quiet spot in the pasture. The family let out a sigh of relief knowing that whatever was wrong with the leg, Sunflower could at least bend it.

(Cattle spend much time grazing on grasses and lay down when chewing their cud. They are designed to bend their front legs underneath them as they go down and get up.)

By the next morning, Sunflower was able to bring the leg forward instead of dragging it, but she was exhibiting the classic “rusty gate” phenomenon of Rhus Tox – slow movement at first that limbers up with additional movement.

So, Suzie added Rhus Tox 30C to the Arnica 200C in the water solution and sprayed Sunflower’s nose twice a day for several days. This combination worked well to address the initial swelling and inflammation she was showing.

About five days later, Sunflower’s improvement seemed to have come to a halt, as she was still not putting any weight on the injured leg. Time to retake the case!

Suzie remembered that Joette had written about a similar injury right here on my very own blog. A few computer keystrokes later and up popped the article, “From Tendon, Bone and Cartilage Problems to Healing with Homeopathy. The information Suzie read about my torn meniscus matched the symptoms of what she was observing in Sunflower. Taking her cue from these symptoms, Suzie switched to Symphytum 200C twice a day.

A few days passed, and Sunflower was moving the leg normally and putting weight on it again. Sunflower’s regimen continued until Suzie saw her running and playing with her best friend, another young heifer.

We all have bumpy roads in life that homeopathy can help make smoother. This case certainly has a happy ending, as Sunflower is once again freely roaming her new and greener pastures.

Your Pal,




I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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13 thoughts on “Caring for Animals Along Life’s Bumpy Roads”

  1. Bettina fliry says:

    My golden doodle has juvenile cateracts. Any solutions

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Google the words “JoetteCalabrese cataracts”.

  2. Sherry says:

    Did you spray inside the nose or outside the nose?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Outside on the non-furry part.

  3. Pam says:

    Great story. I have a goat who is for some reason limping, I will start with the arnica first. I never thought to spray the feed with it. Thank-you so much for your story Buster.

  4. Suzanne says:

    So Amazing and such a Beautiful Story Joette. Thank You for Sharing. I need Nerve Root Injections once again Ugg. I got your paper work in the mail and am going to begin filling it out so I can Hopefully get my Body healed Homeopathiclly by you. I know it’s a wait to get the appointment with you , but from the 2 Friends of mine you have healed through the Homeopathic way say the wait was worth it. I am so tired ? of the Dr appointments that have gone on endlessly for years now since my initial back injury and unsuccessful back surgery. I so Love ? Animals more then many Humans and I am Happy you Shared this story and Suzy is back playing with her best friend healed and doing Great ?!!❤️???


    I have a cat that has an ear infection I would like to know if there was a homeopathic remedy for that

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Use the words “Joette Calabrese Ear Infections” in your search engine. No matter if its a cat, a chimpanzee or a human; the medicines act in the same way.

  6. Zena Richter says:

    Hi Joette,
    I really enjoy reading your posts! I use the above mentioned remedies on my older horse. For larger animals, it’s best to start with 1M potency. I don’t live close, so I’m only at the barn once a day. So after I determine what she might need, I throw a few 1M pellets into her water buckets, and in her grain.

  7. jane says:

    How much and how long to use the arnica for my dog with a torn acl?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Just like any medicine, homeopathy is used until it is no longer needed. If the symptoms return after halting its use, it means its time to take it up again.

  8. Ellen Zimmermann says:

    You always seem to know what my current problem is. March 7 I fell and both knees hit the cement. I took your dog’s suggestion and now I can walk without pain.

  9. Elizabeth Smith says:

    I’m wondering what to try on my dog, his back legs are weak and he has trouble standing and cannot go up stairs anymore, hes older, but one day he was just unable to run/climb. Poor boy!

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