HFA and dogs

The same principles apply to all animal's facial structure. Using HFA, we can choose a remedy that will improve health. Along with appropriate first aid or acute remedies, a constitutional follow up in the early stages can make a big difference; leaving your pet without the long term consequences of shock or poison.

See Shelby's case - bitten by a rattlesnake

How to do a facial analysis with your dog

These are some of the more common areas to rate with a dog's facial structure using HFA principles - try our HFA software (free 10 day trial)

Take the following photos

Front on (even and centred)
Profiles - both sides - same level and at 90 degrees to get accurate angles
Smile - or growl/open mouth - to show teeth
 
Rate these following areas of the face
  • Hairline - markings on the fur across the area above the eyes
  • Eyes - downturned, upturned, large, small, wide-set or narrow set
  • Nose - round or wide
  • Mouth - size
  • Teeth - gaps, sharp, inward, crooked, bite placement
  • Chin - from profile
  • Forehead shape - from profile
  • Ears - position and angle - from profile

Although we don't have the lines and lips of humans to work with when doing facial analysis with dogs or other animals, this information is enough to find a dog's miasm

Then - repertorise on your dog's generals and especially modalities - and choose the highest rating HFA remedy for that miasm. Sometimes you will have to look at remedy number 2,3 or 4 to find the best remedy but if the case is clear, the first HFA remedy in your miasmatic chart could well be the best.