Acute problems will show improvement fairly quickly, if the remedy is correct. Expect some improvement in 10 to 15 minutes, with significant improvement in an hour. If you are using 30X(D) or 30C potencies or higher, once you see improvement, wait until this improvement stops before you repeat the remedy, unless instructed to do so by a trained homeopathic veterinarian. If there is no improvement within an hour, reassess the situation, and decide if the remedy needs more time or another repetition, or if it’s the wrong remedy. The wrong remedy will not normally be harmful unless it is repeated too often, but it won’t help much, if at all.
Chronic and constitutional (whole body) cases may be treated with LM (Q), M, C, or X(D) potencies, depending upon the training, expertise, and preferences of the veterinary homeopath. There is no set way to dose homeopathic remedies; your homeopathic vet will explain the methods that work best for them, and how often they would like progress reports or re-examinations. Often some symptoms will improve quickly, but usually the full action takes two to six weeks. If there is no change in that time, the remedy or the dosing method may need to be changed. The appropriate remedy will be taken, with decreasing frequency and /or in gradually increasing potencies, until the patient is cured.