The success of homeopathic medicine depends on the situation and how closely homeopathic rules are followed. In addition, for the most part, the duration of the healing process is proportional to the duration of the illness. Chronic conditions can be healed but it does take time, often several months. If the illness has been present for a number of years, it will take a number of months to achieve balance.
In acute (sudden) and emergency situations, a Homeopathic remedy can restore balance very quickly. Homeopathic First Aid kits can be purchased, and are very useful when Veterinary care is not immediately available (such as during a camping trip, or on a long hike, or on the way to get Veterinary care). Success of Homeopathic treatment depends on how closely the symptoms the patient is showing match the total picture of the remedy used.