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Veterinary Homeopathy You Can Effectively Use At Home To Care for Your Animals

Our society has been conditioned with quick-fix and band-aid medicine. We know from experience that this often times only gives temporary relief and in fact can generate a rebound effect of symptoms or undesirable side-effects. Homeopathy can play a very large part in the successful rearing of our animals. Homeopathy is essentially a natural healing processes, providing remedies to assist the sick or injured animal to regain health by stimulating the body's natural forces of recovery.

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Veterinary Homeopathy

Homeopathy at Home

There is so much that can be done for a mammal, bird, or reptile that is ailing by utilizing homeopathic veterinary care.

There are a number of homeopathic books for beginners that teaches the basics of homeopathy and first-aid prescribing with homeopathic remedies. You can learn to resolve many if not most emergencies on your own from the comfort of your home. Homeopathic remedies are inexpensive, non-toxic, safe and very effective. I learned how to use homeopathy for my family and my pets with a few homeopathic books and I own a 100-remedy homeopathic kit. Some veterinarians who use homeopathy in their practice offer phone consultation and guidance.

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy states "Almost any problem that can be treated by traditional western medicine (allopathy) can be treated by homeopathy. Examples of chronic diseases that respond to homeopathy include, skin allergies and inflammation, asthma, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, epilepsy, thyroid disease and a host of other conditions. Veterinarians who practice classical homeopathy according to academy standards have found that many otherwise chronically ill patients can be restored to health. They have also found that homeopathy can rapidly and gently treat a diverse array of acute conditions from traumatic injuries to infections and poisonings."

"Our society has been conditioned with quick-fix and band-aid medicine. We know from experience that this often times only gives temporary relief and in fact can generate a rebound effect of symptoms or undesirable side-effects. complementary medicine, in particular Homeopathy and Herbs, can play a very large part in the successful rearing of our animals. Homeopathy and Herbs are essentially, natural healing processes, providing remedies to assist the patient to regain health by stimulating the body's natural forces Homeopathic Veterinary Practiceof recovery. They concentrate on treating the patient, rather than the disease." Marina Zacharias

Homeopathy is a complete system of healing, discovered 200 years ago by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann. It has its own method of diagnosing and its own special remedies. The remedies are all natural, rarely have side-effects and are not addictive. They are safe for adults, the elderly as well as for infants, children and animals. Even pregnant women can take the remedies safely. Homeopathic remedies are very effective in acute and chronic diseases. In the U.S., homeopathy is a legally recognized method of healing. Homeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate its natural immune system. We are attempting to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be.

In his book, Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs: Small Doses for Small Animals, Dr. Hamilton begins by explaining how as a veterinarian, he grew increasingly frustrated with the limitations 'modern' veterinary care; of how he was often only able to provide temporary relief, with ailments returning time and time again. He tells of his exploration into alternative veterinary medicine and how by the mid/late 90's, he had become convinced of the benefits of natural/homeopathic sustenance,Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs prevention & treatment.

The book is essentially divided into 2 sections:

a) The 1st Section contains a reasonably detailed summary of the history of homeopathic care & sustenance, its nature, philosophy and development. Dr. Hamilton carefully explains the theories and principles behind homeopathic care, of how it deals with the entire being (pet or human), seeking always to identify and treat root causes of ailments and diseases. He expresses his concerned that 'modern' medicine is too often symptom oriented, and drugs are prescribed to suppress symptoms without curing the ailment itself. With symptom suppressing medication, relief is temporary and over time, ailments often reappear in even more virulent forms.

Dr. Hamilton cautions the reader of common pitfalls faced by beginners and emphasises that proper homeopathic care requires much careful & systematic observation. He tells how homeopathic care is deeply rooted in human civilization and quickly dispels any notion that homeopathic remedies are 'quack' remedies based on old wives' tales.

(b) The 2nd Section consists of a series of chapters which carefully details common disorders and diseases afflicting our dogs and pets. From skin disorders to bloat, from cuts & scratches to death-causing diseases (and practically everything else in between). The author explores causes and effects, and suggests homeopathic preventive care and remedies. Potencies & dosages of homeopathic medicines are explained.

The chapter on vaccination is particularly interesting. This issue is dealt with in some detail and Dr. Hamilton is openly critical of the current vaccination practice.

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My Dog Introduced me to Homeopathy

David Dore, a Fellow of The British Institute of Homeopathy and a registered Homeopath with the Homeopathic Medical Association in the UK.

Homeopathy for Dogs At the age of six Ralph was in pain from arthritis and spondylitis and his vet suggested homeopathic treatment for him. Our other options were steroids or, if he was in too much pain, to have him put to sleep.I've always believed having a dog as part of the family holds similar responsibilities as having a disabled child, "one needs to be aware of their needs to lead a fulfilling life".

As Ralph was unable to even walk a few yards without screaming in pain, which meant he could no longer enjoy the beautiful park we live next to in London and he had grown to know since he was fourteen weeks old we decided to go ahead with homeopathic treatment for him.Within six months Ralph was walking around his familiar routes in the park and under a year of having treatment was running around again without any pain.

It was after a year of homeopathic treatment for Ralph that a psychiatrist I know stopped me in the park and told me that he was aware that Ralph was being treated homeopathically. He was amazed at the improvement in Ralph's condition, which had prompted him to question the efficacy of homeopathy. At a later encounter he told me that Ralph had completely changed his views on homeopathy and really considered homeopathic treatment as an effective health care system. I have since learnt that the same psychiatrist refers his patients to a homeopath before considering conventional psychiatric treatment.

I am telling this story about Ralph as he was a unique Labrador/Retriever and had many friends who loved him, from children to adults. Often when walking with Ralph in London people would cross over the street just to touch him, even children who apparently were afraid of dogs. Yes Ralph was very special. Even the Princess Royal HRH Princess Anne, requested that Ralph was to be around when she made her first visit to our premises as she had heard so much about him.

Homeopathy for Cats It is through Ralph I became interested in homeopathy as a medical system that works for acute and chronic illnesses and began my training as a homeopathic practitioner. David's clinic is located in London

Homeopathy for Cats
by Michelle Bernard

"One thing that I really don't care to have to do to my cats is medicate them. Cats in general don't like to be messed with and pilling them or applying topical medicine is the ultimate in "messing". It's hard to find a more compelling reason for the use of classical homeopathy, a form of medicine where one dose (which entails "chucking" a few tiny pellets down a cat's throat) can make the difference between life and death or between chronic illness and a life of freedom." Michelle Bernard is also the author of Raising Cats Naturally

Veterinary Homeopathic cases:
Tarbaby, The Pig That Would Not Grow
Belladonna in Chronic Disease Jeff Levy, DVM
Keylor: An End of Life Story Jeff Levy, DVM
Dr. Jeff Levy DVM testimonial page: healing animals with homeopathy 
Listing of homeopathic veterinarians

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Treating Canine Aggressive Behavior with Homeopathy
by Monica Clarke

After reading a posted message about an aggressive Cocker Spaniel on www.petfinders.com, I adopted Rusty from Cocker Rescue in northern Washington State in October 2004, sight unseen. He was close to being euthanize after being in three different homes and displaying extreme aggressive behavior, including several incidences of biting. He was abused as a puppy until he was about one year old, when his person dropped him off at an animal shelter. Cocker Rescue found a home for him, but it didn't last due to his aggression. They took him back and then placed a plea for help at Pet finders after fostering him for four months.

There are a number of homeopathic books for beginners that teaches the basics of homeopathy and first-aid prescribing with homeopathic remedies. He was a very difficult dog to live with. Constantly tense, growling, showing his teeth, biting (he even sent me to the Emergency Room once), and not at all engaged or interested in life around him. He seemed to be caught in a solitary world of mistrust. Once when I accidentally nudged him in the middle of the night, around 3a.m., he half awoke and stalked me, crawling on his belly, eyes staring straight through me, emitting a low growl, through the bedroom until I retreated to another room and closed the door. He did not show aggressive tendencies, however, to my 15 year old Samoyed, 15 year old cat, or 8 month old kitten; but he also didn't have any idea how to play.

I immediately took him to a canine behavioral therapist to learn how to effectively train Rusty and build a trusting relationship. I have had many dogs in my lifetime and trained them all, but I was amazed at how much I learned. While our daily relaxation/training sessions helped, he was still tense, would attack anyone coming through my door, and was not the happy pup he should be at 1-1/2 years old. I found myself dreading to enter my own home and was exhausted at having to be constantly on guard. After the 3a.m. stalking incident, I decided it was time for a homeopathic remedy.

Rusty was given a well selected homeopathic remedy on a Saturday afternoon in late November 2004. The next morning he was less rigid in his posture. He gradually improved over the next few months and at this writing (April 2004), he's a totally different dog. Aggressive is a term I wouldn';t even use with him now. He acts his age, is happy, has learned to play, doesn't growl or bare his teeth, and can't wait to show visitors his toys. I particularly enjoy treating aggressive dogs. Along with behavioral therapy (for both human and dog), and homeopathy, there is hope for these tormented animals and their concerned guardians.

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Homeopathy for Wild Animals

Homeopathy for Wild Animals Wild animals are commonly admitted for rehabilitation with health problems. Many of these conditions are a result of an injury, such as a fall, blow, or puncture. The animal may arrive in shock, dehydrated, emaciated, in respiratory distress, or having seizures. Wildlife rehabilitators provide quiet, heat, fluids and basic first aid - as well as effective rehabilitation care, such as appropriate diets and facilities. They work closely with veterinarians to ensure the animal gets the appropriate veterinary care.

Wild HealthLike many others in the last decade, wildlife rehabilitators have become more aware of and interested in alternatives to conventional medical practice. This does not mean that they are turning away from conventional veterinary care, but rather considering a wider range of options that might help their wild patients regain health and return to the wild more quickly. Many of these health care modalities, or approaches, are considered complementary to conventional western medicine. They include homeopathy, acupuncture, chiropractic, botanical (herbal) medicine, and flower essences.

A prominent German newspaper reported on the impressively effective use of homeopathic medicines in treating chickens. Approximately 800,000 laying hens in 140 poultry farms are presently under homeopathic care. In 1981 the Poultry Health Service of Heidelburg installed homeopathic veterinary care, and not a single antibiotic has been prescribed since 1983.

Shirley uses Homeopathy, Herbs and Nutritional Remedies to Treat Sick or Injured Animals at Home Testimonial of amazing animal home cures with homeopathy, herbal extracts, nutritional supplements and Reiki healing.

The Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and specifically the treatment of seals, seal pups and sea lions, emphasizing Alternative veterinary medicine such as homeopathy (homeopathic treatments), herbal treatments and physical therapies for wild animals. They have a nice homeopathic repertory online as well as treatments and remedies with homeopathy for animals

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Introduction to Veterinary Homeopathy
by Anna Maria Gardner MA Vet.MB MRCVS Holistic Veterinarian, Certified in Veterinary Homeopathy

Homeopathy Small Animals Homeopathic remedies are extremely dilute substances, which may be from the plant, mineral or animal kingdoms, that are used to treat many types of disease process. A single homeopathic remedy is chosen to treat the whole animal, including their mental, emotional and physical symptoms. This is in contrast to conventional or allopathic medicine where symptoms are suppressed or removed by the use of drugs such as antibiotics or pain killers. Of course there are certain life threatening situations where antibiotics are essential, but homeopathy actually stimulates the body to heal itself, and strengthens the immune system, and consequently leaves the body in a better state of health than before it became sick.

Homeopathic remedies use minute amounts of substances to act as a trigger to the body and stimulate its natural immune system. We are attempting to make your pet as healthy as he or she can be and gradually build up their body to the best that it can be. We are working with the immune system and not against it and aiming for a cure. This can take time and some animals will never be totally free of symptoms, but should live longer and healthier lives as a result of the treatment they will receive. In practice this means an animal can have a so called fatal illness but have an immune system that with the right homeopathic trigger can overcome the illness. The immune system which is encompassed in the term vital force depends on a variety of factors. These include age of the animal, type of disease, duration of illness as well as the innate vital force or qi that the animal was born with. Drugs, poor nutrition, constant vaccinations, chemical treatments for fleas and ticks all undermine the immune system and should be avoided as much as possible. All these factors lead to the development of chronic disease which is characterized by specific symptoms.

THE HEALING EFFECT

Initially when a homeopathic remedy is taken nothing may appear to happen. The remedy will start to work but nothing may be apparent to begin with. In acute conditions the effect is more rapid, and after a short time some improvement may be noted. One important thing to look out for is an aggravation - this refers to a slight worsening of the symptoms for a short while, followed by improvement. This is the healing reaction to the body, and is a good sign that the correct remedy was chosen. Usually in chronic disease the aggravation may be seen after about three to five days.

Homeopathyc First AidThen gradual improvement should be noted. In acute disease situations where the onset was more rapid and severe an aggravation might not necessarily occur or be noticed. However, after one or more doses of the appropriate remedy improvement should be noticed. In many cases acute illnesses are really flare ups of underlying chronic disease, so a follow up with more chronic treatment is often advisable and treats the real root of the problem and prevents further episodes of acute disease. In chronic diseases one dose of a homeopathic remedy is usually given, or a daily dose of a lower potency. The effect is observed over several weeks. The aggravation, if it occurs will usually be after about three to five days. Even though there may be some worsening of symptoms, the overall feeling should be better - so the animal may have more energy, and vitality than before, for example.

Giving more than one remedy at a time is also not to be recommended. It is best to give a single, carefully chosen remedy, at the correct potency and dosage. How long the remedy is effective for depends upon the vital force or qi of the patient, the potency of the remedy, the specific remedy that was given as well as the severity of the disease. The first rule of homeopathy is wait, wait, wait. It is important to be observant to notice the effects of the remedy and determine what is happening. Most importantly was that remedy curative, or if another remedy going to be more effective. Often the next time a chronic remedy is administered a higher potency must be given the next time as the body has become stronger and a stronger remedy is now needed to get a healing effect.

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Homeopathy for the Herd
by C.Edgar Sheaffer, V.M.D

Homeopathy for the HerdA Farmer’s Guide to Low-cost, Non-toxic Veterinary Care of Cattle – Dairy and Beef
In this breakthrough book, Dr. Sheaffer passes along his hard-learned knowledge-- in language farmers can understand-- of how to care for the herd in a healthy, holistic manner.

"A couple of weeks ago I came out to milk my goats and was dismayed to find two of my new goat kids frozen to death. Upon closer examination, the doe kid still seemed to have what was left of the life in her. I brought her in the house and began working on her. I was getting no response and when she did finally thaw out it seemed that there was probably neurological damage (the closest thing I can use to describe her state) as she could not stand, sit or hold her head up. She was like a rag doll. I could feel the life slipping from her. I decided to give her Carbo Veg. and in 10 minutes, she was standing and eating. I know what it is like to lose an animal in this condition, so I know that it was the remedy that turned her and not just getting warmed up. I wish I had a video tape. It was the most amazing thing I have experienced yet.

Last week our Australian cattle dog came home with a lacerated (it had a slit all the way across and there was something protruding from it) eye (probably from a bob cat) which was also pushed back in the socket. I administered arnica for the trauma and then euphrasia. The eye was completely healed within three days and there was no blindness. I have seen homeopathy work over and over in my animals and my family and there is no doubt in my mind that it is NOT a placebo"

Homeopathic Treatment of Horses

I’ve been a veterinarian for 15 years, and have been using homeopathy in practice for the past 10 years. Homeopathy can treat many conditions that cannot be diagnosed or treated by conventional medicine. One condition that is very difficult to treat conventionally is Equine Recurrent Uveitis, also called Equine Periodic Ophthalmia or Moon Blindness.

My Belgian mule developed this condition very suddenly in the summer of 2004. Fluid was weeping from his eye down the side of his face, the membranes around his eye were puffy and red, and his cornea was cloudy. His eye was painful, and he didn’t want me anywhere near his head.

I recognized the signs immediately. I considered conventional medical treatment briefly. It is often intense, expensive, and unsuccessful. It would also require me to put many medicated drops and ointments into his eye. I’m 5 feet tall, and my mule is a towering 17 hands at the withers. That kind of treatment just didn’t seem realistic.

I opted for homeopathic treatment instead. There are many remedies that will address eye inflammation and pain. I gave him six different remedies over the next couple of days. Each brought about small improvements in his condition, and the final remedy allowed his body to resolve the painful eye condition overnight. He has not had any relapses, and is now aging gracefully into his thirties.

In my 100% holistic veterinary practice, I use homeopathy as my primary therapy, supported by nutrition, whole food supplements, re that promotes longevity and enhances life quality in animals.

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The All Important Homeopathic Kit

Homeopathy can be of great assistance when dealing with emotional trauma or minor injuries at home or out in the world. Often an injury is not serious enough to warrant a trip to the vet's office. It is a good idea to put together or purchase a homeopathic kit. There are a few essential remedies that you will come back to over and over again. The kit is recommended for use in self-limiting conditions and conditions that do not require medical monitoring or diagnosis. The homeopathic remedies in the kit can be used for the following conditions:

  • Fear, shock
  • Stings, allergic reaction
  • Injuries, trauma
  • Poisoning, diarrhea
  • Fever, constriction
  • Fractures (promote healing)
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Asphyxia
  • Dehydration
  • Car sickness
  • Eye wounds
  • Nerve injury
  • Grief, anger
  • Puncture wounds
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding
  • Vaccinosis (adverse effect from vaccines)

I'm a retired homeopath and I own several homeopathic kits at home and I keep one kit in the clove compartment of my car for emergencies. I find the cost of the kits to be much more economical than individual bottles. On average one homeopathic bottle in a kit cost about US$ 2.35 instead of $9+ for a single individual bottle. I only use one to three tiny little pellets as a dose when treating myself, my family or my pets. Unlike allopathic medicine, the size and quantities of homeopathic pellets make no difference in the therapeutic results. One pellet, the size of a grain of sugar has the same therapeutic effect as a pellet the size of a pea. Likewise, twenty pellets have the same therapeutic effect as one pellet. Avoid exposing your remedies to direct sunlight and strong odors (cleaners, mint, camphor). Endeavor to refrain from handling the tablets directly with your fingers--it is better to put the tablet into the bottle cap and dispense it from there. There are homeopathic books available for beginners such as Homeopathic Medicine At Home. For serious cases, I highly recommend a consultation with a Homeopathic Kit professional homeopathic veterinarian or a homeopath. Shirley

100-homeopathic remedy kit Contains100 Top Remedies 30 c and 200 c 1/2DramVialson#15pellets
50-homeopathic Remedy-Kit Contains50 Top Remedies 30 c potency 1/2DramVialson#15pellets

  • Anxiety - Fretting, fear, anxious and unwanted behavior from thunderstorms, travel, being left alone, vet and grooming visits, can be helped with this fast acting, non-sedating liquid. Nature's gentle stress relief quickly promotes a sense of calm.
  • Cough - For relief of coughs in cats and dogs frequently associated with a stay in a kennel and /or exposure to other animals.
  • Digestive Upsets - Upset stomach, gas, diarrhea and constipation are quickly relieved with HomeoPet's Digestive Upsets. 100% natural, purified to gently promote healing by cleansing the system and eliminating bad breath and repeated gas.
  • Joint Relief - Lameness, stiffness, pain on movement, difficulty rising after rest, rheumatic pains, inflammation of joints, cracking of joints, sore joints, back pain, crossing over gait, destructive chewing, chronic sprain, bone deformity, degenerative reticula myelopathy, leg perthes, hip displasia.
  • Urinary leakage/spray - Leaks No More naturally helps the body tighten up affected muscles to stop unwanted urinary leakage, leaving your pet and house clean and dry.
  • Nose Relief - Upper respiratory problems including sinus infection and inflammation characterized by red, wet eyes and nasal drip.
  • Skin and Itch Relief- Medicated to relieve repeated itching from bug bites, localized rashes, smelly skin conditions and allergies. HomoePet Skin and Itch Relief leaves the coat clean, smooth, thick and superbly shiny.
  • Worms - Formulated for removal of Hook, Round and Tapeworms. For prevention by reducing susceptibility to infestations of Hook, Round and Tapes. 100% natural. no chemicals added. no food withdrawal
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Testimonials for Homeopathy
Inspiring success stories and personal account of animals healed with homeopathy.

Jack's Story: Homeopathy and one ferret Note: Jack's owner lives in Eugene, Oregon. She is a nurse and uses a homeopathic physician for herself.

"Jack was severely scalded over the bottom almost half of his body with immediate hair loss. He was also burned on his chest and front legs with about 80% of his hair sloughing over the next week. He was a goopy little guy with severe fluid loss. He was taken to the emergency vet within 15 minutes after being removed from the hot water. He spent the night there and was given a shot of antibiotic and started on oral antibiotics.

He ate okay after three or four days but I had to start him on subcutaneous fluids at day three due to noticeable dehydration from several fluid and protein loss thru the large burned areas. On day five, he had a temperature of 105 degrees. He was started on another antibiotic. On day seven he quit eating and had lost almost a pound of weight by this time. Jack stopped eating entirely and would choke when given ferret soup. He even choked on Nutri-Cal and blue-green algae given from a syringe. Jack was unable to swallow, his eyes were sunken and he was now one-half his former body weight. His temperature was now up to 106. The vet pronounced that he was dying.

The next day, Jack began shivering violently and his temperature dropped to 97 (normal is about 101-103). Jack was unable to fight off the massive infection. Anything that was put in his mouth - including antibiotics, food, or fluid - resulted in choking and gagging. Everything was tried to keep him warm from blankets warmed in the oven, hot water bottles but nothing helped. The vet just prescribed more food and warmth. Against the advice of the veterinarian, I called my personal homeopathic M.D. (The Pitcairn’s, nationally known natural remedy/homeopathic veterinarians who live in Eugene, have declined to work on ferrets). Jack would not survive even a few more hours unless something was done.

The next day, Jack began shivering violently and his temperature dropped to 97 (normal is about 101-103). Jack was unable to fight off the massive infection. Anything that was put in his mouth - including antibiotics, food, or fluid - resulted in choking and gagging. Everything was tried to keep him warm from blankets warmed in the oven, hot water bottles but nothing helped. The vet just prescribed more food and warmth.

Against the advice of the veterinarian, I called my personal homeopathic M.D. (The Pitcairn's, nationally known natural remedy/homeopathic veterinarians who live in Eugene, have declined to work on ferrets). Jack would not survive even a few more hours unless something was done. My doctor suggested a remedy called Pyrogen. These little pellets were crushed and put in Jack's mouth. Jack choked and gagged but because the pellets dissolve quickly, the remedy got into his system. A dose was given to him every 2 hours. Within 6 hours, Jack was able to swallow ferret soup from a syringe without choking. His temperature climbed to 100. When his temperature was up to 102-103, Jack stopped shivering. Then he never stopped eating! It was a month before I was able to stop giving him fluids.

Pyrogen is made from rotted beef sitting in the sun for 2 weeks. Jack was experiencing symptoms of a septic state or blood poisoning. In keeping within homeopathic guidelines, we gave him a minute amount of what would typically cause blood poisoning if given in larger amounts. This, of course, is not the only remedy Jack got, but it was the one that saved his life. Homeopathic can't cure everything but it is helpful in humans for infections, depression, muscular pains, flu symptoms, headaches, etc. It has seen some remarkable results with some cancers. It can't cure AIDS but it keeps down the overwhelming infections. Homeopathy is also the ONLY medically recognized form of medication NOT tested on animals - only humans! (Even vitamins are tested on animals.) [Note: She used dozens of different remedies to deal with the changing conditions - which is how homeopathic remedies are used. Jack is now healthy and happy showing few signs of his 6 month battle with death.]

Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (H.O.D.) cured with homeopathy

"In the past 25 years of raising Great Danes, I have had 4 cases of HOD. The first 3 were treated by my Veterinarian the conventional way, with steroids and antibiotics. All 3 eventually had to be put to sleep because they kept getting worse each time they would "Crash". We would treat them, they would improve, then go down again. If anyone has ever seen a dog with HOD, they are pitiful. They become very cowhocked, roach backed, in a lot of pain, and no appetite. They run an extremely high fever. Their joints are hot, enlarged and extremely tender to the touch."

"At 4 1/2 months Whitney was diagnosed with HOD. She had a fever of 105.2 - joints swollen - very painful - would not get up. She would cry out if you touched any of her legs. Jim's first reaction was "take her in and put her to sleep". I told him I wanted to try Homeopathy this time." Learn how Whiney experienced a complete recovery from HOD with homeopathic treatment.

Testimonial about the amazing healing power of homeopathy
by Shirley (author of this website

When we got our new dog Shasta, she was severely emaciated and weak; she had diarrhea, massive wax discharge from her ears which were continually irritated and inflamed and she had also an a ongoing eye and nasal discharge. Soon she developed miosotis of the jaw bones (inflammation of the muscle of the jaw bone) and could hardly eat because the slightest movement of her mouth caused severe pain. The vet told me that the her immune system was failing, that nothing could be done to save her and suggested that I put her to sleep. 10 years later she is still happily with us.

I have personally witnessed the amazing healing power of homeopathy, herbal extracts and Reiki energy healing in traumatic emergency situations and in acute and chronic disease with my older dog Shasta. Some of the healings, which took place, were nothing short of miraculous. - Read my testimonial of a complete recovery with homeopathic treatment of the following: abscess - VKHsyndrome - and a stroke with paralysis of the rear end.

Cancer like other diseases is curable in Homeopathy. Why and how ? To understand this, one has to understand the basic principle of homeopathy. According to the principle of cure in Homeopathy, there is nothing that is incurable provided there is sufficient energy 'Vital Force' in the patient at the time of taking to or restorting to homeopathic treatment. According to homeopathic scientists, without the cause, there cannot be a disease. So the cause should be traced. If we find out the root of the disease than there must be a medicine for it.

Overcoming Disaster in Von Shrado Great Danes' Kennel
By Sandy Hann

Jim and Sandy Hann have experienced amazing success with homeopathy for their champion dogs and for themselves "In the past 4 years, I feel I have made a lot of progress with my dogs health. One in particular, Ginny. Her first litter, she whelped one live puppy, one dead and then a C-section to remove 2 dead puppies. After a lot of homeopathy treatments, her second litter was a litter of 7 whelped normally and her last litter, a litter of 4 sired by Fridge whelped normally. I had bred her 2 other times to Fridge when he was alive but she did not conceive.

My Ch Betty is another. She just whelped a litter of 8 live puppies in April. Her previous litter was another litter of 8 but 4 were born dead. Before that she had a litter of 2. She received extensive homeopathy treatment in between the last 2 litters and absolutely no vaccines.

She had had a Rabies Vaccine a month before being bred with the litter with 4 dead puppies in it.  200+ dogs in Germany are given a distemper vaccine and a Parvovirus vaccine only, at age 10 weeks and 1 year. No other vaccines are given except occasionally rabies, when needed. Their diet varies from home-prepared to commercial. These dogs are having litters and showing at 10 years of age, and live to 16 or so. In the States, many Shepherds are dying by the age of 10. Other breeders have found that stopping vaccination has made their line much healthier, and usually immune (through good health) to the infectious agents that usually cause disease. Not always, of course. Some dogs or cats are very susceptible to disease and will become infected and may die. Most survive epidemics with mild disease, if treated holistically. You can continue to read the success stories that Jim and Sandy Hann have experienced with homeopathy for their champion dogs and for themselves"

Veterinary Homeopathy Books  for the lay person and the professional. The gentle and effective qualities that have made homeopathy such a popular remedy for humans make it the perfect treatment method for animals as well.

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SELECTING, WORKING WITH A Homeopathic VETERINARIAN
By Christina Chambreau, D.V.M.

As you read the many articles I have written on this site, you will see they fall in to two categories: General Health of the Individual and Specific Types of Treatments. There are many supplements and even treatments that you give successfully without the help of a professional. If there is an emergency, or what you try does not work, you will need to consult with a holistic veterinarian. Yearly exams are essential and it is best if your holistic veterinarian is within driving distance; or choose a local, conventional veterinarian and work with your holistic veterinarian by telephone.

As I have stated in previous articles holistic medicine takes the perspective of treating the whole animal. Even if there is a current problem, for example diarrhea or itching, a good holistic veterinarian will ask questions about what problems there have been in the past, what changes in the household or the environment may have triggered the current complaint and if there is anything that makes the current complaints better or worse. They will also evaluate the overall energy level of the animal. Their goal is to make the animal healthier for life, not just to get rid of the current symptom. They will educate you and explain what they see when physically examining your animal.

Some of the modalities that holistic veterinarians may use include acupuncture, herbs, flower essences, homeopathy, chiropractic, network chiropractic, nutrition, glandulars, Reiki, Tellington touch, healing touch, long distance healing modalities. Some of these have certification programs with a year or more of courses, exams and evaluation of clinical ability. Others are either self-taught or not regulated. Some are wonderful with your animal -- others great at explaining to you what is happening with your animals. A few are good in both areas. Few veterinarians are perfect, and we all have bad days. Your animal should at least be comfortable with your choice and you should be able to get your questions and concerns addressed.

The number of holistic veterinarians is rapidly increasing, so the first place to look is in your own city. Call the local health food store or holistic health practitioner (chiropractor, acupuncturist, etc.) and ask if they know of any holistic veterinarians or ones that are open to supporting your holistic work with your animals. The Internet is your next tool as most organizations have web sites and many breed associations and concerned pet owners have web sites that share names of good holistic veterinarians. Many veterinary organizations also have phone numbers that you can use, but since offices may not be well staffed it will be quicker to use the Internet. The information below should help you find the most appropriate homeopathic/holistic veterinarian for your pet. Please note that the lists of veterinarians on these web sites may not always be up-to-date. If your first attempts lead nowhere, don’t give up, keep trying!

Veterinary Homeopathy Organizations
COURSES taught by Dr. Christina Chambreau

Once you have several recommendations, how do you select one to start with and then how do you know if you are getting good service?

  • Start by asking the veterinarian a few pertinent questions:
  • What modalities are used?
  • What is their training? Are they certified? (Being certified is not critical since some excellent homeopathic veterinarians are not certified because they do not want to follow the lengthy protocol required to be certified). Even if certified, use your own judgement once you start with them.
  • Is their goal overall health or to merely treat the current complaint?
  • What organizations do they belong to? (Just because they belong to AHVMA, or AVH, does not mean they are trained or capable in those modalities.)
  • What are their recommendations about diet and vaccines? This will certainly vary from holistic veterinarian to holistic veterinarian. Few good ones will be recommending the same vaccine protocol as conventional veterinarians. At the least they will prefer fewer vaccines, or less frequently or be open to your preferences. At the least they will say that different diets may be needed and that some type of fresh diet is the best.
  • As they treat your animal, a good holistic veterinarian will usually:
  • Ask about the animal's history and overall energy, what might have caused the current problem, review the environment and inquire about what makes the symptoms better or worse. Their physical exam will be gentle, complete and they will show you (you may need to ask) what is meant by gingivitis, big lymph nodes, heart murmurs, etc. They will be willing to answer your questions and explain why they are recommending a particular treatment. If they recommend conventional treatments (antibiotics, prednisone, etc.) they will explain to you why they choose this over holistic, and give you a chance to request the more holistic treatment. They will not do anything (vaccinate, treat) without asking you first. They will recommend fewer or no vaccinations and a raw meat or at least more natural diet. They will schedule follow up appointments until your animal is really healthy. They will be open to your suggestions and evaluations. If you feel there has been no improvement, they will discuss with you different treatment options or convince you why their treatment is actually working. They will not be threatened by a request for a second opinion.
  • What you can do to help your holistic veterinarian: Keep a dated journal of any problems, even little ones. (See Keeping a Journal on your animals.) Write down any treatments given and any reactions to the treatment. Call if symptoms worsen, or if the animal is less energetic and less happy, or if you have concerns.
  • Keep your follow-up appointments.

Finally, as you already realize, you are responsible for your animal's health and not your practitioner. If you feel the practitioner is palliating or suppressing, not curing, talk to them of your concerns and request a referral or simply choose another one yourself. Read, talk to other people, talk with your animal health care providers, and take courses. Pay attention to what works and what does not work (here again is where that useful journal helps you to keep track). You may have a wonderful veterinary acupuncturist who thinks you should vaccinate and feed canned food. You certainly can use her for acupuncture, but follow your heart and feed raw meat and do not vaccinate indiscriminately. You stand firm with what you feel is working. You need to be flexible enough to realize you (or your practitioner) have made a mistake and it is time for a change.

Dr. Christina Chambreau D.V.M. is the founder of the Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy and and is on the faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy Summer School. She teaches and lectures at conventions, schools, clubs and to anyone who is concerned about improving the health of animals. She graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has practiced veterinary homeopathy since 1983.

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