Diet and Vaccination Information
Good nutrition is essential for optimum health as well as healing. There are many approaches to holistic nutrition but most efforts involve eliminating toxins in the diet, reducing the amount of processed food and snacks, and coming as close as possible to a species-appropriate diet. What is a species-appropriate diet? Well, an approximation of what your companion animal and his or her relatives might be catching and eating in the wild. Read more »
What Is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy (home-ee-AH-puh-thee) is the branch of medicine which is based on the principle that disease can be cured by strengthening the body’s natural defense mechanism. This is in contrast to traditional (allopathic) medicine which uses drugs to suppress symptoms (which are the visible result of the body’s attempt to heal itself). Read more »
Homeopathic treatment resolves cat's fears and vomiting after eating.
A spayed female Domestic Shorthair cat, was almost five years old when she first came to see a veterinary homeopath (January 5, 2004). She began vomiting (partially digested food) in May 2003 and would vomit every two to three days in the evening, after dinner. This was accompanied by excessive hunger. And though she was eating canned food, she was drinking a lot of water. Her guardian described her as a skittish cat, fearful of noise and strangers. She would startle when people entered the room (family members). Read more »
Homeopathic resolution of ear problems and itchy skin in a Labrador Retriever.
An intact male yellow Lab, developed ear inflammation when he was only 4 months old (just after his puppy vaccines). By summer time, he was itchy all over. Over the next year he was given repeated doses of sulphur (in increasing potency/strength). The symptoms were palliated (better) for a brief time after each dose. Three other remedies were given with no overall progress. Read more »
Lipizaner with an attitude
A Lipizaner stallion, is being used as a dressage horse and as a breeding stallion. His guardian called a veterinary homeopath in April 2007 because of a behavioral problem that began in December 2004. He had become obsessed with mares such that he could no longer be shown or bred. The behavior had worsened after he was last bred in the spring of 2006. There was also mild lameness in the left rear limb due to subluxation of the sacro-iliac joint. Health care included routine vaccines and worming. He was receiving a glucosamine product because of the lameness.
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Recurrant uveitis: one of the many faces of vaccinosis
A Rocky Mountain mare (born 12/94) is being used as a pleasure horse. She developed inflammation with haziness (uveitis) her left eye in April 2008 and again in May. There were no other symptoms. Read more »
A Case of Difficulty Urinating
Millie is a 1.5 year old spayed female Chow that had always been healthy aside from an anatomical inverted lower eyelid which had been corrected surgically (entropion). She was seen at her local veterinary clinic for routine vaccinations, and was given a Rabies vaccine 2 days before her current symptoms began. Read more »
Early Warning Signs Of Internal Imbalance
Most health problems are the result of an underlying energy imbalance, made worse from poor diet and vaccination. They are rarely acute diseases (except injuries). Therefore, you may find that the problem does not clear up as you expect or it recurs. If so, you are dealing with an underlying predisposition Read more »
Welcome to the exciting possibilities of homeopathic treatment for your pets!!
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that was pioneered by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in Europe in the 19th century. Based on the principle "Similimum similibus curantur" or "Like cures like", homeopathic practitioners have found that substances that produce symptoms similar to the symptoms of disease can be used to cure that disease. These substances are specially prepared so that they have no toxic "side effects". They have the additional advantage of being very easy to administer.Read more »
Homeopathic treatment resolves red eyes, thirstlessness and skin problems in a flat-coated Retriever.
A flat-coated Retriever, came to a veterinary homeopath in December 2007 because of chronic eye inflammation and recent onset itching. He had been adopted (a stray) from the Humane Society November 1, 2005 when he was approximately 9 months old. Just before adoption, he was neutered and vaccinated. One week later he developed a cough, green nasal discharge and fever. In spite of antibiotic therapy, the symptoms worsened and he spent 2 days in the emergency hospital on IV fluids and antibiotics (distemper was suspected). He was revaccinated in Dec. 2006. Eye discharge began in July 2007 (diagnosed as allergic keratoconjunctivitis). Itching began in October. Read more »
Homeopathic treatment of very low energy level in a cryptorchid puppy who chewed his feet, licked hands obsessively, had diarrhea, elevated liver enzymes and a seizure.
A 7 month old Chihuhua came to see a veterinary homeopath. He had been vaccinated Nov. 9, 2004 and adopted one week later. A few weeks later he underwent surgery to remove intra-abdominal testicles. Foot chewing and diarrhea (soft, unformed stool) had been present since adoption though the diarrhea resolved after treatment with metronidazole (in December). On Jan. 24, 2005 he had a grand mal seizure at 3:00 A.M. He woke up, vomited, fell over and then was stiff with glazed eyes for 30 seconds. When he woke up in the morning, he seemed normal though quieter. A blood test revealed elevated liver enzymes. Read more »
Homeoepathic resolution of itchy ears and fear aggression in a dog with low calcium and thyroid hormone blood levels.
A 3 year-old yellow lab, came to see a veterinary homeopath in April 2007 because of chronic ear infection, mild generalized itch and recent onset diarrhea. She had been treated with a series of high potency remedies, each of which had aggravated her symptoms and/or elicited new symptoms. Her guardian was concerned about these aggravations and wanted to avoid them if possible. Read more »
A case of difficulty urinating and antisocial behavior after vaccination.
A 1.5 year old spayed female Chow who had always been healthy aside from an inverted lower eyelid (entropion) was seen at her local veterinary clinic for routine vaccinations, and was given a Rabies vaccine. 2 days later her current symptoms began. Read more »