I am of the sincere belief that Blue Heeler dogs do not tolerate vet meds and drugs as well as most other dog breeds. For this reason, I highly recommend as a Heeler dog owner you consider the alternative path of homeopathy for Heelers.
What Is Homeopathy?
Even though many people today are not aware of homeopathy as a legitimate form of medicine, it is a highly develop medical science that is being used all around the world. The concept of homeopathy is to treat the patient as a whole rather than just focusing on and treating the disease alone. This approach is radically different from allopathic medicine where just the disease is the focus of treatment. Homeopathy was developed by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann, who believed the healing of disease was a natural, inevitable occurrence when the whole of the patient was treated. Homeopathy medicines, known as remedies, are given to the patient in small doses which prompt the immune system towards healing and eliminating disease. This non-toxic approach reflects a “holistic” understanding of disease which embraces the innate intelligence of the body’s capacity to heal itself. Modern medicine seeks to suppress disease symptoms as opposed to recognizing the disease is occurring on more levels than just the physical. The whole patient also includes the mental, emotional and spiritual. While allopathic medicine appears to cure disease, it does so at the risk of leaving toxic residue in the body while homeopathy is completely safe and free of toxins.
How Does Homeopathy Work?
The principle underlying the mechanics and science of homeopathy is based on the idea that “what a substance can cause, it can cure”. It is the law of similars…like cures like. Homeopathic remedies are thus medicines consisting of anything that causes various disease symptoms. If I am going to take remedies to heal a bladder infection, the specific remedy I take will include the very substance that can cause this infection. Homeopathic remedies also have different potencies which are based on the number of times it has been shaken and diluted. These higher dilutions are designed to work deeper and longer in the body than the lower dilutions. All remedies are available in both liquid and pill form.
The most challenging and time consuming part of homeopathy is diagnosing symptoms. In allopathic medicine, only the symptoms indicative of the disease are considered where as in homeopathy, all the symptoms are taken into consideration. This is because each person, even if they are diagnosed with the same disease, will experience varied symptoms. If one has the flu, one person might be hot while another is cold, or one might be coughing while the other is sneezing and so on. Each symptom reveals the uniqueness of how one is responding to the disease. The real brilliance in homeopathic medicine is the ability to discover the uniqueness of each person, or dog, in order to treat them successfully.
Homeopathy For Dogs
Homeopathy is so well suited for our beloved dogs medical care. It is imperative to understand both humans and dogs only contract diseases when the state of overall health and well being are most susceptible to them. An extended history, in both humans and dogs, of pharmaceutical drugs for medicine is setting the stage for disease. These drugs are contrary to and disrupt the integrity of the vital life force and energy upon which all living creatures depend. The symptoms prior to dis-ease are sending us a message that there is a disturbance in this life force. When we heal this disturbance, our whole being returns to health…naturally.
Dogs respond far better to the gentle and safe remedies of homeopathy than to toxic pharmaceutical drugs. Please note that you can administer homeopathic remedies along side vet meds. It is a bit more challenging to diagnose symptoms in dogs since they cannot provide verbally all the details. Thus, it is up to us as dog owners to watch, study and learn the particulars of our dog which makes them unique. In this way, when they become sick, we will be aware of the changes in them. I want to address her the vital importance of having annual blood work done for your dog. Regardless of whether you choose to treat your dog conventionally or homeopathically, this base blood work will reveal any significant changes occurring in your dog for which symptoms may not yet be present.
The most important step is to really get to know your dog: their sleeping, drinking, eating and urinating patterns, levels of energy, temperament and every detail you can notice. You can consult a homeopathic vet when you first start out to help you get a feel of how things work. I assure you the more you come to know your dog, the easier it will be to diagnose their symptoms for the right remedy. And a deeper bond will be made in the process.
As mentioned previously, homeopathic nosodes are available to replace most all core vaccines. You will be doing your dog a great service to administer these over toxic vaccines. Again, the less you burden your dog with drugs, the healthier they will be and the longer they will live. Not to mention how much money you will save!
Books to consider:
Learn about homeopathy
Homeopathy and holistic medicine for dogs