OWNER APPLICATION: OSTEO -SARCOMA TRIAL
This is a trial to see if homeopathy can help dogs suffering from an osteosarcoma of one of the limbs. There are a number of cases where homeopathy has appeared to be effective for this condition, but a trial has never been performed. Osteosarcoma is a very serious disease and the average survival time until euthanasia is about two months, unless amputation and chemotherapy are employed, when it is about eleven months. This trial is open to those who decide, in consultation with their vet, that amputation and chemotherapy is not what they want for their dog.
You will need to attend the trial centre for at least one consultation, which might last up to 90 minutes. Further consultations will be required, especially if your dog is responding well, and it might be possible to use the telephone for some of these. The consultations and medicine will be free. The homeopathic remedies will be chosen specifically for your dog, based on the history and clinical signs. The remedies are to be given in addition to the treatment prescribed by your vet, which is likely to be pain killers. These would only be reduced, in consultation with your vet, if your dog responds well to the homeopathic remedies. Your dog will remain under the care of your vet, and if a change in conventional medication or euthanasia is required, as always that decision will be taken by you and your primary vet. This is to ensure that no additional suffering will be undergone by your dog by participation in the trial.
The Centre Address is:
- Wiveliscombe Homeopathic Veterinary Surgery, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, Somerset, TA42JY
Dr Geoff Johnson VetMB MRCVS RSHom VetFFHom PCH
Geoff Johnson qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1987, and subsequently qualified in veterinary homeopathy in 1999. He is the principal of a busy homeopathic surgery in West Somerset. He teaches doctors, homeopaths, vets and farmers regularly at five homeopathic colleges, and lectures frequently at home and abroad. He wrote the curriculum and taught the Danish Homeopathic Veterinary Diploma which has just graduated nine vets. He is one of the few UK vets who treats animals diagnosed with cancer using homeopathy. He lectured conventional vets on this subject at the South West and London Vet Shows in 2014.
In his Somerset practice, Geoff Johnson has gained considerable experience of treating dogs presenting with a range of canine cancers using homeopathy. He has observed some dogs entering permanent remission with the disappearance of the tumour and health restored. Some dogs were palliated with improved vigour, lessening of clinical symptoms, and life extended beyond conventional expectations. Some dogs appeared to gain no benefit at all. He has specifically observed improvements in some dogs presenting with canine osteosarcoma. He has treated five such cases using solely homeopathy. None of these dogs underwent amputation nor received chemotherapy. Two died years later of old age, one was euthanased after 22 months and two were euthanased within three months. These anecdotal results suggest treatment from a homeopath might offer an effective adjunct to current conventional treatment.
Which centre you would like to attend: Somerset/ Wetherby
Your dog’s age:
Sex: M F neutered Y / N
Site of tumour:
Your dog’s quality of life at the moment:
Any other conditions from which your dog is also suffering :
The prescribed drugs from your vet, and any other supplements you are giving:
Name of your primary veterinary surgeon: VETERINARY SURGEON REFERRAL FORM
I UNDERSTAND THAT THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR MY DOG’S CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT, BUT ARE TO BE GIVEN IN ADDITION TO WHATEVER MY VET AND I HAVE DECIDED. MY PRIMARY VET WILL BE KEPT FULLY INFORMED OF MY DOG’S HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT. IF THE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE HELPFUL, THEN MY VET AND I IN CONSULTATION WITH THE TRIAL CENTRE MAY DECIDE TO REDUCE THE CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE. I UNDERSTAND THAT THE TRIAL IS OPEN ONLY TO THOSE DOGS THAT HAVE NOT UNDERGONE AMPUTATION OF THE AFFECTED LIMB. I UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL HAVE TO ATTEND ONE OF THE CENTRES FOR AT LEAST ONE FREE HOMEOPATHIC CONSULTATION. THE LENGTH OF THE TRIAL IS 24 MONTHS, AND AFTER THAT TIME I WILL NEED TO PAY FOR ANY HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT.
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