Dear Sir. We have a 2 year old English springer/lab cross named Chip. He recently presented with a large swelling on top of his left front paw which appeared to be in two pockets. One had an open hole in it and was oozing puss, the other was a more solid lump with no opening. I decided to self refer him for homeopathic treatment presuming that most conventional surgeries would opt straight for antibiotics and cleansing of the wound thereafter. I prefer a non antibiotic solution where possible. Ann Wood our homeopathic vet prescribed Hepar Sulph 6c to be taken twice daily for about 5 days and to clean the open wound with a mild hibiscrub solution. There was a marked improvement on the open pocket and the more solid closed pocket tended to soften and a hole opened up releasing the puss from within. With continued cleansing both pockets healed fully after about 10 days. I do feel I took the right decision in going down the homeopathic route as a first option which proved successful and negated the use of “over prescribed” antibiotics. regards John
Bone Cancer. In September 2007 our family dog Beanie became lame and was found to have an osteosarcoma of her shoulder. There is no conventional treatment for this and we were told we would be lucky if she was still with us for Christmas. We decided to try homeopathic treatment. Geoff felt the grief and homesickness that Beanie showed when we moved here from France could have been the initiating factor, and gave a remedy called Phos-ac 200 that dealt with this as well as the cancer. Beanie is with us now and pain free on homeopathy two Christmases later.
Laura Sturgess, Lydeard St Lawrence.
Arthritis of the Back. Our collie Arran developed arthritis of the thoracic and lumbo-sacral spine in October 2007, requiring pain-killers and chiropractic treament. Geoff saw him in March 2008 and gave the remedy Ovi-g-p 200 for two days because of the symptoms, her character and her anxiety when the dawn chorus started! He got much lamer for three days, and more fearful for two weeks, and then began to improve. After five weeks he climbed Snowdon, rolling about in the snow. He is off pain-killers to this day, and has had the remedy repeated on four occasions.
Dr Sandra Reeve, Axminster.
Gagging Cough due to Collapse of the Windpipe. In October 2008 our elderly Yorkshire terrier Ginger was suffering from a terrible honking cough for much of the day and night due to a collapsed wind-pipe. The only treatment for this conventionally is life long antibiotics and steroids. These only helped a bit. Geoff saw her, took her personality into account, particularly her hatred of squirrels, and prescribed Lachesis M for two days. She immediately began to improve, and has no cough at all now, never needing a repetition of the remedy. Mrs Tallis, Dinder.
Sheep farmer Lynnie Hutchison
“Since the course we’ve used homeopathy more and more with the sheep and on ourselves the increased confidence and understanding has enabled us to deal with familiar problems in the flock such as Orf and foot rot quickly, cheaply and confidently and these are now very rarely seen in the stock. Lambing is the time when we use homeopathy the most frequently and to good effect”
Farm Manager with two dairy herds
“Its a MASSIVE help, so to me its a win win situation. I see the health of the herd being good from its use, my feeling is that if it didn’t work I wouldn’t be wasting my money on it. We don’t spend so much on vets bills. Its all part of the fight to keep a healthy herd. Mastitis is a good example, I hardly ever use antibiotics on mastitis. If we get 3 cases a months then I am doing badly, cell count is around 250. We have not used dry cow therapy in 20 years
Prize winning Dairy Farmer
“Before I went on the course I was rather sceptical, now I think it is wonderfully useful in all sorts of ways. I feel that the greatest advantage of using it is that you can get straight in and treat the animal for the slightest sign of being off colour instead of the conventional way of waiting for the illness to develop, therefore it is more humane”.
A conventional dairy farmer in Devon reports
The course was excellent, inspiring, informative, thought provoking and challenging. The way the course is set up is brilliant. Different tutors for every section was great because it kept everything interesting and fresh. Thanks to all the tutors for their time and enthusiasm you could tell they really enjoy homeopathy. The course was very good value for money, what with the CDs, folders, notes and tuition.
It has given me the confidence to use homeopathy as a first choice for prevention and cure. This works out cheaper in terms of treatment. The results we have already got from using remedies have been beyond my hopes. I thoroughly recommend this course to all farmers interested in: reducing antibiotic use, improving health outcomes, having more treatment options, saving money or simply seeing things more holistically.
We have now got lots more remedies and have only used 4 antibiotic tubes since the course and no injectables! Some wonderful successes. I am keeping records and am using around 15 remedies a day across 175 animals.
“You definitely need to go on the course to learn about how to use homoeopathy otherwise it is just a stab in the dark. The whole understanding of it, it’s so different, you have to get your head round the concepts, it’s completely opposit to what we all learnt. It doesn’t matter how much you read the books, you need to go and speak to like-minded people who have used it for years, hear it from the horse’s mouth so to speak“
I cannot recommend homeopathy highly enough, using it means that the wholeanimal is helped to overcome what ever is the problem ,not just givenmedicines that superficially”fix” the problem .I have a Labrador who hadskin problems ,allergies to numerous grasses, trees weeds plants andmeats ,I was told that she would never be better and would need to stay on acertain medication, the long term effects of which are not known, with thehelp of homeopathy she has come off these tablets and is well on the roadto full recovery, her itching and nibbling has 90% gone and she has a lovelycoat. I also feel that she is a much happier animal.As far as cost goes it’s a fraction of what conventional vets charge, mostinsurance companies cover homeopathy
At the age of 13 my Jack Russell-Yorkie cross, Ellie, developed symptoms of Cushing’s disease. As a result, she was put on conventional tablets, which did not agree with her. Over the course of a year she became zombie-like and unresponsive and seemed to have lost her enjoyment in life. Having read some positive reports about homeopathic remedies in the treatment of Cushing’s, we decided to see if homeopathic medicine would work for her. A remedy was prepared for her by a local veterinary surgeon and, on being taken off the conventional medicine and put on this homeopathic remedy, the change was immediate and remarkable. She became a much livelier and happier dog again, we were able to take her on proper walks, she enjoyed her food – it definitely gave her a new lease of life.
Every species responds differently to drugs and every being is individual in their response to drugs. My dog lived for another 3 years, dying just short of her 17th birthday. I honestly believe she would not have survived so long had she not been on a homeopathic remedy. I work in a veterinary practice where conventional medicine is prescribed and, in my opinion and from my experience with Ellie, it would be advantageous to have homeopathic medicine as a referral service for when cases are not resolving in the normal way. Homeopathic medicine deserves respect; far from being a newfangled fad, it has been around for centuries, provenly helping with the management and cure of a vast range of ailments.
Jilly Holness January 2017
I have had a Homeopathic Veterinary Surgeon for many years. He has treated most of the dogs that I own and have owned over the years, (currently I have 9) homoeopathically, with tremendous success.I am extremely grateful to have found him as he has helped my dogs homoeopathically for a variety of different conditions. The results have been extraordinary in some cases, seeing instant change and in other cases a slower successful outcome has been the case.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to all my dog clients and friends as Success speaks for itself.
Lookylooky Border Collies
And Dog Trainer
Dear Dr. Jorgensen,
Thank you for this opportunity to help with the cause and share the story of my sweet boy Jack.
We live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Jack is a 4 year old Australian Labradoodle, born June of 2013 through a reputable breeder and was from healthy parents. The breeder’s practice is to immunize the pups at 6 weeks and spay/neuter them at 7 weeks. Therefore, when I adopted him at 8 weeks old, he had already had a set of shots and was neutered. Having not had an animal for close to 20 years, I did not have a vet, so I took him to a local (traditional) vet and, as any well-intended pet parent does, I followed the advice of the veterinarian. I was told that because he got his 1st shots at 6 weeks, he would still need the series of 3 shots (making a total of 4) before 16 weeks. He also received his rabies vaccination shortly thereafter and was started on the flea/tick medication as well as dewormer.
Within a couple of weeks he started developing ear infections. I was told at that time that it was simply because he was a “floppy-eared dog” and that this is to be expected. I was also told that I was partially to blame because I let him roll around at the park (dirt would get in his ears apparently). Thus began what became a never-ending cycle of steroids & antibiotics, ear cleanings and continual drops of one kind or another. Followed by monthly flea/tick treatments and monthly deworming. He never seemed to get better, wasn’t gaining weight, he was needing his anal glands expressed weekly and would almost constantly vomit after eating. His annual booster came around and he was vaccinated again, and again, I was convinced that he also needed the bordetalla vaccine and despite my concerns over how sick he got every time I put the flea/tick poison on him, I was directed to continue.
Fast forward to his 2nd birthday and I was beside myself trying to treat my boy and understand his issues. I started doing my own research and saw that there may be a link to food allergies. I approached the vet and she agreed to try an elimination diet. Not knowing any better (and still trusting the ‘professional’) I did what I was told. He was put on the Purina HA food which he absolutely hated, almost to the point of starving himself. He lost a lot of weight, going down to 33 pounds (he should be closer to 50 pounds) and looking like a sick, emaciated shell of himself. When I questioned the vet about his condition not improving much (ear infections were now less frequent, but horrible flare-ups would occur with even the tiniest amount of any meat protein), she said he was doing great and that his weight was ‘perfect’. This was the final red flag I needed to see to know that this vet and this clinic were doing nothing to help my dog and that I was the only one who truly cared enough to fix him. During this time I had also adopted another labradoodle from that same breeder and was told to start my new puppy on the same food (Purina HA) and continue all the same protocols. I allowed only the 3 sets of shots for her, only dewormed once and only used flea/tick meds once. She remained on the puppy food from the breeder until I switched them both to raw shortly thereafter. (as a side note, she is now 2 and has never been sick one day in her life).
At Jack’s 3 year check up, he was still not fully on the mend, but had been doing much better, as long as I was diligent about his food – at this time he was able to eat only 3 proteins (elk, llama and salmon) but was definitely progressing. Unfortunately he had a flare up in his ears just before this visit and I told the receptionist when I booked the check-up that he would not be getting vaccinated anymore and that I only wanted the health check portion of the visit and for the vet to once again, look at his ears. After being lectured about the evils of raw food, how irresponsible I was for not vaccinating him (she still wanted to talk me into it that day – despite the fact that he was sick), how irresponsible I had been for discontinuing all deworming and flea/tick medication, I asked about getting him titered. She seemed genuinely confused and insulted as to why I would want to do something so ridiculous, but begrudgingly agreed to give me a quote for a titer test. $600 per dog was the quote and it came with a lecture about why it doesn’t actually prove anything. We started a long, unfriendly discussion about why humans don’t receive repeated/yearly vaccinations (other than flu) and why vets titer themselves and why humans don’t get vaccinated when sick, etc. She told me there was no research on animals about length of protection from vaccines. I immediately fired her and walked out with my dogs.
I continued with my self-research, learning everything I could about leaky-gut, raw feeding, vaccines, etc. and managed to find a holistic vet that I simply cannot say enough about. She helped me understand even better, all that his poor body had been going through, she ensured that I was doing all the right things with his diet (a huge raw-feeding proponent). She started him on Thuja to detox him and began a course of Si Miao San (Chinese herbs).
Jack is now a little over 4 years old. He has been titer tested (with the help of Dr. John Robb) and is fully immune to rabies, parvo, adenovirus and distemper. He has not had his anal glands expressed in close to a year and is no longer itchy there. He has not has an ear infection since that last visit at 3 years old, never vomits his food and is a gloriously healthy 50 pounds with a beautiful shiny coat, clear eyes, the energy of a puppy and is the happiest he’s been in years! His diet has now expanded to many of the things that would previously have caused a flare-up, such as beef (his worst allergen), rabbit, pork, kangaroo, banana, coconut oil, venison and we are discovering more all the time; cautiously, and little bit by little bit.
I can honestly say, that without the help of groups like “Canine Allergies – the Natural Way’, ‘Raw & Holistic Dog & Cat Support group’, Dr. Robb, Dr. Corinne Chapman (our vet), and many others along the way, I really don’t know where my poor Jack would be today. I absolutely believe that taking a holistic approach to his problems not only made him so much more comfortable, happy, healthy and free, but may very well have saved his very life. I cannot say enough about people like yourself who take on these causes and become the voice of pet parents like me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!