Dr. Jeff Feinman
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Welcome back Betsy!
Badger is a lucky pup to have you thinking holistically and homeopathically for him.
I’d strongly consider probiotic and immune support for him.
Rx Biotic, Glucammune, Immuno DMG Pro, etc. are all useful in this situation.
I’d also strongly advise consulting with a vet homeopath to get him back on the right track. I just replied with some referral recommendations elsewhere on the boards. Let me know if you can’t find the info.
Have a great evening.
Hi Betsy. Thanks for getting back to me.
I’m so glad that Josie is better!
Unfortunately Nux would probably not help much with her deeper issues.
The good news however is that you can still add a well-trained and experienced vet homeopath to her vet care team. Even though you don’t have one nearby many of us act as remote consultants!
That’s why I formed the nationwide [url=https://www.homevet.com/browse-articles/for-healthy-pets/veterinary-homeopathy-consulting-group-brochure]Veterinary Homeopathy Consulting Group [/url]a few years ago.
theavh.org is another great place for referrals.
Oh dear Betsy, I’m so sorry to hear about Josie. I’m also sorry that this reply is delayed.
I agree that an Advantage reaction sounds most likely. However now that we’re weeks after the application, how’s she doing??
In general, acute homeopathic medicines can be very effective at treating these kind of skin reactions. The correct remedy will be based on the specific overall reaction (“the totality of symptoms”) to the cause. For example, not wanting to be touched or going off on her own after the Advantage points to remedies like Nux vomica.
Please let us know how she is doing now.
Sorry for the slow reply Jennifer. I’m just now seeing your question.
My answer is (yup, you guessed it) that it depends.
Some do beter eating early, some need a pm snack. Typically cats eat smaller, more frequent meals so one before bed (and even overnight using an automated feeder) is OK.
Have fun this week!
That’s right Eileen. Since you have a consultation with a vet homeopath coming up soon, it’s best not to administer this potentially deep-acting remedy. That’s actually a good general rule (not giving “chronic” home prescriptions when you are working with a vet homeopath).
It could alter symptoms making it harder for the vet to prescribe accurately.
Please let us know what transpires.
Thanks Eileen. It was fun (and hopefully useful)!!
By all means have her mass investigated and get some baseline blood and urine testing done.
Personally, I’m not a fan of aspirating these masses. Rapid appearance and growth is certainly cause for concern unless this is an abscess (which your vet can determine).
Since this isn’t an acute problem (vs. progression of a chronic imbalance that showed up acutely) I am not in favor of your home treating. Especially if you can get on board with a vet homeopath soon.
BTW-Goopd work with finding Conium in Boericke’s. This might certainly be a similar remedy and has proven very useful clinically.
Three big clues to decreasing vitality:
Unfortunately losing interest in things previously loved falls into two of those categories.
However, in Remi’s case, she may also just be temporarily disheartened by her itchiness.
Strong-smelling products of any sort can be problematic during homeopathic treatment. I would not advise [b]undiluted[/b] essential oils.
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to the itch reduction question. Warm water bathing and oatmeal soaks are often useful (as long as bathing does not make her itch even more). Our essential oil blend Calm ‘N Soothe spray also helps lots of itchy pups.
Same holds true for daily brushing/combing/skin massaging.
A simile (a close-enoughicum remedy vs. the simillimum) can indeed bring other symptoms (clues) to the surface.
These are often the best guide to the next treatment.
Skin issues and seizures tell me that vaccinosis (dis-ease from vaccines) is probably a big part of the underlying problem.
Good luck with these difficult problems.
I posted the kit under your individual remedy question Jennifer and will also add it to the Facebook group.
Thanks for the reminder.
How about a few doses of Ruta and some joint support such as TRF [url=https://www.homevet.com/pet-care-products/health-maintenance/trf-tissue-regeneration-factors-150-30-caps-detail](tissue regeneration factor[/url]) and [url=https://www.homevet.com/pet-care-products/health-maintenance/trixsyn-liquid-hyaluronan-45-88-lbs-detail]Trixsyn[/url] (a hyaluronic acid derivative)?
The kit that I use in my practice is from Natural Health Supply in NM. Jim Klemmer (the owner) sells me a bunch every few months so Amy may have some to dispense.
If not, here is the [url=http://bit.ly/LYgGCS]direct link[/url] to his excellent 50 remedy emergency kit. Buy the 30c kit.
And of course Eileen is correct that individual homeopathic medicines are readily available from most health food stores.