Antibiotics for dogs are used extensively for almost every condition. It’s the first medicine of choice for every mainstream vet. And certainly the effects can be impressive. But what are the side effects of antibiotics? And what happens when stronger and stronger antibiotics are needed, which still do not yield results?
First lets look at an infection. The body is intelligent and produces symptoms for a reason. It’s the way the immune system works. Often, the efforts of a healthy immune system will completely resolve the problem.
But it needs time. And many people with dogs panic at the first sign of ill health and rush their beloved pet off to a vet. By understanding what a healthy body is always trying to do, is much more valuable than panicking.
Vets are people, too. Even when a vet can’t find anything wrong with your dog, it doesn’t mean there isn’t. And vets tend to respond to your desperate need to do something. So out come the antibiotics, often ‘just in case’.
Antibiotics often have an immediate palliative effect, lulling people into thinking they have ‘successfully treated’ the problem. But they are palliative, not curative.
Antibiotics, along with all veterinary drugs, do have side effects. Quite serious ones, that you may not know about. Here are a few:
- all veterinary drugs are toxic, which loads up your dog’s system, making it more difficult to heal the problem at its core
- all veterinary drugs lower the immune system, lowering the overall health of your dog
- no veterinary drug deals with the cause of the problem, only the effect
- the massive use of antibiotics globally is creating toxic environments, further complicating everyone’s health in the future
Antibiotics for dogs should be used sparingly, when there really is little or no alternative. When the problem is dire and all other alternatives have been thoroughly explored, to no avail.
So what are the alternatives? There are many. Acupuncture can be highly effective, but can only be carried out by a knowledgeable practitioner. Herbs can be extremely useful, but knowledge is required as some can cause adverse reactions. Feeding your dog a quality, natural diet will keep the immune system healthy, lowering or preventing entirely, the need for antibiotics and other medication.
Probably homeopathic treatment offers your dog the best alternative for all round and deeply effective health care. It also offers you the widest choice of use and is perhaps the most economical treatment.
Expensive and traumatic tests are not required. Even a visit to a homeopath is not always necessary – much good work can be carried out at a distance, by phone or Skype. And you can learn, reasonably quickly, how to use some of the common remedies at home, so avoiding the need for veterinary treatment in many acute situations.
Antibiotics for dogs should not be used as liberally as they are. If you tend to panic easily about the health of your dog, then you are helping to create this problem of overuse. Learn more about alternative health care, some of which can be used at home.