I’m blown away by (the recovery of my dog’s eyes – blindness). Impressed would be an understatement.
Jeremiah Cameron, USA
I’m trying to patch up a dog that had a dose of topical flea treatment applied along it’s back and its immune system went crazy and the entire top of the dog’s skin from ears to tail sloughed off. The local vet clinic dosed broad spectrum antibiotics and prednisone for 3 months – disabled the dog’s immune system and created Cushings disease in the dog. Prednisone and the body’s own adrenal gland hormone called cortisol is the same chemical compound. The dog was getting so much prednisone for so long that it’s body started to lay down calcium in the skin. The clinic then did a skin biopsy and the pathologist reported that the skin changes were most suggestive of a Cushing disease. The clinic’s next plan was to administer a drug that would destroy the dog’s adrenal glands forever, so it could never make cortisol again.
There is no silver bullet in western medicine – I keep telling clients over and over. No drug nor biologic (like vaccinations) are 100% safe and you never know what effect they have later on. The only one that has it down pat is Mother Nature.
Dr Brenda A Bernhardt
‘Sharing the Care’
Cowichan Veterinary HouseCall Services
Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada
I have two dogs, and sometimes they fight. A few weeks ago, Gabi came out of the fight with a bite on her leg. She was in pain for a day or so, and then proceeded to lick the wound persistently. This made matters worse, so I fashioned a collar for her. After two weeks of trying to get her not to lick the wound, finally the wound healed over. Then a couple of days ago, the dogs had another fight. This time, Gabi ended up with an injured foot pad, which dripped a couple of drops of blood. My homeopath suggested remedies for Gabi and suggested that I let Gabi freely lick her wound. Within 24 hours Gabi was fine.
Anne Burns, Mexico
I recently homed a rescue dog, after my beloved Gt Dane passed over, to be a companion for my other dog, Rosa. Shimmer, as I named him, was very nervous, anxious, had a tendency to jump up, yet wanted very much to please. I was only able to spend one day with him and Rosa because of my commitments outside home. As the days passed, Shimmer became more rambunctious and – most probably – insecure from my being away all day when he had been used to someone in the home most of the time with his previous foster carer. Upon my return home on a day that had become gradually stormier, Shimmer was beside himself, virtually uncontrollable. Not only was he jumping all over me and Rosa, but literally running ‘over’ my two cats (who are dog friendly). They got out of his way, wide-eyed!
When I asked Madeleine for advice, she recommended a remedy. Within moments of him happily accepting it, the most noticeable shift was in my cats! They quickly assumed their usual postures and relaxed. Soon I noticed how much calmer Shimmer had become. What a welcome change! This is another memorable moment after using an appropriate remedy, whether for myself or my beloved furries.
Jane Ferro, Western Australia
Chikara (a German shepherd) has gotten heaps better, smells better, looks and everything. She is even looking younger and playing more with our new dog. I am very happy about the treatment she received and do recommend you to all our dog friends 🙂
Adeline M, Western Australia
It is with a deep sense of gratitude that I followed my intuition in bringing Rosa to you last week. She didn’t go to the back of my car and huddle in the corner as she did on the way over. That very evening, I could definitely tell the difference in her. She wasn’t fanatical about asking me to play fetch with her and actually went to bed before I did!
Rosa has remained much calmer in every respect, and seems more secure with her new life with us. I left access to the outside on the weekend, when I was out. When I came home a couple of times to check on her, she was apparently sleeping. Even though she’s an escape artist, I feel Rosa wants to be here and won’t attempt to leave. She went outside the gate when I opened it to drive in. As soon as I drove through and called to her, she came running in! I was expecting her to sniff around and take her time, so this was a really good sign.
One week later – Rosa is still doing really well after your session with her. She has cleaned away most of the lumps on her back as well as those at the base of her pelvis where the legs join. I have no concerns about her leaving the property when I’m not here, she has become so secure that this is her home
Jane Ferro, Western Australia
My introduction to homoeopathy came from my Dalmatian dog. Poppy was born 24/12/00. I bought her at 3 months and she was happy and healthy. Early August 2002, she got this big lump on her head. We just thought she’d been kicked by one of the ponies. She was due for her annual vaccinations that week and the vet agreed it was probably just a blow. But it got bigger and bigger!!
Vet again 2 weeks later – X-rays and a blood test confirmed she had Crytococcus – a fungal disease very rare especially in dogs. Treatment was surgery, antibiotics and pain killers. She wasn’t sick before surgery – she just had a big lump! – but was very sick afterwards – fever, vomiting, constant whining. Her drugs were reduced in half and this helped. The wound oozed for weeks. On advice from specialist vets in Sydney, she was dosed with Sporanox, a drug used in humans with AIDS. Hence very expensive costing over $100 a week.
This was supposed to lower the Cryptococcus in the body – as shown by blood tests. Initially it did, but then stalemate. So next treatment was I/V drugs 3 times a week at great cost and no guarantee it’d work. At this stage I refused as it was far too traumatic for Poppy (and me!). I was told she would develop meningitis as the fungus spread and die within weeks. A friend heard the story and suggested I talk to Madeleine.
So December 2002 Poppy had her consult. She was given a homeopathic remedy. Over the the next weeks, I would bang the bottle as needed and there was Poppy at my feet, often with her tongue out!! Then one day, she didn’t come. Panic! Phoned Madeleine and she said she doesn’t need it anymore – she’s better. And she was and still is!!
Out of interest, we blood tested her 6 months later and found the level of Cryptococcus hadn’t changed. So I have just worked on the principle that her immune system is now strong enough it can control it – so healthy raw food and no more vaccinations and 6 years on she is still very much alive!
Kay Newton, Western Australia
In 2007 I took our 1 year old Lab Retriever / Kelpie dog Charlie to see Madeleine. He had been having on-going problems with ear infections and burst ear drums. He wouldn’t allow the Vet to look in his ears and required an anaesthetic to even see what was going on, obviously a distressing and costly exercise. The intense pain subsided with what I suspect was the healing of the ear drum, but we continued to have a dog that was still in a bit of pain (though not as much as initially), shaking his head a lot and with diminished hearing. The ear was just not clearing up, although he was still relatively exuberant.
A friend recommended Madeleine and we made an appointment. In the appointment Charlie was his usual energetic and friendly self (with the behaviour issues of a 1 year old who has had hearing difficulties), but despite that Madeleine was able to witness the impact of the ear infections. Charlie was prescribed some homeopathic remedies to negate the negative effect of his immunisations and to assist with the recovery from the ear infections. In addition we changed his diet to a Natural Foods Diet, consisting of bones in the morning and grated raw vegetables, lean mince and brown rice / soaked oats in the evening. Charlie just loved the new diet.
Now, twelve months on, Charlie is a picture of health. His ears and hearing are perfect, his coat is shiny and healthy looking and his behaviour has settled down remarkably. He is still a very friendly dog that is interested in everything around him, but the hyperactivity aspect has settled and he is much more obedient and compliant. All in all, he has a wonderful healthy body and a lovely demeanour. His hearing is now so good that he hears when I’m grating his vegetables for dinner and gets very excited, trying to jump up high enough to see what’s going on through the kitchen window!
Thanks Madeleine for your guidance in transitioning us to a more healthy was of living for our dog that will bode well for his future years.
Catherine F, Western Australia