You may feel you need to rely on a veterinary diagnosis to help your dog recover from whatever problem is presenting itself. Is this the best thing you can do? Are their better options? What are the best outcomes?
It’s not just veterinary diagnoses, it’s across the medical industry.
Vets, and MDs, are trained to copy an exact protocol depending on the diagnosis. So the first thing they want you to do is to get your dog tested; blood tests, X rays, MRIs, whatever. The trouble with these tests is that they can be unreliable. Not just that, they will never tell you the cause of the problem. And they are only useful when a problem has become well established. They can’t warn you of something that’s just starting out.
And they are expensive, out of the reach of many.
Protocols can be useful in certain circumstances, but it is far from a definitive answer to most ailments.
Health is very individual. Causes are very individual. The process of an ailment developing is very individual. The effects are very individual.
Much as the drug companies desire it (and they hold sway over the medical industry), protocols don’t work except for their financial gain. It generally is not helpful for the patient, your dog.
So Let’s Look At Some Common Causes Of Poor Health
Ailments don’t just come out of the blue, which is what most people believe, as the medical industry has so few answers. Ailments come from causes, and they can be a long time coming. The medical industry has no clue on causes, for the most part.
It’s important to appreciate that every single life has a strong desire to remain alive. So the body will always try to manage as best it can with what it has or what it’s given. This is why it can be hard to see causes. They may not have just happened. So you, or your preferred health professional, needs to be a detective. Holistic health professionals tend to be better detectives than those in the medical industry, but it’s good to be aware yourself.
The main causes include:
- diet – how can anyone be healthy on a cr**ppy diet?
- living conditions – misunderstanding your dogs needs can cause severe stress
- health care – choose between suppressive drugs for ‘protocols’ or natural health restoration
There are doubtless many other causes, but with these right, the chances of your dog suffering any health issue drop dramatically. Which is kinda nice as that way your dog is happier and you keep your hard earned cash. Win-win situations are always the best.
Does a veterinary diagnosis help your dog recover from a heart condition? Or arthritis? Or any number of the common and increasingly rare ailments? At best, you get a band aid, then an early death sentence.
Vital Changes Necessary For A Healthy Dog
When you change the diet to one more in keeping to the one dogs evolved on, everything can improve. In some cases, totally. In other cases, considerably. Whist diet is one of the most important parts of a healthy dog, or anyone, it isn’t the only part.
Getting the living conditions right for your dog is also important. They need to understand the hierarchy within the family they have joined; not in human terms, but in dog terms. YOU have to be trained, not your dog. YOU have to learn dog.
Of course they need to have shelter, exercise and companionship, but in dog ways, not human ways.
You have a choice in health care. You can use the veterinary industry, who don’t look for causes, but seem happier the more drugs they can persuade you to give your dog. Or you can go the natural way, where you make intelligent decisions based on your new understandings as well as on observing your dog’s subtle signs and hints. Homeopathic treatment offers the best health care by restoring health, supporting the body’s best efforts.
To our own detriment, most people consider animals inferior. They are not. A resounding NOT. ALL animals are equal to us. They may look different and they may speak a different language, but they are NOT inferior to us. Various industries profit from exploiting them, including the medical industry, just as the slave trade exploited people with a different skin colour and who spoke a different language. They did because they could, not because it was right.
Does a veterinary diagnosis help your dog? It can when you refuse dire predictions and go searching for better alternatives. Getting a second opinion is always a good idea, especially from a completely different health care system. And never undervalue your own intuition or ability. You know your dog better than anyone.