Hip dysplasia in dogs is generally considered to be of a genetic origin. Probably it comes from too much selective breeding, if not in-breeding. It is where the hip is malformed so it can’t function properly. It is often a painful problem and almost always creates difficulty in free movement. Practically all vets will tell you that the only way to help the dog is through surgery, and perhaps with the use of prosthetics.
Quite apart from the cost, surgery is not without considerable risk. Add to that the enormous invasion the surgery entails and you can expect your dog to be thoroughly traumatised, with total recovery taking weeks if not months. Further surgery later on in life cannot be ruled out.
From the homeopathic approach, surgery only treats the effect of the problem, not the cause. And homeopaths don’t like to treat the effect of the cause of disease. We like to treat the cause. By treating the cause, the resolution will be permanent, even if it does have genetic origins.
When all you do is to treat the effect of a disease, then you are, in effect, suppressing the body’s natural ability to heal itself. In time, this results in more diseases. More trauma. More expense.
The homeopathic approach to hip dysplasia in dogs, or in anyone, is to take the totality of the symptoms of the dog and then match it to one or a few homeopathic medicines. If the match is a good one, then the problem will invariably improve considerably, with a good chance of a complete reversal of the problem, if you stay with the treatment long enough.
Let’s look at the symptoms necessary to make a good selection. First, it does depend on the dog because different dogs have significantly different natures. For example, the collective unconsciousness of the german shepherd is different from that of the pekinese. Their role in life is different.
The personal nature of the dog also needs to be considered. Not all dalmations are happy, lively and energetic. Some are shy or introverted. If details of the puppyhood is known, so much the better. Hip dyspalsia caused by injury and/or abuse is treated very differently homeopathically, than that which is caused by genetic selective breeding.
Next the side affected is important.
Then the personal modalities of the problem must be taken into consideration. Such as, is it worse on the first movement, but then gets better for a while, before deteriorating again? Is it better in the summer or winter? Is rest uncomfortable, so the dog becomes restless?
It is normally only sensitive people who will be able to discern these subtle differences. But this information will go a long way towards the homeopath making a good choice of medicine/s.
How can an orally administered, homeopathic medicine reverse a structural problem? My explanation goes something like this. We know that all our body cells are being replaced constantly. Logically, this should mean that a disease gets better in time, not worse. But each cell passes on its memory to the new cell. The memory of the original cause of the problem.
A well matched homeopathic medicine gradually wipes out this memory, so the new cell is healthier than the old one. And so a gradual improvement is possible.
With structural problems such as this, you would expect the healing to take time. This is because the replacement of bone cells is much slower than those of soft tissue. However, you can expect to see improvement, especially in pain, quickly. Natural dogs health provides lasting health for any condition, by improving the immune system. This allows natural healing to occur, helping hip dysplasia in dogs.