Is a natural antibiotic for dogs a healthier option than the normal antibiotics a vet will prescribe? To answer that question, we really need to examine so much that lurks behind the comment.
Let’s look at what normal antibiotics are and do.
The name gives so much away.
Anti. Anti life. Anti body free expression. Anti knowledge.
The medical industry, that includes the veterinary industry, has a role that manages disease. It doesn’t understand the idea of restoring health. So it can’t see the causes behind poor health. It can only see the expression of disease.
When you don’t look for causes, but only see the expression, then you tend to think that the expression is the bad guy. This means you try your hardest to get rid of the expression. That’s where the wording comes in. The antis.
However, when you look for the causes of a problem, the expression is understood for what it is. So you don’t fight the expression. You treat the cause. And when that is done successfully, the expression disappears all on its own.
Let’s look at a typical scenario to illustrate this.
A dog is bitten by another dog. If veterinary treatment is sought, the dog is given antibiotics, to prevent infection. Possibly pain killers and/or anti-inflammatories as well, depending on the injury, the vet and the dog person.
This sounds normal to most people. However, it doesn’t sound rational to someone who understands natural healing, as the CAUSE was not addressed – the bite. Just what might come after the bite.
A homeopath would address the bite – ie give the most suitable treatment that covers ailments from bites and the potential sequela. Then we would watch and wait. We want to see that the treatment is working well. If it isn’t, then we might have to make some adjustments. But always, it’s about how well the patient is responding.
If the bite was very painful and now it isn’t, that a great reaction.
If the bite was itchy and now it is much less itchy, that’s a great reaction.
If the bite was red and swollen, and now it’s much improved, that’s a great reaction.
Great reactions mean that the potential for an infection and/or inflammation drops to zero.
Great reactions do need to be maintained until the problem disappears. So extra doses and/or additional homeopathic treatment may be required. But that will become obvious by the symptoms of the patient.
So a natural antibiotic for dogs may be leading you on the wrong path. You’re looking for a natural way to treat an infection, or potential infection, but you need to look beyond the medical way.
The natural treatment of any problem, when done well, will always support good health. It will always ensure the immune system is supported. That means that the patient is likely to be healthier after treatment than before. The experience enriched the patient’s life.
This is the exact opposite of medical treatment, which harms the immune system, lowers its ability and leaves it poorer for the experience.
So instead of looking for a natural antibiotic for dogs, change your thinking gear and look for ways to naturally treat the cause of the problem.
A few causes that could result in an infection include a bite, any other soft tissue injury, a nerve injury, a hard tissue injury, an abscess. Yet a homeopath would use different treatments for each one, while a vet would likely use the same antibiotic.
Really, there are no such things as natural antibiotics for dogs, or for anyone. It’s like a mixed metaphor – antibiotics aren’t natural so there aren’t any natural ones. You can tie yourself in knots.
Some people say that garlic, salt and seawater are natural antibiotics. But they aren’t. They are natural and life supporting which can prevent infections. That’s very different.
In cases where an infection has already occurred, with or without the use of antibiotics, a slightly different approach is necessary. Still, the cause will remain the primary focus, but now the treatment may be more complicated. And will need closer monitoring. Seek professional help for this.
By looking for a natural antibiotic for dogs, you’ve made a great start. But it needs further work, greater clarity. And don’t forget, a dog with a healthy immune system would likely be so healthy that no treatment would be necessary.