It’s not uncommon for people to spend a ton of money at a vet and not get any meaningful results. When vets fail your dog, where do you go? What do you do?
Most people appreciate the value of the internet and turn there. Traditional and holistic therapies are abundant on the internet, more so on the smaller, less censored search engines.
Where Vets Fail Your Dog
While a veterinarian’s training should cover all aspects of health, leaving the vet with a wide variety of areas to draw on, in reality they’re trained by big pharma and big pet food.
Drugs and commercial dog food provide the retailer and manufacturer with the best income. And that’s what it’s come down to today. Personally, I think that’s a travesty, because it has nothing to do with your dog’s health.
Vet school, as medical school, should leave the students with an eclectic understanding, to be able to draw on traditional, time honoured methods, holistic methods as well as surgery or drugs should they deem that necessary.
But it’s only the latter that they’re trained in.
The Best Health Preventatives
The best ways to prevent ill health in your dog, or in anyone, is not through the point of a needle, as vets have been taught. It’s all about how healthy the immune system is. And what comes out from the point of a needle is much like a snake bite as far as your dog’s body feels. It’s a foreign substance that can kill. And, sadly, often does.
A dog with a healthy immune system rarely succumbs to any disease, acute or chronic. They’re easily shrugged off. It doesn’t matter what the disease is called.
And they don’t have fleas or worms.
The Three Most Important Aspects That Ensure A Healthy Immune System
These are the main areas, as there are doubtless others. They include:
- health care
A wild dogs diet consists of raw muscle meat, organs and bones mostly from large herd animals such as deer and the like. In times of scarcity when the herds move away, dogs are adaptable enough to dig up roots and earthworms, find fruit such as berries and maybe catch a small animal.
Whilst we have adapted dogs to look different through selective breeding, we have done nothing to change their basic gut flora, their immune systems, their nutritional needs. Certainly not to something far inferior and nutritionally inadequate as commercial dog food is.
A simple change to a quality, balanced, raw dog diet similar to a wild dogs diet can have a dramatically beneficial effect on them. Disease can magically melt away. Energy returns with playfulness. The coat gleams. There is vigour. The eyes shine brightly. It’s impossible not to smile at the sight of such health.
Diet is one of the most important areas of anyone’s health. Vets fail your dog badly in this area as they have never been taught about a healthy diet. If they do know, it’s self taught, by a vet who appreciates their limited training and wants to know more.
All drugs ever do is suppress the symptoms. This is bad news for the dogs immune system. It drives the problem in, to affect more important organs. For example, a dog with skin condition that is suppressed (ie apparently ‘cured’) may go on to develop a much more serious ailment, such as a heart condition.
That’s what happens with suppression.
Instead, you need to think holistically. You need to use a therapy that takes away the need for your dog to express an imbalance through symptoms. Every condition tells a story. You need to understand why your dog has a skin condition and remedy that. And it could be the diet. Or it could be an environmental or veterinary toxin.
In other words, think beyond the symptoms. Go deeper, behind the effect. Consider what caused the symptoms. Holistic practitioners, such as homeopaths, do this. But this is where vets fail your dog again, as they have only been trained to match a drug to a bunch of symptoms. They don’t look beyond that.
You could say that the environment covers both the health care and the diet, but in this instance I’m using it for their home life.
- Do they get enough exercise?
- Do they have a safe, sleeping spot away from noise, weather elements, etc?
- Do they have the company of at least one other, being pack animals?
- Do you understand dog language enough to ensure your dog knows their position in the family ‘pack’. This is important if your dog has behavioural issues, as this shows confusion. Jan Fennell’s methods are good training methods in this regard.
The overall environment (including diet and health care) is considered to be the most essential element in good health in the comparatively new science of epigenetics. Genetic effects fade almost into obscurity, when the total environment is considered.
Since this will empower you with the ability to keep your dog healthy and happy, it’s not a money spinner for industry. So the veterinary industry tends to bad mouth this idea. Don’t let that worry you. Always put your dog first as you’re responsible.
Your dog is also your teacher. By learning how to care for your dog holistically, by dramatically improving their health when vets couldn’t, you may discover areas to help yourself you may never otherwise have found.