Just like us, animals are prone to a range of infectious and epidemic diseases. Cows are regularly troubled by mastitis (udder infections); cattle, sheep, goats and pigs catch the highly contagious foot and mouth disease; dogs can be infected with distemper and kennel cough, and cats by feline AIDS and chlamydia. The list goes on and on. protection, therefore, makes a lot of sense – but is there a safer and better way than the current system of animal vaccination?
Yes! Homeopathy is a safe system of disease treatment and prevention for both humans and animals. It is free of toxic side-effects and so can protect without harm.
Veterinary homeopathy has been in existence for almost as long as human homeopathy – over two hundred years. Today, increasing numbers of professional vets are choosing to use homeopathy in the treatment of animals. Dr Christopher Day, from the United Kingdom, is one such vet. He has an extensive verterinarian homeopathic practice and has conducted several studies on the preventative use of homeopathy in animals.
Let’s look at a few examples:
One of Christopher Day’s studies was on a raging epidemic of kennel cough in a large canine boarding kennel. With the use of a homeopathic prophylactic (preventative) he was able to reduce the occurrence of kennel cough from over 90% to less than 2%.
Bovine Mastitis (Udder Infection in Cows)
Study 1: Christopher Day also carried out a study on cows in 2007 and found that after homeopathic treatment with nosodes, cases of bovine mastitis dropped from 20 a month to 3 and 4 in subsequent months.
Study 2: A double-blind study done on randomised cows found that the homeopathic prophylactic reduced the incidence of mastitis from 50% to only 5% in the treated sample. These impressive results were published in the English Dairy Farmer paper.
Today, most British dairy farmers use homeopathy for the prevention of mastitis, among other things, in their herds because it makes good economic sense.
Stillbirths in Pigs
Study 1: In 1983 a study was done in a large pig farm with high rates of stillbirth. Within weeks of being treated with the homeopathic preventative, the stillbirth rate had dropped to a quarter of normal levels.
These are just a few examples of the wide range of animal illnesses and problems that homeopathy can protect against. The benefits are obvious: no toxic chemicals mean a happier, healthier pet; the pilules and liquids are easy to administer; and the treatment is affordable. The rates of success are high, being comparable or better than those of conventional vaccines. Best of all, homeopathy works by building your animal’s natural immunity so that your pet’s health is improved, never worsened.
While homeopathy is being used by a growing number of farmers to protect their livestock, most of us share our lives with a cat or a dog so it is good to know that homeoapathy is being used to protect cats from chlamydia, cat flu, feline enteritis, feline aids and feline leukaemia, and dogs from distemper, kennel cough, heartworm, hepatitis and parovirus.