Welcome and thank you for your interest in Homeopathy.
As with all good things in life, Homeopathy requires patience. I make it a top priority to relieve your pet’s discomfort in a timely manner; however, you must consider that the disease manifesting itself at present did not develop overnight. Please try to understand that the majority of disease that we see today is due to a genetic imprint, destined to manifest itself sooner or later. Also, if drugs were used previously to treat the current condition, it is likely that some of the underlying symptoms are being masked or suppressed, and so finding the appropriate Homeopathic remedy may take additional time. The goal is: to bring about a rapid and gentle recovery, through patience and careful observation of the symptoms that arise and disappear in reverse order of their occurrence.
What to expect:
During the first visit, we will discuss all the symptoms your pet has previously suffered. After a careful review of your pet’s complete history I will prescribe a homeopathic remedy.
Following the treatment instructions closely regarding the remedy is vital to a successful outcome. Please be advised most remedies are given only one time (one dose) while some liquid potencies are given daily. The doctor will advise you as to the protocol best suited for your pet.
Usually a change will be brought about within days or sometimes weeks. Sometimes the symptoms may worsen at the beginning of treatment; this may last for as little as a few hours or as much as a few days and in some chronic cases a few weeks. If there is no improvement in the more significant symptoms i.e loss of appetite within three days of taking the remedy, please call the office. In more critical cases (i.e. bloody diarrhea) we expect a more rapid response to a remedy; therefore, it becomes necessary to follow the case more closely, with frequent phone consults –sometimes at two- or three-day intervals.
Do not continue giving a remedy daily unless the doctor advised you to do so. Often times, if a remedy is repeated too often, an aggravation of the disease’s symptoms will occur and the curative process will cease, causing the patient to revert back to the original diseased state. Follow-up phone consults or visits are necessary for evaluating and assuring the progression of cure is in a positive direction.
As mentioned, the remedy typically takes several weeks to bring about improvement in your pet’s condition; you must therefore remember that patience is part of the treatment.
We request that you please call us with your concerns and leave a short message for the doctor. We will set up a phone consult time for you to discuss your concerns with the doctor. During the re-check the doctor will speak at length about your pet’s condition. It is important to write down the changes you see and report them to the doctor on the follow up visit.
It is important to understand that the phone consult is part of the homeopathic treatment. Depending on the reaction to the remedy, we will wait or proceed with a new remedy or possibly increase the potency of the current remedy.
Phone consults will be charged according to time spent on the phone and off the phone. Sometimes, for example, a work-up is necessary to find a new remedy. It will be necessary to have a credit card on file for follow-up phone consults which may be needed during the course of treatment. Minimum cost is $65 dollars for the first 10 minutes and up to $110 for half-hour phone consults which include time spent off the phone working on the case to research the subsequent remedy.
The re-check visit can be scheduled for 4-6 weeks post remedy. The doctor can then re-evaluate the case. Often times the greatest improvement is seen 3-4 weeks after the first treatment. This is therefore the optimal time to evaluate the effect of the remedy on your pet.
Please do not use: Cortisone or antibiotics, orally or topically, due to the suppressive effects on the body and symptoms. They will interfere with the curative response and interpretation of the remedy action. No vaccines are given during the treatment. Some herbs should not be used during treatment: Tea Tree Oil, Camphor, Cat Nip, Apple Cider Vinegar and Colloidal Silver. They are strictly prohibited during treatment as they antidote remedies.