Resources on Homeopathy

Recommended Links:

American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

Pitcairn Education Programs

National Center for Homeopathy

National Vaccine Information Center

The Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy

American Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Recommended Reading:

Homeopathy: Beyond Flat Earth Medicine (2 books)

by Timothy Dooley (Author)
People today are rediscovering homeopathy, yet few understand this individualized approach to health and disease.

Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, Revised Edition: Small Doses for Small Animals

Most people understand homeopathy as a treatment for people, but as this book shows, our four-legged friends can benefit from it as well. 

Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide To Natural Health For Dogs and Cats

Over 500,000 copies of Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats have been sold since its original publication 34 years ago and now in its fourth edition. Veterinarian Richard H. Pitcairn and his wife Susan Hubble Pitcairn, share with pet parents how to provide the very best in companionship and lifelong care.

A Brief Explanation of Homeopathy and its Method of Treatment

This article was written by Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM, and shared with his permission.

Homeopathy started about 200 years ago with a discovery by the German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann. Homeopathy means literally to “treat with a similar disease and this principle Is often made clearer by contrasting it with otl1er methods of treatment. For example, “allopathic” is used to denote methods of treatment based on counteracting symptoms-like using a drug to slow intestinal motility in a case of diarrhea.

To understand the homeopathic approach, it is helpful to consider the state of the patient during disease. For this purpose, we can consider two aspects of the situation. There is an immediate cause such as bacteria, virus, toxin, or internal immunological activity. There is also the patient’s side of the problem with the manifestation of reaction and defenses (e.g., fever, inflammation, and discharge attempts at eliminating the source of the problem).

The homeopathic perspective does not ignore the existence of immediate causes, such as infection, but focuses more on how the patient is attempts · Ing to deal with the problem. The idea is that if the patient’s defenses can be strengthened then the balance shifts in favor of recovery. Read More

Underlying Energy Imbalance (Chronic Disease)

This article was written by Dr. Richard Pitcairn, DVM, and shared with his permission.

Most health problems are the result of an underlying energy imbalance, made worse from poor diet and vaccination. they are rarely acute diseases (except injuries). therefore, you may find that the problem does not clear up as you expect or recurs. if the disease (i.e., cystitis) clears up rapidly and then comes back, even with a response to repeated treatment, you need to be thinking that you are dealing with an underlying predisposition to illness. as we cure animals of disease, we find that certain other normal things go away, too.  do not be satisfied with the health of your animal until most of the following symptoms are gone. look for these in young, apparently healthy animals, and treat quickly. Read More

Homeopathy for Insulin Resistance and Laminitis By Dr. Robin Cannizzarro, DVM

You can read the entire article here. Enjoy!

Acute diseases are characterized by sudden onset of symptoms that are uncharacteristic for the individual, causing a sudden change in mood, reactions to stimuli, or physical characteristics.

Dr. Robin Cannizzaro–holistic veterinarian

Listen at Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss.

Dr. Robin Cannizzaro–a St. Petersburg-based holistic veterinarian–discusses her training and earliest experiences as a veterinarian, the factors involved in her career shift nearly 15 years ago from the more conventional realm of veterinary medicine to a holistic practice (offering classical homeopathic medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine, nutritional consultation, etc.), and responds to numerous listener phone calls and e-mails about ailments &/or remedies for their animals.

“FeLV – it’s NOT a death sentence”

An excellent article published by Animal Wellness Magazine that gives you insights into Feline leukemia. You can read the article here.  “If your kitty is diagnosed with feline leukemia (FeLV), you shouldn’t assume that it automatically points to a death sentence.”

“Holistic treatment is the best bet… There is no cure or effective treatment for feline leukemia. Conventionally, Interferon and a few other medications have been studied, but with inconclusive and mixed results.6 Consequently, treatment is usually ongoing and directed at the infection or disease of the moment, rather than the virus itself.”