Homeopathy and the Fading Puppy By Marina ZachariasReprinted with permission from the author.
Clearly, there are animal lovers all over the world who like to think for themselves, and in the case of illness, prefer a form of treatment that involves no synthetic chemicals, has no side effects and does not harm their pets. Homeopathy offers just such an alternative.
Homeopathy is a therapeutic system of medicine developed nearly 200 years ago in Germany. Since that time it has spread to every country in the world. Homeopathy is based upon the law of similar -- "Let likes be cured by likes." This means that a substance given in large, crude dosages to a healthy individual will produce specific symptoms, but when this same material has been reduced in size and administered in minute doses, it will stimulate the body's reactive process to relieve these same symptoms.
Homeopathy does not use powerful chemical agents to suppress troublesome symptoms. It supports the body's own efforts at healing and has no harmful side effects.
I have used many homeopathic remedies over the years on my dogs and my family with great success. There are many well-known remedies that every person could stock in their dog's first-aid kit that could save them money and unnecessary trips to the vet (that would take another article!).1 However, there is a remedy that every breeder should have that is not well known in this country, called "The Fading Puppy Remedy."
This remedy was specifically designed in England. Its originator developed the product over many years, based on observation and trying over 800 combinations. The percentage of failures after the use of this remedy has been very small.
The remedy can also be used as a preventative; either from the time of mating (particularly if you've had problems with the bitch in the past) or from the time of birth. It can also aid in the digestive process of bottle-fed puppies.
I can attest to this remedy's effectiveness. My first experience with it was with a litter of 10 large, robust puppies. After 48 hours, the first puppy began to wail and stopped nursing. I immediately gave it one dose (four drops) and kept my fingers crossed. Literally, before my eyes, the puppy calmed and was nursing in minutes. A second dose was given for good measure.
Later that night, another puppy that had been a vigorous nurser was starting to fall of the teat. I gave him one dose, then a second a half hour later. He then began to nurse normally and while carefully watched to see that he got enough milk, became the "pig" of the litter.
It was decided to give all the pups two doses as a preventative -- knowing that homeopathic remedies are completely safe -- and we had no further incidences with this litter.
All my puppies now get the Fading Puppy Remedy as a preventative. I wouldn't raise a litter without it -- you have everything to lose and everything to gain!
If you would like to learn more about homeopathic remedies, learn locations of veterinarians that specialize in this field, or where to get the Fading Puppy Remedy, contact me at:
@Ambrican Enterprises 1994, Natural Rearing Newsletter Marina Zacharias, P.O. Box 1436, Jacksonville, OR 97530 Phone: (541) 899-2080, FAX: (541) 899-3414 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org The Home Of Natural Rearing
See The Mastiff Reporter, Volume II/1, February, 1994 for some of these remedies and their uses.