Now Available: Homeopathy for Dogs

The Peterson Group Alternative Medicine Review

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Homeopathic treatments are known medical wonders for the healing of the root cause of the ailment or disease. It is also easily distinct and comprehensive originally developed in Germany by Samuel Hahnemann about 200 years ago. It is based on the principle of similars ("like cures like"), which means that a substance that can cause certain symptoms in a healthy body can cure similar symptoms in an unhealthy one.

Homeopathic cures have been used to treat human beings for decades. Symptoms of coughs to cancer have their own medical treatments. The wide variety of homeopathic medicines is enough to gain favor from many supporters and also complaints from conventional medicine practitioners. While there are a lot of claims of the effectiveness of this treatment, there are also a lot of criticisms which consider homeopathy as fraud. Regardless of both the negative and/or positive review of homeopathy, this practice has gained its fame and is known for its spontaneous surprises.

Homeopathy has even stepped forward by introducing treatments meant not only for people but also for furry pets.

According to The Peterson Group, one of the leading sources of information in alternative, complementary and integrative medicines, homeopathy for dogs aims to aid and stimulate the dog's own defense and immune processes. It uses small doses of specially prepared ("potentized"), highly diluted remedies to set the body's systems back in order and stimulate the body's own energy toward a natural healing process.

Homeopathic remedies are derived from a variety of plants, animal materials and minerals. These remedies are prescribed to fit the needs of each individual person or animal, given in much smaller and less toxic doses than traditional medications, and are used for both prevention and treatment.

Just like how it did to humans, homeopathy is also widely different from what the veterinarians practice.

Conventional dog medication usually applies certain chemical or biological agents to our dog's body in the form of antibiotics and antiviral drugs. These drugs work by suppressing the dog's illness symptoms. During this process of symptom suppression, the dog's inherent defense mechanism is weakened. Conventional medicine may make the symptoms go away (for the time being) but does nothing to remove the predisposition of disease and the weakness of immune system. Instead, it weakens the system further, predisposing it to more and frequent diseases.

A lot of homeopathic clinics for pets are already open in cities which most embrace it. There are a few in Jakarta, Indonesia, New Delhi, India and some are scattered across the United States.