I just got back home from taking Elle to her yearly vet visit for vaccinations and a check-up, and I'm all upset about it! (She's still there being groomed.) Right after the 5 (!) shots, she started salivating heavily and was very nervous. She does that every time I give her heartworm medicine once a month. I thought "what the heck am I doing to her?!!". The only reason she gets their flu shot is so that she can stay there at the kennel when she needs to. She's not even going there this summer, but coming with us on vacation. I don't even give my children or Craig and I flu shots! I'm against that. Every vaccination weakens the vital force or health of any living thing and I know that. Why introduce a small bit of exactly what you are trying to avoid in the first place?? There are much healthier, safe ways of protecting yourself from viruses. Then of course the vet asked what kind of food we feed her. We switched to a grain-free Natural Choice dog food and I give her a little egg or a little meat with it. She doesn't even eat much at all... she's pretty balanced like that. Of course that was "bad" because after I said we believed that dogs ate meat in the wild, she said, "no, they eat the intestines which has grains in it". After I left, I realized that they eat herbivores and therefore their intestines are mostly full of vegetation, not grains! Elle has gained weight over the winter but unlike the vet thinks, it was from a lack of walking due to the fields being closed off to us and we couldn't always drive to go walk. We're not worried... Elle is truly not overweight! Then the biggie-- Elle has tartar on her teeth and red gums (I unfortunately gave her a piece of dried chicken to chew on before the appointment which is the only reason her gums were red.) I am a bad pet owner for not brushing her teeth! So, now I will, I guess. But that wasn't what upset me... now the trend at vets is dental care. And that means anesthesia... which means the procedure costs $280.00! So I opened my big mouth and said that I don't believe anesthesia is safe to give anyone or anything unless it's an emergency situation because it weakens the health. I would never do an elective surgery under anesthesia again. Well, that sort of sealed the fact that my vet thinks I'm a nut and I have "my own views" on things. Of course I do! It's called health views lady! Seriously?!! I didn't even mention what I know about tooth decay, which is that most of it comes from the inside of the tooth being weakened and there are ways to strengthen and remineralize them (read Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel). I have been doing it to myself with homeopathy and Cod Liver Oil! Not to mention the fact that many dogs have lived long lives without ever brushing their teeth. And dogs and people in past centuries never brushed their teeth and never had tooth decay... they had strong, straight healthy teeth from good traditional foods diets! Orthodontia was not even necessary at all in the past! So why do I have to brush my dog's teeth??? And maybe that's from the regular dog food...
Well, needless to say, I'm now searching for alternative veterinarians. I don't think there are any around me. What I really wish is that my kids would be interested in this and pick it as a field. We need WAY more homeopathic doctors and vets! So.... back to my anatomy/physiology book!
Thanks for letting me get this off of my chest :D
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND!!!
Just found Darwin's Natural Pet Products through a homeopathic vet and ordered some... raw meat and fruit/vegetable products delivered right to your doorstep! They have an introductory offer so you can try them out. (Cat food too!)