'Kathy's Experience Using Homeopathy For Arthritis'
Kathy Zablotzky: Posted on 17 July 2012
If this helps someone else's dog I'll be very pleased.
reason I first tried homoeopathy was I had a 4yr old Bernese Mountain
Dog, Ty, with severely arthritic hips. He was the love of my life and I
didn't know if it was fair to let him suffer.
was on high doses of painkillers and steroids and getting acupuncture
every 2 weeks and swimming 3 times a week. Despite all this I dreaded
winter coming as he got so much worse and the previous winter he needed
to be helped up because he was so stiff- and he wasn't even fully
Bernese breeder, Marie Steele, kept telling me to try homoeopathy and I
kept thinking 'what's the point, if all these strong drugs don't work
why would homoeopathy?'
moved house and there was a homoeopathic chemist amongst the local
shops. It was September and I was beginning to get very frightened
about what was going to happen to my beloved boy, so I spoke to her and
she told me that homoeopathy could definitely help. She said that she
would suggest I give him Hecla Lava 30c.
checked back and she told me to give him 1 a day for one week every
month for the first 3 months, then 2 days every month for the next three
months, unless he didn't need them any more - i.e. he wasn't at all
stiff when he got up from lying down.
said that Hecla Lava would, over time, break down the calcification in
the joints which was causing the pain and stiffness. She asked whether
he was stiff getting up, then loosened off after he'd been walking about
or whether he was better when he got up and stiffened up after he's
been walking. I asked why and she said she was going to recommend one
of 2 remedies to manage the pain and stiffness until the Hecla Lava had
done it's job which would probably take several months.
remedies were Rhus Tox 6c if he was stiff getting up then improved with
moving around, or Bryonia 6c if he was OK when he got up but got worse
for movement. Ty was very stiff getting up but got better with movement
so the chemist gave me Rhus Tox 6c and said to give him one every day
that he was stiff and sore but if I saw improvement stop. If he got
worse give the Rhus Tox that day, so every day I watched him get up. If
he was better than yesterday he didn't get Rhus Tox, if he was worse he
By the end of December he was off all his steroids and painkillers and was so improved I was flabbergasted! And overjoyed!!
He was even off the RhusTox!
In January the weather was bad and he was a bit stiff a couple of mornings so I gave him the Rhus Tox.
February I went to Crufts and spoke to George McLeod MRCVS (who was at
that time the leading homoeopathic vet in the UK) and asked him if I
could get him to where he didn't even need the Rhus Tox 6c. He said
give Rhus Tox 30c instead and sure enough I only gave that 3 or 4 more
times over a period of months.
April Ty was playing and running in the park with my other dogs. He
lived until he was 10 when he got stomach cancer and sadly had to be pts
- but he lived a good life almost completely pain/stiffness free!