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jean
July 14th 03, 02:41 AM
What are you thoughts on homeopathic remedies for cats? I know almost
nothing about them but someone I met recently says that she's used them on
her cats for years. One thing she mentioned is Rescue Remedy.
Thanks.
Jean

E. Kunze
July 14th 03, 11:39 AM
On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:41:39 -0700, "jean" > wrote:

>What are you thoughts on homeopathic remedies for cats? I know almost
>nothing about them but someone I met recently says that she's used them on
>her cats for years. One thing she mentioned is Rescue Remedy.

Anything may work on humans, as long as the patient strongly enough
*believes* that it'll work. Our system seems to be able to do strange
things.

OTOH our animal patient doesn't know, what a medicine is, or
that a pill could help. There is no placebo-effect taking place
in our companion animals.

Homeopathy is *not* a scientific method. There is no clear cut,
defined proof of either effectiveness or reproducibility.

If you want to help your companion animal, have it diagnosed by
approved, scientific standards, and see, what approved methods are
available for help.
Keep in mind, that the individual veterinary may not be representative
for the state of the art - go and find out an excellent one.
Don't blame science as such for an unlucky experience with a
lacking representative.

Unfortunately, there are illnesses, against which science did not yet
come up with a cure. If you want to stress your purse, try whatever
you want, then, as long as it does not do harm or stress the patient.

Tender loving care, gentle affection, granting security and wellness
imho are much better medicines than homeopathy.

Best wishes to your furries,
Eb

E. Kunze
July 14th 03, 11:39 AM
On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 18:41:39 -0700, "jean" > wrote:

>What are you thoughts on homeopathic remedies for cats? I know almost
>nothing about them but someone I met recently says that she's used them on
>her cats for years. One thing she mentioned is Rescue Remedy.

Anything may work on humans, as long as the patient strongly enough
*believes* that it'll work. Our system seems to be able to do strange
things.

OTOH our animal patient doesn't know, what a medicine is, or
that a pill could help. There is no placebo-effect taking place
in our companion animals.

Homeopathy is *not* a scientific method. There is no clear cut,
defined proof of either effectiveness or reproducibility.

If you want to help your companion animal, have it diagnosed by
approved, scientific standards, and see, what approved methods are
available for help.
Keep in mind, that the individual veterinary may not be representative
for the state of the art - go and find out an excellent one.
Don't blame science as such for an unlucky experience with a
lacking representative.

Unfortunately, there are illnesses, against which science did not yet
come up with a cure. If you want to stress your purse, try whatever
you want, then, as long as it does not do harm or stress the patient.

Tender loving care, gentle affection, granting security and wellness
imho are much better medicines than homeopathy.

Best wishes to your furries,
Eb