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Example of True Healing

Often we want our animal’s symptoms (and our own) to resolve quickly. For true health, it is more important to follow clear patterns of healing. An appointment today showed this type of healing. I am going to briefly summarize the case and comment in italics on the principles of healing demonstrated.

Raven came to me in Feb 08 as a 10 1/2 year old Mixed Belgian Shepherd mix at 53#. For many conventionally treated larger dogs, this age marks old age with death not too far away.

1. She had skin problems from puppy hood, treated conventionally. Even had mange in 2000. The fact that she is still having mostly skin problems is a good sign because it shows the health of the underlying vibrational pattern is strong enough to put the symptoms to the outside.

2. In 98 and 08, she had bladder infections.

3. She had occasional diarrhea (98, 99, 05,07,07) once with vomiting.

4. She had a severe episode of coughing in 05

5. Green goop from both eyes in the fall.

6. Slow decline in energy. Most people expect this to happen as animals and people age. It is not to be expected. When we find the correct treatments, animals will stay as energetic and happy as they were at age 2 or 3.

7. Fear Aggression

8. Lumps on side

9. Left hip makes cracking noise – lame – has been on glucosamine for 5 years. While “joint” supplements can make an animal be more comfortable they are not addressing the underlying vibrational imbalance and may need to be increased and often stop being effective over time.

10. Reverse Sneezing (This common problem indicates an energetic problem from the Rabies vaccine.)

After treatment with Thuja 30c, Nux vomica 30c, Sulphur 30c, Sulphur 200c, (Sulphur is considered the final antipsoric and is often the last remedy needed in younger animals, but older ones may not “hold” the healing as well), Ledum 30c, she needed no treatment for a few months.

By April 09 she was doing great in many ways. Her eyes were clear, she was not lame, the cough was gone. Her activity was excellent. Her skin and coat were great. No reverse sneezing. However she began to eat mud, so I prescribed Calcarea carbonica 30c (This remedy is often needed after Sulphur when the symptoms indicate it.)

Over the next year, until 11/10, the Calcarea carbonica had to be repeated several times when a stress would bring back some of the symptoms in a mild way and a lameness needed chiropractic treatment to resolve. the day after every chiropractic treatment she has a day of diarrhea. Discharges like diarrhea, vomiting, eyes, ears or even vaginal can be good indications of healing. If they are mild, and resolve on their own while the animal still feels great it is a good sign that the treatment was deep enough to help the vibrational pattern to begin to heal, discharging old patterns.

At age 13 1/2, this over 50# dog has a shiny coat, no other symptoms (itching right now that will resolve with the Calc carb), and plenty of energy. People are amazed at her age.

This is a great example of a curative progression of symptoms.

1. They move from the inside – cracking hips, reverse sneezing (more severe than regular sneezing cause it is an inward snort), urinary symptoms, mud eating, vomiting and diarrhea with lethargy, behavior, low energy, to more outer symptoms like skin itching and flaky skin.

2. Old symptoms that were suppressed (often with drugs, but also with holistic treatments) in the past return to finally heal.

3. Symptoms move from the top downwards. This is not happening as the last skin problem was the feet and now it is the right hip and tail – still at the rear, though, which is good.

She will now get another few doses of Calcarea carbonicum 200c. The last dose was in September.

She is due for her Rabies vaccine in a month, so we will carefully treat her to prevent problems and if she is really as healthy as she appears to be, there should be no problem that one dose of a remedy should not cure.

Carefully following the principles taught by Dr. Hahnemann many years ago can help you know if true healing is occurring. Using the Healthy Animal’s Journal makes it easy to track the symptoms as they change & reviews these principles briefly. It will be available on line as an e-book in a few weeks. Reading Don Hamilton’s homeopathic Care of Cats and Dogs (my books page of my site) chapters 2 & 3 will help you understand this even more.

About the Author:

Christina Chambreau, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has had a Homeopathic Veterinary Practice since 1988. She is co-founder and was Chair for the Academy of Veterinary homeopathy. She is the author of Healthy Animal’s Journal: What You Can Do to Have Your Dog or Cat Live a Long and Healthy Life; Healthy Dog Journal ebook; Fleas Be Gone kindle; and co-author of Tutorial and Workbook for the Homeopathic Repertory and How to Have a Stress Free Wedding and Live Happily Ever After. She has written and is quoted in many magazines. She lectures at veterinary conferences around the world. She speaks and gives classes for animal enthusiasts and practitioners. She is committed to empowering people to heal their animals and themselves in a way that heals the planet.


  1. Bonnie January 31, 2011 at 10:42 am - Reply

    I am Raven’s “person”. The improvement in her health and well-being still amazes me! She will be 14 this July and is a happy healthy dog now. She is back to enjoying her walks and has a good appetite. Her eyes are clear, her skin has no dryness, and her coat is thick with a nice shine. After her last treatment with the remedy Calcarea carbonica and a chiropractic adjustment, she scampered around like a puppy, tossing a toy in the air and pouncing on it! It makes me feel Great to see her doing so well.

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  3. Virginia May 21, 2013 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    What does mud eating signify? My 12 yr old JRT has recently taken to eating mud. It is usually the earth around the hole where and insect (perhaps a locust) has come through. Is Calcarea carbonica something I can administer to my dog?

    • tina-admin June 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm - Reply

      Mud eating is one the early warning signs of internal imbalance. It indicates that the energetic basis of life (chi/vital force) is out of balance. Doing any of the treatments listed in the 7 Keys to Health or more can resolve this pattern.

      Calcarea carbonica can certainly be given, as can every one of the homeopathic remedies. There are 20 or more other remedies listed in the repertory for “Food, desire, clay…” and many other remedies have cured this condition. It is important to find the remedy that matches all symptoms of your dog, not just the mud eating. Also, if she only eats mud where an insect was, then stops eating the mud – I would not worry as it may be a yen for fresh food.

      I would suggest trying to feed a raw meat diet if you can; use Reiki; ask an animal intuitive why the terrier is doing this; start probiotics (I like Mitomax) and digestive enzyme.

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