This post is written in “first dog” by Meshach the Great Dane puppy.
Recently (a month ago) I hurt my right foreleg (wrist). I was out with my buddies Dalia (Dane) and Dawson (Corgi-Cattle dog mix) for our weekly long walk. Well, I always get so excited to run and play with Dalia and I tried to tackle her, but she dodged me and I fell right on my wrist with my paw tucked under. OUCH! I cried with that one.
It really scared Mom. She and Dalia’s Mom thought at first I’d broken it but Mom prodded, poked and manipulated it all about and it all of a sudden felt better. That meant we continued on with our walk, run, play, WOOF!
I won’t go into the details of my healing protocol bepaws the “power thugsters” will not let us say anything about that. But I will say it is only a month later and you can’t tell anything was ever wrong with my leg. Most likely a bad strain.
Here is what I attribute my speedy healing to:
1. I walked on it right away. IF it had been broken that wouldn’t have been possible of course nor wise to encourage, but it wasn’t thank God. But movement most likely helped it to not get so inflamed and stiff. The conventional approach often says to allow no movement at all until healed. But the thing is, lymph is what moves toxins out of the body but without movement the lymph doesn’t move. Plus movement kept everything lubricated. I was restricted in my movement to some extent – no off-leash walking at first, no playing with friends for two weeks, etc., but I was still taken for daily walks.
2. I eat a species appropriate raw diet consisting of meat, bones and organs. My diet was tweaked a bit to encourage speedier healing of my ligaments, and a supplement was added as well.
3. Mom used a combination of homeopathy and essential oils support me* while my body did the healing. She never used them at the same time of day but did use both daily.
4. Daily sun baths. I have a futon to lay on in the shade if it gets too hot in the sun – we get LOTS of sun here where I live. So I got out and laid in the sun a lot.
5. I wasn’t pampered. They did not encourage me feeling sorry for myself but kept telling me how strong and healthy I am, WOOF! This helped me become a man-dog, WOOF! I started lifting my leg to pee finally. Okay I know this may not have a thing to do with it but I did become a man-dog this month. I’m nine months old as of the 2nd of March – so I got my man-dog on early hehe!
I have known humans who opt for surgery for their knees for example that end up having more than one surgery and they still do not get or feel better. My mom has healed her own injuries (knee, calf, shoulder – sports related) sans surgery and drugs, using only a natural, whole-health protocol. I have also known of dogs being healed using only a natural protocol for things such as cruciate or ACL repair sans surgery. So I know these things are possible.
I believe the choice to make in these instances all depends on the level of the owner’s confidence, comfort level, and knowledge as well as their dog’s diet, stress levels, pain, etc. It also depends on how bad the injury is – sometimes conventional intervention in the form of surgery is the only alternative although in most cases there isn’t a need for all of their drugs as nature has a vast and amazing pharmacy that doesn’t have all of the side-effects or adverse events that conventional medications do.
My humans kept things calm, in a nice gentle healing environment for me. They invested in several times daily of all that needed doing believing I’d be healed in no time and I was! They stayed the course, trusting in the laws of health – that can make all the difference as trust and belief are a big part of this process. As you can see in the photo taken yesterday (March 11, 2012) I have no residual pain or injury.
This isn’t my whole protocol as there was more but you get the general idea.
I have to set a qualifier so you don’t email me to ask me the protocol.
Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATUROPATHICALLY healthy day, WOOF!
Photo Attribution: Meshach the Great Dane puppy by Dr. Kim Bloomer, Copyright 2012 All Rights Reserved
Kim Bloomer, V.N.D., N.D. is an animal naturopath as well as being certified in small animal nutrition, with years of experience in animal wellness. Dr. Kim is a published author, writer, blogger, host of the DOGgone Truth podcast. Copyright ©2005-2023 Aspenbloom Pet Care, Dr. Kim Bloomer, All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without the written consent of the Author/Publisher. This article is intended to be educational. However, it is not intended to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment from a qualified animal health professional. Dr. Kim Bloomer and Aspenbloom Pet Care, do not assume any legal responsibility for misuse of the products discussed in this article. The only essential oils referenced on this website are Young Living.
Good Boy Meshach! You Mom took great care of you! Thank the Lord for her. As you grow older you’ll grow stronger-not to mention raw food EOs and no vaccinations! You are a GOOD BOY!
Hugs,Argyle and Bean Hyland
Thank you Aunt Tunia! Mom and Dad love me so much so for them it was a no brainer to take good care of me – just as it is a no brainer for you to take such great, natural care of Argyle and Bean. I’m sad I didn’t get to meet them before you left, but maybe someday. I am sure I could chase Bean around now that I’m a man dog, WOOF!
I am glad that you and my Mom don’t feed us crapple, use natural protocols for any healing needs, and no vax, WOOF!
I think I’m a good boy but Mom says sometimes I’m a teenager hehe!
Hugs to you Aunt Tunia, Bean and Argyle from us 🙂
So nice to know you are back to feeling 100%! Your Mom and Dad take such good care of you, following the laws of health and using natural healing techniques! WOOF!
Hi Baby Brother!
I am so glad you stopped by. Your Mom shares all your adventures with us – and I can tell you, we are sure cut from the same cloth, WOOF! I am feeling MUCH better in fact Woody – so good I run a LOT of zoomies these days as I hear you also do.
Aren’t you so glad our humans follow the laws of health mandated in nature and nature’s abundant healing techniques? We are very blessed dogs. Take care little brother and hope I get to see you again someday.
I love you!