I HAVE often heard the remark : “Oh, yes homoeopathy is every good, providing you have faith in the medicine.” Well, the more experience I have in treating animals, the more I am convinced there is no truth in this statement. I was recently asked to treat a cat about eight years old, a fine tabby, with a lovely coat and every appearance of being well fed and cared for. He is a loving old fellow and has a peculiar way of showing his affection to all who take notice of him he simply will insist in licking ones hand.
Now the lick of a cat causes a sensation on the skin which is not pleasant, owing to the roughness of the tongue a dogs tongue is smooth and more pleasant. “Tommy”, as he is called, loves indoor life, but it so happened that about three months ago, he went out and got very wet, with the result that he caught a severe cold. The owner took no notice; Tommy got worse. The symptoms developed,with running from the eyes, fits of sneezing, cough and a heavy nasal discharge, in fact they thought of having him put to sleep.
According to the symptoms Arsenicum album was indicated, so I prepared a dose of 5 grains of the 3x trituration of a piece of liver (cats are very fond of liver but he noticed it and refused the dose.) The only way now was to use a little gentle force, so Tommy had to submit to be held firmly, and given the Arsenicum powder dry on the tongue. The dose was repeated night and morning, and the effect was truly wonderful, in ten days all the symptoms had disappeared so Tommy was cured “without faith”.
TROUBLES OF A SIAMESE CAT.
SIR, WE have a lovely Siamese cat who had been in the best health and in the highest of spirits. He was a very happy cat. His only disappointment in life was that there were no mice in the house. Towards the end of last year a lady mouse chose our house to have a family and Chula became immensely interested and caught a few of the little ones. On a very cold night pussy watched a mouse hole for hours, sitting in a sink full of ice- cold water and the result was a serious chill, which was followed by wheezing, cough, great loss of weight and grave disorder of stomach and bowels.
He started to refuse food, the coat became staring, and as the cat was falling off steadily notwithstanding our best attention, we called in a veterinary surgeon who paid several visits, gave the cat medicines, more or less perfunctorily, but no good resulted.
I love Chula, and it became clear to me that orthodox medicine had failed once more. So I wrote to a homoeopath in London and asked him for advice. He sent me for the cat two small boxes of sugar pills. The one contained Arsenicum 3x which was to deal with the inflammatory condition of the mucous membrane of the whole digestive tract and to restore appetite and the other contained pilules of Bryonia 1x and was intended to deal with the cats cough and hard motions.
When orthodox medicine has failed homoeopathy gets a chance. The Hahnemannian art of healing succeeded with Chula, exactly as it had succeeded with me. In a few days Chula became his old self again. He no longer thinks of an early demise, he looks and feels normal, but there is a slight residue of the cough which is being cleared up with Sulphur 3x. I hope that readers will profit from my experience, and.
I am, Very sincerely yours,