Why should we doubt everything?

Tristán y Gaudí

Tristán y Gaudí

Many years ago my dogs were suffering from a mysterious disease. None of the vets we consulted could come up with a diagnosis. Both animals presented big bald and suppurating spots in their bodies and seemed to be quite distressed. The situation was turning unbearable. We tried all kinds of treatments and solutions but nothing worked. We removed them from our home to try and see if there was anything in there that they could be reacting to. We even fed them just horse meat for a while to make sure it was no allergic reaction against their food… Nothing worked.

Poor dogs!

Poor dogs!

They were given all kinds of drugs to try and cure them. I think they even got worse. It was truly unnerving and maddening. Month after month, we could see our two dogs getting worse and all the vets we consulted ended up saying they had no idea what the matter was or what to do.

Then, finally, both dogs tested positive to multiple allergies. That was the problem! They were even allergic to grass! So the vet immediately prescribed the necessary drugs.

Balding again :-(

Balding again 🙁

Nothing happened. They improved for a week and then started balding again. Months of medicine trials went by. My poor animals were not getting better.

And then I remember that other time when the eldest dog had been treated for his lupus. Yes, he also suffered from that! Lupus, just in case you never heard of it, is an incurable autoimmune disease. He was diagnosed after a long time, too, and only after a biopsy was done. He presented multiple ulcers on his scrotum. Poor dog! Once more, we treated him with with all kinds of conventional medicine products but nothing improved his condition. Until Josherra, our friend, got involved. Josherra is a professional vet who believes in homeopathy. He prescribed something homeopathic and two weeks later there were no more ulcers. And what was even better, there never were anymore again.

Homeopatía

Homeopatía

So now, with this new situation, I remembered what had happened some years before and called Josherra, begging him to help us.

He analyzed both dogs’ personalities, habits and behaviors and prescribed homeopathy. We eagerly gave them everything he said. Two weeks later, in a repetition of the previous case, both started improving. My dogs never again had any outbreaks. And that was about 10 years ago.

If you ask me what homeopathy is and how it works, I’ll have to confess that I can NOT understand it. I am quite the logical person but can make no heads or tails of it. It just doesn’t make sense. In theory, homeopathy is based on some basic mineral, animal or vegetable materials that are diluted in water to very, very high potencies and then diluted again. So the amount of actual basic product you consume is minuscule. How can it cure anything? I DO NOT KNOW! Well, it cured my dogs… twice.

Some people argue that homeopathy works through self-suggestion. Sorry, I could not manipulate my dogs that way, could I?

Some “scientists” who just hate homeopathy and everything that has to do with it told me a couple of years ago that they were cured because I was so convinced it would that I somehow mentally convinced them through telepathy… Which is harder to believe, that or the possible benefits of homeopathy?

My youngest dog today

My youngest dog today

Why do we doubt everything that we can’t see? Why do we reject everything that is not “scientifically explained”? Why do so many people apply the “don’t know, don’t accept” rule? We, human beings, still have so much to learn, discover and understand…

My eldest dog lived to be 14 (very old for his breed) and the youngest one is currently 11. 🙂

Next time you are asked to accept that something might happen even if we can’t fully understand it, remember my dogs. Although nobody can explain today how homeopathy actually works, I think my dogs’ miraculous recoveries prove its curing effect.

Enjoy life, J.