When it is safe to treat my pet at home?
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re:?? When it is safe to treat my pet at home?
Good morning fellow readers of Veterinary Secrets Revealed Blog.
As you all know, I am very close to releasing Veterinary Secrets Revealed- The Complete Home Study Multimedia Course.
I have been getting lots of questions and comments.
In the days leading to the release of the course, I will be addressing these questions and comments.
Here is the most frequently asked question about my course:
How do I know when it is safe to treat my pet at home and when do I need to take her to the vet?
I have created Veterinary Secrets Revealed as a Complete Home Study Multimedia Course. DVD audio presentation, At Home Exam Video, 5 Audio CD?????s, and Hard Copy Manual.
When used in the step by step ways, it will allow you to examine your pet, make a tentative diagnosis, and show you the possible safe, natural and effective at home remedies.
You must first study the different parts of my course and practice examining your pet at home. Once you become skilled at the at home exam, then you will be able to recognize what is abnormal in your pet.
You will be able to judge if the condition is serious and requires immediate veterinary care, or if the condition can be treated at home.
On all of the selected diseases I discuss, I advise when you should seek immediate veterinary care, or when you can treat your pet at home.
Let me use the example of a cat abscess.
One day your cat is not acting herself.
She isn?????t eating very much and seems to be sleeping more.
First you perform a thorough exam, based on my at home exam video.
You go through the The At Home Exam Report
You RECORD your findings in an orderly way!
You find that your cat has a fever of 39.5 Celsius. (103 Farenheit)
You find that she has a painful area on her tail base.
You note that she is not dehydrated.
You see that her gum color is pink, meaning good blood pressure.
You listen to her heart, and see that she is breathing normal.
You find a draining open hole on the painful area.
After recording your observations and clinical findings, form a list of disease possibilities.
Use the Table of Contents and the Index at the back to read about the specific diseases.
In reading about the treatments, decide which is most appropriate for your pet.
The index under fever refers to abscesses.
You decide that your pet likely has an abscess.
You listen to my DVD presentation on abscesses.
You read about abscesses in my hard copy manual
You see a picture of an abscess.
You read this:
KNOW WHEN TO SEE YOUR VETERINARIAN. If your pet is very lethargic, not eating or drinking, then see your veterinarian immediately. Bacteria from abscesses can spread in the body, giving your pet septicemia (blood poisoning). If your pet has a large swelling which is not draining, then you must see your veterinarian to have it drained surgically. Abscesses which are open and draining and small bite wounds can be treated safely at-home.
Your cat is still eating, is not dehydrated, and has a draining abscess.
Based on these symptoms, you decide that this is something that you can treat at home.
You read about these treatments:
BARBER TIME. Trim the hair around the bite or wound. Trim large sections with scissors, and carefully use a disposable razor to trim the hair next to the skin.
KEEP IT CLEAN. If possible, put your pet in the sink or bathtub and run lukewarm tap water on the bite or abscess for 5 minutes. If your pet won?????t tolerate running water, use a damp cloth or gauze sponge. Purchase an antiseptic soap, Hibitane, available at your local pharmacy, and wash the area well. Keep the wound clean and perform this water therapy twice daily for 5-7 days.
HOMEOPATHIC. Silica is a top homeopathic remedy for healing. The dose is 30C given twice daily for 3-5 days. It will help the body remove debris from the wound, in other words, help draw out the abscess.
You decide upon a homeopathic treatment, so you read about Homeopathic healing in your Pet.
Once you decide upon a course of action, go to a reputable supplier, such as a local Health Coop, and purchase the specific homeopathic remedies.
You clip the hair around your cat?????s abscess.
You wash it twice daily with an anti-septic soap. You keep the hole open, as I advise in the abscess section.
You give the homeopathic medication.
In treating your pet,?? you record the Daily Changes in your pet, including response to treatment with the PROGESS SHEETS.
If your pet responds well..GREAT!
If they don?????t respond, re-consider your diagnosis, or See your veterinarian.
If you have any concerns about at home health care for your pet see your local veterinarian.
P.S. This isn’t rocket science. There are pretty basic steps that I take in my practice to decide what illness a pet has, and how best to treat.
You really can be taught to do the same thing.
What you have been missing is a teacher.
But good news- you’ve find me.
Stay tuned for more updates.
It’s Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones
Copyright 2006 Veterinary Secrets Revealed