Ask the Veterinarian/my dog is old

Advertisement


Question
and has a licking sore I can't seem to get rid of I took him to the vet but he wants to charge me 800 dollars for some tests i'm a disable vet in fact that is why I got the dog he's a little poodle I have ptsd and he keeps me calm in fact I have had him for two years now and have hit no one in that time not raged or at least on the outside and have not gone to jail for punching any men 30 times in the face so I really do love the dog his name is curly of course I have no imagination, I know and can no longer kill people so here I am. and now I have this little dog with this damn sore a vet that wants to charge me more then 2 months pay! shit these damn vet programs that start great and end like shit, I actually feel sorry for the little guy! I keep it covered but it's still there!

Answer
I have only my cell phone connection right now so this will be short. Please go to some of my earlier
answers for general health care. Most importantly if you have physical needs for a service dog VA will pay all your
vet bills thru truvia. PTSD service dogs will be covered in future but not now.

Non healing skin problems can be helped with Reiki. Which can be done by free. Again read one of my prior posts to get web sites and details for free help.
Also get rescue remedy cream, calendula and or hypericum cream or gel.
Get an aloe plant and break off a leaf ans squeeze it onto wound.
Or get plantain from the yard and mush it with water and apply to wound.

If this is not enough for you please ask again a week from now when I will be back on computer.  

Ask the Veterinarian

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dr. Christina Chambreau

Expertise

I can give you the holistic approach to any problem, mostly for dogs and cats and some farm animals and horses. Depending on the condition and the type of animal, I will be able to give very specific treatment suggestions such as what flower essences, homeopathic remedies, nutritional supplements, diet changes, lifestyle changes or herbs that may be helpful - not drugs. I can also suggest where you can go for further education or to find a specialist in a specific holistic field. I can help you understand why your animal is ill and what improvements can be expected. I do not check messages more than every one to two days, so PLEASE DO NOT ask about EMERGENCIES - call your local veterinarian. I cannot diagnose your animal. I cannot prescribe specific treatments. I am no longer very current with conventional treatments, so cannot answer questions on those. I am not an expert on birds or small critters. I am not an expert in breeding, birthing or babies.

Experience

I graduated from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980 and began using homeopathy in my practice after a client introduced me to it. By 1988 I was using exclusively holistic treatments. I began lecturing in 1987 and have spoken at veterinary conferences, health food stores, people's homes, churches, veterinary college conferences - anywhere people want to learn more about keeping their animals healthy.

Organizations
Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy (I helped found this one) American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association National Center for Homeopathy American Veterinary Medical Association

Publications
I have written in many magazines, journals and newspapers. A few include Bark Magazine; Journal of the AHVMA; Baltimore Dog Magazine; Whole Dog Journal; Tiger Tribe; Wolf Clan. I have also been frequently interviewed on radio and TV. I am Associate Editor for the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, so often have articles there.

Education/Credentials
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) Certified Veterinary Homeopath (CVH)

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.