‘If you and I are not happy with our health practitioner, we find someone else. If we do not want to take drugs for our health concern or do not like the side effects of a drug, we can voice that. If we want to find a different approach other than surgery, we also have that luxury, but not animals. They have to go along with whatever their human decides.
And even though their human may be one of those I just mentioned where they would find alternative methods for themselves, for their animal they often get caught up with the vet approach. Numerous times after a client consults with me, they will have this “ah-ha” moment and actually say, “I would never do these things to myself; why am I letting it be done to my animal?”
I believe it’s due to the years of conditioning that the best and most loving way to help animals is through a vet. Yes, a vet can be extremely helpful especially for crisis situations such as a raging infection, broken limbs, internal bleeding–crisis situations. But when there are on-going symptoms, continually doing drugs is not the answer. And even if the vet is doing alternative methods, if the symptoms/conditions are still on-going, this is your animal’s way of letting you know that it’s not helping.
Often alternative methods are not helping because the vet is working with the symptoms whether he’s using drugs or alternative methods. Any condition that continues is a way of letting you know that the “treatment” is not addressing the deep, internal issue, which eventually can trigger other symptoms. If something is not working, it’s not working and it’s time to find another way as you would for yourself.