My black lab Coco got ill 2nd February. I was away from home and got the call from my husband.
He told me Coco vomited 6 times and blood was in also he said she had a bad diarrhea too.
As my husband normally won't get worried so much I thought Coco was VERY ill.
I asked him to take her to the vet if she got any worse and if there was any sign that she might have ingested something she shouldn't. Also I asked him to call Christopher Da at Alternative veterinary medicine centre first thing in the morning to book her in + ask more advice!
Meanwhile, I asked him to do the following.
1 Nux Vom 30C + Pulsatilla 30C( This is Coco's constitutional remedy). In face, I carry homeopathy remedy kit as it is VERY useful and can help not only dogs but also human.
2 Offer her body temperature water with raw honey.
3 Food : SMALL AMOUNT A TIME BUT MORE OFTEN / Organic chicken breasts - chopped and very lightly cooked. Pouring the very hot Chamomile, dandelion root tea over the meat will do this nicely.
4 Add slippery elm powder
When Coco had more appetite, I added tiny bit of fresh rose hip honey syrup. to help the body to recover well.
It was so easy to take her to the vet and get antibiotic injection as well as medications to stop her symptoms but I knew it won't help her deeper but could do bad in a long run. As I keep writing, there is 70-80% of immune system is in the gut system and when giving antibiotics, it will kill not only bad bacterias but also kills beneficial ones and damage the microflora in the system. So I don't use it unless there is a non negotiable reason for it. I am not 100% against the modern medicine. There is a place for it but I believe it has been way too much.
Raising three children, what I am learning is, the body should have a power to get better by itself when it has a robust immune and when they eat healthily and do plenty of exercise in the fresh air. Fear triggers to jump into the quick fix medications but I have learnt that everything takes time to achieve.
I hope this helps as many pet parents as possible.
Thank you for reading.