Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Is it possible to contact Hemopet for a suggestion? Even a conventional one who is willing to use a lab of your choice and what you are comfortable with. I would think a holistic vet would want to accomodate you considering the motto of holistic is about balance in all - mind, body, spirit and that would include a happy satisfied dog owner who feels good about a trip to the vet and not one causing anxiety, considering the effect our emotions can have on our dog.
My exp. with G's first holistic vet ended because I questioned too much and felt other things that were imparative were overlooked...She told me that if I wasn't happy w/her line of treatment...I wasn't, considering she ignored a significant issue w/his digestive tract (possible Giardia, SIBO, Broccoli), torn knee (opted to call his sudden lameness HD), and continued to state that lyme was the culprit, even though he tested negative (which she wouldn't do the test)...he was in horrible pain, I had to insist on tramadol...she wouldn't even entertain L-Glutamine for his GI tract and didn't offer a solution...I even had her reveiw his food and all she said was "fine"...it wasn't, he was waisting, couldn't walk, was cramped up and was having yellow and black poop.
30 + yrs. A "pioneer" in the holistic vet world...I feel she treated my dog for lyme as it is her "theory" that lyme is the root cause of a lot of illness. She didn't treat my dog as a whole. She didn't help me understand what was wrong and she didn't provide the necessary diagnostics he needed...but most of all she didn't listen to my concerns...she just kept piling one herb on top of another...he started having nose bleeds...instead of looking at all the blood thining suppliments he was on and have stopped them...she added another herb...that was the last straw...
So I understand about disconnect...at least in my case, questions were addressed with a stare....or a "no dear", but not elaborated on...we would be interupted and never get back...I always felt as uninformed leaving as I did going in except w/more fear then before.
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown