08-02-2014, 10:12 AM
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This is a fairly long thread and I may not make it completely through it, but what about people who believe in keeping vet care to a minimum? We try to use herbs and homeopathic treatments as much as possible, although we got immunizations, and if we feel there is something we can't handle, we WILL go to the vet. But we had a Golden who got osteosarcoma. She is probably our "most memorable" dog of all, raised several puppies for us (not her own).... And at the time she got sick, we couldn't afford to spend money on overpriced radiation and the like. One doctor, as we were leaving Alaska with her, suggested we "put her down," as she could barely walk and had huge tumors on her legs. But we didn't, and we did some research and discovered a treatment called ESSIAC tea that has evidently saved thousands of humans from Cancer. It is a traditional Native American treatment discovered by a Canadian nurse, and she used it for many years until Big Pharma managed to shut her down. It's a simple formula and can be made easily. We gave it to Maggie--had to shoot it down her throat with a turkey baster to get enough into her--and within months, the tumors disappeared, she started running and playing again, chasing squirrels...and lived for two more very good years, until we were stupid enough to stop the Essiac, thinking she was "cured." Then the cancer came back gangbusters, and she died soon after. It broke our hearts, but we would recommend this treatment to anyone, and if I ever have cancer, that's the first treatment I'll start. I always tell this to people who may need to have the information.
This is what I mean: I feel that the medical profession generates income through fear tactics: "if you don't do this, this will happen." I've seen it in vets too. There are always good ones, of course; our own vet is very good about not over-immunizing and supporting the patient based on the owners beliefs and income...and even though we can now afford standard care, we will avoid it whenever possible.