One of the greatest challenges for a homeopath is treating an animal. Homeopathy relies very much on subjective symptoms, such as how someone feels or the sensation of the pain (aching, shooting, burning, dragging, etc). So, to be successful in treating an animal, you have to develop other skills.
Observation of body language is useful not just in treating animals, but allows a true picture of a human to come through, too. Humans tend to compensate a lot, to conform to their society, culture, religion, family, friends, peer group, etc. Humans are a herd animal and most feel more comfortable if they are accepted by members of their chosen group.
However, this may not be in accordance with their true nature.
So to some extent, both humans and animals are difficult to treat because they either can’t or won’t tell you their true essential selves.
As a consequence, homeopaths have to develop good observing skills. I often liken the need for a homeopath to develop good detective abilities.
When I was a student homeopath, one of my cats stopped eating. After a couple of days, I took her to the vet, who diagnosed kidney failure. His prognosis was poor.
Refusing his proffered drugs, I brought her home and pored over my books. Trying to bring in all her subtle signs and symptoms was a challenge, but not impossible.
After extensive research, I gave her the indicated homeopathic remedy. It was from a home made kit I had recently bought, all in plastic bottles and in very low potency (strength). Plastic bottles are not considered suitable for homeopathic remedies as they are porous.
I gave her one dose. Within 10 minutes she came into the kitchen asking for food. Her appetite never looked back.
She required only a few more doses, before the condition completely cleared up. She lived several more healthy years, after this.
My double delight in not only healing my cat, but in my first successful case (human or animal), knew no bounds!
And a little delight in proving the medical profession wrong did not go unnoticed!
But it also taught me a lot more, subsequently. The main lessons I got from this in later years, was that if you get the right remedy, you can get wonderful results even with a low potency. The other important point is that you don’t necessarily need many doses. And the third lesson was that they can survive bad storage.
People often give too many doses, in desperation for something to happen. But, with the right remedy, that something normally happens quickly. Best results come from putting the time in to get the right remedy.
The homeopathic treatment for cat kidney failure may take a professional homeopath some time to work out. In the meantime, make sure other aspects of your cat’s life is healthy, such as diet, family stress and so forth.