It’s a mantra. When your cat becomes unwell, you take them to the vet. But do veterinarians support a healthy cat, or do they, in fact, start them on the slippery slope of deteriorating health? Should you put all your faith in the advice you get from a veterinarian?
What if they have it wrong? If you have consulted with more than one vet for the health of your cat, or with several doctors for your own health, you will know that there are many variations in what they each recommend. But also many similarities.
For example, although almost every single vet will sell some form of commercial pet food, there will be different brands sold. I suggest that the differences come from the profit they make from the various companies, rather than from any research done on the quality of the product.
The vets are hoodwinked into believing that the products are ‘scientific’ and support health by the handsome sales reps that frequent their clinics. In fact, there is no science behind the benefits of commercial pet food. But there is science behind how detrimental it is to their health. It was Dr Pottinger who conducted research on the diets of cats that related to their health.
I have also heard of vets telling their friends never to feed their pets commercial pet food, although their clinics are stacked from floor to ceiling with it.
When there is this much inconsistency, this much lying (let’s call a spade a spade) in this very basic health requirement, can you trust them on any other topic?
Hoping that veterinarians will keep your cat healthy says a lot more about your entrenched beliefs than it does about their knowledge. It’s called consensus reality. It means that you don’t think about something; rather you simply follow the herd. You simply do what everyone else does without a second thought.
But what if they have it all wrong? What if, in a hundred years time, they will perfectly understand the harm that the current (chemical) medical and veterinary medicines do? What if that is the consensus reality then?
There are strong indications that this is so, right know, although only the true (and courageous) thinkers embrace it, as it goes against the norm.
Medicine does not understand the true nature of disease and health, so their medication go towards suppressing the symptoms rather than curing the cause. This means that the immune system is compromised. Which means further ill health will follow. Do veterinarians understand this? Maybe some do. But they are locked into a system. They have to pay back their not inconsiderable training costs. They have to obey their associations, who are invariably in the pocket of Big Pharma and Big Pet Food. There are truly times when I agree with the statement ‘money is the root of all evil’.
I have read that vets (and presumably doctors, too) quickly realise when they go into practice, how little they can really help. The more open minded ones, the more courageous ones, and yes, the more honest ones, will go back to college to study one of the holistic modalities, as some do.
I am not throwing the baby out with the bath water. I do believe that there are times where veterinary support can be useful, for whatever reasons. There are times when a diagnosis is really important, when surgery is needed or when a particular drug can save the day. However, this is, I believe much, MUCH less than is currently used. I also believe that the veterinary (and medical) treatment of chronic disease is very poor, as they have no real understanding of it. And if they do understand it, they have nothing to help with it.
Do veterinarians support your cat’s good health? Those that promote vaccinations, those that promote antibiotics for viruses, those that completely rely on tests rather than experience or intuition, those that use a lot of steroids, those that instil fear into the cat’s humans, those that clock up huge expenses, often unjustified, for the humans, I suggest don’t.
However, those that understand that a good diet supports good health and promote such a diet (which they don’t sell), those that tell you what to do to avoid deteriorating health, those that promote a healthy immune system, those that are trying to make your cat so healthy, that they won’t see much of them, I suggest do.
Invariably, these vets are true (not pseudo) holistic veterinarians or homeopathic veterinarians. Cats readily show their approval, or lack of, on their repeat visits. Most are terrified of chemical vets, but are happy (or at least not unhappy) to revisit their homeopathic vet/therapist. There is no greater accolade, no greater compliment.
If you are brave enough to step outside the box, to go against the norm, to take on the wrath of your family and friends, then I suggest that your cat’s health will benefit exponentially, much to their delight and approval.
And, by doing this, your own health will benefit.