Saturday, 5 May 2007

Not all in the mind

A pilot study undertaken by eight vets found that 79% of animals treated with homeopathy over a six-month period showed an improvement in their condition, according to their owners. A total of 767 animals were assessed, with particularly good results for arthritis and epilepsy in dogs and hyperthyroidism in cats. Co-author Dr Robert Mathie commented: "Although research has shown that homeopathy can be effective in treating mastitis in cows, there has been little investigation into the use or effectiveness of homeopathy in companion animals. Homeopathic vets and pet owners frequently report successful results from the therapy, and further good quality research is required. This pilot is the first step towards the identification of suitable future research projects." Ref: British Homeopathic Association


I, like the view said...

maybe it's the extra attention?

Kevin the Collie said...

Hey, kev here - nice post, and thanks for visiting my blog. I have a real problem with a skin allergy - the vet calls it atopy. My Mum and Dad have changed my diet to a hypoallergenic dry food, and I am now also taking Omega 3,6 and 9 oils. These are supposed to help skin conditions
Kevin xx