We have dog drugs for common dog ailments and health problems. Dogs on drugs appear better, yet other problems show up. Are they new canine illness symptoms or side effects of prescription drugs?
Here is a dog who has never been on drugs and he's full of vitality.
I'm not here to play the blame game but I would like to point a few things out for your consideration.
Every day thousands of people who love their dogs immensely head to the vet for help. That well meaning vet prescribes the dog drug he or she was taught in med school.
More and more veterinarians are seeing the link between prescription drugs and disease, but what can you do or believe when you see different things in practice than you were taught in med school? That's got to be tough.
I remember listening to an interview by Tony Robbins with Deepak Chopra, M.D. where Deepak says he found medical school and teaching medical school fascinating, but when he went into private practice things changed. He spent all day writing prescriptions and then went home feeling like a legal drug pusher.
Once he changed to alternative medicine (Ayurveda), he was amazed. He would have patients come in on 15 medicines (ten for their problems and five for the side effects). With nutrition and specific supplements, he could wean people off of drugs they'd been on for years and the body would heal itself.
What I'm trying to do here is give you another perspective. I'm grateful someone did that for me, but it's up to you what you choose.
My own sister chose a different path than I did and I never pushed my beliefs on her. She saw no value in nutrition or exercise. I lost track of how many ailments she was diagnosed with or how many drugs she was on but both kept increasing. By the time she got into her 50s she felt old and miserable. Then one night her body gave up and she simply died in her sleep. I miss her.
Pet Prescription Drugs and Side Effects
In general, drugs take away symptoms, kill bacterial and kill parasites etc., but what happens to the drug inside the body? To be blunt, you don't just poop them out. The organs see drugs as toxins and try to filter them out. The undue stress wears them down and often they are forced to store them putting even more stress on the body.
Things like antibiotics ruin digestion by killing both good and bacteria. If our dogs can't digest their food properly, it is impossible for them to be healthy.
I hope you will consider alternatives to some of the dog drugs your vet may offer. If you are interested in specific drug side effects, you may be interested in:
If your dog is on prescription drugs and you are looking for alternatives; herbs and a change in dog food could be the answer. Let me know if I can help.
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