Porsche is a little Boxer pup that is thriving despite several congenital (inherited) defects that were keeping her from developing as a normal puppy. She is pictured here with Dr. Debbie Goode. I met Porsche at the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association meeting in September 2016. She had been adopted by Dr. Goode, who was able to provide round the clock care to keep this pup alive.
At 8 weeks, Porsche weighed just 0.5 lbs, which was only 10% of her siblings. She had this enormous head on a teeny body. Porsche's inherited conditions included an open fontanelle (gap in her skull), hydrocephalus (fluid on brain), an umbilical hernia, and a large cleft palate which prevented her from safely nursing or eating solid food unless she was tube fed. Dr. Goode knew I practiced homeopathy and remembered from my lectures that homeopathy can heal patients from inherited health problems.
We reviewed her case and prescribed Calcarea carbonica, a homeopathic medicine intended to stimulate her body to heal the defects in her brain, skull and palate so that she could begin to grow. Within days of her treatment, Porsche began to show obvious changes - she started gaining weight, and the holes in her palate and her skull began to close. The pictures to the right show the large size of her cleft palate on Day 2 of life, compared to after her homeopathic treatment, which shows the rapid closures that occured after the Calcarea was administered.
As you can see from her 5 lb. picture today, she is looking more and more like a normal pup! The size of her head is now nearly normal, and the hole in the roof of her mouth has nearly closed (a rare event without surgical intervention). The umbilical hernia has also closed. Cheers to Dr. Goode for her dedication to Porsche and to homeopathy for giving Porsche the chance to thrive in health!