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One Dog’s Poison Is Another Dog’s Medicine!


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Here in Kerala, The village people often use Nux Vomica seeds, commonly known as Poison nuts, to kill the stray dogs and rabid dogs. The powdered seeds are mixed with rice, and given to the dogs. You can imagine the result!


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Now, lets see the impact of same poison nut on another dog!


Mr R. had to close his shop for almost seven days! His wife, an officer in the government department, was totally out of mood, and was also on leave. Their two children could not go to school for a few days. There was only one reason behind all those situations– ‘Achu’ was not well, almost in dying state! Now you may wonder who is this Achu. He is their pet, a Dash dog brought from a kennel shop when he was very young. Within a few days, he became the pet of the whole family. They have many other dogs, but only Achu had the permission to enter the home, and was allowed to have food and sleep with the family. Hence, the other dogs were always jealous on him!


The things went wrong when they went for a pilgrimage. They had to handover Achu and other dogs to their relative for almost five days. Mr R’s family members are pure vegetarians. However they provide meat for the dogs, but Achu prefer pure vegetarian food unlike the other dogs. But when he was kept at the relative’s home, he had to take the common food (mainly non-veg) along with the other dogs. When Mr R and family came back from pilgrimage, Achu was not in good situation. He had lost interest in all activities; he was always on the floor, and very inactive. He was constipated since several days. And he lost interest to take food including his favorite items. There were chills with fever. Urine was very less in quantity. They had to feed the dog forcefully, but each feed resulted in retching. After trying some home remedies, they took the dog to a government veterinary poly clinic. They ruled out rabies on the basis of clinical findings and history. They had given some medicines, but could not help. Finally they took him to a famous vet surgeon in the city. He suggested x-ray, and an ultrasound scanning of the abdomen. In spite of his avarice nature, Mr. R was ready to spend for the investigations and treatments, because they loved Achu like their own family member. All reports were normal, except that the peristaltic movements were irregular. However there was no intestinal obstruction. They continued the medicines given by him. But, Achu’s condition was getting worse day by day. Finally, as usual, somebody suggested them to try Homeopathy.


Mr R came to me and asked my opinion. During the initial consultation, the dog was not brought to me. Even though I was not familiar with treating veterinary cases, on the basis of clinical features and the history told by Mr R, I prescribed Nux vomica 30C, 5 doses in milk sugar, and asked him to give the same in the evening for five consecutive days. After five days, Mr R came with a smiling face, along with a VIP – Mr Achu!


The Nux vomica 30 cured the dog, and is perfectly fine till date.


Mr R with his pet Achu.


In the first case, powdered poison nuts killed a stray dog, whereas, in the second case, the same poison nut in homeopathic dose saved a dog from the brim of death.


Hats off to Hahnemann for exploring the curability of several poisons for the benefit of all living creatures!


Dr Muhammed Rafeeque, BHMS.

Family Homoeopathic Clinic


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Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on August 11, 2011 at 7:01am
Thanks for sharing your experience.
Comment by Gwenyth Santagate on August 11, 2011 at 6:12am
I've used Nux for similar instances but also have used Arsenicum when there has been bloody diarrhea and constant vomiting (blood and mucus and acid).  Thank God for homeopathy!
Comment by Dr Muhammed Rafeeque on August 6, 2011 at 12:50am
Comment by Debby Bruck on August 5, 2011 at 9:56am
You have the most amazing stories to tell.

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