Wow, this looks VERY scary even to a Mastiff, WOOF! But to Catahoulas, it’s business as usual hehe. Oh Annie, you are a beauty! A woman after my own heart, WOOF! She’s simply amazing! Her owner, Mary, shares with us what happened and how she handled it all so Annie could get back to Catahoula business as usual, WOOF!
Annie had received a gash on her side up near her neck while we were at our cabin for 4 days. Of course it happened the first day! A vet in this area is about 1 ½ hours away, so I decide to opt for treating her myself instead of going for stitches. The wound was deep but the bleeding had stopped and everything appeared to be fine and healing.
On day 5 after arriving back home, Annie scratched at the wound and opened it up. Only then did I realize exactly how deep it was. I had not taken a real good look because I thought it was healing and didn’t want to disturb the area. It was not looking very healthy at all. I disinfected it, but some salve on and waited. By day 6 it was starting to smell putrid. I knew that if I took her to our conventional vet, she would have to have an anesthetic, have the bad flesh cut away and stitching done and they would of course send her home with antibiotics, which I did not want to use.
This is Annie’s wound at it’s worst – keep in mind that it is very deep inside past what can been seen in the picture.
Dr. Harcourt suggested a homeopathic remedy of “Calendula – 200K” – 3 pellets.
Crushed on a spoon and held on Annie’s tongue.
This is Annie’s wound only 4 hours after the first remedy was given.
As you see, the change in only 4 hours was dramatic!! All the rotting flesh had turned pink and healthy. Truly amazing what the body can do to heal itself if we know the proper remedies and give it a chance :o)
Dr. Harcourt also suggested warm compresses of Calendula and St. John’s Wort tinctures. I added 10 drops of each to a bit of warm water. Dipped a cloth in and held it on the wound for 5 minutes. This was done 3 times a day for 3 days.
I continued with the pellet remedy of Calendula for three days.
3 x daily for the first day
2 x daily for the second day
Once for the third day and then use was discontinued as the wound was healing so well.
And the final picture on day 10.
So my beautiful girl was left with any barely any scar at all :o)
And she can go looking for more ways to get into trouble!!
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This treatment was specific to this dog. Seek out a qualified homeopath or homeopathic veterinarian to help you with a protocol specific to your own dog.
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Have a pawsitively tail waggin’, NATURALLY healthy day, WOOF!
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