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In Sept of 2013, I rescued a dog name Tilly who came down with distemper. She was tested it was positive for Canine Distemper. Tilly's case was extremely bad. Various treatments were given including allopathic, homeopathic, herbs, super foods, massage, and surgery were all tried over a 2 month period. None of these treatments seem to stop the progression of the disease. She was still going down to the point she became paralyzed with her head tilted and would bite at me, a true sign of distemper in its final stage. During the two month period Tilly had four veterinarians working very hard to save her. She could not drink on her own nor did she want anything to drink so I had to force liquids down with a syringe. Tilly was at the point where the quality of life was so bad I was going to have her put down. 

Lucky for Tilly, I had gone to Bastyr University, a naturopathic school where I studied Homeopathy. I have 108 hours in this subject from this school. I decided to really look into her symptoms and try to determine a homeopathic remedy for her. I chose Baryta Carb one dose 200 C potency. It was amazing within a short period she began to stand up and went over to the water bowl and began drinking. Each day she improved; on day 15 she was moving around fast, drinking, eating, etc. like a normal dog. I have never seen anything like this to act so rapidly. Clearly this homeopathic medicine worked for her. Just one dose and it was like it worked on her body so fast. After a month her skin became dry and flaky, I choose not to give anything for this which turned out to be fine this went away a few weeks later; it may have been her body detoxing through the skin. Within 6 weeks Tilly was cured. She runs around today like she was never sick. 

I have included some different symptoms I used to determine the medicine I decided on. Agglutination of the nostrils, Tilly was small for her breed, she was cold and would cover herself, shaking, shy, dilatation of pupils, scabs around nose, breathing was difficult, chest congested, and paralyzed. One clear thing was that her nose always had agglutination of the nostrils. There are only 5 remedies for this listed in Kent Repertory of homeopathic materia medica. When the paralysis starts another remedy is Helleborus to consider. 

What I learned through this journey is to do Homeopathy first and foremost. The potency that I always seem to have the best results from is 200 C for both people and animals. Never discard any symptom no matter how small. I can think of two cases where dogs were cured by one clear symptom. One being the dog was suffering from grief - found the dog sitting beside a dead dog who apparently was its friend. I had treated the dog for being shy and for grief with a homeopathic medicine that did not work. When I included the shyness, grief and added her texture and color of her stool this is when the cure came. The remedy given was Ferr Phos and later followed up with Puls. The other dog was incontinent; tests and x-rays showed nothing physically wrong with this dog. How I determined her remedy was by the physical structure of her body. She laid down with one of her back legs pointed upward which is her lower knee foot part of the leg. There were two remedies that listed laying down this way with incontinent problem. Clearly taking every single aspect of the body to determine the homeopathic remedy to be administered is key to finding the right remedy. 

One thing I see in Homeopathy, is when a doctor prescribes a remedy over and over again and it does not bring about any lasting change in the first place – the doctor will say, keep giving it. Well this is exactly how you prove a medicine and not how you cure the patient. 

I have been studying Homeopathy and have been using remedies for over 30 years. For me it is the best medicine on the planet. It can bring about cures like no other healing methods. 

Tilly is an example of a dog that was cured from distemper. I know there are various modalities to treating distemper and that Homeopathy needs to be taken seriously to consider.

Neck twisted and barely able to walk from distemper. Tilly was taken to Houston, TX where a special distemper surgery was performed. It did not work and her head formed knots with scabs on them. Tilly had weight lost and you can see where she had agglutination on her nostrils (crust covered her nostrils).


Pepper, a Shih Tzu dog, was rescued on June 22, 2001 from the City of Dallas animal shelter. He was matted with clumps of hair and infested with ticks and fleas. Pepper was filthy dirty and even worse he had dead skin with oozing pus all down his back. The dead skin was hard and black. Two veterinarians confirmed that the skin on Pepper had been burned. Pepper was either set on fire or had acid poured on him.

On July 4, 2001, Pepper's health turned for the worse. He collapsed and was taken to the vet.

Billy and I have always had hearts for the underdogs. Every animal on our planet has a right to have his needs met, to lead a happy, healthy life of freedom and self-expression. The little dog's pain and his needs touched our hearts. Through his misery and our compassion, we had chosen each other. Had we been of gambling mentality, we surely would have called this"a long shot." And so, we began the long, hard haul of rehabilitation, absolutely and foolishly against the odds.

We learned Pepper had granulomatous meningoencephalitiis, a fatal disease. He was prescribed Prednisone, a steroid, but his condition kept getting worse. When we picked Pepper up from the vet he could not walk, bark or control his bodily movements. The dog was suffering from shaking non-stop.

I had just listened to a compact disc about Ron Diamond who had undergone a water fast and then went on raw food. He had cancer and was able to cure himself by fasting and a vegan raw diet. Since Pepper was not eating or drinking, my husband and I decided to clean out his system and give him water for eleven days.

We gave Pepper water through a syringe daily and he began to get more energy. He gradually got to where he could drink on his own. After eleven days he began to have an appetite. I put him on a 100 percent raw food diet, all organic. We gave him a lot of vegetables and raw hamburger meat, along with a vegetarian nutrition supplement powder called Missing Link. He was given a single dose of homeopathic remedy. This combination helped Pepper regain his strength.

On July 16, 2001, Pepper began to drag himself with his front legs; the back legs were still immobile. The veterinarian recommended the use of wheels for Pepper to help him move around. Pepper was rubbing sores between his legs when he would urinate due to his partial mobility.

We were not giving up.

While at the Whole Foods market buying food for Pepper I decided to get a quick seat massage. I asked Scott Harness, the massage therapist, if he know anyone that gave dog massages. It turned out that Scott was certified and had been studying dog massage and acupressure for years. His business is called Chi Dog. I started to take Pepper to massage therapy.

Pepper began walking on all four legs several weeks later. He is now running and barking and is full of life.

The treatments we chose for Pepper worked. Fasting, organic raw food, supplements for animals, homeopathy and massage-acupressure therapy helped Pepper recover from a once fatal disease. We believe Pepper is cured of his disease and has not been sick in over five years now.

Pepper is doing great and has officially become a new member of our canine family. He got his own Harley Davidson collar with a bone ID tag. His life has made a turn for the best. Pepper's hair has grown back from the burns and is shinny and full. His veterinarian is amazed by Pepper's recovery from a once fatal diagnosis.

We have all been blessed by Pepper. And now, we want Pepper's story and video to bless you too. There is not gamble involved in getting well and staying well. Disease is not some cruel, roulette game humans and animals, alike, are forced to play. We do not have to rely on chance to beat the disease odds. We only need "the truth about how to get well and stay well." The healthy healing path set before us and which we were blessed enough to choose is available to all of us because it is based on "the natural, physiological laws of life."

Pepper is truly a miracle dog.

A picture is worth a thousand words. A moving picture (video) is worth a hundred thousand words. Bill, Pepper and I hope you will see Pepper's video. We hope you will share our web site with your friends and loved ones. We hope your animals will be blessed by your adventures into healthy healing.