This is the story of Brownie, a Chihuahua mix female, who had numerous chronic issues and resolved them using self selection. In addition to Immune Modulated Hemolytic Anemia, she had arthritis, GI issues with symptoms including lethargy, panting, not wanting to eat, fever and diahrrea. Her medications included Tramadol, Prednisone, Metronidazole, Fortiflora, and Sucralfate (which actually has a Slippery Elm base.) Brownie is perhaps the most dramatic case of overall improvement in a canine I have experienced after a zoopharmacognosy session. She is off all medications (except for an occasional pain pill for her leg) and her conditions have normalized. I am fortunate enough to get to see her on occasion, and she continues to maintain health and gain strength to this day.
As she was very timid and shy, I began having her owner offer her rose water (adrenalin reducer, physiologically calming ) which she repeatedly inhaled deeply and licked off the hand, with eyes closed. I added Orange Flower water which she licked as well. She was very shy and hesitant to approach me, so I offered Frankencense and Violet Leaf, which is selected when something fearful is anticipated or for comfort of the heart. She licked at the Violet Leaf bottle, so I put a little on my finger, which she licked off repeatedly, softening her body posture and relaxing more and more, getting closer to me in search of her healing remedies.
I continued to offer emotionally supportive oils, like Mimosa (which she inhaled), Neroli and Linden Blossom, which she insistently licked off the hand, closing her eyes, and continued for numerous applications. After a few moments she laid down.
I began offering her nutritional remedies including various sources of proteins (spirulina, barley grass, etc) vitamins and minerals, essential fatty acids such as comfrey macerated oil (for bone and soft tissue healing), Rosehip oil and Rice Bran oil (frequently selected by canines). Her preferences were the Comfrey and Rosehip oils, of which she ingested a small amount. (NOTE: Even though it is important to allow an animal to select all it needs of most remedies, fatty oils should be consumed on a more limited basis, especially in cases of pancreatitis. Your veterinarian should always be consulted for testing.)
Since she was interested in the Rosehip oil, she also consumed rosehip powder (high in Vit A and C for cellular regeneration and tissue repair and may help absorb nutrients from other remedies as they are usually taken alternatively with other remedies) moistened with a bit of rice bran oil (reduces harmful cholesterol and high in antioxidants).
Even thought she was on pain medications, I offered her some remedies (typically selected by animals for pain) for inhalation, including wintergreen, St Johns Wort and birch, which she was very interested in and returned to repeatedly.
She was now much more relaxed, and laid down in a little ball to sleep. When I started moving quietly to pack and leave, she awoke and came to the edge of the couch, with very soft eyes, and licked me happily. What a change from the tense, reserved little Brownie I first met!
Her owners have said, "Brownie is still doing very well! She is playful and eating great, acting like her old self again!I did notice with her though, both before and after the session, that she loves to go lay under the rosebush that we have in the yard." We are providing her with a reliable source for Rose water, her favorite. They also are applying comfrey poultices to the leg and offering her the tea to continue healing her bone.