Thank you guys very very much. I was leery about the idea of these to begin with and I'm glad I got some feedback. Unfortunately the vet already gave him 1 out of the 4 doses of nosodes and I need to figure out what to do next.
Meowmie, my vet saw my kitten yesterday - he was sick over the weekend with what looked to be pneumonia (you gave me great info in the other thread) but he's pretty much back to his normal self. I'm giving antibiotics and using a humidifier and that seems to be helping a lot. Now my vet gave him the nosodes yesterday and she said that homeopathic vaccines are different from normal ones in that they can actually be helpful to give when an animal is ill because they boost the immune system, whereas with normal vaccines you would never vaccinate a sick cat. Does this sound right to anyone else? I would never want to jeapordize my kitty.
The nosodes are supposed to be given every 3 weeks for 4 months but after more reading and getting feedback I think I need to go the conventional route for his first shots and just check titers each year. Ugh, I wish I never would have listened to her to give the first round, she's just so persuasive. Does anyone have any idea how long I'd need to wait to give the normal vaccines since he's had one round of nosodes already? Would the nosodes interact with the normal vaccines?
I feel so confused about this vet. I initially went to her because of another cat who's a chronic vomiter and conventional veterinary medicine did nothing to help him for years. After seeing her, his problems have almost stopped entirely and she's been a HUGE help. That cat is the healthiest he's ever been.
But whereas I didn't want to go with a clinic who is entirely "conventional" medicine, she seems to be too much on the side of "alternative" medicine and I need a happy medium. She's great for behavioral problems and for suggesting remedies to complement
my pet's healthcare but I'm starting to feel nervous about her expertise when an animal is actually really sick. For example (maybe someone can help me with this) she said that 98-99 degrees is a normal temperature for a cat and I've always been told by other vets that it's higher and around 102?
I'm sorry for the long post. I just want my kitties to be as healthy as they can be and conventional medicine hasn't always worked for me in the past. But I certainly don't want to jeapordize them by not giving them something they should have.