Do you want a wildly healthy, naturally disease-resistant animal who outlives that ever decreasing “average” life span? Do you want a magnetically attractive Vital Animal that irresistibly draws people to her? One who doesn’t cost you a fortune in vet bills because she’s so darned healthy? Join Dr. Will Falconer, a vet since 1980, and a fully homeopathic one since 1992 and discover how to make and keep a truly Vital Animal. These animals are changing the world, and yours can join our pack. Hit subscribe and get ready to turn heads.
Lyme Disease: Why treatment is 100% unnecessary
#021 Lyme is a strange disease, and I invited Dr. Todd Cooney to weigh in on it as he’s researched it carefully and, like me, has seen dogs with positive titers who are completely healthy and free of symptoms. All too often, conventional veterinarians recommend a month’s worth of antibiotic treatment for these titer positive yet healthy dogs. Is that more risk than benefit, knowing what we know now about the importance of the microbiome to health? How about the Lyme vaccine? Should you get that to keep your dog safe? Dr. Cooney brings in the “big guns,” the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, all board certified experts whose answer to this question should make everyone stand up and take notice. Is your vet up to speed on this disease? If not, when you learn what we’ve got here for you in this episode, you can prevent unnecessary treatment and over-prevention. “No” is a complete sentence, by the way… For more info and links to this episode, head over to this page: https://VitalAnimal.com/21
Taking homeopathic practice out of the black box
#020 Have you ever considered using homeopathy to help your animals? Or, does it just seem too unbelievable or weird or just, well, unclear what it is exactly? And what does it look like if you embark on hiring a homeopathic vet to help you? This episode answers those questions for you, so you can better understand what homeopathy is (and isn’t) know what to expect from a homeopathic vet visit have an answer to the skeptics who say it’s “only a placebo!” see how very important you are to the process of getting your animal cured! I share down to earth experience from my homeopathic practice and include a definition of possible outcomes, not only from homeopathy, but from any treatment of any kind. A case of a heartworm positive dog is related to illustrate how wide reaching and life changing homeopathy can be. If you’ve ever had questions or even reservations about homeopathy, you’ll want to tune in to this episode. For more links and resources, click this link to get to the show notes: https://VitalAnimal.com/20
Dealing With Vet Hazing
#019 This week’s episode is in response to a plea from a dog owner on Facebook. She was finding the vets around her intent on selling her “drugs” (read: pesticides) and vaccines when she didn’t want either. She called it “literally PUSHING” her to get these unwanted treatments. While she’s been avoiding them for a few years as her dog has been doing well since a switch to a raw food diet three years ago, she still would like to avail herself of veterinary services from time to time: — Worm checks — HW tests — titers How to get that diagnostic work done without being pressured into unwanted poisons and vaccines she knows are not necessary? Can you relate to Shanna’s difficult position? Would you like to have better control over what you consume at a vet’s office without being pushed (or worse, shamed) for your “knowing better” than to partake in dangerous drugs? I’ve got some answers for Shanna, and share an even more egregious pressuring by a vet whose motto seemed to be “My way or YOU’LL PAY.” When I wrote about this on my blog some years back, the conventional veterinary community shrieked fowl. No matter, as my readership could relate and shared similar stories and appreciation. Perhaps these examples and answers will help empower you to be a wiser consumer and get only the services and products you choose from my profession. For the show notes and links for this episode, hit this link: https://VitalAnimal.com/19
Colostrum vs Transfer Factor: What's Wiser?
#018: Have you sought to strengthen your animal’s immune system and been told colostrum is an amazing natural way to do that? How it’s specially made to help calves survive in the germ filled world they are born into, and so, it’s good for you and your animals? I’ve long been impressed with a component of colostrum called transfer factor. It’s well studied for over 60 years with thousands of research papers published on it world wide. I chose to use it in myself and my patients based largely on all that research and the results have often been quite remarkable in both me and the animals who’ve gotten it. In this episode, I’ve clarified the differences between colostrum and a key immune component, transfer factor. The two are significantly different in who they can help. Knowing the difference will help you do better for your animals (and yourself) and save you money when you make an informed choice between these two seemingly similar products. Inside, you’ll discover: — what’s in colostrum that makes it so amazing — who exactly benefits most from it (and how those who do can die without it) — how a critical time factor makes all the difference between the two — how the size of colostrum’s main ingredient limits its usefulness If you’ve ever wondered if colostrum and transfer factor are interchangeable, you won’t want to miss this episode. For links and more on this episode, see the show notes at https://VitalAnimal.com/18
Is vegan food right for your dog or cat?
#017 Dr. Marybeth Minter shares a case with us, a dog I’ve heard about over the years, long suffering with horrible allergic skin disease. Kali, the middle aged Border Collie had lost all her coat, had open sores, was regularly plagued with fleas, and Chrystal, her owner had tried everything without success. Kali was on various raw food diets, healthy supplements, and had been prescribed for by two other well qualified homeopathic vets in the past without much improvement. When Dr. Minter was called upon, in addition to using the constitutional prescribing approach, she suggested that toxins might be playing a role and recommended a radical diet change: a plant based diet, based on recipes from Dr. Richard Pitcairn. Chrystal rolled up her sleeves and began feeding Kali this way, thinking she had nothing to lose: she’s tried everything else and her poor dog had suffered long enough! Tune in to hear what this radical idea has resulted in. Regardless of your views on “right vs wrong” feeding, this is worth your time. For more info and links, be sure to see the show notes for this episode at https://VitalAnimal.com/17
Titers: Are you using them wisely?
#016 In this interview, I’m the guest and I’m being interviewed on homeopath Julie Anne Lee’s Adored Beast show. Tune in to learn how you can use titers wisely and save both money and your pet’s health when you know this stuff. Titers seem simple enough on the surface: they are measures of antibodies your animal has made to a germ of some sort, usually a virus. But what are the limits of titer testing? Does your vet read titers properly? Do breeders understand the difference between vaccination and immunization? 13:00 What value does a titer have? Less vaccines? And why would you want to limit vaccines? If a vaccine label says “Repeat annually” what does that really mean? Is annual titer testing a better path or a waste? What’s DOI? How is that important? 16:15 What are the limits of titer testing? When the titer falls, is your animal really no longer immune? 22:53 How likely are puppyhood illnesses going to hurt a senior? Is revaccinating your senior more risk than benefit? All this and more is answered in this episode to help you be a wise guardian for those innocent animals in your care, what ever species they are. For more help, be sure to see the show notes for this episode at https://VitalAnimal.com/16
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Just listened to Episode #20 from 1/11/21
Thank you Dr Falconer for taking homeopathy out of the black box. Your explanations were clear & helped me to understand the science of homeopathy.
This is my favorite podcast to listen to. A variety of meaningful topics are discussed. Dr. F does a great job of making it easy to understand complicated subjects. This podcast has helped me start thinking of ways to dive deeper into natural health for my pets. I would recommend this podcast to anyone who knows a lot about integrative healing or support, or is new on their journey.
A balanced approach
I love this podcast by Dr. Will. Very informative and educational for the pet parent and anyone interested in health.