Pets and IC

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Many of you may know that I am a huge "animal person". I have a privately run rescue (run by me and my family, exclusively). We are up to 40 animals now and one day, we hope to have a massive facility.

Although I am not licenced to treat other people's animals, I treat my own animals quite successfully, and I do get questions all of the time regarding problems with the animals of others and I often will make suggestions based on what we do with humans for the pet owner to discuss with his or her vet.

I have found through this work, much of what we can do with humans, we can acheive with animals. When pets get digestive issues, or infections, they are fairly easy to treat with the same methods we use on humans, and with this kind of treatment, unneccessary medications may be avoided which will add to the long term health and life span of your beloved fur child. My oldest living animal was a 23 year old dog and he died a natural death in my arms. And all but one of my animals have lived long lives. The one that didn't died of a fibrosarcoma caused by a vaccine (this was the diagnosis by a licensed veterinary dsoctor).

What I have noticed through these years is that with necessary spaying and neutering to prevent more unwanted animals that ultimately become euthanized, many of these animals end up with urinary disturbances like IC. I think the reason for this is because their sex organs have been removed (I discuss this in my dissertation regarding full hysterectomies in humans). These smptoms are treatable in animals as they are in humans and animals can recover from this imabalance. However, wouldn't it be a better approach if we simply were able to prevent these situations from occuring in the first place?

Part of what we do in our practice is to educateon the causal factors of IC so that once well, relapse may be avoided. Of equal importance is that our patients may then become better educators for their children and prevent them from becoming ill. The same is true for animals. I stumbled upon this vet through a friend. It is a great video! I would watch it from start to finish. I want to say before you watch it, I myself for years have been asking that my vet to perform surgeries in the way this doctor is recommending. This was something I was concerning myself with in my female dogs however, it never occured to me to consider it in my male dogs,  but, honestly, this just makes sense. Humans get vasectomies, why not male dogs? This vet is discussing what she has seen happen to her animal patients all of these years with their health due to the medical practices in veterinary medicine today.

I completely agree that animals need to be prevented from procreating!!! COMPLETELY! I am not advocating the procreation of any animals. But, I agree that what this doctor is saying is really important and could really diminish IC in animals! Watch this, it's great!