The Animal “Citizen”

In the previous article I mentioned the role that homeopathy can play in finding a more responsive balance for the needs of our pets.

The increasing needs of our animal citizens are frequently disregarded by our unnatural system of life. We can see a sharp rise in the behavioral problems of both cats and dogs that live in close contact with humans. Therefore we should be asking if they are able to cope with their environment with the same balanced and calm rapport as their parents did 15 years ago.

If we want to maintain objectivity, we have to recognize that there are very few and the numbers are continuously decreasing. Considering that a dog is a “sponge” that systematically absorbs the problems of their owners, such behavioral deviations become inevitable.

Anyone with even a minimal spirit of observation has noted that pets tend to closely resemble their owners. As we force them to live in ever smaller apartments, with life rhythms that are totally dependent upon our needs and problems, how can we think that our “friends” would be able to adapt without consequence? Let’s try to empathize with our dog, to have the same superfine hearing and to have to undergo an unceasing bombardment of sounds and noises that surround us day and night. This acoustic bombardment joined with other causes discussed below, results in a sharp increase of dogs that bark constantly or attempt to attack anyone passing by even when they are in comfortable parks or adequate green spaces. Let’s think further about how we provide rules for his physiological needs: short and frantic walks, life spent inside a small apartment, rarely enjoying the sun on their fur or the stimulating breeze of a beautiful spring day. It’s true that, often such hardships arise because of the legitimate fear of seeing him end up under a car, but too often our animals are treated as objects. Consider also how we meddle with their sexuality either by surgical or chemical methods. On the contrary, the problems of our animals come from the guilt that inevitably arises from a number of restrictions where we subject them: such guilt leads to the inability to know how or want to put any education limit to our friends, often make real misfits. Then it explained the big number of aggressive animals, biting their own parents, hypersensitive to any external stimulus or to pain; or always agitated, howling: such subjects are not normally educated in any way to limit certain habits or attitude and so they feel allowed to do any kind of behavior. Also the fear and shyness often come from unsafe behavior of the parents of the animal.

It’s evident that the root of the problems can be solved just through different systems of coexistence and education (of the parents) but it’s also true that many situations can be solved brilliantly with adequate homeopathic treatments. In fact, homeopathy is able to optimize the animals response to stress, and drastically reduce the consequences.

Before facing the techniques that can allow us to correct the described situations, next we will talk about the rules that allow for a viable prevention of such problems beginning at the early age of puppy.