The universe gives you the dog that you NEED not the dog that you want.
Libi was 2 years old when she came to live with Koda and I. In that short space of time we were her fourth home.
She was a sled-dog. Born to run and born to be free. Her whole face would light up when she was in full flight. She wasn't a natural leader but she was the cheer-leader and motivator of the team.
As Libi got older she became prone to ear infections and the heat aggravated this. The most common symptoms of an ear infection in dogs is that they will often shake, scratch or tilt their head. The ear can feel hot, have a discharge and odour. Balance difficulties may also occur.
I was in my second year of studying animal homeopathy when Libi had her first ear infection. She became very unsteady on her feet and had to lean against a tree for support. All that went through my head when I saw her in this state was PULSATILLA.
Within a couple of minutes after giving her one dose of 30c she was steady on her feet again. She walked by herself to one of the many holes she had dug in my garden, curled up and went to sleep. Sleep is a very good sign after taking a remedy as the body is only focusing on healing itself and nothing more.
Although Pulsatilla is not the most common remedy for ear infections it is one to consider. With Pulsatilla you may see bland, thick, yellow, green or cream discharges. A key note to this remedy is that the symptoms are always "changing" and "moving about".
Libi was a Pulsatilla. In homeopathy we call this a “constitutional remedy”. These are very deep-acting remedies that act on the animal as a whole.
Like Pulsatilla, Libi was sweet, gentle and at times a timid dog who had a fear of abandonment. She was very independent and demanding although sensitive and she loved attention. Her whole life had consisted of "change" and "moving about". She hated being inside, she was an outside dog, even in -2 degrees she was still sleeping outside at night.
The other keynote with Pulsatilla is that there is a feeling of “forsaken”. Before Libi came to live with me this “forsaken” feeling was a trend that you could identify in her past.
In summary I will leave you with this:
The common name for Pulsatilla is “Wind Flower”.
It is a beautiful flower that loves to grow on exposed hilly places where it gets blown around a lot.
It is mild, gentle yet yielding.
Like my little Pulsatilla.