Case Study Zach Anastassiades –
Written by owner Mrs. Anastasiades in November 2008
Born November 2007
Zach is a
highly pedigreed Boxer from Tanyati boxers in Johannesburg. He comes
from a line of champions.
At 6 months
old Zach was neutered. Prior to this he had no skin problems at all.
days Zach started to erupt in lumps. At first we thought he had eaten
something, or had been stung. His first line of treatment was
allopathic. He was given antihistamines and cortisone and antibiotics.
months of repeated courses there was minimal improvement and we heard of
and visited Anuska Viljoen in Sedgefield. He was still covered in lumps
treatment given can be better detailed by Anuska but it consisted of
drops – Pulsatilla homeopathic medicine - Heel Drainage drops and a raw
food diet. Although we were warned that the treatment may cause the
symptoms to get worse before they got better I must confess I was not
prepared for the severity of the hundreds of lumps that appeared.
However, we persisted and are very grateful that we did. A biopsy that
my husband and I wanted to have done, was performed but turned out not
to be necessary as the diagnosis given by Anuska of allergy was
months the treatment of Pulsatilla was reduced and after a month’s
observation was discontinued. The lumps gradually disappeared. The raw
food diet is still, and will always be, continued and Zach has the most
amazing shiny, lump free coat. He is a picture of health and I will be
eternally grateful that we embarked on this treatment.
He has now
been lump free for 6 months.
Update: September 2009 – He has required only a few single
doses of Pulsatilla in the last year, when the skin appeared to become a