Homeopathic Medicine and Why Pet Health Doesn’t Practice It

At Pet Health, we treat patients using integrative care. Many pet parents wonder why we do not offer homeopathy. We provide only treatments, whether alternative or traditional, which have been scientifically shown in peer-reviewed clinical studies to be both safe and effective for use.

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Unsound Homeopathic Principles

Homeopathy is based on a set of core principles. One, the Law of Similars, states that like cures like. For example, a substance which causes hives in a healthy individual has the inherent ability to cure a sick individual’s hives. According to homeopathy, the expression of symptoms is a sign of an illness leaving the body, opposed to traditional medicine which views symptoms as a sign of illness in the body. In homeopathy, treating and relieving symptoms is believed to worsen disease.
Homepathy’s Law of Infinitesimals states that a remedy is made more powerful through dilution, meaning the smallest doses are the most powerful – a logically flawed assumption. In homeopathy, substances are so diluted that they barely contain any of the original properties (like plant extracts). Homeopathic practitioners believe that diluted substances contain “memories” or “energies” of the original substances and have the ability to transfer them to patients.


Additional Problems with Homeopathic Medicines:

  • Not FDA-evaluated for safety and effectiveness
  • Available without prescriptions
  • Based on unsound, unproven theories
  • No scientific evidence of efficacy

The absence of scientific evidence proving the efficacy of homeopathy is not for lack of trying. Despite countless studies conducted throughout a 150-year period, no scientific proof or documentation has been found to support the success of homeopathic remedies.

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Always Ask Your Veterinarian

The most popular homeopathic remedy marketed toward today’s pet parents is called Rescue Remedy. It’s based on homeopathic theories developed in the 1930s, which posited that curing the mind with homeopathy would cure the body. Rescue Remedy claims to treat anxiety in dogs, but there is no scientific evidence to back these claims.
For your pet’s safety, always check with a veterinarian before spending lots of money on and administering unknown substances to your pet.


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Pet Health Hospital is a life saver. My poor cat was attacked by another cat and developed a terrible abscess on her little head. Dr. Pizzillo was the attending veterinarian who treated my BabyGir!!. She was able to get the situation under control before it became more serious. Dr. Pizzillo is compassionate and caring. She has a very calming way about her and put my worries at ease. The entire staff is very professional and welcoming. I am going to recommend Pet Health Hospital to anyone needing an excellent veterinarian. Thank you to all of you!!!!

– Jennifer C.

Pet Health has been a wonderful health care service for our baby – Gracie.  She has a very serious health issue arise – and Dr. Lewis texted on a regular basis to check on her, to see how things were progressing and to see if we needed any help.   I am very grateful for their genuine love and concern for our dog.  thank you!

– Mee F.

Love this vet! Clean and high tech! The entire staff was friendly and so loving to my dog! First time here and I have already recommended this place to all my friends! The vet even followed up with us as she said she would on the urine test.

– Adrian W.

Great place. We’ve been to many vets throughout our dogs 7 years life span. This is the best place we’ve been to so far. Dr. Renee Lewis has a great presence and our dog was surprisingly extremely calm around her (he like every other dog, don’t like vets..).

This clinic is not very pushy wanting to do ‘extra’ work to create a larger bill. 

Dr. Lewis also showed that she really cared and took her time to get to know our dog, and explaining everything after the surgery. 

I’m done with Veterinaries that only cares about profit and rush through the consultation because they’re overbooked!

The staff here are also very friendly and helpful. They made us feel welcome!

I highly recommend this place!


– Sarah W.

Pet Health Animal Hospital is simply amazing. We found Dr. B and his team shortly after adopting our first dog. Being new to the area, we were concerned with finding the right vet that cared about our dog as much as we did. Lucky enough, we walked right into the perfect vet. From overnight stays to surgeries, Dr B and his team make us feel so comfortable, put any concern at ease, and are masters of communication. There is never a question left unanswered, or an update left undelivered. The whole team knows our dogs when we walk in, and our dogs are always excited and sprinting to get into the vet to see them. I tell people all the time that my favorite part of living in Las Vegas is Pet Health Animal Hospital!

– Andrew G.

The doctors and assistants do an amazing job here. I wasn’t sure what to do with my Sasha so I brought her in fearing the worst. Dr. Jessica Pizzillo was simply the best. She was able to remove the growth the same day and at a fraction of the cost of other estimates I had received, all while putting my Sasha through the least amount of trauma possible.

The front desk staff was also very kind and understanding when it comes to stressful situations like this. Stephanie and the rest of the staff made me feel comfortable and were very professional.

– Scott H.

Absolutely incredible vet! The level of service and attention is the best I’ve ever experienced anywhere.