Case Quizes

It’s a Dog’s Life!


Elaine Lewis finds the simillimum for another dog.

Yes, it’s another dog case, try and guess the remedy!


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Mom, it’s time for the quiz, and here I am with the Fall Entertainment Report!

The what?

Announcement-the-first: On October 18th, I’m seeing Styx in Williamsport. YAY!!! Let’s give a big round of applause for Styx!


 styx again

They look like a motorcycle gang!  Did you say Williamsport, Pennsylvania?  Where the heck is that????  I thought you were going to Atlantic City!

Next announcement:

Let me guess.  You’re going to see the Rolling Stones in Mumbai!

No, Mom; TV!  I’m giving a report on the Fall Season! I can’t wait for fall television because my favorite shows are back. Season 7 of “the Big Bang Theory”. I know you say it’s just like “3rd Rock From the Sun” (which our non-American readers may not be familiar with) but it’s hilarious! The best thing about it is the characters’ constant references to “Harry Potter”!

Oh!  Well now everyone’s going to want to watch it!

Also this month, be on the lookout for season 10 of “Grey’s Anatomy”! It’s important because it’s Sandra Oh’s last season as Cristina Yang. Her departure could hit the show hard!

I for one will miss her very much!

Mom, I think you’ll survive since you don’t even watch the show!  But, I’m surprised it survived the writing-off of George O’Malley and Izzie Stevens in season 6!

Me too!  Who are George O’Malley and Izzie Stevens?

I can’t wait for “the Vampire Diaries”, Season 5.  Season 25 of the Simpsons is coming on the 29th.

Now you’re talkin’!

the simpsons

YAY!!! It’s hard to believe the Simpsons has been on for nearly 25 seasons!   Season 17 of “South Park” is this month too.  I don’t even know why I even bother to watch it. It’s not that funny anymore and this season is even 10 episodes shorter than normal, but I’m always curious as to what Matt and Trey are going to do next or how they will ruin the endings this time!  I think it may be on its way to being the longest running show on television after “the Simpsons”.

They’re just hanging on to get in the record books.  It’s not very flattering.  Is this fascinating report about to end? 

I’m getting to the most exciting announcement!

I hope so because I think I can hear the Quiz audience snoring!

Michael J.Fox is returning to television again on September 26th.


That’s it?  That was your big announcement?

So did anyone die this month?

I don’t think so!

Whose case do we have this month?

I’m glad you finally asked!  I’ve become a kind of dog magnet.

We have another dog case?

Yes, but I have to come up with a fictitious name!

Mom, I don’t think the dog is going to mind being in the ezine!

Shana, this particular dog has a very high opinion of herself, and I don’t want her to sue me!  See for yourself! 


Hi Elaine,

I am still doing well since my one dose of dry Phosphorus 6C.


I’ll let you know when I need another dose. I wanted to ask you about possibly taking a case for my little female dog. I started seeing blood in her urine over the weekend, and I took her to the vet today to find the cause. Apparently, my dog has bladder crystals, which is common in small, female dogs.

I did not know that! 

My vet recommended surgery, I was wondering if you would feel comfortable taking “June’s” case?

Why not? 

The closest holistic vet to me is an hour away and a bazillion dollars.

What are the symptoms? 

“June” is bleeding when she urinates, which started Friday night. It looks light red. The blood looks fresh but it’s watered down, it’s not thick. I have had “June” for a year and a half, and I have noticed that she urinates frequently when outside. I did some research on this and came to the conclusion that she was marking her territory. Now I look back and think that these crystals must have been building up for some time.

“June” does not seem to be in pain- no whining when she urinates and no accidents indoors until this past Friday when I noticed blood in her urine. She seems to have a good flow – no straining.

“June” also had spay surgery exactly two weeks ago. I gave her three doses of Arnica and one dose of Aconite. When I dropped her off for her spay surgery, she was shaking. When I picked her up, they told me she had diarrhea from the anesthesia. The diarrhea continued for a day and cleared up. I gave her the Aconite because for two days after her surgery, she would hide under my bed and not want to come out. Her eyes were big and she had trouble breathing. I thought she was having panic attacks. One dose of Aconite and she was back to normal.

“June” is a couch potato, loves to be under things (cars, beds, chairs, couches), she’s hot natured.

You mean her body temperature is hot? 

She is a bit of a slob (tromps through the mud and dirt and rolls around on rocks). She does not like a lot of body contact and does not initiate interactions. She is nice to people but not at all eager to meet them.

Aloof, then? 

Aloof is a great word. My Dad calls her a “dumb blond”.  Chances are if you came to my house, “June” would not even come over to meet you. She’s unconcerned about people.  Additionally, she is sensitive. She is allergic to fleas and gets hot spots (itchy, inflamed red skin). She is sensitive to food and eats gluten and dairy free. She is also territorial and will bark and growl at a dog five times her size. She usually hangs out by herself, not seeking out my other dogs but she doesn’t mind them. My pit bull often sleeps with her big head on “June’s” stomach and she doesn’t move. “June” is the bossiest and most high maintenance of my three dogs.  “June” also has chronic green, thick, sticky eye goop.

She does not like body contact

 Did you say “June” was the bossiest and most high-maintenance of your dogs? 

Correct, in the sense that she bosses the other dogs around and barks at me if I don’t feed her in time or if she’s been in the yard too long and wants to come inside. It’s a very bossy bark. She is high-maintenance not in personality, but because of all of her ailments- skin, eyes, digestion, now this bladder thing.

This is very strange. We have an aloof dog who is nonetheless very bossy and scolding!  I’m trying to think what remedy type this could be! And if people she knows come over, she doesn’t get up to greet them which most dogs definitely do….   

Remember the Siamese cats in that Disney movie, what was it? “Lady and the Tramp”?


Is she like, “I’m too royal to talk to you”?

Regarding the Siamese cats, the Pekingese breed, which “June” is, was bred to be the companion of Chinese royalty.  Hence, I usually tell people that “June” was meant to sit on a velvet pillow and be waited on all day. That’s why she’s so aloof and lazy – she’s ancient royalty!


“June” is indifferent about attention.

She doesn’t really need to be petted or rubbed or held. If you do those things to her, she doesn’t mind them, but she doesn’t seek them out. She is bossy about food. She guards her food bowl and growls at the other dogs. She barks bossily at me if she gets hungry.

In the past, I have introduced “June” to two other new dogs who have joined our pack. She growled and snarled at them for the first week, establishing herself as the higher pack member, then she was fine. Once she established herself, she was then indifferent toward the new dogs.

She’s a little different with me. She likes to be near me, but not in a needy way- and she doesn’t have separation anxiety. If I go upstairs, she follows me and crawls under the bed that I am lounging on. If I take a bath, she’ll lay on the bathroom floor. She does greet me if I have been away for more than an hour. But I’ve worked for this affection! I have been buttering her up with love and kisses since I met her.

As you were talking, I was thinking of _______________________.  I looked it up and I found this:

“KIDNEYS:  Slow but frequent emission of urine. Red urine with a white cloud or else which becomes turbid and deposits a red sediment.

You gotta try it! 


Elaine, I’ve had two full days now to observe “June” after giving her ___________30C and I wanted to share a few things with you.  First of all, recall that I gave her the first dose 2 days before surgery and even then I was seeing some signs of improvement but I went ahead with the surgery anyway, especially since you said we could pick up with the remedy again after the surgery recovery was complete.

I noticed right away that she was more alert and energetic. When I call her now, her little eyes get big and she runs to me — much faster running than before. I first thought this was because she was 25 bladder stones lighter, which I am sure has something to do with it, but then I also noticed:

She hasn’t had any diarrhea, even though she’s been off her digestive enzymes and homemade-food-diet for a week. She isn’t itching, even though she’s been off her allergy supplement and herbal ointment for a week.

Her eyes are not red and filled with green pus, even though she hasn’t had her eye ointment in a week. I am pretty amazed. I wonder…this must be the remedy!

Yay!!! I’m on a roll with the canine set!

Yes, you really are!  She’s doing great!


So listen everybody, what’s the remedy?  Write to me at [email protected] and let me know.  The answer will be in next month’s ezine.  

Did I mention that “Lady and the Tramp” is my favorite movie?

Are you still here?  No, I did not know that.  Say goodnight, Shana!

Goodnight, Shana!

About the author

Elaine Lewis

Elaine Lewis, D.Hom., C.Hom.
Elaine is a passionate homeopath, helping people offline as well as online. Contact her at [email protected]
Elaine is a graduate of Robin Murphy's Hahnemann Academy of North America and author of many articles on homeopathy including her monthly feature in the Hpathy ezine, "The Quiz". Visit her website at: and

About the author

Shana Lewis

Shana spices up the Hpathy Quiz with her timely announcements and reviews on the latest in pop culture. Her vast knowledge of music before her time has inspired the nickname: "Shanapedia"!


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