Sometimes it may happen that the patient literally shouts for his remedy. One likes to share such clinical cases. Djäk the Border Collie, I saw on 21.12.1998, was an example of this.
Djäk was a male black and white border collie, born on 12/1/1996. His mistress Mrs Laurence M., Osteopath from Dietwiller, rode about 170 km to show me her doggy because he was too aggressive. He had already bitten a neighbour’s wife at the elbow and shoulder. He had nearly bitten a friend of Mrs M. He attacked him at the heel and calf. ‘He likes running away and has a too big sense of property, and the garden has not any fence yet’, she said.
‘With our children’s friends he escapes with bristled hair. He is not nasty but fundamentally afraid . When he knows one, he comes and demands to be caressed. He tries to frighten people before accepting them’. His ears are warm. He eats ready-made flakes. If he eats anything else, rice, pastas other ready-made stuff he gets diarrhea. He sometimes has flatus. In summer he eats grass. In winter he likes to be near the stove. Sometimes he lies at the garage door where he has a little fresh air. He has often worms (round ones).
When scolded he lies flat on the ground, runs away and comes back a few minutes later. A stranger or another dog ? He approaches but runs away as soon as they look at him.
‘He is always with us. When I am alone he follows me everywhere. He even follows me to the toilet. He has an odd habit and moans when he wants anything, like going out or being petted’.
A liver drainage with Chophytolâ„ (artichoke extract) for 5 days and one single dose of Lycopodium 200 K. A couple of days later, he was much quieter and confident.
On the 23/3/1999 a phone call tells me that Djäk had been anaesthetised , tattooed and vaccinated. Thereon he was aggressive again.
Lycopodium M K solved the problem within a few days and for months.
This behaviour, hiding his fear behind a provocative attitude, running away but attacking from behind (heels, calves …) together with a certain liver sensitivity is a good characteristic of Lycopodium.