No means Yes, Dog Healed of Lupus

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Dog Lupus? Never heard of it before.  Imagine bringing your furry dog in to the vet for a drippy eye not even having one to call your own doctor. I have always been into natural healing. For each clinic we went to for the Lupus story below I always explained my position first: no drugs, alternatives only.

In September 2009, the first clinic that addressed her eye, I walked out hearing a bad tooth and the possibility of Lupus. I remember those words rolling around in my head: “your dog may have Lupus.” I have owned dogs for over 40 years, adopted and loved them all, but never heard of dogs having Lupus. For a second opinion and a holistic approach I went to another clinic.

This clinic was supposedly what I was looking for, but turned out to be drug oriented. Her bad tooth was removed and a biopsy done. I was caught off guard for that one section after the biopsy was back. I said yes to “drugs” for a short time. I kept it short, went against my belief and religion, and searched for a new vet. I fired the second one and made room for other patients to fill our spot.

Now we are at vet clinic 3. One that believed my thinking. I wouldn’t give her all the credit to healing my dog, but I am a big part of the healing process. How was she healed? The whole story will be in a book, but for these purposes, through lots of love, petting, talking to the dog often, and changing her lifestyle from inside out. This included alternative treatments such as holistic supplements and manipulations to her body. I would say there wasn’t a magical pill or am I an expert. I would say I found the “holistic” approach that I used for myself, and seen work for my husband’s recovery from Epilepsy over 35 years, a natural approach. I was coming in as a strong believer in alternative methods. I read books and did a phone consultation with a long distance vet. I was closely monitoring my dog with the last vet here. Just like one finds a mentor to study with, a coach to look too, a doctor to follow, I do believe I needed to consult on a regular basis with a vet who could hear my voice. She went along with my belief, but was skeptical I could tell never hearing of this recovery either. Today, the dog’s turn around is obvious not only to the vet, but to neighbors and family.

I am grateful my heart spoke louder than my vet’s voice and my dog RECOVERED from LUPUS–a love story of hope and faith!

Carol Giambri, called “the next dog whisperer”, has adopted dogs for over 40 years without returning one “back behind bars”.


Carol Giambri

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Elvie Look January 28, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Wow, that is amazing. I am so happy your dog recovered, and so happy he has such a loving mommy. Love your site Carol, looking forward to your book!

Carol Giambri January 28, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Thank Elvie. I appreciate your kind comments. I believe if you own a dog or any pet you have to be a GREAT pet owner. Anyone can be “ordinary”. To be great means an extra touch that doesn’t require much. I know you have a great mom. Thanks for book encouraging.

Anonymous January 28, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Those of us who truly love our pets know their every movement, every minute change in behavior. It makes us their most perfect advocates, their voices. Yours is a fabulous story that needs to be broadcast loud and clear!

Carol Giambri January 28, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Sharon, Thanks. I totally agree. My heart’s desire is to spread the word. Being health oriented if owners choose to include more healthy eating into their own lifestyle and then to dogs, that would be awesome coaching opportunity for me. Having health ministry and living the lifestyle I feel equipped under training for over 35 years plus! Not a fad to me–a lifestyle! Hubby healed over 35 years is living proof he’s alive and never 1 re-occurrence and drugs only 10 days!

Anonymous January 28, 2011 at 11:12 pm

It is so refreshing to see someone taking up for pets! We have 4 dogs and 5 cats and they are members of our family just as our children are…we call them our 4 legged babies vs our 2 legged babies!!! Love your site and you enthusiasm!

Karen Brooks January 28, 2011 at 11:36 pm

This is an amazing story. So glad you went with your heart. Pets are family and we must look out for their best interest.

Carol Giambri January 29, 2011 at 12:08 am

Denny wow your own animal kingdom. Love it. The 4 legged vs. 2 are quite different but still great family. Thanks for site compliments.

Carol Giambri January 29, 2011 at 12:09 am

Karen, Thanks tons and yes gotta look out for those we adopted. They are never throw backs here. They really are family. Hard for us to vacation without ours, but a choice or decision. This dog loves travelling regardless of the distance.

Claudia Looi January 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Such a great story Carol. We love dogs but are unable to have them because of our travels. Just can’t bear to see them going to a hotel and not coming with us. Unless, we could send the dog to Carol.

Susan McKenzie January 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Hi Carol,

I love your philosophy of going with your heart and using alternative products instead of drugs! And what a testimony that your dog was healed of Lupus! This is inspiring for anyone, pet or human, suffering from a disease doctors generally only treat with drugs. I suspect, though, that your love had a lot to do in the healing of your dog, as well! You are inspiring, Carol – great article!

Carol Giambri January 29, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Claudia, Thanks for such a sweet comment. More and more hotels/motels are allowing dogs. We travel with our darling. Bringing any precious dog here during owners travels could be dangerous for dog return back home. For sure the dog would be in GREAT hands not as a brag because of a love. The dog would be alive, very happy, well fed lots of organics and loved to the max and spoiled. They could become pampered and spoiled health nutty dogs. For you, however, we would find a way to do the return gig. Oh, seeing “them” are we talking 2, 3, 10? I appreciate you and your online website presence for the “uncommon generation” as Claudia Looi.

Carol Giambri January 29, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Thanks Susan for that powerful compliment. I believe in alternative meds. I have seen magnificient results when “impossible” became “possible”. We are living proof. People need to become educated “consumers” and not a “doctor” worshipper.” They have been wrong many times. They are human. They do what they learned best. With a health ministry I have seen, read of others who have changed and saw great results. Action is the key to change. I had to make changes to the dog’s lifestyle as well. For her, I spoke and believed in “mustard seed faith” when all spoke against her life–I believed and spoke to it. Up to her drippy eye she was not a patient anywhere at 10. My heart never doubted her healing whether she was in a full body tee shirt looking like a greyhound (to going from a furry dog) or wearing infant socks. I didn’t accept what I “saw”, but believed what I knew (mustard seed faith). We WON. It’s a love story with hope and faith coupled in!

Lisaalexshapiro January 31, 2011 at 12:22 am

great healing story carol. your dogs are lucky to have you as their guardian!!! angel(;

Carol Giambri January 31, 2011 at 1:15 am

Thanks Lisa. So honored to be a guardian to this dog. She is darling. Presently she is our only one in this household. She’s amazing! I wouldn’t kill a kid because they got a disease so this may be called a dog, but really like our kid so we gave her a great life to experience. She won the Lupus battle so I plan on making this message travel to save other dogs and for others to appreciate the pleasure to own and call it a best friend!! May be writing more for kids to get to know how to love a dog, be gentle and maybe one for the big kids I call adults. Many may fear them so perhaps I can help them break free of that fear.

Leah January 31, 2011 at 2:22 am

What an amazing story. Thanks for sharing and thanks for chatting with me today. I will definitely be in touch and let you know how Morgan does :) Look forward to your book, good luck!

Carol Giambri January 31, 2011 at 2:31 am

Thanks Leah. With dogs we are all connected to see my story become a launching pad giving others hope they can “expect” same results. My thoughts are always go “expecting” miracles and watch all of it evolve for Morgan. No promises, but surely very hopeful all things are possible to those who believe. I believe with ya! Contact me after 1st vet appt. Can’t wait.

Debra Pickford February 3, 2011 at 1:21 am

Amazing story Carol, pets are so much a part of the family. Way to go with your heart!!

Carol Giambri February 3, 2011 at 4:36 am

Thanks Debra or your kind comment. Dogs I never grew up with but when we were robbed over 40 years they quickly became a part and never have stopped loving each adopted one we took in. They are a way to my heart! I appreciate your kind words.

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