Queen Elizabeth II is remembered for a lot of great things and one of these was her utmost love for dogs. The royal adored dogs—the majority of them Corgis—so much that she kept more than 30 of them as cherished pets throughout her 70-year reign.
If you found that tidbit quite fascinating, here’s another piece of trivia that you don’t probably know: Queen Elizabeth II was a staunch supporter of homeopathy and relied on holistic medicine to keep her canine family members happy and healthy.
In this article, we are going to touch on the importance of homeopathy in the life of Queen Elizabeth II and how she used the benefits and wonders of holistic medicine to give her dogs that quality of life they truly deserve.
Let’s start things off by having a glimpse of some of the most fascinating facts and events that took place in the Queen’s unforgettable 96 years of existence.
A Quick Look at Queen Elizabeth II’s Incredible Life
Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 at exactly 2:40 AM. Her specific birthplace is 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, which is located in London’s West End. Interestingly, the place where the royal was born is now a Michelin-starred restaurant offering modern Cantonese cuisine.
Did you know that the late monarch became a homeowner (well, sort of) at just the age of 6? When she celebrated her 6th birthday, the people of Wales gifted her with a scaled-down typical Welsh cottage called Y Bwthyn Bach, which means “Little House.” Besides having its own pint-sized plates, pans, pots, brooms, radio, as well as a working telephone, the tiny dwelling also featured mini flower borders and hedges.
When she was still a princess, Queen Elizabeth II became the first ever member of the royal family to serve in the military by volunteering to drive and repair trucks during World War 2. And what makes the whole thing even more unique is that the monarch took to the roads and highways without a driver’s license. She even kept driving well into her 80’s!
While it’s undeniable that Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, she was also the best-traveled of them all. In fact, the royal visited over 100 countries, with France and Canada as two of her top destinations. Moreover, the monarch also visited Australia on October 20, 1973 to open the world-famous Sydney Opera House.
Now let’s touch on Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite breed of dogs…
Welsh Corgis: Queen Elizabeth II’s Favorite Dog Breed
While this dog breed is generally referred to as the Welsh Corgi, there are actually two distinct lines to take note of, particularly the Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. The two lines virtually look the same but the Cardigan variety is much bigger and heavier compared to its Pembroke cousin.
Experts believe that the breed can trace back its roots in the 10th century and got its name from the combination of the Welsh words for “dog” and “dwarf.” These dogs are also locally called “heelers” in Wales because of their practice of firmly nipping at the heels of cattle to make them move from one place to another.
And although the Corgi may be best known for its stubby legs and rather short stature, did you know that this pooch is thought to have been originally bred for herding purposes? In fact, you can still see a lot of Corgis herding cattle in some parts of the world and even participating in herding competitions up to now.
Next, let’s touch on how Queen Elizabeth II utilized homeopathy to take good care of her Corgis throughout the years…
Queen Elizabeth II Gave Her Corgis Homeopathic Support “Royal-Style”
According to the late monarch’s dog trainer, Dr. Roger Mugford, Queen Elizabeth II’s Corgis enjoyed regular—not to mention affluent—homeopathic support. Mugford shared that aside from having a personalized menu, each dog was also served by a butler and ate his meals on luxurious porcelain and silver dishes.
These “personalized menus” were customized by the Queen herself using her dogs’ key traits such as age, energy levels, as well as overall disposition, among others, to help prepare them.
Additionally, Queen Elizabeth II also considered clinical needs as an important factor in making her dogs’ meals, so she made use of homeopathy and herbal medicines to help ensure that her pooches stay in good shape.
Mugford emphasized that the late monarch was a “great believer” in taking the holistic approach and was not even the least shy about publicizing her use of alternative medicine. As a matter of fact, Queen Elizabeth II always had a small leather case filled with homeopathic remedies whenever she’s traveling abroad.
Apart from having arnica to deal with bruising and bouts of jet lag, the royal also consistently brought cocculus for nausea, nux vomica for stomach upsets, and arsenicum album in case she experienced food poisoning.
Given the health and wellness benefits she experienced through homeopathic means, it’s not that tricky to figure out why Queen Elizabeth II wanted to share this holistic approach to her beloved Corgis.
Now let’s have a quick walkthrough on what exactly homeopathy is and how it works…
At its simplest, homeopathy in pets is an alternative form of medicine that is founded on the philosophy that “like cures like.”
Contrary to popular belief, pet homeopathic medicine is not a new concept, but one that dates back in the late 1700’s. Its main premise is that an animal’s body already has all it needs to overcome disease and does not require chemical components to realize the same.
Homeopathy in pets actually has two ways of dealing with disease. However, both of these approaches have one desired result, which is to help bolster your pet’s immune system so that it can effectively deal with illness or some other health issue on its own.
The first way is actually triggering the disease, but in a very minimal and controllable manner. This is to “train” your animal family member’s body to toughen up its overall immune system and become more resilient to health problems.
As for the second one, natural substances that stimulate symptoms of illness are used to be deliberately absorbed by your pet’s system. This is to make his body become more accustomed to the symptoms and speed up his immune response when these get in the picture.
In short, homeopathy works by allowing an animal’s body to restore itself using natural means.
Just to emphasize, homeopathy was even widely used in the practice of veterinary medicine in the 19th century.
But the thing is its usage significantly declined in the years that followed due to the shift to chemical-based conventional medicine, which we’re going to talk about in the next part of this article…
Homeopathy vs. Conventional Medicine: Which is Really Better?
For starters, homeopathic support products—particularly those from Zumalka—are made from premium natural ingredients. These include mushrooms, leaves, roots, barks, flowers, seeds, among others.
Most of the ingredients used in homeopathic remedies are actually used as daily food or drink, particularly in the making of soups, teas, stews, juices, among others. It is highly likely that you’ve even got a few of these ingredients stashed away in your kitchen or pantry right now.
In contrast to homeopathy, conventional medicines are usually made with chemicals whose names cannot be pronounced in one go.
Dissimilar to homeopathic remedies that are aimed at promoting the immune system as a whole, their conventional counterparts are basically designed to only deal with one particular illness or health issue at a time.
And one very notable difference between homeopathy and conventional medicine is the fact that the latter can trigger various adverse side effects when absorbed by your pet’s body.
Unlike those utilized in homeopathic treatments, the chemical-based active ingredients used in conventional medicine have a possibility to trigger very minimal amounts of damage to the cells and tissues along the way.
Sadly, it’s not that tough to imagine what would happen if these tiny amounts of damage accumulate after a long time.
This is undoubtedly what Queen Elizabeth II had in mind when she made it a point to give her precious Corgis consistent homeopathic support to help ensure that they were getting the quality of life that they really deserve.
Now let’s touch on the important points to keep in mind on how to know if the homeopathic medicines you are getting your hands on are the real deal…
Using Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS) to Your Advantage When Shopping for Homeopathic Products
Regrettably, even with the sheer amount of data that you can come across in the world wide web these days, it is still very difficult to get access to useful and practical information about homeopathic medicine until now.
It’s either they’re going to stumble upon information that is too technical to comprehend or just too good to be true. And this is one of the biggest reasons why a lot of pet parents and animal lovers are still missing out on the benefits and wonders of homeopathy.
But the thing is aside from logging on to Zumalka to get access to high-quality information and products about all things homeopathy, you can also check a specific product’s label if it bears the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States or HPUS mark.
The HPUS is basically a book that provides all the necessary standards a certain homeopathic preparation or product has to possess before it can be deemed as legitimate.
Apart from having detailed instructions on the approved ingredients as well as the accepted preparation methods, the HPUS also imposes strict quality control guidelines to only realize homeopathic products that are not just safe, but reliable at all times.
Akin to all Zumalka products that have the HPUS mark, you can be assured that the homeopathic support you’re going to give your pet is always safe and reliable.
Choosing and Maximizing Homeopathy’s Benefits Isn’t That Tricky At All
It’s easy to understand why a lot of people are rather hesitant to discover pet homeopathy for themselves. Besides the lack of useful and practical information on the web, the right support group to guide you along the way can also be quite tricky to find.
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Why don’t you check it out right now to find out why more and more pet parents and animal lovers worldwide—just like the esteemed Queen Elizabeth II—are relying on homeopathy to keep their beloved pets healthy and happy?
HOMEOPATH & CO-FOUNDER OF ZUMALKA
Suzie Cyrenne has dedicated more than 20 years of her life in making and improving natural animal health solutions in the global setting.
Being the co-founder of Zumalka, Suzie is a forerunner in enhancing the lives of pets through natural and homeopathic options using the knowledge she has gained from the Classical Homeopathy School in Quebec.
Besides immersing herself in books, personal development and visiting new places, Suzie also enjoys keeping herself in tiptop shape by snowboarding and taking daily hikes with her husband and Zumalka co-founder, Matt Lessard, and their Golden-Doodle, Westin.