The answer is simple. Most methods of treatment (even the most common "holistic" therapies like acupuncture and herbal therapies) treat the secondary physiological changes. However, these external, often "common" (but not normal) symptoms of the dis-ease are not the true problem.
An energetic imbalance of the vital force is the underlying cause. This imbalance results in the secondary physiologic changes that we observe. Alterations in mental, emotional and physical symptoms can be seen.
You can learn much more about this fascinating distinction between primary and secondary symptoms of disease throughout this site. The Frequently Asked Questions about homeopathy is a great place to start. Read it here:
Please note: The information provided here is meant to supplement that provided by your veterinarian. Do not disregard veterinary advice or delay treatment as a result of information at this site. Nothing can replace a complete history and physical examination performed by your veterinarian. -Dr. Jeff