Wanting to help animals was the premise that prompted Carolina Noriega more than 15 years ago to create a place for the rescue and care of furry animals. At the time of considering this objective, she did not have the necessary space to house them, but this did not stop her, and she decided to strengthen her knowledge in animal health and began her studies as a veterinary assistant.
While working to finalize the foundation, he received the news that one of his cats was diagnosed with feline leukemia. The prognosis for the hairy one was very bad, which motivated Carolina to investigate this disease that seriously threatened the life of her life partner.
He deepened his knowledge in the area of alternative therapies focused on animals to be able to offer them an option against harmful diseases.
Soon after, another of his cats, Zuly, received the same diagnosis of feline leukemia. That is how the protectionist decided to treat the kitten with Dr. Jurado, who established a treatment to counteract the disease and kidney failure, through alternative therapies. Thanks to this, the feline was able to live four more years.
The satisfaction of seeing the good results with homeopathy and acupuncture was the impetus to create in parallel the Santuario Huella Fénix refuge, a space destined to provide a better quality of life to cats that are diagnosed with feline leukemia, among other diseases, and they do not have a family. "I wanted to give those cats that have special conditions a chance," he says.
Currently they also provide care for furry animals with cancer in the nose, feline HIV, blind, with motor and physical disabilities.
The protectionist has deepened her knowledge to treat animals with supportive therapies such as reiki, homeopathy, acupuncture, among other non-invasive techniques. He always uses alternative medicine to support the procedures that are performed through traditional medicine such as sterilizations, among other surgeries.
He stressed that alternative medicine must be differentiated from supportive therapies. "Reiki is a support therapy that helps restore health, bach flowers, but it is not a substitute for medicine," he said.
Meanwhile, acupuncture and homeopathy, as part of medicine, have diagnostic methods and protocols. Likewise, there is integrative medicine that seeks all possible tools to improve the health of the pet.
When applying an alternative therapy it is always important to have a professional in these areas because they cannot be used in a dog the same as in cats. "You can poison a cat if you give it a treatment that it cannot process," he said.
Through these techniques, pain management can be worked through therapies such as reiki and acupuncture, as long as the veterinarian has previously made the diagnosis. "Alternative medicine does not compete with allopathic medicine, they are two types of medicine and they can work together," added Carolina, who through her instagram @huellasfenix makes forums with specialists available.