Dr. Lisa Newman, a doctor of Naturopathy and the president of the International Natural Pet Care Association recently conducted a one-year study of feather picking in caged birds. All of the birds had a history of feather picking. They were divided into four separate groups. One group was only treated with Dr. Newman's vitamin/mineral protocol, another group was treated with a homeopathic remedy, still another group was treated with homeopathic support and, finally, the last group was not treated with any of the above. Her results, one may ask?
Dr. Newman found that 87% of the birds that were supplemented and treated with homeopathic support had the best outcome. The second-best outcome was those birds, 79%, which were treated with only supplements. Thirdly, were birds, 43%, treated solely with homeopathic support. The birds that had the most devastating outcome were those that were left alone and untreated. Most of these birds, 93%, actually became worse off than before the beginning of the study.