As most of the illnesses with my hounds have been acute (needing immediate attention/treatment) I've not been into homoeopathy. However, when my hound was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma - tumour in his mouth - last October, as the Practice I go to has a vet who specialises in homoeopathy, we decided to give this a whirl. She put him on a very complicated routine, all of which were meant to boost his immune system, to help him fight the cancer. Not a cure, but hopefully an extension of good quality life. Whether it worked or not I'm not entirely sure because after a couple of months, I decided to stop the treatment. He's still with us, one year + on, but there has been a recent deterioration in his condition, and other tumours both in his mouth, and one on his pharynx. As for nosodes, personally I prefer to use conventional vaccination, with puppies*. And although I think more kennels will accept dogs treated alternatively for vaccinations/boosters, there are still lots who won't, so this is worth checking if you will be using Boarding Kennels. Add * I do not booster every year beyond the first year as boostering yearly has always bothered me. And I stop boostering completely after age 7. I don't board my hounds however, as we don't take holidays!!! So the need for annual boostering, for Boarding Kennels, doesn't apply to my lot.