I don’t even know where to START with this one! A naturopath in British Columbia has come under fire, after she treated a 4-year-old boy with rabid dog saliva. The child was having issues with aggression, and his parents sought the help of Dr. Anke Zimmermann. You may be asking yourself, is this for real? And I assure you, it very much is! Zimmermann is licensed naturopathic medicine in British Columbia, according to the College of Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. And apparently, rabid dog saliva is actually on the approved list of naturopathic medicines allowable for use in B.C.
The entire story is completely bizarre. Zimmermann published an article about the case and shared it on Facebook, and it just snowballed from there. People in and out of the medical community are aghast that this treatment exists and was used on a child. And Zimmermann’s reasons and “diagnosis” seem sketchy as hell. She says that a dog bite the boy suffered when he was two put him into a “slightly-rabies flavored dog state”. Yes, that’s right. This naturopath believes that being bitten by a dog sort of turned the boy … into a dog.