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Poodle Mom and Pups with Suspected Parvo

Tue, 23 Sep 14 18:04:14 +0000

Posted by Wendyben (South Gate, Ca) on 09/23/2014

Hello, Sunday we put down our chihuahua due to Parvo. Today our poodle who just had 7 puppies 2 wks ago threw up and is staying away from us. She weighs about 14 pounds. Can you please advise how much of this mixture I should give her? and can I give to puppies? please help.

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 Side Effects from Steroid Shot Given to Dog

Tue, 23 Sep 14 17:32:29 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/23/2014

Hey Judy!

This is typical for a steroid shot. Your dog will pant like crazy and have hot flashes -and will drink and drink and drink and then have to pee every 10 minutes. As the level of steroid in her system goes down, so will the symptoms you are seeing. Expect to see these intense symptoms for the first 2 weeks. The good thing is that the allergy itching will be better almost instantly.

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 Remedies Needed for Anal Gland Issue in Cat

Tue, 23 Sep 14 17:30:00 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/23/2014

Hey Vanya!

These are the first 9 ingredients in the diet you are currently feeding:

Brewers rice, chicken by-product meal, corn gluten meal, wheat gluten, chicken fat, corn, egg product, natural flavors, dried plain beet pulp, powdered cellulose,

You are feeding your cat grain based diet- this is totally NOT a good food despite what the package or your vet says.

To avoid making this a chronic thing, you should for sure consider switching brands to a diet that does not contain grains. Orijen, Fromm, Solid Gold make such diets but there are a bunch more out there. You will need to go to a specialty pet feed store to find the *good* commercial diets.

Sometimes all it takes is a grocery upgrade for the eczema and anal gland issues to resolve.

Remedies Needed for Anal Gland Issue in Cat

Tue, 23 Sep 14 17:09:35 +0000

Posted by Vanya (Arlington, Va) on 09/23/2014

Hello all. Can someone help me with a cat with such issue...She is still only 5 months old and I saw a little enzema close to her neck which the veterinarian saw and realized she had some blockage in her anal glands. She is going to the toilet but I guess does not take all of it out so some poop stays inside which causes some fluid to build up and I guess it showed itself by an enzema on the neck. They gave her antibiotic and she will be fine but I do not want this to be a chronic thing...The Royal Canin food we use does have fiber and is supposed to be the best one for the age of 6-12 months but is there anything I need to cook for her...she does not eat too much and I have not given her anything but the well suited for her food.

Any advice will be really appreciated.

Best

Side Effects from Steroid Shot Given to Dog

Tue, 23 Sep 14 16:46:35 +0000

Posted by Judy (Tulsa, Ok) on 09/23/2014

our dog received a steroid shot for allergies...so far has severe panting, high heart rate.

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 Yorkie Itching All Over from Grass Allergies

Tue, 23 Sep 14 15:01:25 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/23/2014

Hey Brooklyn!

Please give your dog a bath and follow up with a vinegar rinse. I am OK with using white vinegar for a rinse [some only swear by ACV] - I would mix 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water after the bath, making sure your dog gets saturated down to the skin with the rinse.

I would also consider dosing benadryl if your dog is really uncomfortable. I also find it helpful to alkalize your dog's drinking water by adding 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 liter of water and have this be the only drinking water for the next 7 days.

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 Vaccination Side Effects

Tue, 23 Sep 14 14:58:28 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/23/2014

Hey Mel!

Your puppy was given the first poke at 7 weeks [8/26] - no reaction, and then boosted on 10/1 about 6 weeks later/around 13 weeks old where you saw the reaction.

A couple things come to mind. Firstly, having vaccinated 2 litters of American Pit Bull Terriers - kissing cousin of your STB if you will - I do find there tends to be sensitivity to vaccines in these closely related breeds. And, for the immune system to respond or react to an allergen, it first needs to encounter it. So the first poke did not provoke a reaction because the immune system had never encountered the allergens in the vaccine. Now that your pup's immune system has 6 weeks to develop antibodies, when it encountered the second poke it reacted and that reaction was apparent to you.

A couple things to consider. First, if this was my dog I would dose homeopathic Thuja Occidentalis or Silica. Source:

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/homeopathic-treatment-vaccine-reactions/

Because of the allergic reaction you might consider a cleansing regimen such as herbal milk thistle, or bentonite clay added to the chow. I can't give you specifics - you will need to do your homework and see what feels right and makes sense for your particular situation. You might also consider adding a probiotic to your dog's food, as this can help combat a possible yeast overgrowth in the GI tract that can be part of a chain reaction to vaccine allergy.

For next time, when you need to booster, dose the Thuja *before* and after your dog gets the poke. Additional ideas here:

http://www.dogs4dogs.com/blog/2009/10/08/protecting-dogs-from-vaccine-reactions/

Yorkie Itching All Over from Grass Allergies

Tue, 23 Sep 14 14:52:35 +0000

Posted by Brooklyn (Brooklyn Ny ) on 09/23/2014

My pet yorkie went with us to Pennsylvania and was running all around the grass and squirming all around the grass now we got back and she's been itching all over. Please help me help her stop itching.

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 Re: for Dog's Bad Breath

Tue, 23 Sep 14 14:38:31 +0000

Posted by Mel (Australia) on 09/22/2014

Small amounts of garlic are appropriate, it is only in large amounts it is dangerous. Small amounts are actually beneficial.

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 Re: Help Requested for Incomplete Rectal Prolapse in Pekingese

Tue, 23 Sep 14 13:37:00 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/23/2014

Hey Pauline!

I agree re: not wanting to put your senior through corrective surgery.

If the prolapse evenutally resolves after 10 minutes or so, tI see the main concern with keeping the tissue lubricated so it doesn't dry out; if it dries out then you open the tissue up for infection. You might consider applying a lubricant to the prolapsed tissue so that it doesn't dry out while it slowly returns to the correct position. It might mean your girl will need a wipe to dry off any extra lubricant when done, but I am sure having the tissue protected will kept keep the tissue healthy.

Vaccination Side Effects

Tue, 23 Sep 14 13:35:44 +0000

Posted by Mel (Nsw, Australia) on 09/22/2014

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I'm in Australia so we might have differing vaccines from the US but on 1 October 2013 my pure English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Star, born 13 July 2013 had her first C5 vaccination, brand CANVAC, vaccinations for Living Canine Distemper virus, Adenovirus type 2 and Parvovirus type 2, Living Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Initially afterwards she was fine, and fell asleep. About five hours later she woke up yelping, like she was in pain and I could not touch her anywhere without her yelping. She could barely stand up, had no energy, when she tried to walk it was very, very slowly with limbs shaking. She was shaking very badly. We rang the vet and he tried to tell us she must have eaten some insecticide in the backyard (we had none). She ended up spending the evening/night on my lap mostly sleeping, yelping anytime I moved or she woke up. She was fine the next day.

When she was due for her next booster she was given an anti-histamine injection first and this helped, she was just sleepy after the vaccination, none of the other symptoms were present. Funnily enough the vet tried to pretend it must have been another vet with another brand until I showed him the vaccination certificate.

She had her C3 vaccination (Companion C3) at the breeders vet on 26 August 2013 with no complications.

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 Canine Bladder Cancer (TCC)

Mon, 22 Sep 14 23:04:20 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/22/2014

Hey Ima999!

Check out this research on TCC:

http://www.akcchf.org/research/success-stories/transitional-cell-carcinoma.html

Om has experience with Essiac tea - let's hope she chimes in on her use with this herb.

Please also check out EC's page on Essiac:

http://www.earthclinic.com/herbs/essiac-tea.html

Also check out EC's bladder cancer page:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/bladder-cancer.html

Please keep us posted on your girl's progress!!

Help Requested for Incomplete Rectal Prolapse in Pekingese

Mon, 22 Sep 14 21:55:41 +0000

Posted by Pauline (Colorado, USA) on 09/22/2014

Hello. I rescued a Pekingese 16 years ago. We have been blessed to have her this long. She has always had UTI, and bladder stones, as a young dog. I make homemade food for her, as 16 years ago, there was nothing available to feed her with out costing an arm and a leg, besides I give her the best food for her condition. Recently, she has come up with a condition called incomplete rectal prolapse. I'm not sure what to do? I cannot have surgery, as I feel she would not survive it. Her age and her short nose are tworeasons. Just wondering what I can do to make her comfortable? She gets apple cider in her food daily, that has helped her all these years control her UTIs. She eats and does her business daily, but the one inch protrusion must bother her. It does go back in after about 10 minutes. Anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to help her? Thanks

Canine Bladder Cancer (TCC)

Mon, 22 Sep 14 21:39:03 +0000

Posted by Ima999 (San Francisco, California) on 09/22/2014

I'm looking for help.

My dog was just diagnosed with TCC (in the Urethra) and I'm looking for any information / medications / dietary help I can provide her. I've been given a prognosis of 6-12 months but she's in such a great mood.

If you have any suggestions I'm all ears.

She has just started chemo and proxicam.

Kidney Failure - Pet Treatments

Mon, 22 Sep 14 13:49:22 +0000

Posted by Diamond (Ma., Essex) on 09/22/2014

[YEA]  I have read many books and many stories about many cats having kidney failure, for years I have heard that the cause of cancer in cats is the cat food they eat, the pet food on the market is loaded with garbage/poisons.Iams has been known to collect old grease from fast food places and use in pets food. Also pet food has loads of grain added.

I adopted two beautiful cats from a woman that no longer wanted them .I was reading their vet's treatments and to my surprise the vet had given one of the cats Chlamydia shot, she has a hard time keeping food down, constantly throwing up every where.She will not eat any thing if there is some thing different in her food and she does know that it does not belong in her food. I have tried substitutes as for a pro-biotic but she will not touch it. I can not imagine her trying ACV I feel her pain but have no clue as how to treat her.

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 Re: Suggested Remedies for Bad Itching on Dog

Mon, 22 Sep 14 13:36:06 +0000

Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 09/22/2014

[YEA]  I was just reading these messages and hope to answer a message in here(?) I found a free program to help me neuter my dog, the program can be found on the computer type SPCA.org when you get to the site scroll down until you find the Snap certificate(form) answer their questions also they will ask your income etc. but it's real easy and fair.

Good luck

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 Re: Comment on Alpha Lipoic Acid ( ALA )

Sun, 21 Sep 14 21:10:36 +0000

Posted by Jackie Page (New York, N) on 09/21/2014

TO: CAROL and R. ASTBY:

R. Ashby - you are right. ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) is toxic for cats.

Check it out on the internet. It may be good for you - but - not for them. Cats (and, sometimes, dogs) react badly to many things that are good for people. Anytime I give anything to a cat - I first check out it thoroughly with vets - AND on the internet - for Risks, Cautions, Side-Effects, etc.

Jackie

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 Re: Pumpkin for Anal Gland Issues

Sun, 21 Sep 14 21:09:58 +0000

Posted by Jackie Page (New York, Ny) on 09/21/2014

SHERIE (And LINDA) - Many years ago, my German Shepherd had an impacted anal gland. Her vet expressed the fluid - and told me that it would never go away. That I would have to keep bringing her in every so often so he could expel the fluid.

So, I started her on Vitamin C. The impaction never came back. This was a long time ago, so I forget what dosage I gave her (I'm guessing 500mg/day - spread out. She weighed 90 lbs) And, I don't remember for how long.

As I understand it, Vit C can be safely be given to cats up to 1500mg/day. I wouldn't use this much for your cat - maybe start with 100mg/day spread out over 3 meals. If it doesn't work - then, SLOWLY up the dose a bit. Repeatedly, if needed. (I've never needed to use more than 300mg/Day for a 10 lb cat for issues like Upper Respiratory). Use Vitamin C Capsules - so you can empty the powder into her food. Get a low dose capsule - so you can guesstimate the amount you're giving. And, Use Ester C or a buffered C, so it has less chance of upsetting her stomach. Do keep Baby Rice Cereal around to mix in her food - in case it causes diarrhea. AND, VERY IMPORTANT - if your cat has kidney problems - the C may not be safe for her. You should check with your vet (an alternative/holistic vet may be better to ask). If she's an older cat - Kidney problems are more likely. You might want to have her kidney function checked with blood work - even if she's not that old.

PS: Libby's makes pure pumpkin in a can - no other ingredients.

Another option that might work: 4Life Transfer Factor - Classic Formula. This is more expensive than Vit C ? but, it has alleviated/cured virtually every condition I've come across personally. Even conditions that vets had given up on (Including mammary tumor cancer in cats).

It is very safe, and will not conflict with any meds (Except for High-Dose Steroids - since Steroids knock down immune cells - and TF builds them up). TF is comprised of the same immune molecules you find in mother's first milk (Colostrum). It transmits immunities ? and quickly helps the body make more immune cells (I've seen this documented in blood work on my cats). I've also seen it actually repair "Stem Cells" (which are the cells that develop into tissues/organs)- so that it can sometimes even "fix" the damage.

It comes in capsule form - Open Capsule and add the powder to wet pet food. Most animals like the taste ? will lick it off the top (Otherwise, mix it into food). It can also be used topically ? sprinkle/dab the powder onto wet area. You can make the area lightly wet first - with a small amount of water on skin).

It is available only on the internet (4life.com) or through distributors. I recommend this specific company, because - this is the only company I have found that makes a product that contains ONLY Transfer Factor Molecules (Nothing else added).

This Transfer Factor Formula is much better than colostrum (which you can get in retail stores) - as it does not contain any milk, so can be used cross-species (This is a human formula), and, these TF molecules are 2000x more concentrated than in Colostrum. Good Luck, Jackie

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 Re: Suggested Remedies for Bad Itching on Dog

Sun, 21 Sep 14 20:55:34 +0000

Posted by Jackie Page (New York, NY) on 09/21/2014

Paula - Haven't you taken your dog to a vet for a diagnosis? You need to do this. If you need information on how to get help with costs - Call some local Rescue Groups - or SPCA-type shelters ).

In the meantime, to help relieve the symptoms - you could try Colloidal Silver. I've used this for itchy/painful conditions for me & my cats with great success. It also is a great germicide - killing any germ it comes in contact with.

Be careful buying - Most Products labelled as Colloidal Silver - are NOT True Colloidal Silver. Read the ingredients carefully on the BACK label.

TRUE COLLOIDAL SILVER consists of actual particles of Silver - "suspended" in water (Not in solution) - that's what a Colloid is. Silver Protein is not true Colloidal Silver, and, it can become contaminated easily. Ionic is not True Colloidal Silver. It works OK - but - not as effective as True Colloidal Silver. Since it's composed of ions, it dissipates quickly.

The one I favor is Mesosilver. I find it to be the best, as per ratings on a comparison site. It's 20ppm (Parts per Million) - of Silver Particles (which can be diluted to 5ppm for most purposes. Never seen it in Retail Stores. I get it on the internet. This can be used topically, or ingested.

Also - 4Life Transfer Factor - Classic Formula -has relieved - and cured - extreme itchy conditions in both me and my cats. (And, many difficult illnesses). It is very safe, and will not conflict with meds (Except for High-Dose Steroids - since Steroids knock down immune cells - and TF builds them up) TF is composed of the same immune molecules you find in mother's first milk - Colostrum.

It is available only on the internet or through distributors. This also can be ingested - or used topically (Open Capsule - sprinkle powder on wet area. You can make the area lightly wet first - with a small amount of water on skin).

I recommend this specific company, because - this is the only company I have found that makes a product that contains ONLY Transfer Factor Molecules (Nothing else added). It's much better than colostrum, which you can get in retail stores - as it does not contain any milk, so can be used cross-species (This is a human formula), and, the TF molecules are 2000x more concentrated than in Colostrum.

I've also seen it actually repair "Stem Cells" (which are the cells that develop into tissues/organs)- so that it can sometimes even "fix" the damage.

Good Luck, Jackie

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