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 Re: Dog Was Constipated, But Now Has Diarrhea and Dry Heaving

Sun, 24 Apr 16 17:35:47 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 04/24/2016

Hello Christina,

You may be dealing with a medical emergency. It is hard to tell from what you posted, but it sounds as if there could be an obstruction in your dog's GI tract, or I have also seen these symptoms with a protazoal infection such as giardia. If this were my dog I would check the temp, and consider dosing vitamin C and echinacea. Please see your vet ASAP, and if the temp looks like it will rise over 103 I would go to the emergency clinic STAT.

Dog Was Constipated, But Now Has Diarrhea and Dry Heaving

Sun, 24 Apr 16 09:14:42 -0500
Posted by Christina (Redlands ) on 04/24/2016
My dog is 7 yrs and was constipated on Wednesday and now has diarrhea with some vomiting. What could be issue? He isn't hungry much either but drinking water.

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  Re: Remedies for Impacted Anal Glands

Sun, 24 Apr 16 09:13:38 -0500
Posted by Sonya (San Diego) on 04/23/2016
Impacted anal glands!

I am so happy that I found this wonderful site. To all of the pet parents, Thank you so much for being so kind and supportive of each other. Great advice!

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  Re: Dietary Change for Crystals in Cat

Sun, 24 Apr 16 09:05:35 -0500
Posted by Jacky (South Africa) on 04/24/2016
Last year, my cat had blood in his pee, so I took him to a vet and found out that he has crystals forming in his urethra, the vet prescribed Hills, Science life - urinary tract and I haven't had any problems since.

Please note* For best results, combine the dry food with the canned food, I feed him dry mostly and canned once a week.

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  Re: Turmeric for Tumors

Sun, 24 Apr 16 09:02:41 -0500
Posted by Petra (Cape Town, South Africa ) on 04/24/2016
If tumor is malignant, can I still use turmeric for my cat with lymph cancer?

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats Warning

Sun, 24 Apr 16 08:41:14 -0500
Posted by Linda (Louisiana) on 04/24/2016
Regarding ACV for cats:

I just ran across this site by accident & though interesting ACV for cats, my sister is a health good fanatic & swears by it she has rheumatoid arthritis an is constantly trying to get me to try it. I have a13 yr old long hair calico (indoor only) an has gotten sick for the first time in her life with an URI & I'm. 61yrs old & we live in a fema camper trailer with black mold in bedroom due to roof leak. I closed door & toweled the bottom but I still still smell it bad. I know this is what's making her sick now I'm afraid to give her the ACV. I don't want to lose her she's all I have!!! She has my heart & soul couldn't bear it!! And we can't move. Any suggestions, kindly appreciated!! Thanks

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  Re: Chiropractic and Syringomyelia

Sun, 24 Apr 16 08:40:37 -0500
Posted by Robin (Los Angeles) on 04/23/2016
Hi all -

I'm posting because I feel like I'm slim on resources to help my dog, Margot.

At 3 years of age she was diagnosed via MRI with syringomyelia. The neurologist tried her on a few different combinations of drugs (including steroids which were awful for Margot). We ended up on Gabapentin 100 mg 2x daily.

At 8 years of age she was diagnosed with MVD by a cardiologist. She was put on Benazapril, Torsemide & Vetmedin 2x daily.

At her 6 month checkup at the cardiologist over a week ago EKG + x-ray shows progression of the MVD. Margot was additionally prescribed Sildenafil + Spironolactone. Immediately she started panting and coughing uncontrollably, 24 hours a day.

A week later she's returned to the cardiologist twice + has stopped the additional/new heart meds to eliminate them as the cause of her discomfort.

The symptoms continue which lead me to believe that it's the syringomyelia that's the cause of her restlessness, discomfort, panting + coughing.

It occurred to me that she had perhaps panted so much in pain from the SM that she's created an inflammation in her trachea (which showed to be very narrow/collapsing on x-ray as a result of the enlarged heart).

She's been prescribed hydrocodone to relax her and stop her from panting/coughing. It worked for 24 hours but now I'm giving her the max hydrocodone prescribed and doubled her gabapentin dose but she is still extremely uncomfortable.

I've also begun to give her hawthorn extract for her heart + milk thistle to help detox the liver from the meds.

The regular vet doesn't have much else to offer + I've been reading these posts and am now trying to find a reliable cold laser therapist in/around LA.

Any further suggestions would be so appreciated - I can't stand seeing Margot in so much discomfort.

I've cross posted this to the MVD thread since there are two issues with her at present.

Video of her behavior here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBryCZUzPFY

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  Re: Heart Murmur Supplements

Sun, 24 Apr 16 08:39:40 -0500
Posted by Robin (Los Angeles) on 04/23/2016
Hi again -

I'm re-posting because I feel like I'm slim on resources to help Margot.

@Gth I was in touch with Dr. Diana + she has referred me to somebody in Florida who is very familiar with Cavaliers, though I still haven't managed to nail them down for a consultation.

Here's the rundown of her history ::

3 YRS old diagnosed via MRI with syringomyelia. The neurologist tried her on a few different combinations of drugs (including steroids which were awful for Margot). We ended up on Gabapentin 100 mg 2x daily.

8 YRS old diagnosed with MVD by a cardiologist. She was put on Benazapril, Torsemide & Vetmedin 2x daily.

->> 6 month checkup at cardiologist over a week ago EKG + x-ray shows progression of the MVD. Margot was additionally prescribed Sildenafil + Spironolactone. Immediately she started panting and coughing uncontrollably, 24 hours a day.

A week later she's returned to the cardiologist twice + has stopped the additional/new heart meds to eliminate them as the cause of her discomfort.

The symptoms continue which leads me to believe that it's the syringomyelia that's the cause of her restlessness, discomfort, panting + coughing.

It occurred to me that she had perhaps panted so much in pain from the SM that she's created an inflammation in her trachea (which showed to be very narrow/collapsing on x-ray as a result of the enlarged heart).

She's been prescribed hydrocodone to relax her and stop her from panting/coughing. It worked for 24 hours but now I'm giving her the max hydrocodone prescribed and doubled her gabapentin dose but she is still extremely uncomfortable.

I've also begun to give her hawthorn extract for her heart + milk thistle to help detox the liver from the meds + omega3/fish oil for inflammation.

The regular vet doesn't have much else to offer + I've been reading these posts and am now trying to find a reliable cold laser therapist in/around LA to help with the SM.

Any further suggestions would be so appreciated - I can't stand seeing Margot in so much discomfort + am trying to rapidly weed through crappy faux holistic vets + alternative therapists to find good ones.

I've cross posted this to the SM thread since there are two issues with her at present.

Video of her behavior here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBryCZUzPFY

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  Re: ACV and Yogurt for Yeast Infections in Dogs

Sun, 24 Apr 16 08:19:22 -0500
Posted by Barb (New Haven, In) on 04/23/2016
Does the Greek yogurt have to be plain? I only ask because I have some at home, but not plain. I'll get plain when I go to store. Please and thank you.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Tear Stains

Sun, 24 Apr 16 08:07:23 -0500
Posted by Anna (Ma) on 04/23/2016
Yep, the vet examined my toy poodle with a magnifying glass and said his ducts were closed. Surgery is needed!!! Mega bucks of course.

About a year later...no surgery...no way...the tear stains cleared up for no apparent reason. Sadly they came back about a year ago, again for no apparent reason. I'm going to try the ACV, hoping that will make them go away again. It was a glorious 3 years with no stains. They make him look dirty and sick, I hate it. Also that they are being caused by fungus or whatever.

I have to wonder what the heck the vet would have done since his ducts clearly were not clogged. Guess he would have caught up on his reading while my pup took a nap, ha-ha. He was 2 years old when he was examined so I don't think the ducts would have come unclogged on their own?

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 Re: Seeking Dosage of Colloidal Silver for Dental Tumor in Dog

Sun, 24 Apr 16 07:54:00 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 04/23/2016
For a small dog treating a certain complaint, 10 mls 3 times a day, then 10 mls 2 times a day, then 10 mls,1 times a day

What Remedy Will Help My Ragdoll Kitten With Runny Eyes?

Sat, 23 Apr 16 06:57:37 -0500
Posted by Maddy (Queensland) on 04/23/2016
My 14 week old ragdoll has runny eyes, Pink around the rim, no puss or anything What remedy will do to fix this the other Kittens in litter were fine thanks

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  Tea Tree Oil Use for Dogs

Sat, 23 Apr 16 06:52:19 -0500
Posted by Kris (Brookings Or) on 04/22/2016
You can use tea tree oil but it has to be diluted..1-1%, I melted down a few table spoons of coconut oil and about 10 drops of tea tree oil for my dog's hot spots. She is fine. I clipped the hair around the spots, cleaned with witch hazel then applied the salve I made. She seemed so relieved.

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  Re: Heart Murmur Supplements

Fri, 22 Apr 16 22:17:38 -0500
Posted by Kaye (Sallis Ms ) on 04/22/2016
I was also ripped off at the vet on these medications. I changed vets and was able to have some of these called into my local pharmacy at a fraction of the cost. Also much better prices at online pharmaceutical for animals.

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  Re: Hemp for Dog's Seizures

Fri, 22 Apr 16 21:11:05 -0500
Posted by Jacqueline (County Antrim) on 04/22/2016
My black lab George is also epileptic, he is 5 yrs old.I give him taurine supplements, vitamin c in ester c powder and 1 tablespoon of hemp oil per day. His seizures have reduced and his general condition is much improved. He is prescribed Pexion 400 mg 3 per day divided into two doses one morning and one evening.

The supplements I use are the best reviewed I have found in the UK and also affordable.

Seeking Dosage of Colloidal Silver for Dental Tumor in Dog

Fri, 22 Apr 16 20:54:03 -0500
Posted by Snodov (Alpena, Mi) on 04/22/2016
Hi all!

I am helping a dear friend of mine who has a small, young, dog that recently had a dental procedure to remove a tooth along with a bleeding lump.

The lump, of course, has been unconfirmed yet as being cancerous. My friend promptly began administering Colloidal Silver, however, she is uncertain of how much and how frequently it should be administered, so anyone out there who has sound information to share would be greatly appreciated!

Also, we would like to hear more information on starting a Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide therapy to help with the silver and eliminate toxins. Your thoughts and suggestions on this approach is also greatly appreciated!

Thank you and blessings to all, SnoDov

Can Blackstrap Molasses Help Shedding Dogs?

Fri, 22 Apr 16 20:42:34 -0500
Posted by Michelle (Dallas, Texas) on 04/21/2016
Please help, my dogs shed year round and of course spring time is even worse. On a daily basis I clean up fury tumbleweeds rolling across my hardwood floor. I have tried different foods, brushing and bathing among other things. I heard that Blackstrap Molasses can help with this issue. Has anyone ever heard this?

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  Re: Heart Murmur Supplements

Fri, 22 Apr 16 07:50:33 -0500
Posted by Gth (Southern California) on 04/21/2016
Hi Katie and Theresa, Thank you for your support and confirmation that I wasn't crazy for thinking they should have known the difference. We've moved on and my daughter's Maltese is doing well. Loved just as much spayed as if she wasn't, just disappointed that the choice was taken away from us, especially since you pay a lot more for a dog you can show. I hesitate to slam a vet but I did think this was pretty egregious and just want to give others a heads up if they are considering them.

Keeping Puppies Alive When Mother Dog is Ill

Thu, 21 Apr 16 21:51:40 -0500
Posted by Cassie (California) on 04/20/2016
I had a friend from Maine that raised Belgium Shepherds. One of her female dogs gave birth to puppies but had complications with the births and the female dog had to be under the care of a Vet and could not feed her puppies. My friend and her husband were up for hours trying to feed the puppies with puppy formula and nursing bottles (they lost 20 pounds each trying to keep the puppies alive). The puppies were starving because they could not eat enough or rejected the formula and everything this couple tried would not work with the puppies.

The couple had a leg of moose meat in the freezer a friend had given them. My friend as a last resort cooked the moose meat and gave the puppies MOOSE BROTH using nursing bottles and miraculously the puppies thrived and lived! I just thought I would mention this in case someone finds themselves in this awful situation.

This is a true story.


 

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