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 Re: Seeking UK Freeze-Dried Raw Food for Dogs Recommendation

2 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (Connecticut) on 03/06/2022

Hi Sue, sorry I can't help you with locating UK freeze-dried raw food brand, but here are two of the more popular brands in the USA. Perhaps you can compare the ingredient list with something you find in the UK as these two brands have been on the market for a while.

1. Small Batch Freeze-Dried. This is the one I have bought for years now and what cured my dog with severe skin issues (and extreme fur loss) Check out the ingredient list on the website for chicken as an example. They make frozen patties and freeze-dried.

https://smallbatchpets.com/chickenbatch

2. Stella and Chewy: One of the first to market in the US with raw food for dogs and cats.

https://www.stellaandchewys.com/dog-food/freeze-dried-raw/

3. Newer on the market but with very positive feedback: Open Farm

https://openfarmpet.com/products/freeze-dried-raw-chicken-dog-food/

Hope this helps! Let us know how it goes.

 Seeking UK Freeze-Dried Raw Food for Dogs Recommendation

2 months ago
Posted by Sue (Worcestershire) on 03/06/2022

Can anyone recommend a UK brand freeze dried raw dog food please? If used yourself for redness of skin round feet and thin coat patches how long did it take until you saw an improvement in your dog?

Thank you

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Sue (Worcestershire) on 03/06/2022

Hi Ms M,

Thank you for your advice I will look into the possibility of cooking from scratch.

I do give her olive oil, coconut oil and spray areas with apple vinegar but although she is much better than when I first adopted her as she was in a very poor condition coat/skin she still has issues that make her uncomfortable. Thank you.

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Sue (Worcestershire) on 03/06/2022

Hi Deirdre,

Just noticed you are in Connecticut. I will try and source freeze-dried raw food in the UK.

Thank you again. I at least now have something to try to give my dog Skye some relief x

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by MissM (New York) on 03/06/2022

I cook for our dog. It's very easy. Use an Instant Pot!

Every couple days I cook brown rice, with veggies such as carrots, green beans, and peas, proteins are rotated beef, chicken and my dogs favorite whiting fish which I buy at Shoprite in big bags. Quality oil add one tablespoon olive, or coconut.

Mealtime is homemade with some quality kibble and fish oil on top. My vet approved this diet.

If you go this route, it will help your dog's dry skin from the efas in fish.

if your dog has yeast issue, a spray 50 50 apple cider vinegar works!

Adding salmon oil to food bowl will help with dry skin.

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Sue (Worcestershire) on 03/06/2022

Hi Deirdre,

Thank you very much for your response. I did try her in the frozen raw food but she didn't like it at all and I ended up giving it away. Where could I purchase the freeze-dried raw food please? I would love to give it a try especially if there would be an improvement in a week or so.

Thanks again x

  Re: Update on Darth's Lymphoma

2 months ago
Posted by Rhonda (TX) on 03/06/2022

Thank you so much, I need to get his strength back up cause of his 2 and a half days on broth.

  Update on Darth's Lymphoma

2 months ago
Posted by Betty (CA) on 03/05/2022

Happy to here for the lil sweet guy!

IP6 is a powerful anti-cancer fighter.

  Update on Darth's Lymphoma

2 months ago
Posted by Rhonda (TX) on 03/05/2022

My computer crashed so I am typing all over again, Darth Vader's Lymphoma tumors are draining and disappearing, it is a milky thick liquid with no blood. He is more active and eating better. the Lumps on his throat are gone about. I will keep up his medicines from the vet and his Turmeric, -Shark cartilage, IP-6, and coconut oil. I mix the capsules with honey and coconut oil and give it to him on a baby spoon so he receives it all. the IP-6, Shark Cartilage I get from Swansons. www.swansons.com


 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (Connecticut) on 03/05/2022

Hi Sue,

So sorry to hear this. Many skin issues in dogs are related to their food. A raw food diet can clear up many skin and health issues starting within a few days. I have written extensively about this on Earth Clinic. It's expensive, but you can add some high-quality kibble to help with costs. However, you have to find the right balance or it won't work (i.e., not too much kibble).

My dog, now 16, had the worst imaginable skin/yeast issues and they ALL cleared up within a week of a freeze-dried raw food diet (He didn't like the frozen raw food so I had to go with freeze-dried). You will ultimately save money at the vet by investing in good food.

Please let us know how it goes with your pup!

 Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Jgny (Thousand Islands) on 03/05/2022

Sounds like food allergies, have you tried applying organic coconut oil to the dry areas?

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Rhonda (TX) on 03/05/2022

I have 2 dogs with dry skin, both were rescues, they found us. But they have multiple issues and dry skin was one of them, patchy on one. She is now healed up. She loves her baths and they have done her well.

Bathing your sweet girl with these items will help immensely. When my girl was bad, I bathed her two to three times a week. It helped my girl that plus diet. adding foods that help their coat and skin that you may already have. The first picture is boiled rosemary in water that not only helps with fleas but helps relieve skin issues and helps grow in hair.



  Re: Need Lymphoma Help for Dog

2 months ago
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 03/04/2022

Dogs' benefit from ginger, you could make her a little doggie pancake and put some in it. It helps with nausea and digestion and is a heating spice that increases circulation.

How much ginger should I give my dog? Give 1/2 teaspoon for dogs under 35 pounds (1/4 teaspoon for miniature breeds) and 3/4 teaspoon for larger dogs, he says. It can be mixed into your dog's food.

I know a little bit about misery and when a person fills the tub and gets in up the the neck it tricks the body into thinking the pain is coming from a larger area and shrinks it. Water removes water out of the body, so you have to drink water. Some dogs love water.

Most drugs have an antihistamine in them and can help a misery calm down and give one some rest as they recover

Antihistamines for dogs - a guide | Small Fluffy Dog Breeds

salt can also work as an antihistamine

The Water Cures Pet Protocol: How Salt and Water Can Improve Your Dogs Health

 Re: Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 03/04/2022

the pet section of earth clinic has lots of tips

Skin Issues, Allergies and Conditions (earthclinic.com)

 Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 03/05/2022

Sue,

Poor thing!

I would try a comfrey salve topically to sooth it and help it to heal. Dr. Christopher's brand from amazon is inexpensive and very effective for many things.

Internally if you can get her to take some turmeric that would be good. You will find dosing information on this page. It is an anti-inflammatory.

To completely heal the skin, you dog may need a more specialized diet - grain free, perhaps raw. Including probiotics may be helpful.

Please keep us posted.

~Mama to Many~

  Need Lymphoma Help for Dog

2 months ago
Posted by Rhonda (TX) on 03/04/2022

Need suggestions, please. My Darth Vader is having a rough couple of days. His energy is down and he needs help with his food.

God Bless,

Rhonda and Darth Vader

Dry Skin in Dog Used for Breeding

2 months ago
Posted by Sue (Worcestershire) on 03/04/2022

I have a 9 year old Staffie I adopted from a rescue 2 years ago. She was used for breeding then left for stray. She has dry inflammed skin around her vulva which she continues to itch on the carpet or slabs in garden, and her coat has bald patches. Her coat has greatly improved since I have had her but despite numerous visits and medications nothing has given her any permanent relief. Someone else must have come across this problem too? Thanks.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Yeast Infection in Dog's Ear

2 months ago
Posted by Chement (Oakland, MI) on 03/04/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Excellent advice. Saved me having to go to the vet. I have a 4 month old puppy and the stupid breeder gave her a bath and got water in her ear which started to smell yeasty. I bought regular cheap store brand apple cider vinegar (not Braggs organic) and mixed it half and half with distilled water and sprayed it in her ear and used cotton balls to squish it around and get the brown out. My dogs ear turned red and she was shaking her head more often so I did not repeat and do it a second time that first day. Instead, I added a little more water to the mixture and sprayed it in her ear once the next day and used the cotton ball method again. She was still shaking her head that second day but not as much and the inside of her ear was still red. I repeated the procedure again on the third day and she was shaking her head even less but her ear was still red. On the fourth day, she stopped head shaking and her ear looks great and is no longer red or smelly. THANK YOU for this valuable info. Saved me from buying those over the counter expensive solutions or going to the vet and having to spend $100 for an exam. Glad I found this post.

  Re: Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree

2 months ago
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 03/04/2022

Too bad. They've all been taken off YouTube. Figures.

  Re: Progress Treating Dog With Lymphoma

3 months ago
Posted by Rhonda (TX) on 03/02/2022

Thank you You all mean so much to me, I have a place to hopefully give help and information and HOPE to others in my shoes. In a way, it's like a support group.


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