Hello, I have a 10 year old cocker mix with hypothyroidism. She is on meds for this but is indeed over weight. Over 60 pounds. My collie pup pushed her down a month ago and she was doing better after limping for a couple weeks.
Then she slipped on a uncarpeted area under the table and since she has had horrid problems getting up. And only walks a couple steps before sitting back down. I am sure she has arthritis as well. But she is happy perky etc. But wants to go and just cant. I help her everytime she wants outside or in. She has a great appetite too.
I give her some pain meds from vet 1/2 dermax per day, but like natural better. I found promaxol which is all natural and helps a great deal. Well now I see blackstrap mollasses may be good. Does anyone know what ingredients are in it? I bought it today but there were 2 kinds. One said it was (unsulfered) PLease let me know if you can. I bought one that appears to have l think 70 mil. Iron in it.. As well as other stuff. I'll keep checking back. Thank you kindly! Nan
(White River Jct, Vermont)
hi, I needed to know if u have a natural remedy for thyroid problems for my pet cocker spaniel? I will really appreciate it. I have changed his diet [high protein], he doesn't overeat but continues to put on weight.
Thank you so very much for taking the time out from your very busy schedule to answer my letter. I want to thank you for all the advice on the Hypothroidism but I have a question for you to answer whenever possible. Can I give Charlie the humic acid, sea salt, iodine and magnesium even though the dog is taking soloxine for the Hypothyroidism? I want to take this time to give you on update on your Miracle Cure. Today I gave Charlie his third consecutive bath of peroxide and borax I almost cried. You, Ted, of course know that when a dog has demodectic mange when you touch his back for whatever reason the dog begins to scratch automatically with his hind leg and his skin wiggles constantly on touch. Today I was pouring the mixture on him and I was rubbing it in with my hand the dog didn't make any of the movements I just explained. I am so very grateful to you this is just the third bath. This poor dog has cataracts, on his eyes, one has peripheral vision the other is a little better, one of his ears because of the scratching and itching got swollen like a balloon the vet wanted to operate I said no, so he drained the liquid and now the doggie has a shriveled right ear but I don't care as long as he didn't have to go through the surgery which the vet gave me no guarantee that the ear would be well again. Next time I write to you I will send you a picture of my doggies. Specially Charlie who is so very grateful to you, he thanks God for you. I mentioned that I tried the borax and peroxide solution on Milús lump on his lip, I think it has shrunk a bit, I sponged it again today and I cleaned their ears with this solution because sometimes they get this brown stuff inside the ears. Thank you again for your valuable time and information.
(Montgomery, Il, United States)
(Baccaro, Nova Scotia)
(Baton Rouge, La)
(Baccaro, Nova Scotia)
Last year I found myself browsing this website and I think I read just about every single story on here. It breaks my heart reading all of your stories and at the time relating to many of them. My dog Bear who is a Newfoundland and at age 3 his symptoms began. He was suffering for about two long miserable years with chronic ear infections (yeast and bacterial) and a whole lot of skin issues. Over the span of two years, 5 vets and about $7000 later, Bear now 5 years old was finally diagnosed with Hypothyroidism.
The symptoms of hypothyroidism are so similar to other problems in dogs that I feel as if it very often goes undiagnosed.
So I felt the need to go back and find this website and hopefully help someone else that may be going through the same thing I was going through not too long ago.
So let's start with Bear's symptoms:
Chronic yeast/bacterial ear infections
He would get these round bumps that would break open with a small discharge of fluid which then would make the area loose hair and look red and aggravated later looking like a dry patch of skin. (Looks almost like the ring worm circles)
Yeast under his arm pits, belly, paws, and under his neck (which made him smell terrible) I was giving him medicated baths two to three times a week which isn't exactly easy when your dog weighs over 170 lbs and just wants to lie in the bottom of a small bathtub.
His eyes would always have like I guess gunk in them and I would have to constantly clean them
He was constantly scratching, all day all night it was terrible trying to make him stop so he didn't open any sores
Was always lethargic (I know big dogs aren't exactly the most energetic and playful but Bear didn't want to do anything)
Was gaining weight, although was barely eating
I was even told by one vet that Bear had MRSEE? (Dog strain of MRSA) This scared the hell out of me.
And finally two months before he was diagnosed he started losing all of his hair under his neck/chest area, arms, belly, and his tail.
If I even tried try to explain every single thing I tried to help him I would have a 50 page book.
Just to give you an idea I tried the apple cider vinegar (which helped dry out those bumps but that was it), vitamins, changing food brands, yogurt, antibiotic shampoos (ex: malaseb, ketachlor ect) all different kinds of ear antibiotics, cephalexin, steroids, oh my god so many other kinds of antibiotics that now I just feel as if all the vets we went to was basically throwing anything at me and saying let's try this. After the first year and half and none of the medications he had to take orally were working I stopped doing because of everything I was reading about how it could do more harm than good. I then tried natural home remedies for his skin but I continued the medicated shampoo and the ear medicine.
So fast forward to December 8th 2011 (yes I will remember this date for the rest of my life lol) I go to his primary vet that has been Bears vet since he was a puppy just to get more medication for his ear and more medicated shampoo like I usually did every couple of months. We walk in and his vet was with another customer finishing up at the desk and she sees Bear and sees that now he has no hair on his tail neck ect.. And yells out WE MUST test him for hypothyroidism. She finishes up with the customer and we go into the examination room and she explains to me that she wants to test for it because one of the most common signs is hair loss on the tail and chest and that if he does have it, it will explain everything that was going on with him and that the treatment is fairly inexpensive. I was hesitant, here I was, another vet throwing out at me ANOTHER test proclaiming that they think he has this we should test for it and there goes another months worth of pay to another test that won't give me answers. But I gave in to the idea of having a healthy happy dog again. I sit here now and I thank god I did that one last final test on him. And it was actually very INEXPENSIVE. I think I only paid $150 or less for the actual test. So two days later the vet calls me and says all excitedly that Bear has hypothyroidism. I'm not going to lie and think what you want but I broke down in tears, happy tears, but mind you I'm at work and my co workers thought someone just died or something lol). So we go back to the vet and she explains to me that he will have this for the rest of his life but it is treatable by giving him 1 pill twice daily. She gives me a month's supply of Soloxine which only costs $20.00 from the vets office and literally one week later of being on this medication Bear started growing his hair back, was more energetic and started losing weight. Within one month those sores he had were gone and so was the yeasty smell!!! And his ears were finally clearing up. It has been 3 months now, Bear has all of his hair back, his ears are cleared up, and he is on a strict diet of grain free food only, takes his pill twice daily, and he has never been happier and either have I.
Don't give up hope, you never know, that one test could have all the answers you were looking for and a cure.
(Hermitage, Pa. Usa)