|12-31-2012 08:59 AM|
I have had good results from fish oil and just started coconut oil this week. Hoping for good results. He does not have bad allergies but he does sometimes itch frequently and gets occasional hot spots.
|12-18-2012 03:19 PM|
AWESOME!!!!! I'm sure you won't be sorry! Had it not been for homeopathy and diet, our first GSD would have been dead at 2, but she lived until 12!!!! BTW, better to completely change vets (take records with you) than keep the current one and consult with the holistic. A whole bunch of posturing goes on between two different mind sets and you'd be caught in the middle of confusion!
If you'd like to feed your baby REAL honest to goodness HUMAN food b/c you cannot do the raw routine, please try The Honest Kitchen brands purchased at doggy boutiques (not chains) or on line. All Natural Dog Food | Dehydrated Raw Dog Food | Like Homemade Pet Food It is the ONLY company in the USA that the FDA Legally allows the words "Human Grade" to be used on their packaging and advertising. This is dehydrated pure food. 10# will cost around $83 but re-hydrates with water to make approx 35 pounds. Well worth the $2.40 per pound! Rotate with Non-Grain varieties, Zeal, Embark, and Force. They meet the AAFCO nutrient profiles. They other things that would be helpful for him would be Organic, Virgin Coconut Oil (NO hexane, NO gmo's) purchase at a local health food store and Neptune Krill Oil on line. Be aware that all Krill is not the same and quality in a product counts. I use DaVinci Nepturne Krill Oil as one of my rotations Neptune Krill Oil 60 Softgels by DaVinci Labs Start out slow with the krill and work up to 1 per day of this brand. Feel free to pm me if you'd like more info.
PS: Please note the warnings that Gator mentioned.
Good luck and keep us posted!
|12-18-2012 10:36 AM|
|Jax08||Since he is allergic to grasses and trees, I"m not sure this will work as it did for my dog, but you could try feeding 1 tsp of local, unpasteurized honey. This worked for my girl's seasonal allergies.|
|12-18-2012 10:26 AM|
you guys are great thanks for all the suggestions.
|12-18-2012 07:57 AM|
Here is a list from the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA) in PA if you decide to change. Most Western Medicine veterinarians are not versed in holistic practices to get to the root of problems like these. Choose one with as many modality credentials as possible, especially if they are versed in Homotoxicology/Homeopathy. It will be worth the trip!
Hope this helps! Moms
IRONSTONE VETERINARY HOSPITAL
869 W PINE FORD RD
AVIAN, EQUINE, EXOTIC, SMALL ANIMAL
Bach Flowers, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Homeopathy, NAET, Western Herbs
HARMONY ANIMAL HEALTH CARE CENTER
1681 Creek Road
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Western Herbs
VCA Animal Healing Center
1724 Yardley Langhorn Rd
Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Massage Therapy, Reiki
HARVEYS LAKE VETERINARY CLINIC
RR3 BOX 3002
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (Tufts), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Nutrition, Western Herbs
The Artisan Vet
1233 Manor Road
EQUINE, HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Chinese Herbs, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Western Herbs
Newtown Veterinary Hospital
107 Penns Trail
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs (Chi Institute), Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Reiki
ANIMAL WELLNESS CENTER
286 Wilmington West Chester Pike
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Conventional Medicine, Electromagnetic therapy: EAV - Interro -Biotron II - etc, Nutrition, Reiki, VOM, Western Herbs
CHESTNUT HILL VETERINARY HOSPITAL
903 BETHLEHEM PIKE
AVIAN, EXOTIC, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (Tufts), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Western Herbs
155 West Durham Street
HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Homeopathy, Nutrition, Reiki
K. Vet Animal Care
761 S. Main Street
EQUINE, FARM, HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Western Herbs
Dr Kathy's House Paws
7 Hansen Ct
AVIAN, EXOTIC, HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chinese Herbs (Chi Institute), Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Western Herbs
ELLWOOD ANIMAL HOSPITAL
728 LAWRENCE AVE
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Applied Kinesiology, Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Chiropractic (AVCA), Clinical Nutrition, Color Therapy, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homeopathy-Classical
SOUTH HILLS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
999 KILLARNEY DR
Bach Flowers, Conventional Medicine, Homeopathy, NAET, Nutrition
HARBORWOODS INTEGRATIVE VETERINARY CARE
109 OAK ROAD
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Chinese Herbs (Chi Institute), Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Massage Therapy, Nutrition
ALWAYS HELPFUL VETERINARY SERVICES
305 NOTTINGHAM ROAD
EQUINE, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Chiropractic (AVCA), Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homeopathy-Classical, Magnetic Therapy, Nutrition, Ozone Therapy, Pulsating Magnetic Therapy
AVIAN & FELINE HOSPITAL
3300 HARTZDALE DR, SUITE 108
AVIAN, EXOTIC, SMALL ANIMAL
Bach Flowers, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Homeopathy-Classical, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Ozone Therapy, Reiki, VOM, Western Herbs
|12-18-2012 02:39 AM|
That said, there's an "allergy bucket" and when it's full of allergens, other things can trigger.
OP, try fish/sweet potato or even venison or bison.
If dog's allergic to chicken, there can be cross reactivity to duck.
|12-18-2012 01:13 AM|
Invest in an integrative vet (holistic DVM) and change diet from processed to natural, limit toxins (incl. immuno suppressents/steroids), this is a band-aide effect that will lead to further illness. A derm will run tests to find staph or some other - this can be treated from the inside out with what nature intended - real whole food, NOT cephalaxin and steroids, pesticides (heartworm/flea/tick), aluminum, mercury,formaldihyde (all in the adjuvants of vaccines), rendered fats (carcinogens sprayed on the food-cooked fats are toxic), processed meats devoid of natural enzymes and amino acids, high carb foods that spike insulin levels.
How come vets never blame the drugs they use and always blame the food
|12-18-2012 12:03 AM|
|Verivus||Can you afford to see a board certified dermatologist? That's where I would start if you have the money and your regular vet can't figure it out.|
|12-17-2012 11:56 PM|
Temaril P is a pretty sketchy drug for an unknown itchy skin problem (however you cannot just stop it)
What side effects may be seen when taking Temaril-P?
Side effects are usually dose dependent. If side effects occur, contact your veterinarian, who may decrease the dosage or frequency of administration. Side effects may include sedation, exposed third eyelid, muscle tremors, weakness, blood disorders, and an increase in drinking, eating, and urinating. Your pet may have more "accidents" and need to go outside or use the litter box more often. Less common side effects include increased appetite, weight gain, panting, diarrhea, vomiting, and behavior changes.
Side effects of long-term use include muscle loss, weakness, and the development of diabetes or hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease). The typical signs of these diseases are increased thirst, urination, and appetite. Animals with Cushing's disease may also develop thin skin, a poor hair coat, and a "pot-belly."
Immune system suppression may occur, especially on higher doses, making a pet more susceptible to infection. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has a fever (over 103° F), painful urination (a sign of urinary tract infection), tiredness, and sneezing, coughing, or runny eyes.
Have you considered that processed food may be the problem? If allergies are only to plants, then you could try benedryl, or quercetin/bromelien combo.
Raw food - grain and carb free
This may be yeasty issue too, relates to imbalance in the adrenals. Taking out all sugars from diet (carbs, peas, grains, potato's, etc.) adding raw organic cold pressed coconut oil (do forum search for threads on this) at 1tsp./10lbs of body weight (slowly at min. dose and work up over a month if full grown, 2 tblsps. re: detox).
Is he neutered/when?
Any skin changes, raw lesions or blackening?
Any "pest prevention"?
|12-17-2012 11:36 PM|
I switched his food over the summer to a Hypo alergenic food I believe it was duck and potato? Generally I feed Hercules Royal Canine he seems to like it the best. Using the Duck and Potato game him the same results.
As far as the supliments or the steroids the vet subscribed Temaroil P and Cephalexin. I just started the fish oil in his food. It has only been 2 weeks but since the last time we put him on the same exact steroids there has been no itching licking or scratching.
Im not 100% sure when his vaccines were done the vet says hes good for a while.
Everything started about a year ago. I live in Pittsburgh,PA right next to the Pittsburgh Airport. I cant tell if this all started last year when I moved around this time, since it was winter. I started to notice all the itching licking and scratching around the summer time.
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