|05-23-2014 09:29 AM|
I revived a reply from his Breeder, she has only been in Breeding for 3 years, but all her dogs come from Poland and Germany from very good Breeds, haha I was hoping for Health... Attached is her reply.
He is so gorges! He looks so much like Max except fluffier! I am so sorry to hear that he has some skin issues but most skin conditions are not food allergies but most vets when they do not know what it is they always say it is a food allergy which is impossible to diagnose...
Form my experience ALL of dog skin problems are caused by 3 things:
Number one mistake people make with gsd is that they chemically wash them too often, you could wash them with the shampoo maximum twice a year! They need their natural oils for protection, think of wolfs how they wash, not with the shampoo but by swimming in the lake/pond/ river or playing in snow/rain. Rinse you dog with water if you have to or use kiddy pull for them to play or try your garden hose when you water your flowers! If he was washed more then twice in his life time chemically you need to rebuild he health oils, try giving him some healthy oils with every meals but not too much so he does not have any runs. Flax seed oil or seal/fish oils are the best but any healthy oil like olive, cocoanut, grape-seed oil or real bacon will do!
2. Fungi/Candida overgrowth:
Little stress and too much carbs could cause some overgrowth so it is best corrected with good probiotic tablet with every meal and healthy bacteria with their meals like yogurt, kefir, real cottage cheese, sour craut/pickle/feta brine juice. But externally you could stop the itching and relive it by using Oregano Oil or Tea Tree Oil, it will give them immediate relief and if it stings too much you could sooth it with coconut oil or olive oil.
3. Microscopic Parasite:
There is about 100 different pathogens that live on human/dog skin and it gives them itchy bumps or bold spots so if you did everything else and no help or if you want just try it, the best antiparasitic remedy that kills over 100 different parsites/microbes even big once like flees, lies or scabies is Neem Oil, you could use it externally, it is very soothing and healthy for them even they they lick it and I always have it at home and put it a drop on their back to prevent any ticks or mosquito bites as well, it does have an odor but that it definitely works!
Let me know what you think.
|05-22-2014 10:39 PM|
The CO is 1tsp/10lbs of body weight.. It should be Raw organic cold pressed hexane free (not sure if said that w/o looking back). You will want to start off at tsp for few days, then 2 for few days etc. and work up to a tblsp.+ as grows.
|05-22-2014 11:02 AM|
GatorBytes; I have him on Raw Organic beef with organs and trip grinded as I think he is allergic to the chicken.
I also have him on probiotic and cold pressed virgin salmon oil. I will add ( digestive enzyme and SEAVIVE, Bovine Colostrum ) can i get this in the health. The Cocounut Oil about how much should I put on his food, he is 50lbs now.
|05-22-2014 09:08 AM|
60-80% of the immune system starts with digestion. Yes those meds (a lot for such young pup so soon concurrent w/vaccines) could and likely did cause an imbalance. Giardia alone cause tiny perforations in the GI tract. This can lead to Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). Bad bacteria feeds off the die-off from parasites, YEAST proliferates when bad and good bacteria are out of balance, the liver (the major detoxifying organ) has to process the die-off as well as the toxins unnatural to the body from the meds. When liver is overloaded filtering then this spills over to other parts of the body. The skin is an organ....then you have immune suppression from the vaccines in a pup who's immune system has not fully developed.
Add Coconut oil (will kill off yeast), a probiotic to get the gut back in balance, if you can feed RAW (starch's are sugars and feed yeast, RAW is only way to avoid starch), a digestive enzyme to break down the proteins that may be leaking into the blood (re: LGS) causing an immune malfunction as body treats as a foreign invader and a product called SEAVIVE, it is a combo of Seacure (a predigested fish protein w/high amino acid profile) for gut repair and Bovine Colostrum to modulate the fragile immune system
If your pup is allergic to chicken, that is likely due to vaccines as some are grown on chicken embryo's
|05-22-2014 08:38 AM|
GatorBytes, He has had his needles and he was on Panacur first then Metronidazole for Giardia which he had very bad. Could this have contributed to his body going all messed up.
WVGSD, The food he was on from birth from the Breeder was a mix of Chicken, Lamb, Salmon mixed, there was no Beef so I am Trying that
|05-22-2014 08:29 AM|
I will take him to the Vet, I did a stool test last week and it came back clear, could be the needles, I hate doing them but I was scared to not do the first boosters for him.
I heard doing Allergy tests is sometimes inconclusive, but he is so Itchy I feel so bad for him I don't want him to live like this forever, Poor baby.
|05-21-2014 07:05 PM|
At his age, sounds like his immune system has taken a hit from vaccinations.
Any other scripted stuff from vet at same time?
|05-21-2014 05:27 PM|
|Piper'sgrl||if its not a food or seasonal allergy, could be a staph infection...either way take him to the vet and see what they say|
|05-21-2014 04:35 PM|
|wyoung2153||Have you taken him to the vet? maybe run a food allergy panel?|
|05-21-2014 04:14 PM|
|WVGSD||He could be allergic to chicken and/or beef. These are frequent allergic reaction food triggers for dogs. Have you tried a fish-based food or a novel proten such as rabbit or bison? Food allergies can be maddening and it may take several tries before you find the right ingredients.|
|This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.|