|08-17-2013 07:27 PM|
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|08-14-2013 09:50 PM|
Good for you!
|08-14-2013 09:40 PM|
I'm so glad Moms came on. Yeah. What she said. Haha! We did homeopathy along with our vaccines. I highly recommend it.
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|08-14-2013 08:35 PM|
I HOPE it is the cheese!
It is possible that this itching is a healing or detoxing as your dogs systems purges itself of some of the toxins in his body. Detoxing can also come out as mucousy stool, horrid smelling stool, gunk in ears and or eyes, discharge from penis, skin, body smelling etc. AND.....it can get worse before it gets better, but don't panic!
There are a few ways to detox. Detoxing is cleansing the liver and kidneys of the toxins they hold on to from the environment and things like vaccines.
I use two ways. Homeopathy and Herbal.
Here are the Herbals and where to purchase:
There are many detoxification products out there but this one is a “Professional” formula which provides a purer human product. It’s called “Herbal Hepaclenz” by Professional Complementary Formulas. You can purchase it at the following (you just have to create an account): http://www.pureformulas.com/herbal-hepaclenz-90-capsules-by-professional-formulas.html#sthash.FYXksYqo.usaYgZka.dpbs $13 for 90 capsules. Or from www.naturalrearing.com $21 for 90 capspules. A combination of herbs which cleanse and detoxify the liver. Contains Beet leaves; Casoara sagrada and Parsley to aid in the excretion of bile. Dandelion root and Uva Ursi to assist the urinary tract in the detoxification process; Milk Thistle is a liver tonic and stimulant that encourages liver cell renewal and Licorice root helps in removing toxins from the body.
Try and coordinate the Herbal Hepaclenz with application of his/her heartworm preventive, vaccination, or flea and tick application. As I stated above, I give our dogs this every 6 weeks when they get their heartworm preventive.
It is given as follows, divided into two meals:
· under 15 lb. – 1 cap
· 15 – 30 lb. 2 caps
· 30-40 – 3 caps
· 40lb. + 4 caps
After you are finished with the Herbal Hepaclenz, I would recommend taking a break for one week and then starting the Detoxification Factors. This one should be done at least 3 times per year or more often if you feel it necessary because of exposure.
“DETOXIFICATION FACTORS”: This is another “Professional” human grade formula. Purchased from www.naturalrearing.com60 Capsules – $31.00 or 120 Capsules – $57.00 or from http://www.pureformulas.com/detoxication-factors-60-capsules-by-integrative-therapeutics.html#sthash.DDNpo2Us.dpbs 60 capsules $33.10 & 120 capsules $64. “Formulated to support hepatic detoxication, Detoxication Factors™ offers nutritional support for Phase I and II detoxication pathways in the liver.† This unique formula provides powerful antioxidant support for Phase I with its inclusion of GSH, CoQ10, vitamins C and E, selenium, curcumin, and green tea. Phase II detoxification comprises various conjugation reactions, such as glucuronidation, sulfonation, methylation, and amino acid conjugation. Detoxification Factors supports these reactions with the inclusion of calcium-D-glucarate, n-acetyl-l-cysteine, vitamins B6 and B12, folic acid, glycine, taurine, glutamine, and ornithine asparatate. Together, these ingredients provide support for comprehensive detoxification in the liver.”
Dosage (On empty stomach): Start with half the dose and take a few days to work up to the recommended amount.
· under 10 lbs. – 1 a day
· 10-25 lbs. – 1 twice a day
· 25-30 lbs. 3 a day
· over 35 lbs. – 2 twice a day
· over 130 lbs. – 3 twice a day
(Note: Detoxification Factors are usually given for a period of one month)
If you are interested, I can pm you about what homeopathy is, and what/how to use it. I can also give you a recipe to make your own treats out of round steak, pork chops or liver.
As far as the effects of the vaccinations being reversible........ya just don't know.....all depends on the dog. Illness can creep in anytime from the breakdown of the immune system, so it is so GREAT that you have decided to feed raw and go as natural as you can.
As a personal example as to how long vaccinations last, our dog only had 1 parvo at 10 weeks old and 1 distemper at 16 weeks old and now at age 4, his titers are showing MORE than adequate amount of the antigens in his system. I encourage everyone to get their dog titered BEFORE re-vaccination.
If the dog doesn't need it......WHY would the vet vaccinate AGAIN????
Here is data from Dr. Ron Schultz:
Minimum Duration of Immunity for Canine VaccinesCORE VACCINES
Canine Distemper Virus (CDV):
Rockborn Strain 7 years/15 years challenge/serology
Onderstepoort Strain 5 years/9 years challenge/serology
Canine Adenovirus-2 (CAV-2) 7 years/9 years challenge-CAV-1/serology
Canine Parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) 7 years challenge/serology
Canine Rabies 3 years/7 years challenge/serology Note: vaccine makers guarantee the 3-year vaccines for 3 years
Parainfluenza 3 years serology
Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough) 9 months challenge
Borrelia burgdorfen (Lyme) 1 year challenge
Leptospira duration ?
Coronavirus (not recommended by WSAVA or AAHA)
Data from Duration of Immunity to Canine Vaccines: What We Know and Don’t Know by Dr. Ronald D. Schultz.
What vets WISHED they knew:
Vets On Vaccines | Dogs Naturally Magazine
Another great site with tons of info: Top Natural Holistic Dog Health Care Book: Multiple Award Winner
Hope this helps!
|08-14-2013 06:51 PM|
Got it, thank you very much. I have the patience and persistence, I just wanted to know if this was reversible.
I will get the oils and the spray and will dilute it. Thank you for all the info, I will def try everything.
And stopping the cheese))))) he loved it so much I couldn't resist. But I didn't think that could be it
And I'm not using premade raw, I buy meats at the store and give it to him whole, bones and all. And organs and tripe.
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|08-14-2013 05:39 PM|
|cci058||I should clarify too, the hot or raw spots haven't returned. (you asked if they ever go away) For us, yes, they did. As soon as we see her itching (usually only in summer), we kick up the maintenance to prevent them from coming back!|
|08-14-2013 05:25 PM|
|cci058||We consistently gave Maverick cheese in her kong when she was a puppy (she is now 3). Vet said she is allergic to "all chicken and dairy." She now eats raw chicken without a problem, but still no cheese or yogurt. We figured out on our own the high fat content hurt her belly and caused a problem too. When we feed the raw, she doesn't get any skin, which is where most of the fat is. Ironically, she tolerates the salmon oil just fine. If you buy premade raw, watch the fat content in each of them. They aren't all the same. For example, Stella and Chewy's is a great high quality food, but the food along with the treats are waaaaaaaaaay too rich for Maverick. I believe the current sores will clear up. We used the coconut oil, just smothered it on the raw spot. If she licked it, no worry. Its good for them. We tended to the raw spots each morning and each night and they eventually went away. During the day, she would get intermittent sprays of the Doc Ackerman's with aloe. Its all natural, so we really couldn't overdo it. It took a couple months, but YES, all of this went away, which also made us realize it wasn't something in our house that was causing this. She gets freeze dried treats from Fresh is Best or Pure Bites with absolutely no starches - just freeze dried hearts, chicken, salmon, whitefish, duck, etc. Although she eats multiple proteins, there isn't much for her to be allergic to because the ingredients are so limited. This convinced us she didn't have a "food allergy" although she does have a hard time with high fat foods. In summer, the yeast flares up big time since she is in the water so much, and the fresh cut grass makes her sneeze. So we use the things I mentioned but we have a handle on it. If she wasn't in the water so much (hard to keep her out, she is a lunatic in the water she loves it so much) I think the problems would be gone for good. The darn yeast creates a ripple effect.....If I see her licking or scratching, I increase her maintenance and get it under control. I know we will have an itch free fall, winter and part of spring. So yes, there is hope, but it will take time and commitment. Keep building the immune system and maintain a healthy digestive system. I'm confident you can beat these issues and figure out what works best for your furbaby. Might require some maintenance at peak times though(like it does for Mav) I was in tears and at my wits end but got through it. I spend more time taking care of Maverick than I do myself!!!|
|08-14-2013 05:21 PM|
|mebully21||also if you use neem oil you must dilute it with olive oil as in its original strength its very potent and can irritate the skin. diluting it with olive oil (mixing both together ) will help when you rub it on his skin. do NOT let him drink the neem oil- it is to only be rubbed on his skin not fed to him...|
|08-14-2013 05:19 PM|
|mebully21||stop the cheese, it could very well be that. if you stop the cheese and it starts to clear up there is your culprit... change the food from beef to something different like lamb or turkey or emu or rabbit. dogs shouldnt really have dairy. also, contact means rugs, what you wash the wood floors with, grass,dirt, anything he lays on. my last gsd was allergic to wool and certain rug fibers..|
|08-14-2013 04:43 PM|
Also, cci. I read your first post and saw a few things I liked, like the aloe Vera and the oils. Wanted to say thank you for listing everything.
You said your dog is doing good now but then you say you still give him Benadryl and some other stuff. Does it mean it never completely goes away?
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