|12-23-2013 07:00 PM|
|12-23-2013 03:19 PM|
@ Springbiz: You are most welcome!
No, homeopathic's must be taken in a "clean mouth" which means no food or water at least 20 minutes before and after the dose. This is because it is absorbed into the tissues of the mouth, going straight into the blood stream. Just like when a heart patient put nitro glycerine under his tongue. So if anyone tells you to put a true homeopathic into food, is not giving you the correct information.
The "remedy" is in little tiny "sugar pills" or "sugar globules" (depends on which brand). These can be dissolved in 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of purified water. The "pills" will melt immediately. The "globules" would need to be put into a little bowl with the water and stirred until dissolve, which takes a little while.
The best way to administer is to catch your dog at rest, gently lift the side of his/her lip, and drizzle it on to their gums. I would suggest practicing this ritual several times per day, before you give it to them, if your dog is not use to you standing next to them lifting up their lips! If interested in the Traumeel, you can get this in liquid form also, but note that it may contain a % of alcohol to preserve it, which some dogs are not fond of.
Another thing about the homeopathic remedies is that if you pour too many little pills out in your hand, do not put them back into the bottle as it may "foul" it. Save them for the next round. Same with liquid from droppers: don't touch the dogs lips with it, but if you do, pour some hot water over the dropper and cool before replacing it in the liquid bottle.
If you decide to use one of these products, feel free to pm me for help!
Years ago, when I was in bed for almost 2 years with an illness that specialists couldn't figure out, I went the Homeopathic route. It didn't cure me once but twice when I came down with the same thing a year later, so I KNOW it works! After becoming interested in Homeopathy to help our first GSD who was dying, I found it highly amusing that the remedy that cured me comes from one of my biggest fears......snakes (can't even look at them on tv). My "constitution" was Lachesis which is made from the venom from the Bush Master snake! LOL!
|12-23-2013 11:08 AM|
Suprised you've not tried glucosamine msm helps with inflammation and any arthritic pain it's herbal and believe you me does work I've had last two eldest shepherds on it no side effects and doesn't cause liver or kidney damage it replaces fluid that's lost around the joints that they get as they get older reduces inflammation and kills pain maybe worth looking into food luck hope all gets better
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|12-23-2013 10:51 AM|
Thanks for the links, I will check them out.
I really appreciate the advise. Thanks for sharing.
|12-23-2013 10:41 AM|
It has made be very watchful of how Ziva is behaving. We have only given her 2 doses (50 mg. once a day). She stopped eating so we did not give her any Deramaxx last night. After the skipped dose, around 10 pm last night she finally decided to eat half her food. We do not plan to give her the remaining doses.
She seems to be feeling more like herself this morning. We are still trying to keep her from running and jumping. We are only taking very short walks to potty and keep all of us from going insane. She normally is a very active 9 mo. old. Not being allowed to play hard and go on two 1.5-2 mile walks everyday is tough for her. Her limp is improving a bit.
|12-23-2013 09:38 AM|
All Homeopathic Remedies are derived from plants, animals, or minerals.
The organ extracts contained in Zeel (Cartilago suis, Funiculus umbilicalis suis)
serve as important structural material for connective tissue. Placenta suis promotes
blood flow and Embryo suis has general stimulating activity. The constituents of plant
origin (Rhus toxicodendron, Dulcamara, Sanguinaria, Symphytum, Arnica) are used
in the treatment of rheumatic diseases .http://www.heelusa.com/Retailers/Doc...generative.pdf
|12-22-2013 10:43 AM|
|12-22-2013 09:26 AM|
|huntergreen||of course you can avoid the situation and use old fashioned heat and ice.|
|12-22-2013 05:24 AM|
Have you considered a natural alternative such as the Homeopathic's Traumeel or Zeel? No side effects with these.
TRAUMEEL: Inflammation of muscles, bone, soft tissue, tendon, ligaments, nerves.
Arnica Montana, radix
Herpar Sulphuris calcareum
ZEEL: Degenerative conditions like arthritis, spondylitis, disc disease.
Arnica montana, radix (mountain arnica)
Rhus toxicodendron (poison oak)
Sanguinaria canadensis (blood root)
Symphytum officinale (comfrey)
(alpha)-Lipoicum acid (thioctic acid)
Coenzyme A (coenzyme A)
Nadidum (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide)
Natrum oxalaceticum (sodium oxalacetate)
Cartilago suis (porcine cartilage)
Embryo totalis suis (porcine embryo)
Funiculus umbilicalis suis (porcine umbilical cord)
Placenta suis (porcine placenta)
Traumeel: Traumeel Oral Drops - Traumeel
Zeel: In a recent clinical study, Zeel was found to be as effective as COX 2 inhibitor. http://www.heel.com/upload/Zeel_GP_F...v2008_7313.pdf
|12-22-2013 12:05 AM|
I'm so sorry to hear that BahCan. And for you too, arycrest. With the amount of perfs that we have seen because of the product, I know we tend to be cautious with it. I know the vets that I work with are cautious in general about the amount that they prescribe (perhaps minus the one who gave me the dose for my Kenai) and we are always very big on getting bloodwork before procedures, even with young dogs. While reactions to things are rare, we have had times when we've gone into a dog for one thing and discovered another much larger issue.
I wish you and Ziva luck. The bad things aside, I have seen dogs do just fine on it. :/ I simply cannot shake my dislike of it due to experiences and how the reps for the drug seem to act like it isn't nearly as much of an issue as we fear it may actually be.
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