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|02-09-2014 10:50 PM|
He could have a systemic yeast infection. They're pretty hard to get rid of, and affect the whole body - from ears to the GI tract (yeast overabundance in the gut can cause loose stools)
You can try putting a small amount (a tsp I believe) of raw apple cider vinegar into his water/food daily, and for the ears, the stuff that worked for my dog (he had nasty yeast ear infections for a majority of his first year) was Zymox Otic 1%.
It is enzymes and hydrocortisone, it worked really well for us. The 1% is available only through the vet so you'd have to ask them, otherwise you can get a 0.5% OTC.
|02-09-2014 09:57 PM|
Quote: "Thank you! I checked into Northwest and I can't find it in my area, I found Bravo and it's going to cost me $160.00 a week to feed him the required 14 pounds! I would be interested in the holistic vets in NJ when you have time."
If you do change clinics, ask for an appointment with the vet educated in Homeopathy/Homeotoxicology so that they can help to "balance" your dogs system.
State/Province, Zip/Postal Code
HOLISTIC PET CARE, P.A.
125 Paterson Avenue
AVIAN, EQUINE, EXOTIC, HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Chiropractic (AVCA), Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homeopathy-Classical, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Ozone Therapy, Reiki, VOM, Western Herbs
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (CHI), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs (Chi Institute), Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, Reiki
HILLSDALE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Chiropractic (AVCA), Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homotoxicology, Nutrition
VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES, INC
66 WOODPORT ROAD
EQUINE, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Chiropractic (AVCA), Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Ozone Therapy, Western Herbs
COLTS NECK ANIMAL CLINIC
261 Rt 34
EXOTIC, SMALL ANIMAL
Chiropractic (AVCA), Homeopathy, Homeopathy-Classical
Newkirk Family Veterinarians
9200 Ventnor Avenue
AVIAN, EXOTIC, SMALL ANIMAL
Applied Kinesiology, Bach Flowers, Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Clinical Nutrition, Conventional Medicine, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, Homotoxicology, IAT (Immuno-Augmentive Therapy), NAET, Ozone Therapy, VOM, Western Herbs
HOUSE CALLS, SMALL ANIMAL
Acupuncture (IVAS), Acupuncture (Tufts), Applied Kinesiology, Chinese Herbs (Chi Institute), Conventional Medicine, Homotoxicology, Nutrition, VOM
21 Route 31 North
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Clinical Nutrition, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition
AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL
1202 SUSSEX TURNPIKE
Acupuncture, Acupuncture (IVAS), Chinese Herbs, Chiropractic, Glandular Therapy, Homeopathy, IAT (Immuno-Augmentive Therapy), Nutrition, Pulsating Magnetic Therapy, Western Herbs
|02-09-2014 09:42 PM|
|Doc||Try a lamb and rice simple ingredient kibble. Natural Balance has one. Also look at Honest Kitchen. No treats unless they are limited ingredients.|
|02-09-2014 09:35 PM|
maybe get a second opinion. where are the bully sticks from?
where are they sourced? my dog was allergic to turkey. i think
he was more allergic to the injections the turkey receives.
|02-09-2014 09:29 PM|
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Originally Posted by _Zero_ View Post
|02-08-2014 02:24 PM|
I'd second the suggestion for trying pre-prepared raw, or suggest you try a very low-carb food, like Wysong Epigen, Evo, or a canned food. Yeast feeds on carbohydrates. These grain-free foods (e.g. Wellness Core, Natural Balance LID) are all very high in carbs-- they replace the grains with very starchy foods like peas and potatoes. Since the dog's system is loaded with carbs, that provides fodder for yeast to grow. Hence the itching and the ear infection.
I don't necessarily think the feeding trial with a novel protein source is a bad idea, but I'd hesitate to go down that road unless you're absolutely sure it's the *protein* Jack is responding to and not the other ingredients in the food.
Evo has some balanced 95% meat canned foods. Evanger's also has some balanced canned foods that are 90% meat or greater (e.g. several varieties of their Super Premium line). Evo kibble is low carb and Wyson Epigen is starch-free, and advertises itself as the lowest carb dog kibble on the market. Orijen's varieties are also relatively low carb. Most of the pre-prepared raw varieties will also be much lower in carbs than kibbles, and should you choose to be adventurous, going prey-model raw will eliminate all of the carbs from his diet entirely.
Here is a VERY simple raw dog food recipe that is supposed to starve out yeast:
Yeast Starvation Dog Food Recipe - Homemade Dog Food
It should be relatively inexpensive to try.
It might be worth looking into a high carb load as the source of your pup's yeast issues before going down the "food allergy" route. Very few dogs have true allergies to food, although they can develop intolerance to protein sources. I'd say if his stools are firm that would suggest more that he's having trouble with carbs feeding yeast as opposed to the protein in the food. If the protein source were giving him issues, you might suspect he'd have loose stools as well, because it would irritate the lining of his digestive tract.
Good luck, and keep up updated!
|02-08-2014 09:32 AM|
|sehrgutcsg||Beet pulp in dry-food causes loose stools. I would steer clear of any treats imported from China. The "ear" the doctor must treat and cure...|
|02-08-2014 07:46 AM|
Why not try a commercially prepared raw diet?
A raw diet is usually very successful at controlling yeast.
Bravo Balance Raw Diet, the very best, nutritionally complete fresh frozen raw food diet. Bravo! Balance meets AAFCO standards for 100% complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages of a dog or cat. Available in Chicken, Turkey and Beef formulas in two product formats - 4 oz full size burgers and bulk in tubes (chubs) in two and five pound sizes. Bravo! Balance
Prepare you own by using fresh, raw, ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken) from you local market (you can get reasonably priced meat at Sams' or Costco) and adding the following to insure the diet is balanced.
Steve Browns Homemade Dinner Mix to your own ground meat (beef, turkey, chicken). See Spot Live Longer™ Homemade Dinner Mixes | Product Catalog
Info: Healthy Dog Food Dinner Mixes
"When mixed according to directions, See Spot Live Longer™ Homemade Dinner Mixes are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adults and for all life stages."
See Spot Live Longer™ Homemade Dinner Mixes blended with fresh lean meats (lightly cooked or raw) make the most nutritious and delicious meals you can serve your dogs.
It's easy. Just add 2 tablespoons (4 for puppies) of our special mix to one pound of fresh beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb, and add a can of sardines or fish oils weekly.
When mixed according to directions, See Spot Live Longer™ Homemade Dinner Mixes are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for adults and for all life stages.
A typical 35-pound dog will need one bag per month.
Ingredients: dried spinach, ground flax seed, dicalcium phosphate, oyster shell powder, dried spirulina algae, psyllium husk powder, organic dried kelp, sea salt, inulin, chelated minerals (iron, zinc, manganese and copper amino acid chelates), vitamin E, choline chloride, d-calcium pantothenate, vitamin D3, vitamin B12.
Also, if you would be interested in seeking out a Registered Holistic Vet, I can post a list for NJ. Holistic vet's treat the dog to "balance" the whole system, not just work on one issue the dog has.
Hope you find something that works for your Fur Baby!
|02-08-2014 06:01 AM|
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