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05-30-2014 12:18 PM
YORCHI Congratulations on all of the progress that's been made!
04-22-2014 12:42 AM
robeangyalchen Well, the flea is decreasing, the flea poop around his ear, neck and back are barely there. No blood coloured water when bathed, visible flea running around in the skin if looked closely but very little compared to few days ago.

I have been using the flea powder, feeding garlic reguarly.

Can i make mix a paste of garlic to water, and spray his skin under the fur as well??? will that do him any harm rather than good??
04-22-2014 12:38 AM
Originally Posted by maxdog630 View Post
I'm so happy for you and your family. Heart-smilin' happy
Thank you
04-17-2014 07:06 AM
maxdog630 I'm so happy for you and your family. Heart-smilin' happy
04-17-2014 06:21 AM
robeangyalchen Thank you!!
04-17-2014 05:45 AM
BorderKelpie Wow, I just sat here and read all 34 pages. What a testament to love and dedication.

Truely inspiring!

and what a stunningly beautiful dog!

Best wishes to your whole family!
04-17-2014 01:06 AM
Originally Posted by blueangele View Post
Any update?
Yes, he is doing great!!

He has flea but we are trying something for it and if it does not work we will try something else, but for now we are playing safe.

His hind legs are almost- almost okae, he can raise his tail to the point it is almost parallel to the ground, he can wag his tail almost like when he did not had distemper.

He can run and change direction without falling down, he plays a lot.

and his prey drive is back, he has to be leashed if walked outside, again.
His drive was almost capped, guess we will have to train him that again.

He eats plenty, drinks plenty, sleeps plenty. His nose is almost normal and does not look no way near as bad as nose you get when you google "distemper nose", those pictures made my wife cry so much

His pads area also not bad and is almost similar to normal GSD. His nose does look a little different and a bit dry, but now where as as bad as the Google ones.

He barks, plays, eats, sleeps, even poops normal so i guess it is safe to say he is almost there.

we are hoping within next 30 days we will upload a video of Tson playing y all healed up, write a long post about what we went through
04-17-2014 12:54 AM
Originally Posted by Gwenhwyfair View Post
Given that Robean lives in Nepal he's probably facing a more challenging environment and some of the natural or holistic choices may not be available or advisable...depending.

I've found that in warmer climes parasites, internal and external are more persistent. I've tried some of the natural alternatives and they just did not work, especially in areas or conditions of heavy infestation.

*Most* of the dewormers have been around and safely used for many years.

IMO - It would be advisable to take a stool sample to the vet and go from there and then practice holistic/natural methods to prevent re-infestation.
Yes, most of the methods and meds available there are not available here, but all the information about the methods and meds, it's sideeffects and it's effectness does help me choose from the meds and methods available here.

We did not had to do a stool test, and the deworming has been postponed for next week.

We have been using a powder for flea, we will be going in for deworming and flea check next week and we will see what to do next.
04-17-2014 12:48 AM
Originally Posted by Chip18 View Post
I think Food grade DE works for most worms but I ave no idea how quickly? I completely agree with the above about the topical fleas stuff! I saw this with a Himalayan cat we had years ago. We tried using a topical on her and she almost immediately started to drool! We immediately washed her off and she was fine...never again used anything toxic on her.

I would use Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for flea control and I "think" it works on most worms save for heart worms? On the dog and in the house, more info here as a start:

Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) for natural flea control | CA GSP Rescue
Thank you for the link, we did had a talk with vet about it and at last he offered us a powder for it, which was eatable. But we couldn't find DE here.

The powder is basically for Tick control but he says it will work for flea as well, we have an appointment for next week, if it is not working we will look for other alternatives.
04-17-2014 12:46 AM
Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
BTW...he does read them, he reads through your smile, body language and pheromones from all the positive energy...That is why he's healing
Yap, almost forgot that part
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