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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
robeangyalchen
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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
robeangyalchen
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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
robeangyalchen
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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
robeangyalchen
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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
04-17-2014 12:44 AM
robeangyalchen
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Originally Posted by GatorBytes View Post
Re: Flea and worm issue and the advice of spot-on or oral Vet scripted flea control and deworming medication...

Please do not take this advice...unless you want a set back or WORSE. Especially considering the "neurological" issues associated with this disease.

Spot-on flea control is a pesticide and is associated with seizures, neuro disorders and death. You do not have a healthy dog - NOT worth the risk. Period.

Deworming can be done with some simple additions to the diet and address more then just tapeworms, which are assumed at this point b/c of fleas...however, in pics looked more stringy, so could be round worms...

Nonetheless, use these natural dewormers:

1) Garlic - 1 clove crushed per meal
2) RAW organic pumpkin seeds (will find amounts, cannot remember off top of my head, but start at least with 1/2 tsp per meal)...finely ground. You can roast ever so slightly if you think source is not fresh - you find them in cooler section of health food store.

Note: Pumpkin seeds are triple duty - they kill parasites, contain zinc which is imperative to healthy immune system (to help fight off the worms and deal with any residual effects from distemper) AND contain magnesium which is an essential mineral for smooth muscle contraction, neuro function, heart health and synergy with calcium//phos.

3) Black Walnut - 1/2 human dose...use for a week, then off for 5 days, do this for a month...continue with above, daily. Check back in.

Note: sometimes wormwood is recommended along side of black walnut, however, very specific wormwood...however, wormwood is a caution as it can have seizure and neuro effects - so I do NOT recommend....only under a holistic vet care

Continue with the neem. Is it just a pet neem based shampoo, or are You using "Neem Oil" in it's natural form?
Thank you,

we did had a vet visit and the vet recommended a powder which is eatable and instructed us to apply on his fur twice a day. Other than a few sneeze due to inhaling we have had no problems, for some reason the vet has postponed the deworming to next week.

Other than that, we are giving him garlic paste in his food, crushed garlic paste, 1/4 of spoon twice a day, and 1/2 spoon crushed paste pumpkin seed as you advised.

We couldn't find black walnut and we didn't even looked for wormwood.

We feel the flea are decreasing, the vet gave us few options, one was to give him some kind of medication to eat, that was the fastest method, another was a kind of pesticide to be sprayed every two days and monitor him not to scratch with his mouth of lick the spray, the last one was a bit slow one but it was safe, so we took the last option.

ETA: it is just a neem based shampoo, i have to search around for neem oil but i can find it if needed.
Please let me know how to use and etc about neem oil.
04-17-2014 12:34 AM
robeangyalchen
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Originally Posted by katdog5911 View Post
Have been following this story and am so very happy Tyson is recovering. He is a beautiful dog and I hope he continues on his remarkable recovery. It is a testament to the dedication and love of his owners!
Thank you, and please do not forget all the help we got here
04-17-2014 12:33 AM
robeangyalchen
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Originally Posted by ZoeD1217 View Post
He's a beautiful boy! It's so nice to see him out and having fun. I hope you can get what you need to kill the fleas and tape worms. Good luck!

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Thank you, he is gorgeous Yes, he is having such a blast, he can now get out of the house, we have not had professional opinion but we think he will not shed CDV now so he can roam around our yard, i take him to walk outside.

He is doing much better than the video nowadays.
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