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Dog Breeds Q & A

Dog Breeds Q & A

Hair Loss on Great DaneMy 18 mth. female great dane has 2 black hairless spots on side. Started with scabs, and then infected. Took…

Hair Loss on Great Dane

My 18 mth. female great dane has 2 black hairless spots on side. Started with scabs, and then infected. Took antibiotics. No ringworm, mange etc. Local vet dermatologist puzzled. Says to cut bare spots out. What?? -Candy-

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Should I Give My Dog RespitrolHi, my 12 year old Pom wheezes. She has been diagnosed with collapsed trachea and that is evident when she…

Should I Give My Dog Respitrol

Hi, my 12 year old Pom wheezes. She has been diagnosed with collapsed trachea and that is evident when she gets excited. The specialist that I took her to suggested steroids which I'm totally against. So, I've given her several different natural preparations (currently, King BIO Lungs & Bronchial) and while they help, they don't completely resolve this issue. The wheezing I believe is allergy based because it's worst at certain times of the year than other times. My question is do you think I should try Respitrol? It has similar components as the King Bio product. She gets a heaping tablespoon of organic chicken livers combined with a level tablespoon of Grandma Lucy's pre-mix freeze dried, mixed with plain pumpkin and steamed green beans.  She was obese when I took ownership at 8 years of age and her vet recommended the pumpkin and green beans for fiber and to fill her up.  She is now at 12 years of age and down to 9.8 lbs. Yes, she takes CO Q10 liquid abiquinol (she had heart surgery at 6 months) and her gums were in bad shape when I got her. I give her Standard Process' Canine Immune System Support every other day, UDO's Choice Pet Essentials that has digestive enzymes, pro biotic mixed with 1/8 tsp Coconut oil in the morning before breakfast and 1/8 tsp of Barlean's Pet Essentials Flax oil before dinner. Best regards, -Karen-

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Diabetic Dog, Help with Reading the Urine StripsI have a miniature schnauzer. She was drinking water a lot and urinating quite a bit. She also was reluctant…

Diabetic Dog, Help with Reading the Urine Strips

I have a miniature schnauzer. She was drinking water a lot and urinating quite a bit. She also was reluctant in climbing the steps. We had blood work done and the glucose level read 832.  We got your product with the urine strips. I have tested the urine before giving her breakfast in the am. The test reads 100 range. She is also being fed Hills Prescription Diet W/D canine low fat-Diabetic Gastrointestinal. We started the product 01/14/2013 giving her 1/2 teaspoon 2 times a day for two days. We are now giving her 1/2 teaspoon once a day. Will this product drive the glucose lower? She does not take insulin. The first schnauzer we had developed diabetes and he was given insulin based on his weight daily. We were not instructed to check the glucose level before giving the insulin. He died. We are going to take the dog in again and get blood work done this coming week. Using the test strips I take the reading after 10 seconds. When I take it at 30 seconds I get a different reading 500 level. Which is the accurate reading? -Johnnie-

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Dog with severe skin, and ear issuesHi My Name is Michelle and I have a female tri Cocker Spanial named Maizy and she is 6 years…

Dog with severe skin, and ear issues

Hi My Name is Michelle and I have a female tri Cocker Spanial named Maizy and she is 6 years old. We got her when she was 10 weeks old. I noticed right off the bat that she had dry flaky skin and gave her a bath right away. The next day my husband brought her into the vet for a check and was given shots that would bring her up to date. Within a couple of weeks I noticed that she had brown sludge in her ears and 1 crusty round spot on the base of her tail and also what was called puppy acne? They put her on an antibiotic and the acne cleared this would go on for several months. I wanted a second opinion so I went to a holistic vet. It was working and then she started licking her paws. We put her on a raw diet and many other grain free foods that just to clear up. She had to go on a antibiotics to help clear the staph again and again then I was refered to a dermatologist and they just gave her new antibiotic and more antihistamines with no luck with clearing. It all bloomed out of control this past summer when she started getting the crusty bumps all over her back legs and back, she started with hair falling out maybe because of the licking, but she constanly licks and pulls the hair out. She has been on a nzyme and probiotic for several years. I did stop them right before summer to see if that might had been the problem for the itching but that is when it had gotton worse also at the time she had been given steroid shots a couple of time for the itch but they only helped for a couple of days. The newest vet thought that she might have a vitamine A deficiency I dont think that is what it is because she has been taking the vitamin for 4 months and we saw no difference. Right now she is on a Canadia Kibble lamb formula with 1 vitamine A, 1/2 tsp of nzyme, and 1/4 tsp probiotic. As of right now she has the bumps all over her back with hair loss and the back of her legs with hair loss her tail is also the same with no hair. its all around her neck also. She has been tested for mange and other mites, which all came back negative. She has had her thyroid tested all normal. She gets yeast in her ears all the time. I put zymox in them. Her break out is like the chicken pox with a yellow brownish color almost like the feel of ear wax, its very hard to describe. I heard that the use of apple cider vinager and water 1 to 1 helps with the itch and I did use that yesterday and did seem to help with a hot spot. It is very frusterating to her, to me, and my husband, we just so want to make her feel better. I wish she could talk to me and tell me what hurts. She has her own blanket on the couch that she gets under and feels safe. she also wears a e collar when I am not here because she will rip herself raw. I am $6,000 into vet bills with no results. It also seems that she got so bad is when I was giving her a bath every 3 to 4 days that I was told to do. I have stopped doing that and honestly I havent seen as much hair falling to the floor. Im just hoping that giving her the baths like that made didn't make her this way. We have tried everything out there for dogs with itchiness and I so hoping that you might be able to help my poor Maizy get better. I would like a miracle to happen to Maizy and myself. Thank you, Michelle.

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Benedryl Dosage for 5 lb. YorkieMy Yorkie received shots today and is kind of sore. How much benedryl should I give her? She turned a…

Benedryl Dosage for 5 lb. Yorkie

My Yorkie received shots today and is kind of sore. How much benedryl should I give her? She turned a year old in October, 2012. -Kandy-

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Dog is itching constantlyI want to know more about this product. My dog is always scratching and I have tried everything. He also…

Dog is itching constantly

I want to know more about this product. My dog is always scratching and I have tried everything. He also gets a lot of ear infections. -Linda-

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Dog with arthritis, how much aspirin do I give?What to give for arthritis?  How much asprin for a lab 60lb 10yrs old? -Lynn-

Dog with arthritis, how much aspirin do I give?

What to give for arthritis?  How much asprin for a lab 60lb 10yrs old? -Lynn-

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Aspirin for Dog?Is it safe to give my 5 yr. old 15# dachshund 1/2 a 81 mg. aspirin for a sore muscle…

Aspirin for Dog?

Is it safe to give my 5 yr. old 15# dachshund 1/2 a 81 mg. aspirin for a sore muscle or sprain in his shoulder or leg due to a jump? Don't think anything is broken, but he doesn't want to walk on it. -Joyce-

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Dog with Torn ACLI'm told that my dog has a slight tear in his ACL. Do you have a product that can help…

Dog with Torn ACL

I'm told that my dog has a slight tear in his ACL. Do you have a product that can help him? They've given him Rimadyl which upsets his tummy, and have told me to rest him. I also give him synovi4 chews. I do not want to do surgery, and am looking for a holistic way of helping him. He is a black lab/boxer mix and is 5 years old. -Karen-

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Dachshund has Bacterial Yeast InfectionMy vet said my dachshund has a bacterial yeast problem because of the elephant skin under her arms and patches…

Dachshund has Bacterial Yeast Infection

My vet said my dachshund has a bacterial yeast problem because of the elephant skin under her arms and patches where skin is coming off in hairy patches. I've tried changing her diet to grainfree and medicated shampoo from the vet plus medication. Would you recommend your shampoo for her? I already use the Arthro-IonX for our dog with hip problems and it is doing wonders. Thank you for your input and anything you could recommend. -Phyllis-

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Best type of dog treats for a diabetic dogI have a 12 yr old dog that was diagnosed with diabetes and I cannot afford to have her treated…

Best type of dog treats for a diabetic dog

I have a 12 yr old dog that was diagnosed with diabetes and I cannot afford to have her treated so I started using the Dia-IonX. It has made some difference in her energy level and she is not as thirsty and seems to have gained a little weight but seems to be losing her eyesight. How long should I realisticly expect that the Dia-Ionx to help her without having her treated? I have changed her food to high protein, grain free but what type of treats can I give her? Thank you. -Rita-

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Dog is suffering from Cognitive dysfunction and overall anxietyMy German Shepherd is 10 and half rescue I have had for 9 years.  He has very bad hips (he…

Dog is suffering from Cognitive dysfunction and overall anxiety

My German Shepherd is 10 and half rescue I have had for 9 years.  He has very bad hips (he is on meloxicam tramadol and ad equip).   What can I give him for support of joints?  Also he is anxious and often times won't settle if people are over or he is at someone's house.   What can I give for over all anxiety?  Lastly, he is getting old and I believe has cognitive dysfunction.   Are there supplements you would recommend for this? Thanks you -Denise-

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My Dog has either a Stye or Cyst on its eyelidMy dog has either a stye or cyst on the upper eyelid.  Sometimes if he rubs it it will bleed.…

My Dog has either a Stye or Cyst on its eyelid

My dog has either a stye or cyst on the upper eyelid.  Sometimes if he rubs it it will bleed.   -Linda-

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My Dog is constantly itching and licking, please help!Rescue Shih Tzu is constantly  itching belly, back, face, and also licking all the time. Driving us both crazy. Was…

My Dog is constantly itching and licking, please help!

Rescue Shih Tzu is constantly  itching belly, back, face, and also licking all the time. Driving us both crazy. Was told to give her Benedryl, but do not like to give the dog this long time. -Carol-

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Dog has Yeast InfectionMy 105 lb., male dog, Max, is having severe problems with, I believe, a yeast infection. He is on Prednisone…

Dog has Yeast Infection

My 105 lb., male dog, Max, is having severe problems with, I believe, a yeast infection. He is on Prednisone which I hate but it is the only thing that stops his intense scratching and his entire body turns red with hair loss. Will your product help him? I am also using NUVET PLUS, which I found on line, since 11/24/12 but it does not seem to help at all! I will give it a full 2 months at 3 tabs a day but so far no go. I have tried so many different foods to no avail. Help!!! I feel so bad for him. -Shelli-

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Dog is Suffering from ArthritisMy dog had a cruchic tear in her leg, and now she has arthritis. Remadyal & Metacam make her sick.…

Dog is Suffering from Arthritis

My dog had a cruchic tear in her leg, and now she has arthritis. Remadyal & Metacam make her sick. What can she take that works for the pain. No NSAIDS. Thank you -Lana-

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Dog has Cancer, is there a Natural Cancer Pain Medication?Our 11 year old Tibetan Mastiff Xrays and ultrasound show massive growth in the liver and several in lungs, along…

Dog has Cancer, is there a Natural Cancer Pain Medication?

Our 11 year old Tibetan Mastiff Xrays and ultrasound show massive growth in the liver and several in lungs, along with fluid. Awaiting the pathology but both Vets say probably no treatment, maybe chemo, which we don't want to do. First gave us Tramadol HCL 50 mg (1-1/2 every 12 hrs) but makes him totally drowsy and constipated. One suggests Prednisone to keep him comfortable -- absolutely not after reading of the side effects. Can you recommend a natural pain treatment for such heavy duty pain?  -Sharon-

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Dog is Itchy and has DandruffI've been using your skin care for my blue healer a year and a half is a very healthy dog…

Dog is Itchy and has Dandruff

I've been using your skin care for my blue healer a year and a half is a very healthy dog very strong beautiful black coat, I've had him on the best food that I can provide lately been on raw diet turkey necks and vegetables and flaxseed oil and omega-3.  He is only getting  Derma-IonX about once a week because I didn't think it was doing much good right after I first started giving it to him.  First he did not scratch, second day little more scratch and then more. He is shedding because he is in the house most of the time he has dry skin and dandruff.  His coat looks like it's been polished and he has little bad breath, can you suggest something I could do? Should I keep getting your product, tell me what to try I've spent a lot of money and not getting nowhere please let me know something HELP. Thank you -Jerry-

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