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by El_EmDubya
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Seeking veterinary advice
Replies: 1
Views: 2457

Re: Seeking veterinary advice

GO TO THE VET!
by El_EmDubya
Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keys/Skies
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

Re: Keys/Skies

What kind of food? If it is raw bones or meats, I wouldn't worry about it. The microbes he'd gain, not to mention all the goodness in dirt, will improve his GI health.

LMW
by El_EmDubya
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Dog not eating, farting
Replies: 3
Views: 4178

Re: Dog not eating, farting

This is likely a problem of you feeding the wrong food. If there is a "negative reinforcer", aka stomach pain, your dog will learn not to eat the food you give him. Farts are a sign of intestinal distress, especially if they smell really bad. You can supplement with probiotics (preferably ...
by El_EmDubya
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Just introduced our dogs to BARF tonight (raw chicken dinner
Replies: 2
Views: 3501

Re: Just introduced our dogs to BARF tonight (raw chicken di

Just an FYI. Ten years later, our vet now feeds raw. She gave me a 90 minute lecture on our first appointment stating all the "medical rumors" about how dangerous raw is to both animals and people. (This was when I knew she'd be a great vet to partner in health as she'd push me to be the b...
by El_EmDubya
Mon Jun 09, 2014 11:26 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: sad to be here... but hello!
Replies: 3
Views: 1799

Re: sad to be here... but hello!

Get your dog's DNA tested and I'll bet they won't be "pit bull".
This is the easiest... path of least resistance to insurance.

LMW
by El_EmDubya
Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Jean Dodds DVM on Thyroid health June 2-9th
Replies: 0
Views: 2671

Jean Dodds DVM on Thyroid health June 2-9th

For those interested in nutrition Jean Dodds will be a presenter for a FREE online health seminar regarding all sorts of Thyroid issues June 2-9th. While it is for human health, I was happy to see Jean's work included as dogs are facing so many of the issues that we humans face. I've listened to var...
by El_EmDubya
Tue May 27, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Top 5 Foods
Replies: 821
Views: 358252

Re: Top 5 Foods

Here are your ingredients: Lamb, Lamb Meal, Peas, Chickpeas, Menhaden Fish Meal, Flaxseed, Dried Eggs, Chicken Fat (Preserved with Mixed Tocopherols), Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Pea Fiber, Pea Protein, Pea Starch, Potassium Chloride, Salmon Oil, Natural Flavor, Tomato Pomace, Choline Chloride, Carrots...
by El_EmDubya
Sun Apr 13, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18240

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

I agree with the cold water being good for skin, and cool water rinses are on the label instructions for every medicated shampoo I prescribe. I'm recommending it because it is good for the brain . Skin condition is an excellent indicator for locating issues in both the GI and Brain chemistry. (For ...
by El_EmDubya
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18240

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

diet adjustment, fish oil, vit E, topicals, and antihistamines should always be a preferable long term plan over immunosuppression. Ditto. I also want to add that lowering your dog's skin temperature through exercising it in "cold" water can also do wonders for immunity, hormonal balance,...
by El_EmDubya
Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Re: Fish Oil

Fish oil degrades quickly, so purchasing kibble with it isn't the best option. Buy this: http://www.grizzlypetproducts.com/dosages/dosages.html and store it in the fridge.
by El_EmDubya
Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fish Oil
Replies: 5
Views: 3280

Re: Fish Oil

Make sure to store it in the fridge to decrease the oxidation, too.
by El_EmDubya
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 18240

Re: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolv

Read the BARF 101 thread (print it out, highlight the postings about allergies and put together a plan) Google "Prey Model Raw" and Ketogenic diets Your dog has chronic inflammation issue that you need to address. You need to kill the yeast through starvation and lower inflammation through...
by El_EmDubya
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:25 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: poop-chute problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: poop-chute problems

Well, by bland I mean strictly meat and pumpkin. I'd do a pure elimination diet. Start with canned whole fish, NOT in oils (which are likely soy, canola, or other veg oils that are NOT healthy for the GI). The bones are important and will allow you to do an elimination diet for longer than just fis...
by El_EmDubya
Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: poop-chute problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: poop-chute problems

"bland" wouldn't give you the information you need. You need to minimize ingredients. Feed a fish ONLY diet for a week and see if the issues continue. You'll need to feed a canned fish diet, to include some bone, as an all protein diet is just asking for kidney issues. If this is an auto-i...
by El_EmDubya
Thu Jan 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: poop-chute problems
Replies: 9
Views: 3634

Re: poop-chute problems

Have you tried an elimination diet?

Like only feeding canned sardines for a week?

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