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by IloveBlu
Sun May 29, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Non Specific Environmental allergies?
Replies: 9
Views: 1324

Re: Non Specific Environmental allergies?

Bathing and ketaconozal is the only thing that really works if Blu has a raging yeast infection. I use this shampoo http://www.amazon.com/Virbac-Pyoben-Shampoo-16oz/dp/B000F3SCCK" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. However, he usually has a staph component as well if things are that bad....
by IloveBlu
Sat May 28, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Allergies?
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Allergies?

It's not common for dogs to experience allergies with the coughing/sneezing that humans do, but it is possible. Blu develops a cough every ragweed season.
by IloveBlu
Sun May 15, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I've shyed away from the Fortiflora because of the animal digest in it. I am going to order some Honest Kitchen perfect form and see how he does with that addition. In the meantime, I have some aciophilis pearls in the refrigerator. Do you think I can give him one of those? Can they overdose on acid...
by IloveBlu
Sat May 14, 2011 3:31 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I've been doing some research and never thought probiotics could be so confusing. Apparently, there's digestive enzymes, prebiotics and probiotics. WTH is the difference? I think acidophillus would be good for Blu, especially since he struggles with yeast and I can't give him yogurt. Does anyone kno...
by IloveBlu
Fri May 13, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: And suddenly she was just a gassy mess.
Replies: 6
Views: 1035

Re: And suddenly she was just a gassy mess.

Is she getting a different ratio than before? Sounds like more NB? I don't know, Blu is super sensitive so if this was him, and nothing had changed food or med-wise, I'd assume he ate a tainted twig/odd blade of grass/gulped a polluted breath of air or something. Unless of course it doesn't resolve ...
by IloveBlu
Fri May 13, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

I'm not sure why this surprises me or anyone since this is my dog we're talking about, but I think Blu has a problem with dairy. So, yogurt is out. I didn't realize the slippery elm was just for acute cases, but maybe I should get some to keep on hand for when he has one of his diarrhea flares. Whil...
by IloveBlu
Thu May 12, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Re: Kelp as a probiotic?

What about slippery elm?
by IloveBlu
Thu May 12, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kelp as a probiotic?
Replies: 13
Views: 1686

Kelp as a probiotic?

I'm looking for an alternative probiotic for Blu. We just ran out of Iams Prostora Max and it's quite expensive and IMO, not that great. In the past, I've used Honest Kitchen and am considering that again. At one time, I was using Plant Essentials Digestive Enzymes but his bloodwork went through the...
by IloveBlu
Fri May 06, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anxiety and Itching
Replies: 19
Views: 2372

Re: Anxiety and Itching

Poor thing:( Blu is on EOD Atopica, too, plus Zyrtec. He started immunotherapy on March 23 so we're waiting to see how that (hopefully) helps him. So far it's not made him worse. As soon as the weather warmed up on the east coast, he flared again with anal gland issues and ear itching/yeast. The der...
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Chicken fat and chicken allergies
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Chicken fat and chicken allergies

I've heard mixed things about this.

If a dog is allergic to chicken, will chicken fat cause a problem?
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble storage
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Re: Kibble storage

What I'm wondering is if keeping it in the bag would further protect it from forming mites (less air).
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Also, if you are having that much trouble kicking this infection, I think you need a culture/sensitivity test to see identify the bacteria that's growing. You may be giving him abx that his bacteria is resistant to (problem we had with Blu until we went to derm).
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: New rescued brat with severe skin issues
Replies: 27
Views: 3949

Re: New rescued brat with severe skin issues

Blu had allergy testing on March 23 and we started his shots the next day. Honestly I do see some level of improvement. However I was told to wait 3-4 months to judge it truly. Some dogs may take a year. My advice to you is to go to a dermatologist who does interdermal skin testing. It will be more ...
by IloveBlu
Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Kibble storage
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Kibble storage

For those of you that use food storage containers to keep the kibble, do you pour the whole bag of kibble directly into the container, or do you store the bag inside the container? Blu has a severe storage mite allergy so trying to use the best option for this (besides not using kibble at all). Than...
by IloveBlu
Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Roscoe's home from his knee surgery
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: Roscoe's home from his knee surgery

Yay! What kind did he have? That's great that you got him back the same day!
I''ll be following his recovery as Blu will likely have knee surgery this summer and I'm terribly nervous over it.

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