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by dickybird
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: How does one go about an elimination diet...
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Muay is on an elimination diet. We feed only raw buffalo for 6 weeks and then add one thing back into the diet. If she reacts then we know that is an allergen. Many dogs are allergic to wheat and corn. It could be she is allergic to cook protein? I know Muay is.
by dickybird
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: dog boots?
Replies: 3
Views: 243

by dickybird
Fri Feb 02, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Should I be worried?
Replies: 9
Views: 594

My white boy used to get rashes like that all the time. You can give Benadryl (antihistamine) for allergic reactions. I also use aloe vera gel.
by dickybird
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is this? Skin problems (long)
Replies: 111
Views: 12274

So it's not Lupus? or do we know that yet?

Hugs to Moshi, she's so cute! Keep working on it, it will get better.
by dickybird
Tue Jan 30, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Fur loss issues...
Replies: 10
Views: 807

When you switch dogs food they will go through a detox period, which can include excessive shedding. Also, for your dog with allergies, I would suggest not feeding a kibble with chicken in it because it is quite often a source of the problem. For my dogs dry skin, I have found that Jojoba oil works ...
by dickybird
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: freezing bones?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

When feeding raw, game meats should be frozen to kill any parasites that may be in the meat.

Bones can be frozen, but should be defrosted before giving to your dog.
by dickybird
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: scared, and tempted to take the day off work to goto the vet
Replies: 6
Views: 481

Go to the vet, have it aspirated and calm your mind. They can usually tell you right away whether it is fatty or not and what to do next. Better to be safe than sorry later.
by dickybird
Sun Jan 28, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Rescue Resources & Adoptable Dogs
Topic: Pip and 11 pups
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

I personally like Willy Wonka too! Mom is adorable!
by dickybird
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Achilles has weird lump and other things . . .
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Totally sounds like allergies to me. You are going to have to figure out what it is that is causing it, either environmentally or food related. I usually use Aloe Vera Gel on my dogs to get the bumps to go down or in bad cases I've used Cortisone cream from the pharmacy (use sparingly as it thins th...
by dickybird
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:48 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: My Pits' ears
Replies: 19
Views: 1755

I read on another forum that when a dog is teething it can also do silly things to their ears. I'm sure they'll change again, and again. I'm glad you love his ears no matter what they do.
by dickybird
Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is this? Skin problems (long)
Replies: 111
Views: 12274

I'll keep my fingers crossed for her. Hopefully if the test is positive she'll be in the 60%.
by dickybird
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is this? Skin problems (long)
Replies: 111
Views: 12274

http://www.canismajor.com/dog/autoimmn.html There is a section on Lupus that sounds like what you are dealing with.
by dickybird
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: What is this? Skin problems (long)
Replies: 111
Views: 12274

Is it possible that it took since the summer for Lyme disease to show up? She could have got a tick in the summer and it took this long to affect her - what is the incubation period for this disease?
by dickybird
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vet made wrong diagnosis
Replies: 17
Views: 1665

Green eye boogers usually mean there is some type of infection, clearish ones are usually from allergies.

You can go to pharmacy and buy Polysporin eye ointment which is an antibiotic ointment, but only use the one specifically for eyes, not regular stuff.
by dickybird
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: dogs drinkin out of toilets?
Replies: 8
Views: 575

My doberman used to do it - never got sick. My female does it all the time and if we leave the seat down I swear she won't drink water at all unless she is really desperate. The only thing we can figure out is that the water in the toilet is much colder than the water in their dish.

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