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by turtle
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Vaccination protocol
Replies: 20
Views: 9637

Re: Vaccination protocol

Once the series of puppy shots were done, I went to the 3 year vaccination schedule. I never did the shot for kennel cough since there are so many varieties of it that the shot usually does not make much difference, plus I was not boarding my dog. Once my dog was over 8 years of age, I did the rabie...
by turtle
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

My understanding with kelp is that you want to use it a few times a. Week if you're feeding a commercial diet; daily is fine if homemade. We actually have been using Solid Gold Seameal lately, which is a number of different seaweeds and may be ok to use daily with kibble... The probiotic that we ha...
by turtle
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

Just to add to your reading... http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/the-health-benefits-of-coconut-oil/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; The healthier their skin is (fats help with that) the better the skin functions as a barrier to pests and allergens. We do coconut oil, plus salmon ...
by turtle
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

I had to take my old dog off the Diamond Naturals Grain Free Whitefish kibble as she started getting skin bumps and being itchy on it. So no more kibble for the last couple of months. I did the elimination diet and then added different meats and such to see what all she can eat. It is a slow process...
by turtle
Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 20195

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

I was doing some reading and found these articles about allergies and elimination diets and I thought I would post them here -- http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.com/search/label/Allergies%20in%20Dogs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.ca/2...
by turtle
Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Anyone tried Apoquel? Molly's itchiness hopefully resolved.
Replies: 24
Views: 20195

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 throug...
by turtle
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Hair growth
Replies: 3
Views: 1736

Re: Hair growth

Yes, I was thinking of salmon oil as well.

Maybe vitamin E? That is supposed to be good for healing and hair growth too.
by turtle
Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Poor little brown dog
Replies: 7
Views: 4041

Re: Poor little brown dog

Poor Button. He looks like he is enjoying the warm sun so it must not be too bad.

Maybe acupuncture would help?
by turtle
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

I just started my pups on the Diamond grain free whitefish for the same issue. It's so strange how these allergies can just pop up out of nowhere. I normally feed Diamond Lamb and Rice with added Salmon oil. They haven't been too excited about the change in food so I've been mixing small quantities...
by turtle
Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: poop-chute problems
Replies: 9
Views: 4456

Re: poop-chute problems

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 fish meat. No treats, nothing but whole canned fish,...
by turtle
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Equipment, Housing, Supplies and Accessories
Topic: In desperate need of used kennel, Help please
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: In desperate need of used kennel, Help please

Also try looking and posting on Craigslist too as that is a good way to find things at a low price.

And Freecycle might have something too.
by turtle
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

He is still Yeasty and itchy. I am also taking the natural route to try and amend that as well. That said, in order to deal with his body's yeast growth I AM bathing him to control the yeast. Using oatmeal on a dog that has yeast issues is counter productive you are better off using a tea tree oil ...
by turtle
Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

Yes the salmon oil does seem to help a lot and I either add it to her food or just put it in a bowl, she likes it and licks it right up. I don’t notice her smelling worse from having the salmon oil and she’s been on it a long time. It’s good stuff. And I bathe her about every 2 weeks. It cleans her ...
by turtle
Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 11662

Re: Any tips to promote skin health?

I'd say you are on the right track with trying different foods to see which she does best on. I have been dealing with a similar issue with my 12 yr old dog, she now can't eat chicken, beef, or rice. I've been feeding her the Diamond Naturals Grain Free Whitefish & Sweet Potato kibble and she's ...
by turtle
Wed Dec 25, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Bella ate an Xmas light
Replies: 6
Views: 3272

Re: Bella ate an Xmas light

Ahhh the joys of puppies! The best remedy for a dog eating sharp objects like glass pieces is to feed them several cotton balls. Those will wrap about the sharp pieces so they will pass thru safely. You can soak the cotton balls in milk or cream as most dogs will eat them that way, or you can put th...

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