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by turtle
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 9963

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: 17987

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: 17987

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: 1341

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: 3386

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: 9963

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: 3530

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
Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Any tips to promote skin health?
Replies: 25
Views: 9963

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: 9963

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: 9963

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: 2700

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...
by turtle
Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: 2 month old Nipsey pooping blood HELP
Replies: 11
Views: 4152

Re: 2 month old Nipsey pooping blood HELP

Your vet should check him for worms. Hook worms can cause blood in their poop. Is it fresh bright red blood or dark blackish tarry looking blood? Fresh bright red blood in the poop usually means some sort of irritation at the end of the digestive tract, i.e. worms, the dark tarry looking blood is pa...
by turtle
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7887

Re: Questions

Poor pup! It looks like a form of rickets and/or a vitamin D deficiency. He is young so this can be corrected with supplements like cod liver oil and good food and sunlight but he does need to see a vet. You should take him as soon as possible so you know exactly what to give him to help cure this a...
by turtle
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 3449

Re: SAM-e - anyone giving it to their dogs?

I’ve not been on line much, so I just saw this… My dog has been on the SAMe (denosyl) for over a year now. She is on it because her liver numbers were scary high last year, something like 1900 when they should have been about 120. It has worked very well for lowering her liver numbers, it was gradua...
by turtle
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: RECALL on Natura foods – Innova, EVO, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2276

RECALL on Natura foods – Innova, EVO, etc.

As of March 18th, there is a recall on some of the Natura pet foods -- EVO, Innova, CA Naturals, and Healthwise. Apparently a batch of these foods is contaminated with Salmonella bacteria which could affect people and pets. Here are some links about it – http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall...

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