Epilepsy is a frustrating disease. The current treatment options have a host of side effects. And so If Your dog is epileptic, you might be just a little concerned since many of the treatments just don’t work for many dogs.
However there are many common conditions where there is a whole array of alternative medications and treatments. Many of those treatments are now backed by science.
I have been working very closely with Dr. Andrew Jones lately. I am trying to learn many things that he teaches in his home courses. If your dog is epileptic, you are really in the right place today. As you know, he is a holistic veterinarian but he started out as a boy on a farm, caring for all of their farm animals. This is where he established his love for animals. When he got older, he went off to vet school, and became one of the best vets in his home country, Canada.
I reviewed Dr. Jones online first and it appears that this is one particular vet who has done a review of Dr. Jones. But it sounds to me as if this vet is a little more jealous of what Dr. Jones has accomplished because of his love for animals.
If you are just starting with natural holistic healing, then my first suggestion to you (anyone who is just starting and wants to learn how to treat their pets at home):? And if your dog is epileptic, you can help your dog just by reading the following information.
You need to get your hands on “The Veterinary Secrets Revealed Getting Started Kit” completely compiled by Dr. Jones. This is a beginning course on how to start treating your pets at home. This package includes a course guide, with 3 introductory videos (a total of 3 hours of instruction), and 4 e-Books on the most important at-home healing modalities that you will find. And check out the price; Regular Price: CA$23.96 Special Price CA$8.36 You cannot go wrong at that price! I’m pretty sure that the CA means Canadian money; it might be a bit less here in the U.S.
CBD and Epilepsy
Currently in our reality world out there, CBD oil (the natural extract from a cannabis plant) is being used very successfully by thousands of people who have epilepsy. Now it is also a treatment for thousands of dogs.
CBD oil is the same as the many essential oils out there (plain and simple; it’s a plant oil extract), and it is NON psychoactive because it contains NO THC (the THC is what gets people ‘loaded’, ‘stoned’, ‘high’ whatever you want to call it..) People get funny ideas because when they hear the words “pot” or “marijuana” as in “oh, I don’t want to get my dog loaded”. Believe me, if your dog is epileptic, this is exactly what the oil treats and it has nothing to do with getting anyone loaded, including your dog.
Cannabidiol or CBD
CBD has an important role in the future of medicine. CBD is a primary component of the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive, which means that it doesn’t produce the “high” commonly associated with marijuana.
CBD is currently used by many patients (human and animal) who seek an alternative form of therapy without the unwanted side effects of many medications.
“There is compelling research that shows CBD may inhibit both seizure activity and the severity of such activity. Study results have “point[ed] to CBD being of potential therapeutic use…in the treatment of epilepsies. Studies also indicate that the use of CBD in conjunction with certain anti-seizure medications may enhance the anticonvulsant effects of those drugs. Furthermore, studies indicate chronic use of CBD has not been shown to elicit negative side effects and does not induce tolerance.” **Dr. Andrew Jones
Colorado State is currently studying the use of CBD in dogs for epilepsy, and looking for dog owners to enroll in their trial.
Here is more info on the trial if you are interested in getting treatment for your dog free of charge, if your dog is epileptic.
Efficacy of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Epilepsy in Dogs
Dogs with epilepsy that are receiving conventional anticonvulsants and having at least two seizures per month. Upon enrollment, every dog will be evaluated by a neurologist and any medication adjustments will be made prior to starting the trial.
Purpose of the Study
The aim of this study is to assess the efficacy of a component of the Cannabis sativa plant, cannabidiol (CBD), in treating canine epilepsy. The CBD product is very low in the psychoactive component of cannabis, THC, making it safe for use in dogs. Each dog will be randomly assigned to either a control group or a treatment group, where they will receive the CBD oil or a placebo for 12 weeks.
What is Required?
An MRI of the brain and a spinal tap to rule out any other causes of seizures
A daily seizure log and behavioral questionnaire filled out by a single owner
Reassessment and bloodwork every 4 weeks
All costs related to the study will be covered in full, including the examinations, MRI, spinal tap, blood work and the CBD oil.
Interested participants can learn more by contacting one of our research technicians by emailing CSUNeuroTrials@colostate.edu or Dr. Stephanie McGrath, or by calling (970) 305-0455.
Thanks for coming by to read our post today and I’m hoping that for $8.36 you will stop right now and order the kit, that teaches you how to care for and cure your dog’s ailments. Especially if your dog is epileptic!
Andrew was, as a young boy, an animal lover and caregiver for the family farm animals and pets. As he grew to be a young man somewhere in Canada he decided to become a veterinarian. In Vet school he saw many things that did not make sense in the common sense way of things. The one thought he had recurrently was to “stop the abuse and stop making them suffer”.
He saw many other things that troubled him in the honest way of things. I am introducing him in this way because I really don’t know his whole story, but just a few of the basics.
I know that he changed his mind about the “normal” veterinarian care he was administering in his vet practice and according to the school of animal medicine and surgery that he had graduated from.
After becoming and filling the shoes of his original calling, Andrew Jones, DVM, or Dr. Jones decided to become more true to the pledge of his heart, and more loyal to all of his clients, all animals; those animals that he had grown up and loved so dearly. He guaranteed that he would stop the abuse and stop making them suffer for the sake of wearing the title of a doctor or veterinarian.
He would have to be an extreme and true animal lover in order to go to, and graduate from 4 to 6 years of college, and then another 4 years of veterinary school while he tended to all kinds of animals; peoples’ pets, and other breeds of animals such as those from the farms and even possibly a few wild animals once in a while.
But there are thousands of souls like Andrew Jones who head off to college, grad school, and then animal medical school every year, because they love animals and want to be able to help them, right? But these thousands of people who truly love animals get to animal medical school and kind of look at one another when they are told to prolong the life of the animal at any expense.
Especially if the expense belongs to that of the animals owner. And believe me, there are all kinds of ways to get people to pay for this kind of medical treatment, even if the medical care that they have to mortgage their home for or they are forced to take a 29% loan on a credit card, doesn’t always work.
the vet who killed my dog
I have to tell about my sweet little girl who, because of her breed, had many health issues. One of them was her itchy dermatitis skin. So itchy for her that it drove her crazy and me insane trying to find something that would work for her. We were determined that in order to help her or any other dog with dermatitis, that we had to stop the abuse and stop making them suffer by continuing to give them medications that did nothing in the long run but to cause life threatening problems; she had been on cortisone for at least two years.
So I did everything this vet told me to do. She got clean bedding every night. I bought her the prescription diet that looked like it was made out of tree grindings and glue and it had no animal flavoring or smell to it but cost almost $4 a can. The vet had her taking cortisone which we all know is not something that can be taken for very long.
I was taking her to the vet at Pet Smart; the big box pet clinic inside of the store. They talked me into purchasing doggy insurance because of her illness. But in my heart, I had no idea that what the vet was doing; but it became obvious that the treatment was totally wrong for her. And undoubtedly she was treating other dogs the same way, if this is how she treated dermatitis.
Then the vet assistant mentioned that there was a pill that could be given to her that totally took away all the itchiness. She guaranteed that my baby would never itch again after she started taking this new medication. Hmm, I wondered how come our all knowledgeable vet didn’t come up with this idea.
We asked the vet about it and she told us that she could give it to our baby girl but probably not until she had totally stopped taking the cortisone. So we couldn’t wait to give it a try and decided we had to put her through this horrible bout of itchiness to get her to a spot where she could start the new medication. She was going to be miserable coming off of the cortisone.
But then when we asked the vet the best way to go about it, she said she had done some further investigating and that we could go ahead and give her the first dose of this medication and that it didn’t matter about her current medications.
That night I watched my sweet little girl just lying there, not moving, not wanting to get up, not wanting to go for a walk. This was not my girl so I called the vet and told them something was wrong; they needed to see her right away. But they explained that it might just be a side effect of the medication and to just keep watchful eye on her.
Later, just before bed, my son said come on girl, let’s go potty and he made her get up to go out back to go potty. She was moving very slowly and when she got to the porch, she fell over and she was dying, gasping for breath. My heart was wrenching in my chest; this wasn’t supposed to happen.
We wrapped our girl up in a blanket and carried her out to the car and to the ER Vet right up the street but by the time we got her there, she was gone. She was only 7 years old and a beautiful little girl.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and she is one of the main reasons that I have chosen to write this blog. If we had only been more cognizant of the fact that these vets are in it for pushing the medications, making the big bucks for the store they work for.
If only I had known that there were vets out there like Dr. Jones. My poor little girl was probably frightened out of her head and I feel very responsible for her death. Needless to say, I have not replaced her yet; it has been almost five years ago now.
The reason for telling this story about my dog and what the vets did or didn’t do, is that I want you’ll out there to know that there are vets out there that don’t have a clue about real veterinarian medicine and shouldn’t be practicing. The vet assistant had more information that the DVM had. She was clueless it seemed.
A new medication comes out and there was too little information about it ‘we[ l to stop the abuse and stop making them suffer. My little girl had to die because of the vet and big pharmacy.
The vet from the pet megastore Pet Smart was one of those big box vets and I did accuse her of getting her veterinarian license on the internet instead of going to medical school like Dr. Jones did; putting in countless hours to become a vet.
It seemed like this woman at the Wellness clinic hadn’t done anything except to experiment on my dog and I did accuse her of killing my dog! She wanted me to come in and speak with her but I was afraid that I would attack her had she been in front of me at that time. My heart was hurting so bad that I could barely breath.
While owning his vet clinic, Dr. Jones witnessed what he thought were many different “atrocities” such as what had killed my dog, taking place against animals. Even while he was trying to maintain the “oath” he had taken while in school he had guaranteed to stop the abuse and stop making them suffer because of not enough information when new drugs were released.
In order for him to obtain his veterinarian license, he had been forced to learn and follow through with a few practices that he thought as questionable. He couldn’t help but feel that there was something desperately wrong with trying to prolong a life when what should have been was the end of any “normal animals’ life”.
This wasn’t necessarily caring for sick animals who still had long viable lives yet to live, or those that had been abused or mistreated by an owner either. These things he worried about and felt forced to do, were even more awful.
He then developed a new motto for his vet health care;
stop the abuse and stop making them suffer
Like the time when he felt forced to prolong the life of a fifteen year old, neutered, male dog that had been diagnosed with bone cancer.
This dog had lived a long and happy life with his family and now he had bone cancer. The humane thing to do was to help end this dogs’ life, quietly, and with no pain.
But while in school, he had been taught that instead of ending the life of this old family pet, that as a doctor, he should suggest to the family that they amputate the dog’s back leg and then while the elderly male dog was recovering from that surgery, he should also put the animal through a long series of the cancer killing chemotherapy treatments that “might” prolong its life.
The family of this poor dog, especially the kids (they loved their dog) would then be forced to make a very expensive choice and it wouldn’t sit right if they didn’t chose to make the more costly choice.
As an animal care giver and growing up on the family farm, Andrew had learned that “ending the life of an animal who had lived a long and purpose filled life”, was not only the humane thing to do, it was also the right thing to do.
Even now and even though he was an esteemed colleague with a highly sought after position in the field of animal care and surgery, he found he also had to make a decision. One that found him dangling between a rock and a hard place. He found that he could no longer pressure people like you and I to spend every penny that we had, or to even go into debt, to put our pets through an impossible life saving journey.
He could no longer, in good conscience ask people like us to put our faith in him to make our decisions or to keep spending money for his unneeded talents.
And so it was with Andrew Jones DVM who lives in his home town somewhere in Canada. But he has changed his position from Veterinarian, Dr. Andrew Jones DVM, to a Naturopathic Veterinarian.
Yes, he did move from his position as a DVM into Natural Animal Care and is now healing your dogs and cats today, many of them with only dog and cat acupressure.
Dr. Jones has also directed and added to his list of instructional videos for you and I to view and purchase, the largest acupressure instructional video to date.
In the video we are able to view how to perform acupressure on our dog or our cat, correctly. This includes all of the acupressure points for: asthma, arthritis, allergies, bloat, CPR, vomiting, diarrhea, pain, seizures, organ dysfunction, immune stimulation, anxiety and more. He uses these acupressure points on pets like ours to heal them and more often than not, acupressure is the only thing needed. No pills, no syrups, no surgeries, nothing but acupressure.
This was Dr. Jones’ way to stop the abuse and stop making them suffer and it works better than any pill or surgery.
He offers this instructional video as a “14 week” acupressure training course. Easy to follow along as Dr. Jones leads us through each of the pressure points while showing us how it affects our pets as we apply the treatment. We couldn’t ask for a better piece of training.
Stop the abuse and stop making them suffer! Wouldn’t you like to understand exactly how this acupressure could help your pet who has been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease or arthritis as we know it?
This is only an example of how to use acupressure and the benefits that your pet will get from using it! It is not a diagnosis, it is not a prescription for any form of drug or surgery.
But it is a small thing that you and I can learn to heal our pets completely by administering. It is a way to help our pet and alleviate much of the pain that they are enduring with the arthritis they are suffering from!
You can “stop the abuse and stop making them suffer” yourself! You love them right? Would you put your spouse or kids through this kind of pain if you could do something about it?
What would you do now if you had a pet who was so crippled by arthritis and you know you are running out of the medication for him.
But now it has been some time since you have taken your pet to your vet. However, this morning, the poor dog is so stiff, especially stiff and sore on his arthritic leg.
You need some more anti-inflammatory medication (pain killers) for the dog, but the vet won’t give you another prescription until you take your dog into see them, which costs another $75 for an exam by the vet. (Isn’t that the way it always is)?
Even when you take your dog to the vet; SURPRISE; the vet says that you need some “highly priced”, but he doesn’t say “potentially harmful” NON STEROIDAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORIES (NSAIDS). What can you do for your poor dog? Every time the dog takes a step, he lets out a little yelp. You don’t dare give him your own pain meds, or can you?
Well you could give the dog over-the-counter NSAIDS (this is Aspirin). Dog aspirin dosage is 325 mg for 40 lbs of animal, twice a day. CAUTION: Long term would be a NO-NO.
You could go to the VET, and pay the $75 to get the prescription you really might need; again, long term is a NO-NO.
Or you could learn basic acupressure which could be used daily, at any time, with no side effects; to alleviate all pain and stiffness.
According to Dr. Andrew, the easiest thing for you to do right here and now, especially if you don’t have the $75, and even if you did, you can’t get in to see the vet until next week? Become your own homeopathic vet for arthritis!
Besides the fact you can’t get in to see your vet, you find out that you have already maxed out your Care Credit Card (or is that Synchrony Bank now?) and you still owe a payment for this month so they won’t let you charge right now anyway; so what now? Become your own homeopathic vet and soothe your dog’s arthritic back legs yourself.
Or you have the money to make the extra payment but you already have something else important to use the $75 for. So unless you are extremely well to do (rich) and are sitting financially like most of us, there has to be another way.
Dr. Andrew is willing to tell and show you how to fix this situation, right now; here you go.
But first, if the pain is severe, and you know it is if your dog is whimpering or if he is making noise when trying to walk? Go ahead and give them the aspirin (not Tylenol, not Advil). Again, that is 325 mg for 40 lbs of animal, twice a day. CAUTION: Long term would be a NO-NO. Besides, you won’t need it long term for this problem.
By using Acupressure on the “Aspirin Joint” you can stop the abuse and STOP making them suffer!
“The Aspirin Joint” is the easiest joint for you to locate and also the best way to start this kind of treatment. Your dog has arthritis in his back legs; at least this was the diagnosis.
On the outside webbing of a dog’s hock joint (the joint that is just a little above the back feet) There is a joint and a webbing of skin that you can easily feel at that joint. The webbing of skin is just above the actual joint. Put your index finger on the outer side of this web of skin using moderate pressure, hold only 60 seconds.
Do this 3 times a day for 7 days. This is the whole treatment and it was virtually pain free for your dog, emotionally relieving for you, and financially it was a MIRACLE.
Assess your dogs condition periodically to see if it has been helpful for your dog. I bet you will find that you have made your dog quite happy by simply spending a few minutes applying this technique every day.
Please take a moment to come back and let us know if this has been helpful for your dog(s). We are very anxious to hear from you.
Click here to go to the order page for the whole “Acupressure Treatment” video. I think that you will find it is the least expensive, most non-invasive treatment that your dog (or cat) will ever need.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Andrew Jones and the amazing homeopathic remedies that he has developed and offers; here is the website address.
You can take your time and read all about his opinions, the meal supplements he has developed, his beliefs about homeopathic veterinarian care and medicine and why he truly switched midstream from ripping people off, performing unnecessary surgeries, writing unnecessary prescriptions, and how he truly cares about the animals that he treats and their owners. >> Dr. Andrew Jones DVM
Thanks for stopping by to find out more about your pets and the world that they deserve to live in.
Get help from Dr. Andrew Jones; veterinarian. He is our homeopathic vet. He has mountains of homeopathic remedies, videos he made himself with pets at his clinic, a clinic on how to do acupressure for many medical maladies such as arthritis, allergies, pain control, etc.
He was a really well known established medical “veterinarian”. Get help from Dr. Andrew Jones; veterinarian! He still is a certified vet, it’s just that he has become a more concerned veterinary doctor who believes in the more natural side of medicine even though he graduated from animal medical school and was very distinguished in his Canadian hometown and surrounding areas.
But he gave it all up to become something of a hero as far as we are concerned. He no longer prescribes medications that are not needed. He no longer performs surgeries that will do nothing. He no longer makes up a condition for a pet owner to pay for when the money is not available so they have to seek funds by borrowing or mortgaging their homes.
Somehow we lost touch with Dr. Jones but I found him one day by Googling him and got a different URL; yeah we made it back to you doc.
I have included his URL link right here again so that you can click right from this post if you want to reconnect too, that is if you lost him as well. You can also simply click his name in the menu when you open my website and you will be taken directly to his website.
I have included some of the products that many newcomers should blaze in to purchase. But if you were used to using my website to get your pet supplements; they are here also for quick linking. Get help from Dr. Andrew Jones; veterinarian. We made it back, so you can get right back into those supplements and treatments too.
It is going to take me a while to go through every one of my posts here in my site and fix all of the broken links. I have a whole lot of information here at this site, so forgive me if it takes a while. Take a look below for any of the more common products that you were using before we lost touch. The products haven’t changed too much and the prices haven’t either, which is great to hear.
I am very sorry if any of this has inconvenienced any of you during the past six months. It was really more than troublesome for me too!
I have two cats who were using his Ultimate Feline Health Formula. I researched to find him and to get help from Dr. Andrew Jones; veterinarian for myself and for you too.
Thank all of you for your support.
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Thanks for coming to learn a bit more about our homeopathic vet; who by the way, is a real DVM or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine! Dr. Andrew Jones. He is a distinguished author as well as a distinguished medical doctor for all your pet needs!
If you have any questions that need answers right away, I can generally send him a quick question and get some form of answer. However, you could sign up to be someone on the inside of his inner circle too and be included in his free webinars, forums, etc!
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Dr. Andrew Jones grew up on a large farm with lots of animals – cows, sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, turkeys, many cats and many dogs. They didn’t have any money to afford the vet – so when their animals were sick, they treated them with home remedies on their farm.
Andrew always loved animals. In fact, it was his heart that sent him to veterinary school. After vet school, Dr. Jones went to work in a small but very busy animal practice. He loved being able to fix a broken leg, or treat a diabetic cat.
Back in the day, not everybody could afford to take their pet in to see a vet. Nor was it a possibility that a farmer was able to call the vet to come out to the farm when there was a problem. Owning a pet can become expensive, and many kinds of “normal” treatments that vets can give, are simply not affordable to pet owners.
It has become impossible for many people to run to the vet with their pet because vets want to be paid before you even leave their office, even in this day and age. And even if you can afford some sort of pet health or medical insurance, the costs of going to a vet have become prohibitive.
Dr. Jones started implementing many home remedies that he had seen being used as a child on the family farm while he was growing up. Soon, he realized that many of these remedies were actually really working in his own clinic and he was excited about the benefits this could offer to many of his clients.
He then began to read about other alternative home remedies that he found in other areas of study within the health and wellness fields. Alternatives to pharmaceutical medicines were on the horizon as well. While furthering his own education, he read what other countries throughout the world of holistic medicine were doing and found that the alternative options were huge.
Starting out slowly, he wanted pet parents to be able to use some of these home treatments at their own home with their pets to see how they would work and if these pet parents could follow directions easily enough to make these alternatives work. He was really excited as he began receiving reports back from really pleased pet parents. Their pets were responding to home treatments; healing up inside or out, depending upon which home remedy he had given them to try.
The fact that these remedies were being used in the pet’s homes, with no reported side effects, and believe it or not, at a much lower cost to pet owners, was a win win situation for everyone. Even the pet owners felt better mentally at being able to take an active role in helping to heal their own pet; even more so when their pets were actually getting better or healing all together.
Taking proactive steps to help animals and pets alike, prompted Dr. Jones to step away from the “formal clinic setting”; he felt there were so many ugly and disparate things wrong with “normal veterinary medicine”. Those steps caused Dr. Jones to begin critical and necessary thinking about stepping into actively participating in the community of Alternative and Holistic Veterinary Medicine as he wrote “Veterinary Secrets Revealed”.
He has sold thousands of copies of Veterinary Secrets Revealed, which have helped many pet owners in the process of healing their pets at home. Today however, he has decided to give every one a copy of Veterinary Secrets Revealed, as a downloadable ebook for FREE.
Do you even know what the number one killer of our dog’s today is?
There are 7 secrets to extending the life of your dog today; You can find them in Dr. Andrew Jones complementary Veterinary Secrets Revealed.
But right now, I want to talk to you about the number one killer of our dog’s in this nation today! That would be cancer! I was really surprised when I read that the first time. Since my girl died from a heart attack last week; and OMG, I know it must have been so painful for her. She didn’t mutter one little moan or cry either. I know that I did and I sobbed for days in a row. I still call her name thinking that she will come running in to see me from the back room.
I am having a very difficult time with all of the things that were happening for her when this all came down upon us too. She had just been in to see her doctor/vet. The tech listened to her heart but the vet did not. She had gained six lbs in the matter of several days as well but she wasn’t eating. She was drinking water; she refused to eat. How does a dog “gain weight” if she is not eating? Hmm. I wonder.
The vet was taking her off of her medications very quickly as well. Steroids which I knew were not good for her; so that was probably ok but the vet added a brand new medication that she had never taken for her dermatitis. I am not going to say anymore about the medication until I find out more about it. I don’t want to cause a panic that is not founded.
But the vet’s tech insisted that she have her rabies shot since it was due. I told her “no” because I did not think that she needed one. My girl was never around other pets. She did not need a rabies vaccine just for that reason but I turned around and there was the tech, injecting her with the rabies shot. I yelled; but it was too late. She said she misunderstood me.
My baby girl is gone; she did not have cancer though and cancer is the number one cause of death today for dogs.
Cancer is one of the most common causes of death in pets. More than 50% of dogs and cats over the age of 10 will develop cancer.
It often doesn’t respond well to the more traditional medical treatments, yet there are a number of at home pet care remedies.
Signs for you to watch for include, a firm lump that grows and does not go away. Some pets have an increased appetite but continue to lose weight. Others have respiratory problems and may show overall weakness if they are becoming anemic.
The most common malignant types of cancer (cancer that spreads) in dogs are lymphoma and mast cell tumors.
The most common malignant type diagnosed in cats is lymphoma, often secondary to Feline Leukemia Virus infection.
It is usually a disease of older dogs and cats.
The exact causes of cancer are unclear.
Certainly there is a genetic correlation as we are seeing an increased incidence in certain breeds.
Golden Retrievers are now the number one breed to be diagnosed with cancer.
Boxers are a close second.
Environment also plays a big role with exposure to smog, herbicides, and insecticides being contributing factors.
Food is of utmost importance – preservatives and other chemical additives may also cause cancer.
What is Your Pet Eating?
This is the most important thing that you can do to prevent cancer in your pet!!
When the body is supported with the building blocks needed to maintain healthy cells and repair damaged ones, healing from within can begin.
It is best to feed a premium quality holistic diet – avoid artificial colors.
Ensure that a natural preservative is used.
Some dogs thrive on a raw food diet – if you take the proper precautions, then this is a great option.
Cancer cells thrive on carbohydrates and proteins, but can’t grow as fast with fats. Certain veterinary diets have been designed for this, but you can also make your own low-carbohydrate, high-fat cancer diet.
RECIPE FOR LOW CARB, HIGH FAT CANCER DIET
Simple Cancer Diet: 50% chicken/fish, 50% mixed vegetables, 1/2 tsp of olive oil per 10 lbs, salt and garlic to taste.
The next most important thing, is to supplement your pet’s diet. The omega 3 essential fatty acids should be added to EVERY pet’s diet.
FATTY ACIDS ARE ESSENTIAL
Omega 3 fatty acids are great anti-inflammatories and have been shown to prevent the spread of cancer. Flax is the best source for dogs. For cats, the liquid form is the only option, and they should receive it twice daily of Salmon oil or a supplement such as EFA Caps purchased from your veterinarian.
These are compounds in a class of their own. They compose the thousands of structures that give the bright color to fruits and vegetables. They are antioxidants as well as having anti-cancer properties. These include flavones, (apigenin), isoflavones (genistein), flavanols (quercitin). Purchase a mixed bioflavoniod product that contains polyphenols, particularly EGCG (epigallocatechin-gallate), which is the specific flavonoid isolated from green tea.
Antioxidants have been shown to slow the growth and spread of some types of cancer. Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Selenium are the most effective ones.
My own dog supplement, Ultimate Canine, contains Essential Fatty Acids and antioxidants, as well as a special Immune Support Blend that may help.
There is a lot that you can do to keep your dog healthy and able to fight against the #1 killer of all our dogs today! Cats too! These things are small and simple but worth every penny of the investments!
Does Your Dog’s Breath Smell Like Cat Poop? What About Cat Pee?
Has your dog ever jumped up in your lap just to be near you or give you some lovin’ and you begin to wonder what that awful smell is emanating from the dog’s mouth? Hmm; how come the dog’s breath is so stinky? Does your dog’s breath smell like cat poop? What’s going on in the house? The smells of animals; what about cat pee?
Have you ever been standing in line somewhere, in a crowded room or elevator, when someone walks in and they reek of cat urine? If you have a cat, do you smell like cat urine? Do you have a cat or cats that refuse to use their litter box but you aren’t sure why?
In fact, the kitty litter could be brand new, never even used yet and you have a cat that is insisting on marking every little corner in the house. Even though he’s been fixed? Yep.
We have a beautiful old white male cat that was neutered as a young cat but he had already come into season; his young male life when he was looking for a piece of female pussy cat, and then he was neutered. This is what happened to our big old boy! So, he knows what it means to mark his territory and that is basically what he seems to be doing in the house. But given his age, this boy is also very temperamental and seems to do it when he is pissed off at me too. He does it to get my attention; which happens as soon as I catch him.
Our young male who was neutered as a very young kitten watches his behavior and thinks it odd. He follows the old man around and smells after him then wants to play so thank goodness our young boy doesn’t think it is something that he has to do too.
Nothing is more gross than a house that smells of stale cat urine EXCEPT when your dog gives you a big wet sloppy, slobbery, kiss up the chin, over the lips, and up over your nose, leaving a bunch of something in your nostrils that makes it kind of hard to breathe. Not because your nose is too full but because of what your dog just deposited on your face.
It isn’t puppy breath slobber you just got shovelled up into your nose and all over your face because the pooch just had her face in the cat box and ate all of the “kitty roca” she could reach. I normally catch her trying to sneak into the kitty box though; it’s got a lid over the top of it and a flap to cover the little doorway in or out.
Our dog had a pretty big head to get into that little entrance with any room to maneuver about but she has been known to clean the poop out of it before she gets caught. And if I am not at home, there are telltale signs around the entire area that make her raid so obvious. The biggest of these signs is the crunchy kitty litter all over the floor around the box.
Upon removing the lid of the box will also confirm that she has “hoovered” every little chunk of cat poop. She even eats the cat litter that is stuck all over the poop. This is just gross but I understand that all dogs love kitty roca and the reason for this is that cats do not digest their food very thoroughly; there is a lot of undigested food in that roca.
Cats will not use a box if it is too dirty but it usually has to be pretty dirty before they will go anywhere else. Cats are extremely clean; they do not tolerate filth well. If you do not keep your kitty litter in a clean state, you may find yourself with a cat that uses the corners, your shoes, your bathtub or shower to urinate in. Preferably they will use the tub or shower, or even the bathroom sink. On the other hand, just because they are using somewhere in your house besides their box doesn’t mean that their box is not clean enough. I clean the cat box every night. It gets scooped out, every lump goes. But I have one cat who “sometimes” refuses to use it.
There is a woman who goes to the same health club as I do and every time she comes in at the same time as I do? The smell coming from her fills the room and chokes me; I have to move away or I will vomit. Others watch her as she moves through the weights or machines. They are obviously smelling the same thing I am. I am wondering to myself if she doesn’t know, just isn’t aware, or has given up on trying to get the smell out of her clothes? There is almost nothing as bad as the smell of stale cat piss; almost.
I walked into my bathroom tonight and found that one of the cats (most likely Picallo) had peed in my shower; which is better than on my shoes or the dog’s bed! Just last week, Picallo had peed all over Molly’s bed; Molly is my dog. Is your poor dog getting pissed out of house and home by the cat?
The smell of cat urine is unbearable and very unnecessary! As far as I am concerned; there is no excuse for a person to walk out of their house smelling like a litter box.
My cat is getting old and seems confused at times. I can tell because when I ask him if he wants to go outside, he used to run to the front door; now he goes to the front door and goes outside but then he runs around to the back, climbs a very tall fence into our back yard, only to come in our back door, all in a matter of minutes!
There are times when Picallo sees me from a distance and doesn’t recognize me so he runs the other way until I call him and he recognizes my voice. This tells me that he probably isn’t seeing very well either.
I didn’t want to take up this whole post by talking about my cats; but if you know what cat urine smells like after it gets old? Especially in the house, on clothes or blankets? It ruins whatever the cat pissed on. It is almost as bad as a skunk! We have thrown out pillows, rugs, blankets, towels, or anything that the cat chose to leave his mark on.
I did find out my cat’s reason for doing this. This is where I found out that it was not his potty box at all. It is because he was fixed (neutered) too late in life.; after he had already begun chasing the girls and spraying all over the yard. Even though he has a cat litter box in the house, he still finds it necessary to mark his territory inside too! but this was because we got another male cat (kitten); but he did grow up as a neutered male.
I didn’t know what to do about the stench of cat piss though. Throwing everything out was becoming expensive. I sent Dr. Andrew Jones an email to ask him about what I could do? Did he know how to neutralize this awful cat pee smell? I just received an email back and bless his heart! He; that is, Dr. Jones had an answer for this too. Get Veterinary Secrets Revealed as a FREE downloadable EBOOK here! There is so much information in here, you get the unanswered answers to many questions you have been storing up to get answers for. It’s a great book to have at your fingertips! It’s a great price too when coming from someone like Dr. Jones; a professional veterinarian who cares so much about you and your pets.
AND Here is a FREE gift from me to you! It works wonders on the removal of that stale cat pee odor!
———————————- Odor Neutralizer Recipe
Recipe for odor neutralizer (may lighten fabric so test a spot first)
1 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 tsp baking soda
1 quick squirt liquid dish soap
Mix using a wooden (not metal) spoon. Saturate the carpet or fabric and let it air dry.
I tried it on the inside of my son’s sneaker! Picallo had hunkered down right in front of me! He let loose in my kids tennis shoe. It smelled so bad by the next day, even after I had already rinsed it out.
I really had doubts that this recipe was going to work. I simply poured the whole cup into his shoe and let it soak overnight. I really thought that Dr. Jones was gonna be sunk with this one. But the next day I rinsed the shoe and let it dry upside down over a heat register in the house. I expected to be smelling cat urine throughout the house because of where it sat. But there was no smell and upon checking it the next day; the shoe was good to go and wearable. It Works!
So, if you have cat urine issues in your home, or on your clothes? Then you have it in your car, which cannot be helped. This is just how it works.
Dr. Jones also informed me that cats are known for their urinary tract infections. There is now a great remedy that we can give to our cats; especially those that are prone to urinary tract infections! Dr. Jones has formulated and patented a potent formula especially for dogs and cats that is high in one particular ingredient.
This one particular, proprietary ingredient, is being given to dogs and cats in the formula that Dr. Jones has developed, prepared, and patented, then he bottled it for sale. This one particular ingredient has been proven to exude properties.
But this one particular ingredient has so many excellent benefits backing its history of homeopathic medicine. Dr. Jones has added the Glucosamine to his dog and cat formulas, because of its history of medicinal healing. Not only has it proven effective in the treatment of painful arthritic joints in humans and animals, it has also been proved to help eliminate the urinary tract tendency of infection!
Heal Your Pets At Home!
Good luck and God Bless
“Glucosamine is being increasingly used for Urinary Tract inflammation, and infections. Especially helpful in cats with Idiopathic cystitis. My one older cat Cleo hasn’t been on my supplement for a while ( I ran out and failed to re-order…) Both of the cats will be back on it SOON! Glucosamine in proper levels as is in my Ultimate Feline, and Ultimate Canine Health Formulas. IF you have a dog or cat with urine related ‘problems’, you should really consider trying this.”
My own testimonial for this product? I have not been using this supplement much longer than a month but my dog’s allergies are already less severe. She has completely stopped scooting around on her rump and her tummy. The hot red ears are now cool and pink on the inside. These are huge steps forward for us. I cannot wait until she can completely stop taking the steroids. We are going to see a new vet this week too!
Actually, if you are interested in the supplement therapy for dogs or cats they have to be ordered at different links which I have listed below for you. I ordered them for both cats and my dog, but as you know, my dog passed away last week. I have a cat though that is about 15 years old and he is as active as our baby cat; about a year old now. It’s great to see him up and playing with the younger cat for a change. His energy level shot up the charts with the supplement which contains the Glucosamine that Dr. Jones spoke about above.
The only thing I cannot fix for you here today is that age-old question; does you dog’s breath smell like cat poop? Or how to cure your dog from loving that good old kitty roca. But we answered “what about cat pee?” several times in this post. Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great weekend. I am currently working on a site that I should have up by next week hopefully. If you know anything about the dog whisperer on television then you know how he gets into a dog’s mind and teaches them who is the alpha dog of the pack and he teaches the dog’s owners or parents how to be better moms and dads.
A dog’s behavior is not anyone’s fault really but in order to correct bad or troublesome behavior, you have to know how to connect or communicate with your dog. I have found our Online Dog Whispererd. I am going to introduce this guy to everyone because he is willing to give away all kinds of great information to help anyone and everyone that needs or wants help with their best buddies. The blog I am setting up will be about dogs only, the lives they lead, what they need from you as their owner, their parent. And the best way to get that optimum, wonderful, obedient behavior that we all just expect from our pooch.
You will never get that great kind of behavior from your dog, no matter how hard you work at it, until you and your dog understand that you are in charge and all they have to do to make everything okay is to have good behavior. This dog whisperer, he knows his dogs, and he is going to show you how to take control, be the alpha in charge, so your dog can relax and have a good life.
Watch for my announcement to tell you the name of the new blog; how to get involved especially for all the great free stuff coming your way!
I am also going to set up a Facebook page with the same name as the name of the blog so it will be easy to remember. Anyone and everyone will be able to communicate through the page as long as it is about your dog. Our dog whisperer will be there as well, posting great new information for us all of the time.
Look for the announcement; will keep you posted as things begin to roll out.
Take care and we will talk again soon. Wish me luck!
Does Your Dog’s Breath Smell Like Cat Poop? What About Cat Pee?
We, as “dog lovers and owners”, really must be able to perform CPR or First Aid on any of our pets/dog in a crunch, or YES, if the need arises. Last week, My dog died of heart failure; I didn’t know CPR. Can you imagine what it felt like to sit there and watch your dog in severe pain and not know what to do to keep her alive? I felt so helpless; and then guilty; and then so sad. I cried for days. There are still times when I can hear her snoring (the pit bull in her) in my bedroom and I am thinking that it is almost her dinner time. Then I remember she is gone and I start to cry all over again.
Just so that you know, Dog First Aid is part of this education. CPR and First Aid are two different levels of education, but they go hand in hand. CPR is cardiopulmonary resuscitation or restarting the heart so it continues to pump the blood and keeping it oxygenated. First Aid is learning how to set broken bones by binding them to keep them from moving while transporting your patient, or by covering wounds, stopping excessive bleeding, etc.
I know how to perform human CPR and First Aid. Dogs are a bit different however. With the recent death of my best friend combined with the fact that I didn’t know the necessary things to insure that my dog, with human help, might have been able to go on living for a few more years.
It was almost as if I had been put through this trial so that I would put forth an effort and learn yet another form of education. But I have just purchased my first video so I can begin to teach myself how to keep my dog alive if it should ever happen again and my dog or any other dog is in distress.
The vet believes that my baby girl had a heart attack; because there was a sac of fluid around her heart that caused the heart attack that killed her. She was just about 13 years old and had terribly painful arthritis and dermatitis that drove her absolutely crazy. She was so uncomfortable, and she seemed so unhappy most of the time. I hated to see her hurting and itching SO MUCH! I wanted what was best for her though and I prayed that she would be taken out of this pain, out of this miserable thing called life.
I know as a person, that if I was miserable 24 hours a day, I would definitely try to commit suicide or get a doctor to give me some kind of medicine that I could take to go to sleep. The only really awful part about my baby girl’s death is that I am sincerely positive that she suffered from a lot of pain while she was dying.
Because of the vet and their “power drill” about medication management, she was in pain all of the time. You and I both know that Tramadol is not an effective pain medication. At least it never worked for me to kill any pain that I had, NEVER. They even tried to tell me it was habit forming; what a crock. Nothing is habit forming if you are in that much pain. She tried to get up and walk 40 minutes after taking the Tramadol and could barely stand up. So her pain was not in control. Her happiness was always short lived.
The next horrible thing; she suffered from severe dermatitis; or allergies. They couldn’t tell me what was causing them for sure; except that all of the grain and corn in commercial dog foods was part of it. But she could not eat potatoes or sweet potatoes either. After paying 70.00 for a bag of Science Diet Allergy; and taking steroids, a yeast fighting medication, antibiotics for deep infections in her feet from licking them incessantly, she was still so miserable from itching, that I ended up crying when I saw her in such misery.
The only thing that made my baby happy was to ask her if she wanted to go for a walk. She loved getting outside and smelling every little crook and nanny, peeing 20 times even if nothing came out, and scratching up big hunks of turf after she finished pooping. I had to walk extremely slow because she hurt and I compared it to myself after my surgery; the pain that I felt at that time. That pain helped me to keep her pain and her slow walking in a high perspective.
I have finally completed a first aid kit this past few days; I started it a few months ago. I used the list below, supplied by Dr. Jones; for free. You are also welcome to use it, send it to your friends that have pets; dogs especially. Every pet owner should have a Pet First Aid Kit.You should also have a completed first aid kit for each pet that you own. It is too easy to get side tracked after using the one kit that you have, only to have another emergency arise and you had forgotten to restore the first kit after that last emergency.
If your dog is accustomed to travelling in the car with you for a great deal of the time, there should be a first aid kit in your car in case you get stranded, or there is an earthquake (depending on the country you live in), extra medications in case your pet has medical needs, always water and a bowl (animal dehydration happens fast and is certain death), a bag of kibble or a can or two of wet food (animal starvation also happens fast and can be very detrimental to your pet). I know that with my pets, they are simply considered part of the family. We simply double up on many of the normalities that we tend to carry for ourselves.
Here is a list of the basic items that should be included in your pets first aid kit.
1. Rectal Thermometer – the newer electronic kind works best. The electronic ones beep when they are finished registering a temperature. They are slightly smaller than the glass kind. They do not break as easily. They can be covered with thin sleeves to halt the spread of germs. They can also be used as oral thermometers. They do have a battery which will need replacing and they are more expensive then the glass ones. [normal canine temperature – 100.5 to 102.5F]
2. Lubricating jelly to lubricate thermometer
3. Gel packs that can be used for hot and cold compresses
4. Adhesive tape to secure bandages – both non-stick tape and water proof tape
5. Blunt tipped scissors (a must for animal first aid – used for cutting hair away from wounds)
6. Bandage scissors
7. Splints; try to make your splint size compatible with your pet.
8. Alcohol swabs to sterilize instruments or small areas of skin or small container of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and small cotton pads to saturate
9. Antibiotic ointment for wounds (not for eyes) (ie. Polysporin, for non puncture type wounds)
10. Contact lens solution for rinsing eyes, to clean wounds (water can be substituted)
11. Cotton swabs (ie. Q-tips)
12. Hibitane – a mild antibacterial soap for cleaning skin, wounds
13. Sterile cotton or cotton balls
14. Sterile Gauze Pads (the larger 4″ size is better since it can easily be cut smaller if necessary)
15. Rolls of gauze or cling gauze bandage(1-2″)
16. Hydrogen Peroxide – 10 ml every 15 minutes to induce vomiting in animals that have ingested a non-caustic poison (eye dropper to help with ingesting hydrogen peroxide) your pet will not willingly drink the hydrogen peroxide; an eyedropper to the back of the throat will help him to ingest it
17. Razor Blade can also be used to shave away hair and abrade the skin following a tick bite.
18. Stockingette to protect bandage on leg or foot
19. Rubber bulb ear syringe – used for flushing eyes, ears, wounds
20. Forceps and/or tweezers
21. Self-adhesive bandage (ie. Vetrap)
22. Numbers for the Animal Poison Hotline & Poison Control for Pets (800/548-2423 or 900/680-0000 both numbers charge a fee). The National Poison Control Hotlines for humans should also be included.
You can pick up a copy of Dr. Jones first aid ebook “Pet First Aid: Complete Canine And Feline First Aid Manual” here at Pet First Aid Secrets.
The other half of First Aid is known as CPR. You can order the Complete Pet CPR Instruction here on an instructional DVD Video. CPR teaches how to clear your dog’s airway, how to do rescue breathing, and how to manipulate the heart muscle to keep the blood recycling and oxygenating it until the heart begins to pump again on its own.
In and of itself, healing your pet at home is an easy thing to learn. But, if you think about it, my dog died of heart failure last week; I didn’t know CPR. If it ever happens again, I won’t be in this situation.
Even when faced with the aspect of trying to revive your pet; the situation becomes tense. Remember that the more you have studied and practiced, the more that you will retain in an emergency situation. Practice and knowledge will also help us to relax in those very stressful moments when we are called upon to revive a pet or maybe even the neighbor’s dog.
You might face an allergy to bee stings, a spider bite, or flea bites, or something like a laceration, swallowed magnets or a cell phone, or any other kind of emergency that after taking full advantage of these educational programs made available by Dr. Andrews above. You can examine, diagnose, and possibly even treat your ailing pet yourself, cutting out veterinary costs.
Pet Health Exam: In Dr. Jones’ “At-Home Pet and Dog Exam DVD” you will see the exact steps that you need to take in physically examining your pet at home.
You can also read Dr. Jones’ At-Home Exam Report available to you; free of charge; if you sign up for his in “Home Health Study Course”. Diagnosing the problem with your pet – as you become comfortable with the physical exam, then you get to know which area of your pet’s body is affected when they are sick. If you do this every week you will become very skilled at in home pet health and healing.
These things are simple and easy to learn; they are taught by Dr. Jones. Why don’t you get your free copy of Veterinary Secrets Revealed today and find out more about how it all works. You can grab your copy by going to: Veterinary Secrets Revealed right here.
Dr. Andrew Jones and the “Inner Circle” Group
Dr. Jones also has an “inner circle” of animal friends and owners who get to link in and share all of that very informative and high end information that veterinarians are privy to.
This doctor of veterinarian; Dr. Jones, gave up his high paying career so that he could stop taking part of the rip in American economy reason thHe takes a beating from other veterinarians and animal clinics “for sharing the truth with people like you and me”.
Dr. Jones quit the brick and mortar veterinarian business because of what “normal vets know how to code insurance billing; the actual coding is how a person is charged for a procedure”. We (you and I) are being charged by local vets who code every piece of vet business they use in the treatment of our pets. Since they are able to charge us according to this veterinary coding; they are able to make top dollar for the treatment of our pets.
We are in essence paying our brick and mortar vets, top dollar to kill our pets slowly. Our pets are kept sick enough, off and on, to keep us coming back into the brick and mortar veterinarian offices, until such a time that our pet dies of one thing or another.
You and I (We) don’t want to pay those huge, enormous vet bills we are faced with when we take our dog or cat to the vet. But the vet can charge us according to the insurance coding that has been established by some big corporate medical and pharmaceutical masterminds. Established “federal” insurance coding; we don’t have a choice but to pay these fees.
Have you ever taken your pet to the veterinarian clinic and had a bill at the end of the visit for $350.00 and you didn’t have the funds to pay for it? The vet says right up front that you must pay their office in full for all charges unless you have previously made arrangements otherwise? Yeah; they have soaked me dry.
Well, Dr. Andrew Jones has a group of people who have joined up with him to hear about things in the veterinarian business that he learned. He has things to share with everyone of us to teach us how to get around in the world of veterinarians and government bureaucratic red tape and that horrific insurance coding. If you would like to check out the “inner circle” with Dr. Jones? To listen in and trade information and hear the secrets that Dr. Jones has to share with you, then don’t hesitate and sign up here: Dr. Andrew Jones; and the Inner Circle of Pets and Friends.
Todays post is in memory of my baby girl ~ Molly age 13 Staffordshire Terrier
RIP MY BABY GIRL; DREAM A GREAT DREAM AND I’LL SEE YOU SOON! I LOVE YOU. MOM 11/2013
I am so very sorry that it has been so long since I have written a post. I do have a pretty good excuse though! My beautiful girl passed away last week. I miss her so much that I find myself getting angry because the only thing that I can go on to blame her death on is the things that I did when she was with me.
Ialways did what the vet told me to do. They told me at the beginning of last week she needed a rabies shot and I asked them “what for”? But they snuck the shot in and gave it to her when I wasn’t looking. There was “no charge for it” because I had purchased the health insurance for her.?
Before I found Dr. Andrew Jones online, I let her pretty much eat a bite here and there, even if it was from my plate. As long as it wasn’t chocolate. She was a little bit on the “pudge” side of dog weights. We did go walking in the afternoons, but she had such a difficult time with the walking because of her arthritis; the extra weight did not help her but was the main reason for our walks. We were slow but we always made it.
Just a month before her death I had started her on the Optimum Canine developed by Dr. Jones for all dogs. She was beginning to get that sparkle in her eyes and when I mentioned a walk, she was jumping around and doing circles because she was ready to go. But halfway through our walk she became tired out and I could tell she was in pain. Alot of pain.
I took her to the vets. I had to be sure of this pain issue and if the medication we were giving her was doing a good job of controlling the pain. The vet recommended that I begin to back off on the amount of pain medication we were giving her; that she was becoming dependent on it? I was really baffled by the vet’s answer to my question? As it turns out, the vet had not even heard me, she had not listened to my question at all. In fact, she didn’t even question the fact that my baby was in severe pain due to the arthritis? I was ready to find a new vet…again. This was my second visit to this vet.
When I confronted her with this and questioned her again; she decided differently and increased the dosage. How can anyone get addicted to Tramadol? What are these doctors thinking? If you are in pain, lots of pain and nothing else is helping to take away that pain, what the hell do they care if it becomes addicting? If the pain goes away later; then simply help the patient through the withdrawal, for crying out loud.
Then we discussed her allergies; the skin allergies that were driving my baby girl crazy. She licked her feet incessantly at night causing infections in both front feet. What had taken at least six full complete trials within the past year of antibiotics. I can only imagine what this did to her gut levels of yeast. Yeast also became an unmanageable issue this past year from the overuse of antibiotics. On top of that, she was on steroids to control this itching and I wanted her off of these steroids but only if she could have a quality life.
I know they are bad for her liver and this is the main reason to take her off of them. If she had to remain on them, it would be for the remainder of her life and she would eventually die from liver disease. Maybe?
The vet decided that her liver was definitely showing signs of a problem from the steroids and that we needed to wean her off of them. And so, weaning her off of them was easier said than done because every time I reduced the amount she was taking, all she would do is sleep for a couple of days. It was a viscous little cycle.
We weren’t quite done getting her off of these steroids when the vet recommended we start her on something call Atopic. It would completely disconnect her brain from the severe itching she was experiencing and she wasn’t going to itch anymore at all. The first night we gave her the Atopic, she became really very quiet about an hour after we had given it to her. She went to her bed that was back in my bedroom and we did not see her all night. I went to check on her several times and she was snoozing, snoring loudly.
I fixed her dinner that night but she did not come out to eat. About one in the morning she did come out and drink quite a bit of water but she went right back into my bedroom. By now, she was really limping because she had not had any pain medication. I fixed her a little treat and put her pain pills inside of it (a bit of raw burger; her favorite); but she wouldn’t eat it. I was becoming more and more concerned; and even scared by the looks of her.
Later, on the second day, in the afternoon she happened to plop down on her bed in the living area. She limped over to this bed after slurping up some water. She had not been outside in over 20 hours and so we forced her up and outside and she willingly got up and trooped it out to the potty patches we have out there. When she tried to pee, there was no urine coming out. Now I knew that something was wrong and I called the vet. I told the receptionist everything but she did not seem alarmed at all. She blamed it all on the fact that we had spent a couple of hours out in public with her the day before and she wasn’t used to it. This couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this and I relayed my opinion to the girl. She said let’s wait and see what happens; if she is not better by the morning, we’ll have you come in with her.
That evening, we forced her pain pills down her throat. She got up to drink some water and again plop down. She willingly again, got up to go potty but halfway out, she tripped and fell over and could not get back up. In fact, she did not try to get up. Her tongue was hanging out on the side of her mouth and she had vomited a little. She was shaking and I just sat down and held her and told her as calmly as I could that everything was okay. She did not try to move at all.
I knew this was the night that she was going to leave me; this was it and I wasn’t going to get another chance to be with her. Tears were hot in my eyes and my nose was running. My heart was aching and I told her I loved her so much. I told her she was such a good dog and that I was going to miss her. I said to her that I would see her again in a few years. I just heard myself saying the same things over and over, petting her and holding her paws. She kept looking up at me.
I had my son and nephew put her in a blanket carrier and take her out to the car and onto the back seat while my son drove us to the E.R. Vet. I heard her gurgle a bit, draw a gasp, and go limp in my arms. She was gone and I began to sob. I was yelling at my son to hurry up and get there. The E.R. was three blocks from my home but you had to go through 3 lights and 10 city blocks to get there. But it was too late and there would have been nothing that we could do anyway. I wouldn’t make her live through a life that she couldn’t enjoy; that is exactly what would happen if they revived her.
In some ways, the death of my baby girl was much harder than the death of my mother. My dog had never done anything to hurt my feelings. She had never hurt another human being. She was always there to lick my tears away and lie next to me if I needed some company. She never expected anything from me after she adorned me with her love. She maybe didn’t understand everything but neither did my mother. In fact, my mother never really tried to understand me and was always very quick to pass judgment on everything I did.
I’m not going to continue to belittle my mother because I could go on for a few paragraphs to tell you how much she did not love me. She loved me very much, in her own way and as long as I remained a small part of her society.
I just wanted to tell you all that my dog had passed away after about 13 years of life together. We loved each other and I will always cherish the time we had together. I rescued her from the Humane Society about 13 years ago when she was young and full of life but someone had already contributed to her demeanor before I got to her. From then on she remained a shy, anxious girl that had to be around me 24/7. I love you baby girl! Sweet dreams. RIP!
Is your dog going crazy with that itch that you can’t get rid of? My poor girl is allergic to everything. I do mean everything. I did pay to have her tested a while back and it cost me dearly; almost $1,000. They told me she was allergic to everything; fleas, grass, rice, corn, wheat, potatoes, sweet potatoes, milk products, cigarette smoke, and almost all grains and fillers used in wet or dry dog food.
Keep in mind also, that “grains and fillers” in dog food are just that. Your dog/cat is not going to reap any benefit from these fillers except to get full and put out some extra crap. It takes more of this food to fill them and satiate their tummy. Whereas, if you were to purchase a high protein food with no fillers and very few grains, your pet is going to require less food and they will not poop near as much either. Any way you look at it, it really pays to either purchase a very high grade food or make it yourself. You can find nutrient dense pet food recipes in Dr. Andrews; “Veterinary Secrets Revealed”.
On top of these ultra dense pet foods that you should really think about feeding your little loved pets, Dr. Andrews has also formulated a potent supplement powder to sprinkle over their food. This added supplement adds vitamins and minerals lacking in their diets.
Even if you don’t feed them the ultra dense diet, adding these supplements will help your fatigued, limping, stressed out, over licking, pain filled, arthritic, pets to turn it around and become a pet who will feel so much better. I noticed a huge difference after I had been adding it to Molly’s food for a week (7 days). The good thing is, she loves the taste. After she eats her food, she licks her bowl just to finish the powder residue.
She was on steroid for many months, I think that I have already mentioned to you about her medications, shots, use of Benedryl, sprays for itching, and even creams rubbed into her skin to stop the horrific itching. We found nothing, absolutely nothing that worked long term. The vet wanted me to wean her off of the minimal steroid she was presently taking (it wasn’t helping her at all anyway) and she was going to prescribe something called Atopic.
One pill per day, steroid free, knock the allergies into the dirt, medication. The problem is that because of the steroids, she had gained a lot of weight and because of the added weight, the dose she was going to have to take of Atopic was really high and EXPENSIVE. $210 every two weeks for one pill per day. I can’t afford that magic pill for her and I would be very interested to hear what the long term effects of taking Atopic are. It may sound like a miracle cure, but I can assure you there isn’t one medication anywhere that doesn’t have some kind of bad side effects. This is not the answer either, not even close.
I decided to download and read Dr. Jones’ Home Study Guide Newsletter; it’s free and I wanted to know what he had to say about allergies. I was totally amazed at the home remedy that he had to offer for this ultra itchy stuff my dog was being attacked by every day of her little life.
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Check out what he says to use for itch relief!
Mint!? You’re kidding Right?
Chinese Folk Medicine Values: mint as a treatment for itchy skin and hives.
Mint contains significant amounts of menthol, which has anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically.
Mint also contains high amounts of the anti-inflammatory, rosmarinic acid, which is readily absorbed into the skin.
I am going to try this. I will keep a daily record of how many times I do it in a day, what the hour is that I have to redo it to get good effects, up and see how she does with it to relieve her itchy skin. I was very surprised with all of the healing properties this common herb has. She may enjoy drinking it as well, mint is great for the tummy as we all know.
————————– Use a Mint Tea Rinse
To make a mint tea rinse, place 1 ounce dried mint leaves in 1 pint boiling water. Cover and allow to cool. Strain, dip a clean cloth in the tea, and apply to the itchy area when necessary.
Good luck to all of you who are trying this; I will give this a trial run, perhaps for a week and let you know how we do with it. I would really like to use fresh mint leaves though so I need to find them first.
If you decide to try this mint treatment, would you please leave a comment for me after you have tried it too?
“Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight.” ~Albert Schweitzer
My vet asked me if I knew CPR and First Aid for my pet? She said “pretend your dog was hit by a car; now what do you do?” I told her I knew CPR and First Aid for people, but not animals. She told me that there isn’t much difference between the two; just keep myself reminded once in a while by reading about it.
When I first brought my dog home from the humane society and I was taking her out of the car, she broke free from my grasp. I thought she was just going to run around my yard and smell it out. But she had a surprise for me; she had no prior knowledge of the boundaries in my yard.
She was still very close to me but as I began calling her, she looked at me and ran the other way from me. So I began my pursuit and started to run after her. The more I ran towards her, the faster she ran from me. Out through the front hedge she went and down the very empty and quiet street straight out and onto the busiest street in the neighborhood. I knew she was there, she was out of my sight, but there was only one place she could have run.
I heard brakes applied and tires trying to stop as a car ran into the back of another car, blam. Then a slight thump and a dog yelp, I thought for a split second, “if it’s real bad Lord, please let her be dead.” I don’t know if I can explain that split second thought or if you understand it? But if that beautiful little girl had been hit, which I already knew had happened, then I thought if she is hurt badly, I would rather have her die than have her to be alive in terrible pain. If you do not understand my thought processes here, I cannot explain it any better. If you do not understand where my head went here, then just pass this paragraph over.
I screamed at the same time I yelled “Molly”, and she came running around the corner, straight for me. I dropped down onto my knees, she ran straight into my arms. A lady about my age came running around the corner right behind her; she was crying. I said “she’s okay” and as she came closer Molly began barking at her, so I told her to stay back because I didn’t know what my girl was going to do. I said, “look, she appears to be okay, just give me your number, I’ll call you if something happens or changes”.
I took Molly into the house and cuddled and coddled her all night. She never flinched when I touched her, she didn’t have any bruises anywhere that I could see and the next day even, she had no trouble walking. The woman said she had just barely tapped her backside. But, still I know now that I should have taken her to the vet to have her checked out.
Molly is one of the “bully breeds”. These dogs have a magnificent way of “not showing pain”. They tense up when touched, but they do not show pain. This is a survival skill that these dogs have. She never made a whimper. She still doesn’t years later.
It has been years, now even when her hips are so stiff upon rising in the mornings from arthritis. After I read what Dr. Andrew Jones has written about dogs and arthritis, I purchased the first month’s supply of his “Ulimate Canine Formula”. Selling the first month at half price and his word that it works wonders for arthritis, I decided to give it a six month trial run just to see how “great” it really is.
It has been three months since I began purchasing this formula. Now I swear that I have a different dog in my home. I ask Molly if she wants to go for a walk and instead of rising slowly and walking to the door, she is up in a flash and running circles around me all the way to the front door. She always sits as I hook her up to the leash but after that she is practically walking me down the street. We used to walk right next to each other very slowly. But now, she trots down the street and I am really walking faster than I care to, just to keep up with her.
For the first time, I have become a firm believer in “home remedies” or “homeopathic medicine”. I have begun to gather more information about the home side of medicine, healing, and self care. Rather than turning to pharmaceuticals, medicinal physicians and hospitals, unless there is something seriously wrong; wouldn’t it be better to treat our minds and bodies with something that doesn’t chemically change that part of ourselves that needs the help?
Since we are on the subject of dogs being hit by a car, motorcycle, or a speeding super hero? I read an article written by Dr. Jones about what we should do if our dog does get hit by a car.
He even says that “as a pet owner, one of my worst fears is having my dog or cat hit by a car. In the Vet world, we call this HBC.”
IF HIT, THE SIGNS TO WATCH FOR
You may see it, and then it BECOMES very obvious. Often though, cats and dogs, when HBC’s have only external signs, which may be just a few scrapes. If, however, they are limping, can’t walk at all, or they are having difficulty breathing?
YOUR SOLUTION IS TO CALL YOUR VET ASAP.
ASSESS THEIR BREATHING.
I often see lung injuries from car accidents. Does your pet appear to be breathing normally, or is the breathing labored? Is your pet breathing with their mouth open?
A common injury called “pneumothorax” is when part of the lung collapses, this will cause progressive respiratory distress. (Mouth breathing looks like large deep chest, or stomach movements in which your pet is attempting to get air into their lungs).
If you see this, you need to seek IMMEDIATE veterinary care.
CHECKING FOR HEARTBEAT.
The easiest way to check the heartbeat, is to place your ear against the chest behind the left elbow. You can also feel for a pulse by placing your fingers in the groin (inside the thigh of a back leg).
YOU MUST LEARN PET FIRST AID AND CPR.
If your pet is non-responsive (not breathing and no heartbeat), then you will have to go through the CPR steps below:
1. Assess responsiveness
2. Establish an airway
3. Perform rescue breathing
4. Cardiac massage – establishing circulation. In the case of cardiac massage on a large dog, you will have to exert a lot of force. Much more than on a small dog or cat. Do not worry if you feel a rib break, ribs heal.
After every single minute, stop cardiac massage, and recheck for pulse and breathing.
Rescue breathing: after counting chest compressions, tip the head back to open airways, hand under chin holding mouth shut, breathing through the nose for count, and then back to chest compressions. This will be taught in the Home Study Course below.
If after checking for heartbeat and breathing, there are none, you must continue heart massage compressions and the rescue breathing until you can hear a heart beat and or feel resumed breathing or until you are exhausted and cannot continue.
ONCE your pet is breathing and their heart resumes beating, CALL your veterinarian immediately!
CHECK THEIR GUM COLOR.
A great measure of their blood pressure; this will determine if shock is present, and helps to evaluate for internal bleeding. The gums of your pet should be a healthy pink color. If they are pale, then your pet needs to be treated for shock and transported to a Vet ASAP.
STOP ANY BLEEDING .
If there are areas of bleeding, then stop them QUICKLY by applying direct firm pressure on the wound with a dry clean cloth or gauze. Hold the cloth or gauze in place with firm pressure for at least 5 minutes.
COVER ALL WOUNDS.
You will need to cover any open wounds; this will keep them clean and help prevent any infection. Of course, bandage material is preferable, but a towel will work just fine until you get to the Vet where they can be bandaged correctly.
SUPPORT ANY FRACTURES.
If your pet is not using a leg, or if a leg is dangling, and bent at an unusual angle? Or if the bone is broken and being pushed through the tissue and skin; it is obviously broken. In any of the above situations, you should attempt to immobilize it until you get veterinary care.
To immobilize a broken limb, place a towel around the leg. Wrap the inside of the leg with material to partially splint the limb: newspaper, magazine or even bubble wrap. Cover this with tape to keep the newspaper next to the towel.
MOVE WITH CARE.
Carefully transporting your pet on a firm surface will work the best. If possible, put your pet on a wooden board. This is best done by first gently sliding him onto a sheet, then pull the sheet by sliding the sheet onto the board.
If you don’t have any of these available, don’t worry, the most important thing is rapid transport to your vet. Calmly, lift your pet by cradling him (left arm around or under his chest and right arm around or under his rear). This looks like you are carrying him with the four legs sticking up in the air. They might begin to wiggle if carried upside down and the situation could become explosive, hurting the pet worse especially if there are internal wounds and bleeding.
Once delivered to the vet, you can breathe a little easier but if you have been able to use the FIRST AID AND CPR THAT YOU LEARNED FROM TAKING THE HOME STUDY COURSES; then you most likely have just saved your pet’s life.
The Home Study Courses that include “Pet First Aid and CPR” were compiled over hundreds of hours by Dr. Andrew Jones in an attempt to teach us how to care for and heal our pets at home. These courses, designed for you to study at home with follow up quizzes to test your knowledge, are an invaluable asset to have when you own a pet.