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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I’ve been wanting to tell you about an article that I read on canine breeds and common ailments . It pays to get educated early on, before you bring home that new pure-breed of the dog that you have always wanted.
So it’s time in your life for a puppy; the one you have always wanted. The puppy you dreamed about as a kid, the exact pup that you have always wanted for your very own. But you should be very aware of the canine breeds and common ailments before you bring this forever pet home.
Many people have a specific breed in mind. For me it was kind of like picking the place in our world where I always dreamed of living my adult life.
I want a French Bulldog and I wanted to live somewhere in the warmth of our world in the tropics. The only problem for me so far, it has been just a dream. But I’m still working toward my goals.
I never knew until just recently that I could have, or do anything that I really want to do, whenever I want to in my life. I always thought I was just supposed to do whatever it was that made common sense. That would have been my mothers teaching; but I’m pretty much done with that now.
My mother always questioned everything that I ever wanted to do. Most of the time she belittled me for having such stupid ideas. “Why do you want to move halfway around the world, away from your family?” My mother always had a great way of telling me to grow up; quit thinking of only yourself! But at 59, why would I want to do that?
So even though I have traveled pretty extensively, I haven’t been to Mexico yet and I haven’t gotten a french bulldog yet either.
But getting my dream dog can come with a few problems I found out. I wasn’t aware that specific canine breeds and common ailments could come in the same package. Many breeds are prone to certain medical problems.
A little French Bulldog (any little dog for that matter) can start out as a healthy dog or puppy. Then as your new pet grows, you may find yourself up against a few allergies that get worse and worse over time.
Depending on the canine breeds and common ailments listed below, you might find your new little dream pup fighting to clear allergies to something in its food, or a material included in its bedding.
It will behove any new pet parent to study the accompanying list of canine breeds and common ailments below. It is a fairly meticulous list and one that took a great deal of time to establish. These common ailments are illnesses that you should be very aware of so that when and if your puppy begins to show signs, you will know ahead of time what to do and how to care for the ailing dog or puppy.
Now I’m not saying that the risk of the disease or ailment would make any difference in your choice of breed; it certainly wouldn’t matter for the dog breed that I choose.
But if it really matters to you, and it should, then how much research are you willing to invest in your quest for a healthy puppy/dog just might save you and your new family addition a whole lot of headaches.
Reading about your preferred type of dog at the library or online, talking to a vet or two, or even chatting with a breeder, will give you a great start and give you enough insight about what to do and how to spot an ailment that could even be a life threatening situation and save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. Remember, you are bringing your new puppy home to cuddle up with, not run back and forth to the local emergency vet clinic.
Make sure that you ask yourself if you plan on skipping this education, “are you willing to take on a dog that could be ill with one of these canine breeds and common ailments that they are known for”? Some dog maladies are worse than others, some are easily treated and then some are more expensive to treat and harder to deal with.
So please choose your new dog wisely; it’s a life long commitment. There’s no giving the dog back and it is a desperate thing to give a sick dog up for adoption later in its life. In my opinion, this new dog is going to be like a new child in your family and a good parent cannot just abandon the new pet. At least not in good conscience.
Depending on the type or breed of dog that you want is going to matter a great deal in many cases. Almost every breed is going to have its own set of problems.
Whether problems come from actual breeding and was something that was bred into this particular breed way back when. Or it could be just a part of natural selection and a new set of problems for this particular breed somehow just became known. Canine breeds and common ailments are particularly pretty well known at this point but there could always be a fluke and a new malady shows up, out of the blue.
For instance, the English Bulldog, is a hefty medium size breed that has problems with its breathing. The bulldog with his very cute, only a mother could love, smashed-in face, might suffer from a particular set of breathing problems. His nostrils are normally rather small, and he has an elongated soft palate, with a specifically narrow trachea. It is for these reasons that he most likely will snore. Has he always been born with these problems or were they bred into this particular dog? You will find some of these same problems in another, yet smaller breed; the French Bulldog (my future dog). I don’t mind snoring, as long as its coming from a dog. lol
It is extremely important to keep your bulldog cool and inside most of the time during the summer weather. Never let him get overly tired, too warm or overheated. This can lead to a life-threatening emergency. Exercising your bulldog should be done with moderation but never overdone. Small, short walks are okay, but this dog won’t care to go sight-seeing in the park.
My favorite dog, the Frenchie or French Bulldog, is just such an adorable little bugger. He also has his own set of breathing problems. He has many of the same problems that his larger English brother has when it comes to breathing and snoring. With the cute smashed in face, elongated soft palate and narrow trachea, also known as a “brachycephalic airway”. So it becomes difficult for him to breath when he overdoes it.
This little guy makes a great indoor dog, or even better, a great apartment dog. Most apartments have a lot less space than houses. This means less stairs to climb in most cases, and rarely do you find a large yard to run and frolic in with an apartment. Keeping this little one in the house where it is cool during hot summer days is his preferable life style.
Both the English Bulldog and the French Bulldog are great house dogs, love to be in close proximity to mom or dad. I mean, who could not love that little face?
I saw a family out walking their French Bulldog the other day while pushing their baby in a stroller; the dog looked exhausted. I pulled over and told them that their dog looked a little overly tired. His head was hanging down, his tongue was hanging out and I was mad as heck. I knew they were probably going to tell me to mind my own business but I felt I had to say something. But instead they said, “yeah, we’re on our way home now”. Just to add fire to the flame, I told them that their dog was not made for long walks but got no response from that comment. People just don’t think sometimes.
Some dogs seem to be predisposed to “autoimmune disorders” or disorders that disrupt the skin, body hair and even more so, the face, facial hair, and eyes. One such beautiful dog is the Siberian Huskie.
They have the most beautiful eyes but autoimmune disorders can play havoc not only with their skin, their facial area, but even with their eyes and sight.
This disorder can cause glaucoma and even possibly cataracts. There is only one treatment that I have seen listed for this particular problem which is hormones known as corticosteroids. The corticosteroids can inhibit other parts of the immune system which is not good.
The Pug, another sweet doggy. They have their own set of problems. Because they have a squashed in face and their eyes bulge out, these sweet pups run a big risk for eye problems. The most serious problem is that their eye(s) can easily pop out of the socket.
I am not sure if this happens due to an overabundance of pressure behind the eye or because the eye is too easily removed in an accident or while fighting? But if it should happen to your Pug, cover his eye with a damp clean cloth and rush him to a vet where they can put the eye back in place. It will only be clear at that time if the dog will remain with sight or if there is too much damage.
Another little cutey with eye problems? The Boston Terrier is prone to something called “Cherry Eye” because of the protruding eyes.
They are problematic for other eye issues but with cherry eye, there is a tear producing gland that “pops out” from behind this dog’s third eyelid. The gland is round and is bright red; thus the reason it is called cherry eye.
It can be repaired through a surgery. These terriers also run a risk for dry eye, cataracts, and eyelids that are turned inward “entropion”.
Obesity? I thought this was a problem that humans and all dogs suffer from. But that can really only be true if they are overeating correct? I don’t think so.
Apparently the Lab family has a problem with obesity. Now you wouldn’t think that this would be an issue for this dog, especially a Lab since they love to be active. Unless your Lab is getting a whole lot of exercise every single day (and they do need it), they stand the chance of becoming overly fat.
If your dog is constantly begging to eat or be fed, the homeopathic doc or therapist says to try to get him to eat some apple, green beans, or carrots for a snack. I always wondered why my mother gave our black lab mix cans of green beans? And he ate them. Preventing weight gain is always a much easier thing than losing weight through dieting at a later time, or trying to starve for weight loss.
Have you ever heard of the “little white shaker syndrome”? It happens to dogs
of many colors but is much more prevalent in little white dogs. The “little white shaker syndrome” is actually called “tremors” in any small dog of any color but mainly dogs that are little and white like the Maltese.
Their cerebellum is where it begins as an inflammation and it inflicts the poor little guy, making him shake so badly that he can barely walk. They say that it can be treated with corticosteroids. These tremors are not painful and with treatment, they will usually clear up in just a few weeks. But again, corticosteroids are not a great long term medication for any animal or person.
Heart Trouble? Yikes…. But the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is stricken with this mitral valve disease, especially the elderly of these small dogs. It is typical of a younger Spaniel to develop this mitral valve disease early on.
With this mitral valve disease, the valve between the left atrium and ventricle doesn’t close tight enough. This allows blood to leak backwards as the heart pumps, which puts a strain on his little heart. There are other symptoms like lethargy and coughing associated with the heart disease. However, with the right meds and proper monitoring, a dog with this disease should be living for years into senior hood with little or no symptoms.
How about the “great bloat”? Bloat in a dog can be really serious and is prevalent in Great Danes. Because they are so large, they run a bigger risk for “gastric dilation and volvulus” which is called “bloat”. It is life threatening because the stomach fills up with gas and then the stomach twists as it traps the gas and food in the stomach. If you ever see your Dane (or any larger dog I would assume) pacing about uncomfortably, panting, and drooling right after he eats? You will need to call your vet and get him to a place for corrective surgery right away because bloat can be fatal if not treated fast.
Skin Allergies? Geez. I have been reading about the Golden Retriever but I know they aren’t the only dog to have skin allergies because my Staffordshire Terrier had them terribly. I also knew a Shar Pei that went to the groomers and vet once a week because of the oils that were excreted within and under his rolls of wrinkles and in between his toes. All 3 of these dogs licked incessantly, causing sores on their feet especially.
My wrinkled friend was in terrible shape and I was so happy that he was blessed with a really rich owner who could take proper care of him. That poor little dog was miserable when it was close to his weekly visit to the vet.
They tried changing his food, bath soap, tub soaks, medicines. I felt terrible for him but I also felt really bad for my dog. She was also miserable and the vet kept giving her steroid shots which were not good for her. She passed away at 7 from heart failure; I have always blamed it on the vet at that time.
Dogs don’t sneeze like we humans do. So when they are allergic to something, they begin to lick and in most cases their licking, scratching, chewing will lead to “hot spots”. These spots are red and can turn into oozing sores. The vets believe that oatmeal shampoo, adding an omega-3 supplement to its diet, and make sure he always gets regular flea treatments. In our case we also switched the food to something like salmon, duck, and no grains at all.
The book I just read doesn’t mention steroids at all so I am assuming that these vets would never even begin with the steroids. They do stop the itching but only for a short while and have to be repeated once every 30 days or so.
However, now there is a great medication out that can be given to dogs who are in itchy bad spots. I do not know the name of it and I do not know the side effects. I’m sure I will be hearing soon from Dr. Jones, our homeopathic vet.
When the joint ball and socket do not fit together in the proper way, it causes severe pain, arthritis sets in, and problems walking begin as well. Hip Dysplasia is the diagnosis and pretty common with German Shepherds. If you are shopping for a Shepherd puppy, you will want to have this conversation with the breeder to see if this puppy’s parents were screened for hip dysplasia. It sounds as though hip dysplasia could be a bit hereditary since parents with healthy hips commonly birth pups with healthy hips.
Poodles are one of the “handful of Breeds” that are at an increased risk for Glaucoma which is a serious eye disease. A buildup of fluid in the eye causes pressure and pain, and can eventually cause blindness. If caught early (as with humans) it can be treated with medication. If not, then surgery or even a full removal of affected eyes could be necessary.
Joints seem to be a problem with larger dogs and in this case the Rottweiler is a pretty big dog. But these particular dogs suffer from hip and elbow
dysplasia, arthritis, osteochondrosis dissecans or OCD. It is a condition that develops in larger puppies that grow fast when cartilage in the joint forms improperly. The right amount of a balanced diet could keep the joints healthy but many dogs require a surgery that removes this abnormal cartilage.
A dog with diabetes or one that is more prone to diabetes? If you have a Miniature Schnauzer that is drinking water like crazy and all of a sudden he is having urine accidents in the house? These dogs seem to be at a higher risk of diabetes; this is a serious condition. So it’s insulin and diet change for this pup if he is to have a normal and healthy life.
Beagles, another cute smaller dog, are known for epilepsy!
Seizures caused by a brain disorder is more common for Beagles than any other dog breed. A first seizure is usually seen between six months and three years. Epilepsy cannot be cured, but frequency (more than one per month) could be managed with medication.
Cocker Spaniels get ear infections because of the way their ears grow. It is important to trim hair that is growing on the underside with clippers to keep her ear canals dry. Prevention is the best way to keep ear infections from happening so clean the ears every two weeks. Flip her ears back to let them “breathe”. This prevention will also help prevent major problems later in life as well.
Wobbly Knee Caps? Your Shih Tzu has Wobbly Kneecaps? Patellar Luxation
sounds a bit better but this is common in “toy breeds” like Shih Tzus. When the knee cap pops out-of-place, the dog hobbles, skips a step, or limps. This kneecap will normally pop back in place by itself. There are severe cases when surgery might be a necessity for correcting any problems and prevention for arthritis.
I have heard of bad backs in this dog but we always called our dog a wiener dog! I had one of these as a young girl and loved him dearly. He got away from me when we were walking on the beach and someone picked him up and took him home. I found this out at the local store because whoever it was, told them to tell us they were going to keep him, if we happened to come in to ask about him. The nerve of some jerk people. My heart was crushed and I sobbed all the way home.
But yes, Dachshunds can develop back problems because of their long short bodies. There is a high risk for injury and spinal disk problems if they try to jump up on something that is too high or put excess strain on her back.
Limiting their stairs and keep them from jumping down off of the furniture will help to alleviate some stress on the back. Maintaining a healthy weight is also really important.
Doberman Pinschers are commonly diagnosed with a serious heart condition called Dilated Cardiomyopathy or DCM. The heart’s chambers are stretched out and they don’t pump blood effectively. Most people do not even realize that there is anything wrong with their dog until he collapses. Vets of Dobermans might suggest annual screenings because it is such a serious and common condition for them. Medications can regulate their heart rhythm and improve the ability for their heart to pump but there is no cure for DCM.
A Portosystemic Shunt or PSS is a blood vessel birth defect common in small breeds like the Yorkshire Terrier. This portal vein will carry toxins from her intestines to her liver, which cleans her blood. When PSS is the problem, this portal vein bypasses her liver, the toxins do not get removed. PSS causes poor growth, vomiting, confusion, and seizures. PSS may be corrected with surgery most of the time and she will be able to live a normal healthy life.
Does your Chihuahua make a honking noise when she gets excited? She could have a collapsed trachea which is yet another common problem with toy
breeds. With the collapsed trachea, the cartilage that holds the trachea in an open position is weak, and so the trachea will flatten. There are some little dogs that can go a life time with a collapsing trachea and have no problems. But others will require a medication and still others with severe cases, a surgery may be necessary to prop the trachea open.
Boxers are at higher risk for certain types of cancer, which include lymphoma and mast cell tumors. Lymphoma is cancer of the lymph nodes, and mast cell tumors are a type of skin cancer. In both cases, the cancer is often felt as an unusual lump or bump on your dog’s body. Both cancers might be treatable, but important to catch both of them early. So if you have a boxer, please check him regularly for lumps.
Pomeranian’s with Hair Loss? These little pups are predisposed to an adrenal
gland disease called alopecia X, which causes hair loss. Alopecia X usually begins when a dog is young. If a dog with alopecia X is intact, spaying or neutering often causes the hair to grow back (this hair loss is caused by excess production of sex hormones). Melatonin supplements can also help.
German Short-haired Pointers are known for a narrowing of the aorta which is the large blood vessel. It carries oxygenated blood to the body from the heart. When this narrowing or Aortic Stenosis is diagnosed, a strain on the heart over time could cause irregular heart rhythm.
If it is a mild case, it is possible there are no symptoms. But if the case is severe, your dog could become weak and tire easily. Usually and unfortunately, this is one of the things that can shorten your dog’s life. It can be managed however, with medications.
The Shetland Sheepdog are a beautiful breed. However these Shelties can be affected by a whole group of eye problems that are related, also known as “Collie Eye Anomaly”. It affects the retina and optic nerve. If the case is mild, the dog’s vision may not be affected at all. Moderate to Severe cases might lead to blindness. There is no known treatment for “Collie Eye”. It is fairly widespread among dog breeds affected by it. If you are out shopping for a Sheltie puppy, make sure you ask if it has been tested.
If you must have a pure breed puppy, then do your homework. Check the breed with as many different resources as you can so that you know what you may be purchasing. If there are tests that can be done for puppies, make sure the puppy that you pick has been tested. Check the parents lineage as well.
I will always recommend that adoption of a “dog” or “puppy” be the way to purchase a dog. Adoption from a local shelter is about the best way to pick your loving little bundle.
After shopping around for my last puppy, I found that adopting a dog that has already been house trained was optimal. Vaccines are already completed and in all cases, whatever you decide to adopt, will either be spayed or neutered before you bring them home. Many dogs out there have been removed from places of abuse or “torture chambers” is what I call them.
There are so many grown up human beings that do not deserve to have a loving bundle in their care. If you do deserve one and get one to bring home, chances are you are going to need homeopathic over the counter medications and supplements.
I do not have a whole lot to say about regular pet stores. You can find “cheap” all the way to “really high end” dog foods and then take hours in between trying to find the best and making up your mind for what is supposed to be the most nutritious, not using cereals, toxins in medications, and on and on it goes.
My suggestion to any good doggy parent? Go to the sources at the top and start with someone who is educated, someone who has taken the time to study about the products they are selling.
Starting here: Vetionx Pet Health Care Products. There is a very common malady that I mentioned in another post and went into quite some detail about it; separation anxiety. If you already have a pet, possibly your dog is suffering from it and if so, I truly hope that you will get the homeopathic and really effective medication for it. Anxietrex; safe and effective!
Hopefully, there are many loving and caring people like myself, and like you who can give these deserving little bundles a great home full of love and caring and healthy living. It’s what they deserve, that is for sure.
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How can you keep your dog and or cat eating when they are ill, have an upset stomach, vomiting and won’t eat? What can you do to get your pet to start eating again? Is marijuana for your dog or cat a good medicine to use to increase their appetite and decrease their nausea or vomiting?
If your dog or cat has had a decrease in appetite or completely stopped eating, your pet is probably pretty lethargic and weak. If you see these kind of clinical symptoms, you have waited too long to step in and begin home care.
The causes of these symptoms could be varied. They might include a sore tooth, or an abscessed tooth, or even something as bad as cancer.
The most important thing that needs to happen here is that you get your dog or cat eating again before a full 24 hour period of “anorexia” can cause a different illness.
This is especially important for your cat who can develop a condition called ‘Fatty Liver’. This can happen if the cat goes for more than 48 hours or more with no food and completely not eating.
What You Can and Need To Do
SEE YOUR VETERINARIAN IMMEDIATELY.
If your pet becomes very lethargic from no food and no water, becoming dehydrated is a dangerous place to be.
In an ideal situation, you would be treating your dog or cat for anorexia before they completely stop eating or drinking. Your vet can and most likely will perform additional diagnostic testing. This might lead to force feeding your pet, or possibly placing a type of feeding tube into your pet. This is the same thing that they would do for a person who is in this kind of distress when brought into the hospital.
Other Helpful Remedies
WARM IT UP, AND ADD FLAVOR. This should help immensely in getting a sick dog or cat to eat. Both sick dogs and cats often have a much poorer sense of smell. Dr. Andrew Jones says to “warm up the canned food and add some flavor” to it. The added flavor and warmth will give it a more interesting smell and heighten your pets awareness and attraction to the food. He said that he has better luck getting them to “eat by warming up the canned food, then making it a little more tasty by adding garlic powder, or beef or chicken bullion (oxo) cubes”.
If you are just trying to get your cat to start eating, despite any underlying reason Catnip is an appetite stimulant for Cats. Dr. Jones says that he has had “great luck using the catnip herb”. You can purchase the catnip as a “tincture” and give it to anorexic cats; this will have them eating very soon.
CHAMOMILE OR PEPPERMINT.
These are anti-vomiting herbs which can be given as a tea. At the very least this tea can be used to re-hydrate your pets; dog or cat. You can make a tea of either herb – giving 1 tablespoon per 10 lbs every 4-6 hours.
For general anorexia not linked to any underlying cause, look at homeopathic alfalfa – you can give one 30C tab per 20 lbs 4 times daily.
Dronabinole is sold as Marinole. Marinole is a synthetic version of cannabis, which is the main substance found in marijuana. Dronabinole, much like cannabis, is known for increasing appetite. It can also decrease nausea and or vomiting. This makes it very helpful for use in cancer patients.
In one study of patients who were undergoing chemotherapy, it was reported by the University of New Mexico, that Marinole improved the appetite by 38 percent, compared to 8 percent of patients who were just given the placebos.
But unlike marijuana, Marinole is approved for use in cancer treatment by the Food and Drug Administration. (I find this amazing, what is wrong with the FDA?)
When talking about marijuana, I get all up in arms because of what the Federal government thinks that they are “controlling” by keeping this well known weed, herb, and all around, all purpose, feel better supplement as illegal substance? But, we will not get into a debate about it here as it could lead to some very uneasy feelings and statements.
I hope this information helps some of you. It certainly has helped me in making some decisions about the care of my pets; especially my dog; as both of my cats are very healthy. I have put together a first aid kit to have on hand should I find my animals in any kind of distress.
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Right now, I am kind of scared that my girl might be sick. I just read a headline that said: “Will Your Dog Die an Early Death?” and it got me to thinking about my best friend. She is lethargic and wants to sleep all of the time. She is eating though, and she is always anxious to go for a walk. When I ask her to go for a walk, she is up and running for the door. Other than that, she wants to just lie around and sleep. Treats used to make her happy, but not lately. She doesn’t act like she hurts anywhere; I poked and prodded until she got up and moved away from me. It has been extremely warm here this week; in the 90’s and so it may just be that it is too hot for her?
Last night as I sat looking at her, I wondered what kinds of thoughts our dogs have? Do you ever think about your pets this way? When they feel pain or their tummy gets upset; how do they think about it? Do they have thoughts like a human? I know that no one really has an answer to these questions but it made me kind of sad that our animals are at the mercy of every human they come into contact with.
We have to guess what is ailing them, are they happy, are they sad, excited, or mad at the world? What they have been through in their lifetime; if we don’t know them very well? I got myself upset from something I read earlier and it was making me think crazily; will your dog die early in life? I think I opened a can of worms? Yes, I think I did.
Before I go on, I do not know most of these dogs that I used pictures of, like the one just above with the heart blanket! I found them in Google Images and just thought that some of them were so adorable, and I wanted other people to enjoy them as well. Something to smile about for the day, anyway. “Night Night Lover Boy” is so cute. He looks like a Great Dane and even though that blanket is a nice added touch, it just doesn’t do him justice!
I received a phone call from our brick and mortar vet today, wanting to know how my dog is doing days? The vet told me it was time for her to have a rabies vaccine to get updated for licensing laws. I do remember reading something that Dr. Jones mentioned in his book about giving our dogs so many vaccines, but now I have to go and reread it in his FREE ebook; Veterinary Secrets Revealed. So many vaccines are believed to be unneeded and in fact bad for our pets. He also has a complete package that I listed below for sale; the value is unprecedented.
No one is forcing me to get my dog a rabies vaccine, especially if she doesn’t need it. She doesn’t go anywhere that demands a rabies vaccine. She is not going to get rabies at my home or outside walking with me on the leash. I don’t take her to a doggy daycare facility or to have her bathed away from home. I do all of that myself. If I were to take her to some of these places, she would be required to have the rabies vaccine and would receive her license to prove that she had.
I don’t think that most of these vaccines are a necessity because my dog never comes into contact with other pets when I am out walking her; she can’t get rabies like that. She is definitely not going to contract kennel cough or lyme disease out there walking around with me either.
All of these thoughts put me into a panic mode though, so I decided it was time to speak to my online vet about the hype around the vaccine issues and any other medical maladies we might be facing. I read that article again; it was disturbing in a way. “Will your dog die an early death?” The thought of my old girl dying can make me cry, real tears, in a matter of seconds.
I sent Dr. Jones an email with a few questions; asking what his thoughts were about vaccines? He sent me a pretty extensive email back; I received it this morning. Dr. Jones lives in Canada; he gave up his brick and mortar veterinary business to go online and help people and their pets all over the world with their questions and concerns about everything and anything animal or pet. He is great about answering my email; he actually has a team that will help you anytime.
His thoughts on vaccines are pretty much on the same plane as mine are. This is one of the reasons he became a homeopathic vet and wrote the books about home remedies. Reasons for good nutrition, not just good kibble, but a good raw food diet as well. You can find some of this in the free ebook as well. There are links all over this page for that free ebook; use one right now and get a copy of that ebook; it is invaluable.
Make sure that you download his FREE ebook called Veterinary Secrets Revealed right here. It has so much jam packed information into this one FREE ebook about anything to do with your pets. If you don’t find an answer, simply send his team an email with your questions. Remember that he is a veterinarian, he went to vet med school; gaining the title of DVM or Doctor; whichever you prefer.
After his own dog perished, Dr. Jones became increasingly aware that veterinary medicine might be the culprit of many early deaths that we have seen. Here, on the right is a picture of our beloved Kona who passed away when he was only eight years old. He had cancer! Dogs don’t just contract cancer at eight years of age for no apparent reason. I have to believe that all of those evil vaccines had something to do with this.
Dr. Jones also wondered if he, with the help of some of his medical and pharmaceutical training from vet school, had actually helped him to end his own dog’s life? That is an awful lot of guilt to harbor, trying to find a reason for such an early death. But it was his only answer. Something went wrong with his dogs’ health early in life, but he believed that the reasoning behind this had everything to do with all of the “needed vaccines” and the “healthy dog food” that he had been giving his dog. Being a vet, he made sure that his dog was eating the best of the best dog food and that all of his shots were up to date. He truly believes that this was a major factor in the early demise of his best friend.
The truth is that the vaccines are not good for our dogs; and the best of the best food at the pet store is most likely marginally healthy. Doc became increasingly aware, that as vets who were sworn to uphold the principles and ideals that they were taught in med school; they might be uneducated about some of the real evils that medications can play.
He also got sick and tired of the pharmaceutical companies rhetorical pitching and constant pushing of new drugs for containment of new diseases that were still old diseases with a new twist. Veterinarians are, and have been for a long time now, treating perfectly healthy animals with vaccines that are unnecessary, only to watch the animal become ill later in life, but far too early in life for death.
These are the vaccines that we are forced to give our dogs to keep them healthy and from getting such things as rabies, etc. There are far too many pets losing their lives earlier than necessary; he is convinced that not only medicines, but the food and diet industry were big factors as well.
Dr. Jones not only forfeited his highly paid for education, and the career he had worked so hard for; he also signed himself on for furthering his education on his own terms and time in order that he might more fervently serve those pets and their owners who were in need of someone in the medical field that was willing to advocate for them against modern medications, poorly planned diets, and prehistoric thinking. He was convinced that many pharmaceuticals were having negative effects on the longevity of our pets’ lives and he was going to prove it.
ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT;
The constant, and increasing, cost of veterinary care is preventing more and more pet and animal owners from getting regular exams for their beloved pets and even farm animals.
This is not a good thing! When I take my dog to the vet, it always costs me at least the office call which is $80. If they trim her nails, they charge me another $15. Then she needs the right kind of flea drops, another $150 for 8 months. Ear drops were $46 and a prescription for arthritis pain was well over $50 for 30 days. I had no choice but to find a better way.
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My poor girl has been diagnosed every single year with allergies; she is allergic to everything according to the allergy tests that I paid $1,000+ for. I was really angry when I got the bill for the allergy tests! I was never told how much they were going to cost. Apparently, a veterinarian is just like a regular physician. They charge for whatever they want to charge or what they can charge, just to see if they can get away with it, I think.
I was beside myself; in fact I had no clue about what I should do, until I began this little blog about kennel cough that my girl developed while I was on vacation. Animals are just like children; when they are around other animals, they are bound to get sick with whatever the rest of the animals have. This is what happened when I boarded her at a well known kennel and went on vacation (mentioned here)
I was checking out ebooks at Clickbank to see if I could find information about veterinarians and dog treatments for excessive itching and chewing. I found a rather young guy who had been practicing animal medicine for 20 years. Well, he seemed pretty young at the time. After reading some of his ebook, I decided that this dude was going to be our new Vet; he is a firecracker! His name? Dr. Andrew Jones! His free ebook? Veterinarian Secrets Revealed.
He quit his job as a “medical veterinarian” and became an “online teaching veterinarian”. He GOT angry and fed up with the education he received while going to school to learn veterinarian medicine. His dog died early in life from something that he believed had been caused by the very medications we are told to give our dogs at an early age to ward off illness and disease. He got rid of his business, sold it all, and became an online vet. Doing research, formulating healthy recipes to provide our dogs with a raw food diet. He will supply recipes for dog food, if you feel so inclined and want to make your own pup’s food. This is exactly where I am at today. My Molly is getting healthier all of the time now; she’s even losing massive weight.
Thank goodness; I felt a sigh of relief finally. Dr. Andrew Jones is a veterinarian who believes in home remedies and homeopathic medicine. He has developed a special formula that is added to my Molly’s food. Not only have her allergies begun to clear up but so have the arthritic knees in her hind legs. I asked her if she wanted to go for a walk? She dances and spins, her ears are up in the air. She is like a young pup now. She never acted like this when I first adopted her from the Humane Society.
I truly had been praying to find out what was wrong with Molly and hoping that whatever it was, we could find some kind of help for her. I felt so badly because she was scratching all of the time. She licked her front paws incessantly, they became infected after a while. Then she had to take antibiotics, this began another yeast overgrowth for which she had to take medication. She lies on the floor with her hind legs out behind her and scoots around to itch her belly which began to grow skin tags all over it. She sat back on her bottom and turned circles to scratch her female anatomy. She tried to rub her face all over anything that she could reach or manipulate; her little face itched all of the time. Her ears were constantly inflamed and itching and needed drops. Her eyes were itching and needed ointment every hour or so.
Then her vet put her on steroids to help the itching and to help kill her arthritis pain. The steroids were just masking the issues, they were not fixing any of the problems. When she stopped taking the steroids, everything would begin all over again.
Then the allergy tests were ordered; and of course, she was really allergic to everything according to the tests. She had to begin a special diet; Science Diet Allergy for which we had to have a prescription. At $75 a bag and $3.75 for each can of wet food, the vet bills, the prescription drugs; I was broke and miserable every month and my poor girl; she was just miserable.
The best thing to do for any food allergy issues, is to learn how to make whole, fresh, and raw foods for your dog on your own. It is going to be cheaper, healthier, and your dog is going to love it. I am sure that you have heard at least once by now, that in the days when the dogs had no caretakers, they had to eat food that was either road kill, killed by another animal from whom they stole their dinner, or they killed the food for themselves. This means that dogs ate other animals – protein. Not a bunch of crappy stomach filling carbs. Dogs used to run in packs as well, so hunting and eating was probably a team effort at times. The only thing that could have changed the way that dogs ate, was a human! I assume that humans got tired of feeding their dogs good meat from the dinner table and so began cutting corn off of the husk, or cooking up potatoes to supplement the food they fed their dogs. And so man, once again, had to play with what God had made perfect. We began feeding dogs food that did not accomplish what it was supposed to and ended up with dogs that had diabetes. Go figure!
After I began reading Dr. Andrew Jones’ FREE ebook; Veterinary Secrets Revealed and it pointed me in the right direction. I began reading his blog, newsletters, and email I received from him. Everything that he said about the itching and the pain in her knees was right on. I also signed up to be in the inner group with Dr. Andrew Jones. His ebook; Veterinary Secrets Revealed; which is FREE is going to be a lifesaver for anyone that has a dog with any medical maladies.
Our new Vet; he is a firecracker! I have to hand it to him. He has even developed a special formula which I add to Molly’s canned food / raw food diet now. This formula was a miracle for my girl. It is jam packed full of nutrients and everything she needs to take care of her itching and her arthritis pain too. She no longer has to take any prescription medication! Those medications were $130 every month. What a financial savings for me, but even better, what a physical blessing for my poor girl!
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When I took her off of those poisonous steroids? My little girl was so sick. She went through a very long and traumatic withdrawal. She did not come out of the bedroom at all, except to go potty and get a drink of water. She slept for days. OMG; I felt so guilty for everything that she has been through. I am so so very happy that our new vet; he is a firecracker! Download his free ebook here: Veterinary Secrets Revealed and get your dog back on doggy tracks; healthy and happy.
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Alleviate Recurrent Episodes of Diarrhea and/or Vomiting
Lower Excessive Intestinal Gas and Relieve Upset Stomach
Help Stop Repeated Bladder Infections
Increase Energy – help your Dog if Withdrawn and Sleeping Longer
Help if your Dog has difficulty Climbing Stairs or Jumping into the car
Improve an Ineffective or Weakened Immune System
May Improve Cataracts or Watery Eyes
Stop a strong Odor coming from Skin or Ears
Improveyour Dog’s Coat and Skin
Relieve Whimpering or Moaning when Joints are touched
Lower Arthritic Pain and Inflammation
Reduce the Risk of Allergies
I cannot say enough about this “dude” that I thought was just a little too young to be an effective veterinarian! I was really skeptical at first; but then I have been burned so many times on the internet. People have ripped me off by selling things that are going to save my career and all they did was to put money in the seller’s pocket and rip a hole in mine. So this was kind of a test I suppose; but it sure turned out in our favor!
Good Luck and our prayers are with you and your pooch(s)! Love Molly and Rene`
In the beginning of my blog, I wanted to write a tiny bit about different dog illnesses and diseases. However, as time flew by, I wrote about whatever was in my head for that particular time in my universe. The first disease that I wrote about being Kennel Cough. I learned a great deal just by researching that illness. Another of the devastating dog diseases, isthe Corona virus.
What’s the difference between a virus and bacteria? These two medical terms always confuse me for some reason. Hopefully by the time I am done with this post, I will understand them both a little better? But then, maybe not. Sometimes, my head is pretty hard and nothing can penetrate it.
With all of the devastating dog diseases, this one known as a canine virus, the Corona virus has some similarities to other diseases. In fact, there may only be one or two symptoms separating the actual illnesses, making them very different in behavior.
Corona is transmitted from one dog to another and can be passed just by sniffing each other or by playing together. Yow! Just what is the first thing that comes to my little Molly’s mind when we meet another dog while out walking in the evenings? Yeah, they sniff each other for sure. First thing, the booty! Great news, eh?
Dogs infected with this disease can show symptoms of it in just a few days. However, a dog can transmit the Corona virus for months, long after the symptoms are gone. If you have a dog with a weakened immune system, a younger dog, or a dog that has not been vaccinated, he can be quite susceptible to this virus.
Corona is one of the devastating dog diseases that imbeds itself in your dog’s intestines. And so obviously, the main symptom is diarrhea. Their poop in particular, is very watery in substance; the diarrhea however, has a very putrid odor, is yellowish-orange in color, and at times, might contain some blood. The blood, however, is a symptom of a more serious disease called Parvo. The diarrhea from Corona, can lead to dehydration. Always! Keep in mind that dehydration is very dangerous to your pets and make sure to keep fluids for your dog within stepping distance from their bed. (You may want to keep something like a big eye dropper, or even a turkey baster and keep it in your dog’s first aid box. Just in case you ever have to force feed fluids.)
It might take the Corona virus up to five days after exposure to appear; lasting as long as ten days. Other symptoms you might see from any of these devastating dog diseases include, but are not limited to; loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and possibly depression. It is also very possible that your pooch could have the Corona virus, but never show any signs or symptoms of the virus. (Scary thought!)
Since dehydration is a HUGE risk of the canine Corona virus, you must make sure that your pooch is getting enough fluids and this can be a “big challenge”. A vet can inject fluids under your pup’s skin or even hook up an intravenous line for a fluid drip directly into your pooch. When your pup has recovered however, from one of these devastating dog diseases, especially this one, you will want to feed him bland food and as many drinks of H2O as you can get in him.
According to National Pet Pharmacy there is a product with electrolytes in the formula. This would be just like giving your child Pedialyte while they are sick and have diarrhea. It is important to replace those electrolytes that were depleted while the pup or child was sick. When the diarrhea has the texture of gritty sand and sticks to the skin instead of wiping off of the skin or fur easily; it is time to replace electrolytes quickly and switch to a very bland diet.
Corona is a virus, so antibiotics will not help your dog heal or get better. Even though the Corona virus is not often fatal, it is possible for your dog to succumb to secondary bacterial infections for which antibiotics will have to be used. The virus passes from the small intestine into other parts of his body, such as his liver and lungs thus creating more devastating dog diseases.
There is a vaccine available for all dogs that is normally given to puppies that are beginning to grow. From the beginning of your pup’s young life, there are a number of different vaccines that can be given, as a benefit, so your dog becomes immune when subjected to such diseases as the Corona virus. Talk to your vet; it is up to you whether you risk this injection or not. There are always two sides to every injection. What are the pro’s and con’s of this injection? I have not done any research on the vaccinations that are available for canines, cats, or even our kids yet, although I intend to do a lot of research at a later time. My brain will only accommodate so much information at one time. This will be a post some time down the road from now.
We know now that a virus cannot be treated with antibiotics. However, a bacterial infection will need to be treated with antibiotics. When facing the many devastating dog diseases, and how best to avoid them for your dog, make sure to give yourself the benefit of an education about the “good” versus the “bad” benefits of these inoculations. What is the long term effect of the injections? What are your dog’s chances of recovering from any of these diseases should they be subject to infection? I think that one thing is for sure; you and only you can make this decision.
A great place to begin your education about diseases, illnesses, viruses, bacterial infections, and any allergies, or cough, would be on the internet. There are hundreds of thousands entries on the internet. Start slowly and read everything or anything that is interesting. Here is a link for a free ebook written by Dr. Andrew Jones! This guy is a well known veterinarian who gave up on the “vet” business and got into the secrets of home remedies and homeopathic medicine for animals. You will understand why after you read his story about the poisons and toxins that are being dumped into our pets by people who should know better.
Dr. Jones’ Ultimate Canine Health Formula is a supplement that I am giving to my Molly and she has turned over a new leaf. My pup is only seven years old (dog years), she has been diagnosed with allergies of all kinds, deep infections in her feet, hair loss, severe itching and skin lesions. I began using Dr. Jones Canine Health Formula a little more than two months ago and although Molly hasn’t healed 100%, she has begun to act like she has energy, she loves to go for walks and keeps up with me as we go. She used to lie down about half way through the walk. She has shown a large improvement and I am so very happy for her. Really, do check out Dr. Jones FREE ebook, and download it now. But read it and make sure you put it into action. And do take a chance on the Canine Health Formula that Dr. Jones spent years formulating.
Just so you know, I got some of my information about these devastating dog diseases from a site on the internet that is very well informed and up to date as well. Just make sure that any information you count on, is written by someone who is an authority on the subject. http://www.nationalpetpharmacy.com