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January 13, 2019
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Awww, kittens are so adorable!! If you are feeding a commercially prepared food, what are you feeding him (brand, type, etc.)? This is including meals and snacks. I will look up all that you are giving him and try to consider what he may be allergic to, but it would also help to know the brand/type of kitty litter you are using, materials in the toys he is playing with, bedding materials, etc. Are there parts of the house where the sneezing is occurring more than other areas? Does it happen while, or slightly after, he eats? How about when he is sleeping?

Also, what is his name? 

January 13, 2019
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My kitten is about 4months old and he sneezes, no eye running, just sneezes.  I know there is something I can give him besides taking him to the vet.  Thanks, Diane

August 25, 2018
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I am glad she is doing so much better. Since the idea is to give her bland food, organic white rice from California is the type I recommend (there is a concentration of arsenic in rice grow in the south). Most modern day Vets do want dogs on dry or canned, cooked food, usually purchased from them; however, Naturopathic Vets always recommend raw because it most represents the feral diet of all dogs and cats and, because their stomachs are more highly acidic than human stomachs, they are able to destroy microtoxins and digest raw food best. What I find particularly humorous is, if raw meat gives dogs and cats parasites, why do these same people love to consume raw or under-cooked fish and beef themselves, thinking it is “healthy” for them? Why wouldn’t these same foods cause parasites in humans, especially when humans do not have have sufficient gastric acid to destroy these organisms….can’t have it both ways! LOL. Anyway, I look forward to hearing what the test results yield Monday. Have a great weekend!

August 25, 2018
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Vicki,  Sorry for the confusion.  Layla is only on the one medication for the treatment of ulcers.  The other medication was for a very short period.  She has never been to a dog park and is only around other dogs around the holidays. My husband is under the impression that the vet just put Layla on the medication for ulcers because of her throwing up the blood.  I will call the vet on Monday to find out if the blood work indicated if an ulcer was present.   Layla has been to a few vets because I was trying to find the one I wanted for her.  And every vet has expressed concern of her eating the raw food.  If I decided to occasionally give her chicken and rice, what kind of rice would be good?    Layla is doing good.  She is back to playing and barking when she sees other dogs outside or people just walking. 

 

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August 25, 2018
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It is not clear whether or not Layla is still taking Oclacitinib for allergies. Did she only take it for a short time one year ago? You said the little bit of blood showed up negative for kidney disease but did it confirm she does have an ulcer?

Is Layla a high-strung dog? In looking at breed standard, it appears that ulcers are not common to Yorkies (they are for larger breeds), so I am just trying to understand what would give her ulcers. We had a Giant Schnauzer years ago who was a mess anytime we had to board him, so we did not board him unless absolutely necessary. He would have severe diarrhea and pant a lot under stress, which, as long as one of us was around, he was fine. Other large breeds also have that problem in common. Does Layla?

Since your Vet is all for you slowly weaning her back to her normal food, which should not be the problem, I still stick with recommendations below. It is difficult to believe a trained Vet would have a problem with raw food since dogs do not get parasites eating their feral diet, due to their highly acidic stomachs. Dogs inhale parasites and fungus from the ground while sniffing about, or through the pads of their feet, especially if they are stepping on infected feces at dog parks or even in their own yards, if they are not picked up daily (I am sure you pick up your yard, so if  you take her to parks or expose her to other dogs regularly, that increases her chances of getting parasites); however, you have not said she has parasites.

How is she doing now?

August 24, 2018
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Vicki,  Also, Layla isn’t crated much except when we have someone come to the house for a short visit.  And I’m at home most days except a few hours on Monday and Thursday.  

 

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August 24, 2018
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Vicki,  Layla has not been on any medication since taking the Oclacitinib until now.  And I have not given her two doses of the Sucralfate.   Her diet has been the Instinct Raw for several years now with a Raw hide about mid day.  I was giving her chopped Granny Smith Apple later in the day, however, I have not given her the apple in about a year.  I gave her half a Renew Life probiotic yesterday evening with the food the vet gave me.   The vets GI Home Care Kit by Royal Canin is a couple cans of bland dog food with pork by-products, rice flour, corn grits, corn meal, and other ingredients.  And a bag of hard dog food.  They did say to give her the chicken and rice, which I have not done yet.  Should I do that instead of the can dog food as well as the Instinct Raw?  If so, is the rice to be white or brown?  She has not had the Instinct Raw since Monday evening this week.  The little bit of blood work they did came back negative for any kidney issues.  And the vet did say to slowly bring her back to her normal diet.  My mom did saw the vet was concerned about parasites with her eating the raw food.  My mom watched Layla here at my house both days she was here.  Layla has been outside a good bit since we got our back yard fenced in.  

August 24, 2018
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Hi Debbie! It is great to hear from you and we hope you are doing well.

Ulcers are not particularly common in dogs unless they are taking certain medications routinely, and drugs are the primary cause of ulcers in dogs. Is Layla still taking Oclacitinib, the veterinary form of the human immuno-suppressant drug, Tofacitinab, for her allergies? If so, I would point out that one of the primary side-effects is gastrointestinal and, because it can prevent proper absorption of nutrients, that can cause emotional stress in pets (and humans, for that matter). Is she taking any other drugs, or over-the-counter remedies (such as aspirin) for any reason, other than the medication the Vet gave her a few days ago?

Sucralfate is, essentially, and antacid, which should help her heal but will prevent proper digestion, and I am assuming her Vet put her on a cooked chicken and rice diet (or something bland like that, which is common). I do not know what their GI care kit is. That said, healing Layla’s ulcer is the first priority, so I suggest following her Vet’s instructions.

Does Layla know your mom? Ordinarily, I would not expect any dog that is familiar with someone to become stressed to the point of ulcers, especially in just a few days, unless your mom works and had to crate Layla or otherwise not be around for hours each day. Also, does your mom also have a dog? If so, does Layla get along with him/her? How about cats (and does Layla get along with cats)? Usually, dogs enjoy being around other dogs (and cats, if they get along with them). Does your mother have plants in her home or yard that Layla may have eaten? That could cause vomiting of blood.

Ulcers take awhile to manifest so I would think that, if Layla has ulcers caused by stress, this has been going on for awhile; especially for smaller breed “lap dogs” like Layla, they can become stressed if their family is gone for hours each day (as in going to work, school, etc.) even if they are crated in their “den.”

From a natural standpoint (and the GI care kit may contain these), aloe vera gel, L-Glutamine powder and probiotics are helpful and may be put on her food.

Of course, you said at the end of your post that it is a “possible ulcer,” so if it is something else, that needs to be determined first.

August 23, 2018
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Vicki,   My mom was watching my Yorkie, Layla, for a couple of days and on Tuesday, Aug 21, she took her to the vet.  Layla had throw up with blood.  The vet gave her Sucralfate. 1/2 tablet every 8 hours.  Plus their GI care kit.  After calling the vet this morning, they are treating Layla for a bleeding ulcer. My husband and I suspect she worked herself up to a frinzzy with us not being around. Should I continue with this medication or is there another way of treating this possible ulcer? 

 

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September 10, 2016
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As near as I can tell, Oclacitinib is the pet version of Tofacitinib for humans, which is listed as a Janus Kinase Inhibitor (an immune system suppressant used when a patient is unable to tolerate Methotrexate and other immuno-suppressant drugs. The most common side-effects are diarrhea, vomiting, severe weight loss and a few others. I am sure your Veterinarian gave you a printout of the effects. Below are the warning and effects of its human counterpart, Tofacitinib.

And we are very upset that PerfectlyHealthy apparently no longer exists and no one there notified us of this. So, I would use those products listed before. You may open up capsules and/or crush tablets IF NECESSARY; however, most dogs are fairly easy to “pill” if wrapped in meat.

For Layla, because she is a very small breed (as I recall –  yes?) I suggest FIGTree Vitamins SPIRULINA Blue-Green Algae Tablets (1-2 in the morning and 1-2 in the evening) with FIGTree Vitamins ULTRA PROTEO-ZIMES  Enteric Proteolytic Systemic Oral Enzymes PSOEs Tablets (3 in the morning and 3 in the evening) will systemically cleanse toxins from her body, so this combination may be good alternative to Oclacitinib. Both may be tucked into any meat product to get it all down. The Spirulina may be crushed into a powder and sprinkled over her food but the PSOEs have to remain whole, wrapped in meat. You may also open up FIGTree Vitamins PROBIOTIC ENTERIC, 35 Billion CFU capsules and sprinkle the probiotics over her food or use a probiotic designed for pets that contains no ethoxiquine or like toxic substance.

Get 10% off all FIGTree Vitamins products every day using Coupon Code HTL10 during checkout; use the product links, or see all products at the FIGTREE VITAMINS STORE, or call Gary to order by telephone ~ 210-504-9906!

As long as you are feeding raw, frozen foods that are free of allergens, such as soy, soybean oil, corn, wheat, etc., Layla should do well. I would refrain from feeding her any of the freeze-dried kibble types or the canned types, as they do contain starches and other ingredients to which she may be allergic, regardless of any allergy testing done. Raw, frozen is the only type we recommend.

 

Tofacitinib (aka: XELJANZ)

pronounced as (toe'' fa sye' ti nib)

IMPORTANT RED BOX WARNING:

Using tofacitinib may decrease your ability to fight infection and increase the risk that you will get a serious infection, including severe fungal, bacterial, or viral infections that spread through the body. These infections may need to be treated in a hospital and may cause death. Tell your doctor if you often get any type of infection or if you think you may have any type of infection now. This includes minor infections (such as open cuts or sores), infections that come and go (such as cold sores), and chronic infections that do not go away. Also tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or any other condition that affects your immune system. You should also tell your doctor if you live or have ever lived in areas such as theOhioorMississippi rivervalleys where severe fungal infections are more common. Ask your doctor if you are not sure if these infections are common in your area. Tell your doctor if you are taking medications that decrease the activity of the immune system such as the following: abatacept (Orencia); adalimumab (Humira); anakinra (Kineret); azathioprine (Azasan, Imuran); certolizumab (Cimzia); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); etanercept (Enbrel); golimumab (Simponi); infliximab (Remicade); methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Trexall); rituximab (Rituxan); steroids including dexamethasone, methylprednisolone (Medrol), prednisolone (Prelone), and prednisone (Rayos); tacrolimus (Astagraf, Envarsus XR, Prograf); and tocilizumab (Actemra).

Your doctor will monitor you for signs of infection during and after your treatment. If you have any of the following symptoms before you begin your treatment or if you experience any of the following symptoms during or shortly after your treatment, call your doctor immediately: fever; sweating; chills; muscle aches; cough; shortness of breath; weight loss; warm, red, or painful skin; sores on the skin; frequent, painful, or burning feeling during urination; diarrhea, or excessive tiredness.

You may already be infected with tuberculosis (TB; a serious lung infection) but not have any symptoms of the disease. In this case, using tofacitinib may make your infection more serious and cause you to develop symptoms. Your doctor will perform a skin test to see if you have an inactive TB infection before you begin your treatment with tofacitinib. If necessary, your doctor will give you medication to treat this infection before you start using tofacitinib. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had TB, if you have lived in or visited a country where TB is common, or if you have been around someone who has TB. If you have any of the following symptoms of TB, or if you develop any of these symptoms during your treatment, call your doctor immediately: cough, coughing up bloody mucus, weight loss, loss of muscle tone, or fever.

Taking tofacitinib may increase the risk that you will develop a lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells that fight infection) or other types of cancers. Some people who took tofacitinib with other medications after they had a kidney transplant developed a condition that caused their bodies to produce too many white blood cells. Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had any type of cancer or have had a kidney transplant.

Your doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer's patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment with tofacitinib and each time you refill your prescription. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You can also visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

(http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugS…..085729.htm) or the manufacturer's website to obtain the Medication Guide.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Tofacitinib is used alone or with other medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis (condition in which the body attacks its own joints causing pain, swelling, and loss of function) in adults who cannot be treated with methotrexate (Otrexup, Rasuvo, Trexall) alone. Tofacitinib is in a class of medications called Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors. It works by decreasing the activity of the immune system.

Tofacitinib may help control your condition but will not cure it. Continue to take tofacitinib even if you feel well. Do not stop taking tofacitinib without talking to your doctor.

Other uses for this medicine

This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

What special precautions should I follow?

Before taking tofacitinib,

  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to tofacitinib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in tofacitinib tablets. Ask your pharmacist or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention the medications listed in the IMPORTANT RED BOX WARNING section and any of the following: certain antifungal medications such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Onmel, Sporanox), and ketoconazole (Extina, Nizoral); aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve); carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol, Equetro, others); clarithromycin (Biaxin, in Prevpac); certain medications for HIV including indinavir (Crixivan), nelfinavir (Viracept), and ritonavir (Norvir, in Kaletra); nefazodone; phenobarbital; phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); rifabutin (Mycobutin), and rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
  • tell your doctor what herbal products you are taking, especiallySt. John'swort.
  • tell your doctor if you have stomach pain that has not been diagnosed and if you have or have ever had ulcers (sores in the lining of your stomach or intestine), diverticulitis (swelling of the lining of the large intestine), liver disease including hepatitis B or hepatitis C, herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past), anemia (a lower than normal number of red blood cells), or kidney disease. If you are taking the extended-release tablets, tell your doctor if you have a narrowing or blockage of your digestive system.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking tofacitinib, call your doctor.
  • tell your doctor if you have recently received or are scheduled to receive any vaccinations. If you need any vaccinations, you may have to receive the vaccinations and then wait some time before beginning your treatment with tofacitinib. Do not have any vaccinations during your treatment without talking to your doctor.

What side effects can this medication cause?

Tofacitinib may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • stuffy or runny nose

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT RED BOX WARNING section, call your doctor immediately or get emergency medical treatment:

  • stomach pain, especially if it comes along with fever and diarrhea or constipation
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • loss of appetite
  • dark urine
  • clay-colored bowel movements
  • vomiting
  • rash
  • pale skin
  • shortness of breath

Tofacitinib may cause an increase in your blood cholesterol levels. Your doctor will order tests to monitor your cholesterol levels during your treatment with tofacitinib. Talk to your doctor about the risks of taking this medication.

Tofacitinib may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

If you experience a serious side effect, you or your doctor may send a report to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online (http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch) or by phone (1-800-332-1088).

In case of emergency/overdose

In case of overdose, call your local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. If the victim has collapsed or is not breathing, call local emergency services at 911.

Brand names

  • Xeljanz®
  • Xeljanz® XR

 

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September 9, 2016
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Vicki,

I was going to order the PerfectlyHealthy Megagreens for Layla as you suggested in an earlier post. Do I give her the capsules as you stated with the Fig Tree product and if so, how many? Also she is taking DE Apequel (Oclacitinib) unsure of spelling, half tablet every morning with her breakfast for her itching caused by her allergies. My plan is to see if the products listed earlier will help her so she doesn’t have to take these pills.
Also, Instinct Raw has added Superfoods to their pet frozen food and was wondering if you thought it was good for pets still? The larger bags do not have the superfoods just the smaller bags. I believe it’s veggies and fruit they added. They also have the Instinct Raw market meal blends.
Thanks
Debbie

August 31, 2016
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Hi Debbie. There have been so many complaints about the Advanced Nutrition website and the difficulty of using it, as well as complaints about their fulfillment company, so we are suggesting that everyone call the company direct; please call Mike's Personal Cell: 775-691-3388; be sure to tell him you are a HealthTalkLive Member to get 50% off!

As far as PerfectlyHealthy is concerned, we have removed them from our Participating Discount Vendor's list because, despite our attempts to contact the woman who was their representative previously, it appears that the telephone number has been disconnected and that the line of products is no longer available. 

You may check-out current Participating Discount Members here: MEMBER DISCOUNTS

If you will tell us what product(s) you are looking for at PerfectlyHealthy, we will be happy to recommend something else. For instance, if you are interested in the Mega Greens, we are now recommending FIGTree Vitamins SPIRULINA Blue-Green Algae Tablets (3-5 upon rising and 3-5 at bedtime) for metal/chemical toxicity and aging concerns. Excellent when coupled with FIGTree Vitamins ULTRA PROTEO-ZIMES  Enteric Proteolytic Systemic Oral Enzymes PSOEs Tablets (3-5 upon rising and 3-5 tablets at bedtime EMPTY STOMACH) or more as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.  Get 10% off all FIGTree Vitamins products every day using Coupon Code HTL10 during checkout; use the product links, or see all products at the FIGTREE VITAMINS STORE, or call Gary to order by telephone ~ 210-504-9906!

August 31, 2016
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Hi Vicki,

I was online to order from Advanced Nutrition, however, there are a few with that name on the Internet. One which I was looking at has a red back ground but unable to order products.
The same for perfectlyhealthy website.
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Debbie

January 16, 2016
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Some would be willing to do a telephone consultation. If there is any way to drive an hour or so away to find one, it may be worthwhile, as constant visits to Layla's regular veterinarian can get expensive, especially if it is not resulting in a resolution of Layla's health issues without the use of antibiotics, steroids and other drugs that ultimately shorten any dog's life.

Most naturopathic veterinarians will perform a work-up from which they would pinpoint the problems and treat them naturally through diet, homeopathic and supplement remedies, which should resolve them finally.

The only thing I can suggest, from what I know of Layla so far, is that she could be exposed to an environmental allergen, she may need dietary changes and that she would likely benefit from high amounts of Advanced Nutrition ADVANCED IMMUNE (1 capsule opened up and sprinkled over her breakfast and repeat at dinner) shop online through the link and use coupon code HTL30 to get 30% off discount, and higher potency probiotics, such as RenewLife Ultimate Flora COLON CARE  (formerly Critical Colon / Bifidomax) 80 Billion CFU (1 capsule opened up and sprinkled over her breakfast and repeat with dinner) online through the link and use coupon code HTL15 to get 15% off! You might also consider adding in the powder version of PerfectlyHealthy MEGAGREENS  (1/2 scoop twice per day mixed into her food) shop online and use coupon code HTL20 to get 20% off all PerfectlyHealthy products

January 15, 2016
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I did, however, there isn’t one in my area. Thanks Debbie

January 15, 2016
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This still sounds like allergies. Did you ever contact a Naturopathic Veterinarian (A link to find one in your area was provided in the previous post just below your post from yesterday)? Ordinary vets usually only know to prescribe antibiotics, steroids and allergy injections, which does nothing to address the cause of the problem. If the cause of the problem is not addressed, this will remain an ongoing problem. Did you ever use the Advanced Immune and Advanced Omega-3? What is she eating for meals and snacks daily? Tell me about your water; is it city water or well water? If it is city water, does your city fluoridate the water?

January 14, 2016
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Hi. Vicki,

Took Layla to the vet yesterday because she has been knawing at both her back legs and hips and has the hair about off. The vet drained her glands, however, can’t say why she is knawing so much. The vet gave me a shampoo to apply and leave on for 10 min, then rinse and a spray to apply to help her calm her down. Any suggestions?

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Debbie

December 30, 2015
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Hi Debbie and Happy New Year!

Depending upon where you live, you may be unable to license your dog without immunizations (veterinarians notify city and/or county governments when a pet becomes their patient so that you may obtain yearly tags).

However, if you are interested in using a naturopathic veterinarian, you might find one near you here:

PETSAMERICAN HOLISTIC VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSN

Otherwise, using homeopathic thuja under Layla's tongue or in her water can help to offset the harmful effects pets often display after vaccinations (lethargy, fever, dry mouth, loss of appetite, etc.).

December 29, 2015
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Hi Vicki,

 

  Looking at old posts and realized I never responded to this post.  I have not given Layla any heart and worm product but will try the wormwood tincure.   My question now is are the distemper and parvo vaccine something to give Layla? She is due this month.

 

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For clarification, are you talking about nutrients for a dog's healthier heart and also to prevent worms or are you asking about a natural heartworm preventative for dogs, or something to naturally treat heartworms already infecting dogs? I apologize for my confusion. If the question is about heartworms, dogs who spend most of their time indoors are at little risk for heartworm because they are less risk for being bitten by a mosquito. If the dog's immune system is strong and is fed properly, even if the dog is bitten, the chances of being infected with heartworms is slim. It is far more likely that dogs will be infected with roundworms and/or tapeworms from eating feces or running about in mucky, muddy areas outside. Preventatively, placing a couple of drops of wormwood tincture into their drinking water daily is probably all that is needed.

If your Vet wants you to purchase Heartgard or other canine heartworm preventatives, you should know that they can cause potentially severe side-effects and even death because they are essentially insecticides and are highly toxic. Heartgard contain Ivermectin which can cause liver damage, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, depression, lethargy, skin eruptions, seizures, tremors, paralysis, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems, fever, weakness, dizziness, coughing,  nose bleeds, difficulty breathing, pneumonia, irritability, sudden aggressive behavior, nerve damage, fertility problems,  and sudden death. Other chemical heartworm preventatives have many of the same side effects.

Anyway, it would help to know more.

September 25, 2015
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Vicki,

Any good natural product for heart and worm for dogs?

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July 25, 2015
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I am absolutely flummoxed by Layla's allergies, Debbie. It is frustrating (but I am sure I do not have to tell YOU that! LOL). I am trying to think of the name of a homeopathic line of liquid pet products we carried at our health food store years ago…something like King Naturals or something but I am not able to find it online, so I must have the name wrong. I will probably remember at 3am! [Image Can Not Be Found] 

WAIT! KingBio…that's it. There is an article on his website called PESKY PET ALLERGIES, by Dr. Frank J. King. Here is a link to KINGBIO pet products on their website, as well. You may call their customer service at 800-237-4100 with further questions about their products. ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2015, THE KINGBIO WEBSITE WAS NOT WORKING; PLEASE CHECK BACK TO SEE IF IT WILL DISPLAY.

July 25, 2015
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Vicki,

  My vet did an allergy test on Layla and she is allergic to dust, dust mites and two types of molds which I do not have their names yet.  She also has a luxating patella and was given Dasuquin for her joints.  The vet suggested given her liquid drops for her allergic reaction to dust.  Any suggestions outside of the vets?  Was also given a GenOne Spray to spray on the infected areas where she keeps scratching.

 

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Debbie

May 25, 2015
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Excellent idea, Healthy Budz. Eclectic Institute's NASAL SUPPORT contains organic, cold-processed nettles, eyebright, horseradish and elder, which is excellent for dogs and humans for seasonal allergies and nasal congestion; however, in dogs, “allergies” are usually caused by feeding grain-based foods and especially soy, wheat and / or corn, which is why we recommend feeding raw, frozen meats with the proper balance of raw bone, blood, organs and vegetation, such as that found in Nature's Variety Raw Frozen foods.

May 24, 2015
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I used Nettles and Quercetin for my dog missy. it restores nasal airflow, defends against environmental sensitivities and to help control and moderate the body's reaction to seasonal environmental stresses.

 

Hope this will help.

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Oops, I did not see the other post. High quality glucans are expensive but using coupon code HTL30 saves you 30% on both the ADVANCED IMMUNE ($62.97 with discount) and the ADVANCED OMEGA-3. ($24.47 with discount).

We met the folks at ADVANCED NUTRITION  in March at the Natural Products Expo in CA. We attend every year and, for the most part, there is never much of anything that is new or inspiring. However, when we spoke with the representatives of this company, the fact that they are creating formulations that specifically address the root cause of disease (and they understand, as we do, that these are usually fungal, parasitic, bacterial, viral or environmental), we knew that this was a company we should support. They are committed to providing the highest quality products available and their formulations never contain sugars, chemicals and cheap fillers, soy or soybean oil. Also, concerning the Immune, we saw the certification that this specific formulation has been used in many government and medical trials that bare out its unique capabilities. If we can help a new company like ADVANCED NUTRITION, that believes as we do and formulates such clean products, I think that helps our members and listeners too, as well as provides more credibility to the nutritional supplement industry, which is always under attack by those who seek to put the world on prescription drugs and to outlaw the freedom to choose more natural methods.

I did not know the vet could tell that Layla specifically has environment allergies just by looking at a scraping of her skin under the microscope. Usually, vets run allergy panels to determine this (blood and injections). In addition to using the Advanced Nutrition Immune and Omega-3 orally, you can make a paste of the contents of the Immune and massage it into the raw spot, which should clear it up externally. It still does not address the problem internally unless you sprinkle some on her food.

When I looked at some of your previous posts under other pet related topics, I saw that there was a point that Layla was being fed a number of other types of foods, which could have been linked to this latest issue; although, correcting diet usually resolves the problem fairly quickly, so it would be interesting to know Layla's specific allergies.

May 1, 2015
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Vicki,

Not sure if you saw my post about the Advanced Nutrition. It’s the one before my post about Layla’s weight.

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Debbie

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Smaller breeds require quite a bit less food; we feed our Cavvy the bites, which are easy to portion.

April 30, 2015
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Vicki,

Also, the vet she wasn’t obese, but for her small frame she should lose weight. Layla is 7lbs and 1oz. She has gained since the last time we took her when they said to reduce her food by 10 percent.

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Debbie

April 30, 2015
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Vicki,

Is this Advanced Nutrition store new for Healthtalklive? They are expensive. I love Layla very much, however, is there anything else we can give her? The vet scraped some skin off the area that was raw and looked under the microscope. Is there blood work that can be done?

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Debbie

April 30, 2015
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It is unusual for any dog to be overweight when eating entirely raw, so that is strange.

I think I would sprinkle a higher-potency probiotic over her food each meal. Please consider giving her the contents of 1 – RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care daily; if you feed her twice per day, give her half the capsule in food in the morning and the rest in her evening meal.

Also, I would sprinkle the contents of 1 Advanced Nutrition ADVANCED IMMUNE on her food TWICE per day. When you order the Advanced Immune, please request a free SMALL bottle of their ADVANCED OMEGA-3 and add the contents of 1 softgel into her food twice per day (just use a pin to prick a hole in it and squirt the contents onto the food). I suggest calling to order to make sure you get that free bottle of Omega-3; their toll-free telephone number to order is 844-878-1100.

If she has undergone an allergy panel, there should be a list of specific allergens effecting her. What environmental allergens are negatively affecting Layla?

Is there any way to remove some of these allergens from her living space?

April 29, 2015
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She is taking the FloraBear. One each night. She is eating the frozen Instinct Raw chicken. That is it other an occasional Granny Smith Apple wedge. She doesn’t eat the freeze dry anymore. She is in heat right now. In a couple of weeks we will be getting her spayed. The vet said she needed to lose a little weight so we have been cutting back.

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Debbie

April 29, 2015
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What exactly is she eating each day, including any snacks?

Are you giving her any probiotics?

Every bit of this points to fungal overgrowth, including the yeast infection in her ears.  You can give her the same probiotics you give yourself or kids but now her diet becomes important to know and understand. I know what I suggested months ago but what is she eating now?

April 29, 2015
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Vicki,
Layla has been diagnosed with environmental allergies and was given a steroid shot to help with the itching she is experiencing. She has a raw spot under her arm where she has been scratching. She also has a yeast infection within her ears. We are putting PANSEB in her ears once daily for 14 days. Anything we can do to help with these environmental allergies without the steroid shots?

Thanks
Debbie

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