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  • in reply to: My Homemade dog food recipe #89796 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    My German shepherd was getting awful sores which would frequently become pustules. We spent lots of knee and did antibiotics and baths and diet changes etc and in the end here’s what worked for Ida. We give her grain free diet, we add homaede topper. Although her treats have grains, she doesn’t get many. We spray her tummy (which is where she predominately gets these staph pimples, though sometimes elsewhere) Once a day with silversol spray and let air dry(don’t let her lick it off it needs about twenty minutes to dry) and she hardly ever gets any infections as long as we do this once daily. If we forget for a few days, she may get a dot or two, so then we spray it about every four to six hours till they dry up then resume our once daily. Now, for those that believe this is expensive, it is absolutely not. We save money and her health by not going to the vet, we save her by not ravishing her system with antibiotics, etc, and the best part is it works. After you get the rash or sores under control, it takes very very little. It kills almost every bacteria, fungus, and even virus. We have used this successfully for our pets ear infections, our ear infections, our skin problems, our colds. It does take a few days longer than traditional harmful medicines, but it absolutely works. We keep a spray bottle, an ear and eye dropper, and a nasal thing you squirt in your own nose when you start to get sick AT onset! It wards off your cold somewhat and lessens the time you feel ill. The most important thing is do it at onset and be consistent. I do not sell it or have anything to do with that aspect. I first found it. It is called :ASAP 22 plus silver solution. It is made by American biotech labs, LLC. In Utah. Oh yes, we also take it orally as well. I give the dogs or us a half teaspoon once or twice daily when something comes up. I hope this helps. I regret we never knew about this years ago as there’s been so much suffering. I hope this helps. A little goes a long way. We’ve used it a couple of years.

    in reply to: My Homemade dog food recipe #86738 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Desiree mentioned she mixes this with blue buffalo dry dog food, which I also make my own topper to mix in with blue buffalo! I like desiree’s recipe! Good job!

    in reply to: My Homemade dog food recipe #83785 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Look up feeding raw salmon. Often fatal. Just takes once. Or any fish that swims upstream to breed for that matter). Just saying… Perfect food, just cook it

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82849 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Aimee, anonymously, pitlove, eldoctor, Anna c, and forum readers, thank you so much for all the advise and thoughtfulness! I really feel that you care about my Maltese, Sophie. She has been fine except for being a little more tired the past couple days, then vomited a small amount this morning, but is eating, drinking, and urinating fine. She has had no other symptoms and I truly believe that with great food and good care, she will make her new red blood cells and be perfectly fine. I have read veterinary journals i.e. Experiments which are horrible to the lab dogs, but I digress. I learned that day five is frequently when problems are SEEN, though if the dog ate a bunch it may have vomiting and diarrhea very soon. The blood work is abnormal the very next day, but they may appear fine till day five which in one study was sorta level then started slowly dropping on day seven. They replace approximately one percent of their red blood cells daily, so it takes awhile. Red blood cells have a life of 120 days. Vomiting should be induced immediately and then take to emergency vet because they might give activated charcoal or other care which may keep your dog from any serious problems. If you didn’t induce vomiting in the first two hours, then just take your dog in anyway. If your dog develops signs and symptoms of panting, fast heart rate, fast breathing, restlessness, lethargy, portwine coloured urine, pale gums, not eating or drinking, weakness, dark colored skin, bruising, finally collapse, obviously you needed to get dog in at beginning of all this. There isn’t a cure, but the treatment is supportive i.e. I’ve fluids, possible corticosteroids, antibiotics though I didn’t get why, and possibly a blood transfusion with oxygen as the red blood cells are how the oxygen travels through system. If you take pet in, then they have an excellent prognosis, but if you try to deal with this at home, your pet may die or suffer organ failure, heart problems, and may even need surgery. Now it’s time for a healthy diet to hel make red blood cells. An iron rich(think liver). Diet will help. They recommend meat, eggs, fish, folic acid(found in enriched cereals and fortified products) and vitamin c. That’s all I can remember off hand. Sorry so long, but i want to help anyone who goes through the same thing. Btw the studies were on onions and garlic, allium family. Thanks again to all of your support it meant so much to me, you have no idea. I’ll update after this is completed! And to Pitlove, that pit charged but only wanted to sniff. My precious Ida freaked out and that’s what started the problem. Neither dog was at all viscous. God bless!!!

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82789 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Strange… I bought some aloe Vera juice the other day for my gsd for skin issues which I’m trying to decide how to get her to take it because my dogs do not take a syringe against their wills. My Maltese, Sophie bites, and my gsd , well when she refuses, you can hang it up. I wil try to figure something out. So far so good on Sophie’s garlic episode, need to wait a couple more days. Dealing with skin issues seems like nonstop with my shepherd, now. she’s on so many supplements, but not the aloe Vera juice… Yet. Thanks so much Anna c! And to pitlove, I kid you not… After our mention of pits and German shepherds… My husband was walking Ida today and some guy opened his garage and his pit charged Ida, but apparently didn’t want to fight thank God, but Ida was so freaked out she was yelping so loudly and there was a huge ruckus people coming out of their houses and my husband trying to separate these two! Pit owner was right behind his dog, poor guy fell he was running so fast., Ida made it out with one small wound which will be healed in a few days with silversol silver, and the pit was unharmed, so I would say that a pit and German shepherd met on bad terms today and one scrape was it! They didn’t want to fight, Ida just got scared and it freaked them both out! Ironic since we just spoke of this kind of thing! Ok to deal with those skin issues, but I’m on the wrong forum… Figures!

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82680 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Oh pit love, I’m so glad to hear from a pit lover, I hate that they get a bad rap! So do German shepherds, though my Maltese, Sophie is actually the biter! Thanks for your caring… I am sitting on pins and needles every time she pants, or anything or seems to breathe too fast or her heart race I panic… All in my mind I’m hoping… The next few days will tell, though. I’ll update Tuesday! Have a fanpitastic weekend!

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82676 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    El Doctor, I hope I am replying to you, actually I don’t know what I am doing so you may never get this, I am posting and hoping the people who have been so helpful and caring i.e. Aimee, anonymously, and you. Anyway, the symptoms you gave me and the site is actually more extensive than the vet told me, so thank you. I thought they told me it may cause problems weeks after!? Anyway, I will breathe easier if she does, on Tuesday, which would be four and a half days. It’s only been 24 hours… Anonymously really opened my eyes up for my own body in regards to supplements. You should check out that frontline video as it is shocking! I’ll post on here tues if all goes well, I can’t think of the other. Thank you and God bless you!

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82673 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    ANONYMOUSLY, you are right. A call to the poison or emergency center is exactly what I should have done. I wasn’t thinking clearly, obviously. I still must watch Sophie carefully for any adverse reactions for a couple weeks. Regarding that pbs special frontline you recommended, Lord help us all! I had heard things in the past, but had no idea it was so prevalent! I have assumed( yes, I know what they say about ass-u-me-ing, and this time it fits me for sure) that if it was manufactured here in the good ole USA, then it would be safe. Not so! That freaked me out. Who knows what the heck we are taking, cuz we certainly can’t trust our supplements anymore. I will finish watching it and make educated decisions regarding supplements in the future. Only 21percent of the supplements at Walmart, Walgreens, gnc and target I think if I remember are the real uncontaminated stuff? What in the world have we been putting in our bodies? And my precious soph…hmmmmm, that’s ridiculous. The government jumps in so many things, this is something the Foa should be regulating. THANKYOU for opening my eyes and ears! Keep spreading the word, cuz you may just save lives… God bless you!

    in reply to: My Homemade dog food recipe #82660 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    I like your recipe, although I give my dogs blue wilderness grain free dry, I make a topper in the crockpot with meat(various kinds) canine appropriate vegetables, with appropriate and minimal herbs. I also supplement as treat fruit bits when we are snacking. I will have to look up dulse. Never heard of it,but our recipes are sort of similar though my girls eat raw sardines. NEVER raw salmon, though! I like to give them sweet potato in tiny bites as well, and I put a very small amount of turnip in the crock(like half a turnip for three quarts in the crock). My meat is whatever I have or find on sale. Chicken, beef, fish, but if it’s pork on occasion, I only use tenderloin as there is very very little fat. You mentioned cinnamon. I will have to add that as well. We make cookies for us which we share with the dogs as well. Although they are primarily grain free, their cookies have oatmeal in them, but are flourless and we all like them and I add extra cinnamon in them. My dogs love mandarins and apple and strawberries for vitamin c and antioxidants. I also add a small handful f spinach if I have it in there for iron and iron absorption. Do you allow any type sort of bone? Real or fake?

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82658 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Hi Aimee! Thankyou. Actually, this happened after business hours, so I gave the peroxide to induce vomiting and read up on what they would do. I have not been happy with my vet with 13 visits in 2015 and planned on finding another this year after we get caught up on finances. I am hoping you are correct as the gelcaps are obviously deodorized and tasteless(at least to me) and the label states it as well though soph obviously disagreed. If she should show any signs of hemolytic anemia(I am with her except to take my dog out as I am mostly bedridden) I of course, will take her to emergency care, but don’t want to take her in for blood testing as I read several, actually many sites where supportive care is the treatment. I was a hot mess yesterday after this happened, but feel calmer today objectively thinking that I did make her vomit a couple times. I also read where many people give garlc to dogs(though I wouldn’t) and even some nutritionists recommend this, so I feel a bit better about that. I know that I must watch her for several weeks as well. After this is all said and done I will post an update. I plan to give her additional foods which will increase her production of red blood cells and hopefully ride this out. my vet is open now, so I will call, though I doubt I will take her in unless absolutely necessary since I’ve found out they give antibiotics every time they stub their toe till they are sick from the antibiotics. As ***** would say, “bad!” Ok just called vet they were pleased with the peroxide3percent one tsp two different times as she’s ten pounds, and told me signs and symptoms to watch for i.e. Lethargy, weakness, panting, decreased appetite, pale gums, redness, bruising, petechiae, any signs of generalized not feeling well, and to bring her in if she has problems. They said they could draw blood work to see, but thought watching was sufficient at this point, so yay. Liver, sardines, mandarins for Sophie today as treats with her peanut butter cookie treats. Thanks, Aimee and anonymous, I will post if any changes if nothing else to help the next little precious patient!

    in reply to: Hemolytic Anemia #82653 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    I took my German shepherd Ida, outside, was gone about five minutes. I was shocked to find my Maltese, Sophie, on the couch with my vitamin supplements and prescription pills! How in the world did she get them off the coffee table and then take them to the couch. She “moved “definitely five and possibly six pills. Ok, there are definitely two possibly three missing. I believe she ate two garlic gelcaps(2000mg garlic bulb), and possibly a caprylic acid gel cap. I was in shock… And anger! It took me about twenty to twenty five minutes to finally give her hydrogen peroxide. I don’t know if it went down so I tried again. After about a total of half hour maximum forty five minutes, she vomited twice, liquid(she had not eaten yesterday before this) bile colored without any gel substance so I saw nothing. I put a garlc gel cap in my mouth and moved it around n my mouth and it was competent dissolved in less than four minutes and did not taste bad. I decided that she may or may not have vomited it up as the substance is clear, odorless to humans that is, and almost tasteless. Hemolytic anemia is a horrible thing and I will watch soph for the next week or two. I was unable to obtain activated charcoal in time and then we couldn’t get it down her. I am disabled, and my husband has been out of work for six months, but found at least part time work the day before so wasn’t home. Before you judge us for not taking her in, we spent three grand in the summer on the dogs vet bills and we’ve spent hundreds more a couple months ago on skin problems with Ida. I’ve read what to watch for, but does anybody know anything I can do to support her or minimize reprecussions of this? I thought more protein, folic acid and supplements, so I gave her a half sardine this am. She’s already on blue buffalo grain free dog food, homemade topper made with different good quality meat and vegetables and fruits appropriate for dogs, and dermis supplement in her food. She gets tiny amounts of homemade treats we make with peanut butter, oatmeal, banana, flourless cookies we and the dogs like! Any advise? Ok I believe treat the patient not the diagnosis. She is acting fine thus far as it has only been 16 hours. Thanks for any help!

    in reply to: my baby,Dixie died yesterday at 4:30 p.m. #82652 Report Abuse
    Suzanne W
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    Your posts were old, but made me tear up. You sound like a wonderful person. I hope you have a new baby, now! God bless you!

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