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Old 11-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #21 (permalink)
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But thanks to these recipes I might start making Emma and Liam treats. Buying gets a little pricey.


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Old 11-23-2012, 09:15 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Let me know if you try any of those recipes I might just have to order some of that flour
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Old 11-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Will do. They sell that flour in the market by me.


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Old 02-23-2013, 10:44 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I brought Nelson for his 1st visit at a new Vet today. I decided to go with Banfield Pet Hospital which is located within Petsmart. I had heard some good things about their puppy wellness plans so I gave it a try. Has anyone heard good/bad things on Banfield?

He weighed in at a whopping 53.8lbs at 6mos,3wks!!! He's a monster

Well anyways, I had noticed a cpl bald spots on the front of him and hes been scratching himself silly lately. After a lil research i had a feeling it was demodex. He had his 1st skin scraping and it came back positive! My poor lil man. They put him on ivermectin liquid med. Anyone experience any bad reactions to this medication? I give him coconut oil, and fish oil everyday. I also give him echinacea 2wks on, 1wk off. I don't want to give him too many things at once but I want to make sure I gave him the best I can. Any suggestions?


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Serena has demodex mange too. The vet assured us that its not contagious to us/our cat.

She has had two mitaban dips in the vet's office so far, 2 weeks apart. She had no side affects from the dips at all. Fyi, there is a lot of discussion/controversy about what is the 'right' treatment for mange. For us, it was the dips. We based our decision on conversations with our vet and the opinion of another vet who was impartial to the situation, and our research into the various treatments.

After her third dip, the vet will repeat the skin scraping. She only had spots on her head, the vet considered it to be localized, and it looks great now. Fur is growing back in already so I am hoping we're past the worst of it.

We had also immediately started giving her coconut oil daily to help boost her immune system, so perhaps that helped, and she eats Blue Buffalo Freedom for puppies.

I am hoping that we never have to deal with it again. The vet is optimistic that her outbreak is due to her being a puppy instead of a genetic immune issue.

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Glad to hear Serena is doing better! I as well feed Nelson BB grain free puppy... The vet actually never even suggested dips to us. Her immediate response was to put him on the oral med. I hope we start seeing progress ASAP, I hate seeing him so uncomfortable.


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I brought Nelson for his 1st visit at a new Vet today. I decided to go with Banfield Pet Hospital which is located within Petsmart. I had heard some good things about their puppy wellness plans so I gave it a try. Has anyone heard good/bad things on Banfield?

He weighed in at a whopping 53.8lbs at 6mos,3wks!!! He's a monster

Well anyways, I had noticed a cpl bald spots on the front of him and hes been scratching himself silly lately. After a lil research i had a feeling it was demodex. He had his 1st skin scraping and it came back positive! My poor lil man. They put him on ivermectin liquid med. Anyone experience any bad reactions to this medication? I give him coconut oil, and fish oil everyday. I also give him echinacea 2wks on, 1wk off. I don't want to give him too many things at once but I want to make sure I gave him the best I can. Any suggestions?


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I give Kippah Astragalus 2 weeks on 1 week off. I prefer it to echinacea. Kippah doesnt have any health issues I just give it to her as a daily supplement
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We've had no more outbreaks or anything with Murphy. I do keep a close eye on her but she's doing great.
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I think I'm going to try Astragalus instead of the echinacea. Which brand did you go with? And what's the mg that's safe for animals? Nelson is 54lbs, what would you suggest?


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My Cassie got it as a puppy also. I was told by my vet that a spayed dog will not have more flares. She never got one again. My poor girl after that developed a lot of allergies. I did not know about raw feeding by them. Finally, I was able to control everything in her last two years of her life raw feeding her. Too bad that cancer also were there and even that we tried cancer won our last battle.
At least with a lot up and downs she lived up to almost 10 years old.
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