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Old 12-13-2012, 03:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Melatonin can help with various types of anxiety, it seems most people use it for dogs afraid of loud noises such as thunder etc. But in general its used for anxiety. It has other helpful benefits such as a preventative for brain deterioration or dementia in some breeds. Its also used for dogs with hair loss.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Melatonin can help with various types of anxiety, it seems most people use it for dogs afraid of loud noises such as thunder etc. But in general its used for anxiety. It has other helpful benefits such as a preventative for brain deterioration or dementia in some breeds. Its also used for dogs with hair loss.
How much and when do you give it? I take it every night to help sleep and mine helps with anxiety also. I'm pretty sure Wyatt has it. Wouldn't mind giving him some before puppy classes! He's so distracted during them:-(


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Melatonin can help with various types of anxiety, it seems most people use it for dogs afraid of loud noises such as thunder etc. But in general its used for anxiety. It has other helpful benefits such as a preventative for brain deterioration or dementia in some breeds. Its also used for dogs with hair loss.
Is that something you give them on a daily basis or just when you know there's going to be a "flare up". Also is it like other supplements where human grade is ok for them at the appropriate dosage? How do you go about dosing? I'm very intersted in trying it with him.

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Has another dog been nibbling her ears? Rocco's ears used to get like that after being at daycare.
The only dog she plays with regularly is Logan and he mainly goes after her cheeks or legs when they play. I've never seen him going after her ears.

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How much and when do you give it? I take it every night to help sleep and mine helps with anxiety also. I'm pretty sure Wyatt has it. Wouldn't mind giving him some before puppy classes! He's so distracted during them:-(
I'm also curious to find out about dosing.
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Is that something you give them on a daily basis or just when you know there's going to be a "flare up". Also is it like other supplements where human grade is ok for them at the appropriate dosage? How do you go about dosing? I'm very intersted in trying it with him.


The only dog she plays with regularly is Logan and he mainly goes after her cheeks or legs when they play. I've never seen him going after her ears.


No need to worry about that. We're all here to learn.


I'm also curious to find out about dosing.
Here's what I found on 1 site so far... http://www.melatoninfaq.com/melatonin-for-dogs/


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I've been using cotton balls to wipe Abby's ears with the ACV and after they dry a bit I apply some Coconut Oil. To me, it looks like her ears are getting worst instead better. Her ears are still red and it looks like they're on the dry side too. It may sound stupid, but I've never dealt with this issue with a dog nor have I tried using the ACV and/or coconut oil so I don't know if this is normal or not. Am I doing this wrong? Could it be something else? Should I apply some other kind of moisturizer? Maybe it's time to go to the vet?

Also, just as a side note she is still not bothered in the least by them. I still do not see her scratching either ear, shaking her head, or rubbing them in anyway. If it weren't for the redness I'd have no idea there was a problem.
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:31 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Are the red bumps scabs or just red spots? Could it be ear mites or something along those lines? I've never dealt with that with Wyatt or penny. Can't remember if you mentioned it or not, but do they smell? Maybe call the vet tomorrow and ask them. I wonder if Neosporin (or similar) would help?


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No smell at all.
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I'm not sure it would be ear mites. I would think she'd be digging at them if that were the case. Also Logan and Mason's ears are fine. It seems to be just her.
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My cocker always had ear infections and her ears looked like that. But when I cleaned them they were dirty. About a year ago my vet put her on meds that kills fungus from the inside. It damages the liver she she had to be tested. She had a bad case of infections though. Her ears also had a smell and were warm when they flared up. I would take her to the vet so they can look right in her ear. Did she just get it?


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There's no odor. I noticed it early/mid week last week, but thought it was just from her playing. I really don't want her to be me on meds especially one that could damage her liver. I posted her pics on another forum and one person suspects it may be an allergy.
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