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Arthritis Remedies for Dogs Part Two
1 year ago
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RAW GOAT'S MILK


[YEA]  08/02/2009: June from Kc, Ks: "Raw goat's milk for old arthritic cats and dogs.

 

This past month my 15-year-old male cat (who is largely blind due to cataracts and has very bad back trouble after being run over by cars twice) has begun acting better. He trots around the yard, has an increased appetite, has put on weight and overall has more energy. It even seemed like he could see better. We were unsure of the cause. I thought it could be the milder summer weather or the h2o2 I put in his water or just luck. But now I think I know the answer to the riddle of his improved health: raw goats milk.


     Please stay tuned for the next installment.....

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I got some more goats milk this morning and was talking to my friend about her own cats and dogs. She said they inherited a 13-year-old dog who had been cruelly penned up and could barely walk. The dog cried whenever she tried to straighten up. She was given goat's milk, just like all the other animals on the farm, and now the dog runs around "like she owns the place."

That was the light bulb moment for me. My cat loves that milk and when we gave it to him he bugged us all day every day for doses of the milk. We thought it was cute, but of course didn't realize it was doing him so much good.

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What's really funny is he usually scrams whenever people visit. But he sat right by my friend as we chatted. I think he could smell the goat's milk!

I grew up on a farm and milked the goats every day before school and at night. My mom always said goat's milk was the best for you."

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REMEDIES NEEDED

 


04/30/2012: Kay from Jacksonville, Fl/usa: "I have a German Shepherd who is now 9 1/2 years old. About 5 months ago, I notice a weakness in her back legs, as every now and than she would collapse. She doesn't appear to be in any pain as no crying, etc. She weighs about 80 lbs. I have read on this site about giving the dog ACV in her Water which I started 2 weeks ago, which for a little while seemed to help. Than we read about Black Strapped Molasses and Glucosamine which we have started 3 days ago. So far she seems be about the same. About two years ago the Vet had taken Xrays concerning another problem she had which she no longer has, and discovered a little Arthritis in her back. I, do have an Eastern Medicine Vet and a Western Med Vet. I spoke to the Homeopathic Vet who recommended Acupunture and Laser Treatments which may help. I would do anything for my big baby, but this was extremely expensive and quite frankly I do not have the money.

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Should I take my baby to a special Orthopedic Vet? I was thinking, to take her to my regular vet for up to date xrays to make sure about what she has or doesn't have. If it is Arthritis, than go forward from there. Before I got this Baby, I had another GS who back legs starting collapsing about a month or so before she passed away from fluid around her heart and lungs. She was 11 years old. This Baby eats good, plays and doesn't appear to be sick. Any suggestions?"

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06/07/2012: Lilly from Margate, Florida replies: "My pit had somewhat the same issue, but I didn't get a DIAGNOSIS frm a vet, my theory was because it happened less than a week after giving her a topical flea solution, that was the problem (it poisoned her and give her nerve damage). We were out walking when she just went down. Her back legs no longer worked. I tried to run home to get our truck to pick her up (just a block away) but saw her pulling herself across the ground w/her front legs. That broke my heart so I tried to pick her up (80lbs) to no avail. Finally a neighbor w/a truck saw us and give us a ride home. I immediately give her a couple capsules of activated charcoal, she was down for the rest of the day. The next day she was walking again but w/a limp. I encapsule my own activated charcoal and give her another one. I also start feeding her raw calf liver to strengthen her. I give Diatomatious earth for worming and she is like a puppy again. She's almost 6yrs old, I still give her capsule of activated charcoal because I read it was also good for arthritis (google it).
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05/28/2011: Diamond from Cleveland, England: "hi, im wondering if there is a cure for my dog, she is now 14 but having trouble with her front legs, she often strokes them with her nose, then licks them, I think it could be arthritus, but not sure, any help would be appreciated. Thank you. I have been to the vets twice he keeps giving me tablets but no improvement. Thanks"

 

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05/31/2011: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "My dog was licking her legs and the homeopathic person said she could have shin splints or sore legs. She suggested I give her MSM. My husband and I take it for sore joints so I have been giving it to her every day and it seems to be helping. She weighs over 100 lbs and I give her 2-4 1,000mg tablets a day."

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05/31/2011: Misschris from Nolanville, Tx replies: "If you suspect arthritis MSM might be helpful. It would be good for your dog in any case at her age. I give it to all my dogs regularly, and the one with severe hip dysplasia benefits greatly as it helps with the pain as well. You might also try a clay pack (hydrated bentonite clay), which draws out infection if there is one, but also helps to soothe the area."

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05/23/2011: Angleysnine from Pascagoula, Ms, Usa: "I have a 11 yr old rotwieller german shepherd mix about 62 lbs. I have noticed he has joint pain but lately when he lays down he will yelp and raise his head and just stare into space. I have been giving him joint pills and a fourth teaspoon of turmeric twice a day(just started this today) But does anyone have an idea of what is wrong with him? He seems fine outside trying to bully the yorkie mix nothing wrong but inside and only when he is starts to lay down or not long after he lays down he yelps like in pain or will whine? Please any advise- he is my big baby I call him grandpa wilber. Thanks for any advise plus he does walk with a limp."

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05/31/2011: Misschris from Nolanville, Tx replies: "I have been giving my dogs MSM for their bone/joint health. It is helpful with pain from hip dysplasia and just healthy for the ones without issues. Do you know what causes the limp? Is it a joint issue or could there be something else wrong? Do you know where the issue is? Paw-knee-hip? He may just be preoccupied when he's up and about, but has time to react to the pain once inactive. If you can figure out what causes the limp, a pack with hydrated clay can do wonders. 2 of my dogs on separate occasions started limping one day. I could find nothing on their paws so I assumed a sprain. I made a clay pack over night and one was fine the next day, the other I re-wrapped the next day and again 2 more overnights, then he too was fine."

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05/23/2011: Angleysnine from Pascagoula, Ms, Usa: "I have a 11 yr old rotwieller german shepherd mix about 62 lbs. I have noticed he has joint pain but lately when he lays down he will yelp and raise his head and just stare into space. I have been giving him joint pills and a fourth teaspoon of turmeric twice a day(just started this today) But does anyone have an idea of what is wrong with him? He seems fine outside trying to bully the yorkie mix nothing wrong but inside and only when he is starts to lay down or not long after he lays down he yelps like in pain or will whine? Please any advise- he is my big baby I call him grandpa wilber. Thanks for any advise plus he does walk with a limp."

1 year ago

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05/31/2011: Misschris from Nolanville, Tx replies: "I have been giving my dogs MSM for their bone/joint health. It is helpful with pain from hip dysplasia and just healthy for the ones without issues. Do you know what causes the limp? Is it a joint issue or could there be something else wrong? Do you know where the issue is? Paw-knee-hip? He may just be preoccupied when he's up and about, but has time to react to the pain once inactive. If you can figure out what causes the limp, a pack with hydrated clay can do wonders. 2 of my dogs on separate occasions started limping one day. I could find nothing on their paws so I assumed a sprain. I made a clay pack over night and one was fine the next day, the other I re-wrapped the next day and again 2 more overnights, then he too was fine."

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02/28/2009: Pamela from Barrie, Ontario: "I have a 9 year old mix (Aussie, Lb & Retriever) her hips have slowly been deteriorating over the years and most recently after a walk, was not able to get up at all. The vet has put her on Metacam, an anti-inflammatory as well as Glucosamine for her joints and we discovered that she has a thyroid problem which has caused her to be 40 lbs over weight. We now have her on an extreme diet but she's still not able to get up and walk. She weighs in at 120 lbs and we have to assist her up 2 stairs to get outside. She barely goes to the bathroom and even them she often falls back into her "waste".



Any suggestions??? The vet says once she looses weight, she will be able to move more but is there anything else I can do in the meantime to help her walk better?"

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Replies

 

03/01/2009: Yolanda from Snowflake, Arizona replies: "I have a 13 year old female lab retriever. She is my baby but as she has been getting older she is slowing down too. I have found that if you give her garlic in her food or tabs that helps with the pain. I also researched and started adding more alkaline water to her diet. My dog sleeps on a magnetic pad for pets. I know we want Dr's to fix everything but I have found just as I age and get up with pains so does she. Try that and see what happens. I also fix a natural juice for her and me in the mornings before our walks that helps.

P.S. glucosamine with msm is good too on food daily. I try the natural stuff first.
Hope is helps."

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03/04/2009: Sandy from Dallas, TX replies: "What worked for my dog with arthritis was colloidal silver added to her drinking water. She is 13 years old and was having trouble getting up after having been lying down. The silver seemed to work for her and she does not having any problem getting up now. You might want to try tumeric as I have been adding it to her food, but I did not use that for her arthritis. She has COPD and the tumeric seems to help her cough and I also add ACV. The thing that I noticed that help her cough was a little honey in her food. If I don't add honey, she coughs more."

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07/12/2009: V from Edmonton , Canada replies: "I have an 11 year old german shepherd Lab x (cleksey, 70 lbs) who, 3 years ago could barley walk, sit or stand for any length of time. she was on so much pain, the vet pescribed medicam, but that was hard on her stomach, and would make her dozey. One day we were at Petsmart and one of the trianers recomended glucosamne/chondroitin and shark cartilage. at that time we had already had her on the glucosamne/chondroitin pill 500 mg daily for about 3 months, with only slight improvements. we added 500mg/day of shark cartilage and within days we started seeing huge improvements. within 6 months our chelsey,who could barley walk was running around like a pup again. her pain was gone, she coud even go up and down stairs! for the last 3 years she has been on the glucosamne/chondroitin and shark cartilage suppliments, and is doing great. I recomend this remedy to anyone who has a dog suffreing from arthritus... oh, and it works for people too."

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[YEA]  05/24/2011: Darien from Orlando, Fl replies: "Just wanted to give everyone a heads up that garlic can be toxic to dogs in large quantities. I give my dogs a garlic flea supplement from April - November and then they get a few months off when it's cold outside to give their bodies a break.

1 year ago

 

I have a 17 year old Aussie mix and she has really bad arthritis I recently put her on a joint supplment with shark cartilage in it and it is working REALLY well. She is moving better than she has in years and it's only been 3 weeks. It is organic and has the following ingredients in it:

 

Shark cartilage-- unique angiogenesis-inhibiting properties.
• Glucosamine a natural building block of cartilage that is used in the rebuilding process of cartilage
• MSM helps maintain normal, healthy connective tissue in joints; helps control symptoms of joint discomfort
• Patented Ester C the most effective, Body ReadyTM form of Vitamin C, which research has shown to be a necessary and vital component of cartilage formation; powerful antioxidant."

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05/27/2011: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "Darian, did you get the joint formula from your vet or somewhere else?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  08/28/2011: Lokismum from Shotteswell, Oxfordshire, England replies: "I have started giving my huge GSD who has very bad arthritis in his knee, plus hip dysplacia, turmeric and Ester C. He has been taking the Ester C for about two weeks, and the turmeric for a few days. He has gone from just walking to chasing after his sister when she is running in the fields! I will admit that he looks like an elderly Labrador but who cares? He is obviously feeling less discomfort. He seems to improve daily. He wears out pretty quickly but not as soon as before. He is nine years old, and was operated on three years ago for a suspected cruciate ligament injury, but arthritis was found and the vet scraped that away. He has been much much worse since the operation. I wish the vet had just sewn him back up again without the scraping. Well I guess he wanted to earn his money! I have been taking Turmeric and found in a few days I have energy to spare! At 61 that is a great bonus!"

1 year ago

 

01/23/2012: Elecia from 37138, Tn. replies: "Darien..... Where did u get the joint formula with all of those ingredients in it? Thanks Elecia"

[QUESTION]  02/16/2009: Rocky from Saskatoon, SK, CANADA: "We own a Bassett Hound. Our vet says that he has arthritis, other vets say that its just the breed of the dog, apparently they are prone to bad joints. Anyone have any suggestions with regards to treatment."

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03/02/2009: Mark from Wahiawa, Hawaii replies: "I haven't tried this remedy but I have read that people are having good results using hyaluronic acid liquid formulas and their pets are doing much better becoming more active and livelier."

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12/30/2008: EJ from Middleboro, MA, USA: "Arthritis in cats: My 12 year old Domestic short hair cat has been developing arthritis in her front elbows for the past few years. I don't want to give her any prescription or aspirin for pain, knowing what the side effects are. I'm looking for a natural alternative. I'm giving her some Glucosomine and Chondroitin treats daily. Some days she is better than others. I was reading on the internet about a product called synflex for pets and wonder if anyone has used this and what the results were. She eats Wellness brand canned food and has for years. She's not overweight (10 lbs), is indoor all day and has no stairs to contend with. She's still jumping up and down from the bed and playing periodically. I'm trying to keep her healthy and pain free. Any suggestions would be great. thanks!"

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11/07/2009: Alice from Shingle Springs, Ca, U.S.A. replies: "If you have a juicer, juice cruciferous family veggies like broccoli, kale, cabbage, and mix that with canned cat food. You can add fish oil and nettle powder and even safflower blossoms (health food store) turmeric and garlic oil as these all inhibit the inflammation. Pigs feet broth is also helpful for it's chondroitins which nourish joint cartiledge. Fixed my dog's arthritis in 2-3 weeks."

1 year ago

SEA MUSSELS



[YEA]  03/22/2010: Josie from Atlanta, Ga, Usa: "I give my severely arthritic pit bull New Zealand Green-lipped Sea Mussels (Perna canaliculus) and it works brilliantly. She weighs about 55 lbs and is on the lean side...if your arthritic dog is even slightly overweight the kindest thing you can do is get the weight off. I give 1000 mg two times daily on her food. She likes the taste. You'll find the capsules at your health food or supplement store. She's been on them for over six years without interruption until I ran out of them for two days last week. The difference was astounding, we won't run out again. Feedback I've had from other folks is that they either work spectacularly or not at all, but for my part I'm thrilled we tried them. Thanks!"

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SEA SALT

12/20/2011: Ken from Henderson, Nevada: "My dog pauncho (12 year old Chihuahua) could not walk on her right front leg, particularly when she awoke. She wouldn't jump out of or up into bed, and limped very badly. Put her on water cure diet and in two days she was walking almost perfect. We went hiking today in the hills here in las vegas, and she led the pack. Our other dog is a papillion 4 years old.

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Please don't let your pal suffer. Whatever the problem is, first go to.... www.watercure2.org and check the problem out. IT'S QUICK AND COSTS NOTHING."

06/12/2011: Bob from Moscow, Pa. Usa: "Read the comments on dogs with back problems, hip dysplasia & bad backs & sea salt and I have never heard of bad results.You need to know how much your salt dog needs. I suggest salting its food and giving it a water dish with no salt, one with 1/8 tsp per quart and 1/4 per quart."

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Cindy from Wichita, USA: "I always keep high potency Apis Mellifica homeopathic remedy on hand. My daughter is allergic to bee stings.


Natural remedies for animals seem to fly in the face of those who claim they only work as placebos.

1 year ago

Shake some unprocessed sea salt into the pooch's water. Domestic animals are notoriously salt deficient. If you know of someone who has a pet with arthritis, you can see the benefits of the watercure immediately. Just shake some sea salt in their water dish. I don't know if it's the salt or if it is the fact that they seem to drink more water if it has a pinch of salt in it, but it works. The "placebo effect" claims so often used against natural remedies won't hold up against a dog that is cured of arthritis or a child cured of asthma."

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[YEA]  04/24/2007: Bob from Moscow , Pa.: "If you check our pet testimonials On our watercure2.org site and read the home page story of how this was discovered, you will see that curing pet arthritis is not even a challenge. Just add unprocessed sea salt to its food and water and within 24 hours a pet will stand up and walk with a limp even though previously it had been unable to stand. Best of all it is free. Bob Butts"

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[YEA]  04/24/2007: Bob from Moscow , Pa.: "If you check our pet testimonials On our watercure2.org site and read the home page story of how this was discovered, you will see that curing pet arthritis is not even a challenge. Just add unprocessed sea salt to its food and water and within 24 hours a pet will stand up and walk with a limp even though previously it had been unable to stand. Best of all it is free. Bob Butts"

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[YEA]  08/17/2008: Cindy from Wichita, Kansas replies: "I used the water cure for my Lhasa Apso after I had used it on myself with such amazing results. My "puppy" was 16 years old and could barely move around. I simply put a little salt in her water and she immediately started drinking more water. Her water consumption had slowed way down when she started getting old.

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Unfortunately, she was already well into kidney failure but she was quite perky and able to jump up on the couch and run up and down the stairs as she hadn't in quite a while. It was very strange. She was perky and happy up to the very end though she was extremely emaciated by then. I was very comforted to have made her last days so happy and active. I miss her very much."

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01/08/2010: Anita from Muskegon, Michigan replies: "Hi, My 15 1/2 year old lab is having problems with getting up. I have used sea salt before, as a matter of fact I give her salt baths for skin problems using sea salt from the pet store for tropical fish. Great results! My question - exactly what salt are you using and how much do you put in a bowl of water? Need your help ASAP. Anita"

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T-TOUCH




12/28/2008: Bonnie from Colts Neck, NJ: "Shakey dog legs: My 11 year old Jack Russell terrier is in good health walking at least a mile a day and running in a big yard. Over the past year he has developed a shakiness in his rear legs-like a nervous tremor. He is not in pain but I was hoping someone might have a supplement to suggest-He gets a dab of coconut oil daily and I have started ACV drops on his back and water. I was feeding antioxidant vitamins too. Any suggestions would be most helpful. Thanks!"

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TRAUMEEL AND GOJI JUICE




01/04/2009: Gabbie from Austin, TX: "My 11 yr old lab/chow mix has arthritis in his back. Thanks to your helpful posts we're starting a treatment of 10 drops traumeel in 1 oz of Goji juice. He loves Goji juice and it's high in vitamin C and gives us the perfect delivery system for the traumeel. Will research a couple of other items listed and post again if they help."

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TRAUMEEL AND ZEEL


01/15/2010: Bobbi from Pasadena, Md: "How to give Zeel to dogs



I have been told to crush pills into a powder and rub onto gums. I also have been told that the form it comes it should not be altered or touched. It was suggested to just but the tablets into the food. I believe the product works well, but would like some feed back to get the most from this product."

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[YEA]  08/07/2008: Katharine from Charleston, SC: "Traumeel and Zeel absolutely have been amazing for my animals! It was recommended by a holistic vet that I try the Traumeel and it has worked wonders on my rescue lab with torn ACLs (while waiting for surgery). I stopped for a bit and she began limping again. I definitely attribute her amazing progress to Traumeel. I own a small, natural pet store and was able to get both Traumeel and Zeel. Each product has produced great results in many customers' animals. Traumeel is for injuries or rheumatoid arthritis and Zeel is for osteoarthritis."

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08/08/2008: Joyce from oelton, Tn replies: "Hi Katherine, Just wanted to let you know that MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) is also safe for your little dogs also. You might want to visit your local Farmer's Co-op to get some to try adding it to their food."

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09/10/2008: Diana from Waipu, New Zealand replies: "Hi Katharine, how do administer Traumeel and how many drops? We just got our first dog and as rescued we don't know about his past. He is limping sometimes after lying down and it looks like Arthritis but don't know which type.

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[YEA]  03/19/2008: Jg from Dania, USA: "I met an alternative/homeopathic veterinarian who suggested I give my dog Heels Traumeel and Zeel for inflammation. I couldn't get the Zeel, but I did try the Traumeel and its like a miracle! I got it from Entirely Pets online.

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My regular vet said she thought the recent pains and falling were due to inflammation and not the hip dysplasia so I tried the Traumeel and within hours he was walking straight up again! I hope it lasts!"

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TURMERIC


12/30/2010: Nyckl64 from Jasper, Tx : "Tumeric... How often?... 9 yr old belgian malanois n his hips have arth. From pulling on a bicycle innertube yrs ago...


He loved to tug on that thing, but now he is paying for it.. Poor darling.. Thanks... Penny"

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TURMERIC, GLUCOSAMINE, CHONDROITIN


03/26/2011: Sunnyd from Philadelphia, Pa: "I have started using turmeric 500mg in capsule form for my lab last week but dont see any difference. His back legs still give out and he falls on his butt. I also have him on glucosamine & chondroitin 1000mg per his vet. I'm wondering how long it takes for the turmeric to work. His right back leg is very weak so it doesn't hold him up long. When I pick his back end up, he thinks I'm playing and tries to run. He gets across the living room but thats it. He's only 10 and and wants to play all the time. I dont want to put him back on the previcox. He is also 90lbs and needs to lose weight but I cant walk him very much as he drags his right foot which has worn his nail down causing some bleeding. He eats about 3 cups of kibble a day now. How do we lose weight with no exersize?"

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03/28/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Give your dog COCONUT OIL - nice quality one only plz. and APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.

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Thanks to God I do not feed them anything that starts with 'dog' in this country. , .. Meaning 'dog food' 'dog treats'.... They have no tummy issues, no diarrhea, no constipation, nothing! Also NO bad breath or doggie odor! They also get bunch of oils like coconut, omega, grape seed, safflower and they love it. For treats they eat fruits and dry nuts.




     (I question the Statement, regarding Dry Nuts.)

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You can give him coconut oil 4 big tablespoons per day and you will see a difference in his arthritis and weight.


ACV - mix 4 big tablespoons in his water everyday.


In 1 week, you will know why I recommended these for your lab."

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03/29/2011: Sunnyd from Philadelphia, Pa replies: "Will the coconut oil cause him to get diarrhea? He doesn't always make it to the back door in time now. Sometimes he doesn't even get up, but at least its easy to clean up. (always 3 little solids)"
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03/31/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "No coconut oil does not cause diarrhea. Mix with some natural home cooked meals rice brown rice with veggies and beans, etc... Esp. For older dogs its important to give EASILY DIGESTIBLE PROTEIN (straight from mother nature's soil) that their poor bodies don't have to work so hard to digest. Plus it doesn't stay in the system unlike meat does. So they are healtheir and have moe energy. You can boil some red kidney beans, black eyes peas, lentils, garbanzo beans.... Pinto beans... Etc. As you can see there are many options.

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Mix BUNCH of veggies like some greens (spinach, coolard, mustard, etc), brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, etc and you can even boil them or saute in some oil.


Make sure to boil with some ACV.


Put coconut oil on top of the warm food and serve, Food should always be eaten and served warm. There's a reason for it. Its sad dogs on commercial diet dont even get a warm meal.

Good luck!"

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03/31/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Also here's another great idea to help you and your dog.


Serve food RIGHT NEXT TO THE DOOR so that way once he finishes eating you can take him out asap or if you have a backyard just serve him there and sit with him while he eats so he wont feel left out.

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After 1-2 wks of coconut oil and Apple Cider Vinegar and the home cooked diet you wont have to do all this. He will be running!"


04/02/2011: Diamond from Salisbury, Ma.usa replies: "5 pooches from....... I just needed to say it's great to see you love your pets enough to cook for them. I would just needed to let you know that some veggies are too gassy for you little pooches, one of the veggies I believe is cauliflower please be careful your little pooches don't explode, I do give my small dogs mix veggies for their meals as well as treats;that is broccoli and carrots, on very special times they get a dog cookie, collard greens, very gassy, spinich (not sure)any thing too gassy for pets is toxic. Whatever is very gassy for us is three times the amount for smaller dogs. Good luck"
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04/03/2011: Anita from Muskegon, Mi replies: "Hi Sunnyd. I have a 17 year old yellow lab. She is on the small side for her breed, but regardless at age ten she weighed about 72lbs. During summer and would gain up to 80 in winter months. First signs of arthritic in hind quarters started around 11. First, the weight has to come off! I would start with a pet food from your vet. Cooking her own meals and freezing them in individual bags. No packaged dog biscuits or table food. My labs treats - raw carrots, green bell peppers, ice cubes, etc... Black strap molasses will take pain away. 1-2 tab. Spoons to get going until you start seeing results & then 2 tps daily. Buy 1000mg of pure MSM. This will rebuild joints, work up from 1000 per day to 3-4over a ten day period. There bodies make it naturally, but this reduces with age. Open capsules and mix in food and water.

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My lab had a stroke around age 9 and she now has occassional seizures. This is when I went 95% Holistic. The culprit turned out to be rimadyl. Took alot of therapy on our part, but, she was back up & running and swimming within 2 weeks. Also, I would stop the medication and give this a try. Apple Cider vinegar capsules will help regulate ph balance and food digestion. Also, check the urine to make sure there isn't a bladder or urinary tract infection because this will keep the dog evenually unable to get up at all. If the muscle is atrophying use D2 every other day for a month on then off(I have to get mine from a compound pharmacy. ) This builds muscle mass in the hind quarters. Cut her intake of food in half. Maybe you can find someone to walk you dog on the days you can't. Exercise is a pivotal factor for overall health. I could go on & on , but, I hope this helps and my vet is a convert and says "Whatever you're doing works and stick with it. " Best of luck Anita"

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04/04/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Hi Diamond. Thanks for writing. My dogs have NO gas problem. They all eat just the way humans do - all natural whole foods and they eat ALL veggies on REGULAR basis including spinach, cauliflower, kale, brocolli, etc... Even eggplant and squash. But still NO gas!

1 year ago

Thanks to God I do not feed them anything that starts with 'dog' in this country. , .. Meaning 'dog food' 'dog treats'.... They have no tummy issues, no diarrhea, no constipation, nothing! Also NO bad breath or doggie odor! They also get bunch of oils like coconut, omega, grape seed, safflower and they love it. For treats they eat fruits and dry nuts.

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After all, there should be NO difference between dog and human food if we think they are part of our family! Plus dogs should be alowed to taste mother nature's bounty since it was created for them too! And not live the life of same old BORING 'dog food hell' everyday."

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After all, there should be NO difference between dog and human food if we think they are part of our family! Plus dogs should be alowed to taste mother nature's bounty since it was created for them too! And not live the life of same old BORING 'dog food heck' everyday."

1 year ago

04/14/2011: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "Anita, I would be interested in knowing more about what you are feeding your dog. What type of raw food are you giving and in what quantities?"
1 year ago

Vitamin C




[YEA]  11/07/2012: Es from Newton, NJ: "My dog, a loving and happy 10 year old golden retriever, was stiff and had trouble getting up. It was sad to see and I was worried. Vet recommended extremely expensive pills - an anti-inflammatory painkilling drug which is bad for their kidneys anyway. I tried it for a while but then was told about vitamin C by my neighbor who has 5 healthy black labs and his daughter is a veterinary technician. I worked him up to 2000mg of [vitamin] C daily, (1000mg twice a day) starting at 500 (250mg twice a day with food) and building up, adding more each week. Yes, he is SO much better now, we've been doing this faithfully for 5 months now. My boyfriend noticed how much better he was walking and getting up. It is a godsend. I never did need to get a refill of those pills from the vet in the end. The [vitamin] C worked much better, and instead of costing me hundreds of dollars per month, it costs us only $10. Per month. Thank you [vitamin] C!!!"

1 year ago

Yucca




[YEA]  08/23/2009: James Pettus from Johns Island, SC, USA: "dogs with arthritis: as a boarding kennel owner we have given older dogs yucca tablets with great results. small dogs 1or 2 tablets twice a day large dogs 2 to 4 twice a day for about 2 weeks or until results are seen. then you can maintain with 1 a day."

11 months ago

Replies

12/28/2010: Josie from Atlanta, Georgia replies: "I happened across a yucca extract when ordering a wormer for my cat. The enthusiastic reviews got my attention so I ordered it for my 10 year old, arthritic, pit bull. She has been steadily getting worse this last year... Limping, can only walk a couple of blocks and not very enthusiastic. Recently I've noticed it taking a lot longer for her to empty her bladder and the chronic yeast infection in her ears is getting worse. She's been on the liquid extract for one week today and the change is unbelievable... In fact, if other people weren't noticing it as well I'd suspect wishful thinking on my part. The limp is almost completely gone, she walks further faster, urination is normal, ear infection is improving, no more itchy-scratchy and a visible increase in muscle mass. She wrestles with me on the floor again! All this after only one week! Other users said they continued to see improvement for three months before it leveled off. Dosage is 1 drop liquid extract per 10 lbs body weight 2x daily. I've looked and can find no known negative side effects. Try it!"
11 months ago

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