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by LisaT_II
Thu May 03, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Acupuncture expectations
Replies: 28
Views: 2530

Re: Acupuncture expectations

When my neck was really bad, acupuncture made it worse because it seemed to relax the muscles into the misalignment. That nerve pain is pretty awful. I would definitely try a chiro if you have a referral to a good one. I know of several dogs that the neurologists at UC Davis said had no hope and ind...
by LisaT_II
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

I'll just add that food in kibble is not the same as food not in kibble, it's been compromised in many ways along the road to manufacturing, storing, etc.

Good luck with your plan, sounds like a new start.
by LisaT_II
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: fish oil
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: fish oil

Thanks Connie, I will check it out. Right now i'm opening up a capsule of mine for her, and would rather have a liquid pump.
by LisaT_II
Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

Similase is one of my favorite digestive enzymes! I think definitely it would help, unless maybe if you have a high allergen food in the diet. I don,t know if there is anything useful here, but she does have one blog entry where she talks about which probiotics promote histamine, and I think that's ...
by LisaT_II
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

Pardon the typos, my phone works kinda funky with this site.
by LisaT_II
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems
Replies: 28
Views: 3168

Re: Talk to me about skin/allergy problems

Allergies are tough. My GSD was even allergic to cotton. I have used allergy testing in three dogs and I consider it extremely helpful, though it takes some interpretation. There is also a difference between allergen testing and the sensitivyity stuff that Dodds does. I probably have posted about th...
by LisaT_II
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: fish oil
Replies: 2
Views: 553

fish oil

I need to try a fish oil for jazz and have not looked at these products in ages. What are the current favorite products that people are using?

Tia!
by LisaT_II
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Landis has cancer.
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Landis has cancer.

I'm so very very sorry :-(
by LisaT_II
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: lymphangiectasia (PLE)
Replies: 8
Views: 1858

Re: lymphangiectasia (PLE)

I thought I would add to this thread that Honest Kitchen's Zeal might be a good option for CIL/PLE dogs due to the low fat levels. I've been trying it for Jazz and so far she tolerates it, but we'll see. I would prefer to go all homecooked, but she doesn't seem to tolerate those foods as well (almos...
by LisaT_II
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: What is with this dog, hopeless potty train
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: What is with this dog, hopeless potty train

I had problems with Max, turned out he couldn't tolerate sulphur, it made him pee and leak uncontrollably - eggs, garlic, msm, etc. I also had this problem with Jazz. We even did a few rounds of cipro because clean catches showed bacteria but the cysto didn't. The cipro helped, but it always came ba...
by LisaT_II
Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: Ketogenic diet and cancer
Replies: 6
Views: 1312

Re: Ketogenic diet and cancer

Are the principles that Ogilvie put forth (for cancer diets) still recommended nowadays?
by LisaT_II
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Autocorrect keeps changing the tense of my verbs :( It also keeps changing well to we'll...
by LisaT_II
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

Weston Price to the rescue here: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/know-your-fats/digestion-and-absorption-of-food-fats/ "...Short- and medium-chain fatty acids from fats such as milk fat or coconut oil or palm kernel oil are broken off from the triglycerides without the need for bile acids...
by LisaT_II
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

If I ever learn more, I will post.

I have been wondering more lately about lecithin (non-gmo sunflower). I was giving it to jazz for her neuro condition for the choline, but I think it might have also been helping with the lymphangiectasia
by LisaT_II
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: coconut oil, MCTs, revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

coconut oil, MCTs, revisited

I'm hoping Sabine or someone can answer this. For a long time, it was thought MCTs were good for dogs with conditions like Lymphangiectasia because I guess they kinda bypass part of the digestive process. Jazz's internal medicine vet said that they no longer completely believe that. I didn't have ti...
by LisaT_II
Sun May 07, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: metacam long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: metacam long term?

Oh drat. I haven't used it in awhile... If there is an intolerance to the slippery elm, marshmallow is also worth trying. I don't know if l-glutamine will protect against nsaids without further googling. Just throwing out stuff. Of course with uveities I always worry about tick disease. Haven't been...
by LisaT_II
Sun May 07, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: viruses, villi, and vaccination
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: viruses, villi, and vaccination

I hope she looks outside the medical establishment for things to support her. Regular doctors are so limited in the tools they have.

I am curious if the villi need anything in particular to better heal, other than basic gut repair stuff. Will have to do some googlin'
by LisaT_II
Sat May 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: viruses, villi, and vaccination
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: viruses, villi, and vaccination

I guess I never realized, before jazz, that it can be triggered and/or temporary. Probably more likely in genetically susceptible individuals.

I hope your sister can get it under control again. I know viruses can "re-ignite" under stress.
by LisaT_II
Sat May 06, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: viruses, villi, and vaccination
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: viruses, villi, and vaccination

I'm thinking if this is a process of antibodies and inflammation, then the Vax very well may mimic this process.
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6333/44.long
by LisaT_II
Sat May 06, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: viruses, villi, and vaccination
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

viruses, villi, and vaccination

Folks on this forum know a lot of cool stuff, so maybe someone can answer my question. Several years ago when jazz got scooped for IBD they found stunted villi, like you would in celiac disease. The IMS was surprised at the damage and in conversation he mentioned that they often see this in parvo do...
by LisaT_II
Thu May 04, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Oh, please don't apologize, I'm sorry for adding to your stress! All these dogs are so individual and you just have to do your best, because there is no sure way through this. The 30 is the number that on initial test determines whether the dog would benefit from treatment or not (I personally would...
by LisaT_II
Thu May 04, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

I'm really sorry to hear about needing to retreat. It's possible that the flareup of the neck is related, but no way to know. What is the dosage of doxy that you are giving? How long will you be treating for? The C6 is a funny test. Successful treatment is if it becomes less than 1/2 of what it was ...
by LisaT_II
Thu May 04, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: metacam long term?
Replies: 5
Views: 1474

Re: metacam long term?

You can also use Liver Support Factors, I think you might have used that before....
by LisaT_II
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Have you ever tried r-lipoic acid for MP? I know if I don't give jazz hers, her tremors/seizures return. That together with sunflower lecithin and baking soda seems to keep them in check. BUT, of course she is a very different dog than MP.
by LisaT_II
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Can't post long threads from my phone on this site... Was going to add that definitely blood counts and platelets should be monitored, and that's a lifelong thing, though will be able to spread out as she gets healthy. You might want to call protatek on your own, ask what they recommend about testin...
by LisaT_II
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Especially if insurance is covering it, I would run the Ana~ tigers for a benchmark later. It is true that they don't correlate with disease severity (in fact the C6 doesn't either). The Titers aren't to help you determine right now, but to help later down the road, which is why she should have run ...
by LisaT_II
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Well, bummer about the consistent seizure activity :-( Neuro lyme is a thing too and nearly impossible to treat. I've been knee deep in family stuff, but should be able to pop back tonight when I can get to my laptop and post more. Did you see any changes or improvements on the Mino??? What dosage w...
by LisaT_II
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Btw, on the tick list (which is pretty dead now b/c of FB probably), I've seen a lot of anap~ dogs with seizures and they seemed to correlate with the severity of the disease. It would be great if they improved with this treatment.
by LisaT_II
Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: MP's got the tick disease(s)!
Replies: 35
Views: 5448

Re: MP's got the tick disease(s)!

Testing can be nuanced and controversial, hopefully MP has a straight forward case. None of the test focused on above work for Anap~ so hopefully your vet is referring to that.If it's a PCR test, there are all sorts of problems with those ( each test has issues). Lyme should be monitored via either ...
by LisaT_II
Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Care, Health & Nutrition
Topic: CBD hemp oil for anxiety?
Replies: 3
Views: 1157

Re: CBD hemp oil for anxiety?

I'm using canna-pet for jazz, I think it may treat some of her collagen issues. Noticeable benefits: she eats better (important for an IBD dog), she has more Joy. I am not sure about her anxiety if it is helping with that, jury is still out. I just restarted a few days ago and it may be too soon. Ja...

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