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Re: Can Puppy Swim in Lake While Getting Ted's Mange Treatment?
Mon, 14 Jul 14 18:38:57 -0500

07/14/2014: Machel from San Antonio, Texas: "Background: I have two puppies. An 8 month old female boxer that we've had since she was 5 weeks old and a 4 month old male Pitbull/Lab mix that we've had since he was 3 1/2 to 4 weeks old. The 8 month old was healthy and happy, unfortunately my 4 month old, we found in a box outside a restaurant. We assumed he didn't receive the nutrients he needed to have a healthy immune system, however, the vet checked him out and said he seemed perfectly healthy. About 2 months ago we thought the Boxer got into a red ant hill and bit her ALL over her neck. We tried to treat it but didn't seem to get any better. 2 weeks after that, I started noticing after the male Pitbull/Lab mix ate or I took him outside he would scratch his ears, head and belly, lick his paws and breakout in hives. Also, he was losing hair on the top of his head and a few bumps appeared so I took both of them to the vet. The vet told me it was allergies, nothing to worry about but only put him on steroids. I knew better than to give them to him but I did anyway. He was potty trained but the steroids, within two days, had him peeing all over the house. Took him off of the steroids and then proceeded to put both of them on a raw diet hoping that would help with the "so called allergies". They are doing great on the diet but the top of his head kept getting worse. He was scratching so bad that it was making him bloody. Took him back to the vet, they did a scraping and told me it was mange (the Boxer also has it). Not wanting to trust the vet with their medications, I found "Ted's Cure". We're on week two and putting vitamins in their food. So far, it has worked wonders on the Boxer but taking longer on the Pit/Lab. Cleaned the WHOLE house like a mad woman and confined the pups to a sterile bathroom.

Will keep you posted with their progress.

Now to the question: Can I take them to the lake and let them play? They LOVE the water and seem a little stressed because they are now confined instead of running free. My concern is, will it make it spread even more, or set us back in treatment if I let them run around or get in the water."

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  Re: Small Puppy With Asthma
Mon, 14 Jul 14 15:58:53 -0500

07/14/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Andre!

Chances are **very likely** your puppy does not have asthma, rather being a brachycephalic breed, has the early symptoms of brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome.

Read up:

http://www.bostonterrierclubofamerica.org/boston-terrier-health/articles/Brachycephalic-Syndrome.pdf

This condition if left untreated will shorten the life of your dog. The number one thing you can do to improve the quality of life for your dog is to trim her stenotic nares - nostril flaps - so they do not restrict her inhalation, and to shorten an elongated soft palate [if she has one - you will often see vomiting after drinking or eating or activity if one is present].

The good news if that if these two procedures are done young, you can do them while she is under for a spay, then the overall affects of BAOS can be greatly negated thus extending life span and improving over all quality of life.

Schedule an appointment with your vet to discuss your options. At the very least the nose flap resection should be done and that alone can greatly restore her breathing so she doesn't have to mouth breathe."

Re: Small Puppy With Asthma
Mon, 14 Jul 14 15:36:28 -0500

07/14/2014: Andre from Meyerton, South Africa: "I have a 3 month old pekinese puppy who battles to breathe sometimes. She opens her mouth like a fish to breathe andd sneezes a lot. Please help."

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  Re: Does VRM2 Take Care of Wolbachia When Treating Heartworm?
Mon, 14 Jul 14 12:44:47 -0500

07/14/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Denise!

Short answer: NO.

Wolbachia are bacteria that are essential for the microfilaria -hearworm larvae - to survive. Doxycycline would kill these bacteria as an effort to kill the developing microfilaria. Since VRM2 is killing the microfilaria, there is no need to dose Doxycyline, ie it would be over kill and introducing an antibiotic would only serve to knock the healthy bacteria in the gut out of balance."


Re: Does VRM2 Take Care of Wolbachia When Treating Heartworm?
Mon, 14 Jul 14 12:27:35 -0500

07/14/2014: Denise from Ga, US: "In my reading I am seeing that the Wolbachia associated with Heartworm has to be treated at well. Does the VRM2 take care of that as well or do I still need to treat my dog with Doxycycline?"

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  Re: Yeast Infection on Older Dog
Mon, 14 Jul 14 10:55:47 -0500

07/14/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey SFLSue!

The additives to the water will not harm your other dogs and may very well help them!

And you should bathe your yeasty dog in the solution daily if need be to provide relief until she heals both inside and out."

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  Re: 'Shelf Life' of Mange Treatment Mix
Mon, 14 Jul 14 10:53:36 -0500

07/14/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Ramelle!

I've used plenty of this remedy but have never tried to store it. My **guess** is that the solution is active as long as the hydrogen peroxide is active - so perhaps 24 - 48 hours in a securely sealed container."

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  Re: Dog's Ruptured Cruciate Ligament
Mon, 14 Jul 14 10:49:56 -0500

07/14/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Juliette!

I know of three instances of ACL rupture and the surgery held for the life of the dog in all cases, ie it was a permanent repair rather than a 'temporary ligament' that is destined to break.

Regardless, you might consider a canine ACL brace - google "ACL brace for dogs" and read up! This may be a good tool to help support your dog while you ponder surgical options."

Re: Dog's Ruptured Cruciate Ligament
Mon, 14 Jul 14 09:24:59 -0500

07/14/2014: Juliette from Melbourne: "My wonderful 11 year old lab mix has torn her knee ligament. The vet recommends surgery. I've done a little research, and some people recommend a 'conservative' approach - keeping her quiet for at least 8 weeks to allow scar tissue to form and stabilise the joint. They say that the surgery just provides a temporary ligament which eventually breaks, and it is the same development of scar tissue which also stabilises the joint after the surgery. I have been giving her apple cider vinegar, tumeric, gluco chondrosamine, fish oil. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this? If I can avoid surgery I'd like to, but if it's the best option then I'll do it. Any other supplements?"

Re: 'Shelf Life' of Mange Treatment Mix
Mon, 14 Jul 14 09:12:30 -0500

07/14/2014: Ramelle from Almond, Nc: "Hi - Question about the amount of mange treatment to mix up at one time. I mixed up a full recipe but had some left over, pup is 18# mid size- he has generalized demodex mange, has had one treatment, is confined to a bathroom and is staying curled up in his bedding so don't need large amounts to spray down a kennel, etc. Will I be able to use what is left for the 2nd treatment this week? If not, will what is left be effective for cleaning? Pup looked better after one treatment. I am also using a super oxygenated water rinse on the days he doesn't get the borax wash. And, he taking Ivermectin. He was in bad shape so doing all that I can to get him back to a healthy state.

Thanks so much, Ramelle"

Re: Yeast Infection on Older Dog
Mon, 14 Jul 14 08:31:53 -0500

07/13/2014: Sflsue from Fort Lauderdale, Fl: "I am fostering an older dog for a local rescue group who has a terribl yeast infection all over her whole body. She cannot stop scratching. I tried Ted's yeast remedy and it definitely seems to help but only short term. How often can I use the remedy on her and should I be doing something else. It is heartbreaking to watch her chew and scratch. Her skin is so damaged from a lifetime of poor care and is black over 50% of her body. I have mixed a dose of the remedy and spot treat where she is chewing but nothing lasts too long. I have other dogs and they share water bowls. Will the additives to the water affect my healthy dogs."

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  Re: Raw Bones for Dog's Dental Health
Sun, 13 Jul 14 20:00:16 -0500

07/13/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Carolyn!

How interesting your experience from mine. I've fed from toy breeds to giants raw bones for over 20 years and never had a complication with splinters. Perhaps its the cut of bone you fed? The O shaped marrow bones I find useless as teeth cleaners, same with the knuckles - they only serve to wear the teeth down prematurely. Rib bones and some steak bones have worked well for my pack. That said, I have introduced bones early on to my puppies and they learned from the onset to gnaw their bones rather than crush/splinter and swallow. I do believe early exposure allows for puppies to learn to gnaw bones rather than crunching them and wolfing them down."

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  Re: Treating a Puppy With Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sun, 13 Jul 14 19:56:02 -0500

07/13/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Pam!

IMHO = In My Honest/Humble Opinion...."

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  Re: Raw Bones for Dog's Dental Health
Sun, 13 Jul 14 19:31:48 -0500

[WARNING!]  07/13/2014: Carolyn from Carrollton, Tx: "Good luck with that on a regular basis. I was giving our greyhound raw beef bones and he got a sliver caught in his intestines. Finally passed it with a cooked turnip and potato."

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  Re: Treating a Puppy With Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sun, 13 Jul 14 16:29:22 -0500

07/13/2014: Pam from Shawano, Wi: "What is IMHO?

We do play tug of war with a sock and ropes. I use a small very swallow bowl now for the formula, which she will drink but if I put water in that bowl she still won't touch it. She smells it then walks away never to return...."

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  Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sun, 13 Jul 14 12:23:28 -0500

07/13/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Phyllis!

I see no problem with bathing your pit bull outside when the weather is so warm - go for it!

One thing to mention, however, is that demodex seen in a 4 year old adult can indicate an undiagnosed problem such as hypothyroid or other such underlying issue."

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  Re: Treating a Puppy With Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sun, 13 Jul 14 10:11:07 -0500

07/13/2014: Theresa from Mpls., Mn: "Hey Pam!

I don't know what you are scraping off with your nails but it isn't dead demodex mites; I wonder if your vet could check them out? Scrape some out and drop them off for the vet to look at under the microscope - I'd be curious to know. Oily is usually seborrhea.

If Josie is super playful - what mini-pin isn't? - then lot's of tug-o-war is in order. A simple rag or old sock and you are set. You can also teach 'take it' and 'drop it' while you work those teeth loose!

Another thought on the water bowl would be a cookie sheet. The challenge would be to find gradually smaller and smaller sheets, and then to increase the depth of the sheets gradually until you go from jelly roll to brownie pan.

The yogurt is the right idea, but IMHO you pack more bang for the buck going straight for the encapsulated form of probiotic/acidophilus."

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  Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sun, 13 Jul 14 10:02:36 -0500

07/13/2014: Hunni3361 from Washington, Dc: "Phyllis from Washington, DC. I have a 4 yr. old pitbull, with demodectic mange. I was wondering, giving him this treatment outside. I have a huge tub and also a large cage for him to dry in. The weather here is 80 to 97 degrees. Will this make a difference of starting the treatment??"

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  Re: Treating a Puppy With Ted's Dog Mange Cure
Sat, 12 Jul 14 19:56:36 -0500

07/12/2014: Pam from Shawano, Wi: "She is a Min Pin - so small breed dog. I give her plain yogurt so that should help a little, will see what other kinds of food are "pre and pro bionic" She likes people food. I tried the water bottles all over but my other puppy thinks they are her toys and knocks them off. Plus there is a small water dispenser for the other pup and Josie won't go near it. I am giving her the soda water from a syringe a couple times a day and am going to do the other treatment tomorrow. I took her off the antibiotic, it wasn't working anyway.

I will cook a chicken thigh tomorrow and give her the bone - she likes lamb ears to chew on and she has lots of toys she chews. I think she actually lost a tooth yesterday so I am hoping that all those teeth are puppy teeth and she will lose them eventually, that is what the Vet thinks also. Since she is so far behind for her age maybe she is finally "catching up".

She is so much more active since I started the Mange treatment, I am thinking she is finally starting to feel better. That other person told me to do the ACV treatment but I am going to wait on that for a while if I do both the treatments (the ACV and the one for her pustules) I won't know what one worked. Besides she is really not "flaky" you have to either brush her or use your fingernail so scrap them loose. That's why I though maybe it was the dead mange coming off. The ones that come out are long, thin pieces and my fingers and the brush feels oily. If I had a microscope I would bet they were the dead mange. It doesn't look like a "dandruff" type flake."

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