My dog might have a liver disease I am *NOT* giving him more chemicals.
do you think these are scams or know of something better?
those links are for nontoxic products
the holistic vet said sulfur. I have been giving it but it does take a long time for any skin problem.
Inga, yeah my vet(not holistic one) said the dip was a possibility but he said it’s toxic too.
marci- I didn’t TD you. but to be honest I don’t have confidence in any vet I’ve been to…between my other dog and her seizures I delt with this summer, watching the vets major FAIL like not even dx’ing her with seizures until they saw the videos I took, when I kept telling them IT IS SEIZURES (they insisted a FLEA ALLERGY when she had never had fleas!!) then how long it took to convince this one vet it’s sarcoptic mange, and the other vets just dismissed it because mites didn’t show up on the skin scrape (i read it’s almost impossible to see the mites on a skin scrape) So between my two dogs, $4000 later, sorry but I don’t trust vets one bit. The lied about vaccines, my dog got vaccinosis. They lied about prednisone, my dog couldn’t pick his head up on it and I wouldnt be surprised if it wasn’t prednisone that damaged his liver. So I’m doing things nontoxic from now on.
the holistic vet doesn’t believe in suppressing any skin condition…she says if you suppress it, it goes inside deeper..so she won’t recommend anything topical..
ok. I might do the heartworm injections still. if it’s really impossible to treat this without.
the sulfur is homeopathy and yeah I started it before I saw the holistic vet and it’s not helped yet.
he was taking pred i think 2 weeks but it was a large dose.
it’s just whenever I have trusted vets, they ended up hurting my dogs. it took me 4 weeks to find a vet who treated for sarcoptic mange because others didn’t believe it and drugged up my dogs with antibiotics and steroids?? that’s just so stupid to me.
thanks Inga..sleep well.
If I had to pick one it would be the first one. At least sulfur eventually helps. Not impressed with the second one at all. Why not ask your holistic vet? Your dog should be bathed in a sulfur product every three days for eight weeks. Systemic stuff isn’t going to touch this.
Note: I called a holistic vet friend of mine. I don’t know much about holistic medicine. She indicated to me that if you were her client, she’s recommend bathing your dog in a sulfur product once weekly. She would also recommend that any long hair be trimmed back to 1/4 " so that the product would have total access to the skin. The product would need to stay on the dog for at least 10 minutes to be effective. She says that she really doesn’t use sulfur chemicals much orally for skin issues. This is because the large amounts required orally for skin issues can cause some toxicities, including liver and kidney damage as well as blood cell deformities. She also told me that just because sulfur is "natural" it is still an elemental chemical. She told me that many "natural" treatments can cause as much if not more damage as pharmaceuticals and that all medications must be used with care and consideration.