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Introductions / Re: hello from me and my pack
« on: Oct 06, 2014, 12:49 »
I have had a research online and the condition is what I thought.  I can recommend pro/pre biotics which really help with the flora of the intestines.  It tops up the good bacteria.  Nutriment the raw food manufacturer sell one that a vet has produced called Pet Plus.  Details are on their website.   It helps with digestion and flora for digesting protein, carbs, fat and vegetation.  It does sound a complete pro/pre biotic. 
I personally just use acidophilus and find it good just to keep the immune system up. I don't need it for any health problem. 
It is not medication it is a health food product. 
Tripe is also a natural form of pro-pre biotic.   
I look forward to hearing how your dog gets on. Good luck
Louise :-)

Introductions / Re: hello from me and my pack
« on: Oct 05, 2014, 17:07 »
Hello Chichimomma.
Sorry to hear about the colitis problem.  I don't have any experience of this problem. I will have to research this and see what I can find out. 
I will only give advice on what I am sure about and what has worked!
Nice to have you on the forum and good luck.

Hi Binkymum.
As you may have seen on a few of my previous posts I have good knowledge of human allergies and eczema and it does help to pass the knowledge across for dogs.  My Son was born with eczema and through my own research and treatment from a homeopath he is cured of eczema.
With dust mite you must wash bedding over 60 degrees to kill the mites.  Some people put their bedding in the freezer and then wash it to make sure they have killed the mites.  Be careful with washing powders too that you are using as they can be highly perfumed which again causes an allergy.  I still use Formil by Lidl.  It is brilliant and very low perfume. The non bio would be the best one to go for.
I would really recommend Nutriment raw.  My dog is on it and she is thriving.  It has tripe in which will help with allergies due it its pre/pro biotic nature.  Nutriment also contains Spirulina powder which is excellent for allergies. 
Nutriment are very helpful and they will always talk to you and explain about their food.  I visited them when I first put my dog on their food and they let my dog try a little sample of the food.  I started off with the duck, salmon and beef.  I have to mix in the duck and chicken with the beef as my dog is fussy and won't eat the duck and chicken or turkey on its own.
If changing foods is still not helping I would recommend homeopathy.  My son was cured by a homeopath and I have also been helped a lot with my allergies by homeopathy. Ainsworth Homeopathic  have a list of local vets who are also homeopaths.  I know a very good human homeopath.  Next time I see her I am going to ask if she treats animals as I have put on quite a few posts here recommending homeopathy. 
Good luck.  I will be really interested to hear how you get on.

Nutriment just ran an article on Spirulina in their newsletter highlighting how good it is for allergies.  Nutriment does contain this in powder form.  I forget all the added super foods it contains,  until they run an article on the health benefits of ingredients in their food!

I can recommend Nutriment.  My dog had very little hair on the backs of her legs and very thin hair on her thighs where she lies down.  I have noticed that being on Nutriment the hair has grown fully on the back of her legs and the thin hair has thickened up.
Nutriment are very helpful and would be quite happy to chat to you about your dog.  They do a low purine variety that might provide some benefit to your dog (please ask them for advice though as I am not sure on this as it is for dogs with kidney problems etc but it may also help your dog) .  You can  buy the superveg mix on its own from Nutriment and mix with your own raw meat for variety or buy their complete raw foods. 
I do recommend homeopathy for allergies.  On a human level my Son has been cured of eczema which he was born with and I also took homeopathic remedies for my allergies and it has really helped.  Ainsworth have been recommended to me (by Eden Holistic when my dog was on Eden).  Eden did not suit my dog as a main food, it was too rich, so I swapped to Nutriment.
 I know a very good human homeopath and could find out if she treats animals too if you are interested.
Pro and pre biotics can really help too as it naturally boosts the immune system.  Nutriment contains tripe and this is a natural pro/prebiotic also.
Good luck.  I look forward to hearing how you get on.   :D

Introductions / Re: Hello from Cheshire!
« on: Sep 30, 2014, 13:58 »
Hello and welcome to the forum. 
It is so lovely to see pics of your dog family, they are gorgeous!
I look forward to more of your posts here!
I hope your Foster dog soon finds a good home too!

General dog chat / Re: Personal Hygiene Problem
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 20:24 »
Hi George. That sounds like a good option. I hope it works. I have not seen the foam one. It sounds better than the spray which I have.
Good luck. I will look out for your post! Lol   :)

Introductions / Re: Hello from Bury
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 20:16 »
Hi Bev. Welcome to the forum.
I have a lot of experience with human eczema. My son was born with it unfortunately. I tried all the steroids and antibiotics as creams and tablets and all they do is suppress symptoms. Apparently it forces it back into the body.  I went to a homeopath for my son and it worked. The homeopath said it woud clear from the face first, then slowly down the body. This is exactly what happened. Now he is fine.  I know my case was on a human but it is worth a try. Eden holistic use Ainsworth. They make their own remedies on site too. I know a very good human homeopath but don't know if she treats animals too! Another thing to be careful with is washing liquid and powder on towels and bedding. Make sure non bio is used. Lidl sell Formil which is not too perfumed. Perfumes can make itching bad too. Make sure your dogs nails are not too long or sharp either as scratching causes the infection and in humans it is known as the itch scratch cycle. Humans with eczema have more bacteria on their skin which causes the itching then as there is more bacteria it gets infected. 
Good luck.   
Good luck and hope we can help you.

General discussion / Re: A load of tripe?
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 19:54 »
At least you know by your research, which is good. 
Your local butcher may be happy to supply. Another company who may help you out is Natural Instinct.
. I hope you source some fresh. I will be interested to see how you get on. Good luck  :)

General discussion / Re: A load of tripe?
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 13:42 »
Just a thought. Nutriment might be happy to supply you with fresh. They are very helpful. It might be worth getting in touch with them. They are based in Camberley, Surrey.

General discussion / Re: A load of tripe?
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 13:28 »
Nutriment supply just tripe on its own. It is raw frozen. They do put it into their formula raw frozen food too. My dog loves the beef. You really can smell the tripe in it too!

I absolutely love comparing the foods. Well I am slightly addicted I think I have to admit!  The forum is just great too. It is so nice to be able to chat here and not bore people with dog food chat as we all have a shared interest.   :)

General pet chat / Re: Dogs or Cats or Both
« on: Sep 29, 2014, 11:51 »
I loved my family cat (he died when I was ten). I seemed to understand him but he always scratched and bit my sister, especially when I was holding him and she came up to him to stroke him, he would lash out.
My neighbour has a cat and said he likes me but is not very nice to other people. He did say I could have him, which was a surprise! I said I couldn't take him on and take him from his family. The cat really follows me down several roads.  He has this tail that is amazing. It sticks up like a broom handle and is thick ginger fur. It always makes me laugh! He will swipe at you if he is up high on a pillar, which I found out by having my hand scratched - and I thought he liked me! Lol !
I feel sorry for cat owners that never see their cats and they only visit for food. I would feel very upset if I had a cat like that.
For some reason cat hair is giving me allergies but dog hair seems ok. My Whippet does not have much hair or shed much which is good!
If I could not have a dog I would have a cat as I can't live without animals in my life. I hope I will always be able to have a dog. Dogs are such company and they need us as much as we need them for love and Company. 

General dog chat / Re: Personal Hygiene Problem
« on: Sep 28, 2014, 19:38 »
Hi George.
How is the doggie smelly belly issue?  I am interested to see how you are getting on with any products or natural remedies.

All about cat food / Re: All about cat food.
« on: Sep 28, 2014, 19:33 »
My parents had a cat. He died when I was ten but he ate horse meat and other raw meat (cheap cuts from the butcher)  chicken and fish.  He lived to about sixteen years old.

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