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#147391 - 04/08/11 12:12 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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His appt. with the holistic vet went well today. I was very pleased with how it went and look forward to going back next month!
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#147396 - 04/08/11 12:30 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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What did the vet suggest?
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#147457 - 04/08/11 12:04 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Jane Jean]
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She gave us some chinese herbs to try. She said that I have been on the right track with the things I have already tried for him.
She thought he has an AWESOME personality and disposition! smile She said that it was nice to see a GSD with such a friendly, non-agressive personality like his.
She also did an acupuncture session and Mason just sat there through the entire thing calmly.
Everyone in the waiting area loved him and had to pet him before we left.
He goes back in a month to see how he is doing with the herbs.
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#147559 - 04/08/11 07:45 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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So glad it went well!

I hope the itching gets better - have you noticed anything?
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#147633 - 04/08/11 11:23 PM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa]
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haven't noticed much yet, but I thinks its still soon to tell.
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#148305 - 04/12/11 08:04 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Ashley, just wondering what herbs your holistic vet gave you for Mason. I would be interested in comparing what your vet is giving him vs. what my vet has me giving Phoenix. We first started with Corydalis (1 1/2 2x a day) and Dry Derma Relief (3 tablets 2x a day) both in tablet form. We just changed over from the Corydalis to a new herb, but I forgot the name at the moment. I am also giving him Ultra EFA (from Rx Vitamins for pets).

If Mason has a sensitivity to processed chicken (like in kibble), I would be intersted if he's got a sensitivity to raw chicken. We've found Phoenix is sensitive to all things chicken, including chicken, chicken eggs and chicken fat. However, he is sensitive to processed beef, but raw beef is fine. Just more food for thought.
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#148318 - 04/12/11 09:27 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: DnP]
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Thanks for the thought Diana. So far, he hasn't had any problems with the raw chicken that I've seen...his stools are great!

The holistic vet gave Mason Wind Toxin and Epimedium, both in powder form- mixed together, to start off. (In the beginning, he was not very keen on the idea of eating his food with the herbs on it but he has gotten better with that now!)
Since I am new to this, I am not really sure what either are for, excpet that the Wind Toxin is supposed to draw away heat or something from his itchy areas. She thought he was on the smaller side for a intact male GSD (which I believe he is, but I have no problem with that, plus he just turned a yr old so still has a lot of filling out to do), so I think the Epimedium is supposed to help him fill out and mature or something along those lines...I can't remember what she said exactly.
She also gave me some Silicea, I had to give him 4-5 granules on his tongue...she said it was only a one time thing...I am not sure what that does or what it was for.
We go back in a month to review how he is doing on the current herbs and we will go from there I guess.
This is new for both of us, but so far I am liking this route. It's an adjustment for me as I am not familiar with all the different herbs and their effects, but I'm learning.

Any thoughts other thoughts, help or advice are greatly appreciated!
Thank you to everyone for helping us get this far!
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UKC CH SG Falcon PacHaus BH AD CGCA TDI

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#148319 - 04/12/11 09:33 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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Forgot to add...she believes that the hair loss on his ears is likely mites (non contagious), but she said not to really worry about it becasue it will go away on its own. She said that it can be common in young dogs?
She said if I really wanted, I could apply lavender oil to them and she named some other product as well, but I can't remember the name right now.
She also said with him being on the raw diet, that should help things too.
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#148327 - 04/12/11 09:53 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain]
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She didn't think the hair loss was fungal? A couple dogs I train with have had hair loss on their ears off and on their whole lives(they came from the same kennel, but different genetics and different owners). We thought it was from a fungus.
I'm glad you've gone the holistic route. I am following Masons progress with interest:)
Are you journaling this? I would be writing down everything!!
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#148328 - 04/12/11 09:55 AM Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Jane Jean]
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Yes, I am keeping a journal of everything!


Just looked up what the Silicea was for and I found that it is for the mites.
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