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 Post subject: Dog With Allergies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:53 am 
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I have a 6 yr old yellow labrador whose allergies have become progressively worse every year. It used to be seasonal, with the worst being in the spring, but now it is year round. We have tried everything, including allergy shots for a year. She lives on Benadryl and that only controls the itching enough that she doesn't scratch sores on herself.

Countless visits to vets, specialists, taking antibiotics, shampoos, omega fatty acids--nothing really works. I just started her on Munster food, but what else can I do?

I heard HG show and they discussed cornmeal for skin problems, but I don't know what I would mix or how to apply it. Does anyone know exactly how to treat with cornmeal?

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 Post subject: dog allergies
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:25 pm 
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Do a search on this site for detailed information.
Basically you are going to make a leachate out of cornmeal by soaking a few cups of horticultural cornmeal inside a pantyhose for an hour or so. Use this liquid to bathe the dog concentrating on the hot spots.
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 Post subject: Re: Dog With Allergies
PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:53 am 
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Getting her on Muenster is a GREAT start! Please don't take this the wrong way, but with all the chemicals she has been exposed to, especially the drugs, and the chemicals that are probably in her system, she needs to be detoxed, as well. Allergies are caused from a toxic liver. But, then we make the liver even more toxic by taking chemicals to combat the allergy. Its a viscous cycle. The liver can no longer remove the toxins from the body.

I'm not sure why Howard is recommending corn meal for general skin problems, unless he was suggesting it for fungal infection. I suggest applying tea tree oil topically. Mix 25% tea tree oil with olive oil, or better yet, jojoba oil. Jojoba oil penetrates best. It is critical to dilute the tea tree oil, though. I would never use essential oils undiluted on an animal's skin.


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I forgot, add Geoge's Aloe juice to her Muenster. I think its a Tbsp 2 times a day. That will significantly help with the skin issues, as well as protect her from bacterial and fungal infections. I use George's because it is tasteless and doesn't have to be refrigerated.


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I have a chocolate lab with the same issues. Can I buy the tea tree oil as a product from someone? Also Georges Aloe Juice, where can I find this. I'm in Austin Texas.


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Tea Tree Oil can kill or injure pets (especially cats) if not used properly. Something this potent I wouldn't use at all (my opinion). Feed the Large Chunk Muenster Dog food & the Missing Link supplement until skin issues are corrected. Go easy on the Missing Link at first since it can cause excessive gas in the animal.

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eanderso73 wrote:
I have a chocolate lab with the same issues. Can I buy the tea tree oil as a product from someone? Also Georges Aloe Juice, where can I find this. I'm in Austin Texas.


KHWOZ said: Tea Tree Oil can kill or injure pets (especially cats) if not used properly.

I wouldn't use any essential oil on a cat. The only animals mentioned in this chain are dogs.

KHWOZ said: Feed the Large Chunk Muenster Dog food & the Missing Link supplement until skin issues are corrected

You shouldn't nrrd Missing Link if you are feeding Muenster, that is a quote from Ronnie Felderhoff (sp?)

Its really tough to get a handle on fungus with just diet. It can get out of hand really fast. I'm not trying to scare anybody, but I don't think a fungus is anything to mess with. I had a friend that had to put her horse down because a skin fungus got into his lungs.

I also suggest colloidial silver topically and internally, 1/4 tsp a day internally. Collodial silver is proven to combat over 650 issues, especially skin issues.

You can purchase high quality tea tree oil, collodial silver, and George's Aloe Juice at Whole Foods. Ask the folks in the Whole Body section to recommend some collodial silver. They know their stuff!

George's is also available at www.roadrunnerstation.com Be sure you stop there next time you're heading up I 35 to Waco. Its a fun little place and all organic as well.

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Not to be a party pooper on the Muenster and/or the Missing Link but I tried both the dog food on its own and a different dog food with the missing link as an additive. I had a hard time getting her to eat the Muesters, actually she wouldn't eat in the morning but seemed to force herself at night. This was the only dog food she wouldn't eat at both feedings. The Missing link on its own didn't seem to resolve anything with her skin problems. I'm going to try the tea tree oil and/or the George's Aloe Juice and see what happens.


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Sorry that the Muenster didn't work for you. My dogs have all loved it from the getgo. I don't think you can beat Muenster, if you are going to feed a kibble.

How long did you try the Missing Link? Have you tried flax seed or flax seed oil?

Only try the Tea Tree oil if you suspect a fungus and make sure you mix with a carrier oil, olive or jojoba.

Chronic skin issues really are an indicator of a toxic animal, human, horse, dog, or cat. When the liver can no longer process the toxins, it sends them to the next biggest organ that handles toxins - the skin!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:57 am 
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I suspect there is no "one size fits all" solution for dog sensitivities/allergies, especially related to foods. My young cockapoo was getting ear infections about once a month for his whole first year and a half, as well as getting intestinal infections about every time he ate something like rotten food or deer poop on his walks. The vet suspected food allergies, but their solution was Science Diet canned food made of... corn and soy! (both tend to be allergy related!) I had tried every high-end organic kibble out there, then switched to high-end canned food. No change. One day at Whole Foods I came across a business card for (don't laugh) a dog psychic who did dog nutrition readings. I did a reading and she recommended a diet of venison, millet, vegetables, fruits, with some supplements and oils and herbs. He was actually getting some kind of reaction to the aluminum in the canned food, as well as some kind of reaction to some ingredients in the kibbles, some stronger than others. I now cook his food regularly (can be made in batches and frozen in individual portions). This 3-year old dog has now had perfect ears and NO antibiotics in the last one and a half years!! So—for sensitive dogs, extreme, possibly "wierd" measures may help! I hope this note helps someone else out there.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:35 pm 
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I am totally with Dicksie on the tea tree and George's aloe. The topical George's gel is good for hot spots too. The way it is processed leaves a wonderful drinkable aloe that tastes pretty much like clean water. My animals get it in their water every morning in the summer - about 2 tablespoons to the water bowl. It helps them deal with the heat, somehow.

Tea tree and lavender are the only two essential oils recommended for direct application to the skin by most herbalists. Mixing with a carrier oil is always a good buffer but not mandatory. I've used them on myself, my animals and my children for many years with excellent results and absolutely NO negatives. Now, I don't apply it all over their bodies, and wouldn't recommend that to anyone, just where any cut or abrasion occurs and it protects against fungal and bacterial infection. My children were raised to run for the tea tree oil, not the bactrim or neosporin. They're very healthy teenagers now and both carry a small bottle of tea tree and lavender oils with them wherever they go for emergencies. Lavender oil is excellent for burns of all kinds, too, so long as they are not open blisters.
Apply lightly, as needed, with a cotton swab and see the benefits.

Hope that helps! :D


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