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Why has my dog developed a taste for deer droppings?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

My dog snacks on it whenever he can find it. I’m not really sure why though. He eats Innova dog food. Could it have something to do with cold weather?

Thank you,

Marian – Lawton, OK


My toy poodle has diarrhea. Help!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

My 5 1/2 month old toy poodle has diarrhea (it has mild, almost no blood in it) and she is throwing up. She was fine this morning then she started vomiting a faded mustard like substance.  We just got her and she does not have her shots yet. She doesn’t seem sick at all, she still seems very eccentric as always. My grandma gave her something to eat and soon after that she threw it up. Please help! — Eli


Dogs scratching even though no fleas

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

I have 2 dogs that are scratching themselves raw.  I checked for fleas and they had a couple so I got rid of them by using Frontline.

They don’t have fleas but they keep scratching and it is driving me crazy.  They are both doing it.  Could it be a reaction to the flea meds?  What else could it be?


Chihuahua wheezing and scaring me

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

My chihuahua is breathing heavy and weezing. I’m so scared for him! Please tell me what would cause this:
Rapid breathing
Cold tongue

Please anything would help.



Help. My dog is scratching but doesn’t have fleas!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Hi, I just read your post on fleas and I wanted to tell you my story and hope you might offer some help.

I have a 10 y/old Chihuahua that’s constantly scratching. I’ve tried giving her a bath every 2 – 3 weeks but that hasn’t helped. She doesn’t have fleas and I haven’t seen anything else on her. Sometimes she scratches till she is almost bleeding.

Could this simply be dry skin?

What else can I do to help her stop scratching?

Please help. She’s miserable.

Thank you,



Sheltie suffering with paw allergies

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

My 9 year old mixed breed dog has a hot spot on his rear paw. My 1 1/2 yr old sheltie has been suffering with paw allergies since May. He has been taking prednisone and benedryl on alternating days for a long time. Now the vet thinks it may be food allergies.He started eating special food-venison and potato last week, with no treats. He is now taking vetalog, rather than predisone. I want to see him off all meds and get some relief from the allergies. Any recommendations?

Thank You


Terrier with eating problems

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

We have a soft-coated wheaten terrier. About every three to four months she stops eating. Our veterinarian has done an endoscopy, blood tests, and no real diagnosis. Endoscopy showed indentations in the stomach lining (I guess like little ulcers) and x-rays indicated a cloudy look for her stomach. Only two anitibiotics, carafate, and pepcid AC seem to get her over each episode.

I am wondering if Acidopholis would be of any help? She weighs about 25-28 lbs. If it would, what dosage?

Would human probiotics be good for her, if so, what amounts?

Thank You for any help you can give.


Holistic food allergy help for my dog

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

My Westhighland Terrier, 6 in September, has since day one food allergies that include proteins, wheat, flour, pretty much everything. She has had major intestinal upsets for the last 2 weeks but they were under control in combination w/a homemade diet consisting of vitamin supplements, cottage cheese, pumpkin, and brown rice along w/ veterinarian prescribed drugs being Clidinium/CDP 1 every other day or as needed, Lixotonic 1/2 ml orally once daily and Farnotidine that only had to be used once every week and 1/2 have now everyday . It is the only way she will eat because otherwise she is in severe pain. I can hear her stomach and feel it hard and bloated as well. My vet has run out of answers and obviously was able to give only a temporary fix to this long-time problem. My dog, when not plagued with this pain is happy and otherwise healthy. I need another alternative to safe guard and assure my dog a happy and pain free existence if at all possible. Do you have any suggestions. I would appreciate more than words could say!!

Thank You


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