My German Sheppard mix, Drake. He’s approximately 15-16 years old, almost deaf, his eyesight is getting really bad, & he wobbles a lot when he gets up from laying down…that is if he lays down. He paces frequently, most often at night than any other time. He’s also having more and more trouble with stairs. The lack of stability in his hind quarters is frightening. He’s fallen more than a few times. I believe he has arthritis and he paces because it hurts to lay down/can’t get comfortable. Do you know of any homeopathic/natural remedies that I can administer to him? He’s a wonderful dog and it breaks my heart to see him in such a fragile state. Thank you for your time.
I have a friend who has a male chihuaha who was a puppy breeder mill dog. When she got him he weighed 19 lbs (should be about 7). She has tried desperately to help him lose weight, but he will eat anything that he can get in his mouth, including wood and glass. I know these things are not fattening, but they are dangerous. He broke down a gate last night and ate three cups of cat food within seconds. This was after he had had his dinner. Any ideas what she can do? Thank you.
because of all the rain we have had, we have small ants on the floor, on counter, in cabinets. 1 person says to use ground pepper and sprinkle it around, another says to sprinkle ground cinnamon. We have a house cat and I want to get rid of the ants but not my baby (cat). What can I use that is safe around pets.
I just picked my dog up from emergency surgery. He had 3 extractions and had an abscess above one tooth. There is a small mass that the vet thought was related to the abscess on his hard pallet near the abscess, but as a precaution wants to monitor it in case it is cancerous. He had ALP elevated at 274 IU/L and was prescribed Tramadol which in humans does effect the liver. I am concerned that maybe this may not be the best pain medication for him. Is there a natural pain medicine I could give him? Would hemp oil be a potential candidate for the small mass on his pallet and or his pain? Also would an essential oil such as Thieves oil (diluted) help with the swelling and draining of the abscess?
Dear Dr. Brown, Do you have an opinion on whether it is better to give a Chow a haircut in summer or leave the natural coat and brush regularly to remove the undercoat? We used to have a haircut by a groomer (not shaved) but I read in some Chow books that the natural coat actually insulates from all weather extremes. Because of this and because he often got ear infections after the groomer, last summer we let his full coat stay and I brushed him regularly. This is So. California, and he is black, but he did not seem to be less comfortable than other summers. I would love to have your advice.
my 8 1/2 yr. old Lab Service Dog has always used Interceptor.It’s unavailable from mfg. for 4 mos.I want a med closest to it, made in U.S.A. in pill form.1 med said’must be chewed,not swallowed.He wolfs/gulps food/rewards’ -not chewing.Help me choose the best/safest heartworm med for him in the interim.I’m wheelchair -bound/blind/shakey from MS.Please help me select the best thing for my best friend.thanks
Do you have any experience with Sabaceous Adentitis? If so, I’m wondering what you do/use for the pets to keep their coats and minimize the problems. I have a Havanese with SA and tho I manage with oils and special shampoos, she is now getting horrible eye rim problems as the black skin around her eyes is sloughing off and creating problems. I keep asking my vet for cream to rub around her eyes and all she says to use are eye drops which do not help the problem.