RE: [pug-4] Looking for a vet in town

From: JJ
Sent on: Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:31 AM

Hi Jaime,

 

I googled “holistic treatment for skin irritation on dogs” and got the following remedies – you might try one. 

Canine skin home remedies:  http://www.lowchensaustralia.com/health/skinremedies.htm

 

Also, when my pug was itchy a while back, I found Neem shampoo to be good for sensitive scalps (you can buy it at whole foods market).

 

I have three pugs and finances are an issue, so I have them on the banfield plan (which I use at the Pet Smart at Braker and I83.)  The staff is friendly and the doctors seem to know a lot about pugs – at least they have been great with my pugs (I know some people are not in favor of Banfield – but my experience has been as positive as any other vet). 

 

However, I don’t leave them there for their check-ups, I always stay with them because they are such big babies and I want to make sure the staff is gentle with them.  Ex:  One of my pugs literally freaks out when having his head and paws messed with, so I keep a biscuit under his nose (actually I do it with all of them) while the doctor is sticking something up his butt, etc.  – this seems to keep him pretty distracted as he chews on it trying to get it out of my hands.  I also am constantly touching his head and paws to help him overcome his phobia (he was a rescue – so who knows…) and that helps too.

 

Anyway…

 

I always google my problems and see what kind of holistic remedies I can use along with what the vet says.  Ex:  I keep vinegar tablets on hand because I understand vinegar can break up kidney stones.  One of my pugs had issues with kidney stones and is on a special diet to help keep it under control.  However, he hasn’t had problems in a long while and I am not a scientist, but I think it is due to supplementing vinegar at the time he had blood in his urine.  Sometimes I give my pugs vinegar tablets in a pill pocket as a treat just for a preventative. 

 

Actually, the vinegar might help with your pugs the skin issues.  Apple cidar vinegar for dogs:  http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/acvfordogs.html

 

I know doggy health issues can be disconcerting, so good luck! 

 

Jayne

 

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Jaime
Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 6:36 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [pug-4] Looking for a vet in town

 

Good evening all, my name is Jaime Vasquez.  I have to male pugs, Burnie the father and Toby his son.  I was recently declined a rabies vaccination for Toby at Animal trustees of Austin due to a skin irritation basically from his neck to his tail and was referred to attend a full service vet.  Is there one you can recommend?  I live in N. Austin at Braker and Lamar.  Also is there anything medicinally that you can recommend to ease the irritation for now.  I have tried everything and I'm now to the point where he needs a vet's attention.  Thank you for your time.  JV






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