|Sent on:||Tuesday, November 3, 2009 10:31 AM|
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.
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!
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Sent: Monday, November 02, 2009 6:36 PM
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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
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