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Bald Rescue Dog with Kennel Cough & Scar Tissue Around Chip Implant

by Christine G.
(Melbourne, FL, USA)

Help! My son found a beagle mix discarded on a dirt road surrounded by 3 sides of alligator-infested waters. He was under 6 mo old at the time. He was malnourished, flea infested and had mange. We fed grain free food, bathed 3x a week and had his coat almost all there.


Then he jumped the fence while at a dog sitters, got thrown in doggie jail and they have destroyed his immune system! I bailed him out within an hour of being posted (he was there about 16 hrs).

These people knew he still had mange and gave him bronchi shield III, DAPP, frontline and strongid. And microchipped him despite my refusal. He is worse than ever now and all of my dogs developed kennel cough!

I have been giving astragalus, echinachea, bentonite clay.

First it started out with what looked like burns, but there was nothing for him to get burned on. Now he looks like a chemo patient. He has lost about 90% of his hair.

Where they gave him the chip, it is now a very hard "scar tissue" (feels like a vein filled with plastic).

He is the sweetest thing you ever saw and so good for a pup (he's about 8-9 mo now living in our garage so one of my other dogs doesn't hurt him). No one wants to adopt him looking like this. Please help me make him better.

The director at shelter that did this to him claimed herd immunity and for the good of the majority as reasoning for giving 4 meds that were all contraindicated by each other and his health.

He was so scared in there, there are no rescues that can take him, our finances are really tight right now but he needs help...inexpensive help so I can find him a home worthy of such a fine soul.

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Sep 17, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Bald Rescue Dog with Kennel Cough & Scar Tissue Around Chip Implant
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

September 17, 2014

Hi Christine,
You certainly have your hands full, and it will take another 4-6 months to restore this pup to health!

HOMEOPATHIC REMEDY:
Without any photos, I am going to suggest that you start with the homeopathic remedy Thuya, (Thuja occidentalis). This remedy will help to remove the influence of 'vaccinosis'. Give him 6C or 12C potency, TWO times daily for the next 2-3 weeks.

Place one pellet into a 2 oz glass dropper bottle, (available at the health food store where remedies are sold), and fill with Spring Water. Succuss, or shake the bottle by hitting it against the palm of your hand 20 times prior to each dose.

It is ok to continue the herbal supplements that you have already started. They will not interfere with the Thuya, or the immune support.

SHAMPOO:
Bathing once a week with a baby shampoo to clean his skin and hopefully flush the mites out of some of his hair follicles, and remove surface bacteria. I will be able to suggest more specific therapy once I see what he looks like. (I am assuming that the mange he has is from DEMODEX?)

DIET:
He MUST be on a RAW diet. This is of paramount importance to help his immune system. See our page on 10 Best Dog Food Options, http://www.organic-pet-digest.com/10-best-dog-food-options.html. Primal, Nature's Variety, Bravo, or Aunt Jeni's are a few well known brands.

NO DRY DOG FOOD

IMMUNE SUPPORT SUPPLEMENTS:
Try one of the following to boost his immune system:
1. Missing Link Canine Formula
2. Immuplex from Standard Process
3. OrthoMolecular Specialties, Mega C Powder

In addition, he should ALSO have *Canine Whole Body Support* by Standard Process, which is available on amazon.com.

To find a holistic veterinarian in your area click on the link below
Click here to find a holistic veterinarian in your area. Another resource for vets knowledgeable in homeopathy is AVH.org.

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Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

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Sep 18, 2014
Thank you
by: Christine

Thank you so much for the info. It has been heartbreaking to be so close to having him healthy and they made him so sick!
Yes, I believe it is demodex.
At this point he is a 60 lb lap dog. (I know-shame on us, but he's such a cuddler!) The only problem we really have with his affectionate moments is his gawd awful smell! Even right after a bath! I have tried ACV to no avail. Any other ideas?
As for raw feeding, I would LOVE to raw feed him! He turns up his nose at it! I even tried to hand feed him, showed him how 2 of my other dogs ate it... nothing. Left it sitting there til the ants found it. So grain free was the best I could do since I have a hard time cooking (9 herniated discs).
He also has tape worm. I haven't treated for that bc of his other issues. Do you think I should wait til healthier or will that hold back his recovery?
I am not a good "rescue" person. IT will break my heart to give him up if it takes that long to make him better.
One more thing. Should I find a vet that will remove the chip?
There is only 1 "holistic" vet in my area and she was defending the vaccines clinic gave my dog and told me how helpful they were. Denied my dog had vaccinosis. She still isn't right. I never went back.

Sep 19, 2014
My Online Vet Response for: Bald Rescue Dog with Kennel Cough & Scar Tissue Around Chip Implant
by: Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

September 18, 2014

Hi Christine,
No, I would not use any Apple Cider Vinegar. Just bathe with a baby shampoo one to two times per week.

I would NOT subject him to a surgical removal of the microchip. Just use homeopathic remedies to deal with the scar tissue. His system is in a very debilitated state at this point, as evidenced by the presence of demodectic mites. (see my previous posting.)

Continue to add a small amount of raw meat to his dry diet. If he picks around the raw meat, then take away what he leaves behind. (This will control the ant problem.) He will soon be hungry enough at subsequent feedings to start eating ALL of his food, including the RAW! You do not have to do any 'special' preparing of food. Just buy 1-2 lbs of raw ground beef, chicken, or turkey. Divide it into 1/4 lb sized portions wrapped in plastic and freeze it. Take out one package to thaw in the refrigerator and add 1 TBSP to his food two times daily. As he slowly becomes adjusted to it, you can increase to 2 TBSP.

DRY Food is NOT healthy, and he will not recover on a DRY food diet.

Also, he will need immune supplements, (see my previous posting), and adding it to a diet that has some canned and some raw will make it easier to mix.


You wrote,
"He also has tape worm. I haven't treated for that bc of his other issues. Do you think I should wait til healthier or will that hold back his recovery?"

Yes, you should treat him for tapeworm. Since you have not started him on any homeopathic remedies, the treatment for tapeworms would not interfere with the remedy. And tapeworms indicate that he had fleas. Fleas are attracted to 'weak' individuals, even more reason to rid him of tapeworms and boost him immune system with a raw diet and immune support.

Please keep us posted by coming back to this page and clicking the 'click here to add your own comments' link below.

Take care,
Dr. Carol Jean Tillman

P.S. If you've found this service or our web site helpful, please "Like" us by clicking the like button at the top of the left margin. Thank you!

DISCLAIMER: The above should never replace the advice of your local veterinarian, as they have the ability to evaluate your dog in person.







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