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Old November 26th 05, 05:19 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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are there any natural remedies for dog health related problems such as dry
skin, cough, stomachache? Maui seemed to have an upset stomach yesterday
and I don't have dog meds so I was trying to think of people meds or natural
food remedies. I know some kids meds (like baby asprin) can be used for
dogs but what else can? I plan to ask my vet Monday when I take Cali for
her next shot but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks


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Old November 26th 05, 07:05 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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MauiJNP wrote:

are there any natural remedies for dog health related problems such as dry
skin, cough, stomachache? Maui seemed to have an upset stomach yesterday
and I don't have dog meds so I was trying to think of people meds or natural
food remedies. I know some kids meds (like baby asprin) can be used for
dogs but what else can? I plan to ask my vet Monday when I take Cali for
her next shot but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks



For "stomachache", unless I know the exact cause of the upset
(yesterday's raw turkey neck, for example) I prefer to withhold food for
at least a couple of hours and keep an eye on the dog. A dog that is
vomitting loses fluids every time it upchucks. Same with diarrhea.
Skipping a meal to rest the digestive tract confers more net benefit
than coaxing a sick dog to eat and having him wind up puking or worse.
A generally healthy dog will be able draw on body reserves to furnish
his energy needs during this period. He won't drop dead of starvation,
I promise. No need for turkey IVs or anything like that. The dog
should allowed unlimited access to fresh water.

Kathleen

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Old November 26th 05, 11:51 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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"Kathleen" wrote in message
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MauiJNP wrote:

are there any natural remedies for dog health related problems such as
dry skin, cough, stomachache? Maui seemed to have an upset stomach
yesterday and I don't have dog meds so I was trying to think of people
meds or natural food remedies. I know some kids meds (like baby asprin)
can be used for dogs but what else can? I plan to ask my vet Monday when
I take Cali for her next shot but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks


For "stomachache", unless I know the exact cause of the upset (yesterday's
raw turkey neck, for example)


you give your dog raw turkey? I don't give mine any raw meat (yuck I say,
they'd probably love it)



I prefer to withhold food for at least a couple of hours and keep an eye on
the dog. A dog that is vomitting loses fluids every time it upchucks.
Same with diarrhea. Skipping a meal to rest the digestive tract confers
more net benefit than coaxing a sick dog to eat and having him wind up
puking or worse. A generally healthy dog will be able draw on body reserves
to furnish his energy needs during this period. He won't drop dead of
starvation, I promise. No need for turkey IVs or anything like that. The
dog should allowed unlimited access to fresh water.


Maui had some gas and his stomach was making noises. He didn't have
diarrhea or vomiting so I didn't have to worry about that (luckily). He is
fine now but I didn't know what to do to help him. I was going to give him
some crackers or something to settle his belly but I worried about the high
salt in them.


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Old November 27th 05, 12:07 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:51:12 -0500, "MauiJNP" ,
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you give your dog raw turkey? I don't give mine any raw meat (yuck I say,
they'd probably love it)


mine get raw turkey every day as their main meal.

Maui had some gas and his stomach was making noises. He didn't have
diarrhea or vomiting so I didn't have to worry about that (luckily). He is
fine now but I didn't know what to do to help him. I was going to give him
some crackers or something to settle his belly but I worried about the high
salt in them.


That cooked turkey you gave him could be a big reason for his gas.
gas and stomach making noises doesn't mean he has a "stomachache".
You really need to just get him on a feeding schedule and stop giving
him goodies.



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Old November 27th 05, 12:38 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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In article , MauiJNP wrote:
Maui had some gas and his stomach was making noises. He didn't have
diarrhea or vomiting so I didn't have to worry about that (luckily). He is
fine now but I didn't know what to do to help him.


Nothing - he was fine.

My dogs almost never have digestive upset (the breed tends
to be hardy in the first place, and I don't feed them junk
[*hint*]), but when someone barfs I keep an eye on him and
if there's no recurrence I cut the next meal in half and
watch to make sure it stays down. If I'm not sure I call
the vet. Don't overfeed the dog and don't feed him junk
food.

I think you're making dog ownership more complicated than it
has to be. It's really simple and it doesn't require
constant fuss - feed them an appropriate, high-quality food
and make sure that every day the dog gets exercise, a little
training, and a lot of affection. But geeze, don't fuss.
Calm, confident, happy owners make for calm, confident,
happy dogs.
--
Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis -

Make it a Sony-free holiday.
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Old November 27th 05, 12:41 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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you give your dog raw turkey? I don't give mine any raw meat (yuck I say,
they'd probably love it)


mine get raw turkey every day as their main meal.


I still say yuck. I don't like to handle raw meat even when its to cook it
for me (which happens very rarely).



Maui had some gas and his stomach was making noises. He didn't have
diarrhea or vomiting so I didn't have to worry about that (luckily). He
is
fine now but I didn't know what to do to help him. I was going to give
him
some crackers or something to settle his belly but I worried about the
high
salt in them.


That cooked turkey you gave him could be a big reason for his gas.
gas and stomach making noises doesn't mean he has a "stomachache".
You really need to just get him on a feeding schedule and stop giving
him goodies.


you don't give your dog any goodies (aka people food)?




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Old November 27th 05, 12:48 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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MauiJNP wrote:

"Kathleen" wrote in message
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MauiJNP wrote:


are there any natural remedies for dog health related problems such as
dry skin, cough, stomachache? Maui seemed to have an upset stomach
yesterday and I don't have dog meds so I was trying to think of people
meds or natural food remedies. I know some kids meds (like baby asprin)
can be used for dogs but what else can? I plan to ask my vet Monday when
I take Cali for her next shot but thought I'd ask here too. Thanks


For "stomachache", unless I know the exact cause of the upset (yesterday's
raw turkey neck, for example)



you give your dog raw turkey? I don't give mine any raw meat (yuck I say,
they'd probably love it)


Sure. They get raw meat of varying types on a regular basis. And
because they are power chewers, for something like this I have to feed
one dog at a time (the other two go outside), and hang onto the
partially frozen turkey neck(s) with a dry wash cloth (for grip) as it
is being gnawed. That way I know nobody has swallowed anything whole or
in giant chunks. And when their bellies gurgle, and/or they're farting,
I feel safe in pretty much ignoring it because I know it's because
they're working on digesting something and that they haven't been into
anything dangerous.

Feeding your dog refined carbs like soda crackers is more apt to cause
gas than to cure it.

I know your dogs are your babies but you need to educate yourself on the
difference between feeding human infants and canines.


Kathleen

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Old November 27th 05, 06:15 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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For "stomachache", unless I know the exact cause of the upset
(yesterday's raw turkey neck, for example)



you give your dog raw turkey? I don't give mine any raw meat (yuck I
say, they'd probably love it)


Sure. They get raw meat of varying types on a regular basis.


I bet they love that, Maui isn't so lucky.



And because they are power chewers, for something like this I have to feed
one dog at a time (the other two go outside), and hang onto the partially
frozen turkey neck(s) with a dry wash cloth (for grip) as it is being
gnawed. That way I know nobody has swallowed anything whole or in giant
chunks. And when their bellies gurgle, and/or they're farting, I feel safe
in pretty much ignoring it because I know it's because they're working on
digesting something and that they haven't been into anything dangerous.

Feeding your dog refined carbs like soda crackers is more apt to cause gas
than to cure it.


yeah, I didn't think crackers would be good (I was thinking salt is too
high) so I am glad I didn't do that.


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Old November 27th 05, 06:23 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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Maui had some gas and his stomach was making noises. He didn't have
diarrhea or vomiting so I didn't have to worry about that (luckily). He
is
fine now but I didn't know what to do to help him.


Nothing - he was fine.

My dogs almost never have digestive upset (the breed tends
to be hardy in the first place, and I don't feed them junk
[*hint*]), but when someone barfs I keep an eye on him and
if there's no recurrence I cut the next meal in half and
watch to make sure it stays down. If I'm not sure I call
the vet. Don't overfeed the dog and don't feed him junk
food.


what does junk refer to? all human food? cooked meats? I use carrots and
apples during training sessions, thats not considered junk? i guess using
the dogs food is better but that is not always motivating enough.


I think you're making dog ownership more complicated than it
has to be. It's really simple and it doesn't require
constant fuss - feed them an appropriate, high-quality food
and make sure that every day the dog gets exercise, a little
training, and a lot of affection. But geeze, don't fuss.
Calm, confident, happy owners make for calm, confident,
happy dogs.


I have only been a dog owner for a year and I am trying to learn as much as
I possibly can. I read a lot of books and talk to my groomer, vet, etc but
the newsgroup is so easily assessible that I find myself using it alot too.


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Old November 27th 05, 01:58 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 19:41:11 -0500, "MauiJNP" ,
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you don't give your dog any goodies (aka people food)?


yes, i do. But they eat their meals when provided and I choose what
"people" food I give them carefully. It varies, but they may get
fruit, cheese, veggies, yogurt. They get it in their dish and after
or with meals.


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Janet B
www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/bestfr...bedience/album
 




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