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  1. Glad you're liking the Naturaw! Great value for money in comparisson to Paleo Ridge.
  2. Hi - all topical flea applications readily available are neurotoxins. They work by interferring with the flea's ability to function (movement, feeding etc) - this neurotoxin also affects your pup's system - and has been responsible for some dogs developing epilepsy. The same goes for pills - if you think about it - they must be some sort of poison or they would not kill the fleas ............. and this is not supposed to also poison your dog's blood??? I believe it is better to go down the natural route. I use a product called Billy No Mates - it is purely herbs - been using it for a couple of years with no side effects ............. and no fleas. I use this because it is guaranteed safe for dogs with epilepsy and one of my dogs has epilepsy. Just put a teaspoon of the herbs in with their breakfast. It is also suitable for cats ............. although my cat wont eat it (fussy little tyke). Here in the UK there is also a product called Flea Away - www.mange.org.uk - again safe for dogs with epilepsy. It is used not only as a 'drop on', but diluted can be used as a spray and also for bedding/furniture etc. It is also used to control fleas in the wild population of foxes etc. Again this is a totally natural product - no neurotoxins.
  3. One thing I think I forgot to mention that is one of the best things to give for joint problems is bone broth - sorry if I am teaching granny to suck eggs! Bone broth also contains a slew of other joint-healthy ingredients, like glucosamine and chondroitin as well as calcium, magnesium, phosophorus, silicon and sulfur. This article is for humans - but you can pick out the stuff that is good for dogs and ignore things like onions obviously. https://draxe.com/nutrition/foods-for-your-joints/?utm_source=curated&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20200122_curated_freeshippingplug I used to give Lunar bulls trachea to chew - he enjoyed it and it is almost completely made up of glucosamine & chondroitin.
  4. Marley has several severe food allergies - to the extent I have to ensure that the meat he eats has not been fed Soya (his worst allergy) corn, rice or wheat. He used to be allergic to 9 different foods but I have managed to get them down to four. Fish is one of the best foods you can give your dog. if he does not like raw fish - have you tried to give him a frozen herring or frozen sardine? The reason I am asking this is that I have been helping another member with a problem eater - who also would not eat fish - she tried him on raw frozen herrings (whole fish) and he loves them - but wont touch them if thawed. Today my boys had: around 150 grams fresh cheap minced beef (20% fat) from my butcher ( they have their own herds - grass fed and finished on barley), around 150 grams kangaroo, & 3 herrings each, followed by around 150ml of kefir. They also get a tin of sardines in spring water for breakfast (easiest way of getting Marley's cbd oil down him - he is also epileptic - controlled by only cbd oil - no vet meds). They normally get grass fed lamb, beef, kangaroo, goat (when I can get it), venison, herrings, sardines (whole, raw), lamb & beef bone broth, Marley also loves rabbit - but Mikey wont eat it, egg (occasionally), salmon (occasionally), veggies include brussel sprouts, broccolli, cauliflower, asparagus & blueberries (twice a week added to their food). I rarely use commercial raw food as only Paleo Ridge could guarantee some of their products to be free of Marley's allergens. No other supplier would give any sort of assurances. I normally aim for 2 different meats and one fish daily - this ensures they get every single vitamin & mineral there is on a daily basis - although if they get it once or twice a week this is sufficient.
  5. I have a similar problem with offal with my Marley, especially liver - all he will do with it raw is roll in it, if I cook it he will ignore it completely. However if I dehydrate it, it becomes a very high level treat - he cannot get enough of it. dehydrating it will retain all of the vitamins and enzymes. You can pick a dehydrator up for around £40 that will do the job - but if you can spend a little bit more I would go for this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B075DBPR7W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I got my new one on Xmas Eve and cannot fault it - currently have a new batch of liver going at the moment. I also got these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FP3NXMZ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 they make it so much easier to get the thinly sliced dried liver off the trays as you can peel the base away from the liver - rather than try it the other way round.
  6. Wish I could help - hope the vet gives you a definitive diagnosis today. My only experience is from tv programs - they suggested concussion and brain damage (but they were films/entertainment type things done for the dramatics so I would not take that too seriously). As the vet did not seen too concerned the first time it happened - here's hoping for a more sensible suggestion.
  7. That's great news - but tramadol is really just masking the problems as you know - the green lipped mussels and colostrum may be able to help the condition. I am just glad she is not in pain.
  8. One other thing that just might help is colostrum: https://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/colostrum-benefits-for-dogs/ Marley is back on it - it helps with allergies as well as repairing joint tissue
  9. Welcome to the forum - believe me, I know your reasons for feeling like you do, but you are preaching to the choir here - a lot of us have rescued dogs living with us (I have 2) - in the past I've had dogs that even the RSPCA did not want us to take as they told us the dog would be dead within 2 days - (he survived and lived another 8 years). About 9 years ago I took on a 10 year old dog a day before he was to be put down. He had been kept in a one bedroomed flat with a male, female and three kids - his male owner was put into prison and the woman could not afford to keep him or look after him. He was in a dreadful state and not particularly trusting, but after being with us for a few months he really made us aware how grateful he was to be given another chance at life. Apart from attacking me twice quite early on, he became the perfect dog and we shared 5 happy years with him and our other dog. Kyto is lucky to have found you - and you are lucky that Kyto is still so trusting - whatever you do for him you will get back tenfold - it will take time but I am willing to bet he will become the best dog you have ever had. Cannot thank you enough for taking Kyto on.
  10. welcome to the forum
  11. Is Skyla still on the yumove? Reason for asking is that I understand the only active ingredient in both Yumove and the prescription strength Yumove is blue lipped mussels. Riaflex do a pure blue lipped mussel powder - works out a fraction of the cost of yumove. I know it wont help with the pain - but if it gives her any sort of relief its got to be worth a try.
  12. The youngest I have ever had a puppy is 12 weeks - but I would not give a 6 week old any treats - no matter what they were. If you feel you must give him something then I would give a very small amount of whatever you are feeding him. 6 weeks is really too young to have left his mother - should be at least 8 weeks old before leaving. He will be missing out on important life lessons from his mum and siblings (like bite inhibition etc) At 6 weeks they should stilll be weaning. Personally I would wait until 12 weeks - and then be very careful about what I give. Most commercial treats are filled with starch, sugars - and depending on what is given GMO's etc - no dog's system needs that - especially a very young digestive system. At 16 weeks I used to give my boy a meaty bone as a treat - his little teeth would tear at the meat and it kept him happily occupied for hours. He also lost all his puppy teeth on meaty bones - saved our wooden furniture!
  13. Welcome to the forum - and good on you taking a rescue.
  14. Maybe some of our USA based members will be able to recommend one near you - although I dont know if any of them are in California. Do you not have any relatives or friends who could take him - even temporarily?
  15. Can I ask why raw is 'just not doable'?
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