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Hi, I'm Chris, I'm new here, I'm a volunteer for an animal rescue charity in Cebu, Philippines.  I recused 2 dogs yesterday from a homeowner whose house got burned down in one of the slums here, she called me to collect her dogs but the poor things are riddled with fleas and tick and their fur is all matted. Due to no budget im looking at ways to save money. does anyone know of any cheap ways to remove fleas and tick without buying materials or chemicals, maybe a home remedy or methods that can be used which are inexpensive, unfortunately Brownie and Fluffy' got slightly burnt in the fire also which is another reason i dont want to put any chemicals on them and Fluffy is also pregnant so i need to be extra careful.  any thoughts or ideas please let me know, thanks

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microbully

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Hi,


I need help with one of my dogs, Over the last year and so he has developed an allergy of some sort, which has caused him to scratch his ear so much that it has developed an infection. I have went to vets and have got a series of ointments and antibiotics but it has not went away. Vets say that most likely it is an allergy to the food. So i changed the food from dog food chicken and beef , to raw meat (ground beef) it did not go away even after several months, now i have changed her to pork, however it seems like it is still not going away. Can anyone please help me. He scratches his ears so much that it has started bleeding badly and is loosing hair around his ears. I have to keep the poor guy in a cone all day long but still he manages to scratches under neath it. which shows how itchy he is...

Thank you so much, suggestions and advice are very welcome. Thank you

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sheliak

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I have a long hair Chihuahua that has some really odd symptoms that is a mystery to my vet and they cannot seem to find a problem. She acts like she is starving everytime we feed her and she keeps begging for more. She practically crawls into my lap when I'm eating and begging for food. She also drinks a tremendous amount of water and her belly is so big, she can hardly move. Any ideas or suggestions of what this could be?

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tammy5

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I have 5 dogs, One Charlie and is 4 (beagle/bluehealer mix) got really sick with whip worm last summer we got him better, but since then he has been really vocal. At first it was just randomly . Now it is quite regularly and everyday. Another dog Rufus 11, ( cairn terrier) to me seems tired of hearing charlie bark all the time. So now Rufus will give charlie a what for and they get into a knock down drag out fight. and we break it up. Now they have been together for at least 4 years. No female in heat near by. No change of food.  Before this, there was no problem. they would play together and run together. We have considered the alpha male thing. we just dont think so. Help any idea's

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971222752991675

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I'm pretty sure that my dog is a Gsd, however the more I look at her the more I see a possibility that she is a Malanois.any help would be appreciated. 

Hi has anyone else got a labradoodle and do you have any advice to offer as we will be bringing our beautiful little willow home next week, thanks bex x

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emilie

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If,there's is a problem is the eye ofshi tzu is cloudy eyes?it is danger or what medication they need...

I thought someone may be interested in my recent experience with Alopecia x.
My Pomeranian Koda developed Alopecia x when he was two or three years old. It was gradual with his hips and neck going bald first. His coat became dull and coarse. Then virtually all of his undercoat came out.
Our vet tried all of the usual tests (Cushings, Hypothyroidism, etc), but came to the conclusion that it was Alopecia x. I took him to the breeder of my other Pomeranian and she was of the same opinion. A friend of a friend told me of anecdotal success with a herb and oil combination. He had that for six months when his hair suddenly came back.
It lasted about a year when it started falling out again. At this point we carried on with his herbs and oil but accepted that he would always be bald. His skin had gone quite black, so it seemed the Alopecia x was here to stay.
This past July, Koda suddenly became very ill. He was taken to a specialist hospital where they diagnosed pancreatitis. When he was scanned by their high quality ultrasound, they also found his bile ducts were congested. They cured the pancreatitis, but could only offer medication to try to prevent worsening of the bile duct congestion. He was put on a dose of a quarter tablet daily of 150mg ursodeoxycholic acid, so approximately 37 mgs. a day.
He returned for a repeat scan three months later, where we were told the bile duct congestion was stable and therefore to continue with his medication for his lifetime.
Only a month or so after that October appointment, he started growing new hair on his very bald hindquarters, followed by hair on his equally bald neck.
He is now so completely hairy with a full undercoat. It's only been six months since the diagnosis. I don't know if, perhaps, Alopecia x is caused by congested bile ducts and it just goes undiagnosed. Or perhaps the regrowth of his hair is a side effect of the medication. Either way, I thought I should share this with owners of other Alopecia x sufferers.

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