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Debi
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« on: August 20, 2007, 03:29:49 PM »

Hey, hi guys, has anyone ever used the product colostrum? I am going to try it out on Pink, our pb. because of her ongoing bowel problems.  It is supposed to really be magic for whatever ails a person.or animal, cats and dogs included, I read that getting it from the proper co. matters a great deal.  The co. that was recommended was, New life foods.  I hope maybe someone else has had luck with it and can highly recommend it!  I am so scared to use anything new anymore, especially for my buddies.
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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 04:18:50 PM »

just make sure it's not made in China!

Colostrum was a big health fad some years back, but seems to have faded in popularity.  It is supposed to be super good for a number of problems.  A few people I knew tried it for themselves & pets but didn't get any miracle cures.  It couldn't hurt to try it though, may be very helpful for your dog.  This website has good info & the product looks good too.  I looked a the New Life brand & it doesn't have that much info other than it's from New Zealand, which doesn't have BSE.

http://www.musclemass.com/bovine_colostrum.html

Have you tried elimination diets for Pink to see if she is allergic to some common pet food ingredient?  My 2 big dogs had terrible health problems until I found out they were allergic to chicken & corn.  Good luck & let us know if it works!

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007, 04:33:08 PM »

Petslave, thanks for the response,  yeah, I know she is allergic to eggs bu I do not think she is allergic to chicken.  This sucks because as she was jumping up and down from the couch, at least 25 times, she herniated a disk in her neck, sad to say she is now on house-arrest for 3 weeks.  I kind of thought that maybe this colitis episode was stress related, because of having to be a house dog now, plus, there is alot of yelling going on about her running. Did youre dogs have blood in the poop?? how long did you have to experiment before you found out why this kept happining?
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007, 05:48:35 PM »

I use Lactoferrin - a constituent part of colustrum for my cats' gums.  It is basically an immune system support.  It's iron-binding properties robs radical cells that are not part of the body of iron while delivering iron to body cells that need iron.  It is used for cats with stomatitis and gingivial problems.  I use it more as a preventive since neither of my kitties have stomatitis.  I use Symbiotics brand and so far so good and my kitties' gums are healthy.  With your dog's disc problem, I would think you'll want to give him some kind of powerful and natural anti-inflammatory supplement like salmon oil or fish oil. If you decide to try salmon or fish oil, buy human grade in capsules becuase fish/salmon oil can go rancid very quickly in liquid free form.  Also, don't forget that fish/salmon oil is best taken with some Vit. E for better assimilation.  My cats get 200-400iu extra vit. E per week  and around 3000mg Fish Oil (I use Puritan's Pride).  Fish Oil and Vit E helps elleviate my older cat's hypersthesia (rolling skin syndrome - some kind of idiopathic spinal "tick" that some cats have). 
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 08:53:11 PM »

My dogs' sister & brother were having the same problems & thier vet finally tracked down the chicken allergy!  I then took mine in to my vet & she agreed that was probably it.  No chicken, symptoms gone.  My boy dog looked good on the outside but his digestion was awful--terrible swamp gas, huge loose bowel movements, then he got repeated yeast infections in his ears.

Girl dog was all external symptoms--chewing feet & base of tail & licking rear end incessantly, dandruff, dull coat, thin, also had ear infections.  Neither had blood in stool, though.  With home feeding, it's been easier to find out other allergies.  They have a base diet they are OK on, then I can add one ingredient & see what happens.  It only takes a day before they are knawing on themselves if they get something they can't tolerate.  Your dog sounds like maybe IBD.


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Debi
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007, 07:32:47 AM »

Hey guys, thanks for the info. I am giving her the human grade fish oil, but the really big thing that has happened has been the slippery elm, it makes a vast improvement in the poop, but I realize it is just a bandaid solution and it is probably allergy related.  You people know Pink, she was on Itchmo's main page on 08 07, under the heading "vicious pit bull, resting", she looks like an angel, but she is one high angel when she gets around anything with hair or fur.
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007, 08:17:05 AM »

seems like I've been reading a number of comments on here & other places of dogs & cats being allergic to the fish oils.  Mine are OK with small amounts of salmon oil, but I tried the mixed non-salmon oils (herring etc) & the big dogs both got severe diarrhea from it.  It was a human-grade very pure formula too--strange how certain things can get such reactions.  What is going on with our pets these days?  All that crappy food, even when we feed the good brands I guess.
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« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2007, 08:55:22 AM »

petslave, I agree with you that something very strange is happening with our food and supplements nowadays, I wish so much that I would be the one that would get the allergies or diarrea from things, but I never do [not even on the train to Mazatlan years ago],so I guess we will all just keep on searching and wishing for honestly among the big money makers that produce our products,and  maybe, just maybe one day, something good will come of all of this and we will all be young enough to witness it. Also, I am no wiz on the computer, I tried to post a pic. of Pink, because I didn't want to appear like I was bragging, but  the picture I was attempting to post was evidently too large, after that notice, my brain went into brain -freeze zone, I fell to the ground sweating  the other picture was already posted, and I wanted to let you know who I usually am referring to.
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2007, 09:03:42 AM »

You should put Pink up for your 'avatar' photo under your name!  I think it's fairly easy, maybe someone here can tell you how to put it on there.

If pic is too big, you will need to open it in some kind of photo editing software to size it down.  Kind of computer geeky stuff if you don't know how to do it.  The forums restrict pic sizes to 128kb, which is kind of small.  Most digital pics will be larger than that.
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Debi
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« Reply #9 on: August 22, 2007, 03:20:44 PM »

Okay petslave, can any of you guys come to Tucson?Huh??
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2007, 02:29:10 AM »

Six months after his dental cleaning, my 4 year old Bengal who is extremely sensitive to traditional medications, developed gingivitis.
His holistic vet prescribed colustrum to be applied to the gums daily. The product is called Immune PRO, made in USA by PRO Symbiotics.
It is a clinically tested supplement for humans, to boost the immune system. We have been using it for 2 weeks, and I can see an improvement.
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Debi
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2007, 02:51:40 PM »

petslave, justme has talked me through putting Pink's pic. under my name, you guys are pretty crafty when it comes to computer stuff, thanks, again, justme
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