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montyloo

This question is related to: cassie the dog

Age:10
Gender:Female
Breed:german shepherd
Neutered:Yes
Weight:42kgs
Vaccination History:she has regular boosters and check ups last one in october 10
Fed On:she has burgess sensitive,
Kept:she is kept in the house,she is not allowed upstairs she has the run of the property and gardens

funercolosis

My 11 year old german shepherd has got funercolosis, it isn't to bad at the moment but anything seems to flare it up she is on a good diet and we give her chicken and rice mixed in and also three yumpro, she is on prednisolone 2x5mg per day and furuesimide 2 x 5 mg per day as she also has heart problems now and water round her heart and lungs, she has arthritis as well, considering all this she still gets walks and gets about but I worry about how much pain she may be in, she doesn't appear to be in pain but its what is going on that worries me, she sometimes gets blood in her poo and has diorhea occasionally if she has anything slightly different like a joint chew. she has got a lot of lumps and bumps and the vet just recently took a large lump from her neck, it wasn't anything bad she said just an abcess it happened when we saw another vet and she stuck a needle in her neck to see if it was a fatty lump but it was hard and she just left it but it got really big so I went to another vet,

21/5/17

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Chicco

I think you mean... Furunculosis..infection of the hair follicles and difficult to get rid of.

When my bitch had that she needed a long course of AB's but I would think you'd try and avoid that as she's already on so much. Bless her as it does sound like there is a lot going on. I never give any of mine 'dog chews' as a lot will end up with diarrhea or colitis with them. Read up on the ingredients of some of these dental chews etc. No thanks for my dogs.

Going to suggest something a little more controversial to try and that's colloidal silver. Go and have a good read up on that and see if you can find any results for the use on furunculosis.

Done a google search and definitely used on furunculosis...and there is a colloidal silver group on facebook and the members would be very helpful.

Have a read of this and other articles from search and put in 'Colloidal Silver on Furunculosis'

http://ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/colloidal-silver-diy-treatment-for-dogs.html

22/5/17

Martina Stuart

Thank you Chico. I have a notion that recent research into the use of colloidal silver in skin conditions has demonstrated beneficial effects in some situations. I have no experience regarding specific benefits in furunculosis.
Furunculosis in my experience can originate either from the inside ( anal glands area) or the outside similar to severe chronic nappy rash.
If the root cause is internal then surgery is almost invariably necessary.
If external then topical medication my help. Corticosteroids may reduce the local inflammation though they will also reduce the body's defence mechanisms.
The aim of nursing care has to be to keep the area clean dry and ventilated. Sounds easy but it is a big challenge as the tail tends to hinder ventilation of the area on a semi permanent basis. However regular bathing and nothing more high tech than a warm saline (1 tablespoonful salt to pint of water). If grossly contaminated a simple unscented soap can be used. Well rinsed out and then dries towel paper towel and gently hair drying.
Maintaining a reasonably firm motion helps and checking the area on a regular basis is essential.
Please do let us know how things progress.

22/5/17

montyloo

I just thought i would let everyone know Cassie didn't make it she died last week.we took her to the vets she had diorehea really bad and she couldn't walk to well ,the vet said it was the right time. she was a lovely faithful dog and we will miss her so much,she is with my rottie monty now in doggy heaven running around, my rottie hamlet which we adopted four years ago is very upset he is missing her a lot,

8/6/17

Martina Stuart

So sorry to hear that and thank you for posting it. I thank you for doing so and hope that you can help Hamlet as he helps you to adjust to her loss. Plenty of excecise exploring new works, getting a change of scenary or just relaxing hugging cuddles should in time help you both.
The homeopathic remedies Callendula and pulsatilla may help. Speak to a homeopathic chemist.

8/6/17

Chicco

I'm so sorry. Rotties most definitely can feel down when they lose their housemate and I've experienced it before.

They also pick up on their humans emotions so very much.

Best of luck to you both and I hope Hamlet settles soon.

8/6/17

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