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Treated my dog with French green clay

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by markmc20001, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. markmc20001

    markmc20001 Guest

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    My dog was eating salmon dog food from Costco. Comes in a blue bag. After about three or four bags of that salmon dog food, my dog started getting flaking of the skin on her back. Also some anxiety.

    I took her to the vet and had her tested. She had a bacterial skin infection. treated her with two courses of antibiotics. The infection cleared up a little i think, then came back. Took her back in and got the second round. Not much happened the second time.

    At the end of options with the vet, I gave my dog some French green clay. Eating clay is a long time tradition for absorbing toxins and metals, and can help stomach infections according to my very brief reading and knowledge on the subject.

    Anywho gave it to her for a few days. and quite for a week or two. repeated again. and repeated once more for a few days.

    Looks like her skin is still flaking a little bit after three brief rounds, but I think the french green clay may have helped something.

    I'm taking the clay too a bit. Think my gut function may be slightly better from it. I did add in something else at the same time, but feel I do benefit from ingesting the clay occasinally. My skin seems smoother and GI function seems better.

    It's important to find a clay that has been tested for bacteria and stuff, and do your own research of course to verify if it is something you are going to risk.
  2. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I've been taking clay as well for years. It does help with stomach upsets and some of the reactions to drugs.

    Glad your dog is a little better.
  3. Questus

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    Have used Redmond clay externally only. Like the way it feels on my skin.

    Just a thought about dog foods. You might want to consider a premium dog food. Over the years I've found it to be far less expensive to feed a dog premium dog food. It saves a lot on vet bills!

    Lots of the stuff in most dog foods does not qualify as what's called 'human grade' food, and most of it is cooked at such a high temp., there are no nutrients left in the food...Like feeding your dog cardboard.

    Also, treats like raw carrots instead of cookies are healthy for dogs...Lots better than giving milk bones.

    Glad your dog is feeling better...

    Btw, once paid several hundred dollars to a board cert. Vet Dermatologist for a dogs skin issues. She gave me advise I've used on many dog since. Take regular oatmeal, and mix it with hot water from the sink. Make a thick gloppy mess with it. Take the dog outside and pack it on his skin and leave it there as long as he stands for it. Make sure it's not too hot when you apply it....Warm but not HOT. They eat some of it which is fine. It is amazing! Sheds the top layer of cells, and also soothes the skin.

    Good luck with your pup.
  4. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    Did you change your dog food?
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    I switched my cat from IAMS (premium brand) to a no-grain food, and within 3 days he stopped pulling out his hair. My vet didn't believe in the idea.
  6. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    Natural Balance has been great for my little allergy dog. She has a great derm. specialist. Vets do not always know the best foods so you have to find the best. No grains or junk in them. My dog gets fresh food also.
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    thanks for the oatmeal idea.

    I've tried every dog food under the sun in the past. I bought the most expensive/highly reccomended stuff and it still gave my pups food allergy problems.

    I said coscto brand. But it is not kirkland, it is some other barnd sold at costco. There are three brands coscto sells. The one with the Wolf on the front is best I think. Just not the salmon anymore. I think it is red package turkey sweet potato or something.

    I fed my pups "Iams" at one time, but quit during that china melamine dog food debacle.

    Probably some other variables like more bathing or less beach time, but maybe the clay helped.

    Oh yeah. Carrots are great snacks.
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    "Premium" doesn't mean grain/allergy free. Dermititis is a pretty common allergic reaction in general, since we detox through the skin if other systems get overwhelmed.

    Well, just a thought!
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    That was part of it, removing the grains for sure.
  10. Sallysblooms

    Sallysblooms P.O.T.S. now SO MUCH BETTER!

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    Let us know how it is going, good luck!
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    Just read this....a bit of a random thought for what it is worth. I am currently looking into getting some kefir grains so that i can make it for myself as i cnnot seem to get rid of this terrible body itch- I have had it for 12 months now. I have read that kefir is great fot the gut. If you can get some- not the commercial stuff as that is no good- it might help. People say it is safe for pets and you can even give them some of the excess kefir as it grows over time. Just a thought in case you get despperate. regards, Suzanne

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