Well, I would continue to clean the ears with the Phytosceptic and I would like to continue the Picrorrhiza as well as these types of ear issues are stubborn. I also suggest we keep the AllerDMG as a base but then add Liver Drain to help balance the liver to help maintain the overall system’s regulation and also Adrenal complex which is specific to help stabilize and heal the adrenal function.
Further info on this way of treating please contact Marina through her website: http://www.naturalrearing.com/coda/index.html#landing
I have also read some good reports on yucca, but haven’t tried it with Jakey. It also claims to work in a similar way to steroids without any side effects. It helps to regulate the immune system and is a natural anti-inflammatory. http://www.1800petmeds.com/Yucca+Intensive-prod10850.html
So, THINGS TO TRY:
First of all look carefully at your dogs’ diet. Most [but not all] allergies are in some way diet related. The most common allergens are: beef, wheat, milk, cheese, eggs, nuts, fruits, tomatoes, carrots, yeast and various spices and additives. The most common food allergies are red meat or meat by-products, dairy, wheat and yeast. Although, reading around chicken also seems to be a common culprit too. A plain diet of boiled white fish and sweet potatoes can be tried. Many people change to raw and from the research I have done, this approach seems to work for some, but not for all!
The following are recipes you might want to try:
From: Home-prepared Dog & Cat Diets by Donald R Strombeck, p206 - 207
Cooked meals: enough for adult dog – one meal
½ cup cooked rabbit, 3 cups potatoes, 2 teaspoons canola [veg] oil, 1/10 teaspoon salt, 4 bone meal tabs [or equavalent], 1/5 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet [made for humans]
venison 4½ ounces raw weight, then cook, 3 cups potatoes boiled, 2 teaspoons canola [veg] oil, 1/10 teaspoon salt, 4 bone meal tabs [or equavalent], 1/5 multiple vitamin-mineral tablet [made for humans]
From: Dr Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, p298
Enough for 3 days for medium/large dog:
4 cups brown rice [dry weight], 3 pounds [6 cups] raw lamb or mutton, 2½ tablespoon bone meal, 2 tablespoons veg oil. He recommends a daily vitamin/mineral tablet for dogs [one without yeast] and Vit C – sodium ascorbate – 500 milligrams daily.
Instead of rice you can use 4 cups millet [cook for 20-30 minutes with 12 cups of water], or 8 cups dry oats cooked for 10 minutes with 14-16 cups of water. Rice, millet or oats must be cooked really well, until they are ‘soft and mushy’.
3 pounds [6 cups] raw turkey, 6 cups millet, 2½ tablespoons bone meal, and ¼ cup veg oil. Boil the rice or millet – but leave the meat raw – mix together with veg oil, crunch in the vit pills/supplements just before serving.
Here is another link to a cooked elimination diethttp://www.mckeevervetderm.com/documents/Homemade%20Elimination%20Diet%20for%20Dogs.pdf
More info on elimination diets:http://dogtorj.tripod.com/id38.html
If you want to try RAW, there is a ton of info out there - here is a link: http://www.barfworld.com/html/barf_diet/barfdiet_specific.shtml