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    archies ears seem to be terrible with wax all the time ,is this a sign of anything

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    My guess would be allergies.... Banks were like that especially this time of year, I had to clean them almost everyday
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    Agree, could be allergies - I have to clean Tys out weekly,,, it's so gross. Unless he's really scratching them bad or shaking his head a lot, I wouldn't worry too much. But yes be sure to constantly clean them


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    I agree it's a sign of allergies, which are usually food related, or it could be yeast which also caused by allergies.
    Have you tried giving Archie a Probiotic to help with his allergy symptoms?
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    no i havent ,what is a probiotic ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Stott View Post
    no i havent ,what is a probiotic ???
    Hi Paul, Probiotics are good bacteria. They are found in yogurts and kefir milk, and can be bought in both pill or powder form. There are many health benefits to taking probiotics, they are good for digestion and they replace bad gut bacteria with good gut flora which helps boost the immune system, and helps with allergy symptoms. Allergies are caused by a abnormal immune response, so by boosting the immune system, you can help with immune response, allergies, and even parasites. I add 2 Tbsp's of plain unsweetened yogurt to the morning kibble everyday, and I add 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water everyday. There are many health benefits to ACV as well, it is a natural anti inflammatory,
    (99% of all diseases are caused by inflammation in the body, including Arthritis), and it is also a natural anti bacterial and anti fungal, which will help boost the immune system as well. I like these supplements because they are both natural, with no harmful side effects, and they are inexpensive. Both can be bought in the grocery store, or a health food store for less than $10.00.


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    Hi there are a lot of health benefits to using ACV for both dogs and people, ACV is a natural anti inflammatory, ( 99% of all diseases including arthritis is caused by Inflammation in the body), ACV is also a natural anti bacterial and anti fungal, so it kills the bad bacteria in the body which helps fight infections, parasites and allergy symptoms by boosting the immune system. I put 1 Tbsp in the drinking water everyday, but some dogs don't like the taste or the smell, so you can also mix it in the kibble, but if you use yogurt don't mix them together as the vinegar will sour the yogurt. You can put the yogurt in the morning kibble, and ACV in the evening kibble.



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    By Singing The Praises Of Apple Cider Vinegar on Jul 6, 2008 in Dr.Jeannie, Dog Health - Immune System, Dog Breeders Corner, Dog Heart Health, Dog Nutrition, Doggone Home & Garden Stuff


    Apple Cider Vinegar


    Apple cider is known around the world as Mother Nature’s miracle medicine, a powerful weapon in the war against aging and disease that is more effective than many high-priced prescription drugs. When God created this fruit He designed it be a food and a medicine!


    Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is golden liquid concentrated with the healthy goodness of apples. It contains more than 30 important nutrients, 12 minerals, over 6 vitamins, essential acids and several enzymes. Moreover, it has a large dose of pectin for a healthy heart, and thus, healthy as a whole.


    Many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients and substances are available in ACV to improve the health of your dog. ACV can provide them with enzymes and important minerals, such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, chlorine,
    phosphorus, iron, silicon and other trace minerals. The vitamins contained in ACV are bioflavonoids (vitamin P), beta-carotene (precursor to vitamin A), vitamin C, E, B1, B2, and B6. Tannins from the crushed cell walls of fresh apples as well as malic acid, tartaric acid, propionic acid, acetic acid and pectin (fiber) are also contained in ACV.
    ACV is cheap, easy to use and it really benefits our health in numerous ways. ACV can benefit both people and their pets. It is antibacterial and anti-fungal and gives the immune system a good boost. As a high potassium electrolyte balancer, it remineralizes the body and helps normalizethe blood’s alkaline acid balance.ACV is the natural king of skin remedies. It is wonderful for itching and scratching pets as well as a superb skin and hair conditioner. Good old apple cider vinegar either straight or diluted 50/50 with water can be applied directly to the affected area and allowed to dry. It will kill bacteria on hot spots, eliminate dandruff, rejuvenate hair, skin and help sweeten and balance the pH levels in the body. When giving your dpg a bath, shampoo, rinse, then apply ACV either straight or diluted, followed by rinsing with water. Notice, any residue shampoo will be washed out and you will feel and see an increased softness and sheen to the coat.


    Apple cider vinegar is a powerful detoxifying and purifying agent. It breaks down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body. By breaking down these substances it improves the health and function of the vital organs, such as the kidneys, bladder and liver, by preventing excessively alkaline urine. Put a tablespoon of ACV in your dog’s drinking water every day and you will no longer have those brown spots in your lawn from the dog’s urine.


    This powerful potion also promotes digestion, assimilation and elimination, all the while neutralizing any toxic substances that enter the body. Cider vinegar has been found to ..neutralize any harmful bacteria that may be found in certain foods. While dogs and cats do not have to worry too much about the bacteria in raw meat, if YOU are in doubt, you can pour a little Apple Cider Vinegar over thier raw meal.


    Cider vinegar can also be beneficial for symptoms such as tooth decay and splitting of your dog’s toenails, which can be symptoms of potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential for the replacement of worn-out tissues within the body. This mineral is also important to soft tissue repair, as calcium is to the bones and teeth which makes it a wonderful supplement for senior dogs.


    Tests have proven that when potassium, in the form of cider vinegar is fed to livestock their appearance improves and their stamina increases


    Cider vinegar is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis, as a supplement added to your pet’s daily water supply (or poured over the food) or with compresses soaked in hot vinegar applied directly to the joints. It is also thought to be helpful when used to treat allergies, osteoporosis, cancer, candida, high cholesterol, constipation, muscle cramps, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, depression, dizziness, ear discharge, eczema, fatigue, kidney stones, kidney and bladder problems, metabolism, and stiff joints.


    The supplementation of ACV has been known to naturally remove red tear stains from the inside out. It is also used by many to prevent fleas when used in a rinse for the dog’s coat.


    Recently, Dr. Louis Ducarre of Geneva, Switzerland, author of the fairly new book,Natural Cures, Natural Life states that when mixed with honey, apple cider becomes potent enough to cure cancer, heart disease and other deadly ailments .
    Natural apple cider vinegar is found in health food stores. It should be a rich amber color with the “mother” quite visible as sentiment on the bottom. The strength of vinegar is important. All varieties of vinegar contain about 4 to 7 percent acetic acid, with 5 percent being the most common amount. Acetic acid is what gives vinegar its tart and sour taste.


    There is nothing beneficial about commercial distilled vinegars except for pickling, cleaning and disinfection —they have no health value!
    Bragg, Paul and Linda, N.D., Ph.D., “Apple Cider Vinegar, Miracle Health System”, Published Health Science, Santa Barbara, California
    Jarvis, D.C, M.D., D.C. “Folk Medicine”, and“Arthritis and Folk Medicine”, Published Fawcett Publications, Inc., Greenwich, Connecticut
    Puotinen, C.J., “The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care” Published Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut
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    What food do you feed? Many times ear issues are related to food, so a good food, supplements like coconut oil, Nuvet plus, can really help ears, clean them well everyday until the nasty stuff stops building up. What are you currently using to clean ears?


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