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    What is god to help raise Brie's I m e system while she recoops from surgery? I have to hand feed her cos she is having a hard time eating w her cone on do using th grizzly salmon oil is not a fav choice atm...she was just starting to recoop from her spay, n now the cryosurgery. She is still every so often clearing out gunk..or so it sounds like. I figured if I could help her immune system that might help?

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    Default Re: Know any Ways to raise immune system?

    Yogurt or probiotics, as well as a supplement like Nuvet/Hardypet are great immune boosters
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    Hi, the plain yogurt is a good supplement to give her to boost her immunities, plus you can add a Tbsp of apple cider vinegar either to her drinking water or to her kibble everyday, there are a lot of benefits to ACV, it is a natural anti inflammatory, it kills bad bacteria in the body, so this boosts the immune system, it helps with bad breath, and it balances the Ph levels in the blood.


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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., “
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    Monica -- wow -- thanks for sharing the info on ACV -- I've got to get some for Dudley -- and me! Always learn so much here!! Thanks to Lisa for asking the original question -- that's how we all learn!!!

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    We give Harlea a 1/4 of a tab of Hardypet daily in the mornings and she gets 2 to 3 yogurt and banana cubes in the evenings. We only split them because we noticed that when we gave her both in the mornings she had a touch of soft but when we gave one in the morning and the other at night there was no soft . That is not to say that will happen to everyone's bully... Just our situation.

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    The single best supplement you can give her to boost her immune system is coQ10. 1 or 2 mg per pound of body weight. Second to that lots of fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C either with meals or as snacks. Bell peppers, parsley, broccoli, oranges and strawberries are the best on the market.

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    Ok..awesome suggestions everyone , as always, and I've made quite the bully list of things to get today! Lol I have been giving her about a tsp of plain yogurt for breakfast. she just licks it off the spoon. I'll make more yogurt frozen treats today too and pick up the other fruits , veggies, acv etc. she is just having a lot of issues eating out of her bowl on her own, even when i raise it for her like i Do w her water bowl. For some reason he is afraid of the sound that occurs when anything, including her, hits the stainless steel bowl.

    Next question please! I woke up this morning and found that her chin n neck area were pretty wet. I'm guessing she is drooling, sneezing or something overnight? At any rate she has her cone on n obviously ends up laying on a layer of wet. I can't have that! Is there anything I can put on her chin/ neck to help keep it dry over night while she wears this thing? If not, I can set my alarm for several times through out the night to wipe it dry

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    Yogurt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Is there anything I can put on her chin/ neck to help keep it dry over night while she wears this thing? If not, I can set my alarm for several times through out the night to wipe it dry

    Have you tried folding some paper towels under there to catch the drool etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisabear123 View Post
    Next question please! I woke up this morning and found that her chin n neck area were pretty wet. I'm guessing she is drooling, sneezing or something overnight? At any rate she has her cone on n obviously ends up laying on a layer of wet. I can't have that! Is there anything I can put on her chin/ neck to help keep it dry over night while she wears this thing? If not, I can set my alarm for several times through out the night to wipe it dry
    Maybe try placing a towel around the cone once she lays down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    Have you tried folding some paper towels under there to catch the drool etc?
    No..I will try that tonight n see if it helps. I wipe the cone and her chin..just never thought of leaving them there or the towel. I can use a small wash cloth of some sort. Thank you both!

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