@bulldog family - I get my colloidal silver from a natural food/supplement store. They come in liquid form, but it should work the same as the cream when applied topically.
I'll ask around too if there are other supplements and vitamins that you and Norm can take. Will keep your fam in my prayers.
Last edited by savemejeebus; 03-14-2011 at 09:24 AM.
@bulldog family - here's one response from the pet natural remedies group I belong to. I'm thinking it's a good idea to do topically before your vet finds the right antibiotic. I'll keep you posted on what some may recommend on boosting Norm's immune system.
"So this bacteria is in the head wounds? I am assuming this is staphlococcus as this species causes pimples boils on pigs, skin disease. They are commensal and ooportunists feeding on a weak immune system.
Probably CS would help, honey is a good antibiotic too. It wouldn't hurt to boost the immune system too.
I would wash liberally with CS, soaking the pus hardened areas. Pat dry and put honey on it to keep it moist and from drying out again."
@bulldog family - I got another response from the natural group. But please use this with discretion as this is from the site owner and she takes on a complete holistic approach to healing which most likely would be different from your vet's recommendations. She doesn't believe in vaccinations, non-raw, topical chemical remedies such a flea/tick ones in the market, etc, etc. She's aware of MRSA and describes it as a superbug that's immune to antibiotics.
"Bovine colostrum and astragalus tinctures given orally are always good
standbys to get the immune system working on a better plane. Oregano oil is
very strong, and in dogs who have issues with it (it is hard to give
orally), I put a few drops in between the pads of the feet to be absorbed.
I must have missed where the infection was, but if it is in the actual skin
folds, then topical application might be a good idea and for sure I would be
spraying CS on the sores along with the O of O application & coconut oil.
The suggestion of using honey is good BUT the honey must be RAW and not have
been heated above 110 during processing, and apparently even most of the
"raw" honey is heated above that. I believe the Manuka honey is not.
Applying the virgin coconut oil on the sores AFTER spraying the CS and
putting on the O of O (I am thinking I would not want to put it on the sores
more than once or twice a day though), I would slather on the coconut as it
is very anti-bacterial and will help keep the sores from drying and cracking
and will help heal the skin. If it were my dog, I'd be doing the topical
stuff every 3-4 hours for a minimum of 3-4 times a day (although I am not
sure I would do the O of O more than once or twice a day). I would also be
giving CS orally for 2-3 weeks in large amount (ie I would mix it 1/2 and
1/2 with the drinking water)."
Last edited by savemejeebus; 03-14-2011 at 12:11 PM.
What is CS? Honey I have heard good things about. Maybe I'll buy a coconut and let him it some and put the milk and oil on his wounds. Coconut and avacado oils are great for the immune system too!
Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are like us." Ask the experimenters why it is morally okay to experiment on animals, and the answer is: "Because the animals are not like us." Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction. ~Charles R. Magel
It's colloidal silver as previously mentioned. It's a must for a naturalist's medicine cabinet.
@bulldog family - have you had any luck with Norm? my dog Sarge has MRSA and e coli bacteria in his feet from surgery he had two weeks ago... Vet doesn't seem very worried but I am!
I talk to him when I'm lonesome like; and I'm sure he understands. When he looks at me so attentively, and gently licks my hands; then he rubs his nose on my tailored clothes, but I never say naught thereat. For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes, but never a friend like that. ~W. Dayton Wedgefarth
Brussels Griffon/Maltese Mix - Griffon "Giffy" (Aug 2007)
English Bulldog - Sergeant Mako "Sarge" (Aug 2008)
Cats - "Big Kitty" and "Little Kitty"
WOW..I know a bit about mrsa..but never heard of it in dogs either..I would be concerned and maybe contact an animal specialty clinic? or a vet school in a university? Just take care of both of you..Sorry..get well soon
MRSA is a zoophyte and can be spread to humans. There is a silver based gel that works very well on topical infections. As mentioned before hand washing is the key for you. You must also be careful if you have any open wounds. You can get MRSA from just about anywhere it is throughout the community.
Frequently asked questions about methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Please let me know if you need the silver gel, I have access to it.