Category: Dog Health Challenges

Seizures in Dogs, a Growing Problem I wanted to touch on something that I hear about sometimes on a daily basis. I am shocked by how much I hear about ‘this’. One of the BIGGEST increases of anything this year (next to cancer), has been seizures.  Seizures that have most recently been diagnosed, or ones that have been going on for years. It can be a terrifying ordeal for a pet owner to have to see occurring. It’s one of …

Dealing With Allergies, Skin & Autoimmune Disorders When an animal is suffering from ‘allergies’, it is due to yeast. Yeast is the #1 problem for causing allergies, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, degenerative diseases, digestive and even respiratory problems. Pretty much from A-Z, any condition, unless genetic, always has yeast as the ‘root’ of the problem, this is what I have found over the years. Systemic yeast can lie so deep within the body, that sometimes it seems that things are getting …

Shepherd mix saved from euthanasia

Gunther’s Owners Thought They’d Have to Put Him to Sleep. I first became aware of Gunther in July of 2016. Gunther was an 11-year-old Shepherd/Collie dog, who’d suffered from ear infections his whole life. Between that, and starch-filled foods and all the years of medications and ‘treatments’, his immune system became very weakened. By the time his owner reached out to me, Gunther was in terrible shape. His fur had become thin, falling out in clumps, his skin was full …

dog blastomycosis recovery

Dodger Fights for Life, with Severe Fungal Infection. Dodger has been fighting for his life in a battle with blastomycosis for 3 years. We have a cabin near Kenora, Ontario and this area is known to have fungus in the rotting wood and soil; and this is where Dodger was infected. We spent approximately $12,000 (Canadian) on anti-fungal medication, which worked for a year. In that time it had spread into one of his eyes, and we had to remove …

Max, before & after

Max and His Pannus Recovery Story. Meet Max.  Max, a now 14.5-year-old Border Collie cross, developed an incurable auto immune eye condition called Pannus in 2007.  The sclera (white part) of the eye becomes red and irritated, and ulcers can also form.  It will normally lead to inevitable blindness.  This is the stage Max was at, barely being able to see.  Treatment was only to use steroid drops to keep things at ‘bay’.  Nothing else could be done, other than specialist …

Bohdi and his recovery

Bohdi, on Death’s Door, in Need of Caring Help. From The Heart of the Matter, by Brenda L Johnson. ‘Mom you have to Fix him!’ my 3 children said when we learned of a 6 year old Border Collie abandoned and left dying in a country ditch in the summer of 2014. He had been emaciated and covered in burrs and ticks.  He had been placed with Hulls Haven Border Collie rescue. Nobody wanted him.  His diagnosis was: congestive heart failure …