Dog Feed Program for Wobblers Syndrome
Introduction to Wobblers Syndrome
This feed program is used by many of the top breeders in large and giant breeds in the USA and overseas. This program has 25 years of success and you must follow this program exactly because each component has a job to do - deleting one of these components compromises the integrity of this program. Do not add other foods or supplements to the program without discussing it with me first. Do NOT add your own raw meats, calcium supplements, I will provide raw options that are safe from pathogenic bacteria and parasites and balanced in their calcium and phosphorus ratio. This program offers suggestions for nutritional support and other
Gold Bead Implants have been shown to be very beneficial for epilepsy and wobblers syndrome and well worth investigating for your pet.
I always recommend acupuncture and chiropractic work for orthopedic cases. I have used it on my dogs with very good results. To locate a vet practitioner in your area click here for a directory. Dr. Durkus who does the gold bead implants in Marion, Indiana also does chiropractic work.
The Basics Program
This program is a comprehensive and consists of several components and it can be purchased in a supplement kit format from www.FirstChoiceNaturals.com
Feed Program for Wobblers Support Kit # 9 Orthopedic Support which is a 5% savings buying in a kit format.
Dog Food -(is not included in the supplement kit#9 ).
1. Filling N The Wholes -a vitamin and mineral product made from real foods to supplement the body and support the immune, heart, joint and digestive health - it includes beneficial bacteria/digestive enzymes.
2.. NZYMES - dietary enzymes - in chewable Pet Treat or Granular (goes further) used to detoxify the body.
4.Level 5000 Joint Support - necessary for joint support.
5. Microlactin - anti-bacterial, anti-viral and keeps the pH where it should be.
FOR VARIETY ADD - fruits & veggies & Precise Holistic canned meats For a safe, balanced raw option use Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw or for http://www.darwinspet.com Diets Raw Nuggets or Bars.
If there is pain after being on the kit for a month, then try this:
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Variety Use: Precise canned meat you can use Precise or any holistic canned dog food will work it is for variety I also use Honest Kitchen dehydrated raw (see below)
DO NOT SOAK KIBBLE AND LET SET, OR USE HOT WATER ON YOUR KIBBLE IT WILL DESTROY THE INTEGRITY OF THE NUTRIENTS AND PROBIOTICS - YOGURT LIKE CULTURES ON THE FOOD.
A Word About Lite or Low Protein Diets
Healthy older dogs or growing puppies should NEVER be placed on a lite diet with restricted fats and proteins. The only time an animal should be fed a restricted protein or fat diet is due to a specific disease. For weight loss, cut back the amount you feed rather than switch to a lower protein and lower fat. They need the nutrients and their brains, organ functions and coats will suffer dramatically. For weight loss or diet for elderly dogs see feem programs. For puppies with orthopedic or growth problems (HOD, OCD, Pano) see Puppy Feed Program and for adults with orthopedic problems such as Wobblers, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia, Spondyosis, etc see Feed Program for Orthopedic Repair.
Description of Ingredients in Program Kit #9
N The Wholes - when I designed this vitamin and mineral supplement I wanted one made from foods so it mimics the foods in the wild that the dogs are missing in their daily feedings. I also wanted support for their heart, joints, digestive tract, skin and immune system so I stated with green foods and built from there. The incorporation of colostrum, carnitine, trace minerals and six different beneficial bacteria and 4 digestive enzymes sets this supplement apart from anything on the market.
3. Microlactin -derived from a milk protein and intended to be used as a nutritional aid for the management of chronic pain and inflammatation including musculosketal disorders in pets. www.firstchoicenaturals.com
One pet owner wrote:
"We started the your program and the Microlaction 1 week ago and Maggie thinks this is a gift God sent to her from heaven. Yesterday she went and got a toy because she wanted to play like she sees her brother play. Of course we modified the play, but made a big deal over her and her toy, so she was happy. She has not attempted to play like that in well over six months. We have also been able to reduce the prednisone again. We are absolutely going to keep using the Miocrolactin and supplements in this program...Thanks very very much!!!- Connie D."
4. Dietary Enzymes - in pet treats or granular form
Nzymes - is a Dietary Enzyme in a chewable healthy
pet treat or in granular form. I have used it for 30 years because it provides real live food enzymes into a diet that may be cooked,
processed, stored dog food. Nzymes provide the body with the right
nutrients so the body to make the chemicals necessary to detoxify
(clean out) the body and repair itself. I use it for detoxification and fast repair of tissue at a cellular level. It is necessary to prevent vaccine reactions in canines. to
order : www.firstchoicenaturals.com
5. Joint Supplementation
There are many joint supplements on the market and I have test feed most of them and have choices Level 5000 Joint Support for my own dogs. It is by far the best on the market and it has optimal support and cross section of items to make a comprehensive product that works.
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For Variety - Meats - Fruits - Vegetable
Other Nutritional Support
Heart Problems: If you own a giant breed or one prone to heart problems it is recommended that you use the highest quality protein food and supplement with these components. These are nutritional substances from food sources and do not conflict with medications or each other and are good to use for heart disease. Supplements for Heart Disease.
Special Alert - Antibiotic Reactions in Great Danes and Other Breeds.
Another commonly used, potentially troublesome antibiotics is Cephalexin (Keflex, Cefa-Tabs). This can also produces the same symptoms as HOD (fever,swollen/hot joints, immobility, anorexia) even in adult dogs. I will use Chephalexin, but with a watchful eye and if the dog starts acting lethargic and achy, we stop the antibiotic, since they are sensitive to it. Call the vet for an alternative antibiotic and make sure you are using a good Probiotic product to keep the digestive tract functioning properly.
I will not use Sulfonamides drugs on my dogs. A reaction can happen from 24 hours - 2 weeks of being on an antibiotic. If there is a reaction, my vet recommends Dexamethsone/Azium and discontinue use or antibiotic.
Fleas - Heartworm
People ask me what I use for these problems. I use Interceptor as a heartworm preventative and for flea and tick problems I use a topical product- either Frontline Plus or Advantage, Advantix or Frontline products. I do rotate a different one each year. Because these are not systemic products, I feel a bit better about using them and because the dogs/cats and my self are also on Nzymes, which detoxifies the body, I am comfortable with using these products.
Do NOT use spray flea repellents containing pyrethrums on your dog- I had it cause nerve damage to a Dane puppy, and it was diagnosed as wobblers. Once we stopped the flea spray and detoxified the dog, the symptoms went away.
Special Alert - Other Breeds:
For Collie/Sheltie/Aussie and Sighthound Owners (could effect some Great Danes)
For those people who own Collies, Shelties, Sighthounds, Aussies, Border Collies, any breeds with Collie background or mixed breeds with any of these dogs in them, it is critical that you know there are certain medications your dogs CAN'T take. Do not leave it up to your vet to know this..YOU must print this out and know it - it is a matter of life or death.
These dogs have a sensitivity to Ivermectin (Heartguard Heartworm medication. Only use Interceptor heart worm preventative. Other related drugs you can not use on these breeds or there will be neurological damage. Other related drugs you can NOT use:
Metronidazole (which is used for diarrhea and giardia)
There are many different types of drugs that have been reported to cause problems in Collies, ranging from over-the-counter antidiarrheal agents like Imodium® to antiparasitic and chemotherapy agents. It is likely this list will grow to include more drugs as our research progresses.
Drugs that have been documented, or are strongly suspected to cause problems in dogs with the MDR1 mutation:
Ivermectin (antiparasitic agent)
The following drugs may potentially cause problems when given to dogs that have the mutation. Biochemical studies have shown that this gene has the potential to act on over 50 different drugs.
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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