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    After a careful study on suggestions about food on the web, we have decided on the following changes in Toffee's diet :

    1. Addition of 1/4 tbsp. of Tumeric in his food. Prepare the food and add Tumeric and mix it up.
    2. Addition of edible natural Coconut Oil in his food preparation. I don't want to use Virbac's Epi-Otic as a permanent remedy. I noticed a lot of brown/chocolaty colored dirt in Toffee's ears and wanted to remove any infection if it was there.

    We have been using 2 small cloves of organic garlic in his diet, once a day.

    At the petstore, I noticed a lot of products for keeping the coat nice & shining. I was wondering if there is any natural ingredient I could use. Can the coconut oil be massaged over his coat in small quantities ? Will it do any good ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffee View Post
    We have been using 2 small cloves of organic garlic in his diet, once a day. Thanks
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    I am no expert, but I thought that I read that garlic is not good for pets... So, I did an internet search and found this article...

    Why is Garlic Toxic to Pets?

    Garlic is classified as a species of the Allium family. Other species in the Allium family include onions, shallots, leeks, chives and rakkyo (otherwise known as the Chinese onion).

    Unfortunately, dogs and cats cannot digest these particular plants as we can. The ingestion of Allium species in dogs and cats causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by the bursting of red blood cells circulating through your pet’s body.

    Ingestion can also lead to gastroenteritis, also known as an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, causing stomach pain.
    How Much Garlic is Toxic to Pets?

    “In general, garlic can be more concentrated than an onion,” says Dr. Justine Lee, a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care and toxicology and the CEO and founder of VetGirl. “It’s actually considered to be about 5X as potent as an onion.”

    Consider the rule of thumb when it comes to onion toxicity: Consumption of as little as 5 g/kg of onions in cats or 15 to 30 g/kg in dogs has resulted in clinically important hematologic changes. According to scientific studies, onion toxicosis is consistently noted in animals that ingest more than 0.5% of their body weight in onions at one time.*

    Since garlic is significantly more concentrated than an onion, an even smaller ingested amount will likely lead to toxicosis—as little as one clove of garlic can lead to toxicity in dogs and cats.

    Please note that a pet’s weight, type of breed (Japanese dog breeds in particular including Shiba inus and Akitas) and prior health history can vary the toxicity level of ingested garlic. If you suspect your dog or cat has ingested garlic, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toffee View Post
    After a careful study on suggestions about food on the web, we have decided on the following changes in Toffee's diet :

    1. Addition of 1/4 tbsp. of Tumeric in his food. Prepare the food and add Tumeric and mix it up.
    2. Addition of edible natural Coconut Oil in his food preparation. I don't want to use Virbac's Epi-Otic as a permanent remedy. I noticed a lot of brown/chocolaty colored dirt in Toffee's ears and wanted to remove any infection if it was there.

    We have been using 2 small cloves of organic garlic in his diet, once a day.

    At the petstore, I noticed a lot of products for keeping the coat nice & shining. I was wondering if there is any natural ingredient I could use. Can the coconut oil be massaged over his coat in small quantities ? Will it do any good ?

    Thanks
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    Why not start using Virgin Coca Nut oil and applying it to the dogs ears directly right away. Virgin Coca nut oil and Aloe Vera plant sap do well to treat and prevent yeast infection.

    Organic Apple Cider vinegar or White Vinegar mixed with water for ear cleaning, althrough ACV is more highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puglover18 View Post
    I am no expert, but I thought that I read that garlic is not good for pets... So, I did an internet search and found this article...

    Why is Garlic Toxic to Pets?

    Garlic is classified as a species of the Allium family. Other species in the Allium family include onions, shallots, leeks, chives and rakkyo (otherwise known as the Chinese onion).

    Unfortunately, dogs and cats cannot digest these particular plants as we can. The ingestion of Allium species in dogs and cats causes a condition called hemolytic anemia, which is characterized by the bursting of red blood cells circulating through your pet’s body.

    Ingestion can also lead to gastroenteritis, also known as an inflammation of the stomach and intestines, causing stomach pain.
    How Much Garlic is Toxic to Pets?

    “In general, garlic can be more concentrated than an onion,” says Dr. Justine Lee, a board-certified veterinary specialist in both emergency critical care and toxicology and the CEO and founder of VetGirl. “It’s actually considered to be about 5X as potent as an onion.”

    Consider the rule of thumb when it comes to onion toxicity: Consumption of as little as 5 g/kg of onions in cats or 15 to 30 g/kg in dogs has resulted in clinically important hematologic changes. According to scientific studies, onion toxicosis is consistently noted in animals that ingest more than 0.5% of their body weight in onions at one time.*

    Since garlic is significantly more concentrated than an onion, an even smaller ingested amount will likely lead to toxicosis—as little as one clove of garlic can lead to toxicity in dogs and cats.

    Please note that a pet’s weight, type of breed (Japanese dog breeds in particular including Shiba inus and Akitas) and prior health history can vary the toxicity level of ingested garlic. If you suspect your dog or cat has ingested garlic, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
    Garlic is good for dogs provided its given in the right quantity. You could see this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q5Vt9tWc-o

    The Presumed safe intake (PSI) and historical safe intake (HSI) in milligrams per kilogram of body weight (mg/kg BW) of Garlic is 1.8 & 0.45 respectively. (http://dels.nas.edu/resources/static...ents_final.pdf)
    Garlic: Friend Or Foe? | Dogs Naturally Magazine
    http://www.animalhealthinternational...BER-2014-1.pdf
    Page 112 of NASC Ingredient Risk Report (https://books.google.co.in/books?id=...%20dogs&f=true)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PreciousesDad View Post
    Why not start using Virgin Coca Nut oil and applying it to the dogs ears directly right away. Virgin Coca nut oil and Aloe Vera plant sap do well to treat and prevent yeast infection.

    Organic Apple Cider vinegar or White Vinegar mixed with water for ear cleaning, althrough ACV is more highly recommended.
    Yes, I did read up on using White Vinegar. And this is how it works on mites. The change in PH (acidic) of the Vinegar kills the mites but it causes itching in the dogs ear which isn't desirable. So water is added, again - not so good to be added to the ear. Some add pure alcohol to bring back the PH to soothe off. Also the alcohol vaporizes so it doesent enter the ear.

    I am not sure whether Apple Cider Vinegar is available in our local store. Tumeric is very good as an anti-bacterial & anti-fungal both for dogs and even humans. And it has a soothing property.
    Read this :
    Turmeric For Dogs - Dogs Naturally Magazine
    Reasons why you should give your dog turmeric ‹ Healthy Dog Club
    Turmeric for Pets | The SkeptVet

    Video :
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=rkCz2MR-k_Q

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    This is a research study on TUMERIC. Ofcourse, if you have the patience to go through it completely

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...ticle_9432.pdf

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    Turmeric is also a potent anti inflammatory and great for people/dogs that can't tolerate drugs. My Snifter is on it ever since he started showing sporadic signs of arthritic pain and he has been leaping about like a gazelle ever since


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    Finally, I have it here. Using Coconut oil as a application on coats :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCC3opz7LWo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snifter View Post
    Turmeric is also a potent anti inflammatory and great for people/dogs that can't tolerate drugs. My Snifter is on it ever since he started showing sporadic signs of arthritic pain and he has been leaping about like a gazelle ever since
    How much do you give and how often?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shaynapug View Post
    How much do you give and how often?
    Tumeric is given to Toffee for his lunch only and every day. Add about 1/4 tbsp. whilst preparing the food mix and then and 1/2 tsp after its cooked and mixed with it.

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