I have one word for you: Dinovite. I heard about it from some seriously cheesy commercials, and my husband was furious when I went online and bought some. But I was like you, absolutely at my wits end. My dog was miserable, and had been for years. His fur was dull, he shed terribly, and his skin would crawl when I pet him -- his whole back would scrunch up he itched so bad. My vet said he had allergies, and yes, it would seem to get worse in the spring/summer but it never really went away either. We went through all sorts of allergy meds and steroids, with minimal results.
One day in the car I heard this commercial for Dinovite and it was describing my dog (and yours) exactly! I went online and bought the product, which is essentially a multivitamin for dogs. Their claim is that these symptoms are a result of malnutrition -- all dog food is cooked, and most of the nutrients the dogs need are cooked right out of the food. It does not work overnight, but within a month I saw a difference, by the second month he was a whole new dog. My hubby, who was extremely skeptical, was completely won over. The stuff works! www.dinovite.com Good luck!!View Thread
I have a 3 yr old male cat (indoor only) who gets frequent urinary tract infections. The longest he's ever gone between infections is 4 months. 2 weeks ago he was put on an antibiotic and uroeze, and the vet asked to see him back to ensure the infection was cleared up. We took him in today -- the infection is still there and his pH is higher than it was 2 weeks ago. He has never had crystals, no blood, and today's x-ray was negative for stones. He's been put on a different antibiotic, a steroid for inflammation, and uroeze again. Is there anything I can do to keep him from getting these infections? How much of a part does litter and cat food play in this? I've also heard that I should let him be an indoor/outdoor cat, that helps somehow. Is there any truth to this?View Thread
Thank you so much for the great advice! I plan to introduce your diet recommendation, I'm going to switch litters to a non-clumping brand, and I saw some products on 1800petmeds.com that I will try. Cranberry extract was one of them, I'm also going to try a D-Mannose chew that claims it will coat the bladder to keep bacteria from adhering to it, and inhibit growth. I'll post what works.
The corrolation between blood sugar and pH is very interesting -- I'll keep it in mind if he has another recurrence. I'm hoping that with all these changes I can break the cycle. Let's hope this is the last of his UTI's!View Thread