What to do About Ticks?

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Here's another emailed question:

Ticks: gets occasional tic bites, i usually send the tick out for analysis, they have always come up negative for like 5 infections including lyme, but what do i do if the test is ever positive?
Great question!

The best strategy might be for you to focus on BEAM and other symptoms, and not worry too much about the tick tests.

Whenever you pull off a tick, spray the area with the natural vegetable spray called Path-Away which can kill any organisms before they spread.


Then base any other treatment on internal ad external symptoms like fever, lethargy, a high C6, etc.

For general immune boosting if there are lots of tick bites, use IgG 2000 from Xymogen, CAS Options mushrooms and LD Support.


 

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Here are my questions about Esther! So glad i can use this forum i think!

Esther: (our other dog)
Esther is from St. Lucia and is 3 yrs old 40 lbs. Her mom kicked her out of the litter, and she was found in the gutter with maggots on her. The rescue bottle fed her, and we got her at 7 months. She arrived with hip displasia. She has had one hip replaced already, and takes 12.5 mg of Novox every day for the other hip. Both hips look bad in x-rays, but her hip surgeon said one replacement may be enough for her as that hip may compensate. With the 1/2 a novox she seems comfortable and will still do some good runs at the dog park. She guards her hips and won't play with dogs who strike her as unpredictable or too big. We have insurance (healthy paws) and could do the other hip, but i figure it's best to avoid surgery if she seems to not be in pain?? She eats all fresh things like Socks, some raw, but eats a little more grain free honest kitchen in her diet than he does. She had normal puppy vaccines but will never get any more, just titres.

Issues:
1. Her red blood count was elevated and it delayed her hip surgery. They couldn't figure it out; we saw an internal medicine doctor and she had ultrasounds of all her organs, her reticulites or something like that was elevated. She is 73% village dog, 13% rottweiler and 14% doberman, no breeds which run high red counts, but she is always fairly terrified at the vet, which could account for the elevation. It was never figured out, but everything else was okay, all the other labs, so there was no other diagnosis and they did the surgery and said she did great, better than all 3 dogs who were done that day. They said they could do bone marrow analysis but that its not conclusive for anything so we could just look at it like her red count runs high, and keep tabs on it. If you have any input on this we greatly welcome it :)

2. Itchy ears! What can we do? OMG we clean them, have tried some natural ear drops which didn't work and PattOtic does help them, and it seems I need to use this about every 2 weeks, for a day or two. We have done longer courses of this, but it still comes back. Can you recommend any drops or something else we could do? The vet says there's a little wax in there but nothing remarkable. She takes no other medications, but i do give her the 1/2 a novox, as she is in some pain without it, and Infinite Hip joint advanced formula with tumneric, glucosamine, msm and chondrotin. I see that she gets no more vaccines, or bravecto, that she eats good homemade, some raw food, but she takes the novox and has had some vaccines in the past, and some antibiotics for a UTI, and lots of drugs with and after her hip surgery.
 

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Thanks so much for making your first posts Victoria. I appreciate that you shared the emails you sent me with everyone. 🙏

The IgG immune booster from Xymogen is a "prescription" product. Many holistic vets, naturopaths, etc. can get you set up to easily order it online.

Let's post your other questions in separate threads (1 about "what to do about elevated red cells" and a second about "what to do about itchy ears").
 

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Hi Victoria-

Either way will work but your starting the threads would get you a faster reply.

I will be checking in again this afternoon and will reply then.

Thanks for your help!
 

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