Over the years I have seen many cases of anal furunculosis, it's horrible and mainstream treatments rarely work long term plus you need a mortgage to cover the costs. Although anal furunculosis AF can affect other breeds, it is a chronic progressive immune-mediated inflammatory disease that is most commonly seen in middle-aged or older German Shepherds. AF affects the area surrounding the anus resulting in ulceration, inflammation and fistulas. It is my belief that the increasing number of autoimmune disorders that we see more and more in our pets, is as a direct result of vaccinations, they are also all related and dogs will often have more than one disorder. The trend for yearly vaccinations is even worse and is making our pets sick and shortening their life spans.
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This article discusses the many benefits of using aloe vera for your dog. It is a member of the lily family. There are about five hundred species of it, the most common of which is known as aloe vera. Read more. In North America and Europe, among other locales, aloe is used in landscaping to spruce up the appearance of a yard. Aloe is best used for digestive, skin and lymph problems. Either fresh juice from aloe or a gel that has been commercially prepared features a pile of minerals, proteins, enzymes, and other goodies.
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Herbal first aid for dogs. You read that right … you can make a first aid kit out of nothing but herbs. Before you build your kit, consider what trouble your dog can get into. Things you might want to prepare for include:.
Oh, the smell! Get a brief overview of anal gland problems in dogs from Dogster. Dogs have two anal glands or sacs, one on each side of the anus, between the internal and external anal sphincter muscles. Also called scent glands, these organs produce a brown or yellow liquid that is usually thin but which can thicken to a paste-like consistency. At least, unless something goes awry.