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Thank you so much. I really appreciate anyone and everyone's help. Raven is really a great guy, wonderful gentle soul and even through his horrific suffering, he wags his tail, gives kisses and is the most wonderful loving guy. I want to do what is best for him. You may be able to get a waiver from your vet for the rabies vaccination - that or make sure you get the 3 year instead of the annual.

It's sure been a rough year for allergies: I have read that yew would help after vaccination but I found that out too late to use it on my dog. I adopted her when she was 8 so she probably had been given shots many times since our Animal Control requires them for licensing.

But instead of rabies shots, I had titers done and her numbers were so high that Animal Control waived her rabies shots for the rest of her life. Titers were expensive but worth it to me, because she has terrible itching. We wanted to thank all of you that have posted about curing "allergies" in dogs. We have a 7 yo Lab who has suffered immensely for the last years from what we are told are allergies.

Itching constantly with sores all over his body. We even tried the expensive allergy shots and daily prednisone steroid. It's gotten worse over the last year too. We found your posts and started giving him daily Apple Cider Vinegar spray on his skin with half water mix, twice daily.

He used to smell like yeast, he was dx with a yeast infection a month ago. He had a yellowish color that would come off his skin in the shower from it. Within a few days we started noticing less itching and the smell went away. We have been doing this remedy for two weeks now and it's a true miracle!! He itches maybe a few times a day now, if at all.

His sores are healing and going away and his skin is clearing up. He no longer smells too. We are amazed that we have spent thousands on curing him and the Dr never mentioned this remedy. He is like a new dog. More energy and sleeping through the night!! WE and our dog appreciate it and are forever grateful!!! I have a cat that had an allergy: He got this allergy one day, later I found out that he went on the stairscase when they just polished the floor there and he got this on his tummy - the allergen.

I took him to the doctor a few times, gave him different antibiotics that didn't help. And I decided to wash him with baby shampoo I do it monthly and all allergies disappeared! My big dog- black lab mix has yeast issues in his ears and paws and it has cured this problem but also improved his coat as well as the coat of my other dog. I see huge skin improvemnets. It took about a month to see the difference as I think it changed the PH of his gut thus working it's way out to the skin.

I got a little lax on the routine and right away notice the old problems back. Needless to say I am going to do this everyday from now on. One more thing- my dog with the yeast problem has been allergy tested and has a dairy allergy- I figured I would take a chance with the organic yogurt and I have seen NO ill effects- it is full of all the good bacteria- not sure if that made the difference or what.

More Yeast Infection Remedies for Pets here: I have recently started the acv and organic plain yogurt on my golden, can someone give me a rough estimate of how long it took until you noticed a marked improvement in the skin? Thanks to your website and to the positive feedback of so many readers my 18 year old cat has stopped tearing the hair off of her back. She looks healthier than she has in years.

Thank you, thank you, thank you. I started spraying her body with pure organic apple cider vinegar. It immediately stopped her from constantly licking, gnawing and chewing of her back.

I also added two drops of ACV to her small water bowl and a teaspoon full of flax seed oil to her dried cat food. She bore the treatment patiently for a few days but on about day 5 or 6 the spraying of ACV started to annoy her. And she started chewing herself again. In despair, I took a paint brush and put something called Betadine a yellow colored disinfectant with iodine used in hospitals after operations.

Then after a few days I took the ACV spraying treatment up again for about three more days. It's been a month and her hair is growing back.

She no longer looks like a skin-head and her fur has never been more shiny. An even better choice of oil for dogs and cats is fish oil! Dogs and cats are carnivores, and do not process plant matter efficiently.

Their bodies can use the omegas in fish oil much more efficiently. Since my dogs have been on fish oil their coats are super soft and shiney! Have been battling seasonal allergies hay fever in our 12 yr. They last from Aug. She came as a rescue from another family and we immediately started her on the raw BARF diet, which we have been feeding our dogs and cats for many years.

Have tried the ACV in her water, she doesn't like to drink so we squirt it down her mouth many times a day an ACV spray externally; both were working until mid Aug. We have tried the vet route with antihistamines, that only work for about hours and the latest one we tried, agitated her to the point she and we, were up all night. The ACV spray is working on her itchiness but needs to be administered often so while on the hunt for a tranquilizer or something that would let her and us sleep most of the night, I thought "what do humans use" and thought of melatonin.

It is a natural hormone, esp. So we bought some super cheap and it worked immediately. So for 3 full days now, we have administered 3 mg. Since she is elderly but fit, she does need to sleep so we are doing this schedule. For other sizes they recommend 1. Hope it continues and we are still using the ACV spray on her externally to relieve the itch many times per day. My dog was under medication for allergies about 6 months out of the year from Mar - Oct. Finally, I decided not to use steroids or antihistamines because I knew long term usage was not good.

After reading the website, I started with ACV, especially after she would rub her face from itchiness and her eyes would start to get infected. I put it on the top of her head and it seemed to help the infection. But I was only holding it at bay because her eye and chin were red from itchiness.

The improvement was that her belly was not red and raw from scratching and she still had her fur. My friend said to add raw garlic. Within one day, I saw marked improvement around her eyes. Well, that did the trick. Her eyes are beautiful again and so is her chin. No more rubbing her eyes and face raw. Please never feed your dog garlic in any form. It contains theosulphate which is a toxin for dogs.

While small dosages may be fine, I would never take the chance. I've use the sodium perborate three times in one week on my Rough Collie. Let's just say it has been over 24 hrs since I had to use benedryl which he's been on for over a month. He is still biting but to a minimal.

I also placed him on Pinnacle fish and sweet potatoes diet and I put a fourth cup of raw meat for protein. We also spray 30 sprays of Collodial Silver into his food 1x daily. I hope this progress continues and I'll keep all of you updated. Thank you, Carol St Martin. Come to find out, Brewer's yeast was one of the number 1 ingredients.

It seemed that the added yeast was making the problem worse. I switched dog foods to a product that did not list Brewer's yeast and have not had a yeast infection since. I don't know if this will work for everyone, but for anyone with animals prone to yeast infections, it's worth looking into. One of my dogs has severe skin allergies and his skin tends to get infected at times, especially in the spring and summer. I can usually keep it in check with turmeric capsules, fish oil and a tea tree oil containing hotspot spray, but his skin continues to flare along his spine, ribs and tail.

I recently had to do a round of antibiotics from the vet to stop the infection from spreading and it really threw his system off. His skin smelled terrible after that, even with probiotics. Then a friend recently suggested I try spraying 20 ppm parts per million Colloidal Silver several times a day. I put 20 ppm CS undiluted in a spray bottle with a fine mist and I spray the colloidal silver on all the areas he is having skin issues quite a large area.

I do not towel the CS off. Colloidal Silver is the first remedy I have tried that is working wonders on a recurring skin condition. I spray him with CS 3 times a day, parting his fur to make sure the CS gets directly to the problem skin. I started to see improvement in 48 hours. His skin is no longer red, the flaking has stopped completely and his smell is back to normal!

When you buy the colloidal silver in a store, make sure the color of the liquid is yellow. They tend to sell Colloidal silver in blue or brown bottles so it is impossible to tell the color of the liquid inside until you get home and open it. But 20 ppm TRUE colloidal silver is yellow You will have to dilute the stronger concentrations of CS but instructions are usually given on the label.

If the liquid is clear, you have bought ionic silver and not colloidal silver. My nine-year-old corgi has had terrible allergy problems since we moved to Texas. They seem to get worse as he gets older.

I have switched his diet from premium dog food to raw and cooked. I have tried Benedryl and a daily dose of Zyrtec. The antihistamines helped a bit. While researching ways to increase immunity in dogs, I happened upon information about colostrum.

I ordered a goat's milk colostrum for dogs from Amazon. I noticed a difference the first day I added the colostrum to his food. Even with the other allergy medications, his eyes watered like crazy. It's been five days now, and his eyes are dry. He is only making little, dry eye boogies like normal dogs do. He is not licking his paws like he usually does. Next week, I plan to ween him off his daily Zyrtec. I'm sure in the days and weeks to come I will notice other health benefits from the colostrum.

I'm hoping they help his seizures also. Including organic exotic ingredient diets like: Atopica, Enzyme yeast-decreasing therapy, predisone, allergy shots We don't do antibiotics or oral steriods anymore, and we keep him on the highest quality exotic protein limited ingredient diets because we would love for his immune system to rebound and have a fighting chance I know there are horror stories out there and I'm all about natural healing I'm an all organic vegetarian who has never had a flu in her life , but everyone should be informed of the benefits to Cortisone injections when weighing their options.

Every creature's biological makeup is so very different, so what may spark miracles in some- could very well wreak havoc in others.

Consider your options carefully. I am caretaking my brother's Shih-Tzu, who is the sister of my own Shih-Tzu. I know that skin problems are genetic because I struggle with periodic scabs on my dog. However, My brother's dog has an absolutely horrible skin problem where she is bald in 30 percent of her body and the skin is sticky and smells horrendous.

I too have assisted him and tried everything-yesterday I bought vetricin which was recommended by my groomer. Its safe to spray areas where the dog will lick. I just gave her her second bath in Miconazolle-type shampoo and let it sit on her for 15 minutes-then dried her and sprayed again with Vetricin. I shall keep you posted. I wanted to mention-I see a lot of posts about changing the diet. I have a lab mix that was my husband's when we met. For the first 3 years that I've had her-she's had a chronic ear problem where gobs of gunk would come out of her left ear-everyday.

Finally her ear is better! After several vet appointments and ointments-washes-etc My dog had that smell combined with itching and it was a yeast infection. I gave her baths with tar shampoo for humans and rinsed her before she was finished with white vinegar. Also, added plain yogurt to her non-grain diet. Research earth clinic animal yeast infection for more details. I have a puppy who was suffering terribly five years.

She would chew on her front paws so her feet were swollen twice their normal size. The skin was bright red, then she started scratching her face and would scratch it until it bled. She also licked her genitals until they were ulcerated And would hide in my closet all day. I was at the end of my rope and one night I googled "canine yeast infections".

Her feet are normal size and no longer red, she her genitals are back to normal size and no longer ulcerated and she is with us constantly and no longer hiding in the closet.

I am just now going to order more of some of the products as I'm starting to run low on some things but I can't tell you what an amazing difference these all natural products have made for my little Molly. People used to think she was an old dog when she was only 1 yr old. Now she's five and the lively, loving puppy she once was. After a few months, he developed allergies. His scratching would keep us up at night and was very intense.

His face would be ripped open, bleeding and raw. His vet practised both both traditional and holistic medicine. It has taken about 6 months to get under control, but he has gone from 3 reactine tablets which only eased, didn't eliminate the scratching to being drug free and scratch free.

I took him of his dog food, and changed to a high grade food called canisource, the Herring Flavor. Most food allergies in dogs result from chicken, beef, grains and dairy. This is why I choose a fish source protein. This food is expensive, but so are trips to the vet. I also mix in boiled vegtables that I mash together. I use sweet potato, carrots, turnip and green beens. I make big boilers and freeze containers. The vet doctor also suggested that I give him Omega 3 seal oil capsules for the inflammation that his allergies cause.

His ears and anal glands become inflammed. He gets 3 in his breakfast and 3 in his supper. MOST fruits and vegtables are okay.

Stay away from tomatoes, grapes, onions and a couple more.. These are simple foods with only one ingredient and allergy friendly. My dog has pineapple for a snack at lunch time and an apple before bed.

He is strong, healthly and his coat gleams. I am so glad to have found a way to cure him of his allergies. It didn't happen overnight, it won't and his cells have to regenerate. It took months. Now that his allergies are under control, I can introduce one food at a time in small, consistent amounts for a couple of weeks to see if the allergies reappear.

I have done so with both chicken which caused pretty much immediate scratching and with beef, that started his scratching after building up in his system after about a week. These were removed from his diet again and he is allergy free again. Next I will try cheese or peanut butter.

Hope this helps someone else out there that is struggling to help their furry friend. While it may seem surprising, your pet can also experience allergy issues many people experience. Failure to satisfy this need leads to significantly weaker embryos. Once in the incubator, the temperature must be controlled within very close parameters. Because the avian embryo has no anatomical connection to the hen, all of its nutritive requirements, except oxygen, must be contained within the egg.

From very early on, the embryo develops special membranes external to its body to access the nutrients in the egg and to carry out essential bodily functions. To better carry out an investigation into poor hatchability it is necessary to have knowledge of the way the embryo develops from day to day. This is important information when attempting to identify the cause of any poor results.

Photographs of the following steps may be viewed by clicking here. This indicates that there is some system to synchronise the hatching process. It is now known that the different embryos communicate with each other by a series of clicking sounds, the rate of clicking being the important feature. Ensuring the eggs on the hatching trays are in contact with each other facilitates the synchronisation of hatching where the eggs are incubated in a modern machine.

This helps to reduce the time between when the first and last chicks hatch. The two kinds of cells are sometimes known simply as T cells and B cells. Both kinds of cells are produced in bone marrow. T cells then migrate to the thymus which gives them the T in their names , where they mature. No one knows where B cells mature.

T cells and B cells differ from nonspecific lymphocytes in that they attack only very specific antigens. For example, the blood and lymph of humans have T cell lymphocytes that specifically target the chicken pox virus, T cell lymphocytes that target the diphtheria virus, and so on.

When T cell lymphocytes specific for the chicken pox virus encounters a body cell infected with this virus, the T cell multiplies rapidly and destroys the invading virus. Two kinds of T cells exist: Killer T cells go directly to the target antigen and attack it. Helper T cells have many different functions, including to help in the development of B cells.

Another function is to stimulate the formation of other T cells and the release of various chemicals that aid in the destruction of antigens.

Helper T cells have an especially crucial role in the immune system. Thus, any disease that destroys helper T cells has a devastating effect on the immune system as a whole. HIV human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS [acquired immunodeficiency syndrome] , for example, infects and kills helper T cells, thus disabling the immune system and leaving the body helpless to stave off infection.

After an invader has been destroyed, some T cells remain behind. These cells are called memory cells. Memory cells give an animal immunity to future attacks by the original invader. Once a person has had chicken pox, memory cells are created. If the person is later exposed to the chicken pox virus again, the virus is quickly destroyed.

This secondary immune response, involving memory cells, is much faster than the primary immune response. The procedure known as vaccination makes use of the above process. Vaccination is the process by which a killed microorganism or parts thereof are injected into a person's bloodstream.

The presence of these particles prompts the formation of memory cells without a person's having to actually develop the disease.

B cells and the antibody response. When helper T cells recognize the presence of an invading antigen, they stimulate B cells in the blood and lymph to start reproducing. As the B cells reproduce, they also undergo a change in structure and become known as plasma cells. Those plasma cells then begin to secrete compounds known as antibodies.

Antibodies are chemicals released by B cells that attach themselves to the surface of an antigen. The presence of an antibody helps other cells in the immune system recognize the antigen and mark it for destruction. Words to Know Antibody response: A B cell that secretes antibodies. Interferons One of the most exciting new disease-fighting agents is a class of compounds known as interferons. This is the area that has given me hell of time.

I need more help! Understanding of the way in which the immune system functions in animals please help me. The T and B cells that remain behind after a primary immune response and that respond swiftly to subsequent invasions by the same microorganism.? Interferons were first discovered in ? What are examples of an immune response and how does it help the body combat infection? Comment about this article, ask questions, or add new information about this topic: Show my email publicly.

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