Feed Program for Rescue Organizations
A PLAN WITH A PURPOSE
Those of you who had been involved with animal rescue or have decided to foster or adopt a rescue dog may not realize there are very special needs when it comes to trying to makeup for the past abuse, physical and nutritional. You can provide the love and structure; I will help you with the nutritional aspect of getting this animal built back up to a thriving, vital creature. People report tremendous success with this program. It is not an inexpensive project to try and get the dog back on track - you need to realize that before you commit to this project. I suppose by the time you are reading this article you have already made the decision to do this and have the rescue dog living in your home already.
After the vet check up and heartworm check ,it's time to remake this poor animal's body and immune system- so we have a job to do let's forge ahead to provide this animal with a new quality of life. I know this program works - this is just one of many dogs given a second chance in life thanks to this supplement routine.
If the pet is ready to go into their new forever homes - please ask the new owners to look at the Blackwatch Feed Programs for Wellness and Longivity.
SPECIFIC RESCUE NEEDS
Now that said - it is CRITICAL to get this dog on Probiotics
(beneficial bacteria) before you worm and double dose through thee
worming period and then every single day after.
My preference for heartworm prevention
is Interceptor which is safe for sensitive breeds; sighthounds,
collie, shelties, Great Danes etc.
REBUILDING THE ENVIRONMENT OF THE GUT
BakPakPlus come in 200 mg, 400 mg and in a 4 lb BREEDERS PAK PROBIOTICS - A tub for kennels, breeders, rescues. A little goes a long way! BULK PRODUCTS FOR RESCUES GO HERE
REHYDRATION OF THE BODY - OPTIONAL - BUT GREAT RESULT FAST
When an animal or human has been under tremendous stress they become dehydrated at the cellular level. In order for the nutrients to be absorbed into the cells and used for repair we must prepare first at the cellular level. This can be done by providing the body with something called Water for Life, which is a highly concentrated mixture of vegetable phytonutrients called Polyphenols . When we add a component of Water for Life to drinking water it helps the individual animal or human more effectively absorb nutrients into the cells and remove toxins from the body. In other words this really gives us a "leg up" on getting this animal turned around. To order: www.firstchoicenaturals.com
Water for Life rehydrates cells and neutralizes free radicals. In short this makes the cells receptive to the good foods and nutrients you are feeding this dog in order to repair it. Use only 1 cup/8 ounces per day of this treated water for a large/giant breed. Reduce it for small and med breeds. Mix up a gallon of distilled water with an ounce of Water for Life and save it for using on the food when you make gravy with canned meat at meal time.
Don't add it to drinking water because you will waste too much of it and they will drink too much as well. You can start this right away - this just makes things work better and faster. Note: It is only fair to mention this causes a detoxification process and for one or more days your dog will probably have the... "pouch toots"......but it too will pass (no pun intended).
REPLACING THE MISSING NUTRIENTS
FEEDING A GOOD DIET
I recommend using Precise Precise Plus (Holistic Line) - because it is very easily digestible. You will want to put weight on slowly but I have found this line of foods builds weight and muscle mass faster than others.
HANDLING BACTERIA AND VIRUS INEXPENSIVELY
Ox-E-Drops - an anti-bacterial,
anti-fungus, anti-viral and it helps to keep the pH of the gut in
proper range for wellness. It also has many uses and needs to be diluted
when you do use it.
Use a 2% solution for douches (pyometria) and as an enema for parvo and other lower digestive tract problems. You can sanitize cages with a 2% solutioin and it can be put in a vaporizor and used for antibiotic resistant pnemonia, critical for newborns or cats with respiratory problems . PLEASE PRINT OUT THIS BROCHURE ON ALL THE USES OF OX-E-DROPS.
This comes in 2 ounce concentrate, 8 ounce concentrates OR First
Choice Naturals can get this product in QUART concentrates
for rescues and kennels.
OX-E-DROPS MUST ALWAYS BE USED DILUTED - STORE IN DARK CUPBOARD. IT CAN BE USED ON NEWBORNS INTERNALLY AND IN A COLONIC. SEE BROCHURE FOR ALL USES
OX-E-DROPS WILL NOT CONFLICT WITH ANY MEDICINE THE DOG/CAT IS ON!
RESCUED DOGS AND JOINT PROBLEMS - (Start on Day 5)
Many rescues have been abused physically, out of poor breeding and
nutritionally depleted so hip dysplasia and/or arthritis may be a
problem. If not now, it will be as they age- if it is not addressed
by you. A good joint supplement - preferably liquid - is necessary
regardless of age. I personally use
Liquid Health Level 5000 Joint supplement
put on food AM and PM - www.firstchoicenaturals.com
You will see a difference in 2 weeks with a joint support
LIQUID HEALTH LEVEL 5000 COMES IN 8 OZ, 32 OZ AND A GALLON CONTAINER
NOW IT'S TIME TO DETOXIFY THIS DOG
But, I want you to ignore the dosage directions on the bottle of
Nzymes that says to doulbe dose the dog right off the bat,
instead we want to ease into a double/detox dose because it can cause
detoxification too quickly, and the dog will get lethargic and have
loose stool - flu like symptoms. We have to trick the body into cleansing
If your rescue has poor immune system, nothing beats using first milking Colostrum. This is also very helpful for diabetic dogs and dogs with heart problems. If you write me about the special needs of this animal I can make suggestions and give you sources. If this involves skin problems read this article on systemic yeast infections. This is common problem in rescues. Another excellent product for immune enhancement is something called DMG-L and it is helpful for seizures as well.
ENHANCED DIET: USING RAW MEAT, FRUIT AND VEGGIES
The Honest Kitchen is easy to store dry and you add water to it,
let it set and it makes up something you can top dress your dogs kibble
with that will provide them real wholesome foods. I purchase mine
A 4 lb bag of dehydrated food = 17 lbs of wet food but you
do not have to make it up all at once and it is great if you travel
with the dog too.
FOR AN EXCELLANT AND COMPLETE AND BALANCED RAW MEAT DIET I HIGHLY
DO YOU THINK THIS PET HAS ALLERGIES??
I know sometimes these rescue dogs are a handful, most are prone
to systemic yeast infections
,which get diagnoised as allergies when it isn't an allergy
Natural Ways To Help With Pain
Microlactin is the human supplement and Duralactin is the one bottled for pets and purcahsed through a vet. This is a natural antiinflammatory from milk and I personally have used it on my dogs and have had others report amazing results with this product. It also works on elbow bursas too. You double dose for two weeks and drop back to normal dosage. It is not cost prohibitive and I get mine through www.firstchoicenaturals.com
Recovery®SA - is a new type
of pharmiceutical, the wave of the future in drugs. I have suggested
it's use and people have reported remarkable success on Recovery®SA
- it contains Nutricol® a proprietary combination of proven ingredients
.Nutricol® decreases trauma - from chronic lameness, surgery,
injury and over-training - by both increasing the cell's resistance
to damage & improving it's ability to repair damage. You do not
have to go through a vet to purchase this product.
Click Here for: DAY TO DAY CARE -ears, eyes, teeth, skin, healthy treats, fleas etc.
Withholding water for fear of bloat is a myth. Stress is the cause and bloat/torsion is the response. It is much more complicated that simply saying water is the cause of bloat.
Nutritional Support For Special Needs
If you own a giant breed or one prone to heart problems it is recommended that you use the highest quality protein food and supplement with these components. These are nutritional substances from food sources and do not conflict with medications or each other and are good to use for heart disease. Supplements for Heart Disease.
Section C - Support Information - Required Reading
There are several articles and photos of vaccine reactions at this website. You need to know how to prevent vaccine reactions, because vaccine reactions in some breeds will kill your dog in a slow agonizing death known as Immune Mediated Response, which is always misdiagnosed as HOD. So, here is info:
Special Alert - Antibiotic Reactions in Great Danes and Other Breeds.
Another commonly used, potentially troublesome antibiotics is Cephalexin (Keflex, Cefa-Tabs). This can also produces the same symptoms as HOD (fever,swollen/hot joints, immobility, anorexia) even in adult dogs. I will use Chephalexin, but with a watchful eye and if the dog starts acting lethargic and achy, we stop the antibiotic, since they are sensitive to it. Call the vet for an alternative antibiotic and make sure you are using a good Probiotic product to keep the digestive tract functioning properly.
I will not use Sulfonamides drugs on my dogs. A reaction can happen from 24 hours - 2 weeks of being on an antibiotic. If there is a reaction, my vet recommends Dexamethsone/Azium and discontinue use or antibiotic.
Fleas - Heartworm
People ask me what I use for these problems. I use Interceptor as a heartworm preventative and for flea and tick problems I use a topical product- either Frontline Plus or Advantage, Advantix or Frontline products. I do rotate a different one each year. Because these are not systemic products, I feel a bit better about using them and because the dogs/cats and my self are also on the Nzymes which detoxifies the body, I am comfortable with using these products. FirstChoiceNaturals.com carries two topical - all natural flea treatments.
Special Alert - Other Breeds:
For Collie/Sheltie/Aussie and Sighthound Owners (could effect some Great Danes)
For those people who own Collies, Shelties, Sighthounds, Aussies, Border Collies, any breeds with Collie background or mixed breeds with any of these dogs in them, it is critical that you know there are certain medications your dogs CAN'T take. Do not leave it up to your vet to know this..YOU must print this out and know it - it is a matter of life or death.
These dogs have a sensitivity to Ivermectin (Heartguard Heartworm medication. Only use Interceptor heart worm preventative. Other related drugs you can not use on these breeds or there will be neurological damage.
Other related drugs you can NOT use:
Metronidazole (which is used for diarrhea and giardia)
There are many different types of drugs that have been reported to cause problems in Collies, ranging from over-the-counter antidiarrheal agents like Imodium® to antiparasitic and chemotherapy agents. It is likely this list will grow to include more drugs as our research progresses.
Drugs that have been documented, or are strongly suspected to cause problems in dogs with the MDR1 mutation:
Ivermectin (antiparasitic agent)
The following drugs may potentially cause problems when given to dogs that have the mutation. Biochemical studies have shown that this gene has the potential to act on over 50 different drugs.
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Additional Support For The Adult Dog: