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Dogs and vitamin C go together. If you want your dog to be healthy and stay young longer you need to supplement him with Ester C. In tests done by Wendall O. Belfield, DVM , it was shown that Vitamin C prevented hip dysplasia and many other ailments. A dog needs vitamin C to produce collagen for their joints to lubricate them.The dogs body does produce some vitamin C but not nearly enough. Dogs/ wolves in the wild got natural forms of vitamin C in their diet by eating fruits, berries, vegetables, etc. When a wolf killed prey he ate not only the meat but also the contents of the stomach(deer, rabbits etc are vegetarians and the food in their stomachs was loaded with vitamin C). Have you ever wondered why dogs eat horse manure? Since hardly any dog food manufacturers put vitamin C in dog food then the dog has to get it from an outside source. The guarantee on my pups is contingent on the owner supplying the pup/dog with vitamin ESTER C and Nu Vet Plus (See below). Vitamin C also has superior antioxidant qualities that will keep your dog healthy and active even after he’s old and grey. Ester C is the best type of vitamin C to give your dog. It is very gentle on their stomach.How easy can it get ! Give your dog vitamin C daily to prevent a horrible crippling disease that will either take expensive surgery to try to correct or it will take the life of your beloved pet. And if you are skeptical, then check out the Oct. 2002 issue of Dog Fancy Magazine, page 21. Vitamin E also plays a huge role in keeping your dog healthy by protecting the heart etc. You can buy your Ester C (Calcium Ascorbate) already in powder form, just to sprinkle on their food, at 1 800 453-7516 or if they are out  at

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We also have our dogs and pups on Nu Vet Plus. NuVet Plus boosts your dogs immune system to optimal levels to help fight off many problems and has been scientifically proven to significally reduce the risk or eliminate many problems including : scratching, itching, hot spots, allergies, arthritis, Premature aging, low energy levels, Cataracts, Digestive Problems, Heart Disease, Hip dysplasia and Tumors. This supplement is reccomended by leading veterinarians. To order call 1 800 474- 7044 discount code #28784 You can also order your flea prevention such as Advantage, Frontline, and Program, here as well as pet shampoos, Pet toys, Dog chews, grooming supplies,nail trimmers, beds, crates, doghouses,collars and leashes, feeding supplies and cat toys etc
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Demodectic Mange & The Immatre Immune System

Demodectic Mange & The Immature Immune System

Dateline April 2005 It is something breeders don’t like to talk about but it’s more common today than it was in the fifties. Demodectic, demodex, or “red mange” generally affects 3 to 5 month old puppies but can get a foothold in a elderly or debilitated dog. Good owners want to know how and why disease happens because in many instances, it is entirely preventable. That puts Doctors and Vets between a rock and a hard place; duty to the patient and the cold necessity to make a profit so they can afford to keep doing what they genuinely love. Complicating matters, patients demand cures. Right now! And with the least amount of effort on our part. This is another “Take It To The Vet” paper. Use it to open communication with your vet and arrive at a safe solution for the puppy’s sake.
First, demodex is neither contagious nor hereditary. For fifty years we were led to believe “red mange” was hereditary. Vets blamed breeders and consequently, so did owners. More than a few disputes arose and the poor puppy invariably got the short end of that stick. In the late sixties I was told that my Doberman pup had inherited mange. As a Dog World columnist, I had access to Norma Price, famed Dalmatian breeder. Norma was emphatic. Demodectic mange is NOT hereditary but even after irrefutable documentation, it took the veterinary profession another couple of decades to agree. The microscopic mites that attack the hair follicles are everywhere. Probably one on your nose right now….
Diagnosis is confirmed only by “scraping” the skin and looking at the loosened cells under a microscope. Demodex mites are easily identified under magnification. Just because the dog has reddened skin, or itches does not mean it has “mange.” While sarcoptic mange causes intense itching, demodex usually doesn’t but resulting infection can. There are many causes for skin eruptions, the most common problem in adult dogs is due to an allergic reaction to something in the environment or food. If the symptoms persist more than a few days, take the dog to the vet and catch the problem early.
The mite burrows into the hair root, causing it to fall out, leaving a tiny bald spot with reddened skin. The process repeats and spreads as the mites thrive. An advanced and neglected case is shown at left. As a hereditary problem, it was thought to begin on the insides of the pasterns and around the eyes because those areas have the most direct contact with the dam, as though that could pass genes to the puppy. Seriously! I disagreed back then, insisting the warm moist milk bar harbored some kind of germ. The hair is thin around the eye rims and nostrils so mite damage is often seen there first and it seems to progress to feet and pasterns.
My personal belief is that it’s because those areas are most frequently exposed to early morning dew and rain-wet soil. Puppies quietly harboring the demodex mite suddenly develop increased hair loss and increasingly irritated skin because of bacterial growth. You may remember my columns about “grass rash” which may also explain why puppies don’t seem symptomatic until they begin to go outside to play or potty. They already have the mites but now they have a catalyst for dormant bacterial development at a time when stress is at its peak.
Demodectic mites have no affect on a healthy adult. Puppies can succumb because they are puppies! Adults are spared weaning, wormings, and shots during the upheaval of Sibling Separation. Some breeds go through ear cropping which is admittedly a stress to the immune system, mostly due to subsequent wrapping, itching, and irritation. There’s a lot more to be said on ear cropping as it relates to Humaniacs, Terrovists, and Vets but that’s another column!
Puppies are challenged by a New Home, New Humans, and adjusting to strange dogs and situations. Pile on different food and water. Add Housebreaking, then puppy training. So many environmental changes take place in a relatively short time! Add the stress of teething, then changing hormonal activity. And for giant breeds, growing! Makes one wonder how they survive at all! A wild carnivore contends with only a fraction of what cuddled, coddled puppies endure. It demands our utmost respect for the strength and resiliency of the domestic dog.
If during this time the puppy is bombarded with excessive vaccinations, the owner can expect problems. If the immune system is assaulted by systemic poison designed to control heartworm, internal and external parasites, something has to give! Study materials in the Resource Library. Learn the importance of chemical and preservative free, natural nutrition. Read the latest on booster shots. As with red mange, veterinary leaders are finally in agreement – after over a decade of clinical studies in the U.K. Dogs receive too many vaccines, and some vaccines are for diseases so rare in adults as to be practically non-existent. ’Nother subject, ’nother time. (photo courtesy Michele Gauthier)
A weak immune system may be hereditary though. It’s difficult to discern unless you really know the genetics behind the pup. Some breeders are forthcoming about frequency and type of disease. Others conceal such information in fear of recrimination. Regardless of whether it is inherited or the result of stress, poor sanitation, diet, chemicals, disease or parasites, a weakened immune system can allow demodectic mites to overwhelm the dog.
Genetically strong or not, the puppy’s immune system is simply not designed to handle man-made assaults. So nurture and support a new puppy. Use common sense. Talk to your vet. Help your vet help your pet from puppyhood to a long and healthy old age!
Question Dipping. There are effective, safe alternative solutions. Before you accede to traditional dipping, do your homework. Oh shucks, let me save you the trouble. Remember I said vets should be forthcoming about the whys and wherefores of disease and treatment? Ask your vet if the dip about to be dispensed is SAFE for the puppy and safe for YOU?
Most such dips contain the pesticide amitraz which is a very potent poison! For example, you can’t use it at all if you are pregnant. Because of potential liability, some vets insist on doing the weekly dipping themselves. Amitraz is a potentially dangerous pesticide but it’s commonly used because it works best. Before you embark on dipping protocol, ask your vet to explain the risks to you and to your already challenged pet.
We put a lot on our vets. Let them know you are patient, willing to learn, and together you can help the puppy over this non-genetic but annoying problem.
Copyright © 2005 Barbara J. Andrews. All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations with source provided, no portions thereof may be stored or reprinted in any form, electronic or otherwise, without prior express written consent of Barbara J. Andrews or

Stress, vaccines and numerous other things lower the immune system.. Nuvet is an immune system builder and when the immune system is high, demodex doesn’t occur, and if present will disappear when the immune system is strengthened. We hear this over and over from our breeders.

Karen at NU VET

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