iPet’s Ally Weekly Q&A Round-up 01-04-21: Is it damaging to give your pup’s whole milk?

iPets Ally Q&A Round-up

1. Which is a better option for amino acids, standard BCAA type product or the Malic Acid?

Suppose you’ve got Malic Acid which I think, will help with the absorption. Now, I’m not quite sure how much better these will be versus just like a standard BCAA type product. Considering that we don’t really absorb everything we eat, I think that if we use these in a little bit of excess, then we’re going to see pups keep on weight. But, I’m not sure if that’s going to be better than BCAA or collagen, but you can try it and see. Now, because they are amino acids, I’m not sure if that will continue to be an issue as far as spilling into the urine and things of that nature. See how it goes. That’s the best thing I can tell you.

2. What is/are the upside of amino acids?

The other upside of the amino acids is that here are a lot of formulas and there’s something called the elemental diet that people that have SIBO will often do just to treat SIBO. Take 2 weeks off of digestion assessments and there’s size you would use probably, somewhere between 6 and 10 milligrams. But to some it may be, probably around 3 – 5 milligrams. Lignans or ground flaxseed essentially, are also good.

3. What is Ozone Therapy and what are its benefits?

Ozone Therapy refers to the process of administering ozone gas to your body to treat a disease or wound. Margot Roman is a big proponent of ozone therapy. She believes it can kind of fix everything. It’s an interesting thing, so it’s like the idea that if you’ve got the only tool you have is a hammer then every problem is a nail, right? And not to diminish the efficacy of ozone therapy, but I think it’s not a heal all.

What I would suggest is trying it and see what results you get. I found that it was helpful. Personally, when I had it mixed in with blood, I did get an ozone and try it personally with via insufflation and I didn’t find it to be very helpful, so it just depends on how they are going and we’ll go from there. See what happens with the ozone therapy.

I think that if they’re mixing it with blood, that may be a good way to get the infection under control. Also, knowing how the composure is goes to help kind of chill your pup down. This is where that may be helpful as far as knocking back the itch.

4. What are the other options you can do to help treat bowel issues?

For bowel issues, your pup probably needs some more fiber to tighten things up. So, if assuming, 2 cans of pumpkin is working, go for it. The other option is to use things like red potatoes or butternut squash. Turnips is another good one as well as sweet potatoes, so see if adding that fiber back in is a little bit more helpful. Hopefully, that will get you there.

5. Is it okay to return the oil dropper back when it has been used to treat the other parts of your pup’s body?

Assuming you are giving the CBD oil directly on the gums for the last 2 days, you might wonder if it’s okay to drop the dropper back into the bottle each time as it’s been in your pup’s mouth and one on the cat’s ear?

So, ideally, you would put them directly maybe on your finger and rubbing that in although with the volume that may be a bit difficult. The other option would be to go right down in that buckle pouch and kind of lift your finger and massage it forward so it stays in contact with the gum and go from there. You can also put them in his ears as well.

6. Do you continue using the Heal CBD when your pup is doing well?

Suppose your pup is doing really great, in this instance, I would continue giving it because it’s going to be one of those things where you’re treating the whole endocannabinoid system and keeping things in balance. And if you’re using Glacier Peak Inflapotion once a day as well, I would continue using that just because your pup is getting up in there.

7. Is it damaging to give your pups whole milk?

I would be cautious with whole milk because many dogs are lactose intolerant and so that can be a bit difficult.

Now, if your pup is craving calcium, you might try putting a little bit into the protein. See if you can just literally sprinkle it and if your pup will buy into it or not. If your pup just won’t do it, then what I would do is just give it something like 1 to 2 tablespoons per day because again, we don’t want to create gut issues and create a problem there.

I think that’s what we have for today. Until next week. Many thanks for your support over the years and keep us posted. Take good care. I’m Dr. Ruth Roberts, your pet’s ally.