iPet’s Ally Weekly Q&A Round-up 02-22-21: Is inflapotion and CBD Heal a fantastic option?

iPets Ally Q&A Round-up

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Hello! I’m Dr. Ruth Roberts, your pet’s ally. I hope you all are well today. I missed a couple of questions for the CrockPet diet. I wanted to answer those so that I can get these answers to some folks

1. How much calcium does a 17 – pound dog needs?

It’s not how much your pup needs, it’s how much needs to go in the diet which is about 2,000 milligrams. To my mind, if the calcium citrate is safe enough for us to eat, it’s probably safe enough for dogs to eat as well. I hope that’s helpful.

2. Addison’s and Hypothyroidism in dogs: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatments

Suppose your German Shepherd and Shar – Pei mix dog was diagnosed with Addison’s and Hypothyroidism and weighs about 60 pounds; the things I would say here is that if your pup is a Shar – Pei and got some other evidence of its endocrine system being out of whack, one of the things we want to do is reduce inflammation as much as possible.

First thing I would consider as far as dietary modification is to figure out if there are any foods that are actually creating inflammation. Think about what you’ve been feeding for the last 6 months then try something completely different and really work on improving gut health. Really, where I would work is on reducing inflammation in the intestines by shifting up things and not feeding what your pup’s been eating for the last 6 months. Also, adding in a probiotic is helpful because that’s going to support the entire system a little bit better.

3. Can antioxidants be used during chemotherapy?

It is true that you do not want to use any antioxidants during the heavy phase of chemotherapy because that’s going to reduce the efficacy of the chemotherapeutic drugs.

What I would suggest doing is at least, 1 day prior to receiving chemotherapy and for 3 days afterwards, stop things that are antioxidants. This includes fish oil, any curcumin type product, glutathione, and things of that nature because if we’re going for chemotherapy, we want to let it do its very best. If you’re going for the next treatment, then withdraw all of those things at least 24 hours prior and 3 days afterward to let the chemotherapy do its best.

4. Is Inflapotion and CBD Heal a fantastic option?

What you can see is that if your pup is in CBD, you may be able to reduce the Inflapotion for a while and kind of cycle that back in. It would be better if your pup won’t stop responding to Inflapotion since I have seen that happen with several other patients. Sometimes, it’s good to cycle things in and out. I hope that’s helpful.

5. Can dogs eat rolled oats and is rice inflammatory for them?

Yes. Dogs can eat rolled oats and they can also eat rice. It just depends on the individual pet’s response.

Rolled oats can be tainted with a gluten so that’s something I would check out and see if there’s any problem. If you’ve been using rice for a long time, then try some other greens like quinoa, millet, sweet potatoes, or you could also try oats and see how they respond to them. If you’re not sure, what I would do is just test. For a little guy it would be something like half a teaspoon per meal for 3 meals and then wait a full 72 hours to see if there’s any response to that food or not and that’s going to help you know.

6. What are the possible treatments for join paints in dogs?

Sometimes it’s confusing about which joint is creating problems, it could be the pelvis, the sacroiliac joints, it could be the hips, it could be the knees, it could be the ankles and so sometimes you can get a better idea on which joint is affected through vet appointment. The utility of a vet visit is to help localize the joint to see if there’s osteoarthritis.

Now, if you go back to the website there are videos about passive range of motion and Tui Na. You could use passive range of motion by slowly moving the leg through a rotation. The reason this is important is that a cruciate rupture or partial cruciate rupture is going to be a very different prognosis and therapy than chronic hip dysplasia so that may help. The other thing you could look at are essential oils, the turmeric support supplement, and fish oils and then doubling the CBD oil.

If you’re doing a passive range of motion, essentially, what you’re doing is you’re supporting each joint with one hand then moving though with the second one. When you do that, you’re going to see which part is painful. Conversely, if your pup’s letting you move all the way through with no problems, then you know it’s not in the knee so try other areas. If you get to a point where your pup will react licking it down and not moving it further, you know there’s a problem.

7. What are the benefits of ginger?

Ginger is another one of the herbs that sort of transform or resolve stagnation and get things moving. In Chinese medicine and other modalities, that helps tremendously.

The ginger that we think of has some of those benefits as far as resolving stagnation, reducing inflammation, antioxidants, that kind of stuff. It’s not so much good for diarrhea but certainly good for nausea. If your goal is to help combat nausea, then what I would do is look at a maybe encapsulated product or you can get a powdered ginger and encapsulate it yourself. You can use somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 – 500 milligrams.

So, tomorrow night for the Ipet’s ultimate folks, we’ll be talking about a low methionine diet for cancer. I will be getting you some info on that and we’ll go from there. That’s what I’ve got for you this week. Until next week. Take good care and give everybody a big hug and a kiss for me. We’ll talk soon. Thanks!


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