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  • Kimbra Kern
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    I have a dog with hot spot and want to know if there are natural treatments for it?

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Kimbra:
      Check out my article here….

      Janie šŸ˜®

  • Anne
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    Is it possible to get the book if I am already subscribed or do I need to re-subscribe?

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Anne:
      You’ll have to re-subscribe. You can use a different email address and then, unsubscribe once you start getting emails from me so that you’re not getting my emails twice. šŸ˜® Hope this helps. ~Janie

  • Jean
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    So I signed up and received confirmation email. When I click link in email, I get taken to the site where I am asked to sign up again! Very confusing. Too much effort.

    • janie knetzer
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      Jean: It shouldn’t be too hard at all. I just tested it and it’s working fine.

      Here’s the steps:

      1. You sign up with your name and email address.
      2. You’ll receive a message that says “You’re almost done – Activate your subscription.
      3. You’ll see text that says “CONFIRM BY VISITING THE LINK BELOW” – Click the link.
      4. It will automatically take you back to my “thank you for signing up” page.
      5. Go back to your email account and look for my “Welcome” email that says “Here is the download link for your copy of the free ebook:
        “Dog Skin Problems – A Blueprint to Correcting Dog Skin Issues”.
      6. Now, scroll to the bottom of the email and look for this: Here’s the link for your FREE eBook that I promised:
        Download the Blueprint For Dog Skin Problems
      7. Click the link for the ebook.
  • Rusty
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    Janie,
    I need to buy Beaux some new Probiotics and the chondroiton. I am teying to use up the last i have. However since he may have a food allergy i cannot think of how to get the pill down him. I was using a ball of bread, peanut butter,even a Pill pocket. You know i am tryi g to watch carefully even the smallest thing he ingests, so i am evven leery of hot dogs. The fish oiil or any gelcap he rakes easily. Probably since it slides down. Btw he LOVES the salmon fish oil in the pump lol. Ewww. So any tips on how to get the big pills down him. Oh if i crush or add to food, even canned he spots the pill and refuses the food.
    He is quite smart. After thorouh inspection of his diet i foind he would raid bits of bread off the counter. I lost a sandwhich in seconds and he has figured out the pedal step trashcan!. So i need to be slick. I also tried wrappi g the pill in a bit of lunch meat but he spits it out. Thanks

    • Marianne
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      My dog hates peanut butter, bread, pill pockets, etc. so the only way I can get him to take it is wrap it up (roll it) in a bit of organic cream cheese (the kind with probiotics). Hope it works!

  • Rusty
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    Janie,
    I need to buy Beaux some new Probiotics and the chondroiton. I am teying to use up the last i have. However since he may have a food allergy i cannot think of how to get the pill down him. I was using a ball of bread, peanut butter,even a Pill pocket. You know i am tryi g to watch carefully even the smallest thing he ingests, so i am evven leery of hot dogs. The fish oiil or any gelcap he rakes easily. Probably since it slides down. Btw he LOVES the salmon fish oil in the pump lol. Ewww. So any tips on how to get the big pills down him. Oh if i crush or add to food, even canned he spots the pill and refuses the food.
    He is quite smart. After thorouh inspection of his diet i foind he would raid bits of bread off the counter. I lost a sandwhich in seconds and he has figured out the pedal step trashcan!. So i need to be slick. I also tried wrappi g the pill in a bit of lunch meat but he spits it out. Thanks

    • Sarah
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      Hi Rusty,
      I’m not sure what allergies your dog has but whenever i have had to give my boy a tablet I have to ‘wrap’ it in a teaspoon of butter. It’s the only thing he can’t detect it in and it slides down without him having to chew it, so it goes down whole. Hope that helps.

  • Kim
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    My dog is unfortunately one of those little dogs who has anal gland issues. I have to take him every few weeks to get them emptied. And I absolutely know when it is time because the smell is undeniable.

    So yesterday I took him to a new groomer who apparently empties anal glands when they groom. This morning, My dog could barely get outside fast enough because he had watery diarrhea. And now after bringing him inside his hind end smells weirder than ever before. I can smell it from a few feet away. And it is not the standard fishy smell that is characteristic of the anal glands. It Is just more of a foul smell. Nothing I have ever smelled before. Any idea what this could be? Could this be totally unrelated to anything else and just simply be a result of his diarrhea?

    I am unfortunately going out of town today and my parents are watching the dog so I would love to have an answer before I leave. Thanks so much!!!

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Kim:
      If your dog needs his glands emptied every couple of weeks, you need to figure out why and not just have them emptied routinely. You should NEVER allow your groomer to empty the glands when you take him (make sure you tell them) and I recommend that you STOP taking him to the vet to have it done as well. You are weakening the glands and they can’t empty on their own.

      Here’s my suggestions: there are two things that you need to look at immediately. Diet and allergies. I suggest that you start with diet which I think will take of everything as long as you follow the protocol. I hope you’re feeding a good quality food such as one of the one’s on this list. On top of that food, you should include a high quality protein source for your boy- he needs it to thrive. You must include a good fatty acid and a probiotic/enzyme supplement for his digestive issues. This isn’t a temporary thing – you should routinely do this daily.

      The above recommendations should take care of your baby’s problem providing you follow it. If you do all of the above and he still has a problem, then it may be allergy related. In that case, come back and let me know. Please stop having his glands emptied like you’re doing. It’s actually causing more harm than good. This product can help a great deal in allowing you to express the glands at home and it’s safe.

      Again, I suggest that you try and correct the problem and not just continue to treat the symptom as you are currently doing.

      Janie
      Site admin

    • leah
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      Hi Kim,

      I have had dogs for as long as I can remember and the first time I encountered this was with my little Boston Terrier. I had found that my dog likes baby carrots and had been giving them to him and for some reason I had stopped. It was after I had stopped that he first had the anal gland issues. I took him to the vet and they suggested more fiber in his diet so I asked them about the carrots and they told me that carrots are excellent for dogs. I started him back on the carrots daily and he has not had the problems since.

      Hope that helps

  • montana
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    Hi Janie,

    having a lot of difficulty with the site… two things in particular; when I hit the link for recipes for liver disease dogs I get a page that basically states the URL doesn’t exist… also, when I try to access the 4 part Liver disease series all I am getting is popped back to the sign up page repeatedly.

    I did sign up and went back to my email both times… still unable to download the ebook. But more frustrating is the fact that I am unable to access the articles (in particular) that I am needing… re: Liver disease in dogs.

    I want very much to read your articles… I am a holistic lady always in search of great info to share with others and too to expand my own basic knowledge.
    thanks,

    montana

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Montana:
      I’m so sorry that you’re having difficulty with my blog. I had a few technical problems yesterday. The article series on liver disease is 4 parts and down at the very bottom of each article, you should see links for previous (not on the 1st article though) and a next which should take you back and forth through each.

      I just tested the links to make sure that they were working ok and it appears they are. I’m thinking that maybe there was a glitch due to the other technical issues I was having over the past couple of days.

      Here is the link for the first article on liver disease and if you use the links at the bottom to bounce back and forth through the series that would probably be easiest. I clicked on all the links with the articles that take you to the recipes and they seem to be working.

      Regarding my Free ebook on skin problems – I have sent you a message that includes the link for the free eBook.

      Let me know if you have any more problems>
      Janie

  • sandy
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    how much does this cost as i would like 2 know b4 i sigh up thank you

  • Carol Grossi
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    Hi
    I sent you a message regarding tear staining and you answered with a recommendation for a product you said would work, I could put it in their food and it was guaranteed.
    I cannot find the email with this information would you please send it to me again.
    Also I never did receive the link for the free e-book on skin problems.
    Thank you so much.
    Carol

  • Deb Cowdrey
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    I am going to stop all emails from you due to the junk you go through to just read one article. I don’t have time for the JUNK!

    • janie knetzer
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      Not sure what you mean by this, but okay. Take care.

  • Jeremy Fink
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    I have a pit bull with floppy ears. We live in the hills and there is a lot of humidity up here. She is constantly itching her ears trying to get to the insides. I have given her tick treatment, earmite treatment, used the cleanser for her ears, dried them out over and over again, used yeast infection powder, and yet nothing is working. Now she has this squshy gooey liquid in her ear that I can not get out. Any ideas on what it could be and how to treat it cost effectively?

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Jeremy:
      Sorry to hear about you baby pit. Before you try and treat the ears on the outside, you have to figure out the problem on the inside. What I mean is that, dogs will typically get reoccurring yeasty ears if the food isn’t right. So, I’m not sure what brand you’re feeding, but you MUST make sure it’s a good, high quality, meaty formula of food. That will solve the problem. Now, to treat the symptom of yeast in the ears, I have an article regarding a product that I love and I keep on hand at all times. If you need help choosing a good food for your pup, let me know Jeremy. Here’s the article.

      Janie

  • Michelle
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    Hmmm, disappointing. I came to your site doing a search about giving honey to dogs, and all your blog keeps doing is kicking me to this page when I try to go back to the exact blog entry I’m trying to view. You may want to fix that, because that’s annoying. Big turn off.

    • janie knetzer
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      Hi Michelle:
      My apologies; there must be a glitch in the system somewhere. I’ll take a look. Thanks for letting me know.

      Janie

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