Alternative Medicine for Pets/My Sick Beagle
My 12 year old male Beagle has always been very healthy. Very energetic, in fact he looks about 5 years old, visited the Vet regularly, had annual teeth cleaning, vaccinations, anal glands expressed, etc. About 2 weeks ago or so, he suddenly started acting differently... Lethargic, not wanting to eat, vomiting (no major diarrhea, just slightly with some slime)but mostly firm "normal", yet some has grass in it. I have seen him run out to some grassy areas in the yard and eat quite a bit of grass. He has been losing weight due to the lack of appetite. He appears to want to eat, but generally when he does, he vomits. I brought him to the Vet last week and a complete blood panel was done along with full body x-rays. The results showed that he is very healthy, no liver, kidney, heart or any other major organ problems. He did show the possibility of a minor hypothyroid condition, which is odd because his symptoms show more of a dog with hyperthyroidism. The Vet also expressed his anal glands and expressed two handfuls of thick brownish / grey bile. The Vet said that was due to him not having an expression in several years and did not seem to be concerned. I would suspect as my previous Vets from when I lived in California, that she would have tested his stools and urine? I have done an immense amount of research and his condition could be a number of things, from irritable bowl syndrome, intestinal problems, anal gland condition (since I learned that the thick brownish / grey bile is most likely a sign of infection, it is not normal). Since the vet visit I have also expressed more of the thick bile from his anal glands. Maybe cancer, or he did eat some clumping cat litter, so perhaps the cat litter is stuck in his large and or small intestines? The Vets in Las Vegas, sad to say, only want money, which is no problem, but to just do test after test with no answers or remedies is beyond disheartening and frustrating. I lost my other male Beagle last year due to the lack of concern from the Vets here, as I went to 3 different Vets that time. Just 5 days ago I reached out to my neighbor 2 houses away who is a Holistic Vet and she basically said she was leaving to go out of town in two days and was busy! This is a Vet who even does house calls and did not seem to care. So I am doing my best with the resources I have and have been giving him pedialyte and force feeding him with a syringe a mix of white jasmine rice, coconut oil and little bit of meat and veggies. This has been helping a bit, but then yesterday he began vomiting again. I also just started giving him Silica today as well as some homeopathic tincture to fight viruses, etc... mixed up some hot water with Epson salts and are applying to his anal area. Any help, insight and or guidance will be greatly appreciated, as there is clearly a greater problem here.
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I would stop the Silica and your other tinctures at this time ; Also, leave the anal area alone and just focus on scrambled eggs - small amount of cheese and milk mixed with 3 eggs - do this 2 x per day for 2 days - also offer small amounts of pedialyte flavored with a little low salt chicken broth