Recipes

Blue Power Ear Treatment

Ingredients:

16 oz. Isopropyl Alcohol
4 Tablespoons Boric Acid Powder 
16 drops Gentian Violet solution 1% 
(All ingredients available at a pharmacy)

Mix together in alcohol bottle and shake well. You will also need to shake solution every time you use it to dispense the Boric Acid Powder. To use, purchase the “Clairol” type plastic bottle to dispense solution to affected ear.  Your vet or pharmacy will also have empty bottles available.

Treatment:  Evaluate condition of ears before treating and if very inflamed and sore do not attempt to pull hair or clean out ear. Wait until inflammation has subsided which will be about 2 days.

Shake the bottle each time before using. Flood the ear with solution (gently squirt bottle), massage gently to the count of 60, wipe with a tissue. Flood again on first treatment, wipe with a tissue, and leave alone without massage. The dog will shake out the excess which can be wiped with a tissue, the Gentian Violet does stain fabric.

Schedule of Treatment:

Treat 2x per day for the first week to two weeks depending upon severity of ears
Treat 1 x per day for the next 1-2 weeks
Treat 1x per month as a preventative

Boric Acid soothes the ear
Gentian Violet is an anti-infection agent
The solution appears to work well on any ear problems from mites to canker.

Especially good for yeasty ears  (brown, smelly discharge)

Hot Spot Treatment

Ingredients

2 tea bags in 1/2 c boiling water  ( I use chamomile or green tea but any tea will do)
1 cup alcohol
2 dissolved Asprin
Cotton balls

Heat 1/2 c water to boil, remove from heat.
Add tea bags and let steep for two minutes, discard bags after squeezing out
Add remaining ingredients.
Store excess for one week.

Application

Trim away hair from affected area.
Let solution cool, then dab solution on hot spot. Repeat three times a day until dried up and gone.
Do not allow dog to lick area

Fading Puppy Remedy

Purchase through Natural Rearing at
http://www.naturalrearing.com/coda/p_fading_puppy.html

HOMEOPATHIC PREPARATION

Richard Croft the originator of the Fading Puppies Remedy developed the product over many years, based on observation and trying over 800 combinations. It has been used for over 30 years in Europe and has treated tens of thousands of puppies and kittens successfully.

Puppies that fade can do so for a variety of reasons. This could be why some fade out in the first few hours and some may go at two weeks. The Fading Puppy Remedy takes into account the majority of reasons why pups fade, giving it a very High success rate.

I give the dam Fading Puppy Remedy from the first day of breeding through whelping. The Remedy can be given to the bitch during whelping for cases of exhaustion. The dam gets it for a week following whelping to get a good supply of milk.

I give it to pups from the first day until around 2 weeks. Especially good for trauma such as dew claw removal or tail docking.
Since starting my bitches with fading Puppy Remedy my litters are more robust and even in size.

I would not consider having a litter without it.  One 60 ml bottle will last for one breeding and litter. Homeopathic preparations are not dosed by weight.

PLEASE make sure pups are kept in a warm area for the first couple weeks of life. A new pup needs to be in an 85 degree environment until day 4, then 80 until 7-10 days old!

Puppy Formula (also good for the dam)
                                                                                                              Also known as Sarah's Chunky Monkey Recipe!

Good for bottle feeding, tube feeding, supplementing and weaning formula.
Give this to the dam if her milk isn't down. She can always use the fluids and the calories.

Place ingredients in a container and hand mix thoroughly. Be careful to not over blend and create a milk shake full of bubbles or you will have cranky puppies.
If tube feeding please visit this link for accurate information on how to do it: http://leerburg.com/bottlefeeding.htm
Keep cool and discard leftovers after 7 days.

 

Satin Balls (weight gain)

Not intended as dog food, but a snack for weight gain along with daily meals.
Good for studs who won’t eat, or performance dogs.

 Ingredients

1# Burger
1-1/3 c Total Cereal
1-1/2 c uncooked oatmeal
1 raw egg with shell
6 Tbsp wheat germ
1 pkg Knox unflavored gelatin
2 Tbsp flax oil
2 Tbsp unsulphered molasses

Mix in large bowl, form into meat balls. Store in air tight container in refrigerator.
Carbs and protein.