German Shepherd With Numerous Health problems
by steve millnick
(ashburn, VA USA)
Our beloved Max is 5 years old. Max is a perfectly loving German Shepherd but has lots of medical issues.
He is from Budapest and has a pedigree. My wife bought him for my Christmas present 5 years ago.
His medical issues include:
1. Has only done well on one type of food - salmon and vegitable based food. Anything else he has immediate diareah.
2. Has tremendous difficulty going poop, even on the laxative -colace.
3. has many skin irritation problems including dry itchy skin to black patches under his armpits.
4. has serious anal fistulas.
He has been under the care of many vets and has been treated with all different types of medicines and treatments - no help!
Is there a german shepherd expert in the northern virginia /loudoun county area that can help us?
I love Max and dont want him to die soon.
steve millnickTotal German Shepherd
: I personally don't know of any German Shepherd specialists in your area - maybe some of my readers do. Poor Max, I'm sorry he's not feeling well. And it does sound as though his immune system is just shot.
Unfortunately regular medicine often doesn't cure health problems and they very seldom address underlying issues at all. I am a firm believer in non-traditional medicines and would suggest you check out a book written by a Naturopathic Scientist named Sara Rooney.
She is an research scientist with more degrees than you can imagine but very down to earth and she is an expert in many areas of animal health - and excellent in teaching the reasons for many underlying causes of your pets health problems and finding out how to reverse these problems. The name of her book is Heal Your Dog Naturally - And I would definitely suggest it to you - especially with all the problems your German Shepherd Max is having.
One other thing, I've interviewed Sara in the past - she's great - and she also does one-on-one consultations from time to time too in case you're interested. Good luck with Max.