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    Question Sinus

    We have a 12 year old Red Cloud Kelpie who has a sinus condition. Took him to the vet and was on anti-biotics which did not do much good. He has swelling on the right side of his head from the fluid. The vet says they could drain it but he would have to have major surgery and due to his age may not come out of it, so we trying to manage the condition through medication. We have been using fexo with two tablets daily.
    Apart from the sinus he is healthy, got a clean bill of health heart, teach, weight from the vet and still loves to play ball however because he is basically only breathing through the left side he runs out of puff quickly.
    The other day he was standing up sniffing flowers in the gum tree and the sinus material ran down and made him throw up. But that was good as he got a new lease on life again. Sure the poor fella is suffering from the pressure.
    Any suggestions on what to give him? how to reduce the swelling or even make him sneeze to empty the sinus out?

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    three vets later and anti-biotics still with no improvement. Nothing to lose but do our own thing. Vitamin tablets and Inner Health tablets to build up his own body to fight the problem and he is recovering. Anti-biotics kill good and bad so an extended period causes havoc and each vet had notes from the other that we provided.
    Think outside the square and help nature help itself.

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    You really want to think outside of the square?

    If all else fails (as I'm sure you'll try everything and anything you can) do you know of an acupuncturist around your area who would do a dog?

    Yes I'm serious.

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    For humans - they have something called a "netti potty" which looks like a little china aladin's lamp. And you fill it with tepid warm salty water and pour it up one nostril, it goes in the sinus and ideally flushes it out and warm salty water and goo should come out of your nose.

    Now if you can figure out how to do that for your dog without drowning him...

    And if dog is on antibiotics, consider feeding yoghurt to replace the good bacterias.

    And try to find out what is aggravating the sinus problem - dodgy plants? dust? dust mites? flea allergy? Dodgy food? I've heard of people getting allergy tests based on hair samples. Not sure how well it works. But if you can find the allergen and eliminate it from the Dog's environment - that should help.

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    Well I figure after two vets still no progress. So I'm giving him a mixture of silica and inner health plus a multi vitamin. figure to help him build up his own fight against it and at least he more active now and the lump and blood discharge is less. Well blood discharge has basically stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    You really want to think outside of the square?

    If all else fails (as I'm sure you'll try everything and anything you can) do you know of an acupuncturist around your area who would do a dog?

    Yes I'm serious.
    Absolutely couldn't agree more DA.....excellent suggestion
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