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    Default Tell me about manuka honey

    Its praises are regularly sung in assisting in the healing of wounds, but I was wondering about its other benefits, particularly from eating it.

    A friend suggested I try it with Mufti, a very elderly Maltese I adopted from Renbury just before he was you know what. I just couldn't bear to see such an old boy die and so he has come here to live out what time he has. He is on three different tablets as well as eye drops and ear drops. I haven't managed the ear drops yet because he is pretty ferocious when you try to do anything with his eyes or ears. I have to muzzle him just to wipe his eyes.

    However, he is doing really well and comparing what he was like when I brought him home with what he is now, I really feel he would have died quite soon had he not received treatment. He was microchipped and registered, but I don't know what efforts were made to reunite him with his owners; however, I'm glad that didn't happen. I'm pretty sure he would have been dumped as there is no way a dog in his state could have got out and gone wandering.

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    I have heard that it is very good for stomach problems, but I think you would need to research it in relation to how much for Mufti. There is also talk about it being mixed with cinnamon to relieve different problems.
    I know it is extremely good for wounds and skin ulcers.
    Good luck with Mufti, I hope you can get him used to having ear drops eventually.

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    I know nothing about the honey, but I hope that poor dog feels a little better because he is with you.

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    I give Geisha 1 teaspoon of honey in water every day, it isnt Manuka but I believe anything like that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    I know nothing about the honey, but I hope that poor dog feels a little better because he is with you.
    Thanks for the links, Cleasanta. Very interesting reading.

    I am sure Mufti feels better, Cate.

    He wasn't interested in breakfast this morning, but because he HAS to take his medication, I put all the chopped up bits of pills in a teaspoon of Manuka Honey and down they all went ----- then he went on to eat all his breakfast.

    I am now going to try it on another rescued dog I have, Kisho, who was so badly matted he had to be completely shaved. There are some parts of his body where the hair is not growing back, so off to the larder to get the honey for Kisho.

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    MY MIL swears by Manuka Honey Florence. Then again, she's a total fruit-loop, so possibly not the best advertisement for it! Lol.

    It is reknown for exceptional healing properties, and has also successfully been used to treat digestive tract illnesses and upsets.

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