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    Oh I did ring the chemist today to ask before we decided against it and she said giving dogs fish oil is a natural anti inflammatory that are good for dogs... not sure how accurate it is but thats what the chemist said.

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    BG, just thought you might want to try coconut oil as an option too. I work with an Indian lady who swears by it, for cooking, in food, on skin, scalp, everything, but she reckons you need to start with a really small amount.

    I bought two bottles (there's an Indian grocery called Prime in Osborne Park and sure to be others in Perth, it's a blue bottle Parachute brand), one for us and one for Ruby, and I had it in the cupboard all winter (solid) and the one day when the weather warmed up I remembered it and could squeeze it out without micro-waving, so when I remember I put a small bit in with Ruby's dinner, or else I have some Mega 3 oil for dogs, that I bought when browsing through the (human) health food store one day. Must remember to start using it again - unfortunately with my oldageitis and blonde moments I don't always think about it

    Is Hooch moving a bit easier today?

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    'bunny-girl' - Hope Hooch is feeling much better today !

    Poor little fellow - but like all males will be lapping up all the TLC that he can get !

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    He is back to normal... almost Last night he got into this craze mode where he runs blindly around the house and knocks things around, so it cant be all that bad (he does it every night.. goes crazy and runs like a looney dog inside the house)
    He is back in our beds and all is well in our household again.
    I love my dog! <3

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    fish oil helps in the anti-inflammatory process but any 'oils' you give need to be balanced with an antioxidant like vitamin E. That is why I use the Energy E oil, it's a high dose but balanced. Just like oils can go rancid out in the air, they can degrade to byproducts in the body which in fact cause inflammation!

    NEVER EVER EVER dose your animal by yourself. Pain killers and animal safe non steroidal anti inflammatories (NSAIDS) are two very different things, I have in emergency used human ones but they were prescription only and I had a friend who is a vet on call to tell me it was OK first. You risk causing hemorrhaging, seizures, organ failure etc. There are a lot of people who recommend some really stupid things on the internet and in real life, hell I know one person who uses garden grade pesticide to de-flea his dogs and kennels because 'its the same stuff as the expensive dog products, but cheaper!'. If in doubt, I would rather fork out for a vet bill and go home knowing I've worried too much then cut a corner and end up with a bigger problem.

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    Thanks Nekhbet! I actually read that dogs can't handle our painkillers. I didn't know that..
    We have pet insurance so I am not going to think twice about taking him to see the vet.
    Always appreciate your advice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    He is back to normal... almost Last night he got into this craze mode where he runs blindly around the house and knocks things around, so it cant be all that bad (he does it every night.. goes crazy and runs like a looney dog inside the house)
    He is back in our beds and all is well in our household again.
    I love my dog! <3
    Pleased to hear this ! All he is doing is 'zoomies' ! All pups do it ! Ask Sean about what his 2 get up to !

    When Riley carries on like that - I call him 'my crazy man' - I thank the 'ones who look after crazy dogs' - that he misses me when he is being like this !

    Obviously, if he is doing the 'craze mode' - then he is feeling a lot better !

    Really good advice from ' Nekhbet' - regarding human drugs - dogs have such a different metabolism than us - so - yes - I always refer to my vet - if I want to try something new !

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    Zoomies lol! we call it "Hooch is in crazy mode watch out!"

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