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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 7:15 pm 
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I switch back and forth between Evolve and Rachel Ray Nutrish for his food.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food- ... sh-just-6/

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This is taken from http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/ ... =35&t=2975

I would change your food. With the health problems how are the teeth and gums?

I would find a frozen raw all ready made dog Food, you need to add DE EARTH, COCONUT OIL in your food. Need to treat that Candida Yeast Infection or Candidiasis problem. YOU WON'T FIND the possible fix HERE.

Find a better higher end dog food. Just another opinion. All kibble has starch and that holds it all together. Learn to share good diet foods for the whole family eating together as just add another person at the table. May be a good stew.

Ask a vet about what I said about Candida Yeast Infection in Dogs or Candidiasis, any drugs will cause more GUT problems.

Need to fight this from the inside out not out side in.

I spend 38 dollars every two weeks on dog food unless he eats what we eat. I try to stretch it out by adding chicken necks, turkey neck sections, we live in turkey land you ever see a 50 pound turkrey and what it's neck is like? I had a fifty pound smoked turkey, a leg from that size big bird at a Nascar race. I sometimes buy expensive lamb loin chops for us and for Oliver's fills his tummy and makes him lazy! A RAW CHOP!

YOU NEED TO READ UP ON THIS!
You have major health and possible diet problems as your picks of food have your dogs health problems. Chronic ear infections is a sign of allergies. Again Candida Yeast Infection in Dogs or Candidiasis, any drugs will cause more GUT problems.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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I'll do it for you!

What is the cause of middle ear infections?

Most cases of middle and inner ear infections in dogs and cats are caused by an extension of an infection in the outer ear. Staph, Strep, and Pseudomonas bacteria or Malassezia or Candida yeast are often isolated as the infectious agents. Less commonly bacterial infections may ascend from the oral cavity through the auditory tube and into the ear.

Like how's the teeth and gums? Hope this helped

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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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I might try adding some yogurt to his food for a while to see how that does. I can't afford a "raw diet" for him. Thanks for all the suggestions and help everyone!


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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"I switch back and forth between Evolve and Rachel Ray Nutrish for his food."

Hi Mickey,

Unfortunately Evolve contains brown rice as a main ingredient, and perhaps that could be a reason. Rachel Ray nutrish contains whole grain and corn. Cici used to eat a kibble with grain before I adopted her and she had terrible ear problems.

I totally get you about the cost of the raw pre made foods out there. Very expensive.

Here's another suggestion, if it is helpful - I have found that when I go to the butcher shop here, I can get a whole bunch of chicken, chicken liver etc for VERY cheap. I got a whole pack of chicken livers for $2. Throw it in a crock pot and freeze. Throw in some carrots if you like. It all gets soft, not much effort required in breaking it up. Now and then you can also give an egg. Start slowly to avoid stomach upsets.

You don't need to give up on kibble. Just find a grain free one. Mix this with your grain free kibble a times and other times on it's own.

You may find a lot of wax build up as you do this; the body detoxifies, they say. I promise you'll see a difference if you take out corn and other grains or rice in a few weeks,

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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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Yea beef heart also very cheap and not classed as a organ so less stomach upsets. Throw some butternut squash in with the carrot, plenty of useful nutrients and abit of broccoli.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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mickey65 wrote:
I might try adding some yogurt to his food for a while to see how that does. I can't afford a "raw diet" for him. Thanks for all the suggestions and help everyone!


You and your family and cocker could eat more healthy leave out the carbohydrates and starches.. Try can food tripe. Then the teeth and gums will suffer you'll need to keep them clean.

You still didn't say how the teeth and gums are, as the health for everyone starts there in the mouth. A dog needs clean teeth and my guess every two years for a Vet cleaning if you don't keep it up by brushing with coconut oil.

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Joe in North Bay Ca wrote:
mickey65 wrote:
I might try adding some yogurt to his food for a while to see how that does. I can't afford a "raw diet" for him. Thanks for all the suggestions and help everyone!


You and your family and cocker could eat more healthy leave out the carbohydrates and starches.. Try can food tripe. Then the teeth and gums will suffer you'll need to keep them clean.

You still didn't say how the teeth and gums are, as the health for everyone starts there in the mouth. A dog needs clean teeth and my guess every two years for a Vet cleaning if you don't keep it up by brushing with coconut oil.

Joe

It's true anything wrong in the mouth gets swallowed and affects every organ. :th-up
Hey could just be allergies might be a bad year for whatever your dog is allergic to, one of my dogs gets crappy ears for one month every spring, so I have to clean them just once aweek. then just once a year after that.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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His teeth and gums are fine. He's never had a problem with those.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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Read this cockers first year of life.

http://www.zimfamilycockers.com/Forums/ ... =35&t=8319

What they did to fix it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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I know you guys are suggesting raw foods here, but I'd like to go back to the "no grains" point that Cici made earlier. In my experience, most cockers are at least sensitive to grains, if not down right allergic to them. And now that all grains are GMO, it's even worse. It almost always shows up in ear problems and/or foot chewing.

My suggestions, tired-and-true:

1) Go to Costco, buy the Kirkland Salmon and Sweet Potato kibble. (gasp! horrors! yes, kibble) Where I live in California it is $28.99 for 35lbs (I understand it costs less in other parts of the country). At my house that lasts 3 months for one cocker, fed 1 cup per day, half cup morning, half cup evening.

2) Amazon (go online through this forum to help pay for the server), order Liquid Health, K9 Liquid Ear Solution. As soon as it arrives, begin using it DAILY for a week. Room temperature, just put some in each ear, squish it around, blot out with a cotton ball. You will see results in a few days. On day 8, go to every other day for a couple of weeks, then to twice a week for a month, then once a week, forever. Seriously, cocker ears need continual maintenance for life.

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 Post subject: Re: Chronic Ear Infections, HELP!
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Most large companies use one large food processor plant. Which caused most of the dog food recalls in 2007 and later cross contamination.

Grain free is the better dog food. For me I would buy a small company like Annamaet on the East coast.

Grain free to me would be no chicken, unless organic range free.

Here is a small company that works by word of mouth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iWzNpAxSUg

Youtube this:" best The Specialists: Preservatives in Dog Food 2014 " They don't say what disease preservatives cause. In humans cancer comes up.

These Dog Food Preservatives Could Be Toxic to Your Pet+++++ google that and look at your kibble label.

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