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Question by Jean Ann
Submitted on 8/6/2003
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My 6 year old Westie has developed an elevation in Alkaline Phosphatase level. 6 weeks ago she had an episode of vomiting only undigested food immediately after eating for 4 meals. She had blood work and was treated with Reglan tablets and an antibiotic. Blood work at that time showed alk phos 281, this was the only test showing any elevation.On rechecking, it is now 425. She has some symptoms of food allery. Anal itching, licking of front paws, shaking head. But these are done randomly each day,these suttle symtpoms do not seem significantly bothersome to her. My vet. is checking her liver for enlargement thru xray. Should I consider placing her on a allergy homemade diet? I presently feed her Science Diet id prescription diet.


Answer by Kirsten
Submitted on 12/17/2003
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Yes - please try a homemade diet - it is so worth it.  My Westie had terrible allergies and was chewing his feet and scratching himself raw.  Once we started making him homemade food it all cleared up!  Give it at least 1-2 months so she has a chance to get the bad stuff out of her system and heal. My Westie was also vomiting undigested food right after he ate...I don't know why - my vet couldn't explain it either - maybe it was his body telling him he wasn't supposed to eat it!  My vet's only solution for allergies was Benadryl - but that didn't work and I don't like paying crazy vet bills and pumping my baby full of pills.  Try a homemade diet - and I hope her problems clear up!

I recommended these resources:
“Dr. Pitcairn’s Complete Guide to Natural Health For Dogs & Cats”  Pitcairn

http://www.westielovers.com/arf4westies/


 

Answer by GUBETTY
Submitted on 2/5/2007
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WHY MY WESTIE HAVE HIS MOUTH LIKE BROWN

 

Answer by GUBETTY
Submitted on 2/5/2007
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WHY MY WESTIE HAVE HIS MOUTH LIKE BROWN

 

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