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Ann

I've had dogs all my life and have been in pet care business 20+ years now, so thought I'd pass along a little of what I know (wish it was more).
DOG WON'T EAT OR DOESN'T LIKE FOOD YOU GIVE
Grind up freeze dried liver treats and sprinkle on top of food.
EAR WAX OR INFECTION:
Q-TIPS w/very little A & D ointment on them.
However, the best solution is NOT a home remedy. METAMAX from your vet is an antibiotic ointment you rub into ears and voila-- after 10 yrs. with sharpei's suffering their problems are solved!
SHEDDING:
Put duct tape at the edge of your vacuum without an attachment so it doesn't hurt dog's skin and vacuum away. My dogs actually love it (move back and forth along dog to vacuum out loose/old hair).
CUTS, SCRAPES, SORES, HOTSPOTS:
Depends on severity. If not bad, clean and apply A & D ointment. If bad to worse, betadine solution cleaning is best (gets out all infection and dirt and allows to heal). Follow by A & D ointment if necessary. Hot spots usually clear in a day.
PATCHES OF MISSING HAIR:
It's usually a food allergy. Change to Eukanuba Dry food only with a splash of water-- either Lamb & Rice or if really bad go to the allergy brand dry (that's what I use for my 2 shar pies).
CONSTIPATION (OK, this is gross).
Rubber glove, A & D ointment, and pull out the 'rocks' that are blocking the outlet (thank god only had to do this once) OR a 1/2 tsp. of Metamucil (not too much!) or less mixed in with food and water (need water to avoid choking and clumping).
Best of luck!

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Cassie

I just wanted to add that my vet told me to NOT use Q-tips and actually just use cotton balls.

Also, I've done the Vacuum thing never thought about putting duct tape at the ends. Very cool, never thought of that Thank you so much.

My dog is so frightend when I do it, never thought it could actually hurt her just because it doesn't hurt me. However, does it work for short haired dogs too? I've done it but don't see much of a difference. I have a pitbull/boxer mix and she sheds very bad during the spring time, but her hair is so short, I've been trying my hardest to get rid of this darn shedding.

bobaganushpoopers

ewwwwwwwwwwwww i think i wold just take my dog to the vet and let them do it for the last one

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