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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow] #207524
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Yep, he is that picky! He always kinda has been. Not so much when he was younger, but now that he's older, he is. He loves the dry kibble and eats every last bite! I always say, I've never seen such a picky raw fed dog! He loves all the stuff he cant have!

As of right now, no, the others are not eating his raw. I will see what all I have and let you know. I would love to see it go to someone who will eat it.

Nope, he can't have eggs although he loves them. They make his ears red and itchy frown
He's never had tofu before! Not sure about beans...

I will do some research on Monica Segal. I know LauraHolder is using her diet with Oscar, so I have been reading through her thread. I will look at her books too.


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #207526
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Lisa, no he has never been on MSM.


I missed this before, but it's a supplement that is supposed to help with allergies and also skin, as well as joints. Might be worth a try?

Now off to read your long post!


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #207529
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Thinking about the diet...maybe with a cooked diet, he won't be so picky and might tolerate more proteins?

I am with Ruth, to me, picky often (usually?) means something isn't right or optimal.

You might want to start a new "diet thread", for more input, though here is fine too.

Max is King of Food Intolerance, and I'm fortunate that he tolerates beef nowadays. For awhile, it was lamb only, and that's pretty pricey. He absolutely can't have chicken, turkey, or pork.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #213328
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Just wanted to update on Mason

(knock on wood, hopefully I'm not jinxing it!)


I am pleased to say that Mason is doing very well! smile

He is eating Grain Free California Natural Kangaroo & Lentils. He is doing fantastic on it and he eats every meal now which is huge for Mason! happyboogie I no longer have to entice him to eat and he looks forward to eating.
I do notice a difference though, with him being off raw as far as the "dog odor" goes!

His skin has cleared up and is no longer dry, flaky & itchy. He no longer has any sore/red/itchy/hairless hotspot like patches, not even under his front legs/arms!

The edges of his ears are doing great and looking good too. They are healing, the hair is growing back.

His coat is starting to fill back in. His saddle was almost gray in color before, as he was itching it so much and pulling the hair out. That now is starting to fill back in black and is getting darker, like it was over the summer!

Anyways, I couldn't be more pleased with how he is currently doing and I hope it continues this way.
When we went out and about last Saturday, a guy that had seen him two weeks ago commented on how much better he looks, how his coat is filling in and that he is starting to look like a German Shepherd again! wub


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #213422
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Forgot to add, that he is no longer on the ONP stuff. It wasn't agreeing with him, think maybe it was one of the ingredients.
He is back on fish oil, vit e, & vit. c, finally too, and doing well! smile


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #213455
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So glad to hear good news.

So, was the main change the food then?


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MaxaLisa] #213457
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Yes, the food was the main change


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #213460
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Okay, so now we know he really has some major food issues. The abx helped with skin issues that maybe were from the allergies. But, the food...so glad that he is doing so well. Let's hope it keeps working!


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #213469
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Forgot to add, that he is no longer on the ONP stuff. It wasn't agreeing with him, think maybe it was one of the ingredients.
He is back on fish oil, vit e, & vit. c, finally too, and doing well! smile


I'm so glad to hear that Mason is doing so well. What a huge relief for both of you!

And, we will be happy to buy the ONP stuff off of you. It has worked wonders for Kailor.


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: BowWowMeow] #213513
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GSDTrain—hi, I'm still new here, but wanted to say Congratulations!!!! We’ll keep our fingers and paws crossed for continued success.
I’ve read your thread and it is helping us, so Thank You for sharing Mason and his story.

Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MSD] #221743
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Still doing well! smile


~Ashley~

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #221746
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Yay! Amazing what these subclinical food issues can do, isn't it? I'm so glad the food change is still working!


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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: GSDTrain] #221797
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Originally Posted By: GSDTrain
Still doing well! smile

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Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: Barb E] #222611
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GSDTrain—just wanted to say congratulations to you and Mason, it is a BIG deal that his skin is doing so well. My one boy is having such a hard time right now with his skin. Best wishes for continued success.

Re: Mason Skin Issues- Thoughts? [Re: MSD] #224121
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What a difference a year can make!
I was looking through pictures tonight and came across Mason's pictures from last March when his allergies were at their worst. This March, he looks nothing like that! He is currently having NO allergy issues, what so ever (and I hope it stays this way)!!!

March 14, 2011- Absolutely miserable (but still trying to put on a happy face!), extremely itching, losing hair etc.



March 12 & 18, 2012- Happy, healthy, and full of life- no itching, scratching, hair loss, inflammation, redness etc!





~Ashley~

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