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Old 12-07-2008, 07:42 PM
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Ultimately you need to do what you think is best and if following the suggestions of Linda Arndt and your vet is what you want to do, than thats what you need to do.
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I guess with the Great Dane Lady and Blackwatch program and the advice from the vet I thought I was doing the correct thing...

The vinegar/honey tonic is just that..a tonic, NOT a cure. As Rimadyl is
just a pain killer..NOT a cure.

Did you read the link that Humbug posted to You?? If not here it is again...
http://www.doglogic.com/hod.htm Please read the entire article. Hazel
Gregory is a very long term Dane owner and breeder and has probably
forgotten more about the breed then most vets will ever know.

What is the protein level of the holistic Eagle...that's the problem here,
protein. Have you contacted the breeder and what {if anything} did
they advise??

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I am so sorry that he has relapsed, but I was afraid this would happen. That is what is so insidious with this disease. They feel better and then, BAM, back to square one.
Did you talk to your vet about the mediine and antibiotic protocal I sent to you? This could take weeks/months to clear up.
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Would you consider homeopathic treatment? I just went thru HOD with a 4 month old female Dane (Katie, the blue merle in the pic) and she was treated and is recovering beautifully!
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Sending positive thoughts for your boy. I would seriously consider the advice given in this thread as far as the protein levels.

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You have gotten great advice here. I pray your boy is soon on the road to recovery.
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I have now tried 3 vets...all have never experienced HOD in Great Danes, so they all recommend the Rimadyl and not one of them wants to prescribe the Chloromycetin because of the "dangers" I think that anything at this point would be good. The dog food is 23 percent...the only food I could find within a 75 mile radius that was even that low. Everything else was much higher. Tonight he is definitely feeling better...tail wagging, lifting his head and standing longer than 20 seconds. But from what I understand is he will relapse again.
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I have called the breeder several times and all he is worried about is "whose fault it is." I am not blaming anyone. He was on Nutro Maxx puppy until I got him, then I put him on the Eagle adult. The breeder says he's "heard" of HOD but has no experience. As far as I'm concerned it is probably my own "fault" but I have a 2and a half year old female and also have had 3 Danes growing up and they have all been on the Eagle brand and never had this happen, so I am now just doing the best that I can! I asked many times about the different antibiotic and the vets don't seem to think that it is an infection that needs antibiotics. So I can't get anything unless it is prescribed.
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Would you consider homeopathic treatment? I just went thru HOD with a 4 month old female Dane (Katie, the blue merle in the pic) and she was treated and is recovering beautifully!
I would love to try homeopathic!!
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If you can't find a 21% adult, if you can find a senior diet you can mix that 3/4 to 1/4 or even half and half to bring down the protein level.
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