From a simple cyst in the paw at 8 months, to scratching at the ears, it was always a medication, one after another. Antibiotics, steroids, medicated creams, ointments, powders, Atopica, Apoquel, Cytopoint Allergy, Tramadol, Rimadyl, Gabapentin – it never ended.
I trusted my traditional vet, he knew my bulldog best and even had bulldogs of his own. I always asked, “If he was yours, what would you do?” Whatever he said, I trusted him.
Little did I know what all of these chemicals were doing to Tyson over time. Sure, they worked, but as soon as the meds stopped, the issues persisted and many times were worse! His body became resistant to the antibiotics. I settled for hearing “it’s a bulldog thing, get used to it, it’s in their genes.”
Allergy testing, yearly vaccines, experimental treatments – all to the tune of $30,000! Nothing worked.
What was the breaking point?
When his hot spots spread like wild fire, his fur was falling out in large clumps, his skin turned into areas of hard rock and when his paws had cysts in them.
It was do or die! Literally. Drastic measures had to be taken!
What we did…
- Found an integrative vet
- No more meds
- No more kibble
- Supplements to fix a suppressed immune system
- Vaccine detox
- Homeopathic remedies
- Prednisone and steroid detox
- Charcoal baths and wraps daily
- CBD oil to help with inflammation
- Love, love, love and have the will to do whatever it takes!
Why are we telling you this? Because we don’t want another pet to suffer like Tyson did. But through it all, he survived.
While medication and vaccines are necessary, there is a time and place for everything. Look at other options; don’t rush for a quick fix, but a LIFELONG fix.
If you want to see change, you have to make change.