A holistic approach saved pug from
being put down
When my pug
puppy was about 6 months old, she was diagnosed with demodex
skin disease causing rash and hair loss. It is not uncommon
for puppies when their immune system is still fragile. The vet
had given her antibiotics and skin treatment medication but
very little improvement was noticed. Final treatment was
started and the vet advised that if this would fail to achieve
the results, that there would be the possibility of having to
put her to sleep in the future as she would suffer too much
from the rash and additional skin infections.
Dita (my dog)
was also very shy and afraid even when trying to lift her up.
She also would never walk up or down the stairs and our flat
is only accessible for dogs by the stairs so this became a
problem. Her body composure was very instable and insecure.
During our weekly visits to Bishan
park dog run, we met Harry and we asked for some information
about training. He noticed the skin problem and gave us some
practical tips but also informed us that Dita needed a boost
in self confidence as that would help her to build up her
immune system. we therefore decided to start the obedience
training with Harry and already after two lessons did we see a
serious change in behavior of Dita. She would stand much more
stable on her legs, the rasah disappeared and the hair started
to grow and very soon after that, she began walking up the
stairs. Her self confidence grew week after week and finally
the vet declared her free from the infection and all other
treatment could be stopped.
- 22nd February 2009