When asked what advice she would offer to other dog owners, Catherine suggests that owners never assume that their dog is allergic to just one thing. If the dog has allergies, they are usually allergic to several different elements. She also suggests that if dog owners decide to use Prednisone, they should go with the lowest dosage available and look into giving them milk thistle to prevent against liver damage. Owners should be open to trying new medications and therapies and never give up. It’s important to try everything they can to keep their pup as comfortable as possible.
This is a bit of a controversial statement, but it is not without its support. For instance, labs have demonstrated some synergistic activity of garlic along-side anti-fungal medication for certain Candida species. The allicin extracted from garlic has been demonstrated to possess systemic a nti-fungal activity with equal or greater potency than fluconazole , a common anti-fungal medication in the “azole” class of drugs ( 3 ; 4 ; 5 ; 6 ). In addition to being taken orally, a topical cream containing garlic and thyme was as effective as a clotrimazole vaginal cream for support of candida vaginitis ( 7 )
5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month