Thank you, Linda. I guess the good news is, so far, this has been much worse on us humans than it has been for Indy. Now, regarding the bone broth, do you have advice on what kind of bones to get? I'm a vegan and have zero experience there. Roxy's holistic vet also mentioned bone broth being good for her and her Wobblers, and I didn't even think to ask about what kind of bones or how on earth I'm supposed to make the
I lost my first post, so this one will be shorter.
Read the article I linked. It tells you how to make it and all the benefits it provides. Organic bones from free range animals would be the very best, but you still get good results from regular supermarket bones.
I use pork neckbones, four to five pounds as that fills my slow cooker, because there's a lot of cartilage in them, plus there's much more meat than they look. I want the most glucosamine (from the cartilage) for Parker as I can get. I don't debone only because I use them for filler as I'm trying to take a few pounds off Parker. They offer no nutritional benefit as all the good has been leached out of them by the acv. You could also use chicken backs, chicken or turkey frames and throw in some chicken feet if you can get them, knuckle bones, most any bones.
I don't know how much to tell you to give, but I give Parker one coffee cup full, which includes meat, with his morning and evening meal. My friend gives her Boston terrier mix a bone broth cube, from ice tray, per meal.
I have still not had to do one thing for Parker for his allergies this year beyond the sardines and bone broth. This is a dog who had to have foot baths and rinses for interdigital cysts, nor have I had to use the vinegar water spray for yeast and staph breakouts or prevention and those sprays were whole body every couple of days, plus daily wipedowns when he came in from outside.
Based on what's going on with Parker, I believe a lot of his problem was leaky gut.