Perianal Fistulas and German Shepherds
Bess developed perianal fistulas last year. This
condition seems to only affect German Shepherds. The general
prognosis is this is an incurable situation. I did research and
my vet did research. He put her on Cephalexin twice a day and
we had to clean her butt at the same time.
We were not seeing much healing until I started putting
Castor Oil on the anal area after we cleaned it. On subsequent
follow up visits, the vet remarked that he had never seen such
quick healing. Even so, Bess was unable to have a bowel
movement without biting off the feces.
I then added Cat's Claw and Cod Liver Oil in capsule form in
the morning and evening. I am most happy to say that Bess can
now have a bowel movement without assistance.
She is no longer taking the Cephalexin but I do continue to
give her the Cat's Claw and the Cod Liver Oil. This is the same
Cat's Claw that I take, I just give her less.
Training or Retraining Your Dog
Now that Bess is feeling better, we have started taking her
on walks again. I do believe she has forgotten every bit of her
training. She was totally ignoring me on commands. It was like
trying to train a 80 pound puppy.
I needed help and fast. I could not sing the praises of this
book more if I had written it. No matter what type of dogs you
may have in the rest of your life time - you will not need any
Taking our dogs for a walk is a pleasure. The exercise is
great and the fresh air is intoxicating. But I must admit, the
admiration for our beautiful German Shepherds is a very big