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Finn
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Jan 15, 2016 at 01:52
• Anne
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Hi, I am new to this site but have already found so much helpful info.  As mentioned Finn suffers from seasonal allergies presenting themselves as blackness around ears and licking of back legs.  He rubs his head on the ground often and I thought this was just because his ears were annoying him but have read recently that staining around westie's mouth is not just a 'normal' occurance but is representative of yeast in that area.

Is this true?  The reason I ask is that I don't usually wash his muzzle with the medicated shampoo but if it is yeasty in that area I guess I should be.  

Any advice appreciated.


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Diana
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Jan 15, 2016 at 03:04
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Kelsi used to have quite a bit of staining around her mouth but once she started eating roo tendons and I gave them filtered water it became less and less until I could barely notice it any more.l So whether it was the water or the roo tendons keeping her teeth cleaner I can't say. Hannah had a little bit of staining but not much and hers disappeared as well. 

I always washed their muzzles. 

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Finn
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Jan 15, 2016 at 04:08
• Anne
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Finn drinks tap water which has flouride in it.  Ha, we don't have a lot of roo's in NZ only kiwi's!

Will try washing his muzzle with the Nizarol when I bath him on Sunday and see if that helps with anything.

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Diana
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Jan 15, 2016 at 23:55
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Are they edible? lol

My brother reckons it's very un-Australian to eat kangaroo. Kent suggested them for my older girls as they had tummy issues so bones were out for them and they did really well on roo tendons. Maddie loves them and Izzy when she's old enough will have them too. Foster's vet (he's my Mum's nearly 12 year old Westie boy) said since Foster has been eating roo tendons the tartar on his teeth has cleaned right up. 

I have a filter on my tap so I just started giving them filtered water too and they seem to like it better, the water outside isn't filtered as Maddie tends to put her paws in it so it's impossible filter enough water to keep it filled. They come inside to drink from their bowl which is filled with filtered water. Strange but true!

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Katy ^~^
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Jan 15, 2016 at 05:34
• Jennifer
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The problems that you are talking about sound yeast related. Too much yeast production is typically an allergy problem. Also sugar feeds yeast growth - some veggies are high in sugar but carbs from grains turn in to sugar as well. Allergies can be both environmental and food related...
The Facebook page that I mentioned earlier Westies Health from Ears to Tail is an amazing resource. I highly recommend posting there - a thorough description of your problem. Then watch for responses by Katie Wyatt and Pat Baker. They have helped so many people. Another great resource for a more natural approach to health issues is Dr. Karen Becker and Mercola. I will post a link for you to check out.

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Katy ^~^
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Jan 15, 2016 at 05:37
• Jennifer
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I was looking for a great link to post, but found too many. Search this phrase:
dr karen becker yeast problems dog

Many great resources will pop up.

Hope this helps.
Jennifer Hagelie

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Jeanie & Annabel
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Jan 15, 2016 at 10:31
• Jeanie
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I have always thought it was the water.  I switched to distilled water, and it cleared up.  Just a cheap Brita pitcher would probably help, too. Jolly had staining at different times, and once I changed the water, it cleared up.

Hugs,
Jeanie and Annabel

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NimbySue
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Jan 15, 2016 at 16:12
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Andrew our new rescue Westie has some brown staining but we will never know what he had been fed on...a Dumpy boy so we had to put him on James Wellbeloved light diet and soon he will be weaned off as he has lost his weight we needed to get off...his staining is not bad at all though and will get a picture of his mouth area tomorrow in daylight and put on here...Hugs Annie and Gang xxxxxxxxxxx

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NimbySue
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Jan 16, 2016 at 16:34
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If my bwuvver gets bad staining and he has to eat them fings then I start calling him Anderoo instead of Andrew I weckon Ha Ha ...maybe he start hopping as well Hugs Naughty Nimby xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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