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Reader's Write Hot Spots & A Touching Dog Story That May Make You Cry!
September 15, 2009
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

So many readers have been writing lately and sharing your sweet tales of success (or trials) with your furry friends that I’m devoting this issue to your letters.

Keep ‘em coming! I love hearing from you. And you never know when one of your experiences will help another.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading and contributing!

Jen & Baggins

Reader's Write About Hot Spots

Dear Jennifer, I really look forward to your e-mail and find them extremely interesting. Just wanted to say when I used to breed and show Bichon Frises I found hot spots quite common on them at one time. I was then advised to change their diet for a lower protein and hey bingo no more hot spots.

Regards, Trish

Jennifer –

We have a similar story – our little 11 year old red Pekingese was always scratching and utterly miserable – making less sleep for us.

He got hot spots so bad he lost lots of his hair on his back. His regular vet diagnosed him with allergies and said we should give his allergy medicine in chicken. So, I boiled chicken and his dry dog food was chicken – long story short – it got progressively worse.

We decided to take him to Dr. Trish Ballard (Carrollton, Texas) our wonderful holistic veterinarian who also practices Chinese medicines.

Dr. Ballard found our Sam was allergic to CHICKEN!

After several herbal drops and daily doses of salmon and turkey bacon – he slowly healed. With the herbal vitamins and Chinese drops he has more hair now than ever and runs and plays like he did years ago.

I was reluctant at first – but I am definitely a believer. She is amazing. At his regular vet – he would shake and just be so scared – at Dr. Ballard’s - she flips him over and cuts his toe nails; cleans his teeth with quick recovery; and he wants to stay and play on her floor! It may be the Yen and Yang – but it works!!! She should be veterinarian of the year – Sam’s vote!!!!

Cheryl Congrove

A Sweet Dog Story

Reader Susan tells a touching tale about rescuing Sophia and Tony, two schnauzers who needed love and comfort.

Sophia was sweet and loving but Tony was a terror. Read how Susan refused to give up on Tony and now he's a fuzzy light in her life!

Whole Dog Journal

I wanted to mention Whole Dog Journal again since some of you asked about it.

It's a great newsletter filled with postive dog training tips and nutrition and health info. Take a look if you haven't already.

Whole Dog Journal

Recipes --Low Protein Veggie Bones

Occasionally, I get an email asking for a low protein recipe. Here's one for Low Protein Veggie Bones. Happy Baking!

Low Protein Veggie Bones

Have a great holistic day!

Jen & Baggins The best in homemade dog treats for your dog.

P.S. Oh, I almost forgot, I want to let you know if you’ve ever thought about building an online business there’s never been a better time to take a look at Site Build It.

That’s the company I use and I really recommend them for helping you to build a business online.

Add to the Photo Gallery!

You can share your rescue tails erm tales here

I’d like to invite you all share pictures of your dog(s). It’s easy and fun! Don't forget to tell us where you live! You can click the link below and add your four-legged joy.

Add Your Dog to the Photo Gallery!

Until the next issue of Baggins' Bites! Stay well and happy baking!

Yours in health and treats,
Jen & Baggins

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