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Hi, this is Rita Hogan and welcome to the Dogs Are Individuals podcast. I'm a clinical canine herbalist and I've been practicing for over 20 years. This podcast is all about your dog through an herbal lens, so let's get to it and dive right in. Hello everyone, welcome to another edition of Our Beloved Shorts. So these are just little biteable episodes that you can share with your family and friends. Dog loving friends, that is, and you know, possibly cat loving friends.
I'm not sure we are going to answer one question today and then I'm going to have a little rant about flagell and antibiotics. Just to put you know, just to give you a little hint of what today's episode is going to be about, I want to thank our sponsor of our shorts, earthbuddy. So their website is earthbuddypetcom. They are a family owned hemp CBD business that is delighting us with their sponsorship. So check their website out, earthbuddypetcom. Remember, my sponsors are the reason why I'm here, so go see their website, check out their stuff. They have a lovely 20% off discount for my listeners, and it's earthbuddy20, earthbuddy20, all lowercase, all together, earthbuddy20. 20% off their products. Now they sent me a lovely box full of goodies for me to try, and I can't believe all the wonderful things that are in this box, but I just discovered in the corner, under the tissue paper, was this little tiny, like lip balm container called paw and skin balm 25 milligrams of CBD in the paw and skin balm.
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All right, so we are going to answer a question here. If you have a question right into the podcast, ask your question and I will answer it. So Lily writes in and she says I listen to your podcast regularly and really like them, love hearing from you. Thank you, lily. Have you heard about brave pause, daily anxiety and stress support? Lily, I have not, but I looked it up.
The ingredients sorobae 1,000 milligrams. Plantanus bark 1,000 milligrams. Those are the active ingredients and the inactive ingredients are beef flavoring gum, arabic magnesium, steroid, monocrystalline cellulose and potassium sorbate. Not too excited about the inert ingredients, because there really is no such thing as an inert ingredient, just saying Everything that you put in your body, you put in your dog's body, affects your body. So Potassium sorbate super not excited about that. But is it horrible? No, it's not.
Now, sorobae vine comes from, I believe, mexico or South America and I am not familiar with that. It's it's not in my repertoire of herbs. Then there's plantanus and there's many species of plantanus, so it doesn't say this like. It doesn't say like if it's oriental plain tree. Plantanus is is Latin for plain, plain tree, so I'm not sure what plain tree it is like. I have actually personally used plain tree. So I would need to know kind of what, what species of plain that is. But it's a thousand milligrams of each, you know. See if it works for your dog again, not too excited about the inert ingredients.
But if your dog doesn't have any like food issues or sensitivities and you know you've started this chew Nothing's going on you could give it a try. You know you could give it a try. I would try to get at the. I Would look at the root cause of the anxiety of your dog. Okay, and remember we always want to check ourselves Because our dogs feed off our energy and when we're stressed they're stressed. So just kind of look at, okay, why is my dog stressed in the first place, and try to deal with it systemically and work with your dogs Organ systems to calm everything down, including their nervous system. So that's my feedback on that. Lily, I can't give you too much information. I would ask what species that Plantanus Bark is and then you could, you could, write in again and let me know. Okay, thanks for writing into the podcast.
So I was doing a reread of the forever dog by Roddy Habib and dr Karen Shaw Becker Great book. I would buy a copy for almost any dog owner that you know, actually everyone. It would be a good book, for it's. Actually it should be on the shelf. So one of the things that I think is the most important in this book and relevant to today's dogs, with all the gut problems and all of the itching and scratching, and dealing with dysbiosis, which is basically saying that your dog's microbiome is not balanced and it's it's more leaning towards the negative side, and they do point out in here that it happens silently and with no outward symptoms until there is a systemic immunologic Reaction. So true, but what I want to point out is I want to read you a part of this book that I need Everyone to get because it's so important. On page 170 of the forever dog, they mentioned glyphosate residues and mycotoxins and things like that, and those are another conversation. Because this is a short. I want to, we have to make it short, so Today this is what I want you to get.
So there is a Antibiotic called Metronidazole, some people call it metrodisodonol and you can call it by its short name, flagell. I'm just gonna call it flagell. This is a prescription that gets Kind of handed out like candy and you can, your dog can, have a little bit of loose stool or diarrhea, you can bring it into your vet's office or a vet's office Maybe not your vet's office and the vet is going to prescribe as a standard of care flagell, okay, metrodinidazole, anyways, here's the thing about it. It messes up the gut Immensely and it messes up your dog's ability to process and digest protein, to quote the forever dog. Flagell kills Fusal bacteria, the bacteria dogs need to digest protein, and opportunistic pathogens are allowed to take hold. I'm gonna repeat that opportunistic pathogens are allowed to take hold.
I have been preaching this about flagell for the last decade because flagell, although it saved my life, it caused a ton of inflammation, food sensitivities and affected Basically my thyroid, my liver. I'm grateful that it saved my life. Don't get me wrong and for me, like I've said before, don't give antibiotics unless your dog is going to die, unless they're going to save your life. And then you have to work hard at cleaning up the mess and a lot of people don't realize just how hard you have to work. Rodney and Karen dr Becker point out that it creates irritable bowel syndrome and again it Drops the levels of fuso bacteria in the gut which are responsible for dealing with proteins and this basically increases filamentous bacteria, which are also described as FB.
And this whole process can trigger the epigenetic expression of interleukin-6 and other wait for it inflammatory pathways that create systemic inflammation in the body. Gonna say it again, this can trigger the epigenetic expression of interleukin-6 and the other inflammatory pathways that create systemic inflammation in the body. It turns on the genetic expression of inflammation markers, genetic markers in the body. It can also trigger the epigenetic upregulation of the TH17 gene. Folks, this is the gene that turns on dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and other inflammatory skin conditions. I find this so fascinating and having experienced myself, wow, I can't tell you in clinic how many people come to me and their dog has gotten so many rounds of flagell and other antibiotics Even like. Well, my dog got that three years ago, it doesn't matter, you have to work hard at clearing that up.
We have to turn off those genetic expressions, those epigenetic expressions for inflammation, and that involves detoxification and cleaning the genes with diet and supplements and increasing IGA in the gut and glycocalyx. Without IGA and glycocalyx good levels commensal bacteria, which are good bacteria, can not adhere to the gut wall. And what does flagell do? It plummets the levels of glycocalyx and IGA in the gut. So this is what I want you to know on the short. Okay, if your dog has had flagell or other antibiotics but we're talking about flagell you have to repair the gut. Okay, and you can look at my website, canineurbalistcom. Go under shop. You'll see digital downloads. There's an antibiotic recovery document there that I think it's like $10. And you can check that out and get on the way of repairing the gut. It's so important to the overall health of your dog and we want good protein breakdown because if undigested proteins are allowed to proliferate, that causes an immune system response and an immune system cascade, which can lead to leaky gut and food sensitivities and allergens.
I hope you enjoyed this short, a little rant, a little rave, a little question answering, and I'm gonna be back next week or on the next episode of this podcast, dogs Are Individuals. So write in and ask your questions. Visit our sponsors earthbuddypetcom. Thanks for listening to this episode of Dogs Are Individuals. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review in your podcast app. And don't forget sharing is caring. So if you love Dogs Are Individuals podcast, share it with your friends and family who love dogs. This will help me so much and remember, as a listener. I appreciate you Much. Thanks to Resident Media, my podcast production team. This podcast is produced by Drake Peterson and edited by Mike Fry. Any questions Email the show. Go to canineurbalistcom. Click podcast contact in the menu and then fill out that form and I'll answer any questions here online. Okay, so thank you so much for listening to this episode of Dogs Are Individuals podcast and I'm going to talk to you in our next episode.
The content of this show is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for veterinary care. This podcast doesn't constitute a provider-patient relationship. As always, talk to your doctor, veterinarian or healthcare provider first before starting anything new, and that includes herbs. I'm not a doctor and I don't treat disease or prescribe anything. I'm a traditional herbalist providing herbal support education only. Regarding any products I may suggest. The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here on the podcast is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from your vet. Please consult your veterinary professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.
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