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Thread: Any help for superbug

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    Any help for superbug

    Hi guys

    Max my 5 year old GWP had an op 10 days ago to remove a tumour from her foot. Wound not healing, she has picked up some bloody superbug.

    She is on antibiotics, probably starting a new and high dose tomorrow, she gets saline washes 2 x a day as well as topical cream with antibiotics

    Looking for any other things I can do...Manuka honey maybe?

    Back to vet tomorrow so if you have any tips will be running past them as well


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    See if you can find Condy's Crystals (Potassium permanganate)...a decent pharmacy should have some...
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    when I had the super bug at the end of last year I was on a pic line for 3 months probably a bit impractical for a dog it was that or die theres some alterntitive stuff out there turmeric and colloidal silver come to mind you will need something to kill bacteria as its a bacteria infection
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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    when I had the super bug at the end of last year I was on a pic line for 3 months probably a bit impractical for a dog it was that or die theres some alterntitive stuff out there turmeric and colloidal silver come to mind you will need something to kill bacteria as its a bacteria infection
    "Active" Manuka honey and colloidal silver worked on my leg ulcers, don't see why it wouldn't work for a pooch.

    I took the antibotics the doc kept prescribing but gave up on their "dressing the wound' visits as wat ever they were using were'nt working after 2 months

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    Def go for the manuka honey. Use the highest UMF you can find. Expensive but more cost effective than other options. Had one of the boys beef calves hit a gate at warp nine due to fireworks. Opened up his shoulder wide enough to fit a hand inside. Cleaned and debraded it had the vet stitch it up leaving a drain. Massive dose of anitbiotics and the wound wouldnt dry and heal. Used honey daily ....till the sod got a taste for it and the scar diminished to about a thumbnail size. Sold him as prime beef so well worth the effort.
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    Dino, if you want to do the honey thing let me know, the Mrs works at comvita and I'm sure I have some UMF +26 or someshit in the cupboard. Its fucking insanely expensive at the shops. I can try and get it either free or cheap and send some down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Dino, if you want to do the honey thing let me know, the Mrs works at comvita and I'm sure I have some UMF +26 or someshit in the cupboard. Its fucking insanely expensive at the shops. I can try and get it either free or cheap and send some down.
    That is a great offer
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    Cheers for the input

    At the vet today so will check regards the honey thing

    Gibo...Legend, cheers and will let you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino View Post
    Cheers for the input

    At the vet today so will check regards the honey thing

    Gibo...Legend, cheers and will let you know

    Dino
    Vet will most likely be skeptical

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    Just some reading mate.

    Components of Manuka Honey

    Hydrogen peroxide is a component of honey. It gives most honey its antibiotic quality. But some types of honey, including manuka honey, also have other components with antibacterial qualities.

    Another antibacterial component in manuka honey is methylglyoxal (MG). MG is a compound found in most types of honey, but usually only in small quantities.

    In manuka honey, MG comes from the conversion of another compound -- dihydroxyacetone -- that is found in high concentration in the nectar of manuka flowers.

    MG is thought to give manuka honey some of its antibacterial power. The higher the concentration of MG, the stronger the antibiotic effect. But, there may also be other compounds involved in the medicinal effect of manuka honey.

    Honey producers have developed a scale for rating the potency of manuka honey. The rating is called UMF, which stands for Unique Manuka Factor.

    The UMF rating is thought to correspond with the concentration of MG and other compounds. Not all honey labeled as manuka honey contains significant levels of antibacterial factors. To be considered potent enough to be therapeutic, manuka honey needs a minimum rating of 10 UMF. Honey at or above that level is marketed as "UMF Manuka Honey" or "Active Manuka Honey."

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    informative, not your usual style
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    Actually vet was supportive of the Honey, so will give it a crack

    Starting high dose antibiotics today so hopefully will see an improvement in 48 hours

    Dog will definitely owe me a few deer for all the friggin vet bills!

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    I'm on it
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    how fuckin horrendous a thing to happen hope it comes right

    when did having a dog become so bloody complicated ??
    i mean apart from dopey drivers getting hung up in fences kicked by stock or old age. ive been bloody lucky.
    my doggy downers have been mediore in comparison to some of the horror stories here and about

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    I feel like a cock for not getting any to ya, tryed to flog the mrs stash and got busted. I cant understand how 250 grams of honey is $199!!!! Sorry bro.

 

 

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