Posted : 1/21/2008 9:05:24 AM
Uhm, not sure what your point is, the arabinogalactans come from larch tree extract. I did research it and when I found that they give it to HUMAN cancer patients to stimulate their immune system, I figured I'd give it a try. My dog gets LOADS of fiber in the form of pureed veggies and added psyllium husks. The vets and I feel it is a combination of anatomy and immune system with him since his glands are located more internally and even with firm stools don't appear to empty completely and he's very allergic to alot of food items, so the thought is that his "glands" in alot of his body are overactive because of his allergy reactions to things. Since being introduced to my vet's practice, this powder has helped several dogs who had responded to nothing else for their anal glands, had numerous infections and ruptures and were facing surgery.
Works for us. Simple fiber helps others, to each his own.
That is interesting. Not trying to judge what you do, just offering what has been working very well here. One of my dogs has had terrible allergic issues when first had her. Once we stopped purchasing dog food and started cooking, allergies have completely ceased. We do feed one cup of Wellness brand (in am) or other good food that has limited grains and things that are apparently detrimental to dog alimentary health. All of the rest is home prepared. The fiber in addition that I give is for them to chew up and create another wave of nice crunch roughage that helps to keep em clear.
Of course when you need a script, for intestinal inflammatory issues or allergies or whatever your specifac dog's issue is, that is excellent to seek a vets advice. and use that script. Anything else may cause more pain and discomfort for a pet such as this.
Glad to hear you are having success!
[<b>edited by:</b> dogslife at 9:16 AM (GMT -5) on Mon, Jan 21 2008]
Just looked at this, apparently there are other preparations with a less pure preparations w/ extract. It seems like it is mainly for cancer patients with liver issues? And also for autoimmune issues? Very interesting. Wonder where "larch trees" are from?