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Hobson’s Health is Finally Improving

I have developed my own health care and nutritional plan for Hobson now and I am very pleased that finally, after so long, Hobson is starting to improve. 

Several weeks ago I went back through all my research printouts for the last 3-4 years and I came back to the same cause for all of Hobson’s health problems. Until recently I have never found any vet or natural therapist who has agreed with me. They have been treating Hobson for issues like skin problems, allergies, inflammation, etc. but none of them have recognised the cause, which is Systemic Yeast Infection. I do not understand this term because the condition is not an infection. It is a severely impaired digestive system caused by the over-growth of bad yeast which, if not treated quickly enough, will damage other organs inside the body. Hobson developed this life-threatening health problem because of veterinary drugs. 

Each morning I make up a mixture for Hobson which comprises nutritional supplements, juiced organic beetroot and pineapple as well as papaya, goji berries, chia seeds and Jalna yoghurt. Misty and I have some too, excluding some of the nutritional supplements. 

This is a photo of Hobson with the pink mixture around his mouth. One of his eyes will never be the same because of what the vets did to him. He has lost most of the sight in this eye.

Here is Misty with Hobson this morning. Misty is in desperate need of a groom which I plan to do today. Over the last 7 months I have slowly changed Misty’s diet from a dried food diet fed by her breeder to a natural diet. Misty was in excellent health when she arrived but she has improved. Her coat has improved in quality and her body shape has strengthened. Like Beau and Hammer, Misty has only one speed, i.e. “full throttle”. Even though she is extremely energetic, she remains sound. 

Hobson’s coat is finally growing over his “elephant” skin. The inflammation has left his body. The puss-like substance has stopped oozing out of the sides of his neck. His skin is nowhere near as itchy as it used to be. Now I am hoping Hobson will start to put on weight. I have changed his human grade meat from chicken to goat and lamb. I feed Misty the same diet except Hobson needs specific herbs and additional supplements. 

Despite his terrible health problems, Hobson has always loved to go on his daily walks. I hope with all my heart Hobson will continue to be physically active for many years to come. I hope it is not too long before Hobson will be able to play with Misty. 

Never allow an ignorant dog owner to tell you that you are only keeping your dog alive for yourself. Never give up hope. Hobson has given so much to me over the last, almost 10 years. Surely Hobson deserves for me to do everything in my power to help him achieve good health again, even if I have to borrow the money to pay for this. Hobson knows how much I love him. There is no price tag you can you put on this.

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Comment by Angela Clarke on April 28, 2013 at 2:33am

Very well writen as usual Susan, so pleased to see your furry kids are doing so well. And may it continue to improve by the day, we all try to do the best for our best friends what ever the cost and you certainly go the extra mile. love and huggs to you and yours <:0) Take care.

Comment by Catherine Carter on April 28, 2013 at 12:35pm
So happy to hear Hobson's health is improving! I hope he puts a bit more weight back on soon! Both he and Misty seem to love their breakfast! :-)
Comment by karen chesher on April 28, 2013 at 3:07pm

Hi Susan,so very pleased to hear your hard work and persistance with Hobson is finally starting to take him down the road of recovery,he has a very special mum who obviously gives her heart and soul to her belovered animals.I hope you soon are creating many happy memories with your wonderful boy.

Comment by ereni on April 28, 2013 at 3:29pm

Many hugs to Hobson and his mum :)

Comment by James Doran on April 28, 2013 at 4:30pm

My sincere thoughts & best wishes for continuing health & happiness for you all, Susan.

Comment by Finding_Beau on April 28, 2013 at 6:48pm

Thank you all again for your kind wishes. I promise I will visit your pages very soon. I have had to work extra hours to try to keep a roof over our heads. Also I am still trying to clean up all the mess from the terrible weather we have experienced since January. Last week was the first time we have had sunny days. It has been so good to see blue skies again. Take good care of yourselves. Sending you and your precious Setters many hugs from Susan, and English Setter kisses from Hobson and Misty. xxxx

Comment by Barbara on April 29, 2013 at 1:44am

I am so pleased to hear Hobson is feeling better! Hugs B+T

Comment by Dianne cook on April 29, 2013 at 4:32am
Love to Hobson, Misty and You too Susan, as I've said before...you are Mother Teresa of the animal world. Take good care and I'm glad the sun is shining :0))) hugs to you from our Irish Kids as well xxx
Comment by Ellen Turberfield on April 29, 2013 at 8:29am

Pleased to hear Hobson is improving, hugs to you all (",)

Comment by Anna Kazimierowicz on April 29, 2013 at 1:30pm

I hope all your plans will come true:-)

I'm also trying to change Kasia's diet now. When she was on puppy food everything was fine. After changing to adult dogs she was still very thin. I started to add to her food more and more raw meat and I think she will be on raw soon.


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