Dogs’ bacterial infection

Question:

My Lab Bubba was diagnosed with Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in his ear and the vet said it was difficult to treat. Do you know anything that might help? We have been trying antibiotics and conventional ear washes but they aren’t working. Could it be diet related? We cook him a diet of chicken, squash, peas, sweet potatoes, and garlic.

Answer:

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa is a bacterial infection that is considered “opportunistic,” which means it will take advantage if the body is compromised. From a naturopathic perspective, it means that something in Bubba’s system is out of balance. First, let’s look at his diet. I would switch his protein source to lamb and fish–alternate the proteins often. Although chicken is a good option for Labs, it appears to be causing a mucus build-up in his system, which is leading to this internal imbalance. I also see that he needs some oil in his system. The fish will provide Omega 3s, but I would also add some into his diet.

Next, let’s get him on a gentle detox of liquid chlorophyll (1 tsp. once a day) and George’s Aloe (8 T. once a day) mixed into his food. (This is weight specific, smaller dogs would require much less.) This will help pull the toxins out of his system. Finally, I would rinse his ears with apple cider vinegar three times a day and add 1 tsp. into his food once a day. Apple cider vinegar is a powerful natural support. It acts as a natural digestive enzyme, boosts the immune system, and restores the natural pH level. Bacteria need an out-of-balance system in order to grow.