My dog has been on multiple courses of medication - such as steroids, antibiotics and antihistamines. Can giving Wagawhey help them?

Detoxification is essential for any animal that has been treated with multiple courses of medications such as steroids, antibiotics or antihistamines. Steroids are particularly taxing on the animal’s liver.

Wagawhey’s therapeutic activity is beneficial to the major organs of the body. Its gentle action is cleansing, detoxifying and regenerative and it’s a natural anti-inflammatory. Supplementing the diet with Wagawhey will assist with re-balancing the intestinal flora and the pH balance of the digestive system, improving digestion and assimilation of nutrients in processed foods.

Wagawhey stimulates peristalsis (contractions of the intestine) resulting in effective detoxification and waste elimination. This is especially important for an animal that has been on steroids and antibiotics as they kill the healthy gut flora and set up conditions for the allergies to worsen.

What are the symptoms of allergies?

Allergies are becoming more and more common and troublesome in cats and dogs. The most common symptoms are excessive scratching, licking and paw chewing. If your vet has ruled out other causes of your furry friend’s itchiness such as ringworm, mange or infection, then consider the following:…

Other allergy symptoms (typically from inhalant allergies):

  • chronic ear infections
  • respiratory symptoms such as coughing or nasal congestion
  • eye discharge

Additional symptoms of food allergies:

  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • inflammatory bowel disease

Some holistic veterinarians also believe that seizures, arthritis, asthma and chronic urinary tract infections can be caused or complicated by food allergies.

Keep in mind that any secondary bacterial or yeast infections must be treated before much progress can be seen in remediation of the underlying cause of the itchy skin. Hot spots occur from self-inflicted trauma that results when the pet attempts to relieve a pain or itch by excessive scratching, biting and rubbing. These must be controlled with topical treatments while the animal’s immune system is recovering.

Wagawhey works effectively as a topical solution in treating these secondary bacterial and yeast infections. Wagawhey increases the body’s healing ability and is a natural antibiotic that promotes regeneration.

Itchy skin and allergy symptoms such as paw chewing have also been linked to over-vaccination in a large number of cases.

Can Wagawhey be used to get rid of fleas?

Some of the most common causes of itchy skin are fleas and flea allergies. If you suspect fleas, please ask your vet about effective flea control (Wagawhey will not get rid of fleas). Flea control is an essential step in the treatment plan for any animal with allergies.

However, any secondary bacterial or yeast infections leading to hot spots that occur from self-inflicted trauma resulting from the pet attempting to relieve a pain or itch by excessive scratching, biting and rubbing can be treated with Wagawhey.

Can Wagawhey be fed to my dog even if there are no signs of itching or discomfort?

Wagawhey is an holistic supplement, 100% natural and chemical free. Supplementing the diet with Wagawhey will assist with re-balancing the intestinal flora and the pH balance of the digestive system, improving digestion and assimilation of nutrients in processed foods.

Wagawhey stimulates peristalsis (contractions of the intestine) resulting in effective detoxification and waste elimination. This is especially important for an animal that has been on steroids and antibiotics as they kill the healthy gut flora and set up conditions for the allergies to worsen.

Can Wagawhey be used topically to treatment on open wounds?

If your dog, horse or cat has been itching for some time, they may have created bare, red patches that can become infected, so you need to address this right away.

Wagawhey increases the body’s healing ability and is a natural antibiotic and anti-inflammatory that promotes regeneration.

My dog or cat does not want to drink Wagawhey when I mix it with water as per the instructions on the label. Can I put it over their food?

Ideally Wagawhey should be mixed with drinking water. There are very few cases where a dog or cat will not want to drink Wagawhey and then we suggest you sprinkle it over their food.

Please do not pour hot water over Wagawhey as it will destroy the enzymes.

How long will a tub of Wagawhey last?

Wagawhey comes in a 450g pack. The dosage table on the label alters depending on the size and weight of your dog. One tub will typically last a month for a medium-size dog.

Once I mix Wagawhey with water and the enzymes are activated, how long is the mixture good to use?

Once the powder is mixed with water the enzyme activity is started and the mixture is good to drink or use on the skin for between 6-8 hours.

What is Whey?

During the cheese-making process, milk is curdled by means of rennet. The milk coagulates and the hard part (casein) and the liquid part (whey, also called lactoserum) appears.

Whey is the liquid that escapes from the curd when it is left to drain. It is transparent, yellowish-green in colour and possesses a slightly tart flavour that is fairly pleasant.

How best can I apply Wagawhey to a large affected area on the body?

Purchase a new spray bottle and make sure it’s always cleaned very well after use. (Do not use another chemical in the, bottle ever.) Mix Wagawhey with tap water as per the instructions on the label and fill the spray bottle.

Only mix what you are going to use – the mixture is good to between 6-8 hours. Make sure to get the solution onto the skin. Beware of excessive licking as dogs or cats will tend to lick areas within reach that trouble them.

How can I treat yeast infections, my dog has recurrent infections in his ear?

Yeast overgrowth in the ears is usually a symptom of allergic skin disease. Your vet may recommend blood or skin tests to find out what your dog is allergic to, and may suggest a hypo-allergenic food trial to rule out a food sensitivity. Wagawhey can be used effectively for tricky yeast and bacterial infections and make it a less inviting place for yeasts to grow.

My dog has an itchy bum (Perianal Pruritus), what could the issue be?

This could be caused by worms, full anal glands, or other skin allergies. Your vet  can check and empty the anal glands. If the glands fill up regularly this can be a symptom of an unhappy gut or skin allergy. Wagawhey is great for re-balancing and restoring the gut microbiota [friendly gut bacteria] 75% of the immune system is found in the gut.

My dog has really bad odour?

A doggy odour isn’t unusual – more so when wet or elderly – but an overpowering or unpleasant smell is not normal and needs investigation.
It may well be diet or a compromised immune system coupled with poor gut health.

Is Wagawhey safe around the eyes and genital area?

Absolutely!
Wagawhey mixed in the ratio as per the instructions is safe to use around the eyes and has a neutral pH.

What is it with so many skin disorders?

Skin is the largest organ in your dog’s body. Forming a barrier between the outside world and internal tissue and organ, it has millions of nerve endings that tell him/her about their environment.

What short-term side effects can corticosteroids cause?

Short-term side effects are those that we expect a dog to experience when initially placed on corticosteroids. These side effects depend both on the type of steroid prescribed and on the dosage administered, and include:

  • increased thirst and urination
  • increased hunger
  • panting
  • general loss of energy
  • development or worsening of infections (especially bacterial skin infections)
  • vomiting or nausea (less common)

Some pre-diabetic dogs may become diabetic with corticosteroid usage. In many of these cases, the diabetes resolves once the steroid is discontinued.

What long-term side effects can corticosteroids cause?

Some diseases and medical conditions require long-term treatment with corticosteroids, at either an anti-inflammatory dose or an immunosuppressive dose. When corticosteroids will be used for more than three to four months, particularly at immunosuppressive doses, additional side effects become a concern. The most commonly seen long-term side effects include:

  • urinary tract infections (UTIs), which occur in up to 30% of patients. Monitoring for the development of UTI is achieved by performing periodic urine cultures. A patient receiving steroids may not experience the usual symptoms of urinary tract infection, because the steroid will suppress the inflammation and discomfort commonly associated with a UTI. In many cases, a urine culture may be the only way to detect the infection.
  • development of thin skin, blackheads, and a poor or thin hair coat
  • poor wound healing ability
  • development of obesity due to increased hunger
  • muscle weakness secondary to protein catabolism (breakdown)
  • development of hard plaques or spots on the skin called calcinosis cutis. These plaques are the result of calcium deposition in the skin.
  • increased susceptibility to opportunistic or secondary bacterial infections
  • increased susceptibility to fungal infections (especially of the nasal cavity)
  • development of adult onset demodectic mange (skin mites)
  • predisposition to diabetes mellitus

Can dogs suffer from gut inflammation?

Yes, pets too can suffer from inflamation in the gut. The biofilm starts out with individual bacteria and when conditions are favorable, they start forming communities by adhering to the surface, like the gut wall. This is where the development of tolerance of our pet’s own bacteria, development of food and environmental allergies and the begining of autoimmune diseases occur. Keeping our pet’s intestinal lining strong and inbalance, avoiding things that weaken it are crucial in preventing and reversing autoimmune disease, food and environmental allergies and many other inflammatory diseases.

What is the gut's bio-film?

Only a single cell layer separates the inside of your pet’s gut from 80% of their immune system. This biofilm we like to think of as a gooey bomb shelter or shield for all the GOOD gut bacteria, yeast, and parasites to hide under so they can survive even the strongest antibiotics and anti-fungals (natural or medication) that would potentially kill them off.

Biofilm start out with individual bacteria and when conditions are favorable, they start forming communities by adhering to the surface, like the gut walls.

This is where the development of tolerance of our pet’s own bacteria, development of food and environmental allergies and the beginning of autoimmune diseases occur.

Remember we are not vets and don’t diagnose. Your vet should always be consulted if you are concerned about your pet’s health