Big Holler Pups

 

Brucellosis:

(the #1 thing that is tested for in our kennel

Everyone is tested before being introduced, we do no outside breeding )

Brucellosis: An Overview

People think of Brucellosis as abortion, but we mostly see it as conception failure, stillborns, or weak puppies. There is no treatment for Brucella Canis and it can be contagious to humans; creating the need to eliminate it from our breeding population! Once introduced, eliminating Brucellosis is difficult and costly and testing any additions into our breeding kennel is necessary to prevent it.

What Is It:
Brucellosis is a tiny bacterium that causes reproductive disturbances and abortion. It is potentially contagious to humans, but is rare. Brucellosis causes a recurrent fever in humans
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Health-Gard:

This is our # 1 used product!  it goes in the daily water of adults and puppies! 

At weaning and prior to shipping they get 1cc directly for 3 days!

I personally take it daily and have never been healthier!

    Best Liquid Probiotic
     on the Market


AN ALL NATURAL PROBIOTIC WATER ADDITIVE FORMULA ENGINEERED FROM A SPECIALLY CULTURED BLEND OF NATURALLY OCCURRING MICROBES, AND A SPECIFIC CATALYST. OUR PROPRIETARY CATALYST CAUSES OUR PRODUCT TO PERFORM 1000 TIMES FASTER THAN OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS.


BENEFITS OF HEALTH-GARD PROBIOTIC MICROBES

  • Helps stave off infections by ensuring proper digestion
  • Enhances immune function
  • Promotes complete digestion of food
  • Increases nutrition levels by up to 20%
  • Attacks and reduces yeast, fungus, and viruses, which gives the immune system time to recover
  • Activates the immune system to increase antibodies, thus promoting optimal pH level
  • Breaks down and reduces putrefied waste commonly found in the digestive system
  • Colonizes and coats the walls of the stomach
  • Replaces the probiotic bacterium lost due to antibiotic treatment
  • Benefits newborns from delivery until weaned
  • Stimulates the absorption of minerals and proteins
  • Aids in relief of respiratory and urinary tract ailments
  • Promotes normal and natural health with a regular routine of our probiotic microbes

Giardia:

We always pre-treat puppies starting at 6 weeks every 10 days for 5 days at a time

Puppies will sometimes still break with this due to stress of a new home and environment.

Fenbendazole also known as panacur

What is Giardia:

Giardia is a tiny parasite, one-celled protozoa that is hard to diagnose. They can be difficult to see under the microscope and take a trained eye to identify them accurately. Screening tests are also available, such as SNAP® Giardia Test Kit.  In these tests, the feces is mixed with the solution, placed in a well and then "snapped" down to start the test, which checks for a protein from the Giardia organism. Snap tests are useful as a piece of the puzzle, not as a definitive test. Though negative tests are true negatives, false positives are very common and may be deceiving, there for we DO NOT accept these results, a fecal float is the only true way for diagnosis. If you have a positive snap test and you're not sure if it's correct, send feces to the lab for more accurate diagnosis. Since a snap test can read positive for MONTHS after Giardia is removed from the gut, don’t be too quick to call a treatment failure...
Coccidia:
Mostly caused by stress we pre-treat for this in several ways.
We use Marquis and a sulfa based drug metro.
Vets will commonly find this and giardia at your first visit, not because they found it,
but because they can find nothing wrong with your puppy and they are paid to find issues.
But stess will cause both coccidia and giardia to show up as well no matter how
much we pretreat to prevent it, and your puppy has now entered the most stress full part of its life.
Leaving the only home it's ever known.

Coccidia are parasites that are often misunderstood in dogs. After the first exposure, coccidia parasites are always present in the puppy's intestines, and they're just waiting to take advantage of any digestive upset. It is rarely the initial cause of the diarrhea, but once diarrhea starts, the coccidia will overgrow to large numbers to keep the diarrhea going. Coccidia are a major issue for puppies under 8 weeks old and can even kill them..... continue reading here


Lots and Lots of more information! Dr B is one of the best speakers we have heard!

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