Eating the top off my pansies

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Registered: 03-29-2003
Eating the top off my pansies
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 12:34pm
I have a Lhasa I rescued last October..We have been battleing mange and yeast since we took him in.He is seeing a dermotologist and thus far is not tolerating the treatment, (shown by episodes of vomiting) for mange or yeast. He has been on Ketoconozol, Ivermectin and Keflix....we have been experimenting with the little guy for over a month now. He has been off all meds until Thursday. I started him back on the Ivermectin at 0.2 ml once a he began vomiting again and the new behavior of eating the blooms off my he receiving some sort of comfort from this and should I continue to let him eat..?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sat, 03-29-2003 - 9:12pm
Hi there,

Just so you know, pansies are edible.

Perhaps eating flowers help to settle his stomach. Did he throw them up?

There are a couple of wholistic treatments which may help in the treatment of your dog's mange when used along with the prescribed medications you're currently using.

Many studies have proven that the essential fatty acids Omega 3 and 6 play an important role in maintaining healthy, glossy coat. Essential Fatty Acids have been shown to be beneficial in treating dry skin, and chronic skin disorders such as eczema, arthritis, and allergies, and provide an important boost to the immune system.

As with any supplement, discuss it's use and correct dosage with your vet before using, but it's worth asking about.

Best of luck,


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Registered: 03-20-2003
Sun, 03-30-2003 - 9:57am
Welcome to the Dogs Board Jesamer...and I'm so sorry you're having this trouble with your little guy...bless you for rescuing this deserving furchild. Dogs will often eat grass when they have stomach problems; so why not pansies? If, as Patti mentioned, they "are" edible then there should not be a problem. However, I don't really think this is something you want him to continue doing if you have another course of action.

You may want to visit Dr. Shawn's Board for some natural remedies for mange and the yeast problems:

Good luck and please let us know how he is doing...



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Registered: 03-19-2003
Mon, 03-31-2003 - 9:17pm
*WELCOME* to the Dogs board, Jesamer!!! I have 2 other suggestions that you might like to try ~ Someone on the Dog's Health Issues board may have some ideas for you, too. Here's the link;

Although some may not agree with Reiki healing, we do have a board for that and what the heck, it may be an answer.

Please let us know how things progress and thanks so much for posting!!

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