My girl….talking ’bout my girl!

Would LOVE to see photos of you and your sweet babes!! Here’s Zoe and my selfie!



17 thoughts on “My girl….talking ’bout my girl!

  1. Maureen

    Lindas 🙂
    Moro no Brasil e tenho uma cocker com hepatocutânea há mais de dois anos.
    Vamos conversar?

    1. Jamiegoff Post author

      Hi Maureen, I used google translate to translate your comment:
      Beautiful 🙂 I live in Brazil and I have a cocker with hepatocutânea for over two years. Want to chat?

      How old is your dog and what treatment methods have you used?

      1. Maureen

        O nome dela é Amanda, vai fazer dez anos em Julho, foi diagnosticada aos sete anos.
        Achei curioso ver tantos cães vivos fora do Brasil com esta doença.
        Acredito que Amanda esteja viva por conta da alimentação, ela come peixe três vezes ao dia, legumes, ovos de codorna e ração ‘Cibau’.
        Eventualmente toma antibiótico injetável ‘Convênia’ quando está com lesões na pele, toma 18 UI de insulina.
        Perdeu a visão 🙁
        Desde o início da suspeita da doença já estava anêmica, sempre esteve anêmica.
        Eu a lavo a cada três dias com sabonete ‘Cetrilan’.Para as lesões as melhores pomadas são ‘Dermodex’ e ‘Dermacerium’.

        Nossa música também é ‘My Girl’.
        Cada dia, semana, ano… Uma verdadeira batalha.

        1. Jamiegoff Post author


          Her name is Amanda, will be ten in July, was diagnosed at age seven. It was amusing to see so many dogs living outside Brazil with this disease
          I believe that Amanda is alive because of the food she eats fish three times a day, vegetables, quail eggs and feed ‘Cibau
          Eventually taking injectable antibiotic ‘CONVENIA’ when skin lesions, taking 18 IU insulin. Lost his sight : (
          Since the early suspicion of the disease was already anemic always anemic. I wash every three days with soap ‘Cetrilan
          For injuries the best ointments are ‘Dermodex’ and ‘Dermacerium’. Our music is also ‘My Girl’. Each day, week, year … A real battle.

        2. Jamiegoff Post author

          Thanks so much for finding us! You should try to make stock to help with the disease. I’ve found that give Zoe 4-5 small amounts about 75mls per serving (Zoe weighs about 26kg)

          1. Maureen

            Estoque de que?
            Esta parte não entendi.

            (repeat please!)

            Parei de dar Denosyl à ela pois não vende no Brasil e a alfândega não deixa passar.
            É um medicamento excelente, nota-se melhoras em duas semanas.

            Amanda fez terapia celular em Março (célula-tronco), ficou parecendo um bebê de tão saudável, pena que o efeito foi curto.
            Ela ia morrer pela anemia, a terapia celular foi a salvação, pena que é muito caro e ainda experimental.
            Aqui na região sul do país tem um Médico que quer testar a terapia celular para a Diabetes, a ideia dele é injetar células-tronco direto no pâncreas.

            Fica em aberto a oportunidade:
            Quem puder pagar a viagem e estadia ele vai fazer preço simbólico.

            Esses bichinhos precisam de amor e dinheiro!

            Saúde para nós.

          2. Jamiegoff Post author

            That stock?
            This part did not.

            (Repeat please!)

            Stopped giving Denosyl to it because it does not sell in Brazil and customs does not let go.
            It is an excellent product, there is improvement in two weeks.

            Amanda did cell therapy in March (stem cell), was like a baby as healthy, pity that the effect was short.
            She would die for anemia, cell therapy was salvation, shame it’s too expensive and still experimental.
            Here in the southern region of the country has a doctor who wants to test cell therapy for Diabetes, his idea is to inject stem cells directly in the pancreas.

            Left open the opportunity:
            Who can afford to travel and subsistence it will make a symbolic price.

            These pets need love and money!

            Health for us.

          3. Jamiegoff Post author

            Maureen, I give Zoe iron supplements for her anemia and it corrected it. I give it to her in the form of baby vitamins with iron

  2. Tira

    Hi Jamie …..I love the pictures!!!! Zoe is beautiful!
    Do u give Zoe any heart worm preventative and flea killer? I used to give Kuro trifexis but haven’t in a while since he’s been sick but now that he is doing better I thought I might start again…but I don’t want to affect his liver in a negative way… you know anything about this?

    1. Jamiegoff Post author

      Yes, Tira I have actually spoken at length with a couple of vets about this. Zoe is 14-1/2, so at her ripe old age, we’ve decided against doing either heart worm or flea prevention. When I bathe her, I use dawn original, (but quite honestly she only gets about 1….maybe 2 baths a year). There are several holistic options about flea prevention, but not sure about heart worm prevention. You are also in the southeast, so have lots of mosquitos, also. Is Kuro outside much? That would be my other concern, how exposed he would be to the carrier of heartworms?

      1. Tira

        Jamie, he is only outside for brief periods throughout the day….just long enough to get his ‘business’ done….. I am hesitant to do anything that might affect his liver and set him back because he has been doing so well…..I can’t tell you how much your help and your website have done for us! Thanks again!

        1. Jamiegoff Post author

          Hi Tira, that’s exactly how Zoe is….she doesn’t do well in the heat anyway, so there is minimal exposure outside. I was researching this past week for a friend whose dogs have reactions to triflexis that does flea, heartworm and some other parasites, her dogs had fever, lethargy and one had multiple seizures after taking it…..long story short….Dr. Dodds said in our part of the country (the southeastern US) dogs need year round heartworm prevention, but she said you can go 45 days between doses, but no longer. Of course, this is for healthy dogs!
          She also is a STRONG advocate for changing laws for rabies vaccinations every 3 years, not annually. Zoe won’t get another rabies vaccine either, as she was last vaccinated 2 years ago and for the same “exposure” reason, I’m not going to put her into a situation of harming her liver again. These, of course are my decisions after speaking with several vets and we all agree that for her, it’s important to just keep her as healthy as possible!

    2. Maureen

      Podemos colocar anti pulgas nos nossos cães desde que a pele não esteja com feridas, coloque dose menos.
      Tem que dar banho pelo menos uma vez na semana com ‘Cetrilan’ ou ‘Clorexidine’, serve também um anti caspa comum para ser humano.
      Sabonete líquido para bebês é perfeito.

      1. Jamiegoff Post author

        Maureen’s translation:
        We can place anti fleas on our dogs since the skin is not with wounds, put less dose.
        Have to bathe at least once a week with ‘Cetrilan’ or ‘chlorhexidine’, also serves an anti dandruff common to humans.
        Liquid soap is perfect for babies.

  3. Marco

    Hello all:

    In November of 2013, my dog (Apache) started developing small lesions on his paws. Considering the fact that he never had health issues, we thought it may have been allergies. So we did the standard vet check and he was prescribed prednazone. After using the medication Apache recovered well. Knowing that steroids is not a good long term solution we really monitored how much we gave him. As time went on and he wasn’t on the medication, the skin problem would return. As the summer came to an end we decided to try a drug called ATOPICA. Within the first two weeks, Apache became lethargic and his paws did not get better. As a matter of fact, his paws started to really smell. At that point, I believed he had some type of bacterial infection. Meanwhile, by the third week, he had what we believed to be a Syncopie episode. It was shocking to see my dog faint and lose control of himself considering the fact that he never exhibited any signs of illness. Apache subsequently had approximately 5 more episodes. We then took him to the University of Penn in Pennsylvania to seek alternate treatment. After some testing we learned that Apache had a staff infection, as well as ecoli. Again, shocking to hear. We then thought that we would receive ani-biotic medication and all would be well. Wrong, we were told by the Vet (Who was great by the way), that Apache may have some underlying illness that prompted the staff infection to appear. Once we were told the three possibilities, everything came to a halt. On our way home there was an uncomfortable silence and I think we were probably having the same thoughts; are we going to lose him to a terrible disease. We subsequently got a biopsy done of his paws and on October 2, 2014, we learned that Apache was suffering from Hepatocutaneous Syndrome. When we were told the vet seemed surprised of the diagnosis because he had the symptoms since November of the previous year. A check of his liver revealed no signs of the “honeycomb” effect. Fast forward two weeks later and we have him on strong anti-biotics, pain medicine, and insulin for diabetes (didn’t see that coming either). After searching desperately online, I located this web page. On Saturday I decided to call Jamie with the hope that she would not hang up on me and give me some insight. Well, I called her and she didn’t hang up on me, she actually took the time to explain alot to me (THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME). The most surprising part is that his health has regressed really fast within he past two weeks. His appetite is down making it difficult to provide him protein. I’m not sure if it’s the disease or the medication. His mouth has become very dry and has started cracking to the point where he bleeds. We’ve put coconut oil on the cracks but haven’t seen much improvement. We just got the PROMOD Jamie recommended and we made our own chicken stock. He’s now on an appetite stimulant but it’s not doing much. Although his paws have gotten better, his front two large pads developed fishers, making it difficult for him to walk. We now have to carry this 85lb boxer (lol) on a sheet to go outside and use the bathroom. Once he’s outside though, he walks on his own. To make things more difficult, we have a six week old that requires alot of attention. I sometimes think that he’s upset because of the new member in the family. Well, were not sure where we go from here. I read as much as I can and try to apply what I can. My biggest hurdle is getting him to eat and stand on his own. I wish everyone the best and hope one day we can all say that we’ve beaten this disease. We love him dearly and agonize in silence that we will eventually have to put him to rest.



    1. Tira

      Please don’t give up Marco !!! Our boy Kuro. Was in pretty bad shape but on the diet of egg, collage from bones, collagen and milk thistle supplements he is doing very well! We have done it enough that we are pretty good at getting it made and ready so now it just comes easily….. Also the bag balm on the paws and some neosporinwill help a lot too

    2. Jamiegoff Post author

      Marco, when Zoe was so sick, i fed her whatever she would eat (hand feeding het was the only way to get her to eat). I certainly hope his appetite improves!! Praying!


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