Written by Marilyn Neville
This is the last in a series of articles regarding allergies.
In my search for relief for my arthritic concerns I had read that B-12 injections or the drops that go under the tongue can reduce or end some forms of arthritis in some people. Others saw benefits in other areas of their health which may have developed because of the stress of the body fighting the arthritic condition or cause of the arthritis. In my case the arthritis is caused because of food allergies which also seem to have caused secondary conditions such as depression, carpal tunnel, lose of muscle control in my hands, incontinence, female problems, and more.
I wanted to find the cause of my disease and end the pain. Avoiding some foods, rotating others for a time ended all pain, proving I could manage the pain. When I added B-12, I also started to heal muscles, emotions and hormones became regulated.
B-12 injectable was a major medical breakthrough for me and I use it for the sick and injured dogs that come into our Stray Project as well with amazing visible benefits.
Check out our Facebook page and look at a dog we are calling APRIL HILLS. She was covered in fleas, seed tics, severely starved and was tested positive for Sarcoptic Mange as well as Thyroid disease. She is only about age 2, weighed in at 43.9 pounds and should weigh 60 to 70 pounds. She may also have food, flea, or environmental allergies. Right now I am feeding Purina ProPlan Performance blend at over $50 a bag. She is tolerating it well having a very firm stool, so at the moment, I am not concerned about food being an issue.
She is so young yet her teeth are worn down as if trapped in a cage and fighting to get out, possibly without food or quality food. This could cause premature disease from the stress.
Stress can bring about disease in a human so I suspect it can for a dog too. I became a diabetic when I was married to a violent alcoholic. My body stopped fighting the allergy antigens when my father was dying of external cancer that covered his face and neck. I can’t describe the stress in either of those situations, but my body did by gifting me with disease.
A lack of food and water, filthy environment, being caged with no exercise or necessities, all of those factors can prematurely cause illness in your pet. Fighting mange, fleas and tics until the dog has little fur left on its body is another stress threshold hard to endure.
When my arthritis exploded I did a great deal of research. I wanted to know why it came so fast, why I had so many different symptoms. Could I ever live without pain again or at least reduce it to a standard I could tolerate?
In my research I read about vitamin B-12. Some call it the “healing vitamin. Others call it the “nerve system” vitamin. My doctor at the time said, “YOU just want to FEEL good, that is why you want B-12…”
Heck yes, I wanted to feel good. B-12 can make the user feel uplifted, revived.
Less than two days after I started using injectable B-12 I had powerful changes in my health leading to major changes in my life for the better. In 30 days I had multiple changes that I can only explain happened because of my weekly regimen of injectable B-12. Those improvements were the following:
. In thirty days all female hormone problems were void: I was without pain and on schedule.
. Painful carpal tunnel in my left wrist gradually and completely left.
. My eyes had felt like they were shaking, difficulty reading, TV was fuzzy: void.
. Hands muscles weak, dishes would drop without warning: negated
. Incontinence which had developed after loosing dad: gone.
. Low grade depression for years: gone.
. Two prolapsed heart valves: healed.
For several months I had two prolapsed heart valves which caused me to feel bear-hugged 24/7. After my first 1cc B-12 injection the pain completely disappeared with in 36 hours. It returned 7 days after the shot. Another injection and the pain was void for 9 days. This improvement continued until I was pain free for 13 days on 1cc. I then split it to .5cc weekly and continue that regimen to this day. I could accurately say that the B-12 was the cause the cure of my heart values.
My blood test showed that my B-12 level was normal however, when I started taking the injectable type, my life changed because my overall health improved.
This week’s story may sound like it is about me. It is really meant to show you how I use B-12 here for the dogs and why I think B-12 can be one of the reasons we are able to successfully and quickly treat some of the worst cases of illness and disease in Project dogs. The starved, the weak, the sick, and yes, even the really stressed dogs that come into the Stray Project receive B-12 injections.
Accepted strays and relinquished dogs (14):
… Beagle/Dachshund mix female, 8-10 mo-old, 15 pounds, tri-color from Dexter area.
… Kallie, the 7-yr old dog with allergies: the callers never showed up. She is still here.
… Mother black Cocker and 4 surviving pups: Mom and one pup are placed. Pups age 2 weeks, look like a mix with Shih Tzu or Lhasa Apso.
… 9 puppies born to Lab mix Molly Bea Polka Party, dad is a Corgi. Heeler mix in area may also have mated.
… Last weeks German Shepherd, pet of the week, will be up for adoption this week.
Adoptions, return to owner or placed in other rescues (6 & 1):
… Lady Knows, and Wiggles went to a MN rescue. Tootsie Knows went to an Illinois rescue.
… BJ Thomas, 15 pound Schnauzer mix, went to St. Louis.
… Chocolate Lab former stray from Zalma Frozen Food area, adopted by failed foster who manages our FB site. THANKS CRYSTAL AND FAMILY!
… Butterscotch, former stray came with Crystal’s family dog: adopted by a St. Louis family for Agility competition and companion.
… Adopted our first kitten!!! Grey and White Bobtail female went to Troy Illinois. See siblings on FB and our Website! Help us help the cats by donating for spay vouchers.
Calls to help cats:
… FREE, eight kittens: long and short coated, most are blue or tabby, Zalma area. Well cared for, 573-722-5106.
… FREE, ten cats: age 1 year, all spayed or neutered house cats, litter trained. Well cared for, call 573-495-2033
… FREE, Baker’s Store in Glenn Allen, black momma cat and her young kittens.
… 8 kittens, cream to white, black points: rescue in Illinois says they will take them.
Dogs with Heartworm, Erlichia, special needs, or that were euthanized:
… Molly Bea Polka Party has stage 2 heartworm and will be treated when her new pups are weaned.
Calls requesting assistance for dogs we did not admit:
… LOST 9/1/13: Red Pit Bull mix. Check our FB website for information and picture.
… FOUND Pit Lab mix, Wayne Co junction area 34 and M: white and black spotted male, 40 pound area,
… Refused a dog-aggressive Shih Tzu from Puxico.
… Lab mix from Cape Girardeau: kills neighbors chickens, lover otherwise, yellow, age 4 all vetted
… FOUND 9/7/13 Sedgewickville area: three Beagle mix babies, age about 6 weeks, possibly mixed with Papillion. All males. See FB for pictures.
… FOUND on Stoddard and Bollinger County line, 9/06/13 line: two black Dachshund type with Poodle mix female pups and one red and white female adult who looks Beagle and Dachshund.
… Red long coated Golden Retriever mix found in Sikeston at a business friend of ours. Stray for several days and stayed over the weekend. May take if Sikeston shelter can’t.
… April Hills: starved dog that was found on Co Rd 710, 9/7/13. Check her out on FB: Sharpai mix, black, about age 2.
Miscellaneous and contact info:
We had 64 dogs on our property 9/9/13.
Listen to Faune Riggin and me in an interview next Monday at 8:40 on KZIM, KSIM radio for a big announcement!
If you suspect an animal is being neglected or abused, call the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Hotline, 314-647-4400 or 800-383-9835 or you can make a confidential report on line at Humane Society of Missouri.
To understand when an animal is being abused or neglected in the state of Missouri read the following link:http://asci.uvm.edu/equine/law/cruelty/mo_cruel.htm
Please report animal abuse and discourage anyone from dumping dogs or puppies.
Offer any pregnant dog small-breed-puppy-food the final 1-2 weeks before delivery and while the pups are nursing. Cats need kitten food. Free feed the higher calorie food during the nursing stage to help mom make milk and maintain her own body mass. Babies need to be dewormed as young as 1-2 weeks, then every 7-10 days until age 10-weeks or older if in a confined environment with re-infestation concerns.
Offer strays water on day one, food day two or three. Call if missing a dog or have a stray.
We LOVE Buchheits! Donate a buck or more at the Jackson store for dog food and supplies when you shop. Also, Second Time Around in Marble Hill is taking donations for the Stray Project. Monetary donations are accepted at the Bollinger County Veterinary Service, Marble Hill Coop, Buchheits, and the MH Town and Country.
Thank you to the County Residents who have continued to support the Bollinger County Stray Project.
Check out our available pets at Petfinder. Call 573-722-3035 about our adoptable pets.