Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Unique to F.R.A.H.

FLEA AND TICK POWDER

Dr. Ingram developed his own flea & tick powder with food grade diatomaceous earth as its base.  He added specific herbs chosen by a number of our canine and feline friends using the art of applied kinesiology.  So they each have their own special formula.  It is organic and smells great.  It can also be used throughout the house on carpets and floors, etc. to ward off fleas. Diatomaceous earth to the adult fleas and larvae is like walking on glass.  It cuts them and they dehydrate and die.  If you are a flea advocate don't use it!


S & T EAR SOLUTION

I have never found anything better to maintain a dog's ears (especially the floppy kind), than S & T Solution.  It can be used like a swimmer's ear solution during the summer and applied liberally once a week through the rest of the year to inhibit yeast and bacterial growth.  It's also great to apply after baths when your dog comes home from the grooming parlor. (That way you can avoid bringing them to see the vet, since water in the ear can cause both bacterial and yeast infections.)  Dr. Ingram developed this product in the late 1970's after using a similar product that was no longer available by a defunct company.


A.C.C.E. HEALING GEL

This is a very healing gel that has been used in treating infections that antibiotics were not touching.  We have used it for years on wounds, burns, for ear infections, and to promote healing.  It appears to have anti-viral properties. The active ingredients are herbal tinctures prepared at Franklin Road Animal Hospital, with an aloe gel as the base.

We had an employee that was prone to getting cold sores and she said it was the best thing she had ever used.  Because of its anti-viral properties it was recently suggested to be used on a client's shingles.  They cleared up quickly.  Another client used it on a wound on her forehead from a car accident and it healed without scarring.  Oh, yes, the four-legged patients. . . 

. . .The other week we had a cat come in with a raw growth 3/4 of the way down its ear canal.  They were given an estimate from another vet clinic of $4,000 to have it removed.  We first discerned that the cat was allergic to several food ingredients, which we removed.  We then aided the G. I. system to heal with various herbal products.  We initially treated the ears with an anti-inflammatory ointment, (the ears were red, raw, and frightening to even look at... allergies are often manifested in ear canals). Although this ointment cut down the inflammation it did not promote healing.  We then followed up with the A,C,C,E gel in the cat's ears.  Within about two weeks the raw, red areas were covered with new protective skin and the cat's pain and self-inflicted mutilation to its ears subsided.  While the lump is still there it is no longer growing and we are monitoring its healing.