Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Book Recommendation
- Cayenne Pepper and Raw Garlic
- Chewing Tobacco
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Grapefruit Seed Extract for Lice
- Oregano Oil
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds, Garlic
- Reader Feedback
- Remedies Needed
- Tick-Borne Diseases
09/27/2012: Furbabies 4 from Eden, Nc: "I had read that DE was good for getting rid of fleas, so I went and bought some food grade and dusted my cat and dogs with it. Well my cat had a severe reaction. He had sores all over his neck and developed a..."
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[NAY] 01/05/2008: Veterinarian from Greeley, Colorado: "I happened on to a post that suggested garlic would be a safe and effective parasite control remedy in cats. Garlic will cause a Heinz-body anemia in a cat and kill it. I don't appreciate herbal remedies -especially when there is evidence that one is ineffective or dangerous. I believe the site editor should do more research or be more responsible."
< 23 Dec 99, From Kath >
"Yes indeed, garlic and cats? One I've toyed with long enough. Here in UK Denes, a Natural Remedy and Petfood Company, sell 'Liquid Garlic' for cats (and those others) as a flea repellant (external) and general tonic (internal). I bought some in summer to help with a severe flea infestation.
Had only used it once when I came across the feline futures article and wrote to them:
they confirmed their view that it is not such a good idea and re-directed me to: http://www.felinefuture.com/fact/nutrition/garlic.html for more information.
So I wrote to Denes www.denes.com who, extolling the virtues of garlic, replied: "... use of garlic in cats. While I appreciate your concern, I can assure you that I know of no incidences of garlic causing adverse effects in cats, when used at the recommended dose. On the contrary, there is documented and anecdotal evidence of its benefit in the management of several conditions, including skin problems, digestive disorders and respiratory problems, as well as in the prevention of endo- and ecto-parasites. Our veterinary advisor has many years of experience of using garlic successfully in his practice and I have several books that I regularly use here in the office, all of which extol the virtues of garlic in both cats and dogs. In case you would like to read any of them for yourself, the details are as follows:
FAIRGRIEVE, M. The natural way for dogs and cats. Mainstream Publishing. 1998 ALLPORT, R. Heal your cat the natural way. Mitchell Beazley. 1997 (I have the dog version, but have used the cat version) HOFFMAN, M. The doctor's book of home remedies for dogs and cats. Rodale Press Inc.1996
"The founder of our company, Buster Lloyd Jones, noticed that dogs and cats seek out those herbs that they know, instinctively, will help them when they are ill, garlic among them. However, no product, whether natural or synthetic, can be 100% safe and it should not be taken in excess and only according to manufacturer's instructions. Cats are very discerning animals and do not normally eat those plants that will do them harm. Again, they seem to have an instinct about which ones to avoid, as well as which ones will do them good. Our Liquid Garlic is for external use only and I recommend our Garlic Tablets as a daily supplement to maintain good health and repel fleas. I hope this information puts your mind at rest.
02/17/2009: Jillian from Keeseville, NY replies: "Veterinarians don't like natural remedies of course because they don't stand to make any money from them. If we all continue to educate ourselves on natural remedies they won't make anything from us anymore. Research "vaccinosis" for more information on that. After my dogs near death experience from a reaction to his rabies shot I've gone all natural with my animals food and well being. I rely on garlic for many things and have never seen such healthy, happy dogs and cats in my life I will never go to a vet again unless there are broken bones or blood. Garlic which is on the danger list for dogs is actually one of the most benificial things I have found for my pack. Not to mention my 3 cats one of which is 14 and now in perfect health but did have crystals."
EC: We love this article by Lisa Newman, ND, PH.D. that someone sent in a couple years ago: http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/garlic_for_dogs.html#ARTICLE
[YEA] 07/31/2007: JoAnn from Manassas, VA/USA: "My 7 year old dog (ROXANNE) had been "uncomfortable" with herself for at least 3 weeks and had been "expressing" herself by chewing her feet and humping my beds, sofas and chairs.
On ANY day, it could be successfully argued that ROXANNE is a difficult/high maintenance MUTT (Rottweiler/Russian Shepherd/Basset mix) but, THIS TIME, she kept telling me -- and I had no problem recognizing her message -- that she was actually "in stress".
Initially, I attributed her discomfort to: (a) bugs (fleas and ticks -- trust me, not the problem), (b) the heat, and perhaps a rash she had developed and needed to "scratch" to the point of creating "sores" on herself; or (c) a food allergy (even though I've been feeding her "people food" -- along with her Science Diet menu -- as a TREAT ever since she was a puppy).
To these ends, I had been both showering and shampooing her (warm) and "hosing her down" (gently; cool) on a bi-daily basis (alternating between "commercial shampoo" and a baking soda/olive oil paste for relief).
In addition, I had been applying AloeVera, Olive Oil, NeoSporan and even some commercial "moisturizers" to her back and "hiney" areas (areas that seemed to be bothering her the most) on a regular basis.
After all of this and just six (6) days ago, she FINALLY squatted and rubbed her hiney on a patch of grass. My reaction:
Oh, my God! (and OK) She's got WORMS! (poor baby, but "fixable" and controllable!)
My Grandmother (God rest her soul) actually bred/raised cocker and springer spaniels in her NYC apartment during the 1930's and 1940's. In addition, she would "rescue" any/all strays that may come her way until the day she died (1985).
And one of the most significant (albeit basic) things she ever taught me about treating a dog with parasitic WORMS was to somehow get GARLIC into that dog's system (I know not about cats in this regard, but I can't see any reason why my Grandmother's "formula" wouldn't "work" for cats, too).
Day 1: I didn't have any clove garlic on hand, so I sprinked powdered garlic over ground beef ("hamburger meat"), cooked it, and fed it to ROXANNE (along with the same carrots, potatoes and peas I had earlier served to my own family).
After HOURS, there was no "appreciable" result.
Day 2: I purchased a GARLIC bulb at my local supermarket, took it home, broke it up, and BOILED 3 cloves in a nominal amount of water, sliced the cloves up, and poured the liquid over a couple of cans of commercial dog food.
And while ROXANNE gobbled up the meal, after HOURS of waiting, there was still no "appreciable" result.
Day 3: I was at my wits end, but totally believed that my Grandmother had told me TRUE about what to do (naturally) if/when a dog was experiencing this particular kind of "distress".
And so I boiled 2 more GARLIC cloves and, along with an approximate 1 T. of ground GARLIC, poured a "mixture" (which included this approx. 1/2 cup of water -- garlic cloves removed -- 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, 1/4 cup Half & Half and a can of Evaporated Milk into a bowl snd simply served it to her (cooled)).
Day 3 -- LATE NITE. ROXANNE awakens me, and tells me it is URGENT that she go outside and (very) reluctantly, I abide/consent/concede and respond to her "signal".
And, in retrospect, I am REALLY glad I did.
Because not only did ROXANNE "poop" like she had never done before (meaning 3 times, in various locations along our "path") but, when I "picked it up" (as is required by law) and "inspected" it (YUK! EWWW! and all of that), there were not only 2 really "super long" (but DEAD!) WORMS evident in her "elimination", but also evidence of "smaller" parasites ("white things") that had not survived our GARLIC onslaaught.
ROXANNE SLEPT for a really long time for her (perhaps 6 hours straight) after that particular "elimination experience".
But what was most STRIKING (to me, at least) is that, when she did eventually wake up from her nap, she was TOTALLY the smiling (yes, she DOES smile), dysfunctional (in so many ways, I just can't tell you!) MUTT (Rottweiler/Russian Shepherd/Bassett mix) I would do ANYTHING for (as she would do for me, I have NO doubt).
Day 4-6 (meaning, to present):
FINALLY, SHE was able to SLEEP. And therefore, so was I!
And FINALLY (and once again), it became a pleasurable experience (as far as I can take that) to "deal" with ROXANNE.
We (me and ROXANNE) have had 2 "good days" now.
And (optimist I usually am not), I am actually looking forward to many, many more days of ROXANNE being happily "cured".
Make no mistake: I will continue to watch for any/all other symptoms of ROXANNE's discomfort.
But as of right now, I feel pretty comfortable that her "problem" has been FIXED.
And I feel pretty stongly that's that's on account of GARLIC having been significantly imposed on her diet over the course of no fewer than 3 consecutive days.
IMO (and experience), my ROXANNE is perfectly imperfect.
It's been a difficult couple of weeks, but (especially after our most recent "trials"), I cannot thank my Grandmother (or GARLIC) enough -- specifically because, on account of ROXANNE feeling better, I, too, have been sleeping better and am feeling a whole lot better about a whole number of things now."Replies
05/31/2008: Janna from Cheboygan, Michigan replies: "What was all the cream for in the garlic mixture? Just to get her to eat it? Sorry, I'm just curious. :)"
09/04/2008: Lisa from East Providence, RI replies: "
05/31/2008: Janna from Cheboygan, Michigan replies: "What was all the cream for in the garlic mixture? Just to get her to eat it? Sorry, I'm just curious. :)"
I'M GUESSING THAT MAYBE THAT, AND MAYBE THE CREAM/MILK MIXTURE WAS TO MAKE HER "GO"....YOU KNOW, HAVE AN URGENT B.M.?"
09/19/2008: Kori from Greensboro, NC replies: "Thanks for the suggestion to use garlic for parasites in dogs. I will give it a try."
04/08/2009: LC from Brooks, Alberta, Canada replies: "I am very happy to have found this website. I am curious about the garlic treatment for the parisitic dog. Would something like this work for a horse as well? Also, how much water for 3 cloves of garlic? Thanks."
05/09/2011: Rottweiler_babe from Midland, Midland Ontario Canada replies: "Just gave my 130 pound dog a clove of garlic! Hope your grandmother was right, Im feeling good about this and I have spent hundreds at the vets and on pesticides (for dogs) including a natural drop treatment ( didn't work)! That she was on for 2 weeks with 60 drops a day its called wrm clear its a homeopathic remedy. Do not waste your money! .. I will keep you posted on the garlic.. Thanks a bunch!"
09/07/2011: Zengirl from Fredericksburg, Va replies: "Rottweiler_babe, just wanted to see how your garlic treatment worked? I have a rottie also that suffers from parasites."
10/28/2011: Jmsouth from Cloverdale, Ca replies: "Along with an organic garlic pill (= 4 cloves), I have been making white rice and mixing in small handful of cheese. Doing this for about a week now. Will check the backyard for any more "puddles" and report.
We have three dogs, so expensive to give flea treatment, garlic works great. As for the fur and joints, was giving good quality fish oil in their food, but OMG, the stinky gas was horrific. Any suggestions?"
03/19/2011: Suzanne from Myrtle Point, Oregon: "I noticed that you didn't have any information yet on Giardia cures for dogs, so since I was doing some research for my own dog I thought I would share what I have found. The traditional treatment is a 5-7 day course of an antibiotic called Metronidazole/Flagyl. Which is the one that my veterinarian prescribed for my dog and has seemed to be very effective. But since I have learned that giardia can be a recurrent problem (the cyst can lay dormant in the intestines for years, and come out during periods of stress) I wanted to find a natural cure so that she would not need to keep taking antibiotics. What I have found that sounds to be the most effective was Oil of Oregano, I have yet to find any dosages more descriptive than a couple of drops, followed by a small amount of plain yogurt. This is probablly what I will try if/when she relapses.
Someone also recommended feeding 1 Tbs of Coconut Oil a day, more as a preventative and for general health, as an anti-virul/bacterial/ fungal/parisitic, as it is very high in medium chain fatty acids. I also plan to start this since I take it for myself and have been pleased.
Grapefruit seed extract was also mentioned for treating Giardia, other parasites and gastro-intestinal disorders. The dosages stated were to give 1 drop per every 10lbs of body weight, 3-5 times a day until cured. It is noted that it is VERY BITTER, and should be put in food or diluted.
I look forward to hearing others experiences on this! Love the website!"Replies
04/08/2011: Maryannw from Brick, Nj/us replies: "I also thought my dog had Giardia, but she still has chronic watery diarreha after 3 rounds of the Metro and dewormed 3x - once with Pancur. Panacur is known to be used to resolve Giardia issues in dogs, "Worm for a 7 days with Panacur (based on body weight)- mix in a little canned dog meat, then put on kibble, then worm again with Panacure in another 2 weeks (for 7 more days), and they MUST be on a probiotic at the same time- per GreatDaneLady. I also heard about MSM - the sulphur is supposed to make an unhealthy environment for the parasites to live."
06/09/2011: Liz C from Granby, Ct, Usa replies: "If your dog still has watery diarrhea, please get a proper diagnosis before treating with anything, natural or otherwise.
I have had rescues/fosters for 20 years. Many had Giardia. None had watery diarrhea. They had pale, slimey, foul smelling stools, which is typical for Giardia."
05/25/2012: Jilbert57 from Brinnon, Wa, Usa replies: "I too frequent Earth Clinic a lot looking for remedies for people and dogs. Usually find something that either works or helps a lot.
5 days ago my 13 year old jack russell woke me up vomiting twice in the night. Then the next day he had probably 4 bouts of bowel movements, each made up of 3 different places but ending in just liquid as a result. A lot of mucus in the more firm of the stools. No weird color, bad odor or greasy look. This continued one more night and the next morning I called the vet. I took him in and also a great fecal mucus "plop" he did in a container outside the vet office. The vet did a rectal exam and used some of the residue on her glove. So off we went with a prescription for Metro- two 250 mg per day, he is 19.5 lbs. Well the rest of the day he was great, acting like a normal 5 year old jr(thanks to Adequan shots I give him) and we went to bed. He woke up about midnight vomiting some food. Then about one am up came one of his Potassium Citrate pills(he makes urate stones so needs a urine alkalinizer), then another vomit about 230am. So come 8am I called the vet and said I don't think the Metro is sitting very well with Mickey. He is despondent, kind of glazy eyes, looks depressed and doesn't want to move much. My husband said maybe he is having stomach cramps.
Anyway, back to the vets where they confirmed his test was positive for giardia. So we stopped the Metro, got a 5 day supply of Panacur, and she gave him a shot of Cerenia to end the nausea, which it did. He was back to his happy self in about an hour. So now we are on the 3 day of the Panacur, he doesn't seem to be suffering any outward symptoms from it, and is eating great. So the Metro was not a good fit with the jack, but the Panacur was. Hope this helps someone else."
05/28/2012: Mark from Denver, Colorado replies: "After contracting Giardia in Eastern Europe several years ago, and suffering severe side effects for years, I finally found a remedy that has fully cured my symptoms. I am so relieved because I found only temporary relief after a cycle of Flagyl, but the symptoms very shortly returned and I began to lose hope.
I had given up looking for a cure, and I just happened to start putting lemons in everything that I was drinking (I had read somewhere that lemon juice was good for the liver). I was consuming about 9 lemons a week at the time, and I started to notice that my symptoms were going away. I finally had a bowel movement that did not float, which I thought was a miracle, and the horrendous bloated feeling I had had for years finally subsided.
I continue to consume slices of lemons squeezed in everything I drink (primarily beer! ), and I feel completely cured.
I hope that this remedy can help other people who are struggling with chronic Giardia."
Grapefruit Seed Extract for Lice
[YEA] 03/08/2009: Becky from Reno, Nevada U.S.A.: "I have a litter of Yorkies.They are 4 weeks old.Somehow they got lice.I searched for a week to find something that was safe to use on them.I found your web site it said to use GSE grapefruit seed extract. I put 8 drops in 3 ounces of mild shampoo. Then I soaped them up and wrapped them in a towel making sure they stayed warm. After 5 minutes I rinsed them in warm water and watched the lice go down the drain. After they were dry. I combed the puppies to get the rest of the dead ones off of them. From what I have read I learned nothing kills the eggs. So I will repeat the bath every 6 or 7 days untill I am sure there are no eggs left. What a wonderful web site this is. I was amazed at the results of the GSE. Thank You Thank You Thank You"Replies
05/15/2010: Maggie from Topeka, Ks replies: "Vinegar will disolve the glue that hold the eggs to your dog's (and people's) hair. I just put a small amount of vinigar in a cup and use a flea comb to comb it through the hair. Sometimes I will still see an egg and can pull it off by running the strand of hair through my finger nails. It is very effective."
[YEA] 08/26/2011: Sarah from Dallas, Tx replies: "We had great success using GSE (grapefruit seed extract) for the tapeworms in our cats. One day, my teenage son told me he just put a few drops in the cats' water, and they didn't seem to be able to taste it, and the tapeworm segments stopped coming out of their butts. However, if we stopped putting the GSE in their water, the tapeworms came back--I don't know whether they were getting reinfected by eating new fleas, or if the GSE just kept the tapeworms dormant. Unfortunately, I have a new cat, a short-haired tabby (the others were Maine Coons) that CAN taste the GSE, and she won't drink water that has even a drop. So, I am now looking for a new cure. I'm going to try the tobacco. But if your cat (I don't know if it's safe for dogs--I don't have a dog) will drink GSE, it works great to get rid of tapeworms."
[YEA] 06/05/2010: Ginny from Boise, Idaho, United States: "Oil of Oregano for worms in dogs! I had a 12 year old Australian Shepherd who had a constant cough and would hack up piles of flem. I took him to the regular vet, who said it was just allergies and to put him on Benadryl . That only made him sleepy. I had just heard about Oil of Oregano and bought it in the pill form. I thought if this was some kind of virus, the OO would help. I wrapped the pill in hamburger and gave it to him once a day. 10 days later, I was walking by the window and he was taking a pooh. It was long and stringy so I went out and looked at it and it had worms crawling about. By the next day, (this gets gross) he had worms at the opening of his anus. He was in such discomfort. By the next day, there were more worms, but now they were on the outside of his butt and digging into his skin. I took him to the patio and got the water hose out. I had to put on a plastic glove and try to get them off of him. I sprayed his butt with water and the worms on the outside came off, but he still had them inside, whipping around. I ended up making an enema with DE and water and shot it up his anus. This forced the worms out. He had a few worms coming out for the next few days. I put him on OO for a few more times for about 2 weeks each, but never saw anymore worms. The OO did not help his cough, as I later realized that he was effected by the chem trails. I am pretty happy with the worming he got, as I could not find a natural wormer that worked for dogs. The natural vet wanted 240.00 to worm my 6 dogs, and it was a chemical wormer. Use caution when using OO... more is not better and don't leave them on it for too long."
09/22/2008: Melissa from Honolulu, HI: "Has anyone tried pumpkin seeds because they work to get rid of parasites in Humans.. but could pumpkin seeds be in any way harmful to dogs?"Replies
03/31/2010: Ilo3sjw from Sparks, Nv, Usa replies: "Very late in replying but in case anyone is reading this of recent, I have read on various websites that it does. In fact, I am trying it out right now. When I get the results I will come back and post."
[YEA] 06/19/2011: Maryland from Los Angeles, Ca, Usa replies: "I gave my Mini Schnauzer pumpkin seeds when he was almost about 8 months old, because I noticed his puppy was full of worms. I gave it to him for about 2 weeks, not every day (because I would forget sometimes! ) and it worked. He hasn't had any more worms."
Pumpkin Seeds, Garlic
[YEA] 01/21/2013: Linnybug719 from Valley Stream, Ny: "I completely rid six cats of giardia with a paste made of ground pumpkin seeds and aged garlic extract. Grind pumpkin seeds in a coffee grinder or processor then take about 1/4 tsp and add a couple of drops to the garlic extra. The extract is aged garlic and will not cause the same problems fresh garlic will. It's perfectly safe. I've never had any issues with any of my cats and I've used it fairly often for medicinal purposes."
09/26/2008: Cheryl from Centerton, Arknsas: "My dogs have whip worms it is the same symptoms as parvo. There is no cure for whip worms but they are not caused by fleas, its by eating, smelling other dog poop that has been infected with them. They cannot be seen by the naked eye only by microscope. The vet told me to clean dog poop everyday and spray my yard with bleach to help keep them from getting infected that is they are in a fenced yard."
EC: Actually, you can get rid of whipworms with the correct medication.
"Whipworm infestation is detectable by stool examination, which can detect eggs and charcot-leyden crystals. Mebendazole is 90% effective in the first dose, and albendazole may also be offered as an anti-parasitic agent." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipworm
12/04/2009: Jklisa from Surrey, Bc replies: "Do research on colloidal silver...it kills & heals almost everything!! I'm using it right now to worm my kitten & by day 2, I am already seeing dead worms in her poo.
I am sure that she has hookworms, as her poo's were bloody. I mentioned this to her breeder that I thought she had worms cuz she had an inflated belly & a very vile bowel movement, the first day I had her. The breeder said nothing.
Then a week later, I saw blood in her stools & mentioned this to the breeder & the breeder then said... Oh yeah, that the kittens all had bloody stools when they were born....gawsh!! Some people!!
I have read of people being very successful when using colloidal silver on their pets for worms & lots of other ailments. Works great on people too.
Good luck & all the best."
04/09/2011: Maryannw from Brick, Nj / Us replies: "Can you please state how much you used? I just started Colloidal silver today on my dog who has been suffering with months of chronic diarrhea and lost alot of weight. I gave her the children's dose on the bottle - squirted it straight into her mouth? BTW- she weighs 37#"
[WARNING!] 08/18/2011: Be from South Rockwood, Michigan replies: "I have to give a huge warning about colloidal silver. Long term exposure to a living animal or person will eventually cause them to turn gray as the silver permeates throughout the system and DOES NOT get removed from your tissues. Long term prognosis is not good. I am very open to alternative remedies ie most of these such as tobacco, DE and OO have been around for years and similar to many things we eat, can be marginally poisonous. More is not better. Colloidal silver does work but at a great cost to the patient. Look up Argyria before you use this for anything!!!"
05/02/2012: Anne from Spring Hill, Florida, U.s.a. replies: "PLEASE... Do your research before "warning" people about something as incredible as Colloidal Silver. There is only ONE documented case of agyria and that guy had to be drinking buckets of it at a time - or very high in ppm (particles per million). It was also found that people who were given it interveneously were prone to discoloration. And... By the way... It's certainly NOT dangerous. There are no documented deaths from using Colloidal Silver."
04/27/2012: Chickeedoomama from Oob, Maine, Usa: "Has anyone tried Kocci Free to treat there dog with Giardia? I have a 1 yr old yellow lab that tested positive for Giardia. He went through his first round of antibiotics, Flagyl and Pancur and I was told he needs to wait 6 weeks to have his fecal test done again to be sure he doesnt have Giardia. He is still doing the "butt scoot" and biting at his butt along with loose stools. We have been giving him pumpkin and carrots along with his dry food. Anyone try Kocci Free?"
04/03/2012: Rala from Mississauga, Ontario: "Good morning, I would really appreciate if someone could help with me with their feedback, as 10 days ago I sent to EC my concern and have not yet heard back from anyone. I am not sure whether your answer would be directly to my email address or somewhere on EC website.
My message was regarding my 4 cats : 14 years female, my 3 male cats 12 and the 2 others 10 years old. My cats have been losing a lot of weight, This loss of weight may mean that they have worms (although I don't see them and if this is the case what type of worms are they, that can't be seen ?). The worms might be in their blood. I know some natural cures can be an answer. I have read so much on EC, however, which of all those can be the cure and no side effect in case the cause of the weight loss is not the worms. Would you recommend : Garlic or tobacco or chewing tobacco or cayenne pepper or clay powder or pumpkin seeds or diatomaceus earth or 100%apple cider vinegar. Or ginger ??? please help. My email is bousseima(at)hotmail.com. Many thanks - Rala"Replies
04/07/2012: Judy from A Small Town, Nh, Usa replies: "Dear Rala from Mississauga, Please try food grade diatomaceous earth (DE), 1 tsp. Mixed into each of your cats' food. If they refuse to eat it, dust it onto their fur so they will lick it off. DE is the best anti-parasite remedy, judging by the many testimonials on a particuar website in the U.S. DE does contain some clay. Besides eliminating all kinds of worms and other parasites, inner and outer, DE will most likely eliminate whatever other health issues your cats might have."
11/12/2010: Chantelle from Essex, United Kingdom: "Hi, I have a 5 and 1/2 month Labrador puppy who has had a bad case of diarrhea with blood in it. She has suffered from this before, the vet gave her antibiotics which sorted it for a short period, however its back again. She is active and is eating Okay. We have been feeding her brown rice and boiled chicken for sometime now but this doesn't seem to be doing the trick. As I don't know what kind of parasite she may have its difficult to identify what I can try and use. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank You"Replies
11/15/2010: Rajeanne from Glendale, Az replies: "My 14 year old dog had stomach cancer... With lots of blood/soft stools. I feed him 93% fat-free cooked ground beef with brown rice... And I add 3 vegetarian capsules of VITACOST NSI Probiotic 15-35, plus one WACHTERS 22-A tablet. His cancer has totally disappeared, and his stools are great! He's sooo healthy & happy! And I am sooo grateful! "
04/09/2011: Maryannw from Brick, Nj /us replies: "TO: Chantelle from Essex, United Kingdom
I just wanted to know if you were able to find anything that helped your dog with diarrhea? My dog has been suffering with the same things for months and tried 3 rounds of antibiotics from 2 different vets dewormed 3x. Now trying colloidal silver, grapefruit seed extract."
04/16/2011: Lisa from Vancouver, Wa replies: "Cinimmon or tumeric or curcumin (from tumeric root) works great in humans also. U can use the spices U get in the grocery store or supplement capsules from the drug or health food store... works great in humans also....I just sprinkle some in their food -- 25 lb. dog -- 1 tsp. All 3 also help inflamation. They work great in humans also."
09/27/2012: Furbabies 4 from Eden, Nc replies: "I had read that DE was good for getting rid of fleas, so I went and bought some food grade and dusted my cat and dogs with it. Well my cat had a severe reaction. He had sores all over his neck and developed a sore and his hair on his neck came out oh my gosh poor thing. I think the fleas started to multiply what the heck they are such beasts. Dogs didn't have any reaction so I guess I would say start out with a small amount for cats since their systems must be more sensitive."
11/10/2010: Nimo from Taipei, Noidea, Taiwan: "My dog have a parasite called Babesia and he is very weak, because this parasite go to his blood. So he has very little red cells. I will thanks any information of what to do to help him. He is a very small poodle ( like 2 kilos only and 3 yrs old). Don't know if garlic will help.. The parasite are invisible on naked eyes... So need a microscope to see it. Thanks."Replies
12/27/2010: Traci from Atlanta , Ga replies: "Nimo,
I researched and put together a treatment plan for your doggy, shopping best prices knowing most of us cannot afford a lot. The order is about $35 plus shipping. The store ships international, but you will want to confirm Taiwan. They have cheapest international rates most stores and very happy international clientel. Lots of customers say prices even with international shipping cheaper than in their country. Right now, til December 31st, it is 10% off for two of the items, the Now and Jarrow brands. I have worked with herbs for 25 years and treated my pets with herbs, curing many times what doctors couldn't. We are very fortunate now to have a lot of science behind herbs. Herbs worked when the science wasn't available, but now, one can be much more accurate when a health challenge is serious and not easy to treat easily. You can write me or call if you have questions or need help. I researched herbs for Babesia for you. Personally, I would use both the first two herbs for the infection itself. You are more likely to hit it from every avenue completely. If you cannot afford both, I would then start with the Neem Leaves. The Liver Powder and Chlorella are to rebuild his blood and strength, to reverse the anemia. If you have to subtract one of these two, I'd say drop the liver, but I reccomend both. If you give these to your little doggy (boy is he little!!! ), he will be cured. Iherb is a great store with good prices. Your first order is $5 off. Use my email to get the discount. Trueleverage4u(at)earthlink(dot)net If your order totals $40 or more after the $5 discount, ground shipping is free for U.S., but I don't know how it works for international. Click on shipping info to find out.. This is the best selection and prices on the net that I have found. And, I'm a deal shopper, bulk herbs, neutraceuticals, etc. I have a few other stores I use if it is powder items, though since your dog uses such small doses, this is probably the best choice for spending the least. There are a few other net stores that are comparable to Iherb in price, but this is my top store for service, speed, selection, price and fast navigation on the site.
1. Wormwood/Black Walnut/Clove Mixture:
More is not better, nor necessary for parasites. Use about 1/5 to /6 dropper two to three times per day for a week. Break for a few days. Do same another week. Break a few days. Do again for another week. Treat him a few days beyond when he is feeling better. How to give him the tincture: Kneel on the ground and back your doggy between your legs, like you are hugging him from behind. Have the open bottle at your side and liquid in the dropper. Tip his chin up and back and a little to the side with one hand. Using the other hand: When you squirt from the side and into his mouth, the liquid will go down his throat before he has a chance to spit it. You want to squirt fast, because he will not like it. It will only take a second. He will shake his head and run off showing you that he doesn't like the taste. He will forget the taste very quickly. You will probably have 3/4 of the bottle remaining when you are finished treating him. Save it to treat preventative or for any other parasite infections. This is a good value. These are very bitter tasting herbs. The easiest way for him to take will be like in liquid extract, not mixed with food, but squirted in his mouth. He will hate it if you mix with food and spit it out. You can look for a non-alcohol formula, which he would like better, though it is more than twice as expensive for less than 1/2 the strength. This is a combo tincture: Wormwood/Artemesia is a cancer herb, used to treat malaria, and is proven scientificaly against many parasites, including Babesia. It also includes black walnut green hulls and cloves. The three herbs cover almost all parasites. I use it safely on my cats. These herbs can be toxic, though used with respect, smaller doses, it is o. K. They are not herbs to give all the time and herbs that you use with caution. My kitten who is seven pounds gets a 1/4 to 1/2 dropper. I alternate between those two doses and treat for two to three weeks. You want to make sure to get the whole life-cycle of the parasites -- eggs, larvae, and adult. They can seem like they are gone, but then the new hatch. You must be thorough. If it is safe for cats, it is safe for dogs. The drugs used for parasites are very toxic and damaging. This is what side effects are. Used in small amounts, the toxicity is very small. Wormwood is used for cancer at high doses. It causes very little damage to normal cells at high doses, but is more potent than full chemo. It's just that it has "some" toxicity, so you respect it.
2. Neem (This one you may be able to find in a bulk herb store by you to get it sooner)
Since you are shipping internationally, you may want to get two bottles, so you don't run out. One bottle should do it, but it is your decision. Start with 1 capusle 2x per day the first day, then 1/2 capsule 2-3x per day. Treat until whole bottle gone. Even if he seems completely healed, continue. You want to make sure he is completely parasite-free. Even if he seems 100% o. K. , the parasite can still be present, so you treat past this time, to wipe out every last one. Neem will ramp up and re-build his immune system. The immune system will launch an attack on the parasites and any problems that might be secondary to the parasites. This one is a bitter herb, but the flavor will probably not come through mixed with room temperature food that is eaten soon. As a tea, extracted with hot water, it would be a much stronger flavor and not easy to hide.
3. Liver Powder $7
Liver powder goes beyond the nutrients contained. It is a premier food to rebuild the blood and strength. Lots of testimonies of people and animals responding beyond what the nutrients would suggest. 4. Chlorella Next: Rebuild blood:
Anemia, rebuild red blood cell count
Chlorella will reverse the anemia, building the hemoglobin, red blood cells. Chlorophyll is one molecule off from hemoglobin. Also good source of iron. 1/8 to 1/4 tsp per day. It is very concentrated. More will not hurt him. This is just a good dose to start with. - Enough for several month supply for the little doggy. If you want to take it with him, then the larger size is great value. People from Japan say they cannot find the Kilo powder anywhere, just the small pills. They are amazed at the value $47 for Kilo. But, if you have no interest in taking yourself, the little jar will do just fine for your doggy. It is dark green and tastes green. Your dog shouldn't mind it mixed in his food. Some peoples animals crave it and enjoy it. In fact, by adding this at the same time as neem and with liver powder, your doggy will probably not be able to taste the neem at all. You could also add the chlorella inside the Alcohol tincture mixed herbs. It will help neutralize the strong bitter taste, so it is not so terrible for your dog. Not necessary, but an idea. 5. If you are shopping at home and not Iherb, then you will want to know this. Artmesia or Wormwood, common name is the most imporant herb in the #1 item tincture. It is proven against the parasite your dog has. It is a good idea to have all three, but if you cannot find all three, this is the most important in the mixed formula. Neem Leaves are used internally. They are cheap at a bulk herb store, but I don't know if common to find Taiwan. It is an herb from India, not common China or Japan I don't think, but I could be wrong. You do NOT want to give Neem Oil internally. It is only the NEEM LEAVES that are used internally. Chlorella powder is really imporant to rebuild his blood cells. If you get the little chlorella pills by you, this is fine too. The little pills are small enough that he would probably just gulp down mixed with wet food. The powder is cheaper here. One more thing, that you might be interested in and I don't have on the list above. Grape Seed Extract (GSE)(you can get in liquid, very concentrated using only few drops) can be mixed with any antibiotic drug or herb and with most will increase the potency by 50-200x. It will increase the effects, not the toxicity, meaning, that if your little boy has a terrible case, it would be really good to add GSE to the herb mix. Another item that increases or potentiates antibiotics or antivirals is bromelaine. Bromelaine is from pineapple, commonly used as digestive aid or to increase absorption. Most people don't know these two items. I do a lot of scientific research and found this along the way. It helped months ago when I was hospitalized with dangerous infection. The IV the doctors gave me didn't work, they started to work, but not enough. I took my herbs mixed with bromelaine and GSE. The infection was so bad my face and neck had growth size of grapefruit. It was painful. This wiped out the infection. You could add one or both of these items to increase the effectiveness of the top two herbs for the parasisites. The last items may not be necessary. I add them so you know in case it is getting really dangerous. I hope that you will try them so your dog is not in danger. Best Wishes from the U.S. Traci
[YEA] 02/28/2011: Sue-lan from Halesowen, England replies: "I`ve never given my dogs any thing from the vets and all my animals are flea, worm and ringworm free due to advice my south african dad gave. For worms you give cloves the minute its suspected, the dosage is 1 clove for every 10 pound of weight so my bullmastiff is 7 stone which is 98 pounds. So I give her nine for 5 days then after you see that the dog is clean. Switch to a few sunflower seeds added to the meal each day these prevent reinfecting. I feed her twice a day so the first feed has either cloves or seeds with cod liver oil and garlic. Second feed is normal through the day. She has some oranges and peppers and she is very healthy and active to say shes meant to sleep all day!
For ringworm I use cedar oil diluted in water dab first on the areas affected and then allow to dry then lightly mist the animal all over avoiding eyes and gentley rub in allow to dry you can spray this over the house allow to dry then hoover, this has always worked for us. Its 10 drops of oil per litre then once made up just add it to smaller bottles to mist everything.
Some dogs have different ailments they are prone to mine its a weak stomach she is prone to vomitting straight away at certain foods so apple cider vinegar is a no no untill we found you could by it in capsual form and now no problems its brilliant for joints. Diatomaceous earth is amazing for more or less everything but it can be hard to get unless you use ebay then its dirt cheap and is a good alternative. Just remember not to give cats any garlic as it changes their blood."
[YEA] 11/05/2008: Lina from Chicago, Illinois: "Erichliosis/lymph nodes
I tried the epsom salts, with 1 pint of h202 for the bath. The epsom salts had spearamint in them. It was the first time in 3 days my dog has been able to lay on her side, and sleep, without so much respiratory distress. The bath was hard, I feel buzzed from the oxygen on my arms, I can't believe what's it's done for my dog this evening. She hadn't eaten all day, and then ate, just now. We've been doing the castor packs for some time. I just tried the ACV tonite. I am also going to try POKE and American Mandrake Root tinctures, 1 drop each. She's also on Cat's Claw, Una da gato, only, and also Gravizon, and ning xa and essiac herbal remedy. Keep your thumbs up, if my dog wants to live, then I'm going to find a way to make it happen for her. She's only 8."
[YEA] 06/06/2012: Sleepingbeauty from Philadelphia, Pa: "One week ago, I saw worms in my dog's stool and found this site. I immediately got a few cigarrettes and gave him a little more than half with his food. He's a Cocker Spaniel weighing about 35 lbs.. The next day I saw worms but they seemed like they were dead. After that I saw no more.
Yesterday, I took him to th vet with a stool sample from a bowel movement he made very early yesterday morning. I saw nothing and the vet's office said the sample was totally clear.
My husband told the vet that I used tobacco, and of course he said he never, ever heard of this, and he said that there could be eggs remaining up in the intestinal tract.
Sure enough, this morning, I saw live worms again.
I'm feeling confident about the tobacco, though. My instinct was to follow the first dose with a second dose to kill anything that might have remained to be hatched. I don't want to overdose him on tobacco, but he showed no adverse effects at all to what I gave him before. I even gave it to my cats just in case they were infected, too.
In addition, my dog has never had worms in 13 years. My husband suspected that he may have gotten them from being at a friends home just a few weeks prior. This house has four dogs and a cat. When he is with them, he is outside much longer as they stay in their yard more. We don't leave our dog out very long. With our friend, all our dogs are exposed for a much longer time to each other's fecal matter that remains in the backyard and the other outdoor variables that contribute to parasites.
It's very, very possible that the tobacco did the job the first time, and that he was reinfected when we took him over there again just this past weekend.
I will add an update in a week or so, but I believe the tobacco is effective!"Replies
06/19/2012: Nh Gardener from Sanbornton, Nh, Usa replies: "For Sleepingbeauty from Philadelphia for worms in dogs--Food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is the safest and most effective wormer--no danger of overdosing. Add 1 tsp. Daily to raw apple cider vinegar-dampened food; increase gradually to 1 -2 tsps. 2X/day. DE is inexpensive. Check internet for sources and for pet testinmonials."
08/31/2011: Zengirl from Fredericksburg, Va: "my dog has whipworms. I am going to try blackwalnut with clove and wormwood. I am also going to give him a clove of garlic 3 times a day. Can anyone give me dosing for my dog. he is 120 pounds.
on an off note I had 3 dogs that got kennel cough all at once. Garlic 3 times a day and it was gone within a week. just wanted to share that garlic does cure kennel cough.
thanks for any information you can provide."Replies
07/24/2012: Teriinttown from Tacoma, Wa replies: "I gave my dog black walnut for several weeks and it didn't seem to clear the worms. A guy at the dog park told me to use Apple Cider vinegar. It cleared it right up.... Is there nothing that ACV doesn't fix?
My dog is 80 lbs, and I used a Tablespoon of ACV in her food twice a day for about 4 days and the worms are gone. It seemed like a lot, but she seemed to suffer no digestive issues from the ACV. You can adjust the dosage for your dog's weight.
It does need to be said that my dog really likes to eat, but just to make sure she ate it I mixed it with a gourmet moist food..."