Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Cayenne Pepper
- Colloidal Silver
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lavender Oil
- Green Tea, Calendula Ointment, Silicea
- Heal Naturally
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Oatmeal Poultice
- Olive Oil With Turmeric
- Remedies Needed
- Ribwort Plaintain
- Torn Ligament
- Turmeric for Pet Wounds
- White Bread and Milk Poultice
[YEA] 02/25/2007: Meg from Coromandel, New Zealand: "I have little faith in vets and I try to find things that work and have some luck - manuka honey is really good as antibiotic internally and externally for animals and they like it. Chamomile teabag soak for any eye problems. These are 2 tried and trusted ones for me."
[YEA] 09/06/2009: Linda from Bisbee, Arizona: "My ex, myself, and our magnificient and curious miniature australian shepherd were renting in what was "Dog Heaven". Acres and acres fenced to run in and a water reclamation system that included a series of sedimentary ponds, the largest and last full of Koi, pond vegation, and unbeknownst to us, bufos. We lived in the desert and water was scarce so even with fencing we dealt on a regular basis with mule deer (great sport for Roxy), along with vicious and deadly javelina. Needless to say she chased the deer off of the property gleefully, was not so gleefully ripped to pieces by a large javalina male and two females (treated that after throwing myself onto her and into the middle of the javelina's blood lust who would just as well kill a human as a dog (not smart). I got lucky making awful noises and they retreated. I treated this after carrying her into the house by filling and filling deep the gore holes that simply swallowed two bottles of the only thing on hand which was hydrogen peroxide and stuffed the wounds with dressing to put pressure inside hoping to stop the bleeding....yes, I know this is about bufos. The bleeding was totally stopped by morning and slowly she began to heal.
And now, the Bufo toads, One morning I went to drink my morning coffee with her while she took her morning swim, herding the koi from one end of the pond and back, something she did daily and for hours and I noticed a white film covering the enire pond. Then I looked at Roxy and could see her struggling to get on shore. By the time I had her in my arms she was convulsing with eyes rolled back. I checked her gum color for oxygen and they were very gray...all the meanwhile rubbing her everwhere trying to keep her blood flowing. Again, grabbed the only thing on hand which seemed close to appropriate, this time it was a full adult size benedryl pried her mouth open and opened the whole capsule in her mouth rubbing it into her tongue both top and bottom, on her gums thinking that from under the tongue on a human goes straight to the brain. Within just a few minutes her eyes began focusing and I began walking her just like a puppet thinking it might help keep her blood flow going, soon she began to try to walk on her own but needed help. She did show a rapid significant improvement with the benedryl, she weighs 29 to 34 lbs depending on how spoiled she is at the time. I am just sure the benedryl turned the tide. Roxy and I are moving back into this rental which was really paradise and peace for both of us so now I want to know....Exactly just how much benedryl I can give her at the max possible dosage, also does it come in a gel cap (haven't seen any) because in liquid form it would absorb much more quickly into her system.
I will definetely keep large amounts of vinegar for killing the toads and for her to drink and I very much appreaciate both this site and the information from all participants. I will also use the tub and light solution and lower the population. One more problem. It is my understanding that other frogs do not co-habitate with bufos so all of the guppies in differing stages are bufos. Roxy sticks her whole head into to the water trying to bite and catch them. Are they poisonous at this stage? During her second incident she crawled halfway from the pond headed towards the house when I found her. We went through the whole poisoning thing one more time and the benedryl once again brought her up quickly. Now I will use both prevention and cure. Bathub and lights and motor oil. I will make it my mission to lower the bufo toad population which it seems given the choices here will be a steady but doable new defense.
[YEA] 12/30/2006: Tamsen from Brothersville, GA: "Hydrogen peroxide cured a hole as big as my fist in the belly of my daughter's beloved cat. The cat showed up one day at the back door unable to stand up or hold it's head up, we found a hole in her belly that was opened and was gangreen, you could see her stomach and intestines, i wanted to put the cat down, but daughter refused and said she would nurse her back toThealth, husband said that daughter needed to get infection under control and said to clean it with HP, we used HP up to 5 or more times aday, in the meantime for days I seeked something of a miracle at the vets, drug stores as well as the farmyard stores to help this poor cat, by the way the vet said to put her down also after seeing her, anyways, as days went by the cat got stronger to the point of being able to walk and we noticed that the gangreen had all but disapeared and a few days after that something of a nasty looking mass fell out of her belly , which i believe was the rotten meat, and the hole started to heal all the mean time daughter cleaned the wound several times aday, and now about 4 months later, the wound is healed and she is healthy and living back outside, during the time of healing about 30 days, the cat was confided to the kitchen, we used HP bought right off the shelf in any store the 3% kind w/o diluting it"Replies
12/15/2011: Mmm from Spring, Texas replies: "Same thing happened to my goat. I went to the feed store and bought Penicillin and syringes too. Everyday my husband had to push pus out of his wounds but he made it through..."
[YEA] 11/12/2006: Candice from Victorville, CA: "Hello. I have 10 cats and 3 dogs and at least one of them, are always getting hurt some how. Anyways everytime I use to take my dogs or cats to the doctor for wounds or stitching, he would always tell me to clean it with Hydrogen peroxide. I would just soak a qtip in hydrogen peroxide and then clean the wound. A couple of times the wound, would be so bad that he (the vet) would have to put a dranage tube in, he would then tell me to use a syringe (not the needle ones) filled with peroxide to flush it all out, 3x a day. The dogs really DID NOT like this, but it worked nontheless. I have also used it on stitches and then applied neosporin. My pets would try and lick of the wound even though the peroxide was on it, so I did use an Elizabethan (E-collar) on them but even when they were able to lick it off, they never got sick. Just dont let them lick it continually as this may upset there stomache amongst other things. I just believe that hydrogen peroxide works for animals as it does for people. Good luck! I am not sure if you already have this method on your cures list for pets, but I tried it and it worked. Thanks!"
Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
[YEA] 08/19/2009: Trixie from Hutch, Kansas: "Hi all! I just came across this site and have been searching for pet remedies for mange and different types of fungus. I wanted to share with you a remedy that will work for any type of cut, gash, wound, etc. I have used it many times on many different types of animals and iw works wonderfully!. It is half kerosene and half raw linseed oil. Has to be raw. I know it sounds like it would burn, but I have used it on myself, and there is no pain. It will heal any type of major wound, and fast. There is no proud flesh grown, and it is a natural insect repellent, so the flies won't be bothering your animal. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me, and I can answer your questions. Like I said, I have used this many, many times. My vet told me to put Amy down, after being nearly ripped apart by a male. She healed completely after using this on her. You can apply it as often as you like, no side effects, and if you miss a day or two, its no big deal. Hope this helps someone out there."Replies
05/31/2010: 3rivers from Tulsa, Oklahoma replies: "I have a question on the kerosene and linseed oil? I have a goat who was attacked by dogs and now she is in the house due to half her back thighs missing most of the meatty area. She acts as though nothing is wrong with her so I am continuing treatment which has been sugar and iodine mixed. I have been packing it and trying to wrap it. But am trying to find a better way as the sugar just melts and it is just about in possible to bandage the area.Will this mixture help with this severe of a wound and will it fill back in after time. I run a rescue and I have a ton of animals. Would this work on any animal? For wounds etc.??"
09/14/2011: Mansij from Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh replies: "Hey Trixie...
We Did Use Kerosene oil on our dog's wound.....
And I have no idea how our little nino is feeling right now... The wound got wayy badd in just a matter of days... Im gonna use both Kerosene oil and Linseed oil tomorrow... I hope it works... I just want him to recover.... Hes in PAIN... and is very tired .
Me and my Parents are praying that he gets well ... because we love him a lot... And hes just a kid...
Pls Reply ASAP if you have any Further Suggestions... Thank You!"
01/23/2013: Eliza1 from Niagara Falls, Canada replies: "At some point you would think you would use common sense and seek professional help instead of letting this animal suffer. Why would you let them continue to live in such pain? Go to a vet!"
[NAY] 06/08/2010: Elizabeth from Portland, Oregon, Usa: "I have an 8 1/2 year old alapah bull dog/terrier mix. Every year for the past 5 years he's devloped itchy open sores that become infected quickly. Durring this past week he went from not unusually itchy to having the worst open sore yet. This happened upon our return from Southern Oregon where it is terribly flea and tick infested, I checked him over for ticks several times finding none, and bathed him before coming home.
I discovered the sore the day after I got home when I had seen a small amout of blood and poured some 3% peroxide over it. I realized It was larger and he protested like crazy. I shaved the wound and around it, 7 days ago, he has not withstood even washing it with plain water (either cool or luke warm). He will not let me cut the hair back anymore at all. He has only barely tolerated (due to intoxication from marijuana oil in his food today) a pack made of a piece of clean linen with dried goldenseal sprinkled sprinked (maybe 1/8 teaspoon) topped off with 1/4 to 1/2 cups of raw russet grated potatoe. It looks a little better, but even intoxicated he won't stand for it to be placed more than 1/4 of wound at any time or in one setting.
I have tried plain water rinsing, a cool calendula tea rinse,thick cool oatmeal tea rinse, neosporin, and silversulfadiazine. But he just goes nuts and finds a way to rub off what ever I applied, or he has bulldozed his way out of the bath tub (he has never done this before) He has always had a high pain tolerance. And has never not let me do what ever I want to him, (except once after a fight where he got tore up quiet severely). But everything I have tried he acts like I am applying a flesh eating acid or something to the like to his sore.
It is now about 3 1/2 inches in diamiter, and seems to be growing maybe a quarter to a half in a day, with or with out him scratching at. It smells. It drains puss and blood almost continually,It's location is on the back of his neck over the left shoulder.The location prevents me from putting any kind of collar to allow me to cover his back toe nail to prevent him from scrating it any more.
I mostly feed him a homemade food comprising of approxametly 30% muscle meat,30% grain (usually oats, sometimes rice), 20% dark green or orange vegables,10% organ meat, 5% bran, 5% onoins, galic, cayenne pepper, or things like that. That in combitation with some of what ever I eat. He also suppliments his diet with what ever dry food my brother's dog is being feed at the time, when, for instance, I get ill (was outsleeping with flu for 4 days this week)
Please What can I do to give him some kind of relief now, and help him heal long term? What other information can I offer to help you help me help him. Thank You
06/09/2010: Merryanne from Orange City, Florida, Usa replies: "If he is drinking,,boil some chicken and let him drink that broth,,just give him the meat juice and water to flush his system,,check his food for soy bean contamination"
06/10/2010: Rainman from Central, Vt, Usa replies: "First of all.. .onions are known to be toxic to dogs. I think cooked onions are safer. But, your dog doesn't need them, I would eliminate them all together. Grains are another thing a dog does not need and tends to cause more problems (digestion and allergies). I would feed RAW 75% muscle meat, 10% meaty bones, 10% organ meat and if you are dead set on feeding vegetables.. then add them in as the remaining 5%. As it stands now... your dog is missing a big fundamental portion of the required diet: Bioavailable CALCIUM/Phosphorous. Not to mention all of the mineral goodies in Marrow. It's the best thing for their teeth and gum health too.
To the actual reason for posting... and without seeing a picture of it... sounds like your dog is suffering from a staph infection. I would start seeking help asap."
06/10/2010: Jane from Pasadena, California replies: "Hi, this sounds to me like a serious staph infection. I would take your dog to a vet as soon as possible. Don't mess around with home remedies at this point as they may make the condition even worse or spread. I had a dog with a small hot spot that turned into a staph infection. The only thing that worked was antibiotics and ointments from the vet. Don't wait on this, trust me!"
09/04/2010: Cat from Naples, Florida replies: "I most definitetly agree with Jane from Pasadena."
01/13/2012: Hawkeye from Richland, Sc replies: "I know staph infections are nothing to mess with, but what would help cool this irritation would be putting some colloidal silver in a spray bottle and spraying it on the wound. Colloidal Silver was used for antibiotic properties before antibiotics came along. It disables the bacteria or virus from being able to replicate. They even sell bandaids with silver impregnated onto it. Apparently they know that it stops germs from multiplying."
[YEA] 05/21/2011: Heather from Katy, Tx: "Here's one we've been using for years. Cheap and usually effective! Soak oatmeal in enough water to make a paste. Probably slightly less than a 50/50 mixture. Spread the paste on problem areas such as heat spots and small cuts, or irritated skin. Let stand for 5-10 minutes, or as long as your dog will let you. Rinse off, but don't scrub! Use water only to rinse, no washcloth or anything. PAT dry. Repeat several times every day until healed. Completely safe if your pet licks it afterward. If you're lucky enough to have a pet that doesn't lick at it - try dabbing straight aloe vera on it as well, afterward.
For anyone who wants to know why it works; oatmeal contains the chemicals avenanthramides and phenols... which are supposed to soothe skin."
Olive Oil With Turmeric
[YEA] 12/25/2006: Tehm from Deltona, FL: "i got 3 cats and one of them gets hurt more often then the others, i always tried olive oil for my burns and scraches so i thought i would try it out on my cat and it did work always. i also have teeid turmeric (root based herb from india) with olive oil mixed and applied on the injury. It takes some time but it cures very well."
08/23/2013: Colleen from Denver Colorado: "Hi there, any one know if there is a safe pain med for cats - my cat is recovering from huge 2 abscess very close to his butt and am guessing he may be in pain and would like to take the edge off for him if I can. (Almost a Koon abduction - but he fought him off). He won't eat or even drink much so I am forcing fluids and liquid food. He was in hospital for a few days till I could not afford that anymore. (thousands if he was to say until his wound healed. ) Any suggestions appreciated! Thanks!"Replies
08/25/2013: Mmsg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "Colleen, read up on Casotor Oil for Wounds right here on EC."
09/05/2013: Jemira from Ks, Us replies: "Turmeric sprinkled on the food for the pain would work. To clean the wounds I would use GSEt and lavender oil mix. Couple of fingers of distilled water, 2 drops of GSE (grapefruit seed extract), 2 of drops of lavender in a glass, mix, dip cotton ball in and clean wound several times a day."
07/13/2013: Wanda from Richmond, VA: "My dog has horrible open wounds on her elbows! Surgery didn't work, stitching dint hold it, staples! Conventional meds have not helped her. Has anyone been able to conquer this?? She's very dependent on her front legs, getting up and down. My whole floor is dog beds for her to have a soft landing and she wears DogLeggs. Just not healing! My vet says nothing more he can do for them so, I'm trying other, wholistic things. Very difficult situation. She's 11."Replies
07/13/2013: Om from Hope BC, Canada replies: "Wanda, could you try lots of turmeric? It has such a fabulous reputation. Of course, everything might turn chrome yellow but what the heck! We have to heal doggie. You might alternate with coconut oil. I have many pets and this is what I have used with good results. Hope this will be useful. Om"
01/10/2013: Diane from Riverside, Ca.: "I am caring for a feral (wild) female cat that is wounded on the face. I believe she was attacked by either a coyote or dog. Near her eye and above a part of her flesh was torn off. I have tried Nu-Stock but stopped as it wasn't helping her. I am spraying salt water on the wound and light apple cider vinegar and water spray (seems to help) I can't touch her as she will attack me so I am limited to what I can do. In a wire cage I can place medication on the wound using a stick and clean cloth. I have to be careful with her eye though.
Can I use NEOSPORIN on the cat's wound? Or any suggestions will do. I can't afford a vet at this time.
She is improving as the cat no longer has a swollen face. It took me a long time to trap her so she got really bad."
09/08/2012: Jayne from Irving, Texas: "Hi, I am so happy to read all of the success with ACV. I have been feeding close to 12 cats 2 x day for a couple of years. No, I am not a cat hoarder. These animals are feral cats. Out of all of this time, I have never touched briefly one of these cats. Also, they do not hang out here. Have of them I have to walk off of the property to feed. I initially bought a trap to trap and have neutered and spayed and returned to the neighborhood but, the HOA has prevented me from doing this. Since they are idiots and will not do the right thing, I feed the cats because they need help.
The one that I am concerned about is the cat king of the neighborhood. He is probably about 3 years old and he is starting to trust me unless I try to pet him. Anyway, yesterday he came inside. He did not feel good at all and had only a slight appetitie. I could tell that he wasn't well so I let him sleep on the floor. I noticed he was licking his nads or at least I thought that was what he was doing until he stood up and blood was just pouring off of him. I called the vet, but I cannot catch the cat. I thought that when he left that he would have died from the blood loss. I was real happy to see him this morning. He is feeling better but I finally was able to see that he has a huge rug wound close to his anus. Actually it is like is the crease where his tail meets his body. There is no hair and it is a very dark red wound looking thing. It looks real painful and I want to help. I just do not know how unless I can mix some ACV in his food. I can put it in the water but cats most of the time are not huge water drinkers. If I spray him when he is walking away, he will not trust me anymore and maybe not come back. Please advise how much I can safely use in his food and what else that I can do that will help him."Replies
09/18/2012: Debbie from Brighton, Uk replies: "I would suggest as you can't catch the cat, you put colloidal silver into his cat food and in the drinking water. (filtered, if possible). Look into, also, giving the cats some DE in their food as they are feral. Helps with fleas and ticks. Diatomaceous Earth. Must be food grade."
07/07/2012: Morgan from Redwood City, California Usa: "My Bernese Mountain Dog has an open sore on her stomach. It has been there for over a month. I have cleaned it multiple times with HP, neosporin and Bactine. It never heals. It just keeps scabbing over but still pusses and little white balls will come out. She also has a hole on her tail leading to the bone. This also will not heal. I have taken her to the vet and they just said to clean it and it hasn't worked. Does any one have any sugestions? I am very concerned for her well being. Thank you!"Replies
07/14/2012: Gardengirl from Gallatin, Tn replies: "Have you tried castor oil? I rub it on my dogs when they have skin problems.... Heal quickly and they seem to like it. Please use only cold pressed ( mine's from swanson) Hope this helps!!!"
04/23/2011: Ms.lily from Hesperia, California, San Bernardino: "I need help! My dog was bitten by another dog she's in pain and has a bad wound under her thigh. I dont know what to do, I washed her with soap and water, I cleaned her up with water w/salt. the next day I washed her again and I started using HP to clean her up. But the wound is starting to smell. What can I use? Ive been reading the posts, but still not sure what to use. I need to know what I can give her and what I could apply on the open wounds? Please Help me, I have no money to take her to a vet."Replies
09/09/2012: Melissa from Houston, Tx replies: "unfrtunately you might need to take her to a vet. If the wound is starting to have foul smell, this means it is getting infected and at this point, depending on how deep the wound is, no home remedy may take care of it. Sorry! This happened to my dog last year. Maybe the vet could work out a payment plan?"
03/10/2011: Michele from Vancouver, Wa, Usa: "Sadie is a 9.5 year old husky-lab mix. About 6 weeks ago she fractured her left hind femur playing too hard at the dog park. This resulted in her having to have surgery to put a pin in so the bone can heal--the vets don't believe the break is due to cancer. A week and a-half ago, she had to go back to the vet due to bad pain and swelling at the pin head site. They took xrays and her bone is healing very well plus her incision has healed wonderfully. The vet took a sample of the fluid (it was sent out to a lab and cultured) and it turns out she has a serious infection which is only treated by 2 antibiotics. So now she is on Chloramphenicol for the infection, plus Tramadol and Rimadyl for the pain and inflammation.
Well, a few days later the swelling had not gone down and she was still in extreme pain. They at first thought the site needed to be drained, but there isn't anything to drain--they just keep drawing out blood so they now believe it is a blood clot in her muscle from her being too active before healing completely. Now, a couple days later, the swelling has gone down at the site some but her entire leg is now swollen and she isn't using it at all, nor can she control its movement. The other problem is she's not using her other back leg much at all either, it is becoming much more wobbly. I have to use a sling in order for her to move and getting her up to move is nearly impossible. She's also not eating! The vet hasn't had any answers for me, all I keep hearing is we don't know to every question I ask.
I started her today on arnica pills and cream, collodial silver, a vitamin mineral mix (Vitaglo by Halo), and she's been on diatomacous earth for awhile and Careflex (an extra-strength joint support). These are almost impossible to get into her along with her meds since she's refusing to eat.
Does anyone have any suggestions or been in this type of situation? I'm at a loss and am so sad that I don't know what to do to make Sadie better. It's so frustrating that the doctors don't even know what to do and I'm scared she will lose her leg after all this pain and trouble for her. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this post and I do appreciate any help, advice, information, or anything else that is offered!
Michele (and Sadie! )"
03/11/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Try forcing her some Black Walnut and Wormwood drops 3 times a day. This will kill her infection since she is not eating it could be that she has some infection in her blood.
Black walnut - 3 times/day 10 drops each time.
Wormwoon - Same.
You will have to give her extra strength so she can recover as you cant afford to waste time.
This should bring in some improvement and she should start eating in few days."
03/11/2011: 5 Pooches Home from Houston, Tx replies: "Michelle here is something you can start your baby on - Go to health food store and get Ipecac 30c. Its a homopatheic remedy. Read this-
[YEA] 05/29/2011: Susan from Atlanta, Ga replies: "F.Y.I. My vet told me a great way to have my dog eat a pill, when she may not be eating, and/or she won't take it in her food, and/or disguised in a treat. I put the pill/vitamin/whatever in some chunky peanut butter, and put it on my index finger. (I let her smell the peanut butter before putting it in her mouth). With the other hand, I open her mouth, then I put the index finger with the peanut butter & pill onto the roof of her mouth, while sliding the finger along the roof of her mouth towards the front leaving peanut butter as I go, along the roof of her mouth. She then begins to lick the peanut butter off the front part of the roof of her mouth, and at the same time chewing the pill."
05/31/2011: Jr from Coloma, Mi replies: "I have a lab/newfoundland mix and she has to take pills. I was told to make butter balls and hide the pill with the butter. It works so good that after she is done with her food, she lets me know it's time for her butter balls. She LOVES them."