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  Re: Coconut Oil Works for Constipation in Cats

Fri, 12 Feb 16 19:11:34 -0500
Posted by Chriss (Ny) on 02/12/2016

(Just in case you have another cat I decided to go ahead and post this) --- I definitely understand what you are talking about. The is is my very first time posting on a site like this but I had to share what I use now. I have 3 cats one kitten. 16 yr, 6yr, 5yr & 3 month year old and the most issues I have had so far has been with my eldest cat. She is just as spry as all my other ones believe it or not but when she began to get constipated I didn't know what to do. It was so bad she had surgery. 8 years later and I swear by this I use coconut oil. A little bit on a syringe. All will be fine. Give it a day or two in the beginning they will still strain a bit but when they finally pass the feces they will be fine. Just give it to them every other day. They don't mind the taste. If you can't physically put in your cats mouth put it on the paw and or in the food. It doesn't take much to do the trick. (The olive oil works too. Coconut oil (cosco or bjs) $10 also has positive effects on their body just like ours.

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  Re: Serious Cortisone Shot Side Effects on Young Dog

Fri, 12 Feb 16 13:21:55 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2016

Hello Ryan,

I am very sorry to hear about the complictions your APBT developed after taking this drug :-(

Remission is possible, but first read up:

http://www.cliniciansbrief.com/sites/default/files/SteroidTherapy.pdf

This is from a particular case in a cat:

"If diabetes mellitus is confirmed in this cat, you might have a chance of "reversing" Timmy's diabetes. To do that, however, you should definitely not administer any additional glucocorticoids. In addition, we should start feeding a low-carbohydrate canned diet (less than 5-10 of daily calories), and began treatment with a long-acting insulin preparation (eg, ProZinc or insulin glargine) given twice daily.

By controlling postprandial hyperglycemia and lowering the cat's circulating blood glucose to close to normal throughout the day, this may help revert the effects of glucose toxicity on the insulin-secreting pancreatic cells and remission of the diabetic state may occur (1, 7). "

Source: http://www.endocrinevet.info/2013/01/steroid-induced-diabetes-in-cats.html

Please discuss with your new vet what worked for Timmy the cat as it may be an option for your girl.

Please, please report back!

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Itchy Skin

Fri, 12 Feb 16 13:01:47 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2016

Hello Daniel,

Yes, this solution will sting if your cat has raw spots from scratching. You might consider Ted's Mange Remedy which will help with itching and fleas, and I know from first hand experience with open cuts on my own skin that it does not sting.

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  Re: Help Requested for Cat With Severe Respiratory Issues

Fri, 12 Feb 16 11:00:03 -0500
Posted by Amy (Riverside Ca.) on 02/11/2016

Does the turmeric and water in the syringe enter the nose or mouth? I would like to use this on my cat.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Itchy Skin

Fri, 12 Feb 16 10:58:00 -0500
Posted by Daniel (Pulaski, Virginia) on 02/12/2016

Does this solution of 50% Apple Cider Vinegar and 50% Water burn if your Cat has places on him from scratching? Please let me know.

Thank you, Daniel.

Serious Cortisone Shot Side Effects on Young Dog

Fri, 12 Feb 16 10:52:36 -0500
Posted by Ryan (Lebanon) on 02/12/2016

[SIDE EFFECTS]  My vet prescribed my dog an anti-histamine that contained 0.25 mg of Dexamethasone for an allergy my 1 year old female American Pit Bull Terrier was having (pimples and rashes on chest and chin). He had her on two pills (morning and night) for 10 days. After the 10 days elapsed the pimples and rash somewhat dried up. I had no idea what I was really giving my dog and boy do I regret it tremendously. After about a week the pimples and rashes returned. He told me to put her back on the anti-histamine (called Histamed-F), and after about 2 days all hell broke loose. My dog started drinking excessively and subsequently urinating constantly, it goes without saying she urinated in the house more times then I can count. I discontinued the medication and called my vet immediately. He called me in for a blood test and told me her blood sugar was very high (around 300) and that she either has diabetes or Cushing's disease. Bear in mind this is a 1 year old American Pit bull that gets at least an hour of high activity everyday, running, swimming, hiking, and play dates in the garden on almost a daily basis. I feed her grain free food as well (recently switched to raw as to keep down sugar levels). So as you can imagine this was devastatingly shocking for me. He then performed an ACTH stimulation test by injecting her with some more hormones (again I was an uneducated person wanting my dog to get better), to see the reaction of her adrenal glands. It turned out negative. It has now been 2 weeks after the shot and all medication was stopped and my dog is still officially diabetic (sugar level still at the 300 mark). I've left the old vet and the numerous opinions I've received since are to wait for some time longer to see if the drugs administered are the reason for her current state. I know for a fact that they absolutely are. The question now is did they permanently damage my dog or is this something that could in fact be temporary. This agonizing wait for answers and for my dog to get better is making me lose hope on a daily basis. Whatever ends up happening, I will never ever allow any use of steroids in my dog unless she is on the brink of death. Cause nothing can warrant what is happening to my dog now, especially not a measly skin infection.

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 Re: Cat with Watery Eyes in Spite of Treatment

Fri, 12 Feb 16 10:41:11 -0500
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern Az) on 02/12/2016

Mrs. Baig, I wrote a post a few days ago regarding the use of colloidal silver for eye irritation/inflammation/infection for my various animals. It works better than prescription ophthalmics, and is more well tolerated by our pets because it doesn't sting or blur their vision. Simply soak a clean soft cloth with the solution and wipe the eye area a few times a day. My dogs experience eye allergies a few times a year. The silver works every time. Hope it works for you also.

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 Re: Cat with Watery Eyes in Spite of Treatment

Fri, 12 Feb 16 10:38:13 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2016

Hello Mrs. Baig,

Do you know why there is wetness/discharge in the first place? Was there a scratch to cause an infection or does your cat have allergies? Is your cat one of the brachycephalic breeds?

This information will help folks give you more accurate advice.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's UTI

Fri, 12 Feb 16 10:35:49 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2016

Hello Angel,

The neurological issues that are affecting your dog's rear end can also affect bladder control. The foul odor of the urine raises red flags.

ACV might help, but do know that while ACV might have a quick effect on a young animal with a strong immune response, it may take a while to work on an older animal with a severe infection.

Our seniors can go down hill so quickly - please consider taking your old boy to the vet.

Cat with Watery Eyes in Spite of Treatment

Thu, 11 Feb 16 19:26:02 -0500
Posted by Mrs. Baig (Saudi Arabia) on 02/11/2016

Hi, I am having a male cat since 3 months.3 weeks back he had inflammation in his eye.took him to the vet and was given optiflox ointment, later when it did not cure he was given 3 injections and antibiotic.just today he finished with the course. still I find wetness in his eyes. I need any home remedy for this problem..Pls help..

Mrs. Baig

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  Re: Turmeric for Cyst in Dog

Thu, 11 Feb 16 19:07:19 -0500
Posted by Me Me (Richmond, Va.) on 02/11/2016

Last year my golden retriever , (she is 10)had a cyst on her neck the vet drained and she said the one on her side she was worried about because it needed a biopsy and then removed. My Husband was terminal ill. We didn't have the money to take her to a affordable vet much less the operation. He passed and I researched alternative med. I changed her diet and added yogurt, ground my fenugreek, turmeric with banana mashed With blueberries.The cyst on her side continued to grow and it was the size of a golf ball.... Then all of a sudden, all my family and friends said they thought it was getting smaller. I guess I couldn't see the change right away and then I noticed it was gone, but the drainable one is coming back. It's like a science project. I keep plugging away but can't afford to have it drained. I think her food I made for her helped too. Now I'm watching the one on the neck. Keep you posted. Oh forgot she smells like pancakes, because of the fenugreek!

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  Re: Help Requested for Cat With Severe Respiratory Issues

Thu, 11 Feb 16 19:06:07 -0500
Posted by Amy (Temecula Ca.) on 02/11/2016

To OM of Canada:

Is the turmeric and water solution placed in the nostrils or mouth of cats? Regarding respiratory problems? Thanks.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's UTI

Wed, 10 Feb 16 21:10:50 -0500
Posted by Angel (Mi) on 02/10/2016

I have an elderly male dog, about 55 pounds. I think he could have a UTI because he has been incontinent and his urine has a bad odor. He also has a neurological disease that causes rear leg weakness, etc. I see different dosages of the ACV...can anyone tell me how much to give my dog? It looks like maybe 1 Tablespoon?

Also, has anyone noticed any side effects from this, especially stomach or intestinal reactions? My guy has a very sensitive GI system. Thank you!

Licorice for Addison's Disease

Wed, 10 Feb 16 17:32:38 -0500
Posted by Simone (Ocala, Florida) on 02/10/2016

[YEA]  I self-diagnosed my very I'll JRT due to finances. She had multiple, severe attacks each day. I have (so far) had two weeks of success by administering LICORICE (regular / NOT "DGL"). I gave her divided doses 5-6 times per day ( total approx. 700 MG's).Now, I have reduced to (total 500 MG's) divided 3 times per day. So far, no attacks and back to energetic, playful little girl. I recommend checking with your holistic vet prior to treatment as I am not a professional. I am simply writing about my personal success and the chance I had to take to help her.

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  Re: Supplement for Cushings Disease

Wed, 10 Feb 16 17:14:54 -0500
Posted by M Mccullough (Pennsylvania) on 02/10/2016

Try going on www.petwellbeing.com. They have a product called Adrenal Harmony Gold, specifically for Cushings disease. You'll want to read their positive testimonies. I ordered a bottle and my 14 yr old Boston Terrier is on her 6th day of treatment. I don't do specific recipes; she eats well as I've always fed her grain free kibble and she's very lively for her age; will continue to feed same till I see results of any decrease in her voracious appetite for food and water...hope this helps....blessings!

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 Re: Is Incessant Scratching in Dog Yeast Overgrowth?

Wed, 10 Feb 16 11:17:36 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/10/2016

Aww, Jim - you are a sweetheart! A financial offering is not necessary, but if you insist I prefer any compensation be directed to Ted of EC who is an inspiration to me:

http://www.earthclinic.com/donations.html

Thanks, and please keep us posted!

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  Re: Grain Free Dog Food for Dog's Health

Wed, 10 Feb 16 10:03:13 -0500
Posted by Suzi (Florida) on 02/09/2016

Try feeding her a diet with no wheat, corn or soy.

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 Re: Is Incessant Scratching in Dog Yeast Overgrowth?

Tue, 09 Feb 16 23:02:44 -0500
Posted by Jim (Dallas, Tx) on 02/09/2016

Theresa...THANK YOU so much for your detailed answer. I will look into all this and I know Chloe thanks you! :) Can I send you a financial offering for your guidance?

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 Re: Is 50% Apple Cider Vinegar Solution Really Safe for Kittens?

Tue, 09 Feb 16 19:47:26 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 02/09/2016

You can always dilute the vinegar more. 1/4 vinegar with 3/4 water. But a cat will always try and get off what he thinks is offensive, so even that he may try to get off. And it is quite safe internally.

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used in many, many applications for pets and found to be quite safe.

~Mama to Many~

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