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 Re: Question on Using Naltrexone With Dogs

Thu, 26 Mar 15 12:23:51 -0500
Posted by Nayibe (Raleigh, N.c.) on 03/26/2015

Hi Theresa: You already helped me with Bailey allergies. She is doing great. I took her to the vet. today and in spite she found her better. She did a cytology on two tumors that she has on her mammary glands. Of course I don't know the results yet. But I have been reading all the posts about tumor and cysts home remedies on this page. What is your advice at this point. The only thing she told me was to change her food. 75% vegetables and 25% protein only mackerel, mixed with turmeric and cayenne pepper just a little bit. Can I start the castor oil ? I will keep you informed. Thank you again.

 Re: Need Advice Regarding Pumpkin Use for Cats

Thu, 26 Mar 15 12:17:49 -0500
Posted by Haleh (Nj) on 03/26/2015

Hi! I read your post. My cat is 7 and hes having the same issue, lots of puss looking liquid oozing and squirting from his bum:/ took him to the vet n they said he has no problem, doesnt need to be expressed and his blood work looked great. But there's CLEARLY a problem! They don't know s---t and the antibiotics did nothing. Feeling very concerned and frustrated. Did the pumpkin remedy work on Cowboy?? Thanks so much for your help!! Best, Hal

 Re: Essiac Tea Helping Osteosarcoma

Thu, 26 Mar 15 09:16:49 -0500
Posted by Shirley (Minnesota, US) on 03/26/2015

My two yr. old cat was diagnosed with fiv.. I am giving krill oil in a dropper .. carefull not to get too much so it goes into the lungs it slow. Also L=lysine & organic vinager in his water. Also a probiotic. Another preventive for kidney & urine problems is Kidney support GOLD by Pet Wellbing (on line). I also ordered liver which I will give small amounts daily. I had a cat that was 15 who would not eat or drink for 10 days, the vet said bring her in & they would put her to sleep. I took off work & carried her in a sling all day & gave her 4 times a day cod liver oil. On the 10th day she jumped out & started drinking & eating slowly & lived until she was 22 & died in my arms.. She had a tumor in her stomach & the cod liver oil somehow healed it.. could have been a hair ball.. they figured she lived to be 15 & she would die... not so.. Also healed a tumor on my niece's dog's cheek.. I forget the two things I used for a pack..(it is a old treatment for humans with boils etc).. It worked.. also gave a little in the mouth.. I am going to look it up tonite.. some cold packed oil & baking soda (natural kind with no aluminum in it. it works.. look it up.. just put in cold pressed oil & baking soda... cannot remember the name of the oil... should pop up on the computer maybe.. thank u .. If anyone has anything else for Fiv.. for my Hoot (cat) was diagnosed today 3.25.15, Shirley.

 Re: Selsun Blue Shampoo for Skin Problems in Dogs

Wed, 25 Mar 15 10:18:11 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/25/2015

Hey John!

I must respectfully disagree with your proclamation.

First, the basics:

For both humans and dogs "A highly important component of skin is what is called the acid mantle. This is a lightly acidic layer that covers the skin, serving as a barrier to protect the porous topmost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, from environmental contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. The stratum corneum is responsible for keeping the outer body well hydrated, by absorbing water and not allowing excessive evaporation to occur. When we bathe, using soaps and shampoos, we wash away this layer of acidic oil."

Next: "The acid mantle can also be defined as the relative pH balance of the skin. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with levels less than 6.4 considered high acidity, and levels more than 6.4 considered high alkalinity. The normal range of skin pH levels for humans is 5.2 to 6.2...Depending on breed, gender, climate, and the anatomical size on the dog, the pH levels range from 5.5 to 7.5, ..."

"...if a shampoo that is formulated for human skin is used on a dog, the dog's acid mantle will be disrupted, creating an environment where bacteria, parasites, and viruses can run rampant. Unknowingly, many pet owners will repeat washings of their dogs because of the smell caused by a proliferation of bacteria, making the problem worse as the skin's acid mantle/pH level becomes more imbalanced."


Because dog shampoos can be very expensive, and human shampoos are usually very affordable, the solution is to give your dog an ACV rinse after the bath to restore the acid mantle and balance the PH of the skin.

And, about the Selsun Blue not working on the fungal infection on the skin of your dog, the working ingredients in Selsun Blue are selenium sulfide [anti-fungal]or salycilic acid [anti-bacterial] in either 1% or 3% concentrations. The VetTrust shampoo from Walmart has chlorhexidine gluconate [anti-bacterial] and ketoconazole [anti-fungal]. It would seem that the yeast/bacterial infection on your dog was simply not sensitive to the Selsun Blue, but was sensitive to the VetTrust product. What works is what works, however a far less expensive and super effective approach would be Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy.

 Re: Selsun Blue Shampoo for Skin Problems in Dogs

Wed, 25 Mar 15 08:43:22 -0500
Posted by John (Alabama, Usa) on 03/25/2015

Don't use Selsun Blue or ANY HUMAN SHAMPOO on DOGS! That's for humans! The PH is different for dogs skin/ears. I used to use dandruff shampoo on my dog and never did get rid of his fungus. I later learned it was too potent for animals to use human shampoos. I found Vetrust antibacterial/antifungal shampoo for dogs at Walmart and it works great. Good luck!

 Re: Pet Rat With Large Mammary Tumor

Wed, 25 Mar 15 08:35:13 -0500
Posted by Char (Tampa, Florida) on 03/24/2015

Robbie, I saw your post and have had a similar experience. My dog had a nasty black area on the back of her neck. I started rubbing castor oil into it several times a day, one day went to rub it in and the black area just came off and underneath it was a tumor that was attached to it, the skin had basically healed underneath and forced the tumor out.

Hydrogen Peroxide and Borax Cured Dog's Skin Problem

Tue, 24 Mar 15 15:34:29 -0500
Posted by Anne (Finger Lakes, New York) on 03/24/2015

[YEA]  Om is right. We tried everything on our Bulldog. The only thing that worked was a diluted Hydrogen Peroxide and borax mixture that we spray on. After months of agony, this remedy gave improvement overnight and cleared up his skin completely in about a week. The recipe is:

1 part 3% Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 Parts water, add 50 mule Borax until solution is cloudy (i.e. no more granules will dissolve). Apply with a wet cloth to thoroughly soak affected area. Later you can use a spray a few times a day.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cystitis in Cat

Mon, 23 Mar 15 15:33:39 -0500
Posted by Gabriele (Canada) on 03/23/2015

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  My cat Charlie is 6 years old and weighs about 17 pounds, he had a blockage a month ago. I took him to the vet and he stayed there for 3 days. After returning home with all the medicine he didn't get better, I took him back and he stayed another 4 days but he still had trouble!

One night when he was blocking again I found this site thank god, I gave him 1/4 teaspoon with water and it worked but two days later the same thing happend. I increased the dosage to 1/2 teaspoon and 2 1/2 teaspoon water and gave it to him and he peed a lot again. I gave him this formula twice a day but he can't pee again!!!!

Please help, I don't know what do do. I don't want him to suffer!

It's been a month since he first got sick! Taking him to the vet didn't help, I took him 3 times already!

 Re: 23 Year Old Cat with Swollen Abdomen Due to Fluid Retention

Mon, 23 Mar 15 14:11:55 -0500
Posted by Jara (Sacramento, Ca) on 03/23/2015

Fluid retention in the stomach area is frequently the fluid thrown off from cancer cells. In humans you begin to look pregnant.

 Vet Gave Antibiotics but is Yeast Infection. Help!

Mon, 23 Mar 15 11:34:42 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

Hey Poco!

You might try Ted's borax protocol for dogs - this will help with the internal yeast which will also affect the external yeast. You could also try Ted's mange remedy for soaking the paws.

The fever would have me most concerned - I would keep an eye on it if this were my dog and would dose activated charcoal just as a prophylactic.

 Re: Dog May Have Auto-Immune Problem or Candida

Mon, 23 Mar 15 10:31:58 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/22/2015

Hi Max --- at any rate, nightly put cold pressed castor oil on your dog's eyes. I do my own eyes that way and if a pet reaches 9 winters, they get it five out of seven days. It is also called Palma Christie by Edgar Cayce. I think it may be parasites and your ideas on treatment are very good.

Namaste Om

 Re: Spaying a Puppy Too Early

Mon, 23 Mar 15 10:29:21 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

This is a common practice for impounds and shelters, to alter any pet prior to adoption. The rule of thumb is 2 lbs or heavier and the procedure can be done in pups or kits as young as 6-8 weeks of age. For some troubled areas this practice may help control a pet overpopulation problem, however for the long term well being of the pet many savvy vets to do not support this procedure.

 Re: Remedies for Pet Rats

Mon, 23 Mar 15 10:25:42 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

Hey Brenda!

Chances are likely that your rattikins are suffering from Mycoplasma Chronic Pneumonia - see for more info:

Ted has a suggested treatment with Borax and/or hydrogen peroxide:

Borax remedy is 1/8 tsp mixed in 1 liter of drinking water. Hydrogen peroxide uses the 3% solution, one capful is mixed in 1 liter of drinking water.

Read the full scope of remedies on EC:

I have to add, that a clean environment with proper ventilation, with proper bedding - no pine shavings or the like - along with the proper temperature and diet are critical in keeping URI's at bay.

Good luck and please report back!

Vet Gave Antibiotics but is Yeast Infection. Help!

Mon, 23 Mar 15 09:55:39 -0500
Posted by Poco (Sammamish, Wa) on 03/22/2015

My dog had an ear infection so I took him to a Vet on Friday. I asked him to do a test to see what is the cause. He said he can tell by looking at it, it is bacteria infection. He didn't do much other checking of my dog like listening to his heart etc. They did check that my dog has a fever. Now is Sat. night, I just found out my dog's paws was red and swollen too. I looked up on the internet and found out, my dog's infection is caused by yeast not bacteria. so What do I do?? He had taken 4 dose of antibiotic, should I stop it now?? It kills the good bacteria which my dogs needs to fight the yeast infection. What should I do? tomorrow is Sunday and the Vet is not open. Please help!

 Re: Remedies for Pet Rats

Mon, 23 Mar 15 09:50:05 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/22/2015

reply to Brenda and her two rats --- read up on EC the Bill Munro Hydrogen Peroxyde inhalation method. You may need a nebulizer or humidifier. Ask at the pharm. I have to do it for my poor cats.

To add to my post, get off the antibiotics. Every time the immune system is beaten down until nothing works. I have seen it again and again. It is a precursor for super bugs and cancer. Be critical and do research under holistic research.

Namaste Om

 Re: My Dog is Allergic to Everything, Please Help!

Mon, 23 Mar 15 09:07:19 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

Hey Trigger's Mom!

You might consider a holistic vet - this one is in Ashland: 541-482-6636; this one is in Jacksonville: 541- 702-2288; there are other holistic vets in OR but they are in another zip code. While it is possible the holistic vet may also recommend steroids, they likely will have a greater understanding of how nettles will apply.

Because your boy is allergic to pines and the like, herbal Thuja occidentalis may be better indicated over nettles.

It does sound like your boy has a systemic yeast infection; this would be something to as a prospective vet, their experience with healing vaccine damaged /yeast overgrowth animals.

Consider Ted's Borax Protocol for pets for the systemic yeast; also consider Ted's Mange Remedy or Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph dipping solution to provide some relief for the itchy skin.

Yucca, Tumeric and Quercetin may help with the inflamation; colostrum may help build the immune system - find these at your local health food store. The dose recommended on the bottle is likely sufficient. For the dried nettle leaf you might just mix in 1-2 tablespoons per meal into wet food if you wish to continue that route. Alkalizing, by either adding raw apple cider vinegar to the water or baking soda may also provide relief.

If this were my dog I would use Ted's Borax protocol along with the mange remedy to start, and would also do the colostrum and quercetin. The oral supplements take time to work, while the borax in the water and the mange dip tend to act rather quickly.

Please report back!

 Re: One Week Old Kitten in Severe Pain from Constipation

Mon, 23 Mar 15 08:04:24 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

Hey Linda!

Did I read this right - your kitten is ONE WEEK old?

A week old baby cannot move their bowels on their own. Turn on the tap in the bathroom sink and run until it is lukewarm, and then rinse your kitten's rear under the warm water; this will stimulate the bowels and your kitten will pee and poop. You could also use a cotton ball dipped in warm water, but in my experience it is more effective to run their bottoms under a warm tap and hold them there until they are empty.

 Dog May Have Auto-Immune Problem or Candida

Mon, 23 Mar 15 07:57:38 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/23/2015

Hey Max!

NOT Bill but my comments as follows:

There JRT breed is predisposed for many eye issues and blindness: Progressive retinal degeneration ( PRD ) /also known as progressive retinal atrophy ( PRA ). The eyes of these dogs may appear normal until they are in the later stages of the disease.

Your veterinary ophthalmologist should be able to determine the cause of your dog's blindness - it certainly is curious that he saw nothing amiss, unless the disease in the eye is not in the later stages.

For more info:

Dog May Have Auto-Immune Problem or Candida

Sun, 22 Mar 15 21:08:54 -0500
Posted by Max (Southern Australia) on 03/22/2015

Hi Bill and all contributors, great work guys, love your work. Bill you're a champion. Can I ask a question labour our little jack Russell, at 7 years old he event blind. We went to specialis vet and were told that the eyes work fine and that there is probably no tumour in the brain. The specialist said that the problem was at the receptors but he could not see what the problem was. He said that this sometimes happens, which to me is professional speak for, sorry we have no idea!

I have been reading through this blog with great interest re various matters in particular beating candida. It occurred to me that perhaps the dog has a candida infection. He apparently has an auto immune issue, possibly lupus. In any case I suspect a treatment by turps would not hurt. The dog is a monstrous eater so I suspect something is robbing his nutrients, hence the excessive hunger.

Reading I see bovine colostrum would be good also for improving the immune system. I am guessing that first the turps treatment for a number of weeks followed by colostrum at the end of main turps treatment.

I'd be interested to hear anyone's comments on this, particularly yours Bill. cheers

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