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  Re: Using ACV For Fleas, But Need Wound Treatment

Thu, 05 May 16 20:56:46 -0500
Posted by Marsha (Honolulu) on 05/05/2016

You should check with the vet on the amount of Claritin. My little dog who weighs 13 lbs. only needs 1/2 tablet every 24 hours. Check with your veterinarian.

Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily - What can I do for My Itchy Dog?

Thu, 05 May 16 20:50:17 -0500
Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/05/2016

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I am trying the Borax/Peroxide solution and it seemed to be helping but the last couple of days there has been a lot of itching again. I did the treatment 3X the first week then have been doing it once a week since, for a total of 6 treatments.

My dog did throw up the first time as she licked off some of the solution, so I put a cone on her after that, treated the entire body then when she was dry and I could take the cone off, sprayed the head and ears a couple of hours later. Maybe this is where I went wrong? I am also having trouble getting the head wet enough without getting it in the eyes or near the mouth (which might cause vomiting again).

Anyway, need some help, the first 5 treatments seemed to show improvement but the last one just seemed to cause more itching.

She is mostly scratching at her ears and the insides of her legs and armpit area. She did have red bumps at one point and I did treat with a topical pesticide at that time and the bumps did not come back but the itching returned so I then decided to try the Borax/Peroxide solution rather than give a pesticide again.

Any suggestions?

THANKS!

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage For Chronic Renal Failure

Thu, 05 May 16 18:36:42 -0500
Posted by Renee (Vader Washington) on 05/05/2016

I know we're talking about kidney failure so ACV AND LILY OF THE DESERT INNER FILET ALOE VERA JUICE! It's cheap and working for my cat of 25 lbs.

2mils of Apple Cider Vinegar and 3 of aloe mixed. A little honey helps. As for fleas! UGH! WHITE VINEGAR! THAT'S IT! VINEGAR! First give a bath with dawn. Then fill a spray bottle with vinegar and one 50/50vinegar and water. For pets spray lightly with diluted bottle and rub in. Put other bottle of straight vinegar on carpet, bedding, everywhere dog or cat goes.do it daily. It's also a sanitizer. Smell goes away in about 15-30 minutes and you are left with a neutral smelling house! NO SMELLS! I have asthma and I use it daily for cleaning and pets and clothing when I wash. Look it up online! NO MORE FLEAS OR FLEA SHAMPOOS!

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  Re: Distilled Vinegar for Fleas

Thu, 05 May 16 18:31:22 -0500
Posted by Renee G. (Vader, Washington) on 05/05/2016

Fleas NO PROBLEM ANYMORE.

DISTILLED WHITE VINEGAR! THAT'S IT! Sorry and dawn dish soap. Give bath with dawn. Then after bath lightly spray 50/50 water and vinegar. Get another bottle and do 100% VINEGAR. Smell goes in 15-30 minutes. Anyway, spray everything! Carpet bed, your bed, sofas, do it every day. More if u want. Not more on pet, once a day is enough, that's it. After a few weeks maybe every other then 2x a week. All year. if u can't bathe cat, put on warm washcloth and rub lightly til cat will allow more but still spray everything.

Help Needed for Dog in Pain from Ulcers

Thu, 05 May 16 15:31:24 -0500
Posted by Sanc (Charlotte ) on 05/05/2016

Please help I'm trying to give my baby(dog) something for his ulcers. He is in pain and with no appetite. I've spend so much money at the vet and they still have not calmed his pain. Please help I'm so devastated in seeing him like this. I tried the cat claw and bilberry extract and the slippery elm pill but need to know how often I should give him this. Please let me know.

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  Re: Feline Leukemia Booster Causing Reaction

Thu, 05 May 16 15:05:50 -0500
Posted by Stacey (London) on 05/05/2016

Hi I saw your post, and I was wondering if you have tried Essiac Tea? Also find a good homeopathic vet who can help build up his immune system. Essiac Tea is a fantastic detox, also coconut oil and ACV are brilliant. Please also if she wont eat try syringing some food in her mouth. xx

Also to nourish her grain free food is much better than the normal cat food. Please check the meat content on the cans. x

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Conjunctivitis

Thu, 05 May 16 08:52:56 -0500
Posted by Stacey (London) on 05/05/2016

[YEA]  Hi thankyou so much for your post. We have a 9 week old kitten whom we took to the vet on Tuesday as 1 of her eyes started to swell really badly and it was really red and she couldnt open it properly. We didnt know what was wrong or why it swelled. The vet gave her some eye drops which we used but it was not any better yesterday, so the vet wanted to give her an anti-inflammatory injection, which could kill her as her organs aren't yet fully developed. We obviously were horrified that she would suggest that, so after alot of money spent, I remembered this site. We used your recommendation of dipping her paws in ACV mixed with water, and within hours she could open her eye, and this morning its fully cleared and better. We are amazed and so thankful to you and everyone else who post on this site xx

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  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy for Cats

Thu, 05 May 16 08:51:39 -0500
Posted by Alexandra (South Fallsburg, Ny) on 05/05/2016

What type of borax. I know they have borax in the laundry section. Would that work? Its like powder soap?


EC: Yes. It is the borax in the laundry section. 20 Mule Team is a commonly used brand.

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  Re: Iron and Vitamin D3 for Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Wed, 04 May 16 22:56:38 -0500
Posted by Jody D. (Voorhees, Nj) on 05/04/2016

I'd like to know where I can get iron and vitamin d3 to give to my cat. Is it the same as what a person would take? How much do I give him? He was just diagnosed with FIP and the vet is recommending euthanization and I'm willing to try anything to save him. Please help.

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  Re: Dietary Change for Crystals in Cat

Wed, 04 May 16 22:56:18 -0500
Posted by Susan (Bc) on 05/04/2016

I tried organic coconut oil 1/4 tsp and just put it in his mouth, it melts fast and he peed after a couple hours. I have taken all dry food away, even though he is on special urinary tract medi-cal food and only wet for now. Also got organic apple cider vinegar and watered it 1/4 cup vin to 3/4 water. I tried dipping the paw but he didn't lick it off, so I will syringe it a little at a time. I called vet and they want him in for the day to get urine sample, he will never drink for them, so I am praying this works. I have to work in the day so I am doing evenings pushing all the home remedies. I will let you know the outcome Coco is a purebred Ragdoll and has had crystals once before. He was more stressed with the vet stay and I took him home then. I have phenoxybenzamine (muscle relaxer) that I am giving every 12 hours till I run out.

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  Re: Using Pool Grade Diatomaceous Earth for Cat With Mange

Wed, 04 May 16 22:52:55 -0500
Posted by Jo (Oklahoma) on 05/04/2016

The question was asked by Bob, Revere, Mass.: "Can I use the diatomaceous earth for my swimming pool filter for my cat's mange?"

'The answer to that question is NO!!! Swimming pool diatomaceous earth contains chemicals that are TOXIC TO CATS! The cat will lick its fur and ingest the poison!

Instead, for cats and other animals, you must use FOOD GRADE diatomaceous earth, which you can find on Amazon and other online retailers.

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  Re: VRM2 for Heartworm

Wed, 04 May 16 19:33:00 -0500
Posted by Juanie (Florida ) on 05/04/2016

Hi, I just received my VRM2 in the mail. I have been reading nonstop since my dog Otis (90 lb pit) was diagnosed with heartworm, I have been giving him a clove of garlic in the morning and in the evening, along with 100mg of CoQ10, and fish oil. My question is how much of the VRM2 should I give him and do I need to wait until he finishes his antibiotic from the vet before he starts it? I believe he gets 3per day for 14 days, while continuing the other vitamins.

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  Re: Dietary Changes and ACV Not Helping Incessantly Itchy Rescue Dog

Wed, 04 May 16 19:31:45 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/04/2016

Merice, I would try probotics and here in aussie we can buy curash - its a powder for itchy skin its actually for babies. I have used it for my dogs and it has helped a lot. Maybe you can buy it there or something similar.

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  Re: Dietary Changes and ACV Not Helping Incessantly Itchy Rescue Dog

Wed, 04 May 16 19:23:31 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/04/2016

Hello Merice,

You might try bathing her and using a vinegar rinse - or dipping her in a vat of vinegar solution; rinse or dip should be 1 part vinegar to 10 parts water- for topical use I use the white vinegar.

Also while you have changed the diet to grain free, you might consider changing protiens as some dogs do not tolerate beef while others do not tolerate poultry. So change it up and try feeding one bag [ie beef] and then when it runs out try a different bag [ie chicken] and keep a daily log to note any changes.

Dietary Changes and ACV Not Helping Incessantly Itchy Rescue Dog

Wed, 04 May 16 12:19:00 -0500
Posted by Merice (East Riding Of Yorkshire) on 05/04/2016

[NAY]  We have had Dilly, our rescue Lhasa Apso, for 9 months. She had been used for breeding then abandoned. She is about 4 years old and has had a very bad start she came with a very seriously dry red inflamed skin.

So far we have put her on a grain free diet give her mega 3 6 9 shampoo her in organic chemical free products keep her hair short give her cider vinegar ... she is about 75% improved in the 9 months we have had her but she can't stop licking and scratching ... I am unsure if she is getting a recurring mite as her skin will flare up look very red and angry then go very dry - she won't sleep on her own and is keeping us awake night after night. I just want to get her well as she can be.

Please can you help? I have booked to see a homeopathic vet in July earliest I can get photo how she was when she was found ... how she was when we adopted her And how she is now when not flaring up.

Use Apple Cider Vinegar Internally and Externally for Flea Control

Wed, 04 May 16 12:07:00 -0500
Posted by Maryann (Ga) on 05/04/2016

[YEA]  For fleas, use apple cider vinegar internally and externally.

Put 1 drop. of apple cider vinegar a day in their food. After I did a drop in food 3 times a day for a week, it finally worked. It works on the outside once they get it on the inside.

Feline Leukemia Booster Causing Reaction

Wed, 04 May 16 11:53:59 -0500
Posted by Carey (Mi) on 05/04/2016

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I decided to give my indoor outdoor beautiful black 2 year old cat the leukemia Vaccine. He has been losing his hair daily in clumps starting on the top of his head. He barely eats. I feel horrible for deciding on this shot for him. It has been two weeks and I'm trying everything to increase his appetite and energy but scared for him. Hope this information is helpful.

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  Re: Salt on Carpet to Prevent Flea Infestations

Wed, 04 May 16 11:50:15 -0500
Posted by Sl (Alabama) on 05/04/2016

What kind of salt, just table salt?

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Conjunctivitis

Tue, 03 May 16 10:35:31 -0500
Posted by Louise (Hobart, Tasmania) on 05/02/2016

I'm not surprised that apple cider vinegar works to clear up conjunctivitis. Bacteria cannot live in an acidic environment. I've only just found that out. My cocker Spaniel has conjunctivitis, and she has had it for seven months, would you believe. Nothing so far has worked. I'm going to start trying the vinegar. Because judging by a lot of the comments here it is working a treat.

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