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Apple Cider Vinegar, Mayonnaise Mange Remedy for Dogs

Tue, 30 Aug 16 17:39:37 -0700
Posted by Susan (Texas) on 08/30/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 6 year old Chihuahua who came down with the mange. I was trying everything, I was desperate. After doing research and reading on the web I found the mayonnaise and apple cider vinegar works best. I added a twist to it that makes it even better.

First put mayonnaise all over the dog - it has to be real mayo. Leave on for 30 minutes then rinse very well with warm water.

Then, instead of using shampoo, I took a bar of Caress Beauty soap. Lather up and scrub her all over down to her feet and in between the pads left on for 10 minutes. Then rinse through very well to remove all soap. Then I mixed up apple cider vinegar and water (50/50) and poured over her and allowed her to dry as much as possible without towel drying.

Then I took betadine applied on cotton balls, and apply to affected areas and let dry.

What an amazing difference. In 5 days I have done this twice. Hair is growing back, bumps are gone scabs are gone. I would recommend this to anyone.

Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Tue, 30 Aug 16 17:33:32 -0700
Posted by Nancy (Stratford, Ct) on 08/30/2016
0 out of 5 stars

My 5 yr old dog had bad skin itching and redness. Took her to vet who gave her a cortisone shot and cortisone pills 2 x daily for 5 days. Have now noticed that she is urinating at times when in my lap or I am holding her. Can this be from the cortisone?

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  Re: Ted's Mange Cure

Tue, 30 Aug 16 13:21:34 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2016

Hey Ktk,

4 dogs with itchy skin and now you too? My first thought is fleas - although sarcoptic mange/scabies is a possibility, but for you it would give you a nasty rash and not just a red bump here or there. I would first treat for fleas and then see if things improve.

One of the easiest, safest, fastest and cheapest ways to treat for fleas is the lamp flea trap. Get a small desk lamp - nothing fancy, cheap from the thrift store works just fine. Place it on the floor in the area where your pet sleeps and then place a white plate or shallow dish under the lamp. Add water and a some dish soap. Mix the soap into the water, don't get it sudsy just blend it in. Turn the lamp on overnight and then check to see what you have caught in the morning. I have a lamp trap in each room of my house - it works to catch mosquitoes and other bugs, not just the fleas.

For the dogs' itchy skin, make sure you are feeding a grain free diet - read the ingredients on the dog food bag and if you see corn or grain it is time for a grocery upgrade and grains in the diet have been directly linked to skin issues in dogs. Alkalizing the water may help, as well as adding probiotics to the diet. Treating each dog with Ted's Mange Remedy may provide temporary relief from the itching as it cleanses the skin.

Please report back!

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 Re: Need Remedies for Soft Tissue Sarcoma on Inner Thigh of Dog

Tue, 30 Aug 16 12:14:21 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2016

Hey Chris,

Consider adding turmeric to your dog's chow and also read up on "Budwig diet for dogs".

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  Re: Mange Remedies in Street Cat

Tue, 30 Aug 16 11:13:16 -0700
Posted by Lola (Ca) on 08/30/2016

Pets are family members and should be cared for with love and respect. Please disregard those who prefer to kill rather than Help. There is much good advice here if one is not to lazy to give it a good try.

Need Remedies for Soft Tissue Sarcoma on Inner Thigh of Dog

Tue, 30 Aug 16 11:06:10 -0700
Posted by Chris T. (Sarasota, Fl) on 08/30/2016

My almost 12 year old American Bulldog has an inoperable huge mass of soft tissue sarcoma on her inner thigh. This has been a recurring issue for her and she has been operated on twice before (different areas...but same leg.). I have her on Life gold (essiac and Chaga mushroom) but need some advice on either topical or ingestible helpful natural products to help shrink and beat this monster in her. PLEASE HELP ME SAVE ALLEGRA!! Thanks...

Apple Cider Vinegar, Melatonin Helping Allergies in Dog

Tue, 30 Aug 16 11:04:00 -0700
Posted by Barb R. (Peterborough, On Canada) on 08/30/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Have been battling seasonal allergies (hay fever) in our 12 yr. old border collie/lab cross female for 7 years. They last from Aug. till frost hits in Nov. here in Canada. She came as a rescue from another family and we immediately started her on the raw BARF diet, which we have been feeding our dogs and cats for many years. Have tried the ACV in her water, (she doesn't like to drink so we squirt it down her mouth many times a day) an ACV spray externally; both were working until mid Aug. when symptoms came on full blown.

We have tried the vet route with antihistamines, that only work for about 1-2 hours and the latest one we tried, agitated her to the point she and we, were up all night. The ACV spray is working on her itchiness but needs to be administered often so while on the hunt for a tranquilizer or something that would let her (and us) sleep most of the night, I thought "what do humans use" and thought of melatonin. It is a natural hormone, esp. used for jet lag, etc. and while researching, discovered that in dogs, it is very effective for thunder fear, anxiety, and sleeping as it acts as a mild sedative, with very few side effects. So we bought some (super cheap) and it worked immediately.

So for 3 full days now, we have administered 3 mg. (1 tab) every 8 hours. Since she is elderly but fit, she does need to sleep so we are doing this schedule. For other sizes they recommend 1.5 mg. for small dogs, 3 mg. for medium and up to 6 for large over 100 lbs., every 8 hours. Hope it continues and we are still using the ACV spray on her externally to relieve the itch many times per day.

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  Re: Dog With Blood in Urine

Tue, 30 Aug 16 10:23:28 -0700
Posted by Debbie (East Sussex) on 08/30/2016

I'd stay away from any dried food.

A 'wet' food would be better. But, better still a raw diet

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  Re: Ted's Mange Cure

Tue, 30 Aug 16 10:20:38 -0700
Posted by Ktk (Ct) on 08/29/2016

HELP. I have been reading the post and I am going to try the borax and peroxide solution. I have been dealing with what I think are mites. The vet did the scrape several times with a neg. results. (which I guess is common) I have four dogs and they all have the itchy skin with red bumps now. I have tried everything and we have now gotten bites.

So my question is, if I use the solution on the dogs can it be used on people too and does anyone know a good "bomb" to use in the house to rid of them? Thanks for any advice. I just want my babies to have some comfort.

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  Re: Ted's Mange Treatment

Tue, 30 Aug 16 09:50:30 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2016

Hello BayleasMom,

Ted's Mange Remedy is effective on both sarcoptic and demodectic mange, however what you describe does not sound like mange - it sounds like yeast. But the yeast sounds like it is secondary to the mysterious *something* that has afflicted her all these years. You have gutted her house and her room by the shop - so she is an indoor/outdoor dog but not a house dog. Having her in the house might help remove her exposure to outdoor allergens. But what may help a LOT is getting rid of the cedar shavings. Some dogs are allergic to cedar and pine; when the cedars bloom the pollen can cause many dogs to develop hives with intense itching. If your dog is sensitive to cedar then cedar shavings in her run will cause problems no matter how fancy a food you feed. So get rid of the cedar, do what you can to power wash it out of the run, and remove all traces. No pine shavings, no wood shavings, no cedar shavings. It might mean newspapers if you have to line her run. Use a clean blanket or few for her house to sleep on and wash the bedding weekly. Even though you are not likely to be dealing with mange I would go ahead and give Baylea a dip in Ted's remedy as it is a good overall skin cleanser and if she is dealing with yeast or a staph infection on her skin the dip will bring some relief.

You mention grain free food - great start. Because of the complications of the skin infection, consider starch free/low carb diets as starch feeds yeast. Consider battling the yeast from the inside out by adding baking soda, borax or epsom salts to her drinking water.

If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Many humans take 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon borax in 1 liter of water daily as a detox and antifungal/antiyeast, so long term use is not an issue, however all these remedies are something you should 'play by ear' and should be adjusted as you see fit. The water additives address mineral deficiency issues and should be addressed first.

I would also consider adding probiotics to help rebuild the healthy flora in her gut. Some use plain yogurt but I prefer buying acidophillus from the health food store - many brands and strains so I would just buy one bottle and give am and pm with food and when that bottle is empty buy a different brand with different strains of bacteria and so on and so on.

Please get Baylea off the cedar chips, and try treating her water, give her a dip in Ted's remedy and then please report back!

Black Walnut for Skin Allergies in Dog

Mon, 29 Aug 16 18:18:07 -0700
Posted by Rroo (Greer, S.c) on 08/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have found that black walnut works for my dog that has skin allergies. Black Walnut is anti parasite, antifungal etc. Make sure you give the correct dosage for your dog's weight.

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  Re: Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture for Heartworm

Mon, 29 Aug 16 18:16:11 -0700
Posted by Laurie (Texas) on 08/29/2016

Could you tell me how much and how often please?

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  Ted's Mange Treatment

Mon, 29 Aug 16 18:11:05 -0700
Posted by Bayleasmom (Rock Hill) on 08/29/2016

Question-is this effective for demodectic mange cases too? My poor baby (yellow lab/maloise german shepherd mix) has battled "something" her entire life (12y); unfortunately nothing has worked and we've spent thousands of dollars at a few different vets with no cure and the last had her on kidney failing medications so willy nilly that her 100lbs dropped to 78 before I finally said no more "upping " the dosage, it's not helping her but it's killing her! Well we stopped taking her there and sadly I was laid off not long after and we could only try every known OTC "helpful" fix. We upped the omega oils, tried every shampoo for anti fungal/s. Mange/medicated and or natural cleansing wash, gave her food changes - gluten free/grain free/raw beef & boiled eggs, $80 bags to $20 bags of "stealthy" foods, tried to much yeast production treatments and even tried giving her benedryl daily like an allergy pill as the vet said which has helped a teeny tiny but not really. She literally looks like a rat right now. Her skin on her belly started getting black spots and then led to it basically looking like rhino skin. Then everywhere she could reach she licked, chewed her hair off and the skin is grey splotchy except the raw spots she can reach. Whe gutted her house & painted a mild free paint. Her room - which it literally just a little area off of my husbands workshop that she can access from outside. She has AC/heat change out her cedar shavings regularly. But I'm at my wits end? Does Ted's treatment work for other versions of mange because she look like the demodectic mange except not red? I'm just not sure if it's been known to help with other types of mange? Help?! Thank you!

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  Re: Black Walnut for Cats

Mon, 29 Aug 16 18:08:32 -0700
Posted by Maria (Chicago) on 08/29/2016

Black walnut is toxic to cats. In the past I read articles that said to use it but recent research disagrees. I then asked my vet and he said it is toxic.

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 Re: What Natural Remedies Can Help Hyperthyroid Cat?

Mon, 29 Aug 16 17:53:06 -0700
Posted by Karen (Raleigh, Nc) on 08/29/2016

I am trying out Thyroid Support Gold, an herbal remedy for my cat's hyperthyroidism. You can look it up online, it has bugleweed and lemon balm, which has been found to help the condition. My vet says the herbs are safe for cats, so does not hurt to try it. Many say that it helps.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Not Helping Dog Nibbling Feet

Mon, 29 Aug 16 13:58:56 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/29/2016

Hey Eileen,

Upgrading the groceries usually helps. Also consider treating the drinking water with borax or baking soda. This advice from Ted:

"Sometimes we are dealing with internal/systemic yeast or an internal fungal infection - and sometimes despite the best nutrition out there we will experience an individual that for some reason is deficient in a mineral such as boron. If the dog is low in magnesium quite often allergies will arise. If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. Many humans take 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon borax in 1 liter of water daily as a detox and antifungal/antiyeast, so long term use is not an issue, however all these remedies are something you should 'play by ear' and should be adjusted as you see fit. The water additives address mineral deficiency issues and should be addressed first."

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Not Helping Dog Nibbling Feet

Mon, 29 Aug 16 13:58:22 -0700
Posted by Jane (Cambridge, Ma) on 08/29/2016

Hi Eileen,

Sounds like an allergy of some kind, either food or from the enviroment. Nibbling paws is usually a yeast issue.

Two suggestions, one is to wipe off his feet every time he comes in from the outside with a wash cloth soaked in warm water that has a hint of dog shampoo in it. I've been doing this regularly with my dog who also chews his paws at certain times during the year (fall and spring) and it has helped immensely.

Other suggestion is to look into possible food allergies. Get him on a grain free diet. if that doesn't work, have him tested at the vet to see what food allergies he has. He might also be having an allergy to something outside so the washing off of paws should help. Good luck!

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  Re: How to Treat Bee Sting Near Eye? Dog Not Eating

Mon, 29 Aug 16 11:20:23 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/29/2016

Try the homeopathic remedy Apis - available at natural foods stores. Dose for crisis according to directions on the bottle.

Apple Cider Vinegar Not Helping Dog Nibbling Feet

Mon, 29 Aug 16 11:11:29 -0700
Posted by Eileen (Norfolk, UK) on 08/29/2016
2 out of 5 stars

Dog nibbling feet:

Hello, I hope you can help. I've been using cyder vinegar for nearly one week. I use it on his body and feet I put a tsp on his breakfast he is a big dog, he keeps licking the vinegar off he loves it what else can I do, please help.

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