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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.

  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 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!

 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:

Thanks, and please keep us posted!

  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.

 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?

 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~

  Re: ACV Dosage for Dog with Bladder Infection

Tue, 09 Feb 16 19:45:59 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 02/09/2016

I would try a teaspoon, three times a day.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: ACV Dosage for Dog with Bladder Infection

Tue, 09 Feb 16 19:10:51 -0500
Posted by Leah (Hampton Bays, Ny) on 02/09/2016

I read all the posts regarding Apple Cider Vinegar remedies. However, I am unsure of the dosage. My dog weighs 55 pounds. I think I would mix the Apple Cider Vinegar with yogurt. What would the ratio be?

 Re: Seeking Help For Cat With Pinkish Eyes and Greenish Discharge

Tue, 09 Feb 16 17:36:45 -0500
Posted by Soazburrolady (Southern, Az) on 02/09/2016

I use colloidal silver on a soft cloth to treat red, itchy, mattered eyes on my cats and dogs (and burros). The best part about this remedy is that the silver doesn't sting or have a distinctive odor. It usually clears the problem within a day or two. All the best to you and your pretty kitty.

 Re: Seeking Help For Cat With Pinkish Eyes and Greenish Discharge

Tue, 09 Feb 16 14:39:00 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/09/2016

Hello Nnah,

You might consider a boric acid eye wash:

Boric Acid Eyewash

The following recipe has been handed down through my family. Boric Acid Eyewash is very beneficial in fighting eye infections, irritation from foreign particles in the eye or contact lenses, air pollution (smog). It is very soothing. Basically, boric acid creates an inhospitable environment in eye for germs and bacteria. At the same time, it cleanses and sooths the eye.

Purchase boric acid powder at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist for "medicinal" boric acid powder. (There is another type, which is used as a bug-killer.) This is very important!!!!!!!!!!

Supplies needed:

1 level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder ((((medicinal quality))))
1 cup boiling water in a Pyrex measuring cup
Cotton balls
Small clean bowl or teacup


Boil one cup water either on the stove or in the microwave oven. (I use a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.)
Add one level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder (medicinal quality). Use a measuring spoon, not silverware!!!!!!! Stir until dissolved. Let cool to a luke warm temperature.
Pour ¼ cup of the cooled solution into a small clean bowl or teacup. Soak a cotton ball in the solution in the bowl and apply to affected eye, cleaning away discharge from the eye.
Throw used cotton ball away after one use. Repeat using new cotton ball until all the solution in the bowl is used up. Try to flood the eye with the solution and wipe face with a clean towel.
Cleanse both eyes with the solution to prevent the infection from spreading to the unaffected eye.
Repeat procedure at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed at night. Eye infections usually take two or three days to resolve themselves using this treatment.
Store unused portions of eyewash in the Pyrex measuring cup. Just cover with plastic wrap to keep it sanitary.


  Re: Turmeric and Castor Oil for Tumor

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:25:28 -0500
Posted by Tygerswife (Richmond, Texas) on 02/09/2016

I need some quick advice; I have a seven year old Brindle Boxer whom I adore; his name is Tucson. This week, he developed a golf-ball sized tumor on his right rear lower leg. He has other bumps all over his body too, but we thought he had been bit by something (snake? Bug? Spider? Fireants?) But the vet told us it is a tumor.

On your website I see that castor oil has been used in conjunction with other things to reduce or get rid of tumors with some success. The vet put him on steroids and antibiotics, but after the series and the medication is gone, I plan on trying to treat him with castor oil and turmeric. I will let y'all know how it turns out. I have also added prayer to the mix. It would literally DESTROY me to lose my baby; we have been through SO much together!

Thank you for this site and I am praying the cure will work.

Can you use the tumeric they have on the shelves in the store by the spices?

Thanks again!

 Re: Seeking Help For Cat With Pinkish Eyes and Greenish Discharge

Tue, 09 Feb 16 10:25:22 -0500
Posted by Angel (Michigan) on 02/09/2016

I don't have a specific recommendation, but it looks like maybe it's an allergy, since both of her eyes are red. Just a guess, and something to ask the Vet about. Sorry I don't have any ideas to help you other than that. :)

Turmeric Extract for Dogs

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:57:07 -0500
Posted by Cindi (Bethel, Mn) on 02/09/2016

I have been using the powder for the horses, the dogs and us for a long time and love it! But now someone is asking me about it in a extract in a fermented liquid form if that was ok for dogs, I have no clue ~ ideas on this one?

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

Tue, 09 Feb 16 09:52:00 -0500
Posted by Ali (Australia) on 02/09/2016

I'm actually quite beside myself as I used a 1:1 ratio spray of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar and water on my kitten as a flea preventative. He's only 8 weeks old and it seemed said to be a great natural remedy, however even this concoction burned my skin a little and my little darling wasn't happy at all, now licking incessantly. Is this really okay? I really hope it's okay for him!! Any thoughts to pacify my worries??? Thanks

Seeking Help for Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:56:45 -0500
Posted by Janette (Dover, Tn) on 02/08/2016

[SIDE EFFECTS]  I took my Bassett Baby Girl in for a sprained paw...yes she is 12 but still ran and played and rolled on the floor...They gave her a cortizone shot....10 days later...her hip had lost muscle mass and she could not walk good. Her hip kept giving out on her. Took her back to vet and they did xray. They said she had a bad disc. They put her on steroids and temadol for pain. I believe the shot did the damage to her hip. Until the shot Baby Girl never had any issues. She was healthy as a horse. I have to place a towel under her pelvic area to help her up to do her business. I researched and had to put her on pepcid to stop medicine from upsetting her stomach and I put her on milk of magnesia to help her go to the bathroom without straining herself. Now she won't eat...pain meds taking her appitite but she has to have them. I feed her baby food through a syringe. She is depressed. I am ordering her a furbaby wheelchair as soon as my taxes come in this week. She has grit and has not given up and I am not going to give up either. Any help would be appreciated.


  Re: Pododermatitis Mange

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:55:37 -0500
Posted by Kirby G. (Birmingham) on 02/08/2016

I have a Shar-pei and a Rotty and have had an already long agonising journey with vets...meds...multiple diagnoses including being told its normal for shar-pei's to suffer! And home remedy's in between. Now I've purchased various supplements as the dogs symptoms started to re-appear after a few months on grainfree dry dogfood. I am about to start implementing any advice I've taken from this page and other notes I've collected and will post in future the results as I see them... I'm not a great communicator I rarely answer txts let alone write things on forums but seeing other people in my situation at wits end I felt I had to commit myself to share anything that may help anyone else.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Cat with Cancer

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:40:53 -0500

  Re: Dietary Changes for Seizures in Dogs

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:31:08 -0500
Posted by Shannon (Denver Co) on 02/08/2016

That is very encouraging!! I have a 6 year old St. Bernard. I have her on pheno and potassium chloride. Were you able to get your dog off the pheno? I heard once they start on it, you can't take them off. I am going to switch her diet to Natural Balance. I have had her on Purina for large breeds.

Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt for Yeast Infections

Mon, 08 Feb 16 20:30:31 -0500
Posted by Jackie Tidd (Northampton Uk) on 02/08/2016

[YEA]  I also was so pleased to find this site, my Jack Russell bitch had been involved in a fight with another JRT which resulted in a flesh wound under her eye which needed surgery, after surgery she needed two courses of antibiotics, which I hated giving her but the eye is too delicate to take chances with. When the infection had cleared after about a month she developed a bladder infection again we were given antibiotics by the vet, when the symptoms had subsided she suddenly had intense scratching fits, where she was digging at her skin & making it red & even in some places drawing blood. I then began to link the antibiotics with a yeast infection as we had had experience with this problem in the family, so I looked on-line & I couldn't believe how common it was. I immediately rang the vet to see if they could advise on diet etc. but they said they would have to see her, I had already paid out £300 for the op & meds - so I decided to treat her naturally.

I read the first step was to eliminate all starches & sugar & put her on a raw diet without kibbles, this seemed to calm things down, but by day 5 she had awful diarrhoea & I had read that it is not a good idea to give a senior dog raw meat at this stage in her life. I then found this page & the ACV & yoghurt diet, I was confused because I had ready dairy was not good as it feeds the yeast, but decided the good outweighed the bad.

I rinsed her daily in ACV & put a teaspoon in her food, I also alternated with a spoonful of coconut oil & a tablespoon of live yoghurt, after 4 or 5 days the improvement was amazing!!

We are now on week 4 where she just has her cooked meat & grain free kibble (Lilys Pantry)

It's so lovely to have our healthy dog back again,

I would recommend it to anyone.

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