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  Re: Seeking Dosage of Drops for Cushing's Disease

Wed, 29 Jul 15 19:44:45 -0500
Posted by Debbiemarie54 (Loma Linda, California) on 07/29/2015

Can someone tell me the correct dose of the Cushx- Drops-S to give my dog Cody? I asked this in an earlier post but really didn't a response. He is 48 pounds with a very mild case of Cushings Disease.

I opted for the natural method due to the cost of the traditional method and because he only has a mild case.

Someone earlier suggested I place him on an elaborate diet. This is out of the question. I have major clinical depression and I barely cook for myself.

I love him and want to keep him as healthy as possible, but I am only capable of just so much.

Can someone please just tell about the dosage of the drops? Thank you.

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  Re: Cat With Feline Respiratory Disease

Wed, 29 Jul 15 15:23:55 -0500
Posted by Soonja (Arizona) on 07/29/2015

Help your cat with nebulizer and coupage treatment as often as possible. It is going to help your cat to cough out some phlegms and clear up the airways. There is no side-effects of this treatment so include it in your daily routines. Pour some saline solution in the nebulizer cup and allow your cat to breath in the fine mist that can reach her lungs. This can last about 5-10 minutes until the the cup is empty.

Do follow by chest percussion (coupage) using your hands. Don't heat her chest too hard but strong enough to loosen up her phlegms. Try not to allow your vet to treat her antibiotics and steroids that will hinder your cat's self defence mechanism-immune system! We and our pets all should boost our body's immune system with holistic natural herbs and healthy diets!

After loosing my cat Eliza, I learned my painful lessons. Do not trust our vets! They don't always know what is best for our babies! Good luck!

Coconut Oil for Matted Fur

Wed, 29 Jul 15 15:15:41 -0500
Posted by Booboo (Cary, Nc) on 07/29/2015

[YEA]  My 14 year old cat BooBoo, has very long hair. His hips were the worst for thick matts. I brush him every day but he growls and even nips at me if I get near his back end. I didn't have baby oil but I do have coconut oil. I used a syringe and squirted the oil as close to the skin, under his matts, that I could. Lo and behold when I woke this morning, the big clunk had come loose! I was really surprised! I used a paper towel to get any excess oil off him. He had finally licked and cleaned himself. His skin was very dry. I use coconut oil to cook with and now I will use it for my animals as well. Its also good for rashes, so after using clippers, it may help kitty's skin.

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 Re: 9 Year Old Chi With Heart Murmur and Early Stage Congestive Heart Failu

Wed, 29 Jul 15 15:12:22 -0500
Posted by Thuy Tran (San Diego) on 07/29/2015

Hi Tina,

You should find a Holistic Vet and bring your dog right away. I lost my one dog because of water pill side effect failured his kidney. The other dog 12 yr old that I have now, also diagnosed with early stage of heart murmur, I brought her to Holistic Vet and now, she is taking Hawthorn, CoQ10, Standard Process Cardio Plus for her heart , I give her milk thistle and SP Renafood to support her liver and kidney also. Try not to get her so excited.

When your dog's Vet started her on medication ang water pill, I don't think it is early stage. You should find holistic Vet immediatly.

I hope your dog getting well soon, and live long and healthy. Please, keep update about your dog ' heart murmur 's condition.

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  Re: Question on How to Use Turmeric for Dogs

Wed, 29 Jul 15 09:27:18 -0500
Posted by Sharon (Lodi, Ca) on 07/28/2015

How did you treat your dog? Did you apply it to its skin or did you give it to it orally and how much?

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  Re: Multiple Remedies Cured Dog's Itchy Skin, Bad Odor and Bad Breath

Wed, 29 Jul 15 09:17:14 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Ohio) on 07/29/2015

To Debbie Landa in NH:

Follow the recommendations of Lauren (Crawfordville, Fl) who posted above. Most importantly, change her food to one without grain, without corn and without rice. And, get some organic Apple Cider Vinegar (the brand that begins with "Br"). Mix a solution in a spray bottle of 1/2 ACV and 1/2 distilled water. Spray all over the dog, getting her completely soaked, and let her air-dry. You can also add a tablespoon of the ACV into her water or her food. Do the ACV (both spraying and in her food) for at least a couple of months to see the benefits.

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  Black Tea for Hot Spots

Wed, 29 Jul 15 09:15:52 -0500
Posted by Steve (Plymouth, Mn) on 07/29/2015

[YEA]  My Golden Ret. had a hot spot that grew to almost half of his face in two days. I never heard of the TEA BAG treatment but thought I would give it a try. I started on a Thurs. evening and by Sat. morning the sores were dried up. This was the fastest treatment I have seen. I have had dogs with hot spots for many years. I would recommend this to anyone.

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  Re: Garlic for Dogs

Wed, 29 Jul 15 09:03:15 -0500
Posted by Myra (The Internet) on 07/28/2015

I'm very sorry that your dog had this problem, I'm glad to hear he has gotten so much better. But I have to say that the theory that your dog got sick from the garlic in the food doesn't make sense. I'm sure your dog wasn't the only one eating that food, if large numbers of dogs were getting sick from it, it would be recalled and taken off the shelf. Not only that, but there are thousands of dog owners that feed their dogs garlic daily and those dogs live long, healthy lives. Was your dog tested for Heinz Body anemia, or did you simply change his feed and see his health improve? Personally I would wonder if there wasn't another ingredient that caused his illness, or perhaps the food was even contaminated.

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  Re: Garlic for Dogs

Wed, 29 Jul 15 09:02:53 -0500
Posted by Myra (The Internet) on 07/28/2015

Actually that is not true. Studies do not unanimously agree that garlic should not be fed to dogs. Look deeper into the studies that claim garlic is harmful. They gave the dogs MASSIVE amounts of garlic in those studies. It is fully possible to OD on any substance, no matter how "safe" it is. The toxin in onions that causes Heinz Body anemia is present in far smaller amounts in garlic. Many many people use garlic for their dogs with no ill effects and many health benefits. There are at least two comments on this very page of dogs owners that have given garlic for many years and had dogs with very long and healthy lives.

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  Re: Multiple Remedies Cured Dog's Itchy Skin, Bad Odor and Bad Breath

Tue, 28 Jul 15 19:43:19 -0500
Posted by Debbie Landa (North Woodstock , Nh) on 07/28/2015

My 11 year old German shepherd mix has been suffering from skin problems every summer. Her belly is pretty much black but areas mixed in that look pink. Her coat has many areas of flaky type of packes all over wspecially under the black saddle part! She scratches and I was told to get her Benadryal to help relieve it. I have shampoos oatmeal and aloe and sprays. But I feel so bad for her. I rinse her off every time she goes into the river! She loves it . Please do you think your remedy will help my girl . Thank you deb

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  Re: Cushing's Disease

Tue, 28 Jul 15 17:04:50 -0500
Posted by Linda Larry (Cottonwood, Az.) on 07/28/2015

Where may I purhase Cushex drops for my 15 year old Jack Russel?

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  Re: Degenerative Myelopathy

Tue, 28 Jul 15 16:57:58 -0500
Posted by Lisa (Emporia) on 07/28/2015

My 11yr old dachshund has started to knuckle under only on his front right paw, his vet thought it was a shoulder problem gave him anti inflammatory didn't help. I'm a chiropractor and acupuncturist and think he has some nerve issue. What can I give him or do to help

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  Re: ACV for Dog With Allergies

Tue, 28 Jul 15 16:57:06 -0500
Posted by Mandy (Ar) on 07/28/2015

What delivery method did u use, and how much and how many times a day? Thanks

Help Needed for Cat with No Appetite and Anemia

Tue, 28 Jul 15 13:58:05 -0500
Posted by Zuzu (Fort Worth, Texas) on 07/28/2015

Hello, I just discovered this post today. 2 weeks ago, my sweet gray tabby who is 14 acted like she might have a bit of a cold, no runny nose, just not feeling like herself. She has always been healthy, never been sick and is an indoor kitty. She was eating well and had a good appetite. I did not have a vet so I chose one and checked out their reviews. I took her to this vet who told me that she just had a bit of a bug, that she would be better in a few days. The vet gave her an antibiotic shot of Convenia (given instead of pills) and a dose of Mitrazapine to enhance hunger. I took her home and she got worse. She stopped eating completely, lost her vocal ability to meow and we have been syringe feeding her ever since. This shot Convenia has terrible side effects and should not be on the market at all. There is even a Facebook page dedicated to bring awareness of the hazards of this drug. It lasts from 14-60 days in her system. She finally ate a few bites of her dry food on day 13 and drank a lot of water and seemed to be getting better. But she still doesn't really choose to eat on her own. This is day 17 and after taking her to several vets, the vet I chose says she now has anemia. He suggested giving her an antihistamine to stimulate her appetite. My kitty needs help. She has been through a lot and needs to heal. I would like to know if there are any natural products that will help her regain her appetite and are there any natural products to help fight the anemia that she has developed by not eating? Would liquid chlorophyll help? Thank you for your advice.

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 Re: Remedies for Dog With Cancerous Mast Cell Tumor

Tue, 28 Jul 15 13:51:51 -0500
Posted by Sharlene (Cranbrook, Bc Canada) on 07/28/2015

Hi there and thankyou for your informative response regarding treatment for the mass cell tumor . I will check out the links and follow through with the procedures available. I have discontinued the peroxide and changed to a anti-bacterial wash from the vet for cleaning as well as spraying on some ionic silver which was also recommended. Although I have been using turmeric bought from the supermarket I will step it up by purchasing perhaps a better grade from the local health food store. I haven't tried the turmeric topically yet but after I check out the links provided I will also try that. Still using the castor oil topically and apart from them getting larger, blacker and smelly I haven't seen any improvement yet after one week twice a day application. (They do bleed somewhat and smell like decaying flesh...ugh) Just wondering if anyone has ever used the 'black ointment' or 'drawing salve' on the tumors as a treatment? I've read about it on a few different sites but am a little leary of it. Thank you once again for information and support.

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  Re: Diatomaceous Earth Worked for Cat With Long Term Mange

Mon, 27 Jul 15 21:04:46 -0500
Posted by T.tyler (Kanona, Ny) on 07/27/2015

It sounds to me like your cat doesn 't have mange, but ringworm instead. Let me tell you about my experiences. I have been working to try spay/neuter and maintain a few local colonies of cats in our little suburb. I have made quite a few friends in the rescue business and have rescued a few kittens of our own (about 13 to be exact! ). The first set we rescued had missing fur and what looked like "burnt" skin on about 1/3 of their little 4 week old bodies. After quite a few hundred bucks, we found out they had ringworm. Ringworm is not like it's name. There are no worms involved and no it doesn 't show in the shape of a worm. Ringworm is a type of fungus that preys on animals with a weak immune system (ferals/kittens, etc). We had to shampoo and lyme dip them once a week, using a soft bristle toothbrush to scrub the "burnt/scabby" skin off. In large spots it literally "slides" off the infected area *YUCK! *

Anyway, later we had a neighbor whose dog got sarcoptic mange. She is a hoarder and cannot afford vet visits. So, we did a little research for her and found the DE was a natural treatment that wouldn 't harm the cats either, plus she didn 't need a prescription or vet visit. She tried it for weeks, but it didn't help. We finally decided to help her out and pay for her visit to the vet so she could get revolution to treat the mange, however she had also contracted it (it's zoonotic). Her granddaughter spends a lot of time over here with my daughter and we were afraid of it being brought over here. So, I did more research and found that NEEM oil is a great pesticide and can be used safely around cats, dogs, and humans! You can even use it on your garden vegetables!

Online they have neem oil formulas for garden and yard spray, lice treatment, as well as treatment/preventative for mange. If your cat truly has mange, don't expect it to work right away, but you'll definitely see a difference after a week or two. I've made creams (easy because neem and coconut oil are solid at room temperature), lice shampoo, bodywash treatment, and garden spray. It worked for us!

Hope this helps!

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Pet Sprayed by a Skunk

Mon, 27 Jul 15 20:50:50 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 07/27/2015

Dear Lana,

I would cover the eyes with your hand before spraying the face, and wait until the spray settles before removing your hand.

Perhaps you could use diluted baby shampoo to clean around the eyes, or even the entire face instead of the ACV.

~Mama to Many~

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Spray for Pet Sprayed by a Skunk

Mon, 27 Jul 15 20:39:47 -0500
Posted by Lana (Vermont) on 07/27/2015

We live on a farm with our Charpie Redbone Coonhound named Gladys. She's incredibly fast, exceedingly curious, and undeniably in denial. Gladys gets sprayed by a skunk at least once a week. If she could speak, she would say "this one was different- it was my friend, and then it didn't want to play anymore." Nevertheless, the stench has invaded the home and everything in it.

My question is: Can we apply this solution to Gladys's stank-face?


EC: Always dilute with half water when using the ACV spray on the skin/fur. 

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  Re: Tobacco for Worms

Mon, 27 Jul 15 13:52:56 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/27/2015

Hey Mary!

Side effects include:

  • Vomiting
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Incoordination
  • Tremors
  • Weakness
  • Collapse
  • Death

Theresa

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