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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for 12 Year Old Dog With Incontinence

Mon, 26 Jan 15 10:51:45 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/26/2015

Hey Brenda!

It sounds as if your dobie has urinary spay incontinence; this has occurred not because your vet screwed something up during the spay surgery, but rather because the spay surgery itself removed the organs that contributed hormones to keep the bladder muscles firm - so she now leaks when she sleeps. I am sure your vet explained to you about oral hormones you can give your dog to firm the muscles up; some do find adding ACV to the water helps in this regard.

You want only organic, raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized, with the 'mother'/live cultures type apple cider vinegar - so be sure to read the label.

You can add 2-3 tablespoons to a quart of water, or over her food. If you do the water change it several times a day.

Good luck!

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 Kitten Ate Ice Cream and is Having Problems Breathing

Mon, 26 Jan 15 10:16:15 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/26/2015

Hey Kaitlyn!

Your kitten's respiratory distress may be due to an allergic reaction to the chocolate/Oreos. You really should see a vet - particularly as the reddish black gunk could be a sign of internal bleeding.

Catheterization Saved Cat With FLUTD

Mon, 26 Jan 15 09:17:08 -0500
Posted by Mark (Canada) on 01/26/2015

[YEA]  FLUTD: We tried AC Vinegar with wet food and 2 1-week rounds of prescribed antibiotics, it seemed to get a little better but then one day, it got much worse and we were ready to put him down because we couldn't bear to see him in such pain and nothing we could do. As a last straw, we had him cathaterized (sp?), the crystals and urine were flushed out and that did the trick, 2 days later and he was back to normal. If the cat has crystals in his urine, I'm convinced that it should be medically flushed out. Now, we have changed him to a wet diet.

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 Re: Bone Cancer Treatment in Golden Retriever

Mon, 26 Jan 15 09:04:23 -0500
Posted by Vreed27 (Seattle, Wa) on 01/25/2015

Amazon.com has the Essiac tea already put together in the correct portions. You just have to brew it. The 4 ingredient blend.

Kitten Ate Ice Cream and is Having Problems Breathing

Mon, 26 Jan 15 09:04:05 -0500
Posted by Kaitlyn (Grants Pass, Or) on 01/25/2015

Hi my kitten ate an ice-cream cake with chunks of Oreos on it from DQ and is having a hard time breathing, has a hard time fully closing and opening her left eye, and is getting brownish-reddish-black gunk out of her eyes and nose. I was wondering if and how I can reverse it and make her back to normal.

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cystitis in Cats

Sun, 25 Jan 15 22:24:15 -0500
Posted by Kathryn (Ontario, CA) on 01/25/2015

I was wondering how often you gave the Apple cider vinegar??? And how did you give it to your cat??? In the food??? Squirt directly in the mouth???

Would like to know more please...

Thanks...

Horse has Squamous Cell Carcinoma Inside Nostril

Sun, 25 Jan 15 22:17:19 -0500
Posted by Mrs Jake (Georgia, US) on 01/25/2015

Can anyone give me a turmuric recipe for topical treatment of a dime size squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) inside my horse's nostril please, does he need to ingest it also?

Thanks so much

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 Re: Cushings and Treatment for Dachshund

Sun, 25 Jan 15 21:59:19 -0500
Posted by Cecelia (Fredericksburg, Va ) on 01/25/2015

My dog, now age 12. 5 was diagnosed with cushings disease over 2 years ago. We put him on 10 mg Vetoryl capsule, 250 mg Milk Thistle, Krill Oil, Omega treats, supplement for joints, and 225 mg Denosyl. He show no signs of the disease. We feed him high quality dog food, treats and human grade meat and veggies. His belly looks little bit pooched, but that could be due to his inactivity because of my busy schedule. I am also going to try Dynovite. My dog looks amazing. He is healthy, happy, and strong. If your dog has this disease do not be afraid to use these products. Every dollar will be well spent. I hope my input helps.

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for 12 Year Old Dog With Incontinence

Sun, 25 Jan 15 21:56:56 -0500
Posted by Brenda (Sc, US) on 01/25/2015

My female Doberman about 9 yrs.old leaks, I have been fighting this for a couple of years. When I told my vet. they did something wrong to her..and told them what she does, all they could say was are you blaming us! It's happened ever since she was spayed. I didn't realize it at first. I came across this site. She is about 80 pounds. How much should I give her, and would any type of apple cider vinegar do? Want to start right away!!!

Please help me help her... every where else I looked they want money first to help ...

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 Re: Gentle Massage Eliminated Cherry Eye

Sun, 25 Jan 15 21:34:44 -0500
Posted by Lisa (Pa, US) on 01/25/2015

This is really helping. Can't get it completely in place because of the inflammation. Any suggestions on the inflammation?

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 Re: Tea Tree Oil and Garlic Toxic to Cats

Sun, 25 Jan 15 21:19:44 -0500
Posted by Patricia (Idaho, US) on 01/25/2015

[WARNING!]  Tea tree oil is toxic to cats and garlic will kill your cat. Good grief people, educate yourself about what is and is NOT safe for your animals!

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 Re: Yorkie has Bad Skin Problem

Sun, 25 Jan 15 12:12:20 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/25/2015

Hey Sheri!

You might consider Ted's Borax protocol for dogs in conjunction with Ted's mange remedy [bath] or the anti-staph remedy [bath].

Also consider the diet; grain based diets contribute to systemic yeast infections.

Dietary Change Cured Cat's UTIs

Sun, 25 Jan 15 09:50:09 -0500
Posted by Donna (Derby, Ct) on 01/25/2015

My cat Simon is 12 yrs. old. He's had UTI three different times - when he was 2 yrs. old, 4 and 5 yrs. old. He was eating Iams dry food when he was a kitten until he had his first UTI and I took him to the vet. Then he was eating prescription science diet wet food and AGAIN got it! After the third time I decided to switch to an all natural wet food. He's a fussy eater but I finally found one that he likes, the Wellness brand. I give him half a can in the morning and I add filtered water and the other half later in the day, again with the added filtered water. It is a mixture in between stew and soup. I was told not to feed him any seafood ingredients because that increases the chances of getting the UTI, so I only give him chicken and turkey flavors. He loves it and I do too!!! I know he is getting the best ingredients along with his water intake. He hasn't had an issue in 7 years and he eats better than I do.

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sun, 25 Jan 15 09:20:50 -0500
Posted by Dave (Sacramento, Ca) on 01/24/2015

Hello Diamond,

Where do you purchased Peppermint Oil? Is it a baking supply or what?

Thanks

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 Re: Heart Murmur

Sun, 25 Jan 15 09:16:59 -0500
Posted by Katie (Northport, NY) on 01/24/2015

Paula,

I have a dog that loves to eat and he will eat just about anything, with the exception of a radish. He even eats raw beets and grapefruit and an occasional green smoothie. But some of the foods I give him are organic chicken, turkey, scrambled eggs, beef cubes, an occasional hamburger, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, rice, string beans, asparagus, parsley, squash, pumpkin, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, carrots, peas, etc. I don't give him anything out of a bag or a can.

If your dog is not feeling well and you don't think your current supplements are helping him, why don't you look into the possibility of maybe trying an herbal based formula for him instead?

NHV Natural Pet Products (http://www.nhvnaturalpetproducts.com) is a website I came across a while back and I have been giving my dog their Milk Thistle product for his liver. I read on their website that their products are used and endorsed by the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Most of their supplements are in a glycerine-based tincture, not alcohol, which is what you want for a pet. Plus, it is my understanding that tinctures are absorbed more completely and quickly than a pill, which is another plus. They have recommended tinctures for heart conditions and for pulmonary edema on their website. One of their recommended supplements for heart conditions is something called Hearty-Heart, in which Hawthorne is one of the main ingredients (along with about 10 other supportive herbs). Another recommended supplement to be taken with the Hearty-Heart is Milk Thistle, which is probably especially important for any animal who has been (or is on) meds because it helps to detoxify the liver and kidneys by removing toxins, and also recommended is a Turmeric tincture which helps to improve the liver function and to support the heart and circulatory function, among other things. (So, it is interesting that you mentioned turmeric in your post). For pulmonary edema, they have a slightly different recommendation, which is also on their website. But I thought I would post this in case this is something you might want to look into. Plus, you can always contact them with any questions.

Yorkie has Bad Skin Problem

Sun, 25 Jan 15 09:00:39 -0500
Posted by Sheri (Richmond, Va ) on 01/24/2015

I have a Yorkie and he has a bad skin problem and I've taken him to the vet several times for this but all they do is put him on Steroids and give him an antibiotic. It helps while he's taking the medication, but as soon as he stops, right back to square one. I am desperate for some help and advice, I don't know what to do and it's just getting worse. I've tried coconut oil but that makes him greasy although he seemed to like it, is there anything I can do for my fur baby???

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 Re: Pumpkin Puree for Anal Gland Issues

Sat, 24 Jan 15 12:19:19 -0500
Posted by Justin (Austin, Tx) on 01/24/2015

Petsmart sells Castor and Pollux, a holistic brand, and they carry a 100% pumpkin puree. That's where I purchase mine. Our dog loves it.

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sat, 24 Jan 15 10:30:45 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/24/2015

Hey Jackie!

I would use 2-3 tablespoons per quart. The ACV works by balancing your dog's PH; healthy balanced PH makes your dog less appetizing for fleas and helps keep your dog healthy in many other ways.

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 Re: Treating Demodex on Dog

Sat, 24 Jan 15 10:29:06 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/24/2015

Great thoughts, Kady!

I just wanted to point out that a benzoyle peroxide shampoo is not necessary as Ted's Mange Remedy is peroxide based; the peroxide does work as a penetrant and the borax acts as a miticide.

Additionally, demodex mites do not feed on carbs or yeast - they eat sebum/skin oil and skin cells/protien. The oatmeal shampoo is OK to use on irritated skin - and the use of Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy will also work at knocking down a secondary skin infection in dogs who are battling demodex.

Demodex mites will not return if the remedy is properly applied; if the mites do return, an underlying undiagnosed health condition is likely present.

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