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 Re: Milk Thistle for Liver Problems

Sat, 07 Mar 15 10:53:53 -0500
Posted by Katey (Melbourne, Florida ) on 03/07/2015

Hi, was wondering how your yorkie did? And is doing? I have a 2 year old 3 lb male yorkie who is my life. We just found out he is having liver issues, How heartbreaking. They just prescribed him Denamarin. I cannot get him to take it. Not only that, I'm pretty scared too because I've seen people saying it's making their 40-90lb dogs sick. My baby is nothing compared to that! It's making me sick to my stomach. I'm not sure what to do but I'm willing to try anything. He's only 2 and I don't want to think of him passing on or being sick and miserable. It was relieving to see someone else with a small baby like me because sometimes I feel like the only one in the world with such a small baby!

10 Week Old Puppy Might Have Mange

Sat, 07 Mar 15 10:50:12 -0500
Posted by Lisa (North Bay, Ontario CA) on 03/07/2015

I have a 10 week old puppy that we got from a farm. She showed no signs of mange until we got her home that night. I do not have a lot of money and have never had a dog with this issue. I don't want to make her ill but my heart breaks to see her scratching.

 Re: Turmeric and Other Remedies for Dog's Pyoderma

Sat, 07 Mar 15 10:38:15 -0500
Posted by Kelly (Caerphilly, UK) on 03/07/2015

Hi Anne, please can you let me know what quantities of each ingredient you used and for what weight of dog. I have a 6 kg toy poodle/bischon mix and she has been suffering for the last 7 months. The vet only wants to prescribe her antibiotics and steroids, and after 3 lots of antibiotics she is still no better. I refuse to give her any more and am definitely staying away from the steroids! Have tried a few various natural solutions and found coconut helps to clear up the pyoderma, but it does not prevent new outbreaks. I would appreciate any and all help for my girl. Thanks.

 Re: Coconut Oil in Cat's Eye

Sat, 07 Mar 15 10:16:12 -0500
Posted by Avery (Oklahoma, Usa) on 03/07/2015

Your cat's eye will be fine, I've gotten coconut oil in my own eye. It doesn't hurt, it just clouds your vision and makes your eye water and makes you feel like you have some eye boogies in it. But it will eventually wash itself out.

 Re: Onion and Garlic are Dangerous for Dog W/ Lung Issues

Fri, 06 Mar 15 23:58:42 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/06/2015

Dr. Goldstein, a vet in NY, wrote a book and mentioned that he gives lots of garlic to his bunch of pets. I rather think that removing the spleen would bring up more problems. I cured a dog with spleen cancer in six months.

So sorry to hear this. I feed garlic in small amounts. If I have too much garlic, I feel very sick. It is the amount that matters as with all good things. Namaste, Om

Side Effects from Vibramycin / Doxycyclin Given to Cat

Fri, 06 Mar 15 23:50:47 -0500
Posted by Cielle (Athens, Greece) on 03/06/2015

[WARNING!]  I saved a cat that I found out in the snow a few weeks ago... she was fine and strong apart from one blocked nostril ( on and off ) due to upper respiratory disease... I took her to the vet as she got worse and got all blocked up and would not eat. He prescribed Vibramycin / Doxycyclin and she has just gotten way way worse.. the blocked nose has cleared up but she makes noise like she is in pain whenever I pick her up to move her and was just basically looking very unwell and down...

I just thought that she was ill due to the respiratory thing and since I don't usually give cats any conventional meds, thought that perhaps it just takes some time for them to kick in... But today she is really tilting her head to the side, she was not able to keep her balance and actually fell to the side... I looked at the side-effects and saw that it said something about "pressure in the head" (translating from Greek medication notes... ) and that if one feels it to immediately stop... I have stopped it and hope she gets better... I called the vet and he said he had never heard of this happening with this medication and that she could have already had something underlying causing this... I just don't believe it, she was absolutely fine with her head and balance etc... I know it is the antibiotic and feel very sorry that I gave it to her... I mean it says "don't give to pregnant women" and "don't give to children under 8" in the medication notes!! What on earth would make anyone think it is ok to give to small animals!!! ???

 Re: Onion and Garlic are Dangerous for Dog W/ Lung Issues

Fri, 06 Mar 15 18:48:25 -0500
Posted by Oscars' Mom (British Columbia, Canada) on 03/06/2015

[WARNING!]  Hey Theresa!

Thanks for the links, I will check them out.

I still stand by my Warning. I understand the over-all of large amounts of garlic and onion point you are getting at. Each dog is different and will have a different reaction to any substance.

Yes, Oscar was having an allergic reaction ( for the first time ) to both the onion powder and the garlic powder but it didn't help that I had been giving him food like this off and on for most of his life. It was my own ignorance that I didn't know the depths of what an onion and garlic can do over the long haul to a dog. I do now.

With Oscar having no spleen you can cut your theory to him only needing to eat 50 cloves down to him only needing to eat 12.5 cloves. In other words Down to 1/4th that it would/could take to make him ill. (I'm only giving an example here, since we are not including a discussion of the Size or Breed or Health condition of a Dog digesting Garlic.) Plus don't forget he was having onion powder with the garlic powder. Both being a powder - a Concentrated form.

I didn't have time or energy yesterday or today to go into Mass depth over Oscar's health history. But I do stand by my Warning and so does my Vet whom Oscar spent most of the morning with today. I also spent every day since Tuesday on the phone updating Oscars' Vet of what was going on and what I was doing for him. The Vet was prepared for the blood test to give him first thing this morning. He does have a light case of Heinz bodies. It was the emergency Vet line Monday night that suggested it was a reaction to the onion and garlic powder, that is why I knew to google it.

So yes he had an allergic reaction initially but combined with the Heinz bodies he had slowly building up in his blood, it did not help his ability to get oxygen to/mixed in his blood. Mondays meal was the meal that finally kicked his health over the edge.

I am also happy to say the Vet says his trachea is still in un-collapsed state but thank you for the suggestion. It is something we check every time we go for a checkup.

I ONLY wanted to tell people what my Vet had said. Don't give your dog onions and garlic of any kind. Over time it 'could/can' have an adverse affect on your pet. In my case it did. I'm not trying to challenge anyone on their own theory. I am only sharing my own experience here.

Oscars' mom.

 Syringomyelia - Seeking Update From Michelle

Fri, 06 Mar 15 18:44:56 -0500
Posted by Katie (Northport, Ny) on 03/06/2015

Michelle, how is Cocoa doing? Your last update was so encouraging.

Ted's Staph Remedy - Question For Theresa

Fri, 06 Mar 15 18:44:30 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 03/06/2015

Hi, Theresa --- I have a question re Ted's treatment for staph. My big dog is in need of it but I hesitate as H202 will ruin his coat which is a rich black satin with waves and curls.

What can I use instead of H202 and still get results? Hope to hear from you. He is very itchy and his tail was bleeding. That is where mites and bacteria seem to persist.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Distilled White Vinegar for Dog With Ear Infection

Fri, 06 Mar 15 13:30:03 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/06/2015

Hey Kimdukeking!

Your reply posted to an entry from 2011 -everyone can see it if they search that particular thread OR if you just click on 'Recent pet posts' where most new posts appear.

For super painful ears I prefer to use Zymox Otic enzymatic solution I buy online; it has a bit of painkiller along with enzymes that digest the yeast. It works well but is spendy. I like this because you do not have to flush the ears clean, you just have to squirt it deep into the ear.

For painful ears where the dog is crying, my first plan would be to make sure there is no raw skin or open wounds in the ear due to scratching. If there are wounds I would start with garlic infused olive oil or garlic infused coconut oil as both a balm and an agent to soften the waxy gunk in the ears which will aid in flushing it out. Do the garlic infused oil twice a day until the ears are healed so when you use the vinegar it does not sting. I would use 1/3 each white vinegar, water and isopropyl alcohol. Do this twice a day - for as long as it takes. You might also consider Ted's anti-fungal/anti-staph remedy in the ears as well.

There is a bigger picture when it comes to chronic ear issues - diet, vertebral subluxation, systemic yeast and allergies come into play.

What are you feeding your dog? Take a look at the ingredient label and if you see grain or corn in the first 5 ingredients it is time to upgrade the groceries to a grain free diet as grains have been linked to chronic allergies and systemic yeast in dogs. Any treats or chews should be made in the USA and not treated with sugary coatings and red food dyes and nitrates. A chiropractic adjustment is another option to consider as a misalignment of the neck vertebra can result in chronic ear issues.

You might consider Ted's Borax protocol for dogs or alkalizing your dog's drinking water with baking soda as well.

Good luck and please report back!

 Re: Report on Treating My Dog's Glaucoma

Fri, 06 Mar 15 13:26:02 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 03/06/2015

Allopathic medicine for glaucoma is very toxic for the liver and kidneys. This is all the more incredible since good eyesight, and everything else in the body, depend on a liver in good working condition.

Do research always before using drugs. I fail to understand to this day why "scientists " or medical people are capable of such travesty as it does not make any sense. May be common sense is not so common.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Onion and Garlic are Dangerous for Dog W/ Lung Issues

Fri, 06 Mar 15 11:48:22 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/06/2015

Hey Oscar's Mom!

Sorry to hear about Oscar's health scare and so glad that the hydrogen peroxide remedy brought Oscar some relief!

I do want to point out that what you describe sounds more like a food allergy - anaphylactic shock - rather than a toxic reaction to garlic and onions.

While it is true that onions and garlic in large quantities are toxic to dogs - you would have to sit your dog down and feed him 50 cloves of raw garlic for a toxic dose - the symptoms from such a poisoning would result in anemia [lack of red blood cells to carry oxygen] and lethargy, NOT an immediate reaction of a swollen throat; that reaction is an allergic reaction.

One possibility for you to consider for Oscar's COPD are some remedies on EC's COPD page:

Also pay particular attention to Jack from Toledo OH for his remedy for emphysema/COPD:

Lastly, you might consider taking Oscar to the vet to rule out a collapsing trachea which commonly afflicts the small breeds.

 Re: False Positive Heartworm Test

Fri, 06 Mar 15 11:21:10 -0500
Posted by Tasha (Kenner, US) on 03/06/2015

Hi Linda, What is a snap test?

Onion and Garlic are Dangerous for Dog W/ Lung Issues

Fri, 06 Mar 15 10:52:03 -0500
Posted by Oscars Mom (British Columbia, Canada) on 03/06/2015

[WARNING!]  Hello to anyone else with a dog with COPD or a breathing problem (or just has a Dog). Please Do Not feed your dog Garlic and/or Onions.

The following is a Copy n Paste info; 'All close members of the onion family (shallots, onions, garlic, scallions, etc.) contain compounds that can damage dogs' red blood cells if ingested in sufficient quantities. A rule of thumb is "the stronger it is, the more toxic it is." Garlic tends to be more toxic than onions, on an ounce-for-ounce basis. While it's uncommon for dogs to eat enough raw onions and garlic to cause serious problems, exposure to concentrated forms of onion or garlic, such as dehydrated onions, onion soup mix or garlic powder, may put dogs at risk of toxicosis. The damage to the red blood cells caused by onions and garlic generally doesn't become apparent until three to five days after a dog eats these vegetables. Affected dogs may seem weak or reluctant to move, or they may appear to tire easily after mild exercise. Their urine may be orange-tinged to dark red in color. These dogs should be examined by a veterinarian immediately. In severe cases, blood transfusions may be needed.'

Second Copy n Paste info; 'Onions/Garlic cause toxicity by oxidizing an oxygen-transporting protein called hemoglobin in the red blood cells. When oxidized, hemoglobin forms clumps which can't carry oxygen as well. These small clumps, called Heinz bodies can be seen in the red blood cells when the blood is viewed under a microscope, especially when the cells are stained with a special stain called New Methylene Blue. Although a number of other compounds can cause Heinz bodies, when a veterinarian sees Heinz bodies in many cat or dog red blood cells, onion toxicity is the first differential that leaps out on the list.'

I only wanted to put this out there because my little Westie - Oscar has COPD. I nearly killed my little guy on Monday by giving him a very small handful of chopped up cooked chicken in his food. I never thought about the dehydrated onion and garlic powder I had used on the meat when I gave him the food :( . I had used a lot :( . The response to the food was immediate. His throat almost closed completely before he even got to lick his plate. It makes me cry to even think about it. Due to several reasons there is no vet available. I was on the net immediately trying to figure out what was going on. The above copy n paste was info I had found. Five yrs. ago Oscar had his spleen removed, the only defense the little guy had to help clean his blood on his own. If you google 'dogs and onions' and do some reading you will know what I mean. Over time the marrow in his bones will help to clean his blood from the Heinz bodies.

In the mean time - I have been giving him Turmeric 1/4 tsp. every four hrs. to help with swelling/inflammatory air way. 1/2 tsp. Organic Virgin Cold - Pressed Coconut Oil for healing properties and to help bowel movement. Two eyedropper drops of Food grade Hydrogen Peroxide 3% in Two liters of filtered water. It is helping. I also turned the heat in the house up to 80 degrees Fahrenheit for two reasons, 1) To induce panting, he could not breath on his own unless he panted. 2) Panting cools a dog down. I had to make him breath. I also didn't want him to get sicker because the panting gave him the chills.

Monday evening and Tuesday I thought I was going to lose the best little guy I had ever known. Wednesday, the panting was not as intense, there was a sliver of hope. Today, Thursday, he is walking on his own from one end of the house to the other (then rests for a bit). His breathing today is better. The heat is at 78 and he does not need to pant now when laying down. He can drink his water with out choking. It is now 11:30pm he has slept almost peacefully for three hrs straight. I think we are going to make it.

I must go now, it is time to wake him up and give him his medicine and a bathroom break. If this happens to you, I recommend your FIRST response should be to take the dog to a VET but sometimes that option is not available. So this was the action I took. Also - do not encourage your pet to move, walk or exercise in any way. Carry your buddy everywhere, including the bathroom. If you can, put soft food with medicine mix on a plate not a bowl so the nose is not pushing against anything. Hold food up for dog to eat so the head is not forced into a down position blocking food or air consumption. Hold water up for dog to drink. Encourage your dog to lay down while feeding or drinking. And of course Try your best to keep your cool. They are scared enough already and having them watch you cry is not going to help their stress level at all. Do what I did, after medication wait a few minutes to make sure they are okay. Go to the bathroom and release your own stress, don't be long. Then go back and cuddle your pooch. It will do you both good.

Thanks to God and to Earthclinic for the help. I would not have known about using the Hydrogen peroxide if I hadn't been guided to this site two weeks ago looking for Borax information. Thank you Ted for the effort you put into this place. You are an invaluable person and I appreciate your help. From Oscars mom.

 Re: Dietary Changes and Supplements 95% Cured Dog's Asthma

Fri, 06 Mar 15 10:37:34 -0500
Posted by Jenny (Texas, US) on 03/06/2015

PLEASE DON'T GIVE YOUR DOGS GARLIC!!! It is poison to them. Seriously!!!

 Re: Report on Treating My Dog's Glaucoma

Fri, 06 Mar 15 10:33:38 -0500
Posted by Gina (Ct, US) on 03/05/2015

Hi, I'm glad to read your comments. Got some questions for you, what's 00 in your instructions for carrot powdered along with Bilberry, etc? Are those for remedy drops or add them in the food? How often? One meal? How long it took your dog's eye to be normal seen again?

i just found out mine got his primary glaucoma when his pressure reading was 71. Reduced a couple of hours later after putting Xalantan in his left eye. And retested his pressure at 15 from 71. Now, the specialist instructed me with 3 different eye drops like yours. Did your dog respond well with those drops? Let me know.

Just started yesterday night with those drops Until next Thursday for his re-check & see how he responds to his pressure results. Hope you can help & hope for a good resolution. Thank you!

 Re: Raw Food Diet for Dog's Allergies

Fri, 06 Mar 15 10:28:58 -0500
Posted by Jennifer (Florida, FL) on 03/05/2015

[YEA]  I've cured hundreds of dogs and cats by switching their owners to raw feeding. Cheaper and pets live 25-30 years old with no issues.

80% flesh, 10% raw bone, 10% organs as a rough diet plan.

 Re: Distilled White Vinegar for Dog With Ear Infection

Thu, 05 Mar 15 21:50:15 -0500
Posted by Kimdukeking (Quinlan, Texas ) on 03/05/2015

I have searched and searched for remedies for my German Shepard ear infection. He too is 11 years old. I've tried everything the vet has given me. Even having Achilles sedated and the vet doing the complete ear flush. Nothing has worked. He cries every night in pain. It completely breaks my heart. I just saw your remedy (50% ACV & 50% water ) My husband and I just put in his ear. He shook a lot of it out. I'm praying this works. I had a couple of questions. If you have a moment. First - how much should we have put in and how often a day should we do this? Second - when will we see it take affect. Thank you very much for your advice. I've never used this site so I'm not sure if this posts for everyone or not. If it does, any more advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much. I do apologize for such a long email. Thank you again

 Re: Essiac Tea for Cancer

Thu, 05 Mar 15 13:48:32 -0500
Posted by Cveta (Burgas, Bulgaria) on 03/05/2015

Hi Alex, my cat Lisa has also a mammary tumour .I can`t find Essiac for pets in Bulgaria and dont`t know if it`s save to give her Essiac for humans. Which form of the remedy are you giving and what is the dosage. Are you feeding Sasha low carb diet, or giving vit.D and shark cartilage? Thank you and good luck!




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