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  Re: Cancer Treatment for Dogs

Thu, 31 Mar 16 23:03:02 -0500
Posted by David (Cleveland Ohio) on 03/31/2016

I have a 5 year old Rottweiler has been diagnosed with osteosarcoma. I have recently purchased turmeric frankincense and omega 3...Any advice on dosages would be greatly appreciated..please help! Any advice would be greatly appreciated. He weighs 130 lbs.

  Re: Vitamin C for Canine Osteosarcoma?

Thu, 31 Mar 16 23:01:33 -0500
Posted by David (Cleveland, Ohio) on 03/31/2016

Hello I am in a similar situation with my five year old Rottweiler. I would like to talk with you about the treatment that you have given your dog and success that you have seen. He was diagnosed 2 days ago and I'm currently searching for any options that I have that I have. I've searched the internet high and low but everything I find seems to contradict itself somewhere else. I would appreciate it with my whole heart if you could get back to me thank you.

  Re: Chiropractic and Syringomyelia

Thu, 31 Mar 16 23:00:10 -0500
Posted by Katie (Northport, Ny) on 03/31/2016

I just wanted to share something else regarding a supplement that Darcy's owner has found useful for his dog's syringomyelia. Darcy has had a few recent bouts with his syringomyelia in the last couple of months. It is believed that the dog next door sets him off and he runs into the fence barking at this dog which has twice caused a relapse. Darcy's owner has started giving him curcumin (which is an anti-inflammatory) and he said he believes it has been helpful in his condition.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones

Thu, 31 Mar 16 22:58:56 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 03/31/2016

Nicole, try starting with a drop or two added to drinking water and you can build it up from there.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Thu, 31 Mar 16 22:57:48 -0500
Posted by Donna (Linden, Texas ) on 03/31/2016

How long does it take for the fleas to die after spraying? I sprayed my dog with 50/50 apple cider vinegar and water. He went outside after he came back in he still has live fleas. I haven't seen any dead ones.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones

Thu, 31 Mar 16 15:43:58 -0500
Posted by Nicole (Bronx, Ny) on 03/31/2016

I tried putting apple cider vinegar in yogurt and her wet food and she still won't eat it, any advice? She is a 4 year old Maltese.

  Re: Trying to Locate Best Essiac Tea for Bladder Tumor in Dog

Thu, 31 Mar 16 12:43:26 -0500
Posted by Julio (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 03/31/2016

Hello. My dog has the same bladder disease. He was operated on about 6 months ago to remove the tumor. Since then the cancer has returned. I have been reading alot about essiac tea for shrinking tumors and the one I have ordered is called bcct from a company called Only Natural Pet located in the usa. Of all that I've read and the reviews I've looked at, this product is the one that gives me the most hope. Good luck to you

  Re: L-Lysine Worked on Older Cat's Sinuses!

Thu, 31 Mar 16 09:38:30 -0500
Posted by Therese (New Britain, Ct) on 03/31/2016

[YEA]  Lysine works great when I can get him to eat it.

  Re: Comfrey for Paralysis in Dog

Wed, 30 Mar 16 11:26:01 -0500
Posted by Diane (Riverside, Nj) on 03/30/2016

Thank you to Katie in Edison, NJ, who posted the comment about Comfrey for her Dachshund's paralysis in 2008. My 13 year old Dachshund now has this, so I plan to try Comfrey, too. Thank you again.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI in Cat

Tue, 29 Mar 16 20:19:13 -0500
Posted by Ethel (Cleveland) on 03/29/2016

My 1 year old male will not drink water so I add water to his can food. Just got meds for his 4th uti. He's supposed to get Perineal urethrostomy ($ 550) May 2nd when doctor comes back from vacation, maybe this Apple Cider Vinegar will work, I tried the broth, chicken and beef he won't touch it. I can't afford the expensive cat food from the vets at least $60 a month. Does anyone have any other suggestions?

  Re: ACV For Bladder Infection In Dog

Tue, 29 Mar 16 20:15:02 -0500
Posted by Jonna (Hermosa Beach) on 03/29/2016

I know you were desperate to help your dog, but why on earth would you force 2 Tablespoons of straight apple cider vinegar down her throat? It's written all over the net that ACV MUST BE DILUTED IN WATER 50/50 for pets. I hope your dog is okay. Please update us.

  Re: ACV For Bladder Infection In Dog

Tue, 29 Mar 16 19:46:46 -0500
Posted by Ger (Marshall) on 03/29/2016

Gracious me, I think the way you treated your dog is the cause of spasms and lack of appetite.

Would you want someone to force 2 Tablespoons of vinegar down your throat, especially when you aren't feeling well? You try taking 2 Tablespoons straight. Yes, it will make you feel awful.

Kindness will go a long way with your dogs health.

Yes, please try Suzyq's remedy of colloidal silver. It is tasteless and easy to add to water.

Never give a dog undiluted Apple Cider Vinegar internally or externally.

  Re: ACV For Bladder Infection In Dog

Tue, 29 Mar 16 19:41:36 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 03/29/2016

Hi Jonna, did you give the apple cider vinegar straight because you must always mix it with water try giving her collidial silver 20 mls per day spaced through the day.

  Re: Supplements for Congestive Heart Failure

Tue, 29 Mar 16 19:40:54 -0500
Posted by Amy (Little Rock, Ar) on 03/29/2016

Hi Katie,

I just wanted to say a quick "thank you" for your responses! I've learned so much, and yes, I did read what you wrote about curcumin and the other supplements. My dog is now in week 2 of various supplements including the awesome foursome, curcumin, various standard process supplements, dandelion, collagen peptides, hawthorn, vetri science cardio strength, fish oil, along with his meds. I know it sounds like a lot of stuff, but his diagnosis has officially progressed to CHF - it's no longer "just" mitral valve disease. I may add to, remove, and tweak his regimen as we go on. I've also started making him homemade meals, which he is responding amazingly to. I'm planning on weaning him off the meds or reducing them eventually with our vet's help. I tried to do it without the meds at first, but it quickly became apparent that his symptoms were just too much, and the supplements will take time before really kicking in.

I'll let you and everyone know how it goes. Anyways, I just wanted to say thank you again Katie. I'm so touched that you would take the time to answer me, and so thoroughly. I'm grateful for all the others on this forum for sharing their experiences. On a side note, Katie have you thought about giving your dog collagen peptides? I've been reading about it, not only is it great for heart health, but also arthritis (since you mentioned your dog had arthritis).


  Re: Cats With Cystitis

Tue, 29 Mar 16 14:00:53 -0500
Posted by Thomas (Mt Pleasant. Ny) on 03/29/2016

My cat had blockages at three years old and the vet wanted to operate. They couldn't guarantee that it wouldn't come back. I did some research and found out that vitamin C and cranberry got rid of the two kinds of crystals. I started giving my cat vitamin C capsules that I was able to open up and cranberry pills that I was able to open and mix the power to with the vitamin c. One year later I went back to the vet and they said that he had no crystals or blockages. He never had a problem again and live to 19 years old. I also gave him cat food for cats with urinary problems and distilled water because the town I am in has a lot of problems with the water. I dont even drink it. I had four cats. I gave them 500 milligrams of C and 450 of cranberry. When he was the only one left because he lived the longest, I gave him 100 of C and 100 cranberry. If you give them too much vitamin C you'll know because you get diarrhea from taking to much. It may take a month to see the results.

  Re: Mouth and Teeth Issues in Pets

Tue, 29 Mar 16 11:59:26 -0500
Posted by Doug (Southern California) on 03/29/2016

Okay I am in my 60s and have been owned by quite a few dogs (currently 3) The worst problem I have seen with disgusting neglected teeth in dogs is that destroys their kidneys. I lost two very loved terriers to this problem. The each went at 15 years old and each spent the final months on what I call doggy dialysis, which involves flushing toxins via IV bags feeding fluids under their skin every day. It was not great quality of life for them either. BOTH of them DID keep having oral surgeries over their lives to try to keep up with the problem but we did not do enough maybe in finding some other answer.

IF a dog really is still healthy enough to have SUPER rotting teeth pulled then I would be miffed if an owner (that could afford it) refused to give their pet a chance.

Having said that, we also DID lose a beloved dog to surgery (not oral) It was a "routine" spaying done at low cost by vet trying to do good I think. But our little gal went into shock the same night after we brought her has been suggested it could be from lack of pain medication? THAT makes me mad if so because NO ONE even asked us about it!? We would GLADLY have paid considerably for pain meds if we knew?? We just ASSUMED then that the vet did the best he could for a dog...WHY would they not say "HEY do you wish pain meds for you dog?"

Every dog I have lost has been so hard to take. The teeth thing? Is not cut and dried, the teeth can easily get Life threatening as can surgery ...not an issue solved by ignorant emotions and assumptions...of course there are crooked vets. and of course there are stingy pet owners too that would rather not look at the facts. And online? Who really KNOWS what the truth is. Shame on anyone not being honest about what they know or don't know though... I think anyway...

  Re: ACV For Bladder Infection In Dog

Tue, 29 Mar 16 11:53:02 -0500
Posted by Jonna (Franklin Oh) on 03/28/2016

My 5yr lab was doing the squat, tickle, squat, tickle, squat, no tickle. She had a uti last yr, so I figured we were headed to vet. Saw the Acv remedy here. She wouldn't drink it, wouldn't eat it mixed in food. So I poured 2 tbsp down her throat. She gagged, but kept it down. Next morning, yesterday, tried second dose. She gagged, spit, & vomitted it up. Then, she continued to vomit all day. She lost her morning meal. She was drinking very little, but was just vomitting the water. Finally took her water away. Nothing helped. I could see the stomach spasming & she'd run for the door, gagging, throwing up. Today, I fed her half of her morning meal. She ate, drank very little, & has no interest in milk bones. Worried now the Acv only induced vomitting & could have flipped her stomach. Please advise.

  Re: Aural Hematomas

Tue, 29 Mar 16 09:20:44 -0500
Posted by Ben (Bremerton) on 03/28/2016

Minor surgery is very simple and is the best option to avoid needless pain and the situation getting worse. Infection may be present and your dog might need antibiotics.

Coconut Oil and Lavender for Cyst on My Dog

Mon, 28 Mar 16 18:38:11 -0500
Posted by Hmthelords (Upstate Ny) on 03/28/2016

[YEA]  My dog, Rosie has a cyst that ruptured this weekend and she would not leave it alone to heal. She just keeps biting it until it is a huge mess. The vet's office shaved her tail and put a cone of shame on her and prescribed antibiotics and anti-inflammatory meds. I was concerned about the side-effects and damage to her gut from the meds, so I decided to research natural remedies. This is what I would do for my family and for myself, and she is family. I found a recipe in an essential oil book for coconut oil and lavender (15 drops of lavender+5 tablespoons of coconut oil). I have been rubbing this on about twice a day for the past two and a half days and already the cyst is no longer red and inflammed, but also scabbed over nicely. It looks SO much better! She also seems to like the formula. Somehow she knows it makes it feel better. She will even lick it off my fingers after I am done massaging it in. I am going to try turmeric as well, since she seems to be prone to these cysts (and each trip to the vet is usually a $150+ visit). Just thought I would post this as an additional help for those with dogs that are suffering from these cyst issues.