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 Re: Remedies for Mouth and Teeth Issues in Golden Retriever

Fri, 28 Nov 14 10:38:19 -0500

Posted by Jane (Canada) on 11/28/2014

Hello Hope,

Thank you so much for your replies. I appreciate it. The vet did call, and the spc got in touch with me and accused with cruelty. I am looking for a second opinion, but I am concerned where to find such an open mind vet that will truly want the dog to be healthy, and not just the money behind it...I am traumatized because of that vet...

This vet also suggested that if I won't do the surgery I should put her to sleep, and she gave me 3 days to decide...

Since you mentioned you had them in your door few times, would you be able to tell me how it goes with them? What should I do?

If I get second opinion and it is better that the previous one, will they accept it? How did you fight them? what can I do?

I am so sad and it never happened to me , never in my life a vet accused me or threatened me . I wish all dog owner would treat their dogs as I do. And, yes, mine are also rescued from the streets, but I picked her up from the street almost 14 years ago and she is part of our family.


What is MMS spray ?

Where can I get all the things that you mentioned?

The h203, in the water, where can I buy it and which company should I go with? I assume there are few of them out there, how would I know which one to buy? how many drops should I put in the water?

Thank you so much!!!

Please help me in any way you can, I feel so helpless. Thank you.

 Re: Question About Essiac Tea for Tumors

Fri, 28 Nov 14 10:31:12 -0500

Posted by R Fisher (WV, US) on 11/27/2014

Take your dog off of dog food and treats. Dog foods and dog treats are killing our fur babies.. We have a beagle and when he was young he started having seizures. We took him off of dog food and dog treats and started boiling him chicken, deer meats, ground round, brown rice, and a veggie twice a day. I would prepare him enough for four or five days and that's what we would feed him. Give him some of the good fruits, carrots and celery for treats. Our beagle never had another seizure. Good luck...

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Helped Conjunctivitis

Fri, 28 Nov 14 10:29:57 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/27/2014

Hello, Michelle --- for conjunctivitis the best remedy is colloidal silver. I personally would not use apple cider vinegar although some people use ACV.

In fact CS is THE remedy for eyes and kills viral infections. Chamomile tea is also excellent.

Namaste, Om

 Re: How Can I Heal a Wound in My Dog That Is Not Healing?

Fri, 28 Nov 14 09:55:38 -0500
Posted by Kathryn4 (Maryland, US) on 11/28/2014

Could be a fungal issue. I had a friend with the same problem and that is what it was with her pet.

 Re: Remedies for Mouth and Teeth Issues in Golden Retriever

Thu, 27 Nov 14 17:10:48 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/27/2014

Hi Jane, Theresa and all ---- it was a few years ago when a lady posted on EC about being forced via a vet and a local animal organization to purchase the meds which she found did not help for her mangy dog what seemed to be a court order.

So it does happen and it is clear in my mind still.

Years ago I had a bajenji mix from the Carribean that was on death row. Water on the lungs and emaciated. A person on the street accosted me for cruelty, got in touch with the SPCA and I had an inspector at my door. He knew me and asserted that the dog was properly looked after. The vet that I had seen before that said the animal was in too low health to have success with removal of fluid from the chest cavity.

So he had a better option than being abandoned for convenience and when he died, he had received ample love from us.

Yes, it does happen. And, as I, doing rescue, only adopted needy, unwanted and sick animals, have faced that situation several times.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Helped Conjunctivitis

Thu, 27 Nov 14 17:10:21 -0500

Posted by Michelle (Houston) on 11/27/2014

Hi, I have the same problem with my dog and the same thing happened to me with the eye drops prescribed to me by the vet! So I'm going to try the ACV but did you put it directly inside the eye or around? Thanks!

 Re: Heartworm

Thu, 27 Nov 14 17:00:24 -0500

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 Re: Trying to Cure Cherry Eye in 9 Week Old Puppy

Thu, 27 Nov 14 16:56:47 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Hey Alex!

Keep on the cherry eye - keep massaging it back in as often as you need to. If the tissue will pop out during a time you cannot massage it back in, ie while you are away at work for a few hours, I would apply a topical antibiotic safe for the eyes on the tissue. You want to at all costs keep the tissue moist and free from infection. If the cherry eye stays out all the time, defying your attempts at massaging it to stay in, a trip to the vet may be in order to discuss your options. Getting veterinary prescribed eye appropriate antibiotics in conjunction with continuing the massaging is an option for another week or two. The main concern is to keep the exposed tissue healthy, happy and free from infection.

One other note: if you bought your puppy from a breeder, the breeder should be contacted. While your vet is a generalist on various conditions seen in Boston's, your breeder is a specialist and may have a few more tricks to offer. Also reputable breeders wish to be informed of any possible genetic conditions found in their puppies, so inform your breeder about this as they may wish to eliminate the sire and dam of your puppy from their breeding program.

 Re: What Type of Acidophilus is Best for Dogs?

Thu, 27 Nov 14 14:37:16 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Hey Whitney!

I give my dogs all sorts of acidophillus- from the drugstore clearance bin, to the health food store refrigerated section, to natural probiotics that I make myself. Sauerkraut - home made and unpasturized - is an excellent source of probiotics and its cheap to make. Kefir is another excellent source, can be home made also. IMHO the key with giving probiotics is to mix them around so that you give your dog many strains of probiotics and not just one.

 Re: Concerned About Supplements and Medications Given to Cat

Thu, 27 Nov 14 14:26:56 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Hey Yasmin!

I will check my conventional outlook at the door, and give your question a stab.

The fungal infection you are treating your cat for, requiring the itraconazole, requires about 8 weeks of treatment. It sounds as if your cat has a skin infection, rather than a lung infection. In your shoes, given the nature of the disease, I would check with the vet to be sure the infection is not also in the lungs.

And, if no infection in the lungs, and you stop treatment with the itraconazole, it would make sense to wean her off the liver supplements. And if your gut feeling is that liver support is needed on *some* level, since you feed a home made diet you can simply incorporate beef liver [or whatever liver you can buy] into the home made diet you prepare; feeding liver will help the liver.

 Re: Remedies for Mouth and Teeth Issues in Golden Retriever

Thu, 27 Nov 14 14:16:02 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Hey Jane!

I agree with Om that your post is very troubling; my 'take away' is a bit different. I have never heard of a vet threatening to report someone for cruelty/neglect - so *for sure* take her in for a second opinion ASAP.

As to the original diagnosis of gingivitis, periodontal disease and abscess - your first vet, and certainly the second opinion vet - should be able to show you these disease conditions in your dog's mouth, or at least point to symptoms present as to why the diagnosis of abcess was made [the other two conditions are obvious to the uneducated eye]. All three disease conditions with the bacteria and toxins associated with them, add stress to your dog's heart and kidneys. Failure to treat the mouth very easily and quickly can lead to cardiac complications and renal failure.

My only advice is to get the second opinion - possibly from a wholistic vet - to legally satisfy the first vet that you are not neglecting your dog, and to find a diagnosis you have faith in so you can begin the appropriate treatment of your choice ASAP.

 Re: Not Sure If My Puppy Has Distemper or Parvo

Thu, 27 Nov 14 14:04:27 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/27/2014

Hey May Angeles!

If this were my puppy I would not hesitate to give him the AC & electrolyte solution -and right away. If your puppy is not acting right, and you suspect parvo or distemper - go with your gut and begin treating right away.

 Not Sure If My Puppy Has Distemper or Parvo

Thu, 27 Nov 14 10:15:33 -0500

Posted by Mae Angeles (Philippines) on 11/27/2014

Hi.. My 3 months old puppy has been lethargic this morning and vomitted twice.. He hasn't eaten the whole day.. I am not sure if he is showing symptoms of Parvo or distemper. But I have read this thread and I am wondering if the electrolyte with activated charcoal would also help solve distemper issue.. Please help. We have lost a puppy due to parvo.. Please.. I don't want to lose another baby and I am definitely sure my mom will be depressed if we lose Coby..

 Re: Buying Turmeric

Thu, 27 Nov 14 09:18:32 -0500

Posted by Cindy (Euless, Tx) on 11/26/2014

I have found the turmeric in capsule in the vitamin area. I am going to try that soon.

 Re: Try Turmeric for Sebaceous Cyst in Dog

Thu, 27 Nov 14 09:13:24 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/26/2014

Barbara -- to stop the bleeding and encourage healing, use generous amounts of turmeric powder on the cyst. When the bleeding does not occur anymore, you can mix turmeric with cold pressed castor oil, even adding some coconut oil in the mix. Licking it is only beneficial.

See if that works. I have good experiences with this.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Remedies for Mouth and Teeth Issues in Golden Retriever

Thu, 27 Nov 14 09:12:08 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/26/2014

Jane --- your post made me really mad! What gall! When my German shepherd/husky mix needed stitches, she was twelve years old and they had trouble getting her out of the anaesthesia. It is a great risk. What greed! What insensitivity to an aged animal's need!

And threats for you on top of it!

I have a seventeen yr. old rescue poodle with bad mouth and teeth. I have to presoak his dog biscuits. I have used MMS spray for his mouth and turmeric powder in honey is also good. A dab of celtic sea salt on the tongue helps. Essiac tea, one tsp. of the decoction on the tongue twice a day is very potent, or with a thing to irrigate teeth from the tooth section of the pharmacy. Can't think of the word right now. Also chamomile tea in small amounts of food. Also sage tea applied with irrigation tool.

So there is much. Drinking water with H203 hydrogen perox alone is excellent.

What a brutal procedure and attitude. I am mad. Don't let him intimidate you. Stand up to such example of manipulation for money.

Namaste, Om===== *waterpick

 Re: Garlic for Dogs

Wed, 26 Nov 14 17:46:39 -0500

Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 11/26/2014

Mark, what did you cure your dog from?

Remedies for Mouth and Teeth Issues in Golden Retriever

Wed, 26 Nov 14 17:27:14 -0500

Posted by Jane (Usa) on 11/26/2014


I have read your posts regarding mouth gums and teeth in dogs and have few questions about it.

I have a golden age almost 14, she has bad gums and teeth and the vet wants to operate a surgery on her teeth, pull out more than few of them....I am concerned about doing that and am trying to find alternative ways to help out.

The dog does not show any discomfort signs, eats regularly and acts as normal, but the vet who is new to me, is fixed on surgery...he threatens to call the animal organization to report me. I am concerned regarding her age, she is almost 14 and I have heard there are many infections and complications after the dental surgery.

I read all the posts in your website, and there are several options people experienced good results using them.

Colloidal Silver, DMSO and slippery elm.

First, where can I get ? I google it and there are few that sell them, but how can I know which company is the best, as unfortunately there are some bad products out there when it comes to natural stuff...

Second, can I use them all together, or I have to use them separately and they can not be taken on the same day?

And my last question is if they can not be taken together, which one is the best for helping her gums to get better? (this vet says she has gingivitis, periodontal disease and abscess. I don't know how much is true or not, as I have not been to another vet for second opinion, but this is what she says. I do believe the dog has some of it as her gums are not good but I am not sure the dog suffers from all what she said. I am going for 2nd opinion soon.

In the meantime I would like to try and help the dog as much as can be and though maybe to use those products mentioned on Earth Clinic.

I would like to thank you for your time and help, and am hoping you will be able to help me out with this issue. It would be greatly appreciated and helpful.

Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing back form you.


Concerned About Supplements and Medications Given to Cat

Wed, 26 Nov 14 16:55:24 -0500

Posted by Yasmin (Malaysia) on 11/26/2014

Hi everyone,

My cat has been on 50mg's of itraconazole for her sporotrichosis which is toxic to the liver. She does take a liver supplements as well as immune booster supplements. I also do topical treatment on her using turmeric and extra virgin coconut oil, and I alternate it with a safe plant based gel. I am feeding my cat home cooked food which is a balanced diet together with leafy vegetables, turmeric and extra virgin coconut oil.

Recently, I suspect due to her last visit to the clinic, she has shown signs of upper respiratory infection and her lungs sounds very congested. She is on a course of antibiotics and anti-phlegm medication. I want to minimize the number of supplements she is taking because I think her body is worked up.

My question is, is it okay for me to continue giving her bovine colostrum while she has a mucus build-up? The other thing I need to know is, lets face it..we are what we eat. Is it necessary for me to continue giving her a liver supplement when her liver enzymes are all fine and her diet should be able to protect her body naturally? Money isn't the issue, I am just sick and tired of feeling her body up with all of these 'pill formed natural supplements' which does, like it or not, contain chemicals no matter how much they would market it to be safe. Part of me wants to just quit giving her the liver supplement and focus on nourishing her body with the necessary nutrients, but the other part is also afraid since I don't know how much is needed for cats to protect them from toxins from medications. Any suggestions would be appreciated but please, if you have a conventional outlook, don't respond back. Thanks.




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