Recent Pet Posts

 Re: Turmeric for Tumors

Sat, 14 Feb 15 09:45:34 -0500
Posted by Annika (Orlando, Florida) on 02/13/2015

I made a paste with coconut oil and turmeric applied to a malignant cyst on my 18 yr old cats neck left side top. Results so far after 2 weeks, hard crust with a small hole and bleeds a little bit. Now I feel more throughout his body on the inside. He now has blood in his left eye as I believe turmeric is also a blood thinner. I stopped for 4 days and gave vit k. His eye is a little better. He has stopped eating so I have been syringe feeding him. I fear I have caused him to have pheumonia. He has the mega colon so I have to be very careful with turmeric ingested as it causes constipation. Going to give cipro that I have and continue treatment. ANY experience of time frame and healing would be appreciated. If turmeric heals cysts; I do not want to let go of him. However, it seems I am going to have to. How long does it take to get rid of them, using turmeric?

 Re: Milk Thistle for Liver Problems

Sat, 14 Feb 15 09:34:38 -0500
Posted by Linda (Akron, Ohio) on 02/14/2015

Thank you so much for sharing your story about your little yorkie. I also have a little yorkie with a Liver problem. They always thought it's a Shut be couldn't find it. Find out my yorkie have a Liver problem when she was just a puppy She been on K/D DIET but don't like it and she won't eat L/D.Izzy my yorkie is 5 years she has a problem now she can't go potty and won't play . They can't seem to find the problem. I'm going to try the milk thistle. Thank you again!

Yeast Problem in Boston Terrier

Fri, 13 Feb 15 22:55:10 -0500
Posted by Margaret Ann (Montgomery, Al.) on 02/13/2015

[WORKED TEMPORARILY]  I have a Boston Terrier that was born without a tail, leaving a hole in his back about an inch and a half deep just above his rectum. He has developed yeast there. I clean it several times a day with a paper towel and white vinegar which helps but the itching starts back. HELP!!!!!!!!!

 Re: Cocker Suffering from Atopic Dermatitis

Fri, 13 Feb 15 10:01:17 -0500
Posted by Teresa (San Diego) on 02/13/2015

My dog has severe skin allergy. I tried everything for him, some worked in a short period time, and the disease comes back. Last time I tried the Nzymes, it helped for a year and it seems like that doesn't help anymore. I love this website that good people out there willing to share their experiences.

 Re: Arnica Oil for Aural Hematoma

Thu, 12 Feb 15 15:49:27 -0500
Posted by Elizabeth (Rochester, Ny) on 02/12/2015

Just wondering how big some of the hematoma were and what they felt like? Did they ever get firm at all. We're dealing with the 2nd for our pup. Went 11 years with none and now 2 in one year :( last time we had a canula put in and it let the ear keep draining. It was a mess!! With a toddler and in our new smaller space we just can't go through that again. Looking for a better option than surgery!

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections in Dogs

Thu, 12 Feb 15 14:54:03 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope. Bc Canada) on 02/12/2015

The microwaving of food makes it stale, all nutrients killed. Namaste, Om

 Re: Yeast Infection in Dog

Thu, 12 Feb 15 13:27:15 -0500
Posted by Dee (Chicago, Il) on 02/12/2015

Hi Carrie, I also have a 10 yr. old English Bulldog. She has a terrible yeast infection. I've been feeding her Primal Raw Lamb for the last few years. Although Primal dog food is the best of the best. The Lamb is a hot protein and makes the yeast infection worse. My holistic vet had me change her to Turkey or Duck raw food. Really seems to be helping. Also giving her two capsules of Probiotics twice a day, along with a tablespoon of coconut oil twice a day. Hope this helps!

 Re: Cocker Suffering from Atopic Dermatitis

Thu, 12 Feb 15 13:09:15 -0500
Posted by Lucy (Bridgewater, New Jersey) on 02/12/2015

Hi Theresa. Thank you very much for your advice. I'll try your ideas. I'm curious as to the effects on my dog:-)

 Re: Witch Hazel for Hot Spots

Thu, 12 Feb 15 13:08:49 -0500
Posted by Dr Jim (Oklahoma City) on 02/12/2015

I tried the original listerine and a "witch hazel" "Body Wash" for my Chihuahua. That worked great! Also kills that "yeast like smell"! I used a 50/50 solution after an anti itch shampoo. He was looking better a few hours later. I also used the 50/50 solution as a "body" rub!

Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infections in Dogs

Thu, 12 Feb 15 12:46:55 -0500
Posted by Tamara (Clovis, California) on 02/12/2015

[YEA]  I have a fourteen year old female Corgi/Shepherd mix named Molly who weighs around fifty pounds (she is definitely overweight! ), who developed a bad bladder infection all of a sudden. There was blood in her urine and she was exhibiting the stress behavior of relieving herself on the living room carpet, which she normally never does.

I followed the instructions given on this site and gave her organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar from Trader Joe's. It has been one week today; all her symptoms have been gone since day five.

Blood was no longer present in her urine (not visibly anyway like before) on the morning of day three. By day four, she wasn't going in the house any more. After day five she wasn't repeatedly squatting over and over outside like she felt she needed to keep trying to go. I am, however, continuing on with a maintenance dose since she has gum disease and I think it may have caused her bladder infection (I'm afraid to have her put under anesthesia for cleaning/surgery at her age).

I started out giving her one tablespoon in the morning with a recipe I came up with: boiled chicken, either baked yams or organic potatoes, a little frozen organic spinach, organic chicken broth, and one teaspoon of organic coconut oil. I mashed everything up with a potato masher and microwaved everything together in her bowl except the ACV, which I added afterward.

I repeated the same exact recipe around eight or nine hours later at dinner time, with another tablespoon of the ACV. I also gave her about a teaspoon of ACV at bedtime in three or four teaspoons of organic yogurt to hold her over for the night.

After the fourth day, I changed the doses of ACV to two teaspoons with breakfast, two teaspoons with dinner, and two teaspoons at bedtime. This equals two tablespoons total, a reduction of one teaspoon from before.

Today, day seven, I have reduced the doses down to one-and-a-half teaspoons with each meal: breakfast, dinner, bedtime yogurt. I'm going to see how it goes for a few days and reduce it down to one teaspoon three times a day, and then go from there, perhaps stopping the bedtime yogurt.

I hope this helps someone who is dealing with the same issue with their dog -- it was certainly a Godsend for me! Thank you very much :) Tamara

 Re: Trying to Save 2 Pups with Parvo

Thu, 12 Feb 15 12:23:29 -0500
Posted by John (AU) on 02/12/2015

I bathed my parvo puppy in a sink full of tomato juice every day, and he got better. Therefore, tomato juice baths cure parvo! Everybody needs to try it!
Just kidding. If you're dog has parvo, take him to the a vet. The only things which work against parvo is antibiotics to target secondary infections, and hydration (whether that is just syringe feeding water at home, or putting them on a drip in hospital if you can afford to). Anything else which you read is a "miracle cure" is just coincidence, and was given to puppies that would have survived anyway (as they are liable to do! ). Please, please (please! ) stop feeding your dogs snakeoil and take them to the vet.

 Treatment Regimen for Older Dog with Mange

Thu, 12 Feb 15 11:28:14 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2015

Hey Roze!

Demodectic mange is typically a puppy affliction and when seen in mature or senior animals is typically associated with another underlying condition, ie hypothyroid, cancer, etc.

From what you describe it sounds as if your dog has a skin allergy or has hives due to an allergic reaction to something - be it food, contact or airborne allergy.

Ways to fight allergies might be oral supplementation with colostrum to build the immune system, along with yucca or quercetin to reduce inflamation; these supplements need time to work so you may have to feed ongoing and it may take 6 weeks to see results.

Another approach might be alkalizing your dog's drinking water; 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 quart of water is a typical starting dose.

Because you are getting results with your aggressive bathing regime once you have achieved the healing you are after, for NEXT TIME consider using Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph dip at the first onset of the hives and see if just using that does the trick.

Treatment Regimen for Older Dog with Mange

Wed, 11 Feb 15 23:20:02 -0500
Posted by Roze (Tulsa, Ok) on 02/11/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  I have been using Ted's Mange Treatment and I have seen great improvement on several occasions. I have even thought I have had a cure. My poor fur baby is an older dog and it seems to always come back. She does not seem to be in any discomfort, no Pain or Itching. Just bumps and spots of hair loss.

This last time when the bumps returned she had been in fabulous shape for about a month. I was so happy.

I got up one morning and all was fine and that night I could see bumps and lots of them. I thought about all the natural treatments out there and came up with a plan.

I got up the next morning and began the routine that I have been following now for a week and a half.

I bath her with Benzoyl Peroxide on Saturday and after lathering her up I leave it sit on her for 5 minutes. It is pretty strong and drying so, then the next day is an off day. Monday I give her ACV rinse and thoroughly soak her and not use a towel to dry her. Tuesday is the Peroxide/Borax day. Wednesday is an off day. Thursday and Friday she gets ACV soak down.

I have seen this most recent round on her break down and such a vast improvement over prior episodes and this time there is speed to visible improvement. I will continue with this schedule until all is cleared up and then for 30-45 days after I see complete healing.

 Re: My Dog Zeus has Never Ending Mange

Wed, 11 Feb 15 16:48:15 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 02/11/2015


If me, and I have used it with success is

1 Ted's Mange Treatment

2 Ted's anti staph solution for spraying

3 ACV on wash cloth improving the ph

4 The best : UT = your own best body blue print medicine.

5 Last NOT least, Turmeric. Dry powder

Turmeric is a natural anti biotic, excellent for skin and new blood which has largely healed my big dog's entire back which was bloody and infected. My belief is that allopathic antibiotics become precurser for candida and then cancer

My big dog had red mange and I used an essential orange oil household cleaner, spraying. It worked super well. Also, it kills fleas and keeps the skin soft.

ACV as a spray kills fleas well and you can soon see them dead all over which I did not suspect at first. But one needs to spray this at least twice a day, not so with TIKO orange spray which I think is the best but I like to use a multi pronged approach. And ACV is important as it changes the skin ph. You dilute ACV as the dog can handle.

The very best is which people shun but believe me, it is a divine remedy which is God's gift, used all over the world. On him I have used mine and he liked that. But I want to find a long handled 2nd hand pot to take his which is best. But both work. Fresh urine is sterile and does not have an odour. It heals every thing and you can research that.

I still have mites. The last lot from a garment at a big store in Canada. I have soaked a soft terry cloth and used fresh "Manava Mutra" for a month and keep at it as there is far less problem. Also :Shivambhu" as it is called in India, is the answer to all human and animal troubles, cleaning the aura which holds the roots of diseases physically and mentally. Moreover the skin will glow and be beautiful.

Anyway, this is my way and I wish you both all the best success. Namaste Om

 Re: How to Deal with Dog's Collapsed Trachea

Wed, 11 Feb 15 14:55:03 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/11/2015

Namaste, Om!

The western/allopathic approach for collapsed trachea is anti-inflamatories, ie prednisone. I found that this helped very little.

Your friend might consider products from The Natural Canine of Vermont, "Collapsed Trachea Support Kit".

Others have found homeopathic Drosera 30C potency to be helpful with this condition.

 Re: Update on Irish Wolfhounds

Wed, 11 Feb 15 14:29:45 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/11/2015

Hey Carrie!

To combat the yeast from the inside out, consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water with baking soda - 1 teaspoon per liter is a typical amount to start, and you can lessen or stop after a week or two. You might also consider Ted's Borax protocol to eliminate yeast in the GI tract:

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/12/2014

"The borax dose is the same regardless of the weight of dogs. In the end small dogs drink less than large dogs. The only difference is the sex of dogs which the female dog requires half the dosages male dogs.

So a female dog is always 1/8 teaspoon per liter dose. And male dogs is 1/4 teaspoon per liter water. Weight is irrelevant.

Borax dosage for 1 week. Then 1/2 dosage in week 2. Stop for 1 week. Resume.


Borax dosage for 4 days, then no borax/water for 3 to 4 days. Continue on/off schedule until ailment clears."

To combat the yeast from the outside in, consider Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph solution:


  • 1 - 16 oz bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 bottle Milk of Magnesia
  • 1 box Epsom salts
  • 1 box Borax
  • Filtered or distilled water


Dilute the 16 oz brown bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide to a 1% solution by dumping the bottle into a jug and adding 32 oz of filtered or distilled water; I just fill up the empty brown bottle with water and dump it in the jug twice. Now you have 48 ounces of a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide.

Add 4 table spoons EACH:

Borax, Epsom salts, and Milk of Magnesia.

Shake the dickens out of the solution. I usually run a tub full of hot water and set the jug in the tub, and then when the tub cools where I can bathe my dog the solution is by then an agreeable temperature for the dog. Bathe the dog in doggy shampoo or what have you, get all the crusty lesions gently scrubbed up and loose skin and scabs off and rinse well. Now drain the tub and when empty plug it up again and now pour the jug of prepared solution over the dog. I use a plastic cup to scoop up the solution and keep pouring over the dog. I try to keep this up for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes I pull the plug, squeeze off any extra water with my hands and let the dog drip a bit in the tub, and then I take the wet dog with bare hands and put her in a crate with no bedding. Do not towel the dog off - you want as much of the solution to stay on the dog as possible, so it can 'work'. I allow the dog to drip dry in the crate with no bedding. It helps to have the house heat ON, and a nice tasty bone or high value chewy in the crate to distract the dog for a bit. After half an hour I let the dog out and towel dry as best I can and then let them work themselves dry by running all about the house. You do NOT rinse the solution off - you let it dry completely and that is it, until the next bath.

If you have a tiny dog, if you do not wish to make up such a large quantity of solution, the single batch is as follows:

  • 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tbsp MOM
  • 1 tbsp Epsom salts
  • 1 tbsp Borax

You may be able to put this into a spritzer bottle and spritz problem areas on your dog, of w hen dealing with the feet make up the solution and stand the dog in a basin or tub to soak just the feet, but I find it best to tackle the entire dog with a full body treatment first, before using the spot treatment approach.

I find the effects of the dipping solution last about 24 hours, so you could dip every other day. Some dogs may find this harsh to the skin, so a follow up with coconut oil applied topically after the dog has dried off may help areas that are getting dried out. Usually you can get a handle on the skin infection if you dip every other day for the first week and then reduce to every few days until it clears - it is something you have to play by ear as each dog is individual.

I would give it 3-6 weeks for results.

Please report back!

 Re: Side Effects from Heartworm Medications

Wed, 11 Feb 15 14:27:27 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/11/2015

Hey Charlotte!

Read up on EC's heartworm remedy page on this:

While it can be used to treat a heartworm infestation, it can also be used to prevent one and it would seem to be a product that would be helpful for you.

 Re: My Dog Zeus has Never Ending Mange

Wed, 11 Feb 15 14:15:59 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/11/2015

Hey Keith!

Your first post was 1/29 and you had been attempting to home treat for a few months; have you seen *any* improvement after using Ted's remedy? Often times bad cases appear to get much worse due to a rapid die off of the mites, but then there is an uptick and things clearly improve- have you seen any signs of improvement/lack of itching/healing of the red bumps?

IMHO if you have not seen any kind of improvement it might be time to throw in the towel and use the Ivermectin approach. While this is not my first approach, when you have super resistant mites I would not hesitate to go this route.

Are you dosing the antibiotics under the guidance of your vet?

You might find slathering the paw with topical antibiotic and wrapping it in gauze and then put a human sock over the paw, and a few inches of duct tape to secure the sock in place [careful not to bind or get too tight] and leaving that on for several hours under observation - or overnight if your dog won't chew the bandage off - might give the paw the break from licking that it needs to get some healing done. If that didn't do it I would consult my vet.

You may find Ted's borax protocol helpful to get a leg up on the internal yeast:

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 12/12/2014

"The borax dose is the same regardless of the weight of dogs. In the end small dogs drink less than large dogs. The only difference is the sex of dogs which the female dog requires half the dosages male dogs.

So a female dog is always 1/8 teaspoon per liter dose. And male dogs is 1/4 teaspoon per liter water. Weight is irrelevant.

Borax dosage for 1 week. Then 1/2 dosage in week 2. Stop for 1 week. Resume.


Borax dosage for 4 days, then no borax/water for 3 to 4 days. Continue on/off schedule until ailment clears."

You can do the mange dip - and by this time you should only be doing 1 dip per week - and then follow up with the staph remedy in a spritzer bottle to spot treat affected areas without having to dip the entire dog.

Demodex dogs above all else need good groceries and supplements for immune support. Make sure you are not feeding a grocery store brand high in grains and food dyes and sugar. You might find supplementing with colostrum of additional benefit, along with vitamin C and echinacea/golden seal - discuss with your holistic vet.

Lastly, consider a high quality lavendar essential oil - dilute with pure water and put in a spritzer bottle to both spritz the skin for calming, and for the soothing effects from inhaling the fragrant air.

 Re: Pets With Allergies

Wed, 11 Feb 15 11:48:04 -0500
Posted by Pat (Auburn, Iowa) on 02/11/2015

How much cayenne or turmeric do you add to food?




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