Obviously this response is 5 years late but if anyone else is reading. My cocker spaniel has been suffering (unknown to me) with a systemic yeast infection for 2 years and horrible ear infections for even longer. He has the yeasty smell, scabby skin, black tar-like skin under his mouth, on his neck, belly and legs. Thousands of dollars in Vet bills later (all claiming allergies as other people have experienced) I started doing my own research. Everything pointed to a severe yeast infection. Immediately I moved him to a raw diet with probiotic and enzymes, added ACV to his water and started bathing regularly with anti fungal shampoo. I also read about this Blue Power Ear Formula that you make at home. I ordered the ingredients and mixed it up and after only a week of using it daily to flush his ears, they look better than they ever have! I highly recommend this to anyone who has a dog suffering with ear infections.
We are 3 weeks into the diet changes and his eyes seem clearer, his scabs are still all over his body but seem to be drying out and he seems to have more energy but he still smells horribly yeasty and itches a lot. I keep hearing about a detox time. How long till he really starts looking and smelling better?
Just to add my 2 cents. My dog is a six year old Shih tzu cross, had him three years. Always had a patch on his lower back ("blackheads" in the pores and on the hair). Not obvious unless clipped short.
I would paint the area with chlorhexidine and forget about it until the next clipping. A few months back I noticed dried blood. The area has started to ulcerate and spread up his back. The area is itchy and he does not like you touching it.
Now I had to look more carefully, many possible reasons (and there can be primary and secondary causes):
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As the affected area was on his back where soap is applied when bathed, I changed to a low allergenic shampoo and reduced the frequency of baths from 2 weekly to 6 weekly (he is not a smelly dog! ).
-> No change after three months, getting worse so we discounted an allergic reaction (although we did not try an antihistamine).
We then hit him with a round of antibiotics and chlorhexidine wash.
That cleaned up the skin infection but no improvement beyond that.
So when on holidays for a week and upon return and his next bath the condition had worsened. He starting to loss hair and the skin quite ulcerated and bleeding.
Okay, off to the vet (the vet is useless, her diagnosis was flea bite dermatosis but at least we got another round of antibiotics).
So we clipped the area so we an see it better and started the another round of antibiotics and chlorhexidine wash.
After two days the skin was looking better so we painted the area with borax and peroxide solution with a cotton swab.
After the treatment I examined the cotton swab and the remaining discoloured solution under a mag-light (my eyesight is not very good anymore) in a white plastic container. Although the mag-light is only x2 I could see a couple of the mites wiggling in the solution (tiny black carrots a fraction of a millimeter in length).
That night the skin looked better and some "blackheads" where now "whiteheads".
The next day he skin was a bit scaly. After the second treatment I could only see only dead mites in the contaminated solution. An hour or so later, some of his "blackhead" pores had opened up.
So it is working very well so far. Not all the blackheads are gone but they are disappearing.
We intent to do a full dip of all our dogs in the next few days.
I chose to use borax and peroxide over other remedies because they are both safe to use on "your own" skin.
I make pancakes with flax for my dog with cushing. I use flax, pumpkin and water. She loves them and it has greatly reduced her symptoms. I make up a large batch and freeze them so I dont have to make them often. I give her one in the morning and evening. Also give her melatonin.
My dog has ben suffering with peeing issues.he's allmost ten so I thaught it was prostate issues, so I had him fixed but it seems the problem is even worse now??? I dont know if its stones but I'm sure willing to use ACV and see if it might help.. (it helps me:) thank you for such helpfull info.
Hi, can you please give us more information about this cure that you used for cancer? How much colloidal copper and aspirin did you use, did grind the aspirin and add it to cc? How often did you give it? How long has it been since you started this protocol? Thank you in advance.
Colloidal copper and pure aspirin, cured my dog's cancer. 3 different vets said he would die anywhere from 3 days to 3 months and wanted to do chemo on him and of course charge me a lot of money to kill him with it. So instead I used colloidal copper and pure aspirin, in days he picked up and in a few weeks was playing like a puppy, he is 11 or 12 years old and never wanted to play before.
You need to take your kitty to the vet. From my experience with a dog it was inner ear infection and it's deep into the ear. A vet has to look at it. Don't forget that cats are good at hiding pain, I am sure at this point that your kitty is in a lot of pain. I wouldn't hesitate, I would try to get it seen as soon as possible.
If you have been dealing with it that long it probably needs antibiotics...
For safe flea eradication: at night, I put lids with plain water scattered throughout the house, contain my dogs...in the morning dispose of fleas down the toilet, rinse lids and reuse until no more fleas.😄
Hello, I ended up having to bottle feed a litter of kittens after bout a month after they were born all 4 have an upper respiratory infection and can't breath at all out their little noses well 2 are refusing the bottle cause they keep choking on it cause they can't breath it's Sunday vets are closed will that vinegar help them breath? If so where can I purchase it they did eat a little bit last evening and less today so far can you please help I'm worried thank -you
This sounds like what is happening with my rat terrier. I've started giving him turmeric for the mass on his front wrist. It's getting larger and larger, more pink under the fur. Do you think it will soon 'break open'? He's been chewing on it a lot lately, too.
I used apple cider vinegar on a little kitten that was covered in fleas but too young for traditional flea medicine. It worked perfectly. Now my kitten is happy and flea free. I used a 1/2 apple cider vinegar + 1/2 water solution.
Posted by Venus_in_mars (Venice, Ca) on 09/23/2016
My dog had been excessively panting for a day and a half and engaged in nesting behaviors although she is not pregnant. It was 2am in the morning and she was acting restless and panting excessively although it is no longer hot and the summer had just passed. I gave her 1000mg vitamin c in coconut oil and almost immediately it stopped her panting and her temperature went down.
The first sign something was wrong was a couple of weeks ago when my dog wouldn't want to go on long walks. She usually loves her daily walks, but she would walk just a little, then stop, and would want to turn around to go back home. I knew something was wrong then, although she was eating normally. However, she looked a little depressed and I thought it might be the summer heat.
In addition, at the same time, I noticed one of the dogs had a bloody discharge along with the urine- but it cleared up after a day, so I didn't think much about it.
However, when my dog started panting excessively, I knew something was wrong! I feared the worst and thought it could be pyometra. However, it was 2am in the morning so I gave her the 1000mg vitamin c powder in coconut oil. This completely resolved her panting and fever almost immediately.
I rang my vet in the morning and he thinks she is fine now that her condition has stabilized. He thinks dogs may pant excessively when they are in heat. I noted that her last heat was 6 months ago. However, intuitively, I knew it was something more than that because she was also acting very clingy and will want to be around me all the time, and she only does that when she is sick.
Anyhow, the one dose treatment of 1000mg vitamin c completely resolved her panting and fever and she is eating normally. I am taking her to the vet on Monday (when they are open) but I will continue to monitor her behavior and give her the 1000mg vitamin c treatment for the next week.
Currently I also supplement my dog's food with sunflower lecithin and taurine, but will add vitamin c (200mg) daily to the mix. Vitamin C powder is a staple in any family's cabinet!
(Note: I have a toy poodle, and she is 7 years old, and weighs approximately 3-4kgs or 5-6lbs; Dosage was 1000mg vitamin c powder in a tablespoon of coconut oil)