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  Re: Dog With Chronic IBS

Sun, 26 Jul 15 09:16:45 -0500
Posted by Amazonwoman64 (Ca) on 07/25/2015

It sounds to me like these animals may have the same diseases humans get that seriously effect their stomaches.By this I mean test for heliobactor pylori Iif the dog or cat drinks or eats out of your food & a human had it, I wonder if the animal would not also get it. Makes sense to me. I imagine that's why adding apple cider vinegar makes it better since in humans it also helps since they arent producing enough acid to help it & by taking the vinegar they are helping their stomach to be able to digest it. All the remedies being mentioned work on humans also. cayenne, aloe vera & apple cider vinegar.The only one missing that has been found to seriously inhibit H pylori is coconut oil. No idea how that would effect cats though.

  Re: Meat Tenderizer Dogs Who Eat Poop

Sun, 26 Jul 15 09:15:12 -0500
Posted by Marge (Madera, Ca.) on 07/24/2015

My little yorkie mix has eaten my other dogs poop since I first got her from the breeder. I've tried the powder from the vet with no luck. she only weighs 4 lbs. so how much tenderizer or oil would I need to give her?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sat, 25 Jul 15 22:54:00 -0500
Posted by Jessie (Oregon) on 07/25/2015

Can anyone tell me if regular house brand apple cider vinegar will work as a spray to rid a small dog of fleas. I was thinking 50/50 spray. I know for ingestion purpose I need the stronger (mother) vinegar but will the regular work for a spray?

 Re: Need Help Figuring Out Turmeric Dosage for Dog

Sat, 25 Jul 15 22:50:55 -0500
Posted by Dharmony (Ny) on 07/25/2015

You said 1/4 tsp per 10 lbs, so that is 1 tsp for every 40lbs (4 quarters in a tsp) which for a 90 lb dog is a total is 2 1/4 tsp. a day. Hope this helped.

 Re: What Can I Give My Chickens To Help the Shells to be Stronger?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 19:00:13 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/25/2015

Hey Green!

Can you think of anything that has changed in your girl's routine? It is one thing for a single hen to have this affliction, but the entire flock? Consider if this really is just one afflicted hen vs the whole coop.

Stress - hen pecked or harried by the cock - could cause this in one bird, and also that one bird having a problematic metabolism. For the entire flock to be affected you might consider contaminants or the water; saline water and poor nutrition can cause thin shelled eggs, as well as disturbances during the egg laying process - got a coon or fox trying to enter the hen house?

It sounds like you are savvy on their nutrition, but it never hurts to reassess your feed protocol:

"Causes for thin egg shells

Calcium is the primary mineral that makes up eggshells and when not supplied in the diet, the hen does not have the basic materials needed to make the shell. The problem is produced when whole grains or feeds deficient in minerals and vitamins make up the bulk of the laying hen diet. Thin egg shells are observed when calcium, phosphorus and vitamin D3 are not provided in diets at adequate levels. It is more often observed during periods of hot weather because calcium is conserved and retained within the hen's body less efficiently.

The quality of the shells is improved by feeding a complete laying ration as the only diet. This diet supplies all nutrients in the proper proportions so the hen can produce good shells. If thin egg shells becomes a problem, it is advisable to add 2 pounds of oyster shells (as an oyster shell flour or hen-sized oyster shells) to every 100 pounds of complete layer ration.

This will provide a quick remedy to the problem and should restore egg shell quality within a short period of time. After the egg shell quality is restored, the addition of oyster shell can be eliminated and the complete layer diet can then maintain good egg shell formation. It is also advisable to also add a vitamin supplement to the drinking water while the oyster shell is being added to the feed. This will help ensure that calcium and phosphorus in the diet is being properly absorbed through the digestive system and will be available for deposition as shell on the egg."


What Can I Give My Chickens To Help the Shells to be Stronger?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 13:42:00 -0500
Posted by Green Augustine (North Wales) on 07/25/2015

Does anyone know if Diatomaceous Earth will help my hens who suddenly have started laying very fragile shelled eggs which break when you try and pick them up. Till april they were fine and suddenly it started. Then two weeks ago another one. I feed them organic layers pellets and mix oyster shell with their feed and they have lots of fresh greens everyday. I put ACV in their water and supplement with garlic etc. Any one who has hens may have a good suggestion as to whether this would help and if so, would I just add it to their sand pit/ dust bath ? Many thanks.

 Re: What Else Can I Do for My Yorkie with Ecoli?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:35:58 -0500
Posted by Thuy Tran (San Diego) on 07/24/2015

Hi Cindy ( Weston Super Mare )

I have a 12.5 year olds Peckingese - 10 pounds, she is fighting with e-coli all the time, she was on and off antibiotics ( e-coli keep coming back every one or two months) I changed her Vet to the holistic Vet and for about three months ( until now) she is doing good, her urine doesn't smell at all.

Here is the holistic Vet 's suggestion :

CranMate chewable Tables ( you can buy on Amazon) 1 tablet - 2x / day

Grape fruit seed : 1/2 tablet - 2x/ day

Colloidal : human dosage - once a day ( but I haven't given this to my dog because she hates it )

1 tsp ACV mix in 1 quart of water for daily drink.

And I give her Milk thistle and SP Renafood to support her liver and kidney.

Hopefully this can help your dog.

 Re: Will Diatomaceous Earth Hurt My Dog If He Licks It?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:35:40 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Ohio) on 07/23/2015

According to this link, food-grade DE won't harm the pet if it eats some of it, since this link is says it can be added to his food.

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:34:18 -0500
Posted by Joy (Thailand) on 07/24/2015

Hi Tina

I would suggest Apple Cider Vinegar for your itchy dog. We have retrievers (goldies) and because they get hot and sweaty in this climate they also get hotspots. Just dab diluted Apple Cider Vinegar on the itchy patches and hopefully the dog will find relief. You can also try Apple Cider Vinegar without diluting but you will know what works best when you try it also Apple Cider Vinegar in the drinking water and the dog can also be bathed in a solution. Your dog may smell like a salad but hey if you all get relief then its worth it. Good luck best wishes.

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:34:02 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 07/24/2015

Tina ( Los Angeles CA) ---

My big dog has the same problem. He is going tomorrow to see an ND who also treats dogs, some with success.

Ted's mange cure here on EC has had much acclaim. Not so with my dog. The use of borax has made his beautiful coat completely dry, so I have to abandon the use of borax.

But on research, the use of several essential oils has had success for some. This is to be sprayed and will take some weeks. Staph infection is part of the problem. So this is my next project. Wish you good luck with Violet.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:33:48 -0500
Posted by Dharmony (Ny) on 07/24/2015

Have you had her thyroid checked? Thyroid problems can cause itchy skin. Look at You can send in a sample of blood directly to them that your vet draws and prepares. We did the profile 5.


Here is more info..

Thyroid Disease in Pets

Is she on any medication?

Good luck.

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:32:08 -0500
Posted by Terri (Fl) on 07/24/2015

Our vet said to use selsun blue shampoo. I also mix flaxseed oil in with the dogfood and she craves that stuff.Wont touch the food now without the flaxseed oil in it. We have had the dog for about 3 weeks...rescued her from the shelter. The scratching has improved by 80%-90 % or more. Try it!

Multiple Remedies for Cushing's Disease

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:25:43 -0500
Posted by Debbiemarie54 (Loma Linda, California) on 07/24/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  This is my first post. My dog Cody, who is 13 years old, and a Sheltie, was diagnosed with a very mild form of Cushing disease. I opted to not place him on traditional medicine and try Cushex Drop S. Cody has been on the drops about 1 month. His appetite is normal again and he does not pant as much as he used too.

I think his hair may be returning but I'm not sure yet. I had him shaved due to the heat last summer, and his hair never grew back. That was before the diagnosis.

I give Cody 5 drops in his food in the morning. He is 48 pounds. Is that the correct amount?

Another problem I have with him is he constantly licks his feet and injures himself to the extent I have to take him to the Vet, make him wear the cone hat most of the time, etc. And Cody seem anxious a lot, which makes me anxious because I don't know how to soothe him.

I recently put him on Pet-Eez from PetsMart as a last resort. I am on social security and really cannot afford these high Vet bills, expensive medications, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Helping Dog's Itchy Skin

Sat, 25 Jul 15 08:29:15 -0500
Posted by Catherine (Lancashire) on 07/25/2015

ACV is great for keeping fleas at bay due to it making the skin acidic, so you should not have to use other alternatives too. Due to how my pets reacted to modern vetinary treatments for fleas and worms, I now use ACV only. Worms will not attach to the intestinal wall if ACV is in the diet and mixing 50/50 and spraying on the coat will deter fleas and ticks.

  Re: Trying Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog Itching

Sat, 25 Jul 15 08:26:36 -0500
Posted by Cath (Lancashire) on 07/25/2015

Please note you should never feed raw food along with kibble as the stomach digests these foods at a different rate. Apple cider vinegar and coconut oil are both good for itching skin. Coconut oil will kill anything viral or fungal if applied directly to the skin or added to food. Also flax seed oil in the diet is very beneficial. Its fine to treat the itch externally, but the problems starts with what is being put into the dog, including medications. Both my dogs are on a completely raw diet after non stop health problems and course after course of antibiotics. I haven't had any health concerns since switching my dogs to a raw, natural diet.

Elderly Cat Has Recurrence Of Bacterial Infection

Fri, 24 Jul 15 22:48:48 -0500
Posted by Jerseygirl (Cape May, New Jerseu) on 07/24/2015

My cat is suffering a recurrence of a severe bacterial infection. It was so bad last summer that I almost lost him. His urinalysis shows rods of bacteria in his urine and he is having difficulty going to the bathroom. When he has to go, he bottom swells and I can see the stool there stuck trying to come out but hard and stuck. Sometimes when he's trying to go he actually falls either from strain or pain.

He is on antibiotics and coconut oil. he is also taking urimaxx which is a kidney blend with cranberry. The rods went from tens of thousands to none last year and this is the first time he's shown any in a year. I'm worried because it's been four days and he's still not eating on his own with the coconut oil. Does anyone have any other suggestions.?? He is an older cat but up until the day before his first symptom he was bouncing around like normal other than a bit of arthritis that showed with jumps from countertops. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

  Re: Bordetella Side Effects

Fri, 24 Jul 15 14:52:30 -0500
Posted by Reyna (Chicago) on 07/24/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Last wed my dog got her annual bordetella vaccine. Vet tried to do it orally up nose, but she refused most of it and then got really aggressive after showing teeth which we have never ever seen her do. He ended up doing it through shot. 2 days later she began coughing up phlem and 3 days later it turned into green stomach bile. and 4 days later she had 105.6 fever and we had to rush her to er vet. She had 3 visits of intravenous fluids to keep her from passing and we luckily switched up enough treats that were easy for her to eat despite the poor thing hacking to keep her food. After much medication and worry , a week later she is finally back to normal , but we are positive it was the bordetella that almost cost us to lose the love of our life!!

  Re: Supplements Helping Weakness in Dog's Hind Legs

Fri, 24 Jul 15 14:49:45 -0500
Posted by Kathryn4 (Maryland, USA) on 07/24/2015


It took only three days! 1,000 mg crushed vit c in his food, 1 vit e , shakes of dulse powder, 4 brewers years tabs.My dog weighs 32 lbs.

  Re: ACV for Fleas

Fri, 24 Jul 15 11:11:28 -0500
Posted by Jessie (Mi, Usa) on 07/24/2015

Dear Kandace,

For your dogs ears:

I would treat the ears once or twice a day for a week or ten days. Perhaps once a week for prevention after initial treatment.

Apple Cider Vinegar should be diluted to 50% or less to use in the ears. Full strength will burn and be uncomfortable.

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