Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Molasses for Bereaved Dogs

Sat, 22 Oct 16 16:27:06 -0700
Posted by Marcy (Kamas, Utah) on 10/22/2016

What a truly great person you are,,,, to care for two soul lost in the sadness of death.

  Re: Parvo Vaccine Side Effects

Sat, 22 Oct 16 16:26:32 -0700
Posted by Annelie (Oklahoma) on 10/22/2016

Parvo is usually a puppy ailment, I've only seen one adult dog with it and there might have been some question as to how old he really was.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat With Frequent Urination

Sat, 22 Oct 16 16:26:00 -0700
Posted by Jeanette (New York City) on 10/22/2016

I just syringed my 16 yr. female cat and she immediately threw it up. She's eating well but I have a feeling that I put the mixture in her food, she won't go near it. I have an appt. with my vet day after tomorrow. Any other suggestions out there would be so appreciated. Grateful

VRM2 for Heartworm

Sat, 22 Oct 16 16:14:47 -0700
Posted by Jennifer (North Carolina) on 10/22/2016

I just started (Lexxi a 1.5 year old rescue who tested positive for heartworms) the VMR2 on Lexxi. She weighs 54 lbs. I was told 1 in the morning an 1 in the evening. I put the pills in peanut butter and she loves it. I'm also using CQ-10,2 a day, and Renagen DTX, 2 a day. No exercise, she's kept in a crate at all times, except to go to bathroom. I'll keep updating as we go through this journey.

  Re: Supplements for Heart Murmur

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:35:29 -0700
Posted by Deepak (India) on 10/21/2016


Thanks for your immediate reply.

As she is only mildly symptomatic and energetic, I've decided to take a breath and not give her the meds for a week or so.

We will immediately order the following in addition to using Cardiac Diet from Royal Canine:

1. Ubiquinol (200 mg) - Dr. Karen Becker suggests higher does, you suggest less (Can you please confirm this)

2. "Hearty Heart",
3. Vitamin E (Krill Oil not needed I guess)
4. Selenium
5. Standard Process Cardio Plus
6. Cataplex E2
7. Cataplex B (possibly)


  Re: Manuka Honey For Pyometra

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:35:14 -0700
Posted by Pat (Chicago) on 10/21/2016

Can this manuka honey can this be found at a grocery store? Also, you said natural vitamin C. Should I go to a vitamin store for these items? I am willing to try my dog got sick over two weeks ago she isn't eating a lot, then she started with the discharge, I took her to the vet and was told she had pyometra. I also can't afford the surgery, my dog is 10years old. He gave her a two weeks supply of meds but I am seeing no improvement, she still has this discharge and very little food.

Raw Food Diet and Miscellaneous Supplements for Stage 3 Kidney Disease

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:32:38 -0700
Posted by Kriya (British Columbia) on 10/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

We've had a success in bringing my little kitties kidney values back into normal range. His blood was tested on Aug 8/16 and his values were into Stage 3. (creatine 270) yet clinically the symptoms were just large pees and perhaps a little lethargic. Blood tested 3 month later...all values in normal range.

This is what we did: raw lamb (warms kidneys) and turkey. Mostly lamb 3/4, and boneless turkey 1/4. 1 1/2 or so tbsp of pumpkin daily.

RENAL ESSENTIALS 2x/day (wrapped in a little raw meat..eats like a candy). This product is by Vetriscience. Please try to buy directly through a vet.

Reversed osmosis water only. 3 soups a day of 1/4 cup water with 1 tsp Ziwi Peak (lamp) canned...add treats or raw to get excited.

TONS of massage, esp, in the kidney area...many times a day. (THE BOOK 4 paws and 5 directions is great to learn accupressure etc)

We did a few sessions of acupuncture and will continue. Watch the constipation carefully...if dry poos, add more soups and oil. (olive is ok sometimes, fish depending on the vitamin D situation).

Oh and lots yoga nidra sessions with kitty laying on top.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Issues in Cats

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:28:44 -0700
Posted by Michaela (Lavergne, Tennessee ) on 10/21/2016

My kitten AnaMae is about 3-4 months old. She has been crying a lot and digging in her ears. Would this remedie work on her? If so about how much would I use and for how long. I hate to see her cry in pain all the time... Please help!

Puppy With Bladder Infection Symptoms - How Much ACV?

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:28:12 -0700
Posted by Jennifer (Xenia, Ohio) on 10/21/2016

5 week old puppy displaying peeing urgency and not being able to go. How much ACV should I give her?

  Re: Coconut Oil Without Flavor For Hairballs

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:26:07 -0700
Posted by Sue Francia (Friday Harbor) on 10/21/2016

Jarrow Formulas makes an organic expeller Pressed Coconut Oil which has Neutral Flavor (does not taste like coconut).

  Re: Is Olive Oil Safe Alternative for Cats with Hairballs?

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:18:51 -0700
Posted by Sue Francia (Friday Harbor) on 10/21/2016

Don't know if it is really true but I read on a cat informational site on kitty constipation that olive oil can cause liver damage in cats if used long term. I have used it short term for its laxative properties.

Mineral Oil for Hairballs

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:18:32 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 10/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Ear Mites - Mineral oil has been working great for me... I don't know about hand santitizer, seems like it would be painful if it has alcohol in it

  Re: Canned Pumpkin for Hairballs

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:17:18 -0700
Posted by Sue Francia (Friday Harbor) on 10/21/2016

I open a large can of pureed pumpkin and freeze it in ice cube trays. Then I remove it from the trays and store it in a vacuum zip lock bag in the freezer. The cubes can be quickly defrosted for use.

Baking Soda and Maple Syrup Treatment for Cancer in Dog

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:15:12 -0700
Posted by Jane (Massachusetts) on 10/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

The protocol for Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking soda) for dogs over 100lbs is 1tsp a day. You mix one part baking soda (Bobs Red Mill Brand - no trace aluminum in the product-VERY IMPORTANT) with 3 parts organic maple syrup. So for 3 Tablespoons of baking soda you will mix 9 Tablespoons of Maple syrup. Heat over stove not in aluminum!!! . I use a stainless steel pan with water and put the mixture in a Pyrex (glass) measuring cup and heat for 5-10 minutes over med heat, don't boil. You just want the mixture to blend. I put in a sterilized glass jar and put in the fridge for use over 1 week. Discard after the week and make a new batch. If your animal is less than 100 lbs, like 25lbs, I would use a quarter of a teaspoon a little less for 17lbs. I use a child's medicine syringe to disperse into my dogs mouth. This will help you to measure for a quarter teaspoon. My dog has cancer and responds phenomenally to this treatment. Like a new dog. I use this once a day for 6-8 solid weeks. Go to the vet monthly to check blood work, you want to know that your pet is in the clear. I might even use the protocol once a week as a preventative.

My dog's diet consists of ground turkey or chicken (NO MEAT, NO DAIRY, NO GRAIN) Fish is also acceptable, wild salmon a good option for cats.

This lightly cooked poultry is mixed with a little rice, 1 cup of raw spinach cut up it will wilt, 1 cup of raw watercress cut up and grated carrot, 2 cloves of minced garlic, minced fresh ginger, teaspoon of turmeric, sea salt, tablespoon of organic coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of ground beet root and some black strap molasses.

Poultry for B6, Spinach and beet root is for Iron as well as black strap molasses, turmeric and ginger are anti inflammatory, garlic is to boost immunity, watercress has B17 which fights cancer, coconut oil is anti bacterial, and sea salt for minerals.

Our vet wanted me to put my dog on Prednisone and do chemo/radiation. I said no, I can kill the cancer with baking soda and maple syrup, the anemia and inflammation are addressed with the ingredients in his food instead of the prednisone poison. Prednisone side affects include cataracts, loss of bone, loss of sleep, weight gain, headaches...... I only pay the vet for a diagnosis, I prefer to conduct my own treatment.

This works if you want to save your pet or a person with cancer. DO NOT DO CHEMO OR RADIATION it will kill. Go watch Dr Leonard Coldwell on youtube.

  Re: Garlic for Worms in Dog

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:08:50 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/21/2016

Hey Janet,

There are many reasons for a dog to lick under the tail area. Rather than taking a shot in the dark and upping the dose to treat for suspected worms, please take a stool sample to your vet for a diagnosis to determine if your dog has worms.

Ted's Mange Remedy Works on Cat!

Sat, 22 Oct 16 15:03:47 -0700
Posted by Hollie (Nephi, Utah.) on 10/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you very much for the info here m cat Kiki, who is one of the family picked up mange or scabies I thought he was gonna die he was so bad sick, & scratching like crazy loosing all his fur, he got to the point that he would not eat or rather not eating at all..., then when I found this site with teds remedy That same day I bathed him let air dry, one more bath since then, next week another maybe the last one... He is 5 years old, he is a manecoone, has long hair/fur. it's justice getting beautiful again now 5 weeks ago had first bath and air dry. He handled it pretty well, he is eating, and being him self again, back to being full of energy.... Thank you Ted.

  Re: Supplements for Heart Murmur

Fri, 21 Oct 16 10:43:27 -0700
Posted by Katie (Northport) on 10/20/2016

180 bpm is a very fast heart rate and your dog is definitely going to need relief. Even though your vet said he has a grade 2 murmur, his condition may be more serious than a typical grade 2 murmur given that his heartrate is so high and that he has been prescribed Lasix and Enalapril already (typically, they are not prescribed for grade 2 murmurs). When my dog's heartrate jumped up to 160 or 180 bpm (I can't remember exactly what the number was) he was in CHF.

I'm thinking that if you have some magnesium on hand, you might want to see if that helps to calm down his heart, but I would do it immediately (can you buy this in a local store?). If it doesn't help, you may have to just give him the meds to give him relief. In the meantime, you could probably rush order the other supplements such as the Hearty Heart, Ubiquinol and start him on them. You probably would not be giving the supplements at the same time as the meds because it might lower his blood pressure too much. You will want guidance from your vet on this.

Just a few things to remember: blood pressure meds such as Enalapril deplete magnesium, potassium, zinc and calcium; diuretics such as Lasix deplete magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, zinc, calcium and Vitamin C. So you will want to supplement to make up for this. I believe that you will need to supplement with at least magnesium and B vitamins. Potassium is also really important, maybe you can give apple cider vinegar? Or, maybe an ionic mineral supplement to help make up for the loss? Maybe a holistic vet can guide you on this.

I wanted to share something else in this post because I have been reading about the importance of selenium and vitamin E in heart conditions. I have a book at home called The Veterinarians' Guide to Natural Remedies for Dogs by Martin Zucker. One of the vets (Roger DeHaan, DVM) mentions in the book that he used Vitamin E, Selenium and CoQ10 in his practice of 30 years for heart conditions in dogs and found the results to be quite dramatic. He said he would use this combination for old animals and animals with weak hearts, cardiomyopathy or any cardiac condition and he mentions that typically the animals would be feeling much better and have better energy within a month of starting these supplements. He said along with a good diet, solid improvement was usually seen within a month. He also mentioned that this could be used to support any conventional treatment. The dosages he mentioned in the book are:

Vitamin E (in the form of d-alpha tocopherol, which is natural vitamin e): Small and medium dogs, 100 IU daily; large dogs, 200 IU daily; giant breeds, 400 IU daily.

Selenium (preferably in the form of selenium methionate): 100 to 400 micrograms daily, depending on size.

CoQ10 (Ubiquinol) - 1 milligram per pound of body weight.

Cat Diagnosed With Stomach and Liver Cancer

Fri, 21 Oct 16 09:51:49 -0700
Posted by Ronda (Kokomo, Indiana) on 10/20/2016

My 8 year old cat was diagnosed with stomach and liver cancer 2 days ago. I had the option to put him down or bring him home. I chose to bring him home even though they said he would only live 2 to 3 weeks. They only symptom that he had was weight loss. Other than his tummy being a little sore from the surgery, which they couldn't remove the tumor because of its location, he is acting like he always has. They sent us home with prednisone. Is there anything I can do do that will help with his treatment. I'm not ready to give up on him. He is everything to me.

  Re: Supplements for Heart Murmur

Thu, 20 Oct 16 17:11:48 -0700
Posted by Deepak (India) on 10/20/2016


Our Weimaranar is 6 years and has a Grade 2 Murmur and MVD which a heart rate of 180. The vet has prescripbed Enalapril and Lasix. What is your take on this? Should we try it at this time or test Herarty Heart, Ubiquinol and other supplements. Your comments are valuable.