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 Re: What Remedies Would Shrink Benign Tumor Along Spine of Chi

Sun, 24 Jul 16 09:38:11 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/23/2016

Aris, I have heard castor oil is the way to go. bathe tumor with this. I can't speak with this as I have no personal experience with this, but what I can say is give the best diet all raw, vit c 500mg, turmeric one eighth teaspoon per day, and collodial silver 10mls 2x per day. Good luck.

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  Re: Vegetable Oil for Dogs with Skin Allergies

Sun, 24 Jul 16 09:36:58 -0700
Posted by Fiona (Michigan) on 07/24/2016

hello Tom, responding to your input of veggie oil for dog with skin allergies, my little shi tzu has an awful itch problem, started from flea bites, ice ever had a flea issue and now I have to use flea mess and I don't like that stuff, Ben the shi tzu is miserable. Is it veggie oil or would you think coconut oil would do the same? I'm am going to do this for him today, also the itch seems to be every where do I just rub oil all over....kind of messy.

Pets on Fantastic Raw Food Diet, But Still Getting Fleas, Help!

Sun, 24 Jul 16 09:34:00 -0700
Posted by Fiona (Royal Oak Michigan) on 07/24/2016

Hello, so I have my two dogs and Caron raw food diet they get a raw mix of beef and organ meat in the evening and I make a chicken stew for morning feeding, Chicken is a free range no antibiotics no stuff added from Amish farm so not Perdue or Tyson along with organic chicken broth and frozen mixed veggies....what do you think of this diet also now my dogs and cats have fleas...awful my house is sparse, I don't keep lots of junk it's always vacumes and clean, I have many pets and have never had fleas. I am so frustrated for my dogs and cat having to deal with this.

What food do you recommend? if what I think is such a great food for them and they have fleas, then the immune system is down? Sorry if I'm rambling ...frustrated seeing them have discomfort.

Fiona

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  Re: Canned Pumpkin for Hairballs

Sun, 24 Jul 16 09:29:32 -0700
Posted by Cori (Doyle, Tn) on 07/24/2016

To make it more palatable, try adding a bit of bacon grease or oil from a can of sardines -- the kind I get are in olive oil. It wont take much to flavor the pumpkin puree, so a little should go a long way. I also add a bit of EV coconut oil for additional nutrients.

What Remedies Would Shrink Benign Tumor Along Spine of Chi

Sat, 23 Jul 16 18:39:19 -0700
Posted by Aris (Hialeah, Fl) on 07/23/2016

Hi, my chihuahua was diagnosed with a benign tumor on the side of her spine and surgery would solve the problem but it may grow back. She is also receiving medications to make her comfortable. What do you recommend? I don't want to put her down.

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  Re: Animal Care

Sat, 23 Jul 16 18:25:10 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/23/2016

Renee, things are same in this country. There are a lot of people who treat animals like babies and others, well, I won't go there. As a child 60 years ago, our dogs ate stuff that come out of a can if there was no leftovers including onion' sump oil slapped on their back to cure mange, never had any vaccinations and lived to a ripe old age same, never heard of cancer in dogs, so what's happened, have we gone backwards ........maybe so

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  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:59:28 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 07/23/2016

Rebecca you seem to have a good diet, I didn't know you could buy roo over there. If it is an allergy, start with the immune system. The diet you give is good maybe add raw honey, if you can pick up some from your local area better still and probotics as well try those and please report back as there are other things to look at.

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  Re: Salt on Carpet to Prevent Flea Infestations

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:48:24 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/23/2016

Patricia, just an afterthought - after you have sprinkled salt over carpet, leave overnight. Keep animals out of area, vaccuum in morning and make sure you empty vaccuum straight away as salt has a little moisture in it. I think my mum swept it out if I remember rightly.

Theresa's Skin Cleanse for Dogs With Allergies

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:39:00 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/23/2016

5 out of 5 stars

T's Skin Cleanse -

This recipe was created after reading through EC's pages paying particular attention to Ted's advice for skin issues in dogs. The basic recipe consists of hydrogen peroxide, borax, Epsom salt, and Milk of Magnesia.

Take one 16oz bottle of 3% drugstore hydrogen peroxide and dilute it with 32 oz of water to get a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide.

To this add 1 cup each of the borax, Epsom salt and Milk of Magnesia.

I will make up a vat of this at one time, filling a medium sized plastic storage tub with the solution, using up an entire box of borax, entire bag of the Epsom salt, 2-3 bottles of Milk of Magnesia and half a dozen bottles of hydrogen peroxide; when filling a bin/vat/tub I tend to add more water to bring the level up in the tub I am using. It helps to use HOT water to mix up the borax to get it to dissolve.

When the ingredients are all mixed and I have a nice, toasty dip for my pack, I wash each dog first, squeegy off excess water with my hands and then into the tub full of skin cleanse dip they go. I keep them there for at least 10 minutes and pour the solution over them constantly.

I use the solution in any skin folds, the male's prepuce, tight areas around the tail, and also inside the ears to flush out debris and cleanse the inside of the ears. After time is up I take them out of the tub and let them run around the bathroom wet while I dip the next dog. When you make up a big tub, it helps to do multiple dogs to get your money's worth.

If the solution gets cold, I pour some into a pot and put it on the stove and reheat it, and then mix it back into the big vat and on to the next dog. Having the dog standing in the solution, or for smaller dogs to be up to their chin in the solution, helps treat the entire skin and having them stand in the wet working solution for at least 10 minutes allows the active ingredients to really penetrate the dermis for a good deep cleaning. The solution has about a 24 hour 'working' life, and after that time I pour it down the drain.

I have found this skin cleanse dip to nip an allergy break out on the skin in the bud, and also relieve itching to boot. Because of the hydrogen peroxide this may not be the ideal solution for black show dogs, as it will bleach their black coat into a dull red.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:36:09 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/23/2016

Patricia I suggested salt, when I was a kid my mother used this and it seemed to work and its cheap, now flea bombs if you dont make a habit of it works real good but you need to leave with your animals for a whole day, I have had cats in the past I have used it probably half a dozen times over the years no bad outcome, but don't forget fleas are not good for health either, I used a bomb when we had cockys in car and they never came back again

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  Re: Animal Care

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:31:29 -0700
Posted by Renee (Washington) on 07/23/2016

You are soooo wrong! It's because people like you, so many dogs are being euthanized! You would rather have a dog die, than let the animal go to a family that maybe can't afford a six foot fence, or can't afford to take it to the vet to get their teeth cleaned! It's rediculous.really rediculous! I've grown up with alot of pets, and we had a shepard that lived to the ripe old age of 19. There were 6 kids and not alot of money. She ate what we ate. She was well loved. I've adopted alot of pets, thru the shelters. But recently was told not to bother going there to adopt because I didn't have a fenced yard. And also didn't want people coming to my house to decide if I had a decent enough place for the dog to live. I'm also disabled so I'm sure that would've been a problem also. But I digress, The shelters would be better off if they put something in place where people that don't have alot of money could still adopt these dogs. WHY take their life? If something happens to the dog then put it to sleep.in the meantime, the dog would die knowing somebody loves me. Not going from jail and happily walk to a room to die when he thinks your gonna take him for a walk. I'm just saying, it's alot easier to die when you know somebody loves you. Take it from someone who knows. I'm alone.

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Flea Control and Itchy Skin

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:01:26 -0700
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 07/22/2016

Betty,

You sprayed the table with insecticide? Isn't that poisonous stuff?

Also, what proportions did you use of baking soda, ACV and water.

Patricia

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  Re: Flea Infestation Remedies

Sat, 23 Jul 16 17:00:41 -0700
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 07/22/2016

Theresa,

You may have hit on the reason why the Cedarcide seems to have worked this time. I cooked squash in baking soda water and mashed it and have been giving it to my cat for about three days. Also have been giving her ACV and honey.

It could be the baking soda, squash and ACV and honey not the Cedarcide working against the fleas.

I am going to give the borax treatment one more try.

Patricia

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  Re: Salt on Carpet to Prevent Flea Infestations

Sat, 23 Jul 16 14:33:44 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/23/2016

Hey Patricia,

I used Diatomaceous Earth/DE. I have not used salt or borax for fleas; I cannot imagine the amount of salt needed to dehydrate a flea, and the borax needs to be eaten to kill the flea -so not my first choice in eliminating fleas from the home. My first choice is the lamp flea trap. I posted this on another thread and reposted here about using DE:

20 years ago I had many cats who went in and out - and in the fall fleas jumped on my many cats and hitched a ride indoors to wait out the winter - not fun! And since my cats lived everywhere in the house, everywhere needed to be treated - this is what I did.

I used food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) - it is light and cheap and 10 pounds will last you decades. I started with my bed room - I stripped the bed, and dusted the room wearing a face mask. I worked the DE into the crevices of the mattress, under the mattress, into the floor boards, against the wall where the wooden molding edges the floor - everywhere; the room was one billowing cloud of dust when I left and closed the door. I let it sit for 24 hours, and in the mean time I used another bedroom to sleep in. Once I had established a 'ground zero' I stood the mattress up and gently beat off the excess DE and again the room was a dust bowl. I gave it a few hours and let the dust settle and then gently swept up the excess, leaving plenty behind in the cracks and crevices in both the mattress and the floor boards. The floor was still very dusty - you could feel it on your feet if you walked bear foot. I then laundered the bedding and dried it thoroughly and back on the bed; no cats were allowed to sleep on the bed during this process, as to avoid re-infesting the room. I then did the second room and created another 'ground zero' space. Into this now cleared room went freshly flea bathed cats with sanitized liter boxes and all fresh laundered kitty bedding. The cats were not allowed to leave this room until treatment was completed. Then room by room I did the same - I dusted the couch cushions and put them into large plastic bags, dust and all, and let them sit for 24-48 hours. I had to put a bag over the electronics with moving parts to avoid getting DE dust in them as it is very hard on moving parts - in fact I am sure sucking up all the excess DE shortened the life of my vacuum cleaner. I left the DE sit for 24-48 hours - this a time frame I thought was sufficient exposure to any fleas in the area, and in the mean time washed every piece of bedding, every rug, anything the cats could encounter. I had carpeting in one room and I sprinkled the DE on and worked it deep into the carpet fibers with a broom. Again, wear a face mask as you will be working in a billowing cloud of dust that will irritate your sinuses and mucous membranes. After the wait time/exposure time was up I gently swept and brushed off the carpet, taking care to leave plenty behind deep in the carpet fibers and in all floor cracks and crevices; for under the couch and under the couch cushions I didn't even bother to vacuum, I just left it down - in fact anyplace that I could not see, or had to lift up furniture to get under, I just left the DE down. Doing all laundry at the same time is crucial, so I bagged up items until I could process them. A proper flea bath is crucial to the process as well. I used dish soap, starting with the cat in a dry bath tub [clip claws before you start] and started with soapy water and a wash cloth at the nose and worked from the nose outward; once I had the head and behind the ears saturated with the soapy water I then went on to the next cat. When all of the cats' heads were treated I filled the tub and did the bodies, again in the dish soapy water. I then drained the tub and used clear water with a cup of white vinegar to remove all traces of the dish soap and to balance the PH of the skin to avoid drying. You could see the fleas as black specks as the water drained. I followed up by blow drying the cats and flea coming. It was work, I was persistent, and the cats hated it, but I got them clean and clear and into the holding room they went while the rest of the house was treated. I want to say it took me 4 days to get the house treated and before I could release the cats. The basement and attic were not used by the cats so they were not treated. I did not have to treat the house again ever - and 10 years later I still found DE in the floor cracks. I made a point to stop letting the cats out in the late summer and fall until the first frost. I also dusted the cats with DE by putting them in a sack with DE - the head was out but it was snug at the neck so the cat was dusting ala 'shake-n-bake' style. By not letting them out during prime flea-hitch-a-ride-inside time, and by dusting the cats in the fall, plus the initial house debugging, I never had a problem again. I have since moved to a more rural location and have only 2 cats, and experienced fleas in my first year at the new house. I learned about the lamp flea traps and deployed 4-5 of them with great success: I firmly believe the lamp trap is easier to use, far less labor intensive, and just as effective as dosing the entire house in DE - or any other sprinkled substance. I suppose if you used borax or salt, aside from needing enough to penetrate the carpet and fill in the cracks, the process would be the same as I describe above using the DE. Now if I see my cat twitching the hair on her back as if she has the heebie jeebies, I dust the cat ala shake-n-bake style, and turn on the lamp traps.

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  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Sat, 23 Jul 16 14:27:06 -0700
Posted by Rebecca (Nyc) on 07/23/2016

Hi Theresa and Suseeq: Thank you both again! It's very hard to sit in anxiety when your pet isn't himself. He is still having sneezing fits but less so yesterday and even less today. I guess it's allergies. I had him on Origen for 3+ years and then he started getting diarrhea, interdigital cysts and squeaky stomach in am on it 6 mo ago. So I switched food and it all went away. He had anaplasma last year treated with heavy doxy so I wonder if that weakened his immune system and brought on allergies.

And possibly the cortisone shot weakened his immune system and caused the sneezing. Giving him raw honey which seems to help too.

I can do alkaline water but what do you mean by upgrading the groceries? Food? I've had him on Instinct raw (poop too hard caused butt sores)and now it's Zignature Kangaroo and Natural Balance Sweet Potato Venison, good poop.

Yes the swelling went down with only the Cort and Ben shots. Within a couple hrs last Saturday.

Thanks again for your insight and advice.

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  Re: Salt on Carpet to Prevent Flea Infestations

Sat, 23 Jul 16 08:59:20 -0700
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 07/22/2016

Theresa, You used salt in the carpet? How much? Can you explain the process please. Patricia

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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sat, 23 Jul 16 08:57:42 -0700
Posted by Patricia (Downsville, New York) on 07/22/2016

The borax didn't work because the flea trap has at least a dozen fleas each day.

She went under the deck today and came back with more fleas. I sprayed her with Cedarcide and combed her tonight and she looks like I might have gotten them.

Are there any bombs that won't leave a residue that my cat will lick off her feet?

Aren't flea bombs harmful to your health?

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  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Sat, 23 Jul 16 08:45:09 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/22/2016

Hey Rebecca,

It could be allergies - they can develop at any time, and it could be a coincidence that the swelling, caused by a suspected sting, preceded the bouts of sneezing. I can understand congestion after taking a nap or lying down causing sneezing upon rising if you have allergies. That said, if this persists, and particularly if you see pigmented discharge [anything other than water clear] I'd want to scope up the nose to check for foreign bodies or nasal tumors. The swelling was treated only with the cortisone and benadryl and went down? If not, if it comes back, I would suspect a bad tooth. If it does prove to be allergies then you might consider upgrading the groceries and alkalizing the drinking water. Please report back!

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  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Fri, 22 Jul 16 16:23:39 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/22/2016

Rebecca, I think you should bide your time. You should give what the vet said and maybe some vit c as that helps with toxins in the body.

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