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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergies

Thu, 27 Aug 15 22:40:29 -0500
Posted by Maria (Nj) on 08/27/2015

How do I know if my cat is allergic to ACV? right now my poor cat who is 19 has red ears and face and is itchy all over. I introduced raw food but poor guy is still suffering. I was so excited about ACV that I went to buy it today but I keep seeing your message about allergic to yeast???? So how do I know this?

Apple Cider Vinegar Helping Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 27 Aug 15 22:29:50 -0500
Posted by Stephanie (Cadillac) on 08/27/2015

[YEA]  Thank you! In less than 24 hours from giving first dose of Apple Cider Vinegar in soft food my cat is better! Her belly was bloated, she was peeing on anything soft (including my bed), and would growl when you touched her belly. Today she is happy, pain free and her belly is soft! She used her litter box and is sitting in the sun cleaning herself! I thought she was a goner, with me working for the schools and my husband changing jobs did not have the money to take her for tests.

Gave her half and half of water and Apple Cider Vinegar yesterday twice and today again on her food and she is my Josie again. Thank you!!!!!

  Re: Garlic Pills for Dogs

Thu, 27 Aug 15 18:25:42 -0500
Posted by Lissa (Carbon Cliff) on 08/27/2015

How many mg is the garlic pill? I can only find 1000 mg. Is that too much? I have a 15lb dog.

Green Tea Cured Kitten's Ear Infection

Thu, 27 Aug 15 08:50:22 -0500
Posted by Kim (Missouri) on 08/27/2015

[YEA]  I am so happy I found this site. My kitten had been laying around for a few days just sleeping not her entergetic self and not eating. I did some research and discovered she had ear infection. So I wanted to find a home remedy instead of rushing her to vet. I came upon this site and found the green tea remedy using two tea bags in 8oz water after it was at right temperature to put in her ear I put 10 drops in her right ear rubbed it and let her shake it out. The next morning it was amazing she ate all her breakfast and is running around the house like her wild self. Thank you so much you are an amazing site.

EC: Right temperature would be warm, about body temperature, we assume?

Vaseline Externally for Anal Gland Issues

Thu, 27 Aug 15 08:32:21 -0500
Posted by Gail (Tennessee) on 08/26/2015

[YEA]  I find using vaseline around the anal area with light movement with your finger has a great effect in helping the glands to empty themselves! Use this even after finding them scooting! Only two vet bills with my third yorkie!

 Re: Questions About Apple Cider Vinegar for Older Cat With Severe Allergies

Thu, 27 Aug 15 08:28:11 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Ohio) on 08/27/2015

You may need to take your cat to the vet to make sure it isn't something more serious than allergies, e.g., mites.

You can also mix a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (only the Braggs brand! ) with a 1/4 cup of filtered or distilled water. Saturate a cotton ball with this solution and gently wipe your cats face with it. My concern is if he has any open or oozing sores, this would sting, which is why you may need to get something from the vet first to heal the sores, then use the ACV as a preventative in the future.

  Re: Calcium Montmorillonite for IBD

Wed, 26 Aug 15 22:26:58 -0500
Posted by Maria (Nj) on 08/26/2015

Have you tried Calcium Montmorillonite? I was about to put my 19 year old cat to sleep because his IBD was so bad. He had bloody diarrhea, allergies and used to walk like he was in pain from old age. First the vet tried B12 injections and at the same time I begun giving him 1/2 teaspoon of the clay twice a day and he better then before he got sick. he is full of energy, acts like a kitten. I forgot to mention that he was on steroids too for three days so if he can make a comeback so can yours.

I am using clay from this website.

good luck.

Questions About Apple Cider Vinegar for Older Cat With Severe Allergies

Wed, 26 Aug 15 22:25:48 -0500
Posted by Maria (Nj) on 08/26/2015

My 19 year old cat has severe allergies to food. Right now I have him on raw lamb food but his face is red, itchy and looks sore from all the scratching; and even though he has his fur, you can feel scabs throughout his body from all the scratching.

I read most of the ACV posts but I didn't get my reply. how would I use the ACV on his face? should I spray it there even though it looks sore and red? please help. I am desperate and if I take him to vet he will put steroids which I don't want. My poor cat is so miserable. help.

  Re: Arnica Oil for Aural Hematomas

Wed, 26 Aug 15 21:50:44 -0500
Posted by Linn (Fl) on 08/26/2015

I just purchased armica oil, arnica pills and turmeric at the healthfood store. $34.00

We've spent almost $1000 on my poor little Wally this summer, two stints....didn't work, and a major surgery. After he had the stitches out, within three days the hematoma is back as large as it ever was.

I just can't bear for him to suffer through another surgery and am activating the remedies here for a week. I will post the results.

Wish me luck, he is the love of my heart....

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats

Wed, 26 Aug 15 18:28:04 -0500
Posted by Emma (El Paso) on 08/26/2015

No -- you must have the mother in it. It will be junky looking at the bottom, be packaged in GLASS -- not plastic -- and cost between $4 and $10 for a small bottle. a lot of cost for vinegar; a very small cost for health.

  Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide For Kennel Cough

Wed, 26 Aug 15 11:04:26 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 08/25/2015

Dear Southern Star,

I don't think most health food stores stock food grade hydrogen peroxide. Many, many people use the stuff from the drug store in the brown bottle for medicinal purposes. We do. I had some food grade, but it is actually quite dangerous if you don't know how to dilute properly so I gave it away. It made me nervous.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy for Cats

Wed, 26 Aug 15 10:17:23 -0500
Posted by Sandy (Bham. Al.) on 08/24/2015

Will hydrogen peroxide/borax hurt a cat if they lick it after applied?

  Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide For Kennel Cough

Wed, 26 Aug 15 08:14:43 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 08/26/2015

Hey Southernstar!

There are two main differences between the drug store hydrogenperoxide and the food grade that I have found - strength/dilution and pureness. The drugstore kind is typically a 3% dilution and has stabilizers to give it a longer shelf life - so impure. The food grade is pure and usually highly concentrated 15% or higher.

It is ideal to use the food grade because it is pure, and to dilute it to 3% or even 1% for oral use or taking in small doses as you would for kennel cough. That said plenty of folks have used the drug store kind orally with good result and no apparent ill effects **in small doses**. Again, ideal to use the food grade though it may require some searching to locate it, but in a pinch folks have used the easier to locate 3% impure-due-to-stabilizers drug store stuff.

  Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide For Kennel Cough

Tue, 25 Aug 15 23:02:46 -0500
Posted by Southernstar (Smoky Mountains Of Tennessee) on 08/25/2015

I noticed that this post was originally started by an individual in British Columbia. The original post made reference to Food Grade Peroxide. From this I make the assumption there is a difference between H2O2 I would find in on the drug store isle and grocery store isle. Is this true in USA as well? If not, what isle at my local grocery should I look for Food Grade Peroxide or should I be planning a trip to health food store?

Cortisone Shot Side Effects in Cat

Tue, 25 Aug 15 22:38:31 -0500
Posted by Adam T (Wa Australia) on 08/25/2015

[DEATH REPORTED]  Cortisone killed my cat. Had a growth is his throat which was tiny, got bigger I think due to an injection given to him by a home vet . I think once it got air all the cells spread and got bigger. Despite this he was still his normal self and played outside and ate heaps etc. Heaps of energy. The first shot he stemmed fine . Had another shot a week later. That was the end of him. The next day he wasn't making any noise and just slept all day. During the next few days he was really bad , not eating, not moving, looking depressed and rapid breathing. One night he could barely sit up, drooped over. The 4th day his body split open , looked like a burst tumor. My boy went berserk with the " immunisation " never seen him like that. He must have known that was going to be his downfall. The cortisone set him off and I know for a fact that was what made him Real sick because he changed completely for the worse after it.

Cortisone is horrible. Don't get it for your pet. It kills them.

Help Needed for Cat with Possible Cancer and Digestive Disorder

Tue, 25 Aug 15 15:50:52 -0500
Posted by Grace (Bedford, England) on 08/25/2015

Our cat Thomas has been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Disease after vomiting continually. He has been given steroids and painkillers and put on Royal Canin sensitive wet and dry food. Xrays and cat scans have revealed a suspected abscess or tumour in his lung and now a narrowing of part of his intestine again suspect tumour. I refused to let them operate on a guess, he was so traumatised by all the tests etc. He also had an infection in his nose which they washed out and gave him antibiotics. They think it relates to what is going on in his lung. The first course of antibiotics cleared the infection but now he is snuffly again and has been put on another course. What can I do to help him?

  Re: Activated Charcoal Saved Puppy With Parvo

Tue, 25 Aug 15 11:16:01 -0500
Posted by Kml (Philippines) on 08/25/2015

Hi Cody!

For us here in the Philippines, what I did was search in for activated charcoal. You can have it picked up or shipped to you.

  Re: Aloe Vera Juice for Cat's Stomach Issues

Tue, 25 Aug 15 11:01:26 -0500
Posted by Asdasd (Nyc) on 08/24/2015

[WARNING!]  Please do NOT give Aloe vera to any pets! It's well known to be toxic to both cats and dogs.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog With Incontinence

Tue, 25 Aug 15 08:36:27 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Ohio) on 08/25/2015

For your 12 pound dachshund, start by mixing 1/4 teaspoon in with his food, or in his water (some dogs won't drink the water with ACV in it, so adding it to the food works better). Add the ACV to his food each time you feed him for a couple of weeks or so. See if that helps.

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