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 Re: Lubricating Eye Drops, Massage for Cherry Eye

Sat, 16 Aug 14 18:48:01 -0500

Posted by Pam (MI, US) on 08/16/2014

[YEA]  I have a 9yr. old shepard / chow mix she has had cherry eye for more then a yr. I could not afford surgery; I just found this, so I decided to give it a try. It worked much to my amazement in just a few minutes, I really could feel it "pop" back in, and she seemed to like it. It has only been a few min. and I expect I will have to do it again, but I have to say WOW! I wish I would have seen this sooner!

Apple Cider Vinegar Cures for Dog

Sat, 16 Aug 14 16:28:48 -0500

Posted by Marilyn (Minnesota, US) on 08/16/2014

[YEA]  I have been giving my little Mia, a Jack Russell, 1/2 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day in her water. It seems to keeps ticks and bugs away. I also keep a spray bottle with ACV mixed with water to spray on her when she starts to itch and it seems to reduce this symptom. She is also on probiotics from the Vet which I mix with a tsp of natural yogurt daily. (No sugar type) After her baths I rinse her with ACV as well. ACV also helps with dog breath, a benefit of putting it in drinking water.

Treating Cushing's in Dogs

Sat, 16 Aug 14 11:23:19 -0500

Posted by Clare (England) on 08/16/2014

My GSD bitch has Cushing's and the vet wanted to start her on Vetoryl. I was so worried and read everything online about Cushing's, Vetoryl and alternative treatments. I tried flax lignans, a homeopathic remedy I read about online that an English vet had done a study on. I already feed raw. Anyway I clutched at any straw going. Also the Cushing's had effected her liver so she was prescribed a very expensive supplement which I can't afford and the insurance won't cover, so I imitate it with the ingredients bought seperately.

Her first stim test showed no improvement and I gave in and asked for Vetoryl. I took the week off from my part time job and never left my dog because I was so scared of side effects. Nothing happened and she has been fine on the Vetoryl. Her first stim test since she has been on Vetoryl shows that her Cushing's is under control and one of the liver enzymes is now just under the normal top range, and the other had dropped from 800 to 400, which is still high but on its way down. Hopefully the next stim test in a month will show the liver is back to normal.

My vet wanted me to use Hill's LD prescription diet instead of raw but no way am I feeding my dog soy. I think it is because she is fed raw that her symptoms have been mild and that she has responded to a low dose of Vetoryl The moral of this story is not to be afraid of Vetoryl. The only problem that has arisen is that because the high cortisol level masked her arthritis due to hip dysplasia she went very, very lame and refused to go for a walk. The vet has prescribed Onsior because the curcumin that helped my other GSD who also has HD so miraculously didn't help my bitch. Onsior has done wonders for her. Again I don't like using it as it is an NSAID but my vet assures me she will be fine. She is ten and if she has another year of life with no hip pain and her Cushing's under control that I will be happy.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats

Sat, 16 Aug 14 10:29:21 -0500

Posted by Sharon (Wayland, NY) on 08/15/2014

That is heartbreaking to hear about the rattling cat and how you paid $130.00 to the Vet that was no help. I too have a cat with the same problem and no idea what else to do to help him. I also rescue cats and made my mission in life to pay for spay/neutering for stray/feral cats.

 Re: Trying ACV for Older Cat with Crystal in Urine

Fri, 15 Aug 14 10:20:38 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/15/2014

Thank you ChrissyP, for sharing your tips!

The Tinkle Tonic sounds like it is very helpful! The active ingredients are:

Couchgrass, Echinacea (purpurea), Marshmallow, Dandelion, and Horsetail.

How awesome you found an herbalist to brew this up for you and that your cat found relief!

 Re: Trying ACV for Older Cat with Crystal in Urine

Fri, 15 Aug 14 06:19:29 -0500

Posted by Chrissyp (Auckland, NZ) on 08/15/2014

Hello there, sorry to hear about your cat's troubles. I have had success with a product called Tinkle Tonic for a chronic cystitis cat, I bought it off amazon and it was so great I had a local herbalist make it up here when it ran out as it was cheaper than shipping it to New Zealand. Also I added tomato sauce to my cat's food which helped acidify him and he didn't mind the taste. Best of luck and hope your cat makes a speedy recovery.

Re: Trying ACV for Older Cat with Crystal in Urine

Thu, 14 Aug 14 22:36:44 -0500

Posted by Deanna (New Zealand) on 08/14/2014

I have a beautiful boy cat who I adore, he has been suffering from crystals in his urine for the last 4 weeks. I am at my wits end. I've spent $1500 at the vets to no end of pain for my boy and stress for me, which I can handle if it means Ivan will get better. It's now that horrible decision of having Ivan put down. I really don't want to but he's in so much pain. I went and bought Apple Cider Vinegar this morning and cranberry capsules. I've got until Monday to get Ivan better. Even if I see a little improvement it will be called off. But after reading all these stories it's giving me a ray of hope for my much loved boy. So thank you so much!

Turmeric for Dog's Oral Melanoma

Thu, 14 Aug 14 20:22:11 -0500

Posted by Chrissyp (Auckland, NZ) on 08/14/2014

Hi everyone, has anyone had an experience of applying turmeric topically in the form of a paste onto a dog's oral cancer tumours?

My 12 year old sheltie was diagnosed 2 weeks ago with oral melanoma and as surgery is too extensive for his age, my holistic/conventional vet has put him on a Swiss homeopathic Gallium Heel and 4 other cancer homeopathics (one is Sempervivum).

I've been researching a lot about turmeric as a cancer killer and decided since we could access the tumours easily to give it a try - I'm mixing up a paste of organic turmeric powder and a bit of rice bran oil and filtered water and we're packing the area with it. I think we're getting it deep into the area where it's not getting licked off between the gum and one of the tumours. At first we were using manuka honey mixed with the turmeric but that seemed too sticky to apply and of course he licked it off straight away, and I was worried that the honey might be feeding the cancer too much (not sure about that?) so switched to a plainer sugar-free paste to be sure.

We are seeing results after two weeks although the tumours are doing strange things - the biggest one used to look like a red swollen flap underneath his tooth on his gum - we call it his spongy gum tumour - and that has shrunk a lot to the point where his mouth is closing normally again. The smaller tumour which initially appeared to be a gumboil type lump is now large, swollen and a bit angry looking with dark patches and looks like it has blood in it. Not sure what will happen with that - hopefully it'll burst and then shrink away but at least the spongy gum tumour is better. I've read a bit about other people's dog's tumours getting worse before they burst or shrink away - hoping this is the case with our dog. His spirits are very good and we really believe the turmeric is helping his arthritis too - he's able to jump up onto the couch better. Just feeling desperate to reverse this cancer - he deserves a long happy retirement after what was a hard life before he was rescued.

I've looked up dosages for dogs and hope we are giving the right sort of amounts - I think each application uses about a teaspoon of paste a time and it's going on twice a day or 3 times a day. He's a large sheltie - about 40 lbs and a little on the fat side...if anyone has any advice or thoughts or experiences I'd be most grateful to hear. Thanks so much for letting me post this, Chrissy :)

 Re: Update on Using DMSO for Tumors

Thu, 14 Aug 14 20:02:01 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 08/14/2014

Hi, Theresa, if you look on EC DMSO, it should be diluted, for humans especially on the upper part of the body. That is how I am using it without the skin texture changing. I do not get the garlic smell; some people do.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Seaweed and Dolomite for Horses

Thu, 14 Aug 14 11:12:56 -0500

Posted by Jane (Alexandria, LA) on 08/14/2014

You can get all 4 ingredients on Amazon or Ebay. I get the best prices on Ebay. There is a company that sells dolomite, seaweed meal and they may carry the copper sulfate, not sure. Sulfur can also be had in 5,10,15,20# bags, thru another company on ebay- just do a search. I make my own supplement, costs me about 12 cents an ounce!

 Re: Update on Using DMSO for Tumors

Thu, 14 Aug 14 10:52:10 -0500

Posted by Grace (Idaho, US) on 08/14/2014

[WARNING!]  Teresa from Acworth, Ga,

The first time I used DMSO on my dog, I rubbed it on his skin and he too acted like your dog, kind of antsy. I thought it was just that he didn't like the garlic, but then I rubbed some on my skin and I knew what it burns. Went to my computer to see if it was supposed to do that and I read in one article that you're supposed to pat the DMSO on, not rub it on or it will burn. I had done a lot of research into using DMSO before trying it and had never read that it would burn if rubbed on. I now pat it on my dog and he's fine with it, doesn't mind it at all. I'm surprised that more people don't mention the fact that it will burn if rubbed on.

 Re: Treating a Dehydrated Cat

Thu, 14 Aug 14 10:06:30 -0500

Posted by Averil (New Zealand) on 08/13/2014

Hi there, just a tip to offer on rehydrating not only your pets but humans also. A very kind and invested pet shop man saved me a trip to the vet with a very dehydrated 7 year old male cat whom I love. My cat had refused to eat or drink for 3 days and was very pinch skin dehydrated, on contacting the pet shop he suggested I boil up some rice with a lot of extra water. Once it has cooled down keep giving it like I did every 20 mins until they are inclined to drink for themselves. The reason is that rice water is full of electrolytes and costs little. I had to force feed it to my cat approximately 3 times before he started to drink again for himself. Then I added some chicken stock as a natural anti-biotic as I didn't know what had caused his issue and he came right very quickly. Hope this will be useful to someone as dollars aren't always easy to find. Cheers, Averil

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Cured Cat's Urinary Blockage

Wed, 13 Aug 14 16:40:16 -0500

Posted by Ariel Rose (Vancouver) on 08/13/2014

Great! I'll try this! Thank you!

 Re: Help Needed for Cat with Feline Urological Syndrome

Wed, 13 Aug 14 15:48:26 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/13/2014

Hey Meli!

If this were my cat I would consult the vet. The skinny kitty who vomits [to me] = renal issues. Can you do a phone consult with the vet you had see him? If all confidence is lost, can you find a mobile vet who does house calls? They are out there.

And yes, the ACV is safe and may help and certainly no harm in trying.

 Re: Molasses For Cancerous Tumors

Wed, 13 Aug 14 15:01:36 -0500

Posted by Liz (Caithness, UK) on 08/13/2014

I would really like to give blackstrap molasses to my dog who weighs 25lb. So could anyone tell me the dosage please?


 Re: Dog's Aural Hematoma

Wed, 13 Aug 14 14:57:42 -0500

Posted by Debbie (California, US) on 08/13/2014

I find this really helpful. I have three dogs, and my middle dog has recently gotten hematoma in her left ear. I was worried because her ear began to droop and I didn't know if it was serious or not. We also can't afford to take her to the vet because my oldest dog has come down with a nail infection and she is actually experiencing some pain, so she needs treatment and we can't afford treatment for both of them. After some research though, it seems like she'll be just fine if it's left alone since the bulge isn't large, painful, or bloody. I think if the bulge in her ear gets worse and does not cease to get better I will take her to the vet, but if it stays the same, my baby will be just fine :)

 Re: Help Needed for Cat with Feline Urological Syndrome

Wed, 13 Aug 14 14:49:59 -0500

Posted by Meli (Alberta, CA) on 08/13/2014

Thank you Theresa,

I am not really worried about the urinating anymore. It looks like we have it under control as he has not gone out of the liter box for over a week.

I am worried about the fact he is not eating and that he is losing weight, and now is getting sick.

I am looking for ideas to get him to eat, and keep it down.

Is apple cider vinegar (Bxxxxx) safe to use if urinary issues have left but cat is not eating much and vomiting

 Help Needed for Cat with Feline Urological Syndrome

Wed, 13 Aug 14 10:32:50 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/13/2014

Hey Meli!

Several thoughts come to mind on your kitty with FUS.

First, offer him options to the litter box to spare your beds, and keep bedroom doors shut at all times. Your kitty likely has a negative association with the litter box - litter box = pain when urinating [to his mind] so he will find alternate locations in an attempt to avoid this pain. My cat who had this always soiled the dirty laundry, so a towel left on the floor of the laundry room was just for her - and she used it [she did use the box for bowel movements, however].

Did your vet screen for crystals? Crystals may account for the blood tinged urine, or it could be from inflammation - either way it is painful. To combat an infection you might consider sea salt and cranberry. Ted offers this remedy for humans:

05/12/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "The best UTI remedy so far the simplest and is the fastest is the sea salt remedy. The dose is 1 teaspoon of sea salt dissolved in a full glass of water, plus drinking the cranberry juice or mannose powder roughly 2 teaspoons x 5 a day will usually do it. The sea salt remedy is taken only one dose and there's no need to take an additional dose. The bacteria causing the UTI appears to have a weakness to salt. In fact drinking too much water reduces the salinity of the urine which encourages the UTI. Therefore addition of sea salt one dose should see a relief in pain within a matter of minutes. The maintenance dose thereafter is only 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon per ONE LITER of drinking water. This is the most effective remedy I have found so far. Ted"

I would adapt this for cats and do 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt into a gel cap and then pilling the cat; if he has any appetite at all you might hide the salt in soft canned food. Same with powdered cranberry.

If the above is not possible, then I would make a solution of apple cider vinegar - the kind that is raw/not pasturized, organic, 'with the mother'/has live cultures. Use 3 teaspoons into a glass of water and then dunk your cat's feet into this solution; he will ingest the solution as he licks himself dry.

Please keep us posted on the progress of your cat!

Help Needed for Cat with Feline Urological Syndrome

Wed, 13 Aug 14 07:26:01 -0500

Posted by Meli (Alberta, CA) on 08/13/2014

6 weeks ago I adopted a 4 year old male cat from the spca. He was very timid and very afraid. He was given his own space away from other animals with his own food and litter. He peed on our bed after about 4 days. I took him to the vet; they said territory, wait and see what happens. I bought feliway room spray and plug in, as well as enzyme cleaners to remove the smell. After about 10 days he peed again, on my son's bed, then again on ours. We had to go away for a few days and left him here with a full time sitter. I wrapped our bedding in plastic whe we left and upon our return he had peed on the plastic.

The urine had a dark tinge (possibly blood) and a foul smell. Rushed him to the vet, where he explained a battery of tests needed. I agreed as I have adopted this little guy and I am responsible. He gave him IV, kept him, did xray, ultrasound, full blood tests, and what ever else vet mentioned. $900.00 later and were sent home and asked to return the next day for another IV to avoid dehydration. $200.00 for each return visit x 2 for more ivs and check ups.

This kitty was diagnosed by vet to have FUS or Feline Urological Syndrome. He was so shy and stressed already from being in the shelter, whatever he came from, and now settling into my home, plus we went away. The vet and staying at the vet put him over the edge. I watched him drink but he really has been eating almost nothing since he came home from vet last week. I have offered perscription food from vet at all times but have also tried 1 of every high end wet food, his old dry food, chicken breast, ground beef and anything else you could imagine.

I do not want a return visit, not for the cost but for the stress for him. Yesterday I tried a can of salmon, he licked up all the liquid and ate a little. So I refed about 5 times and he ate a little each time. Thim morning I found liquidy vomit with a bit of cat food in it. He has been urinating at least twice a day and they are a good size. He has not gone outside of his litter. I fed him more salmon today and he started vomiting foam looks clear with a bit of dark orange red, over and over tonight. I am afraid it is from the fish oil in the can of salmon. He finally made a bowel movement tonight for the first confirmed time since vet. He is losing weight but is still chasing flies and exploring the house and being social. I am worried and I do not have a trustworthy vet. Any suggestions or past experiences would be so apprectiated.

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