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 Re: Question on Using Hand Sanitizer to Treat Dog

Wed, 17 Sep 14 21:40:31 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/17/2014

Hey Heidi!

I have googled the use of hand sanitizer to cure ear mites and some folks say it does the trick. I can only say this: use with caution as it will sting like the Dickens if there is raw, open sores on the skin!

Please consider using one of the many olive oil remedies suggested on EC's ear mite page:

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/ear_mites.html

Dietary Changes and Supplements 95% Cured Dog's Asthma

Wed, 17 Sep 14 20:28:31 +0000

Posted by Anon (New Mexico, US)

[YEA]  I have a 1-1/2 year old 50 lb dog that developed a bad cough over a two month period this summer, and began having trouble breathing on a regular basis. She was given a 2-week course of antibiotics which did nothing. Over time it seemed it became more like respiratory attacks rather than a chronic cold/cough. It seemed like asthma. Exercise seemed to trigger it and make it worse. The vet ran a bunch of tests about a month ago, and $600 later we had ruled out many things, like lungworm and pneumonia. They wanted to do a bronchoscopy next, but before I went that route (because it's expensive, requires anesthesia, and not necessarily definitive wrt diagnosis), I decided to see if there were dietary changes that might help, and decided to give this experiment one week to test.

I researched for a full day online regarding alternative/natural cures for asthma, in people and dogs, and as a result, decided on this protocol: mega doses of buffered, powder Vitamin C (right now, we're at 2000 mg per day, given in 4 separate doses for max absorption), 2 tsp raw, chopped garlic/day (1 tsp per 30# body weight is very safe in dogs), and salmon oil supplement plus canned wild salmon added to her food. She went from very ill to 95% better in about 3 days. She's been running like her crazy self the last 3 days, fully off leash and at full speed, and has only coughed twice and wheezed once. So, I'm sticking with this for now, and it marvels me how such simple nutritional changes can make such a difference in a creature's health.

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 Re: Turmeric for Pets

Wed, 17 Sep 14 20:03:13 +0000

Posted by Margo (New Mexico, US) on 09/17/2014

I have a 1-1/2 year old 50 lb dog that developed a bad cough over a two month period this summer, and began having trouble breathing on a regular basis. She was given a 2-week course of antibiotics which did nothing. Over time it seemed it became more like respiratory attacks rather than a chronic cold/cough. It seemed like asthma. Exercise seemed to trigger it and make it worse. The vet ran a bunch of tests about a month ago, and $600 later we had ruled out many things, like lungworm and pneumonia. They wanted to do a bronchoscopy next, but before I went that route (because it's expensive, requires anesthesia, and not necessarily definitive wrt diagnosis), I decided to see if there were dietary changes that might help, and decided to give this experiment one week to test.

I researched for a full day online regarding alternative/natural cures for asthma, in people and dogs, and as a result, decided on this protocol: mega doses of buffered, powder Vitamin C (right now, we're at 2000 mg per day, given in 4 separate doses for max absorption), 2 tsp raw, chopped garlic/day (1 tsp per 30# body weight is very safe in dogs), and salmon oil supplement plus canned wild salmon added to her food. She went from very ill to 95% better in about 3 days. She's been running like her crazy self the last 3 days, fully off leash and at full speed, and has only coughed twice and wheezed once. So, I'm sticking with this for now, and it marvels me how such simple nutritional changes can make such a difference in a creature's health.

Remedies Needed for Bad Itching on Dog

Wed, 17 Sep 14 19:58:27 +0000

Posted by Paula (Spring Hill, Florida) on 09/17/2014

We have a weenie dog, and her itching is super bad. To the point that she has what they call elephant skin on her legs. The itching is all over her body, its to the point where my kids don't want to touch her anymore. Plus all the constant itching, licking is making her stink!! I have read all the post on your ACV and wondering if this will help. Please help me help her! Also, what kind should I get???? WORRIED

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 Re: Essiac and Diet for Spleen Cancer

Wed, 17 Sep 14 19:52:48 +0000

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/17/2014

Robert G. ( Arizona USA)---

if you refer to an older post of mine where there was success in removing suspected spleen cancer. The chief treatment was ESSIAC . It is obtainable online from Essiac West , four herb with all roots included. On page 8 of the included instructions, fourth para., my suggestion is one quarter tsp. to start, once a day, and then increasing to twice a day on empty stomach for at least one hour.

The herbs are super potent and can cause herx. reaction if taken in excess. This is from my own usage for detox.

Diet is kitchen processor minced veggie org. medley, a good pinch of celtic salt, half tsp. turmeric sauteed in a tbsp. VCO. Organic meat or all meat quality kibble in smaller amount. No beef. One tblsp. nutritional yeast from the health food store. over the food.

Grains are only recommended if they are org buckwheat, organic barley groats which can be on low all day in the crock pot, so no extra work. Add plenty of water for this, even in excess to soften the kibbles, but also for the health effects. Millet is also very good; it has anticancer action. No breads. I also added organic blackstrap molasses diluted a teasp in hot water over the food. That is for minerals and new blood.

The dog that was thus cured over a period of six months was seen by the vet. She had hoped to "excise" the spleen which is a very important organ for a well functioning system. In other words, when something in a body does not work, cut it out and throw it into the garbage. From other things that happened later, I know she hates me but let's forget that.

A body without a spleen is dependent on harsh allopathic drugs and in precarious condition with minimal quality of life expectancy. This is continued business for the system. That is also plain common sense, which is not so common.

The same can be said for the immune system which is Pandora's box when beaten down with a sledge hammer.

Yours truly, Om

Best Dog Food for Allegies

Wed, 17 Sep 14 16:55:14 +0000

Posted by Lauren (Queens, US) on 09/17/2014

Hey EC....Guys....This site has always been there for me and so because of this, I am so happy to share my two cents which hopefully will help someone who has to watch their dog suffer through allergies. I own a cockapoo who is 7 years old. He has been suffering from allergies since he turned 3, however, as he is getting older, it's starting to get worse....his paws are almost black even though he is white so go figure...the worse was when recently I noticed that he had developed a hematoma in his left ear...he was in so much pain...the vet said that was because of the constant shaking of his head when he eats something that he is allergic to....now what bothered me is that I buy the best food for him....you name it I tried it...Blue, Orijen, Wellness etc....nothing worked...until finally, I found a food called Acana limited ingredients dog food. It's a food that is made in Canada with only the freshest ingredients and what amazed me is the ingredient list....I waited for at least six weeks to write this post just to be sure....update...my dog still scratches but....rarely and I am beyond happy...his paws are almost white again with only traces of black so go figure....The type of food I buy is pork with butternut squash. Try it guys and let me know if it works....Thanks for hearing me out....

Great Results fro Mange Cure

Wed, 17 Sep 14 16:52:03 +0000

Posted by Marlene (NC, US) on 09/17/2014

[YEA]  I just want to say that this worked awesome. My 1 year old pi tbull had suffered from mange and we took her to the vet and they put her on 6 weeks of Ivomec. It worked for about 5 weeks then I started to see the balding spots with redness again and knew it was coming back. I knew I needed to try something different especially because I was just laid off work and couldnt take her to the vet again for something that wasn't going to work. I have given her one bath in the solution and it has done wonders; she is no longer red and no longer scratching. I will do this once a week until her spots completely clear up. Thank you so much from a concerned pitbull mom

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 Re: Question on Using Hand Sanitizer to Treat Dog

Wed, 17 Sep 14 16:47:39 +0000

Posted by Heidi (Pa, US) on 09/17/2014

Does hand sanitizer work for a dog's ear mites?

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 Re: Treatment for Dog with Spleen Cancer

Wed, 17 Sep 14 08:32:48 +0000

Posted by Robert G. (Arizona, Usa) on 09/16/2014

Can you please explain more on the diet you give. What are the quantities of some of the items you list. Also, how is it prepared. Is everything mixed together, served cooked or raw? Any further information would be beneficial.

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 Re: Questions on Treating Mange

Tue, 16 Sep 14 13:25:24 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/16/2014

Hey Angela!

For sure try Ted's Mange Remedy; it is not toxic, and your dog would only get an upset stomach if he drank up a gallon of the solution :-). You can try bathing every other day for a total of 3 dips and monitor results in between - does the itching get less or stay the same?

I would not bother with the E-collar, however I would strongly look at his diet -is he eating a grain free natural diet, or does his diet contain corn and other grains along with coloring agents and dyes and sugar? Upgrading the quality of his groceries can go a long way in keeping a dog less itchy.

Along those same lines you can add baking soda to his water to help alkalize his system and balance the PH. A maintenance dose is 1/2 teaspoon into 1 liter of drinking water, and have that be his only drinking water. For a break out of intense itching I might try 2 or 3 teaspoons into 1 liter of water and do this for 5 days max, then drop down to the maintenance dose.

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 Re: Need Help Getting Cat to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Tue, 16 Sep 14 13:19:08 +0000

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/16/2014

Hello Jess --- I have several cats and have fed all my cats, also in the past, nutritional Flaked Yeast from the health food store.

This is supplementation with all the B vits good for people as well. All cats have liked it and I give them ACV daily without so much as a meow. I also give DE which some don't like but with a teasp. full of the Nutritional Yeast - no problem.

I even heard that some cats will not touch their food if it does not show the yellow stuff.

Namaste, Om

Questions on Treating Mange

Tue, 16 Sep 14 13:06:08 +0000

Posted by Angela (Macedonia) on 09/16/2014

Hi. I'm suspecting mange in my dog, it's very aggressive right now, red rash all over and he is scratching like crazy (5 months old Labrador). My vet seems careless, he says that it will pass with time, but it seems to be getting worse. I've been giving him apple cider vinegar in his water for the last few days, but it does not look like it's helping, it even looks worse. I bought borax today, but I'm not sure if it's safe for my dog since he licks himself a lot? Should I buy an E-Collar or something? I hope this will help, I'm very desperate. Thanks a lot and sorry for my English :)

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 Re: Cats and Feline AIDS

Tue, 16 Sep 14 11:46:49 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/16/2014

Hey Diamond!

Feline chlamydiosis or chlamydia is an upper respiratory infection in cats - NOT a sexually transmitted disease...

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 Re: Cats and Feline AIDS

Tue, 16 Sep 14 11:13:38 +0000

Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 09/16/2014

All these animals that are tested for diseases were man made. The diseases were given to animals to see if their DNA is the same as humans, which was proven to be a yes. I recently adopted a cat only to find her paper work states she has Chlamydia which is a humans sexually transmitted disease .Ask your self this, how can this or any pet have diseases when they were fixed prior, or even if they were not fixed YET they would have had a lot of partners as is with humans.I remember as a kid no mention of ever having pets fixed, some cats ran around pregnant but never an over abundance of them, then there never ever was any mention of animals having sexually transmitted diseases. :-(

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 Re: Need Help Getting Cat to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Tue, 16 Sep 14 11:04:04 +0000

Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 09/16/2014

[YEA]  I usually buy fish oil capsules for all my pets, but when it comes to my cats they are very picky, I have to snip off the tip of a fish oil capsule and squeeze the oil on or into the cats food, generally that covers the strong smell of the vinegar .Good luck.

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 Re: Need Help Getting Cat to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Mon, 15 Sep 14 23:08:46 +0000

Posted by Jess (Michigan, USA) on 09/15/2014

Well, I found some liver in my freezer and some organic cornsilk tincture in my cabinet, which is good for people UTI, so I am hoping it will work for her. I mixed 1/4 t. cornsilk tincture with about 1 1/2 T. raw liver. She liked it. I will keep it up and see if it works. Jess

Need Help Getting Cat to Take Apple Cider Vinegar

Mon, 15 Sep 14 16:39:37 +0000

Posted by Jess (Michigan, US) on 09/15/2014

I have an 8 year old cat that has symptoms of a UTI. I would like to get her to take some ACV but need ideas on getting her to take it.

She is an outdoor cat and drinks from a spring, so I can't put it in her water. She does come for meals and usually hangs out on the porch, so I can put it in food. I tried 1/4 t. ACV in 1/4 can of tuna but she wouldn't touch it. I can't bring her in because she has always lived outside. She flips out if I bring her in. She is tame, but rather private.

Thanks in advance. Jess

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Cured Itchy Skin on Dog

Mon, 15 Sep 14 16:09:13 +0000

Posted by Virginia (Florida, US) on 09/15/2014

[YEA]  I use apple cider vinegar in my dog's food every day and her itchy skin has stopped completely. I swear by it. It does work.

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 Re: Yorkie with Tumor Under Tail

Mon, 15 Sep 14 09:00:27 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/15/2014

Hey Lorry!

What did the vet say as to the nature of the tumours? Were they benign fatty tumours or malignant/cancerous tumours?

How old is your dog? It does seem many vets push for neutering when the situation simply does not warrant it.

I know Om has posted some good advice to you so I do not have anything to add treatment wise, but you paid good money to this vet and you really need to have the answer to the question: did the tumours appear benign or malignant.

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