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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, and Yogurt Cured Dog

Sun, 19 Oct 14 08:21:47 -0500

Posted by Penelope (Ashland, Ky) on 10/19/2014

[YEA]  WOW!!! Thank you so much for the great info. My 15 yr. Old Corgi mix Tessie has been paralyzed in her back legs for several years and is prone to bladder infections. She had very bloody urine tonight, and none of the zillion vets here have Sunday or emergency hours. I was going to have to get through till Monday, and was concerned because her pee looked so bad all of a sudden. I express her bladder every four hours, and when she gets an infection, it feels "boggy" not firm. I tried the ACV with yogurt (1 tsp. In 2 tsp. Probiotic yogurt). I gave it to her 2. 5 hrs ago, she passed a few clots, her bladder is firming up, and her urine is clearing up already!!! What GREAT results!! Tessie and I thank you. :)

Warm Cloth + Massage = No Cherry Eye!

Sat, 18 Oct 14 16:05:39 -0500

Posted by Puggle Owner (San Fran, California) on 10/18/2014

[YEA]  This was so easy. My 3-year-old puggle suddenly had a protruding swelling in the corner of her eye, so I Googled "dog swelling corner eye" and arrived at this site. I didn't have eye drops in the house, so I just wet a towel with warm water and held it to her eye for a minute while massaging, and voila! The swelling was gone. Thanks everyone!

Supplement for Hip Dysplasia

Sat, 18 Oct 14 12:44:16 -0500

Posted by Clare (Banbury, England) on 10/18/2014

[YEA]  My GSD is ten years old and has Hip Dysplasia and arthritis. She would walk for only a few yards and turn round to go home. My vet put her on NSAIDs which worked, but I wanted to find a safe alternative, and I have. I do not work or have friends or relatives in this company. I just want to pass on something that really does work. Apparently it is the number one seller in America for canine arthritis. DogGonePain is utterly amazing. My sweet dog is now going for walks and enjoying every minute. I just wish there was a human version.

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 Re: Treating Aural Hematomas in Older Dog

Sat, 18 Oct 14 09:38:43 -0500

Posted by Ana (San Francisco, CA) on 10/17/2014

Hi! I'm having this same issue... I took my dog to the vet and they drained her ear twice... Second time it was ok for awhile then it became really swollen... She's almost 15 and I don't want to put her through surgery...

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 Seeking Leishmaniasis Remedies

Thu, 16 Oct 14 17:33:13 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2014

Hey Joan!

Leashmaniosis is a protazoal infection; protozoa are single celled organisms and in this case parasites inside your dog's organs or colonized on his skin.

Many things *might* apply.

The simplest would be to treat this infection as a yeast infection and treat for candida:

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida.html

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/candida-diet-protocol.html

http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/cure-candida-infection-herbal-remedies.html

I would pay particular attention to Ted's advice and consider using Borax in your dog's drinking water as one approach.

The other idea I have for you is something I have not used personally, however I have read many good results using these products to eliminate heart worm microfilaria - the product is made by Systemic Formulas and it is from the Bio challenge line; the specific products are VRM1, VRM2, VRM3, and VRM4:

http://systemicformulasmedia.com/biochallenge/

These products may be expensive, and you must work with the company for the exact dose needed of the product as you are entering uncharted waters and have no one that has been in your shoes using this product to advise you. Despite the lack of experience in using this product for leashmaniosis, the principal is the same - parasite on the cellular level - so I do not hesitate in suggesting this remedy.

Please report back with your progress in treating your dog's protazoal infection!

Seeking Leishmaniasis Remedies

Thu, 16 Oct 14 16:53:37 -0500

Posted by Joan (Spain) on 10/16/2014

Does anyone have any advice on natural treatment for a dog with Leashmaniosis?

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 Remedies for Enlarged Heart in Dog

Thu, 16 Oct 14 11:04:32 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2014

Hey Thiuni!

I have very little first hand experience dealing with your dog's condition: I can only advise you read all the EC pages and feedback from those who have first hand experience with this condition to form your own, personal plan of action for treating your boy. Exact doses are something you will need to determine for yourself - so much of healing is hit and miss: what works for one dog may not work for another. There is no short cut to this home work :-(.

I do think starting on the vet prescribed meds is a good starting point. Once his symptoms are under control, you can then apply the natural remedies and action plan you have formed from reading these pages.

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/heart-health-pet.html

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 Wondering if it's Demodectic Mange

Thu, 16 Oct 14 10:59:07 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2014

Hey Christine!

Demodectic mange typically starts off as small bare spots on the coat, very often on the face first. The bare spots then turn reddish in color -hence the nick name 'red mange'. Demodex typically is not itchy; secondary skin infections caused by staph or yeast can cause intense itching. This type of mange is not contagious.

Sarcoptic mange -aka scabies - can be picked up from wildlife, and can spread to people as well as other pets, and can be very itchy.

It is entirely possible your dog picked up sarcoptic mange, however I do agree with your vet re: black patches of skin = yeast bloom. Your vet could perform skin scrapes to confirm the demodex if you are certain you are dealing with demodex.

You may find that Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy provides more relief than the mange remedy - JMHO! In addition, if you are indeed dealing with yeast, you might consider the addition of probiotics in your dog's diet, and might consider alkalizing her water and /or other water treatments to fight the yeast from the inside out.

Wondering if it's Demodectic Mange

Thu, 16 Oct 14 09:54:51 -0500

Posted by Christine (Columbus, Oh) on 10/15/2014

I'm wondering if you can help me identify if my pup has demodectic mange.

I know her immune system is poor and she has been diagnosed with severe allergies/intense itching, which we've been dealing with since she was 6 months old.

She was put on a raw diet over a year ago and I've seen a massive improvement overall in her itching and general disposition! Additionally, she is not suffering as frequently from the cycle of nonstop itch-open wound-infection-secondary yeast infection. It is typically during this cycle that she begins to get black circles on her sides and belly. Those circles have, many times, turned into full black skin. A vet had suggested that the black skin circles (which spread across her trunk and lady bits) were simply caused by the yeast blooms.

After reading your site, I am suspecting she might have demodectic mange. Overall, her skin looks good (relative to its usual state) but she is beginning to develop more black circles. I've begun the treatment described on your website and am attaching some photos before treatment. We are only 4 treatments in at this point.

Thank you!
~Christine

Remedies for Enlarged Heart in Dog

Thu, 16 Oct 14 09:46:26 -0500

Posted by Thiuni (Colombo, Sri Lanka) on 10/16/2014

I submitted a question before, but don't know if it was received. Anyways, my 2 year old lab Matt was diagnosed with an enlarged heart and I badly want him to get treated properly and hopefully get cured, he is still young and active, no coughing or gagging, has very red gums, pants somewhat alot, slightly enlarged abdomen. We got him checked mainly because he was panting a lot and had an enlarged tummy. Anyway, he's going to start meds of lasixs, spironolactone and augmentine(he has a slight viral infection)....I want to know exactly what I can give to improve his condition, like supplements, and in what amounts. Currently, I'm going to start giving the meds with garlic, turmeric, pumpkin and carrots, but I want to know how effective these remedies are. Please please help and reply soon

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 How to Combat Feline Immuno-Deficiency Virus

Thu, 16 Oct 14 09:43:55 -0500

Posted by Fadwa (Upper Darby) on 10/16/2014

Hi I have found the ultimate cure for this.

First to get rid of the crusty thing in their eyes I would take a gauze sponge and put a squirt of hand sanitizer on it . Then I would run it with water but not too much. I would squeeze out excess so that it is not severly runny. THen I would use it to gently wipe my cats eyes with it. Make sure it is not runny because u dont want to get it in the cats eyes. I did this three times a day on the onset of the problem. Then I did it twice a day .

The second thing is I used l-lysine pills 500mg spring valley from walmart and echincea . This was a total of 11 bucks. The l-lysine I broke in half and gave a half morning and night. I turned the pill into powder and put on top of small portion of food. The echincea it came in a capsule and I gave it in the morning only. I opened up the capsule and poured it over the food. Thats it! Symptoms cleared in a week . and never came back . I thanks god!

Also for cats that drink milk I would put the pills in the milk.

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 Re: Coconut Oil for Cats

Thu, 16 Oct 14 09:22:12 -0500

Posted by Heath (Wisconsin, US) on 10/15/2014

I think what Dan meant was that instead of putting the coconut oil in the cat's food, he rubbed it on the cat's face, so that the oil would be absorbed through the skin and/or licked off. I don't think he was starving the cat, at least that's how I interpreted it.

If the cat was having diarrhea, yes the dose should be reduced and then gradually increased. A smaller amount in the food, and maybe a little rubbed in the hairless area near the ears/back of the neck/paws.

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 Re: Safety of Sulphur Powder for Mange

Thu, 16 Oct 14 09:02:35 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/16/2014

Hey Cammy!

Precipitated sulpher powder is safe to use, but it is flammable in the dry form so use carefully.

Most mix it into some type of carrier oil to apply on the skin.

You might start off with Ted's mange remedy - or in the case of super itchy skin Ted's Anti-fungal/Anti-staph remedy - if you are working on a hunch with no confirmed veterinary diagnosis for mange mites.

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 Re: Safety of Sulphur Powder for Mange

Wed, 15 Oct 14 18:13:34 -0500

Posted by Cammy (Iowa, US) on 10/15/2014

My dog has got mange bad. His constant licking is driving me crazy! I feel so bad for him, it has got to hurt. Anyway, I keep seeing a lot of posts about sulphur powder. Can someone tell me what kind of sulphur powder? Seems to be quite a few different kinds. My pharmacy has Sulphur Precipit Powder, anyone know if that is safe to use?

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 Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure

Wed, 15 Oct 14 14:50:13 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/15/2014

Hey Robert!

The brief known history you provided for Amber sounds like the perfect storm for an outbreak of demodex.

It sounds like you are doing all the right things for Amber. I would next consider nutritional supplements for the immune system - adding 500mg vitamin C to each meal, and also dosing Echinacea and kelp. I would use these nutritionals for 3 weeks and check results.

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 Re: Multiple Remedies for Yeast Infections and Allergies

Wed, 15 Oct 14 09:38:27 -0500

Posted by Marsch (Columbus, Oh) on 10/15/2014

I have a 10 year old SharPei and German Shepherd mix. Two breeds known for skin issues. She's had seasonal allergies her whole life but this year has been especially bad. We've always dealt with her yeast issues with predisone - but steroids are not only bad for the animal, they lose effectiveness over time. The yeast and allergies has been compounded over the last couple years due to hypothyroidism. Sandy dog is having a rough year. She currently has a yeast infection on her skin that I just can't seem to beat. I had it almost cleared up using Malaseb shampoo, but then we went to the beach for a week and she was wet all the time and it came back. So, here we go again. The poor dear hates the baths, but it seems to help the itching immediately. I switched her food to Blue Wilderness this week and I'm going to start giving her the acidophilus supplement. She gets yogurt, but not every day. Guess we'll change that too. And no more human scraps. Anyway, I wanted to share that the Malaseb shampoo really does work. We've also used Be Soothed tea tree oil shampoo in the past - it works fine on lesser yeast infections. OH, and this will seem weird - but if you have spot yeast infections in the armpit or around the genital area you might try generic monistat cream, its usually miconazole cream. You can find it in the drug store. It works awesome for killing the yeast. Unfortunately, for the whole dog, it would be rather messy and expensive. lol

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 Re: Multiple Remedies for Yeast Infections and Allergies

Wed, 15 Oct 14 09:38:09 -0500

Posted by Marsch (Columbus, Oh) on 10/15/2014

I have a 10 year old SharPei and German Shepherd mix. Two breeds known for skin issues. She's had seasonal allergies her whole life but this year has been especially bad. We've always dealt with her yeast issues with predisone - but steroids are not only bad for the animal, they lose effectiveness over time. The yeast and allergies has been compounded over the last couple years due to hypothyroidism. Sandy dog is having a rough year. She currently has a yeast infection on her skin that I just can't seem to beat. I had it almost cleared up using Malaseb shampoo, but then we went to the beach for a week and she was wet all the time and it came back. So, here we go again. The poor dear hates the baths, but it seems to help the itching immediately. I switched her food to Blue Wilderness this week and I'm going to start giving her the acidophilus supplement. She gets yogurt, but not every day. Guess we'll change that too. And no more human scraps. Anyway, I wanted to share that the Malaseb shampoo really does work. We've also used Be Soothed tea tree oil shampoo in the past - it works fine on lesser yeast infections. OH, and this will seem weird - but if you have spot yeast infections in the armpit or around the genital area you might try generic monistat cream its usually miconazole cream. You can find it in the drug store. It works awesome for killing the yeast. Unfortunately, for the whole dog, it would be rather messy and expensive. lol

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 Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure

Wed, 15 Oct 14 08:37:22 -0500

Posted by Robert (Reading, Pa) on 10/14/2014

Hi! Again Theresa, Amber is a rescue so I am not sure of her age, somewhere between one and three. She had a litter, was abandoned, was given flea and tick topical poison, given shots, maybe heart worm meds, an hysterectomy, and put in a rescue kennel . Enough stress to compromise her immune system, I think, leading maybe to a demodex population increase, She doesn't look like she has had the demodex all her life so I am hoping lots of love, no stress and good food will help her bounce back. Thanks a lot for your information, you have been a real help . I am almost out of shampoo so I will try an oatmeal based type this time . The poor girl is not happy with all these baths and doesn't go near the bathroom anymore. Oh well. Have a super day Theresa, Robert

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 Re: Congestive Heart Failure in Dog

Tue, 14 Oct 14 12:13:01 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/14/2014

Hey Caireboo!

I have very limited experience with this condition, but my experience is when dogs are this deep into the condition, that the big pharma meds do an excellent job at providing relief as quickly as possible. Given you do not know the time frame - how many days/weeks or months left for Boo, if this were my dog I would use the vet prescribed meds to ensure he is as comfortable as possible at this time. It would be a shame if you tried the all natural approach, only to have him drown in his own fluids within a week; if this were my dog I would want him as comfy as possible, with the drugs helping to clear those lungs and give me more time to plan an thoughtful and caring exit strategy.

One thing to help you both is Rescue Remedy - take this for him to help calm him, and for you to bring you strength for what is to come.

Please keep us posted on Boo!

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