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  Re: Garlic for Heartworm

Wed, 18 May 16 12:38:43 -0500
Posted by Kim (North Carolina) on 05/18/2016
This is amazing!! My friend's dog has the infestation, but not heartworm disease yet. What type of garlic did you give. Raw, and how much? Thank you..

  Re: Muzzle to Prevent Bufo Toad Catching

Wed, 18 May 16 12:25:29 -0500
Posted by Elliott (Wellington, Fl) on 05/18/2016
Jess... that is an awesome and elegantly simple solution. We have 3 rescue dogs and one has a part time job in the evenings: catching Bufo toads! I will order a 'cage' muzzle so that I can continue to let her out into the back yard at night! Thanks!!

  Re: Bufo Toad Can Poison Dog's Outside Water Dish

Wed, 18 May 16 12:25:08 -0500
Posted by Elliott (Wellington, Fl) on 05/18/2016

You are absolutely correct about using a washcloth to wipe the dogs mouth out. It may be somewhat difficult to open the dog's jaws wide enough to do this, but persist. It is fine to use a hose (not 'high' pressure water flow). The hose should be moved 'side to side' and not up and down. We don't want to wash the toxin down toward the dog's throat. Try to point the dog's snout somewhat downward while using the hose. This directs the water to just come out and drip to the ground (instead of being swallowed with the toxin). The wet washcloth is what the emergency vet recommended... just take a wet cloth and wipe the inside of the dogs mouth (cheeks, roof of mouth and tongue). Rinse out the cloth frequently. You need to do a thorough job and spend the time necessary to do this right... say 5-10 minutes maybe?? Then, watch the dog to see if gums are bright red and hot to touch, if still foaming and salivating profusely, pacing, etc. Don't take chances if the dog still seems distressed. You may not have a lot of time to get dog to vet in that case. Charcoal capsules may be helpful if the dog has actually ingested the toxin. I ALSO LOVE THE IDEA OF THE CAGE MUZZLE WHEN LEAVING DOG OUTSIDE!

  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Wed, 18 May 16 12:24:30 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/18/2016

Hey Louise!

I have heard of Ted's remedy causing skin irritation when used every other day for weeks on end. I have treated demodex by using Ted's remedy every other day for the first three treatments and then weekly there after for a time span of 12 weeks and have had no issues with skin irritation. I did have one of mine catch sarcoptic from the environment and I did do the Ivermectin shot for him and that resolved it, but I know many are hesitant to use ivermectin products. I am with you avoiding the use of topical pesticides if at all possible, particular given the one bad reaction. If you are indeed dealing with sarcoptic there doesn't appear to be anything you can take orally to ward it off, but dosing garlic and / or vitamin B1 may make your pet's less tasty to mosquitoes so maybe it would make them less tasty to mites.

 Re: Would Astragalus Help Dog With Allergies?

Wed, 18 May 16 09:51:02 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/18/2016

Hey Gayl!

You might also consider colostrum for rebuilding the immune system, and also yucca, turmeric and quercetin for inflammation.

  Re: Dog With Tick Paralysis

Tue, 17 May 16 23:20:25 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (S) on 05/17/2016
I have saved many animals by using vitamin c, even when they have been paralysed from a tick bite, given in high dosages.

  Re: Dog With Tick Paralysis

Tue, 17 May 16 15:00:09 -0500
Posted by Joanne (Fl) on 05/17/2016
For any toxin I would use sodium ascorbate (a form of vitamin C). The substance has reversed many poisons very quickly. It can be give orally or IM/IV. I would check out the documentaries by Dr Thomas Levy, Dr Suzanne Humphries and the late Dr Frederick Klenner. It should be in everyone's home....You can find it at Iherb.

Metronidazole Side Effects

Tue, 17 May 16 10:59:26 -0500
Posted by Ayre (Wi) on 05/17/2016
Metronidazole -Warning- We feel our dog was hyper sensitive to this drug. Became suddenly blind-

Investigate side effects before allowing your dog to have any drugs- We wonder why the vet doesn't provide a warning sheet.? Why doesn't the FDA require this with pet meds? Our loving 7 yr old welsh terrier- we believe had a toxic reaction to this drug- our vet had prescribed this- and gave her another dose of this as she was being released from an overnight stay-when we arrived home and placed her in the house- she immediately was having a bad reaction, going in circles under the table, along the wall-we picked her up-and held her she seemed to calm down, she then rested-So we thought she was o.k.- the next morning took her out to relieve herself-she acted like she was blind!!! . Now totally confused, wobbly, -took her for a 2nd opinion they confirmed that she was now blind- due to optic neuritis inflammation- and that we should see a specialist at the emergency clinic-Went to the ER clinic- they briefly looked at her-and the tech decided she wasn't serious enough-and that the earliest appt was the next day- by the time the specialists were able to see her-it was now 2 days later. This new clinic ran lots of blood work- for $1200.00- We found out she tested positive for Lymes Disease. As we began to investigate her conditions and symptoms on line- Under METRO we saw the warnings- which she had now developed-sudden blindness, Neurologic symptoms, head tilt, confusion. 1)Our first vet administered this on a empty stomach-suppose to be given with food- we now learned 2)Not to be given when Lymes disease is present-which we later found she had 3) she now also had new liver damage due to the steroids she was given too. We feel our dog was poisoned, and mis- diagnosed, in error. Looking back (too late)We wondered why she wasn't put on emergency iv's to flush this out of her system?

To make a long story short- we had to put our sweetheart to sleep.

After looking online-We also brought these printouts of warnings in to the emergency clinic-neuro Dr's attn-at our first appt- she dismissed all of our concerns- and said "Not Likely"

As a final note- We never had to take a pet for advanced care before-(and hope we never do again)-for we have lost faith in professional vet medicine. They instead insisted we restart this drug- and they wanted a liver biopsy, MRI and spinal tap-(that next night when our dog was crying out in pain (it was suggested she was actually not in pain??? perhaps instead- out of her mind- and not coherent?)We weren't going to allow her to be a lab rat-anymore- we knew we must take her back to our new local vet and put her down- For Ayre- No more sorrow no more pain- but we feel this was really botched up.

  Re: Degenerative Myleopathy

Tue, 17 May 16 10:48:05 -0500
Posted by Maya (Connecticut) on 05/17/2016
Hi Leslie. Our harness we bought from Ortocanis, from their online store. There are quite a few on the market to choose from but this one did everything it was supposed to for us.

  Re: Activated Charcoal Dosage for Puppy With Parvo

Tue, 17 May 16 10:37:50 -0500
Posted by Joyce Ann (Manila, Philippines) on 05/17/2016
Hi Good Day! I'm joyce from philippines. I have a five months old shitzu puppy and got ill because of parvo. He's ill for almost 4 days and I'm really worried. I've been researching any treatments for parvo virus and I've read this site regarding the amazing result of activated charcoal to a parvo victim. Just want to know if how many activated charcoal do I need for him to take since he is just a five months old? I'm hoping that this charcoal can help my baby coz I dont wanna lose him. Thank you in advance.

 Re: Would Astragalus Help Dog With Allergies?

Mon, 16 May 16 18:33:41 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 05/16/2016
Hi Gayl, please share your itch spray so we can keep it for when we made need it. I presume it's homemade. Thank you

Apple Cider Vinegar for Feline Respiratory Infection

Mon, 16 May 16 18:11:32 -0500
Posted by Sylvie (Plantagenet, On) on 05/16/2016
Small world with similar posts! I've been treating another kitten with stubborn upper respiratory! The only thing really working for her is mixture of half water and half of organic apple cider vinegar!

I dip his front paw in it, clean up his nose and rub under it, and with a cotton ball I dip it in the mixture and rub the scruff part of the next 2-3 times, rub her ears inside and put about 10 drops in his can food! This is the only thing helping him!! It's been 3 days now and he looks so much better! 👍

  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Mon, 16 May 16 18:07:04 -0500
Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/16/2016
All animals have been treated with the topical stuff from the vet, first Revolution several times then I switched the cats to Advantage as the Revolution did not seem to be working and that is when I started the dog on the Peroxide/Borax mix as I didn't want to give her any more topical stuff.

One cat did have a reaction to the Advantage so I don't know what I am going to give him now as the Revolution did not seem to work.

The dog has been to the vet twice and they did try to find something but nothing showed up. They did say that most of the time they can't find it and it is just easier to treat rather than put the dog through a really deep skin scraping.

Can the Borax/Peroxide solution cause skin irritation, I wondered if that could be the issue?

I really don't want to put any more topical pesticides on the dog if I don't have to, especially after one cat having a reaction.

  Re: ACV for Fleas

Mon, 16 May 16 18:06:23 -0500
Posted by Susan (Alabama) on 05/16/2016
No. It must be Organic apple cider vinegar.

  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Mon, 16 May 16 13:49:50 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/16/2016

Hey Louise,

Ted's remedy is effective on sarcoptic mange, but the problem as you have found is that after treatment your pets are getting reinfected; unless you can get to the source of the infection, this will be a super annoying and uncomfortable cycle. ALL animals will need to be treated and all animal areas will need to be treated to remove the source of infection, with particular attention to bed areas. If I were in your shoes, I would be tempted to treat all of the critters with the topical medication because it would be so much easier than power washing a barn. You might try for a definitive diagnosis of sarcoptic mange before you start.

  Re: Honey for Seizures

Mon, 16 May 16 10:30:36 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/15/2016
Hi Dana, be careful with the ice as you can bring down the temp too far. It's better to use a damp towel and wipe the dog over.

  Re: Fleas Products

Sun, 15 May 16 23:17:48 -0500
Posted by Susan (North Carolina) on 05/15/2016
I have noticed that Advantage is not working as well as when I started using it. I have had the same experience with Revolution and Frontline. My friend told me to alternate each month. I freakin hate fleas and the area where I now live is, evidently, the world flea capital.

  Re: LingZhi Safe for Dog With Anal Gland Cancer?

Sun, 15 May 16 23:07:15 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/15/2016
It sounds like you can only try, I know there has been some success with essiac tea. Good luck. I wish you success. Please let us now how you get on

Would Astragalus Help Dog With Allergies?

Sun, 15 May 16 23:01:45 -0500
Posted by Gayl (Bridgewater, Ct) on 05/15/2016
Hi all, I have an 85lb (baby) dog who has too many allergies to list. I was looking to boost his immune system. I was looking at Astragalus. Any thoughts? Or anything else you can think of. He's miserable and I hate seeing him like this. He also has nasty yeasty ears. He gets coconut oil, puréed pumpkin, coconut milk yogurt and ACV every day. And I found a great itch remedy spray that works amazing. I'll share if anyone wants it. Thanks for your help!!

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