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  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.

  Re: Aural Hematoma

Tue, 25 Aug 15 08:33:57 -0500
Posted by Anna (Ontario, Canada) on 08/25/2015

Thank you for the cheerful news! My dog got the ear hematoma on one ear on the weekend.I went to the vet, he sugested as an only option that works a surgery which was estimated for over$ 1000! I was so devastated because my dog had a surgery a month ago and it cost me apr. $2000. I will try to wait and see. How big it can grow? I am scared that it could burst? Thank you, Anna

Essiac Tea for Feline Fibrosarcoma Tumor

Mon, 24 Aug 15 21:56:50 -0500
Posted by Jeff (Morgan Hill, Ca) on 08/24/2015

Hi everyone:

In June, our 7 year old cat, Cece, was diagnosed with a feline fibrosarcoma tumor at the injection site for the feline leukemia vaccination shot. We feel we got it early enough, fortunately. Since the proposed veterinary treatment was far too unpleasant for my wife and I to consider for Ce, we discovered Essiac West tea and have been using it since the diagnosis as per the directions. We give her 3 ml in the morning and evening, which she at the very least doesn't seem to mind (huzzah! ). We are at the stage where the mass seems to be growing and getting harder, as per what has been written in the 'what to expect' sections of both the Essiac West pamphlet that came with the tea, as well as what many of the testimonials here have shared. Our veterinarian has also said that this will happen, so we're not sure what to expect or what to do if/when the mass erupts.

For those who have experienced a similar issue with their beloved felines, can anyone provide any sage words of wisdom as to what to expect, what to do if/when it erupts (application of a concentrated Essiac tea poultice), etc.? There has been much uniformity in what I have read about what happens (mass hardens and may grow, may erupt, it sloughs off, and eventually kills off the cancer), so we are quite hopeful.



  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog With Incontinence

Mon, 24 Aug 15 14:00:01 -0500
Posted by Don (Poolville.tx) on 08/24/2015

How much ACV should I use for 12 pound Daschund?

  Re: Matted Fur

Mon, 24 Aug 15 12:51:29 -0500
Posted by Olga (Miami) on 08/24/2015

Very dangerous to use an electric shaver on someone drinking water and/or partially wet! You don't want your Beloved Cat and yourself getting electrocuted!

  Re: Treating Heartworm in Foster Dogs

Sun, 23 Aug 15 18:54:02 -0500
Posted by Tiffany (Texas) on 08/23/2015

There are organizations that will help with vet bills if you are providing foster care for dogs. Adore is one in Houston, but I would research your local area.

Apple Cider Vinegar Helped Itchy Skin and Hot Spot

Sun, 23 Aug 15 18:47:52 -0500
Posted by Michelle (Chicago) on 08/23/2015

[YEA]  I used 1 cup water to 1/2 Apple Cider Vinegar. My lab immediately stopped itching didn't itch until middle of the night again. Sprayed again day 2 and no scratching. her "hot spot" is already healed. She has fleas and although this doesn't kill them it helps keep them off her. Thank you ;)

  Re: Dog With Ear Infection

Sun, 23 Aug 15 18:18:54 -0500
Posted by Cyndi (Austin) on 08/23/2015

What is MOM?

EC: MOM = Milk of Magnesia

Borax Safety

Sun, 23 Aug 15 11:02:36 -0500
Posted by Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 08/22/2015

Hi, I submitted a post that contained emails confirming safty of borax from a supplier named intralabs.

Could you also apply it to the PETS section of borax as little info seems to be in that section except for people thinking its toxic. Thanks, Mark


Below is my email to intralabs and their reply stating the safety of borax, the only toxic effects apply to unborn babies whose mother ingests. The 'powers that be' have left that bit out to make us think toxicity applies to all of us, hence shops removing borax and replacing with borax substitute (which really is toxic!! ). Email intralabs yourselves for reassurance. They are very cheap too. Label warnings of dangers and toxicity are put on Borax by law.


From: mark speed Sent: 24 October 2014 06:26 To: Subject: Borax or Borax?

Hi, Im confused about 'Borax' mainly as my nan used to drink small amounts to rid herself from arthritus, also using it as shampoo then rinsing afterwards with citric acid, she fed her plants with it as every living organisms cells require borax! So I dont understand why yr Material Safety Data Sheet says it is toxic ingested and a skin irritant?

She is still alive & free from arthritus and swears by the stuff. When talking with a few oldies at my mums residential care home it became clear that a fair few in their generation used borax on skin and ingested with no problems, I think the borax product was called '20 mule' or similar.

Please could you tell me why yours is so toxic please?? Also...I always understood that borax and boric acid are the same substance apart from one of them has more water molecules than the other, any advice on this lol?

I want to purchase from you but not if you sell a toxic form as im removing all mainstream pollutant chemicals from my home, then just using borax, citris acid, soap flakes, soda crystals, bicarb of soda and white vinegar for everything from hardcore cleaning, laundry, personal hygiene, pet and my shampoo, insecticide etc (the oldies convinced me there is no need for the squillions of products poisoning us everyday just so some fat cat corporate ****rs can rake in the profits at our expense).

Hope you can help me aquire the borax I talk of if you dont supply the safe version, all I can find is a substitute which my gran says is not borax either!!

Thanks in advance Mark


Sent: Friday, October 24,2014 at 4:27 PM From: "Intralabs - Dan" To: "'mark speed'" Subject: RE: Borax or Borax?


Borax was reclassified 4 years ago as Repro-toxic by the EU which means that it could damage fertilitiy or an unborn child if eaten.

Borax is not toxic to your general health (other than that just stated) and is actually less toxic than table salt.

This is the reason why your relative is quite well and not ill. 20 mule team borax is the same as the borax we sell, the only difference is that it's not classed as repro-toxic by US law but is by EU law.

20 mule team is a brand of borax, it's all the same.

Kind regards Dan

Intra-Laboratories, Unit 5, Devonshire Meadows, Broadley Park Road Plymouth, PL6 7EZ

Tel: 01752 724109,

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