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Need Help for Baby Bunny My Dog Bit on the Neck

Wed, 20 Jul 16 11:54:04 -0700
Posted by Jen (Ann Arbor) on 07/20/2016

My dog bit a small part of a baby bunny's neck skin off. It needs a stich. One vet was too busy, another said 95$ plus we keep him. I wanted to bring him hack to his mother and the nest and keep my dog in and walk him in front for a while. Took him to bunny sanctuary where they gave us food to take home that looks like mud and gave him antibiotics orally and pain meds. I wanted to clean the wind wi th warm water and put coconut oil on it or something...but haven't. He seems healthy otherwise. Is in a cool place in the home but a warm box in a pocket of a cotton skirt. Was hoping humane society would stitch him and give back so we could return to his mom but they haven't called us back. Pls help.advise. Thanks so much. 248-342-9397

  Re: Vitamin C Dosage for Dogs

Wed, 20 Jul 16 09:53:53 -0700
Posted by Melissa (Ohio) on 07/20/2016

I forgot to mention, to make sure it is buffered Vitamin C or it will upset their stomach. It's hard to find in capsule form, which seems to be the only one that works for small dogs due to the size of the pill, but if you can, get Ester C. Otherwise, go to a Vitamin store and get a powder form.

  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects?

Wed, 20 Jul 16 09:52:12 -0700
Posted by Rebehen (Fairfield, Ct) on 07/20/2016

My 80lb male 6 yr old lab got a cortisone and a Benadryl shot on Saturday (it's not Wednesday). He got the shot because on Sat am his nose and left eye started swelling and he was running around like crazy with an itch or something and I couldn't settle him down. He could have been stung or picked something up on a walk or I might have given him a small sliver of onion that I thought was apple.

On Monday I noticed the area around his left and right eye, he outer crease in each side is really dry, so much so that it's like a scab with blood underneath. I also noticed similar on his nose this am. I put some coconut oil on it to help with the dryness. This am when he went outside he dry heaved and some bile came out.

Could this be related to the shot? Should I take him back to the vet or try charcoal or something else? I gave him some slippery elm gruel for the tummy upset.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Eye Problem in Cat

Wed, 20 Jul 16 09:46:16 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 07/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

One day I noticed that my cat's eyes looked swollen and were partly shut. There was also a white discharge and she looked like she didn't feel well. I tried the half filtered water and half apple cider vinegar that's been tried by people on earth clinic. I mixed the water and vinegar and then put some on a small cotton pad and cleaned her closed eyes along the eyelids. I did that once in the evening and the next morning and that's all it took to heal whatever was wrong.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Tumors

Wed, 20 Jul 16 09:42:22 -0700
Posted by Nikki (California) on 07/19/2016

Did you treat your cat with coconut oil? My cat has throat tumor. looking for more remedies to add to DMSO, Colloidal silver, bloodroot and artemisinin. Just found out yesterday it was a tumor and it needs to shrink soon so she can eat and breathe normally so far breathing is OK but we have to shrink this thing for her to eat. We put a feeding tube in, so I can get any supplements into her easily now as well as food of my choice (lots of raw organ meat, and organic raw meats). Thank you!

  Re: Vitamin C Dosage for Dogs

Wed, 20 Jul 16 08:19:02 -0700
Posted by Melissa (Ohio) on 07/20/2016

Hi Cherie,

There are 625mg in 1/8 tsp. The dosage as stated above for small dogs is 500mg-1000mg for small dogs. I give my dogs about 1/8 per day. 11lbs and 17lbs. If your dog gets soft stools then try cutting it in half.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Wed, 20 Jul 16 08:10:46 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/19/2016

Barbara, when you vacuum, put a flea collar inside cleaner in dust compartment or sprinkle a little borax to kill fleas so they dont escape, because they can.

  Re: Aloe Vera Juice for Cat's Stomach Issues

Wed, 20 Jul 16 08:10:08 -0700
Posted by Trulyjen (Az) on 07/19/2016

It's possible that a part of the plant leaf is toxic, and not the juice. I've heard of people using the juice on their pets for years.

  Re: Ear Infection Remedies

Tue, 19 Jul 16 15:16:43 -0700
Posted by Shawna (Hope Mills, Nc ) on 07/19/2016

You should seriously consider having your dog allergy tested becuse chronic ear infections can be due to food allergies. The allergy can be anything from fillers/grains to secific proteins. If it is an allergy you can get rid of the chronic ear infection by simply changing the food!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Wart on Dog's Eyelid

Tue, 19 Jul 16 10:16:20 -0700
Posted by Siddhi (Mumbai) on 07/19/2016

Dear Meriel,

Try all or some of the following.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar ( on any part except eyes and genital)

2. Castor Oil/ Coconut oil application on areas close to eyes)

3. Vitamin E capsules

4. Improve your dog's food, add protein and vitamins less carbs.

Hope it helps

  Re: Dietary Change for Crystals in Cat

Tue, 19 Jul 16 10:15:18 -0700
Posted by Frances (Detroit, Mi) on 07/19/2016

My 9 year old boy has had a recurring problem with blockage in the past six months. The first time he had to go to the vet and get a catheter and an IV and stay overnight. It cost us something like $500. I noticed a few weeks ago he started to urinate outside the box and had pink colored urine which I assume is a little blood. So I was afraid the blockage was coming back again. I went online frantically reading everything I could. I have found that baking soda works well for human UTI so I tried it with him and it seemed to help him for the few days until I received my cat Cancer Treatment from Pet Well-being. It's a dark colored liquid kind of like tea and it comes with a dropper. It helps with every kind of problem. Since I did the baking soda and the cat Cancer Treatments, he has been his regular old self again. No peeing outside of the box and no more blood that I've noticed. I hope this helps because it's scary when they can't tell you what's wrong.

  Re: Blue Kote for Tumors

Tue, 19 Jul 16 08:20:35 -0700
Posted by Diane (Southern Ca.) on 07/19/2016

Patricia, I just now found out you can't use Blu Kote on cats. It can be harmful to cats.

Hydrogen Peroxide is OK for cats on wounds.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas Not Working

Tue, 19 Jul 16 08:19:20 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/19/2016

Hey Terryann,

If the fleas are impervious to the smell of the ACV, you might try a cedar oil spray or other insect repelling essential oils.


  • Apple Cider Vinegar – The smell of vinegar alone, is enough to repel a mosquito, but apple cider vinegar is more than just a repellent. It is a natural conditioner to the skin and hair. It is also great for adding shine and luster to the coat. A really great way to utilize ACV to repel bugs, is to steep apple cider vinegar in rosemary, lavender, neem leaf, and/or other bug repelling herbs for two weeks, shaking the jar daily. Strain herbs from the ACV and spray onto your dog. Allow to dry and do not rinse! Works great on people too and is safe on and around children as well.
  • Essential Oils – There are many essential oils that help repel all sorts of bugs and are safe to use in dog sprays! You can substitute these essential oils into your dog's homemade Flea & Tick spray, based off of what you have on hand. PLEASE REMEMBER – dogs should be thought of like babies when it comes to essential oils and the amount to use. Not only do they have sensitive noses but they also have smaller organs than we do. Some of the essential oils you can safely use on dogs for flea and tick prevention are: lavender, lemon, citronella, sage/clary sage, bergamot, cedarwood, lemon eucalyptus, lemongrass, peppermint, geranium, sweet orange, and rosemary.


  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Tue, 19 Jul 16 08:18:17 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/19/2016

Hey Barbara,

I have no experience with using baking soda, salt or borax in dry applications, so cannot comment there. I just wanted to agree with your vet - vacuuming daily is key to staying on top of an infestation, as well as daily washing of the bedding. Also, place those lamp traps in the heavy traffic areas and by the kitty beds. Please report back!

  Re: Blue Kote for Tumors

Tue, 19 Jul 16 08:16:56 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/19/2016

Hey Diane,

Per the wiki page: Blu Kote contains "Acriflavine has been shown to have anti-cancer activity by inhibition of HIF-1 which prevents blood vessels growing to supply tumors with blood and interferes with glucose uptake and use."

  Re: Blue Kote for Tumors

Tue, 19 Jul 16 08:15:48 -0700
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/19/2016

FYI Blu Kote is commonly available at farm supply or fleet farm type stores, though you may find it in walmart and the like in rural areas. The Active Ingredients: Sodium Propionate, Gentian Violet, Acriflavine,

Inactive Ingredients:
Water, Isopropyl alcohol, Urea, Glycerine, Sodium hydroxide.

ACV Helping Bladder Infection in Dog

Mon, 18 Jul 16 17:12:31 -0700
Posted by Sherry (Venice, Fl) on 07/18/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My three yr old doxie mix had some blood in her urine. She's had bladder stones before that resulted in an expensive operation. Thinking it was either that (again) or a uti I started searching the internet for natural resources, because a expensive vet bill was just not in the card right now. I came upon this site, read many reviews, and started giving her ACV. WOW! In one day it was nearly cleared up. In two days, so far, I've seen no blood. Thank you all for the good advice!

  Re: Turmeric for Tumors

Mon, 18 Jul 16 16:43:36 -0700
Posted by Melanie (Illinois) on 07/18/2016

Hi Linda! How long did it take for the cyst to shrink after giving your dog castor oil and turmeric? Mine also has one growing on his upper eyelid and it got infected so now he's on antibiotics but it seems to be getting bigger. I'm desperate for alternative options.

  Re: Adverse Reactions to DHLPP and Rabies in Four Year Old Havenese.

Mon, 18 Jul 16 16:39:00 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 07/18/2016

Vitamin c is good for taking toxins out of body.

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