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 Re: Dogs With Heartworm

Thu, 19 Mar 15 20:52:04 -0500
Posted by Sarah (Michigan, US) on 03/19/2015

Bempierre & Rebecca, Sorry but you both kind of have be confused. I just finished up a 10 day treatment of 3 1/2 cap for our 95 lb dog as that is what I read on another site but yet Rebecca I see you say it would be more like 6 cap. Can either of you explain how much I should be given and for how long. I only have 22 cap left and realize I will need to purchase more but what to understand how many I need. Thank you

 Re: Dosage Needed for Black Walnut/Wormwood Tincture for Heartworm

Thu, 19 Mar 15 18:43:54 -0500
Posted by Karlie (Greenville, NC) on 03/19/2015

Hey there I see you used the black walnut and wormwood oil to treat your dog for heart worms. How often did you give that to him? I've been trying to research it for sometime now and I can't seem to find anyone who tells you how much to use! Is it daily? Weekly? How many drops however often. I just found out one of my dogs has advanced heart worms and we rescued him at 3 1/2. He is 5 now and we just found it. :(

 Re: Side Effects from Vibramycin / Doxycyclin Given to Cat

Wed, 18 Mar 15 22:28:30 -0500
Posted by Cielle (Greece) on 03/18/2015

ok, so it turns out the the Vibramycin somehow caused an inner ear thing to get going in my cat... So perhaps it wasn't a "side-effect" as such, but didn't cover what was causing the ear infection and let it get out of control...

She is now on baytril and cortisone for ear infection - seems to have cleared up a great deal - but yesterday started collecting fluid under her skin at the base of her OTHER ear... And who knows what has caused all of this and whether she would have been better off on no medication in the first place...

I am going to wean her off cortisone and stop antibiotic soon... I just hope the ear infection won't come back and that the fluid will go away... and try to never ever put her on meds again - I have managed to avoid them for all of my other cats and dogs...

 Re: Dog with Paw Pain Needs Home Remedy

Wed, 18 Mar 15 22:23:55 -0500
Posted by Equusenvy (NV, US) on 03/18/2015

To judy and her border collie, ichthammol ointment is a good drawing salve for pets and people...

New Page Created for Horner's Syndrome

Wed, 18 Mar 15 21:51:46 -0500
Posted by Jane (Houston, Tx) on 03/13/2015

Under pet's ailments, Horner's Syndrome should be listed. It is often mistaken as a stroke but can very well be an ear infection and treatable.


EC: Jane, thank you for your suggestion!

 Re: Dog has Yellow Dandruff. Could it be a Yeast Infection?

Wed, 18 Mar 15 13:05:00 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey Barbara!

It could be a yeast infection. It might also be allergies or diet related.

First things first: read the ingredient label on your dog food; if the first 5 ingredients contain grain or corn, you need to upgrade the groceries to a grain free kibble. Changing the diet can do wonders, particularly for dogs who have grain or corn allergies.

Next, try alkalizing your dog's drinking water. Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda into 1 liter of drinking water and have this be the only drinking water your dog can have. After 7 days change the dose to 1/2 teaspoon and do this for another week, and follow this up for a 3rd week with 1/4 teaspoon dose of baking soda. You can keep your dog on the 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter water as a maintenance dose, or stop and give a break and resume with the full dose at the first sign of itching or dandruff.

Yeasty dogs tend to smell - they smell funky. If your dog smells funky then it could be systemic yeast causing the dandruff, in which case you could consider Ted's Borax protocol for pets along with a bath as needed in Ted's Mange Remedy or Ted's anti-fungal/anti-staph solution.

Good luck and report back!

 Re: Bordetella Vaccination Feedback

Wed, 18 Mar 15 11:52:10 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey T!

I am sorry to hear about your JRT. The bordetaella [kennel cough] vaccine has been proven to not work AND your dog has been shedding live virus, potentially giving other dogs KC, for weeks now. The shedding of the live virus should end after 6-8 weeks, but since your girl still has symptoms of KC I would be careful about taking him out in public until she is well.

You might consider EC's hydrogen peroxide remedy for KC:

Good luck and thank you for sharing your story!

 Re: Essential Oils and Cats

Wed, 18 Mar 15 11:19:25 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey Peter!

I DITTO your message :)

The medicinal value of essential oils can be overlooked in favor of a pretty scent. But studies have shown cinnamon oil can be effective against MRSA

Only consider the 'Thieves' blend used in the bird-beak face masks used by doctors during the Black Plague; essential oils are a powerful tool to have in any pet health too box!

 Questions About Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Skin Allergies

Wed, 18 Mar 15 11:10:01 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey Lesley!

The ACV has to be a special one, that can be found in many supermarkets. The key is to find a brand that is 1)raw, 2) organic, 3) unfiltered, 4) contains 'The mother' [active and live enzyme culture].

You can give your guy the ACV in his water or his food; try 2-3 teaspoons into 1 liter of drinking water or just put it in some wet food. Most do this ongoing, or 3 weeks on/3 weeks off.

One thing to consider with you guy since he is a blue/dilute is CDA - color dilution alopecia - google this and do some research to make sure you are not dealing with this genetic condition.

You feed a RAW diet - kudos! Also consider supplementing with Quercetin or yucca for inflamation, and also colostrum to help build the immune system.

lastly, do consider Ted's Mange Remedy or Anti-fungal/Anti-staph dip for the itching - dip as frequently as needed to keep the skin calm and itching at bay.

 Re: Theresa's Tear Stain Remedies

Wed, 18 Mar 15 11:01:22 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey Karen!

Yes, ACV is safe for dogs to take internally. A fairly typical amount would be 2-3 teaspoons into 1 liter of water.

 Is Sneezing a Side Effect to Shot?

Wed, 18 Mar 15 10:45:06 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 03/18/2015

Hey Beth!

I might be able to help if I have more info.

What *kind* of shot was your dog given/why did you get your dog a shot? When did she get this shot?


Is Sneezing a Side Effect to Shot?

Wed, 18 Mar 15 10:24:32 -0500
Posted by Beth (Ct., US) on 03/18/2015

i need to know if sneezing a lot is a side affect from the shot.. Helped her from licking her tail a lot... but sneezing soo much.. concerned she is little.. please. could this be from allergy to shot?

Dog has Yellow Dandruff. Could it be a Yeast Infection?

Wed, 18 Mar 15 09:51:24 -0500
Posted by Barbara (Merritt Island, FL) on 03/18/2015

My dog has yellow type dandruff. Is this possibly a yeast infection? She's always scratching herself and chewing at her paws. Would like any help I can get.

Vaccination Reader Feedback

Wed, 18 Mar 15 09:40:33 -0500
Posted by T. (Usa) on 03/18/2015

About two months ago I went to get my jack Russell shots and vet said she needed the bordetella. I had no idea that I could refuse. My pup is never around many dogs and we don't do the dog parks. Now she reverse sneezes and at night while trying to sleep she has mucus in her nose and it's hard for her to breathe. This was never an issue before the nasal bordetella. I'm very angry. And I am saddened to hear that she never really needed it to begin with!!!!

 Re: Essential Oils and Cats

Wed, 18 Mar 15 09:10:54 -0500
Posted by Peter (Grand Island, Ne) on 03/18/2015

The idea that essential oils, if used appropriately in an aromatherapy setting, are toxic to cats is absolutely absurd. I have used essential oils in a vaporizer for nearly a year with 2 cats, and the aromatherapy might actually be BENEFICIAL for pets. Several medical websites support this. Naturally, you cannot use essential oils without first greatly diluting them -- as you would in a vaporizer, bath tub or other use for humans. Of course, peppermint oil (or any essential oil) directly from the bottle would be toxic for most animals. Just keep them in a safe place. But using them appropriately will cause no harm for your cats and may actually have a calming effect on them -- like they do for many people.

 Re: Theresa's Tear Stain Remedies

Tue, 17 Mar 15 19:50:00 -0500
Posted by Karen (Ohio, US) on 03/17/2015

How much ACV should be added to their drinking water? Is it safe for dogs?

 Questions About Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Skin Allergies

Tue, 17 Mar 15 17:42:46 -0500
Posted by Lesley (England) on 03/17/2015

Hi, I have a blue staffi and he has skin allergys, I feed him raw food only, so do I give him the apple cider vinegar that you buy n the supermarkets or does it have to be a special one, also how much and how do I give to him, also do I spray it on his feet to stop him licking them?

Ted's Dog Mange Cure Works Again!

Tue, 17 Mar 15 17:30:59 -0500
Posted by Michael (Mississippi) on 03/17/2015

[YEA]  I have a Yorkie/Pom mix that was scratching all the time and had a scabby balding patch on her back .. I used Ted's mange mix a couple of times, but did not really follow through with it. (She hates baths). finally I had enough, bathed her in the recommended mixture once and left a spray bottle full. I would spray her down every couple of days, mainly on the affected area.. This cured my baby.. thanks so much ..

 Re: My Dog has Mast Cell Tumor

Tue, 17 Mar 15 16:50:32 -0500
Posted by Francine (Los Angeles) on 03/17/2015

I have had experience with a mast cell tumor.. Unfortunately my 9 year old pug passed away from it. We tried everything holistically, and then submitted to chemo, which did not work. I found out later from a friend whose dog had a mast cell tumor, never to do a biopsy. Which we did. Their vet had them just have the tumor removed and then did the biopsy after it was off the dog. We were not offered this option. Unfortunately our dog did not survive, the other that had the entire tumor removed, is still alive, years later.

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