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 Re: Fleas in Cats

Tue, 09 Sep 14 21:18:17 +0000

Posted by Awesome (Ca, US) on 09/09/2014

Don't put oils on cats, it can be dangerous. Good luck

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 Re: Dog with Cancerous Tumors

Tue, 09 Sep 14 16:18:12 +0000

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 09/09/2014

Hello Jules from Australia --- topically, cold pressed castor oil mixed with turmeric. If you look on EC you can read up on the posts on tumours. Internally turmeric and hemp seed oil with raw veggies, and scrutinize ingredients. Vit C , too.

The best of success.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Comment on Alpha Lipoic Acid ( ALA )

Tue, 09 Sep 14 16:16:38 +0000

Posted by Carol (Va., US) on 09/09/2014

alpha lipoic acid ( ALA ) does NOT hurt the liver, it helps it. please do some research before stating facts out of the air.

R ALA is the natural form. It restores liver enzyme levels back to normal

Re: Blood in Dog's Urine

Tue, 09 Sep 14 15:56:07 +0000

Posted by Tab628 (San Lorenzo, Ca) on 09/09/2014

My 12 year old female lab has recently had blood showing up when urinating. Several times there seemed to be mucous type clots. There is no frequent urination and she does not seem to be in any discomfort. I would love to know if anyone has had the same situation occur and what, if any, natural remedy helped. Her vet is way too expensive and I really can't afford to take her there. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the subject. I am going to try the ACV today since I have it on hand, hope it works.

Remedies Needed for Dog with Heart Murmur and Valvular Disease

Tue, 09 Sep 14 15:51:32 +0000

Posted by Sylvie (Gatineau, Quebec, Canada) on 09/09/2014

hi my 2yr old Olde Eng.Buldog has been diagnosed with 2/6 murmur & valvular disease. The cardiologist recommend he start medication soon to avoid seizure. I'm more interested in helping Jaxson with natural products as I am trying to avoid side effects. I would greatly appreciate your feedback and help. Thanks (desperate mom) Sylvie

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 Re: Urinary Issues in Cats and Acv

Tue, 09 Sep 14 11:07:28 +0000

Posted by J (Australia) on 09/09/2014

Hello. My cat also was doing the same as yours.. Peeling everywhere and meowing uncontrollably. Turns out she had a urinary tract infection. I suggest you take her to the vet ASAP to get some antibiotics to clear up the uti. Worked with my girl! Hope kitty is feeling better soon'

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 Re: Dog with Cancerous Tumors

Mon, 08 Sep 14 22:38:50 +0000

Posted by Jules (Australia) on 09/08/2014

Look into rubbing a mix of water and vitamin c powder onto tumours, I read this as a remedy for people, can't hurt to try it on dogs?

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 Re: Dosing Info Needed to Keep Cat Healthy

Mon, 08 Sep 14 09:30:43 +0000

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/08/2014

Hey Cynthia!

There are no hard and fast rules on such individual cases. That said, folks generally adopt dosing the ACV in the drinking water as a maintenance practice for the life of the pet. Consider 1/4 teaspoon into 1 liter of drinking water and have that as the only drinking water at all times.

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 Re: Diatomaceous Earth Worked for Cat With Long Term Mange

Sun, 07 Sep 14 23:44:33 +0000

Posted by Gail (Canada) on 09/07/2014

Can you use DE to cure ear mites in cats? If so, how do you get it in their ears?

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 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Blocked Bladder in Cat

Sun, 07 Sep 14 19:45:00 +0000

Posted by Gene (New Bedford, Ma) on 09/07/2014

Can you please call me I need info on how you treated your cat. Please call asap. 7744130255

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 Re: Caring for Rescue Animals

Sun, 07 Sep 14 17:59:33 +0000

Posted by Rae (Charlestonsc) on 09/07/2014

God bless you, I have two cats and feed lots of strays and some of them are in bad shape.

Yorkie with Mammary Gland Tumors

Sun, 07 Sep 14 16:47:30 +0000

Posted by Sio99 (New York, Ny) on 09/07/2014

Hi all - thanks in advance for your help. My Lexi developed mammary tumors last December but only showed symptoms recently. I took her to the surgeon who quoted me $3000 to remove them but to be honest I just don't have it. What is happening is they swell up once a week and she is uncomfortable and lethargic. In a couple of days they start to drain through the nipple and she feels great again. What comes out is gross - a sticky white pus, no smell but gross - although I am happy to see it drain. I tried castor oil last night using warm compresses first, then soaking a cotton pad in the oil and putting the warm compress on top. I do want to be sure the castor oil is safe since the nipple drains. I don't want to clog it as I think that may be part of the problem (stick pus clogging it so now I use hydrogen peroxide tto was nightly). I read somewhere castor oil may not be safe so I want to be sure. It is her upper left nipple so she can not reach it to lick off.

Any and all suggestions are great. She is just under 11 and about 9lbs (a yorkie) - and she is an angel.

2 days ago I visited an herbalist in a holistic pet store who I trust - he has been there well over 20 years and is very respected. He is changing her diet - wants her off poultry and beef - and instead instructed me to get down 3 other proteins she will eat. Not appetizing yet but she will get over it. He wants bison, venison, salmon, rabbit, buffalo, lamb, pork or other fish. I am to get him 3 and he will come up w/recipes or a commercial option. He also wants her to fast once a week (which wont bother her at all).

In her food he gave us Gentle Digest Prebiotic and Probiotics, DMG immune strength support drops (N, N-Dimethylglycine (DMG)), Canine Immune System support (ingredients here: too many to post! https://www.standardprocess.com/Products/Veterinary-Formulas/Canine-Immune-System-Support ) and a Chinese herbs formula called Survival which is Frankincense, Zedoria, , Oldenlandia, Curcurma, Lindera, Licorice & Gynostemma which is out of the Connecticut Institute for Herbal Studies. The trick is getting them in her which is NOT going very well, but again she will have to get over it too. I have now realized she knows the word medicine and goes and hides. She is smart!

Thank you all so much!

Diatomaceous Earth for Mange

Sun, 07 Sep 14 09:05:50 +0000

Posted by Sharon (Georgia, US) on 09/07/2014

[YEA]  Let me tell you my story. My daughter got a beautiful little black and white Lab/Australian Shepherd mix male puppy. When he was about 3 or 4 months old he started getting little bumps around his neck and feet. They started getting worse and he started losing the hair in this area. Before we knew it the bumps turned into oozing nasty sores and he started losing his hair. Took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with demodectic mange. We started having the vet dip him once a week at $40 a pop.

I read everything I could find about home treatments as I believe we give our animals too many drugs/medications that cause more internal problems than help. I bathed him at least once sometimes twice a week with a medicated dandruff shampoo followed by a rinse (which I left on) of washing borax, hydrogen peroxide and water. He was in extreme pain from this mange and nothing seemed to be helping (even the vet dips). He got so bad that he lost almost all of his beautiful long coat and was covered from head to toe in oozing ugly sores, scales and a terrible smell.

My husband would say every day that maybe we should put him down. You could tell that he didn't feel well. He no longer wanted to run and play. I read somewhere about diatomaceous earth and what it could do. It being a natural wormer with other health benefits - I thought I would try it as I really think this pup had a major internal problem as his immune system seemed to be highly compromised. I started giving him a tablespoon in his feed every night. I would put it over his dry feed and put warm water or a liquid over it as the earth is very dry. Within a month his sores were getting better. His skin was no longer bright red and nasty looking. It has been about 6 months now of putting this over his food every night and he is now almost back to his beautiful self.

He has so much energy. His skin no longer looks irritated even on his feet and legs. His hair is almost completely grown in and he has lots of it. His coat is shiny - And his teeth - they are the whitest teeth I have ever seen on a dog. No tarter stains - just beautiful. I stopped treating his skin topically and giving him baths every week about the time I started him on the diatomaceous earth. It turned this dog's world around. He is now a happy, playful big pup.

I highly recommend this stuff for everything. His gums are nice and pink and I would bet that he is worm free also. I just started giving it to my horses as a wormer instead of the harsh chemicals we give our animals for parasites, this is a miracle worker. I even started drinking a teaspoon every day in chocolate milk as it also has health benefits for people also. It is a natural cure for a multitude of things as it works from the inside out. You can purchase food grade diatomaceous earth from Tractor Supply. A large bag costs less than $15 and after using it for over 6 months, I still have over half a bag left. We started giving it to my husband's hunting beagles. Their teeth are whiter, their stool is solid, their coats are shiny and they seem to be happier also. I can't wait to see the effects on the horses.

I am one of those people that believe our lives are run by pharmaceutical companies getting rich on the crap they sell us and I always look for a natural alternative. This stuff is the bomb. I will never use dangerous, caustic wormers again on my dogs and hopefully not on my horses either. Good luck!

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 Re: Multiple Remedies for Yeast Infections and Allergies

Sun, 07 Sep 14 08:56:39 +0000

Posted by Lisa (New Jersey, US) on 09/07/2014

I have a westie - a breed well-known for skin issues. I have struggled to help him since he was 3. He forms scabby bumps that break open and ooze, will develop red rashes around his rear-end, his arm pits and legs even scabbing on his face. Its been so difficult.

The best thing I have ever done for him is got an RX shampoo called Ketochlor. In one washing I saw an amazing difference!! Not kidding! I also found virbac makes a similar leave-on lotion that really helps.

But I am dealing with 2 things: skin allergies and yeast. For the yeast, I add probiotics to his food...just break open a cap and put in on his food.

For food he gets chicken or beef with venison. I add either olive oil or fish oil to his food because his skin is also dry and he needs the fat.

If the yeast gets really bad, I put desitin ointment on those areas.

Its a constant battle but it works!

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 Re: Dietary Help for Canine Diabetes

Sat, 06 Sep 14 21:31:51 +0000

Posted by Sharon (Powell River, BC, CA) on 09/06/2014

Our chocolate lab was diagnosed as diabetic almost a year ago. She will be 9 this coming February. We have had many labs but she is our first chocolate, and we have had nothing but one major medical problem after another and I have since learned that this can be common with chocolates. She is a wonderful dog and puts up with each incident after another. Since becoming diabetic, she is now blind and I have tried many things to combat this. Her insulin is fairly high as her pancreas is not working, thus no production of insulin naturally, and her liver and heart are enlarged. You would never know she has anything wrong with her or that she is blind. I feed her a raw food and veggie diet along with supplements and one cup morning and night of a diabetic dog food. I check her blood sugar before each meal. She lies down and lets me do this no problem and lies down after eating to get her insulin shot. I love her so very much and can't believe how good a patient she is. I am going to try castor oil for her eyes again as nothing else has worked either but what the hey! Can't hurt I don't think.

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 Re: Dosing Info Needed to Keep Cat Healthy

Sat, 06 Sep 14 21:18:10 +0000

Posted by Cynthia (Union, NJ) on 09/06/2014

Thank you to all. I am sorry I didn`t find this page 2 weeks ago. I adopted 2 male kittens. They were brothers and I recently lost 1 to Urinary Tract Infection. I am determined to keep the other healthy. I started Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 tsp. but how often and how long? I don`t twit or do Facebook so e-mail is my source of talking. Thank you for all your stories. You are all beautiful people. Cyn

Colloidal Silver for Hot Spots on Dogs

Sat, 06 Sep 14 20:53:18 +0000

Posted by Colleen (Hawaii, US) on 09/06/2014

Hi! I've been treating my dogs with colloidal silver- works very well. I use it for any problem - we use it on ourselves too- burns, wounds, itching, it prevents infections .

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 Re: Help Needed for Pom who is Peeing Everywhere

Sat, 06 Sep 14 20:46:03 +0000

Posted by Ali (Atlanta, Ga) on 09/06/2014

We experienced that with one of our dogs, it turned out to be Cushings Disease. There are some holistic approaches you can try if it does turn out to be Cushings.

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 Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure - Diagnosis

Fri, 05 Sep 14 21:20:47 +0000

Posted by June Bug (Alaska, US) on 09/05/2014

Thanks again, Theresa.

I did Ted's 3x for the first two weeks and she had her last one 5 days ago. So I will wait a few more days and if she's scab free, I'll give the ACV one a try. If not, I'll stick with the hydrogen peroxide so she doesn't get stung.

I'll keep you posted!

Thank you,

Lexi

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