Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Urinary Crystals in Cat

Thu, 13 Oct 16 13:00:21 -0700
Posted by Paula (Nacogdoches, Tx) on 10/13/2016

My 3 year old neutered male has chronic uti and crystal issues. I've started him on Rx dry food, and plan to try the apple cider vinegar. I'm also thinking about trying cranberry juice concentrate (available at health food stores), mixed with no sodium or low sodium chicken broth. I brought home a package of Kittles brand cranberry and chicken treats, and my Sammy begs for them. I had no idea cats would love cranberry flavor! If I can find a low sugar cranberry juice, I'll try that. If Sammy accepts this remedy, I'll probably use an ice cube tray to prepare a whole batch at a time, and stash them in a freezer ziplock bag. So much easier to just thaw a cube whenever I need it. Good luck to all, and hope your kitties are much better!

  Re: Ted's Mange Cure

Thu, 13 Oct 16 12:58:06 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hello William,

The solution does NOT need to be adjusted based on size. The solution is NOT toxic when used for bathing, however if for whatever reason your dog somehow drank a few cups it might have very loose stools.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt for Yeast Infections

Thu, 13 Oct 16 12:57:51 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hello Lori,

Please also consider your dogs diet; grain based diets have been linked to skin issues in dogs. If the food your feed contains corn or grain, a switch to a grain free diet is needed. Also consider alkalizing your dogs drinking water and Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs to help fight the yeast from the inside out.

 Re: Should I Use Turmeric for Internal Tumors and Cough in Older Dog?

Thu, 13 Oct 16 12:52:01 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 10/13/2016

Yes, start mixing 1 teaspoon of organic turmeric into your dog's food each time you feed him. You can get it in bulk at Whole Foods, or an Indian Grocers (Indian - from India) which would be cheaper. Note that it'll take some time before you notice any differences, plus you'd probably want to get another xray in a month or so to confirm.

 Re: Should I Use Turmeric for Internal Tumors and Cough in Older Dog?

Thu, 13 Oct 16 09:08:11 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hey Janet,

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying the turmeric so why not give it a go? And what did your vet say about the cough that has been going on for months now? Coughs can be associated with heart worm infection and also congestive heart failure. You might want to have the cough checked out a bit more thoroughly to find out the nature of the cough, and what you can do on your end to better support your boy.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infection

Thu, 13 Oct 16 07:20:55 -0700
Posted by Diana (Oh) on 10/13/2016

My female cat was always having trouble with peeing. Took her to the vet 3 times for it and last time had x rays taken. Vet said "she is just one of those cats who are going to have urinary issues." I went to a pet food store and got a bag of holistic dry grain free cat food and some cans of grain free cat food. She loves the dry but would not eat the canned. Bought some canned food without grain at grocery store and she likes it. Anyway, it has been 4 months and she is great. Her fur is soft and shiny, she pees with no problem and she seems to feel more solid. Hope your cat responds to a grain free diet like mine does.

  Re: Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia

Thu, 13 Oct 16 07:20:06 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 10/13/2016

Maryann, I'm so sorry that I haven't replied earlier! Just now getting back on to earthclinic!

How is your Shih Tzu doing? I really hope she's ok! Were the vets able to deal with the tick borne disease? Unfortunately, I don't remember the holistic remedies recommended by my holistic vet. You may need to contact one in your area.

All the best to you and your pup!

  Re: Dog With Dry Nose

Thu, 13 Oct 16 07:18:44 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 10/13/2016

I would suggest only using virgin Coconut oil on his nose. My dog had a dry nose and the coconut oil worked great. The chapstick & Vaseline have too many chemicals that are toxic for a dog!

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Lymphoma or Leukemia in my Dog

Thu, 13 Oct 16 06:49:35 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hey Jeff!

Please check out all of EC's pages on cancer - there are many remedies and approaches that you may wish to consider:

Prominent EC contributors also discuss Dr. Hulda Clark's work, so something else to google and research for you. I am also a big fan of Ted from Bangkok and you might find reading through his advice very helpful:

Please keep us posted!

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Lymphoma or Leukemia in my Dog

Thu, 13 Oct 16 06:27:24 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/13/2016

Hello Jeff,

Please read up on EC's page for lymphoma for additional ideas for remedies and approaches:

I know you want results as fast as possible, but do keep in mind healing takes time, so it is hard to know if your particular remedy is working or not; you might wish to google your remedies and read others testimonials to get an idea of the time it has taken for others to get the results you seek.

I have to add I am absolutely baffled, stunned and disgusted that your vet would vaccinate a pet who clearly had an active immune issue. You might benefit from a change in vets - consider a holistic vet who may be able to provide you feedback on your current remedies, and may also have additional treatment options for your boy. There are 22 holistic vets listed for your state, see if one is close to you:

Please keep us posted on your boy!

  Re: Diet and Supplements for Heart Murmur

Wed, 12 Oct 16 17:05:46 -0700
Posted by Jaime (Cambridge, Ontario) on 10/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for sharing your experience. I intend to use your regiment as my chihuahua Bababooey has the same level 5 murmur and breathing issues. I have shared your list of supplements with my vet and the only concerns was that the vitamin C is very high and not recommended as it will cause kidney stones. As well she had a concern that the magnesium dose was also high. I hope we can achieve the same good results. I hope Bella is still doing well and wish to thank you again.

  Re: Lubricating Eye Drops, Massage for Cherry Eye

Wed, 12 Oct 16 15:43:04 -0700
Posted by Micki (Ohio) on 10/12/2016

What kind of eye drops did you use for lubricate your dogs eye? I have been looking for eye drops but don't know if there a specific kind I need to get?

 Re: Seeking Remedies for Lymphoma or Leukemia in my Dog

Wed, 12 Oct 16 14:44:54 -0700
Posted by Jeff (Atco, Nj) on 10/12/2016

So anyone care to chime in. I am getting discouraged. Although he seems to be doing ok right now, his lymph nodes in his neck are still large and I dont like that. And after a month of the Essiac Tea (started at 1oz a day and now up to 6oz spread out in two different doses in his food and its the stuff from herbal healer that I brewed myself), 6 capsules of Transfer Factor a day for about 3 weeks and in the past 5 days 20 drops of Frankincense internally. If this is not working I want to abandon and try something else that will. I have another product not talked about much on here called Avemar. It has a lot of studies showing it has cured cancer and helped people that go the traditional route as well. Should be here tomorrow and I am going to add that as well. Any thoughts or remedy advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Re: Adverse Side-Effects From Mandatory Rabies Vaccine in Older cat

Wed, 12 Oct 16 11:27:29 -0700
Posted by Randa (Greece) on 10/12/2016

So sorry for what you and your cat are going through. I am very much against the rabies shot because I lost my beloved three year old cat because of Sarcoma due to the vaccine. However, it is obligatory by law over here. I have 28 cats and I have stopped using the rabies shot. I also give no vaccines to the elderly cats. Anyway, I vaccinate the younger ones once every other year. They are all doing fine . In your case I would ask the vet to give me a paper stating that my cat is elderly and allergic to this vaccine, so that you can get your pet licence and spare the cat. We don't have a pet license over here. I have no idea how that works or why it is necessary. I hope your cat gets better. Best wishes to you both.

  Re: Dog With Dry Nose

Tue, 11 Oct 16 21:50:35 -0700
Posted by Laveda (Commerce City, Co) on 10/11/2016

Just went to the vet for my dogs chapped nose. He said to put vaseline it. He said to put it on like you would chapstick several times a day.

  Re: Ted's Mange Cure

Tue, 11 Oct 16 14:32:12 -0700
Posted by William (Az) on 10/11/2016

Does the solution need to be adjusted based on the size of the dog that needs to be treated? This might sound like a foolish question but I was wondering what to do for a medium to large size breed. I want to make sure before doubling the size not knowing whether or not it would become 'toxic' if I do.

  Re: Feline Upper Respiratory Infection

Tue, 11 Oct 16 14:19:13 -0700
Posted by Sal (Texas) on 10/11/2016

Do not shop at CVS pharmacy. They are expensive and do not have anything good for animals. If you have somewhere there any kind of feed store they can better help.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones in Dog

Tue, 11 Oct 16 09:44:53 -0700
Posted by Rececca (Mumbai) on 10/10/2016

My dog has bladder stones.. from last 3 years he is been facing this issue.. Vet has recommended for surgery but I m little scared of it.. That's why I was searching for home remedies.. when I saw about this remedy.. I tried this with my dog by giving him one tablespoon in drinking water bowl for two days.. but he started vomiting for next two days. What to do now because I don't want him to go for surgery. I need help ASAP!

EC: Hi Rebecca, are you giving your dog organic apple cider vinegar? What brand of apple cider vinegar are you using?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt for Yeast Infections

Tue, 11 Oct 16 09:40:33 -0700
Posted by Lori (Surprise, Arizona) on 10/10/2016

I was very glad to find this site and read everyone's amazing testimonials. I have two German Shepherd dogs. My male is much more severe at this point and after many failed vet diagnoses (from environmental allergies to food allergies, etc.) to being on antibiotics and allergy medicine I found myself searching for my own answers. I am very confident that what we are dealing with is a yeast infection from everything I have read. I started giving ACV and yogurt several days ago but am not seeing much difference in my male yet. He is scared to death of a spray bottle so I will have to soak a wash cloth with the solution. With the double coat on them I gave to try to get it down to their skin so that could be a challenge. I am also starting them on DinOvite which is an enzyme that will help with what is going on in their gut along with the ACV and yogurt.