Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Homeopathy for Stroke in Dog

Sat, 25 Feb 17 19:40:08 -0800
Posted by Deanna (Ky ) on 02/25/2017

Where did u find these pills, my dog has just experienced the same thing.

 Re: Baking Soda in Water Bowl for Dog's Yeast Infection Ok for Other Dogs?

Sat, 25 Feb 17 16:23:54 -0800
Posted by Gwen (Northumberland England) on 02/25/2017

My little westie has a yeast infection I have read that you can put baking soda in their water bowl. Can anyone tell me how much soda and how much water and is it with every change of water? Thank you.

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Mange

Sat, 25 Feb 17 11:14:47 -0800
Posted by Melissa (Morongo Valley, Ca) on 02/25/2017

How did you use it for curing the mange?

  Re: Zymox for Ear Infections

Sat, 25 Feb 17 10:48:53 -0800
Posted by Tania (England) on 02/25/2017


You have very kindly been helping me with my dogs ear problems and advised I bought Zymox. I was able to find a supplier in the UK and used it successfully for a week. The gunk went as did the itching, so I stopped after 7 days, but 5 days later, her ears were flakey inside (just like if we use a thin face mask, let it dry and peel it off, the peelings were like that, never had this before) and large lumps of wax, but no itching. I wondered if I should continue he with the Zymox, or if this part of the healing process, old infected skin being shed and deep gunk coming up?

I also wondered with your experience of yeast problems, can a dog continue to show symptoms after initially clearing up. My dog has been on a raw diet now for three months, her smelly paws, itchy bottom and eye gunk went totally. Now her symptoms are occasionally showing up. Can they be so sensitive that a carrot or piece of Apple could cause irritation quickly? She used to be given a lot of raw carrot as treats.

Many thanks for your help,

Kind regards


  Re: Ivomec Cured Stray Cat's Mange

Sat, 25 Feb 17 10:43:53 -0800
Posted by Kristen (Fl, Belleview ) on 02/24/2017

Hello, I'm in desperate need of advice. Around here I'm the one people bring animals without anywhere to We ended up with a kitten around 6wks old with a bad case of scarcoptic mange. I've kept him separately however one of my cats got in with him without knowing. My 5 cats and 1 dog are on advantage and supposedly it helps keep it at bay who knows. Soo we bought ivermectin 1% injectable but I'm terrified to use it on the kitten and them....and obviously to treat all of them from the vet is out of my price range unfortunately. Does anyone know how much to dose such a small kitten and if it's safe for all them? Any suggestions would be awesome!

Organic Cranberry Extract for Pet UTIs, Struvite Stones

Sat, 25 Feb 17 10:16:33 -0800
Posted by Wilma (Vancouver, Canada) on 02/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Organic Cranberry extract for pet UTIs, struvite stones and to acidify urine naturally.

While everyone generally knows that cranberry supplements are usually mentioned when trying to prevent urinary tract infections, it's sometimes not so well known that many supplements don't actually contain enough of the active phytochemical or the right ones to make a substantial difference to a dog or cat suffering UTIs. Cats that have diabetes are for example very prone to recurring UTIs as well as dogs that suffer from bladder cancer (TCC). Also not that well know is the fact that struvite bladder stones in dogs are usually a result of chronic UTIs. The recent lawsuit against multinational pet food companies regarding their "Prescription diets" also highlights the fact that these diets, frequently prescribed for urinary issues and bladder stones, are filled with low quality ingredients and might not be that different to those that are less expensive and "non prescription". So do cranberry supplements actually work?I would imagine that the key would be to find a "clinically proven pet UTI supplement", that has actually been independently tested and verified to work. I know of only one product that actually fits this bill and there are many reviews online, as well as the published clinical trial info in an actual Veterinary Journal. The product is called "Cranimals Original" and works to prevent recurrent UTIs from E Coli, and also prevents struvite stones from infections, acidifies urine naturally and helps alleviate infection related incontinence. Plus it helps reduce the continual use of antibiotics. It's non GMO and organic to boot.

So, perhaps Earthclinic members will be interested in the product along with all the other remedies they have posted about for urinary issues in pets.

  Re: Dog With Allergies

Fri, 24 Feb 17 14:40:08 -0800
Posted by Melanie (Wichita, Ks) on 02/24/2017

I would definitely find an alternative to steroids. Using too much steroids can lead to Cushings Disease later in life. No cure for it.

  Re: Help Needed for Puppy With Bladder Issues

Fri, 24 Feb 17 11:17:38 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/24/2017

Hey Carol,

There are many doses you can try, and 1 teaspoon to 2 cups of water might be a tolerable [taste wise] dose for your puppy. You can also try 2 tablespoons into half a can of tuna and see if she will take that as a treat. I also urge you to see your vet - as you say, your girl is a rescue and you do not know her history, so you want to rule out deeper issues such as bladder stones or crystals. If this were my pup I would do the ACV - and the vet, just in case.

  Re: Eradicating Fleas in the House

Thu, 23 Feb 17 16:52:07 -0800
Posted by Grace (Pdx) on 02/23/2017

We have an indoor cat, Cotton, for 11 years no issues, One day I noticed she was itching ..going crazy biting her fur, licking herself over and over and just moping ... We checked with a magnifying glass for fleas, nothing off to the Vet . The Vet checked her with a nit comb and guess what a black flea! I actually refused to believe it so the Vet did it again and another flea. The vet also found she had an infected tooth which could make anyone go crazy. At my husband's work someone bought a puppy to his work a few times and I think he carried a flea home with him. Before taking her to the VET we had tried Apple cider Vinegar a couple days later we did hydrogen peroxides with borax, then the third day I tried sea salt nothing Then after the VET told us it was fleas, we used DE we saw the fastest quickest response with FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth within an hour no more itching, biting her fur or licking or going crazy she was calm tranquil again ...her old self. We flea fogged our house washed all the throw rugs in hot water and sprinkle fine sea alt in all the places she likes to lay down problem solved and vacuumed and put sea salt in the vacuum bag to kill any flea or eggs from hatching again.

 Re: Advice Needed for Cat's Itchy Skin

Thu, 23 Feb 17 16:50:28 -0800
Posted by Thinksee (Pdx) on 02/23/2017

I have an indoor cat for 11 years and she was itching and going crazy biting her fur, licking just moping all long ... She has never had any issues we checked with for fleas, mites off to the Vet and he checks her with a nit comb and guess what a black flea! What she is an indoor cat? The vet found she had an infected tooth too. I really think this was making her go crazy too. At my husband work someone bought a puppy to his work a few times and I think he carried a flea home with him.

The fastest quickest response was FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth rubbed slowly into her coat ( NEVER breathe this stuff in) no more itching and we flea fogged our house washed all the throw rugs and sprinkle fine sea salt in all the places she likes to lay down. If it is food allergy stop all food except buy tuna a special type at the pet store with just three ingredients. Chicken is not recommended if you suspect food allergy

 Re: Questions About Kitten With Mange

Thu, 23 Feb 17 16:38:07 -0800
Posted by Judy (Clemmons Nc) on 02/23/2017

My kittens have mange and it highly contagious to other cats and dogs and humans. Check with your veterinarian.

  Re: Help Needed for Puppy With Bladder Issues

Thu, 23 Feb 17 15:52:23 -0800
Posted by Carol (Pasadena, Ca) on 02/23/2017

My mini pin mix puppy recently had diarrhea which has been cleared, now she's not drinking water but is urinating frequently. This morning she woke me up early but couldn't wait to get out of the door & peed. I didn't see blood however as soon as we were outside she went again then strained to go at least 4 more times within mins. She's not crying or seems to be in pain (yet) but I don't want her to get worse or dehydrated. She's a rescue that's been through multiple homes so I don't know her history. She's not eating food with grains. I've had her on blue buffalo but recently switched her to Orijen for puppies. Any advice on ACV doseage?

Multiple Remedies for Cat With Intestinal Tumors

Thu, 23 Feb 17 10:19:09 -0800
Posted by Nora (Acworth, Ga) on 02/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I used a multiple cure approach for a 12 year old cat with intestinal tumors; Essiac Tea, Turmeric, ground apricot kernels, baking soda & maple syrup, Astralgus, BioPrep+ (blue/green algae) IP6, DMSO, Neoplasene, Medicinal Mushroom Complex, a powder called NuVet Feline, colloidal silver and Pancreatic Enzymes. Her kidneys were failing, so I got her Astro's CRF oil, Creatinine Scrub, and Astro's predigested fish protein.

I put her on a mostly raw diet of organic chicken & turkey with a custom made vitamin mix with high dose vitamin D, occasionally, cooked wild caught salmon with organic brown rice. She won't eat raw voluntarily, so I made a paste out of it with the food processor and fed it to her with syringes, mixing the various doses into the meat paste. I fed her every two hours with the raw mixture, and gave her a bowl of cooked food overnight so I could sleep a few hours. She had symptoms of diabetes, (excessive urination and thirst) and that turned around in a matter of days with the addition of a concentrated mineral liquid containing chromium and vanadium to her water bowl. There are 74 trace minerals in it, and the results were dramatic. I gave four drops of the 99% pure DMSO mixed with seven drops of colloidal silver and 30 drops of purified water, three times a day. I brush her teeth with Orateen gel, following meals. She is back to eating very well and has gained back over a pound and a half of the weight she lost. The vet only does blood work, nothing else. Numbers for all values have moved toward the normal range. I can still feel the tumors, but they are really small now, and I can tell from the way she's acting that she's much better. The other thing I do every day is take this cat out in full sun. It's been four years since her diagnosis, and despite the bad teeth, she's still doing great.

Most of these things can be given within two hours of each other, the only thing that needs to be given at a four hour interval is the IP6, which interferes with the adsorption of vitamins & minerals. Neoplasene causes nausea, so I mix it with cooked food. Because she is so small, five drops. The manufacturer gives your vet the correct dosage information, so when you pick up the product get a syringe to measure the dose.

I began with one thing--Essiac Tea. Did more research and added a thing at a time until I started to see real results. I'm convinced the organic, grain free, carb free diet, loaded with nutrients is the key.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Stomatitis

Wed, 22 Feb 17 22:23:32 -0800
Posted by Vickie (Michigan) on 02/22/2017

My 14yr plus cat has an abscess or tumor on inside of his cheek. Vet gave him an antibiotic shot and I think I may try some coconut oil. I ordered today a pet probiotics for him. The testimonials mainly are IBD and diarrhea issues, but any health condition or immune deficit can usually be helped with probiotics. This brand has 22 of them and also beta glucans I believe. I also have another kitty with stomatitis issues tho her teeth themselves don't look bad. May try the coconut oil on her as well.

  Re: Questions Re CBD Oil and Essiac Tea for Tumors

Wed, 22 Feb 17 17:24:06 -0800
Posted by Sam (Sa) on 02/22/2017

Hi, Lots of positive thoughts for you and your little chihuahua. I am unsure of the answer. Hopefully someone can chime in for you. X

  Re: Questions Re CBD Oil and Essiac Tea for Tumors

Wed, 22 Feb 17 12:10:59 -0800
Posted by Natbnappy (Altadena) on 02/21/2017

Hi there,

I found out my chihuahua has a cancerous nasal tumor. They give him 6-9 months. I started giving him CbD oil about a week ago. I have been researching on holistic ways to help with tumors and cancer and found Essiac and Tru pine for pet. I just got it in the mail. Does anyone know if its ok to give the essiac and tru one with the CBD oil?

Manuka Honey Helping Pyometra

Wed, 22 Feb 17 12:09:23 -0800
Posted by Manuka Dad (Los Angeles, Ca) on 02/21/2017
4 out of 5 stars


Manuka Honey Vitamin C Closed Pyometra became Open

okay.... 10 days ago, my dog weighed 87lbs. She's down to 77, but still alive. Was given $3k quote for emergency surgery for closed pyometra. While the vet left the room for me to decide, I jumped on her computer and started googling.

Declined the surgery and took my dog home. 4 days in, she could barely walk. Was trying antibiotics and manuka honey, but she would not eat anything, so I had to force open her mouth and force it. Thought she was going to die...Now we are ten days in and she is walking again, and has started draining pus. More and more pus is coming out. She is still not eating, but drinking a lot and peeing a lot.

I started with the =10 manuka from Trader Joes and today I went for the +24 Manuka Doctor from Whole Foods. I take a big finger glob and put in a piece of sliced turkey or ham and wrap it up and force her mouth open like I saw on a veterinary website and get the food in her throat and close her mouth and rub her neck.

She doesn't like that, but she's getting better. She is still not eating, but we went for a walk last night, about a mile. That's huge. We are not out of the woods by any means.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar in Goat Milk for Bladder Infection in Dog

Wed, 22 Feb 17 12:05:52 -0800
Posted by Kelley (Missouri) on 02/21/2017

So sorry for your loss of Lola. I came across this thread as I was searching for a UTI home remedy for my dog. Your post saddened me so that I felt I had to extend my sympathy to you for your loss of a very dear friend. May your heart be filled with many happy memories of Lola.

  Apple Cider Vinegar, Colloidal Silver for Ear Mites

Tue, 21 Feb 17 17:18:18 -0800
Posted by Eva Diaz (Albuquerque) on 02/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have a cat refuge... the ear mites are constant. I do not believe in Vets or M.Ds.. they kill too many things... I am a naturopath... and it works. My main medicines are apple cider vinegar (rubbed on the body it stops congestion.. around the neck and in the ears and on the ruff... dilute to 1/2 with distilled water). You can also put some on their paws or drops on gums and into ears. IT IS A MUST FOR MOST THINGS. I also used Aloe Vera in their ears to help heal.

PRIMARILY, I USE 500 PPM COLLOIDAL SILVER... (a teaspoon in their gallon water. I clean with Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) and vinegar.


READ AND RESEARCH WHAT ALL THESE THINGS DO! Make an ear wash with a dropper of colloidal silver in chamomile and green teas (1 glass) and use it to wash their ears out. Then you can use the ACV to kill mites... just make sure that infection is killed with CS and that the ears are not inflamed. Use Aloe Vera to put in ears to heal and sooth. I work everyday with one cat or five.

The other thing I use is sulpher in oil to kill mites. Mix an organic cat vitamin and mineral supplement in foods (powder). MAKE SURE THEY GET PURE NON-POLLUTED WATER OFTEN FOR OXYGEN AND HEALTH. THE Apple Cider Vinegar and CS will not harm it. Watch your animals. Get a book on using herbs etc., on yourself and animals.

Live with the EARTH and the Sun and Moon. I am Native American.

  Re: Bones for Dogs

Tue, 21 Feb 17 10:24:59 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/21/2017

Also about raw bones, the weight bearing bones will splinter - so no marrow bones. Feed only neck bones or rib bones or similar non-weight bearing bones to avoid bone splinters.