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 Re: How to Deal with Dog's Collapsed Trachea

13 hours ago
Posted by chichichi (netherlands) on 12/01/2021

I spend 24/7 with my chihuahua and know instantly when something is up. I could tell after he gulped down a treat a little too big that there were remnants stuck in his throat and had all the collapsed trachea symptoms. He had a little but now it was really bad. Anyway they told me olive oil is a good way to soften hard bits of food so I started putting a few teaspoons in his wet food and seriously his 'honking'/snoring is 70% better. Whatever was stuck is now not and it was there for 2 weeks. He never snored before either. Maybe your pom has some food stuck. There's a post on google about eucalpytus oil and showers too that apparently helps.

 Re: Gag Reflex and Cough in Cat - Need Nutrition Help

2 days ago
Posted by jholl (Louisville, ky) on 11/30/2021

I would investigate two potential issues here. First, her kidneys. Second would be are you using a harness or just a collar for walks. Many small dogs (I have one) are subject to damaging their tracheas. Pulling on the leash is an issue with all dogs, but the smaller ones have more delicate tracheas and cannot take too much.

With dogs who stop eating or get too picky about what they eat are often doing so because food just doesn't smell or taste right when the kidneys are not functioning as they should. A blood test and/or urine check will tell that story. You may want to check around for a vet that will work with your more holistic approach. Calling around and asking will help you decide. I have also visited vets to feel confident in my vet choices. (I have a holistic vet as well as my regular vet.) Best wishes for Mimmie and you.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Steam for Cat with Respiratory Issues

2 days ago
Posted by AskMeAboutGMOs (New York) on 11/29/2021
1 out of 5 stars

I do not recommend doing this. I did this and am lucky my cat recovered. That is too much heat in a small space.

 Re: Hydrogen Peroxide Use for Cats

3 days ago
Posted by Robert A. (Silver City) on 11/29/2021

I use hydrogen peroxide on my cats to keep the rhino-virus at bay as they are indoor outdoor cats and the only thing veterinarians know how to do is give antibiotics that kill their gut bacteria and make them more susceptible to other things. I used the food grade 3% from any drug store and add normal saline at 1-1 ratio. Sometimes I dissolve a vitamin C tablet in normal saline and use that at a1-1 ratio. My cats have a spot or two of ringworm around their mouth so im trying straight hydrogen peroxide around there in spots. Thats the hardest location to remove because the cats lick it all the time so unless there are other suggestions for quick dab kill shots? I also use the nebulizer on myself its great for covid prophylaxis and helps with many other things. Here is a link to review that subject.

Urinary Blockage Testing for Cat

10 days ago
Posted by Betty (CA) on 11/22/2021

My cat is in the hospital for a urinary blockage of some kind. Update this morning is that he is doing better but not out of the woods. A blood clot stopped up the catheter this morning. He did not pass a stone and vet said sometimes a catheter can push whatever was blocking back into the bladder. Ultrasound was done this morning and will get update.

Question is what all bloodwork should be involved? The vet talked about renal levels and said White Blood Cells look better. Is there anything else you all have experienced that you wish the vet had checked?

 Re: How to Deal with Dog's Collapsed Trachea

10 days ago
Posted by Lidia (Texas) on 11/22/2021

my Pom has a severe case of collapsed trachea. I took her to the vet. She is on theophylline a bronchial med. It does help her. The robitussin really helps her cough 1/4 teas. I also use 3 drops calendula non alcohol organic and 3 drops astragalus non alcohol organic extract. I am also trying the organic eggshells It is very important to not gain weight.

Turmeric and Cayenne for Tumor on Dog's Neck

11 days ago
Posted by Faithe (Bridgetown) on 11/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Our small dog had a golf sized tumor at the back of the neck. Vet said he was too old for surgery….we cut out the dog chow and gave only meat sprinkled with lots of powdered turmeric & some cayenne powder. In 3 days, the tumor was half the size, in 5 days it was flat. It oozed some watery, bloody liquid and there is a slight opening on which I use hydrogen peroxide, then some castor oil & some powdered turmeric.

it is healing beautifully and he is more energetic & friskier than ever.

Natural, non-invasive all the way!

Remedies Starting to Help Parvo in Older Dog

15 days ago
Posted by Joelina J. (Clearlake, CA) on 11/17/2021
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I have a Staffordshire terrier/pitbull that is older but I'm not sure of her age. I rescued her from someone who dumped her. She has parvo symptoms and that is what brought me to this site for right now I can't afford to go to a vet at this point in time.

I'm using activated charcoal and I just made a pot of chicken broth using 3 whole carrots, ground up fennel seed, salt and a whole chicken. I'm happy for she just lapped up some of the broth that I placed in her dog crate. I was going out to buy a syringe but think I may not need it at the moment. I'm going to keep offering her the broth every hour and later offer her chicken. I just want to let those know that they say fennel seed has very good properties for the flu or flu/cold/covoid virus..also helps soothe upset stomach. I am surely happy that she is drinking, but she is not yet out of the woods. I think adding the ground fennel seed and the activated charcoal caps that I have on hand will cure her. I grind the fennel seeds in a coffee grinder.

Turmeric for Fluid-Filled Cyst on Dog

16 days ago
Posted by Sandy (CA) on 11/16/2021
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My 12yrs f shepherd I noticed a large looked like fluid filled sack between back legs. Having just had surgery myself & we have 2 rott pups, hard to see. I read up on site. Gave her yesterday turmeric. My granddaughter was at vet so I took pic to send to her. This a.m. looks like it has 2 holes & no longer filled with fluid. Looks like it burst open. Now what?? All 3 try to lick. Put warm castor oil compress on or get her antibiotics??

  Salivary Gland Infection in Dog

16 days ago
Posted by Shivam (Vikasnagar, Dehradun) on 11/16/2021

My dog's left sided neck is swelling due to salivary infection

What can I do to cure my dog at home?

  Re: Upper Respiratory Condition in Cat

20 days ago
Posted by Marthapuree (NM) on 11/12/2021

Pureed asparagus is good if a cat or dog has a UTI. Fresh or canned will work.

Gag Reflex and Cough in Cat - Need Nutrition Help

20 days ago
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 11/11/2021

I have a 5 year old chihuahua with (and a bit of a mix I dont know for sure) She is 7 lbs, and was 6 lbs when I rescued her 12 months ago this month. Her name is Mimmie after Mimosa Flower because she is very, very shy. I know she had a hard life before I she came to me. She has her forever home with me now, and Ive solved several problems with her coat and skin through regular grooming myself, and diet.

But the diet I need to ask about for sure because she has what is like a gag reflex, and a cough that is once in awhile only. Not necessarily at the same time. I do have a vet, but they are not into natural remedies so I like to search for help on that. I do many, many home-remedies, for years now thanks mostly to EC. Sometimes she doesnt eat but so far, she only skips a day, or a bit less than 24 hours. I watch her water and she continues to drink that even when she doesnt have an appetite for her food. I buy good food, I think, and the bag before this (which I transitioned her) I felt might have to do with some scratching that started although I am not sure it was the food now. I am 68,69 this month, so I never was perfect, and now, I have some, short term memory problems so please forgive me. I put my little dog before myself, like potty times, feeding etc.

We go outside 4 & 5 times a day, every day so we both get our exercise walking around our big, apt. building. She drinks her water better than I drink my daily need ;) Ok, just a little on her care here ;) So now I am going through the dog food labels and I want to get the best I can afford for her. I spent 20 on the last bag, Organix. But I also know that it isnt always the price tag that determines the true quality. I eat a keto diet, and sometimes wonder if I should just feed her what I eat? I buy grass fed, grain free, free-range eggs, all I can find in my, small town. We have 4 grocery stores including a good Grocery Outlets (lots of organics, just read sell by dates) and Wild River Healthfoods.

Can someone help me find out about the foods for her that would be best to try? I read on here someone took their dog off a formula with chicken and hers does have some of that, although not right, out front on the label. Some other things I dont like the sound of. This one has potatoes and I do NOT eat carbs like that, only cruciferous vegies that are good for T2 Diabetes, which I have, and the Keto Diet. Sorry about the book but I need to sink my teeth into finding the best foods to try with her. By the way, she had an upset tummy, gets that once in awhile, and I am now giving her a little of my yogurt to see if that gets her back to wanting to eat.

I will answer any questions!!

 Re: Cyst on Cat's Gum Where Tooth Was Removed

20 days ago
Posted by RSW (OH) on 11/11/2021

Hi Carol,

I am so happy to hear that Princess is doing better and is making progress with her gum issue. What a relief that must be, and she is fortunate to have such a caring and loving caretaker and friend. This news has just made my day! I am so happy she is doing well. Thank you for your kind words.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Tumors

20 days ago
Posted by Estrella (OR) on 11/11/2021

Hello, I just read your post and I know it was back in 2009. Our golden retriever was diagnosed with osteosarcoma couple months ago on his back right leg. The X-rays did not show that it's spread to his lungs. The dr advice to amputate his leg. We still undecided. I found this website and it gives me hope. I been giving him the tea because my husband is taking it for a month now for his prostate cancer. I'm thinking I should give it to Riley also. He's been taking it for almost a week. I found this website and read a couple of the post and it give me hope. I would like more updates on your dogs. Thank you

 Re: Cyst on Cat's Gum Where Tooth Was Removed

21 days ago
Posted by Carol (Ohio) on 11/11/2021

Dear RSW, so sorry to hear about your loss. I know how difficult it is. You did a wonderful job of taking care of him before he had to pass.

My cat Princess seems to be doing much better as I took her to the vet again and she cleaned out the where the tooth had been removed, again and injected some antibiotics. So glad I did because Princess immediately seemed to feel better and did eat more on her own than she had been. The cyst is not cancerous and it looks much smaller and even though she is eating some on her own, it's just not enough to gain weight or keep what she has gained. I'm syringe feeding her twice a day and that plus what she does eat seems to be working.

I'm just treating the cyst with coconut oil after each feeding and I hate that it's still there but Princess has such a small mouth and tiny gum line I don't know how the cyst could be removed and not take most of her gum. It would be very drastic. I don't think I could do that to her even if it had been cancerous. It's so hard to know what to do isn't it?

Thanks for posting about your kitty and I again I'm so sorry for your loss.

  Re: How to Administer ACV in Food or Water

22 days ago
Posted by Linda (Vancouver, Washington) on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Buy Apple cider vinegar in pill form. I put one down my cat's throat every day and the next time I took him to the vet about two months later the vet said there are no more signs of crystals They're all gone

Lysine for FIV, Feline Herpes and Low Immunity in Cats

22 days ago
Posted by Busybee100 (UK) on 11/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

If your cat has lower immunity then please try lysine. You can buy special lysine gel or paste for cats which can be mixed with his food. We were told it needs to be taken long term. You can also buy the human-grade lysine powder (no additives) and sprinkle some on his food.

NAC for Treating FIV and Sinus Issues in Cats

22 days ago
Posted by Busybee100 (UK ) on 11/10/2021
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NAC for treating FIV and sinus issues in cats

My little rescue cat suffered from blocked nasal passages after having recurrent infections before he was rescued. We couldn't stop the nasal infections unfortunately but I found that he seemed to get headaches and would ask me to rub his face in an unusual way. So I tried sprinkling a tiny amount of NAC (N-acetylcysteine) on his food once a day and he stopped asking for face massages and seemed better.

I use NAC myself for sinus headaches. I found a scientific research paper showing a sprinkling was safe for cats. It is also used for treating respiratory inflammation and FIV in cats. If you look it up you will see vets use it. I used human-grade NAC with no additives.

  Ayurveda Parasite and Heartworm Remedies (2)

23 days ago
Posted by Ashley (Sanford, NC) on 11/08/2021

Oh no- I give my bulldog abt 1/4 tsp daily of turmeric with a raw egg and green lipped mussel oil. I didn't know it could cause anemia. Should I stop giving her turmeric every day? I give it as preventative and anti-inflammatory?

  Re: Heartworm Medications

23 days ago
Posted by Ashley (Sanford, NC) on 11/08/2021

How much would you give a 50# dog of the equine IVM? Also, I have my own RX of Ivermectin from being treated for Covid-19. I have plenty left over. They're 3mg tablets per pill. I wonder what dosage to give her using those? Can you help me pls?


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