Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Cystine Bladder Crystals and or Stones in Dog

Wed, 21 Apr 21 14:14:52 -0700
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 04/21/2021

Hello Leroy,

I am so sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your bulldog. Have you tried changing your dog's diet? Can you please let us know which brands you have tried and the types of food (kibble, canned, raw)?

Have you tried a raw or freeze-dried raw food diet? It can clear up an enormous amount of issues, as I found out when I put both of my 15 year old dogs on a freeze-dried diet.

Finally, I am sure there is a vet out there that will know what kind of diet works well to prevent cystine bladder stones in dogs. If you do a web search, you may be able to find a specialist in the field who will do a phone consult. Vets prescribe a very specific diet for cats with bladder stones all the time so I am sure it is the same for dogs. Diet is often key in my opinion.

Cystine Bladder Crystals and or Stones in Dog

Wed, 21 Apr 21 13:59:35 -0700
Posted by Leroy (El Paso, TX.) on 04/21/2021

I have a 4 yr. old Bulldog that gets cystine bladder stones. He has had two surgeries already. Now they want to cut everything off and make him like a female which I find unacceptable at this point. Is there anyone out there that knows how to at least control these types of stones or crystals? What I understand is this type of stone is the worst one to have. There a lot of different types of stones and one remedy for one may make another type worse.

People talk of stones and remedies in their dogs but do not say what type of stone it is. It makes a huge difference. You must know what you are dealing with. I have researched and know a little about it but have not found anything that is effective as yet.

I would greatly appreciate any info good or bad.

Thanks a lot.

 Re: Belly Skin Is Turning Black on My German Shepherd

Tue, 20 Apr 21 20:05:14 -0700
Posted by Lynn Rienguette (Alberta Canada) on 04/20/2021

My friend told me to use 20ppm of hypochlorus acid (HOCl) and spray that on a few times a day. Her tummy is now turning back to pink. We were initially using it for a natural pest control. Amazing stuff, all natural.

  Re: Treating Pyometra in Dog With Limited Funds

Mon, 19 Apr 21 07:47:57 -0700
Posted by myca (social) on 04/18/2021

Urine therapy will do the trick without a 3rd party. Collect first morning pee and drop it down nostrils and in the eyes. This is immediate relief for all diseases in all creatures.

Treating Pyometra in Dog With Limited Funds

Sun, 18 Apr 21 08:01:34 -0700
Posted by Tab (Va) on 04/18/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 4 yr old Shitzu Yorkie and I believe she may have pyometra. She is discharging a mucus like discharge that is yellowish brown. I first noticed it yesterday and called 2 pet hospitals and they all said to bring her in but I am low on funds and we are leaving for harpoon in a few days. I saw the video on YouTube about the Manuka Honey, Turmeric, and vitamin C and went to the store to get the ingredients. I started the remedy last night with one dose because it was pretty late.

Also gave her 1/4 of a Tylenol tablet to make sure she wasn't in pain or had a fever. I will continue using this remedy until our flight and will take her to the vet on base ASAP. Will this remedy keep her in the clear until then?

Also, as a second option, I have 300 mg capsules of Clindamycin from when my pit Bull had a skin infection. Is it ok to open the capsule and give my dog only part of the capsule since she is a smaller dog? Please help.

Ted's Remedies for Kennel Cough in Dog

Sat, 17 Apr 21 13:36:41 -0700
Posted by Josh King (USA) on 04/17/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. I had been treating a pup with kennel cough for about 8 days. Took to the vet. Got doxycycline. Dosed twice and my dog got worse.

The vet confirmed kennel cough. infection was moving to the lungs after dosing doxycycline. One side effect potentially of the antibiotic is restricted airways (maybe not a good idea on vet's part to use this for kennel cough??) Took her back and got a second antibiotic. Freaked out; I decided to stop antibiotics altogether. Never opened the new bottle of Amoxycillin.

I used Ted's remedy for kennel cough as I've had it memorized by heart for some time now, I have used it for myself and my mother for COVID19 and for flu the winter before.

1 crystal sodium thiosulfate. (crystal about 2 mm long and 1 mm thick, I cut in half with a knife) dissolved in half glass water, with 1/64 tsp zinc orotate powder, or about 15mg in total zinc for a 60 lb dog. Zinc can be toxic to dogs in high amount, but not this amount, have charcoal on hand in case I overdose the dog.

I gave this solution only once as an opener.

Immediately followed by 1/8 teaspoon each of pure N Acetyl Cystine (NAC) and L-Lysine amino acids. Get capsules at a pharmacy or big box stores if you can't wait for online orders.

Repeat 1/8t each of amino acids 3 more times, an hour apart for a total of 4 dosages.

Repeat 4 more times the next day, an hour apart; do not repeat zinc / thiosulfate again.

"The dog should come out fine" in Ted's words.

He is right. nothing I tried herbal wise or prescription antibiotic wise helped.

I dosed the amino acids in bone broth nice and warm but not boiling, which may damage the medicine break down too much.

I also used 1/8 tsp pure echinacea powder, and 1/16 tsp 5:1 goldenseal extract powder in the bone broth with each dose, as well as a sprinkle of garlic powder. I was using these herbs before too, with not much improvement, though they did seem to relieve her discomfort somewhat.

Ted's remedy saved my girl, and without having to destroy her gut bacteria with harsh antibiotics. I am dosing her with probiotics for a little while maybe a week or two just to counter what the doxycycline may have done.

  Re: Wheat Sprouts Helped Cataracts in Dog

Fri, 16 Apr 21 07:15:35 -0700
Posted by helen (australia) on 04/15/2021

Sorry, I know this is 2 years later, but I am wondering if this was a Dr wheatgrass? and did you give this orally? Thank you for your time. I have a 14 yr old Standard Poodle. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Lung Issues in Pets

Tue, 13 Apr 21 09:59:52 -0700
Posted by Bonnie (Richmond, Virginia ) on 04/13/2021

All the tests done on Colloidal silver were done before the nano technology came along. This is just some food for thought.

  Re: Lubricating Eye Drops, Massage for Cherry Eye in Dog

Mon, 12 Apr 21 17:40:54 -0700
Posted by curly (ON) on 04/12/2021

Nice to know that the cherry eye went off. I am just curious if it never popped up anymore since then. Thank you. I have a 7 month old Shih Tzu and noticed her cherry eye when she was 8 mos. On and off from that time. Appreciate your feedback.

  Omega 3 for Fur Loss Help?

Mon, 12 Apr 21 17:40:28 -0700
Posted by Kat B. (Mt Shasta, Ca) on 04/12/2021

Unusual amount of shedding. Was going to try 1000mg of fish oil once a day.. does this sound like a possibility? It's helped in the past with other dogs. She weighs 26 lbs

 Re: Can I Use the Ivermectin I Already Have for My Dog?

Mon, 12 Apr 21 13:22:55 -0700
Posted by Linda (FL) on 04/12/2021

I took ivermectin for scabies orally and used a lot of it. I took the tablets so you would have to know the dosage before using it but it will work.

  Re: Can Castor Oil be Used for a Tumor in the Mouth?

Fri, 09 Apr 21 05:08:22 -0700
Posted by Heidi (Georgia) on 04/08/2021

I would not put it in your dog's mouth. When dogs ingest the oil, it is toxic to them and should only be used externally and in small amounts. If I were you, I would use CBD oil in his mouth. That would be a safer thing for him and it should shrink the tumor.

  Re: Sialocele Remedies Needed for Young Dogs

Thu, 08 Apr 21 13:09:47 -0700
Posted by Mama (TN) on 04/08/2021

Dear Lucus,

I would try massaging the cysts with a bit of castor oil a couple of times a day.

Also, see Earth Clinic's page about using turmeric for all sorts of things in pets, including cysts.

~Mama to Many~

Sialocele Remedies Needed for Young Dogs

Wed, 07 Apr 21 18:21:24 -0700
Posted by Lucus (Hyderabad, Telangana) on 04/07/2021

I have two puppies that are suffering from Sialocele. They both are young, and I don't want to have surgery for them so so kindly give me information about natural treatment for them.

EC: Definition: A sialocele is a cyst filled with a collection of mucoid saliva in the tissues surrounding a salivary gland.

  Re: Tips for Constipated Cat

Tue, 06 Apr 21 11:14:01 -0700
Posted by Research Hound (Midwest) on 04/05/2021

I think your cat's issue could very easily be solved with just switching him to a raw diet. A single cat would literally only eat a few ounces of raw meat a day. The rule of thumb is around 3% of ideal body weight. Raw meat is what cats' bodies are designed to eat in the wild (birds, mice, rabbits, etc.). Their bodies are designed to get their moisture from their food, which is why kibble of any kind is so awful for them. It's dried up carbs basically, which is completely opposite of what nature intended cats to eat. Their bodies are in a constant state of dehydration, which is why so many cats have kidney failure as they get older, plus a number of other health issues. Lean raw meat like chicken thighs, pork loin, turkey, rabbit, quail, etc. would all be excellent sources of protein for a cat. They do need a small amount of organ meat, including liver, and bones, but that's easy to manage via chicken wings or a cornish game hen. Liver and other organs can be purchased separately and alloted in a few days' food and then re-frozen. They only need a very small amount of bone and organs added to their diet to make it complete. I have seven that I feed raw and most have never been to the vet once I took them in and had them spayed/neutered. All have excellent bathroom habits, teeth, shiny coats, ideal weights, etc. Other than a bit of extra time, there really are no negatives to feeding a cat raw, especially if you want to stay out of the vet's office and have a cat that lives a long and healthy life.

  Re: Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

Mon, 05 Apr 21 11:15:29 -0700
Posted by Kerri (Fl) on 04/05/2021

So sorry to hear about the damage to your dogs! Please try a little charcoal mixed in their water. You might be surprised that they prefer it. Mine do. It is worth a try...please do!

  Re: Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

Sun, 04 Apr 21 18:36:52 -0700
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 04/04/2021

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Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

Sun, 04 Apr 21 16:02:29 -0700
Posted by Candixe (Wisconsin) on 04/04/2021
0 out of 5 stars

I went to the union grove vet who I will never take my dogs to anymore in Wisconsin. The guy pushes vaccines like crazy and when I told him not to give my dog a vaccine not needed for whooping he cough, he took my dog in the back and did it anyway and then I got pissed, and he apologized. Nonetheless, since having the Lymes vaccine which was pushed on us, our dogs have never been the same. For the first time in 5 years they fought twice and the one hunting dog has been NUTS since getting it. She barks at everything and cannot calm herself down. Its like her brain is on fire. I'm really angry that the vet field is going as same as AMA with fake health via vaccines...making our animals more ill with latent viruses and god knows what else is in the vaccine. It should be law that ALL ingredients are listed just like FDA demand ingredients on packaging.

Ron's Chipped Tooth Remedies for Dogs (New Page Created, Thank You!)

Sat, 03 Apr 21 17:03:16 -0700
Posted by Ron Paxton (USA) on 04/03/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Stop feeding any sweet/ acidic scraps. No fruit. No tomato. No wheat/breads. Nothing pickled. No potatoes or meat treated with vinegar.

Soften food with warm water daily.

Remove all hard chew toys for a while.

Put bone powder supplement in food; naturelo makes one bone strength is what it's called, other brands too; check amazon. Plant-based is best

Use equal parts black walnut powder, horsetail powder, liquid coconut/olive/ avocado oil, the bone powder, calcium bentonite clay (sodium bentonite could pull calcium from teeth if not buffered right).

Add 1/8 tsp of potassium bicarbonate. If you don't have that use baking soda. We need bicarbonates.

Add 1/8 tsp of borax, preferred to get food grade off amazon, use what you can get though. This adds the important boron to the mineral mix

Add a touch of celtic or himilayan sea salt, or other seas salt. No table salt.

Add a few drops of Lugol's iodine.

Add a few drops of magnesium oil (if mixing yourself; by volume: 60% magnesium crystal to 40% h2o) - or use a few tiny single crystals of epsom salt.

Stir up in glass or plastic container you can seal up tight. Do not use metal lid. Only plastic. If using ball jars, get the plastic screw on lids by mainstay or ball at walmart or menards or online. Could use a pill bottle. If only have metal lids use a layer of wax paper or seran wrap between lid/ ring and the glass / contents...because the clay will desiccate the metal out of the ring and through the foodsafe coating under the lid, too.

If too thick add a touch of pure water or more oil. Do not use canola or vegetable oil. Dangerous and usually have allergens to dogs in them.

If the tooth is abscessed or infected, use a pinch of fresh crushed (preferred), or powdered garlic to really crush the infection..

Clove powder can be added for pain relief, though not all dogs will like the taste or smell, may pose difficulty. I would keep the clove powder out of the main paste and add a touch right before brushing directly to the brush.

Brush your dog's mouth with the mix. If they don't take it, keep a small cup of extra oil nearby to dip the toothbrush w toothepaste into ; to make it palatable

If you have st John's wort oil, a single drop added to the paste just before brushing will serve to remove the pain. I don't recommend cayenne. If you don't have the oil. Crushed an aspirin and use a pinch to 1/4 of the powder in the paste depending on the dog size..only if they're obviously in pain though. Do not use much for small dogs. Do not use aspirin or any other otc pain reliever for dogs more than once every other day. My vets all tell me a pain killer stays in a dog's system 48 hours. Liver failure can occur if you dose too soon.

That is why homeopathic remedies are a must for pain control in domestic animals because herbs and medication can easily hurt them if not dosed correctly. Homeopathy cannot hurt anyone or overdose, ever. Harmless.

My dog chipped her tooth to the nerve and was in severe pain..

I started her off with hypericum 200c 4 times a day for two days. I gave arnica 30c the second day, an hour or so after each hypericum dose

Hypericum 200c is a general painkiller.

Arnica montana 30c is a nerve damage preventer, healer, and nerve pain reliever, and is good for bruising/ swelling.

Hypericum 200c is very strong..

After two days her pain was no longer apparent and she let me touch her teeth more readily and brushing became easier.

I switched to hypericum 30c since the pain was fewer and less frequent. Most homeopaths say if you aren't sure, start with the 30c strength. I kept up on the arnica. We hare 8 days out now. On the 3rd day, her tooth was white again, after turning yellow then almost brown beige. The layer under the enamel that became exposed and began to rot was now healing itself over at a rapid rate, thanks to the herbal paste, loaded with remineralizing herbs and minerals. The nerve ending that turned black was now shrinking and receding under the layer and back into the tooth, the black spot was going away. And her gums were not only no longer bleeding, but the inflammation was totally gone on day 6. With no more swelling or redness on her gums at the tooth anymore.

The most important for the tooth paste is the horsetail and blackwalnut, and clay to keep consistency. Other stuff can be left out if tight on cash. Black walnut and horsetail have so many minerals beneficial to bones and remineralization of teeth.

I now have her on hypericum 30c and arnica 30c once a day still, to mitigate and residual pain as the nerve continues to heal. Arnica is indicated often for nerve damage and healing. I will continue for 3 more weeks the toothpaste daily and the homeopathic remedies.

I just wanted to share what I found and that it worked wonderfully on an upper cracked molar in my dog's mouth, 1/3rd of the tooth came away and exposed her nerve and began to rot with plaque fast..

Tip; cloves will kill the pain if you cant get aspirin/ st johns wort or hypericum; but not all dogs will allow cloves to come near their snout..

I would use this remedy for myself. This remedy is a compilation of research I found that worked for other people confirmed, i combined the best ideas and tried myself with very good result.

If the dog will not allow brush in its mouth, try dipping the brush clean in some coconut oil/ coconut butter or olive oil and let them lick the brush and make friends with it..

Then try to brush. Give the dog a small treat each time they allow you to brush a little bit to make them friends with the brush.

If still cannot brush. Get the paste on your fingers and coat their gums with it. If they won't even let you do that, get them to eat a bit of the paste out of a bowl or plate somehow. They need the mix in their mouth, but best to get it right on affected teeth/gums. Eventually will have to coat these areas.

As for dosing the homeopathic remedies: I suggest getting the remedies in pellet form, dumping a few pellets into the lid, lifting the dog's jowl/lip up near the tooth, and quickly tossing the pellets from the lid onto the gums anywhere with a quick flicking / chucking motion. Liquid remedies can work, but most have alcohol and it will make an unpleasant experience for the dog to have alcohol in their mouth. Look for only liquid homeo remedies preserved in glycerin instead.

  Re: Remedies for Cushing's Disease

Wed, 31 Mar 21 11:00:05 -0700
Posted by Harry C. (Glassboro, NJ) on 03/31/2021

We are trying 1 1/2 mg melatonin and hmr lignans. Everything is priced right. Take a look. This is working for us