Recent Pet Posts

  Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI in Cats

2 days ago
Posted by Pam E. (SouthWestern California) on 08/08/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Regarding water ... I mix the minimum (in cool weather) / more than the minimum amount (in hot weather) with my cat's dry (species specific) food, every meal. I also give Coconut oil when they show signs of illness (many times it corrects the problem, but there have been times of injury when it didn't & I took them to the vet). I also use C.O. reg. to prevent or move hairballs, as it's more effective than any other remedy I've tried, & mine LOVE it (except 1 that gets it put on his paw to lick off)! It works *great* for so many things, & they don't want to settle down at night until they've had their C.O.! I've also read that Coconut *water* is very useful for human UTIs.... Just thought I'd share.

  Re: How to Use Colloidal Silver Powder for Cats and Dogs?

2 days ago
Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 08/08/2022

I would not use this internally! Maybe mix into a salve for external application only.

How to Use Colloidal Silver Powder for Cats and Dogs?

3 days ago
Posted by Adam (Quetta, Pakistan) on 08/08/2022

Colloidal silver powder dosage for cats and dogs.

Hi, I have colloidal silver powder and was wondering how can I give this to my pets, as it's not in liquid form? This is the only brand available.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cystitis in Cat

5 days ago
Posted by Catmomma (Canada ) on 08/05/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I am so so happy I stumbled across this site. My male cat Hades who is one year old had just recently begun peeing blood. I was of course worried and usually have emergency vet money saved, however we had just used this money on his sister and hadn't had a chance to replenish the funds, nor had either of us gotten paid yet so we were desperate to try to find a home remedy. We decided to try ACV and if he didn't improve we'd rush to a vet regardless of the cost. One day in and he's stopped peeing blood, his urine is it's normal clear colour and his bladder no longer feels hardened.

  Dog With Salivary Mucocele - Seeking Remedies

5 days ago
Posted by Art (California) on 08/05/2022

Pam v,

I have no experience with this, but NAC acts a a mucolytic and is anti inflammatory and a potent antioxidant. Perhaps NAC can thin the mucus discharge enough to allow your dog to let it flow out rather than be absorbed into the local tissues of the head. The swelling while mainly due to the absorption of mucus by the tissues, may partially be due to inflammation and or oxidative stress and NAC may reduce the swelling a bit. NAC has a very good safety profile, but I have no clue about dosing for a dog. Perhaps your vet would be willing to try this approach before sending you on to a specialist?

Art

  Dog With Salivary Mucocele - Seeking Remedies

7 days ago
Posted by Pam v (Lucerne Valley, CA) on 08/04/2022

My dog developed a salivary mucocele. I took her to the vet and they drained it. I took her back for surgery in May. The mucocele reappeared larger than before. The vet what's me to take her to a specialist now.. I have spent a bundle on trying to get rid of this thing. So very frustrated. I am going to try your home remedies and hope it will help to ease her discomfort. Any other ideas you could pass on would be very appreciated.

 Re: Dog Has Gum Infection and Eye Bleeding After Vet Dental Cleaning

12 days ago
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 07/30/2022

Ladi,

1) The general anesthesia, and dental cleaning, at age 14, must have been quite a shock to his system.

2) I would avoid antibiotics.

3) I would use your ACV protocol.

4) His infection should clear in less than one week.

I hope this will help!

  Re: Tips for Elderly Dogs That Vets Don't Usually Tell You

12 days ago
Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 07/30/2022

Good information! Our dog is a rescue (we have no idea on her age) do you have any opinion on raw egg for the protein? We've noticed her hips are getting weak so its harder for her to get up. We usually give her occasional beef heart or liver when we can get it from the local grass fed beef farm. Thanks.

Tips for Elderly Dogs That Vets Don't Usually Tell You

13 days ago
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 07/29/2022
5 out of 5 stars

As some of you may recall, I have a 55-pound dog who is now 16 1/2 years old, perhaps older as he is a rescue. The vet diagnosed him with an anal gland tumor exactly one year ago, and I was told he would decline somewhat rapidly. Well, he has declined since then, but very very slowly. I attribute this very slow decline to a freeze-dried raw food diet and making sure he is offered water throughout the day. I have a theory now that dogs decline rapidly if they don't get enough protein in their diet and if they are not getting enough water.

You need to keep your eye on them as they age and ensure they can reach to the water bowl without any issues. At a certain point last fall, my dog stopped being able to drink from the water bowl and lost his balance a few times. Once that happened, he got scared to drink from the bowl (at any level that I placed it), as he toppled over while he was drinking. So I started to balance him by putting an arm under his belly and holding the water bowl up to him. Takes a lot of work to figure out where they feel safe enough to drink once they've had a scary fall, and you have to keep at it and adapt as they lose mobility.

The other thing I learned this past weekend that I wanted to share before I forget is that I tried to put him on a home-cooked turkey and rice + supplements diet from a very good company based in NY that shipped the frozen food to me. As I lowered the amount of freeze-dried raw turkey patties and raised the amount of turkey/rice on this new diet, he suddenly got so weak he couldn't get himself off his bed. And that caused a lot of panic in him. I theorized that he wasn't getting adequate protein and had too many carbs in this new diet and immediately put him back on his freeze-dried raw patties with just a small amount of the turkey and rice mixed in. 12 hours later, he could get himself off his bed again.

I just wanted to throw this out there for anyone dealing with an aging woof.

I have read that dogs can easily live to 18 on a raw food diet, and I now suspect it is exactly the type of protein they need as they age. But you can't forget the water. Dogs will rapidly decline in a matter of days if they get dehydrated.

No vet has ever told me these important things about raw protein and watching the water bowl for adequate consumption, so I hope this information will help other dog owners.

Dog Has Gum Infection and Eye Bleeding After Vet Dental Cleaning

13 days ago
Posted by Ladi (Vancouver, BC) on 07/28/2022

My dog is 14 years old. After his last visit to the vet for his dental and after finishing his antibiotic, his gum started bleeding and now he has an infection in his gum and right eye. Since last month he took different homeopathic medication on the advice of my homeopath doctor but it didn't work. two days ago I saw your website and I used apple cider vinegar between his shoulders after an hour there was a thick white discharge in his eye and after that, he started bleeding from his eyes. and after a bit bleeding stopped. I applied the ACV the day after again and the same thing happened but with less bleeding.

His eye is swollen and watery and still bleeding a little bit. Now we are on day three and stopped ACV.

So I am wondering why he is bleeding from his eye and is there anything else I can do for him naturally to help him with his infection and bleeding without using antibiotics?

Any advice is highly appreciated

Ladi

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Open Pyometra in Dog

14 days ago
Posted by Terrye (Little Suamico, WI) on 07/27/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I found this site after being told my 14yr. Pup had open uterine infection. Like most people commenting, I can't afford 3-5000 for a surgery..I tried the honey, turmeric and vitamin c mixture. It's been 2 months as of today. I am very happy to say she is doing very well. I am going to continue with the once a day dose due to slight continuous discharge. It's slightly milky, and small amounts. However, this is 99% BETTER than when we started. She is gaining weight and her thirst is back to normal. I mix it with some braunschweiger and she waits by the counter waiting each morning. She thinks it's her treat. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE HELP!!! 🥰

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth

14 days ago
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 07/27/2022

Hi Trish,

The most commonly known benefit of diatomaceous earth is that it dries the exoskeleton of bugs, as you mention.

That does not exclude it being helpful for viruses, bacteria, and fungi. I believe that the theory is that diatomaceous earth is negatively charged and adsorbs positively charged bacteria, viruses, etc, thus neutralizing them.

Adsorb, by the way, is not the same as absorb. (I think of "adsorb" like "adhere.") Charcoal also works by the process of adsorbtion.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Boric Acid Vs Borax for Dogs

14 days ago
Posted by Dano (Idaho) on 07/27/2022

Borax contains 11.76% Boron.

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth

14 days ago
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 07/27/2022

I could not disagree with you more!! I use Diamotaceous Earth on infections all-the-time, and it works every-single-time! I think this is due to it having a tiny electrical charge which zaps the bad bacteria, germs, or whatever. I sprinkle the D.E. on the infected area. I do not cover or anything else, I just walk around looking like some powder fell on me and I didn't notice. The stuff clings to the area of infection where it's needed and the rest falls off. D.E. has taken out some serious infections for me, ones I was worried about.

I know you believe it was bad info, but just because it's not in your experience does not mean it isn't true. Please try it yourself on an infection before you tell people stuff like that. Words have power, especially written ones. We wouldn't want anyone to turn away from a healing agent like D.E. simply due to a lack of personal experience.

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth

15 days ago
Posted by trish (new mexico) on 07/27/2022

DE does not kill viruses or bacteria...it dries the exoskeletal of bug like roaches etc. False info here.

  Re: Peppermint Essential Oil for Dangerous Bloat in Dogs

16 days ago
Posted by DL (Asheville) on 07/26/2022

Hi Christine,

So glad to hear peppermint oil helped your pup with bloat. It is such a dangerous condition.

Since it's the second time your dog has gotten bloat, just want to make sure you are aware that if you are feeding your dog kibble (or freeze-dried raw food), it should always be soaked in warm/hot water for 5-10 minutes so that it softens considerably and is easier to digest. Also, making sure they drink plenty of water after a meal.

  Re: D-Ribose Cured Dog With Heart Murmur in 3 Weeks

16 days ago
Posted by David (Tampa FL) on 07/26/2022

What brand of D-Ribose did you use and where did you learn about using this to crte a heart murmur?

Peppermint Essential Oil for Dangerous Bloat in Dogs

16 days ago
Posted by Christine T. (Carnation, WA) on 07/26/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Tonight was the second time my dog has suffered from bloat. The last time, a dōTERRA peppermint softgel (he's a 60# chow) helped ease his excruciating symptoms before we made it to the emergency vet, so tonight I gave him one immediately when I recognized he was in distress. His symptoms worsened for get next fifteen minutes and I prepared for a midnight drive to the vet. By the time I found my keys he belched and vegan to act more calm. The tension in his beach all belly lessened and his breathing slowed to near normal. Hours later, I'm headed to bed as he is now sleeping peacefully.

The peppermint helped my sweet boy so much and so quickly, probably saving his life and definitely saving me hundreds if not thousands of dollars. (For smaller dogs dōTERRA makes a tiny beadlet size. I honestly think everyone should have one of these easy ways to give pure, natural peppermint oil to a dog on hand in case of emergency.)

  Re: Tagamet Protocol for Cats

17 days ago
Posted by janice (NY) on 07/25/2022

is this remedy ok for cats?

 Re: Any Emergency Remedies Can Help a Newborn Kitten Who is Dying?

17 days ago
Posted by Barbara GARCIA (Texas) on 07/25/2022

I learned that Gerber 2nd foods (little jars of meats, chicken, turkey, ham, and beef) are my husband's and my hero. Our first time pet experience. Chloe cat was abandoned by her mom or found alone for 24 hrs. We waited to see if momma would come back since siblings were gone.

We brought her home and I set some food in front of her, she only looked at it and meowed, ' I'm hungry, ' I replied, 'eat.'.

I didn't know what I was doing and Chloe girl didn't know what food was in the form i presented to her. Luckily for Chloe my husband suggested i tip her nose to touch with it cuz they react by licking their face. It worked!!!!

Then Chloe cat got pregnant at an early age. ( I certainly didn't do any homework) 5 months maybe 5 or 7 since idk what her age was when she came to live with us. Delivering 6 kittens, everyone and Chloe looked fine she nursed they ate dadada. 2-3 days later my Chloe looked like she was dying. On 1st day as I visit her and kittens i stroked her assuring her and i touched the front paws and she'd respond with claws retracting she felt strong, but day 2 when the retracting seemed to be with not as much strength, i rolled it off as tho she's tired of all her busy-ness. No biggie. But day 3, made me call my sister with pro cat experience, crying out to god " please save Chloe!!! ".

She no longer responded to my touch on her front paws. Then when I saw her standing while forcing herself to eat, she lost so much weight i could see her skeletal. That's when my sister, god bless that woman, introduced us to gerber baby foods in little jars 2nd foods meats chicken, turkey is chloe's fave, beef and ham aren't.

I fed her nothing else on command every 2-4 hrs because she was nursing..


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