Recent Pet Posts

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cystitis in Cat

Mon, 27 Feb 17 11:07:24 -0800
Posted by Cindymc (Cleveland, Ohio) on 02/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My son adopted the best cat ever from our local shelter. Sadly he has had some health issues and was underweight. He has never peed outside the litterbox in all nearly 3 years we've had him (he is almost 5yrs old now). He was getting frequent uti's and bleeding allover, straining to pee, crying in pain, laying in the bathtub for the coolness. We took him to the vet (cha ching $$$$$) she put him on a special diet (more $$$$). he ended up getting the uti again, and I found this site, tried the emergency apple cider vinegar method using organic ACV with mother, then every few hours...with a couple days healed!

This was over a year ago, he has not had another uti since and is eating quality food we buy locally, with is way more affordable than the what the vet sells. I highly recommend ACV. I thought it was worth a try before running to the vet$$.

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

Mon, 27 Feb 17 11:00:08 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2017

Hey Gwen,

If you are dealing with yeast try adding 1/16 teaspoon of epsom salt in 1 liter of drinking water for 2-3 days - max; this is not intended for long term use, just to nip a break out in the bud. When you stop the epsom salt in the water you can then start adding 1 teaspoon baking soda to 1 liter of water; do this for 5-7 days. This is a 'break out' or crisis dose. After a week you can cut it back to a maintenance dose of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. If you suspect a fungal component you can add 1/16 teaspoon borax along with the baking soda in 1 liter of water. In acute and extreme cases 1/4 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water is indicated. I will also add that you should also look into the causes for a yeast infection - if you do not already feed a grain free diet, diet would be the first place to start, along with any treats.

  Re: Ted's Mange Cure for Goats?

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:59:04 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2017


Another contributor - Mamma to Many - had mange in her goats and she just poured the dip over them and saturated them, she did not bathe them before hand, just applied the solution and she was able to effect a cure. Please let us know how it goes!

  Re: Puppy and Wife Sick After Combination Vaccines

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:58:14 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2017

Hey David,

Very sorry to hear of your problems. Humans contracting bordetella is uncommon but does occur, usually the humans involved have another underlying health issue that makes them susceptible but this is not always the case. The good part about the human side is that the antibiotics used to treat it are commonly available.

As for your puppy, if your vet is not responding I would seek out a new vet. I googled 'holistic vet new south wales' and got three hits, Bangalow, All Natural and another and all looked very good. You should be able to ring up the old vet and have them transfer all of your pup's records over to the new vet if you go that route.

What you can do at home: hydrogen peroxide with honey and bread come to mind, also colloidal silver. Take a peek and read through what others used and did to arrive at a remedy and dose you are comfortable with:

Please report back!!

Copper Sulphate for Parasites Safe for Pets?

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:23:56 -0800
Posted by Kantuckee (Kentucky) on 02/26/2017

We are located in an invasive wave of parasites in animals. I am reading about copper sulphate added to water or food that works on goats, sheep, horses and cows on homestead and farms. Does anyone have any information on this and does it work on cats and dogs? Thank you!

  Re: Will Molasses Help Two Dogs with Skin Problems?

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:19:03 -0800
Posted by Tracy (Texas) on 02/26/2017

If a dog has skin problems, make sure it isn't from their environment such as cleaning & washing products you use, outdoor chemicals sprayed and their diet. Dogs can suffer from allergies & skin problems similar to humans. They may be allergic to some of the by-products in dog food, as well. Try using a natural type of soap, preferably in liquid form like a shampoo. Castile, pine tar, aloe vera, tea tree oil...all good types. Dr. Bronner's is a good brand. A wash made with green tea, stinging nettle, goldenseal root or Oregon grape can help. Just make a strong tea with the herbs & weaken down with some spring water & use it as a rinse after bathing your dog. Kelp has iodine, good for the skin, and it can be sprinkled on dog's food.

 Re: Sores on Dog's Spine from Tail to Midback

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:14:23 -0800
Posted by Genevieve (North Florida) on 02/26/2017

Smother those sores with organic unrefined coconut oil. Keep doing it. It will make your dog greasy but it should heal them.

  Re: Worming Advice

Mon, 27 Feb 17 10:11:59 -0800
Posted by James (Uk) on 02/26/2017

Use diatomaceous earth for worming, add to food for 90 days to kill the eggs that might be lieing around and ingested at a later date. 1 teaspoon with each meal for 20 to 30 pound dog (10kg to 15kg).

Seeking Help for Lab Mix With Telangiectatic Osteosarcoma

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:37:10 -0800
Posted by Butch (Sioux Falls S D) on 02/25/2017

Our lab border collie mix has telangiectatic osteosarcoma. This tumor is around the right eye and he has had irregular nose bleeds out of the right nostril. Has anyone's dog had this type of cancer and what type of holistic remedies have you used? What type of diet? Currently he is doing OK and am working with our vet for his care.

Cat Skin Problems With Fur Loss on Flanks

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:28:23 -0800
Posted by Andy (Peconic, New York) on 02/26/2017

Hi, I have a cat named Kitty she is 23 years old and was in good shape but in the last month she lost a lot of hair in her flanks and especially rear legs. Her nice black hair is turning greyish to whitish snf has thinned out quite rapidly it seems. Her ears and eyes are ok I think. She is scratching a lot. I checked her skin and she has these bumpy scabs. There were many on her back and neck. I scratched them off a week ago little by little and now not as bad but they come back in places especially neck and back. Gave her a bath. I am thinking she may have mange but not sure. Any Idea what it could be. I will start the Hydrogen peroxide and borax in meantime.

Thanks, Andy

Boron and Vitamin K2 for Arthritis in Dog

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:27:06 -0800
Posted by Siddavis (Springfield, Mo) on 02/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My 7 year old dog started showing signs of arthritis; stiffness and limping, particularly after first getting up from sleep, much subdued excitement, and refusing go on long walks, but some improvement if she was limited to short walks. I started giving here 3 mg of boron a day, and 100 mg of vitamin K2. She improved after about 4 weeks, then when I quit the treatment she got worse, only to improve again when I re-started these supplements.

Not a scientific approach, I know, but as long as she is comfortable and her old frisky self, it is good enough for me.

Puppy and Wife Sick After Combination Vaccines

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:24:06 -0800
Posted by David (Nsw) on 02/26/2017
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, our cavoodle puppy was given a kennel cough vaccine intra nasal at the age of 10 weeks. She developed Kennel cough from this vaccine, we notified the Vet and took her back to see her. The Vet decided against giving her anti biotics as she sad the pup needed to build up her own immunity. Now we have a very sick puppy, besides the breathing problems she also has inflammed tonsils and throat. And after many xray's and tests confirming the diagnosis the Vet still has not contacted us. We will do this, this coming week.

My wife became very ill, out of breath, after the pup licked her on the face and up the nose. She has had tests and they all confirm that she has contracted bordetela. This has come from our sick puppy. What do we do now?????

Has anyone else had the same problem?????

  Re: Canine With Mammary Tumor

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:22:17 -0800
Posted by Mary Jane's Momma (Vancouver, Wa) on 02/25/2017

My almost 11 yr old best friend was diagnosed with malignant Mamory Tumor on last Halloween morning. The Vet recommended to have it removed but could not come up with the $$ for the surgery. I have had her on golden paste since and have changed her diet. All of a sudden today she has a high fever and not feeling good at all and the tumor has grown and is all red and hot...Plz what else can I do..............

  Re: Homeopathy for Stroke in Dog

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:17:31 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 02/25/2017

You can buy the homeopathic remedies at a health food store or at the vitamin stores online. Just type homeopathic remedies on your computer and you'll find a lot of results.

Dissolve the pills in a tiny bit of water and give with a syringe without the needle. The tiny round pills take a while to dissolve but the flat pills dissolve fast. Good Luck.

  Re: Ted's Mange Cure for Goats?

Sun, 26 Feb 17 09:16:29 -0800
Posted by Nancy (Rhode Island) on 02/25/2017

Therese, do you think this would work on goats? I have tried just about everything and can't get rid of the mange. I've even gone to a vet dermatologist. Thank you. Nancy

  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!