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Oral Peroxide or MMS Chlorite for Allergic Condition in GSD?

Wed, 25 Apr 18 17:02:28 -0700
Posted by Randall (Live Oak, Florida) on 04/25/2018

Oral Peroxide or MMS chlorite for allergic condition in GSD?

Ted...Have a 1yr old GSD w allergic type dermatitis on belly/paws/muzzle...Antibiotics take down staph/yeast which I think are secondary to hypersensitivity from multiple vaccinations in early mos....Read fr William Campbell Douglas how H2O2 Orally would oxidize circulating antibodies to reset system w new ones....I'd like your opinion, am thinking of trying oral H202 or oral MMS chlorite since no topical treatments seem to get to the root of the problem.

EC: Hi Randall, unfortunately Ted had a stroke in 2015 and cannot reply. Hopefully one of our other wonderful contributors can advise.

  Re: Glaucoma in Dogs and Cats

Wed, 25 Apr 18 16:59:38 -0700
Posted by Cherie (Chicago, Il) on 04/25/2018

Hi, My little girl has had bilateral retinal detachment with glaucoma for one year now. She is on latanoprost 3x a day to right eye, twice a day to left, cosopt twice a day to both and dexamethasone once a day to both eyes. Her pressures in the left eye are always normal. The right eye fluctuates. The last reading was 53 though she doesn't seem to be uncomfortable. The eye dr doesn't want to try any additional meds and wants to do the gentamicin injection.

I would love to try some holistic treatments first. I've read here about the castor oil can I start giving this in addition to the medicine drops? If so how long in between should I administer the castor oil so it doesn't interfere with the medications. I will add in ester c too. Any other recommendations? She also has a bad heart murmur so she is not a candidate for enucleation because general anesthesia could put her in heart failure. She is on vetmedin twice a day for the heart. I also give her fish oil, glucosamine and coq10 supplements in her food daily. She eats canned organic food.

  Re: CHF in Dog

Wed, 25 Apr 18 16:51:44 -0700
Posted by A (Fl) on 04/25/2018


I have a 12 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that just came home from the doggie hospital for CHF. We almost lost him this weekend!

They have him on the "Normal" 6 Pharmicutical Drugs. I can list them if you need all the names.

He is not really coughing at all, only after he drinks. But he has a grade 5 murmer and a enlarged heart that say is almost touching his ribcage. He has labored breathing and an irregular heartbeat.

He is not taking any suppliments at this time. He has really stopped eating...I have tried to feed him everything I know...He will eat a bit of it and then stop.

When trying to sleep or rest he keeps getting up and laying down again quite frequently because he is not comfortable.

I am despertatly trying to save my Little Boy's Life! Where should I start? This is TOTALLY overwelming for me!

Thanking you SO MUCH in advance!

  Re: Matted Fur

Tue, 24 Apr 18 12:52:50 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus) on 04/24/2018

Try olive oil or coconut oil (melt the coconut oil in your hands first before rubbing it into the matted hair).

  Re: Treating Feline Respiratory Infection

Tue, 24 Apr 18 12:02:12 -0700
Posted by Mary Jo (North Carolina) on 04/23/2018

The vinegar makes my Noah kitty foam at the mouth .. he hates it,, I dont know how to get it in him .. :(

EC: Hi Mary Joe, Please see this Earth Clinic page for the paw and scruff method:

D-Mannose for Bladder Infections in Dogs

Tue, 24 Apr 18 11:36:52 -0700
Posted by Eve (Laguna Hills, Ca) on 04/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter has large dogs. The dogs were getting UTI's. She has been giving D-Mannose to her dogs and happy day they are doing much better. She used the powder and mixes it in their food.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:24:16 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Barbara,

The company Canine Friendly makes a short snout dog muzzle - you might look it up online to see if that would suit.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:46:50 -0700
Posted by Barbara (Estero ) on 04/22/2018

Bufo Toads and Muzzling:

My two dogs are ShihTzu's and have tried in the stores and muzzles won't stay on them because they have no noses and can just paw it off. Any suggestions for an alternative???? Also, have any of you tried the Pest Rid granules and spray around the yard, etc. with results, yay or nay????

  Re: Matted Fur

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:39:07 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Lynn,

You might want to throw in the towel and take her to a professional groomer. Heavy matting hurts!

  Re: Cat With Long Term Mange

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:52 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Susan,

Google "Frontline Plus side effects" and you will have your answer as to why so many here refuse to use products like these.

 Re: Using Rosemary Tea for Ear Issues in Cats

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:36 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Jeanie,

If no one with experience using rosemary tea for ears responds, please share with us your experience so that others may learn.

Thank you!

Activated Charcoal For Upset Stomach In Dogs

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:10 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Id) on 04/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I give my dogs activated charcoal when they have an upset stomach. The upset stomach is usually from eating something out in the yard. Activated charcoal has always helped. One capsule is all it takes. I get them to drink water by mixing some canned food with plenty of water, more water than food.

Using Rosemary Tea for Ear Issues in Cats

Sat, 21 Apr 18 21:12:06 -0700
Posted by Jeanie (Ms Gulf Coast) on 04/21/2018

This question is about a Siamese female cat. My cat has an ear infection and/or ear mites. No drainage or debris but she shakes her head and scratches her ears. Several years ago I had a very alpha Siamese male who was king of our neighborhood. He got into cat fights protecting his mate, kittens and chased dogs out of our yard. I was always treating him for injuries naturally. He had a bad eye injury, once and I bathed it with mild rosemary tea 3 times a day. I was sure he would lose his sight, it looked so bad. In 2 or 3 days his eye was healing and looked normal and in another day or two he was complete healed and I could tell his vision was fine. He was completely back to normal. My question is has anyone experienced using Rosemary for ears in cats? I think it would be healing but as ears are different from eyes I am not sure if I should use it. Can anyone give me advice about using rosemary tea for ears? Thanks.

Multiple Remedies Helped Dog With Severe Side Effects After Rabies Vaccine

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:50:19 -0700
Posted by Carolyn (Hollis, New Hampshire) on 04/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

James Beats Odds Against Severe Adverse Reaction to Rabies Vaccine

That fateful day, August 27th 2016 would change our lives forever--especially for our senior dog boy. James received a 3 yr. Rabies Vaccine at almost 7.5 years young. No adverse reactions ever before this and he was given as being healthy, smiling like he finally is now. But within 24 hours of that Rabies Vaccine, he suffered a couple of mild seizures with trembling at first seen by me when I went into see him early the next morning. James was not himself. He was lethargic & appeared uncoordinated slightly like he had a mild stroke plus he was wheezing & drooling heavily with whitish foamy stuff.

Wondering at first, he was bitten by a snake, I immediately gave him 4 tablespoons of Activated Charcoal (keep on hand as it has saved 4 other Springers & humans before) mixed in warm water & pulled it up into a horse syringe & got it down him safely. Noticed his throat & neck/jaw appeared swollen and inflamed. Next, I gave him Allergic Pet's VSF Nuroplex to help stop any more seizures which I had on hand from my English Springer Spaniel "Gabby" who suffered from Idiopathic Grand-Mal Seizures when was alive in 2016. Had to rush him to the Emergency Animal Medical Center 10 minutes away & upon examination there was no evidence of any snake bite. However, before rushing him to the ER, noticed James was draining heavy whitish/frothy foam & large grayish/greenish mucus lumps from his mouth into his spring water bowl. James showed paralysis & was unable to move his neck & his lower jaw dropped down frozen as he could not pull it back up. He was clearly paralyzed. I asked if this was a severe reaction to the Rabies Vaccine but the doctors would not say. After finding zero bacteria in his mucus and no areas bitten, they gave me advice to give James Bendryl plus a safe form of Pepcid AC. He had no vomiting or diarrhea & the Benedryl did absolutely nothing except make him loopier & more imbalanced. Home again, for James's severe throat swelling/inflammation & Larynx swollen with severely swollen lymph nodes in his neck, I started him on my Solgar's Curcumin--opening the liquid gel caps mixing them with Coconut Oil & water given via syringe. I held his head up as he could not take it by himself.

By day 2, had a lengthy consult with Paw Healer's Holly Meade who express-mailed me their Lung Qi Support Damp Heat which I had to mix into soft liquefied Organic Pumpkin Puree & Turkey Bone Broth.

By day 3--made a 2nd ER trip to the Emergency Room with James and Vet Doctors did CatScans of his head, throat, & neck. They called it a rare form of Open Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuritis of his neck, throat & jaw but even 3 days later, when he received that Rabies Vaccine, doctors would not say it was directly caused by the 3 yr. Rabies Vaccine--Yet the symptoms I witnessed emulated everything about Rabies except for PICA (which James could not even eat dirt or pebbles) in the Paralytic Dumb Phase which is fully described with its symptoms by the Veterinary Merck Manual for Canines & Web PETMD James required my full assistance in feeding & giving him water via a syringe for 9 weeks straight. He was prescribed Temaril-P (a steroid to control severe inflammation)for 4 weeks and weened off of that as I was already using Pawhealer's Lung Qi to reopen his lungs by eliminating excessive fluids/mucus & 1/3rd teaspoon of Curcumin Complex Powder mixed with 2 teaspoonfuls liquid Coconut Oil three times daily for pain & inflammation reduction. I contacted Dr. Will Falconer DVM, a certified Homeopathic Vet in Texas & described everything to him that happened to James. He stated that he had personally witnessed "exactly the same thing that James went through" numerous times as a Traditional & Homeopathic Veterinarian--and in fact, James did have a severe life-threatening reaction to the Rabies Vaccine attacking his Central Nervous System as the Rabies Vaccine directly impacts the Nerves. It took James 8 long weeks to regain 80% of his strength plus another 10 weeks more to fully recover. He never use to have allergic reactions before until after being given that Rabies Vaccine.

Since, then I have had to do full Liver Detox using Dr. Jean Hovre's formula Liver Support for past 12 months & take him completely off dry kibble. Learned from Dr. Karen Becker that dry kibble is 50 - 60% carbohydrate starch & sugar. James will never again be able to have the Rabies Vaccine as it could kill him the next time. And, Dr. Falconer further re-iterated that James should be exempt & never again have the Rabies Vaccine because he already has more than enough antibodies against it for the rest of his life. He is undergoing special allergy testing this week and awaiting the results.

And, Liver Detoxing 3 weeks before any vaccine given & 3 weeks afterwards too. Since then Anti-Vaccinosis Protocol is a must for all our three English Springers. Per Dr. Peter Dobias DVM in Vancouver, Canada--3 days before James gets 4 pellets of 30c Thuja Occidentalis (without human hand touching to devoid the potency) twice daily & on day of, he and the others get 200c Thuja (thru or and then 4 days afterwards, they all get 4 pellets of 200c Thuja.

Now, James must see a Veterinary Internist who will run a special drugs panel on his blood serum to determine what anesthesias are safe for James because he has had numerous inflammatory ear infections which have literally caused his ear canals to swell shut off and on from September 2017 forward (again after the Rabies Vaccine fiasco). He is currently on a special Rotation Diet of freeze-dried Rabbit, Turkey, Bison, & Cod (all Organic, non-GMO, wild-caught or grass-fed) with NWC Naturals Digestive Enzymes & Pre/Pro-biotics. Since it is 6 months changing his diet, he also gets Organic Spinach or Kale, Chard, or Celery, fresh blueberries, blackberries but no STARCH and avoiding all Brewer's Yeast. Was informed by Dr. Karen Becker, Holistic VMD that while detoxing James, his ears would get more debris & brown gunk coming out of them--this part is definitely true. And, now James has Dr. Mercola's Curcumin & Medicinal Mushroom Complex combo twice daily. He gets a special Vet Classics Anti-oxidant with Co-Enzyme Q-10 & Dr. Mercola's Krill Oils & Astaxanthin for his nerve, brain, eyes and skin. Additionally, he is on Allergic Pet's VSF Skin-Eze for past 18 months & his inflamed skin & ears have returned to normal. Believe both their Nuroplex which James must be on for rest of his life and Allergic Pet's Holistic Skin-Eze are helping with his dietary changes for the better. He has more energy & is smiling again which has been a long-time reappearing. Recently started him on Springtime's Raw Bee Pollen Granules (over 70 + vitamins, minerals, enzymes, nucleic acids) which is helping prevent allergic environmental reactions & food intolerances. The Rotational Diet is very similiar to Nutritional Ketogenic Diet using same Moderate Fresh Lean Meats (lightly baked in Spring water for 1/2 normal bake time) plus very low Carbs & high unsaturated healthy fats like Krill, Cod, & Coconut oils with Organic Raw Fruits n Veggies with low sugars. (No Chicken or eggs, though as they are suspected allergens). Clearly it is working as his energy level has soared since there are no grains & no starches & no dry kibble.

Will know better what he can safely have as food sources once Spectrum notifies my Veterinarian and we do a consult again. James is doing weekly ear cleanings by an Ear Specialist/Veterinary team to see if we can avoid having to do an expensive deep ear suctioning procedure. The Veterinarian doing this has tried for past 6 months twice to get a minature camera down James's ear canals to get a better look down beyond them to the ear drum area. That was unsuccessful still as of last week.

At first Zoetis's Apoquel was recommended but I refused that based upon clinical reviews that prove Apoquel causes agressive Lymphomas, Sarcomas, life-threatening pneumonia, severe nose bleeds, seizures, & death in dogs over 1 year of age. Emminent death is a result of it being tested on dogs under 1 year old. And, now the newest drug offering by Zoetis is Cytopoint, a monoclonal antibody that targets the Interleukin 31 in both canines and humans. Just as Apoquel permanently cripples the immune system by suppressing it so that Cancers rise up & attack as well as infections it appears Cytopoint is not much better. Interleukin 31 is a cytokine/protein encoded by the IL-31 gene and is made by type 2 helper T-Cells. If this monoclonal antibody targets & shuts down T (Thymus) and B (Bone-marrow) cells which are needed to successfully thwart Cancer Cells from multiplying once again, the dog's or pup's Immune System becomes suppressed giving rise to more mitochondria (energy cells) being destroyed because T & B Cells can't do their jobs of adaptive immunity defensive responses against invaders.

So bottom line: 36 Laboratory Beagles with already healthy immune defenses being tested by Zoetis's Cytopoint (Mono-Clonal Antibody) injections in-house for 7 months and rushed to market without any Unbiased Independent Clinical or University studies & longer period research/tests backing it up, clearly does not make a success story for Cytopoint. Prefer to use caution here as do all holistic veterinarians with common sense like Dr. Falconer. He is waiting for "the other shoe to drop and this newest drug will probably come back to bite you." (Vital Animal). His advice: Pet Parent Beware as do Dr. Andrew Jones, Dr. Edward Jones and other DVM's! Will update the results of James's Allergen Tests when they become available later by next week.

  Re: Cat With Long Term Mange

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:41:21 -0700
Posted by Susan E. (Pennsylvania) on 04/21/2018

Why would all of you go to such lengths, when Frontline Plus pour-on (or a more generic "Fipronil" product will do), is simply a pour-on, right on the neck of the animal like most flea treatment (and kills fleas also) & poof, problem solved, PLUS you are mange free for a month, sooooo no possible reinfection from surfaces, wild animals. My Mom & I went through this GIANT ridiculous month-long treatment duo with 7 cats & I found out later how easy it could've been from my VET-TECH. Now the only thing everyone needs to be sure of is NEVER NEVER EVER use Permethrin on CATS!!!! Its killing so many Cats that they have asked Veterinarians all across the United States to put up their laminated poster in every office. It will kill them in a pour-on, or make them very very sick; if accidental, quickly wash them with only mild soap (especially on the neck), preferably Baby Shampoo (tried & true), force-feed w/a syringe (no needle) water & a little bit of activated charcoal (don't give them any where near a full capsule) & then run them just as fast as your GPS & car can get you to an animal emergency clinic or open veterinarian, even if you didn't call ahead. You can get activated charcoal at Wal-Mart near the Beano capsules in the gas relief medicine section & the capsules are bright pink. Or you can get some at, I think its called Kaolin Suspension. I'm not sure that this works for a pesticide though and Permey=thrin "IS" a pesticide. All of those pour-ons are, however I understand Brewers Yeast can help alot with fleas and ticks, probably on, who also carry some kick-butt tinctures that are herbs, etc. to calm cats down so you can treat them, for thunderstorms, constipation, the works (God I love this site). They can at least tell you the closest hospital. However, always know what the best Animal Hospital is near you & have directions right there. Been there, done that, and you poor people (like me) will quickly realize how much cost doesn't matter when your love is looking bad, but try not to go to a big fancy pants shiny new machines free food place. They'll treat you real good, but not even rich people should pay those prices (as did I recently), but I was a butt-head, but I got back on the Facebook with the owner, I explained & she wants me to call her. The only time it is ever ok to say cats & Permethrin in the same sentence is if it is ear mite drops. Don't get them on their skin, but if you do, have a warm soapy rag ready to wipe it off - - twice.

  Re: Garlic for Dogs

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:40:06 -0700
Posted by Elle (Nc) on 04/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I had a small terrier for 17 years and sprinkled garlic on his food resulting in no fleas or tics. Same with the lab I had for 15 years.

Homeopathy for Anal Gland Issues

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:27:57 -0700
Posted by Miss Ellie (Minneapolis, Mn) on 04/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have an 11 y/o, 12 lb, shih-Tzu-maltese, Ellie. I must say I LOVE EARTHCLINIC and thank you ALL for taking time to contribute natural alternative remedies. My dog has refused VET treatments for at least 1/2 of her life because of all the great info on this website!!! So, I'm going to chime in for all that has worked so well for her so others can benefit as well. This one has to do with unusual scooting issues all fall through winter.

I finally ordered the Silicea 6x on Amazon since no one carried it at a brick and mortar here. Started giving her 1 pellet/day and slowly increased to 3 pellets/day until her scooting eventually stopped and her poop was more solid. It took about 2 weeks (give or take). Oh what a relief, she says!! If I saw her start to scoot I'd just give her another one time dose and she was fine.

  Re: Matted Fur

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:26:36 -0700
Posted by Lynn (Spruce Pine, Nc) on 04/20/2018

I tried the baby oil first and now she won't let me get near her to try and get it out. What do you suggest I do?

 Re: St. Bernard With Chronic Diarrhea

Sat, 21 Apr 18 20:09:48 -0700
Posted by Mich (Jersey) on 04/21/2018

Rescued a St Bernard with chronic diarrhea. Went to many vets for years who prescribed metronidazole and all other drugs and had him on all different diets for food allergies. Spent THOUSANDS on anything and every test available. When he was 9 yo I ran out of his special order food and had to settle for the grocery store food which is in the refrigerated section (not an ad so you u figure it out). For the 1st time in his life he had normal poops! I cannot believe this food was right in front of my face the whole time. He stayed on that food for another 2 years with no problems and NO DIARRHEA! He passed, but his last 2 years were the best!

I hope this helps someone the way it helped me & Chester!

  Re: Black Salve for Stubborn Wart on Dog

Fri, 20 Apr 18 09:46:39 -0700
Posted by 4paws (Ontario, Canada) on 04/19/2018

Good for you, Patty! I hope your cocker clears the wart as perfectly as my little girl did! You're a great mama! Let us know what happens!

Love & Light