Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Cat with UTI

Mon, 23 Oct 17 14:25:30 -0700
Posted by Cindy (Sombra, Ontario ) on 10/23/2017

I'm just curious what food you changed too?

Ted's Mange Treatment Worked Again

Mon, 23 Oct 17 08:51:33 -0700
Posted by Jlefebre (Sacramento) on 10/22/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for this mange formula. I believed my dog to have mange but could not afford the vet visits and medication so I had been looking on the internet for a possible solution. It seemed like such a scary problem and she was scratching so much, loosing hair, could not sleep and lost weight.This has worked and has worked so well! My dogs hair has grown back and she is not scratching all the time. She is so much happier and has put some weight back on. She is back to being happy and healthy and we are happy and appreciative too. Give this a try!

 Re: Need Help for Cat With Asthma and Upper Respiratory Issues

Mon, 23 Oct 17 08:08:51 -0700
Posted by Alison (Az) on 10/23/2017

I am not a vet however, I do not recommend any big pharma meds. for your animal. Silver, ACV and some coconut oil in their diets do wonders.

  Turmeric for Dog Skin Allergies

Sun, 22 Oct 17 08:44:44 -0700
Posted by Bobby Lynn (Newfoundland ) on 10/22/2017

Are u using the powder or root

EC: Hi Bobby,

Most readers use powder unless otherwise specified in the post.

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Cat Mange & Mites

Sun, 22 Oct 17 08:42:03 -0700
Posted by Pam (South Texas) on 10/21/2017

I have used the light for a flea trap for years. Works very well. I also use DE on the cats and dog, and use nematodes sprayed in the yard. If I have an infestation (like I did in the garage this spring, from a mama cat and kittens) I sprayed a heavy peppermint essential oil (80 drops)/vinegar/soapy water in a 32 oz spray bottle, spray down on the floor in the garage and did the light/soapy water thing, and dusted the cats. Gone in a few days.

  Re: Supplements for Dog With Heart Murmur

Sat, 21 Oct 17 10:13:15 -0700
Posted by Karen (Rahway Nj) on 10/21/2017

Hi everyone
Thanks so much for this post! My 9 yr old, 23lb Boston terrier has stage 3 CHF with fluid in his lungs, and he is on the usual drugs--vetmedin, lasix and enalapril. We had a recent scare and he got heavy dosages of lasix and spent the night in an oxygen tank. I hate relying only on the meds, especially since I read how hard they are on the kidneys and his cough doesn't seem to be going away (it's a dry cough that ends in a hack).

I recently added 30mg of Coq10....not sure if it should 1 or 2x a day? And I want to add in alcohol free Hawthorne, fish oil and maybe taurine. I'm just not sure of dosage and if any of that will interfere with the meds....I'm not comfortable taking him off the meds :( my vets are dismissive of the supplements which is not helpful at all.

I really really really appreciate any help or advice you guys can offer. I'm desperate to help him

Thank you!!!

Apple Cider Vinegar and Colloidal Silver for Sick Kitten

Sat, 21 Oct 17 09:55:08 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 10/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter noticed that one of our four month old kittens was eating grass (though it is fed plenty) and was acting quite lethargic. I wasn't sure what was wrong. The kitten's brother and our other 5 cats are all fine. The easiest thing to do was use a couple of broad spectrum natural remedies. I gave the kitten 2 droppersful of colloidal silver, internally. (Very easy to dose as it tastes nearly like water.) Then I rubbed several drops of a 50% solution of apple cider vinegar into the back of her neck. (Her fur is so silky I had to rub it in! ) I repeated this again 12 hours later.

Now the kitten appears fine.

Perhaps nothing was wrong. Perhaps it was a tummy ache. Perhaps some infection was brewing. But there is no harm in being proactive with simple to dose and safe remedies like ACV and colloidal silver.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Antibiotic Ointment for Feline Conjunctivitis

Fri, 20 Oct 17 20:24:12 -0700
Posted by Jill (New Bern , Nc) on 10/20/2017

Get some virgin or extra virgin coconut oil put it in some canned cat food. About a teaspoon. Cats love it and it is good for them. It has antibacterial, antiviral & antifungal properties. Give it to him til infection goes away. To really turn it up a notch, also add a little(about 1/4 teaspoon) of diatomaceous earth ( make sure it is food grade) to the canned food. It kills parasites and most of the time these infections are parasite related. I am doing this very thing with a feral kitten at work who had a really bad case conjunctivitis. It looks so much better. I think it will eventually totally eliminate it. You could also put some colloidal silver in his food. Excellent for infections. No need to try and trap him. Put medicine in his food. Been working for me.

  Re: Remedies for Dog with Pyometra

Thu, 19 Oct 17 08:33:48 -0700
Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 10/19/2017

Hi Hanelle!

I did not use antibiotics before on my dogs and yet I successfully treated them. I relied solely on vitamin c. The danger of using antibiotics is that it also kills the good bacteria in the intestines such that if its level becomes dangerously low, you will have a dog with vomiting, diarrhea, or both. You need to supplement your dog's diet with probiotics if you intend to go ahead with the use of antibiotics. This is to replace the good bacteria that will be killed by the antibiotics.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Pet

Wed, 18 Oct 17 18:36:04 -0700
Posted by Puppy_parent (Ohio) on 10/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

1:1 ratio for apple cider vinegar with water. My dog used to itch, but after spraying each morning with this mixture, he has stopped itching and makes my glad. The dog does not like it but now he is used to it. I also bathe him with apple cide vinegar mixed with water, I will pour this mixture on him just before he gets out of the tub.

I have seen a lot of improvement on him. I use 1:1 mixture and spray my furniture, room and the bed, I sometime mix Eucalyptus or cedar oil in this mixture just to overcome the apple cider smell.

No Bayer seresto flea collar, no Bravecto or no Vectra 3D worked as effective as apple cider vinegar.

  Re: Bufo Toad Bite...

Wed, 18 Oct 17 18:33:51 -0700
Posted by Jean Mazako (Port St Lucie) on 10/18/2017

Your lucky you baby survived. My Jack Russell was 21 pounds in about 15 minutes he was almost dead. I just got him to the Vet ER in time. He was convulsing already by the time I got him there. If it happens again don't wait get him to Vet ER immediately. The smaller the dog the bigger the risk of death. IF you think your dog is poisoned again take a wash cloth with water and pry open its mouth and wipe its gums. If you try to rince the toxin away it can wash down into the stomach and poison the animal anyway.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Cat With Tumors

Wed, 18 Oct 17 18:32:40 -0700
Posted by Elaine (Ct) on 10/18/2017

My cat had a CT scan today. They found masses in both his sinuses. He is 12.5 years old. I have had him for 3.5 yrs and he was a big 16 lb guy who has gone down to 13 lbs recently. Last week it seemed like he had a 'cold'. On day 5 he wouldn't eat (always a fabulous eater). I took him to the vets. Bloodwork and xrays showed nothing. With the CT scan they did a biopsy will have results in a few days. 90% chance it is cancer. I will not just let him go. I have been feeding him (he is easy to accept) for days now. With sinuses this way he just won't eat or drink. I am willing to try Essiac Tea. Any recommendations or suggestions please help! I will have him home tomorrow.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Wed, 18 Oct 17 18:31:21 -0700
Posted by Monica (Ca) on 10/18/2017

It's so sad, I keep reading more and more stories about these stupid vaccines hurting our dog babies. Of course these vets are going to keep saying what protects them, rather than our pets, who they are supposed to be protecting. I have had my dog started limping two weeks ago, but the shots were about 6 months ago, when he was, it may seem like a far jump for me to say so, but I am very consistant with our walking routines, his foods, and our environment has been the same all 6 years since I found the rabies vaccine will be due again in about 4 months and I am looking for any other options or any type of remedies we, as pet lovers can do that may help to alleviate the poisons/vaccines they force us to pump into their poor selves:( I don't trust any "Professional" (dr.'s) opinions since they have a vested interest in not admitting to the obvious(according to the endless stories of other dog owners in this thread).
Any advice is much appreciated.

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Tue, 17 Oct 17 17:01:19 -0700
Posted by Jackie (College Station, Tx) on 10/17/2017

The same thing happened to my pitbull last week. I am very sad, and my dog is traumatized. Yes, there is a problem with this medication. Went to the vet with excellent hearing and came back deaf. I want to know if I can flush this ointment out, but I don't want to make the situation worse.

I want to put apple cider vinegar/water in his ears to try to flush the ointment out, but I don't want to make it worse. Does anyone have any thoughts on that?

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Tue, 17 Oct 17 17:00:02 -0700
Posted by Jackie (College Station, Tx) on 10/17/2017

Yes, there is a problem with this medication. The same thing happened to my dog last week. Went to the vet with excellent hearing and came back deaf. I want to know if I can flush this ointment out, but I don't want to make the situation worse.

  Re: Reducing Fatty Tissue Tumors in Dogs

Tue, 17 Oct 17 09:28:25 -0700
Posted by Leilanie (Hi) on 10/17/2017

Castor oil penetrates the skin nicely and should help even if the cyst is not visible.

  Re: Reducing Fatty Tissue Tumors in Dogs

Tue, 17 Oct 17 09:16:53 -0700
Posted by Natalie (Uniontown, Pa) on 10/16/2017

My dog has a large tumor or what I think is a tumor under her ear by her lymph node. It is not visible on the outside of her skin, my question is would the castor oil work for her since it's not visible.

  Re: Vaccinations

Mon, 16 Oct 17 15:37:31 -0700
Posted by Mia (Yorba Linda, Ca) on 10/16/2017

Vets are not supposed to administer vaccines in that area anymore... that is really bad. It should be the lowest part of the leg. You need a new vet that does things properly.

  Re: Garlic for Kennel Cough

Mon, 16 Oct 17 09:25:55 -0700
Posted by Eve (Ny) on 10/16/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My dad gave our dogs a garlic pill per day to keep fleas and mosquitos away. He did this for 13 and 16 yrs...that's how long our dogs lived.

Never had any illnesses.

  Re: Turmeric Stopped Dog's Cyst from Bleeding

Sun, 15 Oct 17 12:04:20 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 10/15/2017

I am having the same problem with my dog. I put turmeric on the cyst after it burst and all that did was to stop it from oozing. It closed up the cyst but then it filled up again right away. Cayenne powder did the same thing. They work great at stopping the bleeding and oozing but they don't heal the cyst on the inside. I'm still trying to find a cure to heal the cyst completely.