Recent Pet Posts

  Water Pik

Sat, 07 Dec 19 12:33:37 -0800
Posted by Barb R (Norwood, ON Canada) on 12/07/2019

Barb again. Forgot to mention we've been feeding raw recipes to all of our animals since 2003. For cats, great website called Catnutrition.org. For dogs, searching BARF recipes will show a lot of info.

Water Pik

Sat, 07 Dec 19 12:22:51 -0800
Posted by Barb R (Norwood, ON Canada) on 12/07/2019

Just had one of our 9 kitties at the vets for a loose tooth. $400 later, and me refusing to allow 3 different aneathetics, 1 should due, she came home with a further diagnosis of needing more extractions. We have had 2 cats and a dog have major dental work done. I don't know about elsewhere, but vets in Canada are getting ridiculously expensive. We already follow earthclinic and have used coconut oil massaged with clean cloth into teeth and gums. So we now need to find something more aggressive for this cat, Millie, to avoid surgery and pain. My husband has been through root canal extractions and metal filling removal as prescribed in the great doc Root Cause. Dr Thomas Levy in his book, The Toxic Tooth says you can cure human dental conditions with a Water pik type device with hydrogine peroxide added to water. I am off to buy one for all of the animals. 7 cats and 2 dogs, and I'll let you know how it works. Will likely be a 2 person exercise.

Bee Propolis and Honey

Tue, 03 Dec 19 02:37:39 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 12/03/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Bee propolis extract / honey paste cured my little dog of what seemed to be a terrible cold with hacking cough, blocked up nose and gagging. She didn't want to eat and kept getting worse and worse. I tried a lot of home remedies but nothing seemed to work. I finally tried the bee propolis / honey paste and within 2 hours she was a lot better. Gave her another dose and after another couple of hours she was running and wanting to eat and had stopped coughing and could breathe easily. I couldn't believe it worked so fast. Every now and then she'd cough so I continued to give her the mixture a few more times and she's well now. What I gave her was between 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon of the bee propolis / honey paste mixed with some water that had been mixed with some canned food that I knew she liked. I strained the water / dog food mixture so I could mix it with the propolis paste and use a syringe without the needle to give it to her. The water with the canned dog food has to be strained or else the syringe will clog up. She was so sick and not wanting to eat that I had to use the syringe to get it in her because I knew she wouldn't take it on her own. After she started feeling better, I just put the propolis in her food and she ate it, didn't have to use the syringe. I was so surprised to see her feel better after only 2 hours after taking the propolis. Now I keep a jar on hand at all times.

Eye Area Remedies

Sun, 01 Dec 19 00:20:12 -0800
Posted by Eva (United States) on 12/01/2019

Hello, my cat just started having a small patch of mange right at the edge of his eye? What remedies are safe to use right next to the eye?

  Borax and Peroxide Treatment

Sun, 01 Dec 19 00:18:36 -0800
Posted by Eva (United States) on 12/01/2019

My cats mange just began! He only has one spot right at the edge of his eye! How do I treat this area since it's right next to the eye?

Castor Oil

Sun, 17 Nov 19 21:48:37 -0800
Posted by Anne Marie (Chatham, Ontario) on 11/17/2019

Which organic and hexane free castor oil do you recommend for me to use on my dog's eye?

  Parasites

Fri, 15 Nov 19 06:39:13 -0800
Posted by Cara (Washington State ) on 11/15/2019

Give one organic raw egg per meal 🥚 Which is the full amino acid spectrum and naturally detoxes & absolutely use the borax in your pets water !!! Very sorry to hear about your dog however it can be reversed... you can do this Kira!

  Does Borax Help Parasites?

Fri, 15 Nov 19 06:39:13 -0800
Posted by Cara (Washington State ) on 11/15/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Give one organic raw egg per meal 🥚 Which is the full amino acid spectrum and naturally detoxes & absolutely use the borax in your pets water !!! Very sorry to hear about your dog however it can be reversed... you can do this Kira!

Pumpkin

Mon, 11 Nov 19 14:08:50 -0800
Posted by Susanne (Springfield, Illinois) on 11/11/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Pumpkin for constipation works wonders in my cat. I buy it by the can and freeze it in ice cube trays. Yadi begs for it every day and dances around meowing until I get it thawed out. He knows the word pumpkin. AND it works! His stools are larger and softer now yet not runny. Finally I am seeing "normal" stools.

Homeopathy

Mon, 21 Oct 19 00:16:27 -0700
Posted by Madelyn S. (Orlando Fl) on 10/21/2019

Hi. Our schipoo is 14 years old. Dental surgery has been ruled out, pain meds make him sick or fearfully lethargic. He seems fine without them, except at feeding time. We've been mincing fresh chicken, serving with its own natural broth or ground beef. Somedays he's fine, other days the pain is obviously too much. We known he's in his senior years, but his dental struggle is heartbreaking. Outside of this he still has pep in his step. Any safe remedy suggestions would be very much appreciated.

Borax and Peroxide User Reviews

Sat, 12 Oct 19 17:21:02 -0700
Posted by Mim H. (Northern Illinois) on 10/12/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I used Ted's borax remedy and after the second treatment, my doxie is back. Happy and so comfortable with his horrible belly sores almost gone. Winter is coming and I am glad that I will be up to the weekly bath by Thanksgiving and hopefully by January will have finished the 12 weeks. Thank you again for this treatment as the vet just pushes that disgusting medication. My dog thanks you as well!!

  Re: Cottage Cheese Foot Treatment

Sat, 12 Oct 19 12:11:14 -0700
Posted by Jennifer (Knoxville, tn.) on 10/12/2019

Could you use yogurt in place of cottage cheese?

Hydrogen Peroxide

Thu, 26 Sep 19 21:59:56 -0700
Posted by DL (Cali) on 09/26/2019
4 out of 5 stars

My elderly dog (60 pounds) got kennel cough for the first time from the vet exactly 5 days after going there to get vaccination boosters, including one for kennel cough! I added a few drops of 3% peroxide to his food, mixed with water, and he stopped coughing within about 48 hours. However, I didn't keep up the peroxide and the cough came back.. After a week of this, I took him back to the vet who told me, "Yes, it's possible he caught it here" and that it can take up to 2 weeks for it to run its course, maybe longer for older dogs. He ended up giving me antibiotics since my dog also had a runny nose and I was about to go out of town and leave a coughing dog with my dog sitter. The antibiotics kicked his healing into high gear and he stopped coughing the next day. So I like the peroxide remedy for kennel cough but recommend to definitely keep it up for a few days after symptoms disappear.

I think if one of my dogs gets kennel cough in the future, I'll try the peroxide, honey and fresh lemon juice remedy that I just read about in posts here on EC.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Wed, 18 Sep 19 10:39:05 -0700
Posted by Julia C. (United States) on 09/18/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I actually got this remedy from you 6 years ago for my cat. He was having recurrent eye infections every 2 weeks that only responded to the vet's antibiotic drops for a short while.You had a whole blog about how to treat this with ACV: Dilute the vinegar with the " mother" 1:1 with water, saturate a cotton ball and rub between the cat's shoulder blades. I did this once and his infection was 75% gone. After using twice a day for a few days, I went to once a day, then every two days, etc. I found that a maintenance dose is giving that treatment every 3-4 days. No recurrent infections in 6 years since then. If I forget his eye might get watery and I know to treat more frequently for a few days. One vet had even suggested having his eye out. Thank you Earth Clinic!

  Apple Cider Vinegar, Witch Hazel

Mon, 16 Sep 19 21:53:51 -0700
Posted by Tammy (Ohio) on 09/16/2019

Mary, Thanks for that suggestion of the apple cider vinegar, witch hazel and vicks vapor rub. I have a Maltese mix and I noticed one black spot on her skin around her shoulder area. I'm not sure if it's what's described in this article but I cleaned it as you suggested and noticed an immediate change in the spot. I will keep cleaning it daily until it's gone.....if it doesn't go away completely or more appear, we'll be heading to the vet to make sure she's ok. I'm wondering if I should make the change in her dog food, she and her brother currently eat Grain Free Merrick. Tammy

Parasites

Mon, 16 Sep 19 02:32:52 -0700
Posted by Kira (Thailand) on 09/16/2019

Hi, I'm just wondering if borax can be used to tackle blood parasites caused by ticks? My dog is presently on IV fighting for her life after contracting the E. Canis parasite from a tick. It wasn't picked up in the initial blood test they did, now it's in the critical advanced stages. She is lame and her body has developed large lumps where the parasites are literally eating her alive. The doxycylin is yet to make any improvement, any chance I could try borax?..Or any other ideas? Many thanks.

Does Borax Help Parasites?

Mon, 16 Sep 19 02:32:52 -0700
Posted by Kira (Thailand) on 09/16/2019

Hi, I'm just wondering if borax can be used to tackle blood parasites caused by ticks? My dog is presently on IV fighting for her life after contracting the E. Canis parasite from a tick. It wasn't picked up in the initial blood test they did, now it's in the critical advanced stages. She is lame and her body has developed large lumps where the parasites are literally eating her alive. The doxycylin is yet to make any improvement, any chance I could try borax?..Or any other ideas? Many thanks.

Cottage Cheese Foot Treatment for Yeast Infections

Sat, 14 Sep 19 11:08:53 -0700
Posted by M. Johnson (Washington State) on 09/14/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I had a dog who would lick his feet until they were red, raw and swollen, I think from yeast.

This always worked. Fold a grocery store baggie in half. In the middle of it place a gauze square. Put a heaping tablespoon of cottage cheese on that straight from the fridge. Place the dog's foot on the cottage cheese, gather the baggie up around his leg and hold it all in place for about 30-45 minutes with Vetwrap (the bandage that only sticks to itself) getting it snug, but allowing for good blood circulation.

Then rinse the foot with plain water and towel dry. The friend who told me about the cottage cheese said it worked because the germs would rather live in the cottage cheese than in you. I've used it to cure infections on myself too.

Caution:

Don't put cottage cheese anywhere it can't be rinsed off well (never in dog's ears) because the germs multiply in it rapidly and it will make the infection worse if it's not rinsed away.

Monolaurin Pellets for Kennel Cough

Fri, 13 Sep 19 21:48:19 -0700
Posted by Gabriella (Los Angeles) on 09/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Our Great Dane had developed a bad cough which sounded as if he had something stuck in his throat. The vet said he had kennel cough and prescribed Tramadol, whose side effects include seizures. We gave him Monolaurin pellets pressed into hard butter, twice a day. Two days later he is totally healed.

  Apple Cider Vinegar

Thu, 12 Sep 19 00:21:38 -0700
Posted by Arlene B. (United States) on 09/12/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Improvement continues 4 or 5 days in I switched to a more soothing formula and dog comes to me to get ears treated. Raw coconut oil. Chop raw garlic. A squirt of polysporine. a squeeze of Cortaid. A squeeze of monostat. a sprinkle of sea salt and turmeric and black pepper and oregano . a drop or two of tea tree and GSE. A good tablespoon of apple cider vineger and raw honey ..warm just barely luke warm squeezed into ear and clean out ear ..he literally lays down for it and gives moans of relief ..his ears are tons better turning pink and healthy all stench is gone..he sleeps through the night...he suffered greatly before .