Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Colloidal Copper and Aspirin for Dog's Cancer

Sun, 04 Nov 18 11:39:55 -0800
Posted by Rbryar (Vt) on 11/03/2018

Did you make your own colloidal copper and aspirin mixture? Did you feed it to the dog or apply it externally? Please give more details. How long had the dog been sick?

Apple Cider Vinegar Safe for Older Cat With Cystitis and Feline Aids?

Sun, 28 Oct 18 10:22:01 -0700
Posted by Tami (La) on 10/27/2018

My feral rescue cat, My heart, Houston.

He is 22 months old. He has feline aids and leukemia. I think he may have a UTI. He was on antibiotics for a week but could not get him to take the full doses as I put it in his wet food which he does not always eat all of. He has been crying in his litter box and licking himself. He also has problems squatting in his litter box due to breaking his leg when he was a kitten prior to me rescuing him and later finding out that the break did not set right and his knee is damaged also. He also had been attacked on left side when I found him at my job. He has had a rough young life but has pulled through. He runs and jumps and plays but too hard sometimes. I have had him since he was around 3 months. You could not even touch him back then. He did not meow either. He does now, like a little cry. I can pet him and even pick him up now, but he still has that defensive side, understandably. We have been through a lot together and at times I did not think we would make it but we have. Worried though about him right now about possible UTI and don't want to take him to the vet and traumatize him. They also have to sedate him because they are scared to handle him because when he was younger he bit the vet.

I have mixed the half of a teaspoon of ACV with 2 teaspoons of water and have been giving him several drops in the last few hours. Am I suppose to give all of it to him by the end of the night? He did to go the bathroom, but seems like he does not feel well. Is this safe for him??

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Sat, 27 Oct 18 11:02:35 -0700
Posted by Twyoung (Englewood Nj) on 10/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I saw about 3 fleas on my white coat pitbull mix, I did the mixture of ACV & water & instantly fleas were jumping off. I will continue. Thank you

  Re: Garlic for Dogs

Fri, 26 Oct 18 18:36:54 -0700
Posted by Darlene (Alabama) on 10/26/2018

Thank u 4 sharing with me everyone. Because I am on a fix income and I can't afford 2 take mine 2a vet. I owe a doctor bill trying 2 pay off now. And there are my baby's.

  Re: Chronic Yeast Infection in Ears of Lab

Fri, 26 Oct 18 08:40:46 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 10/26/2018

Please review this link for handling yeast infections in dogs' ears:

  Re: Chronic Yeast Infection in Ears of Lab

Thu, 25 Oct 18 10:50:16 -0700
Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 10/25/2018

Hi Sandra, Bless your heart! I know how frustrating it is, knowing that our beloved companions are suffering so. It sounds to me like your boy has some underlying issues that are not being considered or addressed. I have 8 canine rescues and 1 feline and they all had issues from kidney, thyroid, arthritis, allergies, U T I, parasites, heart worm, you name it. They all improved when I took them completely off processed dry food (even though it was grain free) and started cooking for them.

I load up my crock pot with ground beef, chicken or turkey and let it cook on low while I am at work. When I get home I add green beans, peas and carrots, and some virgin coconut oil. Lastly, I stir in 1 tablespoon organic apple cider vinegar with the mother into each dish. Some days I give them each an egg or some salmon, sardines, etc. on top as a special treat. Every one of them licks out their bowls to get every last bit!

I have been doing this for several years now, and their eyes are bright, their coats are silky, their energy is abundant, and most of the issues have resolved. I do add supplements on an individual basis if I see something unusual developing or they just need additional support. Although it may seem expensive and labor intensive to some, it has saved me hundreds over the years in vet costs. I hope this is helpful. I am holding you and your beautiful boy up to the Light and praying for a special touch.

Flower's Mom

  Re: Chronic Yeast Infection in Ears of Lab

Thu, 25 Oct 18 10:23:43 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/25/2018

Hey Sandra,

Your dog may be allergic to corn; Pedigree dog food is corn. You might condsider changing foods to a corn free diet - and giving it 6 weeks [at least] while monitoring your results in a journal to keep track of any changes for the good or for the worse. You might also consider alkalizing his drinking water and rotating it with borax water - see Ted's Borax protocol for dogs:

Both alkalizing and the borax protocol will help address the yeast from the inside out. In addition, you might also consider Ted's Mange remedy as a dip for your dog as an alternative to the pricey shampoos, or at the very least a vinegar dip - 1 part white vinegar to 10 parts water - and make sure you saturate the coat down to the skin and let the solution work for at least 10 minutes. This will help balance the PH of the skin and reduce the itchies. For me, I don't do the yogurt, rather I just go to the health food store and buy the acidophillus in tablet form and give that way - IMHO it is more effective than the yogurt. Start with these ideas and report back please!

  Re: Chronic Yeast Infection in Ears of Lab

Thu, 25 Oct 18 10:22:13 -0700
Posted by Sammy (Wisconsin) on 10/24/2018

Hello Sandra, I am no expert, but yeast infections are usually cured with white vinegar and water. Use a 50/50 solution with cotton balls. Gently get into the ears, any residual will be okay and they will shake their head to get the rest out. Do so for a couple of days twice a day. As far as his leg, I don't know what to say, not knowing the severity. There is so much info on this site, look up skin conditions for pets, I will bet ACV is involved.

  Chronic Yeast Infection in Ears of Lab

Wed, 24 Oct 18 15:47:41 -0700
Posted by Sandra (Necedah, Wisconsin) on 10/24/2018

Hi I have a black lab. He is a mess. He has chronic yeast infections in his ears. I have tried cleaning his ears but the scratching & the smell is enough to drive you crazy. I talked to the vet & she said I need to find out what he is allergic too & the test is way too expensive.

I have to take him in at least every month to have ears treated. Is there a home remedy to stop this I feed him 1 cup of dry Pedigree & 1/2 can of Pedigree chicken wet & mix together he loves it on top of that he has a thyroid condition & I give him a low dose of aspirin as he was hit by a car & his leg is messed up. I also give him a fish oil tablet for dry skin the poor dog is in misery he is only 7 yrs old & I can't keep taking him to the vet. Each time I go its at least $200.00 as I have 5 other pets any advise please I read ur article will try to find the yogurt & buy some blue buffalo

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats Works!

Wed, 24 Oct 18 09:03:25 -0700
Posted by Sammy (Wisconsin) on 10/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

First time poster, but reading everything I can, for taking care of ourselves and our pets, naturally. We heard cries one day on our property in July and followed the cries to find a little frightened kitten with a severe limp and very swollen in two areas of her leg. She was also sick with green discharge from her nose and eyes and very thin.

Took her to the vet to see about the leg. Two possible fractures, knee and femur. The vet was throwing out numbers, two x-rays at $150.00 each, a specialist, possible cast, or, surgery to remove the leg etc. etc. All at about $600.00 - $800.00 dollars to start. Or, you can just put her down.

I found out she was a girl, and only 8 weeks old, give or take. I had just met her three days prior. I wasn't sure what to do, but I was already attached, and the thought of putting her down, was not an option.

I had asked for pain meds, for now. When the Doctor left, I was in tears, and I had asked the nurse if there was any other way. She said the following; Put her in a large dog pen, with a pet taxi, bedding, a litter box, food and water, for 6 to 9 weeks. In other words, (I realized) limit her mobility.

My mind was made up, I was going to care for her, now named Smokie. She is gray with adorable white paws. Since she was going to be in lockdown, if you will, I decided to have her spayed and all the shots, distemper, rabies, leukemia and a chip placed in her.

In the meantime waiting for her appointment, I gave her ACV w/mother in her food (with homemade chicken broth) and the back of her neck, with a cotton ball soaked, twice a day. She also had stools with blood. She was a mess. After one day, her eyes were already better and in one week she was cured.

Eyes bright, no more discharge from her nose, or blood in her stool. I took her in for her appointment. Brought her home the next day, and she had kennel cough. I was angry, after all of this. No, I didn't call the vet. What for? they would have given me more useless meds and another bill. Got out the ACV and walla, she was in good shape again. She is now out of her small pen, and we have built her a 10 x 6 x 10 outdoor chainlink pen attached to our shop and cut out a little door for her to go in and out of. There are two walnut trees (they were already next to the shop), we cut down to fit perfectly within the pen, so she can climb up and down them. And put up shelves for her, for a destination, once she went up the trees.

We purchased a wood stove to heat it and she has an indoor shop that is 15' x 23' with all kinds of room, to play. She has, what I call, the "bad dog boogies" or, the "crazies", all the time.

Yes, her leg is completely healed, you would never know, this was the same kitten, just 3 1/2 months ago. And she has gained weight and her coat is really nice. We have a bond, she knows, I was there for her. Every day I took her carefully out of her little pen, to let her know, she was not abandoned and hold her, until her leg was healed. She wants this everyday still. She knows...

ACV, in my opinion is good for kittens at any age, this is far better than what the vet is going to give you, that probably wouldn't work anyway. I mention this, because other posters have shown concern. This is a natural product, good for all animals and beings. I still give it to her for maintenance. Just a 1/4 teaspoon in her food.

Thank you, Earth Clinic, for all you do for us and Smokie.

  Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs With Kennel Cough

Tue, 23 Oct 18 18:02:08 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/23/2018

Hey Monica!

You can follow the directions on the Boiron bottle for dosage.

I do have a concern when I read your post: dogs can cough for many reasons and coughing is not a reported side effect for Flourinef. Coughing is a sign of a collapsed trachea, common for some breeds of small dogs, and it is also a sign of congestive heart failure. You might consider taking your dog to the vet for further diagnosis if the homeopathic remedy provides no relief.

 Re: Goat Infected With CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis). What Remedies Can Help?

Tue, 23 Oct 18 14:35:13 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/23/2018

Hey Nancy,

I don't have goats, just lots of ideas, so take this for what it is worth and if it doesn't seem right for you, don't take it at all! :)

The first thing that came to mine for me was VRM4 from systemic formulas. Read up, research each ingredient listed. It may be an expensive route to go.

Please report back with your progress!

  Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs With Kennel Cough

Tue, 23 Oct 18 13:41:46 -0700
Posted by Monica (Anmore, Bc) on 10/23/2018

My Drocera label says Boiron Drocera 30ch on the dispenser & 4 g so how much would I give for a 10 lb dog please anyone? I also believe her cough is a result of the meds (Florinef) she must take for her Addison's disease, which I believe is a result of the rabies shot. No more vaccines for me, a very hard lesson learned. :(

Borax and Peroxide Treatment for Cat Mange

Mon, 22 Oct 18 17:35:53 -0700
Posted by Carol (Palacios, Texas 77465) on 10/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Cat Mange: Spent nearly 300 bucks at vet. Still not resolved and tried your borax remedy. OMG. Within 2 weeks, completely gone. She's back to normal. Thank you so very much. Thank you, thank you. She was miserable. Back to her silly self now.

  Re: Wheat Sprouts Helped Cataracts in Dog

Sun, 21 Oct 18 20:30:21 -0700
Posted by Anne (Oh) on 10/21/2018

Is the wheat sprout extract a powder or liquid? is it the same as wheat grass powder?

Cured Parvo 8 Times With Grapefruit Seed Extract

Sun, 21 Oct 18 14:21:12 -0700
Posted by Jess (Québec) on 10/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've cured parvo in puppies about 8 times so far with grapefruit seed extract.

I dilute 5 drops in 1 ounce of water and give them a couple dropper fulls of the mixture every hour around the clock until they start to feel better, I then reduce to two hours and so on. I continue the treatment for a couple days.

Once there was two pups from a litter who were sick, my puppy and one another person was purchasing...I tried pursuing him to have me try cure him but he decided to bring it to the vet. 600$ later and a dead puppy, mine was thriving and back on its feet. It worked every time for me!

  Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infection in Dog

Sun, 21 Oct 18 10:03:48 -0700
Posted by Margaret (Wellington, New Zealand) on 10/20/2018

Hi I have just joined this group my 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback has had the same issues for last 10 weeks & booked in for an ultrasound on 28 October. Long weekend here in New Zealand 🇳🇿 so I was desperate yesterday as he had blood in urine & white cells but the vet has not prescribed any medication for long weekend & his urine is very bad smell. I did purchase some Blackmores Cramberry 15000 & emptied a small portion on his food last night today his urine is not quite as smelly but I wonder if I could use apple cider vinegar also? Are you meaning 2 Teaspoons or Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with yoghurt?

Kind Regards Margaret

  Re: Garlic Oil for Dogs

Sun, 21 Oct 18 09:52:30 -0700
Posted by Rose (Iowa) on 10/20/2018

Would appreciate more info on garlic oil for 115 lb lab and 55 lb boxer.

 Re: Goat Infected With CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis). What Remedies Can Help?

Thu, 18 Oct 18 13:30:05 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/18/2018

Dear Nancy,

I am sorry about the diagnosis of CL disease in your goat. I am assuming you have read up on it and are using appropriate protocols to prevent the spread of the disease to other goats, if you have others, and also to the humans that care for your goat, as humans can contract this disease.

While antibiotic therapy has not proven very helpful for CL disease, I don't find information about the use of herbs to treat CL disease, but I would probably be trying turmeric as it is so effective as a natural antibiotic, when traditional antibiotics fail. And it is useful for other bacteria that causes abscesses.

I have used turmeric to successfully treat goats with staph infections.

I give 1 teaspoon to a full size goat, mixed in the feed, twice daily.

Colloidal silver is also excellent for infections when antibiotics don't work well. I make my own for myself and my animals and add lots to water for sick animals. I was giving a sick dog a half a cup of colloidal silver a day at least (and it saved her from Erlichia, a tick borne disease.)

Please let us know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~

Tied Thread and Clear Nail Polish for Skin Tag on Dog

Thu, 18 Oct 18 09:42:12 -0700
Posted by Marilyn (Greenwich) on 10/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 13 year old dog had a large skin tag the size of a quarter growing on her elbow. Though ugly, I didn't want to put her under the stress of anesthesia just to cut off a benign skin growth. I researched and found two methods on youtube which I used simultaneously.

First, I tied a cotton thread, wound twice as tightly as possible and then knotted off around the very base of the skin tag. Then I coated the skin tag with clear nail polish. If you go to youtube, you'll find a kindly man who has treated many dogs with these two methods (separate videos). Urls are below.

At the 3 day mark, I tied another piece of thread to ensure as the skin tag had shriveled considerably in size and you need it tight to cut off the blood supply to the skin tag. I also coated it again with clear nail polish.

It took a week before the large skin tag had completely shriveled up and turned black. I then sterilized some good scissors under a flame and then snipped the dried tag off at the base being careful not to snip her skin. She had no pain when I snipped it off and there was no blood. Also, it doesn't appear that tying a string around the skin tag caused any pain or discomfort at all. She didn't lick the skin tag once the whole week.

It can also work on other growths besides skin tags like cysts and tumors.

The videos I watched first before attempting this: (the string method) (clear nail polish method)