Recent Pet Posts


Tue, 21 May 19 19:20:03 -0700
Posted by Eliz (Davie, Florida) on 05/21/2019
4 out of 5 stars

How much benadryl do I need to give a 50 pound dog if I suspect that he has encountered a bufu frog to give me time to get him to a vet several minutes away? My other small dog almost died because of one, this time I would like to be prepared. I was a pathologist. Is there a better treatment that I can buy from the pharmacy. I keep an epi-pen for my son here always. I'm not sure if the dose prepared for the 200 lb child would be good for the dog. HELP. I also have benadryl on hand.

  Elderly Cat Remedies

Mon, 20 May 19 19:09:06 -0700
Posted by RSW (OH) on 05/20/2019

Hi Anton,

We had our ten year old cat's teeth cleaned a few months ago. The vet told us that if her teeth needed to be removed, she would still be able to eat, even dry cat food. She tested our cat's blood first to see if her kidneys and liver could withstand the anesthesia, and the blood work came back OK. Our cat's teeth were fine after she cleaned them, and none had to be removed.

I am wondering if your cat's liver and kidneys were OK for the teeth cleaning? I hope you were able to feed her some soft, canned food or fresh meat or fish, cut up very finely, if he might eat? I would have reservations about subjecting him to surgery and anesthesia again, so soon. I would also question why the teeth need to be removed if they were OK at the time of surgery? I have used a small amount of colloidal silver topically on my cat, and think you could rub a little bit on his sore gums perhaps? A little bit of coconut oil could also work. I hope he fells better and starts eating again soon.

Best wishes.

Best Remedies to Help Elderly Cat

Sun, 19 May 19 00:00:02 -0700
Posted by Anton (New Zealand) on 05/19/2019

Hi, my cat is 16 years old, we just had his teeth cleaned after many years due to lack of finances (had 10 cats). They extracted most of his teeth, not many left. He has bad gingivitis, cannot even eat properly now, has been 3 days and we are very worried. The vet wants to remove all his remaining teeth to help lessen the gingivitis. We are looking for alternatives and we feel we maybe running out of time, might have to have him on a drip if he cannot eat this weekend. I read below about slippery elm, DMSO, colloidal silver, lysine, coconut oil, will these help at this stage, I don't know if he will eat after he get teeth removed or not? Please reply asap.


Mon, 13 May 19 18:42:51 -0700
Posted by bodulica (Barrie ON) on 05/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Serrapeptase was a wonder for my cat with Asthma! Prednisone almost killed him, ended up in the hospital with his liver failing, kidneys were also affected. They took him off Prednisone, but we were still told that the prognosis was grim. He is old, but now alive and well (knock wood). Just give your cat maybe 20,000 SU. You have to buy the minimum strength of 40,000 (on-line). I emptied the capsule and gave half. Good luck!

Prebiotic Fiber Supplement

Mon, 13 May 19 18:33:55 -0700
Posted by bodulica (Barrie ON) on 05/13/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I have an old cat with constipation problem. Two enemas, drugs, pumpkin... nothing worked. Then I found out about Lax-eze.{prebiotic natural fiber supplement} No problems any more. Sometimes he skips a day, but that's all. Very happy with results.

Corn Silk

Sat, 04 May 19 12:55:26 -0700
Posted by Terry (Canada) on 05/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Corn silk works wonders for my dog's incontinence.

He was suddenly dripping and peeing in his sleep even though he has never peed in the house in his life. I see that most of the posts have been about female dogs and their spay incontinence but I just want to say that corn silk capsules eradicated my adult male dog's incontinence by 99%. He is a 70lb dog and I give him one capsule per meal twice a day. I also time when he gets water but not reduce the total amount of water given to him. This way he would not have to hold for as long. In two weeks he went from dripping in his sleep every day to needing to go out earlier than his potty breaks. We listened to him when he would indicate wanting to go and slowly his schedule was back to normal. It has been a month and a half and he stopped having incontinence completely.

I will likely give him cornsilk long term since it is inexpensive and effective as incontinence prevention.

Cannabis Oil + Colloidal Silver

Thu, 02 May 19 19:28:16 -0700
Posted by Denise (Rockford, Illinois) on 05/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I mixed an eyedropper full of organic cannabis oil that was cut with olive oil in the tincture only. Then added an eyedropper full of colloidal silver. Put it on a cotton pad and gently cleaned ears and swabbed all over the inside earlobe. Did this 3 x times daily. Healing took hold within a few days.

Amazing! It's gentle on inflammation and has no side effects.

Kennel Cough

Mon, 08 Apr 19 01:06:19 -0700
Posted by John Rodgers (United States) on 04/08/2019
5 out of 5 stars

I have a sma dog who can't stop coughing. Vet said he had a collapsed trachea then cognitive heart failure. Now I think it's kennel cough. Was doing honey and lemon juice but it quit working.

Started using coconut oil. Works much better and he likes it more. When he was having congestive heart failure he was coughing for hours. Used a nebulizer on him with medicine for asthma. Hope this helps someone.

Blackstrap Molasses for Cats

Wed, 03 Apr 19 23:51:54 -0700
Posted by Kim (Colorado) on 04/04/2019

Hi everyone, My cat is 14 years old and in the past two years the arthritis in his back legs has gotten really bad. I feed him non-grain organic hard food (chicken soup for the soul) as well as organic soft food (taste of the wild), and also give him two cosequin supplements a day. I also have heating pads (on the lowest heat) on his special pillow in my room, and other places around the house. I try to get him to play, and am doing everything I can to help. My question is: Would a little bit of blackstrap molasses be helpful? I know it is for dogs, but is it for cats? I mean like putting some on your finger and putting it in his mouth. I did that once a day for a few days and saw improvement but then read it may be bad for cats so stopped. Also - does anyone recommend a non-grain hard food for their cat that is also tasty and organic? Thank you so much!

Blackstrap Molasses

Wed, 03 Apr 19 21:19:41 -0700
Posted by Kim (Colorado ) on 04/03/2019

Can cats handle blackstrap molasses? My 14 yo cat has really bad arthritis in his back legs. Thank you!!

Remedies Needed for Degenerative Myelopathy

Sun, 31 Mar 19 17:45:05 -0700
Posted by Irene (United States) on 03/31/2019

I am looking for remedies for my dog with acute degenerative myelopathy. Unfortunately this earthclinic forum on the subject has been cluttered with a looooooooong discussion between several people about breeders. This has nothing or little to do with the subject matter and my dog is suffering. I have read through multiple posts and it's all the same thing, breeders, breeds, puppies and buying from breeders v rescue. Who has time for this? I appreciate they love as do I and are passionate about the subject matter but not if it impedes on dog owners finding the invaluable help they need.

EC: Thank you, Irene. We will clean up that page and delete unnecessary posts this week.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey

Tue, 26 Mar 19 06:09:08 -0700
Posted by AmericanBulldogger (Huntsville, Alabama) on 03/26/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Our 11yr. old American Bulldog finished up what was an extra long heat cycle about a month ago. Two weeks after the heat cycle ended, we noticed a clear discharge with a few sparse drops of diluted blood.

At the time, we just thought she might have a slight case of vaginitis or a mild UTI, so we gave her some d- mannose, since it is known for helping to combat UTI's, esp those caused from E-Coli bacteria. I also had some berberine on hand, but it was 1200mgs per capsule and berberine is a very powerful substance derived from the herb, golden seal. I sprinkled half a capsule on a peanut butter sandwich, along with the d - mannose and after a few days treatment, she cleared up and was fine with no further discharge. Fast forward to a few weeks later and a few days ago. My husband and I noticed she seemed mopey, but late Saturday evening, she had an accident in the floor (which she never does).

She's always had good bladder control, but being 11yrs. old, I thought may be just age related or perhaps recurring UTI. Then as I was cleaning up, I noticed it had a very diluted bloody appearance and was looking somewhat like her heat- cycle discharge. As the night and following Sunday wore on, the discharge became thicker & heavier. So much so that I had to put a doggie diaper lined with a couple of paper towels. Sorry for the gross description, but it looked very much like a creamy tomato soup. I knew this was not good!

I took her temperature several times, but it was always perfectly normal. There was no fever, but she seemed lethargic and weak in the rear legs. She was eating and drinking ok. As a matter of fact, she was drinking more and more. I knew that was a pretty sure sign of infection and was frightened at the thoughts that it might possibly be pyo.

I started researching to see if there were any natural or homeopathic treatments. I found the natural manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c remedy here, so I was hoping it would make her better or at least buy us some time, until the vet re-opened on Monday morning. Since we show our dogs, we normally give them a variety of supplements and I happen to have powdered vitamin c on hand, along with turmeric in the spice cabinet. I remembered seeing Manuka honey at Whole Foods. We drove there and picked up the raw Manuka honey. I also started giving her more d-mannose, as I had read that E Coli bacteria is usually a main culprit with pyo, I mixed and administered the ingredients. I was afraid she was going to protest, but she seemed to be ok with the taste.

This Monday morning we awoke and took her out to potty. She had a nice, normal bowel movement and seemed to be feeling a little better. The discharge had slowed and was lighter. Even though our girl seemed better, we decided to go ahead and take her to the vet. We really didn't have money for the vet visit, as both mine and my husband's vehicles are needing major engine repairs. It's definitely a financial set back, but we scraped together what money we could, even dipping into our grocery funds. We promptly took our girl to the vet as soon as they opened. I told them I thought she might have open pyo and asked before we got started, if they would work something out with us regarding payment arrangements. We have always had a good relationship with our vet and even though their policy is to request full payment when services are rendered, they agreed to let us pay a down payment of what we scraped together and make the rest in payments. I would just like to say to others out there.. don't be afraid to ask your vet about a payment plan if your dog needs surgery. Some may not be accommodating, but some will. It never hurts to ask. I gave our vet a rundown of everything.

I told her about this natural treatment, the supplements and ingredients used and she was ok with it. They did bloodwork, took a couple of x-rays and took a sample of the discharge to view under the microscope. Our girl was dx'd with open pyo. The x-rays clearly showed the engorged uterus. They did the emergency spay surgery this afternoon and our dog came through just fine. She did so well, instead of keeping her overnight as planned, they actually allowed her to come on home. I

am so grateful to have found the info here, as I truly believe the doses of manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c helped strengthen her for the surgery and I feel it could continue to work in conjunction with her current treatment, to help enhance the healing process. Many thanks to whoever came up with this formula and best of wishes to those going through this with their beloved pets. Pyometra is a nasty and scary thing!

Dietary Changes

Wed, 20 Mar 19 17:05:50 -0700
Posted by Joanne (Florida) on 03/20/2019
5 out of 5 stars

When dogs chew their paws and paws are stained the Biggest Allergies are Chicken, Chicken fat, Chicken meal!! No corn Soy of wheat! So go with Grain Free dog food with none of these ingredients Salmon,Turkey, Duck and Lamb are fine! Watch your Treats too!! No Wheat!!!

  Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Fri, 08 Mar 19 20:43:32 -0800
Posted by Lauren (United States) on 03/08/2019

This post breaks my heart. I wish if dog owners would research before they allow these doctors to slowly kill our animals. Cortisone is very dangerous to humans and animals. It basically shuts down the adrenals. I feel your pain. The same thing happened to my sister's dog and she still cries about it to date. I wish you all the best. I suggest you scourge Google to find help. Please do not depend on these vets. It's all about the money for them They don't care about our beloved animals. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Thu, 07 Mar 19 15:24:50 -0800
Posted by Mary (Tacoma) on 03/07/2019
0 out of 5 stars

Took my Scotty in for routine teeth cleaning (no extractions). She is diabetic and has Cushings but vet assured me she would do fine under anesthesia. Two days later she developed a high temperature and cough, likely an infection contracted from tracheal tube when anesthesia was administered, or kennel cough. Took her back to the vet and he gave her an antibiotic shot and recommended steroid shot to get her over upper respiratory infection. Like an idiot, I trusted his advice not knowing that this would have such an adverse effect on my girl. The first day I thought we would have to put her down. She wouldn't move, she lost her balance, peed on herself because she couldn't get up. Now she has excessive thirst and is peeing constantly. I'm heading to Walmart to see if I can find activated charcoal. I am heartsick that I allowed this treatment.


Tue, 05 Mar 19 15:52:43 -0800
Posted by Suki (Oxnard) on 03/05/2019
4 out of 5 stars

My dog has skin tumors, diagnosed with dermal hemangiosarcoma (and I'm pretty sure it's from his bad start in life, being emaciated and abused, then put in the pound, where he was fully vaccinated and subjected to neuter surgery while still in an emaciated state.) I've tried cannabis oil and applying turmeric paste (also have tried the Budwig diet on him, but he is exceedingly picky about what he will eat or take in his mouth, which is why I shoot liquid vitamins into his mouth directly. He has eaten some raw, but then changes his mind and wants something else. He never eats dog food - and mostly eats organic. He has not been vaccinated since he left the pound. The small red hemangiosarcoma tumors do tend to dry up and go away with application of the turmeric golden paste, but now he has a larger pink (not red) tumor on his sheath, and I'm concerned about that.

I'm wondering what is the BEST solution for that tumor. Surgery frightens me, as I had a bad experience with a dog getting surgery in the past.

Borax and Peroxide Treatment

Sun, 03 Mar 19 22:41:28 -0800
Posted by JJ (Bremerton, WA) on 03/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Please post this awesome website where we can find it easier. It took me two hours to find a recipe for cat mange and this website is the only place I could find directions on how to use Ted's recipe. Product advertisers are getting tricky. Last month, the recipes were everywhere! Now all you can find is another search engine. I will tell everyone about EARTHCLINIC.COM Thank you

  Bladder Stones

Sat, 02 Mar 19 13:07:59 -0800
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, CA) on 03/02/2019

I don't know a lot about ACV for animals, but I know that if I take too much it can give me the diahrea so surely a small dose for a kitty. See how she does on it. Also, with my little dog, I would give her a daily amount of food, but not more than an amount (whatever the package said for her weight). That way I knew how much she was eating. Same with her water. I hope someone answers you that know way more than I do. I do believe alternative medicines for animals as well as us humans. Here's a link I just found that might help you out:

Bladder Stones

Fri, 01 Mar 19 19:06:57 -0800
Posted by K.Kane (Canada) on 03/01/2019

Just came from vet with my 4 yr old female cat and she was diagnosed with bladder infection and a bladder stone! I was told that if it doesn't dissolve I am facing a 1,000 or more operation for my cat that I can't afford. I just gave her special urinary food from the vet and now I am off to the store to purchase the apple cider vinegar with the "mother" to start her on this. I am hopeful after ready other posts that this will make the difference. My questions are how often do I give it to her, she always has food in her dish- should I take her food away and then feed her it all at once? I am slowly switching her food, should I what a few days so that she first adjust to the new food?

Apple Cider Vinegar

Sun, 24 Feb 19 06:06:28 -0800
Posted by Jamie (Minneapolis, MN) on 02/24/2019

These are all great comments/advice/info for chronic renal failure. I noticed a lot of the comments were for you think the same would apply for a dog with advanced kidney failure (ACV,Aloe Vera,etc)? Any other advice? The vet said to put her down but gave her the IV stuff...I have the NON-GMO extra virgin organic coconut oil, dark non-gmo thigh meat, I also heard sodium bicarbonate (Organic)..a bit in water to up the ph also assists with animals that have kidney failure.