Recent Pet Posts

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats

Sun, 18 Jun 17 09:36:04 -0700
Posted by Diane O. (Bronx New York ) on 06/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Today is my first day using Apple Cider Vinegar for my cats one has third eye and the other two have issues going to the litter box I made ice cubes of Apple Cider Vinegar I made a 1 cup of water 1 spoon of Apple Cider Vinegar my cats likes ice cubes in their water so I figured let me try it this way and she was drinking and licking the cubes. Fingers crossed.

Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI in Cats

Sun, 18 Jun 17 09:24:56 -0700
Posted by Karen C. (Roxbury, Ct) on 06/17/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My two year old cat had a really bad UTI.Vet gave amoxicillin for two weeks and a shot. Seemed to help but it came right back.Bloody urine and straining. Back on antibiotics. Still no improvement. I decided to do ACV and water in a dropper. I also mixed coconut oil and ACV and dipped her paws in it. In two days blood stopped, and soon she was able to urinate normally. We are still monitoring her condition and I will continue the treatment. I also stopped all fish, and of course no dry food. I add hot water to good quality wet food. Hope people try the ACV TREATMENT since that is what worked in my experience. I just don't know when I can stop. Do I do it all the time, since it's obvious it was crystals. By the way, my cat does not like the taste, and it isn't easy to administer!

 Re: Infection in My Cat's 'Dead' Eye

Sun, 18 Jun 17 09:20:08 -0700
Posted by Melody (Hawaii) on 06/17/2017

I too have a feral cat with a dead eye I just spayed and brought home. She's very friendly and loving. I believe the eye needs removal but can't afford the $1500 bill. Will it heal over naturally if I use the products you mentioned?

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Cat's Swollen Lip

Sat, 17 Jun 17 10:37:54 -0700
Posted by Jenn (Brooklyn ) on 06/17/2017

I use a teaspoon in bowl of water but you may want to consider using it directly in his food a few times a day if his teeth are bad. Just don't over use he may get diarrhea.

Turmeric and Olive Oil only Work Temporarily for Cat with Lung Granuloma

Sat, 17 Jun 17 07:13:57 -0700
Posted by Hellokilly (San Francisco ) on 06/15/2017
3 out of 5 stars

My cat Frisco was diagnosed with a lung Granuloma a year ago and went on and off antibiotics but still has these asthma like convulsion like bouts. Its like he has a fur ball he can't get up. I have been giving him a 1/4 teaspoon turmeric with extra virgin olive oil and this seems to stop them but if he doesn't get this every day. They come back. Can I add something else, do something else to have more of a longer impact and a longer goal? Please help.

Remedies Not Working for Kittens with Cloudy Eyes

Sat, 17 Jun 17 07:10:42 -0700
Posted by Sandra (New Zealand) on 06/15/2017

Hi, kittens have had cat flu from 2 weeks. Now they are 3 months at the moment I want help in this question, they do have herpes, 2 months of antibiotics, 3 different types of eye drops, now they are on lysine, colloidal silver, I have been to cat eye specialist, not much help. Their eyes are cloudy white. One may have eye out his eye has a lot of tissue over it. They are your worst nightmare, can any one help me? Is there a cure or near with the cloudy white eyes?

  Re: Dandruff Shampoo for Mange

Fri, 16 Jun 17 13:51:04 -0700
Posted by Pat (Ga) on 06/16/2017

Thank you. My rescue currently has mange. I'll pick up dandruff shampoo today.

  Re: Aural Hematoma in Dog

Fri, 16 Jun 17 09:14:28 -0700
Posted by Venkatesh (Tamil Nadu) on 06/16/2017

We apply Arinca Gel / Oil on the swelling on the inner side of the flap. We also use aloe vera gel application. We mix a bit of turmeric powder. We are giving her Lachesis 30C at 4 drops each in the morning and evening. Present observation is the swelling stays same size (it has not increased). It has not ruptured. Am considering going to the vet to drain it and continue with the present dosage. As I read in this forum, it could take more time. Am hoping that there is timely recovery.

  Re: Bad Reaction to Depo-Medrol

Fri, 16 Jun 17 08:52:17 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 06/15/2017

This page:

gives some dosing information from charcoal. That is probably what I would be giving my dog for a side effect from a medication.

I hope he is back to himself soon!

~Mama to Many~

Bad Reaction to Depo-Medrol

Thu, 15 Jun 17 14:46:37 -0700
Posted by Lps (Lake Havasu, Az) on 06/15/2017
0 out of 5 stars

5 Year Old Lab just had his second Depo-Medrol shot. Looking back, he was a little unhappy after the first one. But we did not make the connection. Now he is very lethargic, very wobbly in his back end. Won't walk and is breathing very hard like he is in pain. Husband stayed up all night with him. He (Jake dog) did eat some this morning and did drink some water, but it's like he is in very slow motion. It's so weird...he lives for food and is a gobbler. I have called the vet and am waiting for a return call.

I have searched for information on side effects (from the company), but cannot find any. I can only find information from other posters who have had similar problems.

In the meantime, what did we do? How long will this last? Should I call a holistic vet (none in my area)? Do activated charcoal? How much, how often and how do I get him to eat it? Please help.

Thank you.

  Re: Puppy With Mange

Thu, 15 Jun 17 14:43:43 -0700
Posted by Garret (Tennessee) on 06/15/2017

I also have tried the same thing with the diatmaceous earth. How did you apply it to your dogs? I mixed a few cups in with warm water, shook it up real good then applied it to their skin after they were brushed. It seems to be effective. However, just started treatment last week on four dogs with sarcoptic mange.

Behavioral Problem After Rabies Injection

Thu, 15 Jun 17 10:59:23 -0700
Posted by Dog Momma (Cleveland, Oh) on 06/15/2017
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My 4 year old mini-goldendoodle had a rabies booster (defensor 3) yesterday afternoon. That evening, he didn't seem himself, but we thought he should be a bit off after getting injections. Our neighbor children stopped by to sell car wash tickets. When they rang the door bell, Bauer did not go to the door (he has never not gone to the door before). When he saw who it was, he acted afraid and refused to greet them. We again blew it off. This morning we were getting ready for work when we told him that he need to go pee before we left. I opened the back door to let him out and he again acted very afraid. He went to our couch and sat looking terrified. When I went to the couch, I sat down about an arm length away, but he didn't come to me. After a few minutes, I feared I would be late for work, so I reached out to him and he moved as far back as he could, showed me his teeth with a low growl and attempted to bite me. I quickly moved away and said nothing to him. Shortly after, my husband came into the room and I told him what happened. He repeated the same behavior. This is very unusual as our dog has never in 4 years ever tried to harm us or bite us. He even allowed the vet to scrape tarter off his teeth while calmly sitting on the table the day before. I decided to stay home and called our vet. The response I got was that she had never heard of behavior problems from rabies vaccines and it was likely related to pain. I assured her that I know he is not in pain, we have been through a broken leg, a torn MCL and bleeding gastritis, in addition to previous vaccines. This is not how my dog behaves in pain. He easily jumps on and off the furniture, is eating and drinking. He is not in severe pain to warrant aggression. A bit later, our housekeeper arrived. He greated her happily, laid on his back for belly rubs and seemed normal. About 20 min later, he looked out the front window, saw her car, started barking and ran to the garage door to meet her...but she was already in the living room standing behind her. He seemed so confused. So I called a larger vet center. The vet there told me that he must be in pain and mad at me for taking him to the vet! I felt so defeated. No one would listen to my concerns. I finally called a holistic veterinarian and have an appointment this afternoon to be evaluated and treated. I am highly concerned that behavioral issues after a vaccination is being ignored by medical professionals that I trust my baby to.

ACV for Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 15 Jun 17 10:58:11 -0700
Posted by Roxanne (Santa Fe, Nm) on 06/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

After a week of bloody peeing, 3-4 times per hour, and several days after antibiotics from the vet not yet working, and new "prescription" food that gave him diarrhea, we saw incredible improvement after one day of treating our cat with organic apple cider vinegar, following directions on your post. We mixed water and vinegar and dipped his paws in it so he licked them off. We also mixed 1/2 tsp vinegar with 1/2 cup water and the liquid from one can of tuna. He lapped it up. Also added tsp of vinegar/water mixture to his food. Incredible improvement within hours. No more blood in urine, and he's now peeing once every 3-4 hours instead of 3-4 times per hour! Thank you so much for this information!

Olive Oil for Matted Fur

Thu, 15 Jun 17 10:56:12 -0700
Posted by Kacey (Buffalo, Ny) on 06/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Matted Fur: I used olive oil. I put my hand in a ziploc bag and poured some oil into my palm and just rubbed it on my cats back. Then I used a furminator brush/comb and they came right out! Magic!

  Re: Aural Hematoma in Dog

Thu, 15 Jun 17 10:53:25 -0700
Posted by Melissa (Boston) on 06/15/2017

Do you put the Arnica Oil on the inside or outside of the ear? And has anyone used the Hamamelis (witch hazel) mentioned in the article?

 Re: Help Needed for Puppy With Inhaled Milk Respiratory Issues

Wed, 14 Jun 17 16:05:47 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/14/2017

Hey Linda,

Thank you for the update - very sorry for your loss. It seems when it rains it pours :(

I would NOT vaccinate your strangles puppy until he is off all meds - so 5 to 6 months. I would avoid exposing him to non-vaccinated dogs, and avoid exposing him to visitors who have just come from the dog park, or pet store, or dog show. Socializing may be harder to do with these limitations, so make the extra effort where you can. I would supplement to build up his immune system - vitamin C, echinacea - use human grade and child doses and continue until off the meds. When you do vaccinate, do the 4 core only - 1 initial, one booster 4 weeks later, 6 + weeks after that rabies, and nothing else until the 1 year booster [1 year from the vaccine, not age]. I would also dose homeopathic thuja before and after any vaccination. For the blocked tear ducts, have you ruled out distichia? It sounds like your vet is on top of it, but sometimes when an issue seems obvious you forget to continue to look to confirm. I do know in my breed that teething causes excessive tearing, and so pretty much from when the teeth first cut the gums until the permanent molars set at 9 months, I am dealing with excessive tearing. Finally, if your vet is not successful in flushing the blocked tear ducts you might ask other Cavalier folks who they use for a vet - if you can find a breed specialist they are a good resource to have on board.

**To add to prior post - the injectable medication I used on my puppy who aspirated was Naxcel.

Please report back!

 Re: Help Needed for Puppy With Inhaled Milk Respiratory Issues

Wed, 14 Jun 17 09:54:41 -0700
Posted by Linda (Toronto, Ontario) on 06/14/2017

Hi Theresa, thank you again for your help. We got for the puppy a different antibiotics (Convenia Injection). It was supposed to work for 14 days. For a few days she was getting better, gaining the weight, but then suddenly she started to cry a lot, her breathing was more difficult and she had lots of fluid coming out from her nose.... I was able to keep her alive for 2 1/2 weeks, tube feeding her every 2 hours (day and night), giving her extra oxygen and I was hoping to save her, but we lost her.

I have here another problem. Earlier I was getting advice for a puppy, which had that immune disease "Puppy strangles". He is now 4 month old and symptoms free. I am still slowly decreasing the medication ("Atopica"), which should be done in another 2 weeks. The vet is not sure when he can vaccinate the puppy (he doesn't have any vaccination yet). The other thing is that he has really bad "running (crying)" eyes and stain marks on both side of his face. Last week the vet tried to flush his tear ducts under mild anaesthetics, but without any success. Maybe we should try to do it again when he will be little older. I am just wondering if there is anything else we could do about it. Would you have any suggestion? Thank you again for all your help.

Raw Honey Helped Dog's Itchy Skin

Wed, 14 Jun 17 08:39:11 -0700
Posted by Fan B (San Francisco) on 06/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I finally stopped my dog from constant itching by giving him raw honey. He is a picky eater so I have to hide it in something like cooked chicken or cheese, but it totally stopped his inflamed constantly itchy hot spots. No vet could provide me with a diagnosis or cure. Hope this helps someone!

Winter Squash for Constipation in Pets

Tue, 13 Jun 17 14:36:36 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 06/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I'd read that pumpkin is good for constipation in pets but I don't usually have pumpkin on hand. I do however always have frozen winter squash. I tried the winter squash and it works. I think pumpkin, sweet potato and the winter squashes are high in fiber which is what's needed for constipation.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Skin Issues in Cat

Tue, 13 Jun 17 10:29:44 -0700
Posted by Kittyhelp (Tallahassee, Fl) on 06/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My 9 month old tux kitty had a dry patch on his ear that was getting bigger. I have a spray bottle of 1/2 water and half mother vinegar. I sprayed a cotton swab and dabbed on his ear daily for a few days and it started getting smaller and very soon was gone. Another time he had a spot just below his ear he had scratched until it was bleeding. I suspect it was a tick. I again dabbed this solution on that spot daily, it dried up and in a very short time was gone. This works great. However, he does not like it at all.