Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Essential Oils for Ringworm in Pets

Thu, 16 Nov 17 10:24:57 -0800
Posted by Pam (Philadelphia, Pa) on 11/16/2017

WARNING!!! Tea tree oil is *highly toxic* to a cat's liver and should NEVER be used on them or around them--not even in an air diffuser that they could breath in. Just because one person used this without an adverse incident does not mean it is safe. Certain other essential oils are also toxic (others may be safe), and most safe ones need a nontoxic carrier oil (do not use undiluted). Always do your homework before considering any type if essential oil!

Multiple Remedies Not Helping Dog With Yeast Issues

Wed, 15 Nov 17 09:22:24 -0800
Posted by Carrie (Ohio) on 11/15/2017
1 out of 5 stars

My dog has a bad rash, from her stomach to her tail, I have taken her to the vet several times for this, they say she has a yeast infection and give her antibiotics and steroids. I take her home and give her her meds, and she will heal up, but within a few weeks it's back, I've tried apple cider vinegar and it doesn't seem to work, I bath her in medicated selsum blue, and give her plain yogurt, nothing seems to help, her ears are fine but she looks so bad, I don't know what to do! She is a 3yr old white bull terrier, plz help!!!

  Re: Bloat

Wed, 15 Nov 17 09:15:05 -0800
Posted by Kaye Allen (Virginia) on 11/15/2017

Almost 1 year past took my rescue dog to emergency vet with bloat after eating, many months later found my pet had bloat.

The vet took 800.00$ in X-rays to save his life wanted to keep him over for observation & IV. I told them I had enough to pay for visit and X-rays but that was all of my resorces.

They had no diagnosis for me, I took him home.

He recovered but has now started again with this bloating syndrome.

Ana, you have helped me and my pet beyond measure.

It was the food and amounts given plus he was eating too fast.

Thank you!

V. Kaye

Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI in Cat

Tue, 14 Nov 17 09:30:36 -0800
Posted by Betsy (Ny) on 11/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

You should always take your cat to the vet to deal with blockages and UTI's they can become life-threatening very fast!

That being said.

My cat had a blockage last year about this time, he was hospitalized for a week and they put him on a lifetime diet of special food, and medications and a monthly vet visit to check his levels. I considered rehoming him because with the special food and medication he would have cost me over $300 a month.

I researched, found many use ACV, but he wouldn't touch food with ACV. I watched him, and noticed he did not really drink much, research and the vet said he needed more water to avoid a relapse. I had bought the water fountain my vet suggested (HE HATED IT). I was at a loss, so I added more water to his wet food. Adding slightly more daily. Still taking him to the vet monthly to check his levels and ensure he was healthy. After 3 months he was up to 1 cup of water in his 3.5 oz of cat food twice daily. No meds, no expensive food. Vet says he's very healthy, the quality of his fur has also improved. I bought the breeze litter system so I can monitor his urine because I worry after last years ordeal.

Over the summer I myself had a urinary blockage due to meds I am on for migraines, surgery hospital stay, all that fun. I talked to my urologist, he said ACV won't do a single thing to dissolve crystals, it's an old wives tale. He said real lemon juice will work, 8oz daily for the average person will dissolve the crystals, no idea of the cat dosage though.

I personally think my vet overreacted with lifetime meds and lifetime new special diet, especially as this was his first issue and he was 6 at the time. The new diet of watery wet food has worked amazing and he's a healthy happy cat.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat with Allergies and Asthma

Tue, 14 Nov 17 09:28:05 -0800
Posted by Kappy (Philadelphia) on 11/13/2017

Could you please let me know how many times a day you apply this to the cat's paws?

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey Helping Dog With Pyometra

Tue, 14 Nov 17 09:22:14 -0800
Posted by Renee (Richmond, Va) on 11/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much! My English bulldog was sick and I didn't realize it (we were in the middle of moving, and had just arrived to our new home states away). I though maybe she was just depressed because she is an older girl at almost 10. She had just finished her cycle 2 weeks prior. I noticed she was drinking a lot and then started to have a weird colored bloody discharge. I had no idea what was wrong! I knew I could not afford $1200 for a surgery and did not want to put her through that right now, but wanted her to be well at the same time. I payed in her crate with her all night searching for answers and I knew when I saw the symptoms that's what she had.

Thankfully I ran across your site and first thing when the health food store opened I bought her the highest quality of this combination I could find! I gave her 5 doses today along with some arnica pills, and she is sleeping soundly after eating a whole bowl of dog food. I can tell she already feels better and very little discharge. I kept her clean all night (it bothered her to be bleeding and tried to clean herself) she is too thick to lick herself so I cleaned her with a warm cloth and kept clean towels under her. I found administering the meds in a piece of turkey was perfect! She swollowed it right down! I'm so amazed how this works! Thank you for saving my Lucy girl!

  Re: Can Castor Oil Help a Mast Cell Tumor in Dog?

Tue, 14 Nov 17 09:20:02 -0800
Posted by Didi (Or) on 11/13/2017

You might want to look into frankicense and manuka honey and molasses and so many other things.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat With Cystitis

Tue, 14 Nov 17 09:14:31 -0800
Posted by Rosemary (Wisconsin) on 11/13/2017

I have been soaking his dry food in 1part ACV to 3 parts water. I am also giving him turmeric paste made with organic turmeric, coconut oil and ground pepper. I am currently at a high level of frustration, trying to find something that will help long term . I don't know what else to do for him. DO you have any suggestions? Is this something that will ever be fixed or will he continue to have flare ups no matter what I do?

  Re: Neem Oil and Mange

Sun, 12 Nov 17 16:57:39 -0800
Posted by William (Arizona) on 11/11/2017

Neem oil should always be mixed with a carrier oil such as Almond, or even lite Olive oil if that's all you have. Aloe works good to soothe the skin. It can burn the skin.

  Re: Animal Care

Sat, 11 Nov 17 19:09:04 -0800
Posted by Supriya (Los Angeles) on 11/11/2017

had jbarstique taken the time to detail what deadly advice is posted here on this website, that would have been appreciated and useful to a community of people here who are learning to take responsibility for their health through natural cures

His/her statement strikes me as common doctor mindset, be completely dependent on doctors and stay out of it, even though its our life and the lives of those we love at stake. after decades of experiences, I do not trust doctors or vets nor their methods, after the harm they have caused by ignorance and greed. not to say there aren't occasions they are useful and necessary, such as after an accident, but I've managed to heal most of my health issues with the information on this website, even when I or my pet was very ill.

granted, I too have seen harmful info on this website, and it is right to kindly address whatever misinformation has been posted to save someone else from making the same mistake

though prevention is the best cure overall

  Re: Borax and Peroxide Treatment

Sat, 11 Nov 17 19:07:23 -0800
Posted by Pauline (Maine) on 11/11/2017

Can the borax hurt my cat when he licks himself?

  Re: Rabies Shot Caused Aggression in Kitten

Sat, 11 Nov 17 11:48:42 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/11/2017

Hey Badseed33,

You might try homeopathic Silicea and/or thuja for the vaccine reaction. You might also consider dosing activated charcoal - might have to mix it into a can of tuna to get her to take it. I will say that having a single 4 month old kitten is a real challenge. I urge you to consider a second kitten of the same age so that your first kitten can socialize. At that young age kitties realize that if they bite their playmate the playmate bites back, and that it does not feel good. In this way they learn to inhibit their bite when playing with super tender skinned humans. Please report back!

  Re: Constipation in Pets

Sat, 11 Nov 17 11:48:27 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/11/2017

Just an FYI: black, tarry stool is indicative of bleeding farther up in the GI tract. It may be related to parasites and worms or a very upset tummy/distemper. Super stinky stools can indicate poorly digested food and/or bacterial or viral infection. Kudos for nursing your kitten to good health!

Turmeric for Cyst in Ear Made Cat Vomit

Sat, 11 Nov 17 11:45:03 -0800
Posted by Anon (US) on 11/10/2017
0 out of 5 stars

I put 1/8 tsp. Turmeric in the ragdoll's food because he has a cyst in his ear. He refused to eat it all day and in the evening he threw up a very small amount of the food. Will have to try putting it in his poor ear. He now eats a raw diet, also. He is 15 years old and been on dry food most of his life, and grain free and wet food the past few years.

  Re: Canine Megaesophagus

Fri, 10 Nov 17 09:39:34 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 11/09/2017

Would you mind sharing your recipe for the homemade toothpaste for your dog? Thank you.

 Re: What Remedies Can Help 13 Year Old Lab Who Lost Appetite?

Fri, 10 Nov 17 08:23:17 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 11/09/2017

Taking your senior dog to the vet is a good idea. I too have senior pets and like humans, as they get older, things start to happen. I've had bad experiences with vets so even though I think taking a senior pet to the vet is a good idea, I always try home remedies first and most of the time they've worked. Have you checked your dog's teeth? My dog did the same thing as yours and it was his teeth. He got a dental and instead of everything being fine, I ended up with more problems. He ended up with cysts that would not heal. One cyst was on the back of his neck and the other on his rump...places where I thought he may have gotten a shot at the vet. While he still had the cysts, he got very, very ill. He threw up all his breakfast, was shivering and couldn't stand. He eats anything he can find out in the yard...bird poop, cat poop, etc. It's not that he's hungry, he gets home cooked meals all the time...lots of chicken and all kinds of vegetables. He gets people food as treats, no store dog treats. I thought it might be his stomach so I gave him home remedies for that. He was sick all morning and afternoon. I am also treating a cat with squamous cell carcinoma and give her Cell Forte and AHCC. After giving her these 2 supplements, she got her appetite back, gained weight and she's still with us. Since I had the Cell Forte and AHCC on hand, I thought I'd give my dog some.

11:00 am Threw up all he ate in morning.11:30 am Started fluids
1:00 pm Ate 1 teaspoon winter squash1:45 pm 1 (50mg) zinc5:00 pm 1 capsule Cell Forte.
6:00 pm 1 capsule AHCC.
7:30 pm 1 (50mg) zinc
9:15 pm 1 capsule Cell Forte

10:30 pm when I was fixing a snack for the other dog and cats, he came into the kitchen. He ate some chicken and more squash. His eyes were big and he was walking so I knew he was better.

11:15 pm AHCC12:15 pm Cell Forte12:30 pm Ate more chicken and squash

The next day, you would never know that he'd been so very, very sick. I really think the Cell Forte and AHCC helped. Another plus was that the cysts that he'd had for 4 months that kept draining, finally healed. I also gave him zinc so maybe that healed the cysts. My dog weighs 25#. About every hour I gave him about 1 ounce fluids (pediatric electrolyte) orally with a syringe without the needle. To the fluids I added about 1/3 dropper of colloidal silver. A couple of times I added about 1/4 teaspoon ACV to the fluids. He was too sick to take the capsules so I opened them up and dissolved them in the fluids. Don't remember if I added some liquid from the canned cat food to the fluids so he'd take it. He'll take anything if I add liquid from canned cat food. The Cell Forte and AHCC are not bad tasting....I always taste before giving them any supplements as some are very bitter and they would not take them out of the capsule. Do some research on these 2 supplements. I don't think I'll ever be without them.

As for the castor oil for cataracts, they say to put 1 drop of organic, cold pressed castor oil in each eye at bedtime. You can get organic castor oil at health food stores or online.

  Re: Constipation in Pets

Thu, 09 Nov 17 10:47:10 -0800
Posted by Mary Lou (So Cal) on 11/08/2017

Yes, I have used probiotics on my cats. I rescued a kitten 13 yrs ago and he had the worst poop. Black, tarry and way stinkier than a normal cat and he was so tiny ... I don't know what this poor little guy had been eating but it took about 2 weeks of good food and probiotics to get him back to normal. He grew to be a big, beautiful cat and very healthy too :)

  Re: ACV for Hot Spots

Thu, 09 Nov 17 10:41:26 -0800
Posted by Sammy (Ca) on 11/08/2017

Try colloidial silver. Make sure it is a good quality product. It will kill bacteria, fungus and viruses .You can use it for eye and ear infections. Make sure you educate yourself on how to use it. Be careful that you give the proper dosage.

The colloidal silver will kill the bad and good bacteria in the gut so give the dog yogurt or pro biotics while on CS. It will help with skin problems and mites. Coconut oil is also good for skin .

  Re: Borax Treatment for Dogs

Thu, 09 Nov 17 10:40:36 -0800
Posted by Irene (Ontario) on 11/08/2017

Small amounts are required in dogs and humans.. many people supplement this daily.. and the laundry borax is very commonly used.. it is a naturally mined mineral.. in large amounts it's an ant killer..huge amount of information online.. very beneficial to arthritis.. very popular

  Apple Cider Vinegar for UTI and Crystals in Cat

Wed, 08 Nov 17 20:57:02 -0800
Posted by Tj (Urbandale, Iowa) on 11/08/2017

What is the phrase, with the mother mean?

EC: Organic and Raw ACV contains the mother... see this Earth Clinic page for more info.