Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Yorkie and Rabies Shot

Thu, 15 Nov 18 20:01:08 -0800
Posted by Janet (In) on 11/15/2018

He most likely has some heavy metals and a virus. The rabies shot replicates the symptoms.
I would give him a tiny pinch of cilantro, 2x a week to gently remove the metals. A smidge of non gmo lecithin. That will help his liver.
An antiviral remedy we gave our dogs was l lysine. Open a capsule of 500mg and give 1/4 of the powder in a ball of liver sausage. 4x a day, for 3 days

  Re: Magnesium Citrate for Extreme Constipation

Wed, 14 Nov 18 21:25:35 -0800
Posted by Colleen (Missouri) on 11/14/2018

Hi, how do you mix it up and how can I make it liquid food from hard dog food?

  Re: ACV for Bladder Stones

Wed, 14 Nov 18 09:12:56 -0800
Posted by Joanie (Westchester Ny) on 11/14/2018

My cat Domino seems to be genetically predisposed to urinary crystals - his brother not. Dietary changes and 6k (which I'm still paying off) spent on the transgender operation seemed to save him (BTW my neighbor spent 10k on same op) but now crystals are back and all resources exhausted. I am definitely going to start both cats on ACV (1 part ACV to 3 filtered water) mixed into their food and also given directly to the ailing one. The brothers have been on non-gluten and no dry food diets for several years so this is a last ditch effort to save my tuxedo. Oftentimes nature's remedy is the best remedy. Also taking same dosage they are as we're all in this together. Will keep you posted...

  Re: Yorkie and Rabies Shot

Tue, 13 Nov 18 12:10:09 -0800
Posted by Farrah P. (Maryland) on 11/12/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, I recently 11-11-18 got my 6 year old yorkie male his rabies shot. she told me that he may feel sleepy. so we left got into the car . He did go to slepp for a little. then fine. the next day I come home he was asking afraid to come down the steps. then he was shaking little. so I gave him some food and he drank water. we went out side he pee that was it. He was looking at me as if he was in pain or not feeling good. idk what else to do please help! I rub him he act like he was still sore from the shot. idk if he sad about something he look like he wanted to cry idk what to do.

  Re: Ear Mites

Mon, 12 Nov 18 09:43:27 -0800
Posted by Mary Ann (Canada) on 11/12/2018

Agree! Cats should NOT be indoor/outdoor, indoor only. For their sake and others. Dogs are not allowed to roam freely, same should be applied to cats. Unless you live on an acreage or farm your kitty babies should not roam. If you do live on an acreage or farm please still have your pets fixed

  Re: Activated Charcoal for Puppy With Parvo

Mon, 12 Nov 18 08:44:43 -0800
Posted by Kathy (Buckeye, Arizona) on 11/12/2018

How much of the activated charcoal do I give with the pedialyte? How often do I give it? My sons pit bull has parvo and is pooping red liquid poo. She is not vomiting or at least hasn't for several hours.

  Re: Kittens With Ringworm

Fri, 09 Nov 18 08:45:06 -0800
Posted by Alicia (Austin) on 11/08/2018

how you use the vinger please I have 3 baby kitten that just gave it to my dauter which is going to dr in am nut how I get rid of it in them? I foster the kttens they 5 weeks old right now sorry for bad spelling

 Urgent Help Needed for Husky Refusing to Eat

Mon, 05 Nov 18 18:02:41 -0800
Posted by Dl (California) on 11/05/2018

Hi Celine,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.

I had a malamute with very similar issues that were very difficult to troubleshoot. It was extremely frustrating because it went on for years. He lived to be over 14 years old though, even though food was a constant battle for the last few years of his life. I came to realize he basically just didn't like any of the food I gave him, even a lot of human food.

He also, by the way, suffered from chronic neck issues. He was a rescue and one of his cervical vertebrae went out every few months and I had to have a holistic vet who knew how to adjust dogs put it back into place. That poor dog was in so much pain when his neck was out. I never knew if his neck issues had something to do with food issues.

My suggestion is that you're just going to have to keep experimenting with food and try to figure out what he can't stand. You can try home cooked food. Based on my own experience, I doubt your husky would enjoy a raw food diet so you can try cooked meats and rice. I used to have to rotate his diet... he'd be interested in one type of meat and rice for a few days but then lose interest again. It was tough, boy.

It might be that an ingredient in the dog food that you're giving him is not to his liking, and that could be an added supplement.

Other ideas - Tellington Touch Technique or some kind of massage... if you massage him very gently all over, you may be able to pinpoint an area of pain that the vet missed that could be causing the issue.

You might try contacting husky breeders for sledding in Alaska (where they really know the breed ) and see if this is something they are familiar with and if they can recommend a food that huskies love.

Finally, a pet intuitive might be able to help you as a last resort. You'd have to ask around and get a few good recommendations from people who have talked to one. I have a few friends over the years who had great results after contacting one when the vet could not figure out what was going on with their cat or dog.

Hope you find the solution. Please let us know how it goes.

Urgent Help Needed for Husky Refusing to Eat

Mon, 05 Nov 18 17:39:28 -0800
Posted by Celine (Boulder Creek, Ca) on 11/05/2018

My 7 year old Husky began refusing food about a month ago. I had been away for 6 weeks, my return was followed rapidly by my sister's death and visits from family members. I thought that he was reacting to all the stress in the house but had my son bring him to the vet. In the past month we have had stool, blood, x-rays and ultrasound done. The found nothing on the scan or x-rays and his heart, lungs and fine and nothing showed up in stool or blood.

He has steadily deteriorated. He went from taking small bits of food to not eating at all and anything he gets is because I have force fed him. Because of all that was going on I followed the vets course of treatment until I felt that he was getting more side effects than improvements. I stopped the meds and began rescue remedy (in case he was in fact stressed) and mood essence. And Centarium for his stomach issues. I thought I was getting some improvement. He was drinking copious amount of water which seems to have normalized and he has had ‘normal' bowel movements albeit very small.

However, he still needs to be force fed and he vomits up at least half if not all of it. The vet's next avenue is an endoscopy but it's cost prohibitive and I don't really want to put him through another speculative treatment. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Mon, 05 Nov 18 09:15:35 -0800
Posted by Karen (Gloucestershire, England) on 11/05/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I've got 4 cats, 3 boys and 1 girl. 1 boy and 1 girl drink the water with what we call the Mother in I (acv) and the two other boys will not drink from the bowl. I've administered the Apple Cider Vinegar on cotton balls and washed their neck with it. What I need to know is will my two boys benefit from this? T.I.A. For a reply...

  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.