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Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:41:49 -0700
Posted by Reni (Oceanside, Ca) on 04/24/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My 8 year old 45lb. mutt dog was on prednisone for an auto immune emergency situation...which led to many secondary infections. One of which I THINK was pyometra. Although my dog was spayed when we adopted her...they may have been a portion of her uterus left in tact.

She has had many of the symptoms of an OPEN PYOMETRA case:
- mucus (yellowish/green) discharge from the vulva
- majorly lethargic
- drinking tons of water
- not eating (lost 11 pounds)
- pale pink gums
- weakening of the back legs
- laying flat (stretched out, belly on floor) on cool surfaces
- constantly licking her vulva

Long story short...I hated the fact that my dog was on the chemical drug prednisone, and I wasn't about to put her through more vet visits, tests and drugs. So I found many posts about the positive effects of manuka honey, tumeric and vitamin c. I figured...I had nothing to loose, my dog was already skin and bones, and I was feeding her bone broth by a syringe. She was so sick that she didn't wag her tail or lift her head from her doggy bed. So I headed right out to my local organic store and gave her the first tincture/mixture the moment I got home. Since she wasn't eating I just had to take the mixture on my finger and smear it on her tongue so she would swallow it. She had it twice before we went to bed...and in the morning she was wagging her tail and lifting her head. By the next evening She allowed me to help her get up....and she wanted to go outside. Slowly after about a week of this treatment she gained her appetite back ( a little) and started eating more regularly, started being more active, and her energy level increased day by day.

Let me also tell you that during the 2 weeks on this treatment the mucus/discharge got a lot heavier, thicker and greener (gross right?). I just kept wiping her vulva and cleaning it up with a warm rag...and then immediately tossing the rags into a bin to be washed in hot water and bleach. But about half way through the treatment the mucus started to thin out, turn back to yellow-white in color and became less frequent.

3 weeks later she is pretty much herself again. Still a little weak in the back legs, and still, sometimes, in that flat position on the cool tile floor.BUT her energy level is WAY up, she is eating normal again, gums are back to bubble gum pink, not drinking as much water, etc.....and no more mucus! I'm still giving her the tincture/mixture 3x a day....with just tumeric + vit. c added to the honey in the first treatment of the day. I will probably continue to give her this until the strength is back in her back legs and she stops laying flat on the floor (cause she didn't ever do that before she was sick)

Here's my tincture/mixture - THREE TIMES per day
-1/4 tsp. manuka honey (100% pure MGO 400)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. tumeric (reg. powdered in the spice isle)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. vitamin c (with calcium ascorbate)

- read about the benefits of manuka honey.
- read about tumeric for dogs ( scroll to bottom
- read about vitamin c for dogs ( read toward bottom about dosage

I always tend to be more cautious when starting a new remedy...and if I see that it's fine and working for my dog...than I increase gradually.

I hope you find this much as I found the previous posts about this remedy helpful. I feel so lucky to know about EARTH CLINIC...this site has helped my entire family with treatment (successful treatments) for different ailments.

And let me also say...that if your gut tells you to take your dog to see the vet...PLEASE follow your instincts. I just choose to avoid the stress on my dog...and try a natural approach first. GOOD LUCK!

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:12:45 -0700
Posted by Kasey (Nj) on 04/24/2017

My little Mimi is suffering from Pyometra . for some time now the Doc gave me a 2 week supply of antibiotic which actually helped but then she went down again in less than 3 weeks. This past Friday I took her Back to the Vet because she began vomiting. She was unable to hold anything in her stomach. Stayed in her cage and would bare move. He told me her condition had gotten much worse and all we can do is keep her comfortable as she may have even developed Breast Cancer due to imbalanced hormones from the Pyometra. You can visibly see the cyst forming under her skin. Any who he gave me the surgery speel and other possibilities for the cancer treatment. But he was very straight with me and said that I may just want to keep her comfortable and wait for her time to come . Well that struck a nerve so and I did not want to give up on my girl so fast. I ran to whole food and brought some Bio K which is a very strong probiotic to get her immune system going .Sure enough she was up and around this morning. She even ate some of the grounded rice and chicken I made for her.

Last night I came across this tread. Like other desperate pet owners looking to help their precious pets I thougt what do I have to loose. I also purchased the Manuka honey Turmeric and vitamin C .

My question is this. Can I give her a human grade vitamin C.? How much of each ingredient do I mix in the honey? how much do I give to my dog along with the amount of times per day. When do decrease the dosage? Is there a guideline or website that help walk you through the process other than this thread.

  Re: Constipation in Pets

Mon, 24 Apr 17 09:12:12 -0700
Posted by Denise (Massachusetts) on 04/24/2017

Yes. Doctors are so ready to stuff pharmaceuticals into you. I would rather listen to people's actual experiences like here on earthclinic than go to any vet or doctor who has a vested interest in getting you onto their drugs.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Mixed in Food for Bladder Infection in Dogs

Mon, 24 Apr 17 08:24:00 -0700
Posted by Tammy (St Louis) on 04/24/2017

My 18 lb shitzu has bladder stones. How much ACV is put on the food?

Distilled Water and Seizures in Dogs

Sun, 23 Apr 17 16:46:57 -0700
Posted by Elaina Jensen (Oregon) on 04/23/2017
5 out of 5 stars

About distilled water.... I just remember being instructed by our dog's veterinarian to only give our dog distilled water at one point for a medical condition unrelated to anything neurological and the dog started having seizures. Our dog was then prescribed phenobarbital for those seizures - which really sedated him and we weren't happy about. We couldn't believe this was happening.

After about four days of distilled water and the phenobarbital, the seizures kept getting worse. We stopped the distilled water and went back to putting regular tap water in his water dish. The seizures stopped and we stopped the phenobarbital too. We never had a problem with seizures after that.

I learned to have a lot of respect for distilled water and to be very careful how it is used after that.

  Re: Vaccines for Pets

Sun, 23 Apr 17 10:06:41 -0700
Posted by Denise (Westboro, Ma) on 04/23/2017

Shots are not necessary. You need to rethink that maxim. It was put into our head by the media owned by pharmaceutical companies and other miscreants. And also the idea that giving vaccines is responsible dog ownership. After all the problems that you experienced after vaccines, when will you realize to stop doing what the looters want you to do. Vaccines are a scam.

  Re: Bloat

Sun, 23 Apr 17 09:56:08 -0700
Posted by Tadhg (Ireland ) on 04/22/2017

Lost my 10 year old Labradoodle today bloating killed him had him to the vet

He gave him some treatment I took him home but he ditnt make it

I blame myself after reading the articles posted

But what was my VET thinking of

I'm gutted I lost my best friend

  Re: Ear Mites and People

Sat, 22 Apr 17 10:02:16 -0700
Posted by Just Browsing (Interwebs) on 04/21/2017

I'm pretty sure you mean holistic.... holographic is something very different....

  Re: Dog With Pyoderma

Sat, 22 Apr 17 10:01:47 -0700
Posted by Kate (Raleigh, Nc) on 04/21/2017

I have a new dog who had this but do not think the owner continued care of it as she was dealing with her own health issues. I did not know what she had but bathed her in TJ's Tea Tree n Peppermint Shampoo and then used my expensive 6 13 WEN product as it helped my other pup when I rescued her (to the Vet's amazement, hair growing back in 2 weeks). This one she is licking n scratching less, I added salmon oil to her food, ACV to the water alternating bowls w/Bob's Red Mill's Baking Soda. She is getting garlic pill, calming pill and also longevity from Springtime Inc. All are working so far these past 3 weeks. She's getting another bath tonight, keeping her blankets clean as well. I did find this product when I searched holistic for the condition and it's sold on chewy and maybe in other stores. I have not used it but will consider it and then also adding Silver Wings 500PPM Colloidal Silver to her water and maybe topical as I use it for all virus' and infections. (The 500 PPM to be used for severe illness' etc for about 7 days then off for 7, on again if needed. I've used it often for so many things even my Mom's Shingles). I'm slowly adding Coconut Oil to her food and will consider brushing their teeth after seeing the other reviews. I can't do that personally, I've tried it on my own teeth.

  Re: ACV for UTI

Sat, 22 Apr 17 09:59:34 -0700
Posted by Roz (Nj) on 04/21/2017

I have successfully used diluted ACV on my cats with a UTI. IM HAVING TROUBLE BELIEVING the person who said they used ACV and didnt work and cats died. Unless cat had something else wrong with it also.

  Re: Cranberry Extract for Cystitis in Cat

Sat, 22 Apr 17 09:57:50 -0700
Posted by Kathleen (Sebastian, Fl 32958) on 04/21/2017

Can you give a cat Cranberry extract (powder form) and how much? Or can you only give a cat Orange juice?

  Will Colloidal Silver Help Cyst on Dog's Leg?

Sat, 22 Apr 17 09:38:19 -0700
Posted by Eve (Nv) on 04/21/2017


My little 13 lbs dog has developed some sort of cyst/tumor on her hind leg where she bends it. She can't have surgery because of her age. I read some place that colloidal silver might decrease it. Any suggestions will be appreciated

Apple Cider Vinegar for Mange in Cat

Sat, 22 Apr 17 09:33:13 -0700
Posted by Vickie (Uk) on 04/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I treated my stray female cat Trixie who had lost all of her fur from her waist to the tip of her tail (from mange) with organic apple cider vinegar. I diluted it to around 1 part ACV to 10 parts water then sprayed her body every other day within 2 days she had stopped itching and within 2 weeks new hair had started to grow back.Six weeks later she had the thickest shiny hair you have ever seen. My neighbours were shocked. 2 years later and still everything is OK. Better than anti-biotic and steroids and a huge vet bill.

I put a half teaspoonful of organic apple cider vinegar in my cat's water fountain every week to prevent cystitis which can be painful and costly.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Mixed in Food for Bladder Infection

Sat, 22 Apr 17 09:28:13 -0700
Posted by Katherine (Wesley Chapel, Fl) on 04/21/2017

My 95 pound, 7 yr old black lab has all the symptoms of a UTI. I just gave her a 2nd dose of 2-tbsp ACV mixed into her kibble. I was wondering... how long did it take before your dogs UTI cleared up?

  Re: Dachsund Had Stroke

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:38:03 -0700
Posted by Winter (Central Texas) on 04/21/2017

We are trying DMSO. We put a capful in water dish off and on and the pets seem to love it. So trying that this morning but so far she is not wanting anything. Also, we will apply DMSO 50% dilution to her head. She has thick fur, so using an eye dropper to apply beneath the fur and rub in a bit. DMSO has shown to help elderly patients after a stroke. The sooner the better though. Best within 12 hours of onset. Also trying to get her to take a cayenne capsule wrapped in a bit of cheese as that has shown some benefit in people after a stroke. Now we are putting it in God's hands. She is elderly and she may be ready to go. Hope everything is looking up for your pet! Blessings

  Re: Remedies for Mites in Dogs

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:28:49 -0700
Posted by Vera (Droitwich, United Kingdom) on 04/21/2017

What ratio did you use for the hydrogen peroxide/borax mix plse?

  Re: Feral Cat with Matted Fur

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:27:03 -0700
Posted by Bernadette (New Zealand) on 04/21/2017

Lather lather coconut oil to base and the whole Matt. Never ever cut unless you have fine tooth comb and then cut on top but even then you have to be super super careful. If you slip could end up cutting the cats skin terribly. Just keep the oil up and then when oil makes a mess in other places then just flannel of with just pure water never soap as toxic. Good luck.

  Re: Baby Oil for Fur Matting

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:26:50 -0700
Posted by Bernadette (New Zealand) on 04/21/2017

Just flannel wash him, no soap, just gentle flannel wipe with pure water. It takes time but the oil will go. Soap etc too toxic

  Re: Matted Cat's Fur

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:08:24 -0700
Posted by Bernadette (New Zealand) on 04/21/2017

Never cut, too risky, if you slip you'll have one sore cat and could end up paying the vet a lot of money to stitch her up. Keep up the oil! Flannel off excess with pure water, never soap.

Coconut Oil for Stomatitis

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:05:35 -0700
Posted by Gail (Fl) on 04/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I use a 1 ml syringe with coconut oil and water mixture. My cat has FIV with stomatitis and dental problems..gums were very red..Was taking him to the vet every month for antibiotics. I first started using the oil to coat his mouth and gums to soothe them before eating as it was so painful and had problems eating and drinking. It was amazing ...he began to eat and drink and is getting better and better.. Eyes are clear and bright...fur getting softer and hes beginning to groom himself again. I also began him on Lysine. I am now hopeful as he plays with me and loves to be petted and groomed. Had to apply coconut oil directly to gums as well and put a little on a q-tip that he loves to lick. This helped with swallowing it seems.