Recent Pet Posts

  Oat Bran for Hairballs in Cat.. and more!

21 days ago
Posted by Debra (N.C.) on 11/10/2022

Is it oat bran not oatmeal? Do you get it in grocery store? Thanks Debra

 Re: Cat Suddenly Dragging Back Paw

21 days ago
Posted by Katzie (Calgary) on 11/10/2022

You could try some DMSO on it. I used it on my dog's paw/leg and she couldn't walk. I put it on her 3x that day and soon my 12 yr old dog was happily walking again! I hope it works for your cat, too.

  Re: Symptoms of Cat

21 days ago
Posted by Elisa (Florida) on 11/09/2022

Hi, I read your remedy. I am kind in the same situation with Mina. How did you prepared the molasses? What's the molasses vs. water ratio?
Please let me know.
Thanks 🙏

Cat Suddenly Dragging Back Paw

22 days ago
Posted by Jordan W. (IL) on 11/09/2022

My 4 year old cat suddenly started knuckling/dragging just his back left paw. It hasn't gotten any worse in the past 12 days since which when it started. He doesn't seem to be in any pain. I took him to my family vet the day after it started who did X-rays. They didn't find any abnormalities. He's still acting like himself, eating, and using the litter box normally. What could this be? Peroneal nerve damage?

  Dog With Heart Murmur

22 days ago
Posted by Nayibe (Raleigh, N.C.) on 11/09/2022

I have an important question. My 5 year old, 25 pounds English Cocker Spaniel was diagnosed with heart murmur on April this year. We took him back a week ago, for a regular check up and the vet said that his murmur is grade 5. He has no other symptoms. He will have an X-ray this coming Friday and we are waiting top get scheduled for his ultrasound.

I have been reading the different posts from Katie in 2012. I don't know who can guide me on this important matter. I want to start him on something natural, but at this moment I am lost. Please somebody help me. Thank you very much and God bless you.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Question for Chronic Ear Infection in Pet

24 days ago
Posted by patsy (California) on 11/07/2022

I would try silver. I works wonders for my dog. Also several years ago I read a recipe that a girl placed on earth clinic that had iodine, boric acid, vinegar, etc. in it and it cleared up my dogs ear infections and he never had another. He was having one a month. the problem with Vets medicine is that it stays in the top of the ear canal and never gets to the bottom. Therefore it is not a permanent solution. I am sure if you look for those ingredients you will find the recipe. I will try and find mine if you have no luck. With my dog now I don't have the ear problem and so have not made iti for a long time. Praying you will find the solution. Vinegar may not be strong enough.

 Re: Borax for Horses Works

24 days ago
Posted by Somebody who cares (Home) on 11/06/2022

Check her feet for injury. She may be trying to soothe them by standing in her droppings.

Best wishes for you and your horse. She is blessed to have you.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Question for Chronic Ear Infection in Pet

25 days ago
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 11/06/2022

Hi Carolina,

Removing the ear canal for a chronic ear infection seems an extraordinarily severe solution for this problem! Please get a second opinion before agreeing to surgery to remove your dog's ear canal. My dog, who has since passed, had chronic ear infections until I put him on a freeze-dried raw food diet with the eventual addition of grain-free turkey kibble to help cut down on the cost of the raw food. His ear issues cleared up within a few days, never to return.

I would be careful with the ACV with a chronic ear infection. I did try highly diluted ACV drops along the way and it didn't help at all.

  Apple Cider Vinegar Question for Chronic Ear Infection in Pet

25 days ago
Posted by Carolina (TX) on 11/06/2022

My dog has a chronic ear infection-the alternative from the vet is to remove her ear canal. I would like to try apple cider vinegar/water but she is with Baytril eardrops. Can I start using the apple cider/water twice a day and continue using Baytril?

 Borax for Horses Works

26 days ago
Posted by Nann (North Idaho) on 11/05/2022

Hi Adelheid,

My beautiful mare got a combination of thrush, white line disease and terrible, debilitating arthritis. She could walk only by throwing her front legs forward, in half circles, from her shoulders. My heart was breaking.

I thought about putting her down, but decided to pray for direction, healing and natural cures. I remembered Ted's borax cures and came to Earth Clinic.

I dosed her using Ted's guidelines for people=roughly 1/4 teaspoon per 200 pounds of weight in her water daily. I give her the borax, 20 Mule Team (NOT boric acid, which is poisonous), in her water 5 days on and then 2 days off (weekends off=easy to remember).

She turned around immediately, but I am keeping her on the protocol for now.

I now keep her stall and pasture clean. She has a knack for standing directly in her poop. :(

Also using Durasole for the thrush and white line. She is a different horse=zero lameness.

Sulphur Powder for Ticks and Fleas

26 days ago
Posted by Louisa (Queensland) on 11/05/2022
4 out of 5 stars

Ever since my husband and I came out in rashes from our cats' toxic "tick treatment" given from the vet, we had to find alternatives.

I now use a pinch of sulphur (bright yellow powder you can buy from livestock places) in their food every day during tick season. Been doing this for 4 years and found no fleas and only about 1 tick per year on our cats, which is excellent considering we live in tick central country!

This is an old livestock remedy that apparently also works for humans!

I also sometimes add a bit of kunzea oil (diluted 1:4 with liquid coconut oil) on the nape of the cat's neck. Just for good measure... the sulphur is my consistent remedy though.

  Re: Confused About Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth for Parvo

27 days ago
Posted by Christine (AZ) on 11/04/2022

"arsenicum album (2 pills placed in a 2 ounce amber spritzer bottle, hit on palm of hand 8 times before each dose) last night 1 dose per hour for 4 hours and I think two doses of the DE at 1/2 teaspoon per dose"

I for some reason don't understand the application here. How did you administer the DE?
What does it mean to hit on the palm of the hand?
And where did you Spritz? Sorry but I just don't understand the application of the remedy here. Picking up puppies today and want to be ahead of any problems. Thank you

 Cat With IBD - Additional Details

28 days ago
Posted by I (North Carolina) on 11/02/2022

I posted about my 10 yr old cat with IBD. The food she eats now is Fancy Feast, Blue Buffalo, different flavors of these right now with CBD & FortiFlora I try a limited diet

Also give her VetriScience hairball treats. Vet prescribed cerenia for vomiting.

Thanks, Debra

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin in Pets

30 days ago
Posted by Shelly (Houston, Texas) on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin in Pets:

I am extremely pleased with the 50/50 solution. The relief was almost immediate.

  Re: Cayenne Used for Dogs?

30 days ago
Posted by Pam E. (SouthWestern California) on 11/01/2022

I would mix it as powder into their food, rather than feed in pill or capsule form! Start with a low dose, & gradually build it up....

(I & my DH each took a single capsule w/ dinner once, but it caused us to feel like we were having heart attacks when it opened! We had to drink lots of water to get it diluted enough to get rid of the pain & resulting panicky feelings associated with it! I've always mixed it into our food since, so just buy it as a powder to begin with! )

Need Help for 10 Year Old Cat With IBD

1 month ago
Posted by Debra (North Carolina) on 10/31/2022

My cat has IBD for over a year or more. At first she would vomit once a month. After a few vet visits & prednisolone, probiotic, also bloodwork, she said I might have to do a limited-ingredient diet. It's so expensive & I've got 2 others. Got her on CBD oil just recently. She threw up again, and lately it's been about every other week. She's 10. Help!

EC: Hi Debra,

Please let the EC community know what specific brand of cat food you are currently feeding her so they can help you locate a more inexpensive diet.

  Re: Stroke in Dog

1 month ago
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 10/31/2022

It's been so long ago that I'm not sure where I found the information but found this in my bookmarks and I think this must have been it. "Miraculous recovery from a stroke and paralysis" at If for some reason you can't access the site, let me know and I'll copy the article for you. Good Luck.

  Re: Stroke in Dog

1 month ago
Posted by KIMBERLY (TX) on 10/31/2022

Maggie - you mentioned you found a site that used homeopathy remedies as an alternative treatment and that you modified the remedies. Can you tell me where you found the original posting/website?

I have a dog that just a stroke as well that sounds very similar. He has underlying conditions as well (diabetes and cushings).



Prednidale and ACV Safe for Dog?

1 month ago
Posted by Jazz (London) on 10/28/2022

Can I give my dog apple cider vinegar when she is taking 10mg of Prednidale per day, please?

  Re: Kitten with Sinusitis

1 month ago
Posted by Clew (Texas) on 10/27/2022

Most vets will tell you if your cat has the flu to put a humidifier in a small bathroom (any small room) with the cat for 15-20 minutes and to do this several times a day. Echinacea is supposed to help with the symptoms. I ordered it specifically for pets on amazon (Super Immune-by animal essentials) Also can use (nettle-eyebright, by petwellbeing)& (L-Lysine by Tomlyn). I ask my vet and she said all of these things were good to give and said I could even give Benadryl (1/3 -1/2 tablet encapsulated) up to 3 times per day. If you do not put the piece of Benedryl in a capsule- forget it they will foam and drool and it will be stressful to all!!! It works like a dream when you put it in a small capsule-and after pilling them let them have something wet to eat or drink to make sure pill goes down good. That's important! Hope your babys do well.It can take as many as three weeks for the cat flu to finish its course. Do be watchful as they can get a secondary infection which will require antibiotics. But antibiotics not cure the flu… must run its course.