Recent Pet Posts

Green Tea for Viral Conjunctivitis in Kittens

24 days ago
Posted by baby kittens (North Manchester, Indiana ) on 06/12/2022
4 out of 5 stars

My kittens had crusty gooky eyes. I'd clean their eyes with a green tea to clean the eyes and get the gook out. Then I started applying a small amount to keep up soft and moist. It seems to be working. Crossing my fingers.

  Re: Sugar Content in ACV

25 days ago
Posted by Karen Mitchell (Australia) on 06/12/2022

I realise this is an old post, I'm putting this up for the readers. Candida thrives in an alkaline environment, ACV is alkalizing. ACV has very little to no sugar content. 1 teaspoon of ACV contains no sugar, 1 tablespoon contains 0.1g. ACV is also warming, so if you have a warm dog, then yes, avoid it. ACV balances PH and if you research, it is alkalizing... in turn it helps to keep the candida population in check

  Re: Treating Bladder Cancer

30 days ago
Posted by Terri (usa) on 06/07/2022

I realize this is an old post, but anyone reading this, please know you are supposed to limit sodium for cats who have kidney disease, so I would not be giving them baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)!

  Supplements for a Heart Murmur

30 days ago
Posted by Shelley (Arcadia, Ohio) on 06/07/2022 6 1/2 yr old female cheagle was diagnosed with a heart murmur and fluid in the lungs. The vet wants to charge some outrageous amount that I can't afford because of being retired. Can anyone suggest and products or any help in this matter.

Thank you.

  Dog With Multiple Tumors - Not Sure Where to Start

30 days ago
Posted by Renee (Sandusky, Ohio) on 06/07/2022

our 9 year old Yorkie was diagnosed with Plasmacytoma, degranulated mast cell tumor, B-Cell Lymphoma, discrete cell tumor. A mass was found on his leg and when they did an xray and ultrasound there is a 3cm tumor between his heart and lung. We have no idea where to start to see if there is anything we can do.

We were told he had 2 weeks to 2 months to live. Our hearts are broken.

  Re: Aloe Vera's Latex-Like Compound

1 month ago
Posted by Donna (Cape May) on 06/05/2022

Getting the right aloe vera juice is essential. "Aloe Vera Inner Filet juice" indicates that it is without latex. Latex is contained in the outer parts (skin and the slimy residue right under the skin contain the latex residue.

  Re: Baby Oil for Matted Fur

1 month ago
Posted by ANDREA (Texas) on 06/02/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Re: Baby Oil for Matted Fur

I have a mean Maine coon who will not tolerate brushing. Every year he gets several large mats underneath on his belly and under his legs.

In the past, I have sedated him and had him shaved but the last time he came out of sedation, he wasn't the same for a long time. THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS METHOD IS TO USE A DROPPER AND PUT ONE DROP ON THE MAT AND ONE DROP ABOVE THE MAT.

The mats will loosen up in a couple of days and you can just gently pull them off or they'll fall off on their own.

Please do not use more than a couple of drops and please please do not cover your cats with olive oil or baby oil.. this is extremely dangerous as their livers cannot process these oils.

 Re: Urgent Treatment Needed for Small Dog With Cancer

1 month ago
Posted by Jim from Frostburg (USA) on 06/02/2022

Try the Budwig Protocol. I have used it for my cats with success. Very important to create a good emulsion between the flaxseed oil and cottage cheese. I always used a fork and a saucer, repeatedly smooshing and swirling the ingredients until the oil disappears. Stirring is not enough. If the used saucer can be washed clean with only water then you have done it right. The protocol consists of using 1 TBS oil to 2 TBS regular grocery cottage cheese. Given just once everyday. If diarrhea occurs then cut back. Substitute omega-3 fish oil instead of flaxseed if the dog won't eat it. There should be some basic improvement in 3-4 days.

More info, see here:

 Re: Need Help for Young Feline

1 month ago
Posted by Stephanie (Long Valley, Nj) on 06/01/2022

Albon is a dewormer. It can help kittens/cats treat coccidia. I have used it successfully for felines with blood in poop, and diarrhea. The vet prescribed it. I gave it to them orally in a little syringe. You can bring a fecal sample to the vet and get a prescription for dewormer, if needed. There are other reasons there can be blood in feces, but Albon worked for many of my rescue felines. If you are already using a dewormer, you might want to wait 2 weeks until you try another dewormer. I am not sure how many you can use at once, but I usually wait 2 weeks before I try a 2nd kind of dewormer, so its not too toxic for your cat. The vet should know which kind to prescribe. Probiotics can be helpful also in case ulcers are causing the bleeding. Another reason for bleeding can be if your cat is eating things he shouldn't eat, like fabric, shoelaces, his toys. You might have to put away certain things if he is chewing on things that he shouldn't chew on.

 Re: Need Help for Young Feline

1 month ago
Posted by RB (Somewhere in Europe) on 06/01/2022


Your cat's worst case scenario is colorectal cancer. However, cancer is highly unlikely, if he is only 1 year old.

Your cat's most likely scenario is hemorrhoids, I.e. he tends to strain at the stool. Assuming this is the case, then changing your cat's diet does make a lot of sense.

However, unless the antibiotics came before the blood in the poo, giving your cat antibiotics makes no sense at all; antibiotics tend to do far more harm than good; antibiotics usually cause constipation.

In my opinion, unless the antibiotics preceded the blood in the poo, your vet is not up to snuff. At this point, if that cat was mine, I would shop around for less constipating food for that cat. I would also shop around for a better vet; however, now that I think about it, at this point you don't really need a vet.

Need Help for Young Feline

1 month ago
Posted by Hubert (United Kingdom) on 06/01/2022

Blood in cats poo


I'd like to know if you know anything how to treat my cat with his problem. I've been to vets he gave him some special food and micro and macro in a powder to add to wet food he prescribed, he also gave him an antibiotic but it didn't work.

He's eating good food from hills plan. I am really worried about my cat. He's 1 year old domestic short hair.

 Re: Urgent Treatment Needed for Small Dog With Cancer

1 month ago

Urgent Treatment Needed for Small Dog With Cancer

1 month ago
Posted by Shasha (State Collge, pa) on 05/31/2022

My niece's little sweet small dog has cancer. The vet told my niece that she would die soon. He cancer is in her female areas. At this point, she has trouble breathing and she has had to go to the vet several times to have the fluid drained from inside her. This procedure is very hard on her.


  Re: Aloe Vera OK for Cats and Dogs

1 month ago
Posted by Jenny (AZ) on 05/30/2022
5 out of 5 stars

The preservative "sodium benzoate" is toxic to cats, not dogs. Sodium Benzoate is in some brands of aloe vera juice. It is NOT dangerous to pets (IMHO). I have been giving it to my dogs and cats for many many years and have never had an issue with it. It had always been a benefit, and my pets tend to live very long healthy lives!

  Re: Puppy With Heart Murmur

1 month ago
Posted by Denna (Tulsa, Ok) on 05/26/2022

I recently went to take my dog who is a mixed breed to have him neutered. I found out he has a heart murmur he is 6 months old took to the vet. Surgery is $10,000. I can't afford that. Called around to some places to get financial help no funds available. I'm not sure what to do he murmur is at a 6. Any suggestions would be appreciated.



  Coconut Oil for Dog's Conjunctivitis

1 month ago
Posted by Niti (Phila) on 05/26/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have also used coconut oil with great success.

My GSD had goopy eyes for several months following a routine well visit to the vet. I tried everything without much change.

Warm, liquid coconut applied by hand once daily stopped it after just two applications!

  Re: Gentle Massage With Soft Cloth Cured Cherry Eye in Dog

2 months ago
Posted by Charlotte (South Africa) on 05/19/2022

Will the massage method work after 3 days???

  Re: Castor Oil for Cataracts in Dogs

2 months ago
Posted by Jenn (Malaysia ) on 05/11/2022

Hi, can castor oil be used to treat cataracts in humans besides dogs?

  Re: Fenbendazole Dewormer for Cancer in Dog

2 months ago
Posted by RSW (OH) on 05/10/2022

You sound like a wonderful pet owner for whom any pet would be a treasure. I am so sorry for your loss. My cat was diagnosed with Mast cell cancer on her ear earlier this year, and we had surgery to remove it. They can also get it in the colon and spleen, according to what I have read. The vet operated before she tested it, because she seldom sees this in cats, so she was conservative in her surgery. I have been worried about this and have thought of giving her Fenben, too. Thank you for posting your experience, and I will be considering CBD oil and food supplements from a company that makes this for cancer in pets, but I may not use Fenben now.

Fenbendazole Dewormer for Cancer in Dog

2 months ago
Posted by Schnauzer's Mom (Los Angeles, CA) on 05/10/2022
1 out of 5 stars

It took me a long time to write this review because cancer does kill and you cannot blame on something you tried. But I later read on earth clinic or the facebook group for this med that fenbendazole isn't recommended for dogs that have kidney issues. Schnauzers are prone to kidney problems.

I bought fenben (panacur brand, as recommended by J. Tippens) on 9/19. My dog was dead within a month, on 10/17. I know it has helped PEOPLE but on the facebook group ( for pets) pretty much all the pets are put to sleep after trying this dewormer. And there aren't only schnauzers posted there. I only read 1 story that a dog beat cancer after taking panacur.

I think this medication might help human beings beat cancer, but not pets. Mind you, I was also giving my dog essiac tea internally and cansema (black salve) externally.

Cansema worked fast on literally pulling the tumor out of his paw pad, but the tumor was so big that it would take a while to remove the whole tumor (it was wrapping around his paw, I wrote about it on my post about castor oil and turmeric).

I suspect fenbendazole affected him in a negative way, because how come he had been diagnosed in mid 2020 and he was still eating and walking and after starting on fenben, he lost his appetite and became too weak to go for walks or even poop? He was losing his balance and seem uninterested in everything, even when someone knocked on the door.

I think people should not give this to their pets to treat cancer because the pet cannot tell you if it is affecting them internally.

I wish I had not tried fenben because my dog was still interested in going for walks and walking himself to drink water and eat his food. But I am not angry at his death, he would have passed away eventually, even if it would have been 5 years later. I am glad he isn't in pain anymore. I don't have another dog now.