Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Treating Anxiety and Stress in Dogs

26 days ago
Posted by Pam E. (SW california) on 04/26/2024

This dog needed to be seen pronto by a good Holistic Vet, IMO.

  Re: Sight Loss in Dog

28 days ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 04/24/2024

You can also use the colors yellow and blue to help them identify things. Everything else is just gray for them. Not screaming bright primary colors but medium, warmer shades - as in the opposite direction from green. Like a warm yellow shaded toward orange and a warm blue shaded toward purple. Say something like a t-shirt for you and a bed cover for them. Maybe yellow post-its stuck to door jams and corners...

  Re: Sight Loss in Dog

28 days ago
Posted by LAUREN (NY) on 04/24/2024

Hi Toby,

My friend had same eye issue with her little guy. I researched for her and found putting colloidal silver in the dogs eyes helped her little guy. He won't fully recover from the cataracts but it has been helping him see better. Best of luck to you and the pup.

  Re: Chicken Bones and Dogs

29 days ago
Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/22/2024

There is some grain of truth to what the vet claims, but perhaps it would relate to the amount of bones given, whether they were baked or boiled (& the amount of time they boiled for), the type of animal bones as well as the body part.

Bones are rich in minerals such as calcium, which is constipating. If bones (with the meat taken off), are given as food alone or with the littlest of food, it will most certainly cause an intestinal blockage.

Baked or boiled are toughest to digest. But if they have been boiled for many hours, they become crumbly. Raw bones are digested best and are more nutritious.

Of all the bones available, pork, beef, lamb, chicken- have the thinnest bone wall. They are the easiest for a dog to digest.

Bones are apart of their natural diet, in the wild they would consume them.

I have 2 dogs, one small & medium, 12 & 13 yrs old. They have been eating whole chicken legs (drumsticks) everyday all of their life! When they were puppies I would cut them into small bite size chunks to fit into their mouth. I would also give them chicken wings as they were smaller & easier to cut. Now I only have to cut the meat of the chicken leg into small chunks for my small dog, but when I get to the bone part, he is able to eat the rest himself. I only prefer to give my dogs the legs rather than the wings because they contain more meat but they are equally as good, if not better.

The bones from the chicken leg are properly digested because the bone portions present, in my dogs faeces, when pressed, appear as crumbed white powder.

My dogs are in the greatest of health. They have beautiful bright eyes, great teeth, they have good faecal form, & carry themselves with the same vitality as when they were 2 yrs old- & have yet to slow down! I attribute they're state of health to their diet.

You could give your dog chicken wings instead as the bones are thinner and smaller.

Rest assured that it is completely safe & beneficial for your dog to be eating chicken legs!

Give a dog a bone!

  Re: Mammary Gland Tumor in Dog

30 days ago
Posted by Joan (Canada) on 04/22/2024

My vet said dogs should NOT eat chicken leg bones.

Dogs cannot digest these bones, these bones are very sharp and can puncture the dog's stomach and intestines.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Mammary Gland Tumor Doesn't Seem to Be Helping

1 month ago
Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/22/2024
  • Instead of bone broth, have your dog eat a whole raw chicken leg daily, (give 2 legs, for medium dog, 3 legs for large dog) which includes the meat, tendons, cartilage, ligaments & bone. Dogs will break it down within their stomach just like the bone broth but is even more beneficial to them as the raw meat contains enzymes to enhance absorption of nutrients.

In addition to the daily whole chicken leg/s, try the following daily diet which acts as a whole nutritious diet, a dewormer diet as well as a cancer fighting diet;


  • 2 beetroots grated, medium sized (do not buy canned or pre-packaged cooked in plastic, must buy fresh)
  • 2 Carrots medium/large sized grated
  • 4 Potatoes large (must remove peel as it contains solanine, also no green potato)
  • ¼ White Radish grated, (daikon radish) or 8 small red radishes (or amount in a buch) but not horseradish.
  • ¼ Cabbage chopped or shredded
  • 500g/1Ib Mince Meat Preservative free is best, eg. full fat beef or wild game such as deer
  • 125g/½lbs Green beans, fresh or frozen
  • 4 tbs Extra virgin cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 tsp Himalayan pink salt


1. Peel potatoes, beetroots, white radish (no need to peel small red radishes)

2. Boil green beans until fork tender (5-7 minutes). Remove beans, set aside, in same water boil chopped cabbage for 5-10 minutes with lid on. Discard water. With cruciferous vegetables, always boil them for at least 5 minutes and discard the water. Discarding the water removes the compounds that are harmful to the thyroid.

3. Cut & boil potatoes until cooked, remove & mash. In the same water add grated carrot, beetroot & meat, once cooked, combine all the ingredients together, leaving the radish raw. If it's all too chunky for your dog, place it in a food processor.

Allow your dog to eat as much until full. It freezes well. If your dog happens to not like this food, add a little more meat with a bit of fat.

Include daily;

  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) (must be ground up before giving to your dog as needed) (½ tsp for small dog, 1 tsp medium dog 2 tsp large dog)
  • Hemp seeds (must be ground up before giving to your dog) (½ tsp for small dog, 1 tsp medium dog 2 tsp large dog).

Note: once nuts or seeds are ground up its best they are used straight away otherwise they will begin to go rancid which can cause stomach issues eg. acid reflux, indigestion etc. So it's recommended you only grind up the amount that will be given that day.

Once a week give your dog some cooked wild caught salmon either from fresh or frozen

Do not include corn as it depletes B vitamins from the body.

Mushrooms especially dried, may contain extremely high amounts of selenium which can be toxic in high amounts. One of the signs of toxicity is weight loss.

  • Use Filtered water for drinking & cooking
  • Do not use any chemical sprays on or around your dog eg. flea sprays
  • Do not give your dog flea treatments, worm treatments either internally or externally.
  • Do not use detergents to clean your floors or dog bedding area, instead use vinegar. If cleaning carpet, use baking soda to deodorise then vacuum.
  • Do not use fragrances, air fresheners etc..
  • Do not cook with any sort of non-stick cookware. Use stainless steel instead.
  • Do not boil water in those plastic electric kettles
  • Do not use a microwave
  • Use fragrance free soaps

I wish you all the best....

Never give up!

  Dry Eye Remedies for Dogs?

1 month ago
Posted by Cate (Australia ) on 04/21/2024

Short term solution; you can try placing one single drop of Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Ratfish Oil into each eye once daily. It will not sting your dogs eyes and be very soothing and healing. You will only need a 10ml bottle.

Long term solution; look for the cause. Possible reasons could be; medications, dewormers, diet, exposure to chemicals such as fragrances, detergents that you might use on your floor etc..

  Re: ACV for Bladder Stones in Cat

1 month ago
Posted by Gee (NJ) on 04/20/2024

I just wanted to thank you & the others that have posted as you've all given me hope with my precious little boy. He's the most welcoming, social, loving kitty I've ever met and I will do anything to keep him here with me 💗 I will update you all on how ACV has been working with him & hopefully report a success story soon!!! I needed this boost of hope, thanks again

Dry Eye Remedies for Dogs?

1 month ago
Posted by Mary (Saint Johns, Fl) on 04/18/2024

How can I help my Yorkie with his chronic dry eye?

  Re: Essiac Tea for Mammary Gland Tumor Doesn't Seem to Be Helping

1 month ago
Posted by Hannah m (Spring, Tx) on 04/17/2024

Hi all,

I have switched to the tea and give it to her 3 times a day with low sodium bone broth. I noticed that her tumor is growing and the size of the palm but also has another one growing. Her apetite is good but she loosing weight and that concerns me. I also give organic mushroom blends to build up her immune system. She gets that 2 a day. Any suggestions is appreciated. Thank you in advance.

  Re: Turmeric & Mammary Gland Tumor in Dog

1 month ago
Posted by Hollyhock (America ) on 04/16/2024

I've also read to apply castor oil to non-cancerous tumors to help shrink them. Some add frankincense to it as well.

  Re: Turmeric & Mammary Gland Tumor in Dog

1 month ago
Posted by Madelyn (Idaho ) on 04/15/2024

Ivermectin shrinks tumors to almost nothing after 6 months of daily use. Horse paste 1.87% version. Adjust according to the weight of your little dog :)

  Turmeric & Mammary Gland Tumor in Dog

1 month ago
Posted by SMequine (Midwest USA) on 04/15/2024

Good afternoon, one of my older rare breed Bolonkas has tumor on mammary gland. She has been on Joe Tippen protocol for 5 wks now. No change.

Castor Oil and DMSO topically. Getting Curcumin sprinkled in food w capsule broken open of Reishi. Wanding w iTerraHertz 15 mins daily as well.

I want to increase turmeric and/or paste it, but I am not sure about the bleeding issue on mammary gland blood supply.

Has anyone used turmeric on mammary tumors? What about Bloodwort?

She is 12/13 yrs old, 8-10#, and a happy Howdy Dyu Russian Bolonka.

  Re: Conjunctivitis in Cat

1 month ago
Posted by Jerica (Arizona) on 04/13/2024

This is happening to my cat now... Did you ever figure out what or why? How did it go?

Colloidal Silver for Ear Mites

1 month ago
Posted by Leah (TX) on 04/12/2024

I have recently discovered that colloidal silver works with ear mites, fungal infections, parasites, and many other issues that come with cat care. You can mix it with water and mist the ears for a cleaning solution or you can put it directly into the ear. I had a cat that had ear mites very badly. They smelled and looked like coffee grounds. She was suffering. I used olive oil to suffocate the ear mites treating each ear twice a day. Now my cat was not at all cooperative but I invented a type of papoose board that I have to use when doing this. Yes, sounds traumatizing but what is worse the constant ear mite and infections or a couple minutes swaddled? After 3 days I started using the colloidal silver. I mixed 2 drops into 1 tsp. Of distilled water and put it in the ears. She was cleared up in 3 days. No coffee grounds or foul odor. I now give the colloidal silver to all my animals. 20 cats and 6 dogs and not one has suffered from any ear mites, infections, or skin issues and it's been 3 years!

  Re: Iodine + DMSO for Dog's Cyst?

1 month ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico ) on 04/10/2024

Diamotaceous Earth (aka fossil flour), is literally dirt cheap. Sprinkle some over the area! Another poster in a D.E. thread here mentioned to not use a metal spoon when handling D.E. as that would negate the charge. I can attest it sure feels that way when I rub D.E. on an infection of mine, ie tiny electrical discharges). When I found Dog#2, both shoulder blades had massive infection with large pus pockets. He was in agony. I could see small slits on each blade so I knew the D.E. would have them draining in 15-20 minutes, and I was right. I was able to sprinkle some D.E. on him and it was so light it didnt cause him additional pain. 20 mins later I could smell the pus just leaking down from the wounds. The dog was out of agony for about the cost of about 25cents. I haven't found that post again yet to thank that guy, but D.E. has saved me and my rescues from many different infections, sores & bites, burns, and alot of pain! D.E. contains silica, which is something our skin has/needs, but not for too many days in a row, as it can be drying to the skin. I only use it in the initial healing phase. Our bodies do heal themselves very well, if infection is kept out of the way. After infection is no longer a concern, you want to moisturize the area to aid in cellular turnover, which speeds healing.

  Re: Hoof and Coat Health for Horses

1 month ago
Posted by Jill (USA) on 04/07/2024

I tried Jane's recipe for my horse (and donkey), both are doing better and hooves are better.

I did add zinc to the mix because it was recommended where I bought the copper.

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  Re: Ted's Mange Cure Helped Dog

1 month ago
Posted by Robert (Silver City NM) on 04/07/2024 I found this youtube video that has the best and most natural treatment/cure for mange in dogs and cats! NEEM OIL. 1 part neem oil to 10 parts carrier oil like coconut, avocado, olive or apricot seed oil. I gave it to my cat after I tried the borax and hydrogen peroxide suggested on this site and after I called my vet and they told me I would have to use their Ketohex shampoo on my cat and bath him every other day for 3 months(RIDICULOUS). The neem oil did the trick only after the first treatment. The hair falling off his body was still quite traumatic and gross. Cheers!

  Re: Neem Oil for Mange

1 month ago
Posted by Robert (Silver City NM) on 04/07/2024 This youtube video explains a mange treatment with NEEM OIL. It is one part neem oil to 10 parts carrier oil like coconut oil, avocado oil, olive oil (I'd be careful with the olive oil unless you know it hasn't been altered with other seed oils though). Good luck and cheers!!

Iodine + DMSO for Dog's Cyst?

2 months ago
Posted by judith (USA) on 04/03/2024

Can I use providone iodine with DMSO on dog cyst or Lugol's iodine 5%? He had surgery to drain a cyst in same place last July - it was over $2k! So I am VERY interested in healing this at home. I tried turmeric and coconut oil and didn't see any results. I only used it internally as he is on all the furniture and rugs... ;) Right now I've been using DMSO and colloidal silver but though it has a surface opening, it's not draining. Any suggestions are appreciated :) Blessings everyone!