Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Preventing Bloat in Large Breed Dogs

Wed, 10 Jan 18 10:38:56 -0800
Posted by Chris (Mechanicsburg, Pa) on 01/10/2018

Leann from Nashville those comments are spot on and not overly cautious. In fact, we have lost several German Shepherds over the years and the symptoms were spot on as if you were there. As are the preventative measures and outcomes. Anyone who does not abide by your comments/ advice or observations has not had or experienced true "bloat" or stomach turning in a dog.

Again people, please read her post again and recognize the symptoms -- they are spot on.

  Re: Activated Charcoal Saved Another Puppy With Parvo

Wed, 10 Jan 18 10:38:11 -0800
Posted by Tina K (Kaitaia Nz) on 01/09/2018

Are you in new zealand? where did you purchase the charcoal from..? how fast did u receive the charcoal and price please? ty

EC: Sorry, poster is from the USA. Try your local pharmacy. see our article on Parvo at the top of this section for more tips on locating charcoal --

 Re: Canine With Heart Murmur Has Excess Fluid, What Remedies Can Help?

Tue, 09 Jan 18 10:22:33 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 01/09/2018

Hey Lyonheart,

This is a volunteer/user contributor forum. It is possible folks did not reply because they simply had no experience with the issue, or those who do are not online and have yet to see your post. The best advice I can offer is to read through everything for tips and then form your own path to your pet's healing - and then share your results here so all may benefit from your experience. I will also add that you might consider veterinarian prescribed pharmaceuticals for your dog's condition as they tend to provide more immediate results vs the slow acting results obtained from the remedies you are using. Drugs can be helpful to remedy a situation where there is suffering and thus the benefit might outweigh perceived risks.

  Re: Homemade Dakin's Solution for Dog's Yeast

Tue, 09 Jan 18 10:19:30 -0800
Posted by Mike (Uk) on 01/09/2018

Not important but it was first used during World War 1, developed English chemist, Henry Drysdale Dakin, and a French surgeon, Alexis Carrel.

  Castor Oil Packs for Malignant Tumor?

Mon, 08 Jan 18 21:27:24 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 01/08/2018

Dear Rockel,

I can't point to any research. I don't know that there will be much to be found since castor oil as a cancer treatment won't be profitable enough to have studies funded. From reading of others' experiences it seems that sometimes the castor oil can make the tumor grow (swell, perhaps?) at first and even open up. This can be a problem for some cancers if further growth would affect a nearby nerve or something else. Opening up can cause blood loss.

But that said, I think some might choose it as the best option under certain circumstances.

Essiac tea would be another option to consider.

~Mama to Many~

  Castor Oil Packs for Malignant Tumor?

Mon, 08 Jan 18 17:28:21 -0800
Posted by Rockel (Ky) on 01/08/2018

I have been reading threads on here about castor oil packs for tumors on pets but have read miscellaneous comments about people reading that they were not good for malignant tumors, of which my cat has. I haven`t seen anything conclusive or documented on this subject. Only heresay of the commenters having read it somewhere. Can anyone point me to more research on the subject? I really want to try this soon if it is an option for my poor baby girl. Thank you!

Seabuckthorn Oil for Tumors in Pets

Mon, 08 Jan 18 17:25:22 -0800
Posted by Princez7569 (Albany, Ny) on 01/08/2018

I have the Seabuckthorn oil but am not sure how much to give my 15 lb Patterdale (Jack Russell family), any suggestions?

  Re: Ear Mites

Sun, 07 Jan 18 22:05:08 -0800
Posted by Mandy (Il) on 01/07/2018

My kitty has ear mites. How do I use coconut oil to help him?

Raw Green Tripe for Cat or Dog Food Allergies

Sun, 07 Jan 18 21:58:44 -0800
Posted by Charlie (London, Uk) on 01/07/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi There,

i just wanted to share this remedy for allergies. My cat is allergic to pretty much every food known to man, he was tested, even rice, corn, and I heard on the radio in London, BBC Radio London, The Barking Hour, that raw green tripe helps bring dogs out of allergies. So, I tried it on my cat. It has helped so much, he has never been better, not totally allergy free but much better even than when he was on steroids. He has been my "project" for the last eleven years and I cannot say how relieved we both are for the tripe. Here in London, it gets delivered from Mobile Pet Food, minced and frozen. So you just thaw it out, I mix it with quarter tsp coconut oil, courgettes, pinch kelp and sometimes some lamb heart ( he can tolerate a bit more 'normal' food now)

  Re: Fish Oil for Seizures in Pets

Sun, 07 Jan 18 21:46:10 -0800
Posted by Phyllis (Roswell, Ga) on 01/06/2018

I had problems with my Beagle having seizures; didn't want to put him on drugs so I read everything I could find and found if not neurological, seizures are often caused by preservatives used in commercial dog foods. I searched and tried many kinds. My Beagle responded immediately to Paul Newman's Organic dog food (yellow bag with red banner on front). This started when he was 3 and bless his baby heart he lived to be 18! I just lost him 11-3-17.

Canine With Heart Murmur Has Excess Fluid, What Remedies Can Help?

Sat, 06 Jan 18 11:25:46 -0800
Posted by Lyonheart (Ellijay, Ga.) on 01/05/2018

I already sent this 2 days ago.

No reply.

My 13 yo Beagle Lucky has heart murmur, diagnosed about a year ago by a Vetranarian.

He has had coughing spasmatic spells, fluid buildup in respiratory, often labored breathing.

I have been administering hawthorn berry, white willow, some probiotic, blue green algae, fish oil, and di-ribose.

I believe he has an enlarged heart, not sure.

His appetite is very good, energy level up and down..., down at times after a breathing/ gagging fluid spell.

What can I do to get rid of his excess fluid?

  Re: Treating Cushing's Disease

Sat, 06 Jan 18 10:12:41 -0800
Posted by Jacqueline (Bonney Lake ) on 01/05/2018

Hi Kim, how long did it take for the fur to grow back? My girl was also diagnosed with atypical Cushings from U of Tennessee. I've been using Dr. Mercolas hormone support which contains melatonin and lignans from Norway spruce, for about 2 months now.

  Re: Is Turmeric Dangerous For Constipated Cat?

Sat, 06 Jan 18 10:01:15 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 01/05/2018

Dear Ron,

Constipation is a potential side effect of turmeric in people and pets. It is a remedy for diarrhea in the same. When there is constipation in someone/pet in my house, I do tend to avoid turmeric for that reason. In general though we don't find it causes constipation when taken with adequate water.

How about milk of magnesia or pumpkin? Is kitty getting enough water? Cats who eat dry cat food rarely get enough water, which can cause bladder stones and constipation.

Is it possible your cat has a hairball? My cats and pet rabbits both had trouble with this. We used an OTC hairball gel for that.

Blackstrap molasses and slippery elm are also good for constipation.

What about massaging kitty's abdomen with castor oil? It absorbs through the skin and helps the bowels to move.

I hope kitty feels better soon - please keep us posted....

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Using Aloe and Laser Treatments for Cat's Gastritis, Arthritis and Asthma

Fri, 05 Jan 18 10:50:09 -0800
Posted by Grace (North Carolina) on 01/04/2018

Please avoid aloe vera with cats. Like so many other seemingly harmless things, it is toxic to cats. ALL of it. Please do a search and look up ANYTHING before administering it to your cat. They lack detoxifying enzymes and cannot detoxify things that are fine for humans and dogs. Please avoid essential oils as well. I have aloe plants that I place where my cat cannot reach them. Trust me, it is not safe for cats.

  Re: Chewing on Paws

Fri, 05 Jan 18 10:43:31 -0800
Posted by Gregory (California) on 01/05/2018

The chewing on the paws could be an allergic reaction to food. Mine did that. Scooted a lot and would lick into the air. Found out she is allergic to a lot of things and had to switch to raw food.

Is Turmeric Dangerous For Constipated Cat?

Fri, 05 Jan 18 10:36:27 -0800
Posted by Ron (Madera, Ca) on 01/05/2018

I've read many times Tumeric is good for peristalisis, and indeed it has helped me. Hence I was stopped short when I read on your site that it causes cats to be constipated. I was going to give it to my constipated cat. Just 10 days ago, I took her to the vet for being unable to have a bowel movement, and now she's constipated and suffering again. I give her cisapride, lactulose, and miralax, right now every day, and am afraid I'm going to hurt her, especially with too much cisapride. Are you sure Turmeric causes constipation rather than relieving it? Very important, as I seem to be running out of options for her. I hate that I might have to euthanize her because of this.

  Re: Remedies for Heartworm

Fri, 05 Jan 18 10:31:22 -0800
Posted by Maryellen (Boston, Ma) on 01/04/2018

Is it 2 artesima capsules in the morning and 2 more at night totaling 4> or one in the morning and 1 at night totaling 2?

  Re: Aloe Vera for Ulcer in Pets

Fri, 05 Jan 18 10:16:22 -0800
Posted by Noelle Hill (Valley Center, Ca) on 01/04/2018

Can you put the juice on food to get him to take it?

Supplements Not Helping Dog With Heart Murmur

Thu, 04 Jan 18 10:16:25 -0800
Posted by Timothy H. (Licking, Mo) on 01/03/2018
2 out of 5 stars

My 13 year old Beagle has heart murmor has fluid build-up, coughing/labored breathing spells.

Please how can I reduce the fluid?

He is getting white willow herb, di-ribose, L-carnitine, fish oil, hawthorn berry. The issues above persist.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones in Dogs

Thu, 04 Jan 18 10:10:09 -0800
Posted by Beverly (Hickory Nc) on 01/04/2018

i have a small dog and she has bladder stones and I have been cooking her a egg morning and evening and put a teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar in the egg and she loves it.