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  Re: Why Does Diatomaceous Earth Work for Tooth Infections and Wounds?

24 days ago
Posted by Cindy VR (San Diego) on 07/09/2021

DE carries a negative electrical charge. Most of the bad bacteria and toxins carry a positive charge so they are attracted to the DE and get pulled right out. DE will also make your teeth very white for the same reason. The negative electrical charge pulls out the things that stain teeth. I brush my teeth with it and it makes them so white. Also makes for very healthy gums.

  Re: Why Does Diatomaceous Earth Work for Tooth Infections and Wounds?

24 days ago
Posted by Simone (Toronto) on 07/09/2021

Doris, your response is rude and demanding. This site is for people to share their experiences with what worked for them. They are not required to explain the scientific basis of what worked and why. If you want to find out why a remedy has worked, you are welcome to research it.

Regarding Diatomaceous Earth, it is full of silica. A 0.5 second google search led to this article: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150916112604.htm

Feel free to look up more yourself and stop harassing people who are generous enough to take the time to share their experiences.

  Re: Blisters Around Dog's Muzzle

24 days ago
Posted by Carolyn (Canada) on 07/09/2021

Sounds like the plastic bowls are a problem as they breed bacteria. Use ceramic or stainless steel bowls, although my dog refused to eat or drink out of of s-steel because of the smell which she could detect. Try dabbing the sores with 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide to kill the bacteria and then a little coconut oil to soothe it.

Staph Infection Remedies for Dogs

24 days ago
Posted by Li (HI) on 07/09/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Many staph infections of the skin can be treated or prevented with some sesame oil, add it to the diet every day. You can try a bit on the skin to see the effect also.

MMS or chlorine dioxide used every hour as a skin spray worked wonders on my dog, also gave him some orally.

  Why Does Diatomaceous Earth Work for Tooth Infections and Wounds?

24 days ago
Posted by Doris (New Mexico) on 07/09/2021

There is nothing in DE to help teeth problems??? It's fossil remains of diatoms.. so how on earth would it even work on teeth..it's dirt...doesn't make sense. Your post didn't specify the specifics on WHY it worked or how.

  Re: Aloe Vera's Latex-Like Compound

25 days ago
Posted by Shay (South Africa) on 07/08/2021

Latex which produces diarrhoea is found in and around the skin of the plant-not in the fillet within! The latter is beyond safe in even large amounts for cats. I've made and used aloe liquid gel [blended from the inner+ often including latex that seeps in] on all my cats for all rhymes and reasons and with great success. I even sell it to others for both humans and their fur family! Know that medi-sin's branch of veterinary medi-sin clearly do NOT want folk confident in its safety...where would THEY be then? Their shills prowl here and everywhere else. ;-)

 Re: Hydrogen Peroxide for Kennel Cough

27 days ago
Posted by Deborah (SC) on 07/07/2021

Did this help your pom? I need to know. I'm dealing with a pom who is expected to die with an enlarged heart.

  Re: Ted's Mange Treatment

27 days ago
Posted by Rose (Florida) on 07/06/2021

I was wondering if you leave the Borax solution on to dry or do you rinse it after 10 minutes? I have 5 dogs and one like to lick his wet fur and I read that the Borax solution is toxic when still wet? So much conflicting information. Thank you

  Re: Chlorella for Arthritis

27 days ago
Posted by Pamela Stock (Primrose Lane) on 07/06/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi I have been a Nutritionist for 21 years I have several dogs on chlorella for years and it it very safe and it is also a nutrition power house for health. My husband and I also have taken it for years. So yes you should continue to give her this supplement and you can up the dose a little bit. I hope I was some help to you.

  Re: Eosinophilic Granuloma in Rescue Dog

27 days ago
Posted by Sheri S. (Mississippi) on 07/06/2021

I have a 50lb cocker spaniel. I adopted after heartworm treatments. He is on bp meds and a diuretic. He still has a cough. I'm sure his lungs need help. Plus he has horrible skin problems. Bathing him drying him. Brushing him nothing helps! He has these little patches of sores that keep popping up no matter what! I've tried acv..antibiotic creams, anti fungal creams.. I'm at my wits end...help!

  Re: Turmeric Dosage for Dogs

27 days ago
Posted by Sheri S. (Mississippi) on 07/06/2021

I don't really know what dose is a tiny bit. I have a 50 lb. Cocker spaniel . What dose of turmeric is tiny bit

  Re: Dental Infection in Cat

28 days ago
Posted by Griselda (Valencia) on 07/05/2021

I have a cat who has only 3 fangs left no other teeth and he is in perpetual pain and the gums go from a bit inflamed to very very inflamed so my experience is that teeth have nothing to do with inflamed gums and it is a terrible mistake to take the teeth out to stop gum inflammation - it does not work

 Re: Kidney Disease in Dog

28 days ago
Posted by Maria (Doylestown, PA) on 07/05/2021

My dog, 17 yr old Corgi mix with stage 2 renal failure will only eat Royal Canine Renal LAMB wet food. He was totally turned off by K/D and refused to eat until I found this.

The other life saver is a homemade beef broth and chicken feet (gross, I know) for when he needs nutrition but can't handle eating. Feed the broth warm.

Good luck.

Diatomaceous Earth for Wounds

1 month ago
Posted by Chirka (Gurgaon, India) on 07/02/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (FG DE) for rotting or painful teeth and rotting wounds

The fastest acting use I have experienced for FG DE is for teeth. I have a lot of teeth problems from a narrow jaw and bad dentist interventions. When I get a tooth pain, I place a wad of DE (made into a dough like blob with a drop of water) on the offending tooth, clamp down my teeth and go to sleep. Right as rain in the morning. And this is the report with everyone I've prescribed it to. Unfailingly. But use it the first sign of pain you get.

What more, two teeth that the dentists said have to be pulled off six years ago are serving me fine after my having given them the DE wad treatment for a week continuously.

The DE just pulls out any kind of necrosis.

And that's the second great thing I've seen it work its magic on. It also saved the paw of my cat, which was just rotting and the digits were falling off. Dipped her paw into DE, and the whole thing became a hard lump. But finally, the paw stopped rotting and whatever was left of the paw was saved.

Same thing with another cat I recommended it for. Another cat had an anal sac, with a hole as deep as the first digit of my index finger, and a foul smell. I stuffed it with DE multiple times in a day. After two days reduced application to once a day. By the seventh day, even the scar was barely visible.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Tumors

1 month ago
Posted by Hope (FL) on 07/01/2021

Can you update on your doggie. We have a 10 year old Golden Retriever with lots of enlarged lymph nodes. We are waiting on the results to find out if it is lymphoma. I got the tea in the mail today. I have brewed it and am letting it steep. Would it be ok to give him a bit after steeping for only 8 hours or so? I would like to get a dose in before bed. Did you give it on empty stomach? Did your dogs have any problems with loose stools? He has a sensitive stomach.

  Best Nutrition for Rescue Dog?

1 month ago
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 07/01/2021

Just because something is not good for people does not mean it is not good for dogs. Many people swear by vegetarianism, but dogs are created to be meat eaters. How about asking what would be the best nutrition for canines?

  Best Nutrition for Rescue Dog?

1 month ago
Posted by Pacific Coast Lady (Crescent City, CA) on 06/30/2021

I'd like to find some help for purchasing the right dog-food for my little Deer Chihuahua. She is a "rescue" from a "meth" family but seems to have survived very well. I have had her several months now and get the best I can for her foods, and lots of exercise as we take 4-5 walks a day for at least 15 minutes.

I had been giving her tiny pieces of Greenies a friend recommended for her teeth, then today, since I'm such a healthnut about what I eat, I read the fine-print ingredients of her treats. Now I am seeing the gluten free dog food, but didn't like the label either. There were things like Calcium carbonate on there and heard really bad review about that for people's diets ;( so I'm not about to give it to her.

Anyone find a truly healthy dry, dog food that doesn't have anything bad in it? If not, maybe something home-made that would be good for her. She's not sick, and her coat is shiny, and she has lots of energy, so this is preventative measures I'm taking right now.

  Re: Himalayan Salts for Dog with Cancer and Arthritis

1 month ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 06/30/2021

Offer her two water dishes. One with a bit of salt and one without. She'll take what she needs.

Something else that people don't realize is that dogs need sunshine, just like people. They don't absorb vitamin D the same way but it's how they get it. It's made by the skin and distributed into the hair where it's licked off so some sunshine or D3 supplement along with the salt might also help.

Plus, you can't go wrong with "The Bellyrub of Happiness" - I.e. rubbing castor oil on the belly.

  Re: Himalayan Salts for Dog with Cancer and Arthritis

1 month ago
Posted by sundra (Ellijay Georgia) on 06/29/2021

My dog has lymphoma. How much of the salt should I give her?

  Re: Colloidal Copper, Aspirin for Dog's Cancer

1 month ago
Posted by Sundra (Ellijay, Georgia) on 06/29/2021

How much of the copper and aspirin. My dog has lymphoma


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