Recent Pet Posts

Giving Borax to Pets

Wed, 03 Oct 18 08:18:16 -0700
Posted by Traci (Johannesburg) on 10/03/2018

Hello! Thank you for this informative website. I am amazed to learn the benefits of borax for arthritis and general health, and would like to start giving it to my aging dog for his aches & pains, and the other dogs too (and the humans! )

It will be difficult to add it to their water as they have several water sources. Can I make the solution (1 tsp borax + 1 liter water) and simply put a teaspoon of the solution into their food daily?

Thank you very much!

Mammary Carcinoma in Boston Terrier

Tue, 02 Oct 18 11:53:29 -0700
Posted by Desperate Fur Mom (Hazlehurst, Ga) on 10/02/2018

My 10 year old female Boston terrier was diagnosed with mammary carcinoma today. I was told it is very aggressive. I'm trying to research a natural treatment. I've found so many conflicting treatments. Is it safe to give her sodium bicarbonate? She's eaten rachel ray natural dog food by nutrish for several years, with the occasional treat from the table will it hurt her to change her diet overnight without gradually switching her over to an organic diet of fresh meat and vegetables? Please help. I'm desperate!

  Re: Benadryl for Flea Reactions in Dogs

Mon, 01 Oct 18 19:45:51 -0700
Posted by Marty (Fort Worth, Tx. ) on 10/01/2018

Just a note to you and whoever may be reading this on Benadryl, Make sure that it has no Acetaminophen/ "Tylenol" in it, because, Acetaminophen is deadly for dogs. Just in case you don't already know.

Does Coconut Water Contain Too Much Potassium to Use in Parvo Treatment?

Sun, 30 Sep 18 10:44:03 -0700
Posted by Beth (California) on 09/30/2018
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Parvo remedy protocol: I read that coconut water is too high in potassium for dogs and cats. Is this true?

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin

Sat, 29 Sep 18 18:25:43 -0700
Posted by Bob (Md) on 09/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

So glad I found this site. Our poor little silky couldn't stop biting and scratching around her tail and back legs. She has no fleas. We tried a couple of off the shelf sprays but it only worked for a short time after spraying. Tried the apple cider vinegar earlier today and so far no itching! Thanks for the tip.

  Is VRM2 Safe for Cats?

Sat, 29 Sep 18 10:25:02 -0700
Posted by Monica (San Juan, Pr) on 09/28/2018

The VRM2 recommendation for heartworm in dogs, can it also be used for cats?

  Re: Recurring Pyometra

Fri, 28 Sep 18 10:21:24 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/28/2018

Hey Sean,

The nature of pyometra is that it will recurr; if your girl is not a breeding dog, spaying obviously removes this from happening. You might also seek out a holistic vet to see they have a non-surgical option for you.

  Re: Recurring Pyometra

Thu, 27 Sep 18 17:55:54 -0700
Posted by Shean (Manila, Philippines ) on 09/26/2018

My dog's pyometra had recurred. I'm giving her a maintenance of those 3 ( vit c, turmeric, and manuka). The last time he got her menses it didn't recur. But this month after her menses, she had colds then now she had pyometra again. What should I do? She's not eating that much. I brought her to vet every now and then just to make sure she's safe. I'm really worried. Don't want to see her in pain anymore.

Sodium Thiosulfate and DMSO for Dissolving Calcification in Horse

Thu, 27 Sep 18 12:01:31 -0700
Posted by Tisha R. (Kamloops, Canada) on 09/26/2018

Sodium Thiosulfate to get rid of a small horse calcification

Hi, I have this horse, and this x ray...I started with the 10% Sodium thiosulfate and then dmso over long, how much and all the deets would be great...what if some gets on me? the list of cautions it came with is stressful....thank you much in advance..tisha

  Apple Cider Vinegar for Ringworm in Pets

Wed, 26 Sep 18 06:04:18 -0700
Posted by Peg (Maui) on 09/25/2018

And remember to dilute it 50/50 with water...

  Re: Advanced Heartworm Treatment

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:46:53 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/25/2018

Shawna, you can google it:

Good luck!

  Re: Treating Allergies in Dogs

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:24:43 -0700
Posted by Jina (Joliet Illinois) on 09/24/2018

So I used it on our dogs our German Shepard is grain free no chicken. Tons allergies, eats his feet licks 24/7. I tried ACV he isn't too happy with me but lord I hope this helps!!!! Any advice would be appreciated

DMSO for Bladder Stones in Dogs

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:21:22 -0700
Posted by Danny (West Virginia) on 09/24/2018
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Our 7lb chiwawa (sic) was almost completely stopped up. I rubbed a substantial amount of DMSO on his prostate area and winky. In about 8 hours he popped out a white mass that looked like a worm but apparently was softened stones blocking his urethra and peed a potty paper full. That was about 2 months ago. It is happening again now, and I have once again applied the DMSO, and he is getting some relief but it has been about 12 hours. Gonna try some ACV now to finish the job and reapply the DMSO.

  Re: Cat Mange Remedy With Added Tea Tree Oil

Mon, 24 Sep 18 10:21:40 -0700
Posted by Amber (San Pedro Ca) on 09/23/2018


It's highly toxic to cats, even a little bit could shut down their liver and kidneys. Research ANYTHING you intend to feed/treat/medicate your pet with before doing so. Please, it could be a matter of life and death for your beloved pet.

  Re: Belly Massage for Rabbits

Sun, 23 Sep 18 20:31:52 -0700
Posted by Sandra (Florida) on 09/23/2018

I have learned with my bunny when he needs a tummy rub to put my hand under him and rub his tummy with him relaxed and he approves by licking my hand to continue rubbing. No picking him up, only working with him the way he thinks is best.

  Re: Garlic to Control Fleas and Ticks in Dogs is Safe

Sun, 23 Sep 18 20:12:23 -0700
Posted by Gisela E Scruggs (Al) on 09/22/2018

Thank you! I have a new dachshund and he brought fleas with him. No flea control found for young puppies. They drove me out of the house. I finally cut up a garlic clove, made a little pocket and tied it around his neck. Have not seen the fleas (they're probably moved to my bedroom), but worried that the garlic could hurt my little dog. Again, thanks.

  Re: Yeast Infections in Dogs

Sun, 23 Sep 18 19:58:02 -0700
Posted by Janie (Usa) on 09/21/2018

It is NOT true that garlic is bad for dogs. It's all about dosage. My dogs eat garlic every day and have been for years.

It's one of the best natural antibiotics available.

  Re: Advanced Heartworm Treatment

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:57:50 -0700
Posted by Shawna M (Tn) on 09/20/2018


Where did you buy it from? The vrm1? The place I found you have to be a dr to create an account.

 Re: Kidney Infection in Cat, Please Help

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:57:02 -0700
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/20/2018

Hi there- to help cure the actual infection, there are herbal drops you can use such as Echinacea and goldenseal and you can find them on Amazon. Another thing to do to flush out the kidneys is to boil dried corn silk and flax seed. Boil separately. Take a good amount of corn silk and boil until water is very dark yellow- strain and set to cool. Take 1/4 cup of whole flax seed and add 1/2 cup of water. Boil until a thick clear syrup is formed. Strain into a container after cooling. Add the corn silk water and dilute the flax seed syrup. Shake until blended. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Give via oral syringe several times daily. This will return her kidney levels to normal. Good luck!

 Re: Natural Remedies for Mammary Gland Cancer in Cat?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:55:32 -0700
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/20/2018

Every time my dog went into heat and had a faux pregnancy- her mammary glands would get swollen. They would get inflamed because she would lick them. While this is not exactly holistic even though it is herbal and made in Thailand- I used Tiger Balm diluted with some Vaseline and massaged it into her glands. I would then loosely wrap her up in an ace bandage to keep her from licking it off and to further irritate them. This remedy works every time and pretty quickly. Just do it twice day. You don't have to use much as their mammaries are small. Usually, all symptoms are gone with in 3-4 days.