Recent Pet Posts

Activated Charcoal For Gangrene

Mon, 31 Aug 20 06:31:21 -0700
Posted by A Beaudry (Spring Hill, Fl) on 08/30/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely LOVE this site. So much appreciate all of the postings from which I've saved many thousands of dollars in veterinary fees. In addition to farm animals, I have 8 dogs and 7 cats so I'm always turning to this site for help with natural remedies.

Some time ago, one of my Guinea Hens was seriously injured and developed Gangrene in the wound on her leg. I like to try to save my animals rather than put them down, so I found the recipe on Earth Clinic for the Activated Charcoal Poultice and used it. She recovered from the Gangrene and although she had a limp, she lived a good life. I've since used it for other wounds on my animals to successfully prevent Gangrene. Activated Charcoal is a staple I would never be without. Hope this helps someone else to save the life of their pet or farm animal.

  Re: Herpes Remedy Needed for Cat

Sat, 29 Aug 20 16:07:31 -0700
Posted by Donna Stehr (Preeceville, Saskatchewan ) on 08/29/2020

One of the cats I used to have always had a runny eye.The vet said it was a blocked tear duct.One weekend when the town vet wasn't available, she ended up with her eye swollen shut and very swollen.We were going to take her to the vet the following Monday.

I googled it and found out it was a reoccurring herpes virus probably passed on to her from her mother.The EarthClinic sight suggested ACV diluted with water in a 1:3 solution.Dip a cotton ball and squeeze the mixture onto the scruff of the neck between the shoulder blades until the area is wet but not dripping.Then I also gently wiped her closed eye with it.

Not only was she completely cured in a few days, the virus never bothered her again.

  Re: Rabies Shot Side Effects

Sat, 29 Aug 20 06:46:18 -0700
Posted by Mrpickles (Sfca) on 08/29/2020

Thank you! My vet gave my dog a so called rabies shot and his heart blew up three sizes in one day. Of course I had to pay for the x-rays and everything else that followed. he even offered to sell me a dog coffin-it was a nightmare and totally unnecessary. if only I had turned off the tv and read my holistic dog encyclopedia my baby would be here today...

  Re: Borax

Fri, 28 Aug 20 07:56:57 -0700
Posted by Amanda (Missouri (mo)) on 08/27/2020

Does this really work and what do I do I how do it.

EC: The most popular remedy for mange is the borax and peroxide treatment from Ted. Thousands of people have used this remedy worldwide since 2004. Instructions here:

Cayenne for Arthritis and Poop Eating

Tue, 25 Aug 20 14:12:20 -0700
Posted by JuneBug (Pasadena) on 08/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I started putting a couple shakes of cayenne in my elderly dogs' meals to stop one from eating poop and help her better absorb nutrients. They are fed a freeze-dried raw food and are doing well on it but slow from arthritis and hip dysplasia. They are definitely more "zippy" on walks since I added the cayenne. It seems to have stopped the eating poop issue.

Remedies Needed for Bot Fly on Pets

Fri, 21 Aug 20 13:14:32 -0700
Posted by Nancie (Vernal, Ut) on 08/21/2020

I need help with what think are bot flies in my tiny dog. She's a mouser and chases chipmonks. What can I use on the tiny bumps to suffocate the larvae?

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Wed, 19 Aug 20 20:15:41 -0700
Posted by Chantal (Texas) on 08/19/2020


i know this was a while back, but did you try the vinegar wash or anything else? Did it help??

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Wed, 19 Aug 20 20:15:32 -0700
Posted by Chantal (Texas) on 08/19/2020

Hello, I find several posts like the ones above, but no one ever shares an update on their dog's hearing months later. Any insight would be much appreciated!!

  Re: Vick's Vapor Rub for Black Spots

Wed, 19 Aug 20 17:41:00 -0700
Posted by Karen (Australia) on 08/19/2020
2 out of 5 stars

Vix vapour rub? Good lord, why would you want to use petroleum on your best friend. The ACV and witch hazel is great, but VVR? Please noooo

  Re: Turmeric for Dog's Oral Melanoma

Wed, 19 Aug 20 17:40:28 -0700
Posted by Happy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/19/2020

Hello, is your dog better now? Did yunnan baiyao help heal?

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Vitamin C, and Yun Nan Paiyao for Open Pyometra

Mon, 17 Aug 20 06:39:22 -0700
Posted by Aw (Los Angeles) on 08/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just wanted to add to this –

We have a 12 year old Chihuahua who has had heart failure and was already a high risk patient. 2.5 weeks ago, we took her in to the vet and they said she had an open Pyometra and said that dogs usually have surgery to remove the uterus. Since she was already a high risk patient due to her heart issues, if they put her under, they warned us she might not come back up. It felt like they were saying we either need to put her to sleep because she could die from the Pyometra or we need to risk her dying during surgery. The main vet she sees said that if we chose to do surgery, he didn't want to be the one to perform it because he didn't feel right about doing it given her heart condition and how risky it would be.

On top of that, we really couldn't afford surgery (minimum $2k) but we didn't want to give up on her. I started looking around for natural remedies and not long after, I found this video on YouTube

I did some additional research on the Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C and saw that it was posted in a few places including Earth Clinic. There was barely anything on Yun Nan other than the study Dr. Jones shared on his video. That being said, for the last 2 weeks, we've given her Clavamox, Orbax AND we've given her the honey, turmeric, vitamin C and Yun Nan powder.

Within the first 3-4 days, her energy shot up and she was back to being hyper. After about 7-8 days the discharge stopped. We're continuing to give the YunNan at least for another week. She's doing tons better. Thank you to everyone who posted. It gave us hope seeing the success stories. We're still monitoring over the next few weeks to see if she maintains her health but THANK GOD, we were able to get her healthy without needing surgery (thus far). The doctors also recommended potentially giving her hormone injections that would help expel the discharge but I don't think we'll be needing that now.

P.S. If anyone uses this, initially it was hard getting her to take the mixture of ingredients because she hates oral syringes which is how we had to give her the prescription Clavamox and Orbax. Plus the manuka, Turmeric, Vitamin C and Yun Nan mixture was so this we had to water it down and administer the syringe in 3-4 doses. We had better success mixing the ingredients into her food. We started giving her fresh food about 5 months ago which she loves and helped regulate her weight. It was a bit easier than it might have been if we were giving her kibble. We mixed those ingredients in with the food 3 times a day for the two weeks.

I hope this helps someone as this video helped us.

Thank you!!!

  Re: Stomach Issues in Pets

Fri, 14 Aug 20 07:11:27 -0700
Posted by Karen (Kissimmee, Fl) on 08/14/2020

Pine Sol is extremely toxic and should not be used. I would not use it with dogs and children in the house. White vinegar, mixed with a little Dawn dish detergent and baking soda is safe and effective cleaner - cheap and non toxic.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar as Tick Repellent

Wed, 12 Aug 20 10:58:12 -0700
Posted by Lisa (Texas) on 08/12/2020

I've heard and have a friend whose dachshund (actually 2 of them at 2 diff times and after applying meds) died from the flea applications. They seem to b especially susceptible to the effects of prescription meds. Thats why I only use things I read about here. And I have had great succes hope u can too

  Re: Herpes Remedy Needed for Cat

Wed, 12 Aug 20 10:58:00 -0700
Posted by Nannette (Okolona Ms) on 08/12/2020

I had an older vet tell me to use a warm salty cloth to wipe their eyes with.

  Re: Essiac Tea Osteosarcoma Treatment Cure

Wed, 12 Aug 20 10:56:44 -0700
Posted by Kerry (Ontario) on 08/12/2020

Hey, thanks for sharing! How do you make golden paste?


Silicea 6c for Anal Gland Issues

Tue, 11 Aug 20 16:04:02 -0700
Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 08/11/2020
5 out of 5 stars

My elderly dog started having anal gland issues - leakage and was licking his rear end constantly.  I recently moved to the area and haven't found a vet yet, so I researched remedies on Earth Clinic and the net and found a great article about Silicea 6c for Anal Gland leakage. I bought it online and promptly tapped 2 pellets into the side of his mouth to dissolve as soon as I got them. (Didn't touch the pellets). I repeated this twice a day.

His issue was better in 24 hours and solved in 3 days. What a fabulous remedy.

  Re: Turmeric for Lipomas in Dogs

Mon, 10 Aug 20 16:03:04 -0700
Posted by Carol (Pennsylvania) on 08/10/2020

Love turmeric and how it worked on your dog. How much would say for a 25 lb Boston terrier?

  Re: Help Requested for Incomplete Rectal Prolapse in Pekingese

Sat, 08 Aug 20 17:25:43 -0700
Posted by Jennifer (Turlock, Ca) on 08/08/2020

I would try 150mg of slippery elm bark 2-3x's day & probiotics 1x day/ every other day. I recommend Bene-Bac powder form. It has worked for my dog With his rectum anal problem, his was seriously sticking out after healing his intestinal problems the amount sticking out has reduced dramatically. I would recommend that you double check the appropriate dosage for your dog.

  Vitamin C for Kennel Cough

Sat, 08 Aug 20 09:40:53 -0700
Posted by T Hunter (Newark Nj) on 08/07/2020

Please tell me you don't use Lysol. Do you understand what each ingredient does to your lungs as well as your fur baby health? clean with unscented lavender sugar soap, unscented castile soap etc...

Seeking Feline Pododermatitis Remedies

Thu, 06 Aug 20 10:16:07 -0700
Posted by Christina (Or) on 08/05/2020

Feline Pododermatitis - any natural treatments to boost the immune system and get my cats over this bothersome disease? I did find that raw honey helped with bleeding sores.