Recent Pet Posts

  Re: CBD and Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Allergies

2 months ago
Posted by Angela (Ny, NY) on 06/11/2021

How did you use the coconut and cbd oils? How much of each. Did u put it in the food or water or directly on skin? I have 1000mg cbd oil and organic coconut oil and would love to try that on my bichon.

  Re: Multiple Remedies Not Help Flea Infestation After TX Rain

2 months ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 06/08/2021


I don't know why they didn't post my response to your emergency - SALT. Salt, salt, salt. Not a lot - just shake it onto the rugs, carpet, pet bedding and cast some into the corners where the floor meets the wall. Skip vacuuming for a few days and just leave it to do its thing. You don't even have to treat the pooch. Just use salt.

  Will Activated Charcoal Work for Distemper in Dogs?

2 months ago
Posted by Carol D. (San Felipe, BC MX) on 06/08/2021

Does this work for distemper as well? If not any recommendations. We lose about 70 puppies every year to distemper.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat's UTI

2 months ago
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 06/07/2021

Thank you llse for explaining exactly how you did this! It's so nice to not have to guess about the amounts and timimg!

  Re: Multiple Remedies Not Help Flea Infestation After TX Rain

2 months ago
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 06/07/2021

Fennel works in much the same way as Rosemary.

Crush fennel seeds and use them to repel fleas around the home, or rub powdered fennel into your dog's coat. Feverfew flowers contain natural pyrethrins. Steep the flowers in boiling water, allow to cool, strain, and use as after-bath rinse or insect repellent.

Home Remedy For Dog Fleas - The Safe, Natural Alternative

  Re: Multiple Remedies Not Help Flea Infestation After TX Rain

2 months ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USAS) on 06/07/2021

Yikes!! The only thing I ever used that actually worked was salt. Sprinkle it on the carpet/rugs, the pet's bedding and all around where the floor meets the walls. And around the bottom of furniture legs. If you're a neatnick, you'll want to vacuum first and toss your vacuum cleaner bag. then just get the salt down there - cheapo, iodized table salt is perfect and cheap - and leave it. And by "leave it", I mean skip vacuuming for a few days and let it do its thing.

  Re: Multiple Remedies Not Help Flea Infestation After TX Rain

2 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (Connecticut) on 06/07/2021

Hi Gina,

So sorry you are going through this. Please read all the borax and diatomaceous posts on Earth Clinic in the pet flea section (where your post is located). Sounds like you need to treat your backyard FIRST and those two remedies are mentioned for treating flea infestations both indoors and outdoors. You'll have to reapply after it rains, but one of them should help. If you use diatomaceous earth, please note that it must be food grade.

Also, consider a raw food (or freeze dried raw) diet to strengthen your pup's immune system. That might help too. Quality food can make a huge difference in flea control I've discovered over the years.

Good luck. Hope you get this issue solved very quickly.

Multiple Remedies Not Help Flea Infestation After TX Rain

2 months ago
Posted by Gina (Waxahachie, TX) on 06/07/2021

Help! All this rain and I have more fleas than ever. and my new little dog, white broken coat jack russell mix, is in very bad shape. I have a dw liquid flea trap going and have vacuumed many times, but it is so wet outside the grass is almost knee high. I have no place to put the dogs while I sprinkle the carpets. I started her on antiflea daily pills over a month ago- brewers yeast and b vits, I have sprayed her with colloidal silver 7ppm, I have flea bathed her, I have coated her with aloe vera juice, I have coated her with aloe vera gel, I have rubbed coconut oil on the worst chewed bits, I applied a chemical on her neck, all in the past 2 weeks. yesterday I broke down and dipped her in permethrin solution.

This morning she looked good. no rash, no bumps. she went out to pee and came in covered with a bumpy red rash, not every bump is a flea bite, and at least 5 more fleas running thru her now very sparse coat. picked them off and put more aloe gel on her. the fleas just love her. :( I'd spend the 55 for bravecto but I'm afraid that wouldn't work either, and my last dog got cancer from I think comfortis. my big black dog is not as bothered, but the fleas of course jump to her. I'm going crazy. the dogs don't want me near them cuz I keep searching for fleas on them. shall I try the borax? it's the only thing I haven't tried, and that's because the store is out of it lately.

  Re: Borax for Dogs

2 months ago
Posted by Deb (Columbus, Ohio) on 06/07/2021

It's actually Boron that is needed in small amounts internally. Boron is in borax but in very small amounts.

Natural Anti-Fly Spray

2 months ago
Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Canada) on 06/06/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had noticed I was spending more time lately swatting flies away and that their numbers were growing. I have to keep both front & back doors open for airflow as not to run the a/c all day, but could not figure out how to get rid of them. After reading up for an hour or two of research, I came up with a winning recipe:

  • 1 large spray bottle
  • 1 bottle of Remede de Marseilles (aka Thieves Oil)
  • Dish soap
  • Glycerine (if you have)
  • 1 bottle of vinegar

I fill up my sprayer with 1/2 water, 1/2 vinegar, 8 drops of Thieves Oil, 8 drops glycerine, 8 drops dish soap. The glycerine helps the solution adhere and the dish soap coats their wings. This spray kills them quickly if you can douse one, but you will find dead ones later too! It also smells amazing and clean in your house!

I also laid down a large layer of diatomaceous earth (DE) with salt over top of it to keep the dust down, and noticed the flies would land on it, a lot, and later found those ones dead. Both dry them out.

2 days now and I went from 35+ flies down to 1 or 2 (and I'll get them too today). It's like my spray bottle is a video game controller and I do battle with flies by spraying alot! I'm pretty good at it too and hey, it's fun. Once I get them to land on a certain window screen, they are toast. I am fast on that sprayer button! This spray also works on other flying pests too. Also gotta recommend the DE & any-kind-of-cheap-salt on the floor! I will keep it down for another day and then clean up. My floor has been a valuable ally in my battle against "the swarm".

Best of health, everybody!

Thieves Oil contains: Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus & Rosemary Essential Oils. A very powerful blend.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat Mange

2 months ago
Posted by May (PA) on 06/06/2021
1 out of 5 stars

ACV for Cat Mange

I tried the Organic Apple Cider (Bragg) and when my cat would keep chewing and biting and eating off her fur, I would soak her down with the ACV and it didn't seem to help much. She would just keep eating and biting and going at it. I tried the ACV for a good week straight, every time I would see her licking and biting I would soak her, but it didn't help! :(

Apple Cider Vinegar for Urinary Tract Disorders in Cat

2 months ago
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 06/05/2021
5 out of 5 stars


Someone dumped mother and father cat and kittens at our place, but I didn't realize that was what had happened at first. I thought the neighbor's cats were coming over, wouldn't be the first time. By the time I figured out what was going on, that is, discovered the kittens, and started feeding everybody, there were more kittens on the way. So, now I have eleven semiferal cats living downstairs in a bedroom and bathroom. Soon we are going to build an enclosure for them that will give them access to the outdoors without the dangers that come with letting cats run freely when you live on a highway.

Since I have just gone through a blockage of one of the males. I would like to start putting apple cider vinegar into all the cats' water on a regular basis, but I'm not sure how much. Also, it sounds like it would be a good idea to give some to Ollie who just got home from the vet school today where they declared him a miracle cat because his kidney values and potassium levels were off the charts when I got him to them only two days ago!

They said it usually takes at least four days for a cat to start looking better if they are even going to live. It's a very scary condition!! Anyway, he has the usual meds mentioned in some of the other contributions here, like antibiotics, something to enlarge his urethra and some other thing. But, I'd like to also give Oliver some ACV. Can someone with good knowledge of giving ACV to cats with this condition recommend an amount to start with while Ollie is still on his meds? That is, how much to give a cat who is recovering from a urinary blockage, and how much to give as a preventative and health food for all my kitty cats? Thank you!

  Re: Supplements and Dosages for Heart Murmur

2 months ago
Posted by PJ (Olympia. Wa) on 06/04/2021

Where did you get these supplements? My situation is exact except he's a Tibetan spaniel. I'm finding it difficult to find at this location.

 Re: Hypothyroidism in Rottweiler

2 months ago
Posted by dkr (lansdowne) on 06/03/2021

Thanks so much for the info. She is doing great on the Thyro Tabs as well as the ACV application on the scruff of her neck as well as her feet (for urination issues). At 10 years old she is back to being a puppy again! She demands going for long morning walks and can't wait to go for a swim in the evening. Her nose is black again, tongue is pink and teeth are now white again (the kelp). She loves the re light therapy and sleeps soundly when the light is applied to the thyroid area. I will order a fan for her today. Thanks for the tips!

 Re: Accidentally Inhaled Roundup Pesticides - Breathing Issues and Energy Loss

2 months ago
Posted by Jill (North America) on 05/29/2021

You may try mullein or NAC [N-acetyl-cysteine] to repair your lungs. Maybe activated charcoal to absorb the poison. Lots of homemade chicken soup for the collagen. I'm so sorry this happened to you!

Accidentally Inhaled Roundup Pesticides - Breathing Issues and Energy Loss

2 months ago
Posted by Stuart (NSW) on 05/28/2021


Accidently I have breathed roundup and it has now affected my breathing considerably and if course my energy levels.
Please advise kind Sir l need my energy.

Kind regards Stuart

CBD and Coconut Oil for Dog Skin Allergies

2 months ago
Posted by ruth (41) on 05/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Dog With Skin Allergies

CBD oil and coconut oil together did it for me.

  Re: Spirulina for Cats

2 months ago
Posted by Muna (Abu Dhabi) on 05/26/2021
5 out of 5 stars

My cat loves spirulina. My spirulina comes in little candy like triangular tablets. Whenever I take my daily dose, she's there waiting for her share.
She is an indoor outdoor cat and I feel confident that her regular consumption of it (just one tiny tablet a day) is keeping her healthy.

  Re: Leg Wound on Horse - (Warning! Graphic Wound Pic Attached)

2 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 05/26/2021


Yes, it will have to be online. Here is a concentrated colloidal silver product that you will have to dilute with distilled water as it is 1,000 parts per million.


  Re: Leg Wound on Horse - (Warning! Graphic Wound Pic Attached)

2 months ago
Posted by kokomo44 (australia) on 05/26/2021

Art, where can I buy the colloidal silver from. Do saddlerys stock or vet, or do I have to buy it online?