Recent Pet Posts

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

2 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 05/25/2021

kokomo 44,

Colloidal silver will speed the healing process while keeping the wound disinfected. The dressing needs to stay wet for the best and fastest results. If it was my horse, I would take a wad of gauze large enough to cover the wound and soak it with colloidal silver, then I would wrap it with one of those beige elastic wraps that are used to wrap wrists ankles or joints that has velcro at the end to fasten it. I would change the dressing once or twice a day depending on how it holds up. It is important for the gauze to remain wet with CS as it is most effective that way.

Art

Coconut Oil for Kennel Cough

2 months ago
Posted by David (Ohio) on 05/24/2021
5 out of 5 stars

For kennel cough .. For small dog one full teaspoon and for large dog give 1 tablespoon of unrefined coconut oil once a day. It will boost their immune system,

Leg Wound on Horse - Remedies Needed (Warning! Graphic Wound Pic Attached)

2 months ago
Posted by kokomo44 (australia) on 05/24/2021

Hi guys, just wondering what people recommend I put on my horse's wound, she slipped over in a horse transport truck, I had vet out they told me to hose it for 20min everyday and use yellow lotion,

My major issue is she won't allow anyone near the leg let alone trying to hose it, My friend helped me in getting at least would spray on it, I am getting mixed messages, 1 is telling me to have her PTS we did try and strap it with what we had but it came down, she is lame, another person is telling me to keep with yellow lotion, I just found betadine then another 1 is telling me to use manuka honey, Then I read about castor oil for open wounds. Please no negative comments. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


 Re: Hypothyroidism in Rottweiler (2)

2 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 05/21/2021

DKR,

I forgot to mention in my reply to you that zinc testing may not always fully reflect zinc deficiency depending on the lab testing used, but a good vet with experience can combine the test results with your dog's symptoms to make a more definitive diagnosis of zinc deficiency or insufficiency in your dog.

Art

 Re: Hypothyroidism in Rottweiler

2 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 05/21/2021

DKR,

Aside from the information Deirdre gave you, you might ask your vet to check to see if your dog is zinc deficient which is common in larger breeds such as yours. Signs of zinc deficiency are hair loss, cracks on the nose, lethargy, thickened, cracked or reddened foot pads, chronic digestive issues, redness and weeping between the toes and open crusted skin lesions in the area of the mouth and eyes, but these can occur in other areas and are often mistaken for dermatitis issues. Other issues are an immune system that does not deal well with infections, malfunctioning thyroid gland, up or down appetite which is often accompanied by up or down weight issues, poor hormone balance and sometimes a cough. Chronic digestive issues are also a symptom and vets often mistake this issue for something else as it is easy to confuse signs of zinc deficiency with other health issues, but a good vet should always consider zinc deficiency in larger dogs, especially malamutes and huskies which are known for zinc deficiency because of genetic issues affecting absorption, but larger breeds in general also have the problem.

At severe deficiency the major organs can fail and there can be seizures because the zinc deficiency does not allow taurine to do its job in the brain.

Zinc supplementation can take months to resolve these issues especially if the digestive issues are present because this will slow the uptake of zinc which is a slow process anyway to reach sufficiency. If your vet has not tested her zinc levels, it should definitely be a consideration

Art

Heartworm Prevention Using Natural Remedies

2 months ago
Posted by Naomi (Missouri) on 05/21/2021

I have a 9lb. maltipoo. As a heartworm preventative, I've purchased black walnut and wormwood proprietary blend that also has cloves (It's the 3rd ingredient.) and Sweet Annie in the ingredients. I've read that cloves is dangerous for dogs? Is this safe for her and what dosage would I use and for how long? Thank you for your help.

 Re: Hypothyroidism in Rottweiler

2 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 05/21/2021

Hi DKR,

I have a 15+ year old mixed breed dog whose been hypothyroid since he was about 10, like your dog. Yes, he pants too, even in the winter.

Simple fix - I keep a powerful floor fan going. He sleeps right in front of it most of the day and most of the night too and is a very happy pup.

In the summer, I give him a bit of a furcut and keep the house comfortably cool with fans on high and a/c when needed.

I would not mess with natural remedies for hypothyroidism. I tried that for a short time with different forms of iodine (lugol's and kelp), but it didn't work. You need just the right amount for them and that's what the thyro-tabs do. He became incredibly lethargic after just a day on iodine.

I do give him just half the amount of thyro-tabs in the evening because he gets IBS easily and that extra 1/2 tablet tips him over into diarrhea.

By the way, he's doing incredibly well for his age on freeze dried raw food (Small Batch)+ Nupro + Cosamin for joints (human formula)+ my homemade colloidal silver. He's 74 pounds...

P.S. My 15 year old golden retriever also loves the fan on her even in the winter and she's not hypothyroid. Dogs with thick coats love the cool breeze!

Hypothyroidism in Rottweiler

2 months ago
Posted by DKR (Lansdowne, Ontario) on 05/21/2021

Hi:

My 10 year old 85 pound Rottweiler has recently been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism. The Vet has prescribed Thyro-tab and it has definitely helped her skin issues and lethargy, but she is often panting-even when it is cool in the house. I want to get her off the "meds" and do something natural. We are doing daily red light therapy, applying ACV (she will not take it orally) and give her frozen coconut oil as treats and adding kelp to her meals. Lots of posts mention Dr Ted's remedy of vitamin A, iodine, magnesium, sea salt, humic acid. Could anyone please tell me the amounts of each that would be suitable for an 85 pound Rotty. Thanks so much!

  Re: Liver and Gallbladder Advice Needed for my Dog, 12 Years Old

2 months ago
Posted by Katzie (Calgary ) on 05/21/2021

Forgot to say that Castor Oil really stains, so put towels down wherever your dog lays.

It can also be hard to get off the dog's fur, so I simply put the shampoo on straight (no water), rub the area with a hand cloth to try and get suds up, and rinse. This is what people do after the coconut oil hair treatment too - it really helps to get oil off!

  Re: Liver and Gallbladder Advice Needed for my Dog, 12 Years Old

2 months ago
Posted by Katie (Calgary ) on 05/21/2021

Hi - fellow breed owner here, although we call Sally a Daschihuahua. They are the best dogs.

Please try to give her about 1/8 to 1/4 tsp DMSO mixed with 1 tsp Colloidal Silver. Mix them together and use an eye dropper to get it into the back of her mouth. On a cellular level, DMSO is said to correct the DNA in the body back to what it's supposed to be doing.

Most important would be the use of Castor Oil Packs (directions on this site). A Study showed that this calls a body's own T11 Leukocyte healing cells to the area. Put this over the liver. Tell her it's her "warm relax time" and to stay still for 30 mins with the hot water bottle on. Do this a.m. and p.m. for a few days.

Take good care of your baby. Mine is "queen of my world", little barky-barkeson that she is! :)

PS - Info about colloidal silver and how to make the Castor Oil Packs are here in this wonderful site. Castor Oil Packs were one of Edgar Cayce's favourite "healing ingredients ". Been using it for 10+ yrs, usually as a last resort as it is my "best club in the bag", my "big gun" as the saying goes. It has never ever failed me.

Oh, and 3 belly rubs per day won't hurt either.

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection Meds Applied

2 months ago
Posted by Regina (TX) on 05/20/2021

Hi! I am so sorry to hear about all the cases of hearing loss in your dogs. The same happened to my Vizsla. It has been 14 days now the Otti-pack was applied and he is not hearing anything. Could someone please comment if the hearing has come back after a while? I am so sad, so frustrated. Just wish the vet had informed about this risk before applying the product. I would have never allowed it.

Liver and Gallbladder Advice Needed for my Dog, 12 Years Old

3 months ago
Posted by Kim (Los Angeles) on 05/20/2021
4 out of 5 stars

Liver and Gallbladder Advice for my Dog, 12 years old and I Need Your Help to Heal Him

Hi there! My dog Buster (12 years old mixed breed Chiweenie) was diagnosed with elevated liver enzymes and gallbladder mucocele. Does anyone have suggestions for this? I am using small amounts of chlorophyll and ACV and am preparing fresh food, chicken, rice, broccoli, zucchini and he's on antibiotics (ugh), pain meds (which isn't this harming his liver?), and Demarin (milk thistle, Sam-e) and was on anti-nausea meds but he's off those now.

He's eating well for the past few days, but had some pain this morning. I was told surgery is the cure for this but it's very high risk and he has had two other procedures (assessed anal gland and tooth infection which was extracted) in the past 2 months and I don't feel like this is an option for him. Leading up to this he was fine, really have not taken him to the vet for years. I've always made homemade food for him but I have realized that I did not probably prepare it as I should have, but he did eat kibble as well. Now I am boiling his food and following the guidelines for a low-fat, pancreatic/liver diet.

Any advice would be so much appreciated. I'm struggling with the vet stuff, they all are pushing meds and surgery and the bills I have already are insane. I would do anything for my dog but I'm not going to put him through the trauma of this surgery that has about a 50-60% success rate at this stage of his life.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra in Dogs

3 months ago
Posted by Nicole (California ) on 05/19/2021
4 out of 5 stars

How long do your dogs have the pus/blood discharge from when you start this remedy?

So my dog has been sick for about 5 days. Her stomach has been bloated and hard the past two days. She drinks water but doesn't really want any food. Yesterday I stumbled on this page when I was looking up reddish discharge. I gave her the first does last night and in the morning her butt was in a puddle of pus/blood and her stomach was no longer swollen. She seems more energetic and has a higher spirit and has started to eat and play. Her discharge now is just blood. Is this normal? If so about how long does the blood continue to discharge?

  Re: Castor Oil Safe If Cat Licks It?

3 months ago
Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 05/18/2021

The only risk would be loose stools. Definitely seems worth a try!

Also look into Essiac for pets on this site.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: Castor Oil Safe If Cat Licks It?

3 months ago
Posted by Marina (Greece) on 05/18/2021

So is it safe if the cat licks it? I mean that my cat has a tumor on her jaw and the vets in my country won't take the risk to have a surgery because she's 16! Should I give it a try?

Sunscreen for Dogs

3 months ago
Posted by Cecile (Oxnard, Ca) on 05/10/2021

Sunscreen for dogs belly and skin cancer:

Hi. I am trying to find a safe sunscreen with a 30 or higher SPF for my 11 year old pitbull's tummy. Epi-pet does not sound safe to me.

Salt for Fleas

3 months ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 05/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Salt. Cheapo, salt in the round box. Iodized, not iodized, it doesn't matter what kind. Sprinkle on carpet and in corners. I didn't even have to de-flea the dogs who had brought home fleas from the groomer. Always a risk with groomers who offer walk-in nail clipping because those dogs don't get a bath BUT it's not a problem PLUS it's super handy to be able to just walk in and get their nails clipped when, with a 50 cent box of salt, it's never an issue!

  Re: Fleas

3 months ago
Posted by J (Fl) on 05/09/2021

20 mule power borax sprinkled into carpet and around the kitchen cabinets kills the fleas. Leave it there so when the eggs hatch in 7 days the new fleas will also die off. Also keeps bugs out of cabinets

  Re: Parvo

3 months ago
Posted by Emily (NV) on 05/09/2021

There is some strong speculation around anecdotal data that the distemper vaccine created a susceptibility to Parvo.

According to Don Hamilton DVM, in his book Homeopathic Care for Cats and Dogs, the canine parvovirus pandemic of the late 1970s led to the idea of the necessity of annual vaccinations for dogs while there is no scientific evidence that this is necessary or beneficial. Most puppy vaccines give at least 5-7 years of protection, many being provided a lifetime of protection.

Borax for Small Dogs

3 months ago
Posted by LMS (Miami) on 05/04/2021

I am interested in nano protecting my 7 pound pomeranian with borax. Any idea of the amount of borax to put in her filtered water?


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