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Arcane Solution for Ear Infection in Pets

Thu, 06 Sep 18 18:55:48 -0700
Posted by Squirrel! (Sycamore, Il.) on 09/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

It`s worked like a charm! My little 12 year old Brussels Griffon, Elvira had recurring ear infections for months. Even after changing her diet to grain free she was miserable. We`d go to the vet get steroid salves and oral meds for her and they`d clear up, but came back soon after stopping treatment. This mixture doesn`t hurt her, and cleared her up in 3 days! The once a week preventative doses keep her ears clean and pink as they should be. I also have a few hints for all y`all. I warmed up all of the closed tubes, by putting them in a glass of very warm water before mixing them. It helped a lot with making sure that I was able to mix it thoroughly. I also used an insulin syringe with no needle to suck it up into and put it into her ears without getting goop all over. Elvira and I thank you!!!

Boric Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Mites

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:53:26 -0700
Posted by Raquel (South Carolina) on 09/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have cured my Siamese cat and 2 cats I fostered of ear mites using a mixture of a boric acid solution and ACV which I placed in a dropper bottle. I believe the amount of boric acid I used was 1/4 tsp. in 1/4 C. filtered water. I usually put the water in a heat resistant glass measuring cup and bring it to a boil in the microwave then add the boric acid and stir or put back in the microwave for several more seconds until dissolved. I then allow it to cool (or if in a hurry place the cup in the freezer for 5-7 min.) and add about 1 tbsp. of ACV.

I first clean the cat's ears with a cotton ball with coconut oil (makes it easier to remove the dirt) and then moisten a couple of cotton balls with the solution I prepared and press it on each of the cat's ears so some of it goes in the ear. The cat will shake but this mixture works fast, relief of the itching is almost immediate. It must be applied at least 2x/day, usually only 3 days are necessary but I believe the first time I did it for a whole week. Anyway, when the ears remain clear and the cat's not scratching anymore you'll know he's cured.

NOTE: Borax can be used in place of boric acid, I think it's more stable, boric acid tends to lose potency after a couple of days.

 Re: Flea Infestation on Old Property

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:49:43 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/06/2018

Sorry - this is an urban legend and is false: "Regular food cornmeal for the ants-spread it on the grass/ dirt where their little hills are. They take it back to the nest and they explode and die."

 Re: Wheezing and Bloated Kitten, Please Suggest Remedies

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:48:59 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/06/2018

Hello Anastasia,

You were given terrible advice- you can worm a kitten as early as 2 weeks of age. Please take your kitten to the vet immediately, it sounds like there are many problems going on - to many problems to properly diagnose from across a keyboard. Please take your kitten to a vet ASAP, or if you cannot please contact a pet rescue in your area for assistance ASAP - please do not wait.

Wheezing and Bloated Kitten, Please Suggest Remedies

Thu, 06 Sep 18 09:00:13 -0700
Posted by Anastasia (Brush Prairie, Washington ) on 09/06/2018

Wheezing/bloated kitten

I rescued a six week old kitten (now 8 weeks) who had fleas. We treated fleas naturally. we haven't dewormed because we were told he's too young. He is having trouble breathing, labored, lots of wheezing and is extremely bloated. We tried pumpkin last night to see if that would help with the stomach. Do you have any product or recommendations that could potentially help this little guy?

  Re: Dish Soap and ACV Combination for Fleas

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:52:39 -0700
Posted by Denise (S) on 09/05/2018

I would dilute the vinegar, 1/ cup in a gallon of water for the final rinse.I noticed when my dog got sprayed by a skunk I had to do that else she was sneezing and it was too strong doing it straight on a rag..not near the face..

 Re: Flea Infestation on Old Property

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:51:33 -0700
Posted by Denise (Skowhegan) on 09/05/2018

Regular food cornmeal for the ants-spread it on the grass/ dirt where their little hills are. They take it back to the nest and they explode and die-reapply if rain-ground cloves in small dishes or covers or on a piece of paper-on window sills, near baseboards-anywhere u see them coming in the little ant traps, also work pretty good. Bats are an enemy of mosquitos-provide a couple bat houses for them-buy them or google it and build your own-Lemon geraniums in the spring, all along the foundation of house-and around where you sit a lot-they smell great and deter mosquitos.

Food grade D.E. make sure its food grade-they are many things you can do that don't cost a lot of money! If and when you bath the pets, you must vacumn also, there are also flea traps, those I use and they do work good for me! The flea is attracted to the warm night light and die on the sticky pad or make your own..

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules for Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:49:31 -0700
Posted by Abby (Duarte, Ca) on 09/05/2018

How many milligrams in the apple cider capsules that you are using?

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:48:49 -0700
Posted by Denise (Skowhegan, Me.) on 09/05/2018

@Paul from Oakland - Well, there's the reason right there...

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Tue, 04 Sep 18 18:03:43 -0700
Posted by Cam (North Carolina) on 09/04/2018

How much Dawn do you add to the spray? My Bassett hound is miserable!

  Re: Parvo

Tue, 04 Sep 18 10:43:39 -0700
Posted by Mc (Texas) on 09/04/2018

Anastasia,

Mine was vaccinated and got parvo, had another that caught parvo from the vaccine so idk.

  Supplements for CHF in Dog

Mon, 03 Sep 18 08:59:15 -0700
Posted by Antonietta C. (Boston) on 09/03/2018

the vitanica cardio blend - is it for dogs or humans and how much did you give to your dog mine weighs 16 lbs

  Re: Patiently Waiting for Ted's Mange Remedy to Work

Sat, 01 Sep 18 16:31:28 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/31/2018

Hey Carlos,

Bully lover here! She really has it bad :-( What are you feeding her? And please keep us posted!

 Re: Would ACV Help Dog With Chronic Coughing From Allergies?

Sat, 01 Sep 18 16:28:07 -0700
Posted by H (Uk) on 08/31/2018

Hi, yes ACV or honey can both help with coughs.

I would just try a small amount depending on the size of your dog ( maybe 1/4 tsp) for a couple of days to see if there's any improvement.

Alternatively you could make her some home made chicken soup :)

Ivermectin For Mange and Other Pet Ailments

Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:10:37 -0700
Posted by Katydid (Katy) on 08/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Ivomec/Ivermectin for mange, mites, and heartworm prevention

Ivermectin is such a common thing around here that I never for a moment stopped to think others may not know about it, but I just read it as a cure here and wanted to say it works, and it works fast. I live in the south and all the rescues use it. It is not a 'natural' cure. But it is an OTC one anyone can buy. You'll have to ask at your local feed or farm store. It is an injectable liquid; but you will give it orally instead for heartworm prevention, and it can be used topically for mites. No need to mess with needles. Dosage will depend on your cat or dog's weight and what you're treating or preventing; look it up online.

The bottle is mildly expensive but keeps a LONG time because you need so little of it. I've had mine ten years, it still works. When it doesn't I'll replace it. I use it monthly on the dogs for heartworm treatment. SUPER CHEAP. Takes literally a few drops to treat them and prevent heartworms. Yes, it can also be used for other things like mange/mites. I prefer to use borax for mites, but honestly the ivermectin works faster. However, it is not by any means a natural cure. And I don't care if the cure you want to use is natural or man-made; you should always test a little bit first and see to make sure your pet doesn't have a reaction.

  Re: Tea Tree Oil and Garlic Toxic to Cats

Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:08:52 -0700
Posted by Jane (Ohio, Usa) on 08/30/2018

Whatever you do, do NOT put tea tree oil in an animal's ear. Studies have shown it can damage animals' ears. Also it burns quite a bit.

Patiently Waiting for Ted's Mange Remedy to Work

Fri, 31 Aug 18 08:53:51 -0700
Posted by Carlos (Sacramento, Ca) on 08/30/2018

Ok so this is Maya...she was my birthday present on July 29th 2018; About a week later she began getting rashes probably from the food change nothing new (I've had bull dogs before) gave her some Benadryl and wasn't getting any better...so gave her 2 shots of Triamcinelone to give her a boost for the allergies...it worked for a few days but also suppressed her immune system! So lo and behold demodex mange....so Ivomec .25ml of 1% Ivomec sub cutaneous and giving .4 ml po every day for probably 30 days.

Shes getting worse! So now it's Ted's remedy...I'll keep you updated🧐

Boy, what a present but it's really not a chore because she's so special and cute!

Ps. The second one is a before pic


 Re: Desperately Need Help for Sarcoptic Mange and Ted's Mange Cure

Fri, 31 Aug 18 08:49:25 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/30/2018

Hey Shilpa,

  1. Is it okay to use ‘Food' Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (diluted to1%)? A) It won't hurt but is a needless expense if you are using it topically.
  2. Do the mites get more active one day after the application as I am getting more bites and my GSD itches more the following day? A) NO- they should be dying. The mites die under the skin, and their decomposing bodies is what causes the itching. So the appearance of more bites after a treatment would make sense – but you are not getting bitten, but the rapid die off would make it seem so.
  3. Should I use distilled water and vinegar to make the mix more effective and potent? A) NO. You will be making peracetic acid which is really harsh and can really screw up your dogs skin if you add vinegar to the mix.
  4. Would it be worth trying a mix of one part distilled water, one part Kleen Green Enzymes and borax with 3 parts of Hydrogen peroxide.?( this is to manage the bacterial infections) A) The follwing recipe was created after reading through EC's pages paying particular attention to Ted's advice for skin issues in dogs. The basic recipe consists of hydrogen peroxide, borax, Epsom salt, and Milk of Magnesia.

Take one 16oz bottle of 3% drugstore hydrogen peroxide and dilute it with 32 oz of water to get a 1% solution of hydrogen peroxide.

To this add 1 cup each of the borax, Epsom salt and Milk of Magnesia.

It helps to use HOT water to mix up the borax to get it to dissolve.

I see no reason why you would not add the Kleen Green Enzymes to this mix if you have had good results with them before.

  1. Should I include DE as a supplement to attack the mites internally? A) Ingesting it will not affect the mites, but it may provide beneficial results anyway, so go for it!
  2. Do I do the alternate day application for 1 week or should I increase that to 2 weeks bearing in mind the length they have been ailing from this mange. A) The mites can lay eggs/infest your dog within two hours of it hitching a ride. The eggs hatch in 2 to 4 days. They take about 15 days to mature to start the cycle all over again. So you might treat/dip every other day for 2 weeks to make sure you have gotten all the adults. I would part the hair and spray directly on the skin, not spray the hair and work it in with your hands. You have to get the skin saturated or the treatment will not be effective. And you have to get the entire dog. After the first two weeks you can reduce to every 4 days. Ideally you would treat for 12 weeks.

Please report back!

 Re: Desperately Need Help for Sarcoptic Mange and Ted's Mange Cure

Wed, 29 Aug 18 09:22:13 -0700
Posted by Shilpa (UK) on 08/29/2018

Thank you so much for your prompt response, Theresa. This is much appreciated. Thank you for acknowledging my dedication and I cannot tell you how difficult this journey has been and continues to be. I hope the borax helps.Since my original post. I have started spraying them and leave them soaked for over an hour. They do itch but less compared to what they were itching. I have sprinkled DE in the entire yard in readiness for the next treatment today. However, the increased bites that I am getting are making me nervous that this will never go away!

Thank you for the advise re the tub but my Labrador is a nightmare and won't go in a tub. He is very skittish when it comes to a bath although he won't think twice before jumping in mud or a lake . Go figure! 🤪The spraying is actually easier as it takes about an hour. After they are covered in the solution, I keep re spraying in the areas they have the maximum itch. I then work it in their skin with my hands. They are are used to it so don't put up resistance or shake it off.(I used to spray Kleen green enzyme daily twice for 6 months so my elbows have adjusted. It's my back that's a killer! ) They are soaked with the solution and drip but I make them sit for 30 minutes without any towel in the utility. I sit with them. Then I allow them to dry naturally. I hope this is okay to continue? I think I will shave the areas that have extra fluff to get closer to the skin. I also notice that I am not wasting the solution as most of it stays on them apart from some dripping that cannot be avoided if I am trying to drown them In it😂

I have six further questions-;

1. Is it okay to use ‘Food' Grade Hydrogen Peroxide 3% (diluted to1%)?

2. Do the mites get more active one day after the application as I am getting more bites and my GSD itches more the following day?

3. Should I use distilled water and vinegar to make the mix more effective and potent?

4. Would it be worth trying a mix of one part distilled water, one part Kleen Green Enzymes and borax with 3 parts of Hydrogen peroxide.?( this is to manage the bacterial infections)

5. Should I include DE as a supplement to attack the mites internally?

6. Do I do the alternate day application for 1 week or should I increase that to 2 weeks bearing in mind the length they have been ailing from this mange.

Thank you for the advice re the DE. In the new Home for the last 10 days. I have put DE in My Sofas, under the sofas. All sofas are sprayed and cleaned several times a day with the enzyme cleaner. Hoovering is done once a day. All throws used are tumble dried on high heat for 40 minutes daily. We sleep in the lounge-if we start using other rooms the mites will spread and hard to keep on top off.so no bedding no rugs. Just throws and pillows. Bare minimum. We are using only one part of the house which has tiled flooring and I spray this every day with Kleen green Enzymes spray and then steam clean it. Kleen Green is a great contact killer. I will definitely look into Yucca and get that. I have used Quercetin before so have that in stock. They get Vitamin C everyday 1000mg now. Was 500 mg before, we will start taking it as well. Thank you.🤗I have done the flea test suggested by you before, will do it again to be certain.😊

Once again thank you so much for your help with this and I cannot tell you how grateful I am for your time and advice.xxx

 Re: Desperately Need Help for Sarcoptic Mange and Ted's Mange Cure

Mon, 27 Aug 18 14:35:42 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/27/2018

Hello Silpa,

I commend you for your dedication to your boys! In your shoes I would make up gallons of Ted's Mange Remedy. I think spraying would give you tennis elbow :-) Perhaps fill a 5 gallon bucket or tub. And if the boys won't go into the bath then have them stand in the tub - or get one end into the tub and then rotate around so that each gets saturated with the solution. Since they have thick coats I would try to soak them for at least 15 minutes, and then hope their coats would cause them to remain wet [solution working] for another 15 minutes. Use a sponge to sop up the solution and reapply while you watch the clock. Count on getting wet and wear old clothes as hydrogen peroxide will bleach clothes. I would try the DE in the house- on the human furniture. Anything you can wash, do so. I would wash rugs and then store them having only bare minimum floor rugs down so the boys don't slip on slick floors. Wash all human bedding, and even consider having two sets so one can be in the wash and one on the bed and swap daily. I think using DE on the boys may help as well - once they are dry work it into their coats. Just to be certain, I would use a few floor lamp flea traps. And then I would look at nutritional supplements to help with the itching - Yucca intensive is one, also Quercetin; these may take some time for effect - 6 weeks. Vitamin C for everyone in the house! Please report back!


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