Recent Pet Posts

 Re: Borax for Horses Works

3 months ago
Posted by Somebody who cares (Home) on 11/06/2022

Check her feet for injury. She may be trying to soothe them by standing in her droppings.

Best wishes for you and your horse. She is blessed to have you.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Question for Chronic Ear Infection in Pet

3 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 11/06/2022

Hi Carolina,

Removing the ear canal for a chronic ear infection seems an extraordinarily severe solution for this problem! Please get a second opinion before agreeing to surgery to remove your dog's ear canal. My dog, who has since passed, had chronic ear infections until I put him on a freeze-dried raw food diet with the eventual addition of grain-free turkey kibble to help cut down on the cost of the raw food. His ear issues cleared up within a few days, never to return.

I would be careful with the ACV with a chronic ear infection. I did try highly diluted ACV drops along the way and it didn't help at all.

  Apple Cider Vinegar Question for Chronic Ear Infection in Pet

3 months ago
Posted by Carolina (TX) on 11/06/2022

My dog has a chronic ear infection-the alternative from the vet is to remove her ear canal. I would like to try apple cider vinegar/water but she is with Baytril eardrops. Can I start using the apple cider/water twice a day and continue using Baytril?

 Borax for Horses Works

3 months ago
Posted by Nann (North Idaho) on 11/05/2022

Hi Adelheid,

My beautiful mare got a combination of thrush, white line disease and terrible, debilitating arthritis. She could walk only by throwing her front legs forward, in half circles, from her shoulders. My heart was breaking.

I thought about putting her down, but decided to pray for direction, healing and natural cures. I remembered Ted's borax cures and came to Earth Clinic.

I dosed her using Ted's guidelines for people=roughly 1/4 teaspoon per 200 pounds of weight in her water daily. I give her the borax, 20 Mule Team (NOT boric acid, which is poisonous), in her water 5 days on and then 2 days off (weekends off=easy to remember).

She turned around immediately, but I am keeping her on the protocol for now.

I now keep her stall and pasture clean. She has a knack for standing directly in her poop. :(

Also using Durasole for the thrush and white line. She is a different horse=zero lameness.

Sulphur Powder for Ticks and Fleas

3 months ago
Posted by Louisa (Queensland) on 11/05/2022
4 out of 5 stars

Ever since my husband and I came out in rashes from our cats' toxic "tick treatment" given from the vet, we had to find alternatives.

I now use a pinch of sulphur (bright yellow powder you can buy from livestock places) in their food every day during tick season. Been doing this for 4 years and found no fleas and only about 1 tick per year on our cats, which is excellent considering we live in tick central country!

This is an old livestock remedy that apparently also works for humans!

I also sometimes add a bit of kunzea oil (diluted 1:4 with liquid coconut oil) on the nape of the cat's neck. Just for good measure... the sulphur is my consistent remedy though.

  Re: Confused About Arsenicum Album, Diatomaceous Earth for Parvo

3 months ago
Posted by Christine (AZ) on 11/04/2022

"arsenicum album (2 pills placed in a 2 ounce amber spritzer bottle, hit on palm of hand 8 times before each dose) last night 1 dose per hour for 4 hours and I think two doses of the DE at 1/2 teaspoon per dose"

I for some reason don't understand the application here. How did you administer the DE?
What does it mean to hit on the palm of the hand?
And where did you Spritz? Sorry but I just don't understand the application of the remedy here. Picking up puppies today and want to be ahead of any problems. Thank you

 Cat With IBD - Additional Details

3 months ago
Posted by I (North Carolina) on 11/02/2022

I posted about my 10 yr old cat with IBD. The food she eats now is Fancy Feast, Blue Buffalo, different flavors of these right now with CBD & FortiFlora I try a limited diet

Also give her VetriScience hairball treats. Vet prescribed cerenia for vomiting.

Thanks, Debra

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin in Pets

3 months ago
Posted by Shelly (Houston, Texas) on 11/01/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin in Pets:

I am extremely pleased with the 50/50 solution. The relief was almost immediate.

  Re: Cayenne Used for Dogs?

3 months ago
Posted by Pam E. (SouthWestern California) on 11/01/2022

I would mix it as powder into their food, rather than feed in pill or capsule form! Start with a low dose, & gradually build it up....

(I & my DH each took a single capsule w/ dinner once, but it caused us to feel like we were having heart attacks when it opened! We had to drink lots of water to get it diluted enough to get rid of the pain & resulting panicky feelings associated with it! I've always mixed it into our food since, so just buy it as a powder to begin with! )

Need Help for 10 Year Old Cat With IBD

3 months ago
Posted by Debra (North Carolina) on 10/31/2022

My cat has IBD for over a year or more. At first she would vomit once a month. After a few vet visits & prednisolone, probiotic, also bloodwork, she said I might have to do a limited-ingredient diet. It's so expensive & I've got 2 others. Got her on CBD oil just recently. She threw up again, and lately it's been about every other week. She's 10. Help!

EC: Hi Debra,

Please let the EC community know what specific brand of cat food you are currently feeding her so they can help you locate a more inexpensive diet.

  Re: Stroke in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by Maggie (Idaho) on 10/31/2022

It's been so long ago that I'm not sure where I found the information but found this in my bookmarks and I think this must have been it. "Miraculous recovery from a stroke and paralysis" at If for some reason you can't access the site, let me know and I'll copy the article for you. Good Luck.

  Re: Stroke in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by KIMBERLY (TX) on 10/31/2022

Maggie - you mentioned you found a site that used homeopathy remedies as an alternative treatment and that you modified the remedies. Can you tell me where you found the original posting/website?

I have a dog that just a stroke as well that sounds very similar. He has underlying conditions as well (diabetes and cushings).



Prednidale and ACV Safe for Dog?

3 months ago
Posted by Jazz (London) on 10/28/2022

Can I give my dog apple cider vinegar when she is taking 10mg of Prednidale per day, please?

  Re: Kitten with Sinusitis

3 months ago
Posted by Clew (Texas) on 10/27/2022

Most vets will tell you if your cat has the flu to put a humidifier in a small bathroom (any small room) with the cat for 15-20 minutes and to do this several times a day. Echinacea is supposed to help with the symptoms. I ordered it specifically for pets on amazon (Super Immune-by animal essentials) Also can use (nettle-eyebright, by petwellbeing)& (L-Lysine by Tomlyn). I ask my vet and she said all of these things were good to give and said I could even give Benadryl (1/3 -1/2 tablet encapsulated) up to 3 times per day. If you do not put the piece of Benedryl in a capsule- forget it they will foam and drool and it will be stressful to all!!! It works like a dream when you put it in a small capsule-and after pilling them let them have something wet to eat or drink to make sure pill goes down good. That's important! Hope your babys do well.It can take as many as three weeks for the cat flu to finish its course. Do be watchful as they can get a secondary infection which will require antibiotics. But antibiotics not cure the flu… must run its course.

  Re: Cat With Severe Respiratory Issues

3 months ago
Posted by Clew (Texas) on 10/27/2022

They sell L-Lysine for cats with a tuna flavor online- just search L-Lysine for cats (chewys, amazon, ect) no prescription, and my cats love it. Also it comes with a scoop and tells you how much to give. Very Easy and reasonable price. Hope this helps someone.

Borax vs ACV for Dogs With Yeast Issues

3 months ago
Posted by Brandy (Louisiana ) on 10/24/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Worked Temporarily


I am so grateful to have found this website! Thank you to everyone who post such helpful information.

I have a 3 year old Shih Tzu who is suffering from yeast. I have stopped taking him to the vet to avoid all the steroids and commercial foods they try to force on me. I have stopped dog food & treats. He gets Stoneyfield Organic Probiotic Yogurt before his meals twice a day. I have been giving cooked ground beef with white rice, carrots & green beans, but will be starting him (in the next 2 days as soon as the supplements arrive) on a yeast starvation diet that I found on another very helpful website, It consist of raw organic grass-fed ground beef, hard boiled eggs including the shells, Supromega omega 3 supplement, and Dinovite supplement. I have also started putting 1/4 tsp Borax in 1 liter purified water for him to drink. However, I find him not drinking as much water as he used to. Maybe because it isn't cold water from the fridge anymore but the borax wouldn't dissolve in cold water so I switched to room temp water.

I bathe him with PetHonesty Chlorhexidine shampoo for yeast and have tried wiping his skin with the 50/50 Braggs ACV with “mother”. He doesn't like to be sprayed and will just run which is why I tried using cotton balls to wipe the mixture on him. I then found Ted's Borax for Mange bath rinse and saw someone posted they used it for yeast. I have done that now twice within the past 5 days. I have also been using the Borax in with my laundry detergent (which is the All Free & Clear brand with no fragrance) to wash his bedding and anything he lays on.

He is still scratching himself raw if I'm not with him and constantly telling him to stop scratching, which works for about 5 seconds until I turn my head. He's starting to get red raw spots from so much scratching and I know he's absolutely miserable.

My questions: Can I use the 50/50 ACV mix in between the borax rinses? Should I stop the borax rinses and just rinse him in the 50/50 ACV mix? Should I try ACV in his water instead of the Borax since he doesn't seem to be drinking as much and if so how much ACV? I feel like he wouldn't drink that because of the strong smell but I would be willing to try if that would help.

I don't want to bring him back to the vet but I find myself questioning if I'm doing the right thing when I see him scratching so much his skin is almost bleeding. He does get relief after the Borax rinse or ACV wipe downs but it's very temporary. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

  Re: Activated Charcoal and Magnesium for Chocolate Poisoning in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by Pam E. (Southwestern California) on 10/25/2022

You started a report but ended in the middle of it. What happened? Was the dog OK? How long before you knew? PLEASE finish your report, even tho it was made long ago. Without the ending how are we supposed to learn anything from it?

  Re: Manuka Honey for Pyometra

3 months ago
Posted by Graces (Asheville NC) on 10/24/2022

How long do you keep giving the formula? I did it and she was better in one day so I scaled down to 2 times a day for a day and now it is back.

Sodium Bicarbonate for Ketoacidosis in Pets

3 months ago
Posted by Ron (USA) on 10/22/2022
5 out of 5 stars

A word on Ketoacidosis, since I see no posts on it here.

My aunt's cat died of this, and she did not attempt to find any remedies on her own, simply trusted the vet and payed expensive procedures to have her cat essentially die - when she could have spent that time and money helping the cat live. The unfortunate part is how vets make you feel cornered into only one decision. they always make it seem like there's only one path. And it traps people by their emotions. It is a sick game that vets probably don't even know they're playing - just reciting their book knowledge facts verbatim, thinking they're smart guys for being able to remember a school lesson, and thinking it works just because it produces results. That doesn't mean it works. You can be prolonging a pet's life but still killing it.

Look. this remedy was taken from one of Ted's Lyme disease pages; I can't say I've tried it for ketoacidosis in pets, . But I am currently giving bicarbonates for a case of pancreatitis in canine and feline both with okay results. The pancreas needs bicarbonates to neutralize acids broken down from fats (lactic, lauric acid) and from proteins in meats ( amino acids) - without ample alkalinity, the organ can get inflamed and stop functioning properly.

Here's Ted's remedy:

"Well coconut oil is helpful, but it can lead to ketoacidosis, for which you have to alkalize with sodium bicarbonate, taken at 1/4 teaspoon after meals twice a day at least, or more advanced alkalization such as 1/8 of each sodium citrate and potassium citrate also after meals, preferably after dinner and before sleep is the best times I think."


To be clear; I would not try Ted's recommendation of citrates. That was in a human case. Apologies for lack of clarity there. Unbuffered (acidic) Citrates will cause Gi upset in pets.

I would personally cut the dose (sodium bicarbonate only) down to 1/16 tsp twice a day for cats to start, or 1/8 tsp for small dogs. 1/4 tsp for medium to large dogs.

Try it, it could save your pet's life. Or, would you rather believe the vets when they say ketoacidosis is irreversible and stand by and do nothing while they whither, giving your savings to liars. Maybe it was just that vet who is like that, though. Whatever.

I just wanted there to be an option for ketoacidosis in pet remedies for any desperate pet parents to try. The method is relatively harmless.

Oat Bran for Hairballs in Cat.. and more!

3 months ago
Posted by Carol (Sparks, NV) on 10/21/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Oat Bran helped our cat!

I cook and eat oat bran every day myself and also give to some to our dogs and our cat. All four of our animals (3 dogs, 1 cat) seem to really like a small amount added to their food. We do also always add warm water to our dog's food. We do not add water to our cat's food but we do feed him wet food and mix it in. Our cat used to vomit about once a week but since feeding the cooked oat bran, no vomiting... seems to be helping him a lot. We learned about oat bran from our vet when our lab puppy was having diarrhea issues and have been feeding periodically until I started eating it everyday and it helped my own digestion. Our cat was a rescue and we tried all kinds of commercial hairball products but had no luck until we started feeding oat bran with his wet food.