Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Can You Catch Mange From A Dog?

6 months ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico) on 12/04/2023

Scott is right - you most certainly can! I did. I was wondering why my eyes would mysteriously water at night, enough to take tissues to bed. I put it down to makeup remover or something. This went on for a few days only. THEN, I noticed my eyes and the area around it looked old, really old!! (just like mange! ). It was shocking to age 20+ years overnight!!! So I did the borax/h.p. treatment on myself and it worked. I must not have washed my hands enough after treating or petting my dogs. Anyways, YES. YOU. CAN. catch mange from a dog! It was one of the weirdest things that ever happened to me.

  Golden Paste for Lipomas in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Adrienne (Kildare) on 11/30/2023

Hi Allie, I look forward to trying this! But is it 1/4 tablespoon or teaspoon of turmeric?

  Re: Can You Catch Mange From A Dog?

6 months ago
Posted by scott (New York) on 11/29/2023

Not true. I did get mange from the dog. Ask someone who knows, not "the internet" way too much false info.

  Re: Remedies for Matted Fur

6 months ago
Posted by Pam E. (South Western California) on 11/28/2023

This article (Matted Fur Remedies) suggests using Witch-hazel. I don't have any Witch-hazel, tho, so may try Aloe vera gel. And give a tiny bit of MSM mixed in their food.

  Re: Grain-Free Diets for Dogs

6 months ago

  Re: Trying to Locate Virumed by Homeoca

6 months ago
Posted by Kim (BC) on 11/27/2023

Love homeopathics for myself and kitty alike. I cannot find Virumed from Homeocan (I live in Canada too). Have they changed the name since you were last using it? Do you know? My kitty comes up with a sneeze and a chuffy little cough, usually once or twice a year and although ACV dilute usually helps, it's been a good 5 days and I just popped some arsenicum album (homeopathic) into her based upon a vet homoepathic book I have, but I am very interested in the virumed. If you read this, would love a response - thanks OM:)

Golden Paste for Lipomas in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Allie (Maine) on 11/27/2023

I make Golden Paste for my dogs once they reach middle age to keep them in great shape as they age (hopefully gracefully! ) Well, my lab spaniel mix has just turned 7, but right around that time, we noticed she had 2 small lipomas. One as right under the skin, and one was on the muscles near her rib cage. Both were around the size of a half golf ball, but our vet obviously said they were fine and we would only drain them if they got big enough to cause problems. For all the wonder and love of labs, lipomas are super common!

However, after starting her 'new' supplement of golden paste (my recipe below) both are actually incredibly hard to even find after 2 weeks of around 1/4tsp a day, sometimes twice a day.

We also had a rescue greyhound many years ago who went very lame and arthritic in her back legs, and I swear this golden paste recipe is what kept her running laps around the yard, even in the winter (safely! ) until she died in her sleep at 13.5 years old!

Recipe for dogs: (people can take it too! )

  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Directions: Simmer water and turmeric with the coconut oil for a few minutes, stirring constantly to combine and heat it up enough. Add pepper (pinch of cinnamon too if you'd like! ) and peanut butter and stir in well while still warm but not cooking anymore. Store in a glass jar in the fridge, it lasts around a month. You can also freeze small portions.

Offer 1/4 teaspoon at a time and work your way up if you have a larger dog. I drizzle with a little raw honey on top to make it more of a 'treat' for the dogs. But all of my dogs have LOVED this recipe and devoured it, especially with the peanut butter in it.

Blessings to you and your furbabies!

  Re: Lipomas in Dogs and Grain-Free Diets

6 months ago
Posted by AllieBee (Maine) on 11/27/2023

Unfortunately, this is not true at all. In fact, my wonderful rescue greyhound died from heart issues related to her 'wonderful' grain-free diet of very expensive food. My vet has now stopped recommending that food, nor any grain-free diets to cats or dogs because they cause heart issues and early loss of your pets.

  Re: Chlorella for Yeast Infection in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (VA) on 11/26/2023

Hello, one of my dogs had many chronic skin issues over the years. If the chlorella doesn't clear the yeast infection (and I believe diarrhea can be a side effect of chlorella, so start with a very low dosage of that), what helped tremendously was daily Colloidal Silver (20 ppm). However, this was a temporary fix. What cleared all of his skin issues, including a yeast infection on his chest, was a raw food diet. I used freeze-dried raw food patties and rehydrated with warm water instead of frozen patties as he preferred the taste of freeze-dried when he got older. It took a few days before I started to see improvement and about a week before he was totally clear.

Note: Once the condition is cured, you can add a few raw food patties to grain-free kibble to save $ since this diet is enormously expensive for big dogs. Mine was 55 pounds.

Chlorella for Yeast Infection in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Smiley (Tennessee) on 11/25/2023

Today was the first day my Labrador dog, Winston, got chlorella. I've been looking for something easy and not terribly expensive to improve his diet. It was mixed with some warm water and stirred it into his dry food. He's never been so excited about his food and even licked around the bowl to get every bit of it.

He has a yeast infection on his belly and the vet said there isn't anything that can be done for it, but I'm not giving up. The chlorella can't hurt. If the infection improves, I'll certainly report back.

  Arthritis Treatment in Elderly Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Margaret (Sydney Australia) on 11/25/2023

Arthritis treatment for an elderly little dog

Hi, My little dog has had two ACL operations and is now showing signs of Arthritis. I see that Borax works well for arthritis, she weighs about 6 kilos, about 13 pounds am open to any remedies to give her quality of life.

  Re: Manuka Honey for Pyometra

6 months ago
Posted by Bambi (Las Vegas ) on 11/24/2023

Hello, my dog just got diagnosed with closed pyometra also and the vet wasn't over $3000 for the surgery. I have been on my phone looking for advice and I am so happy to see your story. Please if you can give anymore advice I need anything. Thank you

EC: Many additional positive posts are on our Pyometra page, so please read them all.

Small Pinch of Borax Helped Arthritis in Dog!

6 months ago
Posted by Angie (South Africa) on 11/22/2023

I give my giant schnauzer a tiny pinch of borax in his food every day . 2 years ago, he was diagnosed with chronic arthritis, he whimpered every time he got up, walked with a limp. Now he runs around like a puppy, no pain, no limp - he is 11 years old. (i also give him turmeric and black pepper, so it is hard to know which is working the best, but he has had no side effects)

  Re: Castor Oil for Cataracts in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico ) on 11/22/2023

I don't know that any of us could accurately tell you that, as we don't know how advanced they are. I jumped in here to recommend to you DMSO eye drops. That will also definitely help! There is plenty of info on this site about DMSO!

  Re: Castor Oil for Cataracts in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Cailin (Ireland) on 11/20/2023

Can anyone tell me how long I should apply castor oil drops to my dogs' eyes before I will notice an improvement in his cataracts please?

  Re: Colloidal Silver 20ppm for Canine Hot Spots

6 months ago
Posted by Katzie (Cancun, Mexico ) on 11/19/2023

Licking the bottom of yogurt cups would not overdose your dog on sugar (but what about you?). At any rate, D.E. would not help with losing fat. Its beneficial for any pet, but not for weight loss, unless the bloating is due to worms or other parasite. On a side note, a local very chubby dog nearby has been following my 2 rescues on our walks once per day, and I swear, within 4 days she really trimmed up! I couldn't believe how much weight she lost in only 4 days in 1/2hr walks!

Paw Dipped in Diluted ACV Got Rid of UTI in Cat Fast

6 months ago
Posted by Jet (California ) on 11/17/2023

Our cat had a urinary tract infection and we tried dipping his paw in ACV and water, he got better the next day!! However, he licked his paw so much that some of his chin fur got thin because he licked so much! It grew back.

  Re: Seeking Help for Salivary Gland Issues in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe ) on 11/16/2023

Mia, someone here mentioned that topical frankincense oil will eventually get rid of lumps and bumps.

  Seeking Help for Salivary Gland Issues in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Mia (Los Angeles) on 11/15/2023

My puppy has a large swollen gland under his chin, which I believe is salvary mucocele. I am looking for something to heal it. I have been using vit e, c, and colloidal silver for many months and its not working. Any ideas?

  Castor Oil for Cataracts in Dog

6 months ago
Posted by Nancy H. (Owingsville Ky) on 11/15/2023

Castor oil

Which type is best for my dog? 12 lb. Shih Tzu. He's almost blind. He has cloudy eyes and has already had an ulcer that almost burst. Dr was able to keep from bursting and has meds for dry eye. Thanks for your help. His name is Gizzy.