Recent Pet Posts

Blackstrap Molasses

Wed, 03 Apr 19 21:19:41 -0700
Posted by Kim (Colorado ) on 04/03/2019

Can cats handle blackstrap molasses? My 14 yo cat has really bad arthritis in his back legs. Thank you!!

Remedies Needed for Degenerative Myelopathy

Sun, 31 Mar 19 17:45:05 -0700
Posted by Irene (United States) on 03/31/2019

I am looking for remedies for my dog with acute degenerative myelopathy. Unfortunately this earthclinic forum on the subject has been cluttered with a looooooooong discussion between several people about breeders. This has nothing or little to do with the subject matter and my dog is suffering. I have read through multiple posts and it's all the same thing, breeders, breeds, puppies and buying from breeders v rescue. Who has time for this? I appreciate they love as do I and are passionate about the subject matter but not if it impedes on dog owners finding the invaluable help they need.

EC: Thank you, Irene. We will clean up that page and delete unnecessary posts this week.

Diatomaceous Earth Safe For Pregnant Pets?

Sun, 31 Mar 19 11:16:47 -0700
Posted by Sandy S. (Pa) on 03/31/2019

Is food grade diatomacious earth safe for pregnant cats or dogs ???????? I'm desperate for my Aussie and feral kittens.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey

Tue, 26 Mar 19 06:09:08 -0700
Posted by AmericanBulldogger (Huntsville, Alabama) on 03/26/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Our 11yr. old American Bulldog finished up what was an extra long heat cycle about a month ago. Two weeks after the heat cycle ended, we noticed a clear discharge with a few sparse drops of diluted blood.

At the time, we just thought she might have a slight case of vaginitis or a mild UTI, so we gave her some d- mannose, since it is known for helping to combat UTI's, esp those caused from E-Coli bacteria. I also had some berberine on hand, but it was 1200mgs per capsule and berberine is a very powerful substance derived from the herb, golden seal. I sprinkled half a capsule on a peanut butter sandwich, along with the d - mannose and after a few days treatment, she cleared up and was fine with no further discharge. Fast forward to a few weeks later and a few days ago. My husband and I noticed she seemed mopey, but late Saturday evening, she had an accident in the floor (which she never does).

She's always had good bladder control, but being 11yrs. old, I thought may be just age related or perhaps recurring UTI. Then as I was cleaning up, I noticed it had a very diluted bloody appearance and was looking somewhat like her heat- cycle discharge. As the night and following Sunday wore on, the discharge became thicker & heavier. So much so that I had to put a doggie diaper lined with a couple of paper towels. Sorry for the gross description, but it looked very much like a creamy tomato soup. I knew this was not good!

I took her temperature several times, but it was always perfectly normal. There was no fever, but she seemed lethargic and weak in the rear legs. She was eating and drinking ok. As a matter of fact, she was drinking more and more. I knew that was a pretty sure sign of infection and was frightened at the thoughts that it might possibly be pyo.

I started researching to see if there were any natural or homeopathic treatments. I found the natural manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c remedy here, so I was hoping it would make her better or at least buy us some time, until the vet re-opened on Monday morning. Since we show our dogs, we normally give them a variety of supplements and I happen to have powdered vitamin c on hand, along with turmeric in the spice cabinet. I remembered seeing Manuka honey at Whole Foods. We drove there and picked up the raw Manuka honey. I also started giving her more d-mannose, as I had read that E Coli bacteria is usually a main culprit with pyo, I mixed and administered the ingredients. I was afraid she was going to protest, but she seemed to be ok with the taste.

This Monday morning we awoke and took her out to potty. She had a nice, normal bowel movement and seemed to be feeling a little better. The discharge had slowed and was lighter. Even though our girl seemed better, we decided to go ahead and take her to the vet. We really didn't have money for the vet visit, as both mine and my husband's vehicles are needing major engine repairs. It's definitely a financial set back, but we scraped together what money we could, even dipping into our grocery funds. We promptly took our girl to the vet as soon as they opened. I told them I thought she might have open pyo and asked before we got started, if they would work something out with us regarding payment arrangements. We have always had a good relationship with our vet and even though their policy is to request full payment when services are rendered, they agreed to let us pay a down payment of what we scraped together and make the rest in payments. I would just like to say to others out there.. don't be afraid to ask your vet about a payment plan if your dog needs surgery. Some may not be accommodating, but some will. It never hurts to ask. I gave our vet a rundown of everything.

I told her about this natural treatment, the supplements and ingredients used and she was ok with it. They did bloodwork, took a couple of x-rays and took a sample of the discharge to view under the microscope. Our girl was dx'd with open pyo. The x-rays clearly showed the engorged uterus. They did the emergency spay surgery this afternoon and our dog came through just fine. She did so well, instead of keeping her overnight as planned, they actually allowed her to come on home. I

am so grateful to have found the info here, as I truly believe the doses of manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c helped strengthen her for the surgery and I feel it could continue to work in conjunction with her current treatment, to help enhance the healing process. Many thanks to whoever came up with this formula and best of wishes to those going through this with their beloved pets. Pyometra is a nasty and scary thing!

Dietary Changes

Wed, 20 Mar 19 17:05:50 -0700
Posted by Joanne (Florida) on 03/20/2019
5 out of 5 stars

When dogs chew their paws and paws are stained the Biggest Allergies are Chicken, Chicken fat, Chicken meal!! No corn Soy of wheat! So go with Grain Free dog food with none of these ingredients Salmon,Turkey, Duck and Lamb are fine! Watch your Treats too!! No Wheat!!!

  Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Fri, 08 Mar 19 20:43:32 -0800
Posted by Lauren (United States) on 03/08/2019

This post breaks my heart. I wish if dog owners would research before they allow these doctors to slowly kill our animals. Cortisone is very dangerous to humans and animals. It basically shuts down the adrenals. I feel your pain. The same thing happened to my sister's dog and she still cries about it to date. I wish you all the best. I suggest you scourge Google to find help. Please do not depend on these vets. It's all about the money for them They don't care about our beloved animals. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Thu, 07 Mar 19 15:24:50 -0800
Posted by Mary (Tacoma) on 03/07/2019
0 out of 5 stars

Took my Scotty in for routine teeth cleaning (no extractions). She is diabetic and has Cushings but vet assured me she would do fine under anesthesia. Two days later she developed a high temperature and cough, likely an infection contracted from tracheal tube when anesthesia was administered, or kennel cough. Took her back to the vet and he gave her an antibiotic shot and recommended steroid shot to get her over upper respiratory infection. Like an idiot, I trusted his advice not knowing that this would have such an adverse effect on my girl. The first day I thought we would have to put her down. She wouldn't move, she lost her balance, peed on herself because she couldn't get up. Now she has excessive thirst and is peeing constantly. I'm heading to Walmart to see if I can find activated charcoal. I am heartsick that I allowed this treatment.


Tue, 05 Mar 19 15:52:43 -0800
Posted by Suki (Oxnard) on 03/05/2019
4 out of 5 stars

My dog has skin tumors, diagnosed with dermal hemangiosarcoma (and I'm pretty sure it's from his bad start in life, being emaciated and abused, then put in the pound, where he was fully vaccinated and subjected to neuter surgery while still in an emaciated state.) I've tried cannabis oil and applying turmeric paste (also have tried the Budwig diet on him, but he is exceedingly picky about what he will eat or take in his mouth, which is why I shoot liquid vitamins into his mouth directly. He has eaten some raw, but then changes his mind and wants something else. He never eats dog food - and mostly eats organic. He has not been vaccinated since he left the pound. The small red hemangiosarcoma tumors do tend to dry up and go away with application of the turmeric golden paste, but now he has a larger pink (not red) tumor on his sheath, and I'm concerned about that.

I'm wondering what is the BEST solution for that tumor. Surgery frightens me, as I had a bad experience with a dog getting surgery in the past.

Borax and Peroxide Treatment

Sun, 03 Mar 19 22:41:28 -0800
Posted by JJ (Bremerton, WA) on 03/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Please post this awesome website where we can find it easier. It took me two hours to find a recipe for cat mange and this website is the only place I could find directions on how to use Ted's recipe. Product advertisers are getting tricky. Last month, the recipes were everywhere! Now all you can find is another search engine. I will tell everyone about EARTHCLINIC.COM Thank you

  Bladder Stones

Sat, 02 Mar 19 13:07:59 -0800
Posted by Denise (Crescent City, CA) on 03/02/2019

I don't know a lot about ACV for animals, but I know that if I take too much it can give me the diahrea so surely a small dose for a kitty. See how she does on it. Also, with my little dog, I would give her a daily amount of food, but not more than an amount (whatever the package said for her weight). That way I knew how much she was eating. Same with her water. I hope someone answers you that know way more than I do. I do believe alternative medicines for animals as well as us humans. Here's a link I just found that might help you out:

Bladder Stones

Fri, 01 Mar 19 19:06:57 -0800
Posted by K.Kane (Canada) on 03/01/2019

Just came from vet with my 4 yr old female cat and she was diagnosed with bladder infection and a bladder stone! I was told that if it doesn't dissolve I am facing a 1,000 or more operation for my cat that I can't afford. I just gave her special urinary food from the vet and now I am off to the store to purchase the apple cider vinegar with the "mother" to start her on this. I am hopeful after ready other posts that this will make the difference. My questions are how often do I give it to her, she always has food in her dish- should I take her food away and then feed her it all at once? I am slowly switching her food, should I what a few days so that she first adjust to the new food?

Apple Cider Vinegar

Sun, 24 Feb 19 06:06:28 -0800
Posted by Jamie (Minneapolis, MN) on 02/24/2019

These are all great comments/advice/info for chronic renal failure. I noticed a lot of the comments were for you think the same would apply for a dog with advanced kidney failure (ACV,Aloe Vera,etc)? Any other advice? The vet said to put her down but gave her the IV stuff...I have the NON-GMO extra virgin organic coconut oil, dark non-gmo thigh meat, I also heard sodium bicarbonate (Organic)..a bit in water to up the ph also assists with animals that have kidney failure.

Castor Oil

Fri, 22 Feb 19 02:24:54 -0800
Posted by Jazmine (United States) on 02/22/2019

Castor oil remedy for cataracts in dogs: I am just starting my dog on castor oil in each eye 2x a day before bed and before I leave for work in the mornings. She is starting to lose her vision at 13 and I'm used to a happy, begging, jumping papillon. I hope this helps in a couple of weeks. I don't have the surgery money nor do I want to take that route. Does anyone have any success using castor oil?


Mon, 11 Feb 19 03:30:49 -0800
Posted by Sylvia (Vista, CA) on 02/11/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My cat was having a terrible time with runny stool and had lost about 3 lbs. After several weeks of on again off again diarrhea, trips to the vet, blood work, antibiotics and probiotics- he was given a dx of IBD. I read about 1/4 tsp of ACV in 8 oz of water and started him on 2 syringe fulls a day- within 24 hrs the diarrhea had stopped and he is now on one syringe a day and is doing great!

Aural Hematoma Remedies

Fri, 08 Feb 19 18:12:12 -0800
Posted by Robin H. (Tuscaloosa, AL) on 02/08/2019

I am trying to find a remedy for entire ear flap hematoma in my 13yrs of pit bull. It's been there approx 2 weeks and has not changed in size.

EC: Please check the aural hematoma page in our pets section here: ‎

Borax and Peroxide User Reviews

Sat, 02 Feb 19 02:23:32 -0800
Posted by Barb (Duluth, MN) on 02/02/2019
5 out of 5 stars

We are 1 week into Ted's mange treatment and what a difference. I started treating drinking water at the same time due to how bad the mange got. To prevent scratching, I cut of a pair of tights for socks and used medical tape to keep them on and then put a pair of mittens over socks. I also cut tight waist band off to make a fabric shield for middle of my pom's body. And then I covered him in a child's onesie after he dried again to prevent scratching. His hair is starting to grow back and he is so much more comfortable now. Will update each week.

  Lung Issues

Mon, 28 Jan 19 22:25:01 -0800
Posted by Joseph (Dublin, Ohio) on 01/29/2019

I can't get an answer, so what I do is make it 50/50 mix 50% ionic and 50% true colloidal, that is where after a batch is made, you put one drop in the Finish patch and let the spinner go for 30 minutes ,then you'll have your 50-50 mix. I guess you could say it's the best of both worlds, but in the instruction manual it tells you how to do the 50/50 mix,

good luck.

  Eye Drops, Ice Pack, Acupressure

Mon, 28 Jan 19 19:15:53 -0800
Posted by Laurie (CT) on 01/28/2019
2 out of 5 stars

Neither remedies worked for my 10yr old, after coming in from outside rubbing his eye. I discovered he had a cherry eye. He eventually came down with another cherry eye within a year. I can only contribute it to some type of bacteria in the soil that got into the nasal or eye duct passages. I have to clean his eyes faithfully every morning to soften the gook from his eyes with a clean soft paper towel wetted down with distilled water, then use a tick comb to clean the gook gently away from the top and bottom. I keep hair clipped around the eyes as short as possible.

  Lung Issues

Mon, 14 Jan 19 17:18:34 -0800
Posted by Art (California) on 01/14/2019


The smaller ionic silver is harsher (more toxic) on normal cells than colloidal silver and with a lung infection, I would prefer to be less harsh on the healthy cells so if it were my dog, I would prefer to use the yellow colloidal silver. A nebulizer delivers significantly less silver in a given period of time than an ultrasonic humidifier and if a dog's lungs are anything like human lungs, they have a very large surface area. Human lungs have a surface area roughly equivalent to a tennis court, so delivering enough silver is very important because in order for silver to neutralize pathogens, the silver particle must come in contact with the pathogen or extremely close to it.


Lung Issues

Sun, 13 Jan 19 21:55:58 -0800
Posted by Joseph (Dublin, Ohio) on 01/13/2019

I just bought a silver lung generator, they say it's the best, it makes both ionic silver and true colloidal silver and makes it at 20 parts per million, I have been researching the heck out of colloidal silver could someone help me out here. Some say that the ionic silver has smaller particles and is better for a noob Eliezer or Mist machine because of small parts can get into the lungs better, others say use the true colloidal silver, the pale yellow looking kind is supposed to be better but bigger particles so I am totally lost here.

My dog has a lung infection and I do not know what to put in the nebulizer, the ionic silver with smaller particles or supposedly the better one true colloidal silver with bigger particles can someone please answer my question if they know it's been driving me crazy, also I would like to add I think this is an awesome website very helpful, thank you.