Recent Pet Posts

Need Cat Constipation Suggestions - Pumpkin Not An Option

3 months ago
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 05/04/2021
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My cat gets constipated. She will not eat pumpkin and other suggestions for dealing with this condition, so I have had her on Royal Canin Gastrointestinal food. This works great and she is actually, finally, losing some weight. The problem? This food is now out of stock everywhere! So, does anyone have a recipe for food for a cat that includes plenty of psyllium that she'll actually eat? Or know of another brand that works well? I've got her on urinary/hairball food now that says it greases the skids, so to say. But she goes outside and I don't see her poops anymore, I just see that she's 'wider' than before, so I know she's backing up. I do feel that losing weight will help with transit issues, but we have to get there first to know.

Any suggestions? so far, she won't eat any wet/canned food, only the dry. She'll eat some yogurt, but dairy isn't good for her. I'm putting miralax in her water, but who knows how much she's actually getting. Thanks

  Re: Diet and Supplements for Dog With CHF

3 months ago
Posted by trippipippi87 (ohio) on 05/03/2021

Thank you SO MUCH for this beautiful and helpful post.

  Re: Dog With Heart Murmur

3 months ago
Posted by Donna (US) on 05/03/2021

Do not give d-ribose in powder form to dogs. Most contain Xylitol which is toxic to dogs.

Fresh Watermelon, Supplements for Excess Fluid From Heart Murmur in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by Barbara (San Antonio, Texas) on 04/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Re: Canine With Heart Murmur Has Excess Fluid

I'm having good results giving my 13 year old, 10 pound Chiweenie fresh watermelon chunks every morning. In the raw food diet I feed him, I also adding New Chapter's Water Factors( 2 tabs, finely crushed, twice a day).

  Re: Borax Not Available in UK.. Would This Substitute Work?

3 months ago
Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 04/29/2021

Hi Rosemary,

You can also buy borax or sodium tetraborate direct from this UK website(Intralabs). Just do a search for "Borax". See link below:

  Re: Borax Not Available in UK.. Would This Substitute Work?

3 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 04/29/2021


It looks like Borax may be available on eBay, UK :

Scroll the list at the above link!


Borax Not Available in UK.. Would This Substitute Work?

3 months ago
Posted by Rosemary (Belfast, UK) on 04/29/2021

Borax is no longer available in the UK but a substitute of Sodium sesqui carbonate is.

I assume this wouldn't work for Ted's mange cure and I should try to import some?


  Re: Seizures in Dogs

3 months ago
Posted by Patricia (Nevada) on 04/24/2021

Fantastic post. Someone in a fedbook group has an Aussie that started having seizures. EarthClinic is my go-to reference. I'm sure he'll be encouraged by your post. You are totally on the money (so to speak) about what bunk so-called modern medicine is. A total scam based on a scam false premise. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with seizures.

Lymph Node Cancer in Dog - Seeking Natural Remedies

3 months ago
Posted by Vicki (Litchfield, Michigan) on 04/23/2021

My boxer was just diagnosed with lymph node cancer. I'm afraid of chemotherapy. I would like to know what I can do naturally to help her?

  Re: Cystine Bladder Crystals and or Stones in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (EC) on 04/21/2021

Hello Leroy,

I am so sorry to hear about the issues you are having with your bulldog. Have you tried changing your dog's diet? Can you please let us know which brands you have tried and the types of food (kibble, canned, raw)?

Have you tried a raw or freeze-dried raw food diet? It can clear up an enormous amount of issues, as I found out when I put both of my 15 year old dogs on a freeze-dried diet.

Finally, I am sure there is a vet out there that will know what kind of diet works well to prevent cystine bladder stones in dogs. If you do a web search, you may be able to find a specialist in the field who will do a phone consult. Vets prescribe a very specific diet for cats with bladder stones all the time so I am sure it is the same for dogs. Diet is often key in my opinion.

Cystine Bladder Crystals and or Stones in Dog

3 months ago
Posted by Leroy (El Paso, TX.) on 04/21/2021

I have a 4 yr. old Bulldog that gets cystine bladder stones. He has had two surgeries already. Now they want to cut everything off and make him like a female which I find unacceptable at this point. Is there anyone out there that knows how to at least control these types of stones or crystals? What I understand is this type of stone is the worst one to have. There a lot of different types of stones and one remedy for one may make another type worse.

People talk of stones and remedies in their dogs but do not say what type of stone it is. It makes a huge difference. You must know what you are dealing with. I have researched and know a little about it but have not found anything that is effective as yet.

I would greatly appreciate any info good or bad.

Thanks a lot.

 Re: Belly Skin Is Turning Black on My German Shepherd

4 months ago
Posted by Lynn Rienguette (Alberta Canada) on 04/20/2021

My friend told me to use 20ppm of hypochlorus acid (HOCl) and spray that on a few times a day. Her tummy is now turning back to pink. We were initially using it for a natural pest control. Amazing stuff, all natural.

Treating Pyometra in Dog With Limited Funds

4 months ago
Posted by Tab (Va) on 04/18/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 4 yr old Shitzu Yorkie and I believe she may have pyometra. She is discharging a mucus like discharge that is yellowish brown. I first noticed it yesterday and called 2 pet hospitals and they all said to bring her in but I am low on funds and we are leaving for harpoon in a few days. I saw the video on YouTube about the Manuka Honey, Turmeric, and vitamin C and went to the store to get the ingredients. I started the remedy last night with one dose because it was pretty late.

Also gave her 1/4 of a Tylenol tablet to make sure she wasn't in pain or had a fever. I will continue using this remedy until our flight and will take her to the vet on base ASAP. Will this remedy keep her in the clear until then?

Also, as a second option, I have 300 mg capsules of Clindamycin from when my pit Bull had a skin infection. Is it ok to open the capsule and give my dog only part of the capsule since she is a smaller dog? Please help.

Ted's Remedies for Kennel Cough in Dog

4 months ago
Posted by Josh King (USA) on 04/17/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. I had been treating a pup with kennel cough for about 8 days. Took to the vet. Got doxycycline. Dosed twice and my dog got worse.

The vet confirmed kennel cough. infection was moving to the lungs after dosing doxycycline. One side effect potentially of the antibiotic is restricted airways (maybe not a good idea on vet's part to use this for kennel cough??) Took her back and got a second antibiotic. Freaked out; I decided to stop antibiotics altogether. Never opened the new bottle of Amoxycillin.

I used Ted's remedy for kennel cough as I've had it memorized by heart for some time now, I have used it for myself and my mother for COVID19 and for flu the winter before.

1 crystal sodium thiosulfate. (crystal about 2 mm long and 1 mm thick, I cut in half with a knife) dissolved in half glass water, with 1/64 tsp zinc orotate powder, or about 15mg in total zinc for a 60 lb dog. Zinc can be toxic to dogs in high amount, but not this amount, have charcoal on hand in case I overdose the dog.

I gave this solution only once as an opener.

Immediately followed by 1/8 teaspoon each of pure N Acetyl Cystine (NAC) and L-Lysine amino acids. Get capsules at a pharmacy or big box stores if you can't wait for online orders.

Repeat 1/8t each of amino acids 3 more times, an hour apart for a total of 4 dosages.

Repeat 4 more times the next day, an hour apart; do not repeat zinc / thiosulfate again.

"The dog should come out fine" in Ted's words.

He is right. nothing I tried herbal wise or prescription antibiotic wise helped.

I dosed the amino acids in bone broth nice and warm but not boiling, which may damage the medicine break down too much.

I also used 1/8 tsp pure echinacea powder, and 1/16 tsp 5:1 goldenseal extract powder in the bone broth with each dose, as well as a sprinkle of garlic powder. I was using these herbs before too, with not much improvement, though they did seem to relieve her discomfort somewhat.

Ted's remedy saved my girl, and without having to destroy her gut bacteria with harsh antibiotics. I am dosing her with probiotics for a little while maybe a week or two just to counter what the doxycycline may have done.

  Re: Wheat Sprouts Helped Cataracts in Dog

4 months ago
Posted by helen (australia) on 04/15/2021

Sorry, I know this is 2 years later, but I am wondering if this was a Dr wheatgrass? and did you give this orally? Thank you for your time. I have a 14 yr old Standard Poodle. Looking forward to hearing from you.

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Lung Issues in Pets

4 months ago
Posted by Bonnie (Richmond, Virginia ) on 04/13/2021

All the tests done on Colloidal silver were done before the nano technology came along. This is just some food for thought.

  Re: Lubricating Eye Drops, Massage for Cherry Eye in Dog

4 months ago
Posted by curly (ON) on 04/12/2021

Nice to know that the cherry eye went off. I am just curious if it never popped up anymore since then. Thank you. I have a 7 month old Shih Tzu and noticed her cherry eye when she was 8 mos. On and off from that time. Appreciate your feedback.

  Omega 3 for Fur Loss Help?

4 months ago
Posted by Kat B. (Mt Shasta, Ca) on 04/12/2021

Unusual amount of shedding. Was going to try 1000mg of fish oil once a day.. does this sound like a possibility? It's helped in the past with other dogs. She weighs 26 lbs

 Re: Can I Use the Ivermectin I Already Have for My Dog?

4 months ago
Posted by Linda (FL) on 04/12/2021

I took ivermectin for scabies orally and used a lot of it. I took the tablets so you would have to know the dosage before using it but it will work.

  Re: Can Castor Oil be Used for a Tumor in the Mouth?

4 months ago
Posted by Heidi (Georgia) on 04/08/2021

I would not put it in your dog's mouth. When dogs ingest the oil, it is toxic to them and should only be used externally and in small amounts. If I were you, I would use CBD oil in his mouth. That would be a safer thing for him and it should shrink the tumor.