Recent Pet Posts

 Re: Anal Gland Growth in Dog - Looking For More Ideas

4 months ago
Posted by Martha (Plainfield, IL) on 01/24/2023

Deirdre, I found the papers on what the vet called that anal growth- perianal proloiferation. Hoping that helps with any replies.

 Re: Anal Gland Growth in Dog - Looking For More Ideas

4 months ago
Posted by Martha (Plainfield, IL) on 01/24/2023

Thank you Deirdre. I'm new to this site, how do I check for responses to my original post? I don't want to miss any. The cotton you mentioned, is that first aid cotton or fabric? You mentioned using just warm water, do you think I should also add the calendula extract to that water? At this point I will try anything!

 Re: Anal Gland Growth in Dog - Looking For More Ideas

4 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (Earth Clinic) on 01/23/2023

Hi Martha, I have a bit of experience with anal gland issues as my last dog had digestive and anal gland issues that turned into an anal gland tumor when he was quite old. He lived another year after diagnosis, and died at almost 17. I tried many things over the course of a year, as you may read on Earth Clinic in various posts in the pets section, but the most helpful thing, I think, was holding a piece of cotton soaked in warm water on that area when we were outside. My vet in CT taught me to do that when he had an anal abscess and I never stopped doing this for him after that as it was so helpful. You want to do this outside because it will usually cause them to go to the bathroom. However it prevented the anal glands from getting infected again. You can buy large rolls of cotton on Amazon and break off a piece each time.

Also work on making sure whatever your dog eats is easily digested. I used a combination of freeze dried raw food, which I soaked in hot water for a while to rehydrate, with some no grain turkey kibble.

I also gave him a lot of 20 ppm colloidal silver (cs) internally and I think that was very helpful. CS won't burn when used externally on the anal area, but be careful when you add DMSO as it will burn and cause discomfort, even when diluted with distilled water.

I really think the warm soaked cotton was the most helpful in soothing and keeping him infection-free.

 Anal Gland Growth in Dog - Looking For More Ideas

4 months ago
Posted by Martha (Plainfield, IL) on 01/23/2023

I take care of my brother's morkie. She has developed what looks like an anal growth. Vet took a needle to draw out some liquid. They cannot tell us what caused it. They want to surgically remove it, but we want to go another route. I opened my copy of Dr. Pitcairn's Complete guide to natural health for dogs and cats, to learn about the anal gland growth. We started with Belladonna 6C today. tomorrow Silicea 6X. Hot compresses with calendula solution twice a day for 5 minutes. Went to get some colloidal silver first aid gel and applied it. I have read about using the CS and DMSO 50/50 combination. Back to the growth, I know the anal glands are at the 4 and 8 o'clock positions, this growth is at the 6 o'clock position and about the size of a nickel. Will keep you all posted. Any other ideas to help me with this problem are Greatly Appreciated!

  Re: ACV for Dogs

4 months ago
Posted by Kathleen (Phoenix AZ) on 01/22/2023

Our lab mix is 14 and has been going down hill for the past few months .She's blind now. We haShe still eats etc She's eating mostly like she used to and drinks her water. She can't even walk and has lost at least 50% of her weight.I think she's ying. I hold her 24/7 I'm going RIGHT NOW to get her ACV and will report the results It may be too late.

  Re: Borax and Peroxide Treatment for Cats

4 months ago
Posted by Staci (Philippi WV ) on 01/21/2023


My cats were adopted from a foster home. A couple of months later they gave us the cat tree they used to at on....then....the mites showed up. Started the bath tonight on one and the other kitty doesn't seem to have it, but I suppose we should give her the bath too. The second kitty is a lot smaller than the infected cat. Should I be worried about that?
I'll keep y'all posted. Thank you!!!

Re: Vitamin C for Pyometra

4 months ago
Posted by Frappsy (Philippines) on 01/20/2023
4 out of 5 stars

WOW! I thought I'm alone in this kind of dilemma. My 10yr. old fur-baby, had vaginal hyperplasia on her last heat period. Fortunately the tissue protrusion went back inside her vulva after her period but there was a part of the tissue that was irritated and infected that resulted to pyometra. She lost her appetite, very lethargic, brown blood spots, and just wants to hide under the bed. I normally gave her multivitamins with vit. c cause this miracle vit. c cured her kennel cough before, so I tried increasing the dosage mixing it with water and refined liver (she will only intake fluid at this time via syringe) and I noticed she's getting better, compared to taking in antibiotics which she gets more lethargic. I hope Vit. C will do wonders again for her too, cause I'm not ready to let her go yet... she's my baby, my bestfriend and my confidante.

  Re: Treating Skin Cancer on Pregnant Goat - Need Ideas, Please

5 months ago
Posted by Gary (Kitchener On) on 01/17/2023

Hi Lisa

I heard from a leading Natural Dr..

His name is Dr.Lenard Coldwell, that the best result for any skin cancer is applying Hemp Oil.

He says even shingles will be removed..

Good luck Lisa

  Re: Treating Skin Cancer on Pregnant Goat - Need Ideas, Please

5 months ago
Posted by Art (California) on 01/17/2023

I would mention a 50% to 60% DMSO solution application followed by application of 20 ppm Colloidal silver. Two applications per day.


Treating Skin Cancer on Pregnant Goat - Need Ideas, Please

5 months ago
Posted by Lisa (Mulino, Or.) on 01/16/2023

I'm wondering if bitter almonds are okay to give to a goat. I know Apple seeds can kill dogs. She has a large carcinoma on her anus. I'm assuming it's from the sun as she is mostly white and carries her tail up most of the time. I don't know if they are toxic to goats and if will cure the cancer. She is currently pregnant with about two more months to go although I don't want to harm the babies. I really don't want to wait any longer to start treating her. I also thought about dabbing Apple cider vinegar or hydrogen peroxide on the spot and putting Apple cider vinegar in the water. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Pumpkin for Cats?

5 months ago
Posted by PamE. (SW California) on 01/11/2023

I've given my cats either of them (acv or pumpkin) mixed in their food. Most of them will eat them. One of five doesn't like the ACV or Pumpkin much, tho.... I've never tried giving them both of them at the same time....

  Re: Essiac Tea Osteosarcoma Treatment Cure

5 months ago
Posted by PEG (Minnesota) on 01/10/2023

3 oz 3 x day you can take 6 oz for severe. you really can't over do it. Good stuff for cancer!!!

  Re: Baking Soda and Maple Syrup Treatment for Dog

5 months ago
Posted by Rebecca (North Carolina) on 01/10/2023

If you give more than needed, will it not be as effective or harm your dog? He is fluctuating between 96-89 lbs. The calculations are too much for my brain. If I give 1 tsp a day, and he is not 100 lbs, will it be ok?

  Re: Essiac Tea Osteosarcoma Treatment Cure

5 months ago
Posted by Angela (Colton, NY) on 01/10/2023

How many times a day for dosage? Thanks

  Re: Aloe and Laser Treatments for Cat's Gastritis, Arthritis and Asthma

5 months ago
Posted by PamE. (SW California) on 01/09/2023

It's only the yellow liquid latex found just inside the skin of Aloe leaves --which has been removed & concentrated-- that needs to be warned about ... as it is a very strong irritant of the bowels ... so strong that they stopped using it in cases of human constipation long ago!

However, the clear inner gel is quite safe for humans & pets to ingest! It is also very easy to give aloe to our pets without the aloe latex!

'Only the Latex in Aloe Vera is Toxic'

Aloe gel also works to confuse &/or repel fleas (& ticks?) when applied on their coats! (So does 2.5% vinegar---50% each 5% vinegar & water!) I've used both remedies for this purpose successfully, applying either one 2x daily!

It has also been found that many essential oils can be used carefully with cats, and even birds ... you just have to use the correct ones specially prepared for pets in amounts safe for them!

Medical Use of Essential Oils for Animals

  Diluting Apple Cider Vinegar for Pets

5 months ago
Posted by Connie (Minnesota) on 01/09/2023

I know this is an old posting but for the sake of others, I hope you researched how you have to dilute ACV for animals. While I heard 50/50 for a feline/ my new vet, a wholistic vet, said even that is strong for cats. I don't know for a dog, but ppl need to check out each remedy! Mercola Healthy Pets is another great place to go and dr.karen.becker. Just today on fb they've started a new website called Whiskers and (something, my memory bad). But please dilute with plenty of water to start. My kitty is a ginger cat & he's very sensitive.

  Re: Adulterated Cat Food in Canada

5 months ago
Posted by CW (Tropics) on 01/09/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Appreciate this is an old post and may not get a reply but I wanted to put it out there.

Our dogs and cats are minimally vaxxed, not chipped (never ever) and have a pretty much natural diet in that about the most unhealthy thing we feed them is a can of, say, mackerel in tomato sauce (not perfect by any means but human-consumption grade).

Then a relative bought the cats as a treat a massive sack of dried food. I won't out the brand but it begins with P and is expensive.

Immediately, the cats got addicted and begged for it constantly. And within a week, their fur began falling our in clumps (both of them the same). We're talking about bald strips 3 or 4 inches long by an inch wide on the inner legs. They weren't sore, but they might have become so with the licking that was going on.

We threw that stuff away (they went through the kind of cold turkey they don't like) but it took a few weeks before their fur grew back.

On visiting the P website, we see a hypocritical section on pet skin diseases urging people to take cats to the vet....covering their backs because the buggers are causing it!

Am I a conspiracy theorist for believing these depopulation agendas that seem to be going on also apply to our animals? Doh...


Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey Helps Another Dog With Pyometra

5 months ago
Posted by Ana (Stoney Creek, Ontario ) on 01/07/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C for Pyometra

My dog is around 7 to 8 yrs of age, has never been bred nor is she spayed. She had a heat in the middle of October of 2022 looked everything was normal. Then comes mid November I saw some white discharge and didn't think anything at first - ignored it completely cause she is a healthy dog.

Comes December 14th, she became less active but still did her daily business. Comes December 23 she doesn't want to go out, doesn't wanna eat, doesn't wanna drink nothing she lays and sleeps. By December 26th, she started to have severe diarrhea and extreme yellow bile vomiting. By the end of the day of December 26 the she started to pant like crazy non stop for 4 hrs I gave her cold clothe on the forehead and tried to keep her hydrated. Went online to contact the vet and explained the situation and they told me to give her Pepcid pills. Ran to the store and bought the Pepcid, gave it to her but nothing is helping nothing.

Next day I saw a greyish reddish discharge from her. Start Googling and praying that I will find some explanation, some solution. And there was MANUKA HONEY, TURMERIC AND VIT C!!!! . I started to give her this right away she was very excited she liked the taste of it.

Gave her 1st day 3 times. By the next morning, she started to look alive and eat and a bit attended. Right now we are almost a week in, on two days she is pooping solid, running, playing and demanding belly rubs, and she is eating! The discharge is still there but less heavy than it was originally! We are almost on the second bottle of honey and turmeric.

Hopefully after this recovery, we will have funds to spay her. Thank you for this magic potion! Forever grateful!!!!

 Re: Dog With Itchy Skin and Cat With Chronic Vomiting

5 months ago
Posted by Sonja (Florida) on 01/05/2023

My vet told me that my cat was probably vomiting because he eats his food too fast. She suggested to wet the food, so I pour his food in the bowl, I spray it down with the faucet, and ever since I started that he has never thrown up again.

  Re: Treating Pyometra in Dog With Limited Funds

5 months ago
Posted by mpd (oregon) on 01/02/2023

Never take tylenol because it is toxic to the liver, nor give it to pets unless you want liver failure. Try white willow instead.