Recent Pet Posts

  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.

  Re: Sialocele Remedies Needed for Young Dogs

4 months ago
Posted by Mama (TN) on 04/08/2021

Dear Lucus,

I would try massaging the cysts with a bit of castor oil a couple of times a day.

Also, see Earth Clinic's page about using turmeric for all sorts of things in pets, including cysts.

~Mama to Many~

Sialocele Remedies Needed for Young Dogs

4 months ago
Posted by Lucus (Hyderabad, Telangana) on 04/07/2021

I have two puppies that are suffering from Sialocele. They both are young, and I don't want to have surgery for them so so kindly give me information about natural treatment for them.

EC: Definition: A sialocele is a cyst filled with a collection of mucoid saliva in the tissues surrounding a salivary gland.

  Re: Tips for Constipated Cat

4 months ago
Posted by Research Hound (Midwest) on 04/05/2021

I think your cat's issue could very easily be solved with just switching him to a raw diet. A single cat would literally only eat a few ounces of raw meat a day. The rule of thumb is around 3% of ideal body weight. Raw meat is what cats' bodies are designed to eat in the wild (birds, mice, rabbits, etc.). Their bodies are designed to get their moisture from their food, which is why kibble of any kind is so awful for them. It's dried up carbs basically, which is completely opposite of what nature intended cats to eat. Their bodies are in a constant state of dehydration, which is why so many cats have kidney failure as they get older, plus a number of other health issues. Lean raw meat like chicken thighs, pork loin, turkey, rabbit, quail, etc. would all be excellent sources of protein for a cat. They do need a small amount of organ meat, including liver, and bones, but that's easy to manage via chicken wings or a cornish game hen. Liver and other organs can be purchased separately and alloted in a few days' food and then re-frozen. They only need a very small amount of bone and organs added to their diet to make it complete. I have seven that I feed raw and most have never been to the vet once I took them in and had them spayed/neutered. All have excellent bathroom habits, teeth, shiny coats, ideal weights, etc. Other than a bit of extra time, there really are no negatives to feeding a cat raw, especially if you want to stay out of the vet's office and have a cat that lives a long and healthy life.

  Re: Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

4 months ago
Posted by Kerri (Fl) on 04/05/2021

So sorry to hear about the damage to your dogs! Please try a little charcoal mixed in their water. You might be surprised that they prefer it. Mine do. It is worth a try...please do!

  Re: Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

4 months ago
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 04/04/2021

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Lyme Vaccination Side Effects

4 months ago
Posted by Candixe (Wisconsin) on 04/04/2021
0 out of 5 stars

I went to the union grove vet who I will never take my dogs to anymore in Wisconsin. The guy pushes vaccines like crazy and when I told him not to give my dog a vaccine not needed for whooping he cough, he took my dog in the back and did it anyway and then I got pissed, and he apologized. Nonetheless, since having the Lymes vaccine which was pushed on us, our dogs have never been the same. For the first time in 5 years they fought twice and the one hunting dog has been NUTS since getting it. She barks at everything and cannot calm herself down. Its like her brain is on fire. I'm really angry that the vet field is going as same as AMA with fake health via vaccines...making our animals more ill with latent viruses and god knows what else is in the vaccine. It should be law that ALL ingredients are listed just like FDA demand ingredients on packaging.

Ron's Chipped Tooth Remedies for Dogs (New Page Created, Thank You!)

4 months ago
Posted by Ron Paxton (USA) on 04/03/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Stop feeding any sweet/ acidic scraps. No fruit. No tomato. No wheat/breads. Nothing pickled. No potatoes or meat treated with vinegar.

Soften food with warm water daily.

Remove all hard chew toys for a while.

Put bone powder supplement in food; naturelo makes one bone strength is what it's called, other brands too; check amazon. Plant-based is best

Use equal parts black walnut powder, horsetail powder, liquid coconut/olive/ avocado oil, the bone powder, calcium bentonite clay (sodium bentonite could pull calcium from teeth if not buffered right).

Add 1/8 tsp of potassium bicarbonate. If you don't have that use baking soda. We need bicarbonates.

Add 1/8 tsp of borax, preferred to get food grade off amazon, use what you can get though. This adds the important boron to the mineral mix

Add a touch of celtic or himilayan sea salt, or other seas salt. No table salt.

Add a few drops of Lugol's iodine.

Add a few drops of magnesium oil (if mixing yourself; by volume: 60% magnesium crystal to 40% h2o) - or use a few tiny single crystals of epsom salt.

Stir up in glass or plastic container you can seal up tight. Do not use metal lid. Only plastic. If using ball jars, get the plastic screw on lids by mainstay or ball at walmart or menards or online. Could use a pill bottle. If only have metal lids use a layer of wax paper or seran wrap between lid/ ring and the glass / contents...because the clay will desiccate the metal out of the ring and through the foodsafe coating under the lid, too.

If too thick add a touch of pure water or more oil. Do not use canola or vegetable oil. Dangerous and usually have allergens to dogs in them.

If the tooth is abscessed or infected, use a pinch of fresh crushed (preferred), or powdered garlic to really crush the infection..

Clove powder can be added for pain relief, though not all dogs will like the taste or smell, may pose difficulty. I would keep the clove powder out of the main paste and add a touch right before brushing directly to the brush.

Brush your dog's mouth with the mix. If they don't take it, keep a small cup of extra oil nearby to dip the toothbrush w toothepaste into ; to make it palatable

If you have st John's wort oil, a single drop added to the paste just before brushing will serve to remove the pain. I don't recommend cayenne. If you don't have the oil. Crushed an aspirin and use a pinch to 1/4 of the powder in the paste depending on the dog size..only if they're obviously in pain though. Do not use much for small dogs. Do not use aspirin or any other otc pain reliever for dogs more than once every other day. My vets all tell me a pain killer stays in a dog's system 48 hours. Liver failure can occur if you dose too soon.

That is why homeopathic remedies are a must for pain control in domestic animals because herbs and medication can easily hurt them if not dosed correctly. Homeopathy cannot hurt anyone or overdose, ever. Harmless.

My dog chipped her tooth to the nerve and was in severe pain..

I started her off with hypericum 200c 4 times a day for two days. I gave arnica 30c the second day, an hour or so after each hypericum dose

Hypericum 200c is a general painkiller.

Arnica montana 30c is a nerve damage preventer, healer, and nerve pain reliever, and is good for bruising/ swelling.

Hypericum 200c is very strong..

After two days her pain was no longer apparent and she let me touch her teeth more readily and brushing became easier.

I switched to hypericum 30c since the pain was fewer and less frequent. Most homeopaths say if you aren't sure, start with the 30c strength. I kept up on the arnica. We hare 8 days out now. On the 3rd day, her tooth was white again, after turning yellow then almost brown beige. The layer under the enamel that became exposed and began to rot was now healing itself over at a rapid rate, thanks to the herbal paste, loaded with remineralizing herbs and minerals. The nerve ending that turned black was now shrinking and receding under the layer and back into the tooth, the black spot was going away. And her gums were not only no longer bleeding, but the inflammation was totally gone on day 6. With no more swelling or redness on her gums at the tooth anymore.

The most important for the tooth paste is the horsetail and blackwalnut, and clay to keep consistency. Other stuff can be left out if tight on cash. Black walnut and horsetail have so many minerals beneficial to bones and remineralization of teeth.

I now have her on hypericum 30c and arnica 30c once a day still, to mitigate and residual pain as the nerve continues to heal. Arnica is indicated often for nerve damage and healing. I will continue for 3 more weeks the toothpaste daily and the homeopathic remedies.

I just wanted to share what I found and that it worked wonderfully on an upper cracked molar in my dog's mouth, 1/3rd of the tooth came away and exposed her nerve and began to rot with plaque fast..

Tip; cloves will kill the pain if you cant get aspirin/ st johns wort or hypericum; but not all dogs will allow cloves to come near their snout..

I would use this remedy for myself. This remedy is a compilation of research I found that worked for other people confirmed, i combined the best ideas and tried myself with very good result.

If the dog will not allow brush in its mouth, try dipping the brush clean in some coconut oil/ coconut butter or olive oil and let them lick the brush and make friends with it..

Then try to brush. Give the dog a small treat each time they allow you to brush a little bit to make them friends with the brush.

If still cannot brush. Get the paste on your fingers and coat their gums with it. If they won't even let you do that, get them to eat a bit of the paste out of a bowl or plate somehow. They need the mix in their mouth, but best to get it right on affected teeth/gums. Eventually will have to coat these areas.

As for dosing the homeopathic remedies: I suggest getting the remedies in pellet form, dumping a few pellets into the lid, lifting the dog's jowl/lip up near the tooth, and quickly tossing the pellets from the lid onto the gums anywhere with a quick flicking / chucking motion. Liquid remedies can work, but most have alcohol and it will make an unpleasant experience for the dog to have alcohol in their mouth. Look for only liquid homeo remedies preserved in glycerin instead.

  Re: Remedies for Cushing's Disease

4 months ago
Posted by Harry C. (Glassboro, NJ) on 03/31/2021

We are trying 1 1/2 mg melatonin and hmr lignans. Everything is priced right. Take a look. This is working for us

  Re: DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide Caused Dog's Skin Tag to Fall Off!

4 months ago
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, USA) on 03/30/2021

Brilliant! That's very interesting. I recall just barely touching a horrible weeping hot spot on my dog's neck with a cotton ball with some apple cider vinegar on it before he bolted - wasn't even on it for a second - and how it had dried up by the next day.

DMSO, Hydrogen Peroxide Caused Dog's Skin Tag/Wart to Fall Off!

4 months ago
Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 03/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to report PHENOMENAL results using DMSO and 12% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide on a skin tag/growth/mole on my 15 year old dog's head.

Thanks to whoever wrote in about DMSO and Peroxide combo in EC's pets section. Inspired me to try this remedy combo.

Note: I tested this out on myself first (and am still using it) to make sure there were no side effects like burning and am happy to report there aren't any side effects with this concentration other than white skin on fingertips if I hold a supersaturated H202 cotton ball to an area fon my body for over 8 minutes. This disappears an hour or two later.

The Remedy:

I simply added a few drops of DMSO to a small dish containing 12% FGH2O2 and applied with a qtip to the mole on the top of my dog's head the first night. The mole started to flake apart within a few hours after application.

The second night, I held a cotton ball doused in the same mixture on the spot for a minute.

To my utter amazement, the growth simply fell apart and off his head right then and there!

Now, the vet had frozen this same mole off his head last October and it caused him considerable pain at the time. It also took 3 weeks to disappear, during which time it bled from time to time. Then it grew back a few months after that.

So imagine my hoorah when this ugly looking thing just fell off after such a short time. No blood, no pain. So amazing. I should have taken pics, but I didn't think it would work that fast.

I continue to use this combo on another skin tag near his bottom lip and also on my other 15 year old dog who has a few benign cysts on her face and neck. Can't tell if it's going to work. They seem to have shrunk a bit but hard to say. However, definitely not the dramatic instant cure like the skin tag/mole. So the success of this remedy really depends on the type of growth it is.

P.S. Would 3% peroxide be strong enough to achieve an almost instantaneous cure OR just the peroxide on its own (without the DMSO)? Not sure about that. Try it and let us know. I'm happy with the 12% after testing it extensively on my own skin for 5-10 minutes at a time.

  Re: Slippery Elm Helps Dogs With Stomach Issues

4 months ago
Posted by Jacalyn (New Hyde Park, NY) on 03/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, slippery elm is working g for my 18 yr old min pin chihuahua who is 8 lbs. He has an inguinal hernia that the vet checked and said it is not giving him any physical discomfort and does not recommend surgery at his age.

He was having vomiting and diarrhea for 3 days straight. The vet prescribed antibiotics and cerenia for vomiting. Did blood work and it is totally normal. These meds stopped it immediately for 7 days of use as prescribed. 4 days later my dog started to have diarrhea again in the middle of the night but no vomiting. His meals are always split morning and evening. Was giving him bland diet all along which consisted of boiled chicken, rice, eggs, pumpkin. Started researching slippery elm for dogs with GI problems with good results.

I give him half of a 200 mg capsule of slippery elm mixed with evening meal and it has worked. Hasn't had any diarrhea for 3 days now. He is going normal. His appetite has always been great and he is very active and alert for his age. I am hoping this will continue to work for him.

  Using Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in the Yard

4 months ago
Posted by Jan (Victoria BC) on 03/30/2021

Years ago, I read it only kills the hard shell insects like fleas, ticks and maybe scorpions. Doesn't harm bees etc.

  Re: Remedies Needed for Torn Ligament

4 months ago
Posted by Martha (Portugal) on 03/28/2021


My dog hurt her leg and an ex-ray showed torn ligaments and the knee suggested surgery at a cost of 1000 euros. I have aversion to any surgery so I used diatomaceous earth and turmeric......the earth is silica and the turmeric for inflammation. I mixed it with water and put in her food......took awhile but she walks and runs fine now.

Good luck with your dog!

  Re: Borax and Peroxide Treatment for Cat Mange

4 months ago
Posted by Terri (Indiana ) on 03/28/2021

I also just spent almost $250 at vet and the treatment they gave isn't even working. Instead it is spreading. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar sponge bath a couple days ago. And I just did the borax/peroxide bath last night. I will do another borax/peroxide bath this week and see if it's helping before I take her back to the vet.

Garlic Stopped Fleas and Flies on Horse

4 months ago
Posted by Rebekah (Spotsylvania, VA ) on 03/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have 2 horses of whom I feed garlic too. I read once about garlic helping with house flies. So I got my first horse and she was only 1.5 years old. I bought garlic powder, and was giving her half a cup daily. Within one month, the flies were no longer a bother to her by 99% This also included the big bitting horse flies, ticks as well as mosquitoes. I had to slowly give the garlic to her and disguise this with allot of shredded carrots or whatever that worked until she was use to it and kept adding more until I reached half a cup, which is the recommended dosage for horses. Anything less then half cup and it doesn't work. The site I get my garlic from is "Bug off Garlic" for horses

Diatomaceous Earth Phenomenal for Horses and Dogs

4 months ago
Posted by Rebekah (Spotsylvania, VA ) on 03/28/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have horses and dogs.

I had a dog, she passed from old age. But at age 12 she started to have troubles getting up in the morning after a long sleep and also had problems climbing a flight of stairs. I started her on 1 tablespoon of DE and within 2 days saw a dramatic improvement, on the third day it was as if she never had a problem and got up as her usual self and climb those stairs without a problem for the next 1.5 yrs until she started to decline as old age was getting to her. The DE helped her live her old age life to its fullest without mobility issues.

I have a horse that has been on DE for 5 years now. He use to get bad Abscess on 1 hoof. After just 6 months on DE he had no more issues. I transitioned him from an expensive all natural joint health supplements to DE over a period of 1 year. No experience of joint issues at all or Abscess.

I have another horse who doesn't digest dry foods at all. Meaning Hay, or any type of pellets (dry), or sry feed. I put her on 2 cup of DE and within 3 weeks she didn't only gain weight but was getting over weight. Had to slow down on her morning feed significantly, about half the amount. She maintained her nice shape all through winter. Once she was on Pasture, I lower the DE dosage to 1 cup during the Spring through end of Fall for benefits purposes. Saved me several hundred dollars a month on feed including lots of Alfalfa.

Just a basic idea of how much I fed her before starting her on DE to even help a little with weight. 2 full huge scoops of Alfalfa cubes daily including her, Alfalfa pellets, Oats, garlic powder, coconut powder and flaxseed. I use to spend at least 300 a month if not more just on her feed. Now, it's down to $100 every 2 months. Instead of Alfalfa pellets, I give her Timothy pellets. And I only give Alfalfa cubes as treats now.

Honey Healed Deep Wound on Dog Pad

4 months ago
Posted by AllieBee (Maine) on 03/26/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Our lab mix cut her paw pad straight across and rather deeply the night before the 4th of July while playing on the beach. Of course, we called the vet and caught him as he was closing up the office but he pretty much told us to just keep her on "crate rest" as much as possible as stitches don't usually hold up well on that area. We were told to bring her in the day after and keep it covered with gauze and the sock & tape trick.

Well, it wasn't doing too well so we went to the store near our house and grabbed some Amish-made raw honey. We applied liberally, even gave her some to snack on, wrapped in gauze & medical tape, and the "sock trick" and by the next morning, you could see new growth and some of the old tissue dying off, and the bleeding was MUCH less so the poor puppy didn't have to be on a serious "crate rest" which was hard enough on her!

Within a week it was closed up but not fully healed. 10 days after the cut (again, clear across her pad and pretty deep) it was 100% healed, not black yet as the rest of her pad, but it was enough for her to run and play without bandages and socks on! Miracle! The vet had never heard of it but he's now done research on it and recommends people keep some in the cupboard just in case! Wish I had known this with my other dogs, greyhound that was always getting cut and banged up (they're graceful most of the time, goofy the rest! Ha! ) and my Brittany constantly had hot spots that drove us both insane, nothing worked on them!

Try to make sure you get local and RAW honey. Regular honey from the store will work, even plain sugar, but the raw honey works SO much faster, I've found. It works by drawing the water out of the tissue so the old bits can die off faster and are way less likely to get infected, there's more to it than that but roughly that.

**Also the sock trick for pets, amazing and so often necessary! Grab an old sock, preferably as tall as possible, unless you have a small pet, and put it on the foot/paw/leg having trouble, and use medical tape to tape it to the dog's leg above the injured area and fold the top over the tape so the dog can't get at the tape. Make sure it's not too TIGHT, just enough that it won't fall off or be easy to mess with.

Another tip that was invaluable to me was skipping the "cone of shame" and instead, using a travel pillow from the regular big box store that I got for $10. It has a clip that keeps the two ends together and if you put that up by their ears they usually can't get it off. Rescue remedy on their paws and ears (or drops on food/water/treats) can also help keep them calmer so they can rest and heal!

Vets are amazing! But the less we have to stress ourselves and our pets out by going there and using home remedies instead, with good judgment, of course, the better off we'll all be. Blessings!

 Re: How Can I Treat Stray Cats With Mange?

4 months ago
Posted by Terri (Fort Wayne indiana ) on 03/26/2021

For stray or feral cats that you can't get close to or treat, give them strong smelling tuna or fish wet cat food and you can purchase ivermectin at Tractor Supply Store (or look online if you don't have one close by). For a 10 pound cat, put 2 drops in food (very strong stuff! ). I would use 1 drop if cat looks to be less than 10 lbs. Repeat dose one month later.

  Re: Cat Mange Remedy With Added Tea Tree Oil

4 months ago
Posted by Terri (Indiana) on 03/24/2021

Please don't use tea tree oil on cats. I believe it is toxic, as most essential oils are toxic to cats and they also will ingest when grooming!