Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Borax Safe for Cats?

Mon, 03 Dec 18 10:10:24 -0800
Posted by Tisha R (Canada) on 12/02/2018

HI I see someone asked if safe for cats but no reply; I use it as a cleaner and would really like to know if they walk on it or lick it they will not die!! Please respond..appreciate thank you

Apple Cider Vinegar for Conjunctivitis in German Shepherd Puppy

Mon, 03 Dec 18 10:08:10 -0800
Posted by Suzanne (Lawrenceville, Ga) on 12/03/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 5month old gsd mix woke up Saturday with nasty eye gook and red in one eye, had it all day. Started the Apple Cider Vinegar diluted with water, put it on cotton balls and rubbed on both his eyes and on the back of his neck. Sunday he was already getting better by this morning his eye is back to normal. Worked great!

 Re: Is Borax Safe for Cats?

Mon, 03 Dec 18 10:04:06 -0800
Posted by Tisha R (Canada) on 12/02/2018

HI, everywhere on here I read that borax will kill your cat...please make me understand as if I use it as a cleaning product and or they lick it or walk on it then lick..I am super stressed now, so much confliction on this topic...thank you

Will CoQ10 Help Cat With Congestive Heart Failure?

Sat, 01 Dec 18 18:46:29 -0800
Posted by Andrija (Nis, Serbia) on 11/30/2018

My cat has congestive heart failure. Vet gave him medication for heart and lasix. Is there anybody who has some possitive experiences with some natural treatments for heart failure in cats? I found on net that I should feed him with sardines. Does anyone gave to his pet suplement CoQ10? I read that it is good for heart function. Any other suplement? All advices are welcome. Sorry on bad English.

  Re: Probiotics for Plasmacytic Pododermatitis

Sat, 01 Dec 18 12:44:17 -0800
Posted by Stephanie (South Carolina) on 11/30/2018

How long did it take for the probiotics to work?

  Re: Metronidozole Side Effects

Mon, 26 Nov 18 18:03:36 -0800
Posted by Elouise (Brisbane) on 11/26/2018

My 8 yo mini schnauzer was recently a day patient at the local ‘holistic' vet having IV fluids as she was stage 3 CKD and also had an ultrasound to confirm if any other organ damage. Following the ultrasound at 3pm she was given IV Metronidozole (without neither my consent or any diagnostic test to confirm bacterial infection) “in case she has an infection”.

At 4.15 the vet called me to say that my bubba had to be monitored for BP and fluids overnight by a specialist emergency vet and to pick her up straight away.

I didn't know about the IV antibiotic until I picked her up, it was only when I later read the invoice that I saw Metronidazole and when I looked it up was horrified to read that it is contraindicated in renal deficiency as it is high in sodium, causes hypertension and acute kidney injury which leads to azotemia. The invoice also had an amount for another item I was unfamiliar with - cystocentisis ( needle into bladder to extract urine). I was not informed of this either or had given consent for any treatment other than fluids and the ultrasound.

Things went from bad to worse at the emergency vet, my bubba was there for 3 days and when I finally found out the exact drugs she was being pumped with I brought her home. She died in my arms at home on 07/10/18 from severe toxic and fluid overload that caused pulmonary edema, brain hemorrhage and heart failure.

After extensive research into every drug she was given I have determined that the vet punctured her bladder during the cystocentisis so gave her IV metronidazole “in case of infection” without consideration of kidneys but it caused BP to significantly elevate and and acute kidney failure hence the urgency for “overnight monitoring of BP and fluids by specialist”.

The toxic side effects from Metronidazole in renal deficiency caused severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, gastric pain and lack of appetite. The emergency vet did not take this into consideration and did not do any diagnostics prior to pumping IV PPI's (esomeprazole & omeprazole) and giving her other highly potent nephrotoxic drugs to stimulate appetite/anti nausea (Mirtazapine - anti depressant used in humans for major depressive disorder & Ondansetron - used for chemo related symptoms in humans).
She didn't stand a chance 😭

Need Tips on Getting Appetite to Increase in Dog With Cancer

Mon, 26 Nov 18 10:29:28 -0800
Posted by Shirley (Penniac, Nb Canada) on 11/25/2018

I would like to try some of these remedies for my 13 year old dog who is exhibiting signs of cancer. The big problem right now is getting her to eat. We have offered her many options which she will eat for a while then refuse. Her latest favourite is hot dogs (I know.....not the healthiest). I would like to use the Budwig Diet so any suggestions as to how I can pique her appetite would be much appreciated.


  Re: Manuka Honey, Vitamin C for Pyometra

Sun, 25 Nov 18 21:13:42 -0800
Posted by Crystal (Baltimore Md) on 11/23/2018

Tonya, the name of the vet clinic in Richmond VA is Helping Hands Vet. I'm looking into it to since my dog has open Pyometra.

  Re: Dosage Question about Colloidal Silver for Cats

Mon, 19 Nov 18 19:32:23 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 11/19/2018

Dear Barbara,

I think the amount you wish to use and adding it to broth both sound fine. We have used large amounts of colloidal silver for our pets with only good results. I hope you find the same for yours!

~Mama to Many~

  Dosage Question about Colloidal Silver for Cats

Mon, 19 Nov 18 07:11:17 -0800
Posted by Barbara (Chicago) on 11/18/2018

Hi, my cat has Kidney failure and recently he has high white cells counts and my vet thinks he ha Kidney infection. He prescribed antibiotic for it but I am afraid to use it because the kidneys are so week. I am giving him herbal formula for Kidney infection and colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic. I have sovereign colloidal silver, the company says I can give him 2 dropersfull 5 times a day. Is is a safe dosage? Will it damage my cats Kidney more?is it OK to use with other supplements like herbal formulas? I am putting it in bone broth so he likes it . is It ok?

  Re: Yorkie and Rabies Shot

Thu, 15 Nov 18 20:01:08 -0800
Posted by Janet (In) on 11/15/2018

He most likely has some heavy metals and a virus. The rabies shot replicates the symptoms.
I would give him a tiny pinch of cilantro, 2x a week to gently remove the metals. A smidge of non gmo lecithin. That will help his liver.
An antiviral remedy we gave our dogs was l lysine. Open a capsule of 500mg and give 1/4 of the powder in a ball of liver sausage. 4x a day, for 3 days

  Re: Magnesium Citrate for Extreme Constipation

Wed, 14 Nov 18 21:25:35 -0800
Posted by Colleen (Missouri) on 11/14/2018

Hi, how do you mix it up and how can I make it liquid food from hard dog food?

  Re: ACV for Bladder Stones

Wed, 14 Nov 18 09:12:56 -0800
Posted by Joanie (Westchester Ny) on 11/14/2018

My cat Domino seems to be genetically predisposed to urinary crystals - his brother not. Dietary changes and 6k (which I'm still paying off) spent on the transgender operation seemed to save him (BTW my neighbor spent 10k on same op) but now crystals are back and all resources exhausted. I am definitely going to start both cats on ACV (1 part ACV to 3 filtered water) mixed into their food and also given directly to the ailing one. The brothers have been on non-gluten and no dry food diets for several years so this is a last ditch effort to save my tuxedo. Oftentimes nature's remedy is the best remedy. Also taking same dosage they are as we're all in this together. Will keep you posted...

  Re: Yorkie and Rabies Shot

Tue, 13 Nov 18 12:10:09 -0800
Posted by Farrah P. (Maryland) on 11/12/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Hi, I recently 11-11-18 got my 6 year old yorkie male his rabies shot. she told me that he may feel sleepy. so we left got into the car . He did go to slepp for a little. then fine. the next day I come home he was asking afraid to come down the steps. then he was shaking little. so I gave him some food and he drank water. we went out side he pee that was it. He was looking at me as if he was in pain or not feeling good. idk what else to do please help! I rub him he act like he was still sore from the shot. idk if he sad about something he look like he wanted to cry idk what to do.

  Re: Ear Mites

Mon, 12 Nov 18 09:43:27 -0800
Posted by Mary Ann (Canada) on 11/12/2018

Agree! Cats should NOT be indoor/outdoor, indoor only. For their sake and others. Dogs are not allowed to roam freely, same should be applied to cats. Unless you live on an acreage or farm your kitty babies should not roam. If you do live on an acreage or farm please still have your pets fixed

  Re: Activated Charcoal for Puppy With Parvo

Mon, 12 Nov 18 08:44:43 -0800
Posted by Kathy (Buckeye, Arizona) on 11/12/2018

How much of the activated charcoal do I give with the pedialyte? How often do I give it? My sons pit bull has parvo and is pooping red liquid poo. She is not vomiting or at least hasn't for several hours.

  Re: Kittens With Ringworm

Fri, 09 Nov 18 08:45:06 -0800
Posted by Alicia (Austin) on 11/08/2018

how you use the vinger please I have 3 baby kitten that just gave it to my dauter which is going to dr in am nut how I get rid of it in them? I foster the kttens they 5 weeks old right now sorry for bad spelling

 Urgent Help Needed for Husky Refusing to Eat

Tue, 06 Nov 18 00:02:41 -0800
Posted by Dl (California) on 11/05/2018

Hi Celine,

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.

I had a malamute with very similar issues that were very difficult to troubleshoot. It was extremely frustrating because it went on for years. He lived to be over 14 years old though, even though food was a constant battle for the last few years of his life. I came to realize he basically just didn't like any of the food I gave him, even a lot of human food.

He also, by the way, suffered from chronic neck issues. He was a rescue and one of his cervical vertebrae went out every few months and I had to have a holistic vet who knew how to adjust dogs put it back into place. That poor dog was in so much pain when his neck was out. I never knew if his neck issues had something to do with food issues.

My suggestion is that you're just going to have to keep experimenting with food and try to figure out what he can't stand. You can try home cooked food. Based on my own experience, I doubt your husky would enjoy a raw food diet so you can try cooked meats and rice. I used to have to rotate his diet... he'd be interested in one type of meat and rice for a few days but then lose interest again. It was tough, boy.

It might be that an ingredient in the dog food that you're giving him is not to his liking, and that could be an added supplement.

Other ideas - Tellington Touch Technique or some kind of massage... if you massage him very gently all over, you may be able to pinpoint an area of pain that the vet missed that could be causing the issue.

You might try contacting husky breeders for sledding in Alaska (where they really know the breed ) and see if this is something they are familiar with and if they can recommend a food that huskies love.

Finally, a pet intuitive might be able to help you as a last resort. You'd have to ask around and get a few good recommendations from people who have talked to one. I have a few friends over the years who had great results after contacting one when the vet could not figure out what was going on with their cat or dog.

Hope you find the solution. Please let us know how it goes.

Urgent Help Needed for Husky Refusing to Eat

Mon, 05 Nov 18 23:39:28 -0800
Posted by Celine (Boulder Creek, Ca) on 11/05/2018

My 7 year old Husky began refusing food about a month ago. I had been away for 6 weeks, my return was followed rapidly by my sister's death and visits from family members. I thought that he was reacting to all the stress in the house but had my son bring him to the vet. In the past month we have had stool, blood, x-rays and ultrasound done. The found nothing on the scan or x-rays and his heart, lungs and fine and nothing showed up in stool or blood.

He has steadily deteriorated. He went from taking small bits of food to not eating at all and anything he gets is because I have force fed him. Because of all that was going on I followed the vets course of treatment until I felt that he was getting more side effects than improvements. I stopped the meds and began rescue remedy (in case he was in fact stressed) and mood essence. And Centarium for his stomach issues. I thought I was getting some improvement. He was drinking copious amount of water which seems to have normalized and he has had ‘normal' bowel movements albeit very small.

However, he still needs to be force fed and he vomits up at least half if not all of it. The vet's next avenue is an endoscopy but it's cost prohibitive and I don't really want to put him through another speculative treatment. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Mon, 05 Nov 18 09:15:35 -0800
Posted by Karen (Gloucestershire, England) on 11/05/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I've got 4 cats, 3 boys and 1 girl. 1 boy and 1 girl drink the water with what we call the Mother in I (acv) and the two other boys will not drink from the bowl. I've administered the Apple Cider Vinegar on cotton balls and washed their neck with it. What I need to know is will my two boys benefit from this? T.I.A. For a reply...