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  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt for Chronic Yeast Infection

Mon, 30 Jul 18 11:00:48 -0700
Posted by Davida (Birmingham, Al, Usa) on 07/28/2018

The ratio of Apple Cider Vinegar / Greek yoghurt to mix with food?

  Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite Recovered Parvo

Mon, 30 Jul 18 10:57:20 -0700
Posted by Rhonda Godwin (Saskatchewan) on 07/28/2018

Was the someone a grandma? (Old wives tales are often true.) When my year old daughter hadn't been able to keep anything down in days and our doctor shouldve been charged with neglect, my mother-in-law called from miles away. She told me to get the white of an egg, add a wee pinch of salt and to stir it (not beat) gently, then to give it to my daughter. It coats the stomach lining and was what probably saved my child. My son's life was saved with goat's milk yogurt so mixing the two together seems like pretty sound advice as we, and even our creatures, are all unique and sometimes respond to what doesn't work for others. Thanks for reminding me. Ive got a small pup down with parvo and am getting the egg white now.

  Re: Goat's Milk, Raw Eggs, Pedialite Recovered Parvo

Mon, 30 Jul 18 10:15:10 -0700
Posted by Rhonda G. (Saskatchewan) on 07/28/2018

Was the someone a grandma? (Old wives tales are often true.) When my year old daughter hadn't been able to keep anything down in days and our doctor should've been charged with neglect, my mother-in-law called from miles away. She told me to get the white of an egg, add a wee pinch of salt and to stir it (not beat) gently, then to give it to my daughter. It coats the stomach lining and was what probably saved my child. My son's life was saved with goat's milk yogurt so mixing the two together seems like pretty sound advice as we, and even our creatures, are all unique and sometimes respond to what doesn't work for others. Thanks for reminding me. I've got a small pup down with parvo and am getting the egg white now.

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy

Sat, 28 Jul 18 22:24:02 -0700
Posted by Dorothy (Ca) on 07/28/2018

Thank you Theresa for all of your help and for answering my questions!

Do you work for this site, or are you just a kind and helpful commenter?

In Gratefulness -

EC: Theresa is one of Earth Clinic's kindest and most helpful contributors!

Collie With Possible Degenerative Myelopathy

Sat, 28 Jul 18 10:32:07 -0700
Posted by Gabbie (Texas) on 07/28/2018

Can anyone share more about symptoms of DM, especially what might happen when we're out walking/exercising? What to look for and how it may be different than a disc issue or arthritis? I have an older collie that's having problems and wonder if it may be DM? We've been to the vet and are treating hip inflammation holistically have not done blood work up or xrays yet.

  Re: Bufo Toad Bite...

Sat, 28 Jul 18 10:22:07 -0700
Posted by Kathy (Port Saint Lucie) on 07/28/2018

My yorkie also bit one. Luckily I knew to rinse his mouth with water and raced him to emergency vet! Have killed 8 so far, and my neighbors have killed 4. How can I get rid of them?

Castor Oil for Dog Tumors

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:21:56 -0700
Posted by Cindy K. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dog Shylo was diagnosed with a tumor on his hind leg that the vet suggested we have removed before it got any bigger to the tune of $700.00. I applied warm compresses first then the Castor Oil. Held it on him for a couple minutes. Twice a day for a couple weeks and it is gone.

 Re: Seeking Help for Chronic Osteomyelitis in Cat

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:20:01 -0700
Posted by Peggy H. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

I would definitely try CBD oil. Not sure about the THC product, as I understand it is not good for pets in most cases. If you put it on his leg he would likely ingest it. I can recommend a facebook group for CBD oil and pets.

 Re: Seeking Help for Chronic Osteomyelitis in Cat

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:19:48 -0700
Posted by Dawn W. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

I'd recommend bovine colostrum. It does some amazing things!

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:09:13 -0700
Posted by Leelannee S. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

Have you tried Shapley's MTG oil? It treats and heals a variety of skin conditions, whether caused by fungus, bacteria, or parasites. It can be found in the equine section of feed stores or Tractor Supply. I would suggest looking at other equine treatments, too, as horses are prone to many problems that can be difficult to treat. (Obviously, horses don't lick themselves as much as dogs do, so make sure to put a bandage over the treated area if there are any ingredients a dog shouldn't ingest.)

If you can't get Shapley's right away, sulfur (or anything with sulfur) might help. There are various hair treatments (often available in the "ethnic" hair care sections of almost any store, including WalMart) that contain sulfur.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:08:34 -0700
Posted by Terri B. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

How about MMS? https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mms+for+staph+infection

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:08:11 -0700
Posted by Jayne C. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

Vetricyn? I think they make it for dogs as well.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:07:59 -0700
Posted by Cathy R. (EC - Facebook) on 07/27/2018

Cured parvo with nux vomica, little white pills in the homeopathic section of the health food store. Squirt unsalted beef broth into the dog's mouth to keep up hydration. I did this 4-6 times daily with my lab when she was one year old, and she lived 15 more years. Cost total: $5.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Fri, 27 Jul 18 15:07:22 -0700
Posted by Tanith G. (EC- Facebook) on 07/27/2018

I'd suggest using colloidal silver but the best person to ask is Steve Barwick...he is great at answering questions.His fb page is Steve Barwick's silver secrets community.Or check out www.thesilveredge.com

Lemon Juice for Fleas

Thu, 26 Jul 18 15:02:42 -0700
Posted by Mira (Los Angeles) on 07/26/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I found that diatomaceous earth and tea tree oil were not effective for a flea infestation. Luckily, I tried lemon juice spray and was amazed by how effective it was.

I took a few small whole lemons, skin, seeds and all, and blended them with some water (not too much) and strained the mixture. I spray some on my hands and rub it into my kitty from head to tail. I also spray it outside and indoors. Smells great. She licks it off and is perfectly healthy and much happier now that the fleas are gone.

Plz read my post under tea tree oil for more info.

  Re: Tea Tree Oil for Fleas

Thu, 26 Jul 18 14:59:27 -0700
Posted by Mira (Los Angeles) on 07/26/2018
1 out of 5 stars

Flea season exploded two months ago and I found that tea tree oil did NOT help in the least, so I would like to amend this rating to either 1 or 0 (that would take more experimentation). Possibly back when I posted this initial review, colder weather was setting in and I mistook the seasonal decline in flea populations as a sign of tea tree oil's effectiveness for flea control.

I was treating my cat (10 months old) daily with a drop's worth (placed on my finger and then applied) of tea tree on the back of her head and another at the base of her tail, along with food grade diatomaceous earth rubbed in all over. It really didn't seem to show much improvement. She had bald spots where the fleas were eating her and for awhile, the only remedy was bathing her 2x a week, where I would remove dozens of fleas at a time.

Luckily, I did find what worked to my amazement! Homemade lemon spray. Throw a few lemons (skins seeds and all) into a blender with some water and strain into a bottle. Apply the spray to your hands and rub into your animal's fur all over, from her furry cheeks to tail. She licks it off and is perfectly healthy. Occasionally, I'll find one lethargic flea that is easy to pick off, but it works exceptionally well. Also, spray the lemon everywhere you want, outside and in the corners of the room. As always with any new protocol, start off with small quantities on your pet to make sure there are no adverse reactions.

I am working on this Lemon Spray recipe (possibly adding other beneficial flea repelling ingredients) and will re-post when I am satisfied with the results.

EC: Rating changed in your first post to a 1 star, thank you for the update!

  Re: Cantharis (Homeopathy) for Crystals In Cat

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:26:44 -0700
Posted by Tracey (Silver Lake) on 07/26/2018

Can you tel me more about this? My cat has had issues with Cantharis? I have a male cat who nearly died from a blockage I did not catch. He was traumatized by the catheterization and vet hospital stay. I do not want to put him through this again. But he started crying and strained in the liter box yesterday. Today he has not. But I know there is an issue again. I will need medication to even get him to the vet.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Wart on Dog

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:26:27 -0700
Posted by Idot13 (Ireland) on 07/26/2018

Lisa,

Try garlic and Vaseline and put it on every day. It might take a while as it wants to be sealed but it should work but it will take a lot longer than an adult.

 Re: Seeking Help for Dog With Demodectic Pododermatitis

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:21:46 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/26/2018

Hey Theresa!

Demodectic pododermatitis/pododemodicosis = demodectic mange mites. You have done scrapings and found no mites: I agree with Janet, this sounds like a contact allergy. If this were my dog I would consider standing him in a tub of Ted's Mange Remedy - not for mange mites but for its cleansing power - for half an hour, maybe working with a soft brush around the nail beds. I would also do a soak with Dakin's solution. So one night Ted's remedy, the next night Dakin's solution; you can pour either of these solutions when soaking the feet over the sores on the back. If the feet become dry then you can slather them with a healing cream or salve from the health store - calendula with lavender might be a choice - and then have him wear doggie booties so he leaves the lotion on them to do its work. If you suspect an allergy to the grass or something outside, then he should wear the booties when outside.

You might also consider upgrading the diet - even though you may have fed the same diet for years, allergies can be aquired with age so it is one of the first places to start. You might consider a home made diet or RAW type diet. For sure avoid grains and fillers in whatever you feed and try to get a single source protien and feed on a rotation to see if you can determine a food allergy. So buy small bags of food and try a chicken diet and monitor results and then next bag beef protien, and so on.

If you have access to a doggy chiropractor or even a human one, you can use Applied Kinnesiology and test many foods that way and save a bunch of time. You can also use AK to see if your boy has an allergy to the soil or grasses in the yard, or laundry detergent or new carpet, etc. It is also helpful to keep a journal of what your dog eats by mouth - any foods or treats or chews - and see if you can find a pattern to the break outs. And new carpet can be an issue, as well as changing laundry detergent or new dryer sheets. So keep a journal and you may find a pattern.

Allergies of any sort may be helped with the addition of turmeric to the diet, along with quercetin and also colostrum- these need time to work, so long term supplements. Also alkalizing the water with baking soda will help, along with Ted's Borax protocol for dogs.

Finally, you are using Bravecto - I would run from the hills from that one, however you are in a bind with the constant infections and inflammation/antibiotics and steroids. You might consider colloidal silver for the MRSA or read up on EC's pages for MRSA.

Please report back!

  Re: Ted's Borax and Peroxide Mange Treatment

Thu, 26 Jul 18 10:16:52 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/26/2018

Hey Rose,

If your dog is clean, you don't need to shampoo.


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