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  Ayurveda Parasite and Heartworm Remedies (2)

Sat, 12 Sep 20 05:44:11 -0700
Posted by Molov127 (Usa) on 09/11/2020

Mild foods the day of and after the castor oil purge. Rest, too. Do not run the pets or walk or hike with them. Do not repeat the castor/ ginger purge. ginger is not necessary if pet wont take it.

The regimen should be taken max 60 days. Give a month break before beginning again if heartworm season is much of a concern. 90 days with frequent breaks after first month.

Turmeric may cause anemia with prolonged use. If sufficient protein is in diet, should not be an issue.

Take this with salt: Some independent research shows Heartworm appears in <2.9% of untreated canines. Potentially; synthetic wormer is upsold to give veterinarians incentive for more cashflow, and to treat patients side effects of synthetic wormer and cash another visit.

Ayurveda Parasite and Heartworm Remedies

Thu, 10 Sep 20 11:08:32 -0700
Posted by Molov127 (Usa) on 09/09/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Ayurvedic herbs are safe for dogs or cats and work slowly and gently. They can be given without needing to take a break at all until 60-90 days of dosing.

For Parasitic cleansing (including heartworm)

for 50-65lb dog..

Twice a day, give - 1/4t Vidanga, 1/8 t neem, 1/8t turmeric, and (optional for summertime; or if not summer then always for dogs with very oily skin or who are thirsty all the time)-> 1/4 t guduchi satva'

If premixing all herbs and storing in glass jar, then mix all herbs to ratio 2:2:1:1 vidanga/guduchi/turmeric/neem... simply take 3/4t or heaping 1/2 t and dump in food twice a day with food. give up to 3 times a day no more.

Cats give 1/4 tsp level of the mix once a day in food mixed well, no more

Continue 7 days

Then on 7th night give 1/4 cup ginger water boiled with 1/2inch ginger root sliced and boiled 10 min with 1 tbsp castor oil (organic).. with this give a little bread or food to soak it up if they think it's too spicy but most likely the castor oil will make them ignore spicyness (cats give 1 tbsp ginger water with 1/2-1 tsp castor oil in a bit of their food)

Provide a ready route in environment for animal to use the bathroom to expel the initial die off of parasites. leave dog door open, put cat box near where cat sleeps, etc. newspaper near animals beds

From here continue regimen cut in half for 60-90 days

1/8 tsp for cats once a day with food

heaping 1/4 tsp for dogs up to 3x a day with food

I like to make and add a splash parsley water (2 bunches boiled to a quart for 3-4 m)

or a splash of burdock and dandelion root boiled into tea I get from backyard chopped down (doesnt have to be diced small) and boiled for 10 m and left to steep 10 m.. use 2 roots from each plant for a quart of water

use these teas to keep the kidneys flowing so their body can keep up with detox . I give tea a week and stop a week. if water is clean enough, or the animals have an excellent diet (not kibble) or they have access to browse outside daily on grasses and herbs... then tea isnt totally necessary

sometimes I make a tea from all three parsley burdock dandelion. just a few tbsp for dogs and just a few tsp for cats

These herbs will cause less irritability than cloves and wormwood to the animals skin and liver. not that those herbs are not good. they can just be a little extreme over time. I personally used the wormwood walnut and clove remedy with sucess and several years of clean heartworm tests. if anything, rotate between the walnut/wormwood/clove cure and this cure when they get irritable from the clove base remedy(with kidney teas mention above)

These Ayurvedic herbs can be purchased relatively cheap online. please only buy organic or wild harvested powders... some companies grow these herbs in the non traditional way and use pesticides or GMO... could harm pet worse than doing nothing.

Once regimen concludes, take a break. I would research heartworm season in your area and dose steadily all season with one week breaks here and there.

Turmeric is optional in this remedy and is only included to balance out bad bacteria, and/or potentiate (amplify) the effects of the other herbs

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar and Activated Charcoal for Parvo

Tue, 08 Sep 20 07:58:32 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Louisiana) on 09/08/2020

I love your post Tammie and thank you for that info. At the same time I can't help but wonder if the vet visit had anything to do with the pup getting sick. As I child I just can't remember Parvo being a household name as it is now.....

It was just a thought that occurred to me when I read your post.

  Borax for Dogs

Mon, 07 Sep 20 12:55:58 -0700
Posted by Lydia (Florida) on 09/07/2020

I've noticed everyone on the internet who says Borax is dangerous is trying to sell something. Also, what could be more dangerous than the poisons in flea and tick control products.

  Re: No Grain Diet For Dogs With Skin Issues

Sun, 06 Sep 20 17:27:03 -0700
Posted by Tonya (Arizona) on 09/06/2020

Please share the name of ghe dog food. I have a 4 month old Boxer that is living on benadryl and bagbalm to have peace.

Please ..


Apple Cider Vinegar + for Flea Infestation

Fri, 04 Sep 20 07:25:15 -0700
Posted by Dee (Camano Island, Wa) on 09/03/2020
5 out of 5 stars

We bought a house and the former owners clearly had pets that were not treated and did not treat the house. No one told us anything. Never had flea problems before and then this house was so badly infested that our GSD literally chewed himself naked and raw. He even got a serious skin infection due to the chewing because of the fleas. Ugh!

We first put all the animals out on the deck and literally treated EVERY surface (windowsills, carpets, baseboards, mattresses and box springs, furniture including under the cushions) with a mix of diatomaceous earth, borax, baking soda, with a few drops of lemon oil and eucalyptus oil.

Before bringing the pets in, bathed all of them with a mix of Dawn dish soap, baby shampoo, and a few drops of tea tree oil; rinsed; applied a 50/50 of the ACV and water as another rinse; let the ACV rinse dry on the coat! ; then applied a mix of 1/2 to 3/4c coconut oil gently melted and mixed with 1/4 c olive oil along with about 8 drops of lemon oil, rosemary oil, 10-20 drops collodial silver, 2 drops clove oil, and 8 drops lavender oil rubbed well into fur and on skin. Dogs liked the conditioner and tried to lick it all off. :) Fleas hated the ACV mix rinse and the coconut oil mix conditioner.

The fleas with the conditioner were jumping ship and twitching and dying all over the deck where we were treating our pets. Left the carpet mix on for 5 days, vaccuumed, repeat mix, vaccuum in 3 days, repeat mix, vaccuum daily for about a month. No more flea problems and all without chemicals! Also we have treated our yard here, where there is no flea down time, with nematodes to kill fleas, their eggs, and their larvae for two years straight. Does wonders.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Issues in Cats

Thu, 03 Sep 20 11:56:11 -0700
Posted by Ems56rn (New York) on 09/03/2020

Homeopathic remedies should NEVER be mixed w food or drink (except water). ALSO- IT MUST BE GIVEN IN BETWEEN MEALS (at least a half hour before or after food). The remedies are so diluted, it is their energy (for better lack of explanation) that stimulates the body to respond. I use these remedies on myself, my family & my cats.

Shake the remedies if they are in their bottle or tube. DO NOT TOUCH THEM WITH YOUR FINGERS. Carefully shake out 2 or 3 (depends on the size) into a clean class with a small amount of water (a tablespoon or two works well). Let it dissolve, then use a clean eyedropper to transfer the droplets of water to the cats mouth. As long as the water touches the inside of the mouth(musosal membrane of the cheeks or top & bottem), it will work. They will swallow it which is fine.

It can work quickly...can be used 2- 3 times a day if the symptoms are acute. If the remedy is one that works for the cat- you should see results after 24 hours.

Research Homeopathy Remedieson a search engine like Duck duck go- to get better results to get a better understanding of the whys & hows. Good luck!

Activated Charcoal For Gangrene

Mon, 31 Aug 20 06:31:21 -0700
Posted by A Beaudry (Spring Hill, Fl) on 08/30/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely LOVE this site. So much appreciate all of the postings from which I've saved many thousands of dollars in veterinary fees. In addition to farm animals, I have 8 dogs and 7 cats so I'm always turning to this site for help with natural remedies.

Some time ago, one of my Guinea Hens was seriously injured and developed Gangrene in the wound on her leg. I like to try to save my animals rather than put them down, so I found the recipe on Earth Clinic for the Activated Charcoal Poultice and used it. She recovered from the Gangrene and although she had a limp, she lived a good life. I've since used it for other wounds on my animals to successfully prevent Gangrene. Activated Charcoal is a staple I would never be without. Hope this helps someone else to save the life of their pet or farm animal.

  Re: Herpes Remedy Needed for Cat

Sat, 29 Aug 20 16:07:31 -0700
Posted by Donna Stehr (Preeceville, Saskatchewan ) on 08/29/2020

One of the cats I used to have always had a runny eye.The vet said it was a blocked tear duct.One weekend when the town vet wasn't available, she ended up with her eye swollen shut and very swollen.We were going to take her to the vet the following Monday.

I googled it and found out it was a reoccurring herpes virus probably passed on to her from her mother.The EarthClinic sight suggested ACV diluted with water in a 1:3 solution.Dip a cotton ball and squeeze the mixture onto the scruff of the neck between the shoulder blades until the area is wet but not dripping.Then I also gently wiped her closed eye with it.

Not only was she completely cured in a few days, the virus never bothered her again.

  Re: Rabies Shot Side Effects

Sat, 29 Aug 20 06:46:18 -0700
Posted by Mrpickles (Sfca) on 08/29/2020

Thank you! My vet gave my dog a so called rabies shot and his heart blew up three sizes in one day. Of course I had to pay for the x-rays and everything else that followed. he even offered to sell me a dog coffin-it was a nightmare and totally unnecessary. if only I had turned off the tv and read my holistic dog encyclopedia my baby would be here today...

  Re: Borax

Fri, 28 Aug 20 07:56:57 -0700
Posted by Amanda (Missouri (mo)) on 08/27/2020

Does this really work and what do I do I how do it.

EC: The most popular remedy for mange is the borax and peroxide treatment from Ted. Thousands of people have used this remedy worldwide since 2004. Instructions here:

Cayenne for Arthritis and Poop Eating

Tue, 25 Aug 20 14:12:20 -0700
Posted by JuneBug (Pasadena) on 08/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I started putting a couple shakes of cayenne in my elderly dogs' meals to stop one from eating poop and help her better absorb nutrients. They are fed a freeze-dried raw food and are doing well on it but slow from arthritis and hip dysplasia. They are definitely more "zippy" on walks since I added the cayenne. It seems to have stopped the eating poop issue.

Remedies Needed for Bot Fly on Pets

Fri, 21 Aug 20 13:14:32 -0700
Posted by Nancie (Vernal, Ut) on 08/21/2020

I need help with what think are bot flies in my tiny dog. She's a mouser and chases chipmonks. What can I use on the tiny bumps to suffocate the larvae?

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Wed, 19 Aug 20 20:15:41 -0700
Posted by Chantal (Texas) on 08/19/2020


i know this was a while back, but did you try the vinegar wash or anything else? Did it help??

 Re: Sudden Deafness Dog After Ear Infection

Wed, 19 Aug 20 20:15:32 -0700
Posted by Chantal (Texas) on 08/19/2020

Hello, I find several posts like the ones above, but no one ever shares an update on their dog's hearing months later. Any insight would be much appreciated!!

  Re: Vick's Vapor Rub for Black Spots

Wed, 19 Aug 20 17:41:00 -0700
Posted by Karen (Australia) on 08/19/2020
2 out of 5 stars

Vix vapour rub? Good lord, why would you want to use petroleum on your best friend. The ACV and witch hazel is great, but VVR? Please noooo

  Re: Turmeric for Dog's Oral Melanoma

Wed, 19 Aug 20 17:40:28 -0700
Posted by Happy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 08/19/2020

Hello, is your dog better now? Did yunnan baiyao help heal?

Manuka Honey, Turmeric, Vitamin C, and Yun Nan Paiyao for Open Pyometra

Mon, 17 Aug 20 06:39:22 -0700
Posted by Aw (Los Angeles) on 08/16/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I just wanted to add to this –

We have a 12 year old Chihuahua who has had heart failure and was already a high risk patient. 2.5 weeks ago, we took her in to the vet and they said she had an open Pyometra and said that dogs usually have surgery to remove the uterus. Since she was already a high risk patient due to her heart issues, if they put her under, they warned us she might not come back up. It felt like they were saying we either need to put her to sleep because she could die from the Pyometra or we need to risk her dying during surgery. The main vet she sees said that if we chose to do surgery, he didn't want to be the one to perform it because he didn't feel right about doing it given her heart condition and how risky it would be.

On top of that, we really couldn't afford surgery (minimum $2k) but we didn't want to give up on her. I started looking around for natural remedies and not long after, I found this video on YouTube

I did some additional research on the Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C and saw that it was posted in a few places including Earth Clinic. There was barely anything on Yun Nan other than the study Dr. Jones shared on his video. That being said, for the last 2 weeks, we've given her Clavamox, Orbax AND we've given her the honey, turmeric, vitamin C and Yun Nan powder.

Within the first 3-4 days, her energy shot up and she was back to being hyper. After about 7-8 days the discharge stopped. We're continuing to give the YunNan at least for another week. She's doing tons better. Thank you to everyone who posted. It gave us hope seeing the success stories. We're still monitoring over the next few weeks to see if she maintains her health but THANK GOD, we were able to get her healthy without needing surgery (thus far). The doctors also recommended potentially giving her hormone injections that would help expel the discharge but I don't think we'll be needing that now.

P.S. If anyone uses this, initially it was hard getting her to take the mixture of ingredients because she hates oral syringes which is how we had to give her the prescription Clavamox and Orbax. Plus the manuka, Turmeric, Vitamin C and Yun Nan mixture was so this we had to water it down and administer the syringe in 3-4 doses. We had better success mixing the ingredients into her food. We started giving her fresh food about 5 months ago which she loves and helped regulate her weight. It was a bit easier than it might have been if we were giving her kibble. We mixed those ingredients in with the food 3 times a day for the two weeks.

I hope this helps someone as this video helped us.

Thank you!!!

  Re: Stomach Issues in Pets

Fri, 14 Aug 20 07:11:27 -0700
Posted by Karen (Kissimmee, Fl) on 08/14/2020

Pine Sol is extremely toxic and should not be used. I would not use it with dogs and children in the house. White vinegar, mixed with a little Dawn dish detergent and baking soda is safe and effective cleaner - cheap and non toxic.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar as Tick Repellent

Wed, 12 Aug 20 10:58:12 -0700
Posted by Lisa (Texas) on 08/12/2020

I've heard and have a friend whose dachshund (actually 2 of them at 2 diff times and after applying meds) died from the flea applications. They seem to b especially susceptible to the effects of prescription meds. Thats why I only use things I read about here. And I have had great succes hope u can too