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Prednidale and ACV Safe for Dog?

Jazz (London) on 10/28/2022

Can I give my dog apple cider vinegar when she is taking 10mg of Prednidale per day, please?
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Re: Kitten with Sinusitis

Clew (Texas) on 10/27/2022

Most vets will tell you if your cat has the flu to put a humidifier in a small bathroom (any small room) with the cat for 15-20 minutes and to do this several times a day. Echinacea is supposed to help with the symptoms. I ordered it specifically for pets on amazon (Super Immune-by animal essentials) Also can use (nettle-eyebright, by petwellbeing)& (L-Lysine by Tomlyn). I ask my vet and she said all of these things were good to give and said I could even give Benadryl (1/3 -1/2 tablet encapsulated) up to 3 times per day. If you do not put the piece of Benedryl in a capsule- forget it they will foam and drool and it will be stressful to all!!! It works like a dream when you put it in a small capsule-and after pilling them let them have something wet to eat or drink to make sure pill goes down good. That?s important! Hope your babys do well.It can take as many as three weeks for the cat flu to finish its course. Do be watchful as they can get a secondary infection which will require antibiotics. But antibiotics not cure the flu?..it must run its course.

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Re: Cat With Severe Respiratory Issues

Clew (Texas) on 10/27/2022

They sell L-Lysine for cats with a tuna flavor online- just search L-Lysine for cats (chewys, amazon, ect) no prescription, and my cats love it. Also it comes with a scoop and tells you how much to give. Very Easy and reasonable price. Hope this helps someone.

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Borax vs ACV for Dogs With Yeast Issues

Brandy (Louisiana ) on 10/24/2022
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Hi,

I am so grateful to have found this website! Thank you to everyone who post such helpful information.

I have a 3 year old Shih Tzu who is suffering from yeast. I have stopped taking him to the vet to avoid all the steroids and commercial foods they try to force on me. I have stopped dog food & treats. He gets Stoneyfield Organic Probiotic Yogurt before his meals twice a day. I have been giving cooked ground beef with white rice, carrots & green beans, but will be starting him (in the next 2 days as soon as the supplements arrive) on a yeast starvation diet that I found on another very helpful website, www.homemadedogfood.com. It consist of raw organic grass-fed ground beef, hard boiled eggs including the shells, Supromega omega 3 supplement, and Dinovite supplement. I have also started putting 1/4 tsp Borax in 1 liter purified water for him to drink. However, I find him not drinking as much water as he used to. Maybe because it isn?t cold water from the fridge anymore but the borax wouldn?t dissolve in cold water so I switched to room temp water.

I bathe him with PetHonesty Chlorhexidine shampoo for yeast and have tried wiping his skin with the 50/50 Braggs ACV with ?mother?. He doesn?t like to be sprayed and will just run which is why I tried using cotton balls to wipe the mixture on him. I then found Ted?s Borax for Mange bath rinse and saw someone posted they used it for yeast. I have done that now twice within the past 5 days. I have also been using the Borax in with my laundry detergent (which is the All Free & Clear brand with no fragrance) to wash his bedding and anything he lays on.

He is still scratching himself raw if I?m not with him and constantly telling him to stop scratching, which works for about 5 seconds until I turn my head. He?s starting to get red raw spots from so much scratching and I know he?s absolutely miserable.

My questions: Can I use the 50/50 ACV mix in between the borax rinses? Should I stop the borax rinses and just rinse him in the 50/50 ACV mix? Should I try ACV in his water instead of the Borax since he doesn?t seem to be drinking as much and if so how much ACV? I feel like he wouldn?t drink that because of the strong smell but I would be willing to try if that would help.

I don?t want to bring him back to the vet but I find myself questioning if I?m doing the right thing when I see him scratching so much his skin is almost bleeding. He does get relief after the Borax rinse or ACV wipe downs but it?s very temporary. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Activated Charcoal and Magnesium for Chocolate Poisoning in Dog

Pam E. (Southwestern California) on 10/25/2022

You started a report but ended in the middle of it. What happened? Was the dog OK? How long before you knew? PLEASE finish your report, even tho it was made long ago. Without the ending how are we supposed to learn anything from it?

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Re: Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Graces (Asheville NC) on 10/24/2022

How long do you keep giving the formula? I did it and she was better in one day so I scaled down to 2 times a day for a day and now it is back.

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Sodium Bicarbonate for Ketoacidosis in Pets

Ron (USA) on 10/22/2022
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A word on Ketoacidosis, since I see no posts on it here.

My aunt's cat died of this, and she did not attempt to find any remedies on her own, simply trusted the vet and payed expensive procedures to have her cat essentially die - when she could have spent that time and money helping the cat live. The unfortunate part is how vets make you feel cornered into only one decision. they always make it seem like there's only one path. And it traps people by their emotions. It is a sick game that vets probably don't even know they're playing - just reciting their book knowledge facts verbatim, thinking they're smart guys for being able to remember a school lesson, and thinking it works just because it produces results. That doesn't mean it works. You can be prolonging a pet's life but still killing it.

Look. this remedy was taken from one of Ted's Lyme disease pages; I can't say I've tried it for ketoacidosis in pets, . But I am currently giving bicarbonates for a case of pancreatitis in canine and feline both with okay results. The pancreas needs bicarbonates to neutralize acids broken down from fats (lactic, lauric acid) and from proteins in meats ( amino acids) - without ample alkalinity, the organ can get inflamed and stop functioning properly.

Here's Ted's remedy:

"Well coconut oil is helpful, but it can lead to ketoacidosis, for which you have to alkalize with sodium bicarbonate, taken at 1/4 teaspoon after meals twice a day at least, or more advanced alkalization such as 1/8 of each sodium citrate and potassium citrate also after meals, preferably after dinner and before sleep is the best times I think."

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I would personally cut the dose down to 1/16 tsp twice a day for cats to start, or 1/8 tsp for small dogs. 1/4 tsp for medium to large dogs.

Try it, it could save your pet's life. Or, would you rather believe the vets when they say ketoacidosis is irreversible and stand by and do nothing while they whither, giving your savings to liars. Maybe it was just that vet who is like that, though. Whatever.

I just wanted there to be an option for ketoacidosis in pet remedies for any desperate pet parents to try. The method is relatively harmless.

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Oat Bran for Hairballs in Cat.. and more!

Carol (Sparks, NV) on 10/21/2022
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Oat Bran helped our cat!

I cook and eat oat bran every day myself and also give to some to our dogs and our cat. All four of our animals (3 dogs, 1 cat) seem to really like a small amount added to their food. We do also always add warm water to our dog's food. We do not add water to our cat's food but we do feed him wet food and mix it in. Our cat used to vomit about once a week but since feeding the cooked oat bran, no vomiting... seems to be helping him a lot. We learned about oat bran from our vet when our lab puppy was having diarrhea issues and have been feeding periodically until I started eating it everyday and it helped my own digestion. Our cat was a rescue and we tried all kinds of commercial hairball products but had no luck until we started feeding oat bran with his wet food.

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Need Help with Hydrogen Peroxide, DMSO for Cat With Tumor

Liz (Lomita, CA) on 10/20/2022

Dear anyone who can help,


I have a cat with a tumor that has returned in the same spot for the third time and surgery is not possible for several reasons. I have searched everywhere for a holistic vet that treats pets using DMSO, but I cannot find one anywhere, even in the greater surrounding areas where I live, in fact I cannot even get an appointment to a regular vet for 3 weeks or more. I have been looking for several weeks now. I am rather desperate. I want to try the DMSO and hydrogen peroxide solution that you were so successful with. I have some questions though and was hoping you could help me out.


1. What is the ratio of DMSO to distilled water to used?

2. Do you make up a fresh batch before each time you apply it?

3. What is the ratio of H202 and distilled water to reduce the 35% hydrogen peroxide down to 6%?

4. What is the percentage of the DMSO solution to Hydrogen peroxide solution that you actually apply?

Is it 94% of the DMSO/distilled water solution to 6% of the HP/distilled water solution which makes 100%?

5. What is the ratio of H202 and distilled water to reduce the 35% hydrogen peroxide down to 3%?

6. Do the tumors just shrink, or did they open and drain?

I would soooooo appreciate it if you could help me out. I am quite desperate and feel very overwhelmed. I thank you greatly in advance for any help and any other suggestions you might have. Thank you!!!


Sincerely,

Liz

PS-I tried to email [email protected], but the email address no longer exists.

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Re: Manuka Honey For Pyometra

Grace (North Carolina) on 10/20/2022

Is the lower strength Mannuka better as I bought the 200 strength as it seemed that it would work stronger?

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Re: Borax for Dogs

Stacie (Cincinnati) on 10/11/2022

Have you administered doxycycline for your dog's active Lyme disease? It will suppress the disease and further development of symptoms.

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Re: Catching Scabies From a Dog With Mange

Deborah (High point, nc) on 10/09/2022

Just to be clear, you cannot catch scabies from a dog with mange. Research it and you will find this accurate. Thank you.

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Re: Parvo

Hanthea (South Africa ) on 10/06/2022

Thanks for the confirmation, this explains why my Amstaff didn't get parvovirus. Thank you for your help

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Re: Long Haired Chi With Allergies, Please Help!

Art (California) on 10/04/2022

Lizzie1228, Since you said that there does feel like there are bites on his skin, in addition to what Deirdre said, you can also use the colloidal silver (CS) in a small spray bottle and apply and work it into the skin, as CS does have some antiparasitic, antimicrobial and antifungal effects, but it would need direct contact with the parasite, microorganism or fungus for best efficacy. The longer it can stay wet, the more effective it can be. Art

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Re: Long Haired Chi With Allergies, Please Help!

Deirdre (Asheville) on 10/04/2022

Hi Lizzie1228,

So sorry. I am surprised you are having such issues on a freeze-dried raw food diet. Many allergies come from kibble in my experience. I've written extensively on Earth Clinic about dealing with severe skin allergies in my dog. You can look up those posts on the allergy pets section. What helped was a raw food diet AND daily colloidal silver. Colloidal Silver was more of a temporary fix that eased itching and stopped flaking and chronic ear infections. Once I switched him to a freeze-dried raw food diet (Small Batch) with a small amount of kibble, ALL of his issues disappeared within a week. He died at age 17 a couple?of months ago with no skin allergies thankfully. That was after a number of years struggling to find something to help him.

Perhaps you can test another raw food brand? Turkey turned out to be the best for him as he had a sensitive stomach too.

Hope you find a solution.

Deirdre

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Long Haired Chi With Allergies, Please Help!

Lizzie1228 (Kansas City, MO) on 10/04/2022

I'm looking for some advice from owners whose pets have allergy issues.

I will first list the problem and then I will do what I've tried.

I have a long haired chihuahua. He is mostly white with some black spots on him. He's a couple pounds overweight. We are working on this. He just turned 6 in September.

I have fed him a raw food diet of Primal Freeze dried Nuggets since he was born. I'm not going to lie, I've given him scraps here and there which I'm working on. Most of the time it's just meat.

I have been staying in a hotel for a year looking for a place to live. I wouldn't be surprised if there's mold everywhere. It is an old hotel so I'm sure the carpets are infested with who knows what. We came from a basement that was semi moldy. Let's just say we both haven't felt our best. I Did secure a place to live and will be moving November 5th.

I usually take him on five to six walks a day. I try my hardest to keep him away from any sort of mulch, cedar or pine trees. I feel horrible for him sometimes.

There is one thing I've noticed when he's outside in the grass. I see a bunch of bugs jump up about 10 in and jump down into the grass. I have no idea what they are. There are lots of them and I've never seen them before. Except for the last 2 years.

Every time I bring him in I wash his feet either with warm water or an iodine solution mixed with water. I give him baths about once a week and try not to unless he's itching really bad. I use Zymox shampoo which is a natural shampoo. I cannot find any fleas on him. I do not like to give him vaccinations and I do not like to put toxic flea and heartworm medication on him if at all possible.

4 years ago I took him to the vet for his itching. They gave me apoquel saying it was okay for him to take and that there was nothing to worry about. After I read the side effects I immediately took him off of it after being on it a year. I then started him on Prednisone for a year and he blew up like a fat tick.

This summer I was going to do whatever it took to keep him off of pharmaceutical medications.

I do not know what's outside in our environment but it is causing us to deteriorate at a fast rate. This includes our animals. I have an idea but I'm not going to go there.

I forgot he also sneezes a lot outside and when we go up and down the halls.

A year and a half ago I started giving him an allergy supplement from pet parents. It has colostrum, salmon oil, Quercetin, probiotics and other natural things. It seems to work really well except for in the middle of summer.

When he is itching and I check him I feel like there are actual bites on him. I'm currently giving him Benadryl and I'm not happy about it. I have been giving him baths in apple cider vinegar.

He is my best friend and when he's stressed out, I get stressed out. I don't have a whole lot of money but will do what I have to provide for him. I just want him to be comfortable.

I absolutely refuse to put flea poison on him unless it becomes a problem. It seems like he has a skin reaction to it. I've worked in a vet before so I know about vaccines and I know about fleas and what to look for.

Several years ago I started studying natural ways to heal my body, therefore I have passed this on to him.

I worry about giving him certain things just because of his sensitivity but am willing to try if anyone has any good ideas. I would really appreciate it. He eats his food and his supplement very well. Other than that it's hard to get things on him and down him without him throwing a fit. He is a Chihuahua after all.

I guess he could have a yeast infection but I don't see any signs of that. Also the last time he was at the vet he said that in the summer 98% of his clients are due to allergy issues.

This is so frustrating. I had dogs when I was younger and they never had these issues.

I apologize if I rambled on too long. I'm just trying to cover every angle.

If you take the time to read this, and offer any advice, I truly appreciate the time you've taken and it means a lot.

Thanks

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Re: Urinary Blockage in Cat Signs?

Read More (Online) on 10/02/2022

This according to the ASPCA's website:

"Common symptoms include:

  • Straining to urinate.
  • Frequent small urinations.
  • Blood in the urine.
  • Painful urination.
  • Inappropriate urination (somewhere other than the litter box)
  • Straining without urination (urinary obstruction)
  • Crying, restlessness, or hiding because of discomfort.
  • Loss of appetite."
  • And more


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Re: Cat has Megacolon / Extreme Constipation

Dee (Missouri) on 10/02/2022

I had the same problem with my kitty Max several years ago. After a lot of money spent to have part of his colon removed due to megacolon, a new vet suggested trying a novel protein diet, meaning no chicken, fish, beef - normal meats fed to cats. We changed him to a duck and green pea diet and he got so much better just from a food change. With all the chemical pollutants in our environment that are affecting human's immune system, our pets are going through the same thing. A food change may fix everything!!!!

I realize I am replying to a pretty old question. But I wanted to put this out there in case someone else has the same issue.

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Re: Using Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Skin Problems

Violet (Cerrillos, NM) on 10/02/2022

You can add ACV with the mother to cheaper ACV and let it sit for a few weeks. The mother will grow in the cheap ACV as it is a culture.

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Re: Urinary Blockage in Cat Signs?

Tonya (Canyon Lake Texas ) on 10/01/2022

What are the signs of blockage?

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