Pets: Wound Remedies

| Modified on Jul 11, 2021

Staph Infection Remedies for Dogs
Posted by Li (HI) on 07/09/2021
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Many staph infections of the skin can be treated or prevented with some sesame oil, add it to the diet every day. You can try a bit on the skin to see the effect also.

MMS or chlorine dioxide used every hour as a skin spray worked wonders on my dog, also gave him some orally.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Doris (New Mexico) on 07/09/2021

There is nothing in DE to help teeth problems??? It's fossil remains of diatoms.. so how on earth would it even work on's dirt...doesn't make sense. Your post didn't specify the specifics on WHY it worked or how.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Chirka (Gurgaon, India) on 07/02/2021
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Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (FG DE) for rotting or painful teeth and rotting wounds

The fastest acting use I have experienced for FG DE is for teeth. I have a lot of teeth problems from a narrow jaw and bad dentist interventions. When I get a tooth pain, I place a wad of DE (made into a dough like blob with a drop of water) on the offending tooth, clamp down my teeth and go to sleep. Right as rain in the morning. And this is the report with everyone I've prescribed it to. Unfailingly. But use it the first sign of pain you get.

What more, two teeth that the dentists said have to be pulled off six years ago are serving me fine after my having given them the DE wad treatment for a week continuously.

The DE just pulls out any kind of necrosis.

And that's the second great thing I've seen it work its magic on. It also saved the paw of my cat, which was just rotting and the digits were falling off. Dipped her paw into DE, and the whole thing became a hard lump. But finally, the paw stopped rotting and whatever was left of the paw was saved.

Same thing with another cat I recommended it for. Another cat had an anal sac, with a hole as deep as the first digit of my index finger, and a foul smell. I stuffed it with DE multiple times in a day. After two days reduced application to once a day. By the seventh day, even the scar was barely visible.

Torn Ligament
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!

Posted by AllieBee (Maine) on 03/26/2021
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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!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by A Beaudry (Spring Hill, Fl) on 08/30/2020
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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.

Coconut Oil
Posted by Cat Scabs (Prescott, Mi 48756) on 01/01/2018
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I rubbed cocoanut oil into my cats cut fur to heal outbreak of scabs on her back and tail and it totally cleared up all scabs .. don't know if it was because she licked it off or just healed the scabs..

Posted by Nida (Karachi, Pakistan) on 07/30/2016

Hello, my cat has a wound on the knee of the hind leg n it's pain makes me cry .would u like to tell me if we can use sugar for every sort of cat's wounds n what is the process of pouring. Reply plz :'(

Mama's Herbal Wound Powder
Posted by Suzie (Georgia) on 04/25/2016

It is sure nice to know that there are still people out there who believe in going back to the basic. Keep this kinda of information going Mama from Tenn. I was just trying to find what I could do on my dog that keeps licking at a sore that doesn't get any better. Have a good evening.

Mama's Herbal Wound Powder
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 04/07/2016
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Recently I was not at home when one of our cats was outside and cut his paw (we don't know how.) My 12 year old daughter was home and very concerned when she saw his paw bleeding and that he was leaving a track of blood where he walked!

Well, she is a budding herbalist I suppose. She went straight for the herbal wound powder that we make and keep on hand. She sprinkled it onto the wound to help it to stop bleeding. I think she repeated this several times over a short while. She knew the powder would stop the bleeding. And it did. It helps to form a scab as well.

Here is what was in my wound powder:

1 part plantain leaf powder
1 part omfrey root powder
1/8 part Myrrh gum powder
1 part slippery elm bark powder
1 part Oregon grape root powder

I keep a little jar of this in my kitchen and also one in each car. A friend loves to use this on her pet dogs and cats and has gone through a couple of jars!

Some of those ingredients are pricey. Lalitha Thomas, who wrote "Ten Essential Herbs" just uses equal parts of goldenseal and slippery elm bark powder.

These herb powders have anti-infective properties and also styptic properties (they will stop the bleeding.) The powders mix with blood and form a scab. The scab should not be removed once formed, but if bleeding reoccurs, more powder can be added.

Herb powders like this should NOT be used on puncture wounds. Epsom salt soaks would be better for that. I would also not use this on wounds that were deep and not clean.

I was reminded of the recent story of my daughter and her cat when I cut my finger last night while trimming my son's hair. I have done this several times and a cut on the knuckle is painful and wants to keep opening back up. Last night I put wound powder and a bandaid on it. It helped the pain and stayed the bleeding. Today the cut looks good without a bandaid. And it doesn't hurt at all.

If I were faced with a bleeding wound and I didn't have the above powders on hand, I would mix together 1 part cayenne pepper powder and 2 parts turmeric. The sting from the cayenne would not last long. (I have used it straight on paper cuts and it didn't hurt at all! )

~Mama to Many~

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Wanda (Conroe ) on 02/21/2016

I was wondering if you covered the wound and if so, with what type of dressing? Thanks for your input. Wanda

Posted by Chelsofly (Usa) on 11/27/2015
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I had a cat that had a massive open wound under its chin which had gotten infected. I was taught by an holistic animal vet to pack the wound with raw honey. It worked like a dream. It was a sticky mess and she would lick her fur ... which aids in the healing also. I was also told that if I did not have Honey, that plain Sugar (yes I did say plain Sugar! ) can be used to pack the open wounds and it will work the same way. I have used the remedy on my kids and dogs also and am a believer! Also taking Turmeric internally....

Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/09/2015

Hey Bev!

While kerosene, linseed oil and turpentine can be an excellent wound remedy, I would hesitate to use it on cats because cats lack a liver enzyme that helps them break down certain compounds and flush them out of their system; this in turn can lead to liver failure.

Can you capture this cat and get her to a rescue scheme? Even if you captured her and held her inside your home in a cage, you could treat her wound and allow it to heal to the point where you could release her again.

The maggots, while gross, do serve a critical role in eating the dead flesh in her wound, but being pestered by a constant flurry of biting flies cannot be helping :-(

Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
Posted by Bev Berard (Gatineau, Quebec) on 07/08/2015

Hi there, could I use the Kerosene and Raw Linseed Oil on a wound that has maggots in it?

I have a stray cat that was attacked by something, the flies will not leave her alone. Please help me.


Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 06/23/2015

Please, if your pet has skin issues that are oozing, red, inflamed, infected, etc., etc., PLEASE GET THEM TO THE VET!! If these skin issues are this bad it means an infection! Really needs to be healed first with antibiotics from your vet. Then AFTER they are healed with antibiotics, you can then try some of the recommended preventative treatments.

NOTE: if you can't afford your vet, ask your vet if he/she take CareCredit. Most vets do nowadays. It's an interest-free loan good for up to 6-months term.

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/23/2015

Hey Samarra!

If this were my dog I would bathe him and pay extra attention to the wounded area, making sure it was cleaned and debrided of scabs or crusty tissue. Then I would apply an over the counter wound cream or ointment, such as a triple-antibiotic from the drugstore. You may have to apply twice a day - making sure the wound is thoroughly cleaned before each application of the antibiotic ointment. Do this first and keep an eye on the wound. You can still do the turmeric in the food, but for sure clean the wound and put a top dressing on it.

Posted by Samarra (Pacific Nw, Washington) on 06/23/2015 1 posts

My 1 yr old King Shepherd Dog has oozing and a red patch on his testicles (scrotum). I don't see anything that might have caused it. Although it's possible a deer or horse fly got him. I did read here that some people recommend giving 1-2 tsp of turmeric with the dog's food; and another recommended putting sugar on the wound. Does anyone have any specifics on either turmeric for internal or external use &/or sugar for external use? How much of either or both and what goes with it? How long does it take to see results? I live almost an hour way from a vet so any help or info you could give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 02/05/2015

For all open bleeding wounds use straight turmeric powder. My big rescue dog had almost his entire back hairless, bleeding septic and infected. He healed very quickly and without pain or itch. Keep applying the powder daily as needed and protect items from getting a bright yellow. This also applies for deep wounds.

Do not wash as turmeric is antibiotic, making new blood as well. Later use coconut oil or ACV (apple cider vgr.) as you see fit. If there is ongoing itching later on see EC on staph infection for dogs.

Namaste Om

Posted by Anastasio (Laholm, Sweden) on 02/05/2015

Please tell me how you mix the turmeric with the water and if you cook it please tell me for how long time ?! Thank you for you may aswer back!

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lavender Oil
Posted by Jemira (Overland Park, Ks, Us) on 06/01/2013

Turmeric is one thing I have yet to try (for anything) but you are the 4th person in a week that has told me about it. (grin) The world must be hinting at me to try it out. Think I will get some tomorrow. Thank you Om!

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lavender Oil
Posted by Om Sairam (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 06/01/2013

To Jemira. Glad you were able to help the poor thing. I had a cat brought to me years ago with deep tooth bites on each side of the spine. Vet's pills, etc. Did nothing. Then I remembered turmeric, packed the powder deep into the wounds. The next day she came from under the bed. The wounds had begun to close in, no sign of infection and she was healed in record time. Cost nothing. Best regards. Om

Grapefruit Seed Extract, Lavender Oil
Posted by Jemira (Overland Park, Ks, Us) on 06/01/2013
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In January of this year the cat that lives under my garage (he came with the house I bought it seems) was bitten in the face by what looked to be a large dog by the size of the holes. I cleaned him up and left him alone as animals heal pretty well usually. I kept an eye on him but the wounds were not getting better and by February I took him to a vet. Shots and a hundred dollars later we were out the door with instructions on what to do.

6 weeks pass. Wounds are looking worse and had gone necrotic despite the fact I had followed the vets instructions to the letter. He smelled like rotting meat. Almost in tears as he is the sweetest cat - never once fought, scratched or tried to bite me while cleaning his face - I thought I would have to put him down. As I sat there with him in my lap I thought about what I knew. Side note, western meds make me sick and if there is a side effect I will 95% of the time have it so it's natural or nothing for my health for the most part. I remembered reading about a man that healed his fathers necrotic diabetic foot wound with grapefruit seed extract (GSE), a woman that had kept her cats safe from a virus that killed a lot of cats in her area by putting a drop of GSE in their water and a man that cured his horse of colic using GSE in it's water. Kills mold, staph and mrsa. OK, so GSE was a go. Needed more though. Then I thought about all the uses of lavender essential oil.

So I went in the house, put about 2 fingers of distilled water in a small glass cup, 2 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract, 2-3 shakes of Lavender essential oil out of the bottle and mixed it up. Went back to cat on porch and cleaned the wounds well. Like I said, he smelled like rotting meat, all hair on that side of his face had fallen out, skin was mottled - the wounds just would not heal with what the vet was having me do. Went to bed sure I would find him worse in the morning. Well, first thing in the morning I went out to see him as always. It was a miracle. Skin was not mottled, it looked pink and healthy! I was onto something. I started cleaning his face 3x everyday using the mix. For his food I gave him a bowl of fresh water with one drop of GSE added to it, his normal hard food and then in the evenings I would give him wet food with one drop of GSE in it.

4 weeks later it is 99% healed. Huge holes filled in, fur is growing back (as of week 3) and the swelling gone. My only sorrow comes from the fact I wish I had used my brain sooner and trusted what I know to heal instead of what the vet said. She is a very good vet but I could have saved the cat months of pain and oozing wounds.

Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
Posted by Eliza1 (Niagara Falls, Canada) on 01/23/2013

At some point you would think you would use common sense and seek professional help instead of letting this animal suffer. Why would you let them continue to live in such pain? Go to a vet!

Ribwort Plaintain
Posted by Sandy (North East, Tx, USA) on 06/24/2012

Thank You Nh Gardener from Sanbornton, Nh, Usa for replying. Thankfully she has healed up to a small scabbed over hole. Since there is a chance of her siliva gland doing this again I am copying your note just incase. Thank You! And I am going to look for the DE.

Ribwort Plaintain
Posted by Nh Gardener (Sanbornton, Nh, Usa) on 06/18/2012

For Sandy from TX re. Dog Iris--Please try giving her food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) in her dampened food, starting with 1 tsp. Once a day, increasing gradually to rounded or heaping tsp. 2 X/day. It helps in decreasing inflammation, absorbs and eliminates toxins from the body. Check internet for places to buy it. One site esp. has great human and pet testimonials. It's worth a try; good luck.

Ribwort Plaintain
Posted by Sandy (North East, Tx, Usa) on 06/13/2012

If anyones still on this site, please where about can I find Ribwort, Soldiers Weed or Snakeweed. I live in Dallas Texas. My dog Iris, part blue heeler part beagle, had a syliva duct blocked and it swelled and blew out of her throat. Her throat needs help healing and I come up with marajuana when I do searching on the internet. Why is it when you need something you can never find it?

Posted by Nichole (Middletown, Ohio Usa) on 01/26/2012
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Topical iodine in the form of Betadine works wonders on wounds that require tissue deep repair, my goat got his foot tangled and was stuck outside for two days n the snow like that ( I was in bed with the flu for a week and could barely breathe when I got out of bed) anyways, his foot had swelled from the circulation being cut off and then froze solid. We brought him in and kept in and kept him in the bathroom while his foot thawed, I was unsure what to do with him at the time and gave him lots of colloidal silver to drink and soaked a bandage in it and wrapped it on his foot, I waited two weeks and saw no real improvement (the flesh on his foot was solid as a rock and he could not flex it or move it in any way) so I tried iodine, wrapped his foot in iodine soaked gauze and then wrapped it in duct tape (thanks to the advice of a friend) to form a boot to keep it protected and allow the iodine to absorb and not dissipate.

After ONE week the swelling was completely gone and his foot was no longer solid, I could move it and flex his hooves, something I could not in any way do before. It didn't look pretty though the layers of skin and fur were coming off in patches and I was worried about it being gangrene at first, but I wrapped it again and left it for another week. This time when I took it off nearly all the old skin and fur were off and new skin was in its place with new fur sprouting out! Again I wrapped it and left it for another week, at this point the fur was fully grown in and you couldn't tell it had been so severely damaged just 3 weeks earlier.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 01/20/2012 2084 posts

Amanda, the CS would probably do best orally to beat any infection your kitty might incur from the wound. As for making CS there are a number of videos on YouTube detailing different methods. Some aren't so good and some completely and purposely misleading, like the guy making CS with tap water. Hydrogen Peroxide would work well on the wound itself.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Amanda (Conklin, Ny) on 01/19/2012

My kitty has a hole on his upper left chest area by the leg... It's like bb size and puffy around the area... A lite colored fluid is leaking out of it... No blood.. Was wondering how to make colloidal silver and if you think this would help him... Thanks so much, amanda

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Hawkeye (Richland, Sc) on 01/13/2012

I know staph infections are nothing to mess with, but what would help cool this irritation would be putting some colloidal silver in a spray bottle and spraying it on the wound. Colloidal Silver was used for antibiotic properties before antibiotics came along. It disables the bacteria or virus from being able to replicate. They even sell bandaids with silver impregnated onto it. Apparently they know that it stops germs from multiplying.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Mmm (Spring, Texas) on 12/15/2011

Same thing happened to my goat. I went to the feed store and bought Penicillin and syringes too. Everyday my husband had to push pus out of his wounds but he made it through...

General Feedback
Posted by Karen (West Palm Beach, Florida) on 11/02/2011

Please look at the diet! Think seriously about a raw meat and bone diet. You can learn everything about this at Seriously! My dog has been eating this diet (frozen patties thawed and mixed with yogurt or cottage cheese, some boiled chicken and french cut green beans (just a little)) for 11 years. People compliment her beatiful coat. Your baby's skin is most likely a reaction to dry food diet. TRY this... you will see results almost immediately and within two weeks, the condition will be clear.

Torn Ligament
Posted by Virginia (Hamilton, Ont) on 10/20/2011


Torn Ligament: I have the same problem with a 5 yr old Mastiff, torn ligament in rear leg at knee. Vet says best to put him down, claims it will never heal without surgery. Says the dog is too heavy for him to heal and only way is surgery which he told is $4,000. -5,000. Which cannot afford. Have you heard from anyone or does anyone have any suggestions how we can heal this. He is being crated right now, and only activity is going out on a leash for potty. thks.

Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
Posted by Mansij (Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh) on 09/14/2011

Hey Trixie...

We Did Use Kerosene oil on our dog's wound.....

And I have no idea how our little nino is feeling right now... The wound got wayy badd in just a matter of days... Im gonna use both Kerosene oil and Linseed oil tomorrow... I hope it works... I just want him to recover.... Hes in PAIN... and is very tired .

Me and my Parents are praying that he gets well ... because we love him a lot... And hes just a kid...
Pls Reply ASAP if you have any Further Suggestions... Thank You!

Heal Naturally
Posted by Sweetamers2373 (Wildomar, Ca) on 09/06/2011

Hey! So 1 of our chickens got bit by a dog and her whole rt. side has a HUGE chunk taken out of her :( We can see her tissues and insides completely. What should we do ? She is in alot of pain.. Please help us! Thank you!

Torn Ligament
Posted by Abedog (Kirkland, Usa) on 08/19/2011

Hello, Our 80 pound dog tore a ligament in his back leg. The vet says the only way he will ever be able to use the leg again is with surgery. She said that if we don't do the surgery, he will be in chronic pain. We love our dog very much and want the best for him. Has anyone had this happen and used alternative remedies to help the situation?

Oatmeal Poultice
Posted by Heather (Katy, Tx) on 05/21/2011
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Here's one we've been using for years. Cheap and usually effective! Soak oatmeal in enough water to make a paste. Probably slightly less than a 50/50 mixture. Spread the paste on problem areas such as heat spots and small cuts, or irritated skin. Let stand for 5-10 minutes, or as long as your dog will let you. Rinse off, but don't scrub! Use water only to rinse, no washcloth or anything. PAT dry. Repeat several times every day until healed. Completely safe if your pet licks it afterward. If you're lucky enough to have a pet that doesn't lick at it - try dabbing straight aloe vera on it as well, afterward.

For anyone who wants to know why it works; oatmeal contains the chemicals avenanthramides and phenols... which are supposed to soothe skin.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Cat (Naples, Florida) on 09/04/2010

I most definitetly agree with Jane from Pasadena.

White Bread and Milk Poultice
Posted by Tonzzi (Bend, Oregon) on 08/03/2010

A friend told me about this. A horse rammed a stick into its chest, it's owner removed the crust off of a piece of white bread and soaked it in milk and used it as a poultice, re-doing it every day. It took 3 months to draw the stick out and the horse recovered! Tonzzi

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Merryanne (Orange City, Florida, Usa) on 06/09/2010 120 posts

If he is drinking,,boil some chicken and let him drink that broth,,just give him the meat juice and water to flush his system,,check his food for soy bean contamination

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Jane (Pasadena, California) on 06/10/2010

Hi, this sounds to me like a serious staph infection. I would take your dog to a vet as soon as possible. Don't mess around with home remedies at this point as they may make the condition even worse or spread. I had a dog with a small hot spot that turned into a staph infection. The only thing that worked was antibiotics and ointments from the vet. Don't wait on this, trust me!

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Rainman (Central, Vt, Usa) on 06/10/2010

First of all.. .onions are known to be toxic to dogs. I think cooked onions are safer. But, your dog doesn't need them, I would eliminate them all together. Grains are another thing a dog does not need and tends to cause more problems (digestion and allergies). I would feed RAW 75% muscle meat, 10% meaty bones, 10% organ meat and if you are dead set on feeding vegetables.. then add them in as the remaining 5%. As it stands now... your dog is missing a big fundamental portion of the required diet: Bioavailable CALCIUM/Phosphorous. Not to mention all of the mineral goodies in Marrow. It's the best thing for their teeth and gum health too.

To the actual reason for posting... and without seeing a picture of it... sounds like your dog is suffering from a staph infection. I would start seeking help asap.

Multiple Remedies
Posted by Elizabeth (Portland, Oregon, Usa) on 06/08/2010
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I have an 8 1/2 year old alapah bull dog/terrier mix. Every year for the past 5 years he's devloped itchy open sores that become infected quickly. Durring this past week he went from not unusually itchy to having the worst open sore yet. This happened upon our return from Southern Oregon where it is terribly flea and tick infested, I checked him over for ticks several times finding none, and bathed him before coming home.

I discovered the sore the day after I got home when I had seen a small amout of blood and poured some 3% peroxide over it. I realized It was larger and he protested like crazy. I shaved the wound and around it, 7 days ago, he has not withstood even washing it with plain water (either cool or luke warm). He will not let me cut the hair back anymore at all. He has only barely tolerated (due to intoxication from marijuana oil in his food today) a pack made of a piece of clean linen with dried goldenseal sprinkled sprinked (maybe 1/8 teaspoon) topped off with 1/4 to 1/2 cups of raw russet grated potatoe. It looks a little better, but even intoxicated he won't stand for it to be placed more than 1/4 of wound at any time or in one setting.

I have tried plain water rinsing, a cool calendula tea rinse,thick cool oatmeal tea rinse, neosporin, and silversulfadiazine. But he just goes nuts and finds a way to rub off what ever I applied, or he has bulldozed his way out of the bath tub (he has never done this before) He has always had a high pain tolerance. And has never not let me do what ever I want to him, (except once after a fight where he got tore up quiet severely). But everything I have tried he acts like I am applying a flesh eating acid or something to the like to his sore.

It is now about 3 1/2 inches in diamiter, and seems to be growing maybe a quarter to a half in a day, with or with out him scratching at. It smells. It drains puss and blood almost continually,It's location is on the back of his neck over the left shoulder.The location prevents me from putting any kind of collar to allow me to cover his back toe nail to prevent him from scrating it any more.

I mostly feed him a homemade food comprising of approxametly 30% muscle meat,30% grain (usually oats, sometimes rice), 20% dark green or orange vegables,10% organ meat, 5% bran, 5% onoins, galic, cayenne pepper, or things like that. That in combitation with some of what ever I eat. He also suppliments his diet with what ever dry food my brother's dog is being feed at the time, when, for instance, I get ill (was outsleeping with flu for 4 days this week)

Please What can I do to give him some kind of relief now, and help him heal long term? What other information can I offer to help you help me help him. Thank You

Sincerely, Elizabeth

Kerosene, Raw Linseed Oil
Posted by 3rivers (Tulsa, Oklahoma) on 05/31/2010

I have a question on the kerosene and linseed oil? I have a goat who was attacked by dogs and now she is in the house due to half her back thighs missing most of the meatty area. She acts as though nothing is wrong with her so I am continuing treatment which has been sugar and iodine mixed. I have been packing it and trying to wrap it. But am trying to find a better way as the sugar just melts and it is just about in possible to bandage the area.Will this mixture help with this severe of a wound and will it fill back in after time. I run a rescue and I have a ton of animals. Would this work on any animal? For wounds etc.??

Posted by Robert (Martinez, Ca, Usa) on 03/02/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I experienced an injured dog on a hike, it had gotten into barbed wire & was bleeding profusely with the owners not knowing what to do I picked some wild,(of course), yarrow, (achillea millefolia), & applied it to the wound stopping the bleeding.Yarrow is easy to grow & is a very good friend/gift to have around. Identifying is easy & it has a pleasant distinctive odor. Pictures are available on the net. This would be my first choice in the field or at home as I once suffered a laceration which would have required sutures as so claimed my nurse friend. I picked my yarrow friend that I had grown in my yard & applied it with a dressing. The bleeding stopped & also the throbbing pain within minutes. I left it on overnight & when I removed the dressing the next morning. it looked as though it had been sutured! I have used plantain,(plantago), as a drawing agent for absesses & it is a good field remedy for poison oak or nettle sting as it is anti-inflamatory.It grows plentiful in most areas & easily identified, see net for pictures. There are 2-types, the large leaf & more narrow, lance-like, leaf. They grow tall stalks straight up from the leaves & the seed pods are at the tips which can be removed for planting in your garden. One pod can grow say 50 plants or more pending the size. Always remember to leave some for the outdoors so the population remains healthy & thank the creator for the gift when harvesting.

Cayenne Pepper
Posted by Chowiam (Playas De Rosarito, Baja Mexico) on 10/22/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My indoor cat managed to badly cut a vein on her hind leg. The veterinary office does not open until 10:00 am and the accident happened at 8:30 am. I applied cayenne pepper and the bleeding slowed then stopped.When I went to see the vet, at first she said the injury could not be too serious because it wasnt bleeding. When the wound was washed then the bleeding started again. My cat required four stitches. What works for humans also works for your pets.