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?
my cat got out and was gone a week, came home with her left cheek so swollen her eye couldn't open and there was a scab on her cheek.i wiped the scab off with a cotton ball soaked in a weak borax warm water solution, the scab wouldn't come off. then i took a little tumeric out of a capsule and mixed it with water to make a paste, and covered the scab. did this last night. at 10:30 this morning on the way to the vet, the swelling was almost all gone, and the swelling was huge and there was bloody drainage coming from her mouth, so i think the tumeric helped it to drain. she was given a long acting antibiotic shot and has pain med to take twice a day for 7 days, has to go back in 10 days but she will be ok. she had no fever. i think the tumeric helped immensely, and i will use it everyday til it's healed. i take tumeric myself, once for a boil, by mouth and by putting a paste on the boil. i take up to 4 capsules daily when i feel a cold coming on, it always helps. i'm very grateful for the earth clinic
Hope, Bc Canada
Pacific Nw, Washington
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
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.