Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra - #1 Most Popular

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Pyometra Remedies on Earth Clinic.

Combining three remedies, manuka honey, turmeric and vitamin C, has been found to be the most effective natural remedy solution for dogs with pyometra.

Pyometra Remedy Protocol

Over twenty Earth Clinic readers have tried this combo of remedies over the past few years and reported success.

Manuka Honey Dosage for Pyometra

Manuka honey can be found at health food stores and larger natural grocery stores. If you cannot get manuka honey, substitute raw honey until you can order some online.

  • Over 80 pounds   3 teaspoons
  • 21-80 pounds       1 1/2 teaspoon
  • 5-20 pounds         3/4 teaspoon

 Turmeric Dosage for Pyometra

Turmeric can be found at health food stores or your grocery store. If you have turmeric capsules you can empty the capsules out to find out how much each capsule contains.

  • Over 80 pounds   1 teaspoon
  • 41-80 pounds       1/2 teaspoon
  • 21-40 pounds       1/4 teaspoon
  • 5 -20 pounds        1/16 -1/8 teaspoon

Vitamin C Dosage for Pyometra?

The sodium ascorbate vitamin C is the easiest on the stomach of your dog.

  • 5-20 pounds          500-1,000 mg
  • 20-80 pounds        1,000-2,000 mg
  • Over 80 pounds    2,000-4,000 mg


  1. The suggested dosages above are to be give three times a day.
  2. Do not divide the dose by three, use the listed amount each time you dose your dog.
  3. On the first day of treatment, you may even wish to give each dose 4 or 5 times and then use the protocol three times a day. Once the infection is resolved, continuing one dose of the protocol daily for a month can help prevent a re-occurrence.
  4. If you only have one or two of the three items for the protocol available, use what you have and secure the remaining items as soon as possible.
  5. The hardest part of the protocol may be getting your dog to take the remedies.
  6. Be gentle and creative. Figure out what treats tempt your dog the most. Cooked chicken or liver may work well to mix the ingredients with.
  7. If your dog refuses foods take the ingredients for each dose and mix them together with some water to make the ingredients thin enough to put into a syringe. Slowly and gently give the solution to your dog a little at a time. It is okay if it takes 10 -15 minutes to get the solution in to your dog.
  8. Keep your dog comfortable, clean and warm while she is recovering.

Continue reading below for important tips and encouragement from our readers who successfully used this protocol to cure their dog of pyometra.

If you try these remedies, be sure to return and report your feedback so that others may benefit from your experience!

27 User Reviews

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Posted by Brebigmomma (Indiana) on 09/10/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra -This really works its amazing

On March 21 my dog pretty much stopped eating she lost a lot of weight and I share a dog w my sister and my sister took her 2 the vet & they told her she had a false pregnancy and sent her home w meds and a month later my sister took her back cuz she still wasn't better. The vet sent her home w antibiotics and inflammation Meds. Our dog is 10yrs old & again our dog was not getting better. Her vet should have caught this. The last time she went, she had a lot of the symptoms of pyometra. 3 weeks ago, she started leaking the infection out and I looked up what was going on. Well, our dog's been on the remedy protocol for about a week, maybe a Lil less, and the infection is almost gone.

I read a review on here about adding cinnamon and antibiotics w the remedy so that's what I've done. As of right now, her infection is almost clear and not as much is leaking out of our dog. This remedy is the best... her vet couldn't even catch this.

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Posted by Hannah M (Houston) on 07/23/2021
4 out of 5 stars

Hi, My girl of 11 has open pyometra. I called the vet and they said to take her to er, I did not have $2000 for the surgery so I did research and stumbled upon this site. I found out that I had everything except for Manuka honey. She was still eating luckily but drinking a lot. Her eyes were rolled back and I panicked. and I started her on the regiment. 4x day on the first. The next day her eyes were normal. I did it 4 times a day for 3 days.

For the first 3 days, she was discharging pus and on the 4th it was just blood. My question is how long does it take for the infection to heal? What are the stages of healing, does it go from pus to just blood and then stop? How long do I do this? any advice would help.

Replied by Debbie
(East Sussex)

Hi, I'm sorry, but my advice would be to get her to a vet. She needs to have her womb removed.

This is something she could die of.

Isn't there a charity/vet you could take her to? Or phone an animal charity for urgent help?

Replied by Cindy
(Illinois, USA)
339 posts

I would not give a carnivore honey of any kind but, that's just me.

I've spent the day reading colloidal silver testimonials to get an idea of what dosages people are using and I can say, hands down, that's what I'd use. 1 or 2 dropperfuls of 10 or 20 ppm, 3 or 4 times per day.

I would have 2 separate expectations from it - 1) that she would feel much better after the very first and 2) that, after the first couple of doses, she won't fight about taking it.

Pets are especially difficult because they're like children but, also, one would gladly sell one's house to save one's child but a pet - one would be WILLING, in many cases, but, at the same time, one would also know how insane it would be which just makes one feel horrific.

I'm so sorry for this experience of both you and your dog. I suppose most here know how it feels. I'm no longer allowed to have pets for this very reason, which is a law I myself carved in stone because I'm such a wuss.

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Posted by Nicole (California ) on 05/19/2021
4 out of 5 stars

How long do your dogs have the pus/blood discharge from when you start this remedy?

So my dog has been sick for about 5 days. Her stomach has been bloated and hard the past two days. She drinks water but doesn't really want any food. Yesterday I stumbled on this page when I was looking up reddish discharge. I gave her the first does last night and in the morning her butt was in a puddle of pus/blood and her stomach was no longer swollen. She seems more energetic and has a higher spirit and has started to eat and play. Her discharge now is just blood. Is this normal? If so about how long does the blood continue to discharge?

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Posted by Tab (Va) on 04/18/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 4 yr old Shitzu Yorkie and I believe she may have pyometra. She is discharging a mucus like discharge that is yellowish brown. I first noticed it yesterday and called 2 pet hospitals and they all said to bring her in but I am low on funds and we are leaving for harpoon in a few days. I saw the video on YouTube about the Manuka Honey, Turmeric, and vitamin C and went to the store to get the ingredients. I started the remedy last night with one dose because it was pretty late.

Also gave her 1/4 of a Tylenol tablet to make sure she wasn't in pain or had a fever. I will continue using this remedy until our flight and will take her to the vet on base ASAP. Will this remedy keep her in the clear until then?

Also, as a second option, I have 300 mg capsules of Clindamycin from when my pit Bull had a skin infection. Is it ok to open the capsule and give my dog only part of the capsule since she is a smaller dog? Please help.

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Posted by Bordbldrs (Aynor, South Carolina) on 06/26/2020
0 out of 5 stars

I tried the Manuka honey and tumeric and vitamin C mix for my dogs Pyometra and followed the correct dosing per my dog's weight and it did not work at all. Some of the infection discharged but her abdomen kept getting bigger and bigger and she finally lost the battle. All happened in a matter of couple weeks. From time I took her to the vet and got antibiotics for her but could not afford the $2000 surgery so I found this site with the natural remedy and I am saddened to say it did not work at all for my dog. She just kept progressively got worse with her condition. I would think before I trusted this remedy with my pets life with this concoction. If it worked for you then hallelujah but it did not for me and I lost my pet.

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Posted by Cathy (Hayward, CA) on 03/01/2020

Thank you earthclinic you gave me hope to take care of my chihuahua who is suffering from the effect of Pyometra. It started as a closed Pyometra. She is so sick the vet clinic encouraged me to have her an emergency spayed but the expenses I can't afford much with the thought of losing her but I read on your website and give me big hope that I will be able to take care of her so from closed I make sure she is comfortable and placed low warm setting on the warmer and started with the concoction and antibiotics from the vet office then it became an open Pyometra then the tummy shrink and make sure she is clean all the time then a day or 2 my dog start eating on her own and start recovering just waiting for her to get stronger and will do the spayed this time not emergency and have better chance of recovery.

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Posted by Wendy (Philippines) on 05/26/2019
4 out of 5 stars

Thank God I found this page, I immediately went out to buy Turmeric. Our 10 yo lab was bloated, not eating (and that's a major red flag because she's a big eater), and then it progressed to limping and unable to use her hind legs. She was diagnosed with arthritis but the vet already suspected she also had pyometra (she didn't have discharges when I brought her) because she said our dog exhibited signs. We requested bloodwork and it was found she has an infection. She was put on antibiotics for 10 days. It's our 5th day today, she was just there lying all day and can't get up. Today, she ate a piece of the meat I gave her, but not much. but it was an improvement because she would refuse anything I'd give her until today. Still, I was desperate. I had even thought of having her put down but I just couldn't shake off the feeling that there must be some natural remedies. And I found this page! I don't have Manuka honey, I only have raw honey atm. Will this be okay? Also, since our Chiquita is already on antibiotics, is it okay to supplement it with your 3-ingredient formula?

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Posted by AmericanBulldogger (Huntsville, Alabama) on 03/26/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Our 11yr. old American Bulldog finished up what was an extra long heat cycle about a month ago. Two weeks after the heat cycle ended, we noticed a clear discharge with a few sparse drops of diluted blood.

At the time, we just thought she might have a slight case of vaginitis or a mild UTI, so we gave her some d- mannose, since it is known for helping to combat UTI's, esp those caused from E-Coli bacteria. I also had some berberine on hand, but it was 1200mgs per capsule and berberine is a very powerful substance derived from the herb, golden seal. I sprinkled half a capsule on a peanut butter sandwich, along with the d - mannose and after a few days treatment, she cleared up and was fine with no further discharge. Fast forward to a few weeks later and a few days ago. My husband and I noticed she seemed mopey, but late Saturday evening, she had an accident in the floor (which she never does).

She's always had good bladder control, but being 11yrs. old, I thought may be just age related or perhaps recurring UTI. Then as I was cleaning up, I noticed it had a very diluted bloody appearance and was looking somewhat like her heat- cycle discharge. As the night and following Sunday wore on, the discharge became thicker & heavier. So much so that I had to put a doggie diaper lined with a couple of paper towels. Sorry for the gross description, but it looked very much like a creamy tomato soup. I knew this was not good!

I took her temperature several times, but it was always perfectly normal. There was no fever, but she seemed lethargic and weak in the rear legs. She was eating and drinking ok. As a matter of fact, she was drinking more and more. I knew that was a pretty sure sign of infection and was frightened at the thoughts that it might possibly be pyo.

I started researching to see if there were any natural or homeopathic treatments. I found the natural manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c remedy here, so I was hoping it would make her better or at least buy us some time, until the vet re-opened on Monday morning. Since we show our dogs, we normally give them a variety of supplements and I happen to have powdered vitamin c on hand, along with turmeric in the spice cabinet. I remembered seeing Manuka honey at Whole Foods. We drove there and picked up the raw Manuka honey. I also started giving her more d-mannose, as I had read that E Coli bacteria is usually a main culprit with pyo, I mixed and administered the ingredients. I was afraid she was going to protest, but she seemed to be ok with the taste.

This Monday morning we awoke and took her out to potty. She had a nice, normal bowel movement and seemed to be feeling a little better. The discharge had slowed and was lighter. Even though our girl seemed better, we decided to go ahead and take her to the vet. We really didn't have money for the vet visit, as both mine and my husband's vehicles are needing major engine repairs. It's definitely a financial set back, but we scraped together what money we could, even dipping into our grocery funds. We promptly took our girl to the vet as soon as they opened. I told them I thought she might have open pyo and asked before we got started, if they would work something out with us regarding payment arrangements. We have always had a good relationship with our vet and even though their policy is to request full payment when services are rendered, they agreed to let us pay a down payment of what we scraped together and make the rest in payments. I would just like to say to others out there.. don't be afraid to ask your vet about a payment plan if your dog needs surgery. Some may not be accommodating, but some will. It never hurts to ask. I gave our vet a rundown of everything.

I told her about this natural treatment, the supplements and ingredients used and she was ok with it. They did bloodwork, took a couple of x-rays and took a sample of the discharge to view under the microscope. Our girl was dx'd with open pyo. The x-rays clearly showed the engorged uterus. They did the emergency spay surgery this afternoon and our dog came through just fine. She did so well, instead of keeping her overnight as planned, they actually allowed her to come on home. I

am so grateful to have found the info here, as I truly believe the doses of manuka honey, tumeric & vitamin c helped strengthen her for the surgery and I feel it could continue to work in conjunction with her current treatment, to help enhance the healing process. Many thanks to whoever came up with this formula and best of wishes to those going through this with their beloved pets. Pyometra is a nasty and scary thing!

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Posted by Jessica G. (Greenville, OH) on 01/09/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hello! I want to thank you for your post on remedies for pyometra! Our pug/Yorkie mix was diagnosed with pyometra and given only a couple of days to live without emergency surgery. Even then my vet was doubtful she would survive. I scoured the internet and found your website and gave her the exact doses recommended. I also included organic bone broth and cooked chicken with the medicine. She gobbled it right up. The other doses I would give to her I put in a syringe mixed with a little bit of bone broth to help liquefy it a bit. In 3 days she was up on her feet, eating, drinking and being her normal playful self!!! I could not believe it!! I did continue to give her the recommended doses for almost 10 days but reduced them down from 4 times a day to 3 then to once in the morning and once in the evening. Thanks again for this post. I will be sharing about my experience and about your website on my blog for sure!! Sincerely, Jessica G.

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Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 10lb, 13 y/o bichipoo suddenly developed signs of closed pyometra. She did not get up out of bed to watch me get ready for work and declined her daily walk and food. Her nose was very warm and dry, she was vomiting and her tummy was beginning to extend. I went to Sprouts and bought Manuka Doctor 24+ Bioactive Manuka Honey, Mega Food Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder (with Tart cherry and Black pepper), Signature Care (Safeway Brand) Chewable Vitamin C tablets 500 mg, Boiron Arsenicum Album pellets, and concentrate Trace Minerals Drops and one bottle of plain Pedialyte.

I ground up two vitamin c tabs in my mortar and pestle, added two 1/8 teaspoons of turmeric powder, the 3/4 teaspoon of Manuka honey and added 1 tablespoon of pedialyte and mixed in a condiment glass bowl until smooth. The trace mineral drops were to recharge the pedialyte after opening as Pedialyte loses it potency after two days of opening and not used.

I administered the full amount via oral syringe. I gave her one pellet of arsenicum 1 hour after the oral solution. I administered oral solution and single pellet 2x a day. We are on day 2- her nose is wet again, her tummy back down and she is eating and running around playing with her sister. We are going to continue the treatment for at least another 3 days. I am going to pay to have her fixed soon as I can before her next heat cycle. This was the first time in her 13 years that this has happened even though she has never been bred. I wouldn't be able to see her go through this again as I know next time we might not be so lucky. But thank you to Earth Clinic and all the contributors here who share their knowledge and experience. You saved Twinkie!

Replied by Shean
(Manila, Philippines)

My dog's pyometra had recurred. I'm giving her a maintenance of those 3 ( vit c, turmeric, and manuka). The last time he got her menses it didn't recur. But this month after her menses, she had colds then now she had pyometra again. What should I do? She's not eating that much. I brought her to vet every now and then just to make sure she's safe. I'm really worried. Don't want to see her in pain anymore.


Hi Shean,

It seems to me that you have to increase the dosage of the three components that you are giving to your dog. Considering that she has also a cold, then there are two health issues that your dog is dealing with: pyometra and colds. It would take a higher dose that what you are giving to help your dog get well. If she has no appetite, you have to give her the components orally with the use of a syringe.

It may help to have your dog spayed after she gets well with this current bout of pyometra. If you do not want to have her spayed, then you have to anticipate that every time she has her heat pyometra will probably follow. You have to give her an increased dose of the mixture as described in this website immediately after heat and probably for a month just to make sure that the pyometra will not recur.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Sean,

The nature of pyometra is that it will recurr; if your girl is not a breeding dog, spaying obviously removes this from happening. You might also seek out a holistic vet to see they have a non-surgical option for you.

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Posted by Evans (Marseilles, Illinois ) on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dog was not able to walk and she had a lump on her neck. I took her to the vet and they said her uterus was infected and that she had lymphoma cancer. Brought her home so everyone could say their goodbyes. I looked up natural cures for the uterus infection (pyometra). This Earth Clinic page showed to give them honey turmeric and vitamin C. I did that for a week and now she is running around like a whole new dog! The knot is even gone on her neck. I am not saying the cancer is gone but the knot could have been from the infection.

Replied by Julie H.
(Sarasota, Fl)

Could you tell me how much of each you gave and for how long? Is she still doing well?

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Posted by Lizette (Blackpool) on 06/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am so grateful for your web page. Thanks to your posts my 14 year Old Japanese Akita has escaped been put to sleep by two vets and is now fit and healthy again. Thanks to vitamin c, turmeric and manuka honey. Thank you so very much we suffered for 8 weeks with an open pyometra and within a week of taking the above she started to eat, walk and put her weight back on. She is now back on walks with her brother who is also a Japanese Akita aged 12. Thank you again xx

Replied by John

I have a 2 year old dog named Bella who I believe has pyometra, I got her while she was in heat a couple of months ago and there has been a discharge for a little while but now she doesn't want to eat and she doesn't have much energy. Do you really think the vitamin C tumor in Manuka Honey will help her or should I bring her to the vet immediately? I don't have much money so I'm not sure what to do.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey John,

Have you taken her temp? Does she have a fever? If you are not sure, my advice is to see the vet, quick before the holiday emergency rates kick in. At the very least you should have a blood panel run to see the white count/check for an infection. If you cannot afford a blood panel, running a temperature over 102 is usually a sign of infection. Vitamin C is always a good idea, and 1,000 mg and higher can be indicated for infections - with or without the use of antibiotics. Manuka honey, the GOOD stuff, is expensive and in the long run the vet might be cheaper. You are the only one who knows your budget and the condition of your dog - please let us know what you do.

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Posted by Melissa (Chicago) on 05/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I noticed a purulent discharge coming from my dogs lady part. Her name is Dazzle and she is a 12 yr old Boxer. At first I thought she was starting her season because I noticed a few drops of blood. Then within a few days she just seemed off. Not eating much but still eating, super clingy, really tired, frequent urination and heavy panting. Then all of a sudden we noticed a thick yellow/white discharge. I scoured the Internet in search of what this may be. (As it was a Sunday and local vets are closed, and ER vets here cost an arm & a leg) Long story short, after a vet visit and an estimated cost of 3k we knew it was Pyrometra. So after many hours last Monday again scouting the Internet, I found this page. Thank god! I decided to use the following method,

Dazzle is about 40lb's so this is the dosage I used,

  • 1/8 tspn of Sodium Ascorbate
  • 1/4 tspn Turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tspn of 16+ Manuka Honey

The 1st day of treatment I was aggressive giving Dazzle this 5x's a day, the next day I went down to 4x's a day and then finally 3x's a day. It's now 1 week later and my girl is just about back to herself. She is again eating, barking, and again playing with her brother and sister. She is still leaking a bit but it has majorally diminished. And the color of the discharge has lightened up. And the texture is now more watery vs thick/stringy.

I want to give a big heart felt thank you from my fur baby and myself to all of of you who have posted your reviews and treatment options. I was feeling so desperate. No one should ever have to choose between paying their bills and caring for their pet.

Replied by Melissa

How do I administer these three things to my dog cause she isn't eating? Need help ASAP...thanks

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Posted by Buramiko (Hong Kong) on 02/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Fast!! Manuka honey works just like antibiotics but only in strong strength:

First I must thank the writer and all the feedbacks on this post, without all the positive feedbacks here I might not have tried this natural remedy.

My female dachshund is 14 years old and she was spayed at young age. She had Open Pyo 3 years ago with clear bacteria discharge, my vet did a surgery to remove excessive remnents inside her belly. But last year, the discharge came back, it was never serious, discharge was clear, no foul smell, and dog seemed happy and normal. Culture was done and due to the old age, we tried to cure her with antibiotics. She had antibiotics for 6 months, condition got better but the infection/discharge only reduced but never completely eliminated. Vet said it was not healthy to take anymore antibiotics and she recommended surgery to open up and clear up the infection again.

That was the time I did research online and I came across this post. I went to buy UMF15+ Manuka Honey, Tumeric, and Vitamin C tablets. I fed my dog based on the dosage recommended on this post. A week had passed and no improvement. So I decided to go ahead with the surgery. Luckily the surgery went well, ANY remaining female organs (that were carrying the pus) were removed. No more discharge for 2 months.

But last week discharge came back!! It was quite a lot with slight brown tint color. I thought how could that happen when there was only very minimal organ left?? It's Chinese New Year holiday in my country and my vet is on leave. My dog would have to wait 5 days before my vet could see me. So I decided to try Manuka Honey again, at least for these few days hoping the infection wouldn't get worse before the holiday ends.

So I went to buy UMF 20+ Manuka Honey this time (yeah expensive). My dog weighs around 10 lbs, I feed her around 1/3 teaspoon each time, 3 times a day, also 1/2 tablet of 1000mg Vitamin C two times a day. Then miracle happened!! After 3 days, all discharge were cleared!!! Wow the effect was so fast it was just like antibiotic - except it was all natural! It was even better than antibiotics as she had them for 6 months and they didn't clear up the infection. Now I cancelled my vet appointment and I'll keep feeding her the same dosage until the entire 500g bottle of manuka honey is finished. Then maybe I'll just feed her 1/3 teaspoon once each day thereafter.

So why didn't it work the first time?? Well, to get fast and significant medical result, I think you really need UMF20+ strength, made in New Zealand (I heard Australian made is less effective) ones. Lower strength might still do the work but it may take longer time so you may end up with similar cost and your dog will suffer longer. Don't buy the brand "Manuka Doctor" as I read on amazon their strength/rating is NOT UMF/MGO official ratings which is very misleading. Buy a brand that is licensed in New Zealand, you can search the brand here to find out if it's a legitimate honey farm.

And if the infection is serious such as a close Pyo then you better go see a doctor immediately.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hello Buramiko,

I find your post confusing. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. If your dog was spayed 14 years ago, it means she has had no uterus for 14 years. No uterus = no uterine infection; no open pyo no closed pyo - it is impossible. I am most curious as to what condition your dog had/has, and am glad the manuka honey has helped her.

Replied by Buramiko
(Hong Kong)

Hi Theresa, apparently according to both of my vets (last year and 3 years ago) pyo on desexed female dogs is possible because desex surgeries do remove ovaries and uterus but not the little portion of cervical where the urethra opening is. That little portion is the place where infection happens and carrying the pus. That's why the infection on my dog isn't serious.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Buramiko,

Ahh - thank you for the clarification. I think this is a syntax issue/miscommunication. Your dog did not and cannot have pyometra, which is specifically a uterine infection, because your dog does not have a uterus. Your dog apparently has been dealing with a vaginal infection, of which your dog still possesses. While I think Manuka honey is a wonderful remedy, you might find more immediate and effective relief for your dog's vaginal infection by douching with a solution of betadine. You would use a syringe [remove the hypodermic needle to use] and mix up betadine with warm water - dilute until it is the color of tea, and use that to flush the vagina. Flushing the vagina with a weak vinegar solution will also be helpful in this case as well.

Replied by Cheryl

Pyometra? I have a 3 year old Maltese that whelped a week ago. 3-5 weeks into her pregnancy she started showing a dark discharge. She delivered normally without complications and is entering 3rd week of nursing and still has a discharge. No fever, no distention, no change in personality or appetite.The discharge is not profuse but is concerning. I am considering treating her with the turmeric, vitamin C and Mauka but am concerned about the effect it will have on her nursing young. Feedback anyone?

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Posted by Kellb1008 (Coventry) on 02/09/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Your posts have given me hope.

My dog has suspected open pyo she is 12 years old and told surgery plus cosr £2000 which my insurance will not authorise. Surgery would possibly kill her. She had a week of antibiotics which appear to have worked I have now started this treatment she is 22kg so 48lbs is this dose right?

She loves it licks of off the spoon

  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey UNF 10+
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric 100%
  • 2000mg of Vitamin C (ACID ASCORBANATE)100%

She is getting better pus went clear and now stopped, she is barking coming upstairs to bed at night and even jumping up on my legs (not done for years) we too have nothing to loose she is eating well heR gums are pink and even excited for walks again.

I wanted to know how long to carry on for and what would be a maintenance dose and frequency to make sure I keep this at bay as she is too old to be spayed.

Thank you so much for this post to help me help her.

Replied by Gail
(Jacksonville, Florida)

My 5 pound, 17 year old poodle has open pyometra that is draining. She is eating and drinking very little. Her vet says surgery is not an option due to her age. How much and how often should I give her Manuka honey, turmeric and vit. C. She is also constipated, pure pumkin is not helping her. Thank you for any suggestions.

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Posted by Glendy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/18/2017
5 out of 5 stars

My dog (pitbull/lab) 11 years old was diagnosed with pyometra about 3 months ago. We noticed it when she kept bleeding and it kept getting worse. A week before everything she stopped eating and it seemed sick, but we thought it was the food. When the pyometra finally got to her body, we took her to a vet with an emergency visit and the doctor gave us a 50/50 choice. Surgery or antibiotics, of course we couldn't do the surgery and also, being 11 years old we didn't know how her body would react. Luckily by miracle, the antibiotics helped her and within 3 days she was eating. It was a lot of work and cleaning of the yard, but we managed and she got better..

Recently she once again drinking more water and was releasing mucous, but this time it was pink and not as excessive. surprisingly she still ate and had energy. I came on this website and followed the guidelines of Manuka, Turmic and Vit. C 3x a day and it has helped her a lot. She not only had a lot more energy than before, but she had less mucous and it's more clear. She still eats and believes she's getting extra in her food, so it was never a hassle to give it to her.

Luckily we caught it before it got worse, but I will continue to give her the Manuka, but. C and turmic, but 2x a day since it is harder for us to give it to her mid day.

To who ever I owe a thank you to, I am grateful for this website. It had saved us from letting our dog get sick and feeling such pain. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Replied by Aarati
(Maharashtra, India.)

Congratulations for your dog and thank u so much for sharing your experience.... now how is your's dog health? my dog having same problem can I give her simple honey instead of manuka honey.....

Replied by Lani

Yes, ordinary honey is fine if your dog can tolerate it. I tried this on my sister's dog but she does not like it, she pukes the liquid out even if I dilute it with water or mix it with milk. If you can find royal jelly in your area, it works as well and you will see fast results. Royal jelly and vitamin c cured my sister's dog in a matter of seven days.

Replied by Chel

Hi Ms. Lani,

What brand of vitamin c did you use? I'm currently giving my dog a vitamin c from pet store (pet express) it's in liquid form and an immune booster as per box. Do I still need to change her vitamin c? or I can still continue the one that I bought from the store? Last year, my dog was diagnosed with pyometra and was advised by her vet to take an antibiotic for 2 months. And currently, she's ok now but her vet advice us to continue monitor her since there's a possibility that my dog will experience it again unless she'll go to surgery. So I started giving her manuka and vitamin c for these past few weeks and hopefully it would help her. thank you for all the stories I've read in this site which is so encouraging.

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Posted by Renee (Richmond, Va) on 11/13/2017
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Thank you so much! My English bulldog was sick and I didn't realize it (we were in the middle of moving, and had just arrived to our new home states away). I though maybe she was just depressed because she is an older girl at almost 10. She had just finished her cycle 2 weeks prior. I noticed she was drinking a lot and then started to have a weird colored bloody discharge. I had no idea what was wrong! I knew I could not afford $1200 for a surgery and did not want to put her through that right now, but wanted her to be well at the same time. I payed in her crate with her all night searching for answers and I knew when I saw the symptoms that's what she had.

Thankfully I ran across your site and first thing when the health food store opened I bought her the highest quality of this combination I could find! I gave her 5 doses today along with some arnica pills, and she is sleeping soundly after eating a whole bowl of dog food. I can tell she already feels better and very little discharge. I kept her clean all night (it bothered her to be bleeding and tried to clean herself) she is too thick to lick herself so I cleaned her with a warm cloth and kept clean towels under her. I found administering the meds in a piece of turkey was perfect! She swollowed it right down! I'm so amazed how this works! Thank you for saving my Lucy girl!

Replied by Tania
(Saint Placide)

My 10 year old dog had pyometra end of July we had to medicate her for at least 6 weeks . She is to old for surgery so I am hoping to use manuka honey, tumerik and vitamin c but I am not sure how much to give her. Bear's weight is 80 lbs, she just started her heat cycle today. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted by Sam W. (Perkins, Oklahoma) on 09/04/2017
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Method of Delivery,

For my dog I had great success mixing turmeric, powdered vitamin C, and some Ceylon cinnamon with extra virgin olive oil. Then mixing Manuka honey with that on a saucer. After dabbing my fingers for her to lick, the saucer was cleaned willingly.

Replied by Kember
1 posts

My miniature schnauzer is showing symptoms of closed pyromeyta. I have been using turmeric manuka honey and vitamin c 3 times a day she's doing well but I fear she'll still need surgery, her stomach is swollen.. praying she gets some relief I really can't afford that expensive surgery and I don't want her to suffer 😢😢 please any help in the philadelphia area

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Kember,

Pyometra is a really serious and life threatening condition, and a closed pyo is a painful condition. One thing to do is to take your dog's temperature - normal temp is about 101 degrees F, so if you see 102 or higher your dog is running a fever. Temps of 105 or higher are life threatening and can result in brain damage, orgain failure and death. If you think your dog is suffering from a closed pyo consider contacting one of these organizations for possible financial assistance or surrender:

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Posted by James (Texas) on 08/04/2017
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I recently read the post and did research on pyometra on female dogs who go into estrus cycle and came across your article regarding manuka honey, tumeric and vitamin C. My dog is 13 years old and developed what appeared to be open pyometra and found the recommended homeopathic treatment after researching the options. I was fortunate that she had open and not closed pyometra and it appears after 2 weeks that she has recovered but I will need to keep her on a vitamin C treatment. Thought you might like to know that it worked. That still doesn't resolve the problem that she's 13 and has it been spayed.

I appreciate the information shared and I will continue to monitor the website and submit articles as needed. I am a former Healthcare professional by trade and I Hobby in entomology for relaxation.

Replied by Brittany
(Belle Vernon, Pa)

My dog has been ill. I spent thousands at the vets for no answer. Was sent home with an antibiotic & it helped her almost instantly. Now a month later she has been sick again. Losing weight, not eating, discharge, diarrhea. I'm thinking it's pyometra. I bought the items listed except I can't find powdered vitamin c so I bought chewable vitamin c tablets & a pill crushed. Will this be fine? She's 14 lbs, 8 year old. How much of each should I use? I can't get manuka honey until pay day Friday so I bought raw unfiltered organic honey for now.

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Posted by Sue (Carlsbad, Ca.) on 07/05/2017
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Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

This worked wonders for my dog! She's a 9 yr old Chihuahua and this remedy healed her infection in about 1 1/2 weeks. I will continue to give her the treatment for another month to make sure it clears every thing up. But she is a new dog now without any pain or discharge. Thanks so much for posting this method! I will add that I decreased the amount of turmeric a little because it seemed to upset her stomach. Once I decreased the amount a small amount she's had no problem.

Replied by Letty

My dog is 16yrs old poodle mix, who has pyometra. My vet advised she needs a very expensive surgery or she would need to be put to sleep. I started with the treatment today and she is doing a little bit better, however, I am concern because she has had no discharge. Is this normal? What happens with the pus?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Letty,

In a closed pyo, the pus gets resorbed into the body, and the toxins get filtered out by the kidneys. It is possible for the cervix to open and the pus to drain so keep a close eye on the situation. A closed pyo is a painful condition - imagine your uterus filling up light a tight balloon. If this were my dog I would monitor her temperature very closely - temps over 105 degrees can result in brain damage and seizures. Please report back!

Replied by Bev

I took my rescue Chihuahua into the vets office as they provide pedicure service. They brought Lily out after her pedicure and said she felt warm and commented that her belly was big. She told me that she should come in to be spayed, I didn't even realize she wasn't as she is a rescue. She is an older dog, around eight years old. They scared the hell out of me, quoted me a price for the procedure and warned me that it would turn into an emergency that would be even more expensive and I would be faced with having to put her down. She has been fine, she has more energy than my other dogs combined, she has a fantastic appetite, no discharge or discomfort and is as happy as can be, so this from the vet today was shocking! I came home and did some research and found this site. I'm going to give 500 vitamin c daily as a precaution.

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Posted by Jrouts (Gatineau) on 05/25/2017
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Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C for Open Pyometra

Last night around 9 our Bulldog started to bleed but not the typical way she would she she would go into heat. In fact her last heat was only 8 weeks ago. We took her into the 24 hrs emergency as it was starting to get out of control quite rapidly and I could tell by feeling her ears that she had a fever. Throughout all this she acted like the same old Molly!

Anyways, after our meeting with the turns out it is Pyometra. Now, with our dog, we cannot have her go surgery (or she would have been spayed LONGG ago)

She has too many health concerns already and specialists fear that she would die on the table from lack of oxygen due to her small trachea, large tongue and jaw issues.

We came home with 14 days of antibiotics and then came across your site-THANK YOU! I went and bough everything needed to concoct this paste and have administered it 3 times already today. She is having much less fluid today and the foul odor has left..thank goodness.

Fingers crossed this is not where her story ends! She is a true fighter and we will fight for her! Thank you for this forum...It has been extremely helpful!

Replied by Noel
(Stony Brook, Ny)

I was wondering should u give antibiotics along with this formula or no?

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Posted by Lefty12 (Beach Park, Il) on 05/23/2017
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Pyometra: I want to thank you for this site, I used vitamin c, turmeric, manuka honey and kefir. The infection has slowed down and my dog has begun to come back to life, she had a coughing, sneezing, gaggin and runny nose, she has gotten much better over 9 days, I also checked her breathing and at rest now it is 28 breaths per minute. Thanks for the wonderful helpful advice

Replied by Philly215
(Philadelphia, Pa)

What type of kefir? Or should I get a specific kind from petsmart?

Replied by Terry

I started Storm on this regiment along with ensure because she started to become anemic. It's been 24 hours and she is still panting heavily. The discharge has stopped, but she is growing weak. How long did the concoction take effect? I can't give up on her. Please advise. Thanks.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)


Please take Storm to your vet ASAP. I have had two girls with pyos - one with an open pyo would have done well with this remedy but I did not know about it and had her spayed, with much regret. The other had a closed pyo, her temp continued to rise to 105, she was panting heavily and in PAIN. Take Storm's temp - if it is 105 or over you are risking brain and organ damage. If this were my dog and she was getting weak and in pain and the remedy was not bringing results in a timely manner I would see the vet and bite the bullet and use the big pharma antibiotics to save her life while waiting on the manuka remedy to work.

Replied by Lefty12
(Beach Park Il)

I used plain unsweetened kefir

Replied by Lefty12
(Beach Park Il)

Just to let you know, my dog never panted at all, I caught the infection quick and I used the most powerful vitamin c out there. I used the camu powder and used 1 tsp twice a day, my dog used to cough, gag, sneeze and runny nose and I was told by one vet she had heart disease, since giving her this treatment she has pretty much back to normal, her eating habits our back and lately doing a lot of barking and playing with her sister, she is going to maintanence doses as she is too old to be spayed as she is 13.

Replied by Lefty12
(Beach Park Il)

ok here it is for the update on my dog, in case your wondering if this works and I will tell you it does, if not for this my beloved pet of 13 years may not be here, but please before anything else please have it checked out because along with pyometra it also could be something else also, today my dog had to have surgery and the doctor who performed the surgery informed me she had a golf ball sized tumor on her ovary, after the surgery I was able to talk with the doctor and he said by giving her the turmeric, vitamin c and manuka honey saved her life, and had it not been for the tumor it would have healed the whole pyometra situation

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Posted by Reni (Oceanside, Ca) on 04/24/2017
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My 8 year old 45lb. mutt dog was on prednisone for an auto immune emergency situation...which led to many secondary infections. One of which I THINK was pyometra. Although my dog was spayed when we adopted her...they may have been a portion of her uterus left in tact.

She has had many of the symptoms of an OPEN PYOMETRA case:
- mucus (yellowish/green) discharge from the vulva
- majorly lethargic
- drinking tons of water
- not eating (lost 11 pounds)
- pale pink gums
- weakening of the back legs
- laying flat (stretched out, belly on floor) on cool surfaces
- constantly licking her vulva

Long story short...I hated the fact that my dog was on the chemical drug prednisone, and I wasn't about to put her through more vet visits, tests and drugs. So I found many posts about the positive effects of manuka honey, tumeric and vitamin c. I figured...I had nothing to loose, my dog was already skin and bones, and I was feeding her bone broth by a syringe. She was so sick that she didn't wag her tail or lift her head from her doggy bed. So I headed right out to my local organic store and gave her the first tincture/mixture the moment I got home. Since she wasn't eating I just had to take the mixture on my finger and smear it on her tongue so she would swallow it. She had it twice before we went to bed...and in the morning she was wagging her tail and lifting her head. By the next evening She allowed me to help her get up....and she wanted to go outside. Slowly after about a week of this treatment she gained her appetite back ( a little) and started eating more regularly, started being more active, and her energy level increased day by day.

Let me also tell you that during the 2 weeks on this treatment the mucus/discharge got a lot heavier, thicker and greener (gross right?). I just kept wiping her vulva and cleaning it up with a warm rag...and then immediately tossing the rags into a bin to be washed in hot water and bleach. But about half way through the treatment the mucus started to thin out, turn back to yellow-white in color and became less frequent.

3 weeks later she is pretty much herself again. Still a little weak in the back legs, and still, sometimes, in that flat position on the cool tile floor.BUT her energy level is WAY up, she is eating normal again, gums are back to bubble gum pink, not drinking as much water, etc.....and no more mucus! I'm still giving her the tincture/mixture 3x a day....with just tumeric + vit. c added to the honey in the first treatment of the day. I will probably continue to give her this until the strength is back in her back legs and she stops laying flat on the floor (cause she didn't ever do that before she was sick)

Here's my tincture/mixture - THREE TIMES per day
-1/4 tsp. manuka honey (100% pure MGO 400)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. tumeric (reg. powdered in the spice isle)
-half of a 1/8 tsp. vitamin c (with calcium ascorbate)

- read about the benefits of manuka honey.
- read about tumeric for dogs ( scroll to bottom
- read about vitamin c for dogs ( read toward bottom about dosage

I always tend to be more cautious when starting a new remedy...and if I see that it's fine and working for my dog...than I increase gradually.

I hope you find this much as I found the previous posts about this remedy helpful. I feel so lucky to know about EARTH CLINIC...this site has helped my entire family with treatment (successful treatments) for different ailments.

And let me also say...that if your gut tells you to take your dog to see the vet...PLEASE follow your instincts. I just choose to avoid the stress on my dog...and try a natural approach first. GOOD LUCK!

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Posted by Krystal (Alvin, Tx) on 04/05/2017
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My dog was diagnosed with pyometra Saturday. She is a 13 year old 20lb Chihuahua/ Wiener dog mix. I had noticed she had a lack of appetite and seemed very fatigued for a few days. I also noticed her excessively licking her vaginal area. Saturday she seemed very very sick. She wouldn't respond to my voice at all/ eat/ drink/ use the bathroom/ move/ her breathing was shallow and erratic/ abdomen seemed extended. I picked her up to have my sister look at her and saw there was what looked like blood coming out of her. Allot of blood. It was all over me. I rushed her to an emergency vet who told me it was Pyometra and without a very expensive surgery she had very little hope and she was so sick she probably wouldn't survive the surgery. I love my dog very much but I simply do not have any way of obtaining that kind of money. Period. But I couldn't give up on her that easy. So, the vet gave her fluids and a shot of antibiotics and sent us home with antibiotics and pain meds and instructions to bring her back to be euthanized if she didn't get better. I brought her home.

Saturday night, as she lay beside me, with no light left in her eyes, struggling to breath, I came across these miracle stories and first thing Sunday I went to find Manuka Honey, Turmeric, and vitamin c powder. I could not find Manuka honey anywhere close to me so I got raw honey and went online and had the Manuka honey overnighted to me. I started giving her 1 tbsp of honey, 2,000 mg of vitamin C powder and 1/2 tsp of Turmeric powder every eight hours. I almost immediately noticed a difference. She was responding to my voice, I boiled some chicken breast and she ate.

She progressively has done better every day. I finally got the Manuka honey Tuesday And since then almost seems back to her normal self. Today is Wednesday and she is still having a discharge but it's not bloody anymore. The swelling in her abdomen has gone way down, the light in her eyes is back. I am so thankful to have found this site, I'm sure my baby would be dead right now had I not come across this. I hope this helps someone in the future.

Replied by Reni S.
3 posts

Hello Krystal! So glad your dog is doing better. AND so glad I came across your RECENT post. My 45 pound dog has been ill for 2 weeks...she's been tested for a UTI, IMMUNE DISEASE, STOMACH ULCER etc... and none of my vets (1 holistic and 1 traditional) have been able to figure this out. My dog has all of the symptoms of OPEN PYOMETRA, has no appetite, no energy, drinks a ton of water, has the pus discharge, pale gums and has lost 10 pounds. I just started the manuka honey + tumeric + vitamin C concoction. She's had it 2 times now, and I've only noticed that her gums are gaining color again.

I'd love to get some feedback from you.

1) what "MFG" of manuka honey did you get?
2) did you dog eat within the first 1 or 2 treatments?
3) When did her full appetite and personality return to normal?


Replied by Deb

What form of vitamin C did you use? How long did it take for your dog to completely get over the pyometra? And has it came back at all? How long did puss drain after treatment.

Replied by Christine

Hello. I really need your help. My dog was also diagnosed with closed pyometra. She's 5 yrs old and around 5 kg.

Does it work? The turmeric and all? I'm giving 1 tbsp turmeric 1 tbsp honey and 1000 mg vitamin c.

Pls help, I'm not seeing discharge from my pet.

Replied by Kasey

My little Mimi is suffering from Pyometra . for some time now the Doc gave me a 2 week supply of antibiotic which actually helped but then she went down again in less than 3 weeks. This past Friday I took her Back to the Vet because she began vomiting. She was unable to hold anything in her stomach. Stayed in her cage and would bare move. He told me her condition had gotten much worse and all we can do is keep her comfortable as she may have even developed Breast Cancer due to imbalanced hormones from the Pyometra. You can visibly see the cyst forming under her skin. Any who he gave me the surgery speel and other possibilities for the cancer treatment. But he was very straight with me and said that I may just want to keep her comfortable and wait for her time to come . Well that struck a nerve so and I did not want to give up on my girl so fast. I ran to whole food and brought some Bio K which is a very strong probiotic to get her immune system going .Sure enough she was up and around this morning. She even ate some of the grounded rice and chicken I made for her.

Last night I came across this tread. Like other desperate pet owners looking to help their precious pets I thougt what do I have to loose. I also purchased the Manuka honey Turmeric and vitamin C .

My question is this. Can I give her a human grade vitamin C.? How much of each ingredient do I mix in the honey? how much do I give to my dog along with the amount of times per day. When do decrease the dosage? Is there a guideline or website that help walk you through the process other than this thread.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Kasey

Yes you can give your dog human grade vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is easiest on the gut.

I would try to dose as often as 5 times the first day and then 3 times a day after that.

For little Mimi I would try:

  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon manuka honey
  • 1/16 - 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1,000 mg vitamin C

I think the probiotics are a good idea, too!

Keep us posted!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Dina

I adopted my Ginger from a shelter and they thought she was already spayed, as has all the symptoms of Pyometra, she also has many cysts growing under the skin. I called the vet he confirmed her systoms and they scheduled her for emergency surgery in two day when they reopen after the holiday, I'm so relieved to find this information and started her on this remedy just now. If this helps I can cancel her estimated $2000 - $3000 emergency which I can't afford and schedule her non emergency spaying at a later time.

I wonder if this remedy will shrink or dissolve her cysts. Does anyone have any imput on this?

Replied by Aarati
(Kharsundi, Maharashtra, India.)

Hi madam, thank.u so much to share your experience. now how is ur dog I'm having 12.yrs old doberman dog she delivered babies once but she had repeated attacks of pseudo pregnancy till now but now she didn't eat until 15 days and vet says she is having pyometra acording her body signs and they told to us to remove her uterus and now they given us antibiotics and iv for her so what should I do??pl reply...

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Posted by Sandi (Reno, Nv) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

11 year old German Wirehaired Pointer was diagnosed with epilepsy last March when she kept having seizures. She has been on phenobarbital since then. Now she has developed a case of pyometra. The vet will not operate because of her age and heart condition. I have been using the Manuka honey, Tumeric and Vitamin C combination for almost a week now.

Her discharge has lessened from a copious amount to very little and she is eating and drinking again! She weighs 64 lbs amd the dosage I give is 3000mgs vit C powder/ 1/2 tsp tumeric in 1 tbls manuka honey.

Hope this helps...anything is better than just watching your beloved pet go down because you cannot afford surgery or the pet cannot have surgery. This has worked for me and so far she is 100% better than she was 1 week ago.

Replied by Reni Schriek
3 posts

Hi Sandi! Thank you for your info and great post. I'm pretty certain my dog is suffering from open pyometra...even though my vets have tested her for everything else under the sun with no answers. So...I've just started the manuka honey + tumeric + vitamin C concoction and I'm wondering what level "MFG" of manuka honey you used. I purchased the "MFG 400" and wonder if I should give my dog a little less because of its potency. Also, when did you start to see improvement. My dog has all the symptoms (not eating, drinking tons of water, no energy, losing weight, pus discharge, pale gums etc.) . She has had 2 concoctions so far...and I've only noticed the color of the discharge improve...and the pinkness return back to her gums. (still not interested in food though). Hope your pooch is doing great now, and look forward to your feedback. THANKS!

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