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

| Modified on May 12, 2024
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!

Related Links:

Pyometra Treatment Without Surgery: Home Remedies for Dogs
Vitamin C for Pyometra - #2 Most Popular Remedy

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Posted by Bev (South Africa ) on 10/13/2023

The honey tumeric and vitamin c remedy for pyometra. is amazing

I have a 6 year old rotweiler cross Staffie she was in pain and had pus coming from her private area barely wanted to eat and battled to urinate and I did not have money to take her to a vet at that moment so I googled and came across the honey vitamin c and turmeric recipe. I tried it and it is amazing. I have been able to take her to the vet the infection had cleared up and my baby is back to her lively happy self it is truely an amazing remedy.

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Posted by Alan (Putnam) on 04/20/2023

Have a 8yr old Silky names Sadie, not spayed or breed who was run over as a puppy. It broke her pelvis, leg and severed the nerves and tendons in the right rear leg. She had major surgery repairing what we could to make everything orthopedicly and anatomically correct. We used comfrey power and colloidal silver to promote the healing. No mico surgery for severed/displaced nerves/tendons of cause and we decided not to spay or breed her.

Sadie made a miraculous recovery controlling her natural right rear leg from the hip kinda like a prosthetic. She lives a normal life, can do most stairs, especially if carpeted and runs like a rabbit with both rear legs in unison. She wears a boot for long walks on pavement or concrete bc we soon realize her nails would wear down past the skin on the affected foot. She has no feeling in the foot so it takes a beating and was constantly becoming infected. When infected we would soak it in a jar of colloidal silver, and it took a while but finally got a boot that worked out and the nails have now grown back.

After her last heat, we noticed heavy pussy discharge and were worried that internal injuries she suffered as a pup were now resurfacing. Since she is used to colloidal silver and will lick it off a spoon so I gave her 1/2 tsp and 1 tsp regular honey which she also likes. I did this just knowing their immune support against infection.

Since starting that, I did some research, found out about Pyometra and found the site. After two days, I have now added the turmeric, C power and Manuka after she licks up the spoon of silver. It's much harder to implement these as they have to be forced down with a syringe but I have long believed in their effectiveness and taken these myself before.

It's day 3 and there is no more puss, the discharge is just thin like water.

I want to be clear Sadie was not acting sick or lethargic, we only noticed the discharge so probably was a mild infection or we caught it early. But I can confidently say I believe these treatments to be more effective and less disruptive than the prescriptions by the profiteers.

Replied by Gary
(Kitchener On)

Hi Alan

Sounds like you are doing a wonderful job with your dog. I read that we should put equal parts of Black Pepper with Turmeric.

Increases Turmeric by 1000 times.

Something to think about, for better results.


(somewhere, europe)

Gary, check up on your info. I think it's MUCH less black pepper than turmeric.

(Kitchener On)

Hi mmsg,

I checked my files and you are correct, it read 5% Black Pepper to mix with Turmeric. I have been mixing 100% for my spice drink., thanks again for correcting me.

take care


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Posted by Lana (Tucson, AZ) on 02/12/2023

My baby girl has Pyrometra…. I was dreading taking her to the vet because I didn't know what they were going to do. So in the middle of the night, I woke up and came across this website. It suggested using the Manuka honey, the turmeric, and the vitamin C. She was discharging heavily, and I was scared. I started her on the mixture Friday, today is Sunday and her discharge is almost gone. She's eating now and is up and playing. I can't thank this website enough! We are going to clear up this infection and then go have her fixed so she doesn't have to go through this again. Thank you again!

Replied by Shel

I feel like when it says 4-5 times the first day is a lot of vitamin c for my dog. Is this what you did? What vitamin c powder did you use?

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Posted by Ana (Stoney Creek, Ontario ) on 01/07/2023

Manuka Honey, Turmeric and Vitamin C for Pyometra

My dog is around 7 to 8 yrs of age, has never been bred nor is she spayed. She had a heat in the middle of October of 2022 looked everything was normal. Then comes mid November I saw some white discharge and didn't think anything at first - ignored it completely cause she is a healthy dog.

Comes December 14th, she became less active but still did her daily business. Comes December 23 she doesn't want to go out, doesn't wanna eat, doesn't wanna drink nothing she lays and sleeps. By December 26th, she started to have severe diarrhea and extreme yellow bile vomiting. By the end of the day of December 26 the she started to pant like crazy non stop for 4 hrs I gave her cold clothe on the forehead and tried to keep her hydrated. Went online to contact the vet and explained the situation and they told me to give her Pepcid pills. Ran to the store and bought the Pepcid, gave it to her but nothing is helping nothing.

Next day I saw a greyish reddish discharge from her. Start Googling and praying that I will find some explanation, some solution. And there was MANUKA HONEY, TURMERIC AND VIT C!!!! . I started to give her this right away she was very excited she liked the taste of it.

Gave her 1st day 3 times. By the next morning, she started to look alive and eat and a bit attended. Right now we are almost a week in, on two days she is pooping solid, running, playing and demanding belly rubs, and she is eating! The discharge is still there but less heavy than it was originally! We are almost on the second bottle of honey and turmeric.

Hopefully after this recovery, we will have funds to spay her. Thank you for this magic potion! Forever grateful!!!!

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Posted by Rene (California ) on 08/29/2022

This formula honey, vitamin c, and turmeric works. It cleared our female pit bull after about 2 weeks of treatment. Thank you 😊

Replied by Amya

Did u get ur dog fixed after? How did u know she was okay?

Replied by Mary

How long with trying this do you see it helps?

(Gilbert, Arizona)

I noticed slight improvement within 3 days. My senior girl started to get up a walk around a little bit. Fast forward to day 6, she has mad a 75% improvement. She was also prescribed Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium antibiotics from the vet. I am still giving her the mixture, she is 80lbs. 4 1000mg vitamin C, 3 tsp Manuka Honey and 1 tsp. I am not certain how long to continue to give it to her.

Replied by Kelvin

Hi, in your opinion, or can anyone advise whether this formula can be given as a preventative in less dosages? Thanks

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Posted by Terrye (Little Suamico, WI) on 07/27/2022

I found this site after being told my 14yr. Pup had open uterine infection. Like most people commenting, I can't afford 3-5000 for a surgery..I tried the honey, turmeric and vitamin c mixture. It's been 2 months as of today. I am very happy to say she is doing very well. I am going to continue with the once a day dose due to slight continuous discharge. It's slightly milky, and small amounts. However, this is 99% BETTER than when we started. She is gaining weight and her thirst is back to normal. I mix it with some braunschweiger and she waits by the counter waiting each morning. She thinks it's her treat. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR THE HELP!!! 🥰

Replied by Regina

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Open Pyometra in Dog

My baby just turn 15yrs today 9/24 she got this horrible infection and like you I don't have money for her surfy so I made this remedy and the infection slows down but then it comes back in small amounts I'm praying it will clear up she has gotten her appetite back so I'm happy for that and is gaining weight because she was so skinny I was begging her to eat I cooked chicken for her bought rotisserie chicken for her what ever she would eat so I feel this regime is working although slowly but working

Replied by Jerry Poydras

How do U mix the three ingredients.

Replied by Marienel
(Tanza, Philippines)

How to mix them and how many times a day?

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Posted by animallover97 (Wisconsin) on 03/15/2022

Hi guys I need some help,

My 9 year old Great Dane Daisy was diagnosed with Open Pyometra on Thursday and was having discharge a week before that, the vet suggested to put her down because it will probably close and the antibiotics will most likely not work, and she already had surgery to remove a benign breast tumor 7 months ago but was fine until she had been diagnosed with this.

Yesterday morning my dad and I were going to have her put down because she had blood puddle on bed and she wasn't getting up. Until I found this recipe, and I bought all specific ingredients, I gave it to her twice and the first time she was already getting better and in a better mood playing with her toys and getting up to eat food, but she is still drinking was a lot.

She is acting pretty normal but the discharge she is having now, mostly looks bloody, but I'm not sure? it's pretty red but not thick but it comes out kind of steady and then stops. I smelled it and it has no smell and her discharge had a rotten smell two days ago and he gave her a turmeric pill on Sunday and that's when he woke up to the blood on his bed but it was like a mix. She fills up the pads but she's acting pretty normal and starting to be her normal self, I really can't afford the vet, what should I do?

is this part of the process of the treatment working? I'm afraid to go to sleep tonight worried about her.

Replied by Bhavna
(Weston Florida)

I'm going through the same issue with my 8 and a half years old Great Dane. I'm giving her 2000 mg of Vit C with Manuka honey and 2000 mg of Turmeric 3 times a day with 2000 mg of garlic twice a day and Yunnan Baiyao 2 pills 2 twice a day. She is leaking out a lot of fluid and blood. But I'm force feeding her at the same time. Brown rice, carrots, green beans and chicken breast. Also giving her rebound (it's available on Amazon)

Replied by VANSHAM

Yep, she is showing the sign of healing don't worry. My dog's name is also Daisy and she recently healed from open cervix pyometra but I give her medicine prescribed by my vet.

Replied by kitkit

Hello, I just want to ask..

The dosage and how many times do you give the honey and turmeric mixture? thank you..

Replied by Anthony

Hello my 3 year old female had the same symptoms as yours, did your female make it out okay?

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Posted by Leigh (PA) on 01/21/2022

My 12 year old miniature schnauzer was diagnosed with pyometra on Monday. She had been spotting for about a month and suddenly started limping and couldn't walk hardly at all. She also stopped eating. The vet said she would die without surgery which would cost $3600-5500.

After finding a natural remedy of honey, turmeric and vitamin c, we decided that it couldn't hurt to try. I also added a 1/3 capsule of garlic to each dose. We gave her five doses the first day and three the following days so far. I gave her Pedialyte every hour with a dosage syringe to keep her hydrated. The first few days she didn't eat and it seemed as if it was hopeless. I started making plans to put her down but wanted the kids to be able to come home from winter camp and say their goodbyes first.

Thursday morning she peed and pooped and ate something. When the kids got home that day, she was so excited she even walked a little. This morning is Friday. She peed outside, walked all the way into the house, and ate a small breakfast. She has bled ALOT of the infection out over the last few days. I can't believe that she is so much better.

I plan on continuing the treatment three times a day until she stops bleeding then weaning her off it. It's taken A LOT of nursing this week, but I do believe this treatment and God's grace with prayer have healed our little pet.

Replied by Sierra
(South Dakota)

How long do dogs continue to discharge before getting better? It's been 5 days since we started giving my 8 year old golden retriever the recipe and she has discharged a lot of the infection over the past few days. She is doing much better- her appetite is better and so is her overall behaviour. *Touchwood* How long do dogs continue to discharge? How many days?

(Thousand Islands)

I would have her spayed, she surely isn't still being bred at her age, I hope.

(South Dakota)

She isn't being bred, hasn't ever been.

Just want to know how long do dogs on the remedy discharge for?

Any estimate on days, weeks, etc.?

she g

As far as I know so far with my dog having the same issue. I think it depends on the cycle itself. Most dogs that develop Pyometra is in diestrus phase. Mine started getting pyometra in the estrus phase. I usually do honey, turmeric and vitamin C as soon as I see the proestrus stage and continue on for at least 5 months. This time round even though I was doing the preventitive remedy, it was not helping. I got Clavamox, baytril and yunnan Baiyeo and began noticing a difference after one month. Still very little appetite. Her discharge stopped and she seemd like she was getting better after her course of antibiotics. I continued the honey, c and tumeric with yunnan. One week later she began to bleed again. I place her back on Augmenton and still continued the protocol. All was getting better with no more discharge. Then she started her diestrus stage and boom huge pools of blood. now adding homeopathic china to stop the intense bleeding with all still protocol of all the above. I am hoping this is the final release of all blood and discharge. This takes 4 months to heal as far as I can see. If all clears up by month five which is the anestrus, I will do a lapspay. hope this helps.

Replied by Vice
(British Columbia)

This brought tears to my eyes and the feeling of hope for my pup. She just got diagnosed today. Fingers crossed.

Replied by Robert

My almost 12 pom came down with pyometra ...I thought she was in heat she had thick sticky discharge for three weeks then began to bleed took her to gave her a shot of cefazolin then oral clavacillin 125 mg (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium) once every twelve hours for ten days she responded...continued for two more weeks...just finished prescription today..had a blood test done yesterday dec 4 2023 it was good this condition must be monitored very closely

hoping vit c tumeric manoka honey combo works using it as a preventative my pom is 22 lbs will provide my number if needed via email hope this helps only way to avoid this infection recurrence is to spay or this combo...

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Posted by Brebigmomma (Indiana) on 09/10/2021

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 5 posts

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)
443 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.


A bear is a carnivore/omnivore. Jez sayin.

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Posted by Nicole (California ) on 05/19/2021

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?

Replied by Tom

Nicole, I'm glad to have read your post, which gave me hope in remedying my dog's condition. I noticed my dog's discharging, licking and staining her bed sheets for at least two weeks before taking her to the vet. She was mildly bloated at that time, and was given an injection of Pen G, according to the vet tech. Before the injection, the bloating was starting to lessen then after that it started increasing in size. (I'm suspicious if the injection triggered or induced the increase in bloating). She was prescribed oral antibiotics x14 days. The bloating seemed to have lessened a bit but still present at this time. She was her normal self throughout all this ordeal; however, no lack of appetite, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, or any other symptoms associated with pyometra.

Has your dog's bloating gone away? I'd like to know.

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Posted by Tab (Va) on 04/18/2021

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.

Replied by mpd

Never take tylenol because it is toxic to the liver, nor give it to pets unless you want liver failure. Try white willow instead.

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Posted by Bordbldrs (Aynor, South Carolina) on 06/26/2020

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

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

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

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/19/2018

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Evans (Marseilles, Illinois ) on 08/11/2018

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Lizette (Blackpool) on 06/15/2018

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Melissa (Chicago) on 05/15/2018

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Buramiko (Hong Kong) on 02/18/2018

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?

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Kellb1008 (Coventry) on 02/09/2018

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Glendy (Los Angeles, Ca) on 12/18/2017

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.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey
Posted by Renee (Richmond, Va) on 11/13/2017

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!

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