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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Posted by Cheryl (Princeton, Mn) on 01/05/2017

Our sweet girl Pepper is a 10-11 year old Australian Shepherd (age is approximate since she was a rescue) who was diagnosed with Closed Pyometra on a Tuesday and I'm writing this on a Thursday. After hearing that surgery could run anywhere between 3-5K, I made an appointment for the next day to have her euthanized. This was a very sad day and I was desperate to see if there were other options; what else did I have to lose, right? I went searching, found your website and thought I would give a remedy I had read about on the site a go. Prior to giving Pepper the concoction, she had not been eating very much at all for about a week. She is 66lbs. I started out with 4500 mg of vitamin C, 90-120 mg of Curcumin and a large teaspoon of Maruka Honey every 8 hours.

To our delight, she seemed much happier after the first two times we fed this to her. She has had two bowl movements and I've never been so happy to see that in my yard! This morning is day 3 and we are cautiously optimistic. Her temp is back in the normal range, her ears are perky and she's moving a lot more and with more energy. I take this as a good sign that she is feeling much better.

More time is needed to tell if this method is successful for Pepper. I will give and update in a couple days.

I do have a question about Closed vs Open Pyometra. Since Pepper was diagnosed with the closed type, I was under the impression there would not be any drainage, but there definitely is, so I'm wondering if this could be a misdiagnosis or if there is usually a little drainage with the closed type?

Thanks for reading and any advice would be welcomed:-)

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Cheryl, If there is drainage then it is an open pyo - it may not be a misdiagnosis, it might be that the remedy worked to open the cervix to allow for drainage. I have experienced two pyos - one open where the only symptom was a picky appetite and then the funky drainage, and a closed where my girl was not feeling well with a rising temp and abdominal pain. In both cases the vet advised to spay, and in the first case I was so confused I took their advise; in hind sight I believe this was unnecessary and that other approaches could have saved the uterus. In the second case it was a no brainer - dog in serious pain with rising temp, and I did the spay - no regrets. In my area the emergency spay was $1,200.00 - so your 3-5K quote sounds ridiculously excessive. Because pyos are linked to heat cycles/waxing and waning hormone levels, if Pepper makes a full recovery she will still be prone to a pyo down the road; you may wish to have her spayed once she is clearly out of the woods as a non-emergency spay should be considerably less expensive. Please keep us posted on Pepper's recovery!

Replied by Cheryl
(Minnesota, Usa)

Hi Theresa,

I'm also in Minnesota and contacted Blue Pearl who gave the 3 - 5K estimate for surgery. As I understood from our vet, the University and Blue Pearl are the only two vet clinics who perform the emergency Pyometra surgery. Is that right?

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Cheryl,

I had both of my girls who had pyo's done at Inver Grove Heights Animal Hospital. Blue Pearl looks like an emergency / specialty [$$$$] and the U of M is just plain $$$$. You do pay extra for the extra care and antibiotics needed for a pyo, but if your girl is on the mend and not in crisis then you should be able to schedule an appointment during regular hours and avoid the excessive emergency fee.

Replied by Erin
(Columbus, Oh)

Our dog is also suffering from closed pyometra and has been on the treatment now for two days. I just wanted to follow up and see how it turned out for your puppy. Did she have discharge after starting the treatment and how long did it take for her to heal? All of these testimonies that have been shared are from people just starting it and I just wanted to know how it turned out for you.

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Posted by Tania (London) on 10/17/2016

Thank you so much for your posts...I read them literally a few hours before I was due to have my dog put to sleep due to pyometra. As soon as I saw this I ran to the health shop to buy vitamin C powder, turmeric and Manuka Honey. I have been giving them to her 3x per day since saturday afternoon and am very pleased to say that she is getting better by the hour. She is steadily putting weight back on and returning to her usual self. If it wasn't for seeing this I would not have my dog with me now so I am eternally grateful.

Just to share my pooch's story in case it helps another.... She stopped eating properly on Tues but did't think much of it because she has done this many times in the past when she wants a change of food. She didn't eat at all on Wednesday but was drinking water excessively, she looked as though she had lost a bit of weight. By Thursday evening she looked emaciated, had vomited and was looking very unwell, she also had blood on her bottom and tail. Took her straight to the vet who diagnosed pyometra, he said antibiotics alone would not work and surgery would not guarantee full recovery. She was getting sicker so the advice was to put her down. Friday morning, woke up and there was smelly liquid on the floor and her bottom. Booked the appointment for Saturday afternoon but cancelled it after reading these posts.

Now my beautiful pooch is on the mend, she is still bleeding (only at night) but I have been told that this is a good sign as the pus is exiting her body. I will continue to give her these meds and hopefully she will continue to improve. I will be taking her back to the vet for another scan/bloods next week and to discuss spaying her as I do not want this to happen again. Never underestimate the power of non-pharmaceutical meds 😃

Replied by Lonnie

Thank you for sharing your story! So happy for you and your pooch!

How much does your pooch weigh? And how much and how often did you give him the remedies?


Replied by Darrell

I liked the way you referred to the turmeric, honey, and other treatment you gave the pooch as meds......the best medicine, so it's said is free ( or nearly so! )

Replied by Manuka Mom
(Los Angeles)

Okay, I'm crying now...tears of joy that your dog made it through, thanks to the Manuka, Vitamin C and Turmeric. What an answer to prayer. I'm SO glad I shared my story and that it has been of benefit to you!!!!!!!!

Replied by Vilma
(Miami, Fl.)

Thank you sooooo very much for this little miracle of natural medicine, you have no idea how fast my dog with pyometra got up and going, the vet told me the only solution was to remove her uterus and clean her up. The operation itself was risky and I decided to go online to search for natural ways to cure pyometra, my dog was not eating, she is a 100lb dogo and she was weighing 70, I gave her 4500mg of Vitamin C, Turmeric, and it says manuka honey but I didn't have any so I gave her raw pure organic honey, within like 2 hours she was already eating, wow I couldn't believe it she was all down lethargic not eating one hour and the next she was up and eating.Thank you sooooo much!

Replied by Kimberly

How much turmeric? Starting this on my Saint.

EC: This page has dosing information for turmeric for dogs.

Replied by Cheryl
(Princeton, Mn)

I have an appointment to put my dog down tomorrow. I just saw your website and this post. I would like to get further instruction about quantities of Tumeric and honey with the vitamin C. She weighs 66 pounds this morning at the vet when she was diagnosed with Pyometria

Replied by Caroline

Hi I just realised nobody replied to your post there, I hope that you were able to go down another route other than having your dog put down?

My girl is a Presa Canario and weighs in at 140LBS (65kg)and has just turned 4 when she got Pyometra 4 weeks after her cycle last year it was extremely scary as she is normally such a strong and healthy dog. I feed her a raw diet of beef, chicken, lamb, heart, kidneys and bones and she is really well exercised. I first noticed the odd bit of discharge from her that was a milky/bloody consistency I thought at first it was just her expelling the rest of her heat, but then I noticed over a couple of days that she was expelling more and more and that she was suddenly drinking a LOT of water like every 30mins, she was restless and off her food. I took her to the vet he took her Temp and it was high he suspected Pyometra as her abdomen was firm although in a large muscular dog it is hard to tell that. He prescribed strong oral antibiotics but she point bank refused to take them I had to dissolve and syringe them in to her but still she wasn't taking them all, I went back to vet after 2 days as the discharge was immense literally draining out of her, he gave her injections of antibiotics and vitamins for 5 days and then more oral antibiotics for a week. I took her temp everyday and it was normal after the first 2 days of injections, all we could do after that was wait for the infection to drain out of her I believe she had 10lbs of it in her and in total it took 2 weeks for it to all come away. She did not eat ANYTHING for 9 days which in a big dog she could cope with as long as she was drinking but in a small dog it would be a real worry.

My vet told me after that I needed to get her spayed as it could come back each year but I haven't as she is such a big dog it would be a HUGE operation, so now she is back in heat and I am looking for all the help I can get to prevent it from happening again, I put Cider vinegar in her food and I am going to start giving her a couple of spoonfuls of Manuka, I always have it in anyway as it is great for cuts and bites etc, I have never given her Vit C so advice on dosage and how to administer would be great!

Any help is appreciated especially from Large Breed dog owners, If it happens again I want to be super prepared, as soon as her heat finishes I will check her temp as that is a sure fire way to see if there is an infection developing.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Caroline, My only advise along with monitoring the temp is to feed foods with infection fighting properties. Oil of Oregano, kelp, turmeric come to mind, along with the high doses of vitamin C, and also colloidal silver. IMHO the time to really watch for problems is 3-4 weeks after the cycle ends. Good luck and please keep us posted!

Replied by Cheryl
(Minnesota, Usa)

Hi Caroline from Ireland!

I started out giving Pepper (she is 66 lbs.) 4500 mg of Vitamin C. She developed diarrhea after the first 24 hours so I backed off on that to about half until her midday feeding on the 3rd day when I didn't give her any Vit. C. Her stool was back to normal this morning. I gave her 1000 mg of Vit. C this morning and will most likely continue with that dosage. From what I understand, too much vitamin c can cause diarrhea, so that's when you know you will need to back off on the dosage. As far as how I administered.... I made a paste with the honey, curcumin and vit. c and spread it on a thin layer of raw ground beef, I cover that with another thin layer of the ground beef. Then I cut that into bite sized pieces for her to eat. I hope this is helpful.

Replied by Lani

Hi Caroline!

You may give your dog up to 3,000 mg. of vitamin C per day. But considering that she is not yet sick, I think that 2,000 mg. of Vitamin C per day will be fine. You can give 1,000 mg. in the morning and 1,000 mg. in the evening. Put the vitamin c between slices of meat and feed it to her. Since pyometra occurs about 2-8 weeks after the dog's heat then you can prevent it from happening just by giving your dog 2,000 mg. vitamin C per day one week after her heat. Just to build up her immune system against any bacteria that may have gained entry in her uterus. You may continue giving her the vitamin c continuously for at least two weeks. That will ensure that any bacteria present will be adequately killed by her immune system. I do that now with my older female dogs since two of them got pyometra months ago. Back then I merely used the vitamin C treatment to cure them. So far, pyometra has not reoccured in any of my dogs and hey, one of them is now 14 years old, still active, and I'm hoping that she'll live to a ripe old age... Hope your dog stays well!

Replied by Springflames

Hi guys I need your help..

I have a 2 yrs old pekingenese who was just diagnosed with an open pyometra. Her vet strongly suggested an immediate operation however I don't have that much money. Right now my dog is already active and her appetite is back but the vet told me that if I don't put her to surgery as soon as possible she might suffer more in the near future.

I read this post while searching for alternative treatment for my dog, I would like to try giving her Vitamin C, turmeric and honey but I don't know how much should I give her. My dog is only 3.2kilos (7.05lbs)

Also for the vitamin C, what specific type should I look for? Can an organic honey be a substitute for manuka honey? I live here in the Philippines so Manuka honey is really hard to find.

I hope you can help me...

Thank you and God bless :)

Replied by Lani

Hi Springfields!

I too am from the Philippines and if you read the post here concerning vitamin c, you will read that I was able to cure the open pyometra of my dog way back in the year 2015. That's true, there is no available manuka honey here but turmeric and vitamin c is locally available.

Treatment of your dog using vitamin c depends on the level of saturation that can be achieved in the bloodstream. Meaning, you can give as much vitamin c to your dog until you observe diarrhea. Diarrhea is an indication that her bloodstream is already saturated with vitamin c hence you must taper the dose to the point where your dog will no longer experience diarrhea.

I then used 4,500 mg. of vitamin c for my dog that is medium-sized. Since you have a small dog, I suggest trying 1,000 mg. initially. Give 500 mg. in the morning and 500 mg. in the evening. If she does not experience diarrhea, increase the dose to 1,500 mg. the following day. Give 500 mg. doses in the morning, lunchtime, and at night. If there is no diarrhea, increase the dose again to 2,000 mg. the following day, and so on. Once the dog experiences diarrhea, decrease the dose to the previous one and then maintain it until the dog is healed. You know that she is cured already when there is no more vaginal discharge.

I used Vitamin C in the form of sodium ascorbate for my dog. It is available in our local drugstores. It is white and crystalline in appearance. If you like to use turmeric also in conjunction with vitamin c, by all means do so because it is also an anti-inflammatory and an immune system booster.

Good luck and I wish your dog well.

Replied by Springflames

Hi Lani,

Thank you so much for reply to my post, it means a lot for me and my dog. My dog was just discharged yesterday 01/10/17 from the vet hospital. She is now eating well and already active, however she drinks and pees alot and I can still observe the white pus discharge.

Today is my day 1 of vitamin C treatment, I gave her a total of 3,393mg of sodium ascorbate plus a teaspoon of turmeric. I tried giving her turmeric paste but she strongly disliked it, I tried to add honey but still she's having a hard time swallowing it. Can you give me a tip on how to administer it without that much of a struggle.

BTW her vet prescribed me the ff:

2ml of oral antibiotic syrup (2x a day)

1inch of Nutripet high-energy concentrate gel

2 tablespoon of dextrose powder (dilute in her water)

On top of this I'm giving her the 3,393mg of sodium ascorbate plus a teaspoon of turmeric. I'm afraid of overdosing my dog with a lot of medication, so I want to hear your opinion about it. Is it too much or not?

Replied by Lani

Hi Springflames!

Try to put the turmeric powder in between slices of your dog's favorite meat. Hopefully she will gobble up the meat fast enough without noticing the powder. If she chews on her food then that may pose a problem because she will be able to taste the turmeric. Alternatively, you may mix the turmeric powder with your dog's favorite liquid drink and administer it to her using a syringe.

Regarding your other question, I am not competent to assess whether the medications you are giving are already too much. I am not a veterinarian. It is worth to note, however that your vet prescribed the medications based on what he has been taught in veterinary school.

All I can relate to you is my own personal experience regarding the use of vitamin c for my dogs and also what I have researched regarding the matter. I was able to cure the pyometra of 2 of my dogs using only vitamin c. I never used any antibiotic back then. Not even turmeric. Just my dog's favorite cooked meat. Also, I noticed that healing was faster when the vitamin c was mixed with milk as well.

Again, good luck to you and your dog. Sana gumaling ang aso mo.

Replied by Konika Dey
(Bangalore, India)

My labredor (Plutus 11yrs 68pound) was heavily bleeding from 3april -17 April I had been giving curd water n rice with curd n 1tablet of 500mg vitC she was fine till 5 may now since few days her stomach was swollen, back legs were week she couldn't climb up n down stairs then we took her to vet on 16may n I got to know she is suffering from closed pyrometra. N Dr. Suggested for operation for which I am not comfortable.

Now again I have started giving her vitC twice n as suggested here since yesterday morning I had started with boiled termeric in water mixed with blackpeper n normal honey twice a day. Today I noticed worm in her poop so evening will get deworming medicine also. My dog will recover soon wish my Plutus. I am also giving 2 per day antibiotic medicine which is given by doctor for 5days.

Replied by Anusha

My 1.5 year old effected with tick fever and pyometra paralleley. As in your case same happened with me. since yesterday starting this and also antibiotic parallely. I have a doubt can we this mixture along with medication?

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