Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Salt Water Spray for Fleas

Wed, 27 Jun 18 15:56:39 -0700
Posted by Haneen (Eygpt, Alex) on 06/27/2018

Please what is the amount of salt you add to hot water and, you leave the whole mixture without drying it out?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones

Tue, 26 Jun 18 09:34:41 -0700
Posted by Dinah (St Pete) on 06/25/2018

The nourishment is low in the Hills urinary food. More highly recommended is the Royal canine.

  Re: Puppies With Parvo

Mon, 25 Jun 18 11:41:40 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018

Hey Eileen,

Not the OP, but my advice is to cut out everything but the pedialyte/electrolyte solution and just a pinch of the activated charcoal. The most critical thing at this point is to keep them hydrated. If you can give fluids under the skin that would help very much. Keep checking their hydration and keep them warm.

  Re: Puppies With Parvo

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:11:35 -0700
Posted by Eileen (Puerto Rico) on 06/25/2018


We are giving our puppies this mixture, but they vomit it right away!!! Did that happened with your?

We already lost 2 puppies. Now we have found this website and we are going to try this remedy with these other two puppies and we don't want lo loose them.
They are vomiting and lethargic but no blood in their poop yet, so I think we are good on timing. But how did you administer the mixture without them vomiting?

  Re: Puppy With Neurological Issue

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:11:06 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018

Hello Sharon,

DO NOT give your dog Ibuprofen - you will poison it. Please see your vet NOW for a proper diagnosis as to why you are seeing neurological symptoms in your puppy.

 Re: Dog is Licking Apple Cider Vinegar Off His Skin

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:10:54 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018

Hey Deb,

Nothing is wrong with your dog licking ACV off her skin, but if it is a problem you might try filling a tub with warm water and adding ACV and then have her soak in the tub for 15 minutes, and then let her out and towel dry. Since she just got off of antibiotics they theoretically would have treated any staph. The next steps might be to fight what is causing the staph from the inside out. Read up on EC's pages for Ted's Borax Protocol for Dogs, and also alkalizing your pet's drinking water with baking soda. In addition, adding turmeric to her diet will help with inflammation, and you might also consider supplementing with acidophillus/beneficial bacteria, Quercetin and colostrum, and Yucca intensive. It may help to google these and read up on them, or read about them on EC's pages.

Good luck and please let us know what you do and what works for you!

  Re: Upper Respiratory Infection in Pet Rat

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:10:38 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/25/2018

Hey Brayden,

My PROVEN advice would be to take your rattie to the vet for a proper diagnosis; a vet could listen with a stethoscope and let you know if your rat had a URI and provide the proper antibiotics - and also let you know how contagious it might be for your other rattie.

That said, if your pockets are to let, then you might try several things.

First, make sure your rats quarters are clean, with proper air ventilation; if you have them in an aquarium that is a big part of the problem. If you have them on shavings, get them off and use news paper or fabric as pan liner and bedding and keep it super clean. Make sure your rats are not in any draft, and are warm. A friend if mine uses coffee cans with holes cut out in the lids for beds for her ratties and when the cans get fouled she tosses them out and uses a new one. So get your husbandry on board and make sure your ratties are housed properly in clean, warm, ventilated and draft free quarters.

Next, make sure you are feeding them good stuff! The rat diets out there can be good, pellets are a complete diet although boring. So supplement with good stuff, rat sized portions of fruits and veggies. In addition make sure their water is fresh and clean and available at all times; this means water bottles should be cleaned/disinfected and refilled daily, not just when the bottle is empty. You can help boost your ratties immune system with things like Vitamin C or echinacea - easy to come by and inexpensive. I might dose by grinding up the vitamin C [500mg pill] and mixing it into 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and then rolling that into 5 equal balls and then offering to your rats - they will consume what they wish, and that might be the best way to dose them. Vitamin C is water soluble and excess is gotten rid of in the feces; they may have loose stools from too much vitamin C; if you see runny stools roll 10 balls and try that; you cannot OD on vitamin C. For the echinacea, a 400 mg pill mixed into 1 tablespoon of cream cheese and rolled into 8 small balls and offer 1 ball to each rat and dose am and pm - and if they only eat part of it, that is OK. If you want dosing info on colloidal silver read up on the pages in EC please.

Good luck and please report back!

Castor Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar for Mange

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:06:56 -0700
Posted by Be (Paris, France) on 06/24/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Castor oil rubbed onto the skin works well to kill or at least slow mites and helps the skin heal from Mange or other skin issues. Also rub 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water (diluted 50/50 mix) on the skin After the bath or anytime itching is apparent. Great stuff for cats, dogs and people too.😊

  Re: Cat with UTI

Mon, 25 Jun 18 09:02:00 -0700
Posted by Shelaughs (Florida) on 06/24/2018

The most peaceable way I treat my cat with ACV is on the scruff of her neck. Bonnie is only 7 lbs and has an extraordinarily small bladder so we go through UTIs quite often. Cats should never eat tuna, whitefish or any seafood, ever. I surprised our vet when I told her that I give our pets organic turmeric powder- 1/8th teaspoon mixed with canned food- she suggests continuing this course of action as it eases Bonnie's flow. She also suggested that we feed Bonnie salmon a few times a week. I began adding turmeric to my pets' food 15 years ago when our cat Jasper was diagnosed with skin cancer- that's when I found this site and became a more educated holistic pet care health advocate.

  Re: Ear Issues in Cats

Mon, 25 Jun 18 08:58:18 -0700
Posted by Kathy (Nj) on 06/24/2018

Don't use the garlic. Just don't use the garlic, you will see the difference.

  Re: Borax

Mon, 25 Jun 18 08:57:33 -0700
Posted by B (Usa) on 06/24/2018

I used the Borax solution on my whole body multiple times. Including my face. It does not burn or sting at all. It did not bother my eyes at all. Perhaps you tried boric acid.

  Re: Upper Respiratory Infection in Pet Rat

Sat, 23 Jun 18 15:05:10 -0700
Posted by Brayden (Washington) on 06/23/2018

Hi, I have two ratties one has begun to sneeze often and I am thinking she may have the start of an upper respiratory infection. I heard about colloidal silver and grape or grapefruit seed oil but how would you dose it? And how much? I don't want to have to take her to the vet so I am trying to find better alternatives. If any of you have advice that is PROVEN to work please reply. Thank you so much!

 Re: Dog is Licking Apple Cider Vinegar Off His Skin

Fri, 22 Jun 18 08:51:59 -0700
Posted by Deb (Georgia) on 06/21/2018

I have bathed, changed her diet, no chicken no glutes, and used diluted ACV and she still licks it off. I was going to try Dinovite next. She has just finished her 2 prescription from the vet, amoxicillin and apoquel. What does she need if she has staph infection. She just got off amoxicillin.

  Re: Cranberry Extract for Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:40:31 -0700
Posted by Tia (Arizona) on 06/20/2018

Loved reading your post. Just went through one of my male cats passing a blockage on his own. I am looking for a way to feed him without spending a ton of money. Maybe I can help you with the flea issue. Have you tried Dawn dish soap for a bath. It us to help smother them. Also try vinegar, garlic juice, coconut oil. In a spray in their coat and rubbed into their skin. Use rubbing alcohol with tea tree oil in a spray for carpet, flooring, bedding. When giving a bath remember that you have to use a flea or lice comb to remove as many all fleas and any eggs. I went to Walmart and bought the 91% rubbing alcohol. I was spraying everything. I also used baking soda and even corn starch and sorinklef it around my carpets. It helps kill the adults. I wish you the best of luck.

  Re: Peroxide for Pet Rats

Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:40:08 -0700
Posted by Anji (Wa) on 06/20/2018

Hi, I'm beginning the peroxide therapy for my ratties. I have fg 12%. I was wondering if anyone knew the proper dosage?

  Re: Puppy With Neurological Issue

Thu, 21 Jun 18 10:36:15 -0700
Posted by Sharon (California) on 06/20/2018

Can I give my 9 week old Jack Russel baby, children's ibuprofen? I have the chewable ones. Her symptoms don't exactly match the parvo symptoms. She is lethargic and has slept several hours today. She wants to get up but shes showing neurological difficulties. Like she may be dizzy.

  Re: Applying Medication Safely to Cats

Wed, 20 Jun 18 10:02:59 -0700
Posted by Nadine (Usa) on 06/20/2018

Yes for anyone that has URI and not sure of the cats issue. I started my cat on citrisafe.. Pet bio-balancing drops. You can purchase it by looking up. Its for mold in the lungs. I also purchased the human stuff for me. I have bad asthma and lungs. Hope this helps. My lil guy is doing much better. Happy pet is a happy owner.:)

  Re: Ear Infection Remedy

Wed, 20 Jun 18 09:58:13 -0700
Posted by Robin (Oklahoma) on 06/19/2018

I'm going to try it. We've already spent $230 at the vet and on meds that didn't work. We can't get rid of it.

Ted's Mange Cure Works Again!

Wed, 20 Jun 18 09:55:07 -0700
Posted by Josie (Manalapan) on 06/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Borax, HydroPerxide, Water solution:

Bye Bye expensive sprays, shampoos, and ointment. This is all I need to treat my mini French poodle baby. On the very first day of treatment - I noticed a big improvement. I wonder why none of her vets (she had three and no one ever made her condition any better) did not recommend this formula. It's been three weeks and the itching, watery eyes, bad temper - all gone. She is happy!! I am happy too!!

  Re: Degenerative Myelopathy

Tue, 19 Jun 18 10:02:12 -0700
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 06/19/2018

Hi Theresa, I see where you recommended Standard Process Calcifood

Standard Process Cataplex B
Standard Process Catalyn
Standard Process Neurotrophin PMG

Standard Process Ligaplex II

Chinese Herbs: Ginseng Nourshing and Cercuma longa

to Lisa. Are these specific to DM? If not what would you recommend? Also what is IDD? My girl is showing strong symptoms of DM and I have read what Ted recommended to someone else and am trying to collect everything I can find out together to help her. Thank you!