Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Feline Respiratory Disease

Fri, 16 Feb 18 11:16:22 -0800
Posted by Jenny (Kansas) on 02/16/2018

With my cat, 10ppm and depending on how sick they are, dropper full every 2 hours till there is a noticeable change. Longest time I had to do that was 16 hours (8 doses total) but the cat was almost dead from eating bad treats. After that I go to 2-4 times a day till they are well. Once they "seem" well I do it for 2 more days just to make sure.

Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules for Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 15 Feb 18 19:27:46 -0800
Posted by Judib (Chippewa Falls, Wi) on 02/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am soooo grateful for all the helpful advice I've found on this website. My cat has had repeated episodes of interstitial cystitis and I can't afford any more trips to the vet for this problem. Happily, I found a natural solution here at I tried giving Rascal (yes, he is! ) diluted doses of apple cider vinegar in his wet food, but he has a delicate stomach and always vomited afterwards. When I put a 1/4 tsp of ACV in 3 cups of drinking water, he took one sniff and walked away. Absolutely would NOT come near it! But, to my amazement, in my searches I discovered that ACV comes in capsules! I bought the high-potency version and began mixing about 1/3 of a capsule's powder into his daily wet food. I also read that organic cold-pressed coconut oil is good for a cat's digestive system, so I started adding 1/4 tsp of that to his wet food as well. I think this combination is going to be the cure! So far, so good. Rascal is urinating normally and has had no more episodes of vomiting. Many thanks to each of you who has contributed advice and helped me care for my beloved Rascal cat!

  Re: Manuka Honey Helping Pyometra

Wed, 14 Feb 18 16:54:45 -0800
Posted by Erin (Columbus, Oh) on 02/14/2018

I was so relieved to read your story because it's very similar to ours. Just wondering how your pupper is doing and if the treatment worked for her.

 Re: Need Help for German Shepherd Puppy Eating Stones

Wed, 14 Feb 18 16:51:47 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/14/2018

Hey Patricia,

You have a super intelligent breed of dog. Chances are your puppy is not eating stones from any deficiency but rather to gain your attention. My advice to you is to clear your yard of stones, and to allow him outside on leash only to do his business. You can train him to eliminate on command AND keep control of him so if he does go for a stone you can guide him away and distract him. I will say that any attention given to his behavior - in his mind is good attention. So even telling him NO about the stones is a reward of your attention for going after the stone. At his age he will soon forget about the stones if you do not give him attention about the stones. So again, avoid having him near stones/remove the stones from his reach, and to enforce that further only walk him on leash to potty, until he forgets that the stones exist. It will help to have an 'object of attraction' with you to distract him from the stones, or when you see his thoughts turn to them. So a squeaky toy chirped at just the right time to get his attention away from a stone - and turn that into a game of tug until the stone is forgotten will help. Again, this is a behavioral issue at this point, not a dietary deficiency.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey Seems to Be Helping Dog With Pyometra

Wed, 14 Feb 18 16:50:58 -0800
Posted by Erin (Columbus, Oh) on 02/14/2018

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.

Help Needed for Cat With Skin Ulcers Around the Mouth

Wed, 14 Feb 18 09:26:08 -0800
Posted by Sharon (Strongsvillle, Oh) on 02/14/2018

HELP! We have two cats that are brothers. One is having serious issues with skin Ulcers around his mouth. He also has acne but can control that. The vet treats him with steroids, but now he needs it every other month. Any safe suggestions to treat him. I do have photos on my phone. Took him to a dermatologist and they said it is environmental.

  Re: Questions About ACV Treatment for Cat's Urinary Infection

Wed, 14 Feb 18 09:24:11 -0800
Posted by Vicky (Australia) on 02/14/2018

At the side of the mouth always, that way it doesn't go into their lungs. Wise woman for knowing to ask that. Many people have killed baby kittens when handfeeding them because of feeding them with a syringe front on. While I'm on the subject of feeding kittens who don't have a mother- if anyones reading- I've had lots of experience and have found a lot die on the formula made for this purpose of feeding orphaned kittens- but ALL live when fed goats milk :) (animal rescuer)

Dietary Changes for Dog With UTI

Tue, 13 Feb 18 21:47:50 -0800
Posted by Lauren (Queens) on 02/13/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Low phosphorus/Low crude protein for dogs with UTI's

Hey all you amazing folks at Ec....just wanted to share this with all you pet lovers out there. Approximately two months ago, I noticed my 10 year old cocker spaniel was passing blood when he pees. Needless to say, I was petrified when it first happened because my dog is my life lol. I immediately went to Dr. Google and quickly realized it can be caused by a UTI. Since I am into holistic, I started treating him with a few herbs which I purchased on Amazon. All was well for a while but then I noticed that as soon as he ate his kibble, after a few meals, the same thing happened. I went online again this time determined to find the true cause of this.

That's when I discovered that the phosphorous content as well as the crude protein in the food has to be super low in cases like this. I immediately got to work and found a food with 0.6% phosphorous from a company called First Mate with below 15% crude protein and guess what guys, it's been a month now and thank God he's good. I forget to add that I also started preparing some home cooked meals mostly with chicken and veggies which I feed him sometimes as well. Just wanted to share this with other animal lovers out there who might be faced with the same problem. Have a blessed day guys.

  Re: Kidney Failure in Cat

Tue, 13 Feb 18 21:41:10 -0800
Posted by Sandra (Missouri) on 02/13/2018

Try Lysine 500mg from Vetriscience, helped with Herpes virus around eyes, which created dark crusts of tearing.

Need Help for German Shepherd Puppy Eating Stones

Tue, 13 Feb 18 21:35:01 -0800
Posted by Patricia (Waikino New Zealand) on 02/13/2018

I have a 10 weeks old german shepherd puppy, I dont know how to stop her from eating stones. I have tried spraying with cayenne pepper, but she still goes for it, I suspect is a compulsive disorder or the lack of some minerals, the vet doesnt believe so.

any advice, please....?

  Re: Milk Thistle and Seizures in Dog

Tue, 13 Feb 18 21:26:27 -0800
Posted by Fio (Colorado) on 02/13/2018

I hope your vet is checking liver function testing at least every few months. If your dog's liver enzymes are elevated (as my dog's were on phenobarbital and zonisamide), then start him/her on Denamarin. It's available OTC but is pricey. Or you could buy the ingredients separately for a bit less - SAMe and Milk Thistle. Just look up the dosage on the Denamarin website and translate from there. Putting my dog on Denamarin for 1 month only brought his liver back to almost normal from very poor health. I would not wait, milk thistle is cheap, SAMe is a bit more but worth it.

Essiac Tea for Dog's Tumor

Tue, 13 Feb 18 11:32:28 -0800
Posted by Sarah (Chicago) on 02/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi there everyone. I posted in Sept. of last year 2017 and I have learned a few things since then.

Essiac Tea is wonderful!!! It has almost completely changed my dog's life. My border collie who is 15 has a horrible tumor on her chest, near her front right leg. It started out very small and grew huge. We took her to the vet 100 times but they will not do much for her because of her age. so we started her on essiac tea. 2 ounces a day an hour before or after food.

The minute I stopped giving her her essiac tea she got sicker. So I'm keeping her on it. She always gets the tumor cleaned with peroxide 3 times a day, hot(not too hot) compresses and cold compresses, washed out with lukewarm water and antibacterial soap 3 times a day as well.

I also have her on...enzymes, probiotics, a daily vitamin, Omega fatty acids, a grain free and raw diet, and now I am adding sea buckthorn fruit oil to the mix. I give her garlic and turmeric in her food all organic and I can honestly say without a doubt that she would have been long gone if it wasnt for this site.

I just ordered Colloidal silver because her tumor is opened up and draining. More then half has flattened out and is healing already. Now just in the middle of it is the last to drain and then heal. So I am right now in the motion of preventing infection and boosting her immune system to fight anything off. I just ordered manuka honey because I've researched and read that it will help with pulling all the bad out and helping with healing. I keep it wrapped with gauze, ace bandages, and tape at night which is when I notice she tries to lick it. I have been giving her around the clock care for months now and she is still normal..eating, drinking, pooping, peeing, playing, barking, etc. I know that the tumor must drain before it heals. So I just keep her area clean, dry and make sure she is always comfy. I also give her apple cider vinegar and keep her alkalined. It is indeed alot of work but worth it if you love your animal and want to keep them healthy and happy.

Please listen to the advice of the people here because without I know my baby wouldnt be here right now.

Cantharis (Homeopathy) for Crystals In Cat

Tue, 13 Feb 18 10:40:51 -0800
Posted by Lidia (Fl) on 02/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

This site has been so helpful for years and it's so much worth reading I'd like to put a grain of sand for those who are helpless -and terrified- seeing a cat with urinary blockage, especially when vets can do so little that they put mine through 4 catherizations (only to make matters worse) and then surgery for absolutely nothing. Only God knows how I stumbled upon Cantharis, the 6c dose, by Boiron. My little one is alive because of this. It may take a couple of days if it's been ongoing, maybe less. If he doesn't want to lick the 3 or 4 small pebbles I syringe them, first diluted in a tiny bit of spring or filtered water, or sometimes he'll lick the water-diluted little pebbles adding a tad of chicken baby food. 1st time depending on how bad the blockage I've given it twice in 3 or 4 hrs., then another couple of times during the day more or less according to progress. Has to be given on an empty stomach and with no less than 30 to 45 min. clear of any feedings, before or after. This is only to be given for a few days, so looking for everyday help, I'll try the ACV. Thanks.

  Re: Coconut Oil and High Quality Food for Cat with FIP

Mon, 12 Feb 18 22:12:33 -0800
Posted by Jason (San Diego) on 02/12/2018

How is your kitten doing now, we're trying the coconut oil and seeing some response but he's not back to normal yet.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:35:32 -0800
Posted by Brenda (Florida) on 02/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have 3 cats even Advantage 2 wasn't working I sprayed them down with a solution of water, Apple Cider Vinegar and dawn. Fleas died instantly and their fur is so soft

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:31:41 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/12/2018

Actually, I just applied it with my fingertips, but you could use a cottonball. And, yes, his skin was dark gray and elephant-like in the worst areas. Other areas were red and inflamed and oozing, and he smelled terrible. However, he did not itch a lot, and it did not otherwise seem to bother him much. I did not notice any laxative effects.

  Raw Diet for Dog's Seizures

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:16:06 -0800
Posted by Aaron (Indianapolis In) on 02/11/2018

Can you tell me what Chinese herbs they put her on? I have a 12 year old Maltese chihuahua with heart murmur CHF. She is on Chinese herbs heart qui and tea pills but now if she gets to excited and runs we are assuming she has a seizure. She will stop, lay on her stomach then stiffen up and fall over. This last about 1 minute. 5 minutes later she is back up and normal. I feed her human grade food I buy from that is supposed to be grass fed and organic. She also get treats that are organic chicken, honey and sea salt. The seizures just started maybe a month ago after she was running outside. Now anytime she runs it happens. Help

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:12:58 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/11/2018

Bd, my holistic vet said to stay away from the "warming" meats and feed only "cool" meats for skin issues, according to Chinese medicine, but, personally, I did not find that any particular dog food helped. However, I would definitely stay away from the prescription diets. Here's an article that might help,

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:30:44 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/11/2018

Cherie, I applied it twice a day until the skin cleared up. It doesn't hurt if he/she licks it, but, of course, you don't want it all licked off or you haven't done any good. It's just magnesium.

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:29:53 -0800
Posted by Cherie (Or) on 02/11/2018

How after did you apply the milk of magnesia? Was your dogs skin elephant like, crusty and dark? did it hurt your pet or act as a laxative once it dried?