Recent Pet Posts

  Is VRM2 Safe for Cats?

Sat, 29 Sep 18 10:25:02 -0700
Posted by Monica (San Juan, Pr) on 09/28/2018

The VRM2 recommendation for heartworm in dogs, can it also be used for cats?

  Re: Recurring Pyometra

Fri, 28 Sep 18 10:21:24 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/28/2018

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.

  Re: Recurring Pyometra

Thu, 27 Sep 18 17:55:54 -0700
Posted by Shean (Manila, Philippines ) on 09/26/2018

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.

Sodium Thiosulfate and DMSO for Dissolving Calcification in Horse

Thu, 27 Sep 18 12:01:31 -0700
Posted by Tisha R. (Kamloops, Canada) on 09/26/2018

Sodium Thiosulfate to get rid of a small horse calcification

Hi, I have this horse, and this x ray...I started with the 10% Sodium thiosulfate and then dmso over long, how much and all the deets would be great...what if some gets on me? the list of cautions it came with is stressful....thank you much in advance..tisha

  Apple Cider Vinegar for Ringworm in Pets

Wed, 26 Sep 18 06:04:18 -0700
Posted by Peg (Maui) on 09/25/2018

And remember to dilute it 50/50 with water...

  Re: Advanced Heartworm Treatment

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:46:53 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/25/2018

Shawna, you can google it:

Good luck!

  Re: Treating Allergies in Dogs

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:24:43 -0700
Posted by Jina (Joliet Illinois) on 09/24/2018

So I used it on our dogs our German Shepard is grain free no chicken. Tons allergies, eats his feet licks 24/7. I tried ACV he isn't too happy with me but lord I hope this helps!!!! Any advice would be appreciated

DMSO for Bladder Stones in Dogs

Wed, 26 Sep 18 05:21:22 -0700
Posted by Danny (West Virginia) on 09/24/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Our 7lb chiwawa (sic) was almost completely stopped up. I rubbed a substantial amount of DMSO on his prostate area and winky. In about 8 hours he popped out a white mass that looked like a worm but apparently was softened stones blocking his urethra and peed a potty paper full. That was about 2 months ago. It is happening again now, and I have once again applied the DMSO, and he is getting some relief but it has been about 12 hours. Gonna try some ACV now to finish the job and reapply the DMSO.

  Re: Cat Mange Remedy With Added Tea Tree Oil

Mon, 24 Sep 18 10:21:40 -0700
Posted by Amber (San Pedro Ca) on 09/23/2018


It's highly toxic to cats, even a little bit could shut down their liver and kidneys. Research ANYTHING you intend to feed/treat/medicate your pet with before doing so. Please, it could be a matter of life and death for your beloved pet.

  Re: Belly Massage for Rabbits

Sun, 23 Sep 18 20:31:52 -0700
Posted by Sandra (Florida) on 09/23/2018

I have learned with my bunny when he needs a tummy rub to put my hand under him and rub his tummy with him relaxed and he approves by licking my hand to continue rubbing. No picking him up, only working with him the way he thinks is best.

  Re: Garlic to Control Fleas and Ticks in Dogs is Safe

Sun, 23 Sep 18 20:12:23 -0700
Posted by Gisela E Scruggs (Al) on 09/22/2018

Thank you! I have a new dachshund and he brought fleas with him. No flea control found for young puppies. They drove me out of the house. I finally cut up a garlic clove, made a little pocket and tied it around his neck. Have not seen the fleas (they're probably moved to my bedroom), but worried that the garlic could hurt my little dog. Again, thanks.

  Re: Yeast Infections in Dogs

Sun, 23 Sep 18 19:58:02 -0700
Posted by Janie (Usa) on 09/21/2018

It is NOT true that garlic is bad for dogs. It's all about dosage. My dogs eat garlic every day and have been for years.

It's one of the best natural antibiotics available.

  Re: Advanced Heartworm Treatment

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:57:50 -0700
Posted by Shawna M (Tn) on 09/20/2018


Where did you buy it from? The vrm1? The place I found you have to be a dr to create an account.

 Re: Kidney Infection in Cat, Please Help

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:57:02 -0700
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/20/2018

Hi there- to help cure the actual infection, there are herbal drops you can use such as Echinacea and goldenseal and you can find them on Amazon. Another thing to do to flush out the kidneys is to boil dried corn silk and flax seed. Boil separately. Take a good amount of corn silk and boil until water is very dark yellow- strain and set to cool. Take 1/4 cup of whole flax seed and add 1/2 cup of water. Boil until a thick clear syrup is formed. Strain into a container after cooling. Add the corn silk water and dilute the flax seed syrup. Shake until blended. Store in a glass jar in the fridge. Give via oral syringe several times daily. This will return her kidney levels to normal. Good luck!

 Re: Natural Remedies for Mammary Gland Cancer in Cat?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 22:55:32 -0700
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/20/2018

Every time my dog went into heat and had a faux pregnancy- her mammary glands would get swollen. They would get inflamed because she would lick them. While this is not exactly holistic even though it is herbal and made in Thailand- I used Tiger Balm diluted with some Vaseline and massaged it into her glands. I would then loosely wrap her up in an ace bandage to keep her from licking it off and to further irritate them. This remedy works every time and pretty quickly. Just do it twice day. You don't have to use much as their mammaries are small. Usually, all symptoms are gone with in 3-4 days.

 Re: Kidney Infection in Cat, Please Help

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:35:58 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/20/2018

Hello Helen,

I apologize for a tardy reply. I have thought much about your kitty. I believe a raw/home prepared diet may be the most helpful at this time.

  Re: Castor Oil Packs for Malignant Tumor?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:34:38 -0700
Posted by Martha (California) on 09/20/2018

HI Sigmund or Anyone who could comment on effective treatments against Intra-Nasal tumors I am very sorry about your doberman's condition. I am in a similar situation with my chihuahua, Despite the medical report and aware of the regular outcomes, I am hopeful for a positive turn around. I am wondering if you tried the castor oil compresses and/or the Budwig protocol? If so, I would really appreciate if you could comment if you tried any of these alternative therapies, or may be you tried other treatments? What did you experience during the process of the treatment/s? What worked, what didn't? Anything that worked well that you might recommend? Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, as I understand this may be sensitive topic to share. Thus far, God has sustained my little dog, he was in critical condition a week ago, his main problem is obstruction of the airway, miraculously he is surviving thanks be to God. In addition I am using food as medicine. I feed him a vegetarian/ketogenic diet using extra virgin raw coconut oil, I make organic green juice and supplementing with organic wheat grass juice powder, cat's claw extract, probiotics, turmeric, vit D, and a multivitamin. He has shown improvement, nasal mucus discharge has greatly decreased and is breathing better. I am wondering if the castor oil compress would help or not? or if the Budwig protocol worked for you or not? Thank you again. --Martha

Any Feedback on Turmeric for Colon Cancer in Dogs?

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:24:57 -0700
Posted by Marie (Fl) on 09/19/2018

I can't find the posts on remedies for colon cancer in dogs. I've been using tumeric for last 3 months on my mini schnauzer.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Thu, 20 Sep 18 09:18:16 -0700
Posted by Txlettyinaz (Arizona) on 09/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

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

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

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

  Baby Oil for Cat's Matter Fur

Wed, 19 Sep 18 08:35:07 -0700
Posted by Lana (Kent) on 09/18/2018

Hi...what kind of baby oil are you using as my 15yr is quite matted ...tks

EC: Hi Lana, according to many of our readers, coconut oil is a safer choice!