Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Mange Treatment

Tue, 05 Jun 18 08:58:34 -0700
Posted by Susan (Alberta) on 06/05/2018

I wonder if human ointment for dry eyes ( like lacrilube )would work and be safe?

  Re: Mange and MRSA Connection

Tue, 05 Jun 18 08:56:21 -0700
Posted by Susan (Alberta) on 06/05/2018

Wouldn't dips in the ocean be akin to epsom salt baths, due to the magnesium content? Just a thought.

 Re: My Pet Rat Has Been Sick His Whole Life, Please Help

Tue, 05 Jun 18 08:56:07 -0700
Posted by Debbie (East Sussex) on 06/05/2018

Hi, ask Mum to buy a bottle of Colloidal silver. And at his size, give him 1ml. a day, by syringe, 4 times a day. That will get rid of the infection. It can also, be used externally in a spray bottle. You can research it

 Re: My Pet Rat Has Been Sick His Whole Life, Please Help

Tue, 05 Jun 18 08:35:53 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/04/2018

Hey Madi,

Your rattie might benefit from colostrum - you can find it at your local health food store or co-op or even high end grocery stores. It might help to feed a vitamin and nutrient rich diet, so if you do not already feed high quality pellets, then for sure incorporate vitamin C or pet tabs vitamins in his diet as well. Your boy had a super rough start in life - but it could be that his ailments are genetic. Keep him clean, give him good groceries, keep him away from wood chip bedding and keep him at a good temp to avoid major pit falls. Good luck and report back!

My Pet Rat Has Been Sick His Whole Life, Please Help

Mon, 04 Jun 18 09:19:49 -0700
Posted by Madi1087 (Nyc, New York) on 06/03/2018

My 10 month old rat that I raised from a pinkie has been relatively sickly his whole life like when he was 2 weeks old he had a bad bloody nose. After that, for three days he barely moved but I continued bottle feeding him milk and he got better. He has also had multiple eye and ear infections. Also, he's had an on again off again respiratory infection. we've taken him to the vet multiple times and as I'm 13 my mom won't take him back to the vet cause a checkup is around $100 every time. but is there any chance that they could all be related. (and it's not my care because when I got him as a pinkie I also got one of his brothers and previously had three hairless rats and they have never been apart)

Multiple Remedies for Walking Dandruff

Mon, 04 Jun 18 09:17:31 -0700
Posted by Anna (Texas) on 06/04/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have also have dealt with walking dandruff for years and am just now learning more effective ways to deal with (and hopefully cure) eradicating them.

Relax and Breathe. You can get rid of or at least minimize these mites.

For pet treatment, ask your vet if Revolution will work for your animal friend(s). if so try 1 dose every 2 weeks for 3 doses, then monthly maintenance.

If that isn't an option or doesn't work, lime sulfur dips every 1-2 weeks for 1 month to 3 months. Pay close attention to your animal friend(s) for adverse reactions, nontolerance or allergic reactions.

Be sure to clean their ears often with a good ear cleanser, wiping them out after flooding the ears with the liquid (mites tend to run there to hide).

Throw away/replace as much bedding as possible. Use Meyer's Spray cleaners, Kleen-Free cleaner, Baking Soda and BLUE Dawn Dishwashing liquid or Murphy's oil Soap (with cedar essential oil added) for cleaning house as often as possible during this phase.

Use Kleen-Free or Apple Cider Vinegar (or another anti parasitic) along with 1-2 cups Baking Soda in wash for linens and clothes often.

Change bedding anytime you see evidence of the mites. I used layers of thick white paper towels to cover their bedding so it could be thrown away easily.

Sites with Info that may help :








For me, the key was to moisturize excessively after a thorough cleaning. Though initial instincts made me want to wash repeatedly with strong soaps, dry skin seemed to make thing worse.

My go-to cleanser was a combo of Blue Dawn Dishwashing Liquid (has to be blue) and Baking Soda with a washcloth.

After shower or bath, BEFORE drying off (on wet skin), I coat my entire body with a homemade mixture ( mixed in a spray bottle or plastic bottle):

  • Colloidal Silver Liquid 4oz
  • Keri Bath Oil, Coconut oil or Olive Oil 4 oz
  • 100% Vitamin E oil 2.5 - 5 oz
  • (Sundown Naturals is gd)
  • Clove essential oil
  • Peppermint essential oil
  • Tea tree essential oil
  • Lemongrass essential oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Neem oil (optional, strong pungent odor)

You can use some or none of the essential oils, depending on preference and severity of the infestation.

Do not rinse oil mixture off. Air dry yourself or allow oils to remain on skin for as long as possible (when possible).

Try it when you have nowhere to be until you figure out how much of the strong smelling potion you can handle before going out side.

You can use half of it diluted with more Keri, Olive or Coconut oil to lessen the smell on work days as needed.

If hair infestation is a problem, add the oil mixture above to 'Licefree Spray'. Saturate hair with a processing/plastic cap for 24 hours. Re-wet hair every 3 hours until 24 hrs is up. Then comb with lice comb (wiping comb on paper towels) until no mite evidence is visible. Air dry and style as usual.

In 1 week or when/if itching starts, shampoo with a Benzoyl Peroxide Shampoo. Pet Shampoo is usually okay to use (animal product guidelines are often more strict than ours). Follow with oil mixture above. Repeat weekly until no evidence of mites present (at least 3 weeks usually, the average life span of the mites).

Try treating inside and out.

Consider taking supplements like Neem, Aloe Vera Gel and raw Garlic or in capsules to internally cleanse human bodies.

I also use the extra large lint rollers in between heavier cleaning. Does a great job of picking up cat hair and everything else.

If there is an extensive infestation, use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse your ears and nostrils daily as well.

Peace and Love to You and Your Animal Friends. Don't give up!

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy With Added Tea Tree Oil

Mon, 04 Jun 18 09:12:41 -0700
Posted by Cheryl G (Ontario, Canada) on 06/04/2018

oh no!!! Please NEVER use tea tree on cats! It's a neuro toxin to them! I made that mistake as I've always used it on my dogs.. cat injested some and went into seizure .. almost lost her

  Re: Baking Soda and Maple Syrup Treatment for Lymphoma in Dog?

Fri, 01 Jun 18 17:11:48 -0700
Posted by Brenda (Funkstown, Md.) on 06/01/2018

How much do you give them 15 years old

  Re: Essiac Tea for Tumors

Fri, 01 Jun 18 11:13:48 -0700
Posted by Lam (Malaysia ) on 06/01/2018

My 15 year old cat has lymphoma at his throat. The first lump appeared overnight and grew to 4 cm in 1 week. Started him on steroids which helped regain his appetite and shrunk it to 2cm. Stopped working after 2 weeks and two lumps appeared after that. They are huge about 4cm each. Started him on Essiac tea 12 days ago along with flaxseed oil, fish oil, essence of chicken, chicken broth and colostrum milk. He is very very weak and we took him for acupuncture 2 days ago. Today, one of the lumps opened and leaked out smelly light pink liquid. We don't know if that's a good sign or not. What happens now?

  Re: Bufo Toads

Fri, 01 Jun 18 11:01:22 -0700
Posted by Tim (Port Saint Lucie ) on 06/01/2018

Around 2000 I almost lost a shar pei /rotti, if not for the quick thinking of a very smart gal he would not have survived as the Chinese half of him had already gave him a ruff start in life, it was very late and she grabbed the garden hose and aggressively rinse his face and mouth and dish cloth, he was almost dead the day I got him severely infested with ticks, and after that to almost die again from a Bufo, he lived over 15 years but every chance I get I kill Bufo I don't use chemicals as I don't want to kill other critters, they are nasty demon toads, last year I used mouse traps piece of dry dog food this you must supervise

  Re: Bufo Toads

Fri, 01 Jun 18 11:00:53 -0700
Posted by Chloe (Naples, Florida) on 05/31/2018

You need to look it up! FLORIDA IS INFESTED WITH THEM. Now that summer is here its even worse. There are warnings all over. The LOCAL news, vets office. I just saw one bringing my trash cans back in garage. I just took my little dog out to go potty & was near where I took her. I have a large man made pond in back of my place & hear them nightly. Mating season. They were planted in the cane feilds & now are classified as a nuisance. They multiply more then rabbits & nothing eats them. GREAT!!!! I'm 25 min from nearest vet too.

 Remedies Needed for French Bulldog

Fri, 01 Jun 18 10:02:23 -0700
Posted by Albert (New Jersey) on 06/01/2018

Good morning. I’m having the same issue with princess she’s 11 Month 😯.

Turmeric for Tumors and Arthritis

Thu, 31 May 18 09:31:58 -0700
Posted by Katydid (Houston, Tx) on 05/31/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dogs both have conditions that I felt would be helped by the addition of tumeric. After much research, this is what I settled on. One dog is 85 pounds, the other is 45. I'll include dosages so you can convert to your pet's weight. My larger dog (10 years old) has benign tumors, arthritis, and hip dysplasia. My younger one (8 years) has the beginnings of a fatty lump, and what is probably a sebaceous adenoma. Treatment began two days ago and I feel both dogs are beginning to improve. I will update as time goes by, and if I remember to I'll take photos.

Recipe: Tumeric "Golden Paste" (there are other recipes if you want to research.)

1 cup water, plus 1/2 cup organic tumeric, mix both together in saucepan on LOW heat, minimum 7 minutes. Do NOT boil or burn, so stir.

Add 1/3 cup organic coconut oil. Can substitute almost any healthy fatty oil available.

Add 2-3 tsp ground black pepper. I cook an additional everything together one minute, then let it cool. Keeps 2 weeks in fridge, few months in freezer.

Now, dosages. 40lb dog= 1/8 tsp, gradually increase to 1/4 tsp. 80lb dog=1/4 tsp increasing to 1/2 tsp. This is PER DOSE, not per day. I give twice daily. You can start your dog more gradually then this if you think there'll be issues. I feed with meals so it's easier on their stomachs.

FEEDING...depends on your dog. I've one that'll take a frozen 1/4 tsp 'blob' of paste and just eat it out of my hand. ;) My other one needs his mixed into something. Generally I grab some cottage cheese, or broth and mix it with his paste into his food to kinda hide the taste a bit. Use whatever your dog likes.

I've seen a definite improvement in arthritis, and am expecting it to also help the tumors. I'm debating adding blue kote and castor oil to the tumors, but I'm holding off on those for now. I'll update when I think of it. Good luck to all and blessings to your beloved pets. :)

Ted's High Vitamin D2 Dosage for Treating Tumors in Dogs Incorrect?

Thu, 31 May 18 09:26:47 -0700
Posted by Katydid (Houston, Tx) on 05/31/2018

I've just read Ted's post on giving dogs 20,000iu vitamin D2 every other day here /tumors4.html.

Is this correct?? That is a HUGE dose. Typo maybe meant to be two thousand, not twenty thousand? Thoughts?

  Re: Seeking Urgent Help for Bone Cancer in Cat

Thu, 31 May 18 09:18:59 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 05/30/2018

Dear Andrija,

I am sorry to hear about your cat!

I don't know anything about the Reishi tea, but do think dandelion tea is amazing. But I don't know of any stories of using those two teas for cancer. I have read much about Essiac tea for cancer. Also, turkey tail mushroom show a lot of promise for cancer treatments.

You will find information about Essiac Tea for Cats with cancer on this page. It has dosing information.

If you are not able to get Essiac and want to try the Reishi and Dandelion, yes, you can mix them with water or even with food. I would try 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) of each, twice a day, mixed in water or food.

Keep us posted. I hope he feels better soon!

~Mama to Many~

Seeking Urgent Help for Bone Cancer in Cat

Wed, 30 May 18 13:52:33 -0700
Posted by Andrija (Serbia) on 05/30/2018

First of all I want to apologize for my bad English. Vet said that my cat has bone cancer. He still eats well, acts like complete healthy animal. I would like to ask you about few things. People told me that I can try to give him Reishi tea and dandelion tea. How many ml of tea he should drink? Would it be effective still if I combine tea and water? I think he will not drink just tea because of taste of it. He has about 5 killograms. Whole familly love him and we want to try everything for his health. What do you think about petroleum cancer treatments? I heard few possitive examples of people who took it.

Regards from Serbia,


Seeking Natural Remedies for Breast Cancer in Young Female Dog

Wed, 30 May 18 11:36:13 -0700
Posted by Karoline (Oakland, Ca) on 05/30/2018

Dear Friends of Earth Clinic,

Just today my only six year old female girl was diagnosed with breast cancer, mommoratory gland cancer.

O will do everything from surgery to radiation to improve her quantity of life, as long I can do. She eats a lot, has tremendous appetite.

Is there any natural cure known for cat breast cancer?

Any info I would appreciate so much, thanks for your time and answer.

Best wishes to all your pet lovers,


  Re: Parvo Remedies Not Curing Puppy, Please Help

Wed, 30 May 18 11:03:03 -0700
Posted by Anna (Dallas Tx ) on 05/29/2018

My baby boy whiskey has parvo and he's only 6 weeks almost 7 I got him and the next day he got sick but I have 3 other dogs river Rambo and shy girl they are fine and not sick. I don't have the money to pay the vet to keep whisky so we been doing the silver and the Activated charcoal and apple cider vinegar together also giving him Gatorade and Pedialyte monitoring him very well throughout the night but it's been five days total he's been sick and two days he's been on treatment. We have also been force-feeding him with the syringe. He still don't want to eat what should we do?

  Re: Garlic for Worms

Tue, 29 May 18 10:38:33 -0700
Posted by Angela (Tennessee ) on 05/29/2018

Does the garlic help with any type of worms?

  Re: Puppy With Parvo

Tue, 29 May 18 08:31:31 -0700
Posted by Sharkyyy (Philippines) on 05/29/2018

I have a 3 month old dachshund and she is suffering from parvo right now, it's been 4 days now. She's 3 kilogram, How much ACV will I gave her? is it okay for her? she's not eating at all and she's not drinking by herself. Her poop has a blood and she's vomitting. What can I do to make her better? please help me, Thanks