Recent Pet Posts

Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats Works!

Wed, 24 Oct 18 09:03:25 -0700
Posted by Sammy (Wisconsin) on 10/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

First time poster, but reading everything I can, for taking care of ourselves and our pets, naturally. We heard cries one day on our property in July and followed the cries to find a little frightened kitten with a severe limp and very swollen in two areas of her leg. She was also sick with green discharge from her nose and eyes and very thin.

Took her to the vet to see about the leg. Two possible fractures, knee and femur. The vet was throwing out numbers, two x-rays at $150.00 each, a specialist, possible cast, or, surgery to remove the leg etc. etc. All at about $600.00 - $800.00 dollars to start. Or, you can just put her down.

I found out she was a girl, and only 8 weeks old, give or take. I had just met her three days prior. I wasn't sure what to do, but I was already attached, and the thought of putting her down, was not an option.

I had asked for pain meds, for now. When the Doctor left, I was in tears, and I had asked the nurse if there was any other way. She said the following; Put her in a large dog pen, with a pet taxi, bedding, a litter box, food and water, for 6 to 9 weeks. In other words, (I realized) limit her mobility.

My mind was made up, I was going to care for her, now named Smokie. She is gray with adorable white paws. Since she was going to be in lockdown, if you will, I decided to have her spayed and all the shots, distemper, rabies, leukemia and a chip placed in her.

In the meantime waiting for her appointment, I gave her ACV w/mother in her food (with homemade chicken broth) and the back of her neck, with a cotton ball soaked, twice a day. She also had stools with blood. She was a mess. After one day, her eyes were already better and in one week she was cured.

Eyes bright, no more discharge from her nose, or blood in her stool. I took her in for her appointment. Brought her home the next day, and she had kennel cough. I was angry, after all of this. No, I didn't call the vet. What for? they would have given me more useless meds and another bill. Got out the ACV and walla, she was in good shape again. She is now out of her small pen, and we have built her a 10 x 6 x 10 outdoor chainlink pen attached to our shop and cut out a little door for her to go in and out of. There are two walnut trees (they were already next to the shop), we cut down to fit perfectly within the pen, so she can climb up and down them. And put up shelves for her, for a destination, once she went up the trees.

We purchased a wood stove to heat it and she has an indoor shop that is 15' x 23' with all kinds of room, to play. She has, what I call, the "bad dog boogies" or, the "crazies", all the time.

Yes, her leg is completely healed, you would never know, this was the same kitten, just 3 1/2 months ago. And she has gained weight and her coat is really nice. We have a bond, she knows, I was there for her. Every day I took her carefully out of her little pen, to let her know, she was not abandoned and hold her, until her leg was healed. She wants this everyday still. She knows...

ACV, in my opinion is good for kittens at any age, this is far better than what the vet is going to give you, that probably wouldn't work anyway. I mention this, because other posters have shown concern. This is a natural product, good for all animals and beings. I still give it to her for maintenance. Just a 1/4 teaspoon in her food.

Thank you, Earth Clinic, for all you do for us and Smokie.

  Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs With Kennel Cough

Tue, 23 Oct 18 18:02:08 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/23/2018

Hey Monica!

You can follow the directions on the Boiron bottle for dosage.

I do have a concern when I read your post: dogs can cough for many reasons and coughing is not a reported side effect for Flourinef. Coughing is a sign of a collapsed trachea, common for some breeds of small dogs, and it is also a sign of congestive heart failure. You might consider taking your dog to the vet for further diagnosis if the homeopathic remedy provides no relief.

  Re: Homeopathic Remedies for Dogs With Kennel Cough

Tue, 23 Oct 18 13:41:46 -0700
Posted by Monica (Anmore, Bc) on 10/23/2018

My Drocera label says Boiron Drocera 30ch on the dispenser & 4 g so how much would I give for a 10 lb dog please anyone? I also believe her cough is a result of the meds (Florinef) she must take for her Addison's disease, which I believe is a result of the rabies shot. No more vaccines for me, a very hard lesson learned. :(

 Re: Goat Infected With CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis). What Remedies Can Help?

Tue, 23 Oct 18 09:35:13 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/23/2018

Hey Nancy,

I don't have goats, just lots of ideas, so take this for what it is worth and if it doesn't seem right for you, don't take it at all! :)

The first thing that came to mine for me was VRM4 from systemic formulas. Read up, research each ingredient listed. It may be an expensive route to go.

Please report back with your progress!

Borax and Peroxide Treatment for Cat Mange

Mon, 22 Oct 18 17:35:53 -0700
Posted by Carol (Palacios, Texas 77465) on 10/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Cat Mange: Spent nearly 300 bucks at vet. Still not resolved and tried your borax remedy. OMG. Within 2 weeks, completely gone. She's back to normal. Thank you so very much. Thank you, thank you. She was miserable. Back to her silly self now.

  Re: Wheat Sprouts Helped Cataracts in Dog

Sun, 21 Oct 18 20:30:21 -0700
Posted by Anne (Oh) on 10/21/2018

Is the wheat sprout extract a powder or liquid? is it the same as wheat grass powder?

Cured Parvo 8 Times With Grapefruit Seed Extract

Sun, 21 Oct 18 14:21:12 -0700
Posted by Jess (Québec) on 10/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I've cured parvo in puppies about 8 times so far with grapefruit seed extract.

I dilute 5 drops in 1 ounce of water and give them a couple dropper fulls of the mixture every hour around the clock until they start to feel better, I then reduce to two hours and so on. I continue the treatment for a couple days.

Once there was two pups from a litter who were sick, my puppy and one another person was purchasing...I tried pursuing him to have me try cure him but he decided to bring it to the vet. 600$ later and a dead puppy, mine was thriving and back on its feet. It worked every time for me!

  Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Infection in Dog

Sun, 21 Oct 18 10:03:48 -0700
Posted by Margaret (Wellington, New Zealand) on 10/20/2018

Hi I have just joined this group my 7 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback has had the same issues for last 10 weeks & booked in for an ultrasound on 28 October. Long weekend here in New Zealand 🇳🇿 so I was desperate yesterday as he had blood in urine & white cells but the vet has not prescribed any medication for long weekend & his urine is very bad smell. I did purchase some Blackmores Cramberry 15000 & emptied a small portion on his food last night today his urine is not quite as smelly but I wonder if I could use apple cider vinegar also? Are you meaning 2 Teaspoons or Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar with yoghurt?

Kind Regards Margaret

  Re: Garlic Oil for Dogs

Sun, 21 Oct 18 09:52:30 -0700
Posted by Rose (Iowa) on 10/20/2018

Would appreciate more info on garlic oil for 115 lb lab and 55 lb boxer.

Tied Thread and Clear Nail Polish for Skin Tag on Dog

Thu, 18 Oct 18 09:42:12 -0700
Posted by Marilyn (Greenwich) on 10/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My 13 year old dog had a large skin tag the size of a quarter growing on her elbow. Though ugly, I didn't want to put her under the stress of anesthesia just to cut off a benign skin growth. I researched and found two methods on youtube which I used simultaneously.

First, I tied a cotton thread, wound twice as tightly as possible and then knotted off around the very base of the skin tag. Then I coated the skin tag with clear nail polish. If you go to youtube, you'll find a kindly man who has treated many dogs with these two methods (separate videos). Urls are below.

At the 3 day mark, I tied another piece of thread to ensure as the skin tag had shriveled considerably in size and you need it tight to cut off the blood supply to the skin tag. I also coated it again with clear nail polish.

It took a week before the large skin tag had completely shriveled up and turned black. I then sterilized some good scissors under a flame and then snipped the dried tag off at the base being careful not to snip her skin. She had no pain when I snipped it off and there was no blood. Also, it doesn't appear that tying a string around the skin tag caused any pain or discomfort at all. She didn't lick the skin tag once the whole week.

It can also work on other growths besides skin tags like cysts and tumors.

The videos I watched first before attempting this: (the string method) (clear nail polish method)

 Re: Goat Infected With CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis). What Remedies Can Help?

Thu, 18 Oct 18 08:30:05 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 10/18/2018

Dear Nancy,

I am sorry about the diagnosis of CL disease in your goat. I am assuming you have read up on it and are using appropriate protocols to prevent the spread of the disease to other goats, if you have others, and also to the humans that care for your goat, as humans can contract this disease.

While antibiotic therapy has not proven very helpful for CL disease, I don't find information about the use of herbs to treat CL disease, but I would probably be trying turmeric as it is so effective as a natural antibiotic, when traditional antibiotics fail. And it is useful for other bacteria that causes abscesses.

I have used turmeric to successfully treat goats with staph infections.

I give 1 teaspoon to a full size goat, mixed in the feed, twice daily.

Colloidal silver is also excellent for infections when antibiotics don't work well. I make my own for myself and my animals and add lots to water for sick animals. I was giving a sick dog a half a cup of colloidal silver a day at least (and it saved her from Erlichia, a tick borne disease.)

Please let us know how it goes.

~Mama to Many~

Goat Infected With CL (Caseous Lymphadenitis). What Remedies Can Help?

Wed, 17 Oct 18 11:59:17 -0700
Posted by Nancy (Ca) on 10/17/2018

My goat tested positive for CL. I was wondering if there is something I can give her to prevent her from getting more pus in different areas?

  Re: Coconut Oil for Yeast Infections

Wed, 17 Oct 18 11:38:17 -0700
Posted by Brigitte (Fl) on 10/17/2018

Do you know if it will work on an adult German Shepherd? Please let me know. Thank you

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Cat's Ear Mites

Sun, 14 Oct 18 14:55:55 -0700
Posted by Sazure (Wa) on 10/13/2018

Neem oil (and most all natural oils) is toxic to cats - they do not have the liver enzyme or metabolic enzymes as we do. As well cats have systems like camels - so any dry food harms them greatly (they derived from the desert and their intestines are designed to draw water out of the food to store it. (very simply put).

I once did research on what is in many common pet foods and it will make you well disgusted... even rubber hardeners and other nasty garbage. I use Wysong products (great and low temperature as high temperature destroys enzymes and other nutritional qualities). I add this to a raw diet along with certain home grown herbs and plants chopped and slightly wilted (warm water poured over the food) I add natural sea Vegetables as well (make sure a dog or cat search on any plants that are toxic to them. Or other products).

A great book is "The Natural Remedy Book for Dogs and Cats by Diane Stein and one can search for such other great books. I have had mine for decades and resort to it frequently. Dr. Mercola (Human MD) has great books and products for cats (dogs).

My background was in research (legal and medical) and many other areas. I went holistic as a young child after reading my mothers medical books - although her Merck manual from 1953 is full of natural remedies that work. Rx for people and pet's took over.

Gas-X for Bloat?

Sat, 13 Oct 18 10:42:01 -0700
Posted by Kristin (Maine ) on 10/12/2018

Can you use Gas-X in dogs if you suspect bloat?

Using Flor-Essence for Cat With Mouth Cancer in Lower Jaw

Fri, 12 Oct 18 09:52:21 -0700
Posted by Chantal (Hasselt, Belgium) on 10/12/2018

Flor-Essence for Cat With Mouth Cancer in Lower Jaw:

Hello, I read many testimonials about the effects of the tea for animals with cancer. As I live in Belgium I could only find the 8 formula, The Flor Essence. I read that many people give the 4 formula. Why is this?

Some people mentioned that the red clover in the eight formula could kill a cat. I did some research and I found this : : The red clover may be used as an alternative treatment for cancer; this may slow down the tumor from extending.

At the moment I give between 3-4 tsp (20 ml) per day divided in 3 portions. For cats with agressive cancer they recommended even 2x2tbsp per day.

I read that for the Flor-Essence formula you have to mix 5ml (1tsp) with 5ml water of broth. Is this correct?

There ware some testimonials where catowners mentioned that the tumor was growing accompanied with some bloodloss.They asked for help but I only found one answer : have Faith in the tea and give it the time to do it's work. There was also told that it happens that the tumor can grow and then flatten. This is mentioned in the instruction paper which is delivred with the bottle. As I am from Belgium I purchased it in the Netherlands. Without Paper. Only recommendations for administrating.
Is it possible to receive such instructionpaper?

I began to administrate the Flor-Essence about 10 days ago.My cat is almost 17 years old. He has a big appetite and makes some little walks in the garden

What do you recommend?
I know that there is a very big chance that the cancer can't be cured. But I give the tea a chance.

Thank you.



  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Ringworm in Pets

Thu, 11 Oct 18 09:01:03 -0700
Posted by Janet (In) on 10/10/2018


Calcium is very problematic in human adults. It is the first thing I learned about when we began to heal our family and pets.

Here is my 2 cents worth.

Guinea Pigs eat nearly identical diets to horses. The difference is horses have a more complicated digestive system. There are some things I have observed that may help.

Guinea pigs get calcifications in their scrotums, mammary glands, necks. In humans it is cysts and calcified joint problems, circulation problems as unabsorbed calcium has no where to go. It can gather up to be stones in kidney and bladder. Dogs absorb calcium pretty well. But everyone is subject to calcifications.

Going through how we handled this one huge problem amongst 20 guinea pigs, 6 people and 4 dogs.

First was water, if the horse is getting fluoridated water you might look into defluoridated water, or adding a pinch of borax occasionally. It keeps the body defluoridated. Just a little bit.

Sodium thiosulfate, I can take one crystal myself harmlessly, it is high in sulfur. Our method for all of us, 1 gallon of dechlorinated water, or 1 crystal of sodium thiosulfate. 1/4 tsp of borax. That was the added as a splash in all the pets water and used as a fraction in each human, 4 days out of seven.

Topically DMSO is a carrier, rich in sulfur. If you use MSM for your horse. That is DMSO with hydrogen peroxide added.

Topically I have used DMSO liberally on all of us. You can make sure your hands are clean. But gloves might take toxins in the skin. I usually use hydrogen peroxide to wipe the area to be treated. Then add the DMSO.

DMSO carries remedies directly to the problem. If I were going to treat my pets. I would take a thick folded cotton, apply castor oil, DMSO, magnesium oil ( to displace calcium effectively) wipe down the area with peroxide and stick that pack on there for 20 minutes. Maybe a Velcro strap.

There was a woman taking care of wild horses somewhere on e.c. she would throw DMSO on injuries as they would not allow her near.

I use DMSO as part of my inhaled remedies. It cleared a clot in my husbands leg and 1000 other things.

Spray bottles are handy for cleaning with peroxide. At least where it won't discolor fabrics and such.

The guinea pigs bumble foot, tumors, general health were improved. I just had to keep them away from dirt after applications. They potty a lot.

The cause of the calcium problems I think. Especially in the strict vegetarian diet. With nearly all hay. The quality of the water given them. The fruit. The less than stellar ingredients in some commercial pet foods. Glyphosate exposure.

The last two were fed no fruit, clean water, Oxbow hay and feed. Although I am suspicious of the glyphosates in their products. They did not have any issues. No tumors, cysts, bumble foot, cloudy eyes or pneumonia.

Here is Teds DMSO chapter.


  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Cat's Ear Mites

Sat, 06 Oct 18 21:12:20 -0700
Posted by Teresa (Stanwood, Iowa) on 10/06/2018

To Cindy from Illinois,

Yes, I was wondering also! I thought my male shorthair had mites, he was digging at his ears and shaking his head a lot, he was miserable!

Decided a trip to the vet was necessary and found out he didn't have mites, he had a nasty yeast infection in his ears! Much better now, with ear wash prescrip, and an antifungal ear med! Poor guy!

  Re: Recurring Pyometra

Sat, 06 Oct 18 11:27:45 -0700
Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 10/06/2018

Hi Shean,

It seems to me that you have to increase the dosage of the three components that you are giving to your dog. Considering that she has also a cold, then there are two health issues that your dog is dealing with: pyometra and colds. It would take a higher dose that what you are giving to help your dog get well. If she has no appetite, you have to give her the components orally with the use of a syringe.

It may help to have your dog spayed after she gets well with this current bout of pyometra. If you do not want to have her spayed, then you have to anticipate that every time she has her heat pyometra will probably follow. You have to give her an increased dose of the mixture as described in this website immediately after heat and probably for a month just to make sure that the pyometra will not recur.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Fri, 05 Oct 18 12:51:54 -0700
Posted by Julie H. (Sarasota, Fl) on 10/05/2018

Could you tell me how much of each you gave and for how long? Is she still doing well?