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 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:34:02 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 07/24/2015

Tina ( Los Angeles CA) ---

My big dog has the same problem. He is going tomorrow to see an ND who also treats dogs, some with success.

Ted's mange cure here on EC has had much acclaim. Not so with my dog. The use of borax has made his beautiful coat completely dry, so I have to abandon the use of borax.

But on research, the use of several essential oils has had success for some. This is to be sprayed and will take some weeks. Staph infection is part of the problem. So this is my next project. Wish you good luck with Violet.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:33:48 -0500
Posted by Dharmony (Ny) on 07/24/2015

Have you had her thyroid checked? Thyroid problems can cause itchy skin. Look at You can send in a sample of blood directly to them that your vet draws and prepares. We did the profile 5.


Here is more info..

Thyroid Disease in Pets

Is she on any medication?

Good luck.

 Re: Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:32:08 -0500
Posted by Terri (Fl) on 07/24/2015

Our vet said to use selsun blue shampoo. I also mix flaxseed oil in with the dogfood and she craves that stuff.Wont touch the food now without the flaxseed oil in it. We have had the dog for about 3 weeks...rescued her from the shelter. The scratching has improved by 80%-90 % or more. Try it!

Multiple Remedies for Cushing's Disease

Sat, 25 Jul 15 10:25:43 -0500
Posted by Debbiemarie54 (Loma Linda, California) on 07/24/2015

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  This is my first post. My dog Cody, who is 13 years old, and a Sheltie, was diagnosed with a very mild form of Cushing disease. I opted to not place him on traditional medicine and try Cushex Drop S. Cody has been on the drops about 1 month. His appetite is normal again and he does not pant as much as he used too.

I think his hair may be returning but I'm not sure yet. I had him shaved due to the heat last summer, and his hair never grew back. That was before the diagnosis.

I give Cody 5 drops in his food in the morning. He is 48 pounds. Is that the correct amount?

Another problem I have with him is he constantly licks his feet and injures himself to the extent I have to take him to the Vet, make him wear the cone hat most of the time, etc. And Cody seem anxious a lot, which makes me anxious because I don't know how to soothe him.

I recently put him on Pet-Eez from PetsMart as a last resort. I am on social security and really cannot afford these high Vet bills, expensive medications, etc.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Helping Dog's Itchy Skin

Sat, 25 Jul 15 08:29:15 -0500
Posted by Catherine (Lancashire) on 07/25/2015

ACV is great for keeping fleas at bay due to it making the skin acidic, so you should not have to use other alternatives too. Due to how my pets reacted to modern vetinary treatments for fleas and worms, I now use ACV only. Worms will not attach to the intestinal wall if ACV is in the diet and mixing 50/50 and spraying on the coat will deter fleas and ticks.

  Re: Trying Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog Itching

Sat, 25 Jul 15 08:26:36 -0500
Posted by Cath (Lancashire) on 07/25/2015

Please note you should never feed raw food along with kibble as the stomach digests these foods at a different rate. Apple cider vinegar and coconut oil are both good for itching skin. Coconut oil will kill anything viral or fungal if applied directly to the skin or added to food. Also flax seed oil in the diet is very beneficial. Its fine to treat the itch externally, but the problems starts with what is being put into the dog, including medications. Both my dogs are on a completely raw diet after non stop health problems and course after course of antibiotics. I haven't had any health concerns since switching my dogs to a raw, natural diet.

Elderly Cat Has Recurrence Of Bacterial Infection

Fri, 24 Jul 15 22:48:48 -0500
Posted by Jerseygirl (Cape May, New Jerseu) on 07/24/2015

My cat is suffering a recurrence of a severe bacterial infection. It was so bad last summer that I almost lost him. His urinalysis shows rods of bacteria in his urine and he is having difficulty going to the bathroom. When he has to go, he bottom swells and I can see the stool there stuck trying to come out but hard and stuck. Sometimes when he's trying to go he actually falls either from strain or pain.

He is on antibiotics and coconut oil. he is also taking urimaxx which is a kidney blend with cranberry. The rods went from tens of thousands to none last year and this is the first time he's shown any in a year. I'm worried because it's been four days and he's still not eating on his own with the coconut oil. Does anyone have any other suggestions.?? He is an older cat but up until the day before his first symptom he was bouncing around like normal other than a bit of arthritis that showed with jumps from countertops. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!

  Re: Bordetella Side Effects

Fri, 24 Jul 15 14:52:30 -0500
Posted by Reyna (Chicago) on 07/24/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Last wed my dog got her annual bordetella vaccine. Vet tried to do it orally up nose, but she refused most of it and then got really aggressive after showing teeth which we have never ever seen her do. He ended up doing it through shot. 2 days later she began coughing up phlem and 3 days later it turned into green stomach bile. and 4 days later she had 105.6 fever and we had to rush her to er vet. She had 3 visits of intravenous fluids to keep her from passing and we luckily switched up enough treats that were easy for her to eat despite the poor thing hacking to keep her food. After much medication and worry , a week later she is finally back to normal , but we are positive it was the bordetella that almost cost us to lose the love of our life!!

  Re: Supplements Helping Weakness in Dog's Hind Legs

Fri, 24 Jul 15 14:49:45 -0500
Posted by Kathryn4 (Maryland, USA) on 07/24/2015


It took only three days! 1,000 mg crushed vit c in his food, 1 vit e , shakes of dulse powder, 4 brewers years tabs.My dog weighs 32 lbs.

  Re: ACV for Fleas

Fri, 24 Jul 15 11:11:28 -0500
Posted by Jessie (Mi, Usa) on 07/24/2015

Dear Kandace,

For your dogs ears:

I would treat the ears once or twice a day for a week or ten days. Perhaps once a week for prevention after initial treatment.

Apple Cider Vinegar should be diluted to 50% or less to use in the ears. Full strength will burn and be uncomfortable.

Re: Ear Mite Tips

Fri, 24 Jul 15 10:36:31 -0500
Posted by Beverly (Usa) on 07/24/2015

I've treated ear mites in many rescued dogs over the years using neem oil added to garlic oil. Done daily, it will kill the mites rather quickly and there's no harm at all to the dog. Anything put in their ears gets out when they shake their head but you want the oil left in to kill the mites. Treat for a full 10 days to be sure nothing survives.

Questions About Remedies for Dog With Cancerous Mast Cell Tumor

Thu, 23 Jul 15 22:06:04 -0500
Posted by Sharlene (Cranbrook Bc Canada) on 07/23/2015

I have an 8 yr. old golden retriever named Cody that has been diagnosed with an aggressive mast cell tumor. Actually Cody has one on the inside of the floppy part of his ear and one now below it. Although he has lots of energy (runs with his brother and me about 5 miles a day), a good appetite and disposition, the size of the tumors are becoming cumbersome, the one in his ear (now about the size of a tennis ball) has ruptured a few times and is continuing to grow and spread. The vet wants to put him down but I can't do that while he still is enjoying his daily life. (I do watch him carefully every day to see if he slipping at all but so far it doesn't appear so).

Now that I have found this site I am trying the tsp of turmeric twice a day with his meals (good dog food now without corn; all natural products); and applying the caster oil twice a day. The biggest problem seems to be keeping it clean and odor free. I think it's some of the tumor actually decaying and / or the frequent bleeding. He is also on anti-biotics and 25mgs of prednisone daily; (vet has agreed to this as a palliative therapy approach).

I believe one of the posts referred to NOT USING caster oil on cancerous this correct? I have been trying to keep it clean with peroxide or Epsom salts dissolved in water (vet recommended) but some of the tissue still has green spots on it and smells. What should I do?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

 Need Help Figuring Out Turmeric Dosage for Dog

Thu, 23 Jul 15 21:59:55 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 07/23/2015

Dear Karen,

For a 90 pound person, I would give about 1/2 teaspoon three times a day. Unless you are needing a very aggressive treatment, this may be a good amount for your dog. It is generally best to start with less and increase if it seems needed.

Om may have a better sense of this though as she is very experienced with using turmeric, especially with animals.

~Mama to Many~

ACV for Fleas

Thu, 23 Jul 15 21:58:20 -0500
Posted by Kandace (Fillmore, California) on 07/23/2015

[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS]  I started using ACV a week ago and so far I think it's working except for the side effect of loose stools. I have two Scotties. My Wheaton I used the last vial of Revolution and then used the ACV on my black Scottie.

My Wheaton also gets ear infections that are yeast origin. That is also working. What I don't know is how often do I treat the ear? After I clean the ear, he shakes his head for about a half an hour.

Can Ted's Mange Treatment Help My Dog's Itchy Skin?

Thu, 23 Jul 15 21:51:12 -0500
Posted by Tina (Los Angeles, Ca) on 07/21/2015

Please Help! For 2 years now, Violet has been a mess. We have tried everything! Including: vet has given us steroids, antibiotics, we have tried every food (grain free, vegan, meat only, fish, pork, bison, duck, turkey, ALL OF IT! ) I am currently now cooking all of her food. We have also tried every shampoo and conditioner on the market. Violet just keeps scratching away. As soon as she gets better it comes right back. We are both at our wits end, seeing as how neither of us can sleep the night through anymore. Can this be mange? The vet said no? but all of the symptoms are there. Covered in bumps, redness, patches of fur just fall out. I'm desperate! I am definitely going to give the borax mixture a try because at this point I will try ANYTHING!

I would love to hear any suggestions? but honestly I have heard and tried them all except this?

Need Help Figuring Out Turmeric Dosage for Dog

Thu, 23 Jul 15 19:10:20 -0500
Posted by Karen (Manchester Lancs) on 07/23/2015

Help I'm sure I've got the math wrong - working out my dogs turmeric dosage. Wt 42 kg rounding down 90lb therefore at 1/4 tsp per 10lb that's 22.5 tsp a day!!!!

Re: Remedies for Mites in Dogs

Thu, 23 Jul 15 11:27:21 -0500
Posted by Pj (Rochester, Minnesota) on 07/22/2015

[YEA]  I have 5 cats and 2 large Pit bulls and all of them including myself and my large 2 story house have a bad infestation of cheleytiella mites after a flea and mite infested stray cat broke out my dining room window last fall and jumped in my house in the middle of the night and fought with all my cats. I battled the fleas all winter.

Finally after 7 months I killed the last flea not knowing or seeing cheleytiella mites. All pets were scratching after the fleas were gone. I thought the fleas and treatments had left them with dry skin until 2 days ago when I took out my magnifing glass to inspect all pet beds after my pets were scratching even more and each showed dandruff after being brushed. I saw those ugly creepy crawlers and nearly had a break down. I search online and found the link to you. I immediately went and bought Colloida; Silver and Coconut Oil. I sprayed the dogs which they didn't enjoy and now I know why. The white mites and also brownish black ones surfaced. There were hundreds of them. The mixtured KILLED them!

Janet, thank you so much for sharing your mite recipe! The dogs are showing relieve! I doused myself with it and I too am feeling relieve from biting! Not sure what I'll use for the house. I have Hartz Ultra Guard Plus Flea and Tick spray Im using on the cats and they're bedding and anywhere they hang out. The cats seem to not be scratching like they were. I have noticed the mites are dead that I sprayed in their bedding and around the house. I think I see a light now at the end of this long ugly tunnel! Im heading out to get more of everything to continue with the killing!

Once again...Thank you so much Janet! Your my angel!

 Re: Will Diatomaceous Earth Hurt My Dog If He Licks It?

Thu, 23 Jul 15 09:13:54 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 07/23/2015

Hey Laurie!

If your dog inhales DE it can cause irritation to the sinuses and lungs. Licking may be beneficial - can help eliminate intestinal parasites.

Will Diatomaceous Earth Hurt My Dog If He Licks It?

Thu, 23 Jul 15 08:58:08 -0500
Posted by Laurie (Il, Us) on 07/22/2015

I want to dust my small 11lb dog with Diatomaceous Earth for fleas but I'm afraid he will lick it. He licks everything immediately soon as I apply it. If he were to lick DE, would it hurt his lungs or just hurt him because it's not wet? I read it's suppose to be wet to be ingested.

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