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My Dog Loses Her Balance and Falls

Mon, 20 Apr 15 13:27:36 -0500
Posted by Donner (Vancouver, Wa) on 04/20/2015

My dog is almost 6 and I have had her for approximately 3 years. I noticed that when she shakes herself she loses her balance and falls down and I thought maybe it was because she has such short legs, but when I take her on walks and we are just strolling down the road, she falls down several times and it makes it difficult to take her on walks. I thought that maybe she needed to get into shape so I kept walking her with no improvement. I have tried to find answers, my vet doesn't know what the problem is, but there is a problem. Can you offer any ideas?

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat with Upper Respiratory Infection

Mon, 20 Apr 15 13:10:03 -0500
Posted by Gala (New York) on 04/20/2015


Can you please let me know the dose of the ACV you gave to your cat?

When did your cat start eating again? My cat hasn't eaten for 4, and has diarrhea. How did you get your cat to eat again?

Thank you.

My Cat is Very Sick with Urinary Tract Infection

Mon, 20 Apr 15 13:03:35 -0500
Posted by Hinna (Muntinlupa, Philippines) on 04/20/2015

Hi! I have an 11 month old male cat named Tapsy and he just went to visit the vet last Saturday.

They said he has a blockage and I spent crazy amount of money on sedation and for the catheter. I'm now broke and have nothing else to do. Even though he has catheter on these past two days, he still can't urinate. Seriously, is it even working? The vet even prescribed tons of anibiotics and medicines but it seems that everything is not working. I felt relieved today since this afternoon, I noticed that his catheter is leaking and smelled like pee with a little amount of blood.

I got worried again and visited another vet (The one near our house). He said that we have to stop one of his medicines since it might stress out his kidneys. We bought Maalox too since he prescribed it. Now he is taking about 4 medicines (more if I could afford the 2 other meds, unfortunately, I really cannot. I'm so broke).

I was actually looking for a home remedy since I really feel that this vet thing is not working. I found this ACV and luckily, we have the same exact brand 'with the mother' downstairs. I decided that I got nothing to lose. I fed him 1/2 tsp ACV diluted in 1 1/2 tsp drinking water. At first he threw up blackish green vomit and I totally freaked out. Then I decided to give him again the same dose since he just threw up the first one that I gave him. Unfortunately, he still hasn't peed and still almost lifeless :(

Please anyone? I don't know what to do now. I can't sleep either.

Need Help for Several Cats with Upper Respiratory Infection

Mon, 20 Apr 15 12:27:36 -0500
Posted by Saralee (Kenton, Ohio) on 04/20/2015

I have several cats that have come down with upper respiratory infection. I have been trying to get them cured and I've tried everything from Apple cider vinegar to marigold seed tea and echinacea tea. I guess my question is what would be more effective to cure their upper respiratory infection between these three things that I've already said and Gold Seal Or l-lysine. Please help, my Cats are very dear to me they're like my children. Also I have several cats and 8 kittens.

 Re: Arnica Oil for Aural Hematoma

Mon, 20 Apr 15 12:05:06 -0500
Posted by Dot ( Pittsburgh, Pa) on 04/19/2015

[YEA]  Great remedy, for a perplexing problem. Thank you very much.

 Re: Supplements For Dog With Heart Murmur

Sun, 19 Apr 15 21:58:14 -0500
Posted by Monica G. (Manila) on 04/19/2015

My 8-year old lhasa apso has been diagnosed with CHF a month ago. He's hypothyroid and has been suffering from yeast infection, ascites (fluid buildup) and has been coughing. His ECG is normal. He's on Lasix now, twice a day and I feed him a high protein, low salt diet. I know that there's no cure for CHF but I'm willing to try anything to prolong the life of my dog. I'm currently using two organic natural supplements that I believe, helped in improving my dog's stamina and appetite. One is Coco Nectar, which is rich in amino acids. I'm also giving him Moringa/Malunggay oil capsules, once a day. Moringa can supply his body with all needed vitamins and minerals. Since taking these two food supplements, my dog is now eating well, has improved energy and alertness. He is still on Lasix but I'm hoping that the ascites will improve later on. I will look for COQ10 and will add that as well to his regimen.

Can Anything Help 15 Year Old Cat Who Lost Hearing?

Sun, 19 Apr 15 09:46:32 -0500
Posted by Toni (Ontario) on 04/19/2015

My cat is almost 15 yrs old and seems to have lost his hearing, sleeps alot but does not seem to be in any kind of distress.Took him to the vet and vet said he seemed fine. I cleaned his ears with a tissue yesterday and noticed some blackish kunk and a squish sound in one of his ears (the one he really doesn't want you to clean). The vet checked him for mites and found none. Not sure what's wrong with him and how I can help :(

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog's Ear Infection

Sun, 19 Apr 15 09:40:09 -0500
Posted by Kim ( Indiana ) on 04/19/2015

Is that 1 cup apple cider vinegar to 2 cups water or 1 cap to 2 caps..need to know asap, dog has infection in both ears and don't have money for a vet visit right now.

 Re: Losing a Pet

Sat, 18 Apr 15 09:10:57 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Columbus Oh) on 04/18/2015

Thank you so much for your comments. Doing much better now. Adopted another Golden Retriever last year and she's doing great!

 Re: Vaccinating to Avoid Parvo

Sat, 18 Apr 15 09:09:58 -0500
Posted by Mandi (Ohio) on 04/18/2015

Parvo is a very easy virus to avoid if you just VACCINATE your pets. This means taking you puppy for regular visits to your veterinarian to be vaccinated properly. This does NOT mean purchasing vaccines at the local store and giving them yourself. Once a dog/puppy gets Parvo, there is only a 50/50 chance of survival NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO! The Parvo virus itself doesn't kill dogs, the effects of Parvo, such as dehydration, secondary infection, hypoglycemia DO kill dogs. Supportive care if important. IV fluids, antibiotics, anti vomiting medication, etc. If you take in a stray puppy and your other pets are not vaccinated, you should keep that puppy separate from your other pets for 14 days. JUST VACCINATE!! Dogs that have survived with all of these "alternative" treatments were just on the lucky side of the 50/50 chances of survival.

 Re: Annual Vaccinations

Sat, 18 Apr 15 09:05:35 -0500
Posted by Adrienne (Idaho) on 04/17/2015

Just wanted to say I feel your pain, Doryn. I've had several experiences with vets that have left me wondering why they do the things they do. Well, they don't know anything else. They do what they've been taught to do.

You have come to the right place. This is a great web site for putting the power into your own hands for many ailments of people and pets. I will say, however, that the vet school here in Idaho has never let me down on diagnosis. But, once I have the diagnosis, I will use home remedies when it makes sense to do so. I hate the fact that vets resort to steroids they way they do....when in doubt, give them steroids!

I am treating our kitty cancer patient, Penelope, with the Budwig formula and Essiac Tea and we are very pleased with her progress, so far. As I mentioned in my own posts, I am giving her other things as well, but no radiation or chemo and she is feeling well, eating well....we are just very happy to be treating Nellie ourselves and not hurting her. I only wish I had been able to do this for some of our past pets, especially William who was wrongly diagnosed by our vet. I think he would be alive now if I'd had the correct diagnosis. So, from now on it's to the vet school for diagnosis. They have the equipment. But, then, we do the treatment, and to heck with their drugs, etc, unless we can't help them ourselves. But it looks like there are a lot of successful, natural remedies!

My best to you and your little doggie!

 Re: Vitamin C for Pets

Sat, 18 Apr 15 09:04:44 -0500
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 04/17/2015

There is Ester C I use for my cats and dogs, I have a dog that is as close to a 100 yrs. in humans age, but she is still carrying her own, there was awhile she just could not get up & walk, but with all the suppliments, I give no more than one or two per day, I also found that fresh Kale is a very strong source of vits. I give my dogs the Kale, but I love the liquid from the Kale, it tastes so different/soothing and has it's own sweetness/I make this by the gallons and drink it. It makes my dogs urinate too often but it's good as a cleansing process.

Here is someone else's review on on using Ester-C..

Ester C has fixed SO many problems with my dogs. For one example my girls had real thin placentas. This was a problem with multiple dogs. I put them on Ester C and totally fixed the problem. Next time placentas were nice and strong and thick and vet couldn't believe it was the same bitch. For another example I had a dog jump come down totally lame. She hurt her back somehow playing or jumping off the couch or something, but she couldn't even stand on her hind legs. I did maximum dose of Ester C for her system (everyone's is different so you have to find for each case), and did cold laser therapy and she was up and running around in two days. ALL of my dogs get Ester C sprinkled on their food with EVERY meal it is a miracle supplement in my book and I insist that ALL my puppy owners give to their dogs for life. It promotes deep tissue healing, growth and health. If you have a dog with bone problems like the hips, put them on their max dose and it will take away the pain and they will be up and running around. It doesn't fix the bones, but it does strengthen the tissue around them to support them. WONDERFUL, INCREDIBLE stuff. Some doctors will give intravenously after surgery as it promotes faster and better healing. I give max dose after my girls C-sections for the same reason. There are TONS of health benefits to vitamin C. I look forward to more studies on dogs.

Sea Salt Gets Rid of Bufo Toads

Fri, 17 Apr 15 22:00:28 -0500
Posted by David (Naples, Fl.) on 04/17/2015

[YEA]  My dog was sprayed by a Bufo Toad, had to rush her to a vet and they saved her. I called the pest control and they told me to spread some Sea Salt all over the yard, and I did. When I did that, 3 toads ran for the canal, so yes that stuff really worked.

 Re: Goldenseal Root Powder for Respiratory Infection in Cats

Fri, 17 Apr 15 19:56:17 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/17/2015

Hey Ps!

I am sorry to hear of the Clostridium Dificile in your girl. I wonder if humic acid would help to restore the balance in your rag doll's intestines. Check out Ted's postings under Crohn's disease.

 Re: Goldenseal Root Powder for Respiratory Infection in Cats

Fri, 17 Apr 15 18:32:04 -0500
Posted by Ps Harris (Maine) on 04/17/2015

[SIDE EFFECTS]  Yes, I also have used it for both cats for respiratory virus. However, it should used with caution...each cat is different in terms of levels of sensitivity. I used it successfully on my Domestic Short hair (saved his life). However, my Ragdoll female developed Clostridium Dificile. Which means the Goldenseal killed too much of the good bacteria, in the intestine. That resulted in a permanent condition manifested as episodes of bloody stools because the bad bacteria overtook, and attacked the intestinal lining. There is no cure and the only treatment is Flagyl, which in turn causes food allergies to grains and carbohydrates.

 Re: Garlic for Allergies

Fri, 17 Apr 15 16:19:09 -0500
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 04/17/2015

Kelpie/boarder collie. Why not wait until your new dog adjusts to it's new environment? Then just try one item at a time? I was thinking of trying garlic for my very itchy dogs, they are small dogs so I give them less than half garlic every other day, I also read that most any thing especially garlic can become very toxic if taken too often.

Good Luck with your new family member.

 Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage for Male Cat

Fri, 17 Apr 15 16:16:59 -0500
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 04/17/2015

Willa; I have lightened up some on ACV and changed over to coconut oil organic and virgin or extra virgin if any available, it has helped my very sick cat 100% she was vomiting constantly until she was spitting up blood, I took her to the vets, costing me $150.00 and I could not see any results, so the coconut oil has done wonders for my cat, because she was a dumpster diver(stray) her immune system was damaged to almost no repairing .I cook her chicken and mix coconut oil in with her food every time she eats (3 or more times a day)and she seems to stay stable & she just loves the taste. Another thing every one should remember or know is tha t"All"animals eat grass because it's their form of medicine, if cats are held inside for the duration they crave this fresh grass like I crave sweets etc..

If any one cares to do a web search on the remedies for coconut oil, it has a huge amount of help and remedies.

Grass can be found at most leading stores or in a garden center or in my back yard where it needs mowing LOL.Good Luck.

 Re: Garlic for Dogs

Fri, 17 Apr 15 15:48:50 -0500
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 04/17/2015

Debbie/Ca. Any thing can become toxic if taken too often. I would never suggest any pet taking the (fake) garlic "Salt". Rry a small piece of fresh garlic every other day maybe a week(?). Then stop for a week or more. It takes time for our bodies as well as pets to digest any thing unfamiliar, and not so easily digested. But again I intend to proceed with caution very, very slowly.

Good Luck...

 Re: Garlic for Dogs

Fri, 17 Apr 15 15:47:51 -0500
Posted by Diamond (Ma.) on 04/17/2015

5 Pooches: Your messages are the best, very straight forward and to the point. How-ever, Neem oil on a pet's fur is not good as they tend to lap their fur constantly and Neem oil is like taking hot sauce and pouring it in your mouth or even worse.

Good Luck/love your posts.

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