Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Essiac Tea Dosage Recommendations for 15 lbs Cat

Mon, 10 Apr 17 12:32:32 -0700
Posted by Margie (Austin, Texas) on 04/10/2017

Hi Art, thanks for your response, could you tell me where you purchased your products and in what amounts you mixed them and how you prepared your mixture.Which Essiac did you buy? I checked the product I am using (Floressence) It does not have chapparall or echinacea in it.It does have some other herbs not in the original formula.Have been using it for a couple of days now and my cat has started eating again, but seems to be drinking little water.Also, how long did you do the treatment 3X a day.

Dachsund Had Stroke

Sun, 09 Apr 17 22:01:34 -0700
Posted by Cherie (California) on 04/09/2017

Aspirin bone broth coconut oil and kombucha so far. She won't take solids. She's staggering, eyes darting, drooling one side, one eye won't shut. Any advice before having a vet look tomorrow.

  Re: Cat's Urinary Tract Infection

Sun, 09 Apr 17 10:06:29 -0700
Posted by Stephanie (New Hope, Mn) on 04/08/2017

There is a wonderful product that dissolves struvite crystals-which have been a problem with 2 of our male kitties. It is called "Carpon", produced by Orthomolecular Specialities in San Jose, CA. It literally saved one kitty from having to have his male genitalia altered by the vet. Yikes. When the kitty shows signs of distress, you give him 1 tablet twice daily for three days and then go to 1 or 2 daily.

Before we found this product our life was a nightmare whenever kitty's urethra was plugged. A quote from Dr. Belfield's website: "Orthomolecular Specialties was introduced in 1976 as a result of clinical applications to specific nutritional protocols for the treatment, prevention, and control of specific disease processes beyond deficiency diseases. These clinical applications were undertaken by Dr. Wendell Belfield, Veterinarian, in his small animal practice over a thirty-seven year period. Belfield's clinical knowledge as a practicing veterinarian along with his experience and training in compounding pharmacy were the catalyst for enhanced nutritional products that successfully addressed ineffective conventional treatment protocols for many animal diseases." Dr. Belfield is getting old. I am stocking up on his Carpon and some other products because I do not know what will become of his excellent products when he passes away.

  Re: Heartworm Remedies

Sun, 09 Apr 17 10:03:55 -0700
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 04/08/2017

Hi Deborah, I was just wondering whether you were able to treat your great dane successfully? Thank you.

  Re: Essiac Tea Dosage Recommendations for 15 lbs Cat

Sun, 09 Apr 17 10:02:30 -0700
Posted by Art K. (California) on 04/08/2017

My 12 yr old male who had lymphoma got 2 eyedroppers 3 times a day. But I also added Echinacea, Chapparall and Red Clover teas to the Essiac mix. It cured him.

Olive Oil for Matted Fur

Sun, 09 Apr 17 10:01:35 -0700
Posted by Gidget (Ca) on 04/08/2017
5 out of 5 stars

After reading about putting olive oil on cat's matted hair, I was willing to give it a try. I really wanted to avoid any grooming salons if I could help it. I've tried combing the matted knots out, but I just couldn't they were too tight. This was my last shot before I was forced to take her to the groomer. I applied olive oil on a few spots. My cat was wondering what the heck I was doing. She'd rather be brushed than me putting a substance on her..It wasn't easy. I tried for 3 days, reapplying little by little. Well today, I could see they were kind of hanging there. Still attached tho. I thought.. this olive oil trick didn't work! I took out her comb and Wala! The mats came out super easy! I was so happy and I know my cat was too. I showed my daughter what came off and she was surprised. She was very sceptical. So, give it a try, even if it takes a few days. You will be amazed!

  Re: Dosage of Co Q10 Needed for Heartworm Prevention

Sun, 09 Apr 17 09:58:48 -0700
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 04/09/2017

Zelda, there is no spray mentioned here that cures a heartworm infection. The only spray mentioned is to repel the mosquitoes that bite the dog and infect him with the heartworms and that is no guarantee that a mosquito won't bite. If your dog has been diagnosed with heartworms then to tell you what I and some others here have been using on our dogs is all I can do because I am not a veterinarian. I looked up the Bandit's Buddies heartworm program and ordered all the supplements from theherbsplace dot com. They tell there how to use the program. If you sign up for the Nature's Sunshine membership there you will get reduced shipping and other stuff for doing so. If I knew how to have you go through me to do it I would get something from it but I don't know how to do that yet. Now to tell you what some others mentioned here that has also helped their dogs is they use VRM2-sm which is made by Systemic Formulas. Theresa has posted their phone number earlier in these posts as you don't use the protocol with it that is on the bottle for humans but by calling them you can find out what the protocol is for your dogs age and weight. Apparently using one or the other methods also eliminates the need for using heartworm prevention meds from the vet but you will have to read/research how to change from treating the infection to a maintenance/prevention dose once the dog tests as cured as I don't have that info yet. It also helps to feed dogs some raw garlic every day. There is a myth out there that garlic is dangerous for dogs which is not true although onions ARE very dangerous for dogs. The dangerous ingredient in onions is greatly reduced in garlic and has never hurt any of my dogs in over 40 years. Again I am not a veterinarian and so I can't tell you what to do but if you read everything on this site about heartworms you will know a lot.

  Re: What Else Can I Do for My Cat with Cancer?

Sun, 09 Apr 17 09:54:57 -0700
Posted by Art K. (California) on 04/08/2017

My 12 yr old male cat had lymphoma with a tumor the size of a ping pong ball on his neck. I gave him 2 eyedroppers of Essiac 3 times a day and I also added some tea to the Essiac formula that Echinacea, Chaparral Leaf and Red Clover. And I massaged the tumor with pure, cold pressed Castor Oil twice a day. In 4 weeks it was gone and he"s his old self. Please try it.

  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects in Yorkie - Advice ASAP Please

Sun, 09 Apr 17 09:54:38 -0700
Posted by Art K. (California) on 04/08/2017

I had a diabetic cat whose pancreas stopped working and was almost comatose. I used Edgar Cayce's cure for humans by juicing some Sun Chokes and mixing with some beef juice. In 9 days that cat was normal again. It was incredible! Here's a website devoted to the Sun Choke cure for diabetes: Also, I've found a great source of herbal remedies from Dr Randy Kidd "THE HERBAL CAT" I hope this helps.

 Re: White Shaker Syndrome

Sun, 09 Apr 17 09:21:48 -0700
Posted by Sher (St. Paul, Mn) on 04/09/2017

Can you make recommendations for amount of supplements to give a 8 pound Maltese? Just wondering what amounts to begin. Thanks

 Re: Urgent Help Needed for Puppy With Juvenile Pyoderma

Sun, 09 Apr 17 09:18:42 -0700
Posted by Art (California) on 04/08/2017

Please try this. Massage the lumps with pure, cold pressed Castor Oil and ween him off the steroids with Licorice Root. Great info in Dr Kidd's book "The Herbal Dog"

  Re: Borax and Peroxide for Dog with Vaginal Yeast Infection

Sat, 08 Apr 17 15:46:31 -0700
Posted by Karen (La Quinta Ca Winter and Summer Vancouver Bc) on 04/08/2017

my 3 year old frenchie Lucy has shown signs of food intolerances since she was a pup, she was probably over vaccinated as well, needless to say she developed hives, I went to the vet shot of steroids and the problem came back. Saw a holistic vet went on raw food diet but the problem even with raw it has a lot of carbohydrates. My little Lucy had black skin always had a sore vulva, scooted and cried and her stomach area was black and she is a biscuit colored dog. Finally after disappointment at the dermatologists and the holistic vets I checked online for hours.

What I am doing now and what seems to work is baths using selsun blue shampoo,, apple cider vinegar and hydrogen peroxide mixed with water as a rinse and for the staph infection and sores on her belly Ted's formula which is Hydrogen peroxide, borax and Milk of Magnesia and Epsom salts,, I use this mixture in a spray bottle on her tummy and vulva at least once to twice a day,, now after almost 3 weeks we are starting to see a big improvement,, also she is now on raw without any carbs and we are hoping she recovers 100% hope that helps!

  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects in Yorkie - Advice ASAP Please

Sat, 08 Apr 17 15:44:30 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/08/2017

Hello Yorkie Mom,

I hear your vet - he's old and you never know with these cases - however if you Google 'canine pancreatitis caused by steroids' you will find holistic vets agreeing with you saying that it is common knowledge that steroids can result in pancreatitis. One remedy is supplementation with digestive enzymes, however I am not sure that will help in this moment. In your shoes I would find myself at the mercy of the vet to get him out of this predicament, and if he survives going the holistic route. Sending prayer for your peace and your boy's health.

ACV for Cats

Sat, 08 Apr 17 15:41:14 -0700
Posted by Barbie (Garden Grove, Ca) on 04/08/2017
5 out of 5 stars

ACV for cats - I remembered earth clinic from a lady I rented from so I researched for my cat who has fleas and other issues. I give a five star plus because she immediately felt better as I sprayed a lil at a time I saw larva leave her tail. I also had some my stomach issue clearing up. Thank you so much. It works it really does

  Re: Dosage of Co Q10 Needed for Heartworm Prevention

Sat, 08 Apr 17 15:37:37 -0700
Posted by Zelda (Westwood, California) on 04/08/2017

Pease give me the recipe for the spray for heartworm.

  Re: Dog With Allergies and Hip Issues

Sat, 08 Apr 17 11:23:33 -0700
Posted by Jan (Melbourne, Australia ) on 04/08/2017

I found your journey and ongoing love and persistence with your beloved dog very moving and was so sad to hear that she had died. But it was her time to leave and even though it is so very sad for you it must be a blessed relief for her. And what a truly wonderful job you did caring for her so lovingly. Your grief will fade a little but you will never forget her or stop loving her. What a wonderful human being you are.

  Re: Glaucoma for Dogs

Sat, 08 Apr 17 11:23:03 -0700
Posted by Cheryl (Pa) on 04/08/2017

I think my shih tz mix has glaucoma in one eye. Need to get a diagnosis and my car is not working until Monday (it's Sat.) but wanted to do something. His one eye is bulging and red on the white part.

He is normal otherwise, eating, playing.

I can't find Oral Glycerine anywhere. Is that prescription only?

I read here about Castor Oil? I have that .

Other supplements I can get for right now?

Thank you so much

  What Else Can I Do for My Cat with Cancer?

Sat, 08 Apr 17 11:15:52 -0700
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 04/07/2017

My 11 year old Mainecoon cat was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his large intestine yestereday.He had started to lose weight and was very lethargic.The tumor is partially blocking his intestine, which they think caused a loss of appetite.We were considering having the tumor removed, but they found a couple of spots on his lungs.Decided to try some of the things I have read here to see if it will help him.I will start him on Essiac Tea today (bought Floressence in the bottle to be able to start right away.Also am going to try some shark cartilage with this)Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.They give him 2 weeks to live.

  Re: Cortisone Shot Side Effects in Yorkie - Advice ASAP Please

Sat, 08 Apr 17 09:44:40 -0700
Posted by Yorkie Mom (Indian Wells, Ca) on 04/07/2017

Update - The vet is now saying my 12 yr old Yorkie has severe pancreatitis and gastritis. Today is his 9th day at the vet, he is on IV fluids, meds to control vomiting and diarrhea and antibiotics for inflammation. Ultrasounds have been done showing nothing conclusive. I visited him two nights ago and held him in my arms with him on a catatonic state. Devastated me. Vet said his sugars are good, he is eating a tiny bit, giving him salmon, still a little bit of bile. He's still touch and go. Again, I brought him in for a yeast infection, he had two cortisone shots within a 6 week period, never a digestive problem before and had just had his yearly bloodwork and X-rays done with all good numbers. The first shot made him sick in 2 weeks with 4 days at the vet but no pancreatitis found through blood panels, X-rays and ultrasound and the second shot put him back there within 4 days, he was a zombie immediately after the second shot. I feel trapped, the vet is keeping him until he shows a positive turn, won't admit it was caused by the shots and is basically saying he's old and you never know with these cases. Oh my gawd, what do I do in this kind of situation? If I pull him and he gets worse, he could die. If he stays and they continue to medicate him, he could also die. And the bill, I can't even imagine, the first time was $2000! Advice please...

Essiac Tea Dosage Recommendations for 15 lbs Cat

Sat, 08 Apr 17 09:43:51 -0700
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 04/07/2017

What dosage of Essiac tea have people been successful with? The website says most people had more success with higher than the recommended dosage for pets.I have seen other post here which say you should stick to the recommended.The dosage for adults on the bottle of Floressence says 2ounces of water to 2 ounces of tea. For my cat's weight, the website says it should be a little under a teaspoon of this.

Anyone know something definitive on the dosage? Thx