Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Shungite Mineral to Prevent Bee Colony Collapse

Thu, 01 Mar 18 10:06:07 -0800
Posted by Pamela Paddock (Asheville, North Carolina) on 03/01/2018

Greetings Bee Lovers!

I have recently become aware of employing the miracle mineral called shungite to support bee and bee hive health. It was accidently discovered that by placing 3 nuggets of shungite (3 is the magic number) by the hive door, colony collapse goes down to ZERO.

Here are a few links to show you what I mean.

Starting at about 26:00, talk about the bees:


 Re: Seeking Advice for Dog Food to Help Allergies and Lip Dermatitis

Thu, 01 Mar 18 09:57:02 -0800
Posted by Carol (Minnesota) on 03/01/2018

Please consider Cornucopia by Dr. Geoffrey Broderick. Granted it is more costly but may save you time, worry and money in long run. I adopted a cat with allergies whose health turned around immediately. This moist food is organic, wild caught and GMO free. Aside from making it myself this is the only food I would consider. Our pets depend on us. They give their unconditional love and deserve the best we can offer -even if it requires a bit of sacrifice on our part.

Blessings on Your journey!

Care-L :)

  Re: Homemade Dakin's Solution for Dog's Yeast

Wed, 28 Feb 18 13:39:49 -0800
Posted by Mommadd (Florida) on 02/28/2018

Go easy - it can be drying. I've also been using castor oil on sore/itchy yeasty spots and it is amazing. Great for hot spots. I clean the area, trim hair if needed and apply castor oil. My poor allergic Bernese had an outbreak (thanks to a snack that caused itching) and this has helped him greatly.

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

Wed, 28 Feb 18 11:47:40 -0800
Posted by Maggie (Id) on 02/28/2018

How much and how often is the baking soda/molasses given and is it given on an empty stomach?

  Re: Manuka Honey Helping Pyometra

Wed, 28 Feb 18 11:47:18 -0800
Posted by Amber (Las Vegas) on 02/28/2018

I was wondering if your dog was ever cured?? I am going through the same thing :(

  Re: Homemade Dakin's Solution for Dog's Yeast

Wed, 28 Feb 18 11:47:08 -0800
Posted by Vicki (Wa) on 02/28/2018

Thank you so much for this possible solution to my dog's never-ending yeast issues on her paws. Can't wait to try it and will let you know how it worked.

Apple Cider Vinegar Helped Bladder Infection in Dog

Tue, 27 Feb 18 12:10:32 -0800
Posted by Tina (Slovenia) on 02/27/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am so happy I ran to this page. My 4 month old puppy suddenly couldnt hold her peeing - she wet her own bed three times. Since it was saturday evening, I couldnt take her to vet and started googling and found ACV helped some of you. I decided to get some ACV and yougurt first thing next morning and try giving it to her. So next morning I gave her ACV - she wouldn't eat it mixed with yougourth though. So I mixed one teaspoon to her food and added some pork fat with it - she cant resist that. So she ate that and I repeated treatment at noon and evening. In the evening she felt a looot better and next morning she was like a new dog. No signs of any illness. So I am very grateful to those who posted this cure. It also saved me trip to vet.

  Re: Cat With Enlarged Heart and Bad Tooth

Tue, 27 Feb 18 11:27:27 -0800
Posted by Johanna S. (Ontario, Canada) on 02/26/2018

Arnica won't hurt him whatsoever. In fact, any homeopathic medicine is safe. I am looking after two cats for someone and they are in terrible shape. Skin and bone. One has Felv and they both have stomatitis. I have another stray I have been looking after and he has these growths at the back of his throat. I tried Colloidal Silver. Make sure you use the pure and not the one mixed with water. In the three cats I squirted it about 6 or seven times a day for about 8 days and then three times for 5 days. Two of the cats had lumps in their throats and they are gone and the growths are slowly disappearing. They also slobbered something terrible and their breath smelled bad. For those two cats I have them Merc Cor and Phosporous 30C three times a day. The one cat had a white nose and pale gums. I gave her Calcarea Carbonica 30C and Nitricum Acidum three times a day and her gums and nose are going back to pink. I also gave her Arnica as she is very old and her bones are sore. I start the day with the Phosphorous for their gums/stomatitis and The Calcarea Cabonica 30C and Nitricum Acidum 30C a few hours later. I alternate them so as not to give them at the same time. The other cats are only on Phosphorous and Merc Corr for the Stomatitis and they are gaining weight and their fur shines. There is a natural appetite inducing remedy that I get from the Pet Store called High Calorie Nutritional Gel for cats/dogs which not only gives them an appetite, it is full of vitamins to help the body heal. Some cats or dogs will lick it off your finger but if not just put some on the tip of your finger and put it on the roof of their mouth. You can just pour Colloidal Silver in a water bowl instead of water for a few days. I find putting it in the water will not help serious problems. Also homeopathic tend to not work well if given with antibiotics or other drugs. I had to put down a cat years ago because he had a liver disease and I could not afford the thousands of dollars to heal him. A few years later I started reading about homeopathic. Since then I have had two cats with liver disease and treat them with two homeopathic pills at a cost of $14.00 every 3 weeks or so. I don't take homeopathic myself but I have seen it work miracles with cats. For pain, you can't beat Arnica.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Tue, 27 Feb 18 11:07:02 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2018

Hey Buramiko,

Ahh - thank you for the clarification. I think this is a syntax issue/miscommunication. Your dog did not and cannot have pyometra, which is specifically a uterine infection, because your dog does not have a uterus. Your dog apparently has been dealing with a vaginal infection, of which your dog still possesses. While I think Manuka honey is a wonderful remedy, you might find more immediate and effective relief for your dog's vaginal infection by douching with a solution of betadine. You would use a syringe [remove the hypodermic needle to use] and mix up betadine with warm water - dilute until it is the color of tea, and use that to flush the vagina. Flushing the vagina with a weak vinegar solution will also be helpful in this case as well.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Tue, 27 Feb 18 11:06:20 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/27/2018

Hey Sparky3377,

You might consider a holistic vet that can repair vaccine damage - try finding one here:

From the interwebs: "Many people automatically give the remedy Thuja after a vaccination, but it's not the only remedy indicated for vaccine reactions. Silica is also a very important remedy in this regard. However, it's important to remember that treating a reaction to vaccines is no different from treating anything else with homeopathy – the best remedy to give is the one that matches the symptom picture the dog is displaying.... That said, the vaccine reactions that dogs commonly experience often indicate Thuja or Silica. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Generals, convulsions, vaccination after: Silica, Thuja
  • Mentals, anxiety, vaccination after: Thuja
  • Eye, inflammation, vaccination after: Thuja
  • Stomach, nausea, vaccination after: Silica
  • Rectum, diarrhea, vaccination after: Silica, Thuja
  • Respiration, asthmatic, vaccination after: Thuja
  • Cough, vaccination after: Thuja
  • Extremities, paralysis, lower limbs, vaccination after: Thuja
  • Extremities, swelling general, upper limbs, vaccination after: Silica, Sulphur, Thuja (in dogs, this generally corresponds to a lump at the injection site)
  • Skin, eczema, vaccination after: Mezereum (thick, hard scabs), Sulphur (red, itchy eruptions)

When treating reactions to a rabies vaccine, Belladonna and Lyssin (also known as Hydrophobinum) should be considered. Belladonna can be indicated if the dog suddenly develops a high fever, especially if he/she has glassy eyes with dilated pupils. This is also a remedy to consider if the dog develops aggressive or compulsive behaviour (e.g. turning in circles repeatedly), or seizure activity.

Lyssin (also known as Hydrophobinum) is the first remedy to think of if the dog develops a fear of water (which can manifest as refusing to drink) or is agitated by the sound of running water."


 Re: Help Needed for Cat With Skin Ulcers Around the Mouth

Mon, 26 Feb 18 12:05:15 -0800
Posted by Flower's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 02/26/2018

Hi Erin, I have an elderly cat (13 yrs) who used to have serious allergies and would erupt in sores in several places, but the ones that seemed to be the most painful were the ones in and around the mouth. The vet put her on steroids which took care of the problem for a while, but then she started to need a higher dose to control the outbreaks, so I looked for a better solution. I began treating her with coconut oil and colloidal silver. The coconut oil I applied directly around her mouth, which not only soothed the sores, but the antibacterial, antiviral properties in the oil helped the sores heal. I also put colloidal silver in her drinking water, which, taken internally, helped keep them from coming back. The problem with steroids, is that they only treat the symptoms, not the root cause of the ulcers, and they work by suppress the immune system, which is our body's means of defense. By carefully researching, I discovered that the added food coloring in her treats were causing the ulcers! I stopped giving her anything with artificial ingredients or colors, and now I only give her treats that I make and she has not had an outbreak for years. I hope that helps. Flower's Mom

  Warning: Diatomaceous Earth for Chronic Renal Failure

Mon, 26 Feb 18 10:08:44 -0800
Posted by Christina (Ks) on 02/25/2018

Recommending diatomaceous earth is not a good idea for any animal in renal failure. Specifically, it is a natural diuretic, so if the animal isn't drinking enough water, it will dehydrate the animal more and will increase BUN and Creatitine values. Also, it is known to cause kidney stones in animals that do not drink enough water. Plus, if the animal is already on a blood pressure medication, it will interact with it.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Mon, 26 Feb 18 09:10:14 -0800
Posted by Buramiko (Hong Kong) on 02/26/2018

Hi Theresa, apparently according to both of my vets (last year and 3 years ago) pyo on desexed female dogs is possible because desex surgeries do remove ovaries and uterus but not the little portion of cervical where the urethra opening is. That little portion is the place where infection happens and carrying the pus. That's why the infection on my dog isn't serious.

Natural Remedies Save Three Dachhund Puppies!

Mon, 26 Feb 18 08:56:18 -0800
Posted by Janneke (Philippines) on 02/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I cannot thank this website enough! Thank you for being a source for pets and owners who go through such a stressful time with parvo. I have 4 dachshund puppies who contracted the virus and exhibited symptoms after they got their vaccine and deworming at the vet. It was heartbreaking to have the all suffer. Unfortunately, I didn't think it was parvo in the beginning and lost one of my pups, my beloved Oreo. His death however gave me the strength to fight for the remaining three, had two who were very weak on IV for 1-2days. The other one who was a bit strong and eating, I monitored and made sure she was hydrated, but I know she was still in pain and was still having dark and runny poo. Morning after Oreo died (yesterday, Sunday), I read this post and went off to look for Activated Charcoal, bought Gatorade, Pedialyte, syringe. Then checked out my two other pups - it was too expensive to keep them in the clinic -, and bought multivitamins. Last night until this morning I did the Activated Charcoal mix with Apple Cider and Gatorade. Then I kept wet beef dog food available (remainder of what was given at the clinic) throughout the wee hours and the three of them gobbled most of it by dawn. In the morning, cooked liver with broth and served it to them with white rice.

Again, the three almost finished everything. I am so happy and relieved that we pulled through and now on their way to recovery! We'll folow the rest of the advice here and continue to give them the mixture for a week. Thank you to everyone who contributed! You are all heroes to my three pups: Muffin, Coco, and Kitkat. on hindsight, I know I would have been able to save Oreo with this had I reacted swiftly enough and understood the early warning signs of parvo.

To anyone reading this, going through what we all did - don't hesitate, save your puppies and doggos by strictly following this regimen/treatment!

  Re: Moth Balls to Keep Bufo Toads Out of Your Yard

Sun, 25 Feb 18 09:38:54 -0800
Posted by Nancy (South Florida) on 02/24/2018
1 out of 5 stars

NO! Do not use mothballs. They will poison dogs, cats and even children who might get their hands on them.

  Okay to Add Borax in Dog's Food With Water?

Sun, 25 Feb 18 09:36:15 -0800
Posted by Lynlee (Brownsville, Or) on 02/24/2018

I add water to my dog's food - could I add the borax to this rather than the water bowl? She has several water sources but in her food I know how much she is ingesting each day.

  Let It Heal on Its Own for Aural Hematomas in Dogs

Sun, 25 Feb 18 09:16:01 -0800
Posted by Miachelle ( Oregon ) on 02/24/2018

Healing on its own is great information and thank you so much for your input. I myself suffered a hematoma on inside of left thigh the size of a flippen cantaloupe and it too went away on its own.

  Re: Homeopathy for Kennel Cough

Fri, 23 Feb 18 18:06:06 -0800
Posted by T.j. (Silverdale Wa) on 02/23/2018

Three tsp of 35% food grade is way too much. Should have been three drops.

Olive Oil for Matted Fur

Fri, 23 Feb 18 10:38:54 -0800
Posted by Jan (Uk) on 02/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

After many purchases of brushes, combs and grooming products causing my cats more stress while trying to get stubborn matts out of their fur ( 4 Norwegian Forest cats ) I finally tried olive oil. It was nothing short of a miracle. One of my girls had a massive tat on her chest and once I had worked the olive oil into it then combed her I was amazed at how easily it slid out along with a load of loose hair. I don't know why this method isn't widely mentioned ( except it doesn't sell products perhaps ) although you have to be careful and not use any other oil. A big thank you for the advice .😺

Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Fri, 23 Feb 18 09:30:24 -0800
Posted by Sparky3377 (Middlebranch, Ohio) on 02/22/2018
0 out of 5 stars

3 year old shih tzu, went from my absolute baby (I could barely sit down before she was on my lap or shoulder) always excited, happy, snuggly dog to a shaky, cautious, scared, sleepy, unhappy dog that acts like she doesn't know anyone 3 days after a rabies shot. If she gets a treat, she snaps it out of your hands, she has slowed her eating of her food. I'm so worried that this is how she is going to stay, I can't find any info about it wearing off. I don't want to get any more shots for her. This has terrified me. My other shih tzu is fine, it was just another day to him.