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  Re: Cinnamon and Yogurt for Bladder Infection in Dogs

Thu, 12 May 16 20:08:16 -0500
Posted by Wendy (Pa) on 05/12/2016

Hello, how many times a day is this given? Thank you.

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Thu, 12 May 16 15:01:31 -0500
Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/12/2016

Yes, I am pretty sure it is sarcoptic mange.

Revolution did control it temporarily but didn't eliminate it, and I did treat more than once. In both the cats and the dog

I think it came in on one of my barn cats. They do come up on the deck and do sit on the step so would easily spread to the dog when she went outside. Either that or my dog picked it up from my friends dogs.

Coconut Oil Helping Dog With Arthritis Fast!

Thu, 12 May 16 10:07:27 -0500
Posted by Roger (Tampa, Fl) on 05/12/2016

[YEA]  I know its 4:30am but you woudn't believe this. I gave Sadie the coconut oil last night at 11 pm n this morning after I got her off the bed she walked out the door and peed and pooped on her own. She went from almost a non walking stage to doing it on her own and seemed happy. Got tail wags and she ate all her food this morning. 😊.

This is a miracle. I was carrying her out and back inside. Wow.

The drug vet gave me, deramaxx didn't do anything for her arthritis. In fact, it seemed to have made her worse.

I posted this because I didn't see too many coconut oil posts for 2016.

Thanks to everyone to making these posts and keeping this web site available. I had almost given up on Sadie. She is 10 and a lab/put mixed and was diagnosed with arthritis in her right shoulder and neck. This morning is the happiest I have seen her in the last three days. From now own she will be getting a tablespoon of coconut oil morning and night.

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Thu, 12 May 16 10:04:03 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/12/2016

Hey Louise,

This, briefly on Revolution:

"What is Revolution?

Revolution is a ... monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange .... Revolution ... requires a prescription from your veterinarian. (3 Pack = 3 doses which lasts 3 months.)"

Source: http://www.1800petmeds.com/

If you are dealing with something contagious, which it appears you are, and the Revolution was effective when you used it, the most likely contagious culprits are fleas and sarcoptic mange [not demodectic mange]. Sarcoptic is itchy and can easily be caught from your pets going outside and messing in squirrel poop - that is how one of mine caught it. And fleas are everywhere.

You said Ted's Mange remedy worked only temporarily- how long did you use it? One dip and it lasted a month or??

I can see you and your friend taking your pack out to an area and picking up something that may have been sprayed on the grass that would cause them to itch, but the cats too? Unlikely, unless your dogs sleep with your cats. So again back to the contagious pest thinking. Hm!

You might try a simple flea trap. Use a small desk lamp on the floor and place a white dish/saucer with water mixed with dish soap underneath the bulb. Place in a pet area or where your pets hang out, and turn it on and leave it on overnight. Check in the morning and see what you have caught.

Please report back!

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  Re: Cat With Long Term Mange

Thu, 12 May 16 10:03:20 -0500
Posted by Christine (Hope, Bc) on 05/12/2016

Hello,

I just inherited a poor kitten that had a serious case of mange from some people who didn't know much about cats. The poor wee thing had been suffering for more than a year. I tried a few things but she wasn't comfortable with them. Tonight I washed her head gently with apple cider vinegar and then put a soothing polysporin anti-itch on her and for the first time her little body completely relaxed. I will keep up this treatment and report on its success or failure. Thanks to this site for recommending the apple cider vinegar.

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 Re: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for a Leaky Eye in Cat?

Thu, 12 May 16 08:05:47 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/12/2016

Hello Falisha,

It sounds as if both your kittens have upper respiratory infections - ie kitty common cold. It can take a week or two for the cold to run its course. Monitor your babies for progress and do not hesitate to take them to the vet if they take a turn for the worse - ie lethargy, stopping eating, dehydration.

Things you can do at home:

Supplement with a child's dose of vitamin C and consider colloidal silver. Search EC for more info. And read up on feline upper respiratory illnesses.

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  Re: Degenerative Myleopathy

Wed, 11 May 16 16:38:57 -0500
Posted by Leslie (Colorado) on 05/11/2016

Hey Maya, where did you buy the harness from? There are so many to choose from it seems overwhelming. We're just recently dealing with this diagnosis and I'm looking into all different treatment options for my pup.. would love to hear about your experience.

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily

Wed, 11 May 16 10:17:02 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 05/11/2016

Louise, it sounds like it is contagious, you are wise not to use pesticides, it wouldn't hurt with probiotics as well, you have a few suggestions up your sleeve but remember nothing is a overnight cure.

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 Re: Raw Apple Cider Vinegar for a Leaky Eye in Cat?

Tue, 10 May 16 23:44:03 -0500
Posted by Falisha (Nevada) on 05/10/2016

I rescued a kitten and she had eye boogers and it cleared up with hot compress and constantly cleaning but now my little boy kitten got it. I compressed it and cleaned it .I tried it once with the Apple Cider Vinegar and it started to clear but now it's in both eyes and my older boy just had a huge eye booger and they all were sneezy. The Apple Cider Vinegar works but is it only on the back of the neck or should I add it to their food since they eat out the same bowl?

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily - What can I do for My Itchy Dog?

Tue, 10 May 16 23:34:58 -0500
Posted by Louise (Canada) on 05/10/2016

My dog, my two cats and my friends 5 dogs all have this - so that rules out an allergy and demodex.

I did use Revolution at one point because nothing else was working, the itching did stop for a couple of weeks. I used it 3X and each time the itching did stop for a couple of weeks but then it returned. I didn't want to continue to put this type of pesticide on her so decided I would try the Borax/Peroxide solution. It seemed to be working well for about a month then stopped working.

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  Re: Arnica Oil for Aural Hematomas

Tue, 10 May 16 20:09:14 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many Donate
(Tennessee) on 05/10/2016

Dear Monica,

I am not aware of any concerns with using arnica for cats, unless the arnica preparation you have has essential oils in it. Essential oils are usually considered too strong for cats.

~Mama to Many~

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily - What can I do for My Itchy Dog?

Tue, 10 May 16 17:10:27 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/10/2016

Hi Louise, the cure I gave you is suppose to help both.

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  Re: Arnica Oil for Aural Hematomas

Tue, 10 May 16 17:09:48 -0500
Posted by Monica (San Juan, Puerto Rico) on 05/10/2016

Can the arnica oil be applied to cats as well? Are there any precautions for cats?

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily - What can I do for My Itchy Dog?

Tue, 10 May 16 17:09:09 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/10/2016

Louise, another thing you can try is CURASH. It is a powder that is for babies, but it helps with itchy dogs. Not sure if you can buy it there but maybe it's under another name there.

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  Re: Aloe Vera for Cats

Tue, 10 May 16 14:33:31 -0500
Posted by Tabby (Usa) on 05/10/2016

The part of the aloe vera plant that is toxic to cats is in the fibers of the plant. If it is juice fit for human consumption it should be fiber free and ok for pets. Or so I was told. Always good to double check any information from a stranger!

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  Re: Hand Sanitizer for Ear Mites

Tue, 10 May 16 10:03:04 -0500
Posted by Czgator (Florida) on 05/10/2016

If you have itching with what looks like red streak that travels across the skin it could be larva migrans also. It's caused by hookworms that get under the skin and are trying to get into internal organs. You can take horse or cattle wormer paste orally (same dosage as large animals, just scale down for weight) and it will kill it. Buy online or at feed/pet store. Safeguard brand is good, inexpensive and safe for you, cats or dogs. It doesn't taste bad and has the same ingredients the MD would give you. If it comes back take it again. Actually, one tube will last you a long time, and you can use it to worm your animals a few times a year, which is always a good idea anyway. (Just don't give anything with ivermectin, or anything with "ectin" in name to cats or Collies.) If you are just itching all over, it could be bedbugs.

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  Re: Mange Cure Only Worked Temporarily - What can I do for My Itchy Dog?

Tue, 10 May 16 08:14:28 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/10/2016

Hey Louise!

What pesticide did you apply that gave you good results?

While demodex is not contagious, sarcoptic mange IS, and if you are seeing this spread in your pets and your friends pets who socialize with your pets it is something to consider. Sarcoptic mange requires not just treating the animal but the environment - please read up and see if that sounds like what you are dealing with.

Red bumps that turn into crusty scabs - when I have seen it in my dogs - has been allergy related. It could be a pollen allergy, blowing in on the wind, or a contact allergy to a certain substance - grass. And it also could be a flea bite allergy; this is why I am curious about the pesticide that worked for you.

You might find of benefit alkalizing your dogs drinking water with baking soda; this helps balance their PH which improves the entire body system and can make them less appealing to fleas.

Please report back!

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  Re: ACV Not Helping UTI in Dog

Tue, 10 May 16 08:13:50 -0500
Posted by Theresa Donate
(Mpls., Mn) on 05/10/2016

Hey Kristen!

You certainly can give D-mannose to dogs and some folks find it very helpful.

One other thing to consider is diet; a grain based diet has been linked to UTI's in pets. Please read your dog food label and check for corn and grains. If you see them in the ingredients it is time to change to a grain free brand as corn and grains may be the culprit.

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  Re: ACV Not Helping UTI in Dog

Tue, 10 May 16 08:12:34 -0500
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 05/10/2016

Hi kristin, I looked in my notes for a answer that should help with your problem, 15 drops of each sarsaparilla, red clover and barberry orally twice a day for two weeks also a tablespoon cod liver oil, 1 teaspoon liquid vit c once per day. Good luck.

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