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 Re: Raw Diet for Pets With Pyoderma

Tue, 18 Nov 14 17:49:12 -0500

Posted by Robert (Reading Pa) on 11/18/2014

Wolves, dogs descendants, can live into their twenty's. Dogs have changed in appearance but their physiology hasn't . A hundred years of commercial dog food, shots, flea & tick and heart worm neurotoxins have compromised our beloved dogs immune systems, all in the name of money. Many Vets nutritional education comes from dog food funded courses. Why don't you at least learn what goes into the preparation and ingredients of commercial dog food. Look into the horror of rendering plants. At least offer a viable alternative to a balanced raw meat diet and I don't mean HILLS RECALL DOG FOOD!!! Robert

Diatomaceous Earth for Cat Mange & Mites

Tue, 18 Nov 14 17:48:36 -0500

Posted by Kate (Usa) on 11/18/2014

[YEA]  Cat Mange, Mites, & Diatomaceous Earth

First & most importantly : usually an AGRICULTURAL Veterinarian will be much more aware of how to ID & treat mites on domestic & farm animals; heck, FARMERS have been dealing with this forever! And THE ABSOLUTELY SAFEST AND MOST EFFICACEOUS TREATMENT FOR MITES IS DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. Animals will themselves resort to this type remedy, I.e., they take dust baths! This is true for any animal except bees (sadly) and others with exoskeletons. Make friends with your local farmers' supply store - they know how to help and what will NOT work. Don't put your cat or yourself through the torture of sulfur-dips/borax/vinegar/oral drugs/ e-collars. Just put yer DE in a sock or stocking, and powder down yer furry friends. And that hint for a way to apply it came from the cashier at my local tractor-supply-co; her dog would take off if he saw her with a handful of the DE. The type of DE called 'Red Lake', with bentonite, will work fine too, but is not approved for Human consumption.

When I finally realized what was bothering my cat, Orlando, wasn't his "nerves" (the Prozac the Vet Rx'd only calmed him down), but was mange, I made the rounds of all the 'Online Vet/md' sites. There I was helped greatly in figuring out just which mite was attacking him. But the fact that their ONLY treatments were lime-sulfur baths(for CATS! ?) or Off-Label use of drugs known to be either toxic or fatal to felines, made me skeptical. So I put the word 'natural' into my search terms and happily landed ~here~ at earthclinic.

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 Re: Raw Diet for Pets With Pyoderma

Tue, 18 Nov 14 17:25:28 -0500

Posted by Robert (Reading Pa) on 11/18/2014

My Vet recommended Hills prescription dog food J/D , here are the ingredients, Whole Grain Corn, Chicken By-Product Meal, Flaxseed, Soybean Mill Run, Brewers Rice, Soybean Meal, Pork Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Chicken Liver Flavor, Powdered Cellulose, Fish Oil, Lactic Acid, Potassium Chloride, L-Lysine, Calcium Carbonate, Choline Chloride, Iodized Salt, DL-Methionine, Vitamin E Supplement, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), L-Threonine, Taurine, Soy Lecithin, Glucosamine Hydrochloride, minerals (Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Tryptophan, L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Chondroitin Sulfate, Phosphoric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary . Main ingredient CORN followed by CHICKEN BY PRODUCTS , every thing but the meat, SOYBEAN MILL RUN, what is left after the beans are processed that used to be thrown out in the trash. POWDERED CELLULOSE, sawdust. GARBAGE!!!! HILLS NUTRITION COURSE HA HA

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 Re: Ted's Dog Mange Cure

Tue, 18 Nov 14 17:25:00 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 11/18/2014

Hi, Robert, just to say I thoroughly agree with you.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Ear Mites Vs. Ear Infection in Dog

Tue, 18 Nov 14 17:24:13 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/18/2014

When my big dog had puss in his ear, I washed the interior with warmed chamomile tea and when dry, used warm olive oil with mascerated garlic. It never recurred. But I kept watching it.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Treating Aural Hematomas in Older Dog

Tue, 18 Nov 14 12:16:08 -0500

Posted by Iqbal (Delhi) on 11/18/2014

The cure for ear hematoma depends upon the cause.

If the cause is external injury, the remedy will be Arnica M. If the reason is not injury, the remedy is Lachesis.

Surgery is expensive and provides only temporary relief. And it is to be repeated many times.

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 Re: Castor Oil and Turmeric for Tumors on 14 Year Old Dog

Tue, 18 Nov 14 12:15:42 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 11/18/2014

Kathy, research on ESSIAC four herb with all roots from ESSIAC WEST online. It will remove those tumours and cleanse the system. I am using it for myself for detox. It could be your dog will be like new.

If a tumour does rupture, put loads of turmeric into the opening. Do not add pepper to turmeric - it is nonsense.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Raw Diet for Pets With Pyoderma

Tue, 18 Nov 14 12:14:11 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/18/2014

From my personal experience I have to agree with Kristen about feeding bones to dogs. Too much heart ache prevents me to explain further. I remember one vet speaking from experience and his facial expression said enough about the experienced trauma.

About raw, I have experienced cats afflicted with tapeworm and altogether, meat today is thoroughly poisoned and has definitely its amount of GMO as feed. So I have given up on arguing the case.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Castor Oil for Ear Mites

Tue, 18 Nov 14 12:13:42 -0500

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 11/18/2014

For ear mites try neem oil. The mites disappear within days of treatment. Neem oil disrupts the breeding cycle therefore no need to go on for a full month. Except now and then use it to prevent new infections.

No need to warm the semi solid oil as the body warmth does it and also it is easier to pack the oil into the orifice. For kittens the neem oil has to be mixed with coconut oil as their skin is too delicate for neem on its own. On EC was another post on this, confirming my own observation on the shorter duration of mite treatment.

Namaste, Om

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 Re: Ear Mites Vs. Ear Infection in Dog

Tue, 18 Nov 14 12:11:39 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/18/2014

Hey Mmarra!

If this were my dog I would take her in to the vet soon. Pus filled ear sounds like an infection of some type; sounds like yeasty ears to me, but your vet will determine the nature of the problem and also if there are mites and the best way to treat the ear.

Moving forward using the ACV with water and isopropyl may help prevent a recurrence of the problem.

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 Re: Pepto Bismol for Dog With Parvo

Tue, 18 Nov 14 07:53:54 -0500

Posted by Evelyn (North Las Vegas, Nv) on 11/18/2014

How many days do I keep doing the treatment of pepto bismol for?

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 Aural Hematoma in Maremma Shepherd

Mon, 17 Nov 14 23:43:05 -0500

Posted by Lisa (Brisbane, Australia ) on 11/17/2014

Hi,

Just wanted to say thank you all for posting! My Maremma has a huge aural hematoma but is NOT in pain. He's eating and drinking and wanting to run around and play. His ear is so swollen it looks like a giant samosa :( I took him to the vet who immediately said he needs surgery ($800). But he's nearly 10 so I don't really want to do that.

I am going to bite the bullet and leave it, using arnica cream, and see how we go. I iced it last night which seemed to help, so will try the arnica and tape it to his head (gently) so he can't shake it. Wish me luck! I will post results here. Thanks again. xx

Ear Mites Vs. Ear Infection in Dog

Mon, 17 Nov 14 21:35:33 -0500
Posted by Mmarra (Peoria, IL) on 11/17/2014

I am trying to figure out if my poor Violet has ear mites or an infection. At first the ear had an oder and looked like really bad wax build up. I bought some ear cleaning items at my local pet store, and things seemed better. Then a few days ago it looked like bad wax build up again. Then yesterday I was pulling a chunk of thick dark brown gunk out of her ear. I started a 50/50 water and apple cider vinegar, yesterday after said gunk. Today they looked all puss filled. HELP!!! I'm trying to wait as long as possible to take her to the vet because those experiences are always traumatic for her. SO does it seem more like an infection or mites? Should I wait a few more days to see if the ACV works (seems like takes about 3 days to see results according to posts I've read), or should I just take her? She is not scratching at it, just a lot of shaking and pain when I clean it.

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 Re: Raw Diet for Pets With Pyoderma

Mon, 17 Nov 14 16:00:57 -0500

Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 11/17/2014

Well said, Theresa, I agree with you fully.

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 Re: Can I Use White Vinegar for My Cat's Severe Constipation?

Mon, 17 Nov 14 15:56:15 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/17/2014

Hey Julie!

It really needs to be the raw, unpasturized, unfiltered, organic, 'with the mother', live enzyme type of ACV for the health benefits. I wonder if magnesium would help your boy- read up on more ideas here: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/constipation.html

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 Re: Castor Oil for Ear Mites

Mon, 17 Nov 14 14:15:29 -0500

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/17/2014

Hey Joann!

If this were my dog and castor oil was my option, I would FLUSH the ear with liberal amounts of oil. Really work it down into the base of the ear and all over the orifice. Dabbing with a Q-tip IMHO will not suffice to get rid of ALL of the mites. You may need to treat your dog daily for up to 30 days to eliminate all of the mites.

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 Re: Siberian Husky Needs Help for Terrible Skin Condition

Mon, 17 Nov 14 13:25:29 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/17/2014

Hey G, H & Odin!

In your shoes I would try Ted's mange remedy - try every other day for the first week and see if you notice any improvement. If the improvement is only slight, I would shift to the anti-staph dip. I would also consider alkalizing the water with baking soda - 1 teaspoon into 1 liter of water and this as the only drinking water for 7 days.

Please report back!

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 Re: When Is It Time to Put Down An Elderly Cat?

Mon, 17 Nov 14 13:25:14 -0500
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/17/2014

Hey Bama!

Thank you for asking such a difficult question. I think you know the answer, but I will confirm: now is the time. Your old guy is not happy, not comfortable, and is eating very little but drinking. That usually means a renal condition - aka 'old cat's disease'. You PTS when they have more bad days than good - and it sounds as if your guy is there, waiting for you to act and do this last *kindness* for him. I can tell you from having to say goodbye to many pets over the years, I have *never* thought "I PTS too soon! " - and my ONLY regret is that I waited to PTS and my pet suffered due to my inability to accept that it was her time to pass.

{{{{{{{{{{Bama}}}}}}}}}}}}

Turmeric for Arthritis in Dogs

Mon, 17 Nov 14 13:02:48 -0500

Posted by Kate (London, England) on 11/17/2014

I have just been recommended organic turmeric for my 14yr old chocolate lab who has bad arthritis in one of his elbows. A friend told me who also has an old lab, she mixes 1 teaspoon with olive oil or coconut oil plus some ground black pepper (very important apparently) twice a day and puts it in the food. She says it is brilliant and that it will work after only a week. I have just send off for mine so I can't wait to give it to my old boy. Anyway I thought it might be a help to some other sufferers, its so sad seeing them in pain and not wanting to go for a walk.

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