Recent Pet Posts

Turmeric Helped Heal Cough in Cat

Fri, 16 Sep 16 09:21:58 -0700
Posted by Pamela (New York, Ny) on 09/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My 8 year old neutered cat Alex, cough badly especially after eating. He had UTI. I thought that was the cause. He sounded like he had the croup. He brought up his meal or any hair with bile. He lost weight, fluids. But still wanted to play and have his belly rubbed. I took him to the vet many times. The glands on his neck was swollen on his right side. When the doctor touched it, he went into a violent coughing fit. Bile and all. They gave him steroids, shots for the coughing, medications for the UTI, etc.. The UTI was gone, but Alex still coughed up bile. One day, he coughed and would pee on himself. I always preferred natural/organic healing with my animals and myself.

The vets bills were killing me and no results, I stopped the steroids and did with turmeric. Instantly he stopped coughing and kept his food down. I had him in a huge cage with a little box so I could watch him. When he did cough he stayed in the little box instead of the floor. He started to gain weight and now is on his way of making a full recovery.

  Re: DMSO and Cats

Fri, 16 Sep 16 09:19:13 -0700
Posted by Patricia (Downsville) on 09/16/2016


You wrote "dmso mixed with organic cold filtered apple cider vinegar with the mother. Also honey and coconut oil."

Can you be more explicit on the exact measurments. I am thinking of using DMSO to drive in honey into a tumor or cyst on my cat's chest. I have heard that a bee keeper swears that honey is the only cure for cancer.

I don't use vets. When this growth was small it used to drain to nothing and then fill up again so I think it is not a tumor. Nothing I have tried in the past two years including Essiac, has worked.

When you rub the mixture on the fur do you think the fur absorbs the dmso into the body? Also, is cleanliness the reason you rub the fur with rubbing alcohol first?

This dmso is liquid in a plastic bottle. Am I going to rub plastic into my cat?

I am afraid to put the dmso directly on the growth for fear of getting a skin reaction.

The problem I have is that this growth seems to escape (just behind her left arm pit on her chest) any bandaging I have used.

Do you not use fresh aloe? Why the taurine?

  Re: Pumpkin for Anal Gland Issues

Fri, 16 Sep 16 09:13:01 -0700
Posted by Kerry (Western Australia) on 09/15/2016

Hi, I have Rosie 8 year old staffy who has anal gland problems her whole life. I visit the vet regularly to get them emptied I've just read that pumpkin could help. She eats raw beef mince with boiled rice and grated carrots as her meal. She is 28 kg how much and how often should I give the puréed pumpkin to her? She sleeps in the house so when she leaks the smell is horrible

  Re: Colloidal Silver for Cat's Ringworm

Fri, 16 Sep 16 09:02:13 -0700
Posted by Rachel (Ny) on 09/16/2016

Hi, what brand of CS did you use?

I have a kitten getting over it and now my other cat has it, I have been putting CS in their water bowl and giving them about a teaspoon a day in their wet food twice daily...Should I up it? I also wipe them down with ACV twice daily and spray my apt with CS every night plus vacuum daily.

  Re: Incontinence in Dog

Fri, 16 Sep 16 08:51:05 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/16/2016

Hello Henna,

It is very common for a female who was spayed very young to develop incontinence when they hit senior-hood. There are inexpensive medications that can help with bladder tone to stop the leaks. I am concerned about the weight loss - it could mean something else is happening. Senior-hood has it's share of maladies: diabetes and early onset renal failure come to mind. Please take Ghogetta to the vet and have these conditions ruled out as you check out medications to address the incontinence. In the mean time daily washing with simple soap such as Ivory and a wash cloth 4-5 times day/as needed will help with the skin - and if it gets dry you can rub in coconut oil to help keep the skin healthy. And please report back!!

  Re: Dish Soap and Flea Comb for Fleas

Thu, 15 Sep 16 12:53:38 -0700
Posted by Alx (Joplin, Mo) on 09/15/2016

I am going to use the dish soap flea bath method. Can I use "Ajax" brand, or duz it HAVE to be "Dawn"-?? Thank you!

 Re: Puppy With Skin Allergies and Hives

Thu, 15 Sep 16 10:39:36 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/15/2016

Hello Paul,

There is no 'one brand is best' - but the better brands have real ingredients, are not loaded with sugars and colors and list out the type and amount of probiotics they contain. If your dog is sensitive to dairy, you might skip yogurt and try raw sauer kraut, or hit the human health store and visit the refrigerated section to see the probiotics and types of acidophillus available. As for ACV as long as it is organic, raw and unfilitered/with the mother, you should be good.

One thing I am curious about is what you were feeding your puppy when the skin eruptions began; it is possible the diet you were feeding created the skin problems and it is possible if you correct the diet you may not need the prescription diet you are now feeding. Corn based diets wreak havoc on some dogs and cause skin issues and sensitivities to foods and UTIs. Once the dog has a problem created by the corn/grain based diet you can treat the symptoms but it does little to effect a cure. You might consider Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs and alkalizing your dog's drinking water to combat the yeast from the inside out. Please report back!

  Re: Natural Remedies for Dog with Valley Fever

Thu, 15 Sep 16 10:06:11 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/15/2016

Hello Desertmoonchild,

I know the vet is expensive, but it may be cheaper in the long run to pay for a vet and get a prescription for the antifungal meds that you can fill cheaply online than to delay treatment while you look for cheaper options than your vet.

That said, check out all of these links from the post above:

Valley Fever - Coccidioidomycosis - is a fungal infection of the lungs.

To start, it would be a good idea to alkalize your dog's system to create a hostile environment for the fungus. This is easily done by adding baking soda to your dog's water. Read up and choose a formula here:

Sublimed Sulpher may be an option for you - info here:

Consider Oregano Oil for its antifungal properties:

Colloidal Silver may also be indicated for your dog:

Consider treating nutritionally for Candida, as yeast and fungus are one in the same:

Lastly, consider inhalation of food grade hydrogen peroxide:

These remedies are commonly available and may be found at your drugstore, whole foods co-op or health/vitamin store. I find when I need to dose many pills that it helps to put the pills in a ball of canned wet food. You can even dose the liquids in this way by putting them in a size 00 gel cap available at most pharmacies.

**In addition to the above often homeopathic remedies tend to be on the less expensive/more affordable end of the scale. Please read up on using homeopathy to treat Valley Fever:

Please report back!

Seeking Help For Puppy With Skin Allergies and Hives

Wed, 14 Sep 16 18:41:51 -0700
Posted by Paul (Ash Flat, Arkansas) on 09/14/2016

Our six month old puppy has skin allergies, he has hives and welts under his skin and itching he's being treated with steroids and prescription diet n medical shampoo. I wanted to see if treating for yeast infections would be best to use both apple vinegar cider and yogurt together or just use one of the products or if one is better than the other. What would be best type brand yogurt to use. Thanks, Paul

  Re: Hydrogen Peroxide For Dog With Cough

Wed, 14 Sep 16 18:03:58 -0700
Posted by Evelyn (Rhode Island) on 09/14/2016

I know this post is old but I had to comment on how you "shot" the solution into your dog's mouth. The proper way to give an animal any liquid from a syringe is to fill the syringe and put it inside the cheek (between the teeth and cheek) and slowly squirt the solution in. Otherwise the animal may aspirate the solution into the lungs. I lost an animal that way.

  Re: Natural Remedies for Dog with Valley Fever

Wed, 14 Sep 16 11:42:37 -0700
Posted by Desertmoonchild (Tucson, Arizona) on 09/14/2016

I was recently informed that my 3 year old boxer mix has valley fever. This diagnosis was given by several people who live in my area and also have pets with valley fever. I was given fluconazole by someone treating their dog. I had approximately 2 weeks worth of medication and by the end of the two weeks my dog had improved greatly, from his energy level to his overall spirit. I was unable to find the medication and there is no way I can afford to take him to the vet. While hopeful that I would find a way, and be able to get him back on meds he started having more seizures and he had 4 seizures in 1 day. I got a weeks worth of meds for him and the seizures stopped. Back to feeling good and happy I tried to purchase medication online only to be ripped off for $56.

I am still looking for a way to treat my dog that I can afford and am hoping to get him back on some kind of treatment before the seizures begin again. I am hoping someone has an affordable answer for me. I actually have two boxer mixes, brothers, but only my dog Jasper has shown the symptoms of valley fever. The symptoms began around the end of march this year. I do not want to see Jasper suffers with the seizures especially or see his brother mica suffer because he died or had to be put to sleep. Please help, anybody. I am open to natural remedies also.

  Re: Stone Breaker (Chanca Piedra) for Crystals

Tue, 13 Sep 16 18:14:23 -0700
Posted by Molly (Central Texas) on 09/13/2016

Beatrice, I hope this reply is reaching you in time to help your boy. I have used Chanca Piedra, aka Stone Breaker, for my 2 year old calico, Zoey, who gets UTI's and crystals every 3 or 4 months. It works wonderfully, especially when mixed with colloidal silver. I mix the Chanca Piedra extract with the silver at 2 parts silver to 1 part CP. I load a child's dosage syringe with 1/2 ounce, pick up Zoey by the scruff of her neck, and then stick the tip of the syringe in the side of her mouth and squirt in as much as I can and hope she keeps it down. Sometimes she spits most of it out, so we have to wait a while and try it again. After 3 days of dosages in the morning and evening, she is good to "go"...pardon the pun!

I'm not sure what causes the crystals, but I do feed her kibbles along with her canned food. My daughter told me to be sure to change her litter to a different brand each time she is recovering, as that may be causing the UTI. That always seems to help.

The Chanca Piedra is a great remedy for kidney and bladder stones in humans, too! I have a ureter that gets blocked from spasms, and the CP works within 30 minutes. It is my miracle remedy, and I keep a bottle in my purse all the time. Swanson Vitamins sells the capsules at a very low price, and I have those on hand, too. God has created a safe, effective cure for every malady in our bodies...and in our pet's, too!

With blessings,


  Re: Incontinence in Dog

Tue, 13 Sep 16 09:10:32 -0700
Posted by Henna (Pretoria) on 09/13/2016

Hi there

I looked for the above medication but our local health shops do not really stock products for animals.

My dog, 10 year old GhoGhetta, was heavily overweight. She recently shed a bit of weight (over the past approximately 2 months), but now, she's "sprung a leak". When she sits or lies down, urine leaks from her bladder. She was spayed as a 9 months old puppy and never had puppies of her own. Why is it only happening now?

How can I help her because I think it must be very irritating on her skin and also very unhygenic.


  Re: Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Tue, 13 Sep 16 07:45:40 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/13/2016


Late to this post, but just so HAPPY that you found a vet who cared. I have been in your shoes - dog is in pain and she hurts and you just have to go to the vet. In my case we were able to do the emergency spay; I can only imagine your dread showing up at the vet intending to PTS knowing it was only a matter of money. So glad you found a new vet - and a dedicated healer :)

Apple Cider Vinegar Cured Bladder Stones in Cat

Tue, 13 Sep 16 07:44:01 -0700
Posted by Miriam (San Francisco) on 09/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Our male cat, Mitty, suddenly developed stones and could not pass these or get relief. He squatted in the corner of the room looking really uncomfortable. So we took him to the vet who diagnosed him, changed him to wet food ( we had Mitty on dry food prior to this )we paid nearly $200 and went home.

Nothing changed and Mitty was still in pain over the next few days. On the Saturday night ( don't emergencies always happen at the weekend?) we decided to take the beleaguered cat to the emergency vet clinic. What a horrrible experience. We were told that Mitty would need surgery to help with the blockage, that it may not work, and that it would cost between $6000 and $8000. When we politely declined this medieval remedy, we were asked how much would we pay to help Mitty feel better? We left after settling the bill of nearly $500. Ahhh!

Anyway we were resigned to losing our lovely kitty, when I decided to search Earthclinic and found the Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. I immediately started him on it ( half a teaspoon of ACV into a cup of water) I put the mixture into a syringe and squirt it into his mouth twice every day. BY GOLLY IT WORKS!

He is lively, happy, with a glossy coat and most importantly is alive!! The stones are no more, in fact he has been fine/perfect/in tip-top health since I started him on this. Thank you Earthclinic. I love this site.

  Re: Raw Food Diet Cured Skin Allergies in Dog

Tue, 13 Sep 16 07:41:17 -0700
Posted by Amanda (Tennessee) on 09/12/2016

Would you let me know what kind of raw diet did you try? Any suggestions where to find recipes?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cats

Tue, 13 Sep 16 07:34:56 -0700
Posted by Emilybh (South Carolina) on 09/12/2016

I think what may explain why your cats are responding favorably to the ACV is because it facilitates the digestion and assimilation of nutrients.

For humans, taking ACV with the mother and a little honey and water before meals helps digestion and assimilation of nutrients greatly - especially after age 40 when we don't manufacture as much hydrochloric acid as we do when younger. ACV and water stops acid reflux in its tracks too.

What Can I Do for Ear Polyps in My Cat?

Tue, 13 Sep 16 07:22:28 -0700
Posted by Rockel (Us) on 09/12/2016

Help! My cat Freya has a (non-cancerous) polyp in her ear and it is getting bigger. I am opting out of the surgery for this because it is very expensive and it reportedly often comes back. She currently gets steroid drops in her ear. The vet recommends 3-4 drops every day once a day but we usually do it every other day as I do not like using this on her and she is fine till the third day without it. I am hoping there is a more natural remedy out there for her that could eliminate it without going in surgically. I do not want it to get worse or spread. My poor baby has the ear flop and hair coming off her ear from damaged nerves from scratching too much. She and her sister are both long haired torties (her sister a diluted tortie) with allergies that give them yeast infections in their ears. The diluted tortie has much worse allergies. I only give them grain/poultry/careegenan/ dye/colorant free food. I dont know that using vinegar would be good for her since her ear is so sensitive already. Would castor oil help? I haven`t seen any posts on ear polyps specifically. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Essiac Tea for Cat with Squamous Cell

Mon, 12 Sep 16 18:30:08 -0700
Posted by Andrew (New York, New York ) on 09/12/2016
1 out of 5 stars

Hello, My 13 year old cat was recently diagnosed with squamous cell of the gums. He had surgery in June to remove most of the mass but the doctor said she could not get it all because of the location (upper gum by canine tooth). I have been giving him essiac with his wet food approx two tablespoons. One in the morning and one in the evening. He is active and eating and drinking regularly. The mass has grown quite large in the original location and gradually has hardened.

Could anyone tell me approx when the tumor should shrink. From most of the posts it happens quite fast but we have been religiously monitoring the growth and it hasn't shrunk, it has only gotten bigger. Also, he seems to be sneezing periodically. Could he be allergic to the herbs in the tea? Any help or suggests would be greatly appreciated!