Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Open Pyometra in Older Dog

Tue, 29 May 18 08:30:22 -0700
Posted by Gail (Jacksonville, Florida) on 05/29/2018

My 5 pound, 17 year old poodle has open pyometra that is draining. She is eating and drinking very little. Her vet says surgery is not an option due to her age. How much and how often should I give her Manuka honey, turmeric and vit. C. She is also constipated, pure pumkin is not helping her. Thank you for any suggestions.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Conjunctivitis

Mon, 28 May 18 18:07:44 -0700
Posted by Sm (Atlanta ) on 05/28/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Amazing. organic raw unfiltered apple cider “with the mother” vinegar”. Mixing 1/1 with water and wipe liberally on the back of the neck and scruff has cured my Siamese cat Meezee's conjunctivitis. It's the 3rd day and it is 99% healed. Gonna do it for another 2 days which will be more than enough. I had this problem once before and it cost me $150 for the vet visit and eye drops.

Just wanted to add my experience to the mix. Bottom line, it works.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine Side Effects in Kitten

Mon, 28 May 18 17:38:05 -0700
Posted by Andrea (Slc, Utah) on 05/26/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Hello, what happened with your kitty? Did she get better? I am experiencing almost exactly the same thing with my little boy kitty right now and am so worried.

Diatomaceous Earth, Apple Cider Vinegar for Parasites and Fleas

Fri, 25 May 18 09:27:00 -0700
Posted by Mary (Wa State) on 05/25/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have used Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in my pets' food for about 4 years for internal parasites. I also use 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon 'organic' apple cider vinegar (ACV) per quart of drinking water all year. NO fleas or tics, the ACV causes sour blood... fleas/ticks don't like sour blood!! I like this better than putting DE on their fur. My one cat had severe fur loss on her hind end and weird pumps all over her skin, I 'think' the fleas caused this. Since using ACV in my pets water, her fur is thick. I also give Krill Oil in their food.

  Re: Vet Care (thread starts in 2008)

Thu, 24 May 18 08:57:16 -0700
Posted by Dallas (Amesbury, Ma) on 05/24/2018

I agree with the comments about many vets being incompetent and worrying mostly about the money. It is hard to find a caring vet. Same goes for doctors. My health and the health of a number of our pets has been ruined by incompetent, or uncaring doctors and vets and I have been seeking, for many years now, to undo the damage. I thank God for the docs and vets who do care. But I haven't got the time, energy or money to search them out. The internet and websites like Earth Clinic are Godsends. I am finally getting my health, and that of my dog(s) back on track. But we all have suffered for YEARS at the hands of doctors and vets.

  Re: VRM-2 Heartworm Questions for Theresa

Tue, 22 May 18 11:35:14 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/22/2018

Hey Angela,

You will need to read through the threads and determine for yourself what dose you think is appropriate. That said, you might also get effective and inexpensive treatment by googling "ivermectin dosage for heartworm positive dogs" and also read up:

Good luck and let us know what you decide to do!

 Re: St. Bernard Puppy With Diarrhea

Mon, 21 May 18 15:15:41 -0700
Posted by Nonahmie (Battle Lake, Mn) on 05/21/2018

Dear Hercules,

Hopefully your immediate crisis is over and your new furry baby is on the up. I wish to recommend a food brand that has made a huge difference in the life of my pets. It is Cornucopia formulated by Dr. Geoffrey Broderick. The website is: Granted, it is expensive but you will save on vet bills and have your beloved friend many more years because of it. Animals fed this diet just don't get sick like those on other brands. I live on a tiny budget but I sacrifice in other ways to buy it. There is no other pet food out there there that compares. (It is human grade) Plus their service is great. Their TEL: 631-427-7479.

Blessings on your way,


  Re: Mange in Border Collie

Mon, 21 May 18 13:49:39 -0700
Posted by Connie (Florida) on 05/21/2018

Be aware of the common possibility of toxic effect of ivermectin ....

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog

Mon, 21 May 18 10:20:17 -0700
Posted by Janeen (South West Africa) on 05/20/2018

Don't forget to add a pinch baking soda (food grade) to the water to prevent the acid (ACV) from stripping the enamel off the teeth.

 Re: Ted's Remedies

Sat, 19 May 18 19:42:09 -0700
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 05/19/2018

Hi Tanya, can you tell me if the recommendations Ted gave you helped your dog with the degenerative myelopathy at all? My dog has it and I am looking for hope here.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Sat, 19 May 18 19:35:53 -0700
Posted by Mary Lou (Las Vegas, Navada) on 05/19/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Yes I took my 2 year old chiwawa to get her rabies shot and she's limping on one of her legs

  Re: Cyst Remedies for Dogs

Sat, 19 May 18 19:22:16 -0700
Posted by Evelyn (California) on 05/19/2018

Can you explain what is Bicarbonate and how you used it? My dog has soft tissue mass on front elbow and I am trying different things. Essential oils not really helping. Can you share the name of herbalist? THanks.

  Re: VRM-2 Heartworm Questions for Theresa

Sat, 19 May 18 18:35:52 -0700
Posted by Angela (Memphis) on 05/19/2018

Hi Theresa, has there been any final agreement on how much and how often to use the VRM-2 for heartworm positive dogs?

Mine is 9 years old and weighs 103 pounds last vet weighing. I've been using Bandit's Buddies program but am weary of the expense and multiple capsules I have to mix into her raw food every day although it is a lot less expensive than the the vet method and doesn't damage her health like the vet method as well as the fact that she can exercise on the BB protocol. She has been difficult to clear because of the fact that we live in mosquito central and she has a genetic immune problem that will eventually kill her called degenerative myelopathy. So I am hoping for something simpler as I have enough to deal with trying to help her fight the DM.


  Re: Possible Rabies Vaccine Side Effects in Cats

Fri, 18 May 18 12:26:18 -0700
Posted by Shannon (Massachusetts) on 05/18/2018
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So sorry for your loss. The same thing just happened with my 11 year old cat, I ended up having to put him down less than 48 hours after the rabies vaccine and they tried to tell me it was a reaction to rat poison...I know the odds of that are slim and that I brought in a healthy and happy cat in for his vaccines and now I'm mourning the loss of my boy. These vaccines are clearly dangerous and I'm so sad I didn't know beforehand.

  Re: Remedies for Pyometra

Fri, 18 May 18 10:19:28 -0700
Posted by Konika Dey (Bangalore, India) on 05/17/2018

My labredor (Plutus 11yrs 68pound) was heavily bleeding from 3april -17 April I had been giving curd water n rice with curd n 1tablet of 500mg vitC she was fine till 5 may now since few days her stomach was swollen, back legs were week she couldn't climb up n down stairs then we took her to vet on 16may n I got to know she is suffering from closed pyrometra. N Dr. Suggested for operation for which I am not comfortable.

Now again I have started giving her vitC twice n as suggested here since yesterday morning I had started with boiled termeric in water mixed with blackpeper n normal honey twice a day. Today I noticed worm in her poop so evening will get deworming medicine also. My dog will recover soon wish my Plutus. I am also giving 2 per day antibiotic medicine which is given by doctor for 5days.

  Re: Ted's Mange Treatment for Cats

Thu, 17 May 18 10:04:49 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/17/2018

Hey Marsha,

The remedy is non-toxic. If your cat ingests a lot of it, you might see a couple loose stools. What I have done is made up a large batch of the solution - enough to fill a small dish pan or tub. Then place your pet in the bath of solution and keep pouring solution over the pet so the pet is constantly wetted by the solution as well as soaking in it. Keep this up for a half hour or 45 minutes -make sure the room you are working in is warm and the solution is warm so your pet does not take a chill. After 45 minutes let your pet out, let him shake off and then towel dry and air dry from there. What you are doing is compensating for the shortened drip dry process by soaking your pet longer in the solution. I find crystals of borax in my pet's coat so I brush them out; if I am worried about my pet taking a chill I blow dry as I brush out. The key is to leave the active, working solution on the pet as long as possible, half hour at least - and soaking in the solution accommodates that need.

  Re: Vitamin C for Pyometra

Wed, 16 May 18 20:25:45 -0700
Posted by Nancy C. (Miami) on 05/16/2018

I going to buy vitamin c, right now....because I not have money for surgery....omg...i hope this can help my dog..!

Questions Re Ted's Mange Treatment on Cat

Wed, 16 May 18 16:59:04 -0700
Posted by Masha (London) on 05/16/2018


I would appreciate your help with understanding the Ted's remedy.

Once the remedy is applied and the cat is completely wet, we should leave it until he air dries, right? With a cone so that he cannot lick the remedy?But what happens afterwards? Once I remove the cone he will most certainly start licking and ingest the borax+hydrogen peroxide solution. Should I give him another bath or is this non-toxic once it dries?

Thank you!

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Mange

Wed, 16 May 18 16:11:43 -0700
Posted by Lori Risk (Vancleave, Ms) on 05/15/2018

I run a cat rescue. DE is wonderful. I put some in my hand and pet the cats. They love the petting, and the food grade is safe for them. You can get a shelf-sized bottle (about 8oz) of food grade DE at Home Depot for about $6.00.

Set it by your easy chair and when the cats or dogs come by, reach for it, put some in your hand and pet your pet. :)

Apple Cider Vinegar Pills Helped Feline Cystitis

Wed, 16 May 18 16:05:21 -0700
Posted by Shawna (Cleveland, Oh) on 05/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My cat, Hoss, was diagnosed with idiopathic cystitis over a year ago. This means that her cystitis is brought on by panic. And well, her panic episodes were brought on by anything. My husband & I tried everything the vet suggested; keeping our home as stress-free as possible, adjusting her diet to wet food, giving her syringes of water, etc. We even tried a few holistic medicines. None of these things helped her in the long run. It got to point where every month or so, she would have an episode of cystitis and we'd be back to square one. I wanted to be sure we tried everything before succumbing to the vet's suggestion of putting Hossy on feline prozac.

One night I must've used the right search phrase because I stumbled upon a couple of websites like yours, stating that ACV can help. We tried a diluted concoction via syringe but she detested it so much that it came back up right away.. I honestly couldn't blame her... the stuff is a bit vile tasting.We tried sneaking some into her wet food but she always knew...then it dawned on me that we could get it in pill form. Finding tablets instead of caplets was hard but we just break them up into smaller peices and give them to her each day. It has helped considerably, with both, her cystitis and also her demeanor has changed from being scared of everything to very relaxed. We honestly didn't think we'd ever see her old personality return but it has. It is a curious thing that ACV changed her pH and helped her neuroligically as well. This suggests that her brain pH was imbalanced. She is doing great now and I hope there will be a day when we don't have to give her ACV. I mostly wanted to tell you about the success I have had with pills since that isn't among your suggested ways of dosing cats. Might there be any good stories out there about pet owners only having to give ACV for limited periods of time?