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  Re: Electrolytes and Colloidal Silver for Parvo, But Another Puppy With Issue

Sat, 08 Oct 16 09:29:21 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/08/2016


If this were my puppy I would treat for Parvo ASAP and continue treating for at least 2 weeks AFTER he looks fully recovered.

  Re: Pet Cancer Remedies

Sat, 08 Oct 16 09:06:18 -0700
Posted by Lily (Canada) on 10/07/2016

Reishe mushroom, inisitol IP 6, colloidal silver, as we'll as Essiac tea will heal your kitty. Research on how much to give to him. My friends cat similar situation. He is alive almost two years after vet said he would not last more then two weeks. Good luck.

Electrolytes and Colloidal Silver for Parvo, But Another Puppy With Issue

Sat, 08 Oct 16 09:04:31 -0700
Posted by Lisa (Waco, Texas) on 10/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I gave my puppy with parvo electrolytes every hour and a dropper of colloidal silver every 2hours...after 3 days..I fed her raw egg....she pulled through..But now I have a new puppy whom I didn't bring home until he had his first 2 shots..He became sick last night after eating a capsule of garlic. He threw up last night a few times and today he has diarrhea but not he's drinking water on his own???

  Re: Heart Murmur Supplements

Sat, 08 Oct 16 09:04:18 -0700
Posted by Karen (Arkansas) on 10/07/2016

Thank you for your post...we just rescued our 3.5 lb chihuahua terrier mix puppy...took her to the vet the day after we got her...he diagnosed her with CHF with murmurs in all four chambers of her gives her a year... we are so upset... he didn't give us any medical advice... guess he thought we'd opt to have her put down but that is not an option for us... she is not in any distress and hardly ever coughs...may try some of what has worked for you.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Treatment Helping Mange

Sat, 08 Oct 16 08:45:49 -0700
Posted by Anonymous Guy (N/a) on 10/08/2016

Why not try all natural Pumpkin? Works like a charm.

  Dietary Changes for Yeast Issues - Update

Sat, 08 Oct 16 08:45:32 -0700
Posted by Odette (Canada) on 10/07/2016

It's a year later and while the symptoms have come and gone a few times, I had bloodwork done on both my pups and found that my little guy had elevated liver enzymes, and a touch of pancreatitis. The vet kept him overnight, flushed his pancreas with antibiotics and now I have full blown yeast problems with him. Or it could be dry skin. I have no way of knowing for sure and my vet just wants my money to give more antibiotics and steroids. I was also prescribed Royal Canin low fate prescription diet, which just exacerbated the itching - even though I warned the vet that this would happen. I was prescribed Apoquel to combat the itching, biting legs and paws (both dogs chewed their foot pads raw. I have no trust in vets any more - their last visit with the vet cost almost $3000 and did not help. The Apoquel did reduce the itching, etc. but it is an immune suppressant and as soon as the 15 day treatment was over the itching started all over again. I am now going to try feeding Orijen Tundra which is supposed to be species appropriate, but they also have changed their formula recently to add peas (another starch that yeast loves). It is still the best I can find at the moment. I will keep looking. My little guy seems to be allergic to all grains, potatoes, anything protein that is grain fed (which eliminates almost all things except wild or marine grown). I wish I could access wild game, but can't seem to find an outlet here that processes wild game for pet consumption. I've tried kangaroo, bush baby, etc to incorporate a new protein they've never had, but all the formulas I've found have potato or some other form of starch. So! I am going to try a marine diet with enzymes (Prozyme is what I'm choosing, coconut oil and milk thistle for liver support). I will keep you updated to see if this regimen helps. My marine choice is Acana Pacifica.

  Re: Vegetable Oil for Mange

Sat, 08 Oct 16 08:44:16 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/08/2016

Hey Cari,

Please try Ted's Mange Remedy - it works very well for most skin conditions as well as mange. Please also consider dietary changes - read the ingredients on your bag of kibble and if you see corn or grain it is time to change the diet. Corn has been directly linked to skin problems in dogs. Please also consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water by using baking soda, or also Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs; the baking soda and borax will help address systemic yeast/leaky gut, which is another major contributor to food sensitivities/allergies and skin issues in dogs.

  Re: Mange Remedies in Street Cat

Sat, 08 Oct 16 08:43:38 -0700
Posted by Stacy (Sw, Mo) on 10/06/2016

Here is a site that may be of some help to you. Also, October 16 is National Feral Cat Day here in the U.S.

I, by no means, am an expert, so I am not going to "attack" you like a couple of the comments in this thread & then show compassion by I think it is great that you are wanting to help an unfortunate angel that was the result of someone else' irresponsibility in the first place. For goodness sake, it isn't your fault that the poor kitty doesn't have a home. And I don't believe in taking animals to the vet to "put them in the food chain", sorry. Not very nice of anyone to ever suggest that.

I would assume that the kitty is friendly & just in need of a little help, which, apparently some PEOPLE never are. If that isn'tthe case, you can, sometimes, rent a trap for less than $10 for a few days @ a local vet.

If you need to care for the kitty's eyes, I might suggest that you use an old bath towel & wrap it up in it, so you still have access to her head, but don't have to worry about your safety as much. Sit here on your lap & do what you need to. I have 3 cats & I do almost everything to them this way. (ie: clean their ears, syringe feed one of them, etc.) I had 2 before that were afraid of water, despite giving them baths in the sink when they were younger. The 3 I have, I can sit in the bath tub & they'll stay on my lap as I use a shower sprayer on them, or I bathe them in the sink. The other 2, I took a few bath towels & laid them on the floor in the bathroom (w/ the door closed) & filled 2 1-gal. pitchers full of warm water & gave them baths on the floor w/ soppy wet wash cloths. You could also do this while the cat is in the towel on your lap, if the towel is fairly thin. Just make sure it gets rinsed well (the kitty).

Cats have a way of trusting you fairly quickly once they realize that you are being compassionate & helping them. Especially after they start reaping the benefits of your care. So, she should get easier to work w/ fairly soon.

I am not sure what you chose to do, but am glad to hear that you wanted to help this angel & wanted to mention just a few cheap things that you can do, which is good for ANY kitty. If ever they are put on anti-biotics, they should always be given pro-biotics. As the anti-biotics will weaken the immune system. This costs less than $2, depending on where you shop. You can pick up some Chobani Greek yogurt, as it has live cultures in it. It is only a dollar @ Walmart, so it shouldn't be much more @ a grocery store. And it is only a serving size like a person would eat in one sitting. You can freeze it into smaller portions in your freezer. I use ice cube trays & put plastic wrap over the top. Then transfer into freezer baggies. You can give them human pro-biotics, if you choose to. The Lacto bacillus is the one that makes yogurt need to be refrigerated. But, if it is in poder form, it just determines the life of the product. If you get it in capsule form, just open the capsule. Colostrum is also really good for the immune system also. It is also inexpensive too. You can get a travel size through Sovereign Labs for approx. $13. (It is what is in the mother's milk). A bath is great for them to not only help to heal the skin, but to help remove toxins that the body is trying to flush out & will also keep their kidneys from having to filter out toxins from the environment & the ailment. Human grade DE (diatomaceous earth) is also good for parasite removal. Just keep it out of their eyes & nose. If they lick it, it is fine, as it can be taken internally. Also, if you were to have the cat tested, they may scrape the skin & it turn out neg. because they have already ingested the mites that are causing the mange. There is a mange mite that naturally lives in the hair follice also. Most coconut oil turns to an oily substance after a certain temp., but there is also one that stays a liquid. Nutrition is the key to good health, so if you can provide a decent quality food for her, that is a good thing. To help her immune system better itself is equally important. And if she develops any potty problems, give her organic pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). It goes both ways! For diarrhea or constipation. (Make sure you freeze it in smaller amounts after you open the can because it will spoil in less than a few days in the fridge.) You can get organic pumpkin in a BPA free can for $2 @ a grocery store. Organic is always better & not always more expensive.

I hope that some of tips help you if you are still in need or for another feral, or for anyone else who reads this. Thank you for loving the ferals. They are just as precious as the ones inside!

 Re: Advice Needed for Deep Wound Above the Eye of Elderly Dog

Sat, 08 Oct 16 08:29:13 -0700
Posted by Marin (Sd) on 10/08/2016

Raw honey is a great wound healer.

 Re: Cats Suddenly Stopped Using Their Litter Box, Why?

Sat, 08 Oct 16 05:42:31 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/08/2016

Hey Robin,

Your cats may have UTI's and are avoiding the box because they feel it is causing the sting they feel when they pee. UTI's are painful and the cats may be trying to avoid the sting by peeing everywhere BUT the box. This is just a guess but this behavior is very common for cats with UTI's. If the vet is out of the question I would treat with ACV either very diluted in the drinking water - or 2 tbls to half a can of wet cat food, or diluted and dosed orally via a syringe. Long term use of D-mannose may also help, but consider the ACV approach as many have found it to be fast acting.

 Re: Advice Needed for Deep Wound Above the Eye of Elderly Dog

Fri, 07 Oct 16 09:55:58 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 10/07/2016

Consider cayenne - read up on EC's cut page:

Advice Needed for Deep Wound Above the Eye of Elderly Dog

Fri, 07 Oct 16 09:13:23 -0700
Posted by Mj (Atlanta, Ga.) on 10/07/2016

Good Day,

My 13yr old Blind (recently blind and not happy with his situation) Cattle Dog hurt his head above his eye in the backyard..The wound did not heal.. Vet stitched it 2 separate times but the dog keeps opening the wound. I am using an E collar. I am not getting anymore stitches for my boy. Any suggestions as to what can be used to aid in healing this wound??

 Re: Need Guidance for Dog with Open Tumor

Thu, 06 Oct 16 10:14:38 -0700
Posted by Glynnis (Baton Rouge La.) on 10/06/2016

Thank u. Because I've tried reaching out to Eva one for help.

  Re: Ear Issues in Dogs

Thu, 06 Oct 16 10:04:02 -0700
Posted by Kelly (Oh) on 10/06/2016

Just wanted to tell u that mix half and half Monistat 7 cream with cortisone cream dilute with water AND put a couple drops per ear in your dog and massage the base of it. Do this once a day for 5 days straight. Make sure u do all 5 days and this will cure the ear infection due to the yeast.

My dog has this issue and my vet is very very good, he told me to do this so I wouldn't have time keep bringing him in and keeping paying for the visit especially since he knew I didn't have the money to go as often as I was. It worked wonders and by the next day my dog wasn't fiddling with his ears like he had been.

  Re: Vegetable Oil for Mange

Wed, 05 Oct 16 20:17:07 -0700
Posted by Cari (Georgia) on 10/05/2016

Hi my name is Cari and my blue pit has mange. He has bumps on his legs tail ears and snout. He keeps scratching at it and he's starting to loose fur.I'd take him to the vet but I keep reading that you spend hundreds of dollars on medication that really just brings it back up after you've used all of it up. I started the borax method about two days ago but I'm worried because he keeps licking his fur after. I read your post online and was wondering if you can substitute canola oil instead of vegetable oil, or any other home remedies that I could try?

Cats Suddenly Stopped Using Their Litter Box, Why?

Wed, 05 Oct 16 20:07:08 -0700
Posted by Robin (Leavenworth, Kansas) on 10/05/2016

16 year old male & 14 year old female old cats

Both of my cats have suddenly stopped using their little box. They will potty next to the box, in their water, next to their food, in their bed, everwhere except the box. I have used the same litter since they were kittens, the box is clean, and easy for them to get to. Help!!! I don't understand why this is happening!!! My Vet wants at least $100.00 to see them & unfortunately I can't afford this at this time.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Dog With Skin Allergies

Wed, 05 Oct 16 11:58:24 -0700
Posted by Judie (Arizona) on 10/05/2016

if your dog is very itchy and has black pigmented skin on the underbelly as well as armpits and paws etc he/she probably likely has a fungus infection INSIDE the gut which is manifesting on the outside. A fungus smell is also apparent. Most likely caused by over use of antibiotics and a combination of that and allergies….impaired immune system. Find an Integrative Vet and go see them, they are much more educated than the regular vet in figuring out these problems. Ours was a godsend when we were at the end of our rope.

Good luck!

  Re: Yorkie With Severe Allergies

Wed, 05 Oct 16 11:55:03 -0700
Posted by Janet (Cerritos) on 10/05/2016

My vet told me long ago when I had two small Cavalier pups to get them on a seafood based, grain-free diet. I have them on Wellness Simple Salmon and Potato dry food. No problems with itching, yeast infections and/or steroids, meds. Good luck! (P.S. I ran out one time and had to give them a sample bag I had of chicken based dry food and by morning, they were both itching and whining)

  Re: Ted's Borax and Peroxide Remedy Not Helping Mites

Wed, 05 Oct 16 08:30:59 -0700
Posted by Sandra (Az) on 10/05/2016

I have had some luck with APRICOT OIL. You should try it. It's great for any wounds, even for skin cancer.