Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Dog With Possible Medrol Side Effects

Mon, 21 Nov 16 14:23:13 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/21/2016

Hey Christy,

Changes in behavior is one side effect of the Medrol - you might tell your vet right away of the changes you are seeing in your dog. Possible remedies to counteract the steroid might be bentonite clay and activated charcoal - find it in the health food store and dose as for an adult human, and provide plenty of fresh water.

  Re: Can Diatomaceous Earth Replace Borax in Mange Remedy for Puppy?

Mon, 21 Nov 16 14:22:41 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/21/2016

Hello Dana,

The answer is NO. DE works differently than borax in the mange remedy. I used Ted's Mange Remedy as directed on my baby French Bulldog and it cured her demodex mange and was not too strong and did not cause any irritation or dryness.

  Re: Can Diatomaceous Earth Replace Borax in Mange Remedy for Puppy?

Mon, 21 Nov 16 11:07:31 -0800
Posted by Dana (Kansas) on 11/20/2016

Can borax be replaced with Diatomaceous Earth?...borax might be too strong for my baby pit.

Yeast Infection Cream Cured Dog's Skin Issues!

Mon, 21 Nov 16 10:45:11 -0800
Posted by Carol (Dallas, Tx) on 11/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My little terrier was tortured with yeast infections for quite some time. Black skin, hair loss, broken skin, incessant itching and chewing. Between the vet and every remedy I could find, some worked a bit but no cure until I found a comment on line. The vaginal cream women use for yeast infections! Yes, it works! I bathe him 2-3 times a week, dry him completely, then smear it on, focusing on the armpits, rump, feet and wherever I see black. Voila!

Dog With Possible Medrol Side Effects

Sun, 20 Nov 16 09:48:11 -0800
Posted by Cristy (Hammond La.) on 11/19/2016
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If anyone is able to help I have a 55 pound golden retriever with really bad seasonal allergies she's 6 and had the same problem last fall lost all her hair on her chest cut herself up. When I brought her to the vet he gave her Medrol pills starting her off with 8 mg two times a day I'm thinking that's too much but I gave it to her 4 hrs. ago now she's getting really aggravated growling and snapping every time her brother gets near her she's even trying to bite me she's usually the sweetest, happiest, most playful dog you ever want to meet. Anyone know what could be wrong. I hope the vet didn't give her tpo strong of a dose.

  Re: Treating Feline Respiratory Infection

Sat, 19 Nov 16 16:44:13 -0800
Posted by Coco (Staten Island Ny) on 11/19/2016

My cat adopted 6 years ago with a horrible case of URI never really got over it 100%. I as well as the vet we were suspecting the allergies, I tried anything to minimize exposure to any allergen, nothing was helping. Cat was always sneezing, gagging. Finally another vet diagnosed her (the cat) with the feline herpes virus that symptoms in cats with constant rhinovirus. I am using Lysine to keep her immune system up and humidifier to keep her nose wet not mentioning constant wiping the buggers. I will try the ACV for sure.

  Re: Ear Infections in Cat

Sat, 19 Nov 16 12:26:39 -0800
Posted by Helene (Quebec) on 11/19/2016

I went to the vet, got anti-mite treatment, my cats had gotten ear mites from stray cats that were hanging around our property, the treatment didn't work. I went to another vet a few months later, he said " Well of course it didn't work, you need to use the ear drops as well as the topical treatment! ". Did just that. My cats still have ear mites. I have been cleaning their ears for a year with q-tips, they don't mind it now that I don't use vinegar anymore- They HATED the vinegar! - and they have never lost hearing. I just want to be rid of these ear critters. I used Purel, didn't work. Now I'm considering a mixture of Hydrogen Peroxyde, water and tincture of green soap. And yes, I did see the vet, and it's not an infection. Just bugs. I don't trust vets anymore. After 300$ spent on ear mite treatments and toxic pesticides applied directly to my cat's skin, I will never trust mainstream treatments again.

Large Fatty Tumor Natural Remedies

Sat, 19 Nov 16 12:21:44 -0800
Posted by Steve (Dallas, Tx) on 11/18/2016

I have a Lab/Shepherd mix named Molly. Over the course of about a year now she's had this tumor growing under her left lower rib cage upper stomach area. We took her to the vet and she said it would be $1000 to remove it. It is the size of a softball and has only recently gotten that big that's why we took her in. Before it was just a golf ball size which we've had labs before with them and it was just something that is popular with that breed. I'm wondering if there was s natural homeopathic approach to dealing with this tumor instead. I've read a few articles about it not being s good idea to do surgery, however, the tumor is leaking and it's very unsightly.
Any and all feedback welcomed.

  Re: Yeast Infection in Dog

Sat, 19 Nov 16 10:26:33 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/18/2016

Hey Susan,

Recurring ear infections may be the result of the wrong diet. Please check the ingredients on your bag of kibble - if you see corn or grain ingredients they may be causing these infections. Try switching to a grain free diet, and consider Ted's Borax Protocol for dogs to fight the yeast from the inside out.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Sat, 19 Nov 16 10:26:20 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 11/18/2016

Hey Connie,

You might see if the homeopathic remedies Thuja and Silicea will help your pet. These remedies have been helpful in negating side effects from vaccines.

  Re: Yeast Infection in Dog

Fri, 18 Nov 16 09:55:06 -0800
Posted by Wendy (Columbus) on 11/18/2016

Please search this EarthClinic site for "Arcane". It's a homemade remedy that gets rid of bacteria and yeast in dogs' ears. Read & follow the directions carefully.

Urgently Seeking Dosage of Essiac Tea for Cat With Lymphoma

Thu, 17 Nov 16 20:49:23 -0800
Posted by Sam (Sa) on 11/17/2016


My 8/9yr old cat Maloo had sneezing for a while and was diagnosed with URI and put on antibiotics. It cleared it for a few weeks then it came back. We had been through the URI the year before and I pulled him through. This time it was different. So to the vets. He went under for surgery and the devastating news came this Tues that he has lymphoma. Not sure what kind however he is also FIV.

I am looking into using Essiac tea and hope to save him. I want him in our lives for many more years to come. I took him off the antibiotics as he was not eating. He is now eating and grooming again. However still sneezing a bit. Can anyone tell me ASAP a dose to give him and also any tips for a super fussy cat to get it into? How long do you give it for and how would you know if it is working? Will he bleed from nose?

Thank you for any advice and tips. Love to you all and your fur babies.

Seeking Help for Pituitary Tumor in Boston Terrier

Thu, 17 Nov 16 20:37:11 -0800
Posted by King George (Palm Coast, Fl) on 11/17/2016

Looking for help for my Boston terrier. He's 13 has cushings for about a year now, suffering with a pituitary tumor. He's circling and pacing, eating good but still losing weight.We justb can't let him go. He's on .75ml of Adrenal Harmony Gold, twice a day. 5 mg Prednisone, 1 per day.1.5 mg Melatonin at night (help sleep) Can someone help our George. Pleading in Florida

  Re: Arnica Oil for Hematoma

Thu, 17 Nov 16 18:02:39 -0800
Posted by Carol (Indiana) on 11/17/2016

I have a 9 yr old spayed BC girl who has an aural hematoma. I just ordered the arnica oil. Is this better than the gel form? She is also itching and scratching, and does not have fleas.

  Re: Coconut Oil for Yeast Infection in Dog

Thu, 17 Nov 16 17:57:58 -0800
Posted by Susan (Kyle, Tx) on 11/17/2016

What is EVCO? My yellow lab (2 yrs.) has a terrible ear yeast infection. We have tried vet treatments, only to have them re-occur. I am now trying Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Thanks for sharing and hope we all find help for our precious pets.

EC: ECVO - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  Re: Degenerative Myleopathy

Thu, 17 Nov 16 17:51:15 -0800
Posted by Ruth (Buffalo, New York) on 11/17/2016

My Samoyed, Zeke, wears Solvit support harness. It helps us lift him up and down stairs and does not seem to hurt him. We had to go with a size smaller than recommended for his weight.

I have been looking for a cure for his DM which he has had symptoms of for at least 6 months now. He has had ACV and a variety of other supplements for years . Since the DM, he has laser therapy weekly but I am not so sure it is helping any. He was 14 last June so I guess I should be thank-full he has been with us this long.

  Re: Aloe Vera OK for Cats and Dogs

Wed, 16 Nov 16 22:03:07 -0800
Posted by Brenda (Portland, Or) on 11/16/2016

What amount of George's aloe Vera would you give to a cat?

  Re: Dog With Cherry Eye

Wed, 16 Nov 16 20:03:16 -0800
Posted by Bj (Spokane Wa) on 11/16/2016

We have a 4 year old mix male....he has had "cherry eye" since we have had him...we rub it at night, but only allows it to be a tad less swollen...

What did you do, what item, did you use, that helped this heal? You are the only one on this site, that had this problem for a year or longer! THANK you for whatever you can share!!!

Betty, Robert and Pepper too!

Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Wed, 16 Nov 16 20:01:50 -0800
Posted by Connie (The Villages, Fl) on 11/16/2016
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My dog that is 12 old and 2 years old had a reaction to the rabies vac .....right after it was give the first year. Seizure, loose stools, vomiting. This year he was pre medicated and same thing except he is having loose stools, blood from his rectum x4 weeks. This is off and on and it started that day. He goes several days normal and then it hits him again. We have him on pre digested food and no stress. He is miserable but our vet says it is unrelated