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 Re: Seeking Natural Cures for Bladder Cancer in 7 Year Old Shetland Sheepdog

Sun, 31 Jan 16 15:51:36 -0500
Posted by Sha44ss (New Jersey) on 01/31/2016

I am going through the same thing with my pug Eli. I didn't have the money to do a ultrasound but his bladder is definitely deteriorating. The Vet says his bladder has calcium build up in the walls of his bladder>He has a neurological problem in his spine that is causing weakness in his back legs and incontinence and UTI's, some that are resistant it seems every other week. He is in diapers and was on Prednisone since September and two different bladder medications Bethanacol and Phenoxybenzomene to help empty his bladder. We switched him to dexamethasone recently when we thought the Prednisone wasnt doing it anymore and it seemd to help but how long can he stay on that without complications? I have had to have him catheterized several times He has blood and mucus sometimes along with the specks of calcium that block his ureter >It is getting very costly but I don't have the heart to put him down yet as he is still his HAPPY self. He is only 11 and weighs 26 lbs now (he was 30) He still can walk and even goes down the steps himself on good days but I watch so he doesn't get weak and fall.

I am trying to find something to help dissolve calcium! I have known that Apple Cider Vinegar will do it. I am looking for anyone that has other suggestion.

I have taken him off of his OLD dog food (Pedigree) and switched to Evangers grain free but giving him lots of cabbage and kale and carrots for snacks. I'm going to give him some liver for iron for the bleeding and add some canned pumpkin to his diet to make sure he doesn't get constipated. Im going to give him the Apple cider vinegar for the calcium build up with some cottage cheese and honey. At this point it is worth a try.

Like you I am trying to just stretch out his days and give him lots of love. I keep praying on him for a miracle but know I will have to face that day when I know he can't go on anymore. Until then I keep Trying!

 Re: What Can I Do for a Tumor in My Dog's Eye?

Sat, 30 Jan 16 22:00:00 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/30/2016

I would try organic cold pressed castor oil in the eye/on the tumor, twice a day. Castor oil has helped many with eye issues and with tumors. It will probably cause some temporary blurry vision, so I would use it after his first walk of the morning and after his last walk of the evening before he goes to bed.

Also, try 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric in his food a couple of times a day.

~Mama to Many~

What Can I Do for a Tumor in My Dog's Eye?

Sat, 30 Jan 16 21:16:25 -0500
Posted by Ashley (Il) on 01/30/2016

Could you please help me as to what to do about a tumor in my 9 yr old boxer dog's eye?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, DMSO for Hot Spots

Sat, 30 Jan 16 17:06:31 -0500
Posted by Chat (Phila) on 01/30/2016

DMSO is a strong solvent, and whatever it dissolves will pass directly through your dog's skin. I for one would not use DMSO on my dog.

 Re: Seizures in Hyperthyroid Cat

Sat, 30 Jan 16 11:37:08 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/30/2016

For a cat I would try 1/4 teaspoon of extra virgin coconut oil mixed in food. Ideally 3 times a day, but I would start with once a day and increase the amount every few days if it suits. Too much coconut oil can cause loose stools.

~Mama to Many~

  Re: My Dog was Cured by Ted's Mange Cure

Fri, 29 Jan 16 23:40:56 -0500
Posted by Priscilla (California) on 01/29/2016

Hi Leonard!

Sorry but I didn't see your post until today at night. I use 20 Mule Team Borax for the mange solution. I make my own Laundry detergent my husband found on line (Rebecca's Homestead) so I luckilyhave Borax on hand at all times.

My dog was washed and I used Ted's mange cure formula yesterday and my dog smells nice and isn't scratching. I noticed that she slept though the night comfortably. And in the morning she had some itching near the back legs. I divided the formula in half (my dog is small) for the hot spots, again 2 cups of warm water, 1 cup 3% peroxide, 3 heaping teaspoons of Borax (20 Mule team). And I dab the hots spots with cotton balls. You can also use a spray bottle on the dog.

Today she is just lying comfortably on her bed not itchy. Works so well. Remember not to pat dry or towel the dog. But I do use the blow dryer because its cold right now.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cystitis - Amazing Remedy, Amazing Results

Fri, 29 Jan 16 23:39:14 -0500
Posted by Ray Johnson (Fairfield Ca) on 01/29/2016

With your cat Samson, how do you make your cat drink the apple cider vinegar mixed with water throughout the day? My cat kitty has been battling this for quite some time. I took her to the vet they gave me an inflammatory but its not helping. Do I just mix this in her main water dishes and let it sit and hope she drinks it throughout the day and I'll maintain keeping it full with measurements of apple cider vinegar and water? I just feel so bad for her but I do believe there has to be home remedies that I will make her feel better.

Seizures in Hyperthyroid Cat

Fri, 29 Jan 16 14:08:29 -0500
Posted by Mary (Perth, Western Australia) on 01/28/2016


I have an 18 year old cat called Crystal who suffers from Hyperthyroidism. Recently her medication I used to swipe in her ear (Methimazole) stopped working and her levels went through the roof. She was put back on tablets (Neomercazole) which she takes quite ok. Unfortunately this time round she's been getting seizures quite frequently and the vet seems to think it may or may not be from the high levels of Hyperthyroidism or if the tablets don't work in a few weeks, ( I'm not really sure how long they take to work), it may be another neurological problem.

I cannot bear to watch these seizures any longer been doing it for two weeks now. They last for about 5 seconds and when she gets up its the same little face back to normal and of to eat another round of food or whatever she wants to do. The vet is not keen to medicate her on anything else right at this moment for see if the neomercazole changes anything but I cant see it. I'm trying to see if there are any suggestions of coconut oil or natural therapies anyone might suggest that won't harm her and can only benefit her. She's the most loved family pet we have ever had and so well looked after. Not even my vet can bring herself to suggest to put her down at the moment, she's far too alert, but she can't go on like this forever.

I have read a lot about coconut oil but have no idea where to start and how much to give her. I've also changed her diet to no grains, all quality food form the vet. Hoping someone can help!!

  Re: Supplements for Congestive Heart Failure

Fri, 29 Jan 16 13:59:22 -0500
Posted by Jennifer (Winnipeg) on 01/28/2016

Hi Katie,

So sorry, I did not see your post back in November; I am so thankful that you have received mine. I have since had our Norwegian elkhound ( Holly) to see a holistic Vet. We have added beef heart, beef kidney and chicken livers to her commercial food. The vet has also put together a Chinese herb formula I still have to give her the Lasix for the fluid buildup but not as often. I researched The Cardio Plus and Canine whole body support but they don't ship to Canada! That is frustrating. Can you email me so that I don't miss your replies? jennyt75 (at)

I don't like to give out my email, but really want to talk to you more about this, and appreciate your advice.



  Re: Rubbing Alcohol, White Vinegar for Smelly Ears

Fri, 29 Jan 16 12:27:49 -0500
Posted by Kelly (Sunshine West , Victoria) on 01/29/2016

Dose it matter what kind of Alcohol to use?

  Re: Mineral Oil for Ear Mites

Fri, 29 Jan 16 11:45:22 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 01/29/2016

Andy, Pleasantville, (New Jersey)

Mineral oil is a petrochemical product and has undesirable side effects. Instead a low percentage of hydrogen peroxide (less than 3%) and or warmed olive oil with garlic are usually helpful.

Neem oil is excellent for ear mites and needs only a few applications for the removal of mites.

Namaste, Om

 Re: Advice Needed for Treating Cat with Cancer with Turmeric

Fri, 29 Jan 16 11:43:07 -0500
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 01/29/2016

Glendalough (Northern California)

The true Essiac has all the roots included. That is especially the sheep sorrel which has long hair like roots. My own experience with Essiac is that for many years I took forms of Essiac that the health store was carrying stating that the original Essiac was too expensive and Floressence is not the original and they were selling herbals that claim to do the same magic. So I was thinking I was doing detox. I had no feedback., no reactions either. Then recently, I purchased the original Essiac from Essiac West online and began below the suggested dosage. Then I experienced a horrendous Herxheimer reaction during which I lost much weight with much body pain unable to eat and move around. I had no benefits from the other products and no idea of the original Essiac power. For me, I had to take way less to begin with.

Essiac original is not to be taken in caps. Syringe is good if you take time giving it slowly making eye contact.

It is expensive to combine the four herbs plus pull the roots as that will kill the plant. So the original four herb with roots included is a very potent combination and it is very expensive. Added to this is the fact that whoever has given full disclosure of the fantastic healings in detail, has had the FDA threaten them with closure and "you cannot mention it to the public" scenario. This is why Essiac is so underplayed and pushed into almost oblivion. I myself have read the many testimonials and they were incredible. But if anyone will do research in Rene Caisse's work, it will all become apparent. Her name is spelled backwards, becoming "Essiac".

Her patients were almost exclusively those given up by mainstream meds. And her work was always free of charge. Well, the System discredited her totally. This info I available online. Try not to over medicate and be consistent and you will see the results, hopefully soon.

Namaste Om

  Re: Mineral Oil for Ear Mites

Fri, 29 Jan 16 09:44:14 -0500
Posted by Andy (Pleasantville, New Jersey) on 01/29/2016

Hello, I'm a big supporter of the more naturalistic methods when it comes to any sort of health as a first resort. I want to give the mineral oil a go for my cats, I use it for my own ears every so often. But for pets, is there a certain brand or specifications I should look into for mineral oil? Your guidance is appreciated!

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Mange

Thu, 28 Jan 16 23:38:27 -0500
Posted by Dom (Texas) on 01/28/2016

[YEA]  Do you know if there's any known stores that carry it?

EC: Farm and home stores and local farm co ops usually carry it.

Essiac Tea for Cat with Cancer

Thu, 28 Jan 16 23:33:46 -0500
Posted by Jo Ann (Palm Desert, Ca) on 01/28/2016

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  My Journey with Jinx and Her Cancer

May 2015 noticed large lump - came up overnight about the size of a half golf ball; took Jinx to vet next day. She thought it was an abscess so cut it open to drain and put in drain tube. When she started she noticed that it didn't have the consistency of an abscess and sent the tissue to be biopsied.When the results came back it turned out to be a very aggressive type of fibrosarcoma. Possibly vaccine related.

One week later I took Jinx to the Oncology specialist, Dr. Macy, He said they could remove the left hind quarter; but, there was a 50/50 chance it would come back. We decided to try to slow it down with medication (Proxicam) and keep her comfortable. She was put on Proxicam and given a chemo drug (Lomastine) one every 3 weeks along with blood tests to check her white blood cell count.

This caused the tumor to shrink substantially; but it started to get bigger again after about 3 months. I had started her on 1/2 capsule of Essiac tea, twice a day, at the same time. They tried three other chemo drugs during the next 4 months; non of them seemed to slow the growth of the tumor. She was taking the essiac all through this. She never had any adverse reaction to any of the chemo.

In December 2015, when the tumor was getting very large(about the size of my fist) I decided to gradually increase her dosage of Essiac and the Dr. stopped the chemo treatments and said he didn't think there was any more they could do. I was told to keep her on the Proxicam and that I would know when it was time to put her to sleep....... she would stop eating and groonming.

It is now January 2016

I had increased the dose of essiac to 1 1/2 capsule twice a day. The tumor started to get very soft in the center (it had been a hard solid mass) and in a few days started to open and seep. At first it was a light clear reddish fluid, then turning clear. At first there was no odor at all. After a couple of days it seemed to start to smell and she got quite lethargic. Still eating though. It is now completely open and the tumor looks to be receding.

I called the vet and started her on Amoxicillin. She immediately improved and the odor of the drainage went away. It continuing to drain and has decreased in size by about 1/3 (2 weeks after the chemo was stopped.) I have been spraying it with Veterycin a few times a day to help keep it from getting infected. I really think she had the infection in her body before this started to drain; but I'm not sure.

She is acting so much more normal and it appears to me that this tumor is purging itself. The hole are filled with a substance that looks very much like chicken fat only white. It doesn't seem to hurt and Jinx is cleaning regularly. I think this is removing the necrotic skin as it dies. She has really had a boost energy in the last few days.

Has anyone else had a similar experience? I would like to see what I might expect next.

 Re: Advice Needed for Treating Cat with Cancer with Turmeric

Thu, 28 Jan 16 18:34:38 -0500
Posted by Glendalough (Northern California) on 01/28/2016

Thank you very much Om for taking the time to respond and for explaining about this.

I stopped the capsules and made Golden Paste without the pepper. She has been on different things morning and evening - molasses and baking soda, medicinal mushrooms, maitake d-fraction, IP6 and inositol, essiac. I rotate some of them, but I was giving at least 2 of them to her every day. I am not sure if she is responding to all of them, they might be too much for her. I was giving her some things over a month ago that made her throw up and I stopped immediately - artemisinin, Vitality Science Advanced Immune Restoration Protocol (this contained too many ingredients and was too strong). I have been giving her wheatgrass juice which she likes, 8 ml. per day, which I will continue. As for supplements. I want to see how she does on just the Golden Paste for now, ¼ teaspoon twice a day mixed in her food, to see how she is responding to it. Of the other things, I don’t know which of them were working and which weren’t. But would it be a mistake to only have her on one thing as this cancer is so aggressive?

Am I correct in thinking that you feel she should be getting Essiac in addition to the turmeric? You mention “the right Essiac”. What kind is that? I was giving her Flor-Essence in her food but once I decided to give it mixed with water in a syringe and it made her throw up and I stopped it and bought Essiac capsules. The liquid Essiac concentrate has alcohol in it and I don’t want to give that to her unless there is a way to get rid of the alcohol. I just received a product from Only Natural Pet – B.S.S.T. Herbal Formula. It’s a liquid that contains the same 4 ingredients that is in Essiac without alcohol.

I've been praying that I will find her miracle in the supplements but I don't know what that is yet.


Apple Cider Vinegar Cured Dog's Bladder Infection Fast!

Thu, 28 Jan 16 18:31:57 -0500
Posted by Mary (Boulder, Colorado) on 01/28/2016

[YEA]  What a wonderful thread regarding the use of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to cure bladder infection! I was skeptical at first but as I read the number of replies, with so many positive and very fast results, I decided to try it.

I think you all just saved my pup from certain antibiotics and me from a large vet bill.

My Pointer started drinking 4 bowls of water per day and was tinkling every few minutes when we would go outside. I suspected bladder/UTI infection after a couple days of this and was about to go to the vet the next day but last night she emptied her bladder right where she was sleeping and had no control of it. I was so worried that I went online and found this site. The success stories were so certain that I decided to give her the ACV immediately.

I put 2 tablespoons of ACV in a small bowl, a little handful of kibble to help her eat it. She licked the bowl clean in a short minute.

She went right to sleep and then this morning I did another 2 tablespoons of ACV in her breakfast bowl. She ate it all and was then sound asleep on the bed. No fuss to go outside.

She has peed on her walks but no extra tinkling. I can tell that her body temp is not as hot as it had been the past week and her eyes have stopped discharging that yucky crud - all overnight!

I will continue the remedy for a few more days and then taper down. But I will keep the ACV in her food once per week from now on. It can't hurt!

Thanks everyone!

  Re: Seeking Dosage of Drops for Cushing's Disease

Thu, 28 Jan 16 18:24:39 -0500
Posted by Erika (Irvine, Ca) on 01/28/2016

Hi Debbiemarie54,

Re: "Cody constantly licks his feet is a major symptom of allergies."

My 7yr-old Yorkie does the same when she eats chicken, beef, Bison, turkey and lamb. I didn't know and was giving her all of the above mentioned for a long time. I used to think her licking her paws were her habits or something and didn't think much of it. One day, she had a severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxes after eating chicken soup I made, (just good chicken and carrots without salt.) and I found out that she has been allergic to chicken. Since then I paid more attention and found out she has also developed allergies to beef, bison, turkey and lamb. (after eating any of these she would start licking her paws in five min.)

I stopped giving her all of them and started to give her Pork and Venison and now she never licks her paws.

Please try feeding Cody a different type of protein, if you have been giving him chicken or beef or any of the mentioned above and see if he still licks his paws after he eats them. Because I've experienced the same myself I wanted to help. I understand how it is like. It's not easy. Ask me w/anything I'm happy to help you and Cody!

  Re: Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide Cured Tumor in Cat

Thu, 28 Jan 16 16:00:38 -0500
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 01/28/2016

Dear Mandy,

This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing!

May I ask what size water bowl you used? It seems that a very small bowl would make the hydrogen peroxide concentration dangerously high.


~Mama to Many~

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