Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar, Colloidal Silver for Ear Mites

Mon, 31 Jul 17 22:49:41 -0700
Posted by Hope (New London ) on 07/31/2017

omg. I have to learn this but I'm not sure 🤔 how. It is sooo much to take in at once like instructions to something u cant understand.... like in what order do I do this and what brands do I buy and where and mix what first and what do I do first.

My cat is like a child adopted in my home

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Cat With Allergies

Mon, 31 Jul 17 16:22:20 -0700
Posted by John Handy (South Africa) on 07/31/2017

What apple cider vinegar is best to use for yeast infection. We only seem to have two types here in S. Africa. What must I look for on the label?

Give Vitamin C One Week Before Taking Pets for Vaccinations

Mon, 31 Jul 17 08:49:38 -0700
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 07/31/2017

Before you take dog or cat for vaccinations, put it on vit c one week before.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Mon, 31 Jul 17 08:45:14 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/31/2017

Hey Judy,

Please do not salt the toads - while it may eventually kill them, it will take time and the toads will suffer. If you must kill them please do so in as painless a way as possible [whack with shovel?]. Ideally you would use fencing material such as hardware cloth to fence them out of your dog area, and if that is not possible have your dog wear a muzzle to prevent him from getting a toad in his mouth. Not happy options, but as you say, life or death matter.

  Re: Paralysis in Cat After Rabies Shot

Mon, 31 Jul 17 08:44:26 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/31/2017

Hello Michaela,

I am sorry for the loss of your dear furkid Max. I also lost my heart-cat Goliath due to rear end paralysis - fine the night before, only to find him at the back door in the morning unable to use his rear legs. Vaccination was not involved. Rushed to vet and upon examination found rear legs cold to the touch. I thought he was hit by a car, but was told he had 'saddle thrombus' - a blood clot that likely originated in his heart was blocking the artery to the back legs. Two options - 1st was all kinds of expensive and very unlikely to work, and 2nd PTS. I had no choice and had to say goodbye to the best and finest cat I have ever known right then and there. Saddle thrombus is associated with kitty heart disease/congestive heart failure. Goliath was healthy as a horse - so I thought, was a true hunter and ate many mice and vermin, a free range diet in many ways and one I thought superior. I was stunned to learn cats could have heart disease and that saddle thrombus was common.

While it is certainly possible the rabies vaccine played a role in Max's rear end paralysis, my first thought was the treatment at the vet - the shaving and cleaning of the wound, being handled by strange people - along with being driven to and fro the vet clinic, might have been traumatic enough to dislodge a blood clot in the heart and set things in motion. In other words, his condition was a ticking time bomb and the vet visit itself, and not necessarily the rabies vaccine, allowed the time bomb to go off. Not sure if this is actually what happened with Max, just my gut feeling on the matter. Again so sorry for your loss of Max.

Ted's Mange Remedies Worked Again!

Mon, 31 Jul 17 08:34:17 -0700
Posted by Pam (Texas) on 07/30/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I used this on our Min Schnauzer mix. He had lost his hair in places, had a horrible yeast smell and ear irritation. The vet said he was allergic to Chicken and prescribed expensive medicines. We have tried dog food without chicken, tried Coconut oil, and everything we could think of. NOTHING HELPED until I tried your remedy.

We followed the directions to a T. Bathed him twice a week for the first 2 weeks and noticed a difference after the 2nd bath. He actually felt better. He still itched and had red spots but we saw improvement. After about 3 weeks I noticed his hair was growing back on his chest.

We continued through the 8 weeks. He looks great. His coat is thick and shinny and he feels great. He's more active and doesn't have that horrible yeast smell any longer.

Paralysis in Cat After Rabies Shot

Sun, 30 Jul 17 17:31:38 -0700
Posted by Michaela (Liveprool, Ny) on 07/30/2017
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My 7-year-old cat had an infection that was easily resolved with antibiotics. He apparently had a scratch and it became infected. He was predominantly an inside cat, however, followed me everywhere (inside and outside). I took him to our vet on Thursday (7/27/2017), they shaved him and cleaned out the area. He was given injections of antibiotics, pain meds, and rabies meds. He wasn't gone from the house more than an hour. When my husband returned home, I quickly opened his cat carrier ...he ambled out of it and slowly, but awkwardly walked into the living room towards the couch. By the time he reached the couch, he couldn't jump up. I picked him up and realized that his hind legs were not moving. I was devastated! I called our vet, but didn't receive a response back. By the morning, it was apparent that his hind legs were paralyzed. I stayed up with him all night to ensure that he was comfortable. We rushed him back to the vet ... only to be met with a lack of compassion and a blame game. Needless to say, we rushed him to Cornell University Vet Center. An MRI would have cost over $3,000 ... sadly, I didn't have the money. We were forced to put our Max to sleep. I am SO devastated at my loss. He was like a child to me.

Has anyone had any experience (I'm hoping not) with their cat becoming paralyzed after receiving a Rabie injection. Thank you for your support.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine in Cat

Sun, 30 Jul 17 15:01:16 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 07/30/2017

I am so sorry to hear this too. It is sad and tugs at my heart. Maybe the dose was wrong for the age and weight?

Another thing that is possible...they may have eaten something that turned toxic because of the vaccines.

In the 70's I had two cats that I had dipped for fleas. They both became toxic because they had eaten some of a fern I had in my apartment prior to being dipped. I was fortunate that I was able to get them back to the vet for treatment and then had to hand-feed them back to health.

Today with changing ingredients in our pet food supply, binders & fillers in medicine/vaccines, any combination could be harmful and I feel should be questioned.


  Re: Cat's Bladder Crystals

Sun, 30 Jul 17 09:27:48 -0700
Posted by Marlene (Louisiana) on 07/30/2017

How much cranberry juice a day?

 Re: Can Dry Herbs of Essiac Tea Be Used for Dog? Is So, Dosage?

Sun, 30 Jul 17 09:13:18 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/29/2017


I came across this post today about using dry essiac powder for a cat. I thought it might be helpful to you. She used 1/2 teaspoon a day of dry powder for her cat with good results.

~Mama to Many~

 Re: Can Dry Herbs of Essiac Tea Be Used for Dog? Is So, Dosage?

Sat, 29 Jul 17 09:18:37 -0700
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 07/29/2017

Dear Jamie,

If I were going to give the dry powder to my dog, I would probably start with 1/4 teaspoon once a day, and reduce the amount if you notice side effects, or increase the amount if you feel it isn't helping.

I think the side effects to look for are diarrhea as the turkey rhubarb in Essiac has a purging effect or general malaise due to a detox reaction.

Please let us know how it works for you. There isn't a lot of information about using the powdered Essiac as opposed to the tea. While I think the tea is better, since the tea making process is taking time to draw out the healing properties of the herbs, I have certainly seen wonderful results with at least the slippery elm and burdock root (two components of Essiac) taken in a powdered form.

~Mama to Many~

Side Effects from Kennel Cough Vaccine

Sat, 29 Jul 17 08:58:27 -0700
Posted by Torii (Boone, Nc) on 07/28/2017
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Our 2 1/2 year old Hound got the nasal kennel cough vaccine nasally. She has urinated in the house 3 times in two days (she only did that twice before, right after we adopted her from the pound, months ago). She is off her chow, and the vet never told us that she could make our other dog sick. Apparently this is not such an unusual side-effect after this vaccine.

  Re: Dog With Pyoderma

Fri, 28 Jul 17 16:27:52 -0700
Posted by Emanuel C. (Malta) on 07/28/2017

my dog aged 12 yrs has been suffering from Pyoderma (between back legs) for last 2 years. The Vet gave him antibiotics and isaderm cream.With the latter he improved but never healed completely. I read the articles about Naseptin cream and would like to try it as a last resort. From where can I get the prescription on line with a cheap price as our Vet charges Eur18.Thanks for your help.

  Re: Rabies Vaccine in Cat

Fri, 28 Jul 17 16:20:05 -0700
Posted by Janis (Nh) on 07/28/2017

I am so very sorry! How horrible for you and your poor baby! :(

Large Fluid or Blood Filled Tumor in German Shepherd

Fri, 28 Jul 17 11:22:43 -0700
Posted by Vanessa (Harpers Ferry, Wv) on 07/27/2017

Large, fluid or blood filled tumor in German Shepherd

An ultrasound showed that my dog has a large tumor near her liver that is filled with fluid, most likely blood. She is taking yunnan baiyo, but the vet says her tumor could rupture at any time, and feels it might be inoperable due to the size. Is there anything that will shrink it?

How to Apply ACV Topically to Cats & Dogs (new video)

Fri, 28 Jul 17 11:15:19 -0700
Posted by Earth Clinic (Ca) on 07/28/2017

Please share our new Earth Clinic video - How to Use a Topical Application of ACV for Dogs & Cats - with friends and family who might benefit from using ACV on their pets. It's safe, gentle and effective!

Can Dry Herbs of Essiac Tea Be Used for Dog? Is So, Dosage?

Fri, 28 Jul 17 08:55:27 -0700
Posted by Jamie (Duluth, Mn) on 07/28/2017

Hello, I am curious how much dry essiac I could give my dog in a pill pocket or something like that? He doesn't like the tea but will eat the dry herbs that I ground up into powder. I don't want to over dose because all the doses I see are in liquid form. Any advice would be great! Thank you. FYI he has Thyroid cancer, but the tumor was removed. We want to give the dry tea, just not sure how much at a time. He weighs 19 pounds. Thanks kindly.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Thu, 27 Jul 17 19:57:19 -0700
Posted by Judy (Aruba) on 07/27/2017

I live in Aruba and we have the same problem here. My dog Bright likes to hunt and he had an encounter yesterday. Thank God we caught it in time, rinsed his mouth w a hose and got him to the vet for the anti venom. I found another toad today and tried to pour salt over it, as I was told this would kill it/ dry it up. Does any one know how long this takes, also if anyone has something that will get rid of them or deter them please share, it may be a matter of life or death.

  Re: Borax Treatment for Dogs

Thu, 27 Jul 17 08:45:35 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/27/2017

Boric Acid Eyewash


The following recipe has been handed down through my family. Boric Acid Eyewash is very beneficial in fighting eye infections, irritation from foreign particles in the eye or contact lenses, air pollution (smog). It is very soothing. Basically, boric acid creates an inhospitable environment in eye for germs and bacteria. At the same time, it cleanses and sooths the eye.

Purchase boric acid powder at your local pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist for "medicinal" boric acid powder. (There is another type, which is used as a bug-killer.) This is very important!!!!!!!!!!

Supplies needed:

1 level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder ((((medicinal quality))))
1 cup boiling water in a Pyrex measuring cup
Cotton balls
Small clean bowl or teacup


Boil one cup water either on the stove or in the microwave oven. (I use a Pyrex measuring cup in the microwave.)
Add one level teaspoon of Boric Acid Powder (medicinal quality). Use a measuring spoon, not silverware!!!!!!! Stir until dissolved. Let cool to a luke warm temperature.

Pour 1/4 cup of the cooled solution into a small clean bowl or teacup. Soak a cotton ball in the solution in the bowl and apply to affected eye, cleaning away discharge from the eye.

Throw used cotton ball away after one use. Repeat using new cotton ball until all the solution in the bowl is used up. Try to flood the eye with the solution and wipe face with a clean towel.

Cleanse both eyes with the solution to prevent the infection from spreading to the unaffected eye.

Repeat procedure at least twice a day, in the morning and before bed at night. Eye infections usually take two or three days to resolve themselves using this treatment.

Store unused portions of eyewash in the Pyrex measuring cup. Just cover with plastic wrap to keep it sanitary.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Thu, 27 Jul 17 08:42:34 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/27/2017

Hey Letty,

In a closed pyo, the pus gets resorbed into the body, and the toxins get filtered out by the kidneys. It is possible for the cervix to open and the pus to drain so keep a close eye on the situation. A closed pyo is a painful condition - imagine your uterus filling up light a tight balloon. If this were my dog I would monitor her temperature very closely - temps over 105 degrees can result in brain damage and seizures. Please report back!