Recent Pet Posts

Olive Oil for Matted Fur

Fri, 23 Feb 18 10:38:54 -0800
Posted by Jan (Uk) on 02/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

After many purchases of brushes, combs and grooming products causing my cats more stress while trying to get stubborn matts out of their fur ( 4 Norwegian Forest cats ) I finally tried olive oil. It was nothing short of a miracle. One of my girls had a massive tat on her chest and once I had worked the olive oil into it then combed her I was amazed at how easily it slid out along with a load of loose hair. I don't know why this method isn't widely mentioned ( except it doesn't sell products perhaps ) although you have to be careful and not use any other oil. A big thank you for the advice .😺

Rabies Vaccine Side Effects

Fri, 23 Feb 18 09:30:24 -0800
Posted by Sparky3377 (Middlebranch, Ohio) on 02/22/2018
0 out of 5 stars

3 year old shih tzu, went from my absolute baby (I could barely sit down before she was on my lap or shoulder) always excited, happy, snuggly dog to a shaky, cautious, scared, sleepy, unhappy dog that acts like she doesn't know anyone 3 days after a rabies shot. If she gets a treat, she snaps it out of your hands, she has slowed her eating of her food. I'm so worried that this is how she is going to stay, I can't find any info about it wearing off. I don't want to get any more shots for her. This has terrified me. My other shih tzu is fine, it was just another day to him.

Diluted Apple Cider Vinegar for Itchy Skin on Cat

Thu, 22 Feb 18 10:43:03 -0800
Posted by Janet (Greeneville, Tenn) on 02/22/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Itchy skin relieved for my cat. My little almost nine year kitty has been horribly itching all over so the other day I diluted 1/2 of organic apple cider vinegar with filtered water.

I used a cotton ball and it was pretty much immediate relief for her.

I also use the mixture on my other cats and they stopped digging and biting.

On Earthclinic I watched a great presentation for this and I'm very very pleased.

  Use Neem Leaf, Not Oil for Conjunctivitis

Wed, 21 Feb 18 10:43:18 -0800
Posted by Vicky (Nsw) on 02/21/2018

Neem LEAF not neem oil- should specify that because neem oil can be extremey poisonous

Ted's Mange Cure

Wed, 21 Feb 18 10:42:07 -0800
Posted by Harry (Yorkshire, Uk) on 02/21/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have sort of used this method twice....

H2O2 is easy to get hold of, from the chemists in the UK, but the Borax less so...

First time, the male border collie had mange type hair loss and scabbing to the side of his rear leg, the large muscle area. I didn't bath him and couldn't track down any Borax, just the substitute, so I just diluted H2O2 and put that in a spray bottle. I wasn't expecting much without the Borax, but provided near immediate and it cleared up within a week. I kept on just spraying daily for 10 days.

For the past two weeks, his younger sister has been chewing at her front legs, hair loss and beginning to bleed and scab, gradually getting worse for her. This time I managed to get hold of some 20 Mule Team Borax, it arrived 1 days ago, so I made it up roughly as described - except I put in in a spray bottle. I gave her a good bath, let her shake and drip, then sprayed her thoroughly and left her somewhere warm to dry. I have sprayed her daily since, but concentrating mainly on the two affected front legs. The crisis seems to be almost over, scabs going and hair returning. It has though left her hair generally looking very dry, so I may need to address that, once the treatment stops.

Cortisone Shot Side Effects

Wed, 21 Feb 18 10:06:58 -0800
Posted by Leona (Uk) on 02/20/2018
0 out of 5 stars

My 14 year old dog has been given a cortisone shot for suspected asthma. 8 hours later he starts to go down hill and after 12 hours he is collapsed on the floor. The vet has given him more drugs to try to help him but he is unable to stand and cant keep any food or water down. He is soiling himself and it is likely I will put him to sleep this weekend. The vet agreed he has had a reaction to the cortisone shot. An injection he didnt need. This was not the way I wanted him to go. He will be 15 in 3 weeks time but now he wont see his birthday in.

Ted's Mange Remedies - Seeing Results After First Wash

Tue, 20 Feb 18 18:25:42 -0800
Posted by Steve (Trenton, Nj) on 02/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

One day after the first washing and treatment with Ted's remedies, our dog is already seeing some relief.

Because of the mites, do we need to do something to our carpeting or our dogs beds which have a removable cover?

Thank you so much!

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Tue, 20 Feb 18 14:49:30 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/20/2018

Hello Buramiko,

I find your post confusing. Pyometra is an infection of the uterus. If your dog was spayed 14 years ago, it means she has had no uterus for 14 years. No uterus = no uterine infection; no open pyo no closed pyo - it is impossible. I am most curious as to what condition your dog had/has, and am glad the manuka honey has helped her.

  Re: Ear Issues in Cats

Tue, 20 Feb 18 14:49:06 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/20/2018

Hey Rox,

It is possible the remedy is simply not the right remedy for your cat's ear infection. You might consider the Arcane ear formula:

Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia in Dog, Seeking Help or Suggestions

Tue, 20 Feb 18 14:47:10 -0800
Posted by Javkie (Chicago ) on 02/20/2018

In addition to the meds and CBC monitoring by his Vet...I cook his chicken in Organic coconut oil, steamed sweet potatoes...I give him milk thistle to help protect his liver, melatonin, and daily exercise. I recently started giving him a mushroom supplement to aid his immune system. He is a cavalier Maltese mix...can't seem to get his platelets to stay at a good range. His platelet production can't stay ahead of the destruction. He has had many tests to rule out cancer and other things. This came on about a month after a parvo vaccine.

  Re: Colloidal Silver Mouth and Teeth for Dogs and Cats

Tue, 20 Feb 18 12:01:25 -0800
Posted by Susan (Ca) on 02/20/2018

Looking for a dosage of colloidal Silver for my older dog's gum disease.

  Re: ACV Saved Cats From Upper Respiratory Infections Post FIV

Tue, 20 Feb 18 11:46:18 -0800
Posted by Kelly (Netherlands ) on 02/19/2018

I am honestly sorry about your loss. I adopted a mommy cat and three day old kitten. Maukie is now 6 months old and a monster. After always having purebreed persians or mainecoons my whole life a stray is a whole other sort cat. Mauike does not like to be held because of his character BUT can not be without me . Very wierd indeed. I suspected my kitten and mommy cat had FIV from the start. I was Just not strong enough to check. Yeasterday I did go to the vet, back home with an arm of medicine and not much info. I am glad my cats eat grainfree and a bit of coconut oil in the morning. Maukue loves veggies 🤔 Acutally begs for his meds and eats anything and everything I eat. Luna is very picky from living outside her whole live . (though we suspect she just turned a yr old)

What I wanted to ask though is how the vinger is given to the cats. Luna is showing no signs. Maukie has large lymph nodes, blocked tear ducts and mucus in his throat. He had never been outside. However, I do have two adopted greyhounds. He loves to push the door open and sneak into their room. The doctor told me the dogs bring the sickness in.

I have seem all sorts if cat sickness Leukemia, kidney but this is one I never had to encounter . I do know it is not a death sentence if managed. I just do not want Maukie to suffer.

EC: Hi Kelly,

Please see this Earth Clinic page for more information:

  Re: Ear Issues in Cats

Tue, 20 Feb 18 11:40:22 -0800
Posted by Rox (Baltimore) on 02/19/2018

Has anyone ever had issues after using olive oil infused with garlic? I have been using it for three days as we suspect a infection in my cat's left ear, but on the fourth day we noticed the ear feels a bit hot and is more red than the other. My guess is that by mistake I might have put too much garlic in the oil and maybe that irritated his skin? Has anyone encountered that? Also, foolish me, on the last day of doing this treatment I wiped a bit with diluted apple cider vinegar and then cleaned with the oil, so I possible leaf to this irritation... any suggestions?

Curcumin Helping Cat With Large Liver Cysts

Tue, 20 Feb 18 11:32:12 -0800
Posted by Kristin D. (Danbury, Ct) on 02/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you SO much for the info on your site! It has been a life-extender for our cat. I wanted to share this in case it helped someone else.Wanted to share our experience in case it helps someone else.

Last week, our 16 year old cat was diagnosed with small intestine cancer, kidney stones, and most importantly, large liver cysts that were pushing on her stomach, preventing her from eating. She stopped eating and drinking altogether (thus, the vet visit), and we weren't sure she was going to last through the weekend.

We opted against the surgical option for the cysts and the cancer for a variety of reasons, and thought we would just be making her comfortable for the next couple of days until the inevitable.

I am shocked but happy to report that for the time being she has done almost a complete 180. She is eating and drinking again as well as spending time with us again and it is almost as if we have our original cat back.

Specifically, I have been using Thorne's Meriva Soy Free (because I had it from my Lyme disease treatment) and opening the capsules, giving her approx 1/16 tsp mixed w/ warm water 2x/day via syringe. (Straight Tumeric is not advised due to bioavailability issues.) Literally, after 2 doses, she was MUCH better. Yesterday we started with pet-grade Milk Thistle drops found on She is back to being super squirmy and nervous (i.e. normal for her) which gives us hope. Even if she passes sooner rather than later, the Meriva supplement made a HUGE difference for her quality of life. Maybe this anecdotal evidence will help others who are struggling with the same choices for their cats.

  Re: Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Tue, 20 Feb 18 10:34:57 -0800
Posted by Bev (Canada) on 02/19/2018

I took my rescue Chihuahua into the vets office as they provide pedicure service. They brought Lily out after her pedicure and said she felt warm and commented that her belly was big. She told me that she should come in to be spayed, I didn't even realize she wasn't as she is a rescue. She is an older dog, around eight years old. They scared the hell out of me, quoted me a price for the procedure and warned me that it would turn into an emergency that would be even more expensive and I would be faced with having to put her down. She has been fine, she has more energy than my other dogs combined, she has a fantastic appetite, no discharge or discomfort and is as happy as can be, so this from the vet today was shocking! I came home and did some research and found this site. I'm going to give 500 vitamin c daily as a precaution.

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Tue, 20 Feb 18 10:32:05 -0800
Posted by Buramiko (Hong Kong) on 02/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Fast!! Manuka honey works just like antibiotics but only in strong strength:

First I must thank the writer and all the feedbacks on this post, without all the positive feedbacks here I might not have tried this natural remedy.

My female dachshund is 14 years old and she was spayed at young age. She had Open Pyo 3 years ago with clear bacteria discharge, my vet did a surgery to remove excessive remnents inside her belly. But last year, the discharge came back, it was never serious, discharge was clear, no foul smell, and dog seemed happy and normal. Culture was done and due to the old age, we tried to cure her with antibiotics. She had antibiotics for 6 months, condition got better but the infection/discharge only reduced but never completely eliminated. Vet said it was not healthy to take anymore antibiotics and she recommended surgery to open up and clear up the infection again.

That was the time I did research online and I came across this post. I went to buy UMF15+ Manuka Honey, Tumeric, and Vitamin C tablets. I fed my dog based on the dosage recommended on this post. A week had passed and no improvement. So I decided to go ahead with the surgery. Luckily the surgery went well, ANY remaining female organs (that were carrying the pus) were removed. No more discharge for 2 months.

But last week discharge came back!! It was quite a lot with slight brown tint color. I thought how could that happen when there was only very minimal organ left?? It's Chinese New Year holiday in my country and my vet is on leave. My dog would have to wait 5 days before my vet could see me. So I decided to try Manuka Honey again, at least for these few days hoping the infection wouldn't get worse before the holiday ends.

So I went to buy UMF 20+ Manuka Honey this time (yeah expensive). My dog weighs around 10 lbs, I feed her around 1/3 teaspoon each time, 3 times a day, also 1/2 tablet of 1000mg Vitamin C two times a day. Then miracle happened!! After 3 days, all discharge were cleared!!! Wow the effect was so fast it was just like antibiotic - except it was all natural! It was even better than antibiotics as she had them for 6 months and they didn't clear up the infection. Now I cancelled my vet appointment and I'll keep feeding her the same dosage until the entire 500g bottle of manuka honey is finished. Then maybe I'll just feed her 1/3 teaspoon once each day thereafter.

So why didn't it work the first time?? Well, to get fast and significant medical result, I think you really need UMF20+ strength, made in New Zealand (I heard Australian made is less effective) ones. Lower strength might still do the work but it may take longer time so you may end up with similar cost and your dog will suffer longer. Don't buy the brand "Manuka Doctor" as I read on amazon their strength/rating is NOT UMF/MGO official ratings which is very misleading. Buy a brand that is licensed in New Zealand, you can search the brand here to find out if it's a legitimate honey farm.

And if the infection is serious such as a close Pyo then you better go see a doctor immediately.

  Re: Treating Cushing's Disease

Sun, 18 Feb 18 23:17:15 -0800
Posted by Robin (Usa) on 02/18/2018

Jacqueline, has your dog improved using Dr. Mercola's hormone support?? I know you said it's only been a couple of months so you probably haven't had any blood tests since using the hormone support? To know if the blood values are any better?

  Re: Essiac Tea for Cat With Tumors

Sun, 18 Feb 18 17:46:56 -0800
Posted by Elli (Cyprus ) on 02/18/2018

Thank you for your comment, Stacey Hohn. I am looking for a homeopathist now also good to hear that your cat recovered. My cat has a soft cell sarcoma in inaugral region that was removed but I think it back again . There is a lump of fluid that builds up. I am using Essiac tea and Turmeric, raw food wheat grass, pro biotics. So far Essiac has been 2 ml twice a day but I think I can increase now ..Thanks all for your comments

  Re: How to Administer ACV in Food or Water

Sun, 18 Feb 18 17:37:50 -0800
Posted by Jennifer (Texas) on 02/18/2018

Is the cat having trouble breathing? Are allergies like hayfever or food a possibility? I had a lesson on giving one of my cats a breathing treatment with Himalayan sea salt and water. I put her in a pet carrier and covered it with a towel. I Had a nebulizer and anchored it in the outside of the carrier so it pointed towards the cat under the towel. 2 times a day for 10 to 20 min. Sometimes I would put a drop or two of aburital I had in the solution. The cats breathing became normal in a week. Had to do that in years now the cat is doing great she is almost 12 now

  Re: Dietary Changes for Dog With UTI

Sun, 18 Feb 18 17:14:24 -0800
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 02/17/2018

Great sleuthing there, Lauren! Glad he is doing better and that you shared what you learned!

~Mama to Many~