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Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Wed, 16 May 18 16:02:10 -0700
Posted by Melissa (Chicago) on 05/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

About 1 1/2 weeks ago, I noticed a purulent discharge coming from my dogs lady part. Her name is Dazzle and she is a 12 yr old Boxer. At first I thought she was starting her season because I noticed a few drops of blood. Then within a few days she just seemed off. Not eating much but still eating, super clingy, really tired, frequent urination and heavy panting. Then all of a sudden we noticed a thick yellow/white discharge. I scoured the Internet in search of what this may be. (As it was a Sunday and local vets are closed, and ER vets here cost an arm & a leg) Long story short, after a vet visit and an estimated cost of 3k we knew it was Pyrometra. So after many hours last Monday again scouting the Internet, I found this page. Thank god! I decided to use the following method,

Dazzle is about 40lb's so this is the dosage I used,

  • 1/8 tspn of Sodium Ascorbate
  • 1/4 tspn Turmeric
  • 1 1/2 tspn of 16+ Manuka Honey

The 1st day of treatment I was aggressive giving Dazzle this 5x's a day, the next day I went down to 4x's a day and then finally 3x's a day. It's now 1 week later and my girl is just about back to herself. She is again eating, barking, and again playing with her brother and sister. She is still leaking a bit but it has majorally diminished. And the color of the discharge has lightened up. And the texture is now more watery vs thick/stringy.

I want to give a big heart felt thank you from my fur baby and myself to all of of you who have posted your reviews and treatment options. I was feeling so desperate. No one should ever have to choose between paying their bills and caring for their pet.

  Re: Colloidal Silver Cured Dog of Erlichia

Wed, 16 May 18 12:33:11 -0700
Posted by Angela Adams (San Diego) on 05/15/2018

I'm having a similar problem with my kitten, They have said he has symptoms of FIP which is fatal. I took him off the antibiotics two days ago and he's had a massive turn around. I'm interested in purchasing a unit. Which one did you buy?

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Wart on Dog

Wed, 16 May 18 12:29:42 -0700
Posted by Jean (Nova Scotia) on 05/15/2018

You don't ....never put cider vinegar or anything else that can possibly enter the eye.... it will burn the eye cause a lot of pain and an expensive trip to the vet ....

  Re: Vitamin C for Pyometra

Sun, 13 May 18 09:09:42 -0700
Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 05/12/2018

Hi again Roni!

This is regarding your other question. Yes, it is normal for pus to exit during treatment. In my experience, when I began the treatment the discharge was initially pinkish to reddish and a little bit watery. As I continued treatment the discharge became whitish and less watery. Then when the dog is nearly cured the discharge became clear in appearance. And finally, the discharge will completely disappear. You will know that your dog is cured when there is no more discharge and your dog will have a voracious appetite. Just to be sure, continue treatment for at least 2 weeks more just to make sure that all bacteria in your dog's uterus is already cleared up.

  Re: Bloat in Dogs

Sun, 13 May 18 08:53:21 -0700
Posted by Lisa (Minneapolis, Minnesota) on 05/11/2018

THANK YOU!!!! Everyone who has posted here. I love that someone told me about Earth Clinic because I've been able to treat my dog successfully without having her on poisonous meds and saving me $$$$ of Vet bills as well. I have a Shih-Tzu/Maltese mix, 11 y/o, and recently I noticed her belly was huge. I'm ashamed to say that it's been like that for weeks and I really just thought she had gained weight over the winter because she's now a "senior" and we have not been walking her. Having said that, another change was that she was lapping up tons of water at night before bed. She pretty much drank all her water in her other bowl next to her food as well. She's also been panting pretty hard for no reason. Fear and anxiety overwhelmed me thinking about the possibility of losing her to this "belly bloat" everyone is talking about that is life-threatening. After reading all your posts here...again...I started to put 2 and 2 together and wondered if it was, indeed, her new kibble food. It is Organix from Petsmart and it's "organic" with dehydrated raw kibble mixed in. Thank you for posting about how it can expand up to 5x. This kibble is not like any of her other harder kibbles. I've had her on a commercial raw diet, on and off before that. Thinking back now, I can see she was in distress and the way she looked at me with her pleading eyes for help. The sad thing is I did take her in to the Vet a few weeks ago to check on this specific issue. The Vet said her belly was too full for her to check anything. Blood work was ok and she recommended an x-ray. Really? Two days on home cooked chicken and pulverized veggies and fruits for snacks and her belly looks normal again. She was fortunate it was her food causing issues. You guys are life savers! My heart goes out to those who have lost their beloved furry companions. Thanks again for all your comments and suggestions. Bless you all!

  Re: Vitamin C for Pyometra

Sun, 13 May 18 08:43:02 -0700
Posted by Lani (Philippines) on 05/12/2018

Hi Roni!

In my experience it takes a long time to cure your dog with vitamin c. My first dog took about 2 1/2 months but I continued the treatment up to the third month just to make sure. My second dog took 1 month when I mixed the vitamin c with milk. I guess though that the duration of treatment depends on the age of the dog, her physical condition, and the severity of the disease. I had an experience with another dog though; the duration of treatment was shortened when, in addition to vitamin c capsulated bee propolis was given. The one that I was able to buy online were capsulated with 500 mg. content per capsule. It took about 8 days for the dog to heal. I even gave up to 9 capsules in a day and there were no side effects on the dog. Another option is royal jelly because it is available online here in the Philippines. You can also give up to 6 capsules per day of a 500 mg. concentration. In my experience, it took 7 days for the dog to heal. Both bee propolis and royal jelly are strongly antibacterial. But if I were you, I would initially use royal jelly because of its high nutrient content which will be beneficial for a dog who is not able to eat. If it is not available, I highly recommend bee propolis with the vitamin c.

Scab in Mouth Crease of Dog Won't Heal, Any Remedy Suggestions?

Fri, 11 May 18 14:58:26 -0700
Posted by Joni G. (Huntington Beach, Ca) on 05/10/2018

My Chihuahua keeps getting a scab one side of her mouth crease. It is a small scab that just falls off and there is no bleeding and then another one comes back in its place. She also licks her lips a lot.

  Re: Vitamin C for Pyometra

Fri, 11 May 18 14:37:19 -0700
Posted by Roni (Philippines) on 05/11/2018

Hi Lani,

Currently following your advice for our dog who have an open pyometra. She's looking better now, slowly gaining her energy and the appetite to eat. Just wanted to know how long did you treat your dogs with Vit C and to ask if it is normal for them to excrete pus because of the treatment?

Looking forward for your kind response.

Thanks! 😊

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Mange in Cat

Fri, 11 May 18 14:36:08 -0700
Posted by Linnea (Westminster, Ca) on 05/10/2018

Thank you SO very much for your wisdom. I've been trying to figure out how to treat my massive feral colony. This mange has gotten out of control here. I think they now have a fighting chance at survival.
Ty again 😻

  Re: Turmeric Helping Eye Issues in Dog

Fri, 11 May 18 13:32:44 -0700
Posted by Tauni (California) on 05/10/2018

How do you use the turmeric? do you sprinkle on your dogs food? or in a capsule? and how much to help with cataract?

 Re: Swollen Lymph Glands

Fri, 11 May 18 13:26:53 -0700
Posted by Tina (Ms ) on 05/10/2018

I am going through this now with my shitzu he is 11.5 became ill fast, want eat drinks just a little losing weight took him to vet he said it was his teeth but to me he acts like it’s a tummy issue anyway we on antibiotics praying they help he goes back Monday if not any better. Please pray for him. Love all my fur babies and hurts me to see one feeling bad and I’m so helpless to them

  Re: Lubricating Eye Drops, Ice, Massage Cured Cherry Eye

Wed, 09 May 18 23:01:35 -0700
Posted by Aileen (Philippines) on 05/09/2018

Name of the eye drops?

 Re: St. Bernard Puppy With Diarrhea

Wed, 09 May 18 10:07:37 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/09/2018

Hey Hercules,

7 weeks is too young to be taken from the litter - yes, it is done all the time, but the puppy is not emotionally weaned from momma and litermates, and that stress of being separated from the only home he has ever known can cause diarrhea. In addition the stress of moving to a new home will depress the pup's immune system, which in turn activates dormant and encysted parasites so if your breeder did not stay on top of a good worming regime, your pup may be dealing with a coccidia or giardia outbreak as well as round worms or other types of intestinal worms.

Also, you don't say what diet you are feeding your puppy or if you changed diet from what he was fed at the breeder. A sudden change in diet - switching to another brand - can cause diarrhea as well. Even if the breeder was feeding a substandard chow, a switch to upgraded chow will cause stomach upset. Finally, exposure to disease will cause diarrhea - Parvo or Distemper will do that, and usually a very rank smell will go along with the loose stools.

If you are dealing with a puppy who is depressed and listless with super stinky poo, I would RUN to the vet for immediate treatment as dehydration will cause organ failure and death. If not dealing with a listless puppy - and it would be a good idea to take his temperature to make sure you have a healthy pup on your hands - my advice is to take your puppy to the vet or at least drop off a stool sample to find out what, if any parasites you may be dealing with. You might also try a home made diet of cooked hamburger and rice [1 cup cooked rice to 3/4 cup cooked meat] to calm the stomach and then gradually add the chow to that diet until you are feeding 100% kibble. Again, if this were my puppy I would see the vet. I would caution against home remedies for worms such as garlic in the food because they may not work fast enough and a bad worm load and dehydration can kill a puppy quickly. Good luck and please report back!

St. Bernard Puppy With Diarrhea

Mon, 07 May 18 20:41:30 -0700
Posted by Hercules (El Paso, Tx) on 05/07/2018

I have a 7 week old saint Bernard and since I hot him he has diarrhea, I don't know what to do .. Can anyone help?

  Re: Garlic for Dogs

Mon, 07 May 18 10:11:55 -0700
Posted by Sara (Alabama) on 05/06/2018

I appreciate your concerns about garlic but I have done EXTENSIVE research on this matter and it has been proven that garlic in dogs (I do not know about cats) can be helpful in dogs. Also the amount you have to give a dog to be harmful is extremely HIGH almost impossible. Something like 20 raw cloves a day. There are charts on various sites that tell the amount based on weight I give both my lad and pit raw garlic every other day and it has helped with worms and skin issues including mites. So I encourage all to research and read available information. This is something that is very inexpensive easily available that can help your pet if you have limited funds.

  Re: Alfalfa for Hip Arthritis in Dogs

Sat, 05 May 18 10:43:34 -0700
Posted by Cathy (La) on 05/05/2018

Hi, where can I buy these alfalfa capsules and what dosing for 5lb Chihuahua? I've given the powdered alfalfa in food before but never heard of the capsules. Thanks so much!

Combination Vaccines

Fri, 04 May 18 09:55:06 -0700
Posted by Jennifer (Palm Springs, Ca) on 05/04/2018
0 out of 5 stars

My very healthy Zoe 8.5 years old went in for a blood panel & well check up, to give vet a basis for any future problems. Her blood count was 58 within the high normal range. Everything on panel was excellent. The vet at the time gave her a DA2PP vaccine. Two days later, she became listless, feverish and quit eating! She urinated outside I got a paper towel to see if she really peed, as she hadn't drank anything for two days. The paper towel was full of bright red blood! Omg! Brought her back to vet. He took her blood again and it was 18! She turned yellow in her mouth and ears. He gave her antibiotics and steroids suggested we feed her baby food with a syringe. This was a perfectly healthy dog before these vaccines. Took her to another vet in morning as she couldn't even walk by this time. She had her admitted to a VCA Emergency Hospital for a blood transfusion. But her body continued to destroy her own blood cells along with new blood. She passed away at 4am. Diagnosis was IMHA; which is common especially for the female cocker spaniel I find out now, after the fact. No one ever told me that. I would never have allowed the administration of a vaccine that would kill my baby girl. A law needs to be passed, vets should inform cocker owners of the possible threat, at least give the option to the owners. We ended paying approximately $5,000 in attempt to save her life, to no avail. We r so upset! She was a precious girl. I would rather deal with any disease than put her through that. She literally bled to death. She has a brother from her litter and never have been separated; he received same vaccines and had no reaction. But vet medical books are aware of this danger in all cockers, but especially a female. Be aware parents of cockers, this was deadly. Her brother is grieving with us. So sad. Hope this post will save someone else's baby.

  Re: Activated Charcoal for Parvo

Thu, 03 May 18 15:40:57 -0700
Posted by Stacey (Pyatt, Arkansas) on 05/03/2018

What brand of charcoal did you use??

  Re: Does Garlic Really Help Dogs With Heartworm?

Thu, 03 May 18 11:32:28 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/03/2018

Hello George,

In general garlic used for health or medicinal purposes is NOT toxic to dogs - so feel free to feed your dog a clove of raw garlic with each meal. As for treating heartworm, that is trickier and probably will not be effective at all. There are inexpensive ways to treat heartworm but you need to read up and educate yourself. I generally avoid posting links because I do not want to drive traffic to other sites, but this is a very good read and too lengthy to excerpt here:

Good luck and let us know what you choose to do!

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Mites in Cat

Thu, 03 May 18 11:31:55 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/03/2018

Hey Natural,

Consider the Arcane remedy for ear infections for the affected ear:

You might also bring this kitty in to the vet or see if a local rescue can help.