Recent Pet Posts

 Re: Flea Infestation on Old Property

Mon, 10 Sep 18 09:42:09 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 09/10/2018

Thanks, Theresa, for debunking this! I actually used this "remedy" 10 years ago on an ant hill in my backyard. I never checked to see if it worked or not. Just didn't see the hill anymore. Could have been due to my landscaper's pest treatments, although not sure.

  Re: Black Spots on Dog

Sat, 08 Sep 18 15:02:03 -0700
Posted by Tina (Olive Branch, Ms) on 09/07/2018

I have a 10 yr old wheaten terrier and we adopted him at 8 weeks old. We have spent a fortune on this baby. He is allergic to everything. We have gone through all the blood testing, injections, etc and nothing really helped. Once we started him on a raw diet and got all the weeds out of our yard we noticed a big change within 3 months and he felt much better. That means no treats with starch or sugars.... that means peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, dextrose or any sugars. Extremely hard to find anything in stores that this baby can eat and not get ear infections, itchy skins and feet. Raw is the best! Rubbing organic Coconut oil on teeth and gums a few times a week seems to help also.

 Re: Desperately Need Help for Sarcoptic Mange and Ted's Mange Cure

Sat, 08 Sep 18 14:55:49 -0700
Posted by Shilpa W. (A) on 09/07/2018

Thank you so much Theresa for all your time and sound advise. Apologies for the late reply but I had a bad case of the viral flu. I had to stop the treatment for 4 days because I was really poorly and the dogs started to itch again. This broke the alternate day cycle and I started to experience bites on my face and hands from the third day onwards -after stopping the treatment. So this definitely confirms that when I was doing the treatment (only 4 applications on alternate days before it was stopped) it was working. During the treatment, I experienced very little activity and the boys were itchy but you could tell it was a healing itch. I am now better and have resumed the treatment and I will update everyone in 2 weeks time to give a progress report. At this stage My sable shepherd has got a red tinge to his coat and my chocolate Labrador has turned golden🤣😂

Dietary Changes for Anal Gland Issues in Pets

Thu, 06 Sep 18 18:56:43 -0700
Posted by Cm (Colorado) on 09/06/2018
4 out of 5 stars

Not sure why these posts are not in order of date posted. Anyway, My dachshund gets impacted anal glands and the sooner you have them taken care of the better. You don't want them to get infected. After years of this I discovered my dog is allergic to all meat proteins with the exception of fish. When she get some beef or chicken in a product like a treat or dental chew with meat proteins she has anal symptoms. I have to read the packaging very carefully to ensure there is no meat proteins. Its not always evident by the packaging. If your dog has a chronic issue check with your vet to see if they can be on a fish diet instead of a land animal protein diet like beef, lamb, chicken etc...

Arcane Solution for Ear Infection in Pets

Thu, 06 Sep 18 18:55:48 -0700
Posted by Squirrel! (Sycamore, Il.) on 09/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

It`s worked like a charm! My little 12 year old Brussels Griffon, Elvira had recurring ear infections for months. Even after changing her diet to grain free she was miserable. We`d go to the vet get steroid salves and oral meds for her and they`d clear up, but came back soon after stopping treatment. This mixture doesn`t hurt her, and cleared her up in 3 days! The once a week preventative doses keep her ears clean and pink as they should be. I also have a few hints for all y`all. I warmed up all of the closed tubes, by putting them in a glass of very warm water before mixing them. It helped a lot with making sure that I was able to mix it thoroughly. I also used an insulin syringe with no needle to suck it up into and put it into her ears without getting goop all over. Elvira and I thank you!!!

Boric Acid, Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Mites

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:53:26 -0700
Posted by Raquel (South Carolina) on 09/06/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have cured my Siamese cat and 2 cats I fostered of ear mites using a mixture of a boric acid solution and ACV which I placed in a dropper bottle. I believe the amount of boric acid I used was 1/4 tsp. in 1/4 C. filtered water. I usually put the water in a heat resistant glass measuring cup and bring it to a boil in the microwave then add the boric acid and stir or put back in the microwave for several more seconds until dissolved. I then allow it to cool (or if in a hurry place the cup in the freezer for 5-7 min.) and add about 1 tbsp. of ACV.

I first clean the cat's ears with a cotton ball with coconut oil (makes it easier to remove the dirt) and then moisten a couple of cotton balls with the solution I prepared and press it on each of the cat's ears so some of it goes in the ear. The cat will shake but this mixture works fast, relief of the itching is almost immediate. It must be applied at least 2x/day, usually only 3 days are necessary but I believe the first time I did it for a whole week. Anyway, when the ears remain clear and the cat's not scratching anymore you'll know he's cured.

NOTE: Borax can be used in place of boric acid, I think it's more stable, boric acid tends to lose potency after a couple of days.

 Re: Flea Infestation on Old Property

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:49:43 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/06/2018

Sorry - this is an urban legend and is false: "Regular food cornmeal for the ants-spread it on the grass/ dirt where their little hills are. They take it back to the nest and they explode and die."

 Re: Wheezing and Bloated Kitten, Please Suggest Remedies

Thu, 06 Sep 18 13:48:59 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 09/06/2018

Hello Anastasia,

You were given terrible advice- you can worm a kitten as early as 2 weeks of age. Please take your kitten to the vet immediately, it sounds like there are many problems going on - to many problems to properly diagnose from across a keyboard. Please take your kitten to a vet ASAP, or if you cannot please contact a pet rescue in your area for assistance ASAP - please do not wait.

Wheezing and Bloated Kitten, Please Suggest Remedies

Thu, 06 Sep 18 09:00:13 -0700
Posted by Anastasia (Brush Prairie, Washington ) on 09/06/2018

Wheezing/bloated kitten

I rescued a six week old kitten (now 8 weeks) who had fleas. We treated fleas naturally. we haven't dewormed because we were told he's too young. He is having trouble breathing, labored, lots of wheezing and is extremely bloated. We tried pumpkin last night to see if that would help with the stomach. Do you have any product or recommendations that could potentially help this little guy?

  Re: Dish Soap and ACV Combination for Fleas

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:52:39 -0700
Posted by Denise (S) on 09/05/2018

I would dilute the vinegar, 1/ cup in a gallon of water for the final rinse.I noticed when my dog got sprayed by a skunk I had to do that else she was sneezing and it was too strong doing it straight on a rag..not near the face..

 Re: Flea Infestation on Old Property

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:51:33 -0700
Posted by Denise (Skowhegan) on 09/05/2018

Regular food cornmeal for the ants-spread it on the grass/ dirt where their little hills are. They take it back to the nest and they explode and die-reapply if rain-ground cloves in small dishes or covers or on a piece of paper-on window sills, near baseboards-anywhere u see them coming in the little ant traps, also work pretty good. Bats are an enemy of mosquitos-provide a couple bat houses for them-buy them or google it and build your own-Lemon geraniums in the spring, all along the foundation of house-and around where you sit a lot-they smell great and deter mosquitos.

Food grade D.E. make sure its food grade-they are many things you can do that don't cost a lot of money! If and when you bath the pets, you must vacumn also, there are also flea traps, those I use and they do work good for me! The flea is attracted to the warm night light and die on the sticky pad or make your own..

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules for Cystitis in Cat

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:49:31 -0700
Posted by Abby (Duarte, Ca) on 09/05/2018

How many milligrams in the apple cider capsules that you are using?

  Re: Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas

Thu, 06 Sep 18 08:48:49 -0700
Posted by Denise (Skowhegan, Me.) on 09/05/2018

@Paul from Oakland - Well, there's the reason right there...

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Tue, 04 Sep 18 18:03:43 -0700
Posted by Cam (North Carolina) on 09/04/2018

How much Dawn do you add to the spray? My Bassett hound is miserable!

  Re: Parvo

Tue, 04 Sep 18 10:43:39 -0700
Posted by Mc (Texas) on 09/04/2018


Mine was vaccinated and got parvo, had another that caught parvo from the vaccine so idk.

  Supplements for CHF in Dog

Mon, 03 Sep 18 08:59:15 -0700
Posted by Antonietta C. (Boston) on 09/03/2018

the vitanica cardio blend - is it for dogs or humans and how much did you give to your dog mine weighs 16 lbs

  Re: Patiently Waiting for Ted's Mange Remedy to Work

Sat, 01 Sep 18 16:31:28 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/31/2018

Hey Carlos,

Bully lover here! She really has it bad :-( What are you feeding her? And please keep us posted!

 Re: Would ACV Help Dog With Chronic Coughing From Allergies?

Sat, 01 Sep 18 16:28:07 -0700
Posted by H (Uk) on 08/31/2018

Hi, yes ACV or honey can both help with coughs.

I would just try a small amount depending on the size of your dog ( maybe 1/4 tsp) for a couple of days to see if there's any improvement.

Alternatively you could make her some home made chicken soup :)

Ivermectin For Mange and Other Pet Ailments

Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:10:37 -0700
Posted by Katydid (Katy) on 08/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Ivomec/Ivermectin for mange, mites, and heartworm prevention

Ivermectin is such a common thing around here that I never for a moment stopped to think others may not know about it, but I just read it as a cure here and wanted to say it works, and it works fast. I live in the south and all the rescues use it. It is not a 'natural' cure. But it is an OTC one anyone can buy. You'll have to ask at your local feed or farm store. It is an injectable liquid; but you will give it orally instead for heartworm prevention, and it can be used topically for mites. No need to mess with needles. Dosage will depend on your cat or dog's weight and what you're treating or preventing; look it up online.

The bottle is mildly expensive but keeps a LONG time because you need so little of it. I've had mine ten years, it still works. When it doesn't I'll replace it. I use it monthly on the dogs for heartworm treatment. SUPER CHEAP. Takes literally a few drops to treat them and prevent heartworms. Yes, it can also be used for other things like mange/mites. I prefer to use borax for mites, but honestly the ivermectin works faster. However, it is not by any means a natural cure. And I don't care if the cure you want to use is natural or man-made; you should always test a little bit first and see to make sure your pet doesn't have a reaction.

  Re: Tea Tree Oil and Garlic Toxic to Cats

Fri, 31 Aug 18 09:08:52 -0700
Posted by Jane (Ohio, Usa) on 08/30/2018

Whatever you do, do NOT put tea tree oil in an animal's ear. Studies have shown it can damage animals' ears. Also it burns quite a bit.