Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Ear Infection Remedy

Thu, 03 May 18 11:31:33 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/03/2018

Hey Kathy,

You might try the Arcane ear remedy for an active infection:

If this is a recurring issue with your dog you might also consider diet. Take a peek at the ingredient label and if you see corn or grains it could be your culprit as grains have been linked to skin and ear infections in dogs. Yo might also consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water with baking soda, and also Ted's Borax remedy for dogs.

  Re: Mange in Border Collie

Thu, 03 May 18 09:45:34 -0700
Posted by Sue (Michigan) on 05/02/2018

Harry... Wondering if this is a common occurence in Border Collies. The girl I had years ago had this a time or two. The male I have now always seems to have a skin issue. This time it's mange and I'll try the mix. Hope it works as well as your treatment did for your dogs.

  Re: Ear Infection Remedy

Thu, 03 May 18 09:44:31 -0700
Posted by Kathy (London Ky) on 05/02/2018

What are the amounts of each peroxide, alcohol, apple cider that you use? I have used another remedy but it hasn't worked. My fur baby still is getting ear infections.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Mites in Cat

Wed, 02 May 18 16:29:54 -0700
Posted by Natural (New York) on 05/02/2018
1 out of 5 stars

A stray cat decided it wanted a home. It seemed perfectly healthy and energetic and was very sweet.

Recently noticed he would walk with his ears back. Didn't think too much of it at first thought it was strange. A few days later he started walking with his head tilted.

I googled and it came up with ear mites. I checked the ears and it looked like the pictures. I used Olive oil for a week one ear that wasn't that bad looks pretty clean now but the bad one, the one he was tilting his head on still looks like a lot of gunk inside. The cat didn't mind the olive oil. Was really good about letting me put in with a dropper, esp. Considering its a stray. No scratching or trying to bite. Just shook his ears and wanted to get away after his treatment.

I tried the diluted 50/50 apple cidar vinigar and water and it hurt him really bad. He meowed a bunch of times then got really crazy and got away still didn't scratch or bite..poor thing. I felt horrible.

I figured the week of olive oil would've healed up any open sores.

He doesn't come when I call.and just wants to hide totally different personality.

I'm not sure if I should give the olive oil more time on the bad ear or try something else. I don't want to hurt him again.

  Does Garlic Really Help Dogs With Heartworm?

Wed, 02 May 18 10:12:01 -0700
Posted by George P (Milford, CT) on 05/01/2018

Hello I have a 5 year old pit bull and she has a heart worm test and was positive. That requested that I bring her in for another test before administering treatment. From what they told me the treatment is very painful and long. I read a lot of what's in the articles and reviews that you've all written but does garlic really work because I thought garlic was toxic to dogs. Thank you.

  Re: Bloat

Tue, 01 May 18 16:56:36 -0700
Posted by Perry (Fl) on 05/01/2018

Hi guys, I have an 11-year-old chao lab that overate on a new dog food we got him and since then his stomach never regained its normal shape. He looks bloated. I took him to an expensive vet for an emergency visit and they just confirmed the overeating (back in December that was.) I noticed that he is losing weight since then. He eats and is constantly hungry but even when I started feeding him twice a day he does not regain the weight or have that belly look any better. I went to another vet two weeks ago and they did blood tests all of which came normal.

Has anyone ever encountered anything like that? Any suggestions for home remedy? Anything?

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy and Lime Sulfur Dips

Tue, 01 May 18 16:54:27 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/01/2018

Hey Nicole,

If this were my dog I would use only 1 remedy. I have had complete success using only Ted's Mange Remedy, as directed. In your shoes, since you are on ivermectin, I would use only one dip - not both. There is no advantage using both lime dip and Ted's dip - they both do the same thing, ie kill mites under the skin. Because the lime dip stinks, I would use Ted's remedy as directed on this site.

  Re: Cat With Intestinal Tumors

Tue, 01 May 18 16:54:00 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/01/2018

Hey Nat,

I do not have first hand experience, but please look on EC for Essiac tea to treat cancer.

 Re: Borax Effective at Killing Hookworms in Dogs?

Tue, 01 May 18 09:08:06 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/01/2018

Hello Tammie,

Borax does a good job on skin mites, and also helps knock down systemic yeast, but I am not aware of it working on large parasites like intestinal worms. Your best bet is to see your vet and human doctor. Hookworms can do a lot of damage and can kill puppies. Please see your species appropriate doctor for the appropriate medication.

  Re: Oral Peroxide or MMS Chlorite for Allergic Condition in GSD?

Tue, 01 May 18 09:07:48 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/01/2018

Hey Randall,

If you read through the various pages on EC, you will find that Ted did not back the MMS remedy, so I doubt you will find any recommendations from him on its usage. I suspect your pathology is correct - that early vaccination set up your dog for systemic yeast and sensitivity. You might consider alkalizing your dog's drinking water with baking soda, and also Ted's Borax remedy for dogs to knock down the yeast. That said, you might first start with your diet - what are you feeding? Many, many cases of skin issues are directly linked to grains in the diet such as corn. Start with your dog food label, and if you see grains your first step would be to switch to a grain free diet, single source protien if possible. Feeding trials do take time, so if you have a vet or chiropractor that utilizes AK [applied kinesiology] you might test various foods to see which is best for your pet.

 Re: Greyhound Rescue Terrified, Please Help

Tue, 01 May 18 09:07:20 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 05/01/2018

Hey Sheena,

You might start by having the new girl wear a long leash 24/7/365 so you can get a hold of her by stepping on the leash vs having no control at all in getting her inside at night. Some frightened dogs relax quickly when they realize someone is in control at the end of the leash. Also keep in mind it can take 6 weeks or more for certain dogs to adjust to a move, and if it has been a short time then it sounds like your girl needs even more time. You might also consider various essential oils - lavender for stress, or a combination such as Valor that helps dogs feel confident. I would apply these topically to the inner ear leather vs using a diffuser. Another thing to try is hand feeding, but if she refuses then use your hands to shape her food into balls and when she eats them she will have your scent on the goodies and make that association.

Borax Effective at Killing Hookworms in Dogs?

Mon, 30 Apr 18 15:15:44 -0700
Posted by Tammie (Nm) on 04/30/2018

I suspect my dog my chihuahua has hookworms cuz I myself suspect I have them. do I need to have a test a stool test done to confirm the hookworms before using borax or will it help until I get a stool test and if so that it will help what is the protocol for dogs and humans?

  Apple Cider Vinegar and Yogurt Dosage for Great Dane With UTI?

Mon, 30 Apr 18 15:10:55 -0700
Posted by Debbie (South St. Paul ) on 04/28/2018

My dog is a 140 pound Great Dane.Hhow much would I give her of the ACV and yogurt and what kind of yogurt do I get?

Castor Oil in Coconut Water for Constipated Cat

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:53:48 -0700
Posted by Lori (Ca) on 04/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I got Sam when he was 4 he had never had wet food, only cheap grain dryfood, and he is an eater, now that he is almost 12 he has developed constipation, though the moment I got, him I gave him wet grain free food, and grain free dry, I personally cannot afford 500 dollar vet bills so a cat saver person started me on Lacti lose and yes it works, and when her vet friend told me about Royal Canin fiber I bought a bag (very pricey} and introduced to handfuls twice a day and put a probiotic cap into the wet food and a less than level 1/2 tsp of mira lax into the wet these steps brought the 2 syringes of lactilose down to needing one syringe, but lactilose is a vet prescription only med, so I began to experiment due to my financial challenges to find away to create a mixture that would work as good as lactilose. I tried all these natural remedies that promised results -- nothing!!

Then one day I took a large feeding syringe filled it not quite full with cocounut water as I could see that the years he was given cheap dry food kind of caused a dehydration issue that made it difficult to void, I put a baking 1/4 not level or heaping tsp of cold pressed organic castor oil in the coconut water with a broken cap of probiotic powder sprinkled in, shook it to mix it administered it to him via the side of his mouth, he went the next day, a healthy stool, and a few days later gave that to him again, and he went in 15 min. so I do the lactilose maybe twice in a 5 day period and the coconut water mixture 1st of the week and last of the week, and when I give him grain free wet food I pour warm water in for the liquid hydration with mira lax need, I am careful to keep it spaced out and watch his cat box visits, so far he needs these mixtures, I am hoping he will need them less as time goes on.

Thuja for Rabies Shot Side Effects

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:48:40 -0700
Posted by Diana Y. (Port Orange, Fl) on 04/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dog got her rabies shot 2 weeks ago. Three weeks later there was a lump on the site of the injection. I called Vet. on Sat. she was not open but I left a message. I had some of Newton remedies drops for skin and started giving it to her. It had thuja in and and some other homeopathy in it. I order some thuja in pill form 30C and some Gel for swelling put in on the lump it has Arcia in now the lump is gone. Tues will be 2 week when she got the rabies shot. I am still giving the Thuja for the next week.

Cottage Cheese for Paw Licking

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:37:01 -0700
Posted by Oceanna (Wa) on 04/30/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dog would occasionally lick a foot pad until it was red and swollen. I folded a grocery store clear plastic baggie in half. On that I put a 4x4 square of gauze. On that I put a big spoonful of cottage cheese cold right from the refrigerator. I had him stand with the sore paw right on the cottage cheese, then I gathered up the baggie and used vet wrap to secure it. My goal was to keep it on him for 30-45 minutes. When I removed it I rinsed his foot off in clear water and dried it with a towel. The redness was gone, the swelling was gone, and the licking stopped. I've used cottage cheese many times on myself and my pets to draw out infection and soothe the tissues.

  Re: Pyrethrin for Mange

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:30:43 -0700
Posted by Lynnie (Ohio) on 04/29/2018

Just got to say, I have used Pyrethrins all over while outside a lot, for many years, on my legs, arms everywhere, I never had a negative reaction to it, I use it on my dogs and cats, with no problems, people say not to use on cats, but never had a problem, it is a 'plant' based insecticide, I am good friends with a Chemistry professor and he even agreed, unless the person or animal is allergic to it, it is considered safe...

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Bladder Stones in Dogs

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:28:04 -0700
Posted by Linda (Los Angeles) on 04/29/2018

I think anyone with bladder crystals or stones should do their own research on-line & then talk to their vet about apple cider vinegar & ask about lemon juice. I had a dog who got cancer & was referred to a book by Burton Goldberg ( by 50 Holistic Medical Doctors)I think it was Called Holistic Medicine!? google his name- It had a chapter on dogs & cats. It helped my dog with cancer survive the surgery. There is a chapter about using fresh lemon juice for kidney stones & it helped my husband. My dog has crystals in urine & is now on Royal Canin Vet Diet Urinary SO & his urine doesn't smell anymore. I think it's helping. I read in 6 months the crystals or stones could be gone.

  Re: Ted's Mange Remedy and Lime Sulfur Dips

Mon, 30 Apr 18 11:25:07 -0700
Posted by Nicole (Boston) on 04/29/2018

I adopted a puppy who is thought to be a lab/pointer mix. Millie is about 5 months and the vet just diagnosed her with Demodectic Mange. The vet put her on Ivermectin and instructed us to give her a Lime Sulfur Dip bath weekly for six weeks. Can I bath her with this Lime Sulfur Dip and also use the Ted's Borax Remedies? If so, what is an ideal sample schedule? I just want to make sure the two methods wouldn't interact negatively with one another. Any other tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Activated Charcoal and Other Remedies Saved Puppy With Parvo

Mon, 30 Apr 18 10:05:48 -0700
Posted by Janelle (Trinidad And Tobago) on 04/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

April 2018

Hi Guys.

On Wednesday, one of our rescue puppies started showing symptoms of Parvo. By the end of that day, we were devastated and ready to put her to sleep because we were informed that we could not help her without hospitalization which we could not afford as we have many other rescues at our shelter to consider. I thought that was it.

Today is Sunday and the puppy has now made a full recovery (mostly thanks to the internet) here is what I did.

First of all, keep the puppy in a room by themselves and be sure to continuously bleach clean where ever they poop. They must be in a clean and sanitized environment. Make sure its confortable as well as I personally believe that TLC gives them the will to want to stay alive.

Things you need (just for the record I am obviously not a vet):

1.Saline solution
2.Amoxicilin (I used 250 mg)- tell the pharmacist what it's for
3.Activated Black Charcoal (i used nature's way)
4.Echinacea (also nature's way)
5. Pedialyte
6.Coconut water
7. A cup to measure the amount of liquid you are going to put into your puppy. Eg. I used a big shot glass for a 1.5 pound puppy. Use your discretion.
8. Dropper
9. 12 ml Syringe and 22 gage needle.

Mix pedialyte, coconut water, black charcoal and echinacea. Administer this every hour. Yes every single hour. Take time off from work if you can.

Every 3 hours administer saline solution into their "scruff". Pick up the extra skin on the back of their neck and stick the needle in. If you dont know how to do this, ask someone for help. I administered 10 ml for this pup. Yours may need a lot more because this puppy was TINY.

0.5 ml amoxcicilin at 7 a.m and again at 7 p.m

I really hope this helps. I had lost hope and was ready to give up. Please try for your puppy by doing these cheap and simple at home remedies. Be prepared to give up ur time to this pup for about 3 days but it will be worth it!