Recent Pet Posts

Apple Cider Vinegar for Fleas

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:35:32 -0800
Posted by Brenda (Florida) on 02/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have 3 cats even Advantage 2 wasn't working I sprayed them down with a solution of water, Apple Cider Vinegar and dawn. Fleas died instantly and their fur is so soft

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:31:41 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/12/2018

Actually, I just applied it with my fingertips, but you could use a cottonball. And, yes, his skin was dark gray and elephant-like in the worst areas. Other areas were red and inflamed and oozing, and he smelled terrible. However, he did not itch a lot, and it did not otherwise seem to bother him much. I did not notice any laxative effects.

  Raw Diet for Dog's Seizures

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:16:06 -0800
Posted by Aaron (Indianapolis In) on 02/11/2018

Can you tell me what Chinese herbs they put her on? I have a 12 year old Maltese chihuahua with heart murmur CHF. She is on Chinese herbs heart qui and tea pills but now if she gets to excited and runs we are assuming she has a seizure. She will stop, lay on her stomach then stiffen up and fall over. This last about 1 minute. 5 minutes later she is back up and normal. I feed her human grade food I buy from that is supposed to be grass fed and organic. She also get treats that are organic chicken, honey and sea salt. The seizures just started maybe a month ago after she was running outside. Now anytime she runs it happens. Help

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 13:12:58 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/11/2018

Bd, my holistic vet said to stay away from the "warming" meats and feed only "cool" meats for skin issues, according to Chinese medicine, but, personally, I did not find that any particular dog food helped. However, I would definitely stay away from the prescription diets. Here's an article that might help,

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:30:44 -0800
Posted by Shepdog (Tallahassee, Florida) on 02/11/2018

Cherie, I applied it twice a day until the skin cleared up. It doesn't hurt if he/she licks it, but, of course, you don't want it all licked off or you haven't done any good. It's just magnesium.

  Re: Milk of Magnesia for Yeast Infection in Dog

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:29:53 -0800
Posted by Cherie (Or) on 02/11/2018

How after did you apply the milk of magnesia? Was your dogs skin elephant like, crusty and dark? did it hurt your pet or act as a laxative once it dried?

  Re: Treatment for My Dog's Yeast Infection

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:25:47 -0800
Posted by Cherie (Orange County, Ca) on 02/11/2018

Thanks! Have you tried applying just the Milk of Magnesia before, does it work?

  Re: Ester C for Blood in Dog's Urine

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:20:23 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2018

Hey NanaTracey,

Gabapentin is used for pain relief from chronic pain.

  Re: Ester C for Blood in Dog's Urine

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:20:22 -0800
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 02/12/2018

Hey NanaTracey,

Gabapentin is used for pain relief from chronic pain.

  Re: Chlorhexidine Shampoo for Persistent Yeast Infection

Mon, 12 Feb 18 09:18:29 -0800
Posted by Jan (Santa Cruz, California) on 02/11/2018

Do you dilute chlorhexidine and do you rinse it off? Dealing with yeast on my pooch.

Thanks for info😊

  Re: Ester C for Blood in Dog's Urine

Sat, 10 Feb 18 13:40:24 -0800
Posted by Nanatracey (Ma) on 02/10/2018

Can y'all please tell me why a dog would take gabapentin? my 12 yr old JR Shortbread has a recurring stone and we got the "special food" which he does not like-forget about 'leave the food out til he eats it'! He's already stuck in place for 2+ minutes trying to push this thing out. I'm taking notes on all the comments-thanks! ACV though, he smells it a mile away lol

i have tramadol for him but he smells that too.

  Re: Black Spots on Dog

Sat, 10 Feb 18 13:29:51 -0800
Posted by Patricia (Beverly, Ma.) on 02/10/2018

Dear Stella's mom,

Your post was a long time ago so not sure if you will get this email. If you do, is it possible to get your food recipe? How is your dog doing at this point? It is wonderful for people like you to post your experience and remedies...thank you.

Best Regards,


Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Fri, 09 Feb 18 10:27:10 -0800
Posted by Kellb1008 (Coventry) on 02/09/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Your posts have given me hope.

My dog has suspected open pyo she is 12 years old and told surgery plus cosr £2000 which my insurance will not authorise. Surgery would possibly kill her. She had a week of antibiotics which appear to have worked I have now started this treatment she is 22kg so 48lbs is this dose right?

She loves it licks of off the spoon

  • 1 tsp Manuka Honey UNF 10+
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric 100%
  • 2000mg of Vitamin C (ACID ASCORBANATE)100%

She is getting better pus went clear and now stopped, she is barking coming upstairs to bed at night and even jumping up on my legs (not done for years) we too have nothing to loose she is eating well heR gums are pink and even excited for walks again.

I wanted to know how long to carry on for and what would be a maintenance dose and frequency to make sure I keep this at bay as she is too old to be spayed.

Thank you so much for this post to help me help her.

Re: Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dog's Mouth

Thu, 08 Feb 18 13:01:17 -0800
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 02/08/2018

I was just reading in tumors this week, articles by here is one that might help, if you are asking....

Multiple Remedies for Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Dog's Mouth

Thu, 08 Feb 18 12:17:03 -0800
Posted by Vanessa (Las Vega, Nevada ) on 02/07/2018
3 out of 5 stars

Good Morning,

this is a very long post for our Buddy regarding his Squamous Cell Carcinoma inside his mouth which has formed a tumor seen outside also almost the size of a golf ball, so if you don't have time (I've gotten to the point first) or if you are going to say something negative (we are not interested, so take it to bed with you) my purpose is wanting to know if anyone is familiar with any type of homeopathic remedy topically put on a dogs tumor which is digestible being his tumor is inside his mouth (can be rubbed outside if that works too)..I've read about castor oil and turmeric applied with a cheesecloth also I've read about salve (scared to put this in his mouth) plus other remedies and I'm so confused. My result is we need to shrink or rot this tumor so it falls off...gross I know but it is possible.

Also if anyone has experience with Chemotherapy in the form of Palladia orally at home or Carboplatin infusions please give me your experience with this, I may have waited too long though considering I was concerned it would cause organ damage or suppress his immune system.

if anyone recalls our cocker Spaniel Buddy was diagnosed with Squamous Cell Carcinoma cancer tumor on the left side of his face inside of his mouth unfortunately. They gave him 2 months to live back in March 2017, next visit in August they gave him 4 months to live so now I don't pay much attention to that.

Everyday I do what I do to keep Buddy healthy. It seems like a lot but his morning ritual take about 30 minutes and making his food monthly about another 30 minutes. It's become part of my daily life. The most exhausting part is not daily but the research and reading I do weekly.

Buddy immediately after the diagnosis went on an

*all natural protein and vegetable diet which I make at home monthly and freeze (Dusty loves it too)
*he takes several vitamins for his immune system,
*the Budwig Protocol which includes emulsified cottage cheese and flaxseed 2 x daily,
*2 types of eye drops considering the tumor is pushing on his eye which can lead to infection. Thankfully Chris prescribes it!!
*CBD oil just in case he is in pain daily
*I found a pill from Japan that stops the bleeding in a day or 2 every once in awhile when the tumor bleeds which is normal
*weekly walks
*groomer comes to him so he's not exposed to other dogs and I've stopped his immunizations for various reasons,
*he has comfortable beds and areas on the sofa with blankets all over the house so he can relax wherever.

I Just recently started giving him Essiac tea 2x daily to drink and I'll see if it makes a difference. I have experimented with other natural remedies and vitamins but don't continue if I don't see a change.

Buddy is doing great in every aspect as far as eating well, sleeping, energy level, looks pretty happy other then the tumor has and is still growing..

I'm looking for a miracle which is something to stop the growth and shrink or kill the tumor 😟 Buddy and I open minded and flexible and he is very cooperative and takes anything I give him.

I'll be taking him back to the oncologist to follow up. Last time we saw her blood test we are good as far as organs doing well.

Melatonin and Vit. C as Additional Supplements to Help with IMT in Dogs

Thu, 08 Feb 18 11:15:12 -0800
Posted by Loulou (Michigan) on 02/05/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Melatonin and Vit. C as Additional Supplements to Help with IMT in Dogs

Vitamin C and melatonin at night. My pom is about 12 lbs. She got sick with IMT about a year and a half. She also had a few relapses. She's on 2.5 mg prednisone once a day 5 days a week.

  Borax for Dogs

Thu, 08 Feb 18 10:30:56 -0800
Posted by Jim (Sherman, Tx) on 02/07/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I have a 10 yr old boxer. I put a very small amount of borax in "our" bottled drinking water (He got sick from tap water $177 vet bill). Cheaper to give him bottled water. After 3 months he and I are doing better. So there you have it from two old bachelors. Parts are starting to work better. We don't look at the stairs and then look at each other, we just climb them.

  Can Castor Oil be Used for a Tumor in the Mouth?

Thu, 08 Feb 18 10:23:16 -0800
Posted by Vanessa (Las Vegas, Nevada) on 02/08/2018

I am trying to find out if Castor oil can be used for a Squamous cell carcinoma inside my dogs mouth?

 Re: What Remedy Can Prevent Tartar on Cat's Teeth?

Wed, 07 Feb 18 16:38:57 -0800
Posted by Kennedy (999999999999999999) on 02/07/2018

Wheatgrass is alkaline, (tartar is acidic) as well as having the ability to absorb every vitamin/mineral known (no other plant can do this even if every vitamin/mineral is available in the soil for the plant to take up.)

  Re: Kidney Disease

Wed, 07 Feb 18 16:38:18 -0800
Posted by Kennedy (9999999999999999999) on 02/07/2018

I saw people talking about chia/flax seed for constipation, but were worried about the seed stealing even more fluid out of the gut and making the constipation worse; the solution was simple; I have chia seed and I put it through the coffee grinder. I take a spoonful and stir it up with 3 spoonfuls of spring water and let it sit until it becomes jelly like. then I add wet cat food to it and also add more water to the mix (to absorb even more water, ) but not so much that the food is sitting in a pool of water. Now, the chia has absorbed as much water as it ever will BEFORE the cat eats it, and brings the water INTO the gut instead of absorbing it OUT OF the gut. You must GRIND IT UP FIRST, as you don't know what just raw seed is going to do. I HAVE NOT tried this with ground up flax seed yet. I also changed from parsley to BURDOCK ROOT TEA (I like burdock root better) and these together are working wonderfully well. I feel burdock root tea is very safe and will but a spoonful of it in her food as well as her water, and she doesn't seem to mind the taste of either burdock root tea or the jelly consistency of ground up chia, (I'm all for not having to poke things down cats throats if I don't have to, ) but it looks like she's eating twice as much (half chia/water, half wet food, ) so take that into consideration. She looks wonderful, has gained her weight back, shiny coat, and taken up playing again after about a month. Nothing like a. charcoal to get your beastie out of the woods when they're sick, but shouldn't stay on it long as it absorbs nutrition along with the poisons weak kidneys can't filter. So it's ground up chia/water, burdock root tea, and wheatgrass at least once a day for us. Burdock roots are available at Natural Grocers and I guess about any health food store, and on line.