Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Essiac Tea for Cat With Tumors

Sat, 28 Apr 18 15:00:17 -0700
Posted by Margie (Austin, Tx) on 04/28/2018

Janice, sorry to hear your cat's diagnosis. I never had much reply about the spots in my cats lungs his abdominal tumor was the main concern. I got a reply from Art S. who had success with the Essiac tea but added chapparel and echinacea tea to the mixture and it cured his cat.

His reply should be in this thread as well as how he mixed it. Humans with lung cancer have had results with flax hull lignans in yogurt, cottage cheese, etc. Don't know if it works for animals.

  Re: Healing From Pyometra

Sat, 28 Apr 18 14:44:31 -0700
Posted by A'nassyah (Tx) on 04/27/2018

Could you explain the healing process to me? I've been trying to find it so I would know what to expect but most people just simply go for an emergency spay instead of treatment.

  Re: Cat With Intestinal Tumors

Sat, 28 Apr 18 14:26:38 -0700
Posted by Nat (Montreal) on 04/27/2018

My beautiful cat Stewie who will be 11 this summer was diagnosed with tumors yesterday, I am still in shock. They say he has 3 in total 1 attached with each kidney about 4cm and 1 attached to his intestines about 1.5cm.

The vet can't be sure what type of tumor this is without a biopsy. he said since there are 3 its most likely the bad kind that has metastasized.

Stewie never did well at the vet and I am sure the stress alone would kill him if I decide to go with chimo. I am looking for alternatives natural products I can give him. I want to try the raw diet, I have been boiling chicken and feeding him that which he loves.

I would like to try the baking soda and maple syrup and other things anyone recommends? it seems as though there is so much information out there and yet so little, its all very confusing and overwhelming. please help any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  Re: Black Salve for Stubborn Wart on Dog

Fri, 27 Apr 18 08:27:55 -0700
Posted by 4paws (Ontario, Canada) on 04/27/2018

Hey Patty! I understand your concern about the wart removal process. How many applications of black salve did you put on your dog & most importantly, did you wash and disinfect with calcium sulphate before each application? Did you speak with the manufacturer of the black salve for guidance as I suggested in my original post? What I observed with my dog was a lot of debris being shed from the wart while using the black salve which made everything look bigger and worse. If you look back to the second photo I posted, before taking that photo, there was an enormous scab over the wart which made everything look worse. What you see in the photo is the original wart stem that had been surrounded by the enormous scab. The scab is the body's protection for allowing the body to heal. Patience is required! It sounds like the black salve is working but you may not be confident with the process so please contact the manufacturer of the black salve you purchased for further guidance.

Love and Light

 Re: Dog With Enlarged Spleen

Thu, 26 Apr 18 13:18:40 -0700
Posted by Alina (Pakistan) on 04/26/2018

Hey there, my 12 year diabetic bichon had been diagnosed with enlarged spleen. He is in too much pain n doctors are saying there's no hope. I can't see my baby in so much pain n can't let him go either. I'm shattered by this news. Tried google desperately n found this post. Iv searched Nature's Sunshine concentrated chinese herb spleen activator TCM Concentrate n its showing 2 or 3 types of bottles. Not sure which one shud I get. Besides I live in pakistan so no idea who will deliver here that too urgently!!

Pleaseee help in finding me the right produc . Thanks in advance

Greyhound Rescue Terrified, Please Help

Thu, 26 Apr 18 12:45:25 -0700
Posted by Sheena (Virginia) on 04/26/2018

I recently took in a gorgeous 6 year old retired racing Greyhound. I have two other the same age that are typical of the breed--laid back mostly couch potatoes. The new girl has been living in a home for two years and her owner said she was skittish--no she is terrified of everything and everyone except for my other two gentle hounds!! I simply cannot touch her at all. I put her food in my bedroom, leave then she runs in to eat. She is completely house trained and goes out with the others. Not a bit aggressive. She goes out at night then does not want to come back in however. Any advice or suggestions?

  Re: Black Salve for Stubborn Wart on Dog

Thu, 26 Apr 18 12:33:54 -0700
Posted by Patty (Florida) on 04/25/2018
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I used the black salve once a day and it was disappearing but now it's more flat but bigger in size and a huge scab. I could see it drying up but now it's not, feeling very concerned.

  Re: Essiac Tea for Cat With Tumors

Thu, 26 Apr 18 12:27:56 -0700
Posted by Janice (Ontario, Canada) on 04/25/2018

Margie/Austin Tx: Did you ever get an answer about administering the tea for lung cancer? My girl has been diagnosed with lung cancer. I've been giving her Petwellbeing Life Gold (Chaga-mushroom, blessed thistle, red clover, burdock root, sheep sorrel, slippery elm bar and Turkish rhubard root). She has deteriorated since I started using supplements, but wondering if this is side effects of detoxing. Thanks

Oral Peroxide or MMS Chlorite for Allergic Condition in GSD?

Wed, 25 Apr 18 17:02:28 -0700
Posted by Randall (Live Oak, Florida) on 04/25/2018

Oral Peroxide or MMS chlorite for allergic condition in GSD?

Ted...Have a 1yr old GSD w allergic type dermatitis on belly/paws/muzzle...Antibiotics take down staph/yeast which I think are secondary to hypersensitivity from multiple vaccinations in early mos....Read fr William Campbell Douglas how H2O2 Orally would oxidize circulating antibodies to reset system w new ones....I'd like your opinion, am thinking of trying oral H202 or oral MMS chlorite since no topical treatments seem to get to the root of the problem.

EC: Hi Randall, unfortunately Ted had a stroke in 2015 and cannot reply. Hopefully one of our other wonderful contributors can advise.

  Re: Glaucoma in Dogs and Cats

Wed, 25 Apr 18 16:59:38 -0700
Posted by Cherie (Chicago, Il) on 04/25/2018

Hi, My little girl has had bilateral retinal detachment with glaucoma for one year now. She is on latanoprost 3x a day to right eye, twice a day to left, cosopt twice a day to both and dexamethasone once a day to both eyes. Her pressures in the left eye are always normal. The right eye fluctuates. The last reading was 53 though she doesn't seem to be uncomfortable. The eye dr doesn't want to try any additional meds and wants to do the gentamicin injection.

I would love to try some holistic treatments first. I've read here about the castor oil can I start giving this in addition to the medicine drops? If so how long in between should I administer the castor oil so it doesn't interfere with the medications. I will add in ester c too. Any other recommendations? She also has a bad heart murmur so she is not a candidate for enucleation because general anesthesia could put her in heart failure. She is on vetmedin twice a day for the heart. I also give her fish oil, glucosamine and coq10 supplements in her food daily. She eats canned organic food.

  Re: CHF in Dog

Wed, 25 Apr 18 16:51:44 -0700
Posted by A (Fl) on 04/25/2018


I have a 12 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that just came home from the doggie hospital for CHF. We almost lost him this weekend!

They have him on the "Normal" 6 Pharmicutical Drugs. I can list them if you need all the names.

He is not really coughing at all, only after he drinks. But he has a grade 5 murmer and a enlarged heart that say is almost touching his ribcage. He has labored breathing and an irregular heartbeat.

He is not taking any suppliments at this time. He has really stopped eating...I have tried to feed him everything I know...He will eat a bit of it and then stop.

When trying to sleep or rest he keeps getting up and laying down again quite frequently because he is not comfortable.

I am despertatly trying to save my Little Boy's Life! Where should I start? This is TOTALLY overwelming for me!

Thanking you SO MUCH in advance!

  Re: Matted Fur

Tue, 24 Apr 18 12:52:50 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus) on 04/24/2018

Try olive oil or coconut oil (melt the coconut oil in your hands first before rubbing it into the matted hair).

  Re: Treating Feline Respiratory Infection

Tue, 24 Apr 18 12:02:12 -0700
Posted by Mary Jo (North Carolina) on 04/23/2018

The vinegar makes my Noah kitty foam at the mouth .. he hates it,, I dont know how to get it in him .. :(

EC: Hi Mary Joe, Please see this Earth Clinic page for the paw and scruff method:

D-Mannose for Bladder Infections in Dogs

Tue, 24 Apr 18 11:36:52 -0700
Posted by Eve (Laguna Hills, Ca) on 04/23/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter has large dogs. The dogs were getting UTI's. She has been giving D-Mannose to her dogs and happy day they are doing much better. She used the powder and mixes it in their food.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Mon, 23 Apr 18 10:24:16 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Barbara,

The company Canine Friendly makes a short snout dog muzzle - you might look it up online to see if that would suit.

  Re: Bufo Toads

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:46:50 -0700
Posted by Barbara (Estero ) on 04/22/2018

Bufo Toads and Muzzling:

My two dogs are ShihTzu's and have tried in the stores and muzzles won't stay on them because they have no noses and can just paw it off. Any suggestions for an alternative???? Also, have any of you tried the Pest Rid granules and spray around the yard, etc. with results, yay or nay????

  Re: Matted Fur

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:39:07 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Lynn,

You might want to throw in the towel and take her to a professional groomer. Heavy matting hurts!

  Re: Cat With Long Term Mange

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:52 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Susan,

Google "Frontline Plus side effects" and you will have your answer as to why so many here refuse to use products like these.

 Re: Using Rosemary Tea for Ear Issues in Cats

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:36 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/23/2018

Hey Jeanie,

If no one with experience using rosemary tea for ears responds, please share with us your experience so that others may learn.

Thank you!

Activated Charcoal For Upset Stomach In Dogs

Mon, 23 Apr 18 09:38:10 -0700
Posted by Maggie (Id) on 04/22/2018
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I give my dogs activated charcoal when they have an upset stomach. The upset stomach is usually from eating something out in the yard. Activated charcoal has always helped. One capsule is all it takes. I get them to drink water by mixing some canned food with plenty of water, more water than food.