Recent Pet Posts

  Re: Red Cedar Mulch to Deter Bufo Frogs

Wed, 15 Aug 18 09:44:00 -0700
Posted by Joan (Florida) on 08/15/2018

Would like to know what ingredient is in red cedar mulch that is supposed to deter Bufo frogs.

Olive Oil for Matted Fur

Tue, 14 Aug 18 16:29:10 -0700
Posted by Griffy (NH) on 08/14/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I first tried coconut oil- just a small amount applied to the base of the mats, along the skin. The next day it had loosened up & I was able to get one mat out with slightly less effort than before. Yesterday I applied a larger amount of olive oil, with an ear syringe to the base of several large mats. 2 big mats were on the floor this morning & later I watched while Grif ( 21 years old) reached around & pulled off a third. Amazed, this worked so well! ( I probably used a Tbsp of oo for 3 mats.)

  Re: Baby Oil for Matted Fur

Tue, 14 Aug 18 08:05:00 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 08/14/2018

Pour a small amount (the size of a nickel coin) into your hand and massage the oil into the matted area of fur. Concentrate on the worst mats first.

  Re: Garlic for Dog's Bad Breath

Tue, 14 Aug 18 08:04:45 -0700
Posted by Monica (Belgium) on 08/14/2018

There is academic research showing that garlic is not dangerous to dogs. According to these studies, a dog that weighs 30kg would have to eat more than 2 pounds of garlic per week to get ill. So small amounts are definitely not harmful.

  Re: Baby Oil for Matted Fur

Sun, 12 Aug 18 20:21:34 -0700
Posted by Marilyn (California) on 08/11/2018

How much baby oil do I use to get the knots out need help asap thx u

Vitamin C, Turmeric, Manuka Honey for Pyometra

Sun, 12 Aug 18 20:15:39 -0700
Posted by Evans (Marseilles, Illinois ) on 08/11/2018
5 out of 5 stars

My dog was not able to walk and she had a lump on her neck. I took her to the vet and they said her uterus was infected and that she had lymphoma cancer. Brought her home so everyone could say their goodbyes. I looked up natural cures for the uterus infection (pyometra). This Earth Clinic page showed to give them honey turmeric and vitamin C. I did that for a week and now she is running around like a whole new dog! The knot is even gone on her neck. I am not saying the cancer is gone but the knot could have been from the infection.

 Re: FIV and Gingivitis in Cat

Sun, 12 Aug 18 20:11:18 -0700
Posted by Amanda (Kansas) on 08/12/2018

Hi, I have a 1 yr old who I took to vet because I noticed foul breath for a long time and red gums. Vet diagnosed stomatis and scheduled a cleaning. He had hardly any tartar buildup but they removed 2 incisors. They said no cure amd the best case scenario is to eventually pull all teeth unless I cam find something else to care for his oral hygeine. I switched to a grain free dry food right now but want some ideas. Names and dosages of what worked for you and where you buy from since you have been through this. Thanks in advance.

  Re: Tea Tree Oil and Cats

Mon, 06 Aug 18 10:26:20 -0700
Posted by Sazure (Us) on 08/05/2018
0 out of 5 stars

Warnings on Tea Tree Oil and other related products - for cats.


Using Tea Tree Oil topically on a cat.
Tea tree oil, which contains phenols (as does its neighbor, turpentine! ) is very toxic to cats because they do not possess the enzymes to metabolize it, so it is stored in the liver and can cause irreparable damage over time.

Most veterinarian medicines are prohibitively expensive, harmful or outright poisons. If health is a business, let the buyer beware. However, I would see a vet just to determine if the cat has also an ear infection as well as ear mites. Antibiotics have a long-term damaging effect on the body and some cats do not recover well at all.

  Re: Ear Mites

Mon, 06 Aug 18 10:24:19 -0700
Posted by Sazure (Us) on 08/05/2018

In reply to Ruthann - regarding "rushing" to a vet. Ear mites can eventually kill your pet. At some point - "the body does not lie" one does need to see a professional.

  Re: Osteosarcoma in Dog

Mon, 06 Aug 18 09:17:49 -0700
Posted by Danemom (Beloit, Wi) on 08/05/2018

@Talei Sparkle from EC's F/B:

This has helped lead us to "neoplasene". I was unable to find any vet assistance for bloodroot or neoplasene from any of our 4 vets, and also dead end leads from me calling around tirelessly around the Midwest to holistic and natural vets. If it wasn't a skin tumor they passed me off, sadly.

I did finally receive an appointment with a natural vet clinic in Kansas and she has been working with neoplasene for cancer treatments for 15+ years. We should be receiving the RX next week. She recommends oral even for OS cancer, as injecting is "very painful".

A few things I've learned so far that seem like good information to share forward to EC.

Per this Vet -- It cannot be used with antioxidants and is not compatible with a raw meat diet. So she has advised waiting at least 6 hours before taking anything such as fish oil, Budwig flax+protein, Vit C (which we include in Lysine/Threonine hourly cocktails in the morning). Due to the time constraints of taking oral neoplasene every 12 hours with food(! ), it may mean taking a break from some of these other treatments. It's a leap of faith for sure to change tracks.

I have found zero information on bloodroot or neoplasene specifically for osteosarcoma or bone cancers! This is our focus. Lots of good information for skin and soft tissue cancers though.

Has anyone else had any experience here? I am hoping for a big reduction of tumor size altogether, and desperately hoping for a cure of course.
Please share.

  Re: Hand Sanitizer for Ear Mites

Mon, 06 Aug 18 09:15:33 -0700
Posted by Sazure (Us) on 08/05/2018

Not sure why only ONE star, but you are correct - alcohol and the other ingredients are not suitable for sensitive ear tissue (as well cats have no metabolic system for many chemicals).

The ear (like the mouth area) is thin and all put into it is absorbed into the blood stream. (Pre vet and other areas in human health care).

Accidental 2nd Rabies Shot Given to Cat

Mon, 06 Aug 18 09:05:02 -0700
Posted by Deb (Alva, Fl) on 08/05/2018

My 6 year old cat had a rabies shot in November of last year. The vet accidentally gave him another 3 year vaccine last month. He appears to be ok. Will this affect him?

  Re: Sarcoptic Mange Remedies

Mon, 06 Aug 18 08:46:20 -0700
Posted by Kristian (North Carolina ) on 08/04/2018

I wouldn't recommend happy jack if you have an inside dog. My pit is dealing with demo mange and my first resort was happy jack. THE SMELL IS TERRIBLE AND WILL GET ON AND BE IN LITERALLY EVERYTHING! Ivomec worked best for my fur baby the first time. This time I'm taking the more natural route with homemade pastes, eo's And regular bathing. I'm also going to try the raw meat diet mentioned above. I hope everyone has found relief or isn't far from finding the relief these fur babies need.

  Re: Arthritis in Dogs

Sat, 04 Aug 18 18:34:31 -0700
Posted by Christine (Florida) on 08/03/2018

What type of glucosamine is best for dogs, liquid or pills, and what brand?

  Lemon Juice for Fleas - Update

Sat, 04 Aug 18 14:24:17 -0700
Posted by Mira (Los Angeles) on 08/03/2018

* apply 2x per day morning and evening, comb or brush through fur. If I miss a 2nd application, the fleas do begin to accumulate.

I've noticed that when I spray the lemon juice around the perimeter of my place that spiders run too.

i do find the occasional flea on her but nothing like when I was just using tea tree oil and/or diatomaceous earth (picked off about 50 fleas during bath time). I will continue to experiment until I find the best recipe/method for flea elimination and will check back.

  Re: Middle and Inner Ear Infection in Cocker Spaniel

Fri, 03 Aug 18 10:14:16 -0700
Posted by Wendy (Columbus) on 08/03/2018

@Ruth: please read Theresa's post above dated 8/11/2015. If your dog has very inflamed/raw ear canals, the alcohol will sting! Also search this site for "Arcane" which is a remedy you can make yourself using over-the-counter ("OCT") remedies.

 Re: Turpentine for Cuts or Infection on Dog

Thu, 02 Aug 18 17:39:17 -0700
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/02/2018

Hey Angel,

I cannot advise about use of turpentine - read up on EC's pages for help with


If this were my dog and I could not go to the vet, I would:

1) muzzle the dog - a sock or nylones, over the nose, tied once underneath at the neck, and then wrapped around the head and tied behind the ears at the top of the skull works to do this; remember even the nicest dog may bite under the stress of pain.

2) clean the wound out. It may help to have additional humans present to restrain your dog while you work on the paw. You want to get the wound clean - this may involve flushing the wound with hydrogen peroxide repeatedly until any pus is gone and the only discharge you see is pure blood. You can then follow up by flushing with betadine solution.

3) protect the wound from getting dirty. You can put an old sock over it, and secure with duct tape - you want to just gently tape in place and not use force that would restrict blood flow.

4) give your dog a nice meaty bone to distract him from his foot and keep the bandage on.

Ideally, you would see the vet, but if you are unable to do so then I would do the above.

In addition, I would also give vitamin C- 1000 mg, maybe 2 pills am and pm. You would give the vitamin C for 10 days.

Please keep us posted!

Turpentine for Cuts or Infection on Dog

Wed, 01 Aug 18 12:31:05 -0700
Posted by Angel (Phil Campbell, Alabama ) on 08/01/2018

Cuts or Infection// Turpentine

I need to know how much & what to do with using Turpentine for my Mixed Pitbull. I am not sure what happened but his paw is swollen and infection is coming out it's done sat up and I was told to use turpentine but I don't know how much or how to use it can you please Help me on this. Thank you.

 Re: Dogs With Degenerative Myelopathy

Wed, 01 Aug 18 11:09:26 -0700
Posted by Tammy (Emerald Isle, Nc) on 07/31/2018

Hi, my 10 yr old Lab was just diagnosed with DM yesterday. The first think I noticed was some limping which has been going in for awhile but I think that is related to the arthritis. The first sign I think related to to the DM was when she would walk she would poop at the same time. I thought she was being lazy but then realized it was because she didn't really realize what she was doing and it's hard for her to support her weight. Then her legs would give way sometimes. Now she's starting to drag her foot and her foot will bleed some. I'm really bummed but I'm going to try what I can to slow it down.

Hydrogen Peroxide Use for Cats

Wed, 01 Aug 18 11:08:23 -0700
Posted by Lynn (Nj) on 08/01/2018

Hi Ted. Thanks for all that you do!

I have an animal rescue organization and with that as you know comes lots of sicknesses. I am engrossed in Naturopathic healing the last 4 years after my health declined as well as the chronic sickness with the animals.

My questions are: How much 3% solution can I add to the cats drinking water, and for how long safely? Does it kill off internal parasites such as hookworm? How often can I use a diluted solution in nebulizer for a cat with chronic bronchitis? I was nervous since it was my first time using H202, but I did his first treatment last night and it literally saved his life! - He was dying of suffocation from all the mucus build up :(

Thanks SO much for your help!