All I'd like to say is that if your dog is coughing, diuretics will make it go away. Whilst I believe in natural therapies and have my 18yr old Maltese x Shih tzu on some natural remedies, not limited to but including, turmeric, fish oil, chondroitin, glucosamine and CoQ10, there will be a time (which is likely already there for some of you) where you will need to use a conventional heart drug such as Pimobendan (Vetmedin). The drug works miracles for dogs and the side effects are minimal in my experience, my dog has both increased appetite and energy on the medication. Please don't ignore conventional medicine, it works the same way in humans, digoxin is the equivalent of Pimobendan in animals. I hope many of you listen to this and that your dog lives on for many years.
I have just tried ACV for Upper Respiratory Infection for the first time and I must say I was skeptical but now I am amazed. I have 20 cats and when the first one started sneezing I had no idea how I was going to keep this under control. I use lysine and it def helps but they dont like it the treats more than the gel. Also a little pricey. The ACV is a miracle. I did the back of the neck thing and also on the paws and after 24 hrs the improvement is unbelievable. They actually seemed to even like it. It was SO much easier than trying to shove meds at them they don't want to eat. I cant even believe how much better they are today. I will continue giving them until gone and beyond. The URI is very hard on them and can last for weeks if not treated so I was freaking out wondering how I was gonna keep this under control. Thanks to this site I know now and I want to tell every cat owner on the planet about it especially the ones desperate to help their kitties but dont have money for very expensive vet care.I always prefer the natural option if possible and this is awesome information. Thanks a million times really.
A female dog is always 1/8 teaspoon per liter of water. And male dogs is 1/4 teaspoon per liter water. Weight is irrelevant. Offer the treated water as the only drinking water. I use the 20 mule team borax/borax in the laundry aisle. It is safe, I drink it too.
I don't think anyone is taking you for a ride. You are dealing with 2 different approaches, and so will get two different answers. Holistic vet *thought* it was constipation but could not give you a definitive answer without an xray. Western vet only knows what the tests indicate, and so far the tests say it is not the liver [yet]. Maloo is dealing with FIV disease and cancer and is a senior. FIV often leads to intestinal cancer/lump or mass in intestines. You have done an admirable job at caring for him. If I were lucky enough to be Maloo's person, I would continue with the Essiac and keep him hydrated and check hydration frequently; I would ask the vet/s for supplies for a saline drip so I could administer at home if need be. I would continue feeding best food possible. I would keep him warm, provide plenty of cat nip, Rescue Remedy [for human and cat! ], and keep an open mind that his time might come sooner than desired. Please keep us posted!
I apologise if this is long. However I need some help asap.
(first off let me tell you I have spent a fortune and now I am strapped)
I have a male cat Maloo roughly around 9yrs old. He was diagnosed with FIV+ in 2014. Then in 2016 nasal lymphoma.
I stared him on Essiac tea pretty much right away and I have managed to keep him alive a year longer than the vet gave me.
Last 2 weeks he was lethargic and not eating. I took him to holistic vet whom said she can find a lump in his bowel area and gave him acupuncture . She could not tell what it was without an xray.
Suggested I give him coconut oil and watch his poo. He did a little one which was dry. Then a couple of days later a bigger one pretty ok looking for poo.
Not much wee and was going into hiding.
So strapped for cash I borrowed and took him into conventional vet. Who scared me and said she could find multiply lumps and that she would need this that and the other. I cried and agreed
Now last week they ring me that bloods say his kidney and liver are fine but white blood cells are high. One vet says that is the FIV and the other says lymphoma even thou his lump was said to be constipation.
They sent him home with prednisolone and told me that he should be fine. He looked dehydrated already, so I started to syringe water and food into him.
Some compassionate person I met through a group has taken it upon herself to have Maloo readmitted and on fluids for 3 days.
Conventional vet said bloods say liver and kidneys are fine. Sent blood results to holistic vet who says she thinks it is his kidneys.
|I am lost and not sure who is taking me for a ride. What exactly going on with my boy and what I should try to do.
Please anyone can help me with some advice or direction. Much appreciated.
I did start him on Moringa powder a couple of days ago however he is back in vet so not sure if that would help at all.
Posted by John (Melbourne, Victoria) on 02/04/2018
My Cat was always seemed to rubbing her nose.Told the vet about it, He wasnt concerned, he seemed to think it may be just a habit.? Five months later, after watching her, And noticing cuts on her nose, it was driving her crazy and driving me crazy watching her .Took her to another vet.Told the vet she is on a well known flea treatment once a month behind the neck.
Vet wasn't sure what it was.She took a skin sample said in a vague way, I can see Black dots on sample under the microscope?not sure what it is?
She then proceeded to out line the course we were going to take."What I plan to do is stop something for the itch, and give her antibiotics.We will get to the bottom of it.She stressed that I Make sure you make another appointment." I felt glad something was happening to sort the issue.
After the end of the course of antibiotics, the itching resumed.So that was $150.00 of nothing.
I don't have an open cheque book, If there was a slight indication I felt confident in the vet I would have continued $$$$. Just To make my Cat comfortable.
On the friday night I was looking at the net, and came across this sight and others, Talking about ACV. Went down to the supermarket, got the Good Stuff, 1/2 and 1/2 applied to the side of her nose with a cotton bud. That was a week ago.
ACV Has Cleared whatever irritation there was, up, and her nose is returning to normal appearance. No more itching. That`s a week ago.I will continue to monitor her condition.I would recommend going to the vet initially just to get advice, but when you get a gut feeling its going to $$$$$$$$$. and the Vet doesent know, Then ......
I don't know what it is about Vets these days but, the way they charge, definitely are in it for the money.And they seem to take it for granted that I have an open wallet. Thank you
My 6-month old kitty had rabies boost shot and now he couldn't eat, drink and poop. I saw a little poop like a small dot and its wet. He always sleeps and heard him growl sometimes. It's been 18hrs since he had his vaccines (4in1 and rabies booster). Is this normal? This is the first time he had reactions with vaccine. I believe this is caused by the rabies booster. By the way, Yuri is an indoor cat. He had his last vaccine today as part of his scheduled vet visit since I got him.
We put our dog on kidney rejuvenator. It is pricey, but really helped. We also brought him to a holistic vet who did energy work with him. I am certain in my heart, it gave him an extra year of quality time. It is tough on dogs and humans. Best wishes!
A visiting dog stole and ate several bully sticks. Later she vomited most of it up, but a couple of hours later she vomited up kibble and it looked like blood. Any advice appreciated, can't afford a vet! Please help.
Posted by Christine (San Antonio, Tx) on 02/03/2018
We have a Schipperke mix she's 7 years old and approximately 40lbs.
A couple of days ago an ex-ray at the vet seems to show cancer in the hind left leg area. We should have a second opinion from ex-ray specialist Monday 1/5/18.
We have used ACV in the past and are willing to use it to help Bindi.
If you have any suggestions on how much and how often it would be greatly appreciated.
Christine and Steven
EC: Hi Christine,
Unfortunately, Karen's post is from 2007 and she is unlikely to see it, sorry! Perhaps one of our other wonderful pet lovers can advise.
Our Chihuahua is 16 with a Grade 5 heart murmur. Originally, he had a Grade 2 heart murmur and elevated liver enzymes/seizures when he was 5yo and surrendered to the local shelter. We worked with a holistic vet then who had him on Milk Thistle to detox his liver (which worked well and he no longer takes). His liver doesn't process fat very well, which we remediated with a raw diet. We noticed when his food had higher fat content, he had a seizure. On the rare occasion he does have a seizure, we orally dose him with Apawthecary Tranquility Blend and rub some on his gums. It's over in less than a minute. The holistic vet started him on CardioBlend by Vitanica. It has helped him all these years. He is active and snarky! He runs around, jumps on the couch, plays with toys, etc. When he does run a lot, he will stop and cough, then continue on. Of course, he always lays in front of the heat register and is under the covers during the winter months. We are very happy that he is doing well on natural supplements and a raw diet. The Grade 5 heart murmur has not slowed this little bugger down at all.
How much 10 ppm colloidal silver do we give our cat if he has that respiratory herpes. Vets don't help. They gave him an antibiotic shot - basically it resolved nothing. Sounds like his nasal won't allow clear breathing, he sneezes in the water & food all the time. He looks so sick & sad, like he may get taken down permanently eventually by this. He was born 2003, looked so strong & great vets couldn't believe his age, until this happened. I don't want to let him be sick like this. It's lingered for months. So, I want to give him "enough" of the 10 ppm colloidal silver, & I do have some so am ready to go.