Dog Health

Removing Abscesses and Other Foreign Particles in Your Dog’s Body WITHOUT Surgery!

Many years ago (I’m afraid to actually think back that far.) I was talking to the lady at the health food store, when she noticed I was fiddling with an annoying splinter, in my hand, while listening to her. She said I should try some silica tissue salts to help dislodge the splinter. Because I couldn’t get to the splinter with tweezers and the tissue salts were only $8 at the time, I thought I would give it a go.

Dosage was recommended at 2 tablets 4 times per day. It seems a lot compared to other dosage rates but considering the amount of silica in each tablet is very miniscule it isn’t much at all.

Anyway, 2 days after taking the silica salts I woke up to notice the splinter was surrounded by a white puss like substance. Much like a pimple! I squeezed it and the pus and splinter came out together. The hole left by the splinter quickly healed and I was grateful for the health shop ladies advice.

The next time silica salts came in handy was for my uncles dog Hector. He had an abscess on his cheek that wouldn’t go away. The vet had already prescribed antibiotics, as usual, but weeks after the antibiotics were finished the abscess would return. An expensive trip to the vet, to get it removed surgically, was on the cards.

Since the silica tissue salts was a cheap alternative my uncle humoured me and agreed to try it. I gave my uncle my unfinished bottle of silica tissue salts and explained the dosage schedule. For abscesses they recommend dosing one or two tablets 4 or more times per day.

After 4 days of silica tissue salt treatment the abscess erupted expelling the foreign bodies that caused the abscess. My uncle commented that it was the first time he saw a natural product actually work. It is quite cool because you can see it working and the results do happen fast.

I have used it many times now on dogs and myself with varying results. With splinters I have had a 100% success rate.  However effectiveness with boils and abscesses seems to vary depending on the depth under the skin of the foreign body.  Also I will only try it for about 4 to 5 days before I give up but have been told that deep abscesses take longer to come to the surface, which makes sense.

At about $12 a bottle of 100 tablets it’s worth a try before heading off to the doctor or vet. I always keep a bottle handy in my medicine cabinet.

Tissue salt come in varying forms of minerals that help with different symptoms from cramping to insomnia to expelling foreign bodies like I discussed today.  I have to mention that I have only experience with the silica salts but if you are interested in learning more about all the different tissue salts and what they can do for you. Google “Schuessler Cell Salts”.

Remember to do your research and even consult your doctor. I personally think it’s better to try a natural remedy before heading down the medication path and definitely do anything to avoid surgery.

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  1. Hi there,
    I have a bit of a problem: We live in Gordonvale, 23 kms from Cairns FNQ.
    I have a 4yr old Bull Arab cross – she’s not huge.
    We would love to take her swimming, but there is nowhere in the vicinity where we can. The sea, estuaries and creeks all have crocodiles and or sharks and they like nothing better than a nice dog for dinner. The lakes in the area and the Atherton Tablelands don’t allow dog swimming. Our girl has never even learned to swim. There are no dog facilities to allow water therapy either.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    1. Hi Vickie, the only thing that comes to mind is that greyhound people have water therapy for their dog’s.
      Now I am not sure if that is available in Cairns but worth a try.

  2. Hello. That was really interesting about your experience with tissue salts. For anyone who has not had anything to do with them, I would recommend them without exception. I have been using them my self for many years – occasional dyspepsia, muscle cramps, upset stomach – there is a salt for just about every human or animal problem. And just as an aside, for a “nervous nellie” like my cocker spaniel – when she needs calming down, I use homeopathic chammomile. It is almost impossible to overdose with these remedies as the body only takes up as much as it needs. Hope this might help someon

  3. A question for you Robert; I have read and heard from my vet , when making my own wet dog food, the ratio of meat to veg. is 3 of meat to 1 of veg.. I thought I read somewhere on your site that you recommend 10 – 20% only. Am I in the ballpark or should I lower the veg and fruit. Also thanks for my first bag of dog food, all 3 dogs jumped into it from day one, more so than the blackhawk I used to use.

    1. Hi John, So our dog food is already balanced by an expert nutritionist. And that’s why i say about 10% fresh vegies won’t upset that balance. When you start going 50% then it really throws things out. We recommend raw meaty bones twice a week and again i think adding 10% vegies to that every day is a good thing. Just be aware if you do give the larger percentages it can throw the balance out. Short term it shouldnt matter but long term, you could get some deficiencies. As for your Vets comment 25% veg and 75% meat is very vague, what vegies what cuts of meat? How much fat? how much bone? Again, short term i cant see it doing any harm but i wouldn’t follow this long term as you could run into issues depending what meats and vegies you use.

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