Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Activated Charcoal
- Administering Liquid Remedies
- Aging Cats
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar for Ear Infections
- Avoid Certain Foods
- Back Leg Issues
- Betadine and Cruex
- Bladder Crystals
- Bladder Issues
- Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
- Boric Acid
- Calici Virus
- Cat Peeing in House
- Chlorophyll, Milk, Water
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Digestive Enzymes, Salmon Oil
- Echinacea, Vitamin C
- Emergency Remedy
- Feline Conjunctivitis
- Feline Herpes
- Feline Herpes Remedies
- Feline Infectious Anemia
- Feline Infectious Peritonitis
- Feline Neuropathy
- Feline Tooth Resorption
- Flea Dips
- Flea Remedy for Kittens
- Food Allergies
- General Feedback
- Herpes Remedy Needed for Cat
- Hyperthyroid Remedies for Cats
- Kitten Issues
- L-Lysine for Feline Herpes Outbreaks
- Meow Remedies
- Multiple Ailments
- Nail Infection
- Pau D'arco for UTI
- Plasma Cell Pododermatitis Remedies
- Plasmacytic Pododermatitis
- Remedies Needed
- Respiratory Infection
- Severe Respiratory Remedies
- Sinusitis Remedies
- Stray Cats
- Tea Tree Oil Warning
- Teeth Issues
- Weight Issues
Last Modified on Jan 06, 2014<< Continued from page 3
02/20/2013: Esprit64 from Somewhere, Maine: "Is it safe to use Iodine in a dog AND cat's water? If so, how do you judge an appropriate dosage? Thanks."
05/21/2011: Derravarra from Dublin, Co Dublin, Ireland: "Hi there, I'd appreciate it if you could give me the dosage and the way to administer (on skin or by mouth) lugol's or nascent iodine to my 12 year old female cat whom I believe to be suffering from hyperthyroidism.
Thank you for your time, Maire"
01/25/2011: Elizabeth from Carmel, In, Usa: "Greetings: Can someone please give me dosing information for Lugol's iodine, for my cat? I don't want to give it to her willy-nilly. I'd like to know for example, how many mg. per pound of weight... If anyone can provide this information I will be quite grateful!"Replies
04/16/2012: Alyssa from Austin, Texas replies: "Because iodine is absorbed through the skin, it's really easy to administer the proper amount. I found that it's chemically similar to a steroid that's been prescribed to heal my cat's chin-zits and jaundice in the past, and with similar results. Simply swab the iodine on the skin using a cotton swab. I've put the iodine on my cat's chin to fight the zits, but it's also nice to put it in the thin hair between a cat's eyes and ears so that you can see if and how quickly the iodine is being absorbed. My very timid baby doesn't mind the treatment, and hasn't put up a fight since the first time I used iodine."
06/07/2012: Bo from Portland, Or Usa replies: "Could someone indicate what type of iodine and at what dosage/how much is used when painting? This is strong stuff!! I would hate to bring harm to my pet through my own ignorance!!"
11/13/2011: Asma from Karachi, Pakistan: "I have a 4 year old male persian. A month ago he was diagnosed with pre-hep jaundice. He went thru a 5 day anti-biot injection course. Relapsed. Was put on oral anti-biot for 7 days. Relapsed again. And is now on a 3 week course of the same oral anti-biot. Test results at the time of relapse #2 showed that jaundice was due to a parasite, which we are treating.
He's been doing better - a little fussy about food, but has developed a skin rash on the frontside of his neck and two spots on the backside of his neck. Before the jaundice I had noticed a abrasion/lesion which I cleaned with antiseptic and chalked off to a scuffle with a neighbourhood cat. Now that same lesion is purple with small specks of scab and has spread.
I dont want to pump my poor Manoscheher with more anti-biots. I haven't taken a single anti-biot in 25 years and resort to natural remedies myself. I hate having to give him these anti-biots, but I dont understand his ailments and how I can help him with natural remedies that will bring relief to him asap.
Would really appreciate some advice regarding tackling to his internal parasitic infection and the skin rashes. Bless!"
09/19/2012: Debbie from St.louis, Missouri, Usa: "My 9 week old kitten has had a swollen, draining eye for over a week. Can't afford vet bill until next week. Found this site. Just dabbed equal parts of Apple Cider Vinegar and water on the back of her neck as instructed here. She got a good whiff of it a sneezed about 4 times in a row. Then she tried to run away from the smell, but I had already gotten her. So hoping this will work!! I'll let you know. I need little Lady Isabella to be cured! Thank you everyone for sharing your testimonies on this site."
06/18/2011: Meccamoo from White Mountains, Az: "About a month ago, two kittens found me. I let them inside, they're rocking cute. Problem is they need kitty mother's milk and I don't know what to feed them. They have fondly taken to my male Oreo kitty - he's 11 yrs and very furry. They all get along really well. They knead his belly (which is now pink) looking for food. Oreo's is kind enough (or lazy enough?) to allow this often - though he has no milk to give. He is hot for the girl kitty which makes me wonder if he was ever really neutered. Two questions: What can I feed the little one that isn't very expensive and will provide them with nutrients they need. (They have been eating Oreo's dry cat food and sometimes I give them plain yogurt and or milk). How can I keep Oreo from humping the female kitten?
Thank you very very very much."Replies
08/08/2011: Meccamoo from Pinetop, Az replies: "Please help me understand why my 11 year old neutered male cat continually humps these kittens. Any advice? Anyone?Also is there anything I can feed the two kittens to help them wean?"
09/14/2012: Linda from San Francisco, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Meccamoo, I know your kitties are long since weaned, but this may help someone else with the same problem. I have raised many baby kitties with the following:
Meyenberg canned goat milk, about 1/2 cup (grocery)
1 or 2 whole raw egg yolks
"Missing Link" nutrient powder for cats (pet store or Ebay)
A small amount of water (~ 1 tablespoon or so, to help keep the kitten/s hydrated.)
Mix the above very well together and feed the kitties every couple of hours, including through the night (just like a human baby). Use an eye dropper (carefully, go into the side of their little mouths, there is a gap between the teeth there) if you have to, but don't "push" it into them, "offer" it and let them lick it off the dropper, or off your Very Clean finger. They *may* suck directly to the end of the dropper, if they can/do that's great, but it ain't going to be the same as Mama..
Very young kittens can dehydrate and die easily, and also cannot produce enough body heat to keep themselves warm enough, so you will have to keep them sheltered and watch that water intake. Fleas will also make them anemic and kill them pretty quickly, so you may have to brush them to get fleas off (outside of course). A human boar bristle baby brush can be used for this. Or you can pick the fleas off and put them into a small bowl of any kind of oil; they won't be able to hop out, and will drown. If you must use a source of heat, use your own body heat, it's the only truly safe thing I know of, unless you have a whelping heating pad around the house (Ebay).
Those will cover the major and most likely problems you may run into...
L-Lysine for Feline Herpes Outbreaks
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 02/21/2013: Maria from Louisville, Ky: "L-Lysine for cats with herpes virus
Please consider posting information on your site about the amino acid, L-Lysine. It is very effective in controlling the frequency, duration and severity of feline herpes outbreaks. Many of your posters are under the impression that they can resolve swollen, runny eyes with ACV, when what is happening is their cats is experiencing a viral outbreak that will run its course and resolve on it's own anyway. As long as the drainage is clear, eyes should be left alone. If the drainage in the eye becomes green and thick or the eye can't open, then it is evident that a bacterial infection is at work and an antibiotic is needed. (I use fishmox regularly) While nothing cures or prevents cat herpes, L-Lysine is a valuable tool in your arsinol. While the ACV may help in terms of cleansing the eye, (I cannot imagine that it doesn't sting, even when diluted) it is in no way effecting the viral outbreak. I dose my cats with L-lysine 3 times a week by mixing a 500mg capsule into wet food. It tasts salty and they din't seem to mind the addition at all. I buy human grade L-lysine (usually NOW brand as it comes in a capsule that is already granulated and easy to open and mix, it beats crushing pills) I have had fantastic results."
12/01/2009: Kelly from Farmersville, California Usa: "I Need A Remedy For A Cat Who Can't Meow
There is a stray cat who comes over to our place every so often, and I feed it and give it water. I don't know if the cat is a boy or a girl. The problem is, the poor thing can't meow. I gave it some hairball remedy in case the problem was a hairball. I don't know if that is the problem or not, but if it turns out that the problem may be caused by something else, I'd appreciate any advice I can get. What remedy would you suggest for a cat who suddenly seems to have lost its meow? Thanks in advance!"Replies
12/18/2009: Puppetrina from Houston, Tx replies: "not all cats meow...or meow often...does the cat try to meow? Cats meow specifically as a signal to their humans..if a cat was raised with no humans, it may have a tendency not to meow....except when in heat to signal a mate...or to it's kittens..."
12/18/2009: Kelly from Farmersville, Ca replies: "The cat tries to meow, but it only makes a sound like it's trying to hock up a hairball. I forgot to mention this before. I don't know what is causing this. It's worrisome. The cat has been here several times and it was able to meow before. But now it just opens its mouth like it's going to meow, but these little coughing sounds come out instead. It's not choking on aything because it's able to eat its food and drink its water. I would like to help this cat, but I don't really know what to do, except give it hairball medicine. Has any body here ever dealt with this problem before with a cat? If so, I'd love it if you could help me out by suggesting some remedies you've used in the past to treat this problem."
12/23/2009: Laura from Fairview, Nc replies: "Kelly, I started feeding a feral kitten this past Summer and found that he could not meow very well...he could barely get a squeak out of his mouth. It is now Winter and since he has been fed good food on a regular basis he has slowly developed a fairly good voice...much improved. He also had ear mite infestation, so I have been using over-the-counter ear mite treatment. It is possible that getting the ear mites under control has helped with his voice."
10/16/2012: Carolyn from Chattanooga, Tn Usa: "Our Garfield, about 10 years old, had a bad fall down into a small spot between a desk and book case. We have made several trips to the vet, but he is still not eating or using his back legs much. In spite of the appetite stimulant, he just won't eat. I have been givind him food and water with a syringe, orally. I need a homemade recipe for shampoo with no chemicals, reccomendations for appetite enhancers, and a homemade device to put training wheels on a cat. We also need miracles, if anyone has an excess. Thank you. My email address is Carolynyharris02(at)aol.com. "
01/04/2013: Heebie from Toronto, On, Canada: "Hello. My calico cat is 12 years old. About a year ago I found she had a black crusty substance at the bottom of one of her nail close to the skin. I took her to the vet who said it was an infection and prescribed antibiotics. She was on Clavamox for a few weeks. The antibiotics seems to help, but even after two rounds it never went away completely.
Recently I noticed that it had returned and had now spread to three nails, and two of them are also infected. Behind the black sludge is a thick greenish white pus. I have been washing out the nails with diluted hydrogene peroxide, and using some antibotic cream that is safe for pets. One nail did clear up, but the other two are still infected.
She does not seemed to be bothered by this or in any pain, she is more bothered when I clean it. Any suggestions? I can take her back for more antibiotics, but they didn't seem to work all that well and was hoping for another solution.
I do have another cat as well as a dog, and I have checked all of their nails and nothing has spread to them, so I am assuming this is not a fungal infection.
Any help would be greatly appreciated."
Pau D'arco for UTI
[YEA] 07/26/2008: Nicole from San Diego, CA: "A couple years ago my cat had a urinary tract infection (I assumed - he was peeing all around the house right in front of me and there would be little if any urine and blood in it). I took him off of dry food and put some drops of Pau D'Arco Herbal Glycerite Extract into his water bowl. Within a day his behaviour changed and his kitty litter box was put to good use. He went back to being the happy crazy cat he was before - and I no longer get cheap dry food! He's never had another infection in the past couple years and he has a preference for dry food. I probably put about 10 drops or so of the extract (mine was alcohol free and from Herb Pharm) into his bowl and kept him inside to make sure he wouldn't get water from another source.... but that was about 2 years ago so I'm not sure on the exact amount."
Plasma Cell Pododermatitis Remedies
07/09/2013: Maria from Tauranga, New Zealand: "Pododermatitis in my cat. Please do you know of any thing that can help my poor cat he has such bad paws they are really swollen and look very very bad. I can see he has trouble putting pressure on them an now has his paws extended to take a bit of pressure off paws. He had had steriods at the vet serveral times injected only helped for short time and doesn't really work much. I have sprayed colloidal silver on paws to see if this helps but still sore. Have you got any ideas, I feel it cruel to have him in such pain and want to try to heal him asap. Thanks Maria"Replies
07/10/2013: Om from Hope Bc, Canada replies: "Please obtain MMS and see protocols online. It should be the one thing that will work.
See GreenMeds online to inform yourself of the dangers of statins. Stay away from pharma drugs. Hope your dear cat will respond to treatment. I am about to take MMS myself, so is my little dog. All the best and keep in touch. Om"
11/16/2012: Kate59 from Kingston, Ny, United States: "Love your site. 3 years ago I adopted a one-yr-old cat, named Jon Jon. After 6 months he developed swollen front pads, bloody and sore. My cats are all indoors. I contacted the vet and the lady I adopted him from. Surgery to remove the pads were recommended.
After researching on the web, I found some vets using doxycycline to treat the plasmacytic pododermatitis. My vet wrote me a prescription and within days his pads were normalizing. I followed the protocol. 2 weeks later they became swollen again, so again I used the doxycycline.
I decided (instead of constant antibiotic treatment) to put him on probiotics. He's been fine ever since! Everyday I sprinkle a small amount of refrigerated probiotic on his wet food (a small amount of wet food). Once a day. One capsule lasts 5 - 6 days for him.
Just wanted to share this with any readers having this problem with a cat or a dog. Thanks! Kate"Replies
12/08/2013: Marlene from San Diego replies: "What brand/type of probiotics are you feeding your cat? I'm afraid my cat has the same disease."
06/09/2009: Mary Ann from Southington, CT: "I am interested in giving my cat canned pumpkin with her food. Just a little bit, but cannot find it. All I can find is the pumpkin pie filling. Can you tell me where I locate this."
EC: If it's 100% pumpkin, it will work! We found ours in the grocery store aisle next to the canned cherries (for cherry pie)... If your brand contains other ingredients besides pumpkin, try Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.
01/18/2013: Katylucyb from Wichita, Ks replies: "Pumpkin is a vegetable so look in the canned vegetable section for pure 100% pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling. My store stocks it in both the vegetable section and with the pie fillings."
07/18/2013: Katlyn from Ontario, Canada: "Hi there, I am desperate for help in figuring out what could be wrong with my cat and any remedies I can try for him at home as I unfortunately cannot afford to take him to the vet. Over the past month or so he has lost all muscle and fat and has literally become skin and bones. I hear a gurgling noise once in a while coming from his stomach. His left eye also became reddish orange and now it seems like he can't see out of it as it is very clouded. He seemed in good spirits until today. Now he seems miserable :( He does go outside but sleeps indoors and comes in to eat and drink. Any help you can provide is enormously appreciated."Replies
07/18/2013: Om from Hope Bc, Canada replies: "Katlyn from Ontario. Katlyn, If it was me I would obtain MMS online and begin treating him. You are at advantage in not able to afford a vet. I am treating myself and my pets with MMS with good results. For example people treat their dogs successfully with parvo with this and you know how serious that disease is. It looks your kitty neds immediate help. And another thing: it is very affordable. Please follow the protocol exactly. I would use a syringe and start with 1/2 drop. Instructions are online. Jim Humble website. Wish you all the best. Om"
07/22/2013: Bw from Bellevue, Wa replies: "The problem could be many things, but I expect that if you are not feeding your cat a raw diet, this might help a lot. See these two sites for info: http://www.catnutrition.org/ and http://feline-nutrition.org/index.php."
07/22/2013: Bw from Bellevue, Wa replies: "Another site to read, since you mentioned you could hear your cat's stomach gurgling. This tells the story of someone whose cat had IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), which may give you some insight into what could be wrong and what you could try: http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2012/09/how-treatment-resistant-feline-ibs-diarrhea-throwing-up-healed-in-one-month-not-just-by-food/"