Natural Pet Remedies for Cats

Last Modified on Dec 16, 2014


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Bloody Stool Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Heatherb (Helena, Ohio) on 07/29/2014

One of our 2 month old kittens has bright red blood spots in his/her feces. Neither kitten has been spayed/neutered yet or seen by a vet yet and they are indoor kittens. Any ideas? Thanks!

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
07/30/2014
Hey Heather!

Bright red blood in stools *can* be normal. I need more info to a better opinion.

You have two 8 week old kittens - are they new to your house, or did you raise them from birth?

Have you changed their diet recently?

Are the stools normal on consistency or loose and runny or mucousy?

Have they ever been wormed?

Thanks!

Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide   1  0   

Posted by Diamond (Salisbury, Ma. Usa) on 03/30/2011

Well I can truly say I had a tiger by the tail. My kitten was a stray and a mess, I didn't know what she had, I just figured she was itchy until I found this god send of a site that showed me what mange really is. I first tried Apple Cider Vinegar with some results, but then I found this using borax and peroxide message an decided to try it, I was not accurate on the amount of time but I tried approx. an hour & a half, I also tried mayo. Prior to the borax & peroxide then I tried to give her a bath, it seems as though I got most of the water then she did, after her bath I put vit. E on her, she was fighting and kicking for dear life with all fours straight up, thankfully she did not scratch me, also I used surgical gloves. She is now sitting close by me washing her self off, so I decided to check her fur for any signs of mites, and of course there are still red spots rather then red with black dots almost as before, I really don't know if this process needs more work as she is losing trust in me and it's a huge fight for her. I use a steamer humidifier for her as she is congested, I even have to wipe her snotty nose like a little baby because it was stuffed up. All I can do now is pray it did help immediately or try it again later, but I do need to give her a bit of a rest in between as her system is weak. She is looking at me with those big eyes of her as if to say AND I trusted you. (chuckles) More later on in the week when she is doing a litle better. Thank you every one for your input.... And much thanks to Ted that made all this possible.

Replied by Diana
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
05/16/2011
[YEA]   This reply is to Diamond from Salisbury, Ma...

It sounds as if your cat is having problems with infestation. Fleas? Ticks? Mites or lice?

Have you tried food grade diatomaceous earth as a treatment? Look into it. You put in on their fur and in their food. It kills the mites, lice, fleas and ticks on the body. Its all natural. Make sure you get the food grade Diatomaceous earth. You can add a little dusting of it to their wet food as well. If you reasearch it you will see that it is a natural form of getting rid of these problems on pets, in the house, on your carpets and on your garden. Buy only the food grade. Constant flea infestation and the irratation it brings can cause your cat to have trouble breathing, stuffy nose, runny nose.. As well as mange. (loosing hair on their body. ) I just bought some myself after all my reasearch on it as an alterative to collars and other things they sell that are dangerous to pets to control any infestations. I am convinced it will help with many of their problems. I hope it works for you!

Replied by Col
Denver, Co
02/07/2012
Thanks Diane, I have heard of the diatomaceous earth and did not realize that they made a food grade also- where to look for it? - saw the regular in a green house once.
Replied by Larrycatsmom
Ballina, Ireland
06/29/2013
DO NOT use diatomaceous earth meant for water filters! It has been heat treated and can kill animals if ingested. Food grade - animal or human is great, I've even used 'pest grade' for a short while - as long as it is NOT heat treated and IS safe to add to grain/foodstuffs - ask the manufacturer. Having said that, I love the stuff! I've used it on cats, dogs, horses, birds, and people; internally and externally. Rub it into the carpet and leave it along walls to kill fleas, ants, roaches... Most any insects. It doesn't work immediately, give it a few days - it'll kill almost any worms or insects The only danger to animals is that it is very drying so be careful not to make too much dust with it as it can irritate eyes and lungs.

I also use it in the garden but carefully as it will kill beneficial insects like bees, so just don't put it near the flowers where bees may go. It won't harm worms in the soil and will actually help enrich the soil when it washes off in the rain. That's the biggest problem using it in the garden!

Replied by Peggy
Usa
08/08/2014
It can be found at Tractor Supply stores all across the U.S. Make sure you tell them you need the "Food Grade". I use it. The bag lasts a long time, it's like a gray baby powder.
Replied by Myway
Wilmington, De
12/16/2014
Food Grade diatomaceous earth (DE) is very effective for fleas on animals - just don't inhale it. I have a bowl of the powder in the kitchen with a "poofy" brush I used for rouge on my face. When one of my cats come by, I just dab it into their fur with the brush. They don't even know it's happening. This treatment is drying so I just do it once a week - dabbing their fur. Please don't use pool grade DE. You can cause great harm to your pet. BTW, I take a tablespoon a day in my water...:)

Boric Acid   0  0   

Posted by Crickett (29palms, California) on 07/08/2011

Just a quick lesson in the difference in a poison and over indulgence. The roach dies when it eats, EATS Boric acid mixed with sugar. It gets a fatal dose of changed digestive PH. Boric acid is not poisonous to roaches, it eats it from the inside due to overinjestion, it is like a human drinking a gallon of hot sauce. A little is great on food, but go to far, make it too hot and you are going to get a stomach ache, drink a gallon and you will end up like the roach. So a note to people using Boric acid on pets, Check the Ph of the solution you are going to use to see if it is compatible with your pets PH, if you do not know what I am talking about or do not have the means to do so, that is a clue that you are not qualified to use this method safely, so don't! Same goes for Vinegar, remember it is an acid too, and there are differing acidic levels in Apple cider vinegar, it is usually listed on the bottles.

My suggestion is use the lowest acidic content apv you can find.

Calici Virus   0  0   

Posted by Silvia (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 06/15/2012

I have a 3 years old male cat that deesn't seem to recover from FCV. He was in the hospital for 1 week and seemed back then that he was doing good, that was 3.5 months ago. We got homeopathics remedies to treat him and the other cat that got it as well but was only sick for 1 week with mild symptoms. The most affected are his hind paws and lately is trying to walk on the 2 front paws only. The simptoms are changing all the time, a few days he is grinding his teeth and the mouth is swollen, some other days is one paw or the other, now acctually both hind paws. This makes me think he is reinfected all the time. Homeopathics don't seem to work, I gave him MMS activated, no more than 1 drop a day, now I introduce the DMSO, we had the nosode as well back 2 months ago, lysine, Lugols 1 drop. What is to be done? Sometimes he won't eat or let us touch him, it has been more than taxing on us.

Replied by Nh Gardener
Sanbornton, Nh, Usa
06/18/2012
For Silvia from Toronto re. Cat with FCV--Please try food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) in his food, 1/2 tsp. Once a day, increasing gradually to rounded tsp. 2 X/day. If he won't take it, apply some to his fur and paws so he'll lick it off. DE absorbs and eliminates toxins from the body. Also, give him 1/2 tsp gently melted coconut oil in his food, increasing to 1 tsp. Again, if he won't eat it, apply to his paws or legs so he'll lick it off. Good luck.
Replied by Suzanne
North Plainfield, New Jersey, Usa
11/15/2012
Hi, Just saw your post. I too have a kitty with FCV. When I first adopted him his tongue was one big open, ulcerated sore. He could not eat. Had to force feed him 4-5 times a day with syringe. Besides making him an all natural, grain free raw diet, I gave 500mg Lysine daily for 2 weeks as well as Daily Reiki sessions, 1/2 to 1 hour 3x's a day. (I'm a Reiki Master). That was 1 1/2 years ago. He's fine now. I regularly put 1-2 drops of organic, raw with the mother ACV in his water bowl. Now he gets 250mg of lysine daily. If he starts to show signs of a weakened immune system I may give 1/2cc Astragulus (Liquid Chinese herbal) twice a day for a few days. The Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier is a book I often refer to for help. A friend refered it to me and it's been a Great resource.

Cat Peeing in House   0  0   

Posted by Ursula (Tobyhanna, P.a.) on 12/16/2013

Cat with eye infection/ Cat peeing all over my house

Cat's eye lids are red and eye is swollen - what can I use? I also have a 12 yr old cat that I have taken to the vet numerous times and he has nothing medically wrong with him but he pees all over my house. I have the catgenie litter box that cleans itself very well but I need help here. Can you give me some advice?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
12/16/2013
Hey Ursula!

You can try the ACV remedy for conjunctivitus from EC:

Home Remedy Ingredients

  • Unpasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
  • Filtered Water - 1 Cup

Mix 2 tsp of unpasteurized apple cider vinegar in a cup of water. Dip a cotton pad or soft cloth in the solution to wash the eyelid inside and out. You can place a few drops of the water mixture in the eye as well. You should repeat this treatment every few hours until the conjunctivitis is completely healed. Usually that will take from 2-3 days.

You can also try the advice from another poster [scroll down for original post]:

12/08/2013: Bluejade4 from Houston, tx: "I used a drug called Pink Eye Remedy for humans on my cat. You can get this at any drug store. My cat is 1 year old and she had eye redness with swelling very teary and little yellow puss like discharge at the corner of one eye. And just redness in the other eye. She was not playing much and would hide and sleep most of the day. I tried the Apple Cider Vinegar and the Neosporin they helped a little but was not effective enough. I bought the pink eye remedy cleaned her eyes with a wet warm face cloth. Held my cat down had my daughter drop 2 drops per eye. I did this twice daily for three days. My cat is all better now she is playing and is her old self. Her eyes are clear bright and normal."

For sure if you try these remedies and see no improvement in 3 days then you should consider taking your cat to the vet.

For your 12 year old consider treating for feline cystitis with ADV and homeopathy:

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/cystitis4.html#ACVC

Also read up on Feline Lower Urinatry Tract Disease here:

http://www.earthclinic.com/pets/cats-urinary-tract-disorders3.html#FLUTD

It may help to get several litter boxes for your cats - so 3 boxes for 2 cats and try to vary the location if possible. If your cat has an area that he soils regularly try putting a box there.

Cat's with FLUTD aren't trying to be naughty when they pee all over the house - they are trying to find any way to escape their discomfort and some with chronic conditions come to associate the pain the the litter box, hence peeing everywhere *but* in the litterbox.

Chlorophyll   0  0   

Posted by Jolean (Hialeah, 33010) on 03/05/2012

I Just would like to know what type of chlorophyll you can give your cat. The pet store by my house only has chlorophyll for dental care. Could I go to my health food store to buy some chlorophyll for my cat? If yes, how much should I give them? Thanks for your help.

Chlorophyll, Milk, Water   1  0   

Posted by Jinmarpet (Midvale, Utah) on 02/04/2010

[YEA]  My cat stank up my house until I started giving him a mixture of one drop liquid chlorophyll, eight ounces milk, and twelve ounces filtered water.


EC: Hi Jinmarpet, is this remedy for cats with cystitis? Thanks!

Replied by Goldencat
Akron, Oh
10/02/2013
I'm shocked. My cats would stink up the house if I allowed them milk all day, diluted or not. Sure to cause stinky loose stools the next day, thanks to their Siamese sensitive digestion. The alleycat isn't so touchy.

I notice my cats' pee is strongly ammonia smelling if they eat dry food. This is due to: dehydration from eating kibble, and more output from drinking extra water to make up for that, plus concentrated urine. P-U.

I'm a raw diet advocate after having a cat with FUS, a baldder stone, urinary blockage twice... All between ages 5 and 8 years old. Changing from high grade kibble based diet drastically changed all the cats' health for the good. This lil guy never had anoter ER trip or sediment in the pee. His chronic dermatitis also cleared!

However, if you don't want to find a nutritionist approved recipie to make, or can't afford the premade raw diets, then feed a wet diet only. Preferably with real meart as first ingredient and NO "animal digest" in it (don't ask - if you must ask, search online for articles on pet food ingredients - truly disturbing). Am betting the cystitis leaves for good, and the pee is less concentrated, thus less smelly.

Imagine: how crunchy-dry are mice? Birds? Kibble stresses a pet's digestive system, and urinary issues are just one result.

Coconut Oil   1  0   

Posted by Dan (Bucharest, Romania) on 03/05/2013

Hi, My 12yo 13 Lbs cat has been diagnosed with chronic candidiasis to his sinuses. He's on a cure with Fluconazole, but I also started giving him coconut oil last week, gradually increasing the dose to 1 teaspoon. Since Sunday, he gets the diarheea, and Sunday was the first day I gave him the full teaspoon, and without food (by rubbing its face with the oil). Should I cut back on the dose, and give it with some food again?

Thanks, Dan

Replied by Bohnney
California, USA
07/05/2013
I cringed and my stomached knotted up when I read your post. You know not a thing about how to feed a cat, its nutritional needs, nor even how to treat a cat humanly. Rubbing the cats face in oil? 'Feeding' the cat oil instead of food?

Are you serious... ? You need to find your cat a more suitable home with better care and make sure it is far away from you! Although... I see three months have passed since you posted. I fear the cat has long since gone to kitty heaven. So sad..

On that note, probiotics are in order to help balance out the gut. A SMALL amount of oil -- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon -- may be acceptable -- unless the additional calories are taking away from much more necessary nutritional needs.

Too much oil for anyone and anything will cause diarrhea! Does that mean we stop feeding ourselves? Of course not! It means stop it with the oil and get back to eating a healthy *balanced* diet!

Ask yourself what cats eat if they were to run free out in nature. THAT is the guideline needed for what to feed a cat or any animal. A good food is necessary. A meat based source of protein formula with NO GMO anything in the ingredients.

Study up on how to feed a cat... BEFORE taking on ownership of one... If common sense fails one to not feed a cat a diet of oil because of a yeast imbalance.

One more thing, by depriving your cat of its daily needed calories you are setting up the cat to get 'Fatty Liver Syndrome' (Hepetic Lipidosis). It can be a real killer...literally.

Replied by Heath
Wisconsin, US
10/15/2014
I think what Dan meant was that instead of putting the coconut oil in the cat's food, he rubbed it on the cat's face, so that the oil would be absorbed through the skin and/or licked off. I don't think he was starving the cat, at least that's how I interpreted it.

If the cat was having diarrhea, yes the dose should be reduced and then gradually increased. A smaller amount in the food, and maybe a little rubbed in the hairless area near the ears/back of the neck/paws.

Posted by Sheila (Post Falls, Idaho) on 12/20/2011

[WARNING!]  Wondering if coconut oil would work on older cats?

Posted by Greta (Kamloops, Bc Canada) on 10/18/2010

Could Rose from Florida please tell me how to give Coconut Oil to cats who are finicky?

Replied by Loveurpet
Los Angeles, California
07/20/2012
Greta if you can't get your cat to eat the coconut oil you can try putting it on her body. I read many places that cats skin is very absorbable. Plus she'll end up licking it off.

* If your cat is an outdoor cat, it's better to first wipe your cat clean*

Posted by Sharon (Pace, Florida) on 04/22/2008

[YEA]  I wrote in the past that I used coconut oil to treat my cats Rhino Virus and ringworm. For myself I take 1 Tbs orally. I have used in on my hair before I wash it. My hair is so soft afterwards.It's great for dandruff. As for my cats I treated the ringworm topically and the rhino virus was treated orally. My cats seem to really like it. They get about a tsp orally. They like it liquid so I run it under hot water. My dogs get about 1 Tbs and they love it too. It has helped Yeast on the skin and allergies. I work as a groomer so I try it for several skin problems.

Colloidal Silver   2  0   

Posted by Linda (Lauzerte, France) on 07/27/2013

One of my cats has a swelling on the side of her jaw. She has been scratching it so that there is now no fur there. I have been treating it with colloidal silver, but cannot do this more than once a day as she hides herself away the rest of the time. She does seem to like being treated and it does not seem to be painful. She also wants to drink a little CS. I am wondering if I can add a little DMSO to really get the CS into the problem area. Would this be safe for her?

Replied by Om
Hope Bc Canada
07/30/2013
Linda from France. Can you shave the area and put on healing clay with a drop of oregano oil and /or castor oil pack secured and wearing cone while doing this? MMS would work, too. Do not use plastic on top but breathing bandage for toxins to escape. If there is even a small puncture visible under the fur, it could be an abcess. If so post and I will give instructions. Om
Replied by Goldencat
Akron, Oh
10/02/2013
I'd say go to a vet immediately. The cat may have a bad tooth that needs removal, and/or a closed abcess from said dental problem. They don't show discomfort much, so a hygenist should examine the cat's teeth to rule out a serious problem. Alternatively, it may be a harmless fluid filled cyct. That would indicate other natural treatments, such as homeopathic and maybe accupuncture for an underlying systemic imbalance. BUT some cats just won't sit still for accupuncture - don't be upset if yours is one of those. My cats are calm enough to allow it - the older one really felt better and soon cooperated every visit - he remembered it helped him. (after urinary blockage, and with sinus congestion)

Colloidal silver isn't topical in this case - you have no wound. Dose the cat with about 1/2 tsp every 4 hours with a good nanosilver product. (all silvers aren't equal) Assuming an infection, and not a physical mass is the cause.

I use Sovereign Silver, as does my holistic vet and local naturopath. You may want to compare their lab studies against the competition, and the explanation of what makes different silver colloids different.

Link to Sovereign vs Mesosilver, with germ images showing relative effectiveness on MRSA. Plenty of other info: http://www.natural-immunogenics.com/silver_comparative_analysis_detail.php?CompetitionAnalysisID=44

Replied by Linda
St Amans De Pellagal, France
10/02/2013
I did take her to the vet who gave her antibiotics and she was fine. She was drinking CS of her own volition too.

Posted by Kate (Hervey Bay, QLD) on 03/21/2009

[YEA]  colloidal silver has been wonderful, i take about a tablespoon neat, i hold it under my tongue as long as possible, gargle then swallow it. i have'nt been near a doctor in almost 6 months and it was only two years ago i almost died from respirtory problems. i even give it to my cat, i took her to the vet thinking she had cat flu, the vet told me she was ok but she continued sneezing, coughing and vomiting. now nearly 3 months of giving her colloidal silver she is much improved. love...it

Replied by Nic
Sydney, NSW Australia
06/30/2009
[YEA]   Colloidal Silver restored my cat's health.

My girl cat was very thin and was vomiting her food. She had become crabby and tense. She was also scratching her ears a lot and losing fur on her belly and legs. A month ago I began giving her colloidal silver by syringe in the mouth, starting with 1/4 teaspoon twice a day, working up to 1/2 teaspoon twice a day. It has worked a treat - she now eats all her food at one sitting, keeps it down, and is gaining weight fast, scratching is much better and fur is growing back. She is now much more relaxed so she must feel a lot better.

Giving the solution by mouth all the time is a bit tedious after a while so I have started pouring the dose onto her tinned food. However, I think giving it into the mouth is probably important for really sick animals as it gets absorbed into the bloodstream faster.

Replied by Goldencat
Akron, Oh
10/02/2013
Spoke to staff at Sovereign Silver on a naturopath's advice... sadly more is known of dosing dogs than cats, but colloidal silver is benign.

Had a 6mos siamese kitten showing signs of early FIP, a 100% fatal virus. Nothing to lose, and zero treatment options. Started him on about a tsp 4x/day, and as often as every couple hours when he spiked a fever of 104f overnight. Fever down by morning, antibiotic seemed to work better to fight the infection detected by labwork. (with no external cause or warning) Drastic GI symptoms and fever, high white counts, weakness. He had had two such crises before I tried the silver - would seem ok a few months and then relapse.

Kitten rapidly improved. IDK the lifecycle of the calci virus (I think it's same family as FIP) but assumed a week long incubation as for other contagions. Kept up the silver, reduced dose to 3x/day. Kitten did not fight this, seemed to know it was helping. Eventually perked up when I said "silver time" for his doses. One year later, no more scary relapses. Cat specialist "is pulling her hair out" and doesn't know what to think, but is "relieved".

Note that colloidal silver reaches a concentration in body tissues and stays there for days... IDK how long, the site may say. Point is, it saturated tissues so that the virus cannot function, and it perishes. (Yayyyy) Same mode of function in other complex organisms - humans, horses, dogs, fish... And benign. Used to be put in newborns' eyes to keep from post-birth infections. Did I say it's benign?

Also - low quality silver has a color, and larger particle size, which *may* in time cause bluish skin in people, but, hey, that's extreme dosing. It's not toxic even then.

Detox   0  0   

Posted by Bluebaker (Nyc, US) on 04/25/2014

My cat has been having tremors, startles and various other symptoms such as insatiable appetite without gaining weight. We lived in a place that was vastly saturated with many toxins, Round Up, the herbicide among them. Two of my other cats who were outdoor cats, died - one of pancreatitis, the other of acute kidney failure.

I've taken this cat to countless vets and no one has been able to help. She's had every test under the sun done, from liver to kidney analysis, urine, blood, CT, x-rays, thyroid and more - and no one has been able to help. I do think this is all related to her exposure to this herbicide.

Is there any way to detox her and repair the damage? Her appetite is ravenous which I believe based on what I have researched on this particular toxin that there is a disruptor that effects specific enzymes, and these enzymes is what she is craving. But it's not productive because no matter how much she is eating it's not being absorbed. Your input is important and we are grateful for any insight on how to help her heal from this.

Thank you.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
04/25/2014
Hey Bluebaker!

My first thought was Activated Charcoal for your girl. You can buy it at most drug stores or online. I would try 1 teaspoon into 1 can of wet food and see how she tolerates it.

Also, read up on EC's detoxification page for other ideas; Bill from San Fernando has many insights into detoxing: http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/detoxification.html

Digestive Enzymes, Salmon Oil   1  0   

Posted by Kelly (Seattle, WA) on 06/28/2009

[YEA]  Digestive Enzymes, Salmon Oil for Cat's fur loss and skin problems

Our indoor/outdoor cat had been scratching and chewing his fur off the back of his legs and underbelly, and had bumps and sores on his skin all over his back and sides as well. His fur had also lost its lustre and looked ragged instead of smooth. We'd fed him high quality, high protein no grain organic foods for years, so we didn't think the food was the problem. Vets, even a naturopathic vet, told us he must be allergic to fleas and we were encouraged to constantly spot treat him with prescription treatment. This never really caused the problem to go away and it would sometimes get a little better, only to flare terribly until he lost all his fur on the backs of his legs and belly, and in patches all over.

My husband went to the natural pet food store to pick up his food and got into a conversation about our cat's issues with the person at the counter, who gave him some handouts about fleas, skin and fur problems. They contend that itching and fur loss was often the result of insufficient digestive enzymes causing an inflammatory reaction in the skin and other systems. They recommended, besides a raw food diet which provides the correct live enzymes for your pet's digestion, adding digestive enzymes to wet food as well as salmon oil.

For a cat, that's 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of enzymes (specially formulated for pets) and a few squirts of salmon oil added to any serving of food. Our cat was slightly reluctant at first, but quickly adjusted and we fed him this mixture to half a can of high protein no grain orgarnic wet food a day. Within days the itching stopped, within weeks his coat regained it's lustre and smooth appearance, is soft to the touch, and grew back more lush and full than ever. They also cautioned that the spot treatments were probably crippling his immune system and making him more susceptible to fleas. We have stopped those, and he hasn't shown any signs of itching or fleabites.


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