Natural Pet Remedies for Cats

Last Modified on Sep 09, 2014

Multiple Ailments   0  0   

Posted by Carolyn (Chattanooga, Tn Usa) on 10/16/2012

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)

Nail Infection   0  0   

Posted by Heebie (Toronto, On, Canada) on 01/04/2013

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.

Natural Aids for Milk Production   0  0   

Posted by Ashley (Canada) on 07/01/2014

I have a young cat who just had 7 tiny kittens. She had a very long labour with one kitten stuck for about 10 hours before hubby and I pulled it out, dead :( We thought she was done after 6, came home from work to another one, but dead :( :( When I went to change the bloody bedding from their box, we examined the kittens and found one to be severely deformed and needed to be put down :(they are 1/2 manx kittens and spine and leg deformities are common) Mama cat has been with her babies nearly constantly and is very nurturing so I think she will do a great job but I have felt her mammaries and they seem to be completely empty. I am wondering what I can give her to help her produce enough milk to nourish her tiny little babies...can I give her a fennel tea? any other advice is much appreciated TIA!

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Hey Ashley!

If this were my cat I would take her to the vet immediately to ensure all the placentas have been expelled. A vet visit now - along with a shot of oxytocin to clear out the uterus which will also help bring down the milk - is far cheaper than an emergency room visit for a rotting retained placenta.

That said, check your queens nipples to make sure they are not blocked by waxy plugs. You can boost milk supply by making sure your queen has fresh water and is not dehydrated. Feeding high quality protien is a must at this time; feed her high quality food 4x day at this stage of the game. I find that milk supply will increase as the kits grow and drink more.

Pau D'arco for UTI   1  0   

Posted by Nicole (San Diego, CA) on 07/26/2008

[YEA]  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   0  0   

Posted by Maria (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 07/09/2013

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

Posted by Om
Hope Bc, Canada
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

Plasmacytic Pododermatitis   0  0   

Posted by Kate59 (Kingston, Ny, United States) on 11/16/2012

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

Posted by Marlene
San Diego
What brand/type of probiotics are you feeding your cat? I'm afraid my cat has the same disease.

Pumpkin   0  0   

Posted by Mary Ann (Southington, CT) on 06/09/2009

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.

Posted by Katylucyb
Wichita, Ks
3 Posts
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.

Remedies Needed   1  0   

Posted by Diamond (Ma, US) on 06/30/2014

In the past I have had the very best results with all my pets high acidic tests. I had a strong feeling from treating many of my pets for acid via constantly throwing up, then after using the apple Cider Vinegar they have been in the very best of spirits, eating great with no more ongoing negative results. Today I have another new rescue cat, I am feeling like she too has the same sickness all my other pets had. My bigger problem is she refuses to let me treat her, I cannot put any thing in her food because she smells it and walks away, therefore refuses to eat, I cannot hold her and put anything in her mouth as she fights and scratches, I also noticed she has a rattle and throws up a lot of mucus. I don't have the money to take her to the vet. Furthermore I would rather not put her through a lot of stress.

Thank you for the much needed info you can offer.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Hey Diamond!

Please read up on feline respiratory disease on EC:

At minimum I would isolate your new rescue to avoid infecting your existing pride.

You might consider applying ACV by dipping your new rescue's paws into a pan with ACV or using a spray bottle to moisten her coat; she will have to lick it off to dry herself and so would ingest it in that manner.

Posted by Thomas (Garland) on 06/13/2014

I have a cat that is diagnosed with Squamous Carcinoma. I took him to the Dr., said he wants to amputate the leg up to the shoulder for $4K.

I looked at your web site. It's on his foot below the knee. I have been putting kelp iodine on the area, then mother's ACV and then neem oil and then palm oil. Does this sound like a good protocol. I also have been giving him 1ml of ACV with 3 ml of water in a syringe 3-4 times a day. He seems to like to drink and will pee a little bit afterwards. The wound is very pussie. Should I push on it and try to drain it. When should I clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide. Any help would be appreciated. I love this cat and my mother said just euthanize the damn cat. Help. Scott

Posted by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
Thomas from Garland --- so good of you wanting to see your kitty well and healthy. You are doing the right thing.

Google ESSIAC and study the testimonies and the link that does not sell, but gives advice also for pets. I have used it with success. They will tell you where to order. For the puss bathe daily with warm chamomile tea. There is no need to amputate. Give it about six months with ESSIAC and make sure the diet is adequate for this condition. Add ACV on his food and study pet section on EC for more info. Give filtered, not distilled water. No dairy. This disease is in the blood, so ESSIAC will clean it and activate the immune system; to cut off a limb would do only harm.

Please keep us informed how things are going.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Sue
To Om from Hope, Bc. Canada. You said you have used Essiac with success. Could you tell us how? My vet also wants to amputate my dog's toe due to a cancerous tumor. We have been using the Amazon Tonic III for about a month and haven't seen any results yet. I also don't want to have the dogs toe amputated. Thanks.
Posted by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
Sue from Michigan --- you can google ESSIAC and on the page is a link who don't sell but tell you what to do. If you take time, there is also reference to pets. It is awesome what ESSIAC does. It is much supressed for obvious reasons. I know a woman who cured herself of breast cancer years ago and she still does a few weeks a year of tea brewing for prevention.

For example, I know of a vet who is very proud over her surgery skills. The dog I helped to heal from suspected cancer of the spleen. She suggested to the owner that she had "excised" spleens before. My comment is: so you cut out a very important organ, literally throwing it into the garbage and you are impressed with your excising skills.

Where does the healing come in? The dog would be on harsh drugs for the rest of his life, with lowered quality and life expectancy. And the agony of the guardian! Not counting the $$$ which are evidence of big business with bodies.

I have just posted a reply for Essiac and diet on EC. Wash your dog's foot in H202 or chamomile tea which is very soothing. Administer ESSIAC tea twice daily with warmed water. Make sure you buy the whole herbs with roots and do the brewing yourself. Be leary of what meat you feed and it should be less. Fresh organic veggies. Turmeric and vit C are important.

People freak out when hearing of cancer. Cancer is very curable and there is no reason to cut off limbs. Essiac cleans the blood and does much for other disease. when the blood is clean healing begins. Beware of antibiotics and vaccinations but the very first one and no 4-way shots to be sure.

Sometimes things look worse for a time but that is no reason to give up . Apparently it is part of the healing process.

I wish you a good healing journey. The dog I helped cure is well and healthy three years since.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Kathy (South Africa) on 06/04/2014

Please help. I am at my wit's end. My baby Maine Coon - Pixie-Belle - is 9 months old and we have been battling with 2 hotspots for almost 2 months. She has been to the vet every 10 days and has had 3 antibiotic shots and an ointment containing prednisolone that I rub on 4 to 6 times a day. The one has shrunk considerably and is really quite small now but the other one is healing so slowly. To make matters worse, she licks and scratches them. I am so frustrated and worried and really need some advice on how to clear these up quickly. I don't really want to take her back to the vet as I am sure she will be given more antibiotics and I really don't think a 4th course would be good. Can someone please advise me on what will work quickly and efficiently. We think the cause was her big brother's claws as they play lots and are quite rough with each other. We have had their little claws trimmed so touch wood - no new hotspots. however, I have stopped all fish, incase it's a food allergy. Bowls are all stainless steel and she is treated for fleas and ticks religiously as we live in the bush.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Hey Kathy!

A couple of things come to mind.

As much as this may be distasteful, it may help to take your cat to the groomer for a summer cut; this will allow air to reach the hot spots and also make any bathing easier.


When allergy season comes and my dogs get the itchies, this is my Allergy Skin Battle Plan which combines a topical dip to address any secondary infection going on in the skin from all the itching and scratching as well as a water treatment to help balance your cat's PH and calm the skin:

Ted's Anti fungal/staph skin solution - you will need:

Milk of Magnesia [magnesium hydroxide]
Epsom salts [magnesium sulfate]
Borax [sodium tetraborate]
1% hydrogen peroxide solution

Mix 1 tbsp of MOM with 1 tbsp epsom salt and 1 tbsp borax into 1-1/2 cups of 1% hydrogen peroxide. Apply and do not rinse. This solution should knock out any staph infection or yeast infection going on in the skin. I usually quadrupple the batch and fill most of a gallon jug with this solution; I then bathe my pet, rinse thoroughly, squeeze out excess water in the coat and then plug up the bath tub. I then pour this solution over my pet [I usually heat it up by soaking it in a pan of hot water or rest in the bath water until its warm] and then I use a plastic cup to scoop up the solution and keep pouring it over my pet - do this for 10 minutes to allow the solution to *work*. I put my pet still wet in a crate without bedding and let drip dry for half an hour - after that I let the pet out and towel dry or finish air drying. You may have to sit with your damp cat wrapped in a towel for 15 minutes as a cat in a crate will lick and groom - and while not toxic the MOM when ingested may cause loose stools.

Additionally you can add pet vitamins, ie Pet Tabs - for a week, along with flaxseed oil and evening primrose oil; you can also try flaxseed oil and coconut oil - 1 -2 tsp am and pm in the food; you should see improvement in a couple of days.

Lastly, the addition of 1 teaspoon of baking soda in one half liter of drinking water may also help and will calm problem skin in a matter of hours. Once the skin is under control, for long term maintenance use 1/2 tsp of baking soda per liter of water.

Posted by Om (Hope, Bc. Canada) on 06/03/2014

Theresa, Hi! Now that I have just six cats left, I would really like to know what can be done about the pale stool and occasional projectile vomiting. It is all very well to know the answer for humans, but they are cats and sometimes hard to medicate.

I am not keen on chemical stuff but am wondering if you have some ideas.

When they get old, like two that have just passed on, they have big problems with unnatural appetite and non absorption.

Your response would be highly appreciated.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Namaste Om!

Pale stool + projectile vomiting + liver disease - JMHO.

It's also possible the projectile vomiting is due to a blockage in the GI tract; I know I see my fair share of hairballs this time of year and it reminds me I need to get out the furminator and get the spring coat shedding out of the way.

As for what you can do for your cats, I have had good luck with homeopathic Berberis vulgaris - this on a bird that had discolored stools which tipped me off to the liver disease; I didn't know which bird was affected in my flock until I found the bird on the floor of the aviary one morning - he was barely moving and near death. I dosed the berberis by crushing the pill in an envelope and then pouring the powder into a few drops of water and then used a dropper to get the fluid into his mouth. I dosed him three times in this manner, about half an hour apart. Within 15 minutes of the first dose he was sitting upright; the second dose had him perching and by the third he appeared perfectly fine and was able to be released back into the flight. When its the right remedy, homeopathy works very quickly.

There may be other remedies that will work for your cats as well, but this one sprang to mind immediately. I will think more on it but do dose berberis if you have it handy.

Posted by Om (Hope Bc Canada) on 05/16/2014

I have been using Drontal for many years of animal rescue. I have used at least three pills this time on some cats but they are still ravenous, loosing weight and have blood in their stool.

Now, Drontal is the only vet drug I will use as with parasites nothing else seemed to work. Considering that one pill costs now $10 and is just not working anymore. I am very concerned about their welfare. I have administered the pills in different ways without success. Can anyone, Theresa, or any experienced person help? Many thanks, Om

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Namaste, Om!

Drontal [praziquantel] is effective for tape worms; in the big scheme of things tape worms are visually unappealing but are not life threatening. Bloody stools often indicate hookworms and roundworms; an effective and safe drug for treating those is human grade pyrantel pamoate. If you are treating repeatedly with no results, it would appear a different remedy - drug - is needed

Trade Winds offers a non-prescription OTC praziquantel tablet at a far better rate than $10 per pill; you can buy the liquid vanilla flavored pyrantel pamoate online and get 16 oz for twenty bucks or so.

I have had reservations about using such medications in treating litters of puppies and so tried alternate routes - all with no success. It's possible I simply did not treat long enough, but in immune compromised animals with a heavy worm load you do not have the luxury of time; you need to reduce the worm load *quickly* to reduce the stress on the animal to preserve it's health. Even the holistic vet I use agreed; the pyrantel pamoate does an excellent and safe job at eliminating the active adults and larvae of helminthes and ascarids - two super successful prehistoric parasitic species that if left untreated will cause the death of their host.

If you cannot obtain the pyrantel pamoate online, I have a bottle I intended to donate to rescues that I can send you.


Posted by Om
Hope, Bc. Canada
43 Posts
Re Cat deworming problems - to Theresa -

Hi Theresa I found everything you described online but they cannot deliver. Here is my e-mail . I am getting really worried. Thanks, Om sairamom at hotmail dot com

Posted by Amanda (Ireland) on 04/24/2014

Hi My cat has developed bilateral perinephric psudocysts on both kidneys. He is 5 and has been suffering with CKD for almost 7 months now. He is going in to get the psudocysts drained on Monday. When they are drained, my question is, is there anything at all that I could try to stop or help stop them from filling up again? Anything at all.

Kind Regards, Amanda & Eli

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Hey Amanda!

Sorry to hear about Eli's CKD and perinephric pseudocysts.

While you can aspirate/drain these pseudocysts there is no way to prevent them from filling up again with serous fluid. The serous fluid is normally present everywhere in the body - it essentially lubricates the internal organs so is essential. The ideal treatment would be to have the perinephric pseudocysts surgically removed.

Posted by Gayle (Ny, US) on 04/12/2014

Yesterday I heard my 11 year old cat moving in another room like he was playing with something. When I checked, he looked like he was staggering, front end one way, back end another. The times I did feed him he didn't quite finish his food which is not like him. He usually sucks his food down without chewing every piece. He seemed fine afterward. I picked him up, held him. His breathing was fine. Eyes reacting to light. He is normal today. No shots since we adopted him 11 years ago. Never outside. He eats Trader Joe's no dye food that I thought was better for him. Any thoughts?

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
576 Posts
Hey Gayle!

Two things come to mind for your staggering senior: ear infection or parasitic infection [think giardia].

The inner ear controls balance and its possible your cat could have one, but you would see the behavior ongoing.

And, when I last had a senior kitty she did the staggering thing; in her case it was giardia or some other type of parasite. I use a holistic vet and he prescribed a combination of nutritionals that tasted nasty but did the trick. It seemed each spring she would get whatever it was, get all staggery, and then after a visit to the vet for a vial of bitter herbs et al, would recover.

I suppose its also possible that your kitty had a blood sugar imbalance; keep an eye on the litter box and monitor weight and water intake. Diabetes mellitus is very common - and very treatable - in older cats and could cause temporary staggering. If the litter box and water bowl each need frequent attention a vet visit is in order.

Posted by Katlyn (Ontario, Canada) on 07/18/2013

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.

Posted by Om
Hope Bc, Canada
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
Posted by Bw
Bellevue, Wa
3 Posts
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: and
Posted by Bw
Bellevue, Wa
3 Posts
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:

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