Natural Pet Remedies for Cats

Last Modified on Oct 22, 2014

Meow Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Kelly (Farmersville, California Usa) on 12/01/2009

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!

Posted by Puppetrina
Houston, Tx
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...
Posted by Kelly
Farmersville, Ca
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.
Posted by Laura
Fairview, Nc
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.

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)

Multiple Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Sheri (Atascadero, Ca) on 10/06/2014

My Maine Coon rescue has had an ongoing case of feline herpes virus. ACV, steam, and one 7-day treatment of amoxicillin helped him through acute phase. He started eating again and felt a lot better. I still give him diluted organic ACV and lysine powder in his food, but the hacking cough has hung on for many months. The vet told me to try one drop of 0.5% phenylephrine in each nostril about 3 times a day. That's Neosynephrine. He hates it but the drops seem to help. Its been a week and no more coughing.

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
661 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.

Neurological Problems   0  0   

Posted by Catlover (Cincinnati,ohio) on 09/30/2014

I have a one yr old male cat that developed neurological problems after neutering. Have seen 3 vets, last one holistic. He is now unable to walk, likes to stretch his head back, are syringing food part time. He is on choline, immune boosters, liver pills and minerals....not seeing any improvement..does anyone have any ideas? Such a precious little guy, thanks.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
661 Posts
Hey Catlover!

Sorry to hear about your sweet boy.

Are you taking him to Mount Healthy Animal Hospital? If so, the only other thing I can think of would be a vet who practices EFT. You can do this yourself if you cannot find a vet:

Sending healing prayers to you both.


Posted by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
Hi Catlover -- the only thing I can think of is to take BRAHMI or its other name GOTU KOLA. It works on the brain and nervous system. You could mix it with some honey, say a quarter tsp. of the powder in warm water twice a day for some time. Have you examined his eyes? Did you find a fine line on the outer part of his pupil?

You can get this as a powder on line and it is a famous Ayurvedic remedy. It even repairs brain damage and is a powerful blood cleanser.

Did your cat get an injection? A vaccination?

I hope things will improve. Namaste , Om

Posted by Catlover
Cincinnati, OH
Thanks so much for responding, we asked for the rabies vac. not to be given, suspect it was. I just noticed a line across one of his eyes yesterday, what is that a symptom of? Again appreciate advice, will check into Brahmi ASAP.
Posted by Om
Hope, Bc, Canada
Hello Catlover --- people in general who have their animals/pets vaccinated, should examine their pets eyes. That fine line indicates damage to the nervous system.

The rabies vaccination is one of the most damaging poisons of all vaccinations; of course all four fold, etc. vacs. No homeopathic meds can correct it even though people think Thuja will eradicate damage - to no avail.

The truth about rabies here in Canada, for example, is that whenever the Press heard of an unsubstantiated incident, they blew it up to untold proportions, creating public scare and the tactic worked: money flowed into the coffers of the professional sector I.e. veterinary businesses.

When then, after a while, it became public that indeed there was no proof of rabies in the end, it was not given prominence and business was established.

For example, just yesterday I found out gov't has removed all deworming meds from the pet/feed stores. To force us spending a fortune on even one lousy pill plus bring in the animal, plus, plus. Bottomline: greed and manipulation of the public. The professional community lives by the society but holds it to ransom.

You will need to research to at least reverse the damage done to your pet and upbraid the vet who went against your request not to do what he brazenly did. Stand up for your rights. Your decision was not respected.

My only solace in view of all this is the knowledge I have from India's spiritual sector is that "what is seen now will not be seen again". Those that do damage to beings and the environment will not be forgiven. For us who know this, there is personal responsibility.

We will have a completely different medical system in the near future but we have to be patient and have faith.

Namaste, Om

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 Gabbysue (Haltom City, Texas) on 10/21/2014

I could not find anything on ec for loosing weight, just needing to loose. Anyway, my daughters cat, Alex, was loosing weight slowly. Now it is coming off faster. He is 13 or 14 yrs. He is on Indoor formula dry food with canned tuna for a snack. Any ideas how to get him gaining again ?

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
661 Posts
Hey Gabbysue!

Whenever a senior kitty starts to lose weight, a vet visit is in order to determine *why*. Common reasons are; sore mouth/needs a dental cleaning, diabetes, and renal failure.

Can you open Alex's mouth and look inside? Are the teeth covered in tartar and plaque? Are the gums angry red and swollen or bleeding? Are there any sores?

Take a peek in the litterbox - does he urinate more frequently? Is there greater volume with the urine? With clumping litter you will find softball sized clumps of urine indicating he is voiding more than normal.

Cat's with diabetes often have a huge appetite and drink lots of water while still dropping weight; as the disease advances the cat loses his appetite, may vomit frequently and will become very weak. Cat's with renal failure have similar symptoms, the main difference being renal cats typically lose their appetite.

Supporting your cat might mean a dental if a sore mouth is preventing him from eating and thus causing the weight loss. Renal failure and diabetes typically require a blood panel test for diagnosis. If it is diabetes it is treatable with good success. If it is renal failure special diets will help extend Alex's life.

The big picture here is not that Alex needs to gain weight, rather we have to ask *why* is Alex *losing* weight - and for that my only advice is to see the vet for a proper diagnosis.

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Maybe a good check up by a good vet would be the best done at the earliest. I don't want to worry you, but this could be serious.

Wish you well, Namaste, Om

Posted by Emilio (California) on 10/11/2014

A couple of days ago my cat started getting sick. He breathing kind of heavy but not wheezing and he looks weak. I don't know what to do. Please help

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Get online from . While you wait for it, you red up on it, visit the MMS site " Their service is excellent and fast according to a post on EC here.

I know people who gave just a few drops of MMS in water of which you make sure to follow the protocol, to their dangerously ill dog and he recovered.

I have used it myself for other things and am now using it on three cats.

The cost is affordable. Don't waste any time. Namaste Om

Posted by Om
Hope Bc Canada
Theresa, I think you would help anyway. Please suggest helpful measures for the cat that is sick and weak with laboured breath. I have posted my suggestion.

But knowing your expertise, It would set me at rest, too. Thanks. Namaste, Om

Posted by The Duke (Toronto, Ontario) on 09/23/2014


My 15-year old cat has been losing weight. Recently, he vomited more than usual and had had two bouts of bad diarrhea.

The conventional animal clinic did blood test and ultrasound on him but the results were inconclusive. They thought there are two possibilities - cancer or bowel disorder. The clinic now wants to do a colonoscopy.

Please advise?

Also, I am looking for a holistic vet in the Greater Toronto Area. Any recommendation would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Posted by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
661 Posts
Hey The Duke!

I am sorry to hear about your senior kitty's illness. My only advice to you, and I know it falls very short, is this: listen to your kitty - ask *him* what *he* wants to do.

And - I poked around for you and found what looks to me to be a couple of excellent holistic veterinary resources:

East York Animal Clinic

Dr. Victoria Dale-Harris, Mobile Holistic Vet Srv

Sending healing prayers your way - please let us know how it goes!

Posted by Barbara
Miami, Florida, US
Very sorry to hear about your kitty. I would be cautious about endoscopy/colonoscopy as these are quite challenging for an older pet who is not feeling well. Try to find gastro specialist in your area.......there should be one in Toronto. Also, I would experiment with different proteins(canned or dry) at this point.....this could simply be IBS and kitty may need to switch to novel protein/grain free/limited ingredient foods. Try buying small amount of various foods/ brands to see what she fancies and monitor her closely. Make sure she is drinking water as well. Good luck.
Posted by Om
Hope, Bc Canada
For AGING KITTY--- try slippery elm and make with a bit of good honey a paste and feed by hand. Please stay from harsh allopathic chemicals. Nothing invasive but supportive and healing. A tsp. chamomile tea on food or by itself. Slippery elm is very important; please read up on it.

Namaste, Om

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
661 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

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