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Feline Respiratory Disease Remedies

Aug 15, 2016


Feline respiratory infections can be a common problem in homes with multiple cats, in catteries and especially among animal shelters and pet shops. Because the virus is airborne it can spread very swiftly from one cat to another and before too long the entire population is often infected. There are two main viruses that contribute to feline respiratory diseases, one is feline rhinotracheitus and the other is feline herpes. Symptoms may present themselves slowly in the beginning with the occasional sneeze and then progressing to a loss of appetite. The animal may begin to lose weight, become dehydrated, exhibit signs of excessive sneezing, begin to cough, may present a fever, become depressed and lethargic and produce discharge from the eyes, nose and as a result of coughing.

In homes where there are multiple cats it is wise to segregate the infected cat as soon as possible to prevent the others from contracting it.  The sooner you begin to treat the problem the better the possibility for a speedy recovery and the less chance there is that it will progress to a serious illness or even pneumonia.

There are two homeopathic treatments that can aid in the recovery of the animal.  Use Peruvian Bark to help the cat bounce back from the weakening effects of the virus and to fight off dehydration.  Phosphate of Iron used in addition to the Peruvian bark will help relieve the cat's symptoms of sinusitis and the general effects of the virus.

Your main priority in the beginning of this virus should be to ensure that your cat does not stop eating and drinking. If necessary, attempt to force feed the animal water with a syringe and mix some sugar or corn syrup in with it to increase the sugar content, which will help to combat dehydration. When an animal is sick it is more likely to eat something that it can smell. For this reason it might be wise to feed the cat some fishy smelling canned food. If your pet is on a regular diet of dry food, the weak scent will not likely be incentive enough for it to want to eat it.

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Posted by Sweetpea522 (Central Valley Area, California) on 07/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have a home filled with kitties, inside and outside kitties (boys outside girls inside) including 6 small litters of kittens. One of our outside cats had gotten in the house for just a few minutes while bringing in the groceries and drank from the water bowls and ate from their food bowls as well. I never thought too much of it as long as he didn't try to mate with one of the new Mommies. While outside feeding the boy cats, we noticed that the same cat who came in earlier had what looked like a scraped chin or perhaps a burn from the tailpipe of a car. We cleaned it up with a soapy cloth and water then dabbed on Neosporin. By morning he looked awful, drooling everywhere, hoarse voice, lethargic and his fur was hideously crusty on both front legs and just overall unhealthy looking. The mouth sore got worse and was having a tough time eating hard food as well. Within a week all the cats inside and out had come down with his illness, it was a nightmare! I honestly thought they were all going to die. I was devastated to say the least but after reading the cat ailments, treatment and stories of how cats responded so well to OACV (ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR) I had a ray of hope!! It was worth a shot and I wasn't about to give up on these kitties (about 40 kitties) who are so dependant on us for care, especially under these circumstances!

After purchasing a 32oz.bottle of OACV at my local grocery store, I came home and made a batch of OACV/Water ratio of about 1/4 cup OACV to 1cup purified drinking water from our home water system. I'm sure any normal faucet water would work fine but wasn't sure at that point if I was going to try adding some to their drinking water- turns out I didn't need to do that after all. I soaked cotton balls in the solution and applied to each cat on back of their necks down thru shoulder blades and to all 4 of their paw pads, especially the fronts because they will lick them throughout their day when cleaning themselves and Wallahh!! OACV ingested by default! Most of them didn't respond with licking their paws right away as I had hoped but made sure they all had a pretty good soaking to their neckline and also their front paws topsides as well as paw pads. Make sure it gets in between their toes/claws as well so the solution gets in there real good causing them to lick due to feeling wet and uncomfortable perhaps. I did this just 2 times in 24 hr period and once the following day and what a remarkable difference. Not all cats healed at same rate but most of them made noticeable recovery within a couple of days. Their fur was looking healthier, the smell they all had while being so sick was diminishing and the drooling was almost gone as well. I continued to give them fresh clean water, thoroughly washing there water & food dishes daily including their litter boxes. Germs this serious can be spread thru their bowls being shared and their waste. I truly believe the OACV brought them back from a journey that was leading them to death. Upper respiratory illnesses in cats are seriously dangerous and many times fatal. Every cat owner should keep a bottle of. OACV on hand just in case- there are so many things it is good for! Go online, do some research, then try it for yourself. It doesn't hurt and it will help! Must be in the glass bottle, raw, unfiltered, stating "Organic" and "With The Mother" on the label.

Replied by Adrienne
Idaho
07/28/2016
Wow!! Thank you! What a story. I am in the process of trapping six abandoned, feral kittens. So far, they are passing their tests for leukemia, AIDS etc, for which I am very thankful, but they do have upper respiratory illness. Our vet gave each a seven day antibiotic shot, but that is not helping with the eyes of two of them. I'm assuming they are feeling better because we are knocking off a bacterial component of the illness, but the viral component is able to continue working on the eyes, that is, one eye each of two kittens. I think, after reading this, I will try giving them the chicken broth I make for them and adding the vinegar to the broth. I am already ripped up pretty good from one of them so trying to put vinegar directly on the kittens would be wild, to say the least. Putting antibiotic ointment into the affected eyes is enough, already! Did your kitties' eyes become inflamed, were they kind of squinting out of one of their eyes?

Posted by Xosallyoh (Kentucky) on 07/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I just tried apple cider vinegar today for my mommy cat. She's a stray that I adopted right after she had the babies (all but two died, very sickly). She has never been in great health, coat is rough, but I have no history. The two surviving kittens appear to be great. Both were sick when I got them but have recovered. I used colloidal silver wash for their eyes and in water, give them lysine in the food.

Mom just started sneezing her head off about a week ago. It has steadily gotten worse. So I did the ACV on a cotton ball, rubbed her feet and scruff of neck. I've done it twice today and she has not sneezed again. That is hugely exciting for me :) I will report back after a few days. Thank you, EarthClinic. I've been a faithful reader since about 2006, this is my first review.


Posted by Sylvie (Plantagenet, On) on 05/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Small world with similar posts! I've been treating another kitten with stubborn upper respiratory! The only thing really working for her is mixture of half water and half of organic apple cider vinegar!

I dip his front paw in it, clean up his nose and rub under it, and with a cotton ball I dip it in the mixture and rub the scruff part of the next 2-3 times, rub her ears inside and put about 10 drops in his can food! This is the only thing helping him!! It's been 3 days now and he looks so much better! 👍

Replied by Brandy
Powhatan, Va
05/22/2016
How old do kittens have to be to use this method on them? I have a kitten who is almost 2 months old, can I use it on him?
Replied by Sylvie
Plantagenet, On
07/02/2016
My cat was 10 months old when I tried this and I forgot to mention I was doing it 3 times a day. After 7 days my cat was cured. It's up to you if you want to try it. Now that I have found this method it's the only thing I'm using to help with URI.

Posted by Erin (Ferrysburg, Mi) on 11/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the apple cider vinegar tip. Read on best method for administering to cats last night. The night we adopted our beautiful cat he came down with the sneezes. By the next night he has a fever of 106.5. The vet diagnosed him with Upper Respiratory Infection. He seemed to be getting better for a day or 2 but on Thursday he got even worse. He had green/yellow gunk coming out of his eyes and nose. He stopped eating and his fever was back up to 106. After finding this site I Ran out and got some raw organic apple cider vinegar last night. First I did a steam bath where I put him in his cage, covered half with a towel over a mixture of hot steaming ACV and water. Let it steam him out in the cage for 10-15 minutes. Then I rubbed some on his back and front paws. Repeated this once more before bedtime. This morning I woke up and he greeted me good morning. His temp was down to 103.5. He ate some food (which he hasn't done in a couple days). Tonight he seems even better. Yay!!!! I'll continue to give him these treatment for a few days and hopefully he will get all better.

Replied by Sylvie
Plantagenet, Ontario Canada
01/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars
I am treating some of my kittens right now and did a mixture of 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar (the mother) in one cup of water! I dipped a cotton ball in the mixture squeezed it and rubbed the inside of their ears and dipped one of their paw in the mixture! I do this 2 to 3 times a day! I even put some on their neck! I think the best I see is mixing some of the mixture with can food! I would say maybe 10 drops! This really does the trick! I even clean their nose with it!!! Love this stuff!
Replied by Cecillee
Pa
01/07/2016
Hello can u pleaz tell me where to buy the organic apple cider vinegar as well as does it say on it on the label organic apple cider vinegar also what is acv as well as how much water with the avc? my 3 month to d kitten is really suffering she sleeps alot with her head up and titled back I feel so sorry for her can u pleazhelp me as soon as you can thank you very much hope your kittens are doing well 😊😊.
Jerris
Oregon
02/19/2016
Acv is apple cider vinegar. Braggs makes Apple Cider Vinegar with the mother (you can tell as the vinegar is cloudy when shaken). Grocery stores in my area carry it but if none in your area you can buy online from Amazon or direct from their website.
Replied by Pat
Hawkesbury
05/05/2016
Hey Sylvie what a coincidence! I was looking for some remedies for another sick cat and stumbled upon your posting!
Replied by Déborah
Arizona
05/25/2016
I have a beautiful boy, he's 19 years old, we've had him since he was only seven weeks old, ( his sister of the same litter recently passed away JUST before her 19th birthday RIP Tisa) and her brother Shika, and since she passed away nearly 3 months ago, he just went to totally depressed, and his health is declining and fast, the vet basically said that he's developed a respiratory issue and we need to either euthanize him or let him slowly go, but I want to help him, FAST to at least help him breath. I have a humidifyer and he and I both love and need it. yes, he sleeps with me on my bed. I am so worried about my furry boy, he's been through a lot and I want to make his last days as easy as possible.

I read a lot of your how to apply the ACV but is there a video or youtube that I can watch to understand how you are really applying this to the cat? I need help, ASAP! I'm so afraid that I'm going to lose him. If he dies, I don't know how I'm going to take it, especially losing his sister of 19 years just a couple months ago. PLEASE someone, help me adminster this asap. I'm so heartbroken, my Shika needs help.
Replied by Myway
Usa
05/26/2016
Oh dear! Take a small cup, put in 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to 3 tablespoons of filtered water. With a very clean medicine dropper, every hour, on the hour, put in 2 to 3 drops in between his gums. Do this until you see improvement.

Every 1/2 hour, give him 2 to 3 drops of filtered water to prevent dehydration.

When the kitty perks up, do the ACV procedure every 2 hours and the water procedure every 1 hour.

When the kitty wants to eat, get organic grain free wet food.

This is how I made my older kitty get over a very severe respiratory infection. It took about 3 days for measure able improvement. It was work but my sweetie is purring up a storm.

Blessings...

Note: No flouridated water!

Myway:D

Replied by Kriya Sequoia
Vancouver
06/12/2016
Hi,

I was reading earlier that a woman had a kitty with chronic asthma...and gave him 1/2 tsp a day of coconut oil and it cured him after 7 days. He threw up a bit...the toxins. Google Earth Clinic Cats Asthma...and the page will come up. It's the first one, under coconut oil.. Maybe it could clear him out?

Hope he's ok, Kriya

Replied by Kimberlly
Mesa, Az
06/18/2016
Aww, I am so sorry for your loss and I do hope the cat you still have feels better soon. I am just learning that ACV works for upper respiratory disease. I have had one cat for two years and when I adopted her, she already had the condition. I have tried all different types of Lysine in every form and brand I can find, antibiotics to thin out the junk she sneezes, and humidifiers. None of them work at all or it is does lessen her symptoms, it is not for very long. A couple of weeks ago, I got two kittens, one for me and one for my daughter. We named them Simba and Nala, well my daughter named them that. Now, they are starting to sneeze! Seriously? Am I going to have 3 cats sneezing junk all over my house? That stuff comes out of her nose with some force sometimes!
Replied by Suseeq
Sydney Australia
06/18/2016
Please consider vitamin c and colloidal silver.
Replied by Lilly
Texas
08/13/2016
Thank you all for your information and sharing. Two days ago, I had one kitten sneezing and now all my 4 fosters and one rescue now have it. Will keep you posted on how it works.

Posted by Gatitos And Kittens (Barcelona, Spain) on 11/11/2014

I live in spain and I have a colony of 15 cats. With the cold weather they have almost all gotten sick with FRI or URI. I am unable to pay for a vet for these kitties and obviously things like keeping them in a warm room or seperating the sick from the healthy is impossible with a feral colony so I am going to use the ACV approach. Today is going to be day one of the approach and I would like to document it as I go to help others out there. I will be doing it here and on a social network where they have a page and praying the outcome is positive. I am currently with 9 full grown adults, females are spayed, two kittens 9 months old and four kittens about 4 months old. All the sick ones are with runny nose and eyes, laboured breathing and sneezing and coughing fits. I have started treating the kittens with a 50% water to ACV on back of necks, face wash and on their food. I will try update often. Wish me luck!!

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney Australia
11/11/2014
I think you need to try colloidial silver and put a little vicks around their nostrils but don't stop them from breathing.
Replied by Diamond
Ma.
11/13/2014
5 out of 5 stars
Gatitos; I had once captured many cats and kittens with FIV with me it didn't work out very well because I didn't have any knowledge of FIV or any sick cats/dogs at all. I took them to vets. and it cost me a huge bundle they only lived to be approx. a year but with newer advice I think this issue can be helped out a lot more. You might like to try Wild Harvest/ Goldenseal it's especially for the support of mucous membranes including the sinus's it has helped one of my cats in a great way/ also you might try probiotics such as cats claw or grape seed extract. They are both safe to take but not at the same time/s try to space these out a bit.Stay calm. Good Luck.
Replied by Tabitha
Gassaway, Wv
04/07/2015
I have 3 cats, one is over a year old the other two are not even a year old. The one is almost over the URI after using the ACV. His sister is now on the ACV, because naturally the URI is going around with them, but tonight I noticed when she has her sneezing fits that her nose is bleeding. Has anyone had this problem? or is it possible that all the dry crusted snot is breaking free and bleeding? My husband says its the dry stuff breaking free, but I have a very special bond with my Cuda and im afraid of her dying from this. She was doing fine until I put vinegar on her face a few minutes ago, thats when I noticed the bleeding. I have also been doing treatments with a nebulizer with the ACV water mixture, and that is honestly what has helped the most with both the cats. Havent done it on the other yet, he is just starting to weez. If anyone can help me with this please let me know. Thank you! This site has saved 3 cats lives with this information! I will recommend it to everyone
Replied by Linda
Cocoa Beach Florida
04/26/2015
My cat has been sneezing a lot for the last year! And about a month ago my cat starting having dripping blood from her nose. She is 13 and thin but does have a huge appetite which the vet says id due to a thyroid problem. I just read that the nose bleeding could be from having an upper respitory infection for a long time and being stressed because of it can cause nose bleeding. So I looked on the internet for naturally calming herbs for cats. Camomile and hops! So going to Lowes tomorrow and getting those plants and going to chop some up and put it in her food. Hopefully if she calms down this will help along with some natural antibiotics.
Replied by Gatitos And Kittens
Barcelona, Spain
11/03/2015
0 out of 5 stars
Hello everyone. As reported in my original post I treated the kittens who were sick with URI's or FVI with ACV. Sadly one of the kittens did die. In the end I tried steam with him and I even went to the pharmacy and begged them to sell me amoxicillin (of course they wouldnt sell it to me with out a prescription). The other kittens and cats did recover but this disease has killed many more of my kittens as of today. It seems that once the cat starts coughing everything I try is in vain. If they recover before they start to cough then they come out fine but once they cough its all down hill. At first I tried getting more aggressive with the ACV treatment but it seemed to affect the kittens negatively and they died much quicker then the kittens who stopped having the ACV once they started coughing. I would recommend that if you are dealing with this do not put all your trust into ACV. It does alleviate the symptoms for my cats but the kittens are to weak and need something to fight the virus off for them. To date I have lost 5 or 6 kittens to this. I do have a FB page dedicated to my cats and kittens which I use to try and find them homes so that they will not have to live feral lives. If you would like to see videos of the kittens coughing there are some posted there. Good luck to anyone out there trying to help animals!
Replied by Judy
West Virginia
11/12/2015
I just wanted to stress how important it is to help you pet get stronger as much as possible along with the treatment that you decide to use so that your pet can recuperate better, especially when it hasn't much of an appetite. I have nine cats. One of my cats has FeLV & FIV for about 3 years now. Because of this he is susceptible to a number of problems including URI. I try to keep his immune system as strong as possible using something a vet told me about a product called "VIYO Recuperation". This has helped me get through some very difficult times with all of my cats. I just wanted to share this because it has worked so well. I also heard ground up pumpkin seed has a lot of good qualities. I hope this helps.
Replied by Joe The Cat
Sarnia, Ontario
12/05/2015
1 out of 5 stars
WARNING!

Vick's vapour rub is actually toxic to cats!
Replied by Linda
Virginia
02/11/2016
Eucalyptus, camphor...ingredients in Vicks are toxic to cats. poison

Posted by Tim (Jackson,ga.) on 04/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted tell the story of Kona, our 15+yro Siamese Bob tail Cat.She has always struggled with the changes from winter to spring, so just 3 weeks ago took her to the vet for what seemed like congestion and bad sounding cough. She received a steroid shot and we got a $70 bill. Brought her home, gave her extra care when she didn't want to be outside and she got better, was eating and drinking again.Then came the last week in March where we could not find her and by the evenings of the 25th &26th she had not did her typical routine of shredding the weather stripping at the front or rear doors after dark to come in for the night, by about 5pm on the 27th I found her sitting in our pasture on a bed of leaves with her nose pressed to the ground, wouldn't respond to being called or making noise to get her to look up, couln't see her breathing at all, I was sure she had passed away, I next climbed over the fence and as I got closer, she looked up and made a pitiful meow, she was in worse shape than in previous weeks. We quickly got her to the Vet before closing where she spent the night and was given iv fluids, antibiotics and a X ray that showed her lungs clear of issues.

After a $300 vet bill she came home that Friday the 28th. She still looked horrible, wouldn't eat or drink.Though the Vet said he thought she would be ok, everyone at home thought she was in her last days if not hours. By mid day Saturday I looked at EC's pet section, read about Apple Cider Vinegar and all of the positive stories of how it helped others pets, but I could not wrap my head around on how to treat Kono with this. Vapor? wasn't sure how to do that and She wasn't about to eat or drink anything and she wasn't going to let me force it on her, already tried getting mashed food from a baby bottle to only have it spit out.Then Sunday evening came and a plan had come to me.

First I filled a tea kettle with 1 cup water 1/2cup raw (w/mother) ACV, brought to a boil, poured a mug full and placed it in front of the pet carrier and covered all with a heavy towel to trap the vapor. I tried this a couple of times and decided it was not effective enough with little vapor and it cooling off to quickly. So next I brought the kettle back up to boil then turned down to a low simmer, placed the cat carrier with towel over it onto the counter next to the stove. Found a empty paper towel tube, then I placed over the spout of the Kettle that allowed me to direct the steam into the carrier but the cardboard will become soggy and fall apart after awhile, a heavier cardboard are a tube made of plastic would work better. I decided to offset the kettle from the eye on the (glass cook top stove) toward the carrier, carefully covering the the kettle and carrier under the towel but take caution from getting burned from steam or from the burner eye, I Do NOT Recommend trying this with a gas top stove or even a stove with a electric coiled eyes, this would be a fire hazard and possible injury to pet and owner, Please use COMMON SENSE. Leaving a opening on back of carrier to allow vapor to flow through or letting out some vapor several times in a treatment, this proved to be very effective. Did this method for less than 20minutes at a time...

Monday morning she was standing and stretching in the kennel but still had green goo coming from her eyes and still not eating or drinking. Proceeded with another vapor treatment that morning in which afterwards the green goo started to come out of her nostrils, I thought Progress, then treated again that evening, slowly but surley she started to improve to the point that she decided to drink a good bit of water and finally wanted outside, then walked around the house and went straight to the food bowl on the back deck.She chose to stay outside for the night, she didn't like the kennel thing, went to find her with a flashlight around 9:30 but she hides well.This morning about 7:30 am, April 1st she walked up the back steps into the kitchen, then went right into eating dry food.Took a nap then wanted back out again. She seems much better and more like her normal self again. Thanks to all who contribute to this site.

Replied by Jennifer
Goldsboro, Nc
09/25/2015
What do you mean when you speak of apple cider vinegar (with mother)? I don't understand what the mother part means. Thanks.

EC: Usually raw and organic apple cider vinegar has"the mother." It will have a cloudy look to it or appear to have cobwebs in it. It contains important nutrients.

Replied by Jennifer
Goldsboro, Nc
09/25/2015
What do you mean when you speak of apple cider vinegar (with mother)? I don't understand what the mother part means. Thanks.

EC: Usually raw and organic apple cider vinegar has "the mother." It will have a cloudy or appear to have cobwebs in it. It contains important nutrients.

Replied by Aen
Whidbey Island, Wa
06/28/2016
The ACV that is the good one says "The Mother" on the label.

Posted by Zabrina (Cape Breton, NS) on 02/21/2014

I REALLY NEED HELP!!!!!! I don't have apple cider vinegar in the bottle yet but I do have the pills and they are 500mg. My 1 and a 1/2 yr.old male Maine Coon cat Rocky, has a respiratory infection. What would be the safe dose to give him? He's about 10 lbs could be a little more but only by a pound or 2. I don't have the money for a vet and what I've been seeing and hearing, antibiotics don't cure this anyway. Does aanyone out there know the dose for the pill form and if that will work till I can get him the bottle AVC?

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
02/22/2014
Hey Zabrina!

Sorry to hear about Rocky's URI.

Couple things for you.

Its hard to know just what Rocky has - virus or bacteria - without a qualified veterinary opinion. And, since that is not an option right now, ADV certainly applies in this case.

And, the ACV capsules, tablets or pills vary widely in efficacy as the labeling appears to be very inconsistent; hands down, the real deal is ideal and the pills do not measure up. I am not aware of any lethal dose of ACV; side effects would be upset stomach from acidity - so if using a liquid a pinch of baking soda would help with that.

That said if this were my cat and the pills were all I had, I would try dosing 1 pill at each feeding, morning and night. I would also alkalize his water by adding baking soda to the water - start with 1/2 teaspoon into 1 liter of pure non-chlorinated water and see how he takes that. If he avoids it like the plague, change the water out and try 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to the water. Once he accepts the water you can gradually increase the dose to 1/2 teaspoon per liter. Do this for 7 days, and then cut back to the 1/4 teaspoon dose.

If the symptoms you are seeing are snotty nose and discharge, keep his nostrils clear. If he is coughing consider OTC children's homeopathic cough syrup. You might also consider putting him in the bathroom and shutting it up tight and steaming him with a few drops of Tea Tree Oil in the steam water - consider more ideas for steaming options here:

http://earthclinic.com/cures/sinus_infection.html


Posted by Lauralea (West Memphis, Ar) on 10/24/2013

I need to know how much ACV to put on my kitty's neck for a Upper Respiratory Infection (URI). I used a cotton ball but not sure if that got enough on his neck. Cotton ball, syringe? Thank you for any help!

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
10/24/2013
Hey Lauralea!

You want to first make sure you get the most effective ACV - the raw, unfiltered type with an active culture [mother] in it.

I would take a small amount - 1/2 cup say, and dilute that with 1/2 cup distilled or filtered tap water; this will cut some of the harshness on the tongue.

I then just dip my cats paws in it, or pour it on their leg and really saturate it so they have to really lick it up to work it dry. Do this twice a day, am and pm.

You can also put a few drops of ACV into your cat's water bowl; my cats will NOT touch if its more than a few drops and you for sure want your kitty to want to drink especially with an infection.

Replied by Sarah Hzm
Cairo, Egypt
05/06/2015
I have an inquiry, Theresa, what if Organic raw apple vinegar isn't available and the only type available for me is the manufactured one like California Garden, I searched lots of hypermarkets and health stores but I didn't find it anywhere. Can I use California Garden instead?
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
05/06/2015
Hey Sarah!

The less expensive brands of ACV simply use white vinegar and add apple flavoring to it; some report good health results but I really think you have to have the raw type with the mother for optimal health benefits - this if you take it internally. If you are using it for washing then by all means use the white stuff or the pasturized kind/not raw variety.

Have you tried Health Harvest, located in Ramez Street, branched from Shehab Street, Mohendessin? They are reputed to have the raw ACV that you seek. Wadi foods is also supposed to carry a good quality ACV - again check for raw/unfiltered/unpasturized.

Replied by Mindy
Los Angeles
08/13/2016
My sons girlfriend came over with two bangel kitties ( one got calyces Virus and had a 104 fever and was very ill, ulcers all over her mouth and tounge I had carafate, so I gave it to her, then her sister contracted it too. Then I have four 5 to 6 week old kittens (who 'i mix formula and food now . One of the cats has diarrhea & congestion and seems to give a cough and had snot in her nose . I already have 1 cat and three small dogs and now, my 4 year old dog is sneezing whom I found in my bed not wanting to move. ( I made her get off and eat and gave her some antihistamine) . I notice the other day that sick kitten crying and it seemed to have a bellyache, not sure, it was bed time and the cry was different then I had heard before. Yesterday, she had a fever was shaking and her nose was congested, today she has congestion in her chest and although she ate this morning, I tried to give her straight formula and she wasn't having it. I want to give her the ACV... But I have no idea how much to give her and am scared to death, now my animals have it and it will spread.

The bangles had calyces virus. Is this what this is .? The vet said all the cats now have it, however none of them have those symptoms . I am very anxious ..

They are foster kitties that came here and I keep getting told the foster place will pay for the vet, the formula and everything else. This hasn't been the case, so either the girlfriend is out of and is putting off having the rescue pay for this or basically, there is no rescue . The bangles she found. I cannot afford to take another one to the vet ( one of them cost me $108.00) I have spent over $240.00 n the last two to three weeks, ( Im so exhausted from taking care of them all, and cant seem to find a place that will lower any cost to foster kitties. I am very afraid that all of them are going to contract her infection ( my animals one seem to already) and that they are going to die. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Mindy

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney Australia
08/13/2016
Mindy, please help your kittens with vit c and also colloidal silver 5mls 3x a day.
Replied by Rachel
Idaho
08/15/2016
Mindy, You are a saint hunny & w/o you all these babies would have died or will die. I know your exhausted & broke but don't give up & find somebody to help & give you time off & away from these guys. What is acv? Where do I get it & is it used for month 1/2 old kittens w/ upper res]story inf? I need help fast. Thank you

EC: acv - apple cider vinegar


Posted by Lilahkat (Duffield, Ab) on 08/08/2013
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Finding a stray kitten, I took him in and was raising him until I could find a new home for him. Recently he came down with an upper respiratory infection that had me worried for his life. He was having a hard time breathing, mucus was covering his nose and drying making it hard for him to breath or eat.

I knew steaming could be helpful, but I thought perhaps the 'cure-all' of apple cider vinegar would help as well. I added about a cup of pure Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) to a liter of boiling hot water and steamed him for approximately 20 mins in the cat carrier. Immediately afterwards, he went and drank a lot of water (which was an improvement as he was refusing to eat or drink previously). This morning when I went to look to see if I should steam him again - his nose was encrusted, so I cleaned it but after that, there is no more mucus and he's eating.

I've steamed kittens in the past with just plain water but have never had the fast turn around that I've had with little Frankie. He's resting now, more social with my other cats.


EC: Please, of course use special care in using steam treatment on pets and children. It's not always clear when they are in pain, and even adults burn themselves with steaming much too often!

Replied by Bengalmom
Nb, Texas
12/29/2013
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Instead of steam, which sounded effective, I tried my nebulizer. Same idea, put my cat in her carrier and approximated a 1/8th dilution in the medicine cup of raw apple cider vinegar and distilled water. I affixed the "pipe" mouthpiece and med cup with twist ties to the door and gave her a 20-25 minute treatment. I put tape over the opposite side of the mouthpiece to direct all the mist to her side. She looked better after the first treatment this morning, but her eyes were still looking junky. Repeated this afternoon and she is already acting more energetic immediately after the second treatment. This was just easier for me because I wasn't sure how to go about "steaming" her and this way no worries about burns.
Replied by Bengalmom
Nb, Tex
02/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars
Just wanted to add an update: I would guesstimate the strength I used was closer to a 1/4 dilution the first time and used probably a 1/2 dilution the 2nd time not realizing at the moment. It was effective and caused no distress on my pet's part. All better after second treatment.

Posted by Diamond (Merrimac, Ma.) on 02/18/2011

Isn't borax used like as in ajax? also washing powder? I used the apple cider vinegar with a very sick kitten, she had upper respiratory problems, with diarrhea, vomiting leaky eyes, one eye was completely closed, I used a few drops of the cider for a week and every sign of illness is gone even the closed eye is completely open, my only worry now is her organs? plus she is no longer urinating or moving bowels?I am trying a mild herb which is my own daily fiber caps.

I just love this site it's awsome & very informative. Thank you.


EC: Read much more about borax here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html

Replied by Tom
Forestville, Ny
09/25/2012
I never would have believed that something I use in salad and on french fries would have a medicinal purpose. Our little boy has had a ruff few days and scared us a couple of times. If this works , I would need to know who to thank.

Posted by Lisa (Canton, Maine) on 03/09/2009
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I read the comments about ACV, I have 4 very sick cats and 2 of the worst on amoxicillin (not helping at all). I gave an eyedropper full of the ACV to my worst one (Samantha) last night and it took a while, but this morning I don't see or hear her coughing and hacking, or sneezing hardly at all. She's actually sleeping right now (whew). I gave her .75- 1.0 ML in the eyedropper and had to forcefeed it. I lost my oldest cat to this sickness last Monday and all of the others caught it very quickly. Thank you for the ACV advice, I don't know yet if it's curing whatever this is, if not it's sure as hell helping alot. Thanks

Replied by Morella
Orlando
08/14/2015
Hello Lisa It's been 6 years since you posted this about your cats, do you remember what was the outcome? Did they get cured? I don't like to take my Cats to the vets cause they never do anything that heals the cats and I don't like to stress my cats going to the vet for nothing. Thank you so much.

Posted by Patricia (Pittsburgh, PA) on 10/13/2008

Apple Cider Vinegar & Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats

This is my third day giving my cat ACV. Although this seems to be helping just a bit, he throws up every time I give it to him & then he is nauseous for a couple hours afterward. I don't know whether I should keep giving it to him or not.. Because him throwing up twice a day is not good for him. After he throws up, I give him another dose ( which always stays down) But, still he looks sick as hell afterwards! He hates me for it. I'll keep it up for another few days or so. Hopefully it will help out more than it hurts. My cat is 16 years old & has been since for months now. Vet visits have done nearly nothing to help... I'm hoping for a miracle. I will update with the status of ACV & Figuro in one week.

Replied by Jay
New York , Ny
04/05/2010
One answer to this is to get either empty gelatine capsules from a health food store. About an inch long. Or empty the capsules from something like acidophilus capsules and use the empty containers(Note: make sure that whatever was in the capsules beforehand is not toxic to your pet. Don't ever use or empty capsules that contained something of a drug or medical nature).

I found I could put almost half of a dropperful or 1/4 tsp of goldenseal, echinicea or ACV into the
long end of the capsule(if you pull it apart there's a short end and a long end-fill the long end and put the short end on as a cap). If, after filling the capsule you put the lid on, it is possible to,holding the capsule end to end between your thumb and index finger squeeze the filled capsule a little and it makes it 3/4" long not one inch. If your cat can swallow something of that size greased with a little butter,it's an excellent way to get ACV,echinicea, goldenseal down them without them tasting the bitter taste.

Note: some cats have a very small mouth and very small throat, or mucus, etc at the back of the throat so check the size of the capsule that it is not large enough to block the throat or can cause added difficulty. Look for a smaller capsule or don't use this approach if that is the case.

Replied by Shelly
Uniontown,pa
03/12/2014
I have a 1 yr old /10 lb Male Neutered cat by the name of Max, He's an indoor/outdoor cat, is up to date on his shots. However we noticed this past week he can't hardly meow real loud, and now he is doing a coughing/gaggin noise. I think he has an upper-respiratory infection/virus. What is hard for me, and I am not working at the moment, and I don't have the money for the vet. So if I can figure out a way to help my furbaby in anyway naturally, that would mean the world to me. Well today I gave him L-Lysine 500mg today that was told to me by the rescue group in my county. However I didn't know anything about about giving them Apple Vinegar Cider, or even using it in a steam or nebulizer, I think that is amazing. However instead of all that-Can you use 1/4 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in a medicine seringe and just shot it to the back of their throat, it would be alot quicker than trying to get them to eat a pill, unless of course you think it might burn. If using Echinacea, how much do you use. Do I need to give him the AVC, Lysine and Echinacea all at the same time, same day, etc. Any suggestions is helpful. Thank, Shelly
Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
03/12/2014
Hey Shelly!

The lysine provided to you from the rescue group is a remedy used to treat feline herpes -the symptoms of which *sound* like what your cat has. Continue feeding that, in wet food if you have it, along with the Echinacea - which tastes really awful so you need to disguise the taste.

You should use a warm cloth to clean the gunk from his nose and eyes and keep him comfy.

ACV can be given more directly - syringe - but you want to dilute it as straight ACV is pretty harsh and you cat might just throw it right back up due to the acidity. Try mixing 2-3 teaspoons into 8 ounces of pure water and see if you can get that down via syringe over the course of a couple hours.

Read up on feline herpes to see if this is what your cat may have:

http://www.cat-world.com.au/feline-herpesvirus

Replied by Shannon Berry
Colden
04/26/2015
1 out of 5 stars
WARNING!

There is a warning on the ACV bottle that says we are not supposed to ingest it undiluted because it is too acidic and it will damage your internal organs...so giving it to your cats undiluted doesn't seem like a safe thing to do...their livers are not like ours and can not even handle things like garlic or chocolate so you might want to check with a vet before dosing them with undiluted ACV!

Posted by Regina (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 09/23/2008
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Out of my 5 cats, 4 of them came up with Upper Respitory Infection. Since I couldn't afford Vet bills and meds for 4 cats, I searched the internet and found this site with it's testimonies of using ACV to treat URI's. So I began rubbing it into the scruff of the necks of my kitties and putting about a teaspoon into their drinking water. I also rubbed a little on their front paws so that they would lick it out. Within hours, the two with leaky eyes were cleared up and I noticed a change in appetite and energy in all of them. Now, 2 days later they still sneeze a little but no leaky eyes or runny nose, no lethargy or lack of appetite, no wheezing and hacking. I had used the ACV on their necks and paws every 12 hours and changed their water daily, putting new ACV in. This stuff stinks terribly but it truly does work. I plan on keeping some in their water for at least the next few weeks and might continue after that just to keep them healthy.

Replied by Rocky's Mum
Mullumbimby, Nsw
09/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for your post!

My cornish rex has had a snuffle/sneeze/cough sort of thing for many months now but if I put ACV in their water bowls, all my animals go on a water fast and I've never been able to get it into them!

...until I read your post on simply putting it on their paws...evil...perhaps!

After I applied the ACV and she took her first distainful lick she must have sneezed about 8 times in a row... And then never again! and it's now the end of day three. Miraculous.

Replied by Kim
Ca, US
10/12/2014
Thank you for your testimony. It is 9:00 pm Sunday eve. I just rubbed ACV on my 4 mo. old kitten. I will check back in a couple hours. I hope this works.

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Posted by Mom (Colorado ) on 02/16/2016
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I have two cats; one female and one male. The male cat Ferguson is about 1.5 years old and he came down with a “kitty cold” about two weeks ago. He was sneezing a lot through the day and the sneezing continued to the next day. I noticed he wasn't up running around and playing like normal. I kept an eye on him and by the 3rd day he was getting watery eyes and runny nose. He looked pale in the gums and felt like he was running a fever. I read about the apple cider vinegar so on the first night of treatment, I used the half water half vinegar method. I rubbed it on his paws, neck, whiskers, and in front of his ears. But more importantly, I really wanted him to get him hydrated quickly. I gave him chicken bone broth. I was making some chicken gumbo that night anyway and I was boiling a chicken for about an hour. Bones and all. Then I strained out the broth and gave him some after it cooled. Luckily he still had an appetite and he drank a lot of it. That exact next day he looked a thousand times better. I continued both the vinegar and bone broth into the second day and also added water into his soft food. I tried to up his fluids any way I could. Every day he got better and better and by the end of the week all of his symptoms vanished. I'm very happy that my Fergie full of spunk is back in action! I think the Bone broth really helped more than anything because it's chalked full of vitamins and antioxidants. Upping his fluids and getting a boost of vitamins really helped a ton. I really hope this helps all of you.


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Posted by Sagittarius74 (Tracy, California ) on 08/02/2016

Hi, my cat has severe upper respiratory infection and has been battling this virus for a year. I've looked everywhere for help by 4 different veterinarians and spending $1,500 u.s. Dollars on medicines and lab tests trying to resolve the problem and save his life. I've tried orbax, famiclover, lysine, and others. I'm currently using clavimox which is the only medication keeping him alive.my question is should I go with colloidal silver Orally at 10ppm for several days or OACV instead? Thank you if you could help me.

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney, Australia
08/02/2016
Tracy go with the colodial silver but add vit c as well, 5mls 3x per dayfor the silver 500mgs vit c.
Replied by Meliabird
Tampa, Fl
08/14/2016
My cat has been sick with for about two months now and it was reoccurring before I took him to vet for a month before. I thought it would go away on its own but it didn't which is why I took him to vet. This is my first time for any of my cats to ever have a URI, so this is all new to me. So the conventional antibiotics didn't work. The congestion pills worked and he was able to eat with ease but after two weeks of giving him everything, he actually got worse. It's been a month now that I didn't give him any meds because I thought again he could heal on his own. So then I found a hollistic near me which I may be taking him tomorrow. He's not eating and he's lost a lot of weight.

I bought him coconut oil and colloidal silver which are both really good strong natural effective antibiotics that I now will help him. He's probably 10 pounds with his weight at the moment, normally 14 or 15 pounds, he's a Big sweetheart. so I've given him 0.5 coconut oil since he's never taken it before and with all of the liquid chicken baby food that I'm feeding him with a syringe I don't want to overwhelm him.

So 1 tsp of baby food, and I've been spraying the CS in his mouth once, and I sprayed it into his nose as well. I'm working on giving him more CO, CS, and baby food through out the day and I've been with him seeing how he's been behaving and making sure he's not vomiting or anything, which he is not at all. I'm wondering how much does of the CO, CS, and liquid baby food doses should I give him?

I've been starting off small because I'm not sure how much to give him. Please help me! He's also drinking constantly and going to the bathroom right after, which could have something to do with the kidneys or lots of things. I'm trying to save myself from going to the holistic vet, because I have other bills at the moment so I'm trying to wait it out and cure him of his URI. He's very congested which is causing him to not eat. He's constipated as well, and he's been trying to go potty out of the litter box here and there but mainly in the litter box. So I think I might give him baby food sweet potatoes as well.

Replied by Suseeq
Sydney Australia
08/15/2016
Please give your cat vit c as well. Colloidal silver dosage is 5 mls three x a day for 3 days, then twice a day, then 5mls once a day for week.


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