My 16 year old cat has a very large skin tag (confirmed by the vet). I have already spent thousands on this cat and cannot anymore. I read that apple cider vinegar works on humans to remove skin tags but does it work on cats as well? She also has chronic ear infections. Again, apple cider vinegar for this? If yes, how do I do this?
After coming home to find my cat lethargic and disinterested in food & water, I realized his left ear was causing him extreme amounts of pain. I searched online for advice as I wasn't interested in an expensive vet bill and unnecessary tests. I stumbled upon the posts for Apple Cider Vinegar and tried it on my cat. I mixed one cap of ACV with one cap of tepid water, placed in an infant ear irrigator and squeezed as much as my cat would allow into the ear, massaging the area when possible. He wasn't a fan of the process, however, after one day he was purring and eating again. After 2.5 days, the infection released and drained. After 3 days, he's pretty much back to normal. Thank you!
A couple of weeks ago I responded re ACV remedy, I was very pleased with the results. I am sending my comments again because when I think of the money I spent at the vet which did not cure the cats ear infection and this simple solution of ACV and water (50/50) worked so well. Its a wonderful solution, our cat seems to be completely healed, no more scratching what so ever.
I have a seven year old indoor siamese, have been having trouble with his ears getting dirty for the last year and a half, vet has treated him with clavamox and prednisone and even though the scratching stops it returns as soon as the meds are finishedl. I recently read the article re apple cider vinegar and the dirt in his ears is basically almost gone and the scratching has stopped, obviously this method is working but I still do not know what is causing the dirt. The vet said it was an infection and the clavamox would cure it but it did not. I have to say I am extremely impressed with the acv remedy. Hopefully in time this will cure him completely.
(Mpls., Mn) on 02/07/2015
Most have good result just snipping the skin tag off; they are cosmetic and not harmful to your cat.
The chronic ear infections don't sound like any fun and are sometimes linked to a grain based diet; consider switching up your cat's groceries if the diet you feed contains grains.
You can try the ACV for the ears by diluting it and adding it to wet food - again, watch the ingredients in the wet food. You may also find that probiotics or acidophillus added to the diet may help.
Do consider the garlic infused olive oil as one remedy for your cats ears.
Could be that the 'dirt' in your cat's ear is ear mite droppings. These droppings look similar to sprinkles of table-top black pepper. A vet can tell you for sure, but I'd bet your pet's ears are infested with ear mites, a common problem in dogs and cats.