Castor oil completely cleared very cloudy eyes on my boxer. I used one drop in each eye for several months. They looked completely clear and it also seemed that he could see better. He since died of other causes but he was 14 which is old for a boxer. Also used the castor oil on his benign cysts. It completely cleared one cyst and shrank the other larger cyst though it never completely shrank/cleared. If I hadn't seen it for myself I actually would not believe it. I am an RN and see cataract patients refered for surgery and keep thinking if only I could tell them about castor oil...unfortunately I am not at liberty to do so. I did tell my friend who owns an optometry store about my dog's cataracts and castor oil and she was pretty amazed. She trusts me so maybe she will mention it to her clients.
Yes Mary, Castor Oil is indeed thick. That is why it is recommended to administer it at night when you don't have to use your eyes.
An eye dropper can be bought at any Pharmacy. It doesn't usually come with the Castor Oil.
Others don't even put it inside the eye, they just gently rub it on the eyelids and whatever seeps in seems to work.
Hi, can castor oil be used to treat cataracts in humans besides dogs?
I got Sam when he was 4 he had never had wet food, only cheap grain dryfood, and he is an eater, now that he is almost 12 he has developed constipation, though the moment I got, him I gave him wet grain free food, and grain free dry, I personally cannot afford 500 dollar vet bills so a cat saver person started me on Lacti lose and yes it works, and when her vet friend told me about Royal Canin fiber I bought a bag (very pricey} and introduced to handfuls twice a day and put a probiotic cap into the wet food and a less than level 1/2 tsp of mira lax into the wet these steps brought the 2 syringes of lactilose down to needing one syringe, but lactilose is a vet prescription only med, so I began to experiment due to my financial challenges to find away to create a mixture that would work as good as lactilose. I tried all these natural remedies that promised results -- nothing!!
Then one day I took a large feeding syringe filled it not quite full with cocounut water as I could see that the years he was given cheap dry food kind of caused a dehydration issue that made it difficult to void, I put a baking 1/4 not level or heaping tsp of cold pressed organic castor oil in the coconut water with a broken cap of probiotic powder sprinkled in, shook it to mix it administered it to him via the side of his mouth, he went the next day, a healthy stool, and a few days later gave that to him again, and he went in 15 min. so I do the lactilose maybe twice in a 5 day period and the coconut water mixture 1st of the week and last of the week, and when I give him grain free wet food I pour warm water in for the liquid hydration with mira lax need, I am careful to keep it spaced out and watch his cat box visits, so far he needs these mixtures, I am hoping he will need them less as time goes on.
I think your cat's issue could very easily be solved with just switching him to a raw diet. A single cat would literally only eat a few ounces of raw meat a day. The rule of thumb is around 3% of ideal body weight. Raw meat is what cats' bodies are designed to eat in the wild (birds, mice, rabbits, etc.). Their bodies are designed to get their moisture from their food, which is why kibble of any kind is so awful for them. It's dried up carbs basically, which is completely opposite of what nature intended cats to eat. Their bodies are in a constant state of dehydration, which is why so many cats have kidney failure as they get older, plus a number of other health issues. Lean raw meat like chicken thighs, pork loin, turkey, rabbit, quail, etc. would all be excellent sources of protein for a cat. They do need a small amount of organ meat, including liver, and bones, but that's easy to manage via chicken wings or a cornish game hen. Liver and other organs can be purchased separately and alloted in a few days' food and then re-frozen. They only need a very small amount of bone and organs added to their diet to make it complete. I have seven that I feed raw and most have never been to the vet once I took them in and had them spayed/neutered. All have excellent bathroom habits, teeth, shiny coats, ideal weights, etc. Other than a bit of extra time, there really are no negatives to feeding a cat raw, especially if you want to stay out of the vet's office and have a cat that lives a long and healthy life.
I have read many of the posts on this subject, and would like to add another remedy that will shrink and help subaceous cysts disappear. CASTOR OIL!! If you apply it, do so topically, not internally. My precious GSD is prone to these cysts, and I have gotten rid of every one of them by applying castor oil once or twice a day. It's best if low heat can be applied, but not necessary. It does take time, but certainly saves a vet visit. Also, any vet that tells you a subaceous, benign cyst must be surgically removed for $600 is being dishonest. I am going to start my baby on turmeric as well, and hope it will help alleviate any future cysts and help her joints. Thanks for listening.
My 7 yo Cavapoo developed a histiocytoma-looking growth on her leg. It began irritating her after a month, because she gnawed it to the point I took her to the vet. Vet gave an antibiotic, did two separate wait-and-sees. I began applying castor oil at night, covering with thin gauze. Another drop during the day leaving it uncovered. Growth greatly reduced after 1 week. Gone by 3.5 weeks. I'm very pleased with the results and wished I'd done it from the start.
Hi all, cant believe it actually worked. After reading nearly all the reviews on this I was expecting the castor oil to work in a few days, it took 5 nearly 6 weeks.
We brought the cat to the vet and to get the tumor removed - it would have cost nearly 500 euro and because of my cats age of 15. It was risky to put him under, I found this site and decided to try it. at first the tumor (or cyst or large skin tag, not sure which) turned black and after about 2/3 weeks the black fell off and there was a pinky red lump still left, again we applied the castor oil and again the black scab appeared over it while it continued to grow, only a week later and this fell off revealing another smaller redish pink lump. We continued to apply castor oil this time soaking the growth in it, the growth was just under the cats eye, connected to the bottom lid and the cat is quite fiesty so it was hard to apply at times. 2 weeks went by and I was starting to lose hope as it just continued to grow and the cat started scratching it until it bled. But two days later and it all fell off completely and you wouldnt ever know anything was there.
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
The only risk would be loose stools. Definitely seems worth a try!
Also look into Essiac for pets on this site.
~Mama to Many~
Working on a large one on my dog's head with castor oil twice a day, it is now like a mushroom with a stem, and the top of it is nasty and blackened. Hoping it will just fall off soon, as the castor takes its toll on the stem part too.
Tumors in Ears
My cat has some small (less then 1/2 an inch) benign tumors in his ears which cannot be completely removed surgically because of how many there are and how deep they go. If I am to apply castor oil in his ears and the tumors break open, in what ways can I then disinfect? Do you think I could use hydrogen peroxide for this situation?
Yes, Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to disinfect if the tumor breaks open. Now, if the castor oil does not work, here is a trick I learned working on 2 different cats.
1st Cat: She got bitten by some poisonous insect. We were thinking a spider since she was an outside cat. It bit her on her head behind the ear. Her face literally started melting off. Her owner named her zombie cat. 3 days after her wound, I came over with a bottle of turpentine pure gum spirits from humco and told her to dilute in coconut oil 1:1 and apply to the wound with a Q-tip. The owner did this for 4 days and the poison came out thru the cat's ear. It looked like pink tissue ball about the size of a gumball. It burst open and she cleaned it out with H2O2. The cat is still alive today however I think she has lost hearing in that ear.
2nd Cat: Another outside cat had a knot below the jaw line and was lethargic and not eating. Again, I brought turpentine over and had them diluted 1:1 with coconut oil and apply with Q-tip to the area. The cat completely recovered in 1 ½ days and the knot was gone.
Hi Sweet Karma –
Here is an Earth Clinic link with lots of options (including hydrogen peroxide) for taking care of pets with tumors:
The link below is from a holistic pet care site. They recommend colloidal silver for cats but, then again, they sell it.
Here's a YouTube video about treating pets with colloidal silver. The comments below the video are enlightening! Lots of success stories.
Treating Dogs and Other Pets with Colloidal Silver
You can buy colloidal silver at a health food store or, if you know someone who has a silver generator, they can give you some to try out.
I hope you find the right answer for your cat's needs.