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Coconut Oil

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Posted by Sharon (Pace, Florida) on 04/22/2008

I wrote in the past that I used coconut oil to treat my cats Rhino Virus and ringworm. For myself I take 1 Tbs orally. I have used in on my hair before I wash it. My hair is so soft afterwards.It's great for dandruff. As for my cats I treated the ringworm topically and the rhino virus was treated orally. My cats seem to really like it. They get about a tsp orally. They like it liquid so I run it under hot water. My dogs get about 1 Tbs and they love it too. It has helped Yeast on the skin and allergies. I work as a groomer so I try it for several skin problems.

Coconut Water

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Posted by Laamalia (Honolulu, Hi) on 08/16/2016

My cat, who is male about 4 yrs old, will not eat wet food or fresh food of any kind. I have always given him really good grain free dry food which he tolerates. The vet recommended he eat the urinary food that they sell which I thought would be good. I mixed some with his regular food and he ate it quickly but soon after threw up all his food several times. In addition he threw up yellow stuff a few times which was not good. I was almost ready to take him to a vet but I decided to wait.

Not wanting him to get dehydrated, I made some peppermint tea and also had a commercial aloe/coconut water (not milk! ) which has a little sugar. I slowly fed him from the side of his cheek with a large medicine dropper (the kind they use to administer liquid medicine to babies). I fed him only 2 dropper fulls of each to see how he would react. He took it well and did not regurgitate. I did this about 2-3 times in about 2-3 hr. increments and then when I returned home in the evening.

In the meanwhile, the next day I did administer 1/8 of a pill the vet had given me another time to increase his appetite because I knew it was important for him to eat. When I came home he did eat the controlled amount of food I had left for him of his usual dry food. No messes but I was concerned because the litter pan was dry. He is an indoor'/outdoor cat but I didn't want him out because of the problem. I fed him some more of above water as I described and took him for a short walk outdoors on a leash. He didn't go and I was still concerned.

I came back and gently massaged his belly and area around the kidneys. Shortly after he finally did urinate in his litter box. I'm not concerned (yet) that he hasn't pooped because he really did not eat until today but he definitely looks better.

I definitely recommend pure coconut water for hydration-- best unsweetened but a little sugar shouldn't hurt unless diabetic. Give in small quantities as I described in order to prevent dehydration. Coconut water has minerals and acts like "pedialyte" but is much better for you. It worked well for me.

Replied by Deborah

Does he have crystals in his urine?

As long as he is not getting blocked because that can be very dangerous.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)

Thank you for reminding me. I used to use coconut water years ago for any sick animals and had actually forgotten about it and have never written about in my notes. It is also very good for people for suffering with a illness too. So again, many thanks.

Replied by Jennifer
(Ocala, Fl)

Cats are 100% carnivorous. Anything other than 80% raw flesh, 10% raw bones and 10% raw organs will kill them. ALL kibble (even grain free) is completely toxic to carnivores. It's the equivalent of a human being eating pretzels 3 times a day, 365 days a year and expecting to be healthy and live a long life. That's why tigers and other cats in the zoo get raw meat.

Colloidal Silver

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Posted by Robert Arias (Silver City NM) on 12/19/2021

I just started using colloidal silver to stave of herpes rhino virus and I searched if that was also good for ear mites. A spray or several drops massaged a little twice a day but I just started today so results to follow but it certainly worked to keep them rhino free as they are indoor outdoor.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Linda (Lauzerte, France) on 07/27/2013

One of my cats has a swelling on the side of her jaw. She has been scratching it so that there is now no fur there. I have been treating it with colloidal silver, but cannot do this more than once a day as she hides herself away the rest of the time. She does seem to like being treated and it does not seem to be painful. She also wants to drink a little CS. I am wondering if I can add a little DMSO to really get the CS into the problem area. Would this be safe for her?

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Linda from France. Can you shave the area and put on healing clay with a drop of oregano oil and /or castor oil pack secured and wearing cone while doing this? MMS would work, too. Do not use plastic on top but breathing bandage for toxins to escape. If there is even a small puncture visible under the fur, it could be an abcess. If so post and I will give instructions. Om

Replied by Goldencat
(Akron, Oh)

I'd say go to a vet immediately. The cat may have a bad tooth that needs removal, and/or a closed abcess from said dental problem. They don't show discomfort much, so a hygenist should examine the cat's teeth to rule out a serious problem. Alternatively, it may be a harmless fluid filled cyct. That would indicate other natural treatments, such as homeopathic and maybe accupuncture for an underlying systemic imbalance. BUT some cats just won't sit still for accupuncture - don't be upset if yours is one of those. My cats are calm enough to allow it - the older one really felt better and soon cooperated every visit - he remembered it helped him. (after urinary blockage, and with sinus congestion)

Colloidal silver isn't topical in this case - you have no wound. Dose the cat with about 1/2 tsp every 4 hours with a good nanosilver product. (all silvers aren't equal) Assuming an infection, and not a physical mass is the cause.

I use Sovereign Silver, as does my holistic vet and local naturopath. You may want to compare their lab studies against the competition, and the explanation of what makes different silver colloids different.

Link to Sovereign vs Mesosilver, with germ images showing relative effectiveness on MRSA. Plenty of other info:

Replied by Linda
(St Amans De Pellagal, France)

I did take her to the vet who gave her antibiotics and she was fine. She was drinking CS of her own volition too.

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Kate (Hervey Bay, QLD) on 03/21/2009

colloidal silver has been wonderful, i take about a tablespoon neat, i hold it under my tongue as long as possible, gargle then swallow it. i have'nt been near a doctor in almost 6 months and it was only two years ago i almost died from respirtory problems. i even give it to my cat, i took her to the vet thinking she had cat flu, the vet told me she was ok but she continued sneezing, coughing and vomiting. now nearly 3 months of giving her colloidal silver she is much improved.

Replied by Nic
(Sydney, NSW Australia)

Colloidal Silver restored my cat's health.

My girl cat was very thin and was vomiting her food. She had become crabby and tense. She was also scratching her ears a lot and losing fur on her belly and legs. A month ago I began giving her colloidal silver by syringe in the mouth, starting with 1/4 teaspoon twice a day, working up to 1/2 teaspoon twice a day. It has worked a treat - she now eats all her food at one sitting, keeps it down, and is gaining weight fast, scratching is much better and fur is growing back. She is now much more relaxed so she must feel a lot better.

Giving the solution by mouth all the time is a bit tedious after a while so I have started pouring the dose onto her tinned food. However, I think giving it into the mouth is probably important for really sick animals as it gets absorbed into the bloodstream faster.

Replied by Goldencat
(Akron, Oh)

Spoke to staff at Sovereign Silver on a naturopath's advice... sadly more is known of dosing dogs than cats, but colloidal silver is benign.

Had a 6mos siamese kitten showing signs of early FIP, a 100% fatal virus. Nothing to lose, and zero treatment options. Started him on about a tsp 4x/day, and as often as every couple hours when he spiked a fever of 104f overnight. Fever down by morning, antibiotic seemed to work better to fight the infection detected by labwork. (with no external cause or warning) Drastic GI symptoms and fever, high white counts, weakness. He had had two such crises before I tried the silver - would seem ok a few months and then relapse.

Kitten rapidly improved. IDK the lifecycle of the calci virus (I think it's same family as FIP) but assumed a week long incubation as for other contagions. Kept up the silver, reduced dose to 3x/day. Kitten did not fight this, seemed to know it was helping. Eventually perked up when I said "silver time" for his doses. One year later, no more scary relapses. Cat specialist "is pulling her hair out" and doesn't know what to think, but is "relieved".

Note that colloidal silver reaches a concentration in body tissues and stays there for days... IDK how long, the site may say. Point is, it saturated tissues so that the virus cannot function, and it perishes. (Yayyyy) Same mode of function in other complex organisms - humans, horses, dogs, fish... And benign. Used to be put in newborns' eyes to keep from post-birth infections. Did I say it's benign?

Also - low quality silver has a color, and larger particle size, which *may* in time cause bluish skin in people, but, hey, that's extreme dosing. It's not toxic even then.

Colloidal Silver + Colloidal Gold

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Posted by Robert (Silver City NM) on 12/19/2021

I had a family of cats that showed up at my door all infested with the herpes rhinovirus. I kept two of the five (sorry I love animals but I'm poor) and gave the other three to the Humane Society. They are indoor-outdoor cats and of course I went to the vet to get treatment for the two that I kept and named them Magnus and Theodore. The vets only know medicine and gave me amoxicillin and eye ointment to administer. Of course it worked but my dilemma was that I don't deny them their freedom so they go out in the neighborhood where they hang out with their friends some of which probably have rhinovirus and Theodore loves to go out more than Magnus and would come back sniffling and sneezing so I'd have to re-adminiter a dose of the left over amoxicillin that I boosted with DMSO to make it more potent so I wouldn't have to give it to him all the time except for once a week

. Antibiotics kill the gut biome in cats just like they do in humans and if you're not paying attention it will slowly deteriorate your cat's health. I also converted a cat carrier into a psuedo hyperbarik chamber that I use to put them in for 15 minutes and gave them nebulized hydrogen peroxide and normal saline with a dissolved vitamin C and Magnesium to help stave off the herpes virus.

Well, it kind of sort of worked UNTIL I bought colloidal silver copper and gold for myself and then researched it for cats. EXCELLENT results. They don't need the nebulizing treatments anymore nor the booster amoxicillin and I don't stress about letting them roam free anymore. I just give them both a 3cc syringe full of half colloidal silver and gold via mouth. They drink it right down and go on their merry way. I LOVE my cats and they make my insides happy. Cheers!

Replied by Art
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Interestingly, I think Earth Clinic is now selling a product that combines Colloidal Gold with Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles in one bottle. I think they call it "Colloidal Electrum". I saw it on the EC home page.



Posted by Bluebaker (Nyc, US) on 04/25/2014

My cat has been having tremors, startles and various other symptoms such as insatiable appetite without gaining weight. We lived in a place that was vastly saturated with many toxins, Round Up, the herbicide among them. Two of my other cats who were outdoor cats, died - one of pancreatitis, the other of acute kidney failure.

I've taken this cat to countless vets and no one has been able to help. She's had every test under the sun done, from liver to kidney analysis, urine, blood, CT, x-rays, thyroid and more - and no one has been able to help. I do think this is all related to her exposure to this herbicide.

Is there any way to detox her and repair the damage? Her appetite is ravenous which I believe based on what I have researched on this particular toxin that there is a disruptor that effects specific enzymes, and these enzymes is what she is craving. But it's not productive because no matter how much she is eating it's not being absorbed. Your input is important and we are grateful for any insight on how to help her heal from this.

Thank you.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Bluebaker!

My first thought was Activated Charcoal for your girl. You can buy it at most drug stores or online. I would try 1 teaspoon into 1 can of wet food and see how she tolerates it.

Also, read up on EC's detoxification page for other ideas; Bill from San Fernando has many insights into detoxing:

Digestive Enzymes, Salmon Oil

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Posted by Kelly (Seattle, WA) on 06/28/2009

Digestive Enzymes, Salmon Oil for Cat's fur loss and skin problems

Our indoor/outdoor cat had been scratching and chewing his fur off the back of his legs and underbelly, and had bumps and sores on his skin all over his back and sides as well. His fur had also lost its lustre and looked ragged instead of smooth. We'd fed him high quality, high protein no grain organic foods for years, so we didn't think the food was the problem. Vets, even a naturopathic vet, told us he must be allergic to fleas and we were encouraged to constantly spot treat him with prescription treatment. This never really caused the problem to go away and it would sometimes get a little better, only to flare terribly until he lost all his fur on the backs of his legs and belly, and in patches all over.

My husband went to the natural pet food store to pick up his food and got into a conversation about our cat's issues with the person at the counter, who gave him some handouts about fleas, skin and fur problems. They contend that itching and fur loss was often the result of insufficient digestive enzymes causing an inflammatory reaction in the skin and other systems. They recommended, besides a raw food diet which provides the correct live enzymes for your pet's digestion, adding digestive enzymes to wet food as well as salmon oil.

For a cat, that's 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. of enzymes (specially formulated for pets) and a few squirts of salmon oil added to any serving of food. Our cat was slightly reluctant at first, but quickly adjusted and we fed him this mixture to half a can of high protein no grain orgarnic wet food a day. Within days the itching stopped, within weeks his coat regained it's lustre and smooth appearance, is soft to the touch, and grew back more lush and full than ever. They also cautioned that the spot treatments were probably crippling his immune system and making him more susceptible to fleas. We have stopped those, and he hasn't shown any signs of itching or fleabites.


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Posted by Heather (Georgetown, Ontario Canada) on 04/13/2015

Hi There,

I have an 18 yr old Tabby. He isn't eating much and has arthritis in his back legs. We just had him to the Vet and his blood tests were largely inconclusive. The Vet advised that he was slightly anemic which according to the Vet is not uncommon in senior cats. I am a big fan of DMSO. Is it possible to give DMSO to cats? And if the answer is "yes" could you recommend a dosage.

Many Thank, Heather

Replied by Renee
(Vader Wa)

I know its been a year but right now I'm giving my cat dmso mixed with organic cold filtered apple cider vinegar with the mother. Also honey and coconut oil. The apple cider vinegar w dmso w coconut oil, I put it on his fur. I first wipe him with rubbing alcohol pretty good rub.(I put it on myself first so he doesn't know the smell is him) and he thinks I'm just massaging him. After it dries I rub the mixture on his fur. On his head and neck and down by his kidneys. I just don't let him see me with the glass. When I'm done and calm I grab the honey and put on my fingers and rub on front paws.

I also have been making food in the blender w can catfood inner filet aloe juice and taurine and water. Now all 3 of my cats won't eat fresh out of the can. I tried raw and cooked ( tried each for a week) since I've stopped all the meds and forcing him to drink, went natural they are doing well.

Just a little note, I was on so much medication, I never felt hungry. Now my dogs, cats and myself are going natural we all are living life. not just existing..

Replied by Patricia
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You wrote "dmso mixed with organic cold filtered apple cider vinegar with the mother. Also honey and coconut oil."

Can you be more explicit on the exact measurments. I am thinking of using DMSO to drive in honey into a tumor or cyst on my cat's chest. I have heard that a bee keeper swears that honey is the only cure for cancer.

I don't use vets. When this growth was small it used to drain to nothing and then fill up again so I think it is not a tumor. Nothing I have tried in the past two years including Essiac, has worked.

When you rub the mixture on the fur do you think the fur absorbs the dmso into the body? Also, is cleanliness the reason you rub the fur with rubbing alcohol first?

This dmso is liquid in a plastic bottle. Am I going to rub plastic into my cat?

I am afraid to put the dmso directly on the growth for fear of getting a skin reaction.

The problem I have is that this growth seems to escape (just behind her left arm pit on her chest) any bandaging I have used.

Do you not use fresh aloe? Why the taurine?

Replied by Martha

Please see a veterinarian. Your cat needs help that you may not be able to provide. You can always turn down a treatment plan. How do you know that your cat is not going to end up in agonizing pain from the tumor? I would see a board-certified internist specialist in a specialty hospital asap.

Replied by Gwen

DMSO is a good pain killer. It also works as a carrier of other medications straight into the actual tissue/blood/brain barrier. It can only carry through particles that are extremely small. I have my doubts with the coconut oil as I think it has difficulty with oils. Not sure about the apple cider vinegar. If you use honey, only Manuka honey has beneficial health qualities. I am using dmso with chinese herbs, liquid vitamin e, and cell salts prescribed by my holistic vet. I paint it onto the actual osteosarcoma in my cat's mouth. You MUST seek holistic vet advice first. It is such a strong carrier that you can easily overdose your animal if you don't know what you are doing. I just bought a book DMSO, Natures Healer to read, suggest you do the same.

I am a strong advocate of DMSO but ONLY when it is used with the advice of an holistic vet or an allopathic vet with experience.

Posted by Kathy (Morrice, Mi) on 02/26/2008

My cat broke her back 10 weeks ago and hasn't walked since. Her spinal cord was not severed but only had limited use of one back leg. I rubbed DMSO mixed with aloe vera 3 times daily and within 3 days, the leg with no nerve responses started twitching and she started moving it. On the 4th day, she stood up twice. Still not walking but getting more use of both legs and making progress. I don't believe it was coincidence. I started rubbing on peroxide over back today to oxygenate her system and help with regeneration. DMSO is miraculous and FDA should not stop it's use.

Replied by Anabelle
(Denver, CO)

Hello everyone. Thanks for this great site, I have used many of the remedies posted here with success. My question is regarding the use of DMSO for cats. Has anybody used DMSO internally, if so what dosage would you recommend? My cat has been limping and has a hard time jumping and going up and down the stairs. I would prefer to use DMSO externally, but I don't know exactly where to rub it. He is very overweight (~25-30 lbs.), does not like being held, so if I pick him up I can not "look"/feel for what hurts, I just notice the limping and the discomfort. I was thinking about using a few drops in distilled water, down his throat. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Echinacea, Vitamin C

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Posted by Maybefebruary (Austin, Tx) on 11/26/2010

I have two cats and both caught a nasty upper respiratory infection, which also developed into conjunctivitis. I tried ACV for four days, as prescribed by many, but nothing worked. If anything, they were only getting worse. So after reading other sites and recalling some herbal advice from our parents, my boyfriend and I decided to create a different treatment. We decided to give them some Echinacea and Vitamin C. They were not eating or moving because they were so sick. So we also bought some wet food that had a TON of juice (and barely any meat), used an eye dropper and force fed them the juice supplements. On the first night, for each cat we used half a capsule of Echinacea, half a tablet of Vitamin C, and mixed it with wet food juice. The effect was immediate! I saw a change in their behavior the following morning. They moved very little but it was a significant change. It was so significant, in fact, I felt motivated to do a little more research and found that L-Lysine might be helpful too. So we bought that the same morning and determined that for each cat (they are both close to 6 months) we would add a full capsule of Echinacea, with a full tablet of L-Lysine to two of their meals. The third meal would consist of half a capsule of Echinacea and half a capsule of Vitamin C. By the second night they were already eating on their own. They seemed to have a hard time swallowing so we bought more of the "soupy" wet food, which encouraged them to eat--they didn't even mind the supplements in them. Also, on the first night my boyfriend bought an over-the-counter homeopathic pink eye solution for them. We gave them, that first night, one drop in each eye (we were too scared to do more). One of my cats had excessively watery eyes; the other cat had obvious and strong symptoms of conjunctivitis--he couldn't even open his infected eye. Since then, we've been giving them about 2 to 3 drops daily throughout the day. Well, it's officially the 7th night of their treatment and they are almost entirely healed. They only have the remnants of sneezing. My cat with the excessively watery eyes doesn't have them anymore and my cat with the strong case of conjunctivitis is almost cured as well. We've check his eyes by spreading them gently while applying the drops and now there is barely any swelling and redness--his eyes look very healthy! They are FULL of energy, running around and playing. They are acting as if they were never sick! I am so surprised this natural treatment worked at all. I didn't expect to see such immediate results. I truly believe that it was the Echinacea and L-Lysine that helped them, but it's hard to tell since we included the Vitamin C and the pink eye solution to their treatment. Anyway, I thought I'd post my case on here in case anyone finds themselves in the same situation. I was desperate and scared out of my wits for my cats. When I first read the posts on this website, I was excited to find so many ACV success stories. Unfortunately for me, they did not work for my cats. But I'm happy this treatment is working for them. I haven't had any side effects yet. I'll continue the treatment and post another update soon.

Replied by Maybefebruary
(Austin, Tx)

Update: I forgot to come back and update this post. My cats were entirely healed. One of my cats was left with a really watery eye ever since, though. I'm looking for a remedy for that so if you have any suggestions please let me know. Thanks!

Replied by Margaret
(Portishead, Bristol, Uk)

Hi, my cat is sick with mucous dribbling from his mouth all day. You say half capsule of Echinea - what size was the capsule please so that I can judge if I am giving the right amount?

Thanks, Margaret

Replied by Col
(Denver, Co)

Thanks so much margarate - I also had good luck with L-lysine - a cat eye specialist said any time the eyes are infected /watery this means upper respiratory in cats and always L-lysine will help clear -

Think I will try the eccinesha C on my more stubborn watery eyed cat and see if it clears up even more.

Replied by Loveurpets
(Los Angeles, California, United States)

To Margaret from Portishead, Bristol, Uk.. Did you try what 'Maybefebruary from Austin, Tx' tried with Echinacia, L-Lysine and Vit. C. ??? In any case, you might want to try reading posts on another page here as well under "Cat Remedies" such as the following.

Also, try searching this or other sites under "Cures with Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide" and/or "ACV or Apple Cider Vinegar cures for cats" although I read some posts by one of the regulars/administrators (I think he goes by the name 'Ted') here mention something about making sure (in some or all cases of using ACV) to mix baking soda and or Sea Salt with it. Make sure to read on the reasons why.. But until you educate yourself on which remedies/doses/combinations etc, you should definitly start trying the ACV anyway (get organic ACV). Look up as well and read up on & consider using Sea Salt in the cat's water too.

It's important that you do a thorough research on whichever remedies and exactly how much of it to feed your cat but no matter what you find out, still, i'd advice you to start on the ACV and make sure to start with less than what is suggested (for the first 2-3 days) & definitly watch him/her carefuly and notice the effects.

Another thing, make sure to give him/her a break on the ACV or whatever, after a week or two, (give a few days or 1 week off).

It's kinda confusing & hard to make a decision off of this site, because most people don't bother including the specifics or exact amount on their success stories (the amount, time, how often & for how long to give, etc). But i'd say (I'm no expert here) if its a cat and its anywhere between 10 - 15 lbs. You should be safe by starting off with (mental picture) --> If you're using a 1 ml. Dropper, try 1/3 of ACV in the ACV bottle cap (same sized caps used on most soft drink) combined with 2 full ACV caps of distilled/filtered/clean water. (As another mental picture)--> 5 drops of ACV to about 20 drops of water of each and feed it to him with the dropper. Try this while you're educating yourself on the specifics so you can make a responsible and suitable decision.

Also, I saw someone post the following under cures with Parsley...

" Kathryn from Owings, MD: "Parsley and spinach tea cured mucus dribbling down throat and mucus cough. This cough with mucus can lead to bronchitis. Point is to keep mucous up in head, throat area. Throw bunch parsley and fresh spinach into a quart pot and simmer like a tea. Strain and drink as often as you wish. Will get rid of mucus if no other complication."

God bless and remembr to read, read, read....

Replied by Anonymous
(Kern, Usa)

My inside cats came down with a kitty flu about 4 weeks ago from a roaming neighborhood cat that has 'goopy' eyes. By the symptoms it looks to be Feline Herpes. The first cat to become ill needed to get subcutanous fluids twice. I was also given an antibiotic ointment for his eyes. The days after he was taken to the Vet his health deteriorated terribly. I had to syringe feed and water him for almost two weeks to make sure he had enough nutrion and fluids. The second week he would eat in the first half of the day but then stop for the rest of the day. So, I would have to syringe feed and water him then. I didn't start reading on the illness the first week but after I did, I went out and I bought super echinachea (700mg per two capsules). I poked a hole with a pin at the top of the capsule and added one drop to his food day and night. I also bought Taurine and put a small pinch in one of meals each day. When the second cat became ill, I knew what to do by then and avoided having to get him to the Vet for fluids. What I noticed with him, the other day, is that when I stopped the echinachea his symptoms - the drainage, sneezing, and a odd sounding cough - increased. They decreased again with the addition of the echinachea. This cat is about a week behind the first cat so am hoping to see a huge improvement this time next week as the first cat is doing a lot better. I will be going to get some L-Lysine this afternoon as I have read that the cats will have to have to be given this for the rest of their life...

Two things I want to add are... If a cat has an immuno deficiency then, apparently, echinachea is not good for them. The second thing is I had the Feliway dispenser in a drawer and plugged it in since stress can cause flare ups. Our house is not stressful at all but I figure any extra comfort I can provide I will do so. The cats seem to have less discomfort when they are around the dispenser.

Replied by Plum Golightly
(Raleigh, Nc)

Your cat's upper respiratory issues and runny eyes sound like an issue my cat developed several years ago, Ocular Herpes. The L-Lysine was a great intuitive move; my vet prescribed this 500 to 1000 mg daily crushed in food to help recurring viral symptoms. She must have this for the rest of her life, something about attaching and flushing out the virus that can come out as a respiratory issue if under stress. Best of Luck

Replied by Luisa

Hi, can you please tell me what kind of echinacea and vitamin c you used? What brand? Was it pill form or liquid? And what did you use in the eyes? My cat has some sort of respiratory infection, with watery eyes. Sneezing. She's only getting worse is losing weight, bearly eating. Any advice I would appreciate it.

Emergency Remedy

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Posted by Stayzas (Levelland, Texas) on 05/05/2009

Coming home on Sunday night, finding my cat just about dead, I came across your website looking for some home remedy to to try. Being like other cat owners on here could not afford to have a huge vet bill at the moment. Read about the apple cider vinegar treatment even for the most severe cases and I must say that it does work! Being at night after all the stores have closed when you can't get the apple cider vinegar I have to add the fact that the white distilled vinegar will work till you get some in an emergency. I used about 1/2 teaspoon with water.This treatment does work since how he does feel better and eating again and even trying to get in the shower today with me. I know i didn't have anything to lose so I cut up some bactrim i had been taking for antibotics for the infection only after researching the fact its about the same.Which I don't suggest this unless you know what your doing with medicine okay. Thank you so much for this site. It helped save my cat.

EC: Was your cat poisoned by something he ate (e.g., a household plant) or did he have a virus of some kind? It sounds like you are describing poisoning...

Feline Conjunctivitis

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Posted by CandyPaps (Merseyside, UK) on 06/01/2009

Home Remedy for Cats? Ordinary Cooled Boiled Water!

Our poor 9yr old Daisy has suffered with feline conjuctivitus since she was a kitten, our vet said when she was 2yrs old that if she gets any more she will be blind, every year twice a year she gets glue eye and severe reddening of the lids. She also suffers with heyfever. And every year i use ordinary cooled boiled water with 4 balls of cotton wool for each eye, each ball soaked generously in the water and i wipe her eyes 4 times a day for 5 days. I do not leave the eye wet but slightly damp after dabbing with a soft cotton cloth.

The water i use is boiled from the kettle and placed in a jug to cool in the fridge, then i put the same water back into the kettle, boil it again and pour some into a clean dish to cool. the remainder of the water i tip away.

7 years later after vets saying she will be blind and offers of expensive ointments (which i continued to turn down) she is still going strong and has 20/20 vision! Our Daisy is a Pure white persian cross with very slight tortoishell markings on her head and tail and would be an extreme shame if she ended up blind. After all, pets are there for care and attention!

Feline Herpes

Posted by Tmay (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 11/18/2012

I adopted a Siamese cat with the after effect of Herpes in the eyes. I took it to a vet'y ophthalmologist. She said that Siamese cats and their relations are susceptible to having dry eyes and that giving vet'y eye drops, a drop 2 x a day, might have helped. The Siamese cat has black eyes instead of blue eyes as a result of the Herpes that took advanatage of the irritated eye as a result of dry eye. I don't know whether he got that as a stray or when he was owned but had he been treated when he had it, it would have been better for him. It clouds his vision and makes it difficult for him to see at night. It almost led to his being put down at the shelter for having an eye condition. The scarring from Herpes in the eyes blinds some cats.

I have another cat who is old (16 years) who was on prednisone for a year which lowers immunity. That meant that the cat developed an eye ulcer. The symptom was brown tears and squinting. She solved that and since the cat is still on predisolone for another condition, she has me giving him eye drops 2 x a day. She told me to buy i-drop vet plus, the package with a photo of a shitzu dog on it on Amazon which is non-prescription. Counter intuitively, the package with the picture of the cat is not the one to use because it is individual packets with too much water for the eye of a cat. Additionally, I buy, as instructed, L-Lysine capsules 500 mg from an organic store. I open the capsule and divide a capsule in two and give 250 mg in water in the am and in the pm orally with a plastic eye dropper. The drops and the Lysine was enough to keep the eyes of my cat safe while he was on a low dose of prednisolone. When the dosage was raised, that was insufficient. So he went back on the prescription eye drops, Vigamox which is expensive, that the vet'y ophthalmologist prescribed.

I have another cat with eye problems after a cat fight, so it is a good thing that we have a vet'y ophthalmologist in our city.

Get eye conditions looked at.

Feline Herpes
Posted by Trinity (Glen Carbon, Il) on 10/04/2012

I have a 15 year old siamese cat who started having eye infections on a routine basis and was diagnosed by vet with Herpes. The expensive, prescribed drops and cream would eliminate the infection only for it to flare up again in less than a month's time (sometimes only within days of treatment). Lysine was prescribed daily and that seemed to add some time between infections, but not always. I tried the ACV which did nothing. I came across a weird youtube video:

which said to use raw honey in the eyes for two weeks. I used raw unheated honey with a syringe in both eyes morning and night for two weeks. It does burn (I tried it in my eye) so I would put very light pressure on the eyes with paper towel after putting in the honey to try and reduce the pain. It has been two months since I first used the honey and the herpes has not returned. Even if it comes back, he has never gone this long without needing the prescribed medicine. I wanted to share this miracle here to help all the kittys and owners struggling with feline herpes.

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