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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?

Plasma Cell Pododermatitis Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope Bc, Canada) on 07/10/2013

Please obtain MMS and see protocols online. It should be the one thing that will work.

See GreenMeds online to inform yourself of the dangers of statins. Stay away from pharma drugs. Hope your dear cat will respond to treatment. I am about to take MMS myself, so is my little dog. All the best and keep in touch. Om


Plasma Cell Pododermatitis Remedies
Posted by Maria (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 07/09/2013

Pododermatitis in my cat. Please do you know of any thing that can help my poor cat he has such bad paws they are really swollen and look very very bad. I can see he has trouble putting pressure on them an now has his paws extended to take a bit of pressure off paws. He had had steriods at the vet serveral times injected only helped for short time and doesn't really work much. I have sprayed colloidal silver on paws to see if this helps but still sore. Have you got any ideas, I feel it cruel to have him in such pain and want to try to heal him asap. Thanks Maria

Echinacea, Vitamin C
Posted by Plum Golightly (Raleigh, Nc) on 07/07/2013

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


Echinacea for Kitty Flu
Posted by Anonymous (Kern, Usa) on 07/05/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Borax, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Larrycatsmom (Ballina, Ireland) on 06/29/2013

DO NOT use diatomaceous earth meant for water filters! It has been heat treated and can kill animals if ingested. Food grade - animal or human is great, I've even used 'pest grade' for a short while - as long as it is NOT heat treated and IS safe to add to grain/foodstuffs - ask the manufacturer. Having said that, I love the stuff! I've used it on cats, dogs, horses, birds, and people; internally and externally. Rub it into the carpet and leave it along walls to kill fleas, ants, roaches... Most any insects. It doesn't work immediately, give it a few days - it'll kill almost any worms or insects The only danger to animals is that it is very drying so be careful not to make too much dust with it as it can irritate eyes and lungs.

I also use it in the garden but carefully as it will kill beneficial insects like bees, so just don't put it near the flowers where bees may go. It won't harm worms in the soil and will actually help enrich the soil when it washes off in the rain. That's the biggest problem using it in the garden!


Teeth Issues
Posted by Angie (Tampa, Fl) on 05/03/2013

I have an older cat with bed teeth. I cannot have him put under anasthesia as he is too old. I would like to know if there is a natural solution. He is currently on antibiotics which I don't like but I have no choice at this point.

Sinusitis Remedies
Posted by Astrid (Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire, Uk) on 04/29/2013

That sounds definitely worth trying! Thanks ever so much. Need to do something as I can't see her struggle for breath any longer, although she seems to cope somehow. Animals! They can teach us a thing or two. Thanks again.


Sinusitis Remedies
Posted by Bw (Bellevue, Wa) on 04/27/2013

Astrid, I have come upon a website from a homeopathic vet in the USA who does consultations by email or phone or Skype. I have never used his services so I cannot vouch for his efficacy, but since you mentioned that there is no other such vets close to you, it might be worth consulting with him: http://www.homevet.com/


Activated Charcoal
Posted by Willa (Liberty Hill, Tx) on 04/24/2013

Can anyone tell me how long I should give the ACV to a male cat that was blocked?


Sinusitis Remedies
Posted by Astrid (Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire) on 04/24/2013

I posted here hoping to get help for my kitten. Does anyone have any suggestions as she is struggling to breath trough her nose at the moment. Even been to my vet and he said that other than trying some anti biotics, he has nothing for her, but he thinks there is no infection as such, so doesn't like to dish out unnecessary medicine. Any help to make her breath better would be very appreciated.


Sinusitis Remedies
Posted by Astrid (Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom) on 04/19/2013

My 6 month old kitten got feline flu when in the RSPCA rescue kennels with her mum and sister. She got really bad over a period of 2 months ending with a big cyst full of pus over her sinusis. I treated her with homeopathic Kali bich/goldseal/pulsatilla drops and the cyst burst and she recovered very quickly, having a quick grow spurt and catching up with her sister soon. The whole cat family got feline flu nosode in their drinking water for a period of two weeks. After that, Jinx (the poorly one) got the sniffles again after one month. Another dose of homeopathic kalibich/goldseal/pulsatilla drops sorted her out within 2 days. Mummy cat and sister got some sniffles at the same time but nothing serious. No mucky eyes or discharge from the nose in any of them, other than a bit of sneezing so now and then, and some crumbly brown discharge from both kittens left ear, no other symptoms were noticed on this occassion.

Now, Jinx has gone down again with a severly blocked nose. NO discharge other than her ear again, which is minimal. This time the drops have no effect at all. The nosode added to her drinking water is not doing anything either. I have been given her half a capsule of Echinasea in her food 2x day for the last week, ACV diluted in water 3x a day for the last 3 days, and this morning I rinsed (very carefully) her nostrils with sea salt solution. Nothing seems to have any effect. Her breathing is laboured and sounds very dry and although she just accepts her lot and eats and drinks well, it is making her tired and she has not grown as well. She looks good generally, although she is still smaller and not so active as her sister but I worry how the lack of good breathing is going to affect her in the long term.

Has anybody any advise? There is no homoepathic vets nearby, and I have tried everything I feel could help her. They are fed natural food and our house is not central heated or carpeted. I really would appreciate your advise. THank you very much.

Note: whilst in the RSPCA kennel, the whole family had their first Feline flu vaccination (I don't do vaccinations, not for our animals or my family).

Hyperthyroid Remedies for Cats
Posted by Toonces (Lake Arrowhead, California) on 04/13/2013

Yes, I don't know if EC will allow this to go through-perhaps they will-since 2 different people are asking. I have used the site, PetWellbeing.com for years and they have formulas for Thyroid. One for Hypo and one for Hyper. We tried this formula for HyperThyroid and then went to the one for Blood Sugar and that seems to be a bit better for our Cat, but it has worked wonders for many pets. We have used several of their formulas over the years. They are expensive but they work. Unfortunately, they made the bottles smaller than they used to be for the same price of $38.00 but they do last. I wish I had a less expensive home remedy for you. Good luck!


Hyperthyroid Remedies for Cats
Posted by Julie (Chicago, Il) on 03/19/2013

No answers yet? I'm looking for the same thing :( My cat is 17, I don't want to put her on meds that might make her sick.


Severe Respiratory Remedies
Posted by Om (Hope, Canada, B.C) on 02/23/2013

After losing several cats due to respiratory illness where antibiotics only made them worse, not to speak of the bills! I am using turmeric on my cats when they come down with stuffed nose, etc. Take a syringe with a mild solution of turmeric and water (more turmeric the better) and immediately stand by with paper towels when they expell and retch. A lot of mucus will come out, the nose clears and they can smell again and eat. Turmeric is a natural antibiotic and has many health benefits including cancer treatment. My cat, so treated, was well within three days and I was amazed. I am not using vets/antibiotics any longer. It is useless and draining on the resources. I wish I had known this before. There is Om's Organics on the net, read up on turmeric. (it is not me). Good luck. Om


L-Lysine for Feline Herpes Outbreaks
Posted by Maria (Louisville, Ky) on 02/21/2013
4 out of 5 stars

L-Lysine for cats with herpes virus

Please consider posting information on your site about the amino acid, L-Lysine. It is very effective in controlling the frequency, duration and severity of feline herpes outbreaks. Many of your posters are under the impression that they can resolve swollen, runny eyes with ACV, when what is happening is their cats is experiencing a viral outbreak that will run its course and resolve on it's own anyway. As long as the drainage is clear, eyes should be left alone. If the drainage in the eye becomes green and thick or the eye can't open, then it is evident that a bacterial infection is at work and an antibiotic is needed. (I use fishmox regularly) While nothing cures or prevents cat herpes, L-Lysine is a valuable tool in your arsinol. While the ACV may help in terms of cleansing the eye, (I cannot imagine that it doesn't sting, even when diluted) it is in no way effecting the viral outbreak. I dose my cats with L-lysine 3 times a week by mixing a 500mg capsule into wet food. It tasts salty and they din't seem to mind the addition at all. I buy human grade L-lysine (usually NOW brand as it comes in a capsule that is already granulated and easy to open and mix, it beats crushing pills) I have had fantastic results.


Iodine
Posted by Esprit64 (Somewhere, Maine) on 02/20/2013

Is it safe to use Iodine in a dog AND cat's water? If so, how do you judge an appropriate dosage? Thanks.


Severe Respiratory Remedies
Posted by Esprit64 (Somewhere, Maine) on 02/20/2013

Hello: I have an 8 lb./8 y/o Maine Coon mix cat with severe respiratory problems, and, lately, very smelly poo. She appears to breath normally. She has episodes of what at first seems like vomiting, but, is actually a congestion type cough that goes 10 rounds each. Her stool has become very smelly although otherwise appears normal. She has been fed healthfully with WELLNESS cat food and additions of fruits/veggies, given no supplements. She is a complete indoor cat--never goes outside--ever.

I have tried a remedy containing Yarrow, Lemon Balm, Ester Flowers, Echinaces, Goldenseal--with no results. Weight is holding--no loss. No other symptoms.

Has anyone tried successful respiratory remedies on their cats? Thanks.

Hyperthyroid Remedies for Cats
Posted by Terry (Tampa, Fl) on 02/14/2013

Hello, Does anyone have a natural remedy for hypothyroidism in my cat? - Therese

Pumpkin
Posted by Katylucyb (Wichita, Ks) on 01/18/2013

Pumpkin is a vegetable so look in the canned vegetable section for pure 100% pumpkin, NOT pumpkin pie filling. My store stocks it in both the vegetable section and with the pie fillings.


Administering Liquid Remedies
Posted by Catmom (Naples, Fl) on 01/12/2013

PLEASE do not lay the cat on his back to feed anything. They need to be facing down like when they are eating. The food or liquid may go down the wrong pipe into his lungs and make the cat very sick and will be very painful, particularly with vinegar.


Thyroid
Posted by Tori (Batesville, In) on 01/11/2013

Hi, I'm new. But really need some answers. Our almost 15 yr old cat has just been diagnosed with thyroid issues and liver problem. Her urine was orange-ish, she'd been throwing up, which the vet gave her a shot for. He wants to start her on either a diet or pills for her thyroid.

Does anyone have any suggestions what to do to get her healthy?

We are very careful about her diet since we lost her sister a few yrs back from thyroid issue that led to leukemia, we don't want the same for Mojavi.

We make sure her food does not have bi-products or corn, etc... Should we go back to making raw again, would this help? Please help ASAP!


Feline Tooth Resorption
Posted by Elaine (Felton, Ca) on 01/05/2013

Actually, tooth resorption is not the same thing as stomatitis. My kitty, Izzy, has this issue and unfortunately, like stomatitis, the cause is unknown. Although my vet did tell me that his theory for these conditions is the processed food we feed our pets. He just said "it's something in the food. " He prescribed Vitamin C (250 mg of sodium ascorbate plus bioflavanoids per day). I am also trying a protocol of supplements and energy healing basically, with a holistic vet located in Woodland, CA. I adopted Izzy in June 2010, and he's already had 2 teeth pulled in 2011 and 2 more in 2012 due to the resorption issue (very painful unless teeth are removed). He will be getting a wellness check in the next few months, and I will update on this site to to let you know how his mouth looks.. hopefully we won't have to pull any more teeth. Good luck with your kitty. If anybody has any other advice, please let me know!


Nail Infection
Posted by Heebie (Toronto, On, Canada) on 01/04/2013

Hello. My calico cat is 12 years old. About a year ago I found she had a black crusty substance at the bottom of one of her nail close to the skin. I took her to the vet who said it was an infection and prescribed antibiotics. She was on Clavamox for a few weeks. The antibiotics seems to help, but even after two rounds it never went away completely.

Recently I noticed that it had returned and had now spread to three nails, and two of them are also infected. Behind the black sludge is a thick greenish white pus. I have been washing out the nails with diluted hydrogene peroxide, and using some antibotic cream that is safe for pets. One nail did clear up, but the other two are still infected.

She does not seemed to be bothered by this or in any pain, she is more bothered when I clean it. Any suggestions? I can take her back for more antibiotics, but they didn't seem to work all that well and was hoping for another solution.

I do have another cat as well as a dog, and I have checked all of their nails and nothing has spread to them, so I am assuming this is not a fungal infection.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Teething
Posted by Lady Erilyn (Calgary, Ab, Canada) on 12/04/2012

My girlfriend has a new kitten that's 3 1/2 months old. She is looking for any ideas for teething remedies - besides him chewing on her fingers and toes. I have 3 cats of my own, but teething was never an issue. Any suggestions? Thanks.


Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Posted by Tmay (Santa Cuz, Ca, Usa) on 11/19/2012

FIP. It sounds like your vet knows what they are talking about. I suggest a second opinion.

I had a sick cat who I took to a new vet because I was new in town, LA. He did a blood test and the cat tested positive for FIP. The vet said to think about putting him down. I phoned the store where I had bought a new kitten who had gotten a little sick with sneezing and that had triggered my older bigger cat to get sick. The store gave me the number of the breeder of the kitten. I talked to her and she said that when cats are sick they test positive for a lot of things which they don't necessarily have. She said to go to another vet and gave me some names. A cat magazine said to always check with a breeder when you get to town to find out whom they recommend. They have had enough cats and experiences that they can gage a vet. Very good advice. Don't go by the most popular vet in a newspaper or by a certificate of thanks from a city. I felt very badly for the beautiful beloved pets that were being treated by the first vet who was faking being competent. My cat recovered.

I suggest not buying animals from a store. It is better to buy from a breeder who knows what they are doing, or rescue an animal from a shelter or from a rescue organization. Wonderful beautiful animals, cats kittens, dogs puppies, rabbits, chickens and even more exotic pets are being euthanized constantly for the lack of a home.

When you get a new animal, whether you have purchased one or found a stray, keep it separated to find out if it is sick to protect your other animals. Doing that will give you the time to look for the owner if it is a stray, post the neighborhood, take it to a vet who will scan it for free to see if it has a chip that has up to date info. Regarding 50% of chipped animals the owners did not realize that they had to inform the chip people of their name and address. They thought someone else did it. When left to others, invariably there are mistakes, so follow through. Inform the shelter that you found it in case someone is looking for it, and tell them you will keep it at your house. This appears to apply to cats and not dogs. After a certain amount of time, it is yours. Then you can spend the money to have its blood tested by a vet so that you know it is negative on diseases. Don't offer to give it away for free on Craigslist. People can pretend to be good owners when they plan to sell it to a lab for experimentation, and they are good actors and you don't know it. Introduction to other cats in the house is best done slowly, with the animals separated in different rooms by a door, and exchanging socks with the smell of the other on it, so that the scent gets to be familiar.


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.


Plasmacytic Pododermatitis
Posted by Kate59 (Kingston, Ny, United States) on 11/16/2012

Love your site. 3 years ago I adopted a one-yr-old cat, named Jon Jon. After 6 months he developed swollen front pads, bloody and sore. My cats are all indoors. I contacted the vet and the lady I adopted him from. Surgery to remove the pads were recommended.

After researching on the web, I found some vets using doxycycline to treat the plasmacytic pododermatitis. My vet wrote me a prescription and within days his pads were normalizing. I followed the protocol. 2 weeks later they became swollen again, so again I used the doxycycline.

I decided (instead of constant antibiotic treatment) to put him on probiotics. He's been fine ever since! Everyday I sprinkle a small amount of refrigerated probiotic on his wet food (a small amount of wet food). Once a day. One capsule lasts 5 - 6 days for him.

Just wanted to share this with any readers having this problem with a cat or a dog. Thanks! Kate

Calici Virus
Posted by Suzanne (North Plainfield, New Jersey, Usa) on 11/15/2012

Hi, Just saw your post. I too have a kitty with FCV. When I first adopted him his tongue was one big open, ulcerated sore. He could not eat. Had to force feed him 4-5 times a day with syringe. Besides making him an all natural, grain free raw diet, I gave 500mg Lysine daily for 2 weeks as well as Daily Reiki sessions, 1/2 to 1 hour 3x's a day. (I'm a Reiki Master). That was 1 1/2 years ago. He's fine now. I regularly put 1-2 drops of organic, raw with the mother ACV in his water bowl. Now he gets 250mg of lysine daily. If he starts to show signs of a weakened immune system I may give 1/2cc Astragulus (Liquid Chinese herbal) twice a day for a few days. The Natural Cat by Anitra Frazier is a book I often refer to for help. A friend refered it to me and it's been a Great resource.


Multiple Ailments
Posted by Carolyn (Chattanooga, Tn Usa) on 10/16/2012

Our Garfield, about 10 years old, had a bad fall down into a small spot between a desk and book case. We have made several trips to the vet, but he is still not eating or using his back legs much. In spite of the appetite stimulant, he just won't eat. I have been givind him food and water with a syringe, orally. I need a homemade recipe for shampoo with no chemicals, reccomendations for appetite enhancers, and a homemade device to put training wheels on a cat. We also need miracles, if anyone has an excess. Thank you.


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:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm8qBR7NdVg

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.


General Feedback
Posted by Love My Pets (Ny, Usa) on 10/03/2012

Hi. I found www.dogfoodadvisor.com which is very informative for searching for the best dog foods (and the worst. ) It lists many different brands and rates the ingredients for nutritional value from 1 to 5 stars. I am now transitioning my dog from Pedigree (1 star) to BJ's Holistic brand (4 stars - only $5.00 more in price.)

Does anyone know of a similar website for cat food? Thanks.



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