I have a one yr old male cat that developed neurological problems after neutering. Have seen 3 vets, last one holistic. He is now unable to walk, likes to stretch his head back, are syringing food part time. He is on choline, immune boosters, liver pills and minerals....not seeing any improvement..does anyone have any ideas? Such a precious little guy, thanks.
Hope, Bc Canada
Hope, Bc, Canada
Colorado Springs, Co
A couple years ago my cat had a urinary tract infection (I assumed - he was peeing all around the house right in front of me and there would be little if any urine and blood in it). I took him off of dry food and put some drops of Pau D'Arco Herbal Glycerite Extract into his water bowl. Within a day his behaviour changed and his kitty litter box was put to good use. He went back to being the happy crazy cat he was before - and I no longer get cheap dry food! He's never had another infection in the past couple years and he has a preference for dry food. I probably put about 10 drops or so of the extract (mine was alcohol free and from Herb Pharm) into his bowl and kept him inside to make sure he wouldn't get water from another source.... but that was about 2 years ago so I'm not sure on the exact amount.
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
Hope Bc, Canada
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
Hudson Valley, Ny
I am interested in giving my cat canned pumpkin with her food. Just a little bit, but cannot find it. All I can find is the pumpkin pie filling. Can you tell me where I locate this.
EC: If it's 100% pumpkin, it will work! We found ours in the grocery store aisle next to the canned cherries (for cherry pie)... If your brand contains other ingredients besides pumpkin, try Whole Foods or Trader Joe's.
Hello so my cat is quite nauseous I gave him some canned organic pumpkin and Cat milk he was able to keep it down
We have an outdoor kitten that is about 9 months old. She was sneezing a lot, low on energy and appetite. I put colloidal silver in her water for a couple of days and now she is back to normal! ~Mama to Many~
A long time ago, my parents stumbled across the medicinal properties of Goldenseal. Last year, during the rainy Oregon winter, a 1/2 feral litter of kittens started trying to find shelter on my porch. Not long after they started coming around, the mother left them (went into heat i assume) and came back with a hellish upper respiratory infection. She proceeded to spread it to the whole litter. I had no money to take them to a vet, and they were dying of it. I wasn't sure if the Goldenseal would be poisonous to them, but I figured they were so bad off, it was worth a try. I used the liquid extract, started small, maybe one dropperfull to two cans of wet food, and eventually raised it to 3 droppersfull (between 1 adult and 5 3-4 month old kittens). They improved from even the smaller amounts, and improved drastically from higher dosages. Although for those that couldn't smell the wet food, i had to mix a few drops in canned salmon or tuna juice to get them to eat it. It didn't harm them. I swear by the stuff now, and have used it on my own indoor cats (though I've never gotten them to take it without forcing them.) Everyone should be aware that goldenseal doesn't just work on humans.
I took the tip from someone on this site to put ACV on the scruff of my cat to help with a respiratory infection, and not only did it help her condition a bit, her whole coat has become magically lush. I don't know if it was spread everywhere from us petting her or brushing her with a baby brush, or if it was absorbed through her skin and spread from there, but wow. She was always a scruffy runt, but now she's downright regal looking!
Federal Way, WA
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.
Hope, Canada, B.C
Hope, Bc Canada
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).
Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire
Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire, Uk
The first time I gave my cat spirulina he gobbled it up and then sat there with his eyes bugged out looking around like he just took his first hit of acid and was seeing the world for the first time.
Dosing: 1/2 teaspoon of powder in a pile on the linoleum kitchen floor
Now I mix a dash in his wet food when he looks like he needs some excitement.
He also loves brewer's yeast and the diatomaceous earth (+ - 1/4 tsp/day) seems to be reducing the cyst in his ear. I'll get back to you about that if it goes away entirely.
I have a 9 year old neutered siamese cat who has been spraying for the past 6 months since another cat moved in. They get along ok, and the litterboxes are kept clean. He has really good food and no health issues, but clearly he is not a happy camper. Does anyone have any suggestions?? please please? the homeopathic remedy stramonium helped a little but he is still spraying at least twice a week. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks
your site is wonderful. We feed stray cats and of course they have all types of problems. The info you give helps us to care for them. without the info on your website we would not be able to financially take care of them. THANKS!!
EC: Hi Ta,
Thanks very much for your kind words of support. Glad you are finding helpful information on Earth Clinic.
While researching tea tree oil as a skin healer, I noted that tea tree oil can be very toxic to cats. A couple of comments here mention tea tree oil use for cats to help prevent fleas. Thought I should just mention it.