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Natural Pet Remedies for Cats

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Posted by Tory (Las Vegas, Nv 89166) on 01/10/2018

I have spent at least $1000. on Vets, with Bloodwork, antibionic Tresaderm, my cat of 15 yrs. he was dying, The Vet had tried to talk me into putting him to sleep, but I went to Earth Clinic Pets and after ACV rinses, coconut oil, Activated charcoal, colloidal silver, sea buckhorn berry oil, wheat grass, caster oil, flax seed oil, blackstrap molasses, Blue Buffulo, fresh Tuna, spring water in a fountain, trips to the park in his stroller. He is 50% better (Earth Clinic, Thank you so much) Still there is something wrong with his one ear, I think there is a connection to the cataract in his eye on that same side of his face and he still breaths very heavy, PLEASE HELP???

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Posted by Sheri (Atascadero, Ca) on 10/06/2014

My Maine Coon rescue has had an ongoing case of feline herpes virus. ACV, steam, and one 7-day treatment of amoxicillin helped him through acute phase. He started eating again and felt a lot better. I still give him diluted organic ACV and lysine powder in his food, but the hacking cough has hung on for many months. The vet told me to try one drop of 0.5% phenylephrine in each nostril about 3 times a day. That's Neosynephrine. He hates it but the drops seem to help. Its been a week and no more coughing.

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.

Replied by Rose

I'd also like to know more about nail/claw and paw pad infections. My 10 yo Persian is not a scratcher so his claws get long. I either have a groomer or vet clip them. I don't trust myself clipping them because I have to do it alone which means holding him down at the same time I try to clip. He fights having this done. He's basically a well behaved cat and lets me bathe him, but no claw clipping.

Anyway, I noticed he had a claw that was starting to curl. It wasn't yet time for the groomer or vet so I let it go...I know this was wrong and I feel awful. About a week later, I noticed his paw was sticking out at the spot of the long claw, but I couldn't see any swelling or liquid coming from it. It didn't seem to bother him even though this claw would make noise on the floor. He sounded more like a dog walking around. About two days later, his paw looked wet on the front and black on the back and is hard as a rock. He is no longer walking on it. :( It's a holiday wkend, places are closed and I currently have no car. I started soaking his paw in peroxide and water and he didn't flinch. If it's infected, wouldn't he feel the peroxide? He only allows me to soak it for about a min and then he fights to get away. I also ran out of peroxide. I did use salt water once too. Soaking didn't soften it at all. No pus that I saw. His paw smells awful, like poop. So I'm wondering if maybe he didn't step on his poop and got it stuck in his claws. He did this one other time when he was younger. Got poop stuck between two claws and I didn't know what it was because it was so hard. He walked around with this thing hanging onto the end of his paw for a few days until it finally fell off. Then I realized that, yes, it was a piece of petrified poop. Sounds funny, but it was true. So now I'm wondering if the hard, black stuff on the back of his paw is once again poop or infection. Regardless, I'm finding a way to get him to the vet on Tues. He seems fine otherwise, is eating/drinking like normal, no fever either. He is though staying away from me more than usual, I guess because he doesn't want me looking at or doing anything to his paw. I have to pick him up now to brush him where as he used to almost beg for brushing as soon as I got up in the morning...he loves it! He'd rather be brushed and petted than eat. He's always been a picky eater and never a big eater either. It took me awhile to get him to even look at wet food and now, he just licks out the gravy and lets the rest lay. I throw out a LOT of wet food. He loves the Royal Canin for Persians dry food, but even seems to get bored with that sometimes. He doesn't even like chicken. I can put a tiny piece of delicious, cooked white meat under his nose and he turns his head away. Never met a cat who didn't love chicken!! He's the weirdest cat who ever owned me!

I just wish I could do something for his hard paw before we get to the vet in a day or two. :(

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hello Rose,

Wishing you good luck at the vet. And one thought for claw clipping: if your cat lets you give him a bath, try clipping the claws while he is in the tub! The change of environment and being at your mercy in the tub might change his attitude and allow you to easily clip his claws.

Natural Aids for Milk Production

Posted by Ashley (Canada) on 07/01/2014

I have a young cat who just had 7 tiny kittens. She had a very long labour with one kitten stuck for about 10 hours before hubby and I pulled it out, dead :( We thought she was done after 6, came home from work to another one, but dead :( :( When I went to change the bloody bedding from their box, we examined the kittens and found one to be severely deformed and needed to be put down :(they are 1/2 manx kittens and spine and leg deformities are common) Mama cat has been with her babies nearly constantly and is very nurturing so I think she will do a great job but I have felt her mammaries and they seem to be completely empty. I am wondering what I can give her to help her produce enough milk to nourish her tiny little babies...can I give her a fennel tea? any other advice is much appreciated TIA!

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Ashley!

If this were my cat I would take her to the vet immediately to ensure all the placentas have been expelled. A vet visit now - along with a shot of oxytocin to clear out the uterus which will also help bring down the milk - is far cheaper than an emergency room visit for a rotting retained placenta.

That said, check your queens nipples to make sure they are not blocked by waxy plugs. You can boost milk supply by making sure your queen has fresh water and is not dehydrated. Feeding high quality protien is a must at this time; feed her high quality food 4x day at this stage of the game. I find that milk supply will increase as the kits grow and drink more.

Natural Kitty Litter

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Posted by Barb (Norwood, ON) on 10/26/2021

Our local Farm Supply Store happened to mention that many of their customers use Non-Medicated (important) chick starter (yes baby chicken feed) as kitty litter. We tried it and it works super well. It even clumps a bit, is a little less dusty and comes in a BIG bag for about $15 CD. We have one cat that likes to eat a bit but it will not hurt them. We transitioned by blending it into clumping clay litter to start and phased out the clay fairly quickly.

Neurological Problems

Posted by Catlover (Cincinnati,ohio) on 09/30/2014

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.

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Hey Catlover!

Sorry to hear about your sweet boy.

Are you taking him to Mount Healthy Animal Hospital? If so, the only other thing I can think of would be a vet who practices EFT. You can do this yourself if you cannot find a vet:

Sending healing prayers to you both.


Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)

Hi Catlover -- the only thing I can think of is to take BRAHMI or its other name GOTU KOLA. It works on the brain and nervous system. You could mix it with some honey, say a quarter tsp. of the powder in warm water twice a day for some time. Have you examined his eyes? Did you find a fine line on the outer part of his pupil?

You can get this as a powder on line and it is a famous Ayurvedic remedy. It even repairs brain damage and is a powerful blood cleanser.

Did your cat get an injection? A vaccination?

I hope things will improve. Namaste , Om

Replied by Catlover
(Cincinnati, OH)

Thanks so much for responding, we asked for the rabies vac. not to be given, suspect it was. I just noticed a line across one of his eyes yesterday, what is that a symptom of? Again appreciate advice, will check into Brahmi ASAP.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc, Canada)

Hello Catlover --- people in general who have their animals/pets vaccinated, should examine their pets eyes. That fine line indicates damage to the nervous system.

The rabies vaccination is one of the most damaging poisons of all vaccinations; of course all four fold, etc. vacs. No homeopathic meds can correct it even though people think Thuja will eradicate damage - to no avail.

The truth about rabies here in Canada, for example, is that whenever the Press heard of an unsubstantiated incident, they blew it up to untold proportions, creating public scare and the tactic worked: money flowed into the coffers of the professional sector I.e. veterinary businesses.

When then, after a while, it became public that indeed there was no proof of rabies in the end, it was not given prominence and business was established.

For example, just yesterday I found out gov't has removed all deworming meds from the pet/feed stores. To force us spending a fortune on even one lousy pill plus bring in the animal, plus, plus. Bottomline: greed and manipulation of the public. The professional community lives by the society but holds it to ransom.

You will need to research to at least reverse the damage done to your pet and upbraid the vet who went against your request not to do what he brazenly did. Stand up for your rights. Your decision was not respected.

My only solace in view of all this is the knowledge I have from India's spiritual sector is that "what is seen now will not be seen again". Those that do damage to beings and the environment will not be forgiven. For us who know this, there is personal responsibility.

We will have a completely different medical system in the near future but we have to be patient and have faith.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Paulette

I tend to use a high grade acidolphus and bovine colustrum for lots of healing.

Replied by Inky
(Colorado Springs, Co)

For internal use: try the aloe recipe noted above your comment. Tahitian Noni is wonderful for overall health too. I place it in the frig, for usage shake well and in a small bottle, use 1 ml from dropper, 3 times daily. Finally, Omega 3 oil benefits the entire body. Consult how to use with your doctor.

Oregano Oil

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Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/05/2017


Hey Jennifer,

Oregano taken orally or applied topically is not toxic to cats. That said, if you apply oregano oil on an open wound where it can enter the bloodstream it will cause problems with the liver, and thus injecting oregano oil into the bloodstream IS toxic to cats, and likely most any other critter.

Pau D'arco for UTI

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Posted by Nicole (San Diego, CA) on 07/26/2008

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.

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

Replied by Om
(Hope Bc, Canada)

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

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

Replied by Marlene
(San Diego)

What brand/type of probiotics are you feeding your cat? I'm afraid my cat has the same disease.

Replied by Kate77
(Hudson Valley, Ny)

The probiotics I use are the solgar brand or sloray in the refrigerated section of the health food store They run about 25 dollars for 60 pills. We take the same ones so our cat consumes about 3 pills per bottle, given a dash each day in his food, No plasmacytic pododermatitis in 5 years.....YaY!

Replied by Stephanie
(South Carolina)

How long did it take for the probiotics to work?


Posted by Mary Ann (Southington, CT) on 06/09/2009

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.

Replied by Katylucyb
(Wichita, Ks)

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.

Pumpkin for Nausea

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Posted by Kitty Parent (Vancouver, Bc) on 12/23/2017

Hello so my cat is quite nauseous I gave him some canned organic pumpkin and Cat milk he was able to keep it down

Respiratory Infection

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Posted by Mama To Many ( Tennessee, US) on 04/20/2015

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~

Replied by Marlita
(Cuenca, Ecuador)

How much Silver were you putting into how much water? I try to give it orally to my kitten but she hates it. And do you know how many ppm your silver is?

Replied by Erica
(Atlanta, Ga)

I have an indoor cat and she is 1year old and she sneezing alot and not her self. What should I do. I think she is sick

EC: Hi Erica,

Please see this page for additional remedies:

Respiratory Infection
Posted by Tia (Eugene, Oregon) on 08/09/2008

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.

Replied by Tony

goldenseal, ill 10 year old female cat suffers w phlem build up have to use clavamox 4 x year to relieve her. looking for a natural alternative....thanks!

Replied by Jennifer
(Dexter, Maine)

i have a kitten about 6 months old he had come down with a cough when he coughs he acts like he has something cought in his throat but i had checked and there was nothing i know he has a cold i was wondering what i could give him to help him get over it? i can't afford to take him to the vets right now.i am on a fixed income so any thing that someone thinks might work please please help me we call him baby kitty he was sick and small when we got him please help me.someone told me to wipe a small amount of vicks on his bed but i didn't dare cause i don't want to lose my baby by my mess up he is still eating his wet food but not to much of his kitten chow. please help me.

Replied by Rachel

Tia, do you still swear by goldenseal it must obviously come in a liquid also right? Is that the same goldenseal humans use? I have a month 1/2 old feral little girl kitten whose nose is runny a bit, eyes look watery, sneezes & sounds very congested with a sneezy wheezy cough sound. If there's anything anybody can suggest that is 110% safe to give her please let me know. I'm very broke right now but keeping her alive & back to healthy is my # 1 goal. Thank you.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney Australia)

Rachael, please give your cat vit c 250grms 2x a day and colloidal silver 5mls a 3x a day for 3 days then 5mls 2x a day then 5mls 1xday for week, good luck

Replied by F
(Mayodan Ncusa)

Don't no went to the beach sunday came bk eed. Hav done this lots of times cat was fine sunday wed nite wen I git home wen she looked at me I could tell by her eyes she was sick they look very weak then she use the bathroom in the floor and never done that before she was fine when I left I have 3 other cats in the house and they are fine but when I got home I could tell she was very sickly but seems to be in good health when I left she still 18 on Thursday so I didn't have the money until Friday morning to take her to the vet flipper died Friday morning before flipper died early fri. A. M. Bfore I got paid and cud take her to the vet but seem to be very healthy on Sunday her I have a really weak when I came in the door when she just looked at me I cleaned her up real good because she had use the bathroom on herself she was my lap cat she would kiss me on my nose my forehead she would lick me the wake me up she was just my baby I have 3 other cats in the house and they same fine flipper was 11 years old she was breathing really hard and would not eat or drink any water do you have a clue what this could be I didn't have the money to have an autopsy done I miss my baby so much

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)

Dear F - I do not have an answer for you, but I am so sorry for the loss of your dear Flipper.

Respiratory Infection
Posted by Rathmussen (Montreal, Canada) on 06/03/2008

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!

Replied by Amber
(Houston, TX)

I was just wondering how long it took for your cat to get over the infection once you used the ACV? My kitten has conjunctivitis and a URI, the vet was going to charge me $200 for his visit. After reading this site I decided to try it on him. I'm hoping it clears up soon.

Replied by Joy
(Addy, WA)

Hi Amber,

We have 15 cats which are up to at least 16 years old. We have not had to take them to a vet for a long time. (I would definitely take any of them that needed to go- in case of emergency to a natural vet near us.) Many of our cats were very sick when we got them (one was diagnosed with FIV 10 years ago), and several were dying from distemper, etc. Today, they are healthy and fluffy, with shiny coats and eyes. Some look like show cats.

For any eye infections, we have homemade Colloidal Silver that is dropped into the eyes several times a day with a dropper.(I also use it for pinkeye on myself and the results are almost instant.) I buy Colloidal Silver online for any other illnesses. It works quickly.

For nutrition, we switched to a raw, homemade diet for our cats, and that made all the difference. We use a basic recipe, and then add some beneficial herbs to it.

Along with the CS, any of our seriously ill cats recieved a mixture given by dropperfuls at intervals daily.

Two of our cats were dying from a URI years ago (They got it at the vet's office when being fixed, and nothing he gave them later helped. Blood was coming out of their noses, and they hadn't eaten in 4 days.) I was new to natural cures and gave them several drops of echinacea straight after looking up the amount in a book. This was so powerful they were sputtering, but both were eating within a half hour. I had to continue with the echinacea for about a month until they were completely recovered.

Giving echinacea and vitamin c is much easier (and safer in the case of a kitten or very weak cat) on the patient when mixed in the drops, though. You just measure how much they can have a day, and then put that in your dropper bottle along with other ingredients. Give a little every hour or couple hours or so around the clock if the illness is serious.

A tiny kitten would of course, take much less than a cat. But you would want to give enough to get rid of the infection.

In conclusion, i would give Colloidal Silver on an empty stomach several times a day. A small squirt from a dropper in the side of the mouth. With a different bottle, i would put a few drops of CS in each eye several times a day.

Next, i would put about 8 drops of echinacea in a dropper bottle, 1/8 tsp fish oil, 500 mg Vitamin C Powder. (If possible, i would also put a drop Vitamin E, 1/8 tsp nutrional yeast flakes, 1/8 tsp. barley grass powder, 1/8 tsp. liver powder, 1/4 tsp. colostrum, all available inexpensively in bulk online from a single place.) Mix the ingredients with a little chicken broth for flavor and to liquify. With experience you can gauge how much broth to put with the ingredients to enable you to finish all the drops in a day. Wrap your kitten gently in a towel before giving him the drops. Slowly squeeze part of a dropper into the side of his mouth so he doesn't choke and can breathe well. Give this entire amount during a day. Next day fix it again. Continue daily for a while even after the kitten has appeared to recover, gradually reducing the amounts of Vitamin C and echinacea.

Let me know if you have any questions, or if you want any more specifics.

I hope your kitten recovers well,


Replied by Liana
(Mississauga, Canada)

To Joy:

Please, tell us what ingredients you feed daily to your cats, and also what beneficial herbs you used.

I am looking after a stray cat that lives in my neighbourhood (including my house). He seems to have a bad cold. I fed him chicken broth with many pieces of chicken. For the last 2 days I have fed him cod liver oil. These 2 remedies seem to help somewhat. I have also put ACV his scruff as recommended by a contributor to this website.

If anybody else has suggestions on what to do with a cat that is otherwise very healthy, I would appreciate it so much.

Replied by Angela
(Federal Way, WA)

I would love it if you would clarify what it was that you call a "basic" homemade cat food. I could guess as to the perfect mix, but I really don't know what a cat needs. Do you or anyone else out there?

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