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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
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Pau D'arco for UTI

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Posted by Nicole (San Diego, CA) on 07/26/2008
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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
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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
5 out of 5 stars

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
5 out of 5 stars

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?

Scratching and Dandruff Remedies

Posted by Gertjr (Madison) on 09/28/2020

I just rescued a cat. the elderly owner passed in July and this cat has been alone except for someone stopping in to feed and scoop every other day since then. She has been pulling hair out, but that's not the issue because it should get better now she's with me. She was perfect from noon until 9 last night, then started scratching.

As I brushed her, I saw black specks but didn't see any actual fleas (so I need to treat all her soft toys and scratching post, can you tell me the best way?). She also is very dandruffy. I had put out the food that she came with, but she did get some treats that my cat was getting. Allergies? She's on Iams food, as is my cat. Also, I had put out that fresh step crystal litter, so could that do it? She came with a nasty cat box and a new box of arm and hammer litter, so I've cleaned the box and put that litter out for her. I"m going to see if I can get her in to my vet asap, since they had no clue about shots or any other health checkups and she's very overweight (30 lbs?).

Please advise. I don't have tons of money for special food or treatments and really don't want to give her back (terrible life! ), but will do what I can for her. I've had cats all my adult life and never had one that scratched like this. I do keep my cats on flea/tick monthly treatments because I get eaten up by fleas, and I know this isn't the best for the cat but either they get treatment or I don't have cats. And my cat goes outside and brings in ticks all spring and summer.


Replied by Susan A.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Cedarwood essential oil. Put on the palm of your hands and pet kitty down.

Craig W.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

“Essential Oils Safe for Cats

Not all cedarwood oil is pet-safe, but some companies manufacture properly diluted cedarwood oil. These companies make sure to use oil from non-toxic cedar (namely Juniperus ashei), and take special care to remove harmful phenols. Like fleas, cats dislike the smell of cedarwood oil.”

Replied by Melinda M.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Can't use it full strength....

Replied by Melinda M.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Don't use any scented litter, preferrably use the nonclumping Tidy Cat gray clay litter if you think she may have allergies of some sort. Sometimes the litter is the problem too....

Replied by Janice

I rescued a cat with a severe skin problem, I rubbed coconut oil all over her every day. Within a few weeks, her hair was back and she looked great. Also, from licking the coconut oil, her digestive track got straightened out.

Replied by Linda R.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Try grain free cat food, also if you live near a dairy which sells raw milk, bathe her in that, also feed it to her. Don't give her pasteurized milk, only raw. It will help her gut flora

Replied by Paola M.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Try diatomaceous earth.

Replied by Sassafras M.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

The black specs is flea poop. So sadly she's got fleas 😞

Replied by Janice H.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

I use the barn cedar pellets from Tractor supply, very perfumes and doesn't make a mess like regular cat litter.I also put rubbing alcohol in a jar with a top, dip a flea comb in it and comb the pet.If there is a flea it slows it down so you can dip in the jar and kill it.

Replied by Jane B.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

if you can get her some bio preparation f2+ that would be the best nutritional supplement for her.

Replied by Carol H.
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Neem oil mixed with a little coconut oil put on back of neck and down spine.

Replied by Brenda
(Ec's Facebook Page)

Being overweight can be a health issue. This cat needs a good steady diet lots of activity to help it loose weight before diabetes sets in. coconut oil.. rub on her skin will stop the itch. but treat her for the fleas and prevent further damage this cat just needs your tlc. you dont want your cats to get lyme sickness treat for ticks and fleas.

Replied by Gertjr

Ok, I treated her with the capsaicin pill for fleas. She had a ton of them! so, fleas are now gone, she had a great grooming session. She's still losing clumps of hair, but I expect that's from the previous damage and itching. I will never use diatomaceious earth again! It's dust is so damaging to lungs and it really does nothing for bugs. I used it years ago for chickens and all I got for my trouble was more bugs. It may work to prevent infestation, but not at all for a bad one. She's getting coconut oil daily, just a spoonful in a dish and she's eating it. I also give her goat milk kefir, I can't get raw milk where I am so this is the best I can do. She is doing very well. Now we just have to get her to be friends with the other cat, but that will take time.

Replied by Gertjr

Well, Miss Kitty, now known as Heidi, is doing very well. The only issue she has still other than her weight is that she's pulling out her hair. No more scratching, but she'll pluck hair. I put coconut oil on the spots, which soothes them, but I think this is just an anxiety thing. I ordered her the Feliway(?) pheromone that is supposed to calm cats down, it'll be here Wed. Today I left the door open and she went outside for a bit, stayed on the porch but seemed to enjoy all the smells. I'm gone all day and don't know how to keep her active while I"m away. She has the other cat for company, but I don't know that they do much. I plan to put only a little kibble in the bowl tomorrow. If they finish it all then they wait until I get home for more. I've been putting 1/2 cup am and pm, but I'll reduce it just a little.

Severe Respiratory Remedies

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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.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Canada, B.C)

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

Replied by Greenrivergirl7
5 out of 5 stars

One year my whole lot of kitties came down in wintertime with respiratory infections (looks to me like a cold). My oldest was already taking L-lysine for his herpes with sneezing, so I figured it was worth a try. I tried it and it worked. None of them died on me.

After trial & error, the easiest way I have found to do this is... get a short/wide glass jar, put in about 30 (number doesn't matter as long as you match the correct amount of water with it) 500 mg L-lysine tablets in it, then take a syringe and put in 1cc of filtered water in it for each tablet (So, if you had a syringe that went up to 3cc's, you would only need to put in 10 of those full, and it doesn't have to be exactly perfect either.) Then leave the tablets and water sit up in the cabinet overnight with a lid on it. The next day it might turn out smooth, or it may be lumpy (I don't know why it turns out lumpy sometimes), but if it's lumpy just strain it through a metal strainer and then it will stay fine.

Now, you have 30 doses of lysine at the ready. Just take out the jar, stir it up a little, and fill the syringe up to the 1cc mark for each dose (I give mine slightly more, but wouldn't give them more than 1 & a half cc's a day. I use to have to crush a pill every time to give a dose. This is much easier and last a long time. If it starts to get cakey before you finish, you might could add a little water to it or just start over.

This method has made my life so much easier. I hope it helps someone else also.

God Bless All... GRG7 : )

Replied by Amy
(Temecula Ca.)

To OM of Canada:

Is the turmeric and water solution placed in the nostrils or mouth of cats? Regarding respiratory problems? Thanks.

Replied by Amy
(Riverside Ca.)

Does the turmeric and water in the syringe enter the nose or mouth? I would like to use this on my cat.

Replied by Om
(Hope, Bc Canada)

Amy (Riverside, Ca.)

Dear Amy, in my rescue years I have lost a number of cats due to upper respiratory illness. Nothing I tried worked and I can truly say the vets helped death along wit their antibiotics.

But now my oldest, over twenty, is the last and very ill. I ordered SERRAPEPTASE from Dr.'s Best on Amazon and this is the second day. I opened the capsule and emptiet this into a tiny glass bottle, taking out a good pinch mixed with a good drop of water and put it into a syringe. He took it nicely taking his time. But the entire day he sneezed very little and seemed at ease and slept well. I am much relieved. I gave this three times a day but hope to go down to two times a day away from food. If one uses high potency, this has to be considered.

When needed, I use his cotton wash cloth and turn on hot water. Then squeeze it out quickly and after making sure, it is bearable, wipe his face and eyes. He likes it as it seems to ease the pain from his sinuses.

Amazon has over 500 customer reports on Serrapeptase. It is an enzyme from the silk worms and not a drug. People use it also for their dogs. It seems excellent for many conditions and I have started to take it myself once a day.

You may want to try this.

Namaste. Om

Replied by Renee

Dear Om, I am interested in trying the Dr's Best Serrapeptase for my cat Blue but can only find the veg caps which I believe are liquid. Can I squeeze the liquid out into distilled or spring water and give it to him by syringe and if so how much per dose and how many times a day do you suggest? I have taken him to the vet at least 4 times in the last few month's with sneezing, runny eyes and nose and coughing and they tell me each time he has a cold and respiratory problems. So each time they give him antibiotics and a steroid shot which only helps him for a short amount of time and then he starts the symptoms all over again. I don't want to take him back to the vet again as I believe it is only making things worse instead of better. I am hoping the Serrapeptase will help him. Thank you!!

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).

Replied by Astrid
(Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire)

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.

Replied by Bw
(Bellevue, Wa)

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:

Replied by Astrid
(Moulton Seas End, Lincolnshire, Uk)

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.

Replied by Natalie
(Va, US)

Try lysine powder or treats. Its my cure all for raising the immune system.


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Posted by Anon (Anon) on 07/07/2020
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Muna
(Abu Dhabi)
5 out of 5 stars

My cat loves spirulina. My spirulina comes in little candy like triangular tablets. Whenever I take my daily dose, she's there waiting for her share.
She is an indoor outdoor cat and I feel confident that her regular consumption of it (just one tiny tablet a day) is keeping her healthy.

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