Feline Respiratory Disease Remedies

| Modified on Oct 11, 2021

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Erin (Ferrysburg, Mi) on 11/27/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much for the apple cider vinegar tip. Read on best method for administering to cats last night. The night we adopted our beautiful cat he came down with the sneezes. By the next night he has a fever of 106.5. The vet diagnosed him with Upper Respiratory Infection. He seemed to be getting better for a day or 2 but on Thursday he got even worse. He had green/yellow gunk coming out of his eyes and nose. He stopped eating and his fever was back up to 106. After finding this site I Ran out and got some raw organic apple cider vinegar last night. First I did a steam bath where I put him in his cage, covered half with a towel over a mixture of hot steaming ACV and water. Let it steam him out in the cage for 10-15 minutes. Then I rubbed some on his back and front paws. Repeated this once more before bedtime. This morning I woke up and he greeted me good morning. His temp was down to 103.5. He ate some food (which he hasn't done in a couple days). Tonight he seems even better. Yay!!!! I'll continue to give him these treatment for a few days and hopefully he will get all better.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sweetpea522 (Central Valley Area, California) on 07/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have a home filled with kitties, inside and outside kitties (boys outside girls inside) including 6 small litters of kittens. One of our outside cats had gotten in the house for just a few minutes while bringing in the groceries and drank from the water bowls and ate from their food bowls as well. I never thought too much of it as long as he didn't try to mate with one of the new Mommies. While outside feeding the boy cats, we noticed that the same cat who came in earlier had what looked like a scraped chin or perhaps a burn from the tailpipe of a car. We cleaned it up with a soapy cloth and water then dabbed on Neosporin. By morning he looked awful, drooling everywhere, hoarse voice, lethargic and his fur was hideously crusty on both front legs and just overall unhealthy looking. The mouth sore got worse and was having a tough time eating hard food as well. Within a week all the cats inside and out had come down with his illness, it was a nightmare! I honestly thought they were all going to die. I was devastated to say the least but after reading the cat ailments, treatment and stories of how cats responded so well to OACV (ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR) I had a ray of hope!! It was worth a shot and I wasn't about to give up on these kitties (about 40 kitties) who are so dependant on us for care, especially under these circumstances!

After purchasing a 32oz.bottle of OACV at my local grocery store, I came home and made a batch of OACV/Water ratio of about 1/4 cup OACV to 1cup purified drinking water from our home water system. I'm sure any normal faucet water would work fine but wasn't sure at that point if I was going to try adding some to their drinking water- turns out I didn't need to do that after all. I soaked cotton balls in the solution and applied to each cat on back of their necks down thru shoulder blades and to all 4 of their paw pads, especially the fronts because they will lick them throughout their day when cleaning themselves and Wallahh!! OACV ingested by default! Most of them didn't respond with licking their paws right away as I had hoped but made sure they all had a pretty good soaking to their neckline and also their front paws topsides as well as paw pads. Make sure it gets in between their toes/claws as well so the solution gets in there real good causing them to lick due to feeling wet and uncomfortable perhaps. I did this just 2 times in 24 hr period and once the following day and what a remarkable difference. Not all cats healed at same rate but most of them made noticeable recovery within a couple of days. Their fur was looking healthier, the smell they all had while being so sick was diminishing and the drooling was almost gone as well. I continued to give them fresh clean water, thoroughly washing there water & food dishes daily including their litter boxes. Germs this serious can be spread thru their bowls being shared and their waste. I truly believe the OACV brought them back from a journey that was leading them to death. Upper respiratory illnesses in cats are seriously dangerous and many times fatal. Every cat owner should keep a bottle of. OACV on hand just in case- there are so many things it is good for! Go online, do some research, then try it for yourself. It doesn't hurt and it will help! Must be in the glass bottle, raw, unfiltered, stating "Organic" and "With The Mother" on the label.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Carmen (New York) on 12/23/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I'm amazed, happy and relieved. I'm also mad as H...

I have a cat who has decided to live outside and has a very serious respiratory ailment: yellow phlem coming out of his nose and drooling from his mouth. I have two indoor cats who have respiratory problems: one is breathing heavily, the other is sneezing.

I went online and found this site and learned about the Organic Apple Cider Vinegar cure for respiratory problems in cats. I bought it and tried it last night on ALL of the cats. I took cotton balls soaked in 1 cup of spring water and 2/3 cup of the OACV and I rubbed it all around the scruff of their necks and between their shoulder blades (I didn't do the half and half because I wanted to start out with a less smelly solution to get them used to it) I prayed and waited.

I am happy to report that this morning the cat with the serious respiratory problem - I thought he was going to die - is doing better. I'm amazed. One treatment. One. And this cat is breathing better, the phlem is still coming out, but not as much. His eyes look brighter. He's eating more and drinking water. He even came to me this morning and let me put the solution on him again.

The other two cats, well, let me tell you, I woke up last night to check on them and had to turn on the light because I didn't hear the heavy breathing that usually woke me up. This cat was sleeping peacefully with just a hint of heavy breathing. And the other cat only sneezed once last night.

Thank the Lord and thank you Earth Clinic.

Now, why am I mad. In fact, I am very angry because I had to adorable cats who both had respiratory infections and the Vets I took my cats to advised putting them to sleep. To spare my cats anguish I took their advice. Those cats would probably be alive today if the Vets had only told me about Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

I am recommending OACV to all my friends. I'm also recommending this site to all my friends.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tim (Jackson,ga.) on 04/01/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted tell the story of Kona, our 15+yro Siamese Bob tail Cat.She has always struggled with the changes from winter to spring, so just 3 weeks ago took her to the vet for what seemed like congestion and bad sounding cough. She received a steroid shot and we got a $70 bill. Brought her home, gave her extra care when she didn't want to be outside and she got better, was eating and drinking again.Then came the last week in March where we could not find her and by the evenings of the 25th &26th she had not did her typical routine of shredding the weather stripping at the front or rear doors after dark to come in for the night, by about 5pm on the 27th I found her sitting in our pasture on a bed of leaves with her nose pressed to the ground, wouldn't respond to being called or making noise to get her to look up, couln't see her breathing at all, I was sure she had passed away, I next climbed over the fence and as I got closer, she looked up and made a pitiful meow, she was in worse shape than in previous weeks. We quickly got her to the Vet before closing where she spent the night and was given iv fluids, antibiotics and a X ray that showed her lungs clear of issues.

After a $300 vet bill she came home that Friday the 28th. She still looked horrible, wouldn't eat or drink.Though the Vet said he thought she would be ok, everyone at home thought she was in her last days if not hours. By mid day Saturday I looked at EC's pet section, read about Apple Cider Vinegar and all of the positive stories of how it helped others pets, but I could not wrap my head around on how to treat Kono with this. Vapor? wasn't sure how to do that and She wasn't about to eat or drink anything and she wasn't going to let me force it on her, already tried getting mashed food from a baby bottle to only have it spit out.Then Sunday evening came and a plan had come to me.

First I filled a tea kettle with 1 cup water 1/2cup raw (w/mother) ACV, brought to a boil, poured a mug full and placed it in front of the pet carrier and covered all with a heavy towel to trap the vapor. I tried this a couple of times and decided it was not effective enough with little vapor and it cooling off to quickly. So next I brought the kettle back up to boil then turned down to a low simmer, placed the cat carrier with towel over it onto the counter next to the stove. Found a empty paper towel tube, then I placed over the spout of the Kettle that allowed me to direct the steam into the carrier but the cardboard will become soggy and fall apart after awhile, a heavier cardboard are a tube made of plastic would work better. I decided to offset the kettle from the eye on the (glass cook top stove) toward the carrier, carefully covering the the kettle and carrier under the towel but take caution from getting burned from steam or from the burner eye, I Do NOT Recommend trying this with a gas top stove or even a stove with a electric coiled eyes, this would be a fire hazard and possible injury to pet and owner, Please use COMMON SENSE. Leaving a opening on back of carrier to allow vapor to flow through or letting out some vapor several times in a treatment, this proved to be very effective. Did this method for less than 20minutes at a time...

Monday morning she was standing and stretching in the kennel but still had green goo coming from her eyes and still not eating or drinking. Proceeded with another vapor treatment that morning in which afterwards the green goo started to come out of her nostrils, I thought Progress, then treated again that evening, slowly but surley she started to improve to the point that she decided to drink a good bit of water and finally wanted outside, then walked around the house and went straight to the food bowl on the back deck.She chose to stay outside for the night, she didn't like the kennel thing, went to find her with a flashlight around 9:30 but she hides well.This morning about 7:30 am, April 1st she walked up the back steps into the kitchen, then went right into eating dry food.Took a nap then wanted back out again. She seems much better and more like her normal self again. Thanks to all who contribute to this site.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Richard ( Raleigh, North Carolina) on 01/29/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar worked for our cat too but our vet told us to put our cat on a raw meat diet. we mix ground beef with sardines and to our surprise he got well. So we keep him on the raw meat all the time we mix the ground beef and sardines and make meatballs and freeze it
I understand that your vet and other people will say no that is not healthy like I did. But you have to understand that all cats in the while eat their prey raw. Not cooked. Our cat has been eating this way for seven years. Which once was a very sick cat spending tons of money to go to a different vet. Now we have not gone to a vet in seven years and this cat is the pigment of health


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Xosallyoh (Kentucky) on 07/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I just tried apple cider vinegar today for my mommy cat. She's a stray that I adopted right after she had the babies (all but two died, very sickly). She has never been in great health, coat is rough, but I have no history. The two surviving kittens appear to be great. Both were sick when I got them but have recovered. I used colloidal silver wash for their eyes and in water, give them lysine in the food.

Mom just started sneezing her head off about a week ago. It has steadily gotten worse. So I did the ACV on a cotton ball, rubbed her feet and scruff of neck. I've done it twice today and she has not sneezed again. That is hugely exciting for me :) I will report back after a few days. Thank you, EarthClinic. I've been a faithful reader since about 2006, this is my first review.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sylvie (Plantagenet, On) on 05/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Small world with similar posts! I've been treating another kitten with stubborn upper respiratory! The only thing really working for her is mixture of half water and half of organic apple cider vinegar!

I dip his front paw in it, clean up his nose and rub under it, and with a cotton ball I dip it in the mixture and rub the scruff part of the next 2-3 times, rub her ears inside and put about 10 drops in his can food! This is the only thing helping him!! It's been 3 days now and he looks so much better! 👍

Lysine
Posted by David (Temecula Ca.) on 02/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Earthclinic,

I have an older cat that has had a bad problem with her sinuses. We tried everything to help her and nothing worked. I came here to Earth Clinic to see what I could do for her. I tried the L-Lysine 500mg as advised. Just one treatment and the cat could breath without trouble the next day! I am so amazed! I will give her this product 3 times a week as advised. I used 500mg (I crushed the pill) and rolled moist cat food in the crushed L-Lysine. Our cat didn't like the taste because she left a quarter of the cat food. (She loves this cat food) But it worked anyway! The next time I gave her the dose in her moist cat food she ate it all! I can't get over how well it worked on my cat! We nearly put her to sleep because she was suffering so much. Thank you Earth Clinic!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Glynis (South Africa) on 05/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

People! Go on earth clinic website and check under pets about Colloidal Silver stories. I tried it for our sick kittens for cat flu ..... What a fantastic result

EC: Hi Glynis,

Can you please let us know details about the colloidal silver treatment for your cat (ie., dosage and length of treatment)? Thank you!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ct (Senc) on 01/26/2017
5 out of 5 stars

ACV for feline upper respiratory infections

The easiest way to cure an URI in cats is with ACV. I had one kitten who had the worst URI. Meds didn't work and I was at my wits end. I put some ACV and water in the tea kettle and started to heat it up. In the meantime I put Sid (the cat..) in his carrier and on the kitchen counter as close as safely possible to the burner on which the tea kettle sat. I placed a large towel over the carrier and waited for the water to steam out of the kettle. Then I let Sid inhale the steam from the kettle for a few minutes (5-10 if possible and the kitty is not freaking out by now..). After doing this 2-3 times, I noticed a significant improvement and much less snorting and sneezing. Poor Sid recovered and has never had an URI since.

I have used this successfully on other cats.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Laura L. (Minnesota) on 09/10/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide 35% food grade is cure for leukemia and FIV. I have 4 survivors. I have fur baby right now with flu. beautiful girl..feel so off when a fur child gets ill. Got her on ACV with the mother, hydrogen peroxide 35% food grade ( never straight! ) must be like 25 drops in 8 ox distilled water and given by ml's. Bella has had 4 ml's already and when I get off the computer now, she gonna get 2 mls, and if the fever still be high, I give her light dose of Belladonna for pain and fever.

Apple cider vinegar is a miracle on this earth. saved miss maggie leg from gangrene, stops fleas and ticks in their path, kills mange, and god does so, so much. the HP 35% food grade is miracle as well. please...all continue to research and find natural cures cause they be out they. Love you all, mwaw!

Colloidal Silver
Posted by Sagittarius74 (Tracy, California ) on 08/02/2016

Hi, my cat has severe upper respiratory infection and has been battling this virus for a year. I've looked everywhere for help by 4 different veterinarians and spending $1,500 u.s. Dollars on medicines and lab tests trying to resolve the problem and save his life. I've tried orbax, famiclover, lysine, and others. I'm currently using clavimox which is the only medication keeping him alive.my question is should I go with colloidal silver Orally at 10ppm for several days or OACV instead? Thank you if you could help me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sylvie (Plantagenet, Ontario Canada) on 01/03/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I am treating some of my kittens right now and did a mixture of 2 teaspoons of organic apple cider vinegar (the mother) in one cup of water! I dipped a cotton ball in the mixture squeezed it and rubbed the inside of their ears and dipped one of their paw in the mixture! I do this 2 to 3 times a day! I even put some on their neck! I think the best I see is mixing some of the mixture with can food! I would say maybe 10 drops! This really does the trick! I even clean their nose with it!!! Love this stuff!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Gatitos And Kittens (Barcelona, Spain) on 11/03/2015
0 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone. As reported in my original post I treated the kittens who were sick with URI's or FVI with ACV. Sadly one of the kittens did die. In the end I tried steam with him and I even went to the pharmacy and begged them to sell me amoxicillin (of course they wouldnt sell it to me with out a prescription). The other kittens and cats did recover but this disease has killed many more of my kittens as of today. It seems that once the cat starts coughing everything I try is in vain. If they recover before they start to cough then they come out fine but once they cough its all down hill. At first I tried getting more aggressive with the ACV treatment but it seemed to affect the kittens negatively and they died much quicker then the kittens who stopped having the ACV once they started coughing. I would recommend that if you are dealing with this do not put all your trust into ACV. It does alleviate the symptoms for my cats but the kittens are to weak and need something to fight the virus off for them. To date I have lost 5 or 6 kittens to this. I do have a FB page dedicated to my cats and kittens which I use to try and find them homes so that they will not have to live feral lives. If you would like to see videos of the kittens coughing there are some posted there. Good luck to anyone out there trying to help animals!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Joe The Cat (Sarnia, Ontario) on 12/05/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Vick's vapour rub is actually toxic to cats!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bengalmom (Nb, Texas) on 12/29/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Instead of steam, which sounded effective, I tried my nebulizer. Same idea, put my cat in her carrier and approximated a 1/8th dilution in the medicine cup of raw apple cider vinegar and distilled water. I affixed the "pipe" mouthpiece and med cup with twist ties to the door and gave her a 20-25 minute treatment. I put tape over the opposite side of the mouthpiece to direct all the mist to her side. She looked better after the first treatment this morning, but her eyes were still looking junky. Repeated this afternoon and she is already acting more energetic immediately after the second treatment. This was just easier for me because I wasn't sure how to go about "steaming" her and this way no worries about burns.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Christine (Pennsylvania) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Feline Respiratory Disease

Wow....and thank you...thank you....thank you! One of my 5 cats Opi got sick during the Christmas season of course, didn't eat or move, thought well that's it. Trip to the vet with tears in my eyes knowing he won't come home.Well $324.00 later after blood work and of course a prescription for 14 days of antibiotics, and three maybes, I was just happy that we didn't needed to put him down. The vet probably did his best he could at this point, also gave us a bag full of can food to force feed, and two pills to stimulate his appetite. I do remember asking if he may have a hairball stuck, he said no. After .ca 8 days Opi started sneezing and wheezing, my first thought was darn Antibiotics, the same happens to me till I decided not to take them anymore. I'm a firm believer of natural remedies, so why not for my cat...and that is how I found your site. In the meantime all my other cats started sneezing....when I read about organic ACV I thought, could it be that simple?

YES! It was... after one treatment...speechless....and he lost a hairball that was three fingers thick, after putting the ACV in their water. Can't thank you enough....I will never be without ACV.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Bone Broth
Posted by Mom (Colorado ) on 02/16/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have two cats; one female and one male. The male cat Ferguson is about 1.5 years old and he came down with a “kitty cold” about two weeks ago. He was sneezing a lot through the day and the sneezing continued to the next day. I noticed he wasn't up running around and playing like normal. I kept an eye on him and by the 3rd day he was getting watery eyes and runny nose. He looked pale in the gums and felt like he was running a fever. I read about the apple cider vinegar so on the first night of treatment, I used the half water half vinegar method. I rubbed it on his paws, neck, whiskers, and in front of his ears. But more importantly, I really wanted him to get him hydrated quickly. I gave him chicken bone broth. I was making some chicken gumbo that night anyway and I was boiling a chicken for about an hour. Bones and all. Then I strained out the broth and gave him some after it cooled. Luckily he still had an appetite and he drank a lot of it. That exact next day he looked a thousand times better. I continued both the vinegar and bone broth into the second day and also added water into his soft food. I tried to up his fluids any way I could. Every day he got better and better and by the end of the week all of his symptoms vanished. I'm very happy that my Fergie full of spunk is back in action! I think the Bone broth really helped more than anything because it's chalked full of vitamins and antioxidants. Upping his fluids and getting a boost of vitamins really helped a ton. I really hope this helps all of you.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Regina (Mountain Home, Idaho) on 09/23/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Out of my 5 cats, 4 of them came up with Upper Respitory Infection. Since I couldn't afford Vet bills and meds for 4 cats, I searched the internet and found this site with it's testimonies of using ACV to treat URI's. So I began rubbing it into the scruff of the necks of my kitties and putting about a teaspoon into their drinking water. I also rubbed a little on their front paws so that they would lick it out. Within hours, the two with leaky eyes were cleared up and I noticed a change in appetite and energy in all of them. Now, 2 days later they still sneeze a little but no leaky eyes or runny nose, no lethargy or lack of appetite, no wheezing and hacking. I had used the ACV on their necks and paws every 12 hours and changed their water daily, putting new ACV in. This stuff stinks terribly but it truly does work. I plan on keeping some in their water for at least the next few weeks and might continue after that just to keep them healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lilahkat (Duffield, Ab) on 08/08/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Finding a stray kitten, I took him in and was raising him until I could find a new home for him. Recently he came down with an upper respiratory infection that had me worried for his life. He was having a hard time breathing, mucus was covering his nose and drying making it hard for him to breath or eat.

I knew steaming could be helpful, but I thought perhaps the 'cure-all' of apple cider vinegar would help as well. I added about a cup of pure Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) to a liter of boiling hot water and steamed him for approximately 20 mins in the cat carrier. Immediately afterwards, he went and drank a lot of water (which was an improvement as he was refusing to eat or drink previously). This morning when I went to look to see if I should steam him again - his nose was encrusted, so I cleaned it but after that, there is no more mucus and he's eating.

I've steamed kittens in the past with just plain water but have never had the fast turn around that I've had with little Frankie. He's resting now, more social with my other cats.

EC: Please, of course use special care in using steam treatment on pets and children. It's not always clear when they are in pain, and even adults burn themselves with steaming much too often!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bengalmom (Nb, Tex) on 02/14/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Just wanted to add an update: I would guesstimate the strength I used was closer to a 1/4 dilution the first time and used probably a 1/2 dilution the 2nd time not realizing at the moment. It was effective and caused no distress on my pet's part. All better after second treatment.



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