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
Isn't borax used like as in ajax? also washing powder? I used the apple cider vinegar with a very sick kitten, she had upper respiratory problems, with diarrhea, vomiting leaky eyes, one eye was completely closed, I used a few drops of the cider for a week and every sign of illness is gone even the closed eye is completely open, my only worry now is her organs? plus she is no longer urinating or moving bowels?I am trying a mild herb which is my own daily fiber caps.
I just love this site it's awsome & very informative. Thank you.
EC: Read much more about borax here: http://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/borax.html
Apple Cider Vinegar
I read the comments about ACV, I have 4 very sick cats and 2 of the worst on amoxicillin (not helping at all). I gave an eyedropper full of the ACV to my worst one (Samantha) last night and it took a while, but this morning I don't see or hear her coughing and hacking, or sneezing hardly at all. She's actually sleeping right now (whew). I gave her .75- 1.0 ML in the eyedropper and had to forcefeed it. I lost my oldest cat to this sickness last Monday and all of the others caught it very quickly. Thank you for the ACV advice, I don't know yet if it's curing whatever this is, if not it's sure as hell helping alot. Thanks
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Apple Cider Vinegar & Upper Respiratory Infections in Cats
This is my third day giving my cat ACV. Although this seems to be helping just a bit, he throws up every time I give it to him & then he is nauseous for a couple hours afterward. I don't know whether I should keep giving it to him or not.. Because him throwing up twice a day is not good for him. After he throws up, I give him another dose ( which always stays down) But, still he looks sick as hell afterwards! He hates me for it. I'll keep it up for another few days or so. Hopefully it will help out more than it hurts. My cat is 16 years old & has been since for months now. Vet visits have done nearly nothing to help... I'm hoping for a miracle. I will update with the status of ACV & Figuro in one week.
(New York , Ny)
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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.
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.
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!
(Ewing Tonwship, Nj)
(Western United States)
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.
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!
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.
(New York, Ny)
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!
(New Britain, Ct)
(Western United States)
(Niagara Falls, Canada)
My cat has a chronic repiratory condition. He got it as a kitten and never got over it. The main symptom is sneezing and lots of runny nose and eyes. His appetite his good and he is healthy other wise. I maintain it by adding Lysine to his food. If I don't it gets bad and he has to go in to the vet. Any recommendations for this Sharron.
(New York, Ny)
I had a cat with a VERY serious URI; at one point he stopped eating and became emaciated. The lysine I gave him for the URI (which helped dramatically) wasn't working and too hard on an empty stomach. Finally I read to give tuna out of a can... esp. the juice. It worked! He couldn't resist the smell and started eating. He would eat a bit, turn away, then I would say "keep eating" and put him back in front of his plate. Then praise him for eating and stroke him. Pretty soon he got his appetite back and I didn't have to coax him anymore. Between the tuna, putting him back in front of the food, and rewarding with praise and affection (and after he started eating, lysine plus fresh air did amazing things for the URI) he gained all his weight back and was almost healthy. But the great outdoors that was getting him healthy also seemed to have dangers as he didn't come back one evening: could have been coyote, mean dog or ignorant tourist assuming he was a stray (no collar).
Now I'm using ACV for my new kitten who struggles with eye infectons. I swipe diluted and sometimes full strength across his CLOSED eye and by morning his eye is wide open again. I need to try it in his food and more often for a few days to kick the thing, I think.
I have an adoptive mommy who has done wild animal recue on multiple species for over 30 yrs. The go-to cure she uses for animals & humans is Marigold. It's a natural antibiotic that animals and humans cannot build a resistance to. The seeds are best, but the leaves & stems will work also. Boil 1/4 cup water and make a tea from the seeds or stems/leaves. Let it steep for a few minutes (it won't get super dark, just a light golden yellow color). Strain out the seeds/stems/leaves. I've dropped in on both my cat and dog's eyes when they get colds. I've used it on myself as well. Eye's clear up within 24 hrs or sooner. I've had them (cat & dog) drink it, and I drink it as well if I'm not feeling well.
I feed & water about 10 stray cats in the neighborhood and put marigold tea in their common water dish once in awhile. I will be trying the ACV in the water tomorrow b/c 2 of the strays sound like they're having respiratory issues. I'm glad I stumbled onto this site. I wanted to share w/everyone about the marigold seed tea.