Feline Respiratory Disease Remedies

Apple Cider Vinegar

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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!

Replied by Bengalmom
(Nb, Texas)
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.

Replied by Bengalmom
(Nb, Tex)
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.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Diamond (Merrimac, Ma.) on 02/18/2011

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

Replied by Tom
(Forestville, Ny)
09/25/2012

I never would have believed that something I use in salad and on french fries would have a medicinal purpose. Our little boy has had a ruff few days and scared us a couple of times. If this works , I would need to know who to thank.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lisa (Canton, Maine) on 03/09/2009
5 out of 5 stars

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

Replied by Morella
(Orlando)
08/14/2015

Hello Lisa It's been 6 years since you posted this about your cats, do you remember what was the outcome? Did they get cured? I don't like to take my Cats to the vets cause they never do anything that heals the cats and I don't like to stress my cats going to the vet for nothing. Thank you so much.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Patricia (Pittsburgh, PA) on 10/13/2008

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.

Replied by Jay
(New York , Ny)
04/05/2010

One answer to this is to get either empty gelatine capsules from a health food store. About an inch long. Or empty the capsules from something like acidophilus capsules and use the empty containers(Note: make sure that whatever was in the capsules beforehand is not toxic to your pet. Don't ever use or empty capsules that contained something of a drug or medical nature).

I found I could put almost half of a dropperful or 1/4 tsp of goldenseal, echinicea or ACV into the
long end of the capsule(if you pull it apart there's a short end and a long end-fill the long end and put the short end on as a cap). If, after filling the capsule you put the lid on, it is possible to,holding the capsule end to end between your thumb and index finger squeeze the filled capsule a little and it makes it 3/4" long not one inch. If your cat can swallow something of that size greased with a little butter,it's an excellent way to get ACV,echinicea, goldenseal down them without them tasting the bitter taste.

Note: some cats have a very small mouth and very small throat, or mucus, etc at the back of the throat so check the size of the capsule that it is not large enough to block the throat or can cause added difficulty. Look for a smaller capsule or don't use this approach if that is the case.

Replied by Shelly
(Uniontown,pa)
03/12/2014

I have a 1 yr old /10 lb Male Neutered cat by the name of Max, He's an indoor/outdoor cat, is up to date on his shots. However we noticed this past week he can't hardly meow real loud, and now he is doing a coughing/gaggin noise. I think he has an upper-respiratory infection/virus. What is hard for me, and I am not working at the moment, and I don't have the money for the vet. So if I can figure out a way to help my furbaby in anyway naturally, that would mean the world to me. Well today I gave him L-Lysine 500mg today that was told to me by the rescue group in my county. However I didn't know anything about about giving them Apple Vinegar Cider, or even using it in a steam or nebulizer, I think that is amazing. However instead of all that-Can you use 1/4 tsp of Apple Cider Vinegar in a medicine seringe and just shot it to the back of their throat, it would be alot quicker than trying to get them to eat a pill, unless of course you think it might burn. If using Echinacea, how much do you use. Do I need to give him the AVC, Lysine and Echinacea all at the same time, same day, etc. Any suggestions is helpful. Thank, Shelly

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)
03/12/2014

Hey Shelly!

The lysine provided to you from the rescue group is a remedy used to treat feline herpes -the symptoms of which *sound* like what your cat has. Continue feeding that, in wet food if you have it, along with the Echinacea - which tastes really awful so you need to disguise the taste.

You should use a warm cloth to clean the gunk from his nose and eyes and keep him comfy.

ACV can be given more directly - syringe - but you want to dilute it as straight ACV is pretty harsh and you cat might just throw it right back up due to the acidity. Try mixing 2-3 teaspoons into 8 ounces of pure water and see if you can get that down via syringe over the course of a couple hours.

Read up on feline herpes to see if this is what your cat may have:

http://www.cat-world.com.au/feline-herpesvirus

Replied by Shannon Berry
(Colden)
04/26/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

There is a warning on the ACV bottle that says we are not supposed to ingest it undiluted because it is too acidic and it will damage your internal organs...so giving it to your cats undiluted doesn't seem like a safe thing to do...their livers are not like ours and can not even handle things like garlic or chocolate so you might want to check with a vet before dosing them with undiluted ACV!


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.

Replied by Rocky's Mum
(Mullumbimby, Nsw)
09/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for your post!

My cornish rex has had a snuffle/sneeze/cough sort of thing for many months now but if I put ACV in their water bowls, all my animals go on a water fast and I've never been able to get it into them!

...until I read your post on simply putting it on their paws...evil...perhaps!

After I applied the ACV and she took her first distainful lick she must have sneezed about 8 times in a row... And then never again! and it's now the end of day three. Miraculous.

Replied by Kim
(Ca, US)
10/12/2014

Thank you for your testimony. It is 9:00 pm Sunday eve. I just rubbed ACV on my 4 mo. old kitten. I will check back in a couple hours. I hope this works.


Apple Cider Vinegar, Bone Broth

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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, Hydrogen Peroxide

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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!

Replied by Barbara
(Ewing Tonwship, Nj)
11/13/2016

A feral kitten arrived a week ago. I tried to get town animal shelter to help. I explained her situation and the disappearance of two others from across the road. Very bad neighbor terrified them but worried her eyes -- she did not look well and I could not touch her. I put out food and kept my cats in. Then Elmoe got out and it kitten disappeared. Finally got Elmoe in but he immediately looked sick. It has been two days and he is not eating. I used the recommended vinegar and he has huge amounts of flem in his mouth. He is not hiding any more and he has had fluid by eye dopper. More vinegar today (day 3) and on his fur, ears, etc. Vet I go to is expensive and no available. In fact, the entire vet services here are very very expensive. I am 72 and have put cats first always so today I will make a decision about property taxes. I will of course put Elmoe first. I need to now how long I should expect Elmoe to refuse to eat and how to administer hydrogene peroxide if I can find it at drug store??

Thank you for your help with this.

Barb

Replied by Flavia
(Western United States)
08/10/2017

Hi Barb, I wish someone had gotten back to you, it's sad no one replied to your question. I have no experience with hydrogen peroxide for cats. What ended up happening, how is Elmoe now?

As a general bit of advice, I would say don't let a cat go longer than a day or two - at most - without food, before starting to try to get some nutrition into them, even if it I just chicken broth. It's also very important to keep them hydrated when they are sick and not taking water on their own. You can saturate their paws with water, they can lick it off, or gently feed them water from a syringe, in the corner of their mouth (be gentle though, and go in the side of the mouth, not the front).


Colloidal Silver

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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.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)
08/02/2016

Tracy go with the colodial silver but add vit c as well, 5mls 3x per dayfor the silver 500mgs vit c.

Replied by Meliabird
(Tampa, Fl)
08/14/2016

My cat has been sick with for about two months now and it was reoccurring before I took him to vet for a month before. I thought it would go away on its own but it didn't which is why I took him to vet. This is my first time for any of my cats to ever have a URI, so this is all new to me. So the conventional antibiotics didn't work. The congestion pills worked and he was able to eat with ease but after two weeks of giving him everything, he actually got worse. It's been a month now that I didn't give him any meds because I thought again he could heal on his own. So then I found a hollistic near me which I may be taking him tomorrow. He's not eating and he's lost a lot of weight.

I bought him coconut oil and colloidal silver which are both really good strong natural effective antibiotics that I now will help him. He's probably 10 pounds with his weight at the moment, normally 14 or 15 pounds, he's a Big sweetheart. so I've given him 0.5 coconut oil since he's never taken it before and with all of the liquid chicken baby food that I'm feeding him with a syringe I don't want to overwhelm him.

So 1 tsp of baby food, and I've been spraying the CS in his mouth once, and I sprayed it into his nose as well. I'm working on giving him more CO, CS, and baby food through out the day and I've been with him seeing how he's been behaving and making sure he's not vomiting or anything, which he is not at all. I'm wondering how much does of the CO, CS, and liquid baby food doses should I give him?

I've been starting off small because I'm not sure how much to give him. Please help me! He's also drinking constantly and going to the bathroom right after, which could have something to do with the kidneys or lots of things. I'm trying to save myself from going to the holistic vet, because I have other bills at the moment so I'm trying to wait it out and cure him of his URI. He's very congested which is causing him to not eat. He's constipated as well, and he's been trying to go potty out of the litter box here and there but mainly in the litter box. So I think I might give him baby food sweet potatoes as well.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney Australia)
08/15/2016

Please give your cat vit c as well. Colloidal silver dosage is 5 mls three x a day for 3 days, then twice a day, then 5mls once a day for week.

Replied by Tina
(Connecticut)
11/06/2016

I am having the same problem with my cat. Interested in knowing if you tried this yet and if it worked. He has taken every antibiotic and is taking it bad and famciclovir together. Which used to help but now doesn't do much.

Replied by Marilyn T.
(New York)
10/08/2017

I'd also like to know as well, thank you.

Replied by Nightstars
(Wy)
02/02/2018

How much 10 ppm colloidal silver do we give our cat if he has that respiratory herpes. Vets don't help. They gave him an antibiotic shot - basically it resolved nothing. Sounds like his nasal won't allow clear breathing, he sneezes in the water & food all the time. He looks so sick & sad, like he may get taken down permanently eventually by this. He was born 2003, looked so strong & great vets couldn't believe his age, until this happened. I don't want to let him be sick like this. It's lingered for months. So, I want to give him "enough" of the 10 ppm colloidal silver, & I do have some so am ready to go.

Replied by Jenny
(Kansas)
02/16/2018

With my cat, 10ppm and depending on how sick they are, dropper full every 2 hours till there is a noticeable change. Longest time I had to do that was 16 hours (8 doses total) but the cat was almost dead from eating bad treats. After that I go to 2-4 times a day till they are well. Once they "seem" well I do it for 2 more days just to make sure.

Replied by Jenny
(Kansas)
02/16/2018

With my cat, 10ppm and depending on how sick they are, dropper full every 2 hours till there is a noticeable change. Longest time I had to do that was 16 hours (8 doses total) but the cat was almost dead from eating bad treats. After that I go to 2-4 times a day till they are well. Once they "seem" well I do it for 2 more days just to make sure.


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!


Goldenseal

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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 Jay
(New York, Ny)
04/04/2010

Goldenseal cannot be used for longterm use. It's fine for up to five days, no more than 7 days. If giving it again you have to wait a couple of weeks. Echinicea tincture might be a substitute during that time but, again, no more than 7 days for echinicea or it loses its effectiveness so you have to switch to something else. You can switch back after a couple of
weeks. It might not be necessary to even give this more than seven days, echinicea or goldenseal because it works quickly. There's even an echinicea/goldenseal tincture out but with that too, no more than seven days so it might be an idea to start with goldenseal or echinicea and if you have to give it longer than 7 days you can switch from one to the other.


Lysine

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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!

Replied by Therese
(New Britain, Ct)
03/31/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Lysine works great when I can get him to eat it.

Replied by Flavia
(Western United States)
08/10/2017

David and Therese,

That's amazing, because my cats love L-lysine in their food. I tasted it before I gave it to them, opened the capsule, tasted a bit of the granules, and it just tastes slightly salty. Maybe that is why they like it, it is like adding a wee bit of salt to their food. I sprinkle the granules on their dry kibble food, add a bit of water just to moisten the dry food, stir till the L-lysine granules dissolve, and they eat it all up.

When my cats were sick with kitty cold, I gave 100mg a day - but in two doses - 500mg in morning, 500mg in evening. It helped one cat within 2 days, she got well quickly. The other two cats didn't seem helped by it, but maybe they just needed more of the L-lysine. I was worried about giving too much Lysine though, so I never went above 1000mg a day for them, and I started the apple cider vinegar cure instead. I only just started that today, so I have to see how that goes.

Replied by Gena
(Lancaster Ky)
09/05/2017

How many times a day do u give the lysine?

Replied by Laurie
(Niagara Falls, Canada)
10/02/2017

My one yr old cat had URI about six, or so, weeks ago. Gave her Apple cider vinigar, colloidal silver, l-lysine, and steam from shower every day.( still on ACV & l- lysine daily. Recovered beautifully in a couple weeks. This morning started again with sneezing/coughing. Do I start over again or go to vet. Brought her in last time, told vet my plan, didn't seem to concerned, so started with home remedies. Could use some advice. I'm a health nut so I'd rather not put chemicals in her body if not going to help her anyway. Want to do the best for my furry babies, with limited money as I'm a widow. Can't wait to hear from anyone. Thank u.

Replied by Mollie
(Usa)
10/02/2017

I would resume treating as you did and keep at it longer. Using Apple Cider Vinegar daily or colloidal silver daily may not be a bad idea as a preventative.

Replied by Marilyn T.
(New York)
10/08/2017

Adult dose of 500 mg? Please be specific. Thanks you.


Lysine
Posted by Sharron (Mukilteo, Wa) on 03/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Jayjay
(New York, Ny)
04/11/2010

Re upper respiratory infections. There's a medication that is given for pets who have asthma, it will clear outthe nasal passages and mucus accumulations in the chest, bronchial tubes, etc in about four hours. The pet will then be able to cough up if there's anything that remains or starts to accumulate again but if the mucus is too much the pet can't. This medication helps to dispel the mucus and enable the pet to cough up also once it's manageable. One injection lasts 7 days, In combination with an injectable antibiotic that lasts two weeks it gets cats over cat flu and other respiratory problems fast. I can't name the name of products so just ask you vet if the congestion is really bad in chest or nasal passages for the injection for asthma that will clear it( It begins with a C). It will, at least, be able to give you a handle on it until you can get other things in place.

Replied by Dmg
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
03/13/2012

Just wanted to let people know that lysine is great but I found out it competes with theanine in the cat's body - which is an essential amino acid, without it they will die or get very sick - so make sure you don't give the lysine constantly.

I have found there is a pet safe (made for humans) liquid mineral supplement that really helped my rescue kittens get better quite amazingly when they got very sick. I like it too. The company starts with a ms and is in new mexico.

Replied by Rescuer
(Bend, Or)
02/10/2013

I found the best treatment of a cat severely ill with feline respiratory disease was true colloidal silver and L-Lysine mixed with water I broke open a capsule mixed with a bit of water and administered with an eye dropper or if cat is still eating on their own--mix it in canned cat food or tuna--turkey baby food works well

Replied by Soonja
(Arizona)
07/29/2015

Help your cat with nebulizer and coupage treatment as often as possible. It is going to help your cat to cough out some phlegms and clear up the airways. There is no side-effects of this treatment so include it in your daily routines. Pour some saline solution in the nebulizer cup and allow your cat to breath in the fine mist that can reach her lungs. This can last about 5-10 minutes until the the cup is empty.

Do follow by chest percussion (coupage) using your hands. Don't heat her chest too hard but strong enough to loosen up her phlegms. Try not to allow your vet to treat her antibiotics and steroids that will hinder your cat's self defence mechanism-immune system! We and our pets all should boost our body's immune system with holistic natural herbs and healthy diets!

After loosing my cat Eliza, I learned my painful lessons. Do not trust our vets! They don't always know what is best for our babies! Good luck!

Replied by Darlene
(Wisconsin)
12/02/2015

My kitten has upper respiratory infection and I am interested in lysine.. I'm on layoff get unemployment. Where do you get this lysine.anything from an all natural store... Goldie days, runs around like a mad cat. Lol she's very active.. She still raddles, green goo from eyes and nose..please help

Replied by Theresa
(Mpls., Mn)
12/03/2015

Hey Darlene!

Many grocery stores and pharmacies carry L-lysine- you should have no problem getting it. If you do not see it on the shelf, just ask the pharmacist.

Replied by Suseeq
(Sydney, Australia)
12/03/2015

Dear Darlene,

Give your kitty 5mls collidial silver 3 times a day also a couple of drops in each eye.


Lysine and Tuna

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Posted by Kittyboogers (Carnelian Bay, Ca) on 01/20/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Adriane
(Baltimore)
12/25/2015

Cats don't tend to start eating again once they've stopped, without some intervention. It's like they totally forget they have to and things quickly start shutting down. I know vet bills are hideous, but I really think you should take you little guy in. We had a great cat that was with us for 18 years. At least three times in his life we had to take him in to kickstart his eating. And it was worth it every time.


Marigold Seed Tea

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Posted by Coko (West Sacramento, Ca) on 05/11/2013
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Replied by Nicola
(Bastian)
03/11/2016

Bravo. Another use of marigolds. Using the seeds is new to me. Will try today. Thanks