I had an older cat who kept getting a recurring skin condition and he would literally scratch so much he had no fur left on his body! I would have to take him to the vet two or three times a year for expensive creams that took quite a while to work.one day I read an article about using garlic to treat skin conditions in cats.I took the garlic and minced it and put it in a container with a bit of olive oil.I rubbed it all over the infected areas and within a week or two I noticed his skin condition clearing up. I had him for many years after this and anytime I saw this condition coming back would repeat the treatment and it would clear right up. needless to say I never had to take him to the vet for it again. He lived to be 23 btw. The garlic didn't seem to hurt him in the least.
I got a kitty like a month ago and something white has been coming out of her butt and I think its worms . Is garlic good to get rid of worms ? My cat looks about 4 months old. My parents don't got money at the moment so I can't buy her any medicine and my cat has gotten a bit skinny.
Garlic for cats.
I fed my cats a homemade diet following Dr Pitcarin's recipes and then later branching out on my own, starting when they were around 6 years old and 4 (a male and female). At the time, we had also moved to FL, and I started incorporating garlic (and the citrus fur rub) to stop the fleas. It worked, and I had fed them a steady diet which included fresh, minced garlic.
I started out giving them a pinch's worth of garlic (literally, pinching off a bit from a clove), and then gave them a little more, about a 1/2 clove daily in their shared food. Of course, be prepared for your cats to fight you on this - they will fling the pieces and eat the food quite carefully around it, in the beginning (who does eat raw garlic like apples?), but they will get some of the juices and some pieces will make their way in, maybe a meal that they'd eat in 2 minutes will be gone in 3 hours. They became accustom to it (so much so, when I started chopping garlic, they knew food was on its way and very excited, and I'd giving them varying flows of garlic depending upon their health, the season, parasites, etc. I treated it as a medicine, together always with raw carrots, and they did eat it daily.
I never blended the garlic in a food processor or blender because that's far too severe in terms of the garlic juice and oil that's released. I just chopped. Anyway, my cats lived to 17 and 16.5 years old. No worms, no fleas (I would leash walk them around, and travel with them), very healthy, just with a garlic breath kisses.
My 16.5 year old cat (who started eating garlic and homemade food when he was 4) could have lived longer, I know. He only passed away due to the food recall on science diet, which gave him liver cancer. I fed him that for a week while I was undergoing my finals in my graduation year at college, and I thought that it would be okay for a few days. Never again - I learned my lesson - he was completely healthy and bouncy, and became poisoned and dead within two and a half weeks. The vets I brought him to, just told me it was a shame, but "he's an old cat anyway".
Can garlic be given to cats? If yes. how much for a 15 lb cat?
I have a nine year old cat, Jim Morrison, who being a 20 pound alpha male gets into a lot of fights. About a week ago he got into a fight with a new stray that's been hanging around and developed a small infection in one of his fore legs. I can't take him to the vet since I was recently fired my job and money is scarce. When the infection started to spread and Morrison developed a fever I decided to look for a natural anti-biotic. After a brief search on the internet I turned up that garlic was used in world war one a two when penicillin ran short. My brother who is studying pharmaceuticals confirmed this and cautioned me to use it in moderation. I rubbed some minced garlic on the site of his infection and another small amount on his nose to get it into his system. He licked it off and was quite upset, but went to have a nap. Within a few hours Morrison's infection had diminished somewhat and a few hours after that the infection opened I was able to drain some of it and treat it with peroxide. I gave him another small amount of garlic in the same way I had earlier that night before bed and by the next morning the majority of the infection was gone and Morrison was fever free. I gave him another garlic treatment that morning and again that night by the following day (yesterday) the infection was gone. Morrison is fine and happy now napping at my feet as I write this. I've been checking him to make sure that the infection doesn't come back but so far everything looks good. I normally don't post on websites as I think it's a waste of time, but I noticed in the posts about giving garlic to animals there was almost nothing on cats and what there was had to do with treating fleas. The garlic did work, what I used was the pre minced kind you can buy in a jar and used it sparingly.
(Country, Nova Scotia, Canada)
I have noticed that most of the positive feedback for using garlic on pets is for dog owners. Perhaps it is good for dogs in small amounts, but so far, I don't see very much about giving it to cats.
I have a cat that is not producing red blood cells, and so far what I have read is that it would not be a good idea. I didn't have time to read ALL the feedback, so if there is someone who has given garlic to their cat with successful results, please comment.