Home Remedies For Cats With Tapeworms

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Natural cures for tapeworm in cats

Making your own worm remedies may require more effort than buying conventional worming pills from the vet. Home remedies for cats with tapeworms will cure your cat the natural way and are equally effective, so it’s worth the effort.

For your home-made medication to work, you have to put your cat on a semi-fast. The last meal of the day should be at least two hours before the second dose of medication is administered.

Below you will find a four day treatment plan. Due to the life cycle of tape worms de-worming your cat will require several cycles of medication; i.e. you have to repeat the process twice after eight weeks.

Homemade herbal remedies

This is how to create and administer your own worming remedy: Mix half a teaspoon of male fern oil with some water, apple cider vinegar and honey and give one dropperful in the morning and one in the evening. If the infestation is severe, increase the dose of male fern oil to one teaspoon.

Soak two senna pods for 8 hours in water, add a pinch of ginger and give one dropperful on the first and on the third morning of the treatment cycle, two hours after the fern oil treatment.

On day 3 mix one teaspoon of lemon with one teaspoon of honey and one tablespoon of water and add the male fern oil to this mixture. Give one dropperful in the morning and evening.

On the morning of day 4 give three dropperfuls of a chamomile and slippery elm tisane, and then again four times during the day. This concludes one treatment cycle.

Keep giving your cat two dropperfuls of the tisane for another two weeks morning and evening. This will heal any ulceration the tapeworm may have caused.

Ready-made herbal remedies

If the above is too labour intensive for you, there is the option to buy ready-made herbal remedies such as Parasite Dr from PetAlive that will help to eliminate tapeworms. It works by creating an environment in your cat’s intestines that is hostile to tapeworms. This remedy comes in capsules and is easy to administer. It can be given whole or, alternatively the capsule content can be mixed with food. You will need to treat your cat for three weeks for the remedy to be effective.

For more home remedies for cats with worms see related posts: Home Remedies for Cats with Roundworms and Home Remedies for Cats with Worms.



Home Remedies For Cats With Minor Wounds

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How to treat cat wounds naturally

Home remedies for cats work well in the treatment of minor wounds. If your cat is seriously injured it is best to consult a vet. Cats sometimes get minor cuts, abrasions and scrapes, especially those that live outside a lot. Most of these injuries heal fairly quickly on their own. However, the immediate pain, discomfort and swelling can be unpleasant for your cat and there may also be risk of infection. It is therefore important to care for these wounds appropriately.

Cat wounds are often treated with antibiotics, taken internally or applied as a cream to the skin, or topical corticosteroid creams. While these can be effective in the short term, they may also compromise your cat’s health by affecting the immune system. Topical creams are also often licked off and can contain substances that may not be good for your cat to ingest. With home remedies for cats with wounds you can treat your cat effectively without the side effects.

Wound cleaning

Assess the wound. If there is no bleeding and only minor visible damage leave the wound alone. Cats can treat minor wounds themselves.

Otherwise clean superficial lacerations, scratches or cuts with sterile saline and clip away any matted fur. Dissolve two teaspoons of Epsom salts in warm water and soak some gauze pads in the solution. If the wound bleeds stop the bleeding first with direct pressure, using a cotton ball or gauze. Cold compresses can also be used to control bleeding and reduce swelling. Place crushed ice in a small plastic bag and wrap it in a small towel. Place the compress gently on the wound and hold in place for five minutes.

Aloe vera and honey are natural disinfectants. Use the juice of an aloe vera leaf to disinfect the wound or apply some honey with a cotton swab. Both are non-toxic if your cat licks the wound.

Herbal remedies

Minor wounds can be treated with herbs know for their ability to reduce pain, lessen swelling and help the healing process. Some excellent pain relief herbs such as plantain and comfrey just grow by the wayside. Cover the wound with clean, fresh green plaintain or comfrey leaves and secure with a bandage moistened with cold water. Change daily.

You can also buy natural remedies for pain relief.

Dietary supplements containing zinc will support the wound healing process. You can get them  in pet supply stores.

The above home remedies for cats with wounds will bring quick relief and heal your cat’s injuries.



Home Remedies For Cats In Pain

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Natural remedies for pain relief

Cats do not metabolise pain relief drugs well, therefore home remedies for cats are excellent for pain relief. Signs of pain in cats are subtle and hard to notice. Most commonly your cat will be reluctant to move, eat less and groom more. Some cats also hiss or growl when you touch a painful spot. Others just become unresponsive to your affection. Some cats become aggressive and belligerent when in pain while others may carry their ears lower and meow a lot. It is hard to judge the severity of your cat’s pain and some cat’s can tolerate more pain than others.

There are two types of pain – temporary (acute) and persistent (chronic). Acute pain results from sudden damage to any of the major organs, muscles or bones through accidents or sudden organ inflammation. This article focuses on pain relief for this type of pain.

Arthritis and cancer are the most common causes of chronic pain.  For remedies for chronic pain relief read the article on Home Remedies for Cats with Arthritis.

Herbal remedies

Some herbs are excellent for soothing pain and reducing swelling of wounds, bites, insect stings and other minor injuries and skin allergies. Apply horsetail poultices alternated with compresses of Swedish bitters to the affected area and give four dropperfuls of a chamomile and catnip tisane six times a day. To make the tea, infuse one teaspoonful of the mixed herbs in 150 ml of water for one minute.

Homoeopathic remedies

Remedies like arnica are also useful to reduce pain. Arnica will help with minor bruises or muscle strains. You can buy it in chemists or online.

Other home remedies

If your cat has a visible injury and consequent swelling you can use an ice pack on the area to bring the swelling down.

Pain can interfere with your cat’s immune system, increase the risk of infections and slow the healing of wounds. Controlling pain therefore allows your cat to get well sooner, so it is best to give pain relief remedies early and the above natural and home remedies for cats in pain will bring effective relief for your cat.