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Cat with Fip

Posted by Anon on 08/04/2011

Hi Ted

You are my last hope for a miracle! My 8 month old cat is showing many symptoms of FIP. He has been coughing, sneezing and has shortness of breath. He is also lethargic and has stopped eating. He has been tested for lungworm (negative results) and been on antibiotics for the last week for a (potential) secondary bacterial infection. As soon as he was done his antibiotics, he began coughing again. Our vet has informed us that FIP can only be Dx with an autopsy, and the vet costs associated with further testing and treatment is just not something our family can afford at this time!

I came across the Earth Clinic website recently and am trying the ACV therapy; also have discovered the HP cure, but have no idea how to go about administering these to my cat or what dose I should even use. These home cures are all new to me. Do you have a formula that may work to save our kitten? Please, please respond if you think you can help us!

Our kitty and entire family thank you for your work and knowledge you have shared worldwide. We are praying for a miracle - Thank you for any help you can offer.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts

Your cat's cough will benefit from 1/10 teaspoon of NAC (N acetyl Cysteine) 4 times a day and Lysine 1/10 teaspoon of the powder . The feline infectious peritonitis is usually fatal for cats so this is the fastest I can answer this mail.

The dose for the cat is large, can the cat handle that is the problem, since the cat cannot eat anything with the loss of apetitie. You can pour over ACV or plain distilled vinegar over the cat and (mix with N acetyl cysteine 1/2 teaspoon) and 1 teaspoon of lysine is the only means the cat will lick it. That means in ACV, you add lysine and N Acetyl cysteine it hopes the cat will instinctively lick it. Leave it on don't rinse , do this 3 times a day. It takes 2 to 3 days to cure it.

If you don't have N acetyl cysteine, or lysine, and you have hydrogen peroxide, try a 1.5% hydrogen peroxide and pour over this content on the body of a cat, 3 to 4 times a day. Keep the process to 2 days to cure it. If beyond 3 days and they cat still have it, get the lysine and N acetyl cysteine when you can.


Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
385 posts


Hydrogen 3% capful per liter of water, get 1000 mg of lysine dissolved in water. Is the simplest remedy.

Replied by Diamond
Salisbury, Usa

Ted;Is L-Lysine the same as Lysine?

Ted;Different subject;My kitten now almost grown up has re-accuring mange, upper resp. Problem and now she has been eating some type of fern I had as a hanging plant. I suspect the fern may be poisonous, do you think she maybe suicidal? and if so what can I give her to combat the poison?

Thank you so much for your help.

Replied by Dianna
Austin, Tx, Usa

i would move the fern of course and look it up to make sure that it is bad for her to eat. cats usually won't eat things that are bad for them in my experience - she may be looking for something to make her feel better.

i would put some apple cider vinegar in her water (about a tablespoon) and also put some on a cotton ball and rub it on her neck. this helps RI by thinning the mucous.

the ACV will help if she has ingested poison too. you can also mix some calcium bentonite (not sodium bentonite) clay into water until runny and add it to her food. this will help absorb any poison and also kill parasites by drying them up. my cats love clay on their food and come to me for it whenever they feel bad.

you could also give her some activated charcoal mixed in her food. this will help neutralize the poison if you find the fern is poisonous. google activated charcoal for cats to find the dosage.