Best cat health supplies according to redditors

We found 451 Reddit comments discussing the best cat health supplies. We ranked the 157 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Cat digestive remedies
Cat ear care products
Cat hairball remedy pastes & gels
Cat itch remedies
Cat milk replacers
Cat recovery collars & cones
Cat relaxers
Cat supplements & vitamins
Cat wormers
Cat eye care supplies
Cat hip & joint care products
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Top Reddit comments about Cat Health Supplies:

u/flyafar · 248 pointsr/videos

Who's your lube guy? I can get you 34oz for $20*, man. Water-based, good for toys. PM me.

*Prices higher than expected but still stupid cheap.

EDIT: I have been bested.

u/ExpendedMagnox · 54 pointsr/SurprisingAnimals

If you've got a blind dog you probably already have things like this, but a Dog Halo is great for blind dogs.

I've got one for mine, he's not blind but he's stupid and runs into things. It saves their head the bruises!

u/dustyshackleford · 18 pointsr/cats

If this ends up not working out Amazon sells something that is basically designed to fit like that for post-surgery recovery (or whatever) "Suitical" --

u/itsrainingweiners · 12 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

There is a product called feliway that basically is pheromones that play a part in calming cats and making them feel safe. I cannot recommend this stuff highly enough. My 18lb house panther developed some really nasty attitudes after some strays showed up on our deck, and he took it out on our other indoor cats. It was brutal, and I was almost at the point I thought I was going to have to get rid of him, and one last desperate Google for help brought this stuff up. I was desperate and bought some. It was like goddamn magic. A few sprays around the house every couple of days and he was back to his old self and the other cats were no longer cowering under the bed. It comes as a spray and as a plug in diffuser, I had absolutely no luck with the diffuser, but the spray is worth its weight in gold. Petsmart had it for like $40, but amazon is much cheaper.

u/alamuki · 11 pointsr/PiratePets

Are you going to get her something like this?

Tutuba Halo Harness for Blind Dog, Safe Blind Dog Harness Guide Device,Protective Vest Ring for Dogs-Prevent Accidents & Build Confidence

Reddit would go nuts for vids of her in this while relearning her surroundings.

u/pantyfex · 11 pointsr/WeWantPlates

Those look like the dental treats I give my cats.


u/Neverborn · 9 pointsr/funny

Cats don't have to be this way. Here is a little checklist of why they may be peeing in places other than their box(es). It sounds like a lack of enough cat boxes, or possibly are stressed. You can try this for stress, or try getting them each a box, and have each in their own space.

u/carolinexbrookes · 9 pointsr/BabyBumps

This is the only thing that ever worked for me when my cat was peeing where she wasn't supposed to.

u/Evlwolf · 7 pointsr/Pets

My dog got into a fight with my in-laws former pitt bull while they were pet-sitting for us, and she got a pretty nasty wound on her front leg. We went to a feed store and they recommended this spray. Spray the wound generously a few times a day, and it'll help. It's non-toxic, so if pups manages to lick, it won't cause problems.

u/odette_decrecy · 7 pointsr/cats

Bless you for caring for a special needs cat. My kitty is a rescue, he's quite expensive (feline IBD), but his condition is stable, and I love him.

You might try a Feliway diffuser for your kitty's anxiety.

u/bnanapancake · 7 pointsr/Pets

Try Feliway. We originally got feliway to get our cats to stop clawing furniture but now we mostly use it for my cat who has strong separation anxiety. I will spray it in the hallway and foyer where he usually sits and cries after I leave and it works. I also started spraying it around his cat carrier before I put him in it for trips to vet. Night and day with him. They have it on Amazon, but in your situation I'm sure you can find it at Walmart or a Petco.

I will say that he was very stressed after my last move (he slept under my covers for a month straight when I was at work) but he was never THAT bad. Just be there for him.

u/tokisushi · 7 pointsr/rawpetfood

Salmon Oil

  • Benefit : Good source of Omega 3s and 6s, good for coat and skin health

  • Necessary?: Unless you have a steady source of grass fed proteins, it is highly recommended.

  • Use: Daily to several times a week, follow the recommended dosage on the bottle unless otherwise instructed. Avoid feeding multiple oils in one day/meal to prevent tummy upset..

  • Recommended Brand: Grizzly Salmon Oil - many salmon oils have soy in them, Grizzly does not.


    Pollock Oil

  • Benefit : Good source of Omega 3s and 6s, good for coat and skin health

  • Necessary?: Unless you have a steady source of grass fed proteins, it is highly recommended. Pollock Oil is a good substitute for Salmon Oil.

  • Use: Daily to several times a week, follow the recommended dosage on the bottle unless otherwise instructed. Avoid feeding multiple oils in one day/meal to prevent tummy upset.

    Recommended Brand: Grizzly Pollock Oil


    Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Benefit : Good for coat and skin health, frequently used as a dietary supplement and ointment for dogs who suffer from skin allergies. Some people will also use it for flea control.

  • Necessary?: Many people wont feed it because it is a plant based oil. It is not a necessary part of the diet.

  • Use: Added to food Daily to several times a week - Feed 1tsp per 10lbs of body weight. Can also be used as an ointment.

  • Recommended Brand: Nature's Way Extra Virgin Coconut Oil


    Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Benefit : Balance PH level, promote digestive health and treatment of parasites.

  • Necessary?: It is a plant based product which may bother some PMR feeders - the uses (especially external) are worthwhile for many, however.

  • Use: Added to food a couple times a week - 1tsp per 50lbs of body weight. Can also be used to bathe (instead of shampoo) and used to treat fleas.

  • Recommended Brand: Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar



  • Benefit : Support digestive health and nutrient absorption

  • Necessary?: Some variety of Pre/Pro-biotic is recommended, especially for dogs new to raw or dogs with sensitive stomachs.

  • Use: Added to food daily - follow recommended dosage on the package

  • Recommended Brand: Wholistic Digest All



  • Benefit : Ensure all necessary vitamins and minerals are included within your dog's diet

  • Necessary?: Some people opt to feed vitamins, others don't. I like the peace of mind of adding in a multi-vitamin a few times a week.

  • Use: Added to food daily or several times a week - follow recommended dosage on the package

  • Recommended Brand: Solid Gold Seameal - this contains plant products which some PMR prefer not to feed. There are other options out there if you choose not to feed plant products.



  • Benefit : Anti-inflammatory properties can help with allergies and joint health/pain. Also supports digestive health and can boost the metabolism.

  • Necessary?: No. Some people use it to support joint health with/instead of glucosamine, it is also used for dogs who suffer from allergies.

  • Use: Added to food daily or several times a week 1/8 - 1/4tsp per 10lbs of body weight


    There are likely others/other suggestions for brands, but this is what I regularly supplement with. I know many PMR feeders will avoid plant based products, but I don't mind them so much for supplementation.
u/songbird0519 · 6 pointsr/Pets

It's a synthetic version of a hormone that makes the cat comfortable, less anxiety, less destruction. The description on Amazon probably explains it better than I can!

Anyway, I feel for you. Hope you find something that works. I agree with the other posters, the change in his buddy being gone (even if they weren't really buddies) may have just provoked anxiety in him.

u/thedrunkdingo · 6 pointsr/AskVet

In terms of the stress she is in I might suggest Feliway (it's a plug in scent diffuser that calms cats) it might not completely fix her anxiety but may soothe her a bit.

Best of luck for you and your darling cat.

u/firepan · 5 pointsr/blogsnark

Maybe she's stressed about something? We've used these Feliway diffusers before when our cats have started getting a little neurotic.

u/gimmebackmyracecar · 5 pointsr/bengalcats

We used these during our last two moves and they worked wonders for our two Bengals. Like with anything involving animals, YMMV, but we wish we had discovered these before their first move:

u/zen_is_the_goal · 5 pointsr/beagle

I've used Zymox with good results.

u/endlessmammal · 4 pointsr/dogs

my border collie had a real issue with dry itchy skin and flaking. i added this salmon oil to her food once a day and the problem cleared up after a few days. i cant speak to the welts, though.

u/far2frail · 4 pointsr/cats

Not OP, but you could look into pheromone sprays which have a calming effect on stressed kitties. Typically they are sprayed at key point that cats might touch, i.e. the bottom corners of walls or chairs. They even make air diffusers with the pheromones in it and collars like OP mentioned.

u/MgmtNinja · 4 pointsr/Thisismylifemeow

We just had a three year old need surgery, and we couldn't keep the cone on her, and I found this:

It. Is. Magic!

u/xplodingpeep · 4 pointsr/Pets

Something I got when I had to move to help my cat adjust was a pheromone spray (I used this one). It seemed to really help him feel more comfortable and more at home. You might try to see if you can temporarily place her with a friend, until you get your own place. Once you do, try re-introducing them by keeping them in different rooms, (that have already been set up!) and letting them get used to that room for a day, then let them so they can hear and smell each other through a door, and let it stay like this for a day or 2. Then let them see each other through a screen, so the can see each other, but not touch. If they are ok at this stage for a day or so, then let them play together again. The pheromone spray is really helpful for this. I know it is really hard to see your pets struggling, but hopefully this won't last too long. Also, finding more little places for them to hide or another cat tree wouldn't hurt. If they don't have enough space that can also stress them out.

u/Gruesome · 3 pointsr/cats

Second u/loridee's advice...also, check out Feliway. It's supposed to emit feel-good pheromones to make them feel safe and secure. I bought the diffuser because we took our cats on a trip with us in our motor home! I think it made a big difference.

u/gardengreenbacks · 3 pointsr/aww

My dog has had an ear infection damn near constantly since I got him. I just bought this stuff a few weeks ago and 3 applications later, no ear infection. He hates it, but it has been amazing.

Pet King Brands Zymox Plus Otic-HC Enzymatic Ear Care Solution, 1.25-Ounce

u/Lutiv · 3 pointsr/dogs

I too, highly recommend salmon oil for dogs. My pit had awful mange and skin irritation when we adopted him...this stuff, along with a healthy diet and Benadryl (when he seemed to be scratching himself excessively) worked miracles. It's been a year later and his coat is amazing and the mange has subsided...we give him a few pumps of salmon oil with his food everyday. Definitely purchase off Amazon you will probably not find a better deal anywhere else.

u/1bdkty · 3 pointsr/Pets

Thanks for responding. Good to know the shelter is no-kill, that is important. A few things I would recommend but most of them do cost money so its up to you if you want to give them a shot.

  • talk to the vet about behavior meds. Maybe prozac isn't right but there are others that may help. As you pointed out, she is obsessively licking. Obsessive licking to the point where fur is gone is a huge warning sign and the cause of that could be the cause of her litterbox issues.

  • try the feliway, probably the room diffuser. People I know have had mixed results but maybe it will help your cat (the idea is that is puts out "happy cat smells" so they don't pee everywhere - people can't smell it) Put it in the rooms you don't want her peeing in.

  • Try a self-cleaning litterbox. If your cat is extra concerned about cleanliness maybe scooping the litterbox once a day isn't enough for her. Sounds like a hassle but there are some cheaper solutions out there now. I suggest the Simply Clean or the Littermaid.

    good luck, whatever your decision. :)

    EDIT: saw your post about the feliway above, sorry for repeating. responded to your post before reading other replies.
u/midwintermoons · 3 pointsr/Wicca

Shadow is probably very stressed out right now. Moving houses is a nightmare for cats because they depend on everything being the same from day to day. There are four things I would recommend looking into.

First is, if I'm understanding correctly, she has free access to the entire house, but only hisses in your bedroom? If that's the case, have there ever been any other cats or dogs kept in that bedroom? Could there be another cat's scent in there, maybe from a cat spraying or having litter box problems? A black light flashlight can help you find these spots on the carpet and walls if they're there, and then you can use an enzymatic cleaning product called Nature's Miracle to remove the scent. Remember, cats can smell things that we can't.

One of the pheremonal calming products people have been mentioning is Feliway. I think you could really benefit from a diffuser for your room. I know it says it's for scratching and urine marking, but it works for stress in general. It does also come in sprays which you can spray on certain things like cat carriers, furniture, etc. but supposedly it does need pretty frequent application, just so you know. Don't be discouraged if the diffuser doesn't seem to work right away. It can take a week or more but I've seen a definite improvement for my cats.

You might also want to pick up a book called Think Like a Cat, or something similar. There are so many things we as humans do that cats find threatening, startling, upsetting, etc. and we don't even know it. The truth is that she is hissing at you for a reason, whether it's the way you're approaching her, something she now associates with you, who knows. I bet you could figure it out with some insight from a good source.

One final thing that's pretty important. Cats who hiss, growl, or jump when touched sometimes are doing so because they're in pain. Pay attention to how exactly she's reacting to you. Especially since you say she has a heart problem, it's possible that she is physically uncomfortable. You may want to explain what's happening to your vet and see if they can find a physical cause.

And of course... a little sprinkling of fairy dust for luck ;)

u/meliorn · 3 pointsr/cats

Maybe just restless. Needs some hardcore playing for about an hour before you go to bed. Also try some natural calming treats. Helps them relax.

u/MeesterGone · 3 pointsr/Purrito

Try this. It looks like it shoots the pill, but all it really does is hold the pill till you can get it near the back of the cat's throat without him biting your fingers, then you just release and the cat has no other option but to swallow:

u/jkbzy · 3 pointsr/DogCare

I use an enzymatic solution you can get on Amazon. It's amazing, worked in two days. Also the drops have hydrocortisone so they soothe instead of burn. Amazon - Zymox

u/NochaQueese · 3 pointsr/tifu

Seconding the getting a relaxer. I recommend feliway as it works wonders for our cat. Plug that in in the office and let it be the kitty's safe zone. Also, make sure kitty gets lots of play time during the day. Cats will default to night mode if you give them a chance so you want them to be nice and worn out. Laser pointers work well for getting them maximum worn out with minimum effort!

u/dorenello · 3 pointsr/cats

either one will work, or not work. it's a 50/50 thing. just go with the cheapest. this one has a coupon:

u/Crystaleyes · 3 pointsr/cats

I forgot to mention that you may want to try a product called Feliway by Comfort Zone:
It comes as a diffuser or in a spray. It may help to calm her.

u/cmcg1227 · 3 pointsr/breakingmom

This is going to sound ridiculous, but if you're willing to spend a few bucks, can I suggest Feliway? It might not do jack shit, but my sister swears by the stuff.

u/HadHerses · 3 pointsr/cats

Have you tried the Feliway brand of calming therapies? My friend who runs a cat charity swears by them. You can get the diffuser you plug in to the socket and it dispenses the treatment of the regular spray.

Might be worth a try!

u/CrossXhunteR · 3 pointsr/Atlanta

Almost got up for work at 2am this morning. Guess I thought my alarm had gone off already. Luckily I decided to look at my phone right before I went to shower.

Decided to get one of these last night to see if I can get my cats to like each other again. Now to wait for it to really kick in.

u/craig5005 · 3 pointsr/labrador

Bathing a dog isn't solving the problem, it's just getting rid of the dandruff that's present.

As others have mentioned, start giving your dog some fish oil in his/her food. This is the one I get. It can be pricey, but it lasts quite a while. I put 1 or 2 squirts on top of the food each day. My dogs love it and their coats are great. I live in a very cold, dry climate too.

If you are going to shampoo your dog, use a shampoo with an oatmeal base. Something like this. As for frequency, you should refrain from bathing your dog as much as possible. In the spring, when it's muddy out I just rinse my labs with water in the tub. Once it starts to dry up outside, I give my dogs a good bath as they start to stink. That's probably the only bath (with shampoo) they get all year and they swim in a river everyday from April-October. Their natural oils will repel water and keep the stink off. The more your bathe your dog, the more you strip those oils and end up with a stinkier dog.

u/BurstSuppression · 3 pointsr/CATHELP

I would strongly recommend a vet evaluation for worms. This is because you need to know what type of worm it is since treatments will vary with the type of worm.

That said, antibiotics won’t help with a worm infection. Go to the pet store, get some dewormer medication (target first roundworms and tapeworms), and keep the cat hydrated through any means possible. Drontal is a broad spectrum medication that will cover most worms, but can be pricey.

Edit #1:

For the tapeworm, try this:
Bayer Tapeworm Dewormer for Cats (3 Tablets) UPC 724089113436

Bayer worked for me, so I recommend this.

For the roundworm, try this:

Excel Liquid Roundworm De-Wormer For Cats, 4-Ounce, Safe & Effective

I haven’t used the roundworm one before, but the active antihelmith medication is correct so I assume it’ll work.

Edit #2: is this an outdoor cat? I assume so, given that the cat has worms. After treatment, keep this cat indoors. Your roommate should also preemptively treat for fleas.

u/KaitlynnS · 3 pointsr/cats

One thing you may want to try as well is Feliway.

It mimics a comforting pheromone that may help.

Linky: Feliway with diffuser

u/PM_me_your_kitty_pix · 3 pointsr/KneadyCats

This recovery suit was super helpful when our last kitty had a problem functioning with a cone

u/tigerpouncepurr · 3 pointsr/marinebiology

General parasite meds

General Fungal Meds

Any pet store should have them or something similar.

I also agree with fasting him and the poop theory.

When a fish gets sick, you just kind of shotgun remedies at them and hope for the best. They’re too small and fragile to experiment to find the exact cause.

You also might try a saltwater dip. There are plenty of instructions online. You can get a gallon of marine (salt) water for a couple of bucks at most fish stores.

Good luck!

u/angrydroid · 2 pointsr/cats

Hard to say but this stuff is at least partially responsible for keep the peace amongst the feline occupants of my place.

u/Il1k3ch33s3 · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice
You should also be able to find it at Petsmart.

Please do update!

u/ossej · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My vet recommended this to help un-stress my cats and calm them down. It seems to really be helping!

u/workacct11 · 2 pointsr/pics

A few people in this thread have also noted that their dogs/pugs have ear infections. My pug had an ear infection for a year and a half. I used to clean his ears out regularly because by day 2-3, it started really smelling of yeast. Pretty much nothing worked until I came across the following:

Fucking amazing. After about a week of use, no more nasty yeast smell. I was kind of sketchy because of all of the amazing reviews and thought that maybe the company was hiring people to write up the reviews, but that shit works like nothing else. The key is to make sure you don't wipe out any excess after squirting it into your dog's ears. Just squirt, rub, and let it be.

u/tragopanic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These treats! They're healthy and have a calming effect.

u/pangalaticgargler · 2 pointsr/videos
u/jlevy1126 · 2 pointsr/tampa

I wiah I could but a couple years ago I basically did the same thing. I used this kinda stuff to help calm my older cat. He originally couldn't stand the kitten but after a couple of months he tolerated the kitten. Now you can catch them grooming each other at times but the younger cat is boisterous so the older cat tends to keep away.

Good luck!

u/creepygothnursie · 2 pointsr/dogs

One of our dogs is epileptic and is a picky eater, and has also figured out every way to find a pill and spit it out that there is. We gave up and got one of these. It sort of shoots the pill down the dog's throat so they can't spit it out. Gets a bit slimy from time to time, but it works.

u/Killerzeit · 2 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

This Sentry collar, I get at Petsmart. He doesn't seem to mind wearing it at all.

I also don't know if you've ever heard of this, but I also plugged in Feliway diffusers at two spots in the house when the problem was really bad and I was trying to tackle it. The diffuser is also supposed to help with aggression problems and kind of neutralizes all the scents in the house so he doesn't get upset by others.

There's also a spray you can use, too, but that's more for spot-spraying on places the cat has peed.

The diffusers are the business, though. They work for about four weeks and then you need a refill, but you don't smell them and it's helped, in my experience. He's to the point now where he just needs the collar and the prozac.

u/QueenCameo · 2 pointsr/Pets

Hi. I had to transition 2 house cats with my fiance 3 cats. All girls except 1, and all fixed but the kitten. That... well the first day - week was an establishment period for laying claim and associating our bedroom as "home." Living room, kitchen, dining room, etc.. was "outside" and to not be trusted. That period lasted about 3 weeks then we introduced my cat, Cameo. She is a rescue (all cats here are in some form) and very very stubborn and has a high confidence in what is hers and carries this aura of "don't even get near me or I will punch the Fuck out of you." True story, many months later, kitten got to close, Cameo gave her warnings, Kitten choose the warnings didn't apply to her so she chopped and moved closer. Cameo heard the boxing ring bell go off and raised her right arm and balled her paw (into a fist! she's long hair so it looked like gloves) and bopper the Fuck out of Kittens head 4-5 times with enough force that Kitten chipped and turned away and poor thing shook her head for several seconds. I had even heard when the huts landed so I can imagine she got a jostle. Now for those thinking that's mean, in cat world that's how you stop a cat from being a douche around you and to retain a lesson.

Kitten, and everyone else, chirps and goes out of their way to avoid being near Cameo. Some may call her a bully but she is 12yo and I have had her since she was 4 months old. It's her land dammit!

It took my fiance about 6 months to be allowed to pet Cameo, a year she would walk up to him and ask for pettings. We did use Feliway from Amazon. I will get the link and edit post with link. The Feliway was awesome and we put it in 3 main rooms. Wayyy cheaper on amazon and my own vet recommended it.

Let us know how it goes. I don't know how joining dogs and cats but I know what we did. We did more stuff but it's late. Good luck!

Edit: not at pc so not sure how to do links and I took my Ambien so that's the other half so I'm going to paste link and prettier it up tomorrow!

u/mikeyo73 · 2 pointsr/dogs

One of my huskies does this with his back left paw sometimes. The most important thing is to put a cone on them ASAP and keep it on. It sucks, but it will keep them from making it worse.

Then I make sure to spray it with Vetricyn, works great.

u/jasperwasper101 · 2 pointsr/catcare

My suggestions would be Feliway Diffusers and Nature’s Miracle Calming Spray, which calm your cat down and ease anxiety and their overall mood and behaviors. This might ease him upstairs, or at the very least make him calmer. He might be in your basement simply because he likes it there, not that he’s scared. If you adjust the upstairs into something that he would like better, maybe he will spend more time up there. Or maybe he just likes the cool, quiet atmosphere of the basement. Does he come upstairs to eat or play?

One thing about the diffusers is that they do heat up a lot, so keep them away from things that are very flammable!

u/Archeia · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/aether_dancer · 2 pointsr/internetparents

Once you rule everything out with the vet, try Feliway. It saved out psycho kitty, and she is back to her sweet loving self after a few weeks. This was after 3 months of constant attacks to myself, my husband, and our other animals. Not to mention hundreds and hundreds of $ on vet bills. (sigh)

But yeah, better than kitty prozac, cheaper too.

u/Snbbz · 2 pointsr/shiba
u/sneaky_dragon · 2 pointsr/Rabbits

Some carpet may be too thin and rough if it's the super cheap kind. The plush carpets work better to reduce chances of sore hocks since the nails can also naturally push in.

I'm a fan of Vetericyn.

More tips and resources on the wiki:

u/larry_pancake · 2 pointsr/cats

Lots of good advice here, but wanted to add, as I've also had a fun time of moving two anxious cats (on a two-day drive, too... it was eventful).

They do make spray bottle versions of Feliway Comfort Zone ( You could spray inside the cats' carriers and/or the area of the car they'll be riding in. I always keep a bottle on hand around the house.

Harnesses + leashes are a good idea, especially if you think you might have to remove them from the carriers during the drive. Vest-style harnesses will be harder for them to escape from, and may even help keep them calm and make them feel safe, but spend some time getting them used to the harnesses before the move, if possible.

On my long drive, the only time my more high-strung cat would stop crying was while our audiobook was playing. The constant talking seemed to soothe her.

I hope this helps. Good luck with the move!

u/pineapplesid · 2 pointsr/CatAdvice

Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats, Fish Flavor, 30 Count

My cats really like these.

u/Blue_Zoid · 2 pointsr/dogs

razor burn could also be the issue. It usually happens when the clipper gets to short or when the dog isn't still. Bathing helps but sometimes is not enough. I have a poodle and sometimes the clipper gets a little to close. I use Vetericyn ( for any sort of irritation after a hair cut.


u/Penizette · 2 pointsr/veterinarians

stay calm, your cat is reacting to stress. When cats are stressed they start marking their territory nuteured or not.

At the pet store get some cat urine cleaning products and get some calming medication for the cat, it is hurt and needs to rest, but obviously it cannot as it is very stressed out.

Do not punish the cat, punishing will result in more stress and more marking.
Give the pet love, favorite treats and vet provided medicine or just get this
Feliway Diffuser
But your cat sounds like it is in pain and needs some sleeping pills or pain relievers, please consult your vet

u/Porcupanda · 2 pointsr/Catloaf

I'd suggest to give him dental treats to help with potential gum issues, but they aren't exactly the cheapest. This is the stuff I normally buy to help my cat without forcing to brush her teeth.

u/onebittercritter · 2 pointsr/dogs

I've found that salmon oil works well. Also, feeding your dog a grain-free diet could help. Dry, itchy skin is a common indication that a dog has a wheat allergy.

u/IamNoExpert · 2 pointsr/cats

I haven't heard of this before... but then I'm no expert. But you could try some Feliway spray. It mimics a cat pheromone that is supposed to calm them.

u/nalybuites · 2 pointsr/frogdogs

We use this oil and we just do a single pump per meal. It has some serving side suggestions on the bottle as well. Be sure to refrigerate it, as it can go rancid once it's been opened. I also recommend a smaller bottle (like 8 oz) for that reason as well, so you use it up before it goes bad.

We do about a teaspoon of coconut oil per meal as well. For reference, or Frenchie is about 22 lbs.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 2 pointsr/biology

Your cat DEFINITELY has fleas and internal parasites and you are just not aware of it. It is absolutely impossible for an outdoor cat in a rural area to avoid parasites. Cats generally avoid infestations (which are visible) by grooming. Grooming will dislodge many of the fleas. It will not prevent them from being bitten or having eggs laid on them. Generally only cats who are young/sick/elderly will be visibly infested with fleas. Fleas also transmit tapeworms to cats.

Seresto collar for cats (NOT a traditional flea collar, old fashioned flea collars are toxic and ineffective). 8 months of flea/tick protection, completely worth the price tag:

Outdoor cats should be dewormed every other month.

Please keep your cat up to date on their rabies and fvrcp vaccine. And make sure they are spayed/neutered. Your cat is not immune to fleas or parasites, you just arent adept at seeing the signs. I'm a person who does animal rescue work full time, has rescued hundreds of cats, and worked for veterinarians for over 13 years. This is my area of expertise.

u/omen77 · 2 pointsr/cats

Yes, take her to the vet. In case it's something physical.

Another thing you should do is get Feliway which is a pheromone that helps cats feel more relaxed / particularly a kitten who has been separated from his litter / mama. Feliway comes in a form that emulates the pheromones put out by the mother cat. We got it for our girl cat who was very skittish. In a couple weeks she was like a totally different cat. It can work wonders:

u/combzy89 · 2 pointsr/germanshepherds

You can try giving your dog fish oil or Salmon Oil. If you give your dog too much, then they can have diarrhea. I feed my dog 2 times a day, but only give it to them in in the morning.

u/shth0mas · 2 pointsr/whatisthisthing

You can order some online but might be best to take for an exam.

Bayer Tapeworm Dewormer for Cats (3 Tablets) UPC 724089113436

u/MsStardust · 2 pointsr/Pets

Couldn't have said it better than /u/andreablondie myself. I wanted to add that OP should talk to a vet about possibly putting the kitten on anti-anxiety medication. I used to be the first person to balk at an idea like this, but a friend for whom we cat sit (in our house) recently put her cat on anti-anxiety meds, and it seems to have helped. This cat was kind of a little terror, and many of her owner's friends wouldn't even go near it. Even my cats decided she wasn't worth the hassle and just starting ignoring her! Now, on the meds, she's still totally nuts--just a calmer version of nuts.

Also, there are "calming treats" you could try, and some people report success with synthetic pheromone products such as Feliway.

Does she let you play with her? My cats are on the skittish side, but playing with toys (especially a laser or the dangling teaser kind) often gets them to come out of their shells.

u/MotherCybele · 2 pointsr/Pets

Try plugging in a Feliway. They are diffusers that release calming hormones into the air. They are very effective at calming cats down in stressful situations.

I would also suggest boarding up the hiding spots near the ground and give him a nice big cat tree. If he gets up higher he will feel more comfortable. The enclosed hiding spots on the ground will only help him to feel more stressed.

Each day go in and sit. Read a book, listen to quiet music, or work on a craft. Don't talk or look at the cat. Just let him get used to your presence.

u/LadyMiseryAli · 2 pointsr/cats

Just got a pack of calming treats today and gave one to my butthead cat. He's been trying to resist the calm, but I think it actually took affect because he's napping right now, instead of jumping on the head of my fiance's cat. You can order a pack here. They're only 5 bucks, so if they don't work, then it's not a huge financial loss.

u/faultybluebox · 2 pointsr/cats

Have you tried feliway? It's a spray that makes cats chill out a little bit. There are also treats that I use on my cats that are like kitty Prozac but it doesn't make them lethargic. It just calms them down. these are the treats I use. If your cat doesn't eat them by themselves, get some wet food and coat it in the stuff and he should eat it.

u/kdennis · 2 pointsr/femalefashionadvice

My cats don't love the car, so I try to make sure I get these treats and this spray any time we're travelling with them!

u/compacthippo · 2 pointsr/askredddit

You should try feliway. Its a diffuser with the scent of a mother cats pheromone, it's scentless to us but it calm cats down!
This is the link to where I got mine! --->

u/EarlofBlackthorne · 2 pointsr/cats

Man, that's a tough one. It's going to take some hard work, but it can be done.

I also have a male and female who were altered as kittens but it's the 9 year old male who is the problem. I call him "The Piddler" and am hoping that someday Catman shows up to dispense justice. :D j/k

Seriously though, up until recently it's been enzymatic urine removing spray, and blocking access to the problem areas.

After doing some research, I've found that cats tend to present this kind of behavior when they feel very stressed or feel that their territory is being encroached.

I've had some pretty good luck with a few Feliway Diffusers that dispense a drug-free, odorless vapor that mimics a cat’s natural calming pheromones.

They take a bit to fully kick in but you do start to see positive results pretty quick. I have three of them dispersed throughout the house and they really seem to do the trick.

I've also had luck with an extra litter tray. What I've read says "you should have one extra littler tray than you have cats". So you might think about having three litter trays in various locations in the house and staying on top of making sure they stay cleaned out.

So, I guess it all boils down to this:

  • Taking a good hard look at things that are potentially causing your female to feel stressed or threatened, and doing your best to remove the triggers.

  • Giving your cat a little extra positive attention in order to try to reassure her that her place in the house is secure.

  • Making sure the areas affected are kept super clean.

  • Adding an extra litter tray.

  • And, (I'm not trying to sell you a product or anything) installing a few of those Feliway things. (Man, they have really helped to drastically alter the behavior.)

    Good luck! Like I said, it's going to take some work on your part but you can help provide a more comforting environment for your problem kitty by just taking a few steps to help her along the path of a piddle free existence.
u/jrrhea · 2 pointsr/Pets

After driving from AZ to upstate NY with 4 cats last summer by myself, I think I'm qualified to answer this question!

After doing lots of research I bought this Petego Pet Tube Kennel and it worked out great! I didn't buy the optional cushions, I just put a plush king blanket in there. It zips on both sides and has handles to carry. With you and your husband you'd easily be able to carry 3 cats in and out of hotels. I think my cats really liked it most because there was plenty of room and they could cuddle with each other.

I have an SUV so I had lots of room, I put all my boxes and stuff I was bringing in the back and then put the tube in lengthwise, with ends toward front of car and back, not side to side, it just worked out better for me that way.

Since it was such a long trip I didn't want them to be stuffed in the kennel all the time so I rigged a cargo net around the driver's seat and had suction cups and clips to pull it around all the way and attach to the window so the driver's compartment was completely enclosed. That way I could stop for gas and meals without having to worry about one of them jumping out, which was my biggest fear. It took me awhile to engineer before I left but it worked wonders. Before final stops for the night I'd pull over and wrestle them all into the kennel before opening any doors.

For the trip - Disposable kitty litter trays are a must. Portion their cat food into ziplock baggies. If you intend on letting them out at all in the vehicle as I did then cover everything with sheets. If you're going to keep them in kennels bring extra pads and stuff for the inside so if they soil them you can change them out. Bring plenty of garbage bags to keep anything soiled in until you can wash.

It was hard finding pet friendly hotels along the way but I did manage it. I wanted to keep driving until I felt I had to stop so I didn't make reservations, just started calling hotels for availability I had previously researched in each city I thought I might stop in. I brought my own sheets and mostly stayed in cheap roadway inns with decent reviews that had exterior rooms to make it easy to get in and out. Bring a hand held vacuum too. You won't believe the mess your cats will make in the hotel room with their food and litter box. I also vacuumed as much hair as I could as well, I didn't think it was fair to leave a big mess for the staff (I'm a hotel manager myself). I would put the cats in the car and do a quick vacuum of the room before I left. The vac also came in handy when I had to leave the room and come back. I turned it on when I was about to open the door to scare them from trying to dart out. It worked wonders!

Also buy one of those $10 cardboard scratch pads from Walmart or a pet store and put it in the hotel room with you to (hopefully) keep them from clawing up the furnishings.

It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. My cats meow'd for the first half hour but settled in after that and pretty much just slept and slept and slept. They didn't really eat or drink in the car all day but they did when we were in the hotels. One would use the litter box in the vehicle (I had it behind the passenger seat so I could reach it to scoop) but the others only used it in the hotel room.

I had also bought Feliway spray and calming chews for the trip. I really don't know if either made a difference for them since I have no basis of comparison but I wanted to make sure I did everything I could to minimize their stress. They did like the flavor of the chews a lot.

Hope this helps!

u/LVOgre · 2 pointsr/vegaslocals

This stuff is amazing:

You should keep it on-hand if you have a dog with ear problems. This stuff works great for regular cleaning:

I also second the recommendation for Horizon, they're great there, and fairly priced. Sorry, I'm not sure how much a consult is, but you can call.

u/jhovudu1 · 2 pointsr/dogs

This product worked for my golden retriever, who is also prone to ear infections.

u/LittleSusySunshine · 2 pointsr/infertility

Do you have one of those pill-giver thingies? It allows you to get it a little further in than you can with your fingers, so it's harder for them to spit it out. We recently got this one and I like it better than others we've had:

Edit: I see someone else recommended one - sorry, didn't read down far enough. But I second the motion!

u/insertamusingmoniker · 2 pointsr/Pets

Honestly, with my girl I tried everything under the sun (developed asthma at age 11) and finally just settled on giving her the pills straight with a piller like this: It went a lot faster than giving her liquid that she'd spit everywhere or trying to get her to eat it from a treat (she never liked soft treats or wet food either). So I just gave it to her in the pill popper and gave her a couple of the Temptations (her favorites too) and we went about our respective days without too much trauma.

u/someborderlinegirl · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

yup. cats are notorious pill avoiders. pill pockets are generally a rip off for them, because they'll eat the outside, but not the pill. I recommend a piller. They're not that hard to use if you can get the cat relaxed on your lap and a firm grip on it's scruff.

u/YouRedditHere · 1 pointr/sharpei

Which Zymox did you use? I've used this one for years, and most recently I have been trying out
this one.

Make sure you hold the tip right in the ear canal as deep as you can and then before putting it in the other ear, massage the ear and area around it to work the medicine deep into the ear. Fold the ear over and rub a little, pull it out some in case any folds inside the ear are preventing the med from getting way in there. Then before letting your pei shake it all out, hold the head and do the next ear. Then massage both ears all around the base for a few seconds. Now let him shake it all out.

I usually take a pet wipe or tissue and wipe the obvious excess that is outside of the ear off after a few minutes, and then I go in and get all the gunks she shook out with a tissue, and keep checking for more gunk throughout the day after she keeps shaking it out. Depending on how they're looking, if she's still shaking a lot, itching her ears, etc I'll repeat the process again the next day.

u/vannah08510 · 1 pointr/cats

My cat plays hard too. Undercover (different brand names, but I have the purple one) has this rod that rotates in circles with fabric over the top. Two AA batteries will last it quite some time. (SmartyKat Hot Pursuit Cat Toy Concealed Motion Toy

The hexbug I spoke of is about the same price but you'll only find it online on amazon or ebay. It's this tiny nano but thing that zooms all over the floor (hard floors only) and when my cat bats it over it gets back up. With this one you just have to make sure it's in a space where it won't get stuck so you have to fish it out (under the fridge for example) (Nano Robotic Cat Toy (White/Blue)

A daily dose of catnip calms my buddy down as well.

PetSafe SSScat

You can actually buy cheaper air cans than the brand name for refills.

Here's a different brand--more budget friendly: SENTRY Stop That! For Cats, 1 oz

Pheromone diffuser: Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit for Cats

Remember, is your friend. They may have some of these items for cheaper.

Also remember that cats don't understand punishment. If you yell or try to correct, sometimes they'll continue the behavior to seek attention even if it's negative attention. Best thing to do is to be consistent with your reactions and redirect the behavior of possible (example: cat scratches furniture---redirect by placing cat on cardboard scratch pad with catnip each time) and give your cat what he needs. Sounds like he has a lot of energy. So a toy that plays with him when you aren't able may be helpful. Pheromone diffuser was really helpful for my cat when he was so stressed from moving that he got sick.

My cat used to be extremely Velcro. He would cry like hell if I closed a door on him. So I don't anymore. He follows me from room to room most often but does his own thing. When he starts meowing I know he needs play time or food or enrichment of some kind. When I go to bed, he goes to bed. He doesn't sleep with me usually. Most often under the bed or on his cat tree.

Groupon,, or amazon, or even EBay are good places to get the items I mentioned for less.

Nutrition is also really important for a cats health. Dry food is actually really bad for its health. Can cause urine crystals, weight gain, dehydration, etc. Even if it's just friskies it's better to have wet food than dry if you're on a budget

As for your boyfriend, try having him see a doctor to get on seroquel if he's able. Its often prescribed to people for sleeping problems. I take it, and within the hour I fall asleep and don't wake up until 8 hours later. Also tends to help with mood problems for some people. Kratom is a great natural opiate/pain reducer that is taken in pill form. You can find it at some vape/smoke shops. It's much less addictive and better long term than vicodine and its siblings.. Obviously I'm not a doctor or anything so take this advice with a grain of salt.

u/elo228 · 1 pointr/labrador

These drops Got rid of my dogs infection in about a week, they worked really good for me, if your medicine doesn’t work give these a try! Good luck to you both

u/fthflyer · 1 pointr/Bulldogs

This happens to my english bulldog. We've never gotten a straight answer as to why, but somedays it looked like he pulled a muscle. Some days got so bad he couldn't put any weight on his back leg.

After a few vet visits that turned up nothing, we started giving him Salmon Oil in his food.

He has only been "sore" once in the year that we've had him on it. Worked for us.

u/kittenmommy · 1 pointr/AskVet

> He did hundreds of dollars of damage trying to escape and attacking everything. Including furnitures, old furnitures in wood that are hundred years old. I just don't know how I can keep him inside.

Yikes. Have you tried Feliway?

u/ktwarda · 1 pointr/cats

Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit

This is it! I read back through your post and just for the record, I don't think this is totally abnormal. She's probably had some rough times so the adjustment might be harder and might take longer. Good luck!

u/contrarian_barbarian · 1 pointr/samoyeds

55lb female, Nutro Lamb and Brown Rice dry kibble, 1.25 cup twice a day, with some salmon oil poured over it. Plus misc. treats - she gets one Blue Buffalo dental chew a day, and a few misc. Orijen whole prey duck treats as rewards when she behaves. That, and table scraps, she's really got the puppy dog eye look down.

I had initially tried feeding her Blue Buffalo Grain Free Chicken, but we ended up discovering that she has a chicken sensitivity and it was making her sick. I went to visit my parents about when we were realizing Sapphire was having an issue; they feed their little Shih Tzu the Nutro Lamb and Rice, and Sapphire kept ignoring her food and stealing Coco's food instead, and she seemed to stomach it better. I later got into contact with her previous owners (I got her as an owner surrender at a shelter), and found out they had been feeding her lamb and brown rice (albeit a walmart brand) from puppyhood.

The fish oil makes a huge difference, btw. She almost never gets sick to her stomach any more since she started getting that.

u/MeghanAM · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cat Treats!

but wait, there's more!

u/mtempissmith · 1 pointr/cats

You can use a hormone spray like this sprayed on a towel where he is sitting, in the cat bed, on my bed, some chairs etc. Whatever you do though stay away from the collars that are like this. They're not made well and they are dangerous. This spray actually works fairly well if you spray it daily. So does the Feliway diffuser but it's expensive. I just use the spray once a day or so in my cat's favorite spots. I have a completely hyper near crazy dominant 10 month old boy kitten. This doesn't keep him totally quiet 100% of the time, I mean he's a kitten he's going to play, but it does seem to help both him and my older girl cat with aggression and whining a lot. My girl is a whiner "I wanna go out!!!" cat too. Anything stronger than this though and you'll need a script from your vet. They can put a cat on sedatives but I'd try this first.

u/mrdantownsend · 1 pointr/AdviceAnimals

The one I bought, I saw the same one at PetSmart for close to 50$

u/BakedAlaska · 1 pointr/Pets

I was in a similar boat. My wife has had her cat for 14 years. We both entered her life at roughly the same time. The cat has been a minor thorn in my side from time to time. Over the last year she started acting like flipping sprinkler. Any thing is fair game couches, kids stuffed animals even a bare hardwood floor. Went to the vet, spent much cash to find out nothing is wrong physically. We were told to use kitty prozac at $50 a month. On recommendation we tried the cat spray that is all the rage. The stuff worked! It is worth a try.

u/zzisrafelzz · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

There are numerous medical reasons your kitten could be peeing. I have three cats, and one of them we got when he was just a few weeks old, having been weaned just a little too early. He had a severe peeing problem, where he would pee on furniture, on rugs, piles of clothing, plastic bags, and basically anything that he could pee on.
We had him tested for diabetes, bladder infection, and even brain disorder. Nothing was wrong, it was a behavioral thing. Because cats don't understand negative reinforcement (punishment basically) chiding him for peeing only made him skittish around us.
We found one thing that finally worked, and it has worked ever since.
The Feliway Diffuser ( ). We have the diffuser (never tried the spray). It took about a month for it to help completely, but he has gone years now without peeing on anything other than the litter box. The key is to keep the diffuser full, keep the litter boxes as clean as possible and as smell free as possible (corn based litter with de-odorizer powder works best for us). It will take a little bit for it to take effect, to be patient, but its a better alternative than giving up the poor thing to someone else who might not have the patience to deal with the problem.
Basically its just the pheromone that cats give off in their scent glands that allows them to feel calm and comfortable. I recommend it to everyone who has issues with cat peeing that's not related to a health condition.

u/oorza · 1 pointr/dogs

I started giving my dog some Grizzly Salmon Oil about 2-3 months ago. It took several weeks to have a noticeable effect, but now the amount that she sheds has decreased pretty sharply and she seems to be much softer and her coat is much brighter.

u/Jashyk · 1 pointr/cats

Yup, like this

We use one of these until it runs out, then we just buy refills when our cats start to get stir crazy again. You don't need to be running them all the time.

It seems to help calm down our one wild cat when he can't sleep. Just put it in a higher traffic area that she walks by a lot, we have ours in the hallway, but you could even put it right in your bedroom if you want for max effect.

Worth a shot!

u/peppermintsoap · 1 pointr/Goldfish

Interesting! Good to know. It is spring now, haha. But the fish is less than a year old (unless the fish store had it for a long time? under 2").... Going to stick with peas and veggies (sounds like brocolli is a good choice too!) every week or few days for now.

If it keeps happening might try this "general cure". Maybe he (or she!) came from the fish shop with some kind of low-level intestinal parasite or something going on (PetSmart, so, yeah). Also looked at seachem paraguard but that wasn't safe for snails.

Thanks again!

u/minibub · 1 pointr/dogs

My pit bull had mange when we adopted him and also gets skin irritation sometimes--the vet recommended a Benadryl, 1mg for each pound your dog weighs. My dog is 70-75lbs so we give him (3)25mg tablets a day if he's having issues. Also, just a few pumps of salmon oil a day has done wonders for him and he has an amazing coat now. The cheapest I've found is on Amazon

u/bessiesbff · 1 pointr/beagle

My Bessie was prone to getting ear infections until we started using Zymox Otic Pet Ear Treatment ( We clean her ears once a week with this during the spring and summer months, and less frequently the other months (we live in New England). This is a good video that shows how to clean their ears: She hasn't had an ear infection since we started using the Zymox 2+ years ago. Good luck! :-)

u/itsmyotherface · 1 pointr/Pets

Couple other options...

If the medication is something that is available for dogs as well, it may be able to be compounded into a chewable. However, the cat may not eat it. I've never had a cat eat ground up medication--it tastes too strong.

You may also be able to get your medication cheaper from a mail-order compounding pharmacy. These places are licensed, and do human and pet medications. There are several you can use, and it will depend on your location (not all are licensed in every state). I use one for my cat's medication. If I went directly through my vet for my cat's medication, it would be $700/mo. Through mail order, it's $20. The compounders will also probably have several options for administering: pills, liquids, and chewables or transdermals may be available depending on the medication.

For the pills, you can get what is called a pill syringe. You put the pill into the end of the syringe, get the cats mouth open, and shoot it towards the back of their mouth. Most of the time the cat is so surprised, they just swallow it.

You can gently hold the cat's mouth shut after giving them a pill. Do not press hard, or do anything that would obstruct their nose and breathing.

This is going to be a situation where you are going to have to brute force the cat. She's having an unpleasant time when being medicated, but ultimately that is the right thing to do.

u/Pasteque · 1 pointr/Pets

It sounds like you are mostly on the right track with keeping it slow and using positive reinforcement. I would also recommend building her a cat superhighway to help her explore and get to know August from a safe distance and possibly getting a Feliway diffuser to calm her down.

If she played well with him under the door, have you tried playing with her while he in sight, maybe in the distance in another room? You could also try stacking two baby gates in the office doorway between where Pepper lives and the rest of the house. That way she could see August and get used to his presence, but she would be prevented from attacking him.

u/Kristin2349 · 1 pointr/dogs

My dogs environmental allergies caused ear infections until I figured out how to manage things. One of the things that really helped with keeping his ears from getting infected was using this:

I’d use it once a week during allergy season, and if he scratched his ears more than normal in a day I’d used the drops immediately.

u/shadeland · 1 pointr/SkyDiving

I talked to the organizer. He had a specific lube they used for this that was water based and left little to no marks on the rigs. It's a "bovine husbandry lubricant" (fortunately, it's for cows not from cows).

Found it:

That's the lube he said he used.

BTW, when you look up "bovine lube" on Amazon, weird shit comes up.

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Have you tried the calming sprays? It's worth a try.

u/PhantomWolf64 · 1 pointr/dogs

If the next thing your vet gives her doesn't work, I suggest trying this Zymox ear medicine on Amazon.

I tried this on my dog after prescription ear medicine failed and it worked. My dog has allergies and it causes her to get ear infections 2-3 times a year and this medicine always clears it up quickly.

u/SoCalLemon · 1 pointr/cats

Go to the vet! I also recommend ALL pet owners have this product on hand for scenarios like this... my local pet shop recommended a while back and it is amazing. Great for open wounds. Worth every penny.

u/letaninjawork · 1 pointr/dogs

First, congratulations! I'm excited for you. Reminds me of my first time and the excitement it brought. Here's a list of things I learned to keep on hand for my Dobbie:

  • Oatmeal Shampoo - Oatmeal naturally conditions fur and keeps skin hydrated. My Dog had dandruff and I didn't want to get anything that was medicated. This shampoo helped keep the coat clean and shiny.

  • Grizzly Salmon Oil Supplement - Most dog food sold in bulk is full of corn, grains and ground up tendons and bones. If you're not adding meats, whole grains, pumpkin, etc to his diet, just kibble by itself doesn't contain enough nutrients. Salmon oil was also recommended by my Vet. to help keep skin, coat healthy. Just a small squirt on top of kibble and he seemed to really love his meal.

  • Grain free Turkey Jerky - All treats don't have to be biscuits or rawhide. These are some healthier alternatives and not that expensive either.

  • High Quality Nail Clippers - If you plan on trimming his nails yourself. Mine wouldn't let me at first, but with some training, patience and treats, this became easier and saves atleast $10-$15 dollars each time on nail-trims at the groomers.
u/pedrobeara · 1 pointr/cats

I found her 3 months ago in arizona and shes been scratching her ear and shaking her head every so often at first I thought it was her moving the bell on her collar but today I looked in her ear and seen what looks like ear wax and a scab but I'm not sure, I tried to wipe it off with a tissue but she cried so it is bothering her I'm wondering what to do next because I really can't afford to take her to the vet right now and I have like 20 dollars to my name would something like this help or should I start selling what little I have to take her to the vet?

u/Cocobean4 · 1 pointr/cats

I had a cat that had separation anxiety and would pee every time I left the house. I bought a feliway diffuser and that helped a lot. However, it didn’t help my current cat but it could be worth a shot. Honestly, I’m not getting a good impression of your bf.

u/slemoine94 · 1 pointr/CatAdvice

Don't use Fabreze. Feliway spray is the appropriate product for this issue. You can get it at Petco/Petsmart, but I suggest Amazon if you have Amazon Prime

There are also plug ins that work very well. I would spray the tree and use a plug in next to it.

u/PandorasTrunk · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I've driven about 250 miles with my cat, so it's not quite the same, but I suggest getting some of the calming products they make for cats. I usually use the spray form and then spray my cat's blanket and carrier with it. My sister likes to use it in collar form since her cats are already used to collars. It's not a sedative, but it's an artificial pheromone that will keep the cat feeling safe. The vet recommended it to me.

u/commondenom · 1 pointr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

get something called 'Feliway''s a liquid that comes in a bottle that screws into a little unit you plug into the wall.....


it's not expensive and contains a pheromone that'll help chill your cat out...

you should only need to use it for a month or so


also make a place tat she can call her own in the studio.....a cosy box that's fairly high up so she can keep watch, but easy to get to.....that might help make her more at ease in the room

u/annamine · 1 pointr/cats

Yeah it can be quite strange for them, you are trying and that's the important thing!
I've used this one before:
But I'd give a read through the reviews of some and see what others have said. Good luck I am sure she will settle soon

u/RadioIsMyFriend · 1 pointr/PetAdvice

Hope is not lost if you act quickly. Get some iodine which is super cheap and use it today. Clean around the outside. You'll have to buy some Vertricyn asap. You will need this can even use it for yourself. Once you do the iodine spray on the Vetericyn and loosely cover with guaze. Give it a couple of days tepeating this cycle. A little baby aspirin will help with pain and inflammation. Follow milligram per pound rule. Do the iodine and spray combo at least 3 times a day. Not everyone can run off to a vet. I've done this with farm animals. Just be very diligent in keeping it clean.

Vetericyn Plus All Animal Wound and Skin Care | Animal Wound Spray – Itch and Sore Relief – Cleans Cuts and Relieves Irritation - 16-ounce

u/1finefeline · 1 pointr/Pets

I would say give Feliway a try. I was a non-believer until I tried it for my cat with anxiety and I can't believe the difference, it started working within just a few hours. She calmed down and was once again willing to do normal things like eat, use the litter box, etc. without being scared of everything she saw.

u/nondescript_purpose · 1 pointr/cats

CEVA Animal Health FELIWAY MultiCat Starter Kit for Cats (Diffuser and 48 ml Vial)

This works! They also make collars, and sprays.

u/Ellaana · 1 pointr/OctoberBumpers2017

I have the same problem with one of my cats. We've had luck in the past with this pheromone stuff, but it doesn't fix everything. We've ended up just locking her in a room by herself with a litter box. Seems to have fully solved her anxiety. My husband works from home in that room with her so she still gets attention.

If you haven't tried before, this stuff has been great for us. It doesn't work for every problem/cat, but I had a lot of luck with it. Sorry you have to deal with this, I know how heartbreaking and frustrating it is.
Comfort Zone Feliway Diffuser Kit for Cat Calming

u/RushIndustries · 1 pointr/cats

We have dealt with a very good veterinary dentist/surgeon and he recommends simply using gauze squares wrapped around your finger. Using a downward swipe motion from gum to the bottom of the tooth. Focusing mainly on the back molars. No toothpaste or cleaning product. He also recommends Virbac C.E.T dental chews. They are a cylindrical treat that is wrapped in a membrane that needs to be chewed through. Just make sure you give them whole, not broken up as that defeats the purpose.

Virbac C.E.T. Enzymatic Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats, Fish Flavor, 30 Count

u/arayanexus · 1 pointr/Pets

So my beloved 19-year-old has been on pills for the last few months for various things, including metronidazole (which apparently tastes absolutely horrible). He'll be on pills for the rest of his life, probably. Vet gave us one of these, and it's a game-changer.

Load pill into soft tip, press against his lips until you can pop it in, pop pill in back of his mouth. He swallows before he knows what's going on, and then gets fed gushy food. Life is good.

u/teekeeus · 1 pointr/dogs
u/RedYam2016 · 1 pointr/japanlife

Speedy healing! Has she already been done, or is she waiting her turn?

Someone on my SFF list mentioned something called suitical for protecting surgical spots for kitties. They have them on Amazon for under $50, which is a bit pricey, but may be worth it for the peace of mind.

u/Baphomeme · 1 pointr/germanshepherds

Oh shit, I can actually relate to this. I moved in with my GF about 4 months ago. I brought my cat with me and then we got our GSD 2 months ago. Seven (the cat) became difficult. Shitting on the floor while staring at us, growling like Satan had just been jabbed with a red hot iron, all that kinda shit. We bought this plug-in thing by Feliway and within about 2 days she totally calmed down. She went from being unable to be within 20 feet of Blue (the dog) to being able to sitting next to him pretty comfortably. She does run away if he moves too quickly but you would too if there was some animal which was 4 times your size suddenly moving while you’re walking past.

Along with the Feliway stuff, we also dog-proofed the flat. We put a baby gate up in a place where they’d both have equal roam of the place and the cat can decide if she wants to be in the room or not. We bought a tall scratching post so she has somewhere where she can be in the same room as him but not at the same level. We also made sure that she has a safe place where she can hide that the dog can’t get to in anyway. As long as they have a couple places where the dog can’t get to, I’m sure everything will be grand.

If you need anymore tips just PM me, I’m happy to help.

Here’s a link to the Feliway stuff;

Edit; Forgot to mention this. If you do put a baby gate up, put the cat food on one side and the dog food on the other but a little out of the way so they can’t exactly see each other. If you can’t put a gate up, you can do it with a closed door instead. It’ll help them to get used to eachother scents while keeping them separated and let them know that they aren’t a danger to one another. I’d also recommend one of you being on one side of the gate and the other on the other side and feeding the animals treats until they’re eating about an inch away from each other. This also really helped our animals to get used to each other

u/GenesisPO1008 · 1 pointr/cats
u/cyd23 · 1 pointr/cats

you can buy Feliway! it's great and most of the adoption centers have them for all the cats n.n

u/crazy_cat_lady_5 · 1 pointr/cats

My female cat had a horrible habit of peeing and pooing in rooms where we'd buy new stuff. For instance I bought a feather blanket, she promptly pee'd on it. Bought home a new bath rug, promptly poo'd on it. She hated change. Our vet suggested a ComfortZone plug-in and it worked perfectly. It calms the cat down and relaxes them so they don't act out as much. You plug it into the wall and change it out in about 30 days. I would start with just one in the problem room. We had two initially and after a while we stopped using them with no more problems.

When we moved and bought a new couch I was afraid the move and new furniture would trigger her stress again so I put one in the living room with the new couch and one in the room where we kept the litter. No problems at all! They also make a spray and we used that on her cat bed during the move to keep her calm. In our opinion it really did wonders! I hope that helps!

Edit: Just wanted to mention that there is no scent to the human nose. It's like pheromones only the cat detects.

u/hgbleackley · 1 pointr/Pets

It will take a while while they both adjust. I was in a similar position; my female cat could have been better and we wondered if she needed a friend. We got one, a kitten, and did the long method of introduction (which involves keeping the new cat/kitten in a separate room for about a week! I can go into more detail if you want). It went well. They are good friends now, and my first cat has benefitted immensely from having a companion.

It's a tough choice; if they don't get along, neither will be happy (not to mention YOU won't be happy either!). But if they do, you could be providing a richer environment for your existing kitty, and saving another from the shelter.

If you are unsure, I would see what options the shelter has, like if, after a month, you know it's not going to work, can they take the kitty back. That would suck for the cat from the shelter, but in the end they should go to a home where they'd work out forever.

Oh I have a suggestion- to make the transition easier for both animals, try getting a pheromone diffuser- I did it and I think it helped in the adjustment process. Feliway was what I used and I will recommend it! It doesn't work for every cat, but if it does it really works. It worked for my problem cat and made quite a difference.

I hope you try getting a second cat and that it works out. Good luck!

u/Madblood · 1 pointr/dogs

I don't have that problem with my two...they'll eat just about anything if it's wrapped in a piece of lunch meat, especially if I wind them up by teasing them with it first. We have a Pill Shooter for the cats, though, and it works pretty well. It might be worth giving it a try. Easier and less traumatic (for us and them) than trying to hand-force pills.

u/andnbsp · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is the one I take:

NOW Foods blah blah blah words

$20.25 / (.750 * 180) = $0.15 per gram

If you really care about the price, you can buy fish oil as a dog food supplement. I found this gem while looking for fish oil for my dog. It's not molecularly distilled like most human fish oils are, but the mercury and pcb levels are below detectable levels, if the company is to be believed.

linky link

The only source I could find for epa and dha levels.

32oz: $24.50/(.675*267) = $0.14 per gram

64oz: $41.55 /(.675*267*2) = $0.12 per gram.

All calculations do not include shipping. I have amazon prime so I do not pay shipping on these.

note I don't know much about epa vs dha and therefore i was only trying to maximize dha+epa.

u/caffeinatedlackey · 1 pointr/dogs

I got this one from Amazon and it's lasted months and months. My dog gets 3 squirts a day and this bottle should last me at least 4 more months.

u/e_claire · 1 pointr/Pets

I would certainly ask your vet first, but I always keep a bottle of Vetricyn around the house for when my kitties get into trouble and get cuts and bruises. It works well on small wounds animals get once in a while. I highly recommend it. It's like neosporin for animals.

I would also look into either tightening the cone or investing in a new type of cone. I own this soft KONG cone for my cat and she has not been able to pry it off, whereas some other cones I've owned she's been able to escape in the past.

u/stillnotaswan · 1 pointr/PetBehavior

Have you considered placing him in another room for mealtimes? That way, your other cats can eat in peace.

You may want to consider portioning his meals using a timed feeder. I own a similar one, with an ice pack built in for wet food, available on Amazon as well. You can set it to dispense food up to 5 times per day. I’ve also heard that these are good for cats that eat too fast, as they have to “hunt” for their food little by little (alternatively, you can also hide his food in small portions around whatever room he eats in, inside puzzle feeders, etc). I think the food dispenser is probably easiest. The version I linked to above is $36, but I’m sure you can find it cheaper on OfferUp or eBay.

As for fighting, Jackson Galaxy and Pam Johnson-Bennett have some great suggestions. Pam has a great reintroduction guide here. They also stress the importance of playing with your cat to get any excess energy or aggression out.

My guess for why he attacks the other cat may be some insecurity on his part about his status in the home. Do you have any cat trees, or high perches where he can sit? That may help him feel secure. Does he get to spend adequate time with you? I know it sounds silly, but some studies now show that cats view their owners in the same way that children view their parents, in contrast to dogs, who view their owners as pack leaders. Maybe your cat feels like the child who is always getting disciplined (however well-deserved it may be). In either case, reintroduction would likely be the first thing to try. It can take weeks, but it may be worth it for some peace in the home.

Another option is Feliway Multicat . It is a diffuser system (and I believe they have a spray version) designed for homes with multiple cats. The diffuser contains artificial pheromones designed to mimic the ones produced by a mother cat to calm her kittens. A friend of mine volunteers at a local shelter that utilizes these extensively to help keep the peace among their cats, and I know they’re quite popular in households with cats that don’t get along. It’s a pricey product and you may need multiple diffusers throughout your home for adequate reach, but again, you may find them cheaper elsewhere. Additionally, you can try placing them specifically where the two cats fight.

Good luck with everything. If you do choose to re-home your cat, the best thing would be to find him a loving home yourself, or at the very least, be sure you are looking at no-kill shelters (they often have waiting lists, by the way, so you’ll likely have to wait a bit - but it would save his life!) Be transparent about his issues and his need to be an only cat (in probably an adults-only home) so he can be placed where he’d be a good fit.

I hope it all works out for you and you can all live peacefully together!

u/sls9198 · 1 pointr/needadvice

I agree with other commenters, there is likely another cause that isnt a brain issue or serious medical issue.

I would purchase a pheromone diffuser first, these help to settle anxious cats. It sounds like your cat might be anxious, stressed or bored.
In my country the best recommended diffuser is the feliway, but there may be different options in your country.


u/Brocaesar · 1 pointr/AskVet

Thanks for the response! I used this before: ZYMOX Ear Solution

I still have some and will get some mineral oil to try. It was difficult to administer the solution before, even wrapping him in a towel so it might not have applied too well

u/toadstyle · 1 pointr/DobermanPinscher

If he suffers from dry skin try giving him fish oil. My dog had dry skin and dandruff and I started giving him fish oil and it went away. I use this:

u/Upward_Spiral · 1 pointr/dogs

If you end up needing the Yeast Infection medication, these ear drops work great. They are also very highly rated on Amazon and pretty cheap.

u/jezebelseven · 1 pointr/AskVet

Of course, check with your vet, but I have found great success in pilling with this pill popper:

The thing I like about it more than others I've tried is that you can suck up a bit of water first, then put the pill in, and it helps the pill go down much better. My vet said it was a good idea-- think of it like taking a pill with a glass of water, most humans do it because otherwise the pill can get caught in the throat.

u/ButtFartMcPoopus · 1 pointr/Aquariums

My betta had a similar problem awhile ago, out of nowhere he had a huge personality change and was very visibly stressed out, and only hid under his driftwood all day.

I figured out basically by process of elimination (no outward symptoms other than hiding and very stressed, water quality was pristine, heat was good, had plenty of hiding places, everything was in order) that it was an internal parasite, probably from the blackworms I'd fed him. I used some General Cure and he was back to normal pretty quickly.

If everything looks right and you can't see any visible signs (this website was really helpful for me... they're trying to sell you their product but in the process they have detailed descriptions and even pictures of just about everything a betta can get:, it might be that. It could also be velvet, which is hard to spot but if you shine a flashlight on him and he looks like he's covered in gold dust, that can be a good indicator too. Velvet is a parasite too though, so you'd still use General Cure.

Water conditioner does not go bad, and it smelling like sulfur (kind of a rotten eggs/bad farts smell) is totally normal. Especially with Seachem Prime, I've noticed. It says right on the bottle that it's normal, haha. But it alarmed me the first time I sniffed it too.

As a side note, another thing that helped my betta was blacking out the back and sides of his tank, and getting more plants in there. Some bettas just feel super vulnerable in an 'open space' and it can stress them out easily. He was definitely sick, but the openness of his tank made him sick and scared to boot. If you haven't done that already I definitely recommend it.

u/pandapartypandaparty · 1 pointr/Catloaf

For life?!? What does she have? I'm glad she's happy but oh my goodness! So many emotions I'm feeling for this kitty right now :( <3

That looks like a thunder shirt, I don't know if she needs a thunder shirt specifically, but after my cats got spayed I got them a onesie off amazon. It came in cute patterns and allowed for movement (where the thunder shirt is constricting to help with anxiety)

u/czer0wns · 1 pointr/cats

I bought a 2-pack of Feliway two weeks ago, and my cats no longer fight. Had 2 of them that would tussle several times a day, and they slept together on the bed last night for the first time.

So yeah, in my opinion, they work.

u/DanIsTheMan23 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Or would this Furan-2 be better or a general treatment

u/BournGamer · 1 pointr/AskVet

First off, thanks so much for the reply!

Now in regards to what you said...

  • I get the feeling that stress is probably the cause but I'm honestly unsure of ways to calm him. He likes to play but he very picky with how/when that happens.

  • A tree/more vertical space is probably long overdue

  • Do you know if this would be good for his stress?

  • We currently have two litter boxes and are tight on space but I suppose a third could work

  • Thanks for the suit idea! It could save me a lot of time
u/Dessertcrazy · 1 pointr/CascadianPreppers

Ty! I make a fresh batch once a week. I’ve been doing it for 8 years now. It’s more expensive than cheap kibble, but much much cheaper than any high quality food.

Here’s my recipe (vet approved)

1/3 by volume cooked protein (salmon, ground beef, beef stew meat, chicken thighs, pork loin, almost anything)

1/3 cooked quinoa (if cooking the meat makes broth, use it to cook the quinoa)

1/3 cooked ground vegetables (green beans, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, greens, any healthy nonstarchy veggie)

Low phosphorus calcium. I use this.

Here’s my weekly:
6 lbs meat
4 1/2 lbs veggies (usually frozen)
3 cups quinoa cooked using 6 cups water
1 tsp of the calcium per lb of food.

I also give them a doggie vitamin, a squirt of fish oil (I use this.

I split it into thirds and freeze 2/3, just to keep it fresher.

The dogs love it, and their coats glow. They get scrambled eggs twice a week for breakfast instead. Vet says to keep doing whatever I’m doing.

u/Jack0Napier · 0 pointsr/dogs

I use to buy this for my GSD who always had ear issues until this was discovered: ZYMOX Ear Solution | The Only No Pre-Clean Once -a-Day Dog and Cat Ear Solution | Natural Enzyme Formula | Veterinarian Recommended | Patented Enzyme Formula | Contains Hydrocortisone for Comfort

I took her to the vet so many times and never found a solution, results may vary - but worth a try to see if it helps.

u/rsqweezy · 0 pointsr/dogs

Switch to a better food.. I use taste of wild wetland.. Go to trader joes or a organic food store and pick up a jar of coconut oil.. I say trader joes because that's where I've seen it the cheapest.. Mix a tablespoon in to its food once a day.. Start slow tho.. With like a teaspoon then work your way up to about a tablespoon in a half through a couple weeks.. Some dogs if you mix to much in at first will get a belly ache..

Also brush the dog then rub some coconut oil on the problem area.. I rub a little all over them helps with smell and keeps him soft.. Then brush one more time to work it through.

This helped a lot for my dog.. I recently started adding salmon oil once a day too his food.. His skin is even better and much shiner.. I use

Hope this helps

u/EdenBlade47 · -1 pointsr/pics

>we punish him

Well like I just said, that won't do anything. Ever. The chances of that having any positive effect on his behavior is exactly 0. So fuck off with that, you're pointlessly pissing off the cat and achieving no results.

Keep the litterboxes as clean as possible, which is easy enough to do with a cleaning in the morning and at night- shouldn't take more than 5 minutes. Make sure they're big enough for the cat and deep enough for enough litter (3" deep is generally recommended). Use this shit. It's cheap and cats love it. Don't have a litterbox near where they eat, cats like to keep all their businesses separate- food, water, and litter locations shouldn't be close together.

"Litterboxes" wasn't a typo by the way, the rule of thumb is that you should have one litterbox per cat in the house plus an additional litterbox. One cat = two boxes, two cats = three boxes, three cats = four boxes etc etc etc. Have them be somewhat spread throughout the house. Have one in your room or bathroom if your cat goes there a lot.

If your cat is "marking" aggressively then pheromone diffusers can sometimes help, but it really varies from individual to individual and it can take 2 weeks or so before it typically has a result, so it's kind of frustrating to use it if it doesn't end up doing anything. If you're out of options then you may as well try, though.

Is your cat declawed by any chance? Declawed cats fucking despise litter because it irritates their amputated toe stumps so they tend to poop outside of the box.