Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Xiao Li and Teddybear's visit to the vet

I brought Xiao Li and Teddybear for their first vaccination today, plus a check-up.  They are both in good health. 

However, Teddybear has a fungal problem, which the vet thinks came up because of the suppressed immune system during the time when he was severely malnourished (before I took him back to nurse).  Being so young, the vet prefers not to give any drugs as all the drugs available are toxic and very harmful to the liver.  The only thing I can give which is safe would be Vetri DMG, to boost his own immune system.  

Both have been vaccinated and dewormed today.   

The vet says it is likely Teddybear's own immune system will kick in and combat the fungal problem.  Very often, it goes off as the animal grows stronger and older. 

Let's hope for the best. 

If you know of any safe and natural remedy for fungal problems in young kittens, please do share. 

I would have to isolate Teddybear from the PBJs now.  Poor thing...


Huey said...

I've always been following Dr Pitcairn's book, 'Complete Guide To Natural Health For Dogs And Cats' and have been quite successful with many mild symptoms (skin, ear infection, etc.) as well as keeping the immune system of my dogs up.

If you are interested, the book should be available at major bookstores. In my case, I'm always a lesser-drug-is-better kinda person. :)

chen said...

I have Dr. Pitcairn's book too! But for I'm a bigger fan of Anitra Frazier's "The Natural Cat". In here she gives a recipe for a multi-purpose rinse for cats with problems associated with the skin. She calls it the lemon rinse. The recipe is thus:

1 lemon, thinly sliced, including skin,
1 pint boiling water

Put the sliced lemon in a heatproof glass jar. Pour boiling water over it. Cover tightly and let stand at room temperature for 24 hours.

I've tried it on my cats. It smells nice and it cleans very well.

Anonymous said...

Poor Teddybear because he really loves being with the PBJ gang. You could try burning some lavender essential oil in an aromatherapy burner. Lavender is a good antifungal and the room will smell nice too.

Huey said...

Hey Chen!

That lemon rinse is in Dr Pitcairn's book too! I'm using it for my dog's balded area, suspected mange, or any other skin problems - also as a tick repeller. Works great! And the dogs love it. LOL!

chen said...

Hello Huey

It's not surprising because Ms. Frazier is a great fan of Dr. Pitcairn, and she acknowledges his contribution to her understanding of cat-care. So whatever that works well for cats in his books gets into her book. And then Dr. Pitcairn writes the intro to her book. This is what I call real sharing of love for animals and professionalism.

Thanks Huey!