Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Peanut-Butter updates

Peanut and Butter are eating well.  I am putting in some RC intestinal kibbles together with their steamed chicken.  When they were examined two days ago, the vet detected fungal spots on them too, but he said the diarrhoea should be arrested first since the fungal problem is not life-threatening. 

I have been applying Apple Cider Vinegar on their fungal spots.  Today, I got them liquid Vetri DMG as well.  Since most fungal medication and creams are toxic, the vet advised against the use of these.  I did try povidone iodine, which is considered very safe, but Peanut liked it all off immediately. 

The vet hopes that the Vetri DMG will boost their immunity, and the body will combat the fungus in due time. 


Anonymous said...

I don't think povidone iodine works for fungus and no, povidone iodine is NOT very safe for cats and used only when necessary and correctly because cats lick and ingest things put on them, unlike dogs. Do be careful because cats are unable to get rid of poisons in their systems, unlike dogs and humans. That is why they die so easily, and Peanut and Butter are very, very young kittens. They must have picked up Teddybear and Xiao Li's fungus.

chankahyein said...

Hi Anon, Thanks for the information. What do you suggest I should use? I'm still using Apple Cider Vinegar, but it does not seem to be working very well. Perhaps it needs more time? If you have any other safe alternatives, do please share.

Anonymous said...

One safe and effective thing you can do is to get some edible clay (calcium montmorillonite, not sodium bentonite) and rub it onto the spots to starve off the fungus and they will subsequently die off. Be careful not to allow the kittens to inhale it while applying.

Research has also shown the edible clay good in human wounds infected with flesh eating bacteria because the clay is able to starve off the bacteria causing them do die.

Putting a little of the clay in the water for the kittens will soothe their digestive system and help with the diarrhoea.

However, if the kittens are on medication, do not use the clay because it will absorb some of the medication and interfere with the dosage.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Chan, another effective thing you can do is to apply 100% pure Gamat on the patches. Do not purchase simply any old Gamat products that are mixed with other ingredients (like Halba, etc) that are ok for human usage but deadly for cats.

Get the brand "Healin" that offers authentic and good quality Gamat. Ask them for a 100% pure Gamat product with no additives.

Research done reported that Gamat has good antifungal properties.

I rub on the pure Gamat, then rub on the calcium montmorillonite clay powder, and dust off the excess. The use of the dry clay after the Gamat ensures the cat does not lick the patch because cats tend to lick any wet thing applied but tolerates the dry clay powder on its body. I got this idea after seeing my cats roll its body on dry soil like some cleaning ritual.

The clay powder is also fantastic to clean my outdoor cats of the occasionally acquired engine oil stains on their fur when they go lie under some neighbor's old car. Just rub some powder onto the fur to absorb the grease off the fur and then brush off all the powder. Your white cat's fur will turn white instantly as if the grease never existed.