PLEASE TAKE ALL SICK ANIMALS TO THE VET--TAKE THEM TO THE VET IF THERE IS ANY WAY POSSIBLE -- IT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE SWALLOWED OR SOMETHING THAT ONLY A VET CAN FIX ---- this is NOT for NEWBORNS that have been abandoned!!!!! This is for those big enough to eat out of a food bowl.
That being said, I've been in the heartbreaking positions where I've found a kitten or two (on more than one occassion) that was sick, eyes covered with scabs, and so far, I haven't lost one, I don't guarantee this will work, just that it's always worked for me and 3 of my family members dogs, dozens of friends and acquaintenances pets, as well as everything my mom kept in our West Va. forest home that found its way to our doorstep. If you disagree with this - simply DON'T DO IT, PROBLEM SOLVED -- AND AGAIN, PLEASE TAKE YOUR PET TO THE VET IF YOU CAN (and yes I understand there are times when it's just not possible but there are some kind vets willing to work on payments when emergencies occur-just call and ask before you drive there)
PET ELIXER OF LIFE (for kitties and puppies):
- 1 small container or 1/2 c. plain yogurt with ACTIVE LIVE CULTURES (Yoplait is what I always use)
- 1/2 c. Goats Milk, warmed -- (you can find cans of this in most grocery stores, WalMart usually has it near the evaporated milk in the flour/nuts isle (at least in my store))
- 1/2 tsp. unsulfered molasses (if you can't find it I have used honey)
- 1/3 small can of higher quality kitten or puppy food such as IAMS or better
- (if you have a syringe (obviously needleLESS) it's a great tool to administer the elixer and water with - CalRanch usually carries small ones for less than 25 cents)
This needs to be runny. Not thick. If it's not runny add a little more goat's milk.
HOW TO USE ELIXER:
WASH YOUR HANDS WELL - Start by giving a tiny taste. Just wet the end of your PINKY finger with the elixer and wipe it on the animal's tongue, they will hate you by the way. Do this every 15-25 minutes till they start to act like they like it, for several hours if necessary-- then start giving a little more but still not more than 1/8th of a teaspoon. Follow up with just wetting the tongue with a little clean water. No matter how well they get that first day, don't give more than 1/4 teaspoon, every 30-40 minutes and always follow with a tiny sip of clean water - no more than 1/4 teaspoon cool water for 2-3 hours at a time. Then let them rest for a couple hours and start again. Since they're sick you don't want to put much on their tummies. Give constant attention, lightly petting and massaging as well. Stay up through the night if you have too, afterall, they are our furkids.
Once they start to seem more alert, up the elixer and water to 1/2 teaspoon every 30-40 minutes.
Say some prayers to God or whatever you conceive your higher power to be and blessed be you and your furkid.
|Dinky and JuJuBeanz (last picture) two Elixer of Life Recipients|
by the way, JuJuBeanz is not sick in that picture, he just sleeps with a smile on his face most of the time :)