5. Add Apple Cider Vinegar to the Food
If your cat has weak immunity, feed him a little apple cider vinegar. There are several nutrients in it that help boost your cat’s immunity to fight off any kind of infection including cystitis and urinary tract infections in cats.
You can mix raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar into your cat’s food, depending on the weight of your cat. Cats weighing:
- 15 to 20 pounds should be given ½ teaspoon daily.
- 7 to 14 pounds should be given ¼ teaspoon daily.
- 4 to 6 pounds should be given ⅛ teaspoon daily.
- Less than 4 pounds should be given 5 drops daily.
6. Avoid Using Steroids and Antibiotics
While steroids and antibiotics may be important to administer in certain cases, excess use of antibiotics can have a negative effect on the immune system.
Excessive use of antibiotics tends to destroy the immune system, as it indiscriminately kills both good as well as bad bacteria. Plus, it may cause the bacteria to become increasingly antibiotic-resistant, thus reducing the effectiveness of antibiotics.
For treating any feline illness, look for a more holistic approach rather than going for steroids and antibiotics. Your vet or fellow cat lovers may be able to recommend holistic options.
7. Don’t Use Chemical Treatments
It is common for cats to suffer from ticks or fleas, especially if they spend time outdoors. To handle such problems, owners often end up buying some shampoo or other chemical-based product.
Use of such commercial products in excess can harm your cat’s immunity. The chemicals in them are often harmful for your cat’s health and can cause several side effects.
So when trying to get rid of fleas, look for natural options. Moreover, maintain hygiene by regularly bathing your pet with natural soap and shampoo, vacuuming your home thoroughly and frequently, and keeping your cat in a clean environment.