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Grapefruit seed extract for cats — 24 Comments

  1. I use L-Lysine and cleared up several things with my Gracie.
    I’m about to apply some diluted GSE as she’s not feeling well. I trust it more than any crazy ideas a better might have that is costly in many ways.

    I’ll watch carefully and if she isn’t feeling better I’ll switch out to something different.

    Sometimes just giving her a little charcoal powder in water helps a lot.

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  3. We used GSE all the time in the cat water for maintenance and mixed it with tuna juice if they had worms. I also added food grade DE mixed to their food. It kept the worms at bay. Read how GSE is toxic to cats so i stopped and the worms keep coming back over and over. I’m going back to GSE – I think it to be safer than the vet meds (alt: cat gets diarrhea, throws up, or worse). You really must be careful not to overdue the amount given and if your cat doesnt tolerate it, or seems to be worse, stop immediately! Overall though, GSE is effective (I also used to clear up coccidia that the prescript meds from the vet couldnt do!!!!)

  4. Our rescue black neutered male cat sneezed green snot. It changed eventually to white and then nothing. Antibiotic shot by vet when bacteria was green. Herpes was suggested as the virus. He continued to have stuffy nose and nasal troubles. I diluted GSE and fed it to him with eye dropper . I even dropped diluted gse in his nose. This was 8 yrs. ago. Presently He is having noisy sounds & sounds snotty. I would like to try this treatment again as I haven’t used GSE for several years. But, cat is now 9 yrs. old. Since he is older it may not be feasible. But he IS still alive . He was treated for greenish brown snot in the fall of 2017 with a pill from the vet. Currently I have seen no snot from his nose. He seems very plugged up. I have taken him into the bathroom after running the hot shower but he continues to have the same symptoms the next day and onward.

  5. CAUTION. Grapefruit seed extract is TOXIC TO CATS!! After reading about the miraculous benefits of GSE I started giving it to my cat who had a nasty upper respiratory infection. Well after about 10 days he started eating less and becoming less active so I continued giving him the GSE thinking the virus was coming back. I was wrong! It was liver toxicity symptoms. Soon he started shaking, throwing up and he would just sit in one place balled up looking at the ground. Liver numbers not normal. Please learn from my mistake and don’t give cats grapefruit seed extract!

  6. I can attest to it’s miraculous properties. I used organic raw coconut oil as a carrier oil to a few (4-5 initially) drops of gse applied topically. In the span of a few short days it HEALED torn and open flesh. I could scarcely believe my own eyes. Thank you sincerely for the awesome tip.

  7. rattlesnake bite day 1 day 2 and day 8 with gse mix. my cat lil deb slipped out and confronted snake on porch i slung 2 ferals in house , it was striking at me and one fang got deb
    .DAY 1 rattlesnake bite, flesh rotting fast and smell was horrid.

    DAY 2 rattlesnake bite after treatment with Nutribiotic GSE mixed with juice from a can of tuna. Also peeled an aloe leaf and added 4 drops gse to aloe goo and applied externally.



  8. will cure most anything including the uncureable. Mix 40 drops nutribiotic grapefruit seed extract with 20 ML / CC canned tuna juice , give 1 ML/CC 3 times a day to sick and once a day to well cats and they will not catch the illness , try it gse available at the “Vitamin Shoppe ” for 12 dollars , add a dropper of lomatium to the mix for extra boost. kills all bacteria, fungus, and viruses.cures not treats , it cures.

  9. Interesting.
    I may be tempted to use this product externally, perhaps in conjunction with a mild cleaning agent, but never internally with any cat. This is the very first time that I have ever heard of any benefit that citrus could have should a cat consume it. I just don’t have a good feeling about it.
    I am a tried and true L-lysine caretaker. I keep pounds and pounds of it and use it consistently, every single day for every cat in my world.

    • I think you are right to try it out externally because that could be a good test and done safely. I have never heard of it before either and it was Sandy who told me about it. It does seem to have almost miracle properties which made me suspicious and the Wikipedia article put me off somewhat but there may be some true value in the treatment.

      • Quite a few cleaning products contain lemon or orange, so I would be inclined to use grapefruit as part of a cleaning agent too. But, I’ve never seen any edible cat product containing lemon or orange either.

  10. I’m sorry that you weren’t able to save Charlie. I don’t remember reading about his health issues, but I’m sure you did everything you could for your beloved friend. Seems like you have a good vet.

    After my experiences with Mitzy at the vet’s, I’m always going to try home remedies first.

    • The vets who treated Charlie are generally very good but on this occasion I don’t think they did a great job, if I am honest. I did everything that I could and I believed that he had a tumour behind his right eye and at the end of the day the senior veterinarian at the clinic agreed with me and at that point we decided together to euthanise Charlie because it was quite advanced and he was obviously in some distress. It was a very emotional moment. For quite a long time the vets thought he just had an upper respiratory infection.

  11. I would rather try GSE before some of the drugs given by vets. I don’t think most vets would recommend this, except for the holistic ones.

    I know one of your readers uses L-lysine, but can’t remember who, or for what health issue. It would be great to hear from anyone who’s used this with success.

    • I agree some of the drugs are pretty toxic. I hate to think how many cats have come from the vets worse than they went in.

      I used L-lysine for Charlie who was not responding to treatment but he died before I could evaluate its effectiveness. The vet I saw recommended L-lysine and she used it herself.

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