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Herbal Support for Feline (Cats) Health

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Rescue Remedy contains Rock Rose and this is an ideal treatment given 3 or 4 times daily whether she seems to need it or not, for a couple of weeks. If this is not enough, I could send a nervous syste...

Cats have small sebaceous glands associated with hair follicles and larger sebaceous glands on the head and tail. These glands secrete oils. It is when these glands are overactive that cats can get wh...

For a generalized breakdown we recommend our Conditioning Mix. The mix will bring back into balance a metabolism which has been thrown out by an accidnet or trauma of any type. It will also support th...

Many cats with diagnosed Rheumatism or Arthritis are on long term anti-inflammatory drugs for pain, and most of these are at risk from the side effects of such medications. Herbal medicine throughout...

Herbal approaches to parasites all revolve around discouraging rather than killing the parasites. Also herbs provide support for your cats own systems defences. I prescribe individual formulations in...

Many older cats, (just like people) get stiff and sore especially after cold weather or after exercising. In an older cat for example, this is likely due to wear and tear or injury during their lives....

'Hot Spots' and 'Skin Sores' are really a manifestation of a build up of toxins under the skin seeking release through a local infective process. This is one avenue that the immune system uses to rid ...

The most common signs of arthritis and joint disease in cats include stiffness, limping, or favouring a limb - particularly after sleep or resting, reluctance to jump or even climb stairs, and noticea...

Cats with this condition are given asthma medications similar to human meds like bronchodilators from mainstream practitioners but these do not adequately support the lungs. Start your cat on the Lun...

Cats symptoms include facial and paw edema , classical signs of URI upper respiratory infections, and also some with hemorrhage (from nose, bowel). Cats are usually infected when they are young but...

There are very specific herbs to support the heart insofar as its electrical regularity and the strength of the muscle are concerned. Heart problems have been a concern of mankind since time began. T...

We need to feed our cats a diet that has living energy in it. Dried food doesn't have any living energy- it's all cooked out. Long term dried cat food diets cause many problems such as rotting teeth,...

Spraying is a cat's way of marking territory. New smells or other changes in the environment can trigger behaviour. The smell will get terrible but yes you do have some options. Rescue Remedy will as...

Question: I have a 15 year old male cat that has nervousness and urine tract irritation constantly. He used to get it every couple of months, but in the last year it is almost every day. He is on Ela...

Cataracts commonly occurs in all pets. You will notice the cataract as a blue-gray tint in the cat's lens. The lens is contained in a sealed bag or capsule. As old cells die they become trapped within...

Cats use grass as a laxative to enable them to pass hairballs lodged in their intestines. Cats eat grass to make them vomit up hairballs. Cats eat grass because they are feeling sick and...

Colloidal Silver was used and proven to be effective against hundreds of disease-causing bacterium by the 1940s. Its action as a broad spectrum antibiotic has never been matched by the modern pharmace...

This complex herbal mixture is my primary rehabilitation tonic for cats suffering critical metabolic stress resulting from over-medication, digestive problems, liver damage, poisoning, severe trauma, ...

Feline Urological Syndrome/FLUTD FUS, cystitis) is an irritation of the bladder and/or urethra. In some cases cats can also develop stones or crystals in these areas. Male cats are more likely than f...

When an animal or human loses their hearing, they rely on other sensory stimulation such as the vibration of their own voice. However, hearing loss shouldn't affect your cat's quality of life. Here ar...

Formerly referred to as sugar diabetes this is a failure of your cat's pancreas to regulate blood sugar. There are two types of diabetes mellitus: Type I (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes ...

Diabetes Melitis is a failure of your cat's pancreas to regulate blood sugar. There are two types of diabetes mellitus:- Type I (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus). Requires daily sh...

Feline Diarrhea is one of the more common illnesses and indicates a problem in the intestines or colon. It is a symptom of some underlying disease. It can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, ...

Eosinophilic ulcer in a cat can be a frustrating problem to eliminate. The ulcer results from a localized invasion of a type of white blood cell called an EOSINOPHIL, a type of white blood cell found ...

Eye infections, irritations and injuries are best treated by providing nourishment, healing and antiseptic herbs. directly to the eye itself. My eyewash formulation does just this, and is made up of...

  Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition-Lisa A. Pierson, DVM Lisa explains how an increasing number of American Veterinary Medical Association members, are now strongly recommending the feeding o...

Periodontal disease also known as gum disease or gingivitis is the most common oral disease to affect cats. Unhealthy teeth & gums have a greater impact on your cat's body than just causing bad breath...

Cats with this condition are given asthma medications similar to human meds like bronchodilators from mainstream practitioners but these do not adequately support the lungs. Start your cat on the L...

Feline Lymphoma (malignant lymphoma, lymphosarcoma) is probably the single most common cancer that affects cats. This is a solid tumour of a type of white blood cell (lymphocyte) that is involved in ...

In hemolytic anemias, a loss of red blood cells (rbcs) occurs due to destruction of the rbcs. The destruction occurs due to antibodies which stick to the the rbc and cause the body to react, leading t...

Formerly referred to as sugar diabetes this is a failure of your cat's pancreas to regulate blood sugar. There are two types of diabetes mellitus:- Type I (also known as Insulin Dependent Diabetes Me...

FIV, Feline immunodeficiency virus is the cause of feline AIDS, it is not the same virus as HIV, the cause of human AIDS. It is a virus, much like feline leukemia, which causes an impaired immune syst...

FIP is a viral disease of cats that can affect many systems of the body. It is a progressive disease and almost always fatal. It is found worldwide and affects not only domestic cats, but many wild on...

Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD) describes a collection of conditions that can affect the bladder and urethra of cats. This syndrome can have many possible causes, but cats generally exhib...

Urinary tract infections are common in cats. Normally, urine is sterile, which means that it doesn't contain any bacteria or other microorganisms. However, bacteria can sometimes travel up the uret...

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)  is a cancer of the skin. Exposure to sunlight is one trigger-factor for this cancer and it is seen more commonly in white cats, and cats kept in hot sunny countries. T...

Symptoms of irritation of the skin (ie agitation, itching, rubbing losing hair) it is well to start the skin allergies/irritation acute mix. That will strengthen the immune system and reduce the over-...

Flea bite allergy is characterized by being a seasonal allergy that is worse during peak flea times in the summer and autumn. Cats that have flea allergies will bite at the base of their tail and scr...

Cat flu is a common cat disease caused by the Feline Herpes Virus or Calici-virus. Feline Herpes Virus is the more serious of the two. It is also known as Feline Virus Rhinotracheitis which is an old...

Create a garden for your feline friends by planting catnip, catmint, and other plants they love. In fact, giving cats their own space may help keep them out of your flower beds and vegetable plot. Mo...

The immune system works constantly to keep environmental disease forces at bay, including viruses, harmful bacteria, and external heat and cold. It also keeps our animal friend's normal control factor...

A heart murmur occurs when there is turbulence to the normal flow of blood through the chambers of the heart, and is usually due to a problem in a heart valve. When a valve is thickened or damaged and...

Heartworm disease in cats is a potentially fatal illness caused by parasites.The parasites are transmitted to your cat by mosquito bites, which deposits the heartworm larvae on the cat's skin. The lar...

Heat stroke is a condition that results from excessively high body temperatures which leads to abnormalities in the pet's body that can lead to death. It is most common in pets left in locked cars wit...

Hemangiosarcoma is much less common in cats than in dogs, hemangiosarcoma in cats arise about 50% of the time in the abdominal organs and about 50% of the time in subcutaneous tissues. Hemangiosarcom...

Rosemary Oil A herbal flea dip can be made from 5 ml (1 tsp) dried rosemary, or 15 ml fresh, in 600 ml of boiling water. Steep for 10 mins, strain, leave to cool before using. Peppermint Oil Pepper...

Hyperthyroidism (also called thyrotoxicosis) is one of the most common diseases of the middle-aged and older cat. It effects many systems of the body caused by an increase in the amount of thyroid hor...

The immune system works constantly to keep environmental disease forces at bay, including viruses, harmful bacteria, and external heat and cold. It also keeps our animal friend's normal control factor...

An irritable bowel is a system that has become irritated from any number of causes and thenceforth habitually either sends material through the digestive system too quickly or too slowly or worse stil...

The first step in treating your cat with Kidney Failure is to place your cat on the Kidney rehab mix. This is very efficient and effective for restoring health and balance to the kidneys and entire ur...

In companion cats now I am finding an increasing tendency toward kidney and liver problems which I ascribe to the chemicals in commercial cat food. I know there are various flavour enhancers which are...

Since the emergence of anti-biotic resistant bacterial infections through over prescription during the past 50 years, the infective organisms are also strong enough to cross species lines, and this is...

Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) causes a breakdown in your cat's immune system, allowing it to become vulnerable and succumb to a wide variety of other diseases or ailments, including FeLV itself. FeLV i...

Cancers affecting the liver and/or pancreas are fortunately not very common in cats. These tumours can cause jaundice (due to obstruction to the flow of bile), depression, weight loss, vomiting and di...

This is a cancer affecting the mammary glands that is most commonly seen in entire female cats (although it can also be seen in male cats and spayed female cats). The tumour commonly affects more than...

Maritime Pine Bark Extract is my primary immune system tonic for all my feline cancer patients for it is due to failings within the fundamental levels of the immune system that cause all cancerous pro...

The tumours can arise from either deeper or surface layers of skin or the fibrous or fatty tissues. Most benign tumours grow slowly, are well defined and do not appear to be inflamed whereas malignant...

Feline miliary dermatitis is not really a specific disease itself but a set of symptoms which can be caused by a vast number of diseases. The causes include: Allergies, e.g., food allergy, atopy-...

This treatment is designed to nourish and restore the nervous system of a cat that is so stressed or nervy as to be its own worst enemy. The type of cat that continually chases its own tail! This stan...

The truth is, that I treat very many fewer cats than dogs which I think is a reflection on feline companions being healthier generally than canine ones. Cat lovers would say "Of course they are healt...

Obesity in a cat is usually defined as a cat who weighs 15-20% more than it should. While the complete extent of how obesity damages a cat's health in still unknown, it is recognized that an obese cat...

In cats, osteosarcoma accounts for 70% of primary bone tumors. Older cats (mean, 10 years) are most frequently affected. Unlike there canine counterparts Osteosarcoma in cats behaves less aggressively...

Take a 2 litre soda, pour out 1/2 cup and replace it with 1/2 cup white vinegar; soak the area with this solution, then wet a towel large enough to cover the area with solution and cover area. Walk on...

Ringworm is an infection caused by a fungus that grows in the dead, superficial layers of the skin, hair or nails. It has nothing to do with worms. The scientific name for ringworm is dermatophytosis,...

Scabies is a progressive and uncomfortable disease and it is difficult to treat. Scabies is caused by the skin's own resistance to parasitic attack being weakened through the build-up of toxins under...

Scabies is a progressive & uncomfortable disease & as cats are not the easiest of patients. What is really going on with Scabies is that the skin's own resistance to parasitic attack has been...

Squamous cell carcinoma is a cancer of the skin. Exposure to sunlight is one trigger-factor for this cancer and it is seen more commonly in white cats, and cats kept in hot sunny countries. The tumour...

Struvite stones in cat's are mostly formed due to the urinary changes that occur with specific types of bladder infection. Almost always a staphylococcal infection but occasionally a Proteus infection...

For a generalized breakdown of well being in your much beloved old cat we recommend our Conditioning Mix . The mix will bring back into balance a metabolism which has been thrown out and will support ...

If the gums have become inflamed, e.g., red and swollen or discharging pus, then an excellent treatment is to use the herb Myrhh. Make a dilution by adding 1 teaspoon of the tincture (the alcoholic ex...

2 kg [4.4 pounds] raw muscle meat with bones (chicken thighs and drumsticks or, better, a whole carcass of rabbit or chicken amounting to 2 kg; if you don't use a whole carcass, opt for dark meat like...

After a tick bite often the cat is given antibiotics which do not really address the fundamental problem which can be summarized as a toxic shock to the metabolism. The treatment is simple from a her...

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