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Treatments for Cats - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


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Herbal Support for Feline (Cats) Health

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...

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

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...

Hemangiosarcoma is a malignant cancer of the cells that form blood vessels. Because these tumors start in blood vessels, they are frequently filled with blood. Consequently, when a blood-filled tumor ...

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 throug...

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...

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....

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...

'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 ri...

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...

Feline progressive polyarthritis, as the name suggests, affects multiple joints in a cat and worsens over time. There are generally two types of this disease. These kinds of changes are similar to tho...

Kidney failure, also known as renal failure, can be caused by a number of reasons. There are two types of kidney failure in cats; acute renal failure and chronic kidney failure... Acute Renal ...

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...

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...

Cat flu is a common cat disease caused by the feline herpes virus, or calicivirus. Feline herpes virus is the more serious of the two. It is also known as feline virus rhinotracheitis which is an olde...

Since the emergence of antibiotic 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 ...

This optimum plant-based hemp nutrition is easy to digest, leading to elevated health in your cat. This product is 100% legal and contains CBD and THC within the legal limit, so you don’t have t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Common eye problems in cats Pink eye (conjunctivitis) Corneal damage Eye inflammation (uveitis) Glaucoma Entropion Corneal inflammation (keratitis) Eyelid mass Cataracts Signs of eye is...

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 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...

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 term is used to describe a skin condition in cats that mos...

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...

Cats can become nervous or scared in a variety of situations. Their innate response is fighting or hiding but most cats tend to favour the option of escape. A cat will generally feel it's best chance ...

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 Diabe...

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...

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...

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...

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, ...

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 b...

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 ...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Scabies is a progressive & uncomfortable disease for cats, as they are not the easiest of patients! It is officially known as Notedric mange (Notredes cats) and caused by the mite Notoedres cati.&...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 coun...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 i...

Cats are carnivores and generally don’t require fruits and vegetables to fulfill their nutritional needs. Some suggest that 'big cats' (tigers, lions, leopards etc) eat the contents of the stoma...

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...

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 h...

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-...

Some cat owners may get stressed when they see their cats outside munching on blades of grass. It is, hoever, common  Reasons why cats might might eat grass They use grass as a laxative to ...

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...

The immune system works constantly to keep environmental disease forces at bay, including viruses, harmful bacteria, and external heat and cold. Our pet's immune system can get run down, making them s...

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...

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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