Deaf Cat - McDowell's Herbal Treatments


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 are some tips to improve communication, protect your cat, and preserve your loving bond. If a deaf cat can't hear the truck or the dog, she can't avoid the danger. Keep deaf cats inside or enclosed space.

The Cat Locator ( www.uniquedistributors.com) pendant attaches to the collar and emits a tone when the handheld applicator is activated, to help you find your deaf cat. You can also use the collar's vibration (much like a pager or cell phone vibrates) as a training signal to curb undesirable behaviors.

A deaf cat sleeps very soundly, is easily startled, and may bite or hiss more as a result. He can still feel vibrations though. Stomp your foot or slam the door to warn him of your presence, and head off a startle or bite reflex.

Deaf cats rely on sight, so use visual signals to communicate. Instead of the can opener whirr, toss a toy into his line of sight to call him to dinner.

Cats can be "clicker trained" using a flashlight instead of the clicker sound to identify a desirable behavior. See www.clickertraining.com for more information or do some research on the web.

Older kitties often become clingy and cry for you to "rescue" them. Try wearing very strong, distinctive cologne on your ankles to help kitty find you more easily with her nose.

Cats may lose hearing only in certain ranges. A high-pitched "silent" dog whistle might get your cat's attention.

Meowing/screaming a lot can also be a sign of other age-related problems, such as high blood pressure, senility, or kidney disease. Have you had a vet check to determine if something else is causing the crying?

You can definitely try Rescue remedy. It is given AM & PM minimally and up to 4 x daily without any problems. The remedy is completely safe to use and is tasteless, so squirt straight into mouth. It will usually take 12 weeks of continuous treatment before a permanent change is seen.

We can make a mix specific for your cat and any specific anxieties they have.

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