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8 Natural Health Remedies for Your Cat

Posted March 18th, 2014 by admin

Have you ever heard of taking one’s cat to have acupuncture? What about chiropractic manipulation for treating a cat struggling with arthritis? If these questions made you pause, then perhaps you have not given much thought to a holistic approach to pet care. But, believe it or not, pet acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation and other Eastern techniques are becoming common alternatives for many pet owners.

With each passing year, one becomes more and more aware of the benefits of healthy living. From changing our diets to increasing our activity, we find more ways to get the most out of living. And, for pet owners this way of living also affects how we care for Frisky or Fido.

This health awareness for pets has been noticed by food manufacturers, and it is manifested in the wide selection of healthy pet foods now available for dogs and cats. But, many pet owners are opting to take the holistic approach to an even higher level and are beginning to treat their dogs or cats using natural remedies. With a holistic approach in mind, here are some natural health remedies for helping your cat. (Keep in mind that the holistic approach is not designed to completely eradicate the need for traditional feline care, but rather to work with it.)

  • Itch relief- There are several natural approaches for this. 1) Break off a piece of aloe vera and put the juice directly on the itchy spot. 2) Put uncooked oatmeal into a nylon stocking and place in a container your cat can fit into; then fill with enough warm water for your pet to be able sit in the water and have the itchy area covered.
  • Cuts, scrapes, etc. – Mix a half teaspoon each of salt and calendula tincture with a pint of water then soaked the injured area in the solution. If the injury is in a location that is difficult to soak, put the mixture in a spray bottle and gently apply to the area. This application can be reapplied 4 to 6 times in a 24-hour period.
  • Bites and scratches –Rinse out the area using a mixture of 1 pint of water, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ½ teaspoon Echinacea.
  • Flea relief – There are many natural methods for dealing with this problem. However, the best proactive step you can take is to feed your pet a healthy diet and add brewer’s yeast, as well as essential fatty acids such as omega-3 and omega-6 to the food.   If your home has a screened in porch or you like to leave the windows open, you should spray the screens with distilled water mixed with several drops of bitter orange essential oil as fleas do not like the smell of citrus and will not try to come in. Also, to keep fleas from residing on furniture, sprinkle borate powder into the crevices of couches and chairs.
  • Travel sickness – The excitability, anxiety and nervousness associated with cats when traveling can be helped by giving them Scallup and Valerian tablets.
  • Bladder infections – These are more common for male cats, but females can get them. Treat these by giving your cat unsweetened cranberry juice or powder. Simply add a few teaspoons to their water or mix the powder into their food.
  • Hairballs- Keep hairballs to low minimum by brushing your cat daily, being sure that your cat is getting a diet high in fiber and seeing that your cat gets plenty of exercise. If hairballs are still a problem, give your cat a half teaspoon of butter for just a few days.
  • Sore or runny eyes – Using a dropper, administer a saline solution every four hours, until eyes are clear. If the problem persists, see the vet.

You may choose to jump wholly into the natural approach in cat care or you may ease in slowly, adding in just a few supplements. But either way, your cat will be soon be on to a more healthy lifestyle, and that is a win for everyone.  If you have some additional tips for natural remedies or alternative feline medicine choices, we would love to hear about them, so feel free to leave a comment!

2 Responses to “8 Natural Health Remedies for Your Cat”

  1. Relief Technicians NC

    Highly informative article you got there! Thanks for sharing such good content. Natural remedy is far better then artificial ones. When it comes to our beloved pets, it’s amazing. I believe this article will help each and every cat owner.

  2. backy mossor

    Natural remedy is always better than artificial one’s. Those tips are simply awesome. It will help a lot of pet parents, specially cat parents. Thanks for sharing such good content.

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