Please - Help Me With Remedy for My Poor CatMy cat is 14 years old - except for being recently diagnosed with mild hyperthyroidism, she was and has been healthy.
All except for the constant licking of her paws, pads, in between the toes, the head and constant scratching.
I do not want to give chemicals - we are homeopathic in our family including the cats.
I have quite a few Boiron pellet remedies on hand - what do the experts here suggest that I give her in order to stop her suffering. She is an indoor cat, is very well taken car of and given the very best food on the market, i.e. no preservatives, no hormones, all natural and no dry food. Her water is filtered with a drop or two of food grade hydrogen peroxide in it.
I feel sorry for her - I have tried a few natural products on the market but they do not work.
Please, someone who is expert in homeopathy, help an innocent helpless animal who is suffering.
Mousitsa on 2006-10-25
This is a chronic condition. The right remedy must therefore consider her in her entirety so a complete profile would be required.
Another place to check is the veterinary forum at hpathy.com.
I have recently come to understand that a good diet means a raw diet, and can have a major impact on the health of an animal. I don't know if this is what you meant by natural, but it might be enough to make a difference.
Daisy43 last decadeThey are both 14 years old now and to start them on something so drastic is not a good idea. I did try it with Boubou, the one who constantly scratches and licks, with some organic chopped beef from Whole Foods, (the health food market here in the U.S.) She ate some reluctantly (she is a piggy) and the poor thing got so sick - she was urinating what I saw as blood but what the emergency room said was not - well, it was bright, deep red coming out of her hinney in a nonstop stream. So, the poor thing got sick - never again.
As for the vet forum I was not aware that there was one on abchomeopathy. Thank you,.
Mousitsa last decadeI have a dog that did these same types of things (the paw licking, itching and such.) My dog had been ill for most of her life and after the vet prescribing this and that and putting her on a prescription dog food, I just gave up on the regular vet. I went and bought a book on natural health and cures for your pet. This is when I switched my dog to the raw food diet and went to a homeopathic vet. She is a new dog and 8 years young. I'm a bit rushed for time at the moment, but I will come back with more. One thing I will mention to you is that fish and meats have levels of heat. So if your kitty reacted poorly to meat, then it may have been too hot for her system just yet, as she is not well. Start with fish, it is the coolest of them all. In level of heat, it is fish first, then chicken, then lamb, then beef. Raw beef bones are good for the marrow and what they gain by it. Raw bones are very safe, it is cooked bones that are brittle and dangerous. My dogs haven't touched dog food in a few years now and it's had an outstanding impact on their helth. I must run, but I will come back with more info soon.
lily white last decadeThe veterinary forum I mentioned is on hpathy.com, not abchomeopathy.com.
Raw diet doesn't mean just meat. That wouldn't be balanced. I don't know if there is an age beyond which it is not advised, but I do think it is worth looking into. The point is that cats and dogs evolved to handle a raw diet, and many of the chronic conditions our carnivorous pets have are from the commercial foods we give them. Perfectly wholesome, but not suited for their digestive tracts. If you were to try again, go slow. There are discussion groups on the internet devoted to raw diets, so the information should be out there.
Daisy43 last decadeI think this site has good information on raw diets, what they contain, and how to convert an older cat.
Daisy43 last decadeHello, I wanted to give you a little more info about my dog's diet and a remedy that may help your kitty.
As Daisy said above, the raw diet consists of much more than meats. And it is very true that cat food and dog food is the root evil of our pets ailments today. Dog/cat food was not developed until after World War II. Since that time, pets health has significantly deteriorated in general, with a much higher rate of cancer as well. Cats and dogs always had a raw diet before cat/dog food was developed. They have been robbed of their proper diet. Dog/cat food companies work much like the pharmaceutical companies and vets (especially large vet schools and hospitals) receive kickbacks, etc.
It is a good idea to have a list of the safe foods for your pets. Onions are a no no and there are probably a few others. Normally garlic should be avoided, but a little won't hurt, as I did use it at times for my dog and her infections. For breakfast, I feed my dogs an apple, banana, pear, oatmeal and yogurt, with prozyme. Breakfast I make fresh every morning.
For supper, I feed my dogs parsnips, carrots, zucchini, summer squash, butternut squash, parsley, spinach, eggplant, apples and sometimes other veggies (the apples lighten the bitterness of some veggies.) I prepare and freeze about 2-3 weeks of this after blending in a food processor. I add some fresh fish or venison to their portion every night and also add the prozyme. The prozyme is an enzyme that helps with proper digestion.
I switched my dogs diet overnight. My male was a bit fussy at first but my female took right to the diet. Her health has improved significantly since. When she went to the first homeopathic vet appointment, she had ear infections and chronic urinary tract infections. She has been healed of these, without antibiotics. First, she was put on Thuja, then eventually switched to sulphur, then switched to silicea. These remedies cause internal heat as well, so Thuja (being cooler to the body) was used in the summer time and sulphur in winter. Originally she had very itchy paws, and itchy face and cysts on her face and sometimes between the pads on her paws. Her cysts are all gone and her UTI's are no more, although she will get one if she gets into something like chips or unhealthy foods (by sneaking of course.) She's very sensitive.
You may want to try Rhus Tox 12c in the wet dose, as my vet has suggested it to be in my kit for itchy skin as well as for arthritis pain and swelling and for a sore back and neck, etc. It is suggested to place 3 pellets (tabs) in 4 oz of water, success (shake) before each dosing and you can give 1 tsp every 15 minutes to half hour until symptoms subside. It's worth a shot and it won't hurt your kitty. I'm sorry that no one has given you more of an idea for a remedy, but I'm fairly experienced at this point and feel as if you should at least try this Rhus Tox and consider the raw diet. It's no different than a person deciding to change their ways and eat healthier.....it can only help.
If you would let us know how your kitty is helped, that would be appreciated, as we all are here to learn more. Good luck to you and your kitty, I hope she is feeling better soon.
lily white last decadeAlso, Kuldeep (who is great) has a post on thyroid conditions, that you may want to read.
Kuldeep says that:
Common symptoms of hypothyroidism are:
Fatigue or lack of energy
Dry skin and hair
Heavy menstrual periods
Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism are:
Jitteriness, shaking, increased nervousness, irritability
Rapid heart beat or palpitations
Fatigue, feeling exhausted
More frequent bowel movements
Shorter or lighter menstrual periods
He also says that seaweed is a great help:
Try to find sea weed especially whichever looks brown or yellow. You would see amazing result in thyroid cases.
Just thought I'd let you know, because the itching may be helped by helping the thyroid.
lily white last decadeThanks for the info - I do happen to have Rhus Tox on hand - I will definitely make a liquid out of it and dose it as you say. Someone else had recommend the Rhus Tox also so there must be something to it.
Will let you know how it works out.
As for the seaweed and the hyperthyroid situation, are you aware this is a CAT we are talking about - I know that seaweed is recommended for thyroid conditions and I can't see why it would hurt a cute, adorable, 14 year old tubberooni like my Boubou. I love her so much - poor thing... she is going nuts with the anxiety and the licking and scratching and licking.
Will let you all know the results - thank you.
Mousitsa last decade
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