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How To Treat An Injured Cat

Most people, when confronted with an injured cat (or any other animal) have only one goal – to get them the a veterinary clinic as fast as possible. And while that may be the only solution for you at the moment, there are other options.

cat injuriesFirst let’s look at veterinary options with regard to an injured cat or other animal. Vets can be very good at setting broken bones and sewing up gaping wounds. But they (and the medical model in general) are not equipped to deal with shock. Or to promote healing. All they have are pain killers, antibiotics and other drugs which are toxic.

An animal is already in great shock from the injury itself. Injecting them with toxic chemicals dramatically increases their shock and stress. Sometimes, this can overpower them, preventing a borderline case from recovering. Was it really the injury that killed them, or the drugs?

And every veterinary clinic is stressful for animals, which is not conducive to healing.

A far better solution (but not necessarily in all cases – you have to be the judge) is to allow the animal to rest in a quiet, warm and darkened, safe place, so they can start the healing themselves. Cats are particularly good at self healing, but everyone can. They curl up in a ball and sleep for hours or days.

Monitoring their breathing without disturbing them gives you an idea of how they are going. Always keep a bowl of clean water near them, and if necessary, a litter box, so they don’t have far to go when needed. Never try to force feed them. The enormous amount of energy needed to digest food is needed elsewhere.

Some obvious exceptions to this waiting include arterial haemorrhaging and ingestion of poison. More on this later.

As I was nearing the end of my homeopathic training, I found a cat at the side of the road. She had obviously been hit by a car. She seemed unconscious. I picked her up, retaining the shape she had on the side of the road, in case of broken bones, and placed her on the back seat of the car.

She was in the same position by the time I arrived home. I carried her carefully and placed her on a comfortable blanket on the floor of the spare room. Why the floor? I didn’t want her waking up, panicking and falling off the bed.

I treated her with the homeopathic remedies for shock, injury and particularly head injury. The homeopathic treatment for injury is far reaching and amazingly effective at:

  • getting the healing process going
  • dissolving the pain of an injury
  • relaxing the soft tissue around an injury, allowing joints and vertebrae
  • to slip back into their rightful place
  • prevents infections
  • makes inflammation unnecessary

All this, naturally!

She started to wake up after a couple of hours. Despite the strange surroundings for her, she showed no signs of fear or panic, just a bit cautious. She went on to make a slow, but steady recovery. I felt no need to subject her to the further stress of visiting a vet. I simply observed her and make the necessary adjustments to her treatment. I also carried her out into the sun, for sun therapy, every day.

She made a full recovery, with no sign of any lingering problem. As I couldn’t find where she came from, she lived with me for many years.

It is both possible, and in my view, more desirable, to treat an injured cat (or anyone) with homeopathy. Looking back in hindsight, I could have done a better job. Which goes to show you don’t have to be an experienced practitioner to do an enormous amount of good.

And there are also homeopathic solutions to arresting bleeding and to neutralise poisoning. Learn more about homeopathic home prescribing and equip yourself for any future emergencies.

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Low Protein Cat Food

Low protein cat food is widely recommended for cats with kidney disease (or kd as some like to call it), especially when crystals are found in the urine sample. However, this is an assumption made by vets that has no basis in research or science. No scientific studies have been conducted to show this to be helpful.

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Cat Vaccinations And The Harm They Do

Cat vaccinations are considered by many to be the right thing to do. Perhaps even, that not getting them done is tantamount to negligence. But as the global discussion of vaccination gains momentum, more and more independent, scientific reports are coming out into the limelight about the complexities of the damage they inflict.

cat vaccinationsDamage to someone’s health by vaccination is termed vaccinosis. This has been known to homeopaths since the first vaccine.

Vaccines are sold to the public on the premise that they prevent disease. This is clearly Continue reading

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Urinary Tract Infections in Cats

Urinary tract infections in cats are, sadly, common in domestic cats. And for one very good reason which veterinarians are never taught at college. Wild cats will never be prone to this problem, which indicates that humans and our misplaced ideas are the cause of the problem.

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What Is The Best Cat Food?

What is the best cat food? This is a common question from people who are searching for solutions to ill health, who want the best for a new addition to the family, or who are on a health quest themselves.

what is the best cat foodDiet is the cornerstone of health. No-one will ever fare well on a species-inappropriate diet. This is a fact that is universal. It will never change. It is eternal.

That today is riddled with corporations convincing you of untruths simply to turn a profit will not overturn this fact. You may believe them, but Continue reading

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Hepatic Lipidosis in Cats Is A Dangerous Condition

Hepatic lipidosis in cats is a grand name for a fatty liver. So what’s a fatty liver? It is when excess fat deposits in the liver. In people, it is often common to find it in those who drink excess alcohol, those who are overweight, those with diabetes or other metabolic syndromes.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Cats

Inflammatory bowel disease in cats is as big a problem as it is in humans. When any part of the digestive tract is out of natural balance, the whole body feels unwell. Ask anyone who suffers with it! Your energy is affected and there is a general feeling of malaise. You have to be very careful what you eat.

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Food Intolerances in Cats

Food intolerances in cats is quite common. Veterinarians will go to great lengths to tell you what the causes might be and what you should do about it. Often these sound complicated. Too complicated for some to understand enough to do anything, but accept the recommended (often expensive) replacement food. For me, the cause (and the solution) is much simpler.

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Cat Health Advice – Who Should You Believe?

People seeking cat health advice are often confused. Understandably! It comes from various sources and is usually conflicting. Most people rely on the advice given by their veterinarian and dismiss that coming from holistic practitioners.

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Cat Dental Care – The Easy Way or The Hard Way

Cat dental care can be done the easy way or the hard way. When you listen to many veterinarians or specialised pet therapists, they will try to persuade you to clean your pets teeth either with a product they sell or with a toothbrush.

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My Cat Is Always Hungry – Why Is This?

If your cat is always hungry, there are a couple of important reasons for this. One you have no control over. One you have total control over. So, although you most definitely can do a great deal to reduce this, it is unlikely you will ever be able to eliminate it completely.

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