Feline AutoImmune Disease – Its Causes and Natural Treatment

Feline autoimmune disease, just as in people and other animals, is a serious problem which is on the rise. An autoimmune disease is one where antibodies or lymphocytes (white blood cells) are created which work against the body.

Another way of putting it is that your cat’s immune system has deteriorated to such an extent that now it is destroying itself. This doesn’t happen over night. It takes years.

Now for the unpleasant news. You are creating this condition in your cat, by the choices you impose on her. Not deliberately. But because you are being advised by people you trust, but who are misguided themselves. Let’s examine this rather bold statement.

Antibodies are only created when the immune system is not able to prevent entry of a pathogen. Contrary to popular belief, they are not a good sign. They are a sign that all the other, more subtle, ways of defending the body against pathogen invasion have failed.

As a last ditch effort to make something out of the experience, your cat’s immune system develops antibodies, so at least she has some protection the next time it happens.

The production of white blood cells is a sign your cat’s body feels under attack. They are produced when your cat eats something unnatural and when your cat has an infection. They are also produced after a vaccine.

The cause of feline autoimmune disease is clear when you consider how far removed domestic cats are from their natural environment and lifestyle. It’s a wonder that not all cats are suffering with this problem.

The best way to reverse this process is to start treating your cat more akin to her evolutionary past. Although this can’t be completely implemented within the human world, the important areas can be. There are three important areas.

  1. Feed your cat a quality, natural diet.
  2. Use natural medicines for all her health needs. Homeopathy in particular is fast, natural and effective and works as well on animals as it does on people.
  3. Allow your cat regular time outside in nature (safely), to roll in the earth, to eat grass, to feed the energy of the earth through her feet, to feel the sun on her skin.

These measures may need to be put in place gradually, so that you can both adapt more easily. But once you start down that road, there is every chance that you can reverse any health problem, as long as it is not so far advanced as to be irreversible. You’ll never know if this is the case until you give your cat the best chance.

Don’t be phased by the serious nature of feline autoimmune diseases, or by your vet’s grim prognosis. Unless you try, you will never know.

Sue Ellen Juris

Thank you for your information. My cat never had the disease until my vet suggested I get a rabies shot for her since she hadn’t had one in many years. My cat never goes outside except for the screened in porch. Several weeks later my cat was diagnosed first with an insect bite and then another vet said no it’s auto immune disease. They suggested a steroid shot which I let them give her. I might add that my cat is on a strict diet because she has so many food allergies. I’m really upset about what has happened because although the sore has disminished a lot it’s still there. I don’t want to take her back to the vet again.

Marqueta Lacy

My 5 year old female Calico got 3 vaccines on January 15, 2014, Rabies, Leukemia and one other (abbreviated so I don’t know what it is). Two weeks later she quit eating. After 3 vets and almost $2000.00 later, she is being diagnosed with either Auto Immune Disorder or Spinal Lymphoma. She is not receiving heavy doses of steroids and is still in the hospital. I firmly believe it’s the vaccines that she received and if she recovers from this, she will never get another one. Just my thoughts.

Nuala

My cat has Pemphigus foliaceus in his nail beds. He take a 1/2 steroid every 3 days. Can you suggest any herbal/holistic treatments that could be available for him please??

karen parsons

I have a sweet cat who has auto immune problem an is allergic to the dentin on her teeth. I was told by the vet to give her an antibiotic orally. the antibiotic is a liquid and hurts him too much when I try to use it in his mouth. His gums are swollen and sore.
I am very interested in knowing what homeopathic remedy I can give him and what diet would be best.
I found him outside and he was very skinny. Now his fur is looking good and he has gained weight.
I am very interested in knowing what a healthy diet is for him. I have three cats .They are all eating grain and glutin free Weruva Mack and Jack and Annamate dry food. It is also grain free.
My little sick cat loves to eat broth when I make home made chicken soup.
I know you are right about letting your cats go out side. This cat loves role in the dirt and climb trees. He is great full that I brought him in in the winter but even on days when it is chilly I open the window for him. He loves that too. i do not know what shots he had before he found me.
I will be very greatful for your help. I love the little guy and I feel so bad that he is suffering.

Madeleine Innocent

Hi Karen, it’s good to hear you are helping a stray cat. I can’t offer you advice on the best homeopathic remedy for him without a consultation. Health is complicated and many things affect it. Every patient is different.
I think it is HIGHLY unlikely that he is allergic to his own teeth dentin. The problem is much more likely to be his diet.
Please see Naturally Healthy Cats on the right for clear advice on the best diet to have a healthy cat.

Jenna D

I made an ointment for my kitty using coconut oil, EVOO, Shea butter and neem seed oil. I’ve only been using it on her for a few days but it’s already helping to clear up the scabs on her nose!

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