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.
- Feed your cat a quality, natural diet.
- 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.
- 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.