Feline pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. Although this is becoming increasingly common, it can be both prevented and cured by adopting a natural cat health protocol.
The pancreas is the organ responsible for the production of digestive enzymes and hormones that help to regulate blood sugar. Without this regulation, your cat can develop diabetes.
Pancreatitis can occur as both a short term, acute problem as well as a long term chronic condition.
Both forms can be as a result of damage to the pancreas, a poor diet, the action of medications and a low immune system. The reaction to medication is not a well known fact by many people. But cats are highly sensitive animals, and they often react badly to veterinary medication.
As an astute observer, you will no doubt have seen this yourself at some time. But most vets will deny any connection and so make you feel foolish. Don’t be so easily put off. You did notice something. That was real. And cats are sensitive.
Getting back to pancreatitis, how can you prevent it or even cure it without veterinary drugs, all of which are toxic?
First learn to recognise the signs of pancreatitis, although this doesn’t mean it’s not developing quietly, without signs in the initial stage.
Once established, there is a loss of appetite, lethargy, dehydration, loss of weight and trouble getting about.
A blood test can reveal what the pancreatic enzyme levels are. An ultrasound and an X ray can show any abnormality in the pancreas, but these tests are highly radioactive, so need to be used only if absolutely necessary.
If your cat is dehydrated, they will normally be hospitalised and put on a drip. As with every malady it seems, antibiotics are also prescribed.
Although rehydrating your cat is a good short term measure, unless the cause is addressed, it will return. Hospitalising your cat will also cause enormous stress, which is counter-productive to healing.
The use of any medication, including antibiotics, serve to reduce the effect of the immune system, worsening an already bad situation.
There are at least two other options available, to help feline pancreatitis, that your vet will rarely tell you about, partly because they don’t know of these effective measures themselves. First get them on a quality natural diet. This can return your cat to normal. Disease free normal. Second, use a natural therapy, especially homeopathy for all your cat’s health needs. The action of homeopathy is to raise the immune system, so your cat now has the ability to heal herself.