There is likely to be an abundance of home remedies for cats, but some are a lot more effective than others. And some are downright dangerous – for cats that is. People tend to think that anything that is good, and natural, for people must be good and natural for cats. But this is far from the truth. People and cats are very different, with very different requirements.
The holistic cat care business is booming. Which is great as long as those advising you understand cats. It isn’t appropriate to substitute something good for one species to another. First you have to understand the psyche and the physiology of the species. Then you have to understand the way of holistic health care.
It isn’t necessarily easy and may take a major shift in your thinking, to appreciate one, let alone both. So please don’t imagine, that in seeking natural remedies for cats, that your cat will benefit. If it’s any comfort to you, most mainstream vets don’t understand the cat either. And certainly not natural health.
So first, let’s look at the cat’s needs. A cat is a true carnivore. They cannot process plant based food, unless they choose it for medicinal reasons. Yet, the vast majority of commercial cat food, that vets sell with great enthusiasm, consists mostly of plant based food. It can be upwards of 30%.
Is it any wonder that cats suffer so badly when fed this? They are not equipped to digest or to utilise plant based foods and it wreaks havoc with them. All manor of diseases result. You can spend a small fortune having complicated tests done, to show you what disease label your cat suffers under. But change the diet to one appropriate for the cat, and the disease disappears.
It really can be that simple.
Which means that the home remedies for cats that you may have been searching for, perhaps to replace the veterinary drugs, may not only not be necessary, but not be effective either. When you are not addressing the cause, supplements and the like can be a waste of money or only have minimal effectiveness.
So now let’s look at the role of holistic medicine for cats in particular. Holistic medicine consists of a variety of methods – herbal, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, bowen, etc. For the same reasons outlined above for the diet, herbal remedies for cats are NOT recommended. They can seriously affect a cat’s health. Even many herbalists are not aware of this.
Holistic medicine looks at health and disease in a very different way from the mainstream veterinary or medical approach. In a nutshell, mainstream medicine views nature as the problem, that the body is imperfect, that diseases comes from without. So they attack the body with draconian methods, to suppress, to remove, to kill. The anti- drugs are just the start.
This has become so ingrained into people’s consciousness, it’s hard for anyone not to think this way.
The holistic approach honours nature, honours the wisdom of the body, only ever tries to support what the body is already trying to do, doesn’t try to kill anything, knows that the problem lies within.
Since we are examining home remedies for cats, bowen, chiro, massage, in fact all the hands on approaches aren’t a lot of use to you. But when you consider homeopathic medicine for cats, which is exactly the same for people or any other species, well now you’re talking.
Homeopathy is a hands-off approach to natural medicine. Although it’s best to start off your homeopathic use by consulting with a professional homeopath, you can learn to use the common homeopathic remedies yourself.
I suggest that homeopathy is the best natural medicine for cats, or for anyone. In fact the best medicine for anyone. It’s fast, it’s effective, it’s economical. It supports a healthy immune system.
You do have to be prepared to learn radically new ways. To let your old approach to health and disease go.
Learn to use the best natural cat remedies online, at your own pace. This is not just cat based, but for everyone. We are all one.
And don’t forget that access to chemically clean grass and herbs, running around outside on the earth or simply soaking up the sun, may be the absolutely best natural cat health care there is.