Infections in cats result as the effect of a problem. They are NOT the cause of problems. In other words, something affected the cat, or whoever, either emotionally or physically. If it had a serious effect, or if the cat was immune compromised, then they may not have been able to deal with it themselves. And so an infection occurred.
For example, a cat is bitten by a rat they’re hunting. If the bite wasn’t serious or the cat’s immune system was in great shape, then an infection is unlikely or is easily dealt with. Maybe the cat has a day or two of malaise, then bounces back to good health.
If the bite was deep or the cat had a poorly functioning immune system, then an infection may well develop. And the cat may suffer for longer. But was the infection the cause of the suffering?
No, of course not. It was a combination of a serious bite, perhaps an unskilled hunter and a poorly functioning immune system. At the very least.
It’s very easy to imagine that infections, or viruses, are the cause of ill health. But this is very simplistic thinking. It’s immature.
So would antibiotics help in those situations?
Yes, they will mostly have an effect of clearing up the infection. But at a cost; they further destroy an already floundering immune system and they destroy the bacteria in the microbiome essential to healthy digestion. So more problems will inevitably occur.
And don’t forget, the antibiotics did nothing to heal the effects of the bite. The energetic footprint remains, possibly causing chronic discomfort, with a lack of the tissues truly healing.
Respiratory infections in cats are common for similar reasons, especially in kittens. Here, the main cause is a poorly functioning immune system. This can come about from the stress of early removal from the mother, who would keep her babies with her for at least six months or more. Or from the unsuitable diet that passes as cat food, but is poor quality, non-nutritious and unsuitable for cats.
Put the wrong fuel in your car, and it won’t work, or won’t work well. The same applies to diet.
Garbage diet, garbage health.
Even though respiratory infections are invariably classified as virus’, antibiotics are still dished out, as the veterinary industry has nothing else. An educated cat person knows this and refuses them.
Renal infections in cats are another common ailment. And antibiotics are again dished out. However, renal issues in cats are a chronic problem. The infection, such as pain on urination or dribbling urine, are the acute manifestation of a chronic problem.
It will keep recurring, because the cause isn’t being addressed. And it’s the tip of the iceberg.
Healthy Alternatives Address The Cause
A knowledgeable person understands that there are always multiple causes to any health issue. One thing builds on top of another until a health problem occurs.
Feeding commercial cat food may be easy, but it is one of the main causes of a poorly functioning immune system in our beloved felines. Surely they deserve more?
Whether you’re starting a new kitten on a healthy diet reminiscent of their wild cousins, or you’re converting your ailing cat, who may be a junkie eater by now, you’ll find the rewards are very real. They become healthier, happier, enthusiastic about food and it’s much lighter on your pocket.
Good quality raw fed cats are the healthiest cats. And once through the sometimes difficult conversion stage, healing may be 100%. Even when it’s 70 – 80%, that’s pretty impressive, by anyone’s standards. All cats will benefit from this, even if it’s their last meal.
To go the extra mile, or to help seriously health compromised cats with chronic conditions, the use of professionally prescribed homeopathic treatment gives deeper, more effective and more permanent results.
In the first example above, the homeopathic treatment would target the bite, preventing or healing any infection AND the bite without upsetting the immune system or the digestion. In fact, the opposite happens; homeopathy STRENGTHENS the immune system, making the cat more resistant to future health issues.
In the second example, the effective homeopathic treatment strengthens the immune system enough for the cat or kitten to overcome the respiratory infection, whether virus or bacteria.
The same applies to renal infections in cats. The immune system is strengthened, the issue is resolved, with no compromise to any organ or system.
As a species we need to grow up, to mature. Infections don’t have a single cause to be treated with a single drug. Health is complicated and problems pile up on problems. And while we make problems complicated, the solutions are embarrassingly simple:
The resulting benefits can be surprisingly quick to manifest.