Liver disease in cats has become so common in recent decades, it’s easy to point the finger to the cause. This means it is easy to find the right solution. Unless you have left it too late and the cat is past recovery. But at least you will know what not to do if you have another cat.

liver failure in cats

Blaise was brought to me a couple of months ago. She is an oriental looking (and sounding!) cat, but came from a rescue centre. She is about 16 years old. Recently, she became quite ill and was taken to a vet, where she remained for several days while tests were performed.

The vet diagnosed liver failure and recommended euthanasia. Her person decided this was not an option before he had looked at other areas. He brought her to see me. She was in a very sorry state, lying lifeless in his arms, with very little reaction.

However, she still had a reasonable appetite. So there was hope.

The first thing I did was to get him to change her diet. He was willing and eager to do so, just didn’t know how to go about it.

The second thing I did was to put her on a homeopathic liver support remedy.

Within three days she was up, walking about, eating quite well and wanting to go outside. She was willing to take the remedy. However, she resisted the vet med she was still on, with claws unleashed.

All veterinary medication gives the liver a hard time, so the vet knew that Blaise’s liver would not tolerate any more medication than she was already on. All the medication does is to keep the symptoms at bay, giving us the misconception that the animal is improving.

In reality, they are destroying the immune system, by suppressing the symptoms.

Blaise’s medical history included annual vaccination, kidney meds, sterilisation and a bout of flu early in life. She was also on asthma medication, including cortisone.

Her diet consisted of the usual dried food, with occasional canned food.

All the medication, plus the chemical cocktail found in commercial cat food causes untold (and unrecognised by vets) damage to animals and the first things to give out are the internal organs, mainly the liver and kidneys. Exactly what Blaise was suffering with.

By changing her diet to a quality, natural one, by changing the homeopathic treatment as her symptoms change, she is improving by leaps and bounds. She is now the active cat she was just a few months ago. She has returned to her typical, oriental, demanding nature. Her energy and her appetite are good.

She is now off all her veterinary medication (I think the vet gave up!). Her asthma has returned, just exactly as we want it to. (A return of an old symptom, for a short period, while the energy is good, is an excellent sign of a return to health.)

She still has some way to go, but she is obviously on the road to recovery. Her person keeps in regular contact with her progress, so a change of remedy can occur as soon as needed.

I really feel for all the animals who are killed (let’s call a spade a spade) needlessly, when homeopathic treatment coupled with a species-specific diet is all that is needed. I also really feel for the children who suffer their loss so badly.

Liver disease in cats, kidney disease in cats, auto-immune disease in cats, any disease in cats can all be reversed this way. All you need is to consult with a homeopath. You don’t have to have a consultation in person. A distance consultation with someone who knows what they are doing is all you need.

Be aware that someone who advertises themselves as holistic, may not be. It’s a marketing gimmick. Ring up and ask questions about diet, vaccination and general treatment beforehand, and you will soon discover if they are genuine or not.

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Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

You know how often people struggle with their cat’s health? They want to know WHY they suffer with health issues and all their veterinarian can offer is drugs and more drugs? They feel helpless and at the mercy of another. Well, what I do is to help you pinpoint WHY your cat is getting sick and implement a strategy that takes you to a feeling of empowerment, of being in control of their life. A strategy that restores their health and allows you, and them, to enjoy life. Discover Your Cat’s Path to Vibrant Health Naturally.

    2 replies to "Liver Disease in Cats and How To Address it Naturally"

    • Renee

      Thank you for another valuable kitty lesson.

      I have a calico long hair, 10 years old, who developed high blood glucose 4-500’s and walked on her haunches because she lost strength in her back legs. She laid around most of the day. Her coat was dull and matted and flaky, her claws were brittle and falling out or growing into her pads, she had a round of UTI and antibiotics, and she had put on a lot of weight. The vet put her on insulin but even as the dose was increased, there was no improvement so it was discontinued. The insulin was not getting into her cells. I started her on a moist food diet (no more Meow Mix) and added Brewers yeast (the bitter kind), dose appropriate amounts of dessicated liver, chromium and vanadium, B-Complex + B12 methyl, pinch of Catnip, Astragalus and Turmeric. She also loved a little shredded zucchini or broccoli as well. I bought grain free kibble and used that as exercise motivation as I would leave one or two on each step or scatter some over the floor. It took a while – 8 months- but her legs healed up, her nails improved, her coat is soft and no more dandruff, she started hunting again but she stills get ravenously hungry even right after she is fed. I am worried we did something wrong and she’s starting to get diabetic again. Can you offer some insight? Thank you so much.

    • Madeleine Innocent

      You did well to suspect the food, but your supplements can be hazardous to cats. Cats are carnivores and so any plant based food should be given cautiously and only if the cat eats it freely. Even that can be problematic. The synthetic supplements (B complex, chromium, vanadium) will not be doing much for her either as they are not in natural balance.
      The first thing you need to address is the diet – see Naturally Healthy Cats in the right column. That will make a big difference, but may not solve the problem completely. If that is the case, then homeopathy is the best option. See my details in the top menu for consultations. BTW grain free kibble is not any better. Instead of grain, they use a non-grain carbohydrate which is still hazardous to cats.

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