Natural pain relief for cats can come in many forms – chiropractic, acupuncture, bowen or homeopathic, to mention just a few. Not all chiropractics, acupuncturists or bowen therapists are close to you or treat animals. But with homeopathy you can have a distance consultation and have the remedy sent to you. Wherever you are in the world.
Homeopathic treatment for cats, or for anyone, has much greater flexibility than almost any other health modality. Not only that, it has much greater depth and breadth of action than probably any other. It is a truly wonderful and remarkable health care system.
Homeopathy for cats works both as a healing agent as well as a pain medicine. This is because the right treatment targets the problem and starts healing it. Once this has started to happen, the pain evaporates automatically.
How can we tell if and when a cat is in pain? The short answer is that we can’t, because this is a subjective symptom. The closest we can come to this is to assume the cat is in pain because we would be, in the same situation. But that’s not really good enough, as we know different people react differently to pain. So the same must apply to cats.
So are painkillers for cats something that should even be considered? Well, that depends on which therapy you are using. Veterinary medicine feels that it is, because the medicine they use does not address the cause of the pain. Homeopathic treatment knows that getting the right treatment will automatically reduce the pain, so it isn’t necessary as a stand alone.
Let’s look at a couple of examples, to show you what I mean.
Most people feel pain when they are stung by a bee. The veterinary treatment for that would include antihistamines, which is to reduce swelling, without healing the bite and so not helping the pain. The homeopathic treatment targets the sting, so healing everything about it – the swelling, the potential allergic reaction, the potential for an infection as well as the pain.
Let’s look at another scenario that we know causes pain. In a injury, involving soft tissue, perhaps a wound but not serious enough for surgery. Veterinary treatment for this may include antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and pain relief. The homeopathic treatment for this would be to select the most appropriate remedies, according to the individual injury, that promoted healing the soft tissue.
In the process, the potential for infection would disappear, the swelling would reduce, the healing would be enhanced and the level of pain would dramatically drop. Unless the part was used. But cats would not use an injured part. They find a safe hole to hide up in, away from danger, and sleep.
Even though pain is a subjective symptom, the closest we can come to feeling a cat may be in pain, apart from the afore mentioned, is the position they take. Instead of sleeping in a relaxed, curled up position, they assume a crouched position. This can indicate a stomach or abdominal pain.
Dilated pupils can indicate pain, but they can also indicate fear or a fever.
When we simply give pain relief for cats who have a pathological problem, this really doesn’t help. We may feel it gives the cat some relief, but I suggest that it adds to the burden the cat is already carrying.
Pain medicine for cats is no different than that used for us. Probably most people reading this are well aware how damaging drugs are to the liver and the immune system. Cats being so much more sensitive than we are, are aware of this and I suggest it compounds their healing.
It is common for people to overreact to situations of concern. Especially so when it affects those you love and care about. But it is more helpful to de-stress yourself before you decide what is the best and most appropriate action. Being highly anxious doesn’t help anyone and certainly not cats in pain. You may make the situation worse.
The ability of us all, cats included, to heal ourselves is vastly underrated by most people. Removal from a stressful situation, being warm and at home and allowed to rest undisturbed can be all that is needed in some situations. In more serious situations, the services of a homeopath can make for a speedy and event-free healing process.
Homeopathy should be part of the best natural cat health system, to promote a healthy immune system, to promote rapid healing and to support pain relief for cats.