veterinary proceduresEvery time I read about someone rescuing a cat (or any animal) who is emaciated or somehow struggling to survive, it warms my heart. To become quickly chilled when I read on that they took the animal to a vet who conducted various veterinary procedures on them.

Let me explain.

When an animal (or human) is struggling to survive because of malnutrition, extreme weather conditions, abuse, etc, the best thing you can do as a rescuer, is to allow them the space to heal themselves. Food for the starving, shelter for the exposed, compassion for the abused and love for everyone is usually more than enough to pull them through in all but the most extreme cases.

The body is an excellent healer, given the opportunity and time.

A film was made about a war zone, where there were more casualties than the medics could cope with. So they separated them into two groups – the no-hopers and the ones they felt they could save. When they had time to observe the results, they were surprised. The no-hopers had faired better than those they had treated.

The no-hopers had been given time and shelter for their bodies to rally. And rally they did. The added trauma and stress of surgery and medication tipped many who may well have survived, over the edge. It’s no different with veterinary procedures.

I wish I knew the name of the film.

When a well intended rescuer takes an already traumatised animal to the vet, the stress zooms through the roof. You are quite possibly signing their death warrant.

Vaccines are very difficult for a healthy body to cope with. A struggling body has virtually no chance.

Just as with every human group, there are good, bad and indifferent vets. The animal appeared to YOU for help, not the vet. Whilst you may trust the vet, many practices are run more on the line of businesses, than health centres. Have more faith in your abilities than in someone else’s.

Leaving an animal at a vet’s is enormously stressful at the best of times. The energy is toxic, there are many other highly stressed animals, often the animals are not treated with compassion when you are out of sight. A much loved pet is likely to feel abandoned in their hour of need. What will a rescued animal feel, who came to you for help?

If you must get veterinary advice, then delay it until the animal has recovered some weight and strength. If you must vaccinate, delay them for the same reasons. Never leave an animal at a vet unless it just can’t be avoided. You are more likely to provide better nursing and a better healing environment, if you care enough to rescue.

To recap, allow the animal to deal with one thing at a time. Allow strength to return. Allow the body to become nourished. Allow a bonding to develop between you. Boost the immune system with a species-specific diet.

If you have to seek veterinary help, know that your bond is stronger than any pathology. Limit procedures to one at a time. For example, have only one vaccine at a time, not the common multiple ones. Don’t have vaccines and antibiotics at the same time. Worm them at a later date, when they are more able to cope with the poisonous substance.

Better still, use homeopathy. This can be done at home, right from the start and will only help and enhance the animal’s healing.

Please be aware of the highly stressful conditions found in veterinary practices. Even the best ones will be noisy, with many people. Rarely do veterinary practices clear the toxic energy that accumulates with multiple sick animals and stressed people.

Hospitals are a great place to catch infections. It’s the same with our animals. Please consider what your actions may trigger. Delay any veterinary procedures as long as possible. Allow the cat time.

Homeopathic treatment, a wonderful natural cat health discipline, removes stress and stimulates a healing response.

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Madeleine Innocent
Madeleine Innocent

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    3 replies to "How Veterinary Procedures Can Harm Your Cat"

    • Lyn-Marie

      I took our cat to the vet as she had loose stools, for a couple of weeks and for the last few days she was getting thinner and that concerned me more than loose stools. I read about bio yoghut and gave it to the cat like a natural pro biotic that we might take and she firmed up and bulked up at once and for the few days prior to going to the vet. She also ate a bit better as well, although she was eating also, but not getting anything from her food. She was drinking lots of water and not weeing properly. So I took her to the vet and I am glad that I did. She has kidney problems and she had the irritable bowel syndrome, which I know how to treat, as I have it too, and the vet put her on anti-biotics that I was not too pleased with. She gave us far too much, 14 days worth instead of 7 and in the end, I watered it down with herbal drinks and put it into her water and she got a lot better. I also have her on dandeline and cat rescue drops and something else, I cannot remember from the herb shop from the lady there who is an expert in natural remedies and she is looking a lot fitter. She has started quickly to put on weight and is retaining her body weight and her functions are stable, well more or less, as it depends on the hot humid weather and her food, but she is more or less solid, but soft and is weeing properly and not leaking as she was, but she still has some loose stools and funny coloured stuff. The only problem is, she goes more often and eats more. Is this normal or will I just have to get used to a lot more solid but small poos, rather than one large dung heap once a day?

      Also the vet said she had to be on these pills for the rest of her life and she does not like them, but she has them. Is this good for her?

      She likes the bio yohgut, she thinks it is cream and she has three or four spoonfuls every four to six hours or whenever she wants it, and likes it. Nice for the pussy.

      Cheers.

    • Luann

      Wonderful post! Very good information. I do hope you remember the name of the movie you refer to and can share that with us.

    • Sheryl Arroyo-Glausch

      I know exactly what you mean! Almost five years ago, I found a sweet tortie in my back yard. She had used the last of her strenght to get there; she looked like she was near death from neglect and severe malnutrition. I started feeding her immediately in small amounts, until she let me know she could handle more. At that point, I also found she had an abscess.

      Not wanting to stress her more than she already was, I decided to use a prepared homeopathic remedy I keep on hand to treat trauma. She took to it right away, and I started adding a few drops of cod liver oil to add more calories to her diet. I had given her shelter right where she first showed up, but she wasn’t confined. Then, after two weeks, she suddenly disappeared. And I was heartbroken, thinking she had gone off to die.

      Two days later, she was back. And looked like she brought a boyfriend with her! So this time I did confine her, since I had already gained her trust. A few weeks later, I noticed weight gain in a peculiar way. Winnie was pregnant! So not only did she recover enough by following the natural way as you suggest, but she got strong enough to get pregnant in just two weeks. She carried to full term and delivered three beautiful, healthy babies. That’s when I took all of them to the vet. And she confirmed what I already knew: all of them were healthy, tested negative for all the usual threats and remain healthy, happy and well-adjusted to this day. And I learned without a doubt that the natural way and the homeopathic way is the way to go! Winnie, Popeye, Blondie and Callie are living proof.

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