From elderly cats to felines facing stressful situations, including digestive disorders, homeopathic remedies can act on a wide variety of ailments. Zoom on the diseases of the cat for which homeopathy offers solutions.
Why use homeopathy to treat your cat?
As one of the alternative medicines, homeopathy has more than one argument to make, including when it comes to treating your cat. Why choose homeopathy when your feline friend is in pain?
A gentle approach
One of the best-known characteristics of homeopathy is the safety of its solutions. Homeopathic treatments are, in fact, formulas diluted to the extreme in order to ensure non-toxicity. These remedies are therefore generally safe for the pet.
The gentle approach associated with homeopathy is highly valued for the care of the cat, which can benefit in more than one respect. There are many indications.
Remember that, as with any form of medicine, it is essential to follow the veterinarian’s prescriptions to the letter to preserve the health and well-being of the cat.
Activate self-healing abilities
Another of the main principles of homeopathy is that it appeals to the body’s self-healing capacities. By subjecting the latter to substances – in extremely diluted doses – causing symptoms and diseases, it is induced to trigger the natural processes that allow it to fight against these threats.
Homeopathy treatments are offered in different forms, including liquid and granules. These are to be melted in water to administer to the cat using a syringe, to be placed directly in the animal’s mouth.
Remedies that compliment allopathic treatments very well
Homeopathy is especially recommended as an adjunct to allopathic care prescribed by the veterinarian. A role that she also plays wonderfully.
It helps relieve a variety of ailments affecting cats. The main areas concerned are disorders linked to aging, infections, inflammations and even nerve problems.
Homeopathy to relieve the senior cat
Joint pain and osteoarthritis are among the ailments of the elderly cat that can be alleviated with homeopathy. Dulcamara, for example, helps reduce pain in animals when they feel them and manifested under the effects of cold and humidity. Rhus Toxicodendron is also used to relieve cats with osteoarthritis.
Senior felines prone to heart, intestinal and nervous disorders can be treated with Arsenicum album. If he is suffering from chronic diseases to slow evolution, Causticum may be a solution.
Infections, viruses, inflammations in cats: homeopathy solutions
Allium cepa 5 CH (sneezing), Nux vomica 5 CH (nasal congestion) or even Euphrasia Officinalis 5 CH (eye discharge) are used in animals suffering from Coryza or “cold” in cats.
In the case of otitis, we can combine Belladonna 5 CH and Capsicum 5 CH. If the cat presents a dry cough, often associated with feline asthma, it is often towards Phosphorus 9 CH that we orient ourselves.
Homeopathy and the nervous, stressed cat
In cats, there are many potential sources of stress: the arrival of a new member in the family (adoption of another cat or any other animal, the birth of a baby, etc.), moving, loss of a family member, visiting the vet, car trip …
To relieve the stressed cat, the veterinarian/naturopath will choose the homeopathy solution, in particular, according to the symptoms observed. Thus, if the anxious animal tends to tremble, it can bet on Gelsemium sempervirens 7 CH. If it becomes aggressive, Lachesis mutus 15 CH is an interesting option.
Phosphorus 9 CH intervenes in emotional and hypersensitive cats. Just like Ignatia for that matter.
Digestive and hepatic disorders
Although we are very careful about what our cats eat, they are not completely immune to digestive problems. In the event of diarrhea, vomiting or food poisoning, Arsenicum album and Ipecac 5 CH are present.
Against spastic digestive disorders or appetite problems, it is generally Nux vomica which is prescribed.