Cat flu is a viral disease that occurs pretty frequently. It is mainly seen in cats with a low natural resistance to this infection. If you want the disease to clear up in your cat, it is not enough just to fight the infection. Your vet will prescribe antibiotics for the treatment of this disease. Since your cat has a reduced resistance, the cat cold often comes back fast (shortly after the antibiotic has impacted). Antibiotics kill bacteria indiscriminately, both good and bad. The animal’s immune system is altered by antibiotic treatment forever.
That’s why it is very important to combat not only the cat flu but the natural resistance (the immune system) should also be strengthened. Animals with a strong natural resistance are less susceptible to this virus. This is also seen in humans: when the natural resistance is low, they get a cold or flu easier. But most vets only fight the virus and do not follow the natural resistance.
Stress and reduced resistance
Cats are very sensitive to stress. If they are under stress, this has often a negative impact on the resistance. Stress occurs for example through a move, holidays, visit the vet, change of family situation (birth of a baby!) or different food.
Cat cold treatment at home: How I eliminated my cat Coco´s cat cold within 5 days.
My cat Coco, 11 months old, was recently sterilized. She was very nervous when we went to the vet and with tears in my eyes I left her shivering with the lady who was going to perform the operation. Three hours later I was able to pick her up and the operation had been a success.
The next day Coco started sneezing, probably due to the stress she had been under or maybe she had caught a virus at the vet, we can´t know, however, a cat cold was definitely happening in her little body.
The vet had given me antibiotics explaining that I ought to give her 2 a day for the next 8 days. I asked whether this was absolutely necessary and she said that this is just to avoid a possible infection after the operation. I decided against the antibiotic treatment as I know that her immune system would suffer and she´d be more prone to viruses and diseases.
When Coco was just a couple of months old she had been sneezing and I gave her a cat cold treatment at home using reflexology. So I applied the same 2min. reflexology sequence this time and after 5 days the sneezing stopped. She is back to her old self, playing loads, running, bullying our 2 other cats.
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Pets become stressed for many different reasons – travel, unfamiliar guests in the house, being separated during your absence, loud noises like thunder or fireworks, or even from sensing their owner’s mood swings. Because your pet is sensitive to his physical and emotional environment, he may occasionally act out in response with excessive barking, inappropriate elimination, or even destructive chewing, scratching, or aggression. Fortunately you can help your pet deal with stress by lessening the root causes of the stress, and, as needed, using stress relievers.
How to relieve stress in cats and dogs: Choosing the right stress reliever
The Best Essential Oils to relieve stress in cats and dogs
Frankincense (BoswelliacarteriiorBoswelliaSacra). Frankincense is rich in sesquiterpenes, which are molecules that can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. This enables this precious oil to carry much-needed oxygen into the brain, as well as stimulating the limbic area of the brain, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal and pituitary glands. A study carried out in 2008 found that one of the constituents of Frankincense oil – incensole acetate – was found to have properties that lower both anxiety and depressive behavior.
Geranium (Pelargoniumgraveolens). Geranium is an essential oil that helps relieve tension, stress and release negative memories (it works with the liver chakra to release toxins from the body). It also helps to open the mind to new ideas. Can be applied topically or diffused.
Orange (Citrussinensis). Researchers from Reduce the amount of anti- depressants they took. The orange oil also restored their endocrine and immune systems to normal levels. This oil can be diffused or taken internally.
Sandalwood (Santalumalbum). Sandalwood has an effect on the brain’s limbic systems. It works well to balance both the emotions and the immune system. May be applied topically or diffused.
Disclaimer: Anything discussed here does not constitute medical advice and cannot substitute for appropriate medical care. Where essential oils are mentioned, it’s recommended you use only pure, unadulterated therapeutic grade essential oils and follow the safety directions of the manufacturer.
Color Reflex Therapy to relieve stress in cats and dogs
The YELLOW Reflex therapy and Color Therapy can be applied on your pet to help with the stress problems and with any allergy, itching or dry skin they could encounter due to emotional impacts.
When a cat suffers from ear mites, not only the ear is affected, but the entire animal wellbeing is disturbed. The daily agenda gets mixed up, the animal can not sleep as usual and is restless and nervous. Cat ear mites must absolutely be treated as a heavy infestation can even lead to death.
Skin mites cause bald or inflamed skin, sometimes with scabs, which the cat often scratches.
Ear mites in cats: treatment
When the cat has ear mites the ears of the animal should be cleaned firstly. The scabs can be softened with a little vegetable oil and lightly wiped away after a few hours. Someone who’s got the confidence to do so, and whose animal allows it, can flush out the ears with some warm water. However, it is important to proceed very gently so that the eardrum does not get hurt.
A proven home remedy for ear mites is paraffin oil. This is instilled for about a month every day in the ears of the cat. This smother the mites and the itching is also alleviated.
The antibiotic activity of garlic is known and can be used against mites. For this you crush some garlic cloves, pour a little olive oil on them and let it sink in for one whole day. Then use the garlic oil as the paraffin oil described above.
If skin mites occur you can also put some ointment with panthenol, such as Bepanthen, onto the affected skin, however, it must be ensured that the animal does not lick the ointment. This ointment ensures that the mites suffocate and the itching is alleviated.
If the problem, however, do not improve with these home remedies the cat must see the vet.
What we can offer you is our Color Light Therapy Protocol for ear mites in cats as a treatment.
Ear infections must always be treated! By neglecting changes in the ear occur that impede healing. The ear infection can also spread to the middle ear or inner ear.
If the ear infection is chronic otitis media can occur. Very serious chronic ear infections can even cause incoordination and severe brain disorders.
Certain breeds are known to be more likely to get ear infections.
Important factors in the development of ear infections:
• In dogs with drooping ears or ears that are almost fully covered by a lot of hair, the ears can not be well ventilated. That is why these animals have an increased chance of getting an ear infection. If you can remove the hair on a regular basis, you reduce this risk.
• If your pet likes to swim, the ears are moist. A warm, moist ear is an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. In warm weather, the bacteria multiply faster.
• An ear infection can also be caused by an injury to the outer ear. In the removal of hair or by cleaning the sensitive skin of the ear it may be damaged. Sometimes there is also an innocent pimples in the ear, which opens during cleaning. The skin damage can be infected by bacteria or fungi, and then lead to an infection.
• Inflammation can also arise as a result of an allergy. This way the body is trying to get rid of “impurities”. In this situation your pet usually has a skin disorder, with or without pruritus.
There are two types ear infections:
1. The dry infection in dogs and cats.
This mostly relates to the external auditory canal, called the pinna (outside of the eardrum).
Unusual behavior of your pet in a dry ear infection may be:
– Head shaking
– Scrubbing the ear
– Scratching the ear
If the infection is not so serious, your animal will often find it pleasant when you rub their ear. In serious cases, the touch of the ear may be painful and the animal will show this most clearly.
In a dry ear infection the inside of the auricle is almost always red (to dark red) and the skin is swollen. In the ear is often found a wax-like substance or shed. If the ear infection gets worse it will also begin to smell badly.
With ear drops on the basis of colloidal silver, you can treat a dry ear infection very well.
Colloidal silver is used in the form of drops and ointments as an alternative to chemical antibiotics. Especially in the control of bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi it has been found to be very effective.
Beginning of 1900 it was demonstrated by Western science that silver has a strong antibiotic effect. Colloidal silver has been used by many doctors to treat bacterial infections. But at that time to make colloidal silver it was too expensive to patent it. At the same time, the pharmaceutical industry developed its own antibiotics, which is why the clinical use of silver fell into oblivion.
Nowadays it is known that many pathogenic bacteria have become immune to the effects of antibiotics. It was also found that most antibiotics also destroy the beneficial gut bacteria. In practice it has been found that colloidal silver is able to kill many harmful bacteria without attacking the useful intestinal bacteria; the intestinal flora remains intact.
Colloidal Silver is also available as an ointment; this is used in skin diseases.
For the treatment of a fungus with silver ointment the skin must be rubbed locally. The silver ointment should remain on the skin for at least 5 minutes. This is repeated 4-6 times a day; after a few days only success is visible.
2. The wet ear infection in dogs and cats.
In wet ear infection ear in depth is usually moist and sometimes pus is running out of it. In some cases, the ear is red and swollen. It “oozes” at the bottom of the ear. Large amounts of bacteria and / or fungi have formed in there.
Symptomatic Homeopathy can be additionally used for the treatment at the vet.
The following agents have proven their worth in an acute dosage – 1 tablet or 5 granules at the beginning up to once an hour – until an improvement occurs:
1. Nitric acid at D6 when secretion with fishy odor is appearent
2. Aconitum D4 at the beginning of an ear infection, also Belladonna D4, if the ears are red and swollen
3. Ferrum phosphoricum for mild signs of inflammation
4. Hepar D30 infection with pus
5. Sulfur D12 when the animal smells extremely bad
6. Pulsatilla C200 with otitis media (middle ear infection) – An acute dose for two days if there is no improvement or addition fever is detected, the veterinarian may need to continue to treat with antibiotics.
Suitable complex agents are Traumeel, Apis cum Levistico D3, Vetokehl Not D5.
Color Light Therapy
The Color Light Therapy is particularly recommendable because touches are usually not tolerated or endured by your pet with a painful ear infection. With Color Light Therapy, the healing process can be accelerated and pain can be reduced, so that your four-legged friends can be healthy again as quickly as possible.
What is the best flea and tick treatment for dogs, cats and horses?
The diet of pets has become almost as unhealthy as people´s food. Thus dogs and cats either receive cooked convenience food from waste and residues, or they get dry fodder, which is virtually “dead” and has as good as no nutrients.
No wonder that many dogs, cats and horses suffer from food intolerances, with all the unpleasant consequences such as gastrointestinal problems, allergies, etc. And also the coat looks despite regular brushing always dull and unkempt. In addition, the animals – especially when they are often out and about – get infested by parasites in the spring and summer months, such as ticks and fleas.
To effectively and naturally treat dogs, cats and horses, a high-quality coconut oil should be used. It is suitable both for internal and for external use and acts equally against all types of parasites and on the entire digestive tract of animals. By regularly adding coconut oil to the diet they will tolerate it better and also do allergic reactions to certain ingredients in the food thereby appear much rarer.
Coconut oil for dogs
Coconut oil as a remedy for ticks in dogs
Hardly a dog comes through the spring and summer, without being repeatedly attacked by ticks. Especially in animals with long fur ticks are usually invisible to the owner, they are only noticed when they are already soaked with the blood of the host and drop themselves off the animal. Although dogs have basically a significantly stronger immune system than people, ticks can also transmit diseases to dogs, for example, the dreaded lyme disease. Many dogs have died from the effects of tick bites. Therefore, the dog’s coat should be treated with coconut oil against ticks over and over again, resulting in a more effective protection. The use and dosage is very simple: A small amount of coconut oil for dogs is rubbed in the hand and then spread on the dog’s coat. If you want to make it perfect against ticks, you can also massage the coconut oil in the animal’s skin.
The lauric acid contained in coconut oil gives a natural protective coat of a very unpleasant smell emanates to ticks, so that the small arachnids prefer to find another host. If, despite the use of coconut oil a tick reaches the dog, it will generally not latch on, but fastly sod off.
Coconut oil against fleas in dogs
Similar to ticks the odor of lauric acid, which is contained in coconut oil, is very uncomfortable for fleas. Existing fleas are killed either of the acid or will fall down from animals, new fleas will no longer choose the dog as a host. In addition, the flea eggs layed on the dog, are killed reliably by the lauric acid in coconut oil. Coconut oil is therefore an ideal means of protecting dogs against fleas.
The application against fleas is similar to coconut oil for dogs against ticks. Simply rub a small amount of coconut oil in your palms and then reap the dog’s coat. The massage into the skin enhances the effect yet, as experience shows.
Internal use of coconut oil against parasites
In addition to external use by rubbing the fur with coconut oil against ticks, fleas and other parasites, it can be administered internally. One teaspoon a day should be added to the food. Most dogs like the smell and taste of coconut oil very much, and therefore the intake succeeds without problems.
Coconut oil for a beautiful coat
Even if the dog does not run the risk of being infested with parasites, its fur should nevertheless be treated from time to time with a little coconut oil. This results in a very beautiful luster, the hair growth is positively influenced and dull and brittle spots in the fur will be history. Coconut oil can also be applied with a comb in the direction of growth of the skin, so it is distributed particularly uniformly.
Coconut oil for cats
Outdoor cats allowed to roam the house, the garden and the surrounding area, live a fullfilled cat life. They are, however, also exposed to some risks and dangers such as the infestation by parasites – ticks, fleas or mites.
Whether cats can fall ill with the tick-borne Lyme disease, is still controversial, and even in TBE (tick-borne encephalitis) the risk of disease of cats is obviously low. But threatening inflammation of the bite or infection with other bacterial pathogens such as Ehrlichia or Anaplasma, Rickettsia, Babesia, coxiella can occur. All of them are infectious to humans or dogs and can cause unpleasant and dangerous diseases.
Coconut oil is a proven natural remedy to prevent hides- and skin parasites of all kinds – without any chemicals or constricting cat collars. Coconut oil is particularly suitable for cats because it does not contain any toxic components as many essential oils. Therefore, it is completely safe to use.
For defense against parasites a drop of oil is repeatedly rubbed onto the fur several times a week. For existing skin problems or injuries coconut oil is applied selectively, and as required. In food it´s sufficient to deliver about a quarter or half a teaspoon full every day.
Whether as a feed additive or for grooming, coconut oil is amazing in its effect:
• The lauric acid contained acts as a strong antiviral, and also
• Parasites in furr disappear or fall down prompt again when coconut oil was applied to skin and hair.
• With its high proportion of essential amino acids Coconut oil is an important additional source of protein in the diet.
• The vitamins, trace elements and minerals contained abundantly make coconut oil an ideal, vitalizing feed additive for all pets.
• Coconut oil prevents the spread of many intestinal parasites, intestinal flora keeps in balance, therefore supports traditional wormers or allowed it to reduce them.
Coconut oil for horses
Also for horses pure organic coconut oil works as a feed additive, as well as skin care product. The following are the advantages of the use of coconut oil for horses:
• With regular feeding of coconut oil, the intestinal flora and thus also the food conversion improves. In addition, coconut oil contains many important nutrients.
• intestinal parasites, even tapeworms will have difficulties to survive. Whether the usual quarterly or biannual “chemical deworming” can be replaced by feeding coconut oil, however, can only be established through regular feces analysis.
The external application of coconut oil protects horses especially against ectoparasites of all kinds. Grazing horses are exposed to ticks, mosquitoes, brakes, mites or lice just like other pets. The lauric acid contained in coconut oil is highly resistant to the pests, the effect lasts long.
Particularly in older animals or those with poor general condition, a fungal infection in the skin by the anti fungicidal coconut oil can, for example, treat them well.
Many horses suffer from an allergy to the widespread blackfly. The result is the so-called sweet itch: unbearable itching causes the animals to scour their tail, mane and fur until large cracks and bare, moist places form on the skin.
Coconut oil has recently been subjected to several practice tests on horses and showed in many cases convincing effect:
• Coconut oil adheres longer on fur as commercial fly and horse-flies sprays – grazing or horse rides in the summer are no longer a problem.
• inflammation, eczema, injury or abrasions heal surprisingly quickly when coconut oil is applied daily to the affected skin.
• Eczema on horses rapidly smooth, new skin, coat and long hair grow – the healing is additionally facilitated mainly by the relief of severe itching.
Coconut oil is the best flea and tick treatment for dogs, cats and horses
Coconut oil for dogs, cats and horses is an extremely effective remedy for ticks, fleas and other vermin (e.g. mites etc.), but also for grooming. The strong effect unfolds both as an internal and external application. Any rich, native coconut oil in the best organic quality can be used. Very good experiences have been made by many dog owners using coconut oil as a dietary supplement for the dog. Simply mixed with food, the precious oil quickly deployed its effects and regulates the entire digestive tract.
(Reflexology-) Massages can reduce tensions and strengthen weakened areas of the body. By increased circulation that occurs by pressing specific points in the cat’s face, ears and legs, pain can be alleviated and energies in the body are stimulated. Reflexology for cats can also compensate imbalances between different body parts, systems and organs. In addition, they can help with behavioral problems.
Reiki for cats
With Reiki self-healing powers of your animal can also be stimulated. Reiki (Japanese. = Universal life energy) is the basis of all life. This transfer of subtle energies works holistically on the harmony of soul, mind and body and is used to activate the self-healing powers of the cat.
Reiki can have the following positive effects on your pet: relaxation, building trust, balance, dissolving of blockages. Reiki works on all levels of being. It ensures a harmonious vibration ratio of the chakras with each other and thus for mental and physical well-being.
Acupressure for cats
Acupressure applies pressure with the fingertips on the skin surface at certain points of the meridian system. This allows organs, muscles and bones to be stronger and reduces pain.
Through acupressure deficinecies and energy flow can be compensated again and, in this way, restore the physical balance of your pet.
Touch therapy / Tellington TTouch® for cats
This touch therapy acts on the cells of the skin and subcutaneous tissue by special circling, lifting and stroking movements. It can dissolve fears and tensions and stimulate the self-healing powers.
Moxa treatment for cats
Moxatherapy is the moxibustion from the TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine). These therapy points or meridians are being warmed with moxa (dried mugwort fibers). According to TCVM the heat of moxa has a positive effect on the energy flow of the animal. It is used both for chronic diseases and for prevention.
Yet another cuteness-overflowing treatment for cats video of a cat therapist treating his ´catient´ (cat patient) …
Does anybody else believe that the cat giving the massage knows exactly what it´s doing and that there´s a purpose behind this treatment?
I´ve heard of a woman who helped people with a complementary therapy in her own home. She laid the visitor on a massage couch and waited for her cat to jump onto it, search for a place to lie on the person and when she sat down the owner knew where she had to treat the client. The cat instictively knew where the patient´s aliment resided and showed her human where to look for the issue.
Funny enough, my cat Mango lay on my chest with his paws on my throat one morning when I woke up with a painful throat and swollen glands. He does like to lay on my chest but he never actually had put his paws on my neck before… I thanked him for the ‘treatment’ because even if he wasn’t healing me on purpose, it did feel like a nice and loving act… AND my throat was less painful in the end 🙂
(Sorry for the bad quality of the picture!)
Treatment for cats
I strongly believe that the cat in this video also has a sense for something that might be troubling its friend and chose the lower abdominal area for a good reason. This doesn´t mean that the ´catient´ necessarily was suffering from a stomach pain… in reflexology we can see that certain trigger points in the face and paws/hands are related to other body parts and once they´ve been stimulated either via touch or light therapy the suffering area improves very quickly.
The problem is rarely where we or our pets experience the pain or illness, most of the time it´s coming from another part of the body and can even be related to emotional imbalances.
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