Jack’s story : Natural remedies help cat constipation and itching skin

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Nick came to see me to see if I could do anything to help Jack, his four year old cat who had been constantly itching for over two years and had chronic constipation for over 12 months.

Jack was having reactions to medication the vet had given him and also suffered from yeast infections in the ears, which he has had on and off every year. Jack was ripping into his eyes, which were puffy, half closed and red, and had lost hair from various parts of his body. He would get so itchy that he would damage his eyes and ears and often draw blood. Nick had to keep an Elizabethan collar on Jack to stop him injuring himself. If he took this off Jack then he would rip himself to shreds and start bleeding again.

Curing Jack the cat’s food allergies

Jack had been treated with cortisone and antihistamines, as well as laxatives and stool softeners for the constipation. We had a very bumpy start to our journey to get Jack back to good health. Jack had a severely compromised immune system and had protein intolerance to a number of protein’s such as kangaroo, chicken, veal, beef and fish of any kind, all of which made him extremely itchy. The only protein that he could tolerate was lamb.

The first thing we looked at was the diet and made sure Jack was fed a fresh raw food diet with no dry food.

Jack’s compromised immune system was also a challenge

The next issue was the immune system and this proved to be a challenge, with Jack reacting to the Probiotic for his gut health. Nick also gave Jack Transfer Factor, which resulted in Jack becoming very lethargic at first. This can happen as Transfer Factor starts to normalise the immune system and the body starts to deal with the health issues that are present. Nick stopped the Transfer Factor as Jack’s response scared him. Jack had other ideas though and a week later managed to break into the bottle of Transfer Factor and ate a whole capsule. After a worried phone call from Nick and my reassurance that all would be well, Jack continues to take Transfer Factor with no ill effects.

Jack was also started on a digestive enzyme to help him with his protein intolerance and a natural anti-inflammatory to reduce the puffiness around his eyes and his very red skin. We found that Jack could tolerate Rabbit as well as Lamb, and now Jack is able to eat BARF Rabbit food for cats as well as chunks of fresh Lamb to chew. Nick has also found that Jack can tolerate Ziwipeak for cats, which he gets as a treat.

Jack’s progress

Jack is now out of his collar, his hair has grown back, his eyes are normal and he no longer has a chronic yeast infection. He is also now going to the toilet regularly and has put on weight, so he is at a healthy weight again. What is really great though is Jack is back to playing and being cheeky, which tells us that he is feeling a great deal better.

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Pet Naturopath Sydney. Cat and Dog Natural Remedies.

Healthy Pets Naturally, located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was established by Patty Walcott in 2010.  Patty, a pet naturopath, specialises in treating cats and dogs with natural remedies and is a recognised practitioner in NSW of the Small Animal and Equine Natural Therapy Association.

Patty’s unique background in the pharmaceutical industry, coupled with her qualifications as a biochemist, Reconnective healer and small animal naturopath, means that pet owners can receive the care of their vet for acute conditions along with Patty’s guidance regarding alternative pet remedies to achieve a healthy, balanced natural diet, herbs and homeopathy for all conditions.  Natural pet treatments also cover physical therapies for rehabilitative care such as cat and dog massage (Equissage & CMT), underwater dog treadmillPhotonic Therapy (acupuncture), and animal reconnective healing.

Be sure to visit the case studies section of our website to read about our pet natural treatments and therapies used to successfully treat a broad range of dog and cat health issues.

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