Holistic Practice with Cats
July 20 2020

The goal of holistic practice with cats is the prevention of disease and enhancing the overall wellness of your pet. Diet, environment, exercise, stress, signs of illness and other individual issues are all considered when evaluating your pet to see what steps are necessary to improve his health. You may treat the cat using a combination of the alternative therapies listed below.

There are many types of treatments included in the fields of complementary and alternative medicine. These include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Homeopathy
  • Nutraceutical therapy, supplements, vitamins, trace minerals
  • Herbal medicine
  • Aromatherapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Magnetic therapy
  • Physiotherapy

The most widely prescribed treatment in cats is acupuncture and chiropractic therapies but our understanding of how effective they are is still the subject of active research.

The use of natural supplements and proper dieting can support your cat's immune system and help treat food allergies, chronic renal disease, arthritis, chronic skin disease, chronic infections, heart disease, and more. It can also help support your cat if he is undergoing treatment for cancer. The vitamins or supplements that have the most benefits for cats are vitamins A, E, and C, glucosamine, chondroitin, bioflavonoid antioxidants, and coenzyme Q10.

 Feeding Your Cat

Many veterinarians have strongly recommended that feeding your cat canned food instead of dry kibble is more beneficial for him in the long run.

The three key negative issues associated with dry food are:

 1) water content is too low

2) carbohydrate load is too high

3) type of protein – too high in plant-based versus animal-based proteins

 When the dry food is being made it is very heavily processed and is subjected to high temperatures for a long time resulting in alteration and destruction of essential nutrients.

Which Holistic Products Do You Recommend?

I would recommend trying out some of the following products below from a highly trusted brand for purchase on our online store.

Whisker Smackers

Health and Shine for Cats