Many caregivers and cat feeders have suffered from financial hardship as a result of hefty medical bills incurred by their community cats. An unnecessary cost and unwarranted for these kind souls. A page is dedicated to clear misconception on the use of herbal remedy on animals. It does not require rocket science to understand the following, just an appeal to your sense of logic, open-mindedness and integrity. This white feline is about 17-year of age. It is under the care of Mdm Ellen Teo in her cattery. It suffers from a growth on its left ear as usual case it requires a surgical operation. Due to Mdm Ellen’s financial situation and her open-mindedness to experiment with eastern medicine, she feeds it with Panax Notoginseng pills to reduce the cat’s swelling and pain. After a ten-day course of Panax Notoginseng, the growth reduced in size and subsequently healed. See photo.
Bullert was suffering from a niggling cough as a result of fluid in its lungs. After feeding it with PanaxNotoginseng, the cough was eradicated but not its death a few months later. Bullert: 1993 – 2007
Jo Jo, a bi-colour, and Lola, a tortoise shell, are two community cats adopted by Mdm Doreen. Both suffered from gall-bladder stones and recovered. Lola underwent a surgical operation which cost Mdm Doreen S$200+. Later a friend of Mdm Doreen suggested the use of Jin Qian Cao pills (Lysimachia) when Jojo suffered from gall-bladder stones. Jo Jo recovered.
James noticed this tickled tabby was sick and informed me of it. James couldn’t afford to pick up any more medical tabs so we thought we could administer some TCM pills to it. On the 7th September, Monday, we located the cat and force-fed it with Barley liquid (Anti-infection properties) and Jin Jian Cao (Lysimachia tablets) and kidney essense pills (Cuscutae and other properties). The next day, Tues, I caught it urinated. About two-day later, a kind Indian care giver took this ticked tabby to a neighbourhood animal clinic for treatment. It was diagnosed as flu viral infection. Due to some reasons, the cat’s frequent head twitching syndrome was not revealed to the vet. Nevertheless, James would continue to monitor its health.
As one of Helga’s cats, Stitch, is suffering from gum inflamation, a suggestion is put forth to her for the use of Calculus Bovis (Niu Huang) against detoxification (Gum inflamation). See Helga’s blog on Ash and Stitch. Link
A tip to overcome fungus parasite.An alternative to all cat owners, cat feeders & cat caregivers of alternative treatment instead of expensive conventional vet treatment which does not necessary work in all cases. Date: 02 February 2011.
Case-study 1: 6 months ago, I rescued & adopted a kitten from a wet market. Later it was found to be inflicted with fungus parasite by the vet. Soon, all of my 6 cats were inflicted with it. Only the kitten from the wet market was severely affected – all over the body. Despite a visit to the vet, there wasn’t any improvement to the skin condition. A little research was made. I experimented with organic essential oil.
As essential oil contains powerful organic compounds, it can cause irritation to the skin, discretion of amounts to be used is seriously cautioned. A drop of oil is sufficient to a capful of water and to be applied for once a day. Take a day break after 3 applications. Monitor the skin condition. If parasite is found all over the body, do the same for a month then stop. Monitor the skin condition again. If there is an improvement, stop the application. If there is only slight improvement, repeat the same for another month. Monitor the skin condition again.
Use a forefinger (clean) to dabble diluted essential oil (Lemon) onto the infected parts. To determine if it is a fungus parasite, use a UV light. Purchase it from Mustafa (S$8). Needless to say all my cats have recovered. Case-study 2: A community cat was found abandoned in Seng Kang MRT months ago. Soon, it was fed by passers-by. Recently two bald patched appeared on its back. After 3 to 4 applications of essential oil remedy, the skin recovered. See photos below.
There is an expert warning on the usage of essential oils on cats. The argument is a cat does not sweat so these oils cannot be detoxify. However research shows a cat does sweat through its paws. Any accidents occur is the result of the user, not the product. The same goes for synthetic drugs issued by all pharmaceutical co. Application & knowledge is the key. No, I do not work for any essential oil co. Not long ago, a facebook user said her cat suffered skin ailment for many years despite visits to vet. Under a friend’s advice, her cat consumed water melon juice and recovered. Objective criticisms are welcome.
My cat, Precious, months ago, bald patches.
Weeks ago, Smurfee & Precious.
Precious, days ago,
Bobo, weeks ago.
Bobo, days ago.