Alternative Healing Methods That Really Helped Furball

Furball has been living a green lifestyle for his entire life. By all means, he should be healthy as a horse…err..a cat :). However, my cat is extremely sensitive to stress. While there are many natural products for calming stressed cats, unfortunately Furball is still susceptible to the impact of stress on his health. Most often, stress tends to affect his digestion and/or his bladder.

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Furball, happy and healthy :)

When he does get sick, I’ll take him to the vet for acute care and then I’ll look for natural healing methods to help him recover. I shared some of these in detail on a recent article I wrote for Catster on “5 Alternative Healing Methods That Help My Cat“.

I shared some of Furball’s experiences with acupuncture, Bach flower remedies, akashic record reading, probiotics and energy healing. If you’d like to learn whether these might help your cat, please check out the article on Catster.

 

Natura Pet Products – Huge Dog and Cat Food Recall

Shame, Natura Pet Products, was once highly renowned for their green practices and for providing quality dog and cat food.  In fact, they were the winner of my Natural Cat Food Throwdown a few years back. Then, success got to them. It was announced in May 2010 that Proctor & Gamble was purchasing them.  AsContinue Reading

Cat Health Advice to Avoid a Flabby Feline

Furball’s been battling the bulge and on a diet since January. The results are stellar as he’s much more active and playful now. I’d have to say that weightloss for an overweight cat is one of the best natural ways to improve your feline’s health. That’s why I’m delighted to share this guest post fromContinue Reading

Scientists: Ubiquitous Household Chemical Could Be Killing Cats

For your cat’s health and happiness, please go as green as you can. I recently came across this article about a government study that found a “significant association” between hyperthyroidism in cats and certain flame retardants. Basically, the flame retardant that’s sprayed on your furniture, carpet and CHILDREN’S CLOTHING is linked to the death ofContinue Reading

The Honest Kitchen: Review of Prowl Cat Food

If you’ve been thinking of switching your cat to raw cat food, but are looking for a more convenient option, here’s my honest review of The Honest Kitchen’s Prowl cat food. My cat, Furball, had been on the same diet for about two years. Because he had a history of struvite crystals, I had himContinue Reading

Natural Ways to Promote Cat Urinary Tract Health

Given Furball’s latest bout of blocked bladder, I felt it would be a good idea to summarize everything I’ve learned about natural ways to prevent urinary problems in cats.  The primary focus of this blog post is on managing crystals in cat urine, specifically struvite crystals as this Furball’s primary issue when it comes toContinue Reading

Rah Rah Raw! – Learn About Raw Food Diets for Cats

Despite the title of this post, I’m actually neutral about raw meat diets for cats as I haven’t actually tried it. About the time I heard about a convenient way to feed Furball raw food (see post on The Honest Kitchen), it was no longer an option since I had a baby. It’s pretty disturbingContinue Reading

10% Off PetzLife Natural Dental Care

I just received this email promotion from PetzLife.  They’re having a Memorial Day sale and offering 10% off all of their products. I wrote a review about their gel product awhile back. Suffice to say, it did a great job of keeping Furball’s teeth clean and he loved the taste of it. Visit their websiteContinue Reading

Why Antibacterial is Anti-Cat and Anti-Human

I was recently reading the latest newsletter from the David Suzuki Foundation.  If you’re Canadian, you know who he is.  If you’re not, David Suzuki is like the Al Gore of Canada, only he’s been in the public eye supporting the environment since the 70′s and no one questions the science he presents because it’sContinue Reading

Wee Cleaner — Is It Really Non-Toxic?

In January, I wrote an entry about eco-friendly natural cleaners for eliminating pet odours and stains. One of the products I came across was Wee Cleaner. Their website made it sound fantastic for getting rid of the smell of cat pee: “WEE CLEANER is non-toxic, fragrance-free, dye-free, phosphate-free, and enzyme-free. It is biodegradable and producesContinue Reading

Understanding Why Your Vet Has Prescribed Hill’s C/D

Here’s a guest post by Adrienne DeArmas.  She shares her incredibly detailed research into struvite crystals and a cat’s diet.  Thanks for sharing your findings Adrienne! Struvite vs. Calcium Oxalate Crystals Struvite crystals are usually formed in response to urine that is saturated with magnesium, ammonium and phosphorus combined with an alkaline urinary pH (notContinue Reading

Probiotics for Your Cat’s Digestive System

Lactobacillus acidophilus is a type of bacteria that grows naturally in the digestive tract.  It’s known as a “beneficial bacteria” (I should probably be saying “bacterium”) because it helps us to digest food.  Acidophilus is a common dietary supplement for people, usually taken in the form of a capsule, powder or liquid.  People take probioticContinue Reading

Is Your Cat Sleeping in a Chemical Cesspool?

Now that I’ve got your attention, a friend emailed me an interesting website that lists the toxic chemicals found in pet products.  Did you know there are no government standards for hazardous chemicals in pet products? HealthyStuff.org tested over 400 products for toxic chemicals and lists the results on their site.  Most of the testedContinue Reading

The Natural Cat Food Throwdown

Blame it on watching late night TV on the Food Network, but I came up with the title for this series of posts after seeing a couple of episodes of “Throwdown with Bobby Flay”.  It’s time to see which natural cat food manufacturer has the green muscle to go the distance. As I’ve mentioned before,Continue Reading

Holistic Vets vs. Traditional Vets — What’s the Difference?

Furball has used two of his nine lives.  He had a blocked bladder once and acute pancreatitis another time.  Under those emergency situations, I took him to his regular vet and they did a great job of diagnosing and treating his condition.  However, after getting through the emergency phase, I found there wasn’t really muchContinue Reading

Day 10: Natural Pet Dental Care The 30-Day Green Cat Challenge

At Furball’s last visit to the vet, the doctor commented that Furball’s teeth and gums were in excellent condition. I’d love to claim credit for being a good cat mommy and brushing his teeth, but I’m admittedly not that devoted. Plus, if I approached him with a cat toothbrush, he’d attack it and think it’sContinue Reading


 

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