Homeopathy is an unconventional type of treatment that may be applied in cats with various illnesses ranging from allergic reactions to cancer. The treatment will focus on reducing the cat’s symptoms, but will also address additional health issues discovered in the pet, which may be at the root of the actual disease. Homeopathic remedies may be applied in felines that don’t respond to traditional treatments or in addition to traditional treatments. Some pet owners will also choose to apply only homeopathic remedies, considering these a healthier alternative.
Homeopathy is a treatment option that has been used in humans and may also be employed in curing canine and feline diseases. Homeopathic specialists use dilutions, which combine various ingredients that are found in nature (e.g. herbs, minerals or animal extracts). The dilutions will be prepared according to each patient in part. The homeopath will perform an examination and establish if the pet requires other treatments or displays other symptoms that need to be addressed. In many cases, a disease is caused by the weakening of the immune system, so the homeopath will also employ ingredients that will strengthen the immune system.
The dilutions will contain various ingredients and the homeopath establishes the concentration of each ingredient. When starting the treatment, the homeopath will administer a highly concentrated dilution, which should improve the cat’s condition. In time, the homeopath will prescribe dilutions that are less and less concentrated, so in the end, the cat receives only a placebo solution. Testing of several ingredients may be necessary before finding a dilution that is effective in the pet.
The homeopathic remedies or the dilutions may contain various ingredients. The ingredients will be established judging by the cat’s overall health condition and cats suffering from the same disease may actually receive dilutions with different ingredients. In felines, homeopaths will frequently use the following ingredients:
The effectiveness of homeopathy is under debate. Some cats show signs of improvement or are fully cured after a homeopathic treatment, while others may not respond to the treatment.