The 3 Most Popular Alternative Cat Treatments

Numerous cat treatments based on plant extracts and natural substances are now available. By using these on your cat, you make sure that many of the side effects of traditional medication are prevented.

1: Coenzyme Q10 and Myrrh for Teeth and Gum Problems

Coenzyme Q10 is one of the alternative treatments of choice when it comes to cats that have inflamed gums. It is commonly available as capsules filled with white powder that can be easily added to the food of your cat. The recommended daily intake is of 10 mg, and due to its incontestable safety, it can be administered for indefinite periods of time.

Gums that are red and swollen should be treated with Myrrh tincture. It is enough to add 1 teaspoon of tincture to a cup of water and spread on the gums once or twice, daily. Toothbrushes can be used for this procedure, with the condition to be soft. However, if the inflammation is severe, a syringe can be used for flushing the gums with the aforementioned mix.

2: Herbs for Cat Flu

Feline influenza is a common health problem of cats that appears as a result of the infection with Feline Herpes Virus or Calicivirus. No matter the cause, there are several alternative treatments that you could use in order to make sure that your cat recovers from cat flu.

First of all, maritime pine bark can be used for improving the immune system. Next, treat the symptoms of feline influenza with a blood cleanser made from:

  • Bach Flower Crab Apple
  • Echinacea
  • Garlic
  • Horsetail
  • Nettle
  • Pine bark
  • Red clover
  • Violet leaves

The high amounts of iron and sulfur found in these herbs help the bowel, kidneys, liver and lymphatic system to clean the blood. In cats with hot spots and skin sores, this blood cleanser needs to be administered for 12 weeks, but treating cat flu certainly takes less time.

Since feline herpes virus infects the membranes of the eye, the final step of the feline flu alternative treatment refers to curing the corneal ulcers. This is achieved by using 1 drop of castor oil every night, before putting the cat to sleep. In addition, a solution based on 15 ml of colloidal silver and 2 drops of the following mix should be used twice a day:

  • Celandine
  • Golden seal
  • Rue

These herbs will soothe the eyes as they feature antiseptic properties, along with vitamin A, which is known to be beneficial to the eye.

3: Ointment for Melanoma

It is believed that numerous types of tumors can be held under control by using alternative treatments. Melanoma is a disease characterized by skin tumors found on the ears and nose. A supposedly effective alternative treatment is obtained by mixing the following herbs with an ointment base and Bach Flowers of Honeysuckle and Rescue Remedy:

  • Comfrey
  • Equisetum
  • Thuja
  • Maritime pine

Applying the resulted mix on the cancer once or twice a day will suffice. If your cat feels pain while applying the ointment, you are suggested to use sprays that contain extracts from the aforementioned herbs.