How Effective Are Homeopathic Cat Remedies?

Cats often get viruses and diseases and there a numerous treatment options, including alternative remedies. The alternative remedies have the advantage of not causing any side effects. Homeopathic cat remedies are safe, when used correctly and can be effective in multiple feline diseases.

What Is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathic practices are a type of alternative medicine that will employ a number of dilutions, made of different natural ingredients. These dilutions will be chosen, so as to cause about the same symptoms experienced by the cat that is ill. At the beginning, the dilutions will cause a worsening of the cat’s state, but this is only temporary. As the treatment advances, the active ingredients will be used in lower amounts, until the dilution will contain no ingredients at all, being like a placebo.

Homeopathy focuses more on the symptoms than the disease. The homeopath will consider all the symptoms, as well as the general health condition of the cat and will find the best treatment for your cat. Every treatment is different; even if 2 cats have the same disease, the treatments may be different.

The homeopath will monitor the cat’s response and modify the treatment accordingly.

Ingredients Used in Homeopathy

The compounds used in the dilutions are herbs and natural substances that are 100% safe for felines. Some of the commonly used herbs in homeopathy include:

  • Arsenicum album or Ferrum phosphoricum, which can reduce inflammations
  • Euphrasia, effective for dry cough
  • Allium cepa for inhalant allergies that cause nasal and eye discharges
  • Sabadilla for itchiness and irritations on the skin
  • Nux vomica effective to heal head aches and irritability or behavioral changes
  • Natrum muriaticum is recommended for cats with a lack of appetite
  • Gelsemium can be prescribed if the cat is lethargic and depressed

The homeopath will determine the need for certain ingredients depending on the cat’s symptoms. One or several ingredients may be used to prepare a dilution for your cat.

Conditions that Homeopathic Remedies Cure

Homeopathic remedies may be used in a wide range of feline medical conditions starting from respiratory infections, allergies to more severe conditions such as feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) or autoimmune diseases. Homeopathy can be employed in chronic or incurable diseases and may add to the quality or life expectancy of the cat.

Please note that homeopathic remedies cannot be employed instead of periodical vaccinations against different diseases. Felines need these vaccinations to strengthen the immune system, to be able to fight off diseases.

Homeopathic remedies may be used in cats with diseases and viruses. If the traditional treatment fails to work, you may opt for homeopathy. If used according to real homeopathic principles, these remedies are effective. However, if the treatment will not show any signs of improvement after 1 week of administration, you should consult your vet for a different treatment.

Homeopathy may also be used in addition to traditional medicine.

Also if you would like a treatment with no side effects, you can choose homeopathy.