Homeopathic Remedies for Cats with Allergies

Cats with allergies may have multiple options of treatment; homeopathic remedies can be effective in treating allergies, especially inhalant allergies. The allergies are a negative response of the immune system to specific allergens. The homeopathic treatments contain non toxic substances that will cause no side effects.

How Do Homeopathic Remedies Work

Homeopathy is a type of alternative medicine that employs diluted solutions of plants and herbal essences that produce symptoms that are similar to the symptoms of the disease that is being cured. As the treatment progresses, the diluted solutions will have decreased concentrations of plants and herbs; in the last stages of treatment these substances are no longer used in the dilution. This process is known as potentization.

Homeopathic remedies work differently than drugs or supplements; the remedies do not cause chemical reactions in the body

Homeopathic Remedies for Allergic Cats

Cats with allergies may benefit from homeopathic remedies. The symptoms are important in determining the most suitable remedy.

If the cat has watery eyes and clear nasal discharges, the homeopath may recommend a dilution of allium cepa.

If the cat has a stuffed nose and swellings or wheezing, arsenicum album can be a suitable homeopathic remedy.

If the nose discharge is more consistent and the cat may also have pus and a dry cough, euphrasia should be administered.

Ferrum phosphoricum can be highly effective for any type of inflammations.

An allergic cat that experiences symptoms such as sneezing, creamy nasal discharges and lack of appetite, can get natrum muriaticum.

Headaches, coughing and irritability can be cured with a dilution of nux vomica.

If the allergies cause a lethargic state, gelsemium can be prescribed.

A cat experiencing extreme itchiness, sneezing and watery eyes can get a dilution of sabadilla for relief.

The homeopath can prescribe a dilution containing one or several of these substances, depending on the symptoms the cat experiences. For this reason, it is important to monitor your cat and let the homeopath know what the cat’s symptoms are.


A homeopathic vet will consider the cat’s symptoms and will also assess the cat’s general physical and psychological state, to be able to determine the best treatment solution.

The homeopath may prescribe a certain dosage; however, he will monitor the evolution of the cat and modify the dosage according to the cat’s responses.

A temporary aggravation of the allergy symptoms may occur, but this is normal in the course of a homeopathic treatment. Improvement should appear soon after the symptoms worsen.

If the cat does not show signs of improvement, you should look for different remedies.

Please note that you should never use homeopathic remedies without the guidance of an experienced homeopath. Medical knowledge is required to establish the best remedy and whether the cat’s condition can be treated with homeopathic remedies. Using an unsuitable remedy that treats superficial symptoms may only suppress some symptoms but not cure the allergies.

Used correctly, homeopathic remedies are safe in felines.