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Getting Results For Cats With Seasonal Allergies

seasonal allergies in cats

And so it begins.  Spring is officially in full bloom in many parts of the country!  This can be a welcomed sight for many people who are ready to say goodbye to winter.  However, if you have a cat with seasonal allergies you’re probably saying something like, “Oh no…here we go again!”  I had several clients reach out to me on the last day of February because their cats were already symptomatic!  OMG…the struggle is real, folks.

Rocket’s challenge with seasonal allergies

I understand their concerns.  Our cat, Rocket, has struggled with seasonal allergies for several years.  In fact, his condition became so inflammatory that he developed a nasal polyp that had to be surgically removed in 2017.  Since then I have been doing everything I can to help prevent it from redeveloping. 

Just a couple of weeks ago I started him on an herbal product by Animal Essentials called Seasonal Allergy.  Fortunately for me, Rocket loves to eat anything–even medicine and supplements.  He licks the 1/4 ml dose off the lid of a baby food jar with a tiny bite of baby food as if it’s his favorite treat.  Licks it clean.  The key is giving the herbal away from meals because it’s better absorbed. 

Normally Rocket’s a barometer whenever the wind blows even the slightest amount of dust or pollen in our area.  Usually I end up using a homeopathic remedy to address the symptoms, along with colloidal silver to address any infection that results.   Surprisingly, the results with this new herbal tincture have been nothing less than stunning!  With tree pollens like oak, juniper and hackberry running extremely high on the charts here (www.pollen.com), he has NO symptoms of allergies!  Not one sniffle, sneeze, watery eyes or runny nose.  I keep pinching myself…is this really happening?!  Yep!

Seasonal allergy recommendations for cats

Seasonal allergies don’t have to be a struggle for your cat.  There are many natural ways to provide support through supplements, homeopathy and herbal medicines.  In our home we have used lots of things to address and alleviate allergy symptoms and complications.  Here are several things you can do to boost the immune system and provide respiratory support for cats who struggle with seasonal allergies.

herbal support for cats with allergies

Herbal support to balance the immune system

The power of plants to heal and support the body is simply amazing.  Herbal remedies can provide systemic support to the body and help to keep the immune system in balance.  Herbs like Astragalus, Eleuthero, Echinacea, Eyebright, Garlic, Turmeric, Licorice, Nettle, Olive Leaf, Oregon Grape, and Oregano are great immune system boosters.  In addition, Elecampane, Plantain and Wild Cherry can provide respiratory support, too.  Oftentimes it’s more beneficial to use a compound tincture due to the synergistic effect of multiple herbs.  

Homeopathy for seasonal allergy symptoms

Ever since Dr. Will Falconer taught me to use single homeopathic remedies I have been amazed at the results.  Homeopathy is a gentle, non-toxic, holistic approach to address and rebalance the body’s vital force.  It was developed by the father of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is based on the premise of “like cures like,”   For example, healthy people taking the remedies in great enough amounts actually cause the symptoms that a tiny dose would cure in a sick person exhibiting those same symptoms.  

There are many great homeopathic options for seasonal allergies; the key is clueing in to the actual symptoms, both physically and emotionally.  With cats it’s not always easy to read their emotions; however, it is easy to identify their physical symptoms.  Below are several popular remedies recommended by the National Center of Homeopathy  and Dr. Vikas Sharma  for allergy symptoms in people.  Remember, cats can experience many of the same type of symptoms:

  • Arsenicum album:  hay fever, wheezing, nasal discharge; patient feels better in warm room
  • Allium cepa:  watery, itchy eyes, hay fever, sneezing, runny nose, tickle in throat, patient feels better in open air
  • Bryonia:  asthma
  • Calcarea Carbonica:  nasal/sinus congestion 
  • Natrum Muriaticum:  watery eyes, sinus congestion, stuffy nose, sneezing, excessive itching, irritable demeanor
  • Euphrasia:  watery eyes, nasal discharge, coughing up phlegm
  • Sulphur:  dry, itchy and/or burning skin, rashes
  • Gelsemium:  flu-like symptoms, post nasal drip, sneezing, feverish

Homeopathy for seasonal allergies

Additional supplements to consider for seasonal allergies in cats

In addition to using herbal and homeopathic remedies, Dr. Karen Becker recommends some other ways to provide support for pets dealing with seasonal allergies.  One is boosting the omega 3 fatty acids in the diet with a high quality, responsibly sourced oil like salmon, krill, tuna, anchovy and sardine.  In addition, she recommends adding coconut oil, a good source of  “lauric acid which has natural anti-fungal properties that can help suppress the production of yeast in your pet’s body. Omega-3 oils combined with coconut oil can moderate or even suppress the inflammatory response in allergic pets.”

Secondly, Dr. Becker also recommends using “quercetin, which is a bioflavonoid with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antihistamine properties. I call it “nature’s Benadryl,” because it’s very effective at suppressing histamine release.” 

Additional ways Dr. Becker recommends helping pets with seasonal allergies include:

  1. Eliminating a processed food diet because it’s inflammatory and further weakens the immune system
  2. Avoiding unnecessary vaccinations because they stimulate the immune system further
  3. Foot soaks, frequent bathing, and eye rinses
  4. Minimizing indoor allergens as much as possible

Addressing the root cause with energetic cellular release (ECR)

Finally, one of the things I do to address the root cause of allergies in cats is to determine what the cat is allergic to.  For example, it could be dust, tree, weed, flower, or grass pollen.  Checking sites like accuweather.com or pollen.com can identify allergens are in the air where you live.  Using an energy healing technique called ECR, I can energetically clear the stressor at the cellular level.  This allows for a normal immune response, and the body is able to rebalance and heal.  Furthermore, the symptoms stop.  Because energy is always changing, some cats require several clearings in order for the immune system to normalize. 

Dealing with seasonal allergies in cats doesn’t have to be a constant struggle.  When you implement the various ways to provide ongoing immune system support and addressing the symptoms quickly with a natural, holistic approach, you will be amazed at the results!

If your cat is struggling with seasonal allergies and you need my help,  please reach out!  Leave a comment below.

 

 

 



9 responses to “Getting Results For Cats With Seasonal Allergies”

  1. Maribel says:

    Hello, I am hoping you can help me, I think one of my cats has Epiphora. She has been having this issue for more than a year now, eye discharge brownish red, only on one eye, follows by a rash on both near her ears. She starts licking and scratching herself. It happens on and off. The vet has her on monthly flea treatment, she is indoor and there is not a single flea. I am having her eat dry and wet food limited ingredients only salmon. This was my idea and the clerk at the pet store. The problem with this is that I have another cat who does not like this type of food so now I have to buy two different types of foods and feed them separately. I heard about this Viru Chord by Energetix, and I was wondering if you have any suggestions on this medication and other holistic approaches. I think my other cat has some allergies too. She scratches and vomits sometimes too. The vets do not really know what is going on. All she does is ask me to bring the cats to her office when the rash gets worse, I pay and she tells me that it is allergies and that she will put my cat in cortisone. I want to try a holistic way before anything else. Right now the one with the most severe allergic and rash on her ears and discharge on her eye eats PureVita. I will tell you this since I changed it to this dry food and wet food with the only salmon and nothing else, the rash in her ears is less and she licks herself less too. I give her the rescue remedy drops when I see her licking herself too much to calm her down a bit. Sorry for the long email. I have hopes that with some natural remedies she might be able to handle the allergies and boost her immune system. She has a mix of Siamese and her skin has always been very sensitive. And I think my other cat will benefit from the same remedy too.
    Thank you very much, 🙂
    Stay healthy

    • Pam Roussell says:

      It sounds like there are two different issues going on. Epiphora is very likely due to the color of the eye discharge. The skin rash could likely be due to a food sensitivity. Epiphora involves inflammation, and may be viral or environmental sensitivities to outdoor allergens or indoor irritants in the air. Things like air fresheners, candles, laundry soap, dryer sheets, etc, can be very irritating to the skin and eyes. You can try putting colloidal silver or OxyCat drops by the Two Crazy Cat Ladies in her eyes twice a day to clear them up. These 2 products are completely safe I highly recommend stopping the flea treatment since 1) she doesn’t have fleas 2) she is indoor and 3) they are extremely toxic. This can contribute to her weakened immune system and toxic load. Muscle testing is the best way to identify the root cause of the eye discharge and skin rash as well as determining the best ways to address these that agree with her body. The Optimal Cat Health Analysis service we offer would be my suggestion if the recommendations above are not enough to eliminate the symptoms.

      • Maribel says:

        I hope I am not replying twice, I am not sure if my previous message went out. Thank you so much for your advice. Wich of the two drops suggestions will be better, and would I find these drops in Amazon, or where?
        I agreed with you I think the flea medication is making her allergies worst.
        When my cat has her discharge from her eye, she has at the same time chin acne, rash around her ears and she starts licking her fur like crazy. My other cat sneezes a lot, so do you recommend besides the drops for Epiphora that I use for both cats when their skin is itching: “quercetin, which is a bioflavonoid with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antihistamine properties. I call it “nature’s Benadryl,” because it’s very effective at suppressing histamine release.” And also to boost their immune system: Homeopathy Seasonal Allergies?
        I really appreciate your advice:)

  2. Maribel says:

    Thank you very much! So either one of the two drops will work?
    Will this be something I will be able to find like on Amazon? When my cat gets the discharge on her eyes, she also gets the rash by her ears, chin acne, and starts licking her skin. So, yes it is some sort of allergies. I totally agreed with you the flea medication makes her skin rash worst, but the vet keeps telling me that I bring flea attached to my shoes, clothes, etc inside my house. My other question will be since my cat also gets this itching and starts scratching and licking herself should I get this: “quercetin, which is a bioflavonoid with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antihistamine properties. I call it “nature’s Benadryl,” because it’s very effective at suppressing histamine release.” Also, what is the “Seasonal Allergies, remedy”
    Thank you very much, I appreciated all your suggestions,

    • Pam Roussell says:

      Yes, the colloidal silver you can find in natural health food stores, natural grocers, etc. Sovereign Silver is a popular brand. Look for a 10 ppm formula. The OxyCat product is found at http://www.twocrazycatladies.com. I would still recommend stopping the flea treatment especially if you see no evidence of fleas. It’s either food or allergic dermatitis from something in the environment (fragrances, air fresheners, candles, laundry products, etc ) or seasonal allergies. Quercetin is excellent to use for allergies! Seasonal Allergy by Animal Essentials is an herbal tincture that promotes normal histamine release, too. I have it at http://shop.purrrfectlyholistic.com/seasonal-allergy/ and you can also find it online in other sites.

  3. Marisos says:

    Yes, I already decided I am going to stop the flea treatment thank you for that advice. So here is the list of options I have for my two cats. One cat has the severe itching and discharges on her right eye, the other one sneezes a lot and because she licks her Furr too much, lately she has hair in her poop too. I am convinced it is allergies too.

  4. Maribel says:

    Wow Thank you so much! Now that I know what I need can you please help me with advising what exactly from all of these products do I need to buy, so I do not end up buying twice the same medication that will do the same thing. I do not mind buying whatever along as I know it will help. Thank you so much, and yes no more flea treatment.

    1. MERCOLA? what a great supplement, I will buy it for sure. My two cats lick themselves a lot and I know their skin itches, but only one of my cats has the rashes and the chin acne, and she has hairy poop sometimes too. My other cat sneezes a lot.

    2. OXY CAT? DO I NEED THIS FOR HER CHIN ACNE? AND EYE DISCHARGE?

    3. DO I STILL NEED “SEASONAL ALLERGIES”? tO BOOS HER IMMUNE SYSTEM?

    4. DO I STILL NEED COLLOIDAL SILVER FOR EPIPHORA?
    Please tell me what do it need best to buy from all of these wonderful supplements thank you!

    • Pam Roussell says:

      The Mercola Seasonal Support and the Seasonal Allergies essentially do the same thing. One is powdered, one is liquid that needs to be given away from meals for best results. Colloidal silver and OxyCat can both treat the Epiphora and can help clear up chin acne. Keep in mind the chin acne may be due to food sensitivity, too.

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