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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.

 

 

 



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