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An overview of feline diarrhea- The types, causes, & natural remedies

Feline diarrhea is not so common but it does exist. Unlike in other pets, the cats seldom have diarrhea bouts. Once it occurs, it is one of the most tiresome cat diseases to deal with. Diarrhea itself is not a disease. It is an indication that something is not right inside the gastrointestinal loop of the cat. It could last anywhere between 1-3 weeks, normally. It is also not a huge concern unless there is blood or mucus in the stool. It should be relieving to know that, feline diarrhea is curable without medications and there is no need to trouble them with the drugs. 

Feline diarrhea types

Mainly, there are two types of feline diarrhea, acute and chronic. The acute diarrhea is comparatively shorter but happens all of a sudden. Any new diet, presence of bacteria, toxins or other intolerant food can cause this sudden bout of diarrhea in cats. Normally it could continue for a maximum of 3 weeks. 

Chronic diarrhea is that lasts for more than 3 weeks. This is a huge cause for concern. Prolonged diarrhea can cause dehydration in cats and could also be fatal. Chronic diarrhea is also categorized for cases where blood or mucus is seen in the stool. Both of them can hint there is inflammation or internal injury which needs extensive treatment. 

Reasons for diarrhea

Technically, the reasons for diarrhea are osmotic imbalance, motility disorders, over secretion and intestinal exudation. The osmotic imbalance is caused when there are organic molecules present in excess. It is something that we relate to food poisoning. The food or the particle here draws more water into the intestine. The motility disorder is the inability of the intestinal muscles to control itself and causes muscle spasms as soon as the food enters. Intestinal exudation is the excess secretion of blood and its fluids from ulcers or breakouts on the intestinal wall. 

As much as we love to give the cats some milk, they are intolerant to the lactose in it. Their body shows its intolerance through diarrhea. Unknowingly, we might be making them sick. If you have not given milk to your cat earlier, do not start all of sudden. They are not made to drink cow’s milk. 

Cats that are sending too much of time outside could be eating anything. The garbage, spoiled food, non-food item, foreign bodies,   all could cause a leaky gut in cats. So be aware of where you cat is, what it is eating. 

No one pays much attention to the poisonous plants in the neighborhood. The cats when wander out might be nibbling on the leaves of those toxic plants and you might be aware of it. So make a mental note to check on the type of plants you have around. 

The next possible reason for cat diarrhea is bacterial infection in their intestine. Bacteria, virus, or other parasites could all cause the same effect. 

Diseases of liver, kidneys, pancreas, and even thyroid in cats could cause diarrhea. The cat will suffer a loss of appetite and loses weight faster. 

When to call the vet

I have a friend who has a cutie cat. She gets into an apoplexy if her cat so much as sneeze and cough. Diarrhea is a serious condition and you are perfectly alright if you panic. The fact, you don’t need to get paranoid when you notice the wetness in the litter box. You need to have some patience, unless of course there is blood or mucus. 

If the stool looks normal in color or is just plain loose, you must give it some time. If you happen to give the kitty some new type of food, cease the food and see if the health is getting any better. Even after two days, there is no improvement, make an appointment with the vet. 

A change in the cat’s behavior, fever, lack of energy, vomiting, etc should be considered problematic. In these cases also, seek medical attention at the earliest. If diarrhea shows recurrent presence and is not resolving after 2-3 days, the vet is the best person to take charge of the situation. 

Home remedy is the first aid for diarrhea

The first thing you need to check if there was any new food. If yes, eliminate it. You could also bar the milk. The other ways come only next. 

  • Fasting: Diarrhea is the distress of the intestine. When you notice diarrhea, make the cat fast for at least 12 hrs. Keep it on a liquid diet only and no solid food. You could swipe some maple syrup over its lips to keep up its energy. Make it drink plenty of water and other liquid forms like soup, but absolutely no milk. 
  • Bland food: After 12 hrs, serve some bland food, homemade. Boil and mash some potatoes or serve some overcooked rice, both should work. You could also mix some cooked chicken breast with the rice. Remember no spices or additives. The best option is to serve baby food. Serve this food 3-4 times throughout the day. 

Alternatively, serve some mashed pumpkin for the cats. Many cats love the taste and would prefer over the rice or potatoes. 

  • Probiotics: Once you have moved through day 1, mix some probiotics in the diet. Plain unflavored yogurt will also do good for the cats. Either serve it directly or mix with its food. The good bacteria help counter any bad microbes in the intestine and help a speedy recovery. 
  • A high fiber diet will help stop the leaky gut. The fiber makes the bulk would bring things to a halt. It would also keep the cat fuller. 
  • Herbal treatment for feline diarrhea: Slippery elm is an effective herb for diarrhea. Add a teaspoon of powdered form of this herb in the cat’s diet. It can be effective fast enough. It is also available in capsule form, mix half the contents of one capsule in the cat’s diet. This herb is high in fiber that helps the stool form harder. 
  • Chamomile tea or peppermint tea also would be effective. 
  • Whatever you do, please do not go for the over-the-counter medicines. They could be toxic and make the situation worse. 

Normally, any minor stomach upset should be cured by these methods. If the cat does not show any improvement or still have recurrent accidents, it is time for the veterinarian. 

Usual treatment

The treatment methods for cat diarrhea involve the use of antibiotics, de-worming medicines, or even IV depending on the water loss. All of these need a thorough diagnosis and the target treatment works best. 

You could also move along the home remedies along with the medicines. Keeping track of the cat’s behavior, how often does it defecate, amount each time, etc could be helpful for the treatment. 

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Never Lose Your Cat Again For Worms – Types Of Worms

Never Lose Your Cat Again For Worms – Types Of Worms That Affects Your Pets And Natural Solutions For Cat Problems

As we look up those kitty eyes, we feel all the warmth in the world. Though cats are precautious by nature, once they rely on you, nothing can change their opinion of you.

As a cat owner, it’s your responsibility to safeguard your pet’s health and keep him/her away from any potential health conditions. Certain health effects in cats tend to stick on with humans as well. So it is necessary to keep your cat parasite free to keep your loved ones and your pet healthy.

Here are few types of worms that affect your cat’s health. I am also listing few of natural home remedies that will keep your cat safe without any side effects. However, always consult your Vet before giving these home remedies.

ROUNDWORMS

Description

Arriving with a body of 2-4 inches long, these spaghetti-like creatures are one of the common types that infect your pet. Few symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, overall a tired appearance are noticed. Cats who are infected with roundworm vomit or pass the worms through feces. Since these vermin can cause intestinal blockage, consult your Vet at once.

Facts

  1. Kittens are easily susceptible while in the uterus making them infected during the birth itself
  2. they can also get infected via mother’s milk
  3. roundworms measure up to 6 inches long
  4. the eggs of roundworms can live for many years and still cause infection

HOOKWORMS

Description

Bloodsucking intestinal parasite, they can cause anemia or even prove fatal in both kittens and adult feline. Unlike roundworms, they do not pass via stool. This makes them hard to detect. The best way to diagnose is by conducting a fecal test. The severity depends on many factors such as cat’s health, age, etc.

Facts

  1. kitties can get infected through mom cat’s milk
  2. the larvae of worm enters the cat through their skin. They move with the blood to the lungs where they are coughed and swallowed
  3. as in the name, these worms have ‘hooks’ in their mouth wherein they hook themselves to the intestine
  4. the female can produce up to 5000-10000 eggs a day (Yikess…!!!)

TAPEWORMS

Description

Come in 1/4-1/2 inches long, tapeworms can be noticed crawling around cat’s fur or feces. When dried, these maggots look like a grain of uncooked rice or sesame seed. You can find them in cat’s bedding. Tapeworms reside on the small intestine and rely on the nutrients from your cat’s food.

Facts

  1. if your cat eats an infected flea, it can get tapeworm
  2. few tapeworms can grow up to 15 feet long
  3. the largest tapeworm recorded was almost 60 feet long
  4. just like hookworm, tapeworm uses hooks and suckers to stick to the intestinal walls.
  5. Their body grows continuously while the old segments are shed via the stool
  6. these segments contain thousands of eggs

WHIPWORM

Description

Competing with hookworms and other types is whipworm that bury their head into the cat’s intestine and suck out the blood. Symptoms include diarrhea, weight loss and blood loss.

Facts

  1. since whipworms can’t infect through the skin, cats inadvertently must ingest the eggs and only then they can get infected.
  2. The name is given due to their whip like appearance.
  3. Eggs of whipworm are quite hardy and can live outdoors in the soil for many years.

COCCIDIA

Description

They are not worms but actually a single cell microscopic organism. Symptoms noticed in young cats/dogs include watery diarrhea and vomiting. Rare seen are severe diarrhea that can prove fatal if not taken an instant step.

NATURAL REMEDIES TO BEAT WORM PROBLEMS IN YOUR CAT

Natural remedies…Really? Are they are any good? You might wonder. 

But that’s the thing about natural home remedies. They offer you healthy results without any side effects. Hey, but if you want to go for alopathy I won’t stop you. But bear in mind that synthetically made pills work only temporary and do not have a lasting effect. Worst prolonged use can cause adverse health effects on your pets.

Here are few natural home remedies, in case you change your mind and switch to this better option.

  1. Pumpkin seed – the raw, organic product they have been for years to get rid of hooks and tapeworms. If your cat is frequently getting ingested, you might want to consider this option. Take a tsp of ground seed per 10 lbs of the pet’s body weight. Grind the seeds to a powder and keep it in the freezer. Mix this to your cat food every day. For those who are not aware, pumpkin seeds work as a great dietary supplement. It doesn’t matter if your pet has worms or not, pumpkin seeds is another of nature’s tricks to boost cat health. A rich source of zinc, vitamin A and protein, this is best recommended than any other nut or seed.
  2. Allium sativum – better known as garlic. That’s right. A powerful food ever created that gets rid of A-Z of any health condition, garlic works against a parasite called Giardia. A regular diet of garlic can boost the immune system and inhibit recurring health problems such as infections. Simply mince and add to your cat food (1/4-1/2 clove daily). If your cat is suspicious add the minced clove to a small amount of warm cream and feed her.
  3. Papaya – papaya works wonders not only for humans but for pets as well. A study conducted on pigs says that papaya is effective in getting rid of roundworms. Papaya is a great source of digestive enzymes and delivers the necessary protein to your pet.
  4. Carrot – clean your cat’s digestive system with a carrot. The recommended dosage a day is 2tsp-2tbsp based on your cat’s size.
  5. Black walnut – a common anti-parasitic supplement for dogs and cats, it treats tapeworms efficiently. Follow the dosage as recommended by your Vet and do not go overboard to cut out any adverse health effects.
  6. Turmeric – the active content called curcumin in turmeric has the superability to reduce inflammation and rejuvenate the body from any intestinal damage caused by worms. There are several animal studies that show that turmeric protects the liver from any damaging chemicals. Since it has anti-platelet activity (prevent blood from clotting) make sure to consult the Vet before ingesting this herb.

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How To Beat The Heat In Cats – Natural Home Remedies For Alleviating Cat Heat

Have you noticed that your cat at times can be very affectionate than her usual self? She might even meow more for longer durations (especially at night times) not to mention rolling on the floor which are all symptoms of cat heating.

If you are a new cat owner, then it is vital that you get to know your pet. Be vigilant enough to understand the symptoms that she is showing. Cat heat is one of the symptoms that your pet shows if you have not spayed her.

UNDERSTANDING CAT HEAT

In simple terms, the cat in heat indicates that she is ready to mate. It is the repetitive female reproductive cycle in a year. It’s a seasonal and hormonal change that arouses the sexual receptiveness in her. It heightens fertility in female cats making her more ready for mating.

The changes in behavior can be very unusual for a normal cat but once you know the reason, the whole scenario will be less stressful to you. If you have not spayed your cat, then these signs will help you.

The right age for cat heating varies from 6 months to one year depending on the cat’s breed. Few cats attain repeated estrus cycle (reproductive cycle) right from 4 months of age. For some it can take a year as well to show sexual maturity. Once they mature the heating cycle begins.

CAT HEATING SEASON

In countries like USA, cats breed between the months of February and October. They experience frequent heat cycles. As seasonal heating also plays a prominent role, spring is considered the most ideal season. Mating is high during spring. Since the daytime is short in winter and fall, it discourages cats to enter the estrus cycle. However indoor cats go through heat cycles throughout the year.

Cats who are growing up in Northern hemisphere prefer March to September while their relatives in southern hemisphere prefer October to March quite favourable.

HOW TO LOOK UP SIGNS AND HOW MANY DAYS DO THEY LAST?

New cat owners find it difficult which is one of the main reasons why Vet recommends spaying before the first estrus cycle starts. Few symptoms include

  • Feline’s receptiveness to males which indicates that your pet is ready for fertilization
  • Extraordinary affection by rubbing against you, other pets and at times furniture as well
  • Becomes more vocal and meows in weird manners (to attract males)
  • When you stroke her, she immediately displays a mating position (head low and hind body raised)
  • Lure attention of male by spraying urine around the house
  • Rolling on the floor
  • Less interest in appetite
  • Licking her genitals constantly
  • Little blood from her genitals

The cycle usually lasts fror around 7-10 days. She may come to heat every couple of weeks if she has not mated. Cats ovulate only if they are mated or will enter the estrus cycle every 2 weeks.

HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT – 3 SOLUTIONS FOR CALMING YOUR CAT

Mating

One of the obvious ways is to allow her to mate. This will help her to cope up with the heat. However, before you do so its important to consider the consequences. If your cat mates, you need to have a dedicated home for any offspring. You also need to commit yourself for caring for your pet right from her pregnancy period to delivery ensuring proper health.

Catnip

Catnip will calm your pet. If you have already given a catnip to your feline, then you can anticipate the reaction and work with it. However, some cats can react aggressively and become even more active than before. This can be double trouble if your cat is already aggressive due to the heat. If your cat calms down with catnip, this is the best remedy for the situation.

Herbal remedies

There are many herbal remedies meant for feline. Some cat owners have even reported success but there is no single remedy that will work on every cat. Another point to note is it might not even go well with your cat. It is always better to buy small samples to try out. Once you have found the product you can get them in large quantities.

Play with your cat

Playing with her can distract her attention. However, she might tend to go back to heat again. Petting, brushing, or scratching her lower back will be more effective. Make sure that your cat is calm enough to allow you to do so.

Spaying

Spaying a cat means removing her ovaries. This will inhibit estrus cycle from occurring. It also prevents her from getting pregnant reducing risk of diseases and cancer as well. If you can’t afford a surgery right now, look up for low cost spay services. There are many pet clinics that do it at a reduced price mainly because it reduces the population of stray felines.

BEAR IN MIND to wait till the cycle is over. If you spay during her heat cycle it might lead to certain health risks, for instance, increased loss of blood.

BOTTOMLINE, always consult your Vet if you are not very wary of symptoms. Do note if you do not want your cat to get pregnant, keep her isolated from male cats. Make sure she does not escape by locking all doors, windows including pet flaps. Isolation will also keep her safe.

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Welactin Omega 3 For Cats Side Effects, Benefits

Welactin Omega 3 feline is a form of soft gel capsules with this needed omega fatty acids. Cats need the omega 3 fatty acids to have the healthy functioning of many of its systems. Although they get this fatty acid from its diet, there could be a deficiency in case the cat is one a diet restriction for being overweight or suffers frequent disease or diseases.  Being carnivorous, the cat gets this from the fishes, but sometime we may have to supplement them with this. Welactin Omega 3 feline is the omega 3 supplement for your kitties. 

What is welactin for cats?

Welactin for cats is a formulation with all the 3 derivatives of omega 3 fatty acids. Nutramax Laboratories that has been developing pet products for a long time manufactured it. 

Each one of the omega 3 fatty acids is important to the cat’s body system in one way or the other. They when in low amounts could pose problems like a hike in the immune system, arthritis or other inflammatory diseases, dry coat, etc. Having omega 3 is a sufficient amount in the cat’s body that would make them healthy, well maintained, and energetic. 

Welactin Omega 3 feline is beneficial for the dry skin and coat of the cats, improve the renal function of their system and protects the kidneys and to support the nervous system and show better brain functioning and vision. 

Omega 3 fatty acids should be in an adequate amount, not less or more. So, one must be sure about when to provide the Welactin 3 for cats. Look for these below mentioned signs for the decision making. 

When to give Welactin omega 3 feline?

Deficiency of omega 3 fatty acids might sound simple but it has a vast area to affect in the cats. Note for these changes in the cats and if they have any or more of these, give them the Welactin omega 3 feline soft gels. 

  • If the cat is suffering from too many allergies or frequent allergy bouts. Any autoimmune diseases are also part of omega 3 fatty acid deficiency. This fatty acid could adjust the immune system to function normally as both these cases are hyperactive immune system.
  • Arthritis: Have you heard about Welactin for Cats arthritis? Yes, omega 3 can relieve the cats’ arthritis. It is an anti-inflammatory agent as well to curb the inflammation, swelling, and also the pain in the joints. 
  • If the cat has dry and dull coat or fur, you should definitely give them Welactin Omega 3 feline. 
  • Welactin Omega 3 felines can fight the common yeast infection in cats. The one that affects the ears and skin of the cats will soon disappear with this omega 3. 
  • It protects their heart. Omega 3 can prevent heart disease such as arrhythmias and thromboembolism by preventing blood clotting. It can also bring down the total triglycerides in the blood. 
  • It can slow down the development of certain cancer. 
  • Most importantly, if the kitty is sitting idle with no show of enthusiasm or energy, give them the Welactin Omega 3 and see the difference.

Welactin for Cats ingredients

The main ingredients in the Welactin for cats are EPA and DHA. EPA is the Eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA is the Docosahexaenoic acid. EPA is the major content with 125 mg and DHA is 85 mg of the total omega 3 content of 250mg in a single soft gel. 

The other inactive ingredients are the soft gel formulation- gelatin, zinc oxides, water, glycerin, annatto extract color, and carmine color. 

The omega 3 fatty acids for this formulation are taken from fish oil. The Welactin fish oil is taken mainly from Salmon and other marine fishes. 

Welactin omega 3 feline softgels

Welactin omega 3 feline comes in soft gel forms. They need to be broken at the very tip and pour the contents into the cat’s food and mix it well. Use one soft gel per day for the cats. The soft gel could be opened by twisting the tip or simply cut the tip. 

For small kittens, use only a few drops from the soft gel into their food and store the opened soft gel in an air tight container for the next day use. 

The soft gels are available in a bottle that contains 60 of them. A single bottle can last for 2 months. For small cats and kittens, the soft gel could last longer than that. 

Welactin feline liquid

The Welactin feline is also available in liquid form. It comes in a bottle with a scoop provided. In that case administer 1 scoop full every OTHER day for cats that are under the weight of 6 pounds. For heavier cats that weigh above 6 pounds, give them one every day. 

Welactin feline liquid contains more of the omega 3 in each scoop. A total of 320 mg of omega 3, EPA at 160 mg and DHA at 105 mg. 

In comparison, the Welactin omega 3 soft gels are way easier to handle and administer than the liquid form. It creates no mess. 

Welactin for Cats side effects

There are NO side effects of any kind associated with Welactin for Cats omega 3 soft gels. Although there have been slight discomforts like diarrhea, vomiting etc due to other fish oils in cats, Welactin has come out clean for the cats. 

Welactin for cats review

  • Risa purchased this for her 17 year old kitty that has been showing mild cognitive decline. She is most happy with this pre-measured dose in the soft gels. It is easy to mix in the food and disguised perfectly for her cat to take it daily. The cat now shows less anxiety than before and shows some improvement. 
  • Yarii gives thumbs up for Welactin for cats for not having any rancid smell of the fish oil. Now the cat has shiny fur, better energy and looks healthier. 
  • Sherii has used this for het FIV affected cat that was too weak to walk. The cat had speedy recovery from many infections with the help of these soft gels. 

Conclusion

Welactin Omega 3 feline soft gels are useful for both cats and dogs. They are fit to use as per the dosage given or according to the vet’s preference. Either way, the Welactin for cats is made to have a convenient dispensing of the fish oil that can improve the overall health of the pet. It can definitely cure skin problems and also supports the development of better vision in them. Nutramax Laboratories is a trustworthy company so you don’t have to worry about any problems later. 

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Healthy Gums For Feline Periodontal Health – Remedy

Healthy Gums for feline periodontal health is a herbal remedy that has been designed by an experienced veterinarian and her team to boost the gum and oral health of your cat. The product is manufactured by Pet Wellbeing at a well-hygienic FDA-registered facility. This is our review.

What is Healthy Gums for cats?

Feline periodontal diseases are quite common both in young and older cats. It occurs when the tissues that surround the teeth become inflamed or lose their deep supporting structures. This leads to plague/tartar buildup, bleeding gums, swollen gums, yellow deposits, bad breath, loss of appetite, pawing at the face, and much more.

Stating the obvious, it is the responsibility of the pet owner to maintain a healthy regime of your cat (especially when the pet reaches the age of 2-3) because such dental conditions can become irreversible after a certain stage. The sad part is cats are good at hiding their symptoms for months or years. This makes the situation even more difficult for cat owners because they might not even realize their cats are dealing with dental disease.

To prevent such situations, it is always wise to take your cat for a dental checkup at regular intervals. It is also wise to put your cat on a daily brushing spree to keep him/her safe from any periodontal disease.

While there are antibiotic medications available at the over-the-counter, natural remedies for periodontal disease always benefit your cat in multiple ways. That’s why Healthy Gums is worth a try.

How does Healthy Gums for cats really work?

The first and foremost thing that passes your mind is doubt. Do herbal ingredients work on cats? Is it safe? Yes, it is absolutely safe and effective. That’s because the product is made by an experienced veterinarian and all the ingredients have been clinically studied to deliver efficient results.

In fact, there are many customer testimonials from pet users who claim that the product is excellent in eliminating bad breath, bleeding gums by reversing the condition. The holistic ingredients are powerful to boost the immune system to make the body resistant to fight free radicals.

The website is very much informative and is completely dedicated to dogs and cats health. The base of the product is MCT (medium chain triglyceride)) oil that stays at liquid state even at room temperature. It not only raises the immunity level but also supports the natural skin’s barrier capability thus protecting cat’s dental health.

Healthy Gums Ingredients

As mentioned above, the base ingredient is MCT oil that is known for its ability to maintain strong cellular health. It also provides optimum nutrition to the layers of the skin thus keeping gums and teeth clean and plague-free.

Here are the active ingredients of Healthy Gums.

  • Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis) – contains antibacterial and antiviral properties that heal the skin normally. It is also famous to soothe any inflammation in the skin including gingivitis.
  • Marshmallow root – speeds up the healing process of any skin inflammation. Marshmallow also contains high mucilage that protects the mucous membranes from any irritation.
  • Goldenseal root – boosts the immune system naturally. It targets the bacteria, viruses, and other toxic chemicals that penetrate the body and flushes them out efficiently.
  • Bayberry root bark – is a herbal astringent that not only tightens the smooth membranes but also keeps the gums and teeth healthy. The mild antibacterial property keeps bad breath away.
  • Chinese Skullcap – not just flavonoids, Baikal Skullcap is also famous for its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. It is also a natural sweetener that is loved by cats.
  • Prickly Ash bark – a Native American medicine, this bark is often called “toothache bark”. It has astringent properties that cleanse the oral area and keeps the mouth clean and odor-free.
  • Coptis root – can heal any ulcer in the gums or mouth area.
  • Myrrh gum – is a natural antiseptic that has bacteriostatic and astringent properties to fight bad breath and maintain clean oral health.

It comes with natural bacon flavor which is loved by cats.

Being a herbal product, the company need not list out the exact potency of each and every dosage. However, one ml contains 183mg of this holistic blend.

Dosage and Directions

It is advised to administer twice every day. The recommended dosages are –

  • Cats under 10lbs – 3-4 drops
  • 11lbs – 40lbs – 5-7 drops and
  • Over 40lbs – 8-10 drops

Use the dropper and apply it directly to the gums. Follow the recommended dosage to coat the gums.

Few owners find it useful to apply gently and spread it evenly with a fingertip or a cotton swab (if the gums are NOT inflamed too much). Make sure that you do NOT cause any additional discomfort or pain while applying on infected gums. That’s because inflamed gums can be extremely sensitive at such times.

DO NOT touch the dropper to the infected areas so as to prevent contamination of the product. We understand that keeping your pet stable can be a challenge especially when they are in pain but then your pet will appreciate it.

Warnings

DO NOT use Healthy Gums for feline periodontal health if your cat is pregnant or nursing. If your pet is suffering from any cardiac or kidney condition or under medication, consult your Vet before using this product.

Healthy Gums for cats side effects

The first thing that passes the mind is side effects mainly because owners cannot really interpret what the pet is going through. Hence, we are always on the lookout for a product that is safe for the pet. There are no such thing as a perfect product and Healthy Gums is not an exception.

However, we did not find any side effects that come with Healthy Gums for cats. The product has been deemed safe and effective by many pet owners on the official website as well as retailers such as Amazon.

But for safety purposes, the manufacturer does issue a statutory warning not to cross the recommended dosage. That’s because excessive dosage or use can cause water retention or hypertension in cats. It is also vital to use this product only after consulting the Vet.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Healthy Gums

Pros

  • Certified Organic and wild-harvested herbs that ensure optimum potency
  • Manufactured in an FDA-registered facility that complies with GMP guidelines
  • Each and every batch is tested to ensure high potency and quality
  • Follows the guidelines as laid by FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Guidelines
  • 90-day return policy, if not satisfied with the results
  • Manufactured by experienced Veterinarian

Drawbacks

  • Available online only
  • Side effects possible (if overdosed)
  • Takes at least a month or so to notice an improvement

Healthy Gums for Cats Reviews

  • Willowkins from Foxboro, MA – “I was quite skeptical to buy this product. My 1 yr old cat has gingivitis even though it’s rare to see such an ailment at a young age. I tried putting him on treats but still didn’t work. It didn’t get the area where his gums were inflamed. I then used this dropper formula and put it straight to his gums. Within two months, I saw a huge improvement.”
  • Sarah from Powhatan, VA – “My cat won’t allow me to put the drops on her gums. I mixed the drops with her food. Within two weeks, she started eating regularly and stopped screaming when her gums would hurt. I knew her gums were healing.”
  • Amazon customer –“Bought this to help a stray cat! He is a lot happier and healthier after using this product.”
  • Amazon customer – “My cat is suffering from stomatitis and had some teeth pulled. He was on Prednisone which I really hated. I had read a lot of reviews on Healthy Gums and wanted to give it a try. This natural alternative has helped me to pull my cat from Prednisone. His stomatitis has not gone completely but then it’s bearable than before. This product has really helped him. I consulted my Vet and she was definitely satisfied with the results. She saw an improvement in the cat’s mouth and told me to continue using it as long as it helps. He is a happy playful cat now. I recommend to all.”

Where to buy Healthy Gums for cats?

You can order Healthy Gums for feline periodontal health right from the official website of Pet Wellbeing. The company offers the product at a discounted rate if you are purchasing in bulk. If you are planning to use it regularly, then we suggest going for a bulk purchase. This way you will not only avail of great discounts (without any coupon code) but also become eligible for FREE SHIPPING anywhere in the USA and Canada.

There is also an auto-ship program available at Pet Wellbeing. This way even if you forget to order the bottle of Healthy Gums, the company will still deliver at your doorstep. Pet Wellbeing charges your card only after shipping the product.

But that’s not all. Pet Wellbeing offers a 90-day money-back guarantee on all its products. This means you have plenty of time to test the efficacy of the product. If not satisfied, simply return the unused bottle and get your money reimbursed.

Healthy Gums for feline periodontal health is also available at Amazon at the same price as Pet Wellbeing. This product is available online only and you won’t find it in any OTC stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, GNC etc. However, you may find alternatives at these stores.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I mix Healthy Gums Natural Support for cats with food?

Yes. There are pet owners who have tried this trick when their cats don’t let them touch any infected gums. At such times, mixing with food have worked in improving their dental health while making the whole situation much easier.

How long does it take Healthy Gums to work on a pet?

It all depends on the severity of the gum condition. Usually, it takes a month or two to notice an improvement in the condition. Being a natural product, Healthy Gums works at its own pace and cannot be rushed in with overdose. If you are using this product in sync with other medication, the absorption rate will be delayed further.

The Final Verdict

Healthy Gums for Feline Periodontal Health is a safe and effective (We can’t stress that enough!!!) product that is known to show improvement on cats’ oral health. We have tried to cover every aspect of this product and hope to have provided you with what you have been looking for. In our verdict, we definitely recommend Healthy Gums for cats. It does take some time to see results but then it’s definitely worth than having to see your pet suffer.

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Thyroid Support Gold – Cat Hyperthyroidism Reviews

Hyperthyroidism is a very common disease typically in middle-aged and old felines.  It caused by an excess production of thyroid hormones, by the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones may affect almost all organs, which is why thyroid disease can sometimes cause other problems such as hypertension, heart, and kidney disease. Conventional treatment methods like medications, surgery can cause side effects, so many cat parents look for a natural formula to help manage cat Hyperthyroidism. Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Hyperthyroidism from Pet Wellbeing is a natural and herbal formula that provides effective natural support for feline hyperthyroidism. Read on for the complete Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Reviews, Side Effects, Ingredients, and more.

Cat Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

Cat with Hyperthyroidism often shows symptoms such as weight loss, increased or decreased appetite, and nervous, irritable and vocal. For several days, they may be hyperactive and have a rapid heartbeat, and then they are lethargic, apathetic, and not interested in food, play, or grooming. The list of Symptoms of feline hyperthyroidism is –

  • Weight loss
  • Poor coat quality
  • Increased appetite and water intake
  • Increased urine output
  • Occasional vomiting or diarrhea
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Increased yowling

If you suspect your cat having any of these symptoms then you should consult your vet immediately.

About Thyroid Support Gold For Cats

Thyroid Support Gold for cats is a natural supplement designed to give gentle support to a feline’s thyroid gland. It contains all herbs that are organic certified or selectively imported. The key herbs in this formula specially address thyroid hormones. Then the additional herbs support other parts of the body that may affect by thyroid hormones. These include heart function and the nervous system functioning including activity levels and sleep.  It also has some naturally-occurring Vitamin C (from Amla) to provide support for the thyroid and immune system.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Benefits 

  • It provides metabolic support for normal weight, appetite, and thirst
  • It addresses the underlying healthy function of the thyroid gland
  • Supports for a regular, smooth coat
  • It supports proper heart function
  • It supports normal sleep patterns

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats – How It Works?

Cat Thyroid Support Gold by Pet Well being is one of the few natural remedies for pets that have successful results. A holistic team of a veterinarian at Pet Wellbeing created the ultimate balance of complementary botanical ingredients to maintain long-term, normal function of the thyroid gland. 

Specifically, this natural formula works to sustain the normal equilibrium of metabolism. Improper metabolic activities by the thyroid hormones may influence the appetite, thirst, body weight, skin, and coat.  Herbs like Heal All fruit spike, Bugleweed herb and more works to provide normal thyroid hormone levels and a healthy metabolic rate for the comfort and wellness of your cat for a better quality of life.

The actions of thyroid hormones may indirectly affect the heart rate, heartbeat and the nervous system of the body. Hence, Thyroid Support Gold contains Mayblossom, Motherwort herb and other herbs that work to maintain healthy function of the heart muscle, heart rate, and a normal calm temperament, making a comprehensive and effective formula.

Thyroid Support Gold for cats with Hyperthyroidism is effective yet works gently. Supporting your cat’s hormone levels requires a long-term outlook. Hence, natural supplements like Thyroid Support Gold supports normal thyroid function but works gradually and you can expect to see results over several weeks of use.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Ingredients 

Feline thyroid support gold for the Overactive thyroid Glands is a 100% natural formula which includes the proprietary blend of following herbs (active ingredients – 440 mg per ml (20 drops/ml))– 

  1. Heal all fruit spike – Scientifically known as Prunella vulgaris and also called “Self Heal” or “Xie Ku Cao” is a small herb used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is useful for “Yin deficiency” and commonly helpful for gently supporting the thyroid. 
  2. Bugleweed herb (Lycopus virginicus) – This herbal medicine is extensively used to maintain proper thyroid function. This herb has the ability to support a balance of normal thyroid hormone levels, rather than cause more or less hormone function.
  3. Mayblossom (Crataegus laevigata) – It is a cardiovascular herb included in this formulation to support heart health. 
  4. Motherwort herb (Leonurus cardiaca) – This herb offers dual-action benefits by supporting both the heart and the nervous system. It contributes towards the general feeling of calmness and provides restful sleep.
  5. Skullcap herb (Scutellaria lateriflora) –This herb supports the nervous system and maintains regular, calm temperament and restful sleep. It is useful for the nervous system as well as supports healthy blood pressure levels.
  6. Wild Oat seed (Avena sativa) – This herb is high in minerals and constituents that help support a relaxed nervous system. It provides calming nourishment to nerves. 
  7. Lemon Balm herb (Melissa officinalis) – It helps maintain a normal range of thyroid hormones and overall thyroid function. In addition, this herb also supports a restful nervous system.
  8. Amalaki (Amla) Fruit (Phyllanthus Officinalis) –This fruit from an Asian tree contributes high levels of naturally-occurring Vitamin C, a vitamin utmost important for healthy thyroid function.

Inactive ingredients include Deionized water, natural bacon flavor, and vegetable glycerin 

Directions

You should administer this formula orally twice daily.  Give one drop for every 2 lb (1kg) of body weight up to 50 lb (25kg). Over 50 lb, add one drop per additional 4 lb (2kg). Before use, shake the bottle well. It does not require refrigeration. To enhance its taste, the company has included delicious natural bacon flavor.  You can administer these drops in whatever way your cat may prefer the best.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Side Effects

There is no information available on the company website regarding cat thyroid support gold side effects. However, there are no negative side effects reported by its users as well. This product contains natural herbs that are organic and selectively imported, and produced in FDA-registered, Good Manufacturing Practices certified facilities that are generally safe and effective to use.

Warnings and Cautions 

  • Before use, you should consult a veterinarian.
  • Do not use this product in cats with hypothyroidism (low thyroid function). 
  • Do not use Thyroid Support Gold for cats with conventional hyperthyroid medications. 
  • Use in animals intended for breeding is not proven, so avoid using. 
  • Do not use in pregnant or nursing animals 
  • If animal’s condition worsens or does not improve, discontinue use and consult your veterinarian.
  • For animal use only – Dogs and cats  
  • Keep out of the reach of children and animals.  
  • In the case of accidental overdose, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Where To Buy?

You can buy Thyroid Support Gold For Cats from its official website petwellbeing.com to avail the following –. Also look for Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Coupon codes and special offers. Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Amazon was previously available but currently remains unavailable.

  • Best discounts and best price $43.95 (save $2)
  • Free shipping on orders over $50
  • 90-day money back guarantee 
  • Detailed product information.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats Customer Reviews 

You will find an impressive number of positive customer reviews for this product. Some cat parents say it is a miracle product that works great and has amazing results. It helps improve appetite, reduces weight loss, helps to gain weight and regains skin and coat. However, some customers say that the product didn’t do anything well and some complained that it actually worsen their condition. It has received 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 700 customers on its official website petwellbeing.com and 3.8 out of 5 stars from 175 customers on Amazon. Some real users’ testimonials are – 

  • NobleEdge’s older male cat was struggling with an overactive thyroid which left the family and other cats in a miserable condition. He didn’t want to put him through the agony of traditional treatments or surgery so searched for an alternative, more natural remedy. He found Thyroid Support Gold For Cats which he says to work great. His dog is calmer, gained back his appetite, and regaining weight now. 
  • Skeeterbug says his cat Lucy seems to be responding much better to this than the pills prescribed by the vet. She noted improvement in her temperament, purrs and cuddles, appetite, and more. But she is concerned as her cat is not putting back her weight.
  • Beryl229 says it is not yet the miracle cure for her as other reviewers reported. He is using the product for about 5 weeks on his 19-year-old cat. The cat is eating well, but not excessively, and is not putting on any weight. 
  • Susan gave this for over a month to her cat but had no change.

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats FAQs

Q. Can I my cat use Thyroid Support Gold with Other medications?

A. No, Do not use this with other conventional prescribed medications to treat hyperthyroid (overactive thyroid function). There is also a warning mentioned about this on its website page.

Q. How much quantity does one bottle has? How long may it last?

A. One bottle = 2oz (59ml) content which may be a 4 month supply for most cats (6-12lbs).

Q. If the product didn’t work? Can I return? 

A. Yes. This natural formula has worked for many but if you are not happy with its results than you can return it within 90 days for full refund less shipping. It comes with a 90-day, money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

Thyroid Support Gold For Cats is a natural approach to help your cat’s thyroid function backed by a number of positive customer reviews, organic herbs that are a safe and effective and 90-day money-back guarantee. This product is worth trying for your cat with hyperthyroidism.