How to control worms in your cat naturally?

August 20, 2012 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases

Intestinal worms are common in all creatures which includes human. These worms feed on the nutrients that are for the host and deprive the host from those vital nutrients there by disturbing the health of the host. These intestinal worms should be kept under control else they play havoc. As long as these parasites are kept at minimal number, there is no issue. Once the numbers increase then the disease symptoms are bound to appear.

Strangely some animals will appear normal with heavy load of worms while many other will show their discomfort soon. The symptoms of worm infestation vary from one animal to the other. The most common symptoms are impaired assimilation of nutrients, disturbance of digestive systems, vomiting, frequent eating of grass, rubbing the anus to the ground, decreased appetite, increased appetite, immune dysfunction, heart problems, respiratory problems, etc.

There are so many medications available for treating the worm infestation. But most of these commercial preparations are very harsh and hence if used for long time, they are harmful to the body parts. These commercial preparations can damage the lining of the digestive system and can lead to toxicity. The young puppies and kittens that are under 6 month of age should never be treated with these harsh commercial medications for deworming.

Adopting preventive measures for warms is the best alternative. These parasites feed on the waste products that are left behind in the intestine. If the digestive system is kept clean then there will not be anything for these parasites to feed on. The animals that are provided with processed food are likely to have more worm burden than those animals that are fed with raw, fresh foods. The reason is very simple the animals that are fed with natural foods are healthier than those are fed with canned foods. The processed food and the canned foods build up more toxins in the system there by paving way for the multiplication of the worms by feeding on those waste toxin materials.

It is better to go in for natural dewormer than the commercial dewormer. The natural products used for deworming do not pose any adverse health issues to the host. Full moon time is the best time form deworming the cats. During this period the cat will be very active thus the efficacy of the medication is much improved.

Heart worms are very dangerous and can kill the cat instantly once their number increases by choking the heart. The parasites are transmitted to the cats mostly by mosquitoes. Heart worm infestation can be seen in cats that are only 2 months old. If the worms mature in the heart, they can affect the function of the heart thereby killing the cat. The cats infested with heart worm may show the following symptoms. They are vomiting, lethargy, impaired blood flow to the organs, loss of appetite, weight loss, digestive disorders, low vitality etc. the heart worm can be diagnosed by blood test . It is better to go in for professional heal to counter worm infestation by natural way.

Cat Health Issues- A Discussion…

January 09, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Behavior, Diseases

For those cat lover it’s very important that they want their cats to live as long as possible.   Although genetics may have an effect but there are many things that can be done to maximize the cat’s life potential, starting when they first come under our care. It is always useful to understand the cat’s symptoms that make things visible from going worse. 

Very common cat’s symptoms are vomiting. When cat starts vomiting there is nothing to be in panic. As the cats eat the junk food and the potted plants they tend to vomit.  They could be some allergic reactions that could cause them to vomit.  Give the cat lot of water.  When proper care is not taken and the cat keeps vomiting continuously this will lead to dehydration and can even result in fever along with possible death.

Other common symptom is Diarrhea.  This can be a sign of an important condition than everyday indigestion. A real problem with dehydration is possible, so don’t allow this condition to be ignored and get your pet immediately to the pet hospital.

The other cat symptom is lack of eating. The pet refusing to eat and also not looking to drink for long periods at a time is not normal behavior. This needs to be looked at as a sign of a potential issue of bad health. Cats with an illness often will avoid eating; this might just be your kitty way for attempting to tell you of his or her illness.

The last symptom would be Sluggishness – Cat’s do sleep a whole lot, Lethargy is a yield sigh of some kind of problem.  When your pet sleeps a; throughout the entire day, a possible cat symptom sign that there may be an issue.

Cat Vomiting – Things to Know…

January 05, 2011 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases

It is often possible to understand your cat’s problem by noticing how and when he or she vomits. When the cats starts to vomit as a care taker ensure you pay attention to your cat. Note whether he or she vomits occasionally or if it is repeated, whether it is sporadic or persistent. How soon after eating does it occur? Is it projectile? Inspect the vomitus for blood, fecal material, and any foreign objects.

The most common cause of vomiting could be swallowed hair or some other indigestible foreign material, such as grass, that is irritating in the stomach. Most cats experience this at one time or another. There could be intestinal parasites that may also cause stomach irritation. Other common causes are overeating or eating too fast. When kitty eat their food and exercise immediately thereafter, they are likely to vomit. This kind of vomiting is not at all serious illness. It may be the result of feeding several kittens from a single pan, which encourages rapid eating. Separating kittens or feeding smaller meals often eliminates this problem.

When the cat vomits off and on over a period of days or weeks, there is no relationship to meals. The appetite is poor. The cat has a haggard look and appears very weak. Suspicious liver or kidney illness such as chronic gastritis, irritable bowel disease, hairballs, and a heavy worm infestation could be possible. A foreign body in the stomach is another possibility. It’s better to fix an appointment with a pet clinic immediately.

There are few home remedies for vomiting cats. Vomiting cats can rapidly become dehydrated as they lose body fluids and electrolytes. If vomiting is combined with diarrhea, consult your veterinarian immediately.