Saturday, May 27, 2017

Natural Treatment for Feline Upper Respiratory Infections (URI)

Does your cat have one Upper Respiratory Infection (URI) after another? The sneezing, nasal congestion, discharge from the nose and eyes and conjunctivitis can be very discouraging.   Since feline upper respiratory infections are viral in nature, antibiotics are not especially helpful (unless a secondary infection is present).  However, introducing a holistic approach (diet changes + a few supplements) along with conventional veterinary care  can make a significant improvement in your cat’s immune system and quality of life.

Protocol For Upper Respiratory Infections

Holistic supplements can make a significant improvement in your cat’s immune system and quality of life.

Anti-Viral Supplements:

Quentans powerful anti-viral drops are especially helpful for targeting infections in the lungs.  

Silver Immune Support For Pets (NEW! Meet the Germinator--Attacks viruses, bacteria and other pathogens. Easy to use, anti-infection liquid.  These nontoxic drops are safe for tiny kittens and shown in research to help  reduce viral replication)

Anti-Bacterial Supplements: 

Notatum-  natural homeopathic drops that control inflammation and infection - used alternatively with Quentans drops for best results.  

Power Probiotic - essential for all cats and dogs, especially if your pet has been on antibiotics which kill off the friendly bacteria.  Enhances overall immunity and helps with bad breath and digestive problems.

Long-Term Immune Health:
 
Immune Harmony  - contains plant sterols proven to effective for treating autoimmune disease in both dogs and cats, helps to modulate the immune system and long-term immune health.

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Diet For Cats With Chronic Upper Respiratory Infections
Cats are carnivores.  For your convenience, manufacturers make dry food that can be left out all day.  Dry food is overprocessed, overcooked and requires high amounts of carbohydrates to manufacture the food so it will stick together.  Carbohydrates break down into sugar which feed the bacteria and viruses creating a vicious cycle.  Finally, to improve storage time, many manufacturers add chemical preservatives to keep the food from spoiling so you can leave it out all day......Click here to learn more about how dry kibble can affect your pet's health 

Other than avoiding dry kibble, feeding a hypoallergenic diet using a novel protein has been especially helpful for cats with upper respiratory infections, allergies, asthma and other chronic infections.  There isn't "one" diet that is appropriate for every cat as age, breed and health conditions vary.  On the order form at checkout, please include your cat's diet and we will provide a diet suggestion for your cat's specific needs on the packing slip that comes with the product directions. 
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