Just like we question the medications we put into our bodies, it only makes sense to do the same for your cat. There are several natural remedies, many of them safer than any medication or invasive treatments, to treat our pets. Of course, it is always best to determine with your vet before implementing natural remedies into your kitty’s care.
Soothing Your Pet
Use herbs catnip or Valerian to calm your cat’s anxiety or stress. Feed catnip at least 15 minutes before an anxiety-based event. After your kitty laps around the living room and hangs from your curtains, your cat will be ready to rest at about the same time you need to visit the vet appointment. You may want to reserve Valerian for long car rides as it will encourage napping. Valerian is given to people experiencing insomnia and will provoke euphoria in your kitty.
Managing Bad Breath
Moreover, if your cat has occasional bad breath, it might be from something like a piece of food stuck in your cat’s teeth. This is when a natural remedy for good oral hygiene is possible. It would help to brush your cat’s teeth at home weekly. We recommend slipping your finger onto the outside of your kitty’s teeth and focusing on where the gum meets the tooth. Start this process gradually and then work up to longer toothbrushing sessions. Provide your cat with their favorite treat afterward.
Treating Digestive Problems
In addition, sometimes digestive problems can point to a severe ailment, so if your kitty is frequently vomiting or has constant diarrhea, make sure you make a vet appointment. Occasional vomiting and diarrhea can also be managed by looking at your cat’s diet.
Also, you can help your pet bounce back from tummy discomfort by adding some canned pumpkin or sticking to a bland diet like white rice. You may want to try a natural preventative for cat hairballs after checking with your vet first.
Calming Skin Itchiness
Lastly, chamomile tea can help soothe your cat’s dry and itchy skin. Boil a strong cup of tea, cool it in the fridge, and then pour it into a spray bottle. Spray this natural remedy on the infected area to immediately soothe your kitty’s raw skin.
We Would Love the Opportunity to Care for Your Furry Friends!
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.
Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment.