Taking care of your cat (or cats) is a priority for a majority of the owners of which you are probably apart. Want to pamper your cat with natural products? Check out our suggestions and tips. Today, time is natural for animals as well as for their owners. Also, to take care of kitty, you may be looking for alternatives to chemicals? Good idea: this solution, better for the environment, is often much more economical. At Meyou, we are also adept at simplicity and naturalness. So we have found for you some remedies to meet the little hassles most common in cats.
Hunting the unwanted
Help: your big beast is overrun with little beasts! To combat the undesirables (chips, ticks…) that would have taken their quarters in the coat of kitty, you can use diatom soil (we had told you in our article “5 tips to be a master of green cat”). The product, which must be of food quality, is a fine natural powder. Composed of fossils of microorganisms, it causes tiny cuts on the bodies of insects that cause their death by desiccation.
For this method to be really effective, you must also deal with diatom soil the rest of the places your cat is used to going (sleeping, carpeting…). You are also advised to take care of your cat by doubling your action with an anti-chip comb. Finally, then take preventive measures to ensure that the situation does not happen again. Cider vinegar, for example, is a natural flea repellent, which you can apply diluted with water on your pet’s coat.
Caring for your cat: caring for the bugs
You observe kitty yet comfortably installed in his sleeping or cube for cat and you find that it scratches abnormally? Skin diseases are common in cats and have multiple causes (the best is to get a diagnosis from a veterinarian). You can also use cider vinegar for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The application of aloe vera gel or coconut oil can also be used to relieve your pet, as well as to clean his ears.
Another solution in case of injury is to make a green clay cataplasm. This will prevent the proliferation of unwanted bacteria and facilitate healing. Honey is reputed to have identical virtues and can also be used as a cataplasm (but make sure you don’t eat too much!).
Keep your cat in top shape
Did you know that clay can also be drunk by your cat, especially to relieve his digestive problems? Several types of clays and several modes of administration are preferred depending on the objective. White clay mixed with water (“clay milk”) can be used in 3-week cures to relieve stomach or intestinal ailments, while a little green clay sprinkled on your pet’s food or drink on a regular basis will have a “detoxifying” action. But beware: clay should not in principle be taken with another treatment, as it could nullify its effects.
Finally, to keep your cat in the best shape of everyday life, you can use some natural dietary supplements. Beer yeast, in particular, has been shown to be effective in nourishing and strengthening hairs and claws. Spirulina, blue microalgae, is also known in cats (as in men) to help boost immune defenses and give vitality.
All these remedies can help keep kitty in top shape. But, because it is better to prevent than to cure, to take care of your cat, it is also important to ensure first of all to provide him with a balanced diet and an environment adapted to his well-being. Also keep in mind that “natural” does not mean “innocent” and that some herbal remedies may not be suitable for felines (essential oils can be very dangerous for cats if misused!).
Don’t hesitate to consult a veterinarian as soon as you have any doubts about your pet’s health. Especially since these professionals are also more and more numerous to “go green” and now associate veterinary medicine with homeopathy, naturopathy or physiotherapy.