Some cats have a low threshold for stress. For instance, they may overreact to situations that shouldn’t be threatening, such as someone coming to visit.
They become very nervous during thunderstorms or if they hear a barking dog. Trips to the vet are a nightmare.
If this describes your kitty, you might want to try Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals Anxiety & Stress, a homeopathic formula that contains a number of common remedies, designed to bring about feelings of calm and well being in humans, provided it matches the set of symptoms.
This is a wide-spectrum homeopathic formula that contains a number of remedies, such as Ignatia and Chamomilla that are often recommended for nervousness. Although I’m of the opinion that it’s best to work with a professional, who can take your cat’s case and choose a well-selected remedy, I realize that it’s extremely difficult to find skilled veterinary homeopaths. That’s why pet owners may want to try a special combination formula, such as this one.
Nervous Cat Remedy
Homeopathic remedies are meant to not interfere with medications or other treatments. The stated dosage in the product description is to add this to your pet’s water bowl, each time you fill it.
However, most professional homeopaths, including the one I work with, recommended what is called the “minimum dose.” This means giving just one dose and waiting for it to wear off before giving another. From what I’ve seen, homeopathic remedies can be amazing. They have the potential to actually heal. So you may only need one or two doses and never need another one. Repeating a dose too often can cause an “aggravation” of symptoms.
The “minimum dose” is the approach we use with our dog, with very good success. However, I don’t put the remedy in his water bowl. Instead, I put it directly into his mouth. This prevents him from getting an additional homeopathic dose each time he drinks from his bowl.
However, I do need to stress that I’m not an animal healthcare expert. So I can’t give medical advice. All I can do is share my personal experience of using homeopathic remedies with pets. Please tell your vet if you plan to use a homeopathic remedy on your cat.
These statements have not been approved by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
This article is written for information purposes only, and is not meant as a substitute for regular veterinary care. Pregnant cats should not use homeopathic remedies unless they’re prescribed by a medical professional.