Do you have a cat that suffers from feline asthma? You have probably tried multiple remedies to treat it. If you are a part of a growing number of pet owners who would rather use natural remedies to treat conditions for their pet, then you will want to read further. Feline Asthma is a respiratory condition that involves excess mucus buildup and inflammation in the airways. The combination of inflammation and mucus buildup can lead to more exacerbating conditions such as muscle spasms that cause the airways to become more constricted — making it very difficult to breathe. If you have ever suffered from asthma, you have a pretty good idea of what it probably feels like for your cat, because cats and humans share many of the same symptoms when it comes to asthma.
Obviously, there are conventional medical treatments for this condition, but there is a growing number of pet owners who don’t want to constantly do their animals with synthetic medication if it is not necessary. If you are one of those people, we provided a short list of steps you can take to holistically and naturally address your pet’s condition. In many instances, these remedies can be highly effective.
There is substantial empirical evidence that suggests that stress is a primary trigger for asthmatic attacks in pets and humans. By finding ways to reduce stress, you will reduce the risk of the onset of asthmatic symptoms.
Reduce environmental triggers.
As with humans, asthma in cats can be aggravated by certain environmental conditions. Respiratory irritants are harmful to any animal, but it is extremely more dangerous for a human or animal that suffers from asthma. Irritants like smoke, pollen, certain air fresheners, and cleaning products should be kept away from your animal. Instead, use chemical-free cleaning products. There are actually chemical-free products that clean just as effectively as those products with chemicals.
Give up the cigarettes.
I know this one will probably sting a bit, but it is actually what is best for the both of you. If you are a smoker, your second-hand smoke is wreaking havoc on your pet’s asthma. What is interesting is that there are a lot of people who will not consider giving up cigarettes to improve their own health, but make the leap to protect the health of their pet. While that does not make sense to me, it may touch close to home for you.
Acupuncture can definitely help.
I know the skeptic is coming out of the woodwork. As a person who has actually used acupuncture before, I am aware of how effective it can be when it is done correctly. I will honestly admit that I have never used acupuncture on a pet for any reason, but I don’t see why the same principles would not apply here. There are several highly reputable pet acupuncture specialist out there who claim to achieve remarkable success in dealing with all types of conditions, including asthma. It is definitely worth a try.
Supplements can play a vital role in helping to boost your animals natural immune system.
The building up of mucus and inflammation is the result of a lowered immune system. With the right supplements along with a holistic nutritional regimen, you will be surprised at the improvement you will see in your pets overall health. Remember, all illnesses have a source. We tend to look at the symptoms instead of addressing the source. By improving nutritional intake and supplementing your effort with recommended supplements, you may be able to address the asthma issue once and for all.
Flower Essences have the ability to provide significant relief in many instances.
There are certain brands of spiritual essences that are ideal for upper-respiratory conditions like asthma, bronchitis, and respiratory infections. When taken correctly, this remedy will help to relieve stress, improve the immune system, and promote healing.
It is important to understand that there are unique situations in which it may be necessary to use synthetic medication to get a respiratory condition under control, but over time, the proper environment and the proper diet will have an immense impact on the reduces asthmatic symptoms and occurrences. Start with the remedies that are easily accessed and applied and the work in those that may be a bit more expensive or out of the way.