With caution and common sense, sometimes, it is good to explore new ideas with the intention of improving our cat’s health and welfare. Here are two possibilities.
The first, SeaCure, is a dietary supplement for humans. It has been recommended by a vet to help with digestive issues in a cat. I’d like to try and find out if anyone has used it. It is said to be ‘great for pets with digestive problems’.
A blogger has used for her cat who suffered for years with IBD (irritable bowel disease). Her cat, Minnie, used to have diarrhea and then constipation with vomiting. Minnie had regular bowel movements and no vomiting after a few weeks on the supplement. That seems very promising.
SeaCure was designed for people as a useful supplement to help the digestive tract repair itself, alleviate diarrhea and vomiting, help IBD sufferers and help the elderly maintain their strength.
As a protein supplement it is said to be more efficient and effective than conventional supplements because it is produced using a process called ‘fermentation’ rather than heat, which breaks the protein down making it harder for the body to absorb. Fermentation breaks the protein down into fragments rather than into a mixture.
It would seem to be useful for geriatric cats who have lost weight and muscle tone.
I have just discovered that there is a version of this for pets. It appears the human version is fine for cats and the capsule can be opened and the contents sprinkled on the food at 1/8th of the human dosage. The pet version comes in a powder form.
I’d check with my vet before using it. However, sometimes cats can suffer from chronic illnesses that need managing and vets are not always great at this. Chronic illnesses sometimes require enlightened of even experimental approaches to alleviate the distress caused provided common sense is used together with a dose of caution.
via Blogger’s site.
Bone broth for cats
This idea comes from the catsndogsnaturally.com website. Bone broth is said to be a good ’empirical treatment’. This means a health treatment not based on hard science but experience. Bone broth is said to be highly nutritious and a good supplement to help the recovery of a sick cat. It is easy on the stomach.
The broth is made out of turkey, chicken and rabbit bones. If you have a slow cooking pot – a ‘crock pot’, it is easy to make it. Place the bones and distilled water in the pot and cook for 48 hours. Add 1-2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar to help extract the gelatin from the bones.
The broth is poured into Mason jar (a glass jar used for home canning) and allow to cool (place in fridge). Once cooled the fat at the top is removed. The broth is solid – gelatinous. It can be warmed up by placing the jar into warm water. Or a spoonful can be added to your cat’s regular food.