Take care of your cat (or its cats) is a priority for a majority of masters, of which you are probably one. Do you want to pamper your cat with natural products? Discover our suggestions and advice. Today, the time is natural for animals as well as for their masters. Also, to take care of kitty, you may be looking for alternatives to chemical products? Good idea: this solution, better for the environment, often turns out to be much more economical. At Meyou, we are also fans of simplicity and naturalness. We have therefore unearthed for you some remedies to respond to the most common little annoyances in cats.
Drive out the undesirables
Help: your big beast is invaded by little beasts! To fight undesirables (fleas, ticks, etc.) that have taken up residence in the cat’s coat, you can use diatomaceous earth (we told you about it in our article “5 tips for being an eco-friendly cat master “). The product, which must be food grade, is a fine natural powder. Composed of fossils of microorganisms, it causes tiny cuts on the bodies of insects that lead to their death by desiccation.
For this method to be really effective, you must also treat with diatomaceous earth the rest of the places where your cat usually goes (bed, carpet…). We also advise you to take care of your cat by doubling your action with a flea comb. Finally, then adopt preventive measures so that the situation does not happen again. Apple cider vinegar, for example, is a natural flea repellent that you can apply diluted with water to your pet’s coat.
Taking care of your cat: treating sores
You observe kitty yet comfortably installed in his bed or cube for cat and you find that he scratches abnormally? Skin diseases are common in cats and have multiple causes (best to get a diagnosis from a veterinarian). You can also use apple cider vinegar for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. The application of aloe vera gel or coconut oil can also be used to relieve your animal, as well as to clean its ears.
Another solution in case of injury: make a poultice of green clay. 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 poultice (but be careful that kitty does not eat too much of it!).
Keeping your cat healthy
Did you know that clay can also be drunk by your cat, especially to relieve digestive problems? Several types of clays and several modes of administration are to be preferred depending on the objective. White clay mixed with water (“clay milk”) can be used in cures of 3 weeks to relieve gastric or intestinal ailments, while a little green clay sprinkled on food or drink of your animal on a regular basis will have a “detoxifying” action. But beware: the clay should in principle not be taken with another treatment, as it would risk canceling the effects.
Finally, to keep your cat in top shape on a daily basis, you can use certain natural food supplements. Brewer’s yeast, in particular, has demonstrated its effectiveness in nourishing and strengthening hair and claws. Spirulina, a blue micro-algae, is also known in cats (as in humans) to help boost immune defenses and give vitality.
All of these remedies can help keep kitty in top shape. But, because prevention is better than cure, to take care of your cat, it is also important to first ensure that you provide it with a balanced diet and an environment adapted to its well-being.. Also keep in mind that “natural” does not mean “beneficial” and that some herbal remedies may not be suitable for felines (essential oils can therefore be very dangerous for cats if used incorrectly!) .
Do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian as soon as you have the slightest doubt about the health of your animal. Especially since more and more of these professionals are also “going green” and now associating veterinary medicine with homeopathy, naturopathy or physiotherapy.