Cat diarrhea can be difficult to treat for three reasons.
There are many substances that can destabilize the gastrointestinal function of cats: foods, contaminants, vaccines, drugs. etc..
With cat diarrhea, there are predisposing conditions (genetics, stress, location changes, health history.
Finally, time is a critical factor as the longer the feline diarrhea persists, the more body systems degenerate. Electrolytes are excreted, tissues become water logged and slough off, acidity builds up,
and pathogenic bacteria take over the microbiological population.
Consequently, Feline Comfort Plus addresses all of the physical and nutritional requirements. Feline Comfort Plus soothes and rebuilds the GI lining, and restores microbiological balance. For many cats this is sufficient to bring about balance.
However, if your cat is chronic, has been sick for weeks or months, or has an especially violent explosive cat diarrhea, then you will need our Treatment-Resistant package.
To help you decide what it is you need, go ahead and click the tabs at the top of this Intro and read more about Feline Comfort Plus.
Feline Comfort Plus was formulated in response to customers who tried everything else to stabilize their cat and found no success.
For: Cats of all ages sick or well.
Benefits: Quickly Resolves:
We formulate our own products. All of our ingredients are purchases from United States sources. We maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity)
for all ingredients. We do not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents,
color agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
We manufacture so that humans, including family and friends, can confidently take any of our products. Family and friends, as well as customers, take
Pet Flora, Vital Pet Lipids, Luxolite, Herbal Anti-inflammatory, and Soothing Solution.
Pet Flora Our flagship product. Pet Flora is a proprietary formulation of Soil Based Organisms that succeeds when all other probiotics fail.
Arabinogalactan is a long chain polysaccharide obtained from Larch trees. Arabinogalactan is a water soluble fiber that also enhances immune competence. For this reason, it is a desirable ingredient in any GI formulation.
Super Pet Enzymes are a broad spectrum enzyme formulation that will digest the complete range of food items.
Additionally, we add generous amounts of bromelain and serrapeptase, two proteases that have an exceptional ability to reduce inflammation.
L-Glutamine, the peptide-bound form, is the most easily assimilated form of L-Glutamine. This form is absorbed up to 20 times better than free form amino acids. L-Glutamine is the supplement of choice for more chronic conditions of the GI tract, such as IBD, Crohn's disease and various forms of colitis, as well as for AIDS and cancer patients, where the GI integrity has been compromised.
Diatomaceous Earth, Food Grade, powdered diatoms, composed of silica and calcium. Expels parasites, heals many types of epithelial wounds, including those in the GI tract.
Slippery Elm is an herbal preparation made from the slippery inner bark of a type of elm tree. Slippery elm has long been used in North America for medicinal purposes. Slippery elm is soothing to the digestive system. It is good for both diarrhea and constipation, as it softens and adds smooth bulk to the stool. Slippery elm also calms irritation as it gently coats the lining of the intestinal system.
Psyllium Seed Powder is a mucilaginous herb that soothes the intestinal contents. The indigestible mucilage (active principle) is found both in the whole seed and the husk and swells when it comes in contact with water. Psyllium is used for chronic yeast infections. It is employed to prevent the systemic absorption of the yeast's metabolic wastes that many individuals are sensitive to.
Tuna Flavor is natural and hypoallergenic.The flavor is extracted from tuna, but contains almost no tuna protein.
Beef Liver Powder is from Argentinian natural grass fed cows. This powder is the highest quality human grade available. These cows have never been on feed lots and freely roam the Pampas.
We formulate our own products. All our ingredients are purchased from United States sources. We maintain a C of A (Certificate of Authenticity) for all ingredients. Vitality Science does not use any additives or any substances other than what is on the label. That is, we use no excipients, flowing agents, coloring agents, stabilizers, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, or unnatural substances of any kind.
My other senoir cat Holly, (I inherited her from my mom, who got Holly from the SPCA when Holly was 2 years old), 16 years young, has been eating dry food for the past 14 years. While she was not exhibiting any noticable symptoms, I had switched her to canned food, (that was a struggle!), and she is now eating purely raw pet foods. I started her on FCP as soon as I recveived my first order, then switched her to Celloquent when it arrived. Last week, I started giving her SPenzymes to encourage her appetite, she tends be be on the very lean side. Then she started with a bit of constipation, which she does have once in a while, so I am giving her FCP again. Now I have the tools to deal with it! All I can say is, Holly has gone from looking like the cat most people fell in love with to being more beautiful than ever! Her fur, looks like a cloud around her! I have NEVER seen her be so playful. She plays with toys, that 2 months ago she would not even look at.&nspb;
I am a very satisfied customer...Holly showed no signs of ill health, she is a brand new cat!&nspb;
I don't know many people in Edmonton, but I will tell any pet owner I meet, about Vitality Science!!&nspb;
Colour me happy with Vitality Science
First of all, I would sincerely like to thank you for all your help in stabilizing my Persian Cat, Cheddar. He was finally diagnosed with a bacterial overgrowth of Clostridium Perfringens. Our vet feels that he does not have an optimum immune system and that any little stress causes him difficulties. He also had ringworm at less than a year old.
At any rate, I have been able to stabilize him by using 3/4 tsp Feline Comfort 2 x day along with some extra fiber and vitamins. He has not had any bloody loose stools since starting the Felne Comfort and is generally quite active and social.
Right now he is back on antibiotics to control the bacterial overgrowth, along with the Feline Comfort, fiber, and vitamins. His food was successfully changed to Wellness (at your recommendation) and he is doing well with it.
Peggy Dreblow Santa Clara, CA
"We have had our cat Mayor for over 8 years, getting him from a shelter, and he has been a great addition to the family. However, he has had bowel problems for his entire life; he could not make it to the litter box, he would meow in pain due to gas, accidents all over the place. It was truly terrible. We tried everything - steroids, various diets including raw food, all types of medicine, going to the Vet and subjecting him to every test available. Nothing worked. But now, we have him on a Pet Flora and Feline Comfort regiment and it works wonders! No more painful meows! Very little oops cannott make it! He is much happier
Rachel, Billy & Mayor
Los Angeles, CA
"Hey, Thanks so much for the extra items. I have been waiting to see how my cat was feeling before I emailed you. Your products are great! Tux seems to have bounced back.
On the 10th of December Tux started vomiting. The next afternoon I brought him to the vet. They ran test and e-rays, kept him a couple of days and I picked him up Sat. morning. All the test were good; the vet had no idea what could be wrong. He wouldn't eat for the vet, so they sent him home with anti-nausea meds. When he came home he had diarrhea and nausea. Even on the anti-nausea meds he would get sick. I was afraid to bring him back to the vet since he was so unhappy there and the vet had no idea what was wrong.
My girlfriend suggested that I treat him like I would myself, naturally. Before I found your site, I had started him on Happy Bellies Oatmeal with probiotics. It seemed to help but not completely. Then I found your site, it was such a blessing.
HE HAS NOT BEEN SICK ONCE SINCE HE STARTED YOUR PRODUCTS!!! I've forwarded a letter with the link to your site to ALL my friends who are animal lovers.
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