Feline Allergies

A cat allergy, or any allergy in any animal including a human, is usually a reaction to a foreign protein that has entered the GI tract and/or bloodstream. These proteins can be organic, such as bug excrement, food ingredients, and flea saliva. Or, they can be synthetic, such as pharmaceuticals and household chemicals. Sometimes, allergies are a reaction to proteins that are part of the animal’s body. The body literally attacks itself. This is an auto-immune reaction.

One common symptom in all cat allergies is inflammation, a self-fueling process. The more inflammation there is the more inflammation is produced. Like a fire in dry wood; it consumes anything combustible. Inflammation must be brought under control before, healing can take place. This is why vets prescribe anti-histamines to slow or stop the inflammation.


The Real Cause of Cat Allergy
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Allergic reactions are a symptom. The actual source is somewhere inside the body. Until the source is dealt with, the problem will not only persist but will, in all probability, get worse.

Puffy eyes and runny noses are commonly recognized as inflammations. Treating the consequences of the allergic reaction with anti-inflammatories is the least effective strategy. Why? The fundamental weakness in allergic animals is an unhealthy gastrointestinal tract.


When the Cat’s away, the Mice Will Play.

When the GI tract is compromised any number of disorders or diseases can develop. Yeasts sends roots into the mucosa opening up channels for macro molecules and proteins to enter your cats’ bloodstream. Bacteria and viruses also breed in a destabilized environment.

Worse yet, all food substances become part of the allergic pool. Dietary changes will not work until the GI tract is stabilized and rejuvenated. Once the GI tract becomes compromised, the door is open wide, and your cat’s health begins to spiral down.
Weak links are where you see the symptoms. So, if the weak link is skin, the cat has skin problems. If the weak link is digestion, the cat has diarrhea and vomiting. If the weak link is cellular metabolism, the cat gets cancer.

Every system – digestive, immune, lymphatic… gets its nutrition from the intestinal system. The GI tract is where you must first address the stress.

 

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7 thoughts on “Feline Allergies

  1. B says:

    If your cat does have allergies, like you’re describing above, which of your products do you recommend using for these symptoms?

    • Steve says:

      My recommendation depends on the cat’s condition and symptoms. To start I always recommend no more vaccines as they cause hyper allergenic responses. They are designed to do that.

    • Steve says:

      Hi Alexis, The root of the problem is the food and the drugs, especially the vaccines.

      Try Noni Lotion.

      https://www.vitalityscience.com/product/noni-pet-lotion/

      Here is a food doc.
      Cat Food

      We recommend what not to feed. Especially avoid corn, wheat and soy (hydrolyzed protein is soy) and for some cats carragenan and guar gum. Next, for many cats but not all, no grains and no chicken.

      Next, unless dry is all the cat will eat, no dry. Dry food dries them out. (Who’d would have guessed!) Canned is not so great either. Imagine yourself living out of cans! Canned and dry food are devoid of enzymes and the proteins are denatured. These deficiencies can be remedied with supplements.

      The best is raw but some cats cannot handle raw. We feed our cat Nature’s Variety frozen raw carried by most large pet stores. Nature’s Variety also sells a very good canned and dry. That said not all cats  will eat Nature’s Variety. 

      Of all the proteins, rabbit, lamb and venison are the best. Avoid all birds (chicken, turkey, duck) since many cats are allergic to them, especially the chicken.

      All food changes should be done incrementally. A 10% change per day is recommended. If at any time the GI problems get worse, then that food is not recommended.

      Avoid too many variables by using only “single protein, limited ingredient” foods.

      Here is a link to limited ingredient single protein food, which has been successful for many but which may or may not be the right food for your cat:

      http://www.instinctpetfood.com/product/instinct-limited-ingredient-canned-cat-food-rabbit

      If your cat has a thyroid condition, avoid lamb, venison, and chicken as they are too energetically hot. For hyperthyroid cats, duck, rabbit and pork are beneficial. Also, for hyperthyroid cats avoid seafood and supplemental iodine. For FIP cats no pea protein.

      Super Carnivore Bone Broth Supplement
      Bone broth can be bought frozen, shelf stable, and refrigerated. But the best bone broth is home made.
      (1) Breville Slow Cooker is recommended. A very slow slow cooker is necessary so that the bones can cook for days.

      (2) Ingredients: 5 lbs bones, 5 table spoons Apple Cider Vinegar, clean water

      (3) Cook on low setting for at least 48 hours. Stop when bones are brittle.

      (4) Although bone broth could be a staple food. It is time consuming to make so the dosages should be adjusted for weight. At least a few teaspoons for a 10 lb animal and a few ounces or more for a 100 pound animal

  2. Kim Jones says:

    What type of bones do you use for homemade bone broth – must they be rabbit, venison or lamb? These are not so easy to come by. Chicken is most accessible, but you advise against chicken proteins…

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