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Common Cat Ailments & How to Resolve Them Naturally

Cats have a lot of common ailments that, if caught early, can be resolved naturally (in many cases). It’s important to remember that the key to resolving any problem is early intervention. Here are some common ailments that cats face and how you can attempt a natural early remedy.

Remember, these remedies are not meant to replace advice and treatment by your veterinarian but can be a useful addition to your cat’s health regimen.

Respiratory Conditions

Cats are prone to respiratory conditions, particularly if they are stressed. L-lysine is one of the most effective natural remedies for cats with minor respiratory problems or those in need of immune system support. Consider boosting your cat’s immunity with a natural supplement like Immunity from Licks Pill Free.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Any urinary issue must be evaluated by a veterinarian. However, you can offer your cat additional support with specific homeopathic remedies. These can be effective for cats who require additional kidney support, or experience flare-ups as a result of anxiety.

Cats with chronic UTIs may also benefit from the addition of cranberry into their diet. This can easily be accomplished with treats or supplements. Additionally, some cat food has cranberry added for urinary support.

Skin Conditions

Skin conditions are some of the most common reasons cats go to the vet. In general, healthy cats don’t have problems with their skin. However, certain breeds may experience problems with symptoms that range from itching to dandruff. Immune-compromised or senior cats are prone to these problems as they stop grooming themselves. Fish oil and Omega fatty acids will help promote healthy skin and coat.

Scrapes and cuts that are often found in younger cats who play a bit too hard can be treated with natural wound and skin care products like Vetericyn.


Cats can wind up with a host of problems if they have trouble dispelling hairballs. There are many natural remedies for this common issue, with cat grass being the most common. Cats require a certain amount of fiber in their diet to properly eliminate hairballs. Simply providing cat grass gardens can go a long way towards preventing problems.

Dental Issues

Prevention is the key to avoiding dental issues in cats.

PlaqueOff is a natural powder made from North Atlantic seaweed that supports cat dental health and helps remove plaque and tartar.

Matatabi is a Japanese plant that has become increasingly popular in recent years because of its similarity to catnip. When left in its natural form, matatabi sticks are great for cleaning your cat’s teeth.

When selecting a natural remedy for your cats, be certain the manufacturer has a long track record of quality products. Cats are very sensitive to essential oils and other natural remedies, so do your homework and always follow the advice of your veterinarian.

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