Cat health problems are on the rise. Diarrhoea, kidney disease, thyroid problems, asthma, aggression, diabetes, leukaemia and cancer are all much more prevalent today than they were only a few decades ago. Veterinary care seems only able to maintain rather than cure the problems. However, when you adopt a system of natural cat health care, you can prevent and cure the problems.
When your cat starts to experience a health problem, commonly known as disease, she starts to exhibit certain symptoms. She might drink more, or there is a change in appetite, a lump may appear, she may show lethargy when she was previously energetic. These symptoms are not diseases. They are the body’s adjustment, or adaptation, to a causative problem.
Let’s look at an analogy to illustrate this. Suppose you put a two stroke mixture of fuel in your car which runs on unleaded fuel. Your car would still run, but the performance would not be as good and the exhaust would be smokey. If you continued to use this incorrect fuel, ultimately the engine parts would clog up and stop working altogether.
There was nothing wrong with the engine. It was being ‘fed’ the wrong fuel. And it’s the same with your cat. If your cat gets a disease, the cause is most likely the food you are feeding her. Because this has changed dramatically in the last few decades, it shows a strong link to the cause of deteriorating health in cats.
And when you examine the common commercial cat foods, you can see why:
Cats needs a quality protein. Commercial cat food uses inferior ‘protein’ sources as its cheaper.
Cats don’t naturally eat much, if any, carbohydrates. Commercial cat food is high in carbohydrates because it’s cheap.
Cats are sensitive to chemicals. Commercial cat food is high in chemicals as they are cheap and are an attempt to address the shortfall in nutrition, add flavour, colour, improve the appearance, texture and allow a long shelf life.
And this is not looking at the ‘food’ more closely.
You can prevent cat health problems by adapting a quality, natural diet as part of her regime of natural cat health. This alone can save you countless dollars in veterinary bills, over the years.
If your cat already has a health problem, the best thing to do immediately is change the diet. This may not be without resistance on your cat’s part. You would expect that. But, by persevering, you may be able to completely cure the problem.