Homeopet homeopathic remedies for your cat. Match up your cat’s symptoms with the formulas.

We really love the Homeopet natural line of remedies and have been fans for many years. The founder of Homeopet is a doctor and researcher and he’s put decades of knowledge gathering and keen attention to detail into these products. Everything is of the highest quality, no scrimping because the products are for animals like we may find in the products of other companies. And you know how we are at Cat Faeries – total fuss budgets when it comes to quality!

The chart below will allow you to match up your cat’s symptoms to the correct remedy.

In some cases you might want to use two remedies. Why? Well, because one of them might unlock the cause but not cure. The other will work with the first remedy to cure. Here are some examples:

Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea

You would alternate doses. So, every 2nd dose –switch. You would dose 3 times a day. In the AM, around lunchtime, and then again in the PM.

Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea PLUS Cleanz – Detox

The addition of Cleanz Detox will remove the toxins which could be the cause of the skin problems.

You would follow the same dosing pattern as above BUT with each dose wait 30 minutes and give a dose of Cleanz Detox.

A combination we are particularly fond of is:

Cleanz Detox and Digestive Upsets


You would dose in the same manner we explained for Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea.

We also like Joint Stress and Cleanz – Detox in combination with each other as older cats have painful joints and years of toxin build up.

You would dose in the same manner we explained for Skin & Itch and Skin & Seborrhea

Behavior • Anxiety • Stress

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Barking, whining, howling, yelping, crying
  • Pacing, panting, restlessness
  • Hiding under table, in bathroom, behind couch
  • Cowering, trembling, shaking
  • Drooling, vomiting, pooping
  • Destructive behavior
  • Bolts, runs away
  • Home alone/Separation
  • Boarding/Kenneling
  • Vet/Groomer visits
  • New arrivals to home
  • Strangers/Visitors

Anxiety Relief
(liquid drops)

  • Storms (thunder, lightning, wind, heavy thunderous rain, tornados)
  • Change in barometric pressure
  • Fireworks, firecrackers
  • Loud noise/traffic noise/airplanes flying by
  • Gunshots, bangs, explosions

Anxiety TFLN
Thunderstorms
Fireworks

(Liquid drops)

  • Fear of car and will not get in
  • Car motion, travel sickness
  • Vomiting, drooling, cowering
  • Cries, barks, whines
  • Restless in car, panting and pacing
  • Car trips
  • Boat trips
  • Train trips
  • Airplanes/Flying

Travel Anxiety
(Liquid drops)

Upper Respiratory

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Sneezing, runny nose, congestion
  • Watery or runny eyes
  • When they breathe, you can hear it
  • Runny nose and eyes
  • Sinus infection
  • Cat or dog flu
  • Allergies
  • Colds

Nose Relief
(Liquid drops)

  • Dry cough, wet cough, barky cough
  • Wheezy cough
  • Hoarse
  • Kennel cough
  • Bronchitis
  • All coughs

Cough
(Liquid drops)

Recovery • Health • Healing

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Recovery from injury
  • Wounds, cuts, bleeding, scratches
  • Post surgery
  • Sprains, bruising, breaks
  • Tail injury
  • Accidents and road traffic accidents
  • Surgery
  • Accidents and traffic accidents
  • Recovery
  • Fighting

First Aid
(Liquid drops)

  • Infection
  • Swelling, pain and shock from injury
  • Wounds that won’t heal, non-responsive wounds
  • Promotes rapid healing in wounds, cuts, bites and burns
  • Surgery
  • Accidents and traffic accidents
  • Cuts and wounds
  • Bites
  • Burns
  • Scratches

HP Healing Cream
(Topical)

Cleans the system of all the toxins the body has accumulated over the years. These toxins come from a variety of areas: spot on treatments, yard sprays, house sprays, air fresheners, wormers, shampoos and preservatives in foods are just some of the areas. The toxins build up in the system and decrease liver and kidney functions which results in the pet looking and acting less healthy.  Also purges radiation.

Cleanz – Detox
(Liquid drops)

Senior Cats and other animals

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Lameness, stiffness, difficulty rising or climbing stairs
  • Limping or holding foot up
  • Hip, joint and back pain
  • Weak hind legs
  • Pain with movement
  • Arthritis
  • Hip displasia
  • Older pets
  • Previous injury

Joint Relief
(Liquid drops)

  • Leaking during sleep/constantly dribbles
  • Puddles or urine stains on carpet
  • Urinary incontinence (old age or fear based)
  • Spayed females/neutered males

Leaks No More
(Liquid drops)

  • Stomach upset, vomiting
  • Cats that throw up 20 minutes after eating
  • Gas, doggie farts and flatulence
  • Diarrhea, loose stool
  • Constipation
  • Bad, smelly or sour breath
  • Colic bloating
  • Constipation
  • Poor digestion
  • IBD
  • Older pets
  • Overindulgence
  • Food allergies

Digestive Upsets
(Liquid drops)

Skin and Coat Allergies

Your Pet’s Symptoms

Possible Causes

Suggested Remedy

  • Constantly scratches
  • Biting, licking, chewing, gnawing
  • Skin irritation and/or eruptions
  • Hair loss
  • Skin allergies
  • Seasonal allergies

Skin & Itch
(Liquid drops)

  • Smelly ears with wax buildup, ears smell like stale cheese.
  • Ear infections
  • Oily, greasy coat, bad, poor dull coat
  • Dandruff, dander, flaky coat
  • Dogs stinks despite regular shampooing and grooming with different medicated shampoos
  • Airborne allergies and seasonal allergies
  • Chronic skin conditions

Skin & Seborrhea
(Liquid drops)

  • Nasty, red, oozing spot
  • Wound-like spot with no hair/dry, scaly skin
  • Bald spot/s
  • Licks and chews at same spot
  • Local allergies

Hot Spots
(Liquid drops)

  • Flea bites normally found in areas fleas congregate: base of tail, head, inside of legs
  • Scabs, sores, chewing hair off, skin discoloration
  • Chewing, licking, itching, scratching
  • Hive-like red spots
  • Bug bites, including fleas
  • Flea allergic dermatitis

Bug Bites
(Liquid drops)

A beautiful story of two beloved cats written by a Cat Faeries customer

We so love people who love cats. And we love people who can tell a good tale probably as much as you do. We hope your heart is warmed, faith in humanity is restored, and that you give your cats a big hug and lots of kisses. Here’s Judy’s story about Casper and Marshmellow:

My Wonderful Cat Faerie,

On Wednesday, our Marshmellow passed away suddenly. We think it was a heart attack. The morning began as it always did. I petted him on the couch and cleaned the sleep from his eyes (Casper used to lick them clean but when he passed away, it became my job). Then I went into the kitchen to wash his bowls and make his breakfast while he went to the sliding glass doors that lead to our deck so he could watch the birds. That was his favorite thing to do. No sooner than I suds-up the bowls did I hear a terrible cry from Marshmellow. It sounded like the sound he made when a black stray cat would wander onto our deck.

Marshmellow was very protective of us and used to “fight” that cat through the glass doors. But it was daytime, the stray only lurked around at night. And the birds were outside singing. If they stray was there, I’m sure the birds would have flown away. I rushed to Marshmellow. He was laying on his side in obvious distress. His breathing was shallow. I ran to get my husband and the carrier so we could bring him to emergency. But as we were stroking him, before we could get him in the carrier, he took his last breath. Our only solace is that it happened quickly, in one of his favorite places, doing one of his favorite things…and, just like Casper, he wasn’t alone when he left us.

Thankfully, our daughter, Carrie, was sleeping out at her friend’s house. Marshmellow’s last moments are playing in a constant loop in my head. I am glad Carrie was spared these images. When she came home, Marshmellow was wrapped in his favorite blanket and looked like he was sleeping peacefully. Just as Casper was “mine,” Marshmellow was “hers..”

Carrie was the one who first found Marshmellow at North Shore Animal League. They put all the hard to place in the Purina Cat Haven, a colorful building that you see first before going into the main building with all the kittens. It is such a wonderful and happy place for these cats to live until they find their forever homes. The main room is filled with carpeted shelves, bay windows with seating, cat condos, scratching posts and toys. From that room, there is a kitty door that leads to a clinical looking room where the cats’ food is prepared, the cats get daily grooming, inspections, etc. That’s where Marshmellow and Casper were most of the time according to the staff. Even though the other room was far more interesting, they didn’t want to be with the other cats, only each other. Marshmellow and Casper almost blended in with the stark white walls of that room. I think that was the way they liked it. They were there for two years. Even though there were many wonderful kitties for us to choose from in the main room, Carrie was drawn to the clinical looking room. That’s where Marshmellow and Carrie first laid eyes on each other. It was love at first sight. Carrie petted Marshmellow while Casper watched a few steps away. When it seemed that Carrie was “OK,” Casper let her get a couple of pets in with him, too. Carrie came running back to the main room where Sam, my hubby, and I were.

Excitedly she said, “There are these two beautiful white cats. One is fat and friendly…” and at that moment Marshmellow came through the kitty door and stopped at her side, “and the other one is smaller and shy.” And that was when Casper stepped through the kitty door and kind of hung back there and watched his brother. Casper let me pet him. Both let out earth-shaking purrs. From that moment, they were our family.

Carrie is an only child. We had just moved to Long Island from Manhatten. She didn’t have too many friends out here yet and was terribly lonely. That’s why we went to North Shore Animal League that day. We intended to get two kitties so they’d keep each other company while Carrie was at school and Sam and I were at work. Marshmellow was Carrie’s confidant. She told him secrets. She cried to him. She laughed with him. She used him as a pillow (he LOVED it). Marshmellow helped her through a dark time in her life in a way that nobody else could. I’ll love him most for that.

The North Shore Animal League figured they were about 9 years old. Same age as Carrie. If that’s true, Casper was 14 when he passed in August. Marshmellow made it to 15. Indoor cats are supposed to live to 20, I hear. I feel like we were robbed. But we had seven great years together and that is a gift. I wouldn’t trade a single moment of it. They were happy here and if anyone deserved happiness in their lives, it was Marshmellow and Casper. Marshmellow was never the same after Casper passed. It was about 3-4 months until he stopped looking for him. Then he seemed resigned to being alone with us. He became a bit needier for affection and the loss of Casper created a bond between Marshmellow and me. He was happy…but never the same. It was a heart attack that took his last breath but I believe he really died of a broken heart.

Anyway, for years you have been a special part of our family. You helped us through a very trying time. Feliway brought harmony back to our home and your toys brought joy to The Fellas (that’s what we always called Casper and Marshmellow together). You know Casper’s favorite was the corn and he was holding it as we relieved him from his cancer. Marshmellow’s favorite was the fortune cookie (I always called it the wonton). We cast Marshmellow’s footprints in plaster, just as we did with Casper. While, Casper was cremated, we buried Marshmellow in our yard, wrapped in a favorite blanket, with his “wonton.” We put the bird feeder above his resting place so he can always watch the birds. It was his favorite.

Thank you for everything. We’ll get new, furry members of the family again…but not now. When we do, you’ll be sure to hear from us. Until then, I’ll remain a fan and recommend you to everybody!

Hugs,
Judy

Our cats’ secrets to longevity

When I tell people how long our cats tend to live the response is usually “Seriously? How do you do it?”

I wish it was a magic faerie wand I could swoop over every cat, everywhere. When I think about it it’s a lot of things that I do. Part of it is good food, regular health care and keeping them inside. And of course, lots of love.

Some of the other things I do are…

We run Comfort Zone with Feliway diffusers in nearly every room. We don’t have a peeing problem we just think of it as something that makes our cats happy and helps them feel relaxed – much like when I bring in fresh cut roses and put them in vases or mason jars. The rose scent is so appealing and calming to people, just as the Comfort Zone with Feliway pheromone is appealing and calming to cats. When we are calm and happy we are healthier and live longer.

I also put Kidney Kitty flower essence formula in the water bowl every time I change the water, which can sometimes be twice a day. No matter how young a cat is, it’s never too early to start supporting their kidneys. I don’t know the statistics, but since cats are living longer its often renal failure that is their demise. Customers tell us that Kidney Kitty offers support and boosts comfort and longevity.

We also keep as calm of a house as possible. Every morning we play the CD “A Ball of Yarn” as it sets the tone of the day with its soft lullabye like melodies. As for television I’m not entertained by violence – give me season one of Downton Abbey 24/7! Fashion Police is as raucous as it gets at our house!

Hissing or fighting cats are upsetting to the cats of course, but also to us. So we want to minimize conflicts. Multi Cat Household Harmony flower essence formula on a daily basis can turn The Hatfields and McCoys into Romeo and Juliet.

Slowing down and watching your cat’s antics will de-stress you, and your cat(s) will love the attention. Feeling loved and enjoyed makes everyone feel good and youthful!

Tips for giving a cat Sub Q fluids

If the day comes that your vet tells you that it’s time for your cat to start getting fluids don’t despair, it’s not an automatic death sentence. Many cats live and thrive for many years because of the fluids. You’ve seen photos of our own Three Little Olde Ladies: they get their fluids, they enjoy this ritual, and they amaze their vets with how healthy and happy they are!

When you notice your aging cat isn’t grooming or looks a bit greasy, especially near the tail, or you see dandruff, weight loss, and a bit of lethargy, get your kitty into the vet for testing. Because the kidneys are not functioning at 100% and toxins are building up – the cat feels “hung over” which is not a nice feeling.

Sub Q fluids will make your cat feel so good that most cats begin to associate the fluids with feeling better and won’t fight you (or your house call vet tech).

Think of it as The Daily Love Ritual: The time you spend with your cat giving fluids can be looked at as a time to express love. Pet and massage your cat. Lots of kisses and kind words. A ritual where you hang up the bag, insert a fresh needle, adjust the line, insert the needle, release the brake on the line to let the fluid flow. Stroke the cat, talk pretty to the cat. It can be a relaxing experience for you and the cat.

Finding a vet tech: Not everyone wants to administer the fluids themselves which is completely understandable, don’t feel like you must do this. Call every vet hospital around and ask for referrals and interview all of them. Select the one who’s got the most experience but who is also the kindest and has a gentle manner – this is very important. You cat needs to like this person a lot and gentle and loving is imperative. Our vet tech is practically family now!

Fluids, lines and needles: The costs of these necessary items can add up fast. Our favorite and least spendy sources are: Brico Medical Supply (www.bricomedicalsupplies.com) and Stat Medical Supplies (www.statmedical.com) You’ll need to fax them a copy of the prescription from your vet. Their prices for cases of fluids is very low, but shipping a case of fluids is costly due to weight, so for you East Coast people use Brico, West Coast people use Stat.

Needles: Most needles are now made in China (you know how we feel about that) and the quality can be iffy. The sharpness of the point can vary, and a dull needle causes pain. The only needles we use are Terumo brand. This is a Japanese brand of needle which has an ultra sharp point so that insertion is as painless as possible (our cats don’t flinch at all). We use 19 gauge which is usually just the right size for a cat – not to big, and not too small.

Warm up the fluid bag!: Warming up the fluid bag in a bowl of hot water will warm the liquid which makes the experience so much more comfortable for the cat. We do not recommend microwaving your fluid bags (or anything else). Usually the bag of fluid is a nice warm temperature after about 10 minutes.

 Administering the fluids: We find that picking up the cat and moving kitty to a place that’s convenient for our vet tech stresses the cat. Our vet tech goes to where the cat is (usually in a cat bed on the floor or on top of a people-bed). The fluids are suspended from a coat hanger which can then be hung from a window or door frame, bed post, top of a dresser (be creative!). You’ll see in the photo that we bent the ends of the coat hanger, this keeps the bag centered and balanced.

Love and Kindness: Kisses and chin scratches while the needle is in and fluids are flowing make all the difference. Gently massage the cat for relaxation and well being really help too (stay tuned for upcoming articles about acupressure massage for cats). The more you pour on the love the more the cat will learn to enjoy getting their fluids. Our’s purr!

Diet: Ok, this is going to be a hot potato of controversy. Most vets are saying that cats in any stage of renal failure must have low protein cat food. But our wholistic vets disagree. They say that our carnivorous friends need protein for brain function and to support all other body systems and functions. We were confused too, and therefore we bounced around feeding our cats low protein cat food, then not, and back again. Finally we opted for “what makes them happy and gives quality of life” and that’s protein. But this is purely subjective, ultimately it’s your decision. Do the research, there is a lot of it online.

Alternative Support: If you are fortunate enough to have a skilled veterinary acupuncturist in your area your cat will really benefit from treatments. Our cats get acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbs. Our vet is Dr. Cheryl Schwartz who’s book “Four Paws, Five Directions: Traditional Chinese Medicine for Cats and Dogs” is a MUST HAVE! You will learn how to do acupressure massage which you cat will love the feel of, and which will boost health exponentially. Cheryl does not do phone consultations nor does she reply to emails with questions. But if you email us or become a Facebook fan with very brief questions we will save them and in future newsletters publish her replies.

Daily Support: Cat Faeries Kidney Kitty helps support the kidney function and kidney meridian with Cat Faeries Kidney Kitty. Our own cats get it every day in their water bowl, even the youngest one who’s 3. Our oldest is 22. Kidney Kitty + Sub Q fluids has our oldest ones feeling pretty darned good and youthful.

Arthritic cats and a clever litter box idea!

As we all age bones creak and just don’t move like before. Arthritis makes life difficult for all. One of the reasons our older cats pee or poop outside of the litter box is that the sides are the box are now a bit too high to make climbing in and out easy.

Since this is the time of year when we are roasting turkeys, the grocery stores have lots of aluminum roasting pans for sale. If you look you’ll probably find one the length of your current litter box, but the sides will be lower. Try one! See if your cat likes it. See if its just as easy for you to clean and manage.

We have seen a few litter pans in the stores with lower sides, but they are not long enough for most cats to use comfortably. Try the roasting pan idea – they come in several sizes, you’ll find one that’s right! Its a pretty cheap experiment which could save you oodles of money in the long run, and your sanity. And the cat will be so much happier and in less pain.