My cat is extremely anemic. Tests have shown no parasites, no infection, and no feline leukemia. I don't have much money. A blood transfusion has been suggested at $500 and a bone marrow test for $1000. These are out of my reach.
For several years my cat munched on a peace lily I had. She would quickly vomit. I now know that these plants are poisonous, but since she hasn't died, could her anemia problem be related to the eating of the plant? Any suggestions on what I can do for her? She's currently on steroids and a vitamin supplement, but I can see that she's beginning to get worse rather than better, as when she first started on the steroids. Help!
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Well, I hope the plant is gone, so that can't be a worry again.
You can get frozen chicken livers at low cost at several stores in their frozen meat area. I'd give her one cooked [saute on low/med heat in little oil after thawing out] per day, sprinkled with a bit of brewer's yeast mashed in. Brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast can be found in stores that have food in bins usually. A pinch per day would be plenty.
Liver contains iron and B vitamins, and so does brewers yeast. You don't want to overdo it [liver also contains vitamin A which can build up to unhealthy limits]. Bit I think if you go through one package of chicken livers you may see an improvement if improvement is possible. Then maybe 2 livers a week.
You'll have to figure out how to keep them fresh
when you are only giving them once a week, because each container of chicken livers [looks like cottage cheese or deli container] has about 10 livers.
Or buy cat food which contains liver. But still give the brewer's yeast because at least in people anemia can be caused by low iron and or low B vitamins.
Very good information, I am familiar with everything you suggested, just didn't think about them... But I will be using them!
I cook organic chicken livers and freeze them. I pull out one chicken liver at a time to whizz up with essential oils and some of my cat's canned food. I pour some over my cat's regular canned food like a gravy. He has anemia (also CKD). Really helps keep him eating.
Raw Is The Way To Heal
Cooking the liver will destroy the nutrients the cats need. Feed your cats the way they were designed to eat food, raw.
Unless the cat is young feeding your older cat raw meat doesn't work. They are not use to that type of diet. It should be carefully monitored and only given in small amounts.
I know that this is an old post, but wanted to post something here in case anyone else reads it now or in the future. I'm a nutritionist and have been dealing with sick people as well as animals for a long time, so u thought that I could chime in with some helpful tips here. :)
My neighbors cat was diagnosed with anemia and when I saw the cat licking every metal thing in sight (radiators, railings and even the sidewalk), it finally dawned on me that it was the minerals that they were after.
1) Himalayan salt: It's the purest salt in the world and contains 84 different minerals in it. A sprinkle on their food, would definitely up their absorbable mineral content.
2) Nutritional Yeast (get the one with B-12): This is full of a large amount of B vitamins & Zinc. It's also a plus that it's also cheesy flavored, the yeast is deactivated and it is easily mixed and absorbed into cat foods.
3) Zeolite (the liquid form): One of my most favorite detoxer's on the planet. It's made from volcanic ash, it's 100% safe and it's been used for decades to keep livestock healthy. The difference between it and other detoxing clays, is that it's a negatively charged mineral (very rare) so it pulls things towards it. Since it also has a unique honeycomb structure to it, it's amazingly good at pulling things towards it and trapping them inside of it. Which is why nuclear plants use Zeolite to store used plutonium in. In fact, it was used to clean up at Chernobyl and sand bags of it were dumped into the seawater around Fukushima to stop the escaping plutonium from leaching into the Pacific ocean.
Why is all this important to your cat (and for you as well)? Because it also absorbs all heavy metals (lead, cadium, mercury, aluminum, etc.), it breaks up and absorbs entire chains of viruses from your body, it oxygenates and balances your bodies pH level (zeolite is also used to make medical grade oxygen), and much, much more. On top of all that, it was used in 2 different types of cancer studies. The first in a petri dish (where it killed all different types of cancer cells within 72 hours) and the second study was done with 65 people, who all had different stage 4 cancers and had all been sent home to die. They were all put on Zeolite and 78% of them experienced complete remission of their cancer. My personal experience with is has been impressive (though I have not had cancer) and I've used it with my cat with very good results as well.
4) Flor-Essence: This herbal based detoxing powerhouse comes in the form of a liquid or a tea and a lot of people (if you do an internet search) have experienced fantastic results with this herbal liver cleanser. Personally I've seen it work tremendously well with people as well, cleaning up toxins (probably the main reason for illnesses in both people and animals in my opinion) and putting very ill people back on track again.
5) Coconut Oil (raw and cold pressed only): My cat adores. A lot of people worry about the high saturated fat content of coconut oil, but just like good sugars & bad sugars, good proteins & bad proteins, good carbs & bad.... there are good saturated fats & bad. The division g line comes in when things are processed (as well as heated or frozen) and therefore "denatured". When this happens it changes the molecular and cellular structure of the food and makes it more difficult for the body to break it down and absorb it. However good fats like coconut oil not only bind to bad fats and help pull them out of the body, but they also aid in brain, nervous system, joint function and more. Good fats are actually quite medicinal to the body in many ways.
Anyway, I'm sorry that this is SO long! But if I can help anyone in anyway by passing g this info along, then that's good enough for me. :)
I'm having a issue with our kitten and I'd like to try these ideas for him as I believe he's aneimic, where would I find these items and how much should I add to his daily diet.
I can not afford a vet visit much less a high vet Bill and this guy here needs help pronto.
I will also get him some nutracal but I really think doing this here would be cheaper on my already empty pocket book.
Thank you kindly
Thank you for the helpful information you provided. One of my cats had been very sick. I took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with a very advanced anemia. It was so advanced that I was told he might not make it through the night. He received a blood transfusion. I brought him home and I started researching how to treat his anemia. I started giving him coconut oil, and Flor-essence. In a couple of days his appetite returned and he was able to walk again. He is meowing and purring again. Your post saved my cat's life!!! Thank you!!
How much Flor-Essence and/or coconut oil do you give a cat and how do you give it to them? Our 13 yr olf cat was diagnosed with anemia and given steroids, but he isn't eating much or drinking water so I'm nit sure how to give him these other things you mentioned. Any advice would be great! Thank you!!!
How is your kitty doing now? I am in a very similar situation. Just had a blood transfusion and he is doing much better. We didn't think he would make it through the night. He has severe anemia due to FeLV.
Thank you for the lecture !!
I learned how to treat the anemia of my 5years old cat! I really hope that he be with us many more years !
Nutritionist person, please cite your study sources. This would give your citations validity and as you know, anything but is not considered scholarly.
Unfortunately, this person did not join our site to leave a comment so is an anonymous poster. He or she will likely never see your comment to respond.
Need advice. Male cat 16 yr old, chronic reg. Anemia
. No infections,no parasites,vet not overly concerned with kidney issues. CTScan shows kidneys are smaller than normal w/ some scar tissue. Been on PredL for almost a year. RB count steady around 27.
Question: what can I use for flea control given his health issues. I will ask vet but would like to be educated first. His usual vet is semi-retired and don't completely trust other vets in his office. Once given multiple antacids on a hunch of the young vet that he might have gastric bleeding. The meds kept his body from absorbing other meds and caused a set back in his anemia.
Can you please tell me where I Can purchase these things, n how much to use for my cat. He is 13yrs old, n going threw a bad flea infestation. The products we tried to use seemed to work at first but then they came back worse. I can not afford to take him to the vet for a blood transfusion. So I'd like to try it naturally at home first.
Hi there, This is very good information. I am treating my 16 yr child mainecoon with regernative anemia, hyperthyroid and other events. Is there a way to talk to you on the phone by chance? We are under our wonderful vet and he is awesome but talking to a nutritionists would be great. I was getting ready to go by claves liver and chicken livers to try, she is very picky and I have to puree everything but stimulating her to eat to try and regernate the red blood cells, too. Please email me with a phone number if possible. Thank you, Deb and Sassy, she is my world.
your information is tremendous. I'm blown away by your knowledge. it's priceless. I'm so happy I stumbled onto this page. your awesome. you helped me also, I'm anemic also. thank God for beautiful people like you that can make a tremhendous and priceless change into people's lives. everything you suggested can hbe used by humans too/? I am diabetic high cholesterol and high blood pressure. I'm also anemic. can I use the items you listed also?
Thank you for your insight. I only wish i read it sooner. ( i should mention he has stomatitus & is on steriod shots) My kitty has been licking the walls , the concrete , rocks , etc. It seemed like he was wanting minerals & the vet suggested pet-tinic . But did not mention the fact that this was anemia . He slowly got worse until finally did blood work . His blood count was at 9 when it should be around 30 ! He is Very anemic ! The vet told me she was surprised he was alive . That was about a week ago . He is doing much better now . Im going to try your suggestions & hopefully it will aid in his recovery ! Thanks S & Felix
Super info! I do animal rescue and this is so good to know. THANKS!!
Wonderful advice! You are so knowledge- our kitty (14 yrs) just had blood transfusion as he is anemic. Doctor wants to do more tests but thinks he has lymphoma (we do not want to put him thru chemotherapy). Most likely he has had IBD with ulcers developing and bleeding. At this time we want to give him TLC and quality of life for as long as possible. Any advice for homeopathic treatment for ulcers? Thank you in advance!
Our 14 yr old Siamese just had a blood transfusion today. Dr doesnt know cause but suspects its lymphoma. We would prefer to not do chemo due to side affects/ instead prefer to explore homeopathic and give him the best quality of life for as long as we have him... especially dealing with his potential ulcers. Any advice that you may have, we desperately welcome! Thank you in advance
Did you get any advice? Welcome any insight you may have received or learned. Our beloved 14 yr old Siamese is anemic and likely to have lymphoma. Want to try all homeopathic options to help him. Thank you in advance!
Bad advice himilayan salt is poisonous for cats!
Check with your veterinarian with concerns about adding a small amount of Himalayan salt to a pet's water. There are many that recommend it and others that caution against too using too much salt in any form. The largest cause for concern appears to be the popular pink Himalayan rock salt lamps or candle holders, which pets can sometimes lick compulsively.
Zeolite with Humic acid?×#'
Thank you so much for these tips. I left my 1.5 year old kitten at the animal hospital tonight. He is getting a blood transfusion in the morning. His red blood cell count is down to 8. The vet can't believe he is alive. I'm praying for him.
How much of these different ingredients do you mix and with what? Can I mix more than one together? Etc.....
Thank you so much! This was great information! I've been going through so much with my 18 year old cat that it's mind-boggling. No money for a vet. We had to bathe him and Dawn dish soap to get rid of unbelievable amount of fleas he had all over him, even though we've been using Frontline for years! Basically stopped eating and drinking about 2 weeks ago does a point have been going crazy! I think we've got him a right around but he needs to gain some weight he's so skinny. Misinformation is a great help thank you again!
You can find all these products on Amazon and receive them in as little as three days. If Im not mistaken most of the products are under ten dollars good luck.
use diatomaceous earth I use it and it works, use a ladies make up pad to apply wipe it over the hair, doesn't take much and be careful about breathing in the dust both you and your cat
That was extremely informative for a cat with anemia and a father with cancer thanks so much
Where can you buy these items? My cat is anemic and 3 different vets cannot figure out why.
What dosage of zeolite did you use for your cat? Do you have any links to human cancer studies using it? Thank you for sharing the info!!!
More info then all the vets!!!
What brand of liquid Zeolite do you recommend for cats?
I would love to talk to you more about the best way to prepare these foods for my cat. He is not well.
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Hello thank you for all the I formation, I plan to switch to raw diet, do you have a recipe using all the above ingredients, also what,about luetin for cats, will they get enough in the raw meat? Thank you
Dear Anonymous, i found ur info very interesting for not only my cat but for people also as far as ur vitamin analogy. I would like more info if possible on the supplements u mentioned not only for my cat who i had to take to the vet today 1.25.19 n was diagnosed as anemic not severe at this point, altho i had to leave him overnite n the hospital. but for people as well, u mentioned some n here w interesting characteristics as far as helping cats n ppl. If u have time i would appeeciate if u could email me. Thank u n God Bless u ;)
Thank you for this valuable information. I rescued an abandoned cat who was really ill and just found out yesterday that severe anemia is the problem. I am so grateful that I found your post.
Thank you!!Ive been looking for someone with a Holistic approach to healing my anemic cat whos 10 My vet says its parisiticsl anemic treated with antibiotics and prednisone starting Jan 18 now is on doxycycline round and prednisone blood work looked better hes been eating cat litter so heads up for me !! Im now looking for vitamins to help him any tips Ive tried chicken liver beef liver want touchbit loves rotissarie chicken
Oh Thank you thank you. I pray my girl will eat. I've gone thru same with my cat she'd stopped eating first dry then wet. Vet did many tests too tell me she anemic biig costs no answer as to why. I told the vet she was licking the tub and garage walls. Spoke with others who also agreed she's having a mineral issue. I'm going to definately try this. She DOES eat treats beef and liver... I'll repost if this works. Fingers crossed.
Hello catbreen24. I just read your post about your cat from May 18. Im on an exact situation with my 2 yr old cat with the blood count down to 8. Can you please tell me if the blood transfusion helped? And if your kitten recovered? We are devastated with the news and Bali doesnt even want to move or drink water. No blood transfusion yet. Your advice will be much appreciated. Thank you !
Thank you so much Mrs. Story. You're very kind!
Here's my beautiful girl. The anemia is caused by something more than just iron deficiency. There is some type of condition/disease that's causing it and until that is addressed, the anemia isn't treatable. I'm currently running my own little business and don't have much extra money for the testing involved. I'm just trying to find out if anyone else had a similar problem that I could relate to my vet. I'm thinking it may be some kidney failure or kidney problem but I can't get her urine separately from the others for testing. My Tracey is 14+ years old and I might have to let her go as comfortably and peacefully as I can. Of course I love her dearly but I also have 3 other cats to deal with (two of them left behind by my daughter!) and my daughter is helping with food and litter. I'm just a little overwhelmed with my life right now and I appreciate all the good thoughts and advice. Thank you to all who care.
Hi there any m sorry about your Kitty. You really got to have your cats blood checked. If she has Kinsey damage bc of the plant she was eating. That plant is very very bad for cats can cause kidney failure or chronic kidney failure!!! If it's chronic there is no fixing it. My cat has big problems with his kidneys from eating soming bad he has animeia now bc of it he had a blood transfusion a week ago and may need another :( we are going for blood work again tomorrow he's been sick for over a month now was at the vets two full weeks on iv fluids we still don't know if he will ever be there OK :( I've spent almost $5,000 so far :( I'm not even working. He is 3 yes old that's why I'm trying so hard to save him. He's on iron shot every day and EPO shot every 3 days EPO shot helps his body make red blood cells. Ask your vet to check your cats kidney values and red cell count also ceritian levels. The blood work isn't that's much but at lest we will know what your Kitty's kidneys are like. If they are normal that's great!! If kidneys are not working proper it will cause amenia so I'd get that blood checked.
At home you can start with giving your Kitty chicken liver or can cat food that's liver
Hello Angel Heart I call you that because I m currently becoming a hack vet because of my Siamese Kitticin Frankie Sinautra's cronic anemia.(yes his eyes are blue and crossed)and I have recently discovered blood in Frankies urine. I do not know how long this has been going on but he started to pee outside the box. So I switched to puppy pee pee absorbent pads. thats when I saw the color of his urine. At 1:55 am I squeezed it out of the pad and took a sample to the vet for analysis. Frankie received a antibiotic shot for possible blood infection and when we returned home that day he no longer needed the pads. I have spent thousands saw 8 different vets and a specialist for Frankie and still have not found the reason for his anemia. Have been giving him the liver and the yeast flakes but have not heard of the other detoxifying items. For this information I truly thank you. Is it possible that the cos of Frankies anemia can be traced threw the urine and finally give me the answer? anyone with any suggestions to help 6 year old Frankie is much appreciated.
Are you sure he doesn't have fleas or hookworms? Both can cause anemia.
Good luck and God Bless your cat. My baby Rudolph is only three and just found out he has anemia in toxemia trying to treat him he can barely walk and it's just so sad he's so young I'm trying everything I can and researching as much as possible to try to help him
Yes, My cat is actually extremely sick and the vet suspects that she is having kidney failure. I found a vet that would come to my home who used both holistic and modern medicine. The anemia can be caused by a few things but kidney failure definitely can help add to it. Basically I would say to definitely keep doing research and treat your cat accordingly. Nothing is written in stone and I have ready many comments where pet owners says that their new found treatment not only comforted their animal, but added a few years to their lifespan after their vet said they did not have long to live.
Your cat is such a cutie! It is so hard when they get older. At 14+ years she is an older cat. Many folks consider 15 an old cat. On the chicken livers, do be careful, especially if you are giving vitamins. Cats can overdose on vitamin A very easily on chicken livers. They should not have more than one a week. I have a cat on a medical diet that I prepare, so I had to research their requirements. It is not uncommon for cats to begin kidney failure shortly after age 15 or 16. It is diagnosed with a blood test. Vets treat it now although it is time consuming and a bit expensive. It requires infusions of fluids under the cats skin to help the kidneys. It buys a bit of time but the disease still progresses. Your kitty looks like such a happy contented kitty. I can tell she is well loved.
To Dusty 6788: If your cat has anemia due to kidney issues it can be tested with a blood test, not a urine test. They can test the kidney function and the anemia with just a blood test. My cat was recently diagnosed with anemia. She will be 20 years old in September. She has had kidney issues (due to just getting older) for the last 6 or 7 years, but that's to be expected with any cat past the age of 15. Recently we took her to the vet for a check-up, and they discovered she has a enlarged liver (which is either cancer or a harmless benign mass). She also has a heart murmur which can be attributed to the anemia. We were told there was no treatment for her anemia except blood transfusions (which will only help her for around 2 months at a time).
Vet thinks the anemia is either from her below normal kidney function, or "if" she has cancer in the liver that would also cause the anemia. We spent about $500 to find out the results (blood tests & a few x-rays), but we're not going to put her through any blood transfusions. Just last week she started eating her kitty litter (which is the "crystal kind"), and the vet said that was also due to her anemia, there is some sort of chemical in the kitty litter that she's craving. So we've replaced her kitty litter with rabbit pellets and that's working out really well. I was hoping we could just help her with the anemia with medication, but looks like there's no "pill" medication for this, and also I was told there's nothing we can feed her to help the anemia.
Her appetite is still really good, and she's tired due to the anemia, but we plan on enjoying the time we have left with her and not put her through anything that will upset the quality of her life.
I have 21 ( and 10 months) years old cat, well... he has kidney issue, and thyroid problem. Vet giving him fluid injection under the skin. Very finicky eater - lately blood test show a little anemia. Doc. gave him additionally Epogen, with a lot of research on line I've found vitamines with iron - please buy Liqui Tinic 4X and giving 2/3 daily (check Amazon: it will be around $13). Cat condition improved along with appetite and his blood test confirmed this fact. We always to take him for walk (with leash on) but it is not easy now - he love to eat sand. Thanks for above advice regarding chicken liver. I'm proud that he live that long - being old is a dificult task.
Good luck with your cat
I too have the same issue with my cat who is almost 18.
She's had one transfusion and now needs another. The vet did perscribe a hormone that we inject under the skin once a week that we are trying. The hormone is for the fact her kidneys might not be producing to make bone marrow which makes red blood cells. Maybe you could check that out as well.
I wish you luck..
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