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Natural therapies and home remedies are currently booming, not only in the field of human health, but also in veterinary medicine and this is due to a need to treat our pets in a manner that respects their organism.
There are many disorders that can respond positively to the application of natural remedies, therefore, it is important that these therapeutic tools are always considered as the first line of treatment.
If you want to take care of your feline in a natural and safe way, in this article we talk to you about the natural tranquilizers for cats.
Have you ever noticed how your cat rubs against the corners, the furniture, the sofa and even your leg? This act frees pheromones, substances that only the cat detects and that although they participate in the heat and the reaction to catnip, they also act by giving your cat a feeling of control and dominance about the environment
The cat is an animal that needs to control its environment to feel good, therefore, any alteration that occurs in this environment can bother you and may even create stress and nervousness.
A cat can enter a state of anxiety and stress in various situations such as the following: visit to the veterinarian, coexistence with a new pet, loud noises, trips and removals. Stress is a threat to your health especially when it is chronic, therefore we are facing a situation that should be treated as a priority.
Generally anxiety caused by a state of sustained stress is treated with drugs called benzodiazepines, these are very effective but also present numerous side effectsIn addition, their continued use may cause dependence and tolerance, which would imply the need to increase the dose progressively.
Other drugs that can be used in severe cases and whose therapeutic margin is much more limited than that of benzodiazepines are barbiturates, causing problems similar to those we have previously mentioned.
On the other hand, if we initially administer to our cat natural tranquilizers, not only will we prevent chronic stress from appearing, but we will also reduce the symptoms associated with their anxiety in a safe way for their organism.
Let’s see below what natural options you have at your disposal to treat anxiety and stress in your pet:
We recommend that before applying some of the remedies that we have shown you previously consult with the veterinarian. While Bach flowers and homeopathy are harmless, medicinal plants they do contain active ingredients that may be contraindicated for the health status of your cat or interact with a drug.
In addition, the veterinarian will advise you which remedy is most suitable for your cat, since it is very important to individualize each situation, especially when we want to use natural therapies.
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