Cat Health Care on a Budget, Part II

“Solve Your Cats Health Problems and Allergies, and Save Money, Too!” 

All pet owners know that health care for your cat can be the most expensive part of pet ownership. Vet bills are never cheap, and pets have a knack for getting sick right when we can never afford it. Thankfully, while emergencies and accidents will always happen, by investing in your cats’ health with a strong preventative health program, as well as proper diet and effective nutritional supplements, you can ward off one of the most destructive and disruptive medical problem in cats- allergies.

Allergies and Cats – a Destructive Cycle 

A great many cat owners are familiar with the painful and disruptive effects of feline allergies. Chronically irritated or itchy skin, chronic sneezing, wheezing and coughing, runny eyes and nose, chronic vomiting and diarrhea and even self-mutilation are just some of the symptoms of allergies in cats.

Just as in humans, an allergic reaction in cats occurs when the immune system begins to overreact to a seemingly normal substance or material. Often times, a cat can become allergic to a substance suddenly, after being exposed to it with no problems for months or even years prior.

Flea and Skin Allergies 

Flea allergies are one of the most common types of allergies in cats. In “normal” cats, fleas and flea bites may cause minor irritation and itching, which often will resolve quickly once the fleas are removed. Cats with flea-bite allergies have a much stronger reaction, with intense itching causing hair loss and open sores- even from just one flea bite.

The typical signs of flea-bite allergies in cats are the presence of fleas, intense itching, and sores and scabs on the skin. These sores, caused by repeated itching and chewing, can lead to a skin infection.

If you take your cat to the vet, typically it will be treated with anti-inflammatory medication (steroids) and antibiotics for several weeks. While this route may solve the immediate problem of the skin infection, it does nothing for the underlying cause- the fleas and the allergies- leaving your cat open to future allergies and repeated courses of unhealthy steroids and antibiotics, both of which can contribute to a weakened immune system, and therefore increasing the occurrence of allergies.

The other choice is to use natural alternatives such as herbal anti-inflammatory and a soil-based probiotic. And while these are both highly effective and non-toxic, instead of treating skin allergies and the resulting skin infections after they occur, you can prevent severe allergic flea reactions in your cat by removing the source of the allergies (fleas), and by preventing your cats’ immune system from overreacting.

Prevention requires proper supplementation to improve the quality of your cat’s immune system.

Oil based nutrients, common in the human natural health spectrum as fatty acid supplements are equally vital to feline health, and especially in the case of skin and coat problems. A proper lipid supplementation, based from one of the most potent antioxidants known to science, Krill Oil, as well as other essential lipids can help to supplement your cats’ immune system, reduce the severity of allergic reactions, improve the condition of your cat’s skin and reduce healing times.

Food Allergies 

Food allergies in cats are one of the most frustrating allergies to deal with. Many times a cat may develop a food sensitivity or allergy to a type of food despite being fed, even though your cat may have eaten that same food for many years with no problems. Further complicating the diagnosis of food allergies are the myriad of ingredients that typically make up most of today’s commercial cat foods.

Cats typically manifest food allergies in two different ways- chronic digestive problems (i.e. vomiting and diarrhea that occur more than 3 times a week) and through skin allergies, such as itching, scratching and losing hair.

Cats can be allergic to any component in their food. The more common cause of food allergies in cats is the highly processed, grain based nature of commercial cat food. It is the protein in these grains that cause allergies in the form of skin rashes, digestive problems, and even problems with stiff joints and arthritis.

Feeding the Way Nature Intended 

Cats are carnivores by nature. Their systems require meat. In order to be healthy, cats must eat a diet that mimics the one they would eat in the wild- namely whole prey. In the wild, cats eat virtually the entire content of their caught prey. Their protein comes from the bulk of the kill, most of their water intake comes directly from the water in the body of the kill, and the only grain they ingest is that which is in the stomach of their prey.

Unfortunately, commercial cat foods do not place the same emphasis on pure protein that the cat needs to survive, substituting low levels of grains and carbohydrates. Meat by-products (the parts of the animal unfit for human consumption), rendered meat, plant matter and carbohydrates, are the staples and fillers of commercial cat foods. They have very little nutritional benefit to cats, and, in fact, cause a myriad of their own health problems as a result.

The natural prey of cats consists of at least 65% water, and historically cats evolved from the desert, where they had to rely on their prey as a primary source of water. Cats do not naturally drink much supplemental water, yet by feeding dry food to cats with negligible water content, it requires cats to increase their water consumption, or else become chronically dehydrated.

Cats typically manifest food allergies in two ways- chronic digestive problems (such as chronic diarrhea and vomiting) and skin problems, such as chronic itching, recurring skin infections, yeast infections and ear infections. All of these symptoms of allergies are uncomfortable and damaging to your cat’s health, and typically require repeated courses of steroids, antibiotics and other medications. Unfortunately, by continuing to feed the same food, the causative factor of the allergy-food that is nutritionally indigestible and virtually “foreign” to the cats system-the allergies will continue to reoccur.

Instead of creating a revolving door of allergy symptoms, vet visits, medications and cost, preventing allergies through a proper diet and nutritional supplementation is the more cost effective, and more importantly, the much more healthy alternative for your cat.

Home and commercially prepared raw diets seek to mimic the cats’ natural diet- wild prey-, by eliminating the foreign carbohydrates and grains that are the causes of so many food allergies. This alone will go a long way to restoring his or her health. Be mindful that raw meat, fowl, or fish is not sufficient by itself.

In addition to feeding your cat a nutritionally sound Raw Diet, proper supplementation insures that all of your cat’s nutritional, probiotic, vitamin, mineral and fatty acid requirements are being met, and properly assimilated by the body.

Holistic Veterinary Care Is The Lowest Cost and Most Effective Option 

There is no denying that orthodox veterinary care is expensive, and there is no crystal ball for knowing when your cat is going to experience a health crisis. However, holistic vet care is not only more effective, it is much less expensive.

Cats and Asthma 

Of all the types of allergies in cats, asthma can be the most heartbreaking to watch your cat endure- and in severe cases, it can even be deadly.

As in humans, asthma attacks in cats are caused by an allergic reaction of the respiratory tract to particulates in the air. The precipitating cause stimulates the mucosal lining of the throat and airway to secrete mucous and swell, leading to difficulty breathing, wheezing and coughing. In severe cases, the breathing difficulties can lead to respiratory distress, an abdominal effort to breath, and the swelling may become so severe that the airway becomes totally obstructed, leading to death.

Typically, treatment of cats with chronic asthma is managed through long-term steroid therapy, to suppress the immune system and prevent airway swelling. Unfortunately, steroids only mask the symptoms; long-term use atrophies your cats’ natural immune response. Many health problems are directly related to the long-term steroid use.

In addition to the cost of veterinary visits associated with treating asthma flare ups and medication to treat it, chronic steroid use can lead to other health problems such as liver dysfunction and even failure, kidney failure, chronic dehydration and lessen the body’s ability to fight viruses, bacteria, simple infections and even cancer.

By treating the underlying cause of your cat’s asthma, you can prevent the life-long cycle of steroid administration, continuing respiratory problems and more severe health problems down the road.

As asthma, at its core, is an allergy caused by a heightened immune system, every effort must be made to remove potential allergens from the cats’ environment. Changing your asthmatic cat’s food to a Raw Diet can help to eliminate further allergens from your cat’s system, giving the immune system less irritants to react to. In addition, by proving a carefully balanced probiotic, vitamin, mineral, lipid (oil) and amino-acid supplements to your cat, you are insuring that your cat’s body utilizes the full potential of the raw diet.

In addition, the powerful anti-oxidant effects of soil-based probiotics, fatty acids, vital lipids and essential enzymes are scientifically proven to naturally reduce inflammation.

Moreover, they support and create a healthy immune system capable of dealing with emerging health crises, while preventing the terrible immune system overreactions that cause asthma attacks.

Save Money and Save Your Cat 

Modern medicine has yet to provide us with a cure to allergies. Instead, veterinary medicine often provides little more than a “band aid” for treating your cat’s allergies. Failure to address the actual cause- a dysfunctional immune system reacting to the unnatural way that domestic cats have been fed and kept leads to repeated courses of medications that can do more harm than good.

By addressing the core of your pet’s health through a proper diet, as nature intended, and supplementing and supporting the immune system, you can save your cat years of suffering from allergies, create a healthier cat from the inside out, and save money on repeated treatments that don’t work, and cause more problems than they solve.

Celloquent. My asmatic 1 year old cat Houdini was diagnosed with lymphoma after being rushed to emergency thinking it was he asthma. After a few months of Chemo, predisolone and my own research, I decided to boost his immune system with Celloquent. His Dr was ok with that since his tumor was shrinking but very slowly. He was on it for about 1 1/2 months and the Dr said on his next visit that his tumor got bigger. I was heartbroken. I took him back 1 week later for another x-ray and treatment and the Dr came into the room shaking his head. He said he never saw this before but his tumor was completely gone. It was getting bigger and it totally disappeared. The Celloquent kicked in finally after being in his system. I can happily say that Houdini turned 5 this year and has been cancer free all these years. He still takes his steroid but a low dose ever other day since he always has a tiny bit of fluid in his chest. and he still sees his oncologist every 3 months for a sonnogram. Thank You Vitality Science
Nancy Raicaldo
Nancy Raicaldo
2018-12-19T16:07:31+0000
Their luxolite clay is literally the BEST item for ANY animal household to own. Especially for owners, like myself, who have an animal with a sensitive stomach. On more than one occasion my dog has had an upset stomach and sometimes when it's really bad, vomiting will start soon after the diarrhea. Luxolite is the ONLY thing that can stop my dogs vomiting and diarrhea. This is amazing because previously we would have to go to the vet and they'd just give us anti-nausea meds and diarrhea meds and send us on our way.Luxolite now makes it easy for me to treat my dog at home for her sensitivity issues and to provide her comfort at home, which is always why I take her to the vet to begin with. Now we can do it all from home and help her feel better sooner than later!!Everyone needs it in their house as a just in case!!
Katie Lyn
Katie Lyn
2018-11-17T15:27:40+0000
My husband and I are very happy with all Vitality Science products specially the Super Foods!Steve, the owner is absolutely amazing! He takes his time to advise and recommend us what we should be giving to our 3 doggies. One of our doggies is diabetic. He just turned 10 years old. He has a lot of energy and acts like a puppy! He’s a very loving and happy doggy! We have been giving him the Super Foods for over 3 years and it’s helping him a lot!We have been clients for many years and we absolutely recommend Vitality Science products!Thank you so much Steve for your care and recommendations. You are absolutely the best!
Mary Carmen Shannon
Mary Carmen Shannon
2018-07-13T19:47:29+0000
On May 3, 2018 our cat Pineapple aka Appi & Apps was diagnosed by our Holistic vet with stage 4 Intestinal Lymphoma. We took him in because within a week he had lost so much weight, we could see his spine. At that first appointment he had to have his lungs drained of fluid... his breathing was that of a person with COPD . We were sent home with Prednisone, mushrooms and Fish oil. I just didn’t feel that it was “enough” for us to do for Apps , so I got online and began researching Holistic treatments. I found many testimonials praising the Advanced Immune Restoration, so I ordered it ASAP On May 7 he had his first chemo treatment of vincristine, he was able to tolerate it like a Boss! On May 10 he had his second chemo treatment of cyclophosphamide... again he tolerated it amazingly! On May 15 he had his 3rd chemo of vincristine... and we received the box that we were waiting for from Vitality Science! We started him on the program the next day. On May 23 the vet informed us that the tumor was shrinking... and there was no fluid build up! His next chemo is in four weeks... he has been on this program for five weeks. He is eating like a horse, has been putting on weight, is active and loving again. We can’t thank Vitality Science enough for helping to save our boy!
Sandra L. Espinoza Bradford
Sandra L. Espinoza Bradford
2018-06-22T16:52:40+0000
My wee 13 year old cat was so incredibly sick 2 years ago. She was diagnosed with IBS after an ultra sound and it was all throughout her entire intestinal tract.. After searching long & hard I found the Vitality Science website. I looked for negative reviews and literally could not find one! So I ordered and received what's now called the Gastro Prime Combo and noticed results within a few days! No more huge barfs on the floor! After about 8 months she went down to the lowest dose of her meds from the vet who was SUPER impressed with her results as well! I give her the Super Food as well as the Flex n Free as she's gettin up there in age and is arthritic now.. She still tears around the house and plays with her toys like she's a kitten (but not nearly for as long!) I also should mention that the Flex & Free is a miracle! She was in too much pain to even jump up on the couch and after I'd given it to her daily for a month, she was jumping up on the couch AND my bed which is at least a foot higher! Miracle I tell you!
Michelle Covin
Michelle Covin
2018-05-08T19:27:23+0000
Their products helped to put my cat's cancer in remission. I also used Essiac tea. I would never put my cat through chemo due to both the expense and the pain.. so having products like this allow me to have more time with my favorite fur person.
Hilary Klein
Hilary Klein
2018-02-27T17:09:35+0000
My cat Kojo was diagnosed with IBD, which is incredibly difficult to treat. Vitality Science’s GI Distress and Herbal Anti tincture drops have been lifesavers, along with a limited ingredient diet. He’s been on the drops for a few years.
Dennis Hunter
Dennis Hunter
2018-02-11T05:07:56+0000
Vitality Science is a godsend if you have a vomiting kitty or one with digestive issues or diarrhea. Their products have helped my cats tremendously. Steven Becker there freely offers a wealth of knowledge and information on feline health. Thank you VS!!
Georgene Cevasco
Georgene Cevasco
2018-01-30T19:43:11+0000
Our cat was extremely sick for months in 2016. We had trouble getting a good diagnosis then when we did he was to ill for any intensive treatment. He had hardening of the intestines from what is basically the cat version of severe IBS and the vet suspected lymphoma as well. He also had a sharp decline in his vision from nutrient deficiencies. A year ago, we were basically at the point that we were counting our days with him when I started trying an elimination and add back diet to find out what he could and couldn't eat. We have virtually elimated poultry and corn and only give him foods that have been pureed. This change allowed him to keep his food down most of the time. When we started adding Vitality Science Feline Comfort Plus and Luxolite daily, he started to gain weight, his bowel movements normalized, and inflamation in his mouth and throat healed. We have maintained the addition of Feline Comfort and the changes made to his diet. Though he is still mostly blind, he is overall healthy and happy again. Our vet even asked how we managed to help him recover so well. Seems like animal health care needs an overhaul, but I'm thankful that I found the right solution for our sweet cat.
Aja Burns
Aja Burns
2018-01-26T06:09:44+0000
Our very precious black cat who is a member of our family was diagnosed with lymphoma in October. We were crushed. Our vets wanted us to do chemo etc... In the interim, I researched holistic approaches and thankfully found Vitality Science. I am happy to say our sweet black cat is doing so well. No need for even the steroid he was on before. An absolute miracle. As well, the company itself is amazing. Anytime I had questions they would call or email and very quickly. Their customer service team is aces as well. Thank you to everyone at Vitality Science.
Chris Davis
Chris Davis
2017-12-19T02:15:38+0000
Love the products that Vitality Science carries! I have a very anxious dog and the Soothing Solution works wonders for his anxiety! It really calms him down. They have great customer service as well. Thanks!
Becky Senkerik Fallan
Becky Senkerik Fallan
2017-07-11T16:01:39+0000
The treatment resistant cat formula plus an all raw diet saved my kitty from the horrid depths of feline IBD. Thanks Vitality Science!
Kiana Erickson
Kiana Erickson
2017-03-01T23:15:08+0000
Your products saved our dog's life..literally!!! She was diagnosed with IBD and was dying until a client of yours turned us onto your products and we started her on them. Thank you so much for developing such products!!!
Eda Gowdy
Eda Gowdy
2016-09-19T16:05:42+0000
I cant say thank you enough for saving my cats life. Like many other stories here, the results are astounding. After months of watching my beautiful bengal vomit himself to death, being wrongly diagnosed and nearly euthanized we were advised by the vet we hired to euthanize him that he did not have kidney disease, but probably IBD/IBS. We treated him for his vomiting and dehydration and I immediately started researching the disease. I ordered your products and started him on the Feline Comfort Plus. I even received a sample of the clay, which is also wonderful! I can't thank you enough for giving my cat his life back and for giving us ours too! With Love and Gratitude...thank you! DD
DD Westerman
DD Westerman
2016-09-13T17:49:01+0000
I should probably mention that when I adopted 6 year old Angelique, I did not have much of a background on her (I noticed her soiled bottom) Soon an occasional bad poo turned into severe IBS and poor baby, Angelique also has acid reflux...we were both miserable and my off white carpet was absolutely ruined. Much to my horror, my own family kept suggesting that I should find another home for her so I could get some sleep and stop running up my credit card debt on vet bills... I was really worried that I might lose Angelique. She was wasting away and at 5.75 lbs, she didn't have much to lose. I could also her moan whenever I'd pick her up. It hurt me to know that she was hurting soo much. Praise the Lord, a concerned friend told me about Vitality Science!! Let me tell you that the first time Angelique had a normal formed poo, I was soo excited that I almost took a picture of it to send to Stephen!! I really did! Angelique soon began to heal and by the end of 3 months she consistently had ONLY healthy poos. WOW- No more worries!! I finally felt confident that when I fed her that she would be fine. No more bad poos!! When I took Angelique back in to our vet to have her poo cultured, our vet was soo thrilled and excited about the change in Angelique's appearance and most of all her demeanor ((it had been a good 2 months since Angelique had been in) that she had to take Angelique through the whole office to show her to the other vets and techs to show them how great she looked!! Angelique's eyes were bright and shiny, her tail was wagging and she had given our vet the first happy kiss ever!! My friends noticed that Angelique's personality just blossomed as well, so I need to say,Thanks Vitality Science, thanks so much for giving me such a great dog!! JulieI wish I could post a picture - she's adorable too!
Jullia Jane Briggs
Jullia Jane Briggs
2016-08-24T03:40:08+0000
Just received Super Pet Enzymes, Pet Flora, Feline Comfort and Luxolite for my beloved cat Sabrina. She has been suffering with gastrointestinal problems dating back three month. No one has been able to diagnose her and no successful treatment. So here I am under the care of these lovely, caring and true champions of our fur babies. Thank you Stephen Becker for your guidance and compassion. Optimistically hopeful for the recovery of my beauty Sabrina. THANK YOU!
Clara Diaz
Clara Diaz
2016-02-22T23:34:38+0000
My sweet kitty Spike was diagnosed with jaw cancer back in February. It's aggressive and, according to what I read, with no treatment, takes about a month or two before it's too much and takes the cats life. He had masses in his jaw, on his lungs and his heart. I was advised by a great pet oncologist to have part of his jaw removed and start chemo and radiation. There was never a single second that that was an option in my mind. I found the Feline Cancer Treatment online and he's been on it ever since. It's been 6 months now and he's doing great. He still may go from the cancer but it appears as if I'm getting about the same amount of extra time with him that I would have with the medical treatment as it only gives you about a year or so more. Hopefully I'll get even more time than that! I also give it to my other cat in smaller doses and he started out skin and bones. We had his thyroid tested regularly and couldn't find the cause of his inability to gain weight. That one is now on a diet because over the last six months of getting these supplements he's gotten way too fat! So it's expensive but not nearly as much as the surgery and treatment was going to be. This will be part of my cats diet for as long as they are with me now. Thank you SO much for giving my kitties more time!
Christy Lillard
Christy Lillard
2015-08-22T13:16:05+0000
Dr. Becker and his products at Vitality Science saved my precious kitty, Amie. Thanks to his advice and to Vital Pet Lipids, Celloquent, Uro-Cleanse, and Luxolite, she has made nothing short of a miraculous recovery. She had a seriously low white blood count, had constant urinary tract infections, stopped eating. Thousands of dollars at the vet and an internal med specialist couldn't help. She seemed to get sicker when on pharmaceuticals. Her last blood test two weeks ago revealed that her white blood count is well in the normal range. Thanks a million.
Holly Briggs
Holly Briggs
2015-03-07T23:45:22+0000
Super great products super great people everything is great! Highly recommend Vitality Science!
Millie Springer
Millie Springer
2014-08-27T01:52:57+0000
Great support from steven!
Gery Gerald Hofer
Gery Gerald Hofer
2014-04-06T17:08:20+0000
Great customer service. Great products. Super fast shipping AND a full money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
LeLa Becker
LeLa Becker
2013-06-22T17:29:19+0000

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