What causes anaemia in cats?
There are several causes of anaemia, e.g. blood loss, a malfunctioning immune system or insufficient production of red blood cells. Anaemia can become a very serious condition if not treated immediately. Home remedies for cats with anaemia have proven to be highly effective in providing relief.
Herbal home remedies for cats are safe and gentle. To cure anaemia in cats naturally prepare a tisane of stinging nettles, agrimony, parsley and cleavers and give four dropperfuls, six times a day. In addition, feed plenty of wild garlic (leaves) and parsley. These herbs are best given in honey pills. Honey is very beneficial for the treatment of anaemia. Peppermint or spearmint leaves and watercress, chopped and put in honey pills are helpful too.
Herbs like dandelion, echinacea, withania somnifera (also known as ashwagandha) and milk thistle support the immune system and hemoglobin levels, and help to cleanse and purify the body’s system. They are also an excellent tonic for the lymphatic system and promote vitality and balance. They can be found in ready-made natural remedies for cats, e.g. Immunity and Liver Support from PetAlive.
Fruity home remedies
Certain fruits make great home remedies for cats with anaemia and are suitable for treating the condition. Blackberries, bilberries, elderberries, black grapes and strawberries can be used to make a fruit jelly. Fill a cup with the fruit and add two tablespoons of water and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Add half a tablespoon of honey, mix well and give teaspoon in the morning and in the evening.
In addition to the above, feed your cat a healthy, well balanced diet. Raw food, e.g. chicken or beef is best. If you go for convenience, choose quality cat food with a high meat content and no artificial colourings and preservatives. Incorporate iron-rich foods such as liver or green vegetables into your cat’s diet and supplement it with kelp, nutritional yeast, vitamin C and B12.
Get your cat to exercise regularly and ensure it has sufficient water to drink. Keeping your cat free of fleas, ticks and worms will help to prevent anaemia. Kittens especially, are at an increased risk of developing anaemia if they are infested with fleas or internal parasites such as worms.
These home remedies for cats with anaemia will ensure that your cat gets better soon.