Feline upset stomach is a common ailment with multiple homeopathic treatment options.
A homeopathic remedy is one that takes an alternative approach to symptoms of disease and does not rely on the prescriptions of conventional medicine. The remedy is typically a highly diluted substance prepared for symptoms located in generalized areas of the body, such as the digestive tract. Digestive issues in cats are a common occurrence and can be brought on by a number of causes such as allergies, worms, hairballs and eating too quickly, among other causes. There are several homeopathic remedies available that are safe and suitable for feline consumption.
Natrum phosphoricum is a homeopathic remedy indicated for upset stomach because of indigestion or excess gas. The main ingredient in natrum phosphoricum is sodium phosphate, which acts as an acid neutralizer. This aids in the treatment of upset stomach due to indigestion and acid reflux. Purchase over-the-counter sodium phosphate from most pharmacies or herbal supply shots. Ask a veterinarian about proper dosage amounts and frequency.
Nux Vomica is a good general remedy for most digestive upsets your cat might experience. It is primarily indicated in cases of vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Nux Vomica is available at most herbal supply shops, and should be prepared as indicated on the packaging or as directed by a veterinarian. Be careful when administering Nux Vomica to your cat as overdosing can lead to a worsening of symptoms or death.
Pulsatilla addresses a general range of digestive problems, such as nausea, vomiting, indigestion and diarrhea. It is found to be more gentle, and less toxic, than Nux Vomica, so is taken in larger doses. Pulsatilla tincture can be purchased from herbal supply stores. Dilute five drops of pulsatilla into four ounces of mineral water, mixing well. Serve the mixture to your cat three times daily.
The use of colocynthis is indicated in cases of suspected stomach infection with the presence of severe diarrhea or vomiting after meals. Your cat might also tend to avoid eating and drinking because of the presence of abdominal cramping. Available from most herbal supply shops, liquid colocynthis should be administered in the amount of five drops diluted in four ounces of mineral water. Allow your cat to drink the mixture and re-administer up to three times per day if symptoms do not improve.