Knowing Allergies with Cats
If your are a pet lover it becomes important for you on how to find out if your allergic to cats. Now, Helen actually has a terrible flea allergy to cats, but we’ve got it really under control. When I first found her in the mean streets of downtown Los Angeles she was covered in fleas; covered in hundreds of fleas, and her skin was a mess. All in here she had terrible scabbing, all around her neck, all down her back, most of the places where fleas inhabit a lot. She was just coated in scabs. It took us a long time to figure out how to take care of this. The first thing to do of course is to get rid of the fleas. What can happen is that the cat; once they have the scabs they, the scabs themselves are itchy, so they itch the scabs, they bite at their tail, they’re. So, there’s a few things that you want to do. You can take them to the Vet and have them treated with antibiotics and anti-fungal ointments and salves.
You can also adjust their diet, because sometimes, cats that have flea allergies will also develop allergies to particular foods, particular ingredients in foods; like corn or gluten, or. Anyway, you can have your cat tested for what other panel of allergies they may have in addition to the flea allergy, that may be contributing to the outbreak of the sores and things that they get. Another common allergy that accompanies flea allergies is plastic allergies, and so what I’ve done with Helen; she has a leather collar, rather than a plastic collar or a vinyl collar, because again, that seems to really make a difference for her in terms of the scabbing and things that she gets around her neck.
You have to remember, with flea allergies is it doesn’t take an entire infestation to cause the cat to start scratching uncontrollably. Really, just one or two fleas can cause it, because it’s the flea saliva that the cat is actually allergic to, so once they get bitten they start having a reaction that, and if they dig their claws into it then they start getting the secondary infections and all that kind of stuff. So, I have here just a little hydrocortisone salve. That’s a little something that you can apply to any itchy spots. This this one is made particularly for pets so that they won’t hurt them if they end up licking some of it off. Anyway, she doesn’t really have any infections right now, but it is something that you can use.
The other thing that you want to be sure to do when you have a cat who has a flea allergy is you want to be sure to keep their nails trimmed and short, because that’ll help reduce the amount of tearing that happens when they scratch. The other thing that you can do if the if the clipping of the nails isn’t enough to help protect the skin is you can put soft claws on their, on the paws. Those are the little plastic caps that you can glue onto their paws. The truth is, if you can keep the cat indoors, keep the cat deflead, keep fleas out of the environment, and manage the habitual scratching and biting that the cat can develop from the irritation of the, that grew out of the initial flea bite, then you can really manage it quite well, as you can see with Helen, who is really doing incredibly well.
Finding the Cause
First off, when we look at renal failure or liver failure. There’s only three ways that you can get that. The first way is of course that you’re born with it, it’s congenital. Second way is that you get a physical injury. But the most common is toxic chemicals and toxic chemicals is what causes these allergy symptoms that you were just talking about. The drugs, the meds, the flea meds, all these so-called “preventatives”, cleaners in your house. The toxic chemicals are actually added to commercial pet foods. The stabilizers, the preservatives, the dyes – the food coloring. All of the and even the artificial flavors. The Aspertame the MSG to get the animal to eat a non-natural type of food all contribute, because most of these are synthetic. They’re made from petroleum products. They get stored in the body, they accumulate over time.
That’s why, you know, 30 years ago when we fed dry foods, we didn’t have the serious problems that we do today. We didn’t have all the allergy symptoms, because first off, they weren’t accumulated in the body. We were just starting it in those days and we also mixed a lot of real food in with it. Today everything’s synthetic, and that’s creating these same problems. The conventional way of treating it, of course, is with more chemicals. Western medicine is convinced that the only way you treat a disease is with a poison.