Rss Feed Tweeter button Facebook button Youtube button

Archive for My Book

Tips On Preventative Care for Cancer and Liver

It has been my personal goal to have my cats live well into their late 20’s or longer if I can. I was successful for four to reach 17,19 and 20 when all their organs were normal yet cancer is what took them. Still, that void they left in my heart and life, even losing them at that age, left a huge void in me that still causes me sorrow when I remember them every day. Thankfully, my kitty Alex (nine years now) has been filling that void with his deep purrs and cuddles. Alex is always either on my desk helping me work if he’s not watching butterflies, squirrels and birds through our office bay window or sun room.

I have recently started my Alex on a daily immune system wafer, Colostrum on his meals, a TINY bit of Ester C in his meals a few times a week to see if I can build a stronger immune system to help prevent cancer. And for his teeth I give him once a day some plain raw meat or chopped in small quarters, chicken neck. So far, he has not had to have his teeth clean and that is GREAT for his age. Of course, I don’t vaccinate my cats anymore either.

I did a great deal of research and had talks with my vets about the ongoing epidemic of cancer in all our animals. Every one of the vets said they see more cancer now they have in their whole life as a vet.

Yes, most of us know that cancer can stem from vaccines and commercial foods, but there is more that causes cancer and its right under our noses. I talk to cat lovers daily and I sometimes ask them what they use for watering bowls and dishes and many of them say they use those plastic watering fountains. As soon as I tell them my story of why I felt my cats got cancer and how I know this, they throw theirs out just like I did when I realized how filled with cancerous toxins they really are. The chapter on this is in my book, “My Natural Cats” www.mynaturalcats.com and will explain this and so much more to help you raise healthier cats and dogs with a comments from my vet Dr Reeves, Dr Gardner and various other holistic vets I worked with through the years.

I have been asking how long can our cats live and getting the same answers as you may have. Yet, I’m just not satisfied at those answers.

Case in point, BrightHaven.org, a holistic no kill sanctuary, has cats that come to them with serious health challenges that I have never had to deal with and several of them have lived to the high 20’s and one in his early 30’s with the holistic care and raw diets like I do. So, why can we?

It is my opinion that cats can live longer if we care for them as close to natural as possible and support their organs along with a healthy balanced raw diet. Also, treat health issues with homeopathy care from a homeopathic vet like I did. Drugs always have side effects that allopathic vets pay no attention too and then treat those symptoms which have more side effects. Yes, sometimes a drug has to be given but back it up with a holistic vets care to minimize the side effects.We do have to remember though we live in a toxic world filled with cancer causing toxins; I use vinegar and water to clean floors and counters for starters. The air we all breathe is more toxic now then 30 years ago; therefore, we need to support their immune system, individual organs and detox their liver more often before we see the liver levels creeping high on their blood work or see symptoms of liver failure starting; generally, by then it’s almost too late to reverse. Yet I was successful in reversing the liver and did it twice. That too is in my book, “My Natural Cats”.

Did you know the liver is the easiest organ to cure? The liver in both humans and animals can rejuvenate itself daily. However, when the liver builds up with too many toxins over a period of time without detoxing it with milk thistle (read my book), you’ll see liver failure happen very fast because cats hide symptoms of liver and kidney problems until it’s almost too late to stabilize or reverse.

Get blood work once a year and when your fur friend is older get it twice a year so you can get see if there is a problem starting before it’s too late.

Whew, I can go on but have to get back to work now. Thank you all for your time
Many purrs,
Felice and Alex

homemade raw meat cat food

Feline Liver and Toxins

What you need to know about the feline liver.

The Feline Liver Has Low Tolerance To Toxins and is just another reason why you need to get them blood work every year and sooner from ages of 12 up….

Many substances are especially toxic to cats because their liver has a low capacity to metabolize. To repeat what our local vet Dr. Patrick Reeves stated, “Cats have a very low tolerance to toxins. If you give a Tylenol to a cat they are dead in 30 minutes. Not so for a dog.” As John K. Dunn states in his Textbook of Small Animal Medicine, “toxic side effects develop more easily in cats in cases of overdoses of toxins from plastic and other toxins, or reduced liver function.”

Rosemary Extract Warning

Rosemary Extract is toxic to cats and dog…I just found out that Jenno ground turkey is adding this to their meats now! I had to dump all three recipes I was making. Thank heavens I saw it in the ingredient list on the package before I finished the mix.

Look for it in salmon oils for animals too!

Yucca Schidigera Extract: purported to decrease the odor in feces, Yucca is on many lists of plants toxic to both dogs and cats. Rosemary Extract: cheap preservative known to cause seizures in cats and small dogs and not proven safe, either in the US or in Europe.

Our Book Review From Celine in France

Dear Felice 

I’m sooo sorry it’s been so long. I have so much going on here with different things. I also wanted to get a good handle on your book before writing to you too. What a beautiful book it is. Lots of love and adoration of the beautiful beings we share our lives with. So much knowledge, observation and dedication. Anyone seriously bringing up kitty should be reading this. Its written like a true mother. I have of course cried 🙁 others I’ve laughed and I’ve learned a lot. Thanks so much for your gift.

Teddy is doing great eating his Feline Instincts with his organic meats and organic eggs and salmon oil. He especially loves the liver powder (he did before) Its clever stuff, I defy any kitty not to eat it. I’m really pleased he loves his Immu Go. He will eat them as treat or crumbled onto food. I will break him from it soon for a little while as I don’t want him to get picky about it. He likes things for so long then needs a break.

He’s doing well, he’s about 11 now, I’m not sure as he was rescued as you may remember. An example of what any rescue baby can be, given the chance. He’s beautiful and kind and I tell him everyday. He talks, wow has he got every sound going. People who meet him first time say shocked ‘oh my g he actually talks’ I just smile and think umm yes, because he happens to vocalize his thoughts, they all have thoughts and feelings! I’m so proud of him. I tell him god loves him and is proud of him too. He’s full of love as they all are. One thing that tells me everything about the other animals we share the planet with is love, they respond to and need love and kindness. There are many many human animals that this can’t be said about.

I’ve added some photos. He’s regal sometimes but a big kitten. He is very like a lion cub with his rucked fur and gait as he walks, has indomitable spirit but sweet. Boy oh boy do I love my little boy!

Love to you and Alex. He’s a beautiful lucky boy to have a smart, loving mum. I will be in touch soon.

God bless, love and light

Celine

Keeping your felines teeth clean.

Nine Years of Research by Feline Instincts

For nine years, Feline Instincts has fed our kitty Alex plain raw meats once a day in conjunction to his twice a day raw meals made with our premix My Natural Cat to see if his teeth would stay clean of any tartar and it worked….. and is still working.

I fed Alex a variety of plain raw meats; cut up chicken necks, chicken and beef strips. Packed a daily portion of them in snack bags and packed them in freezer storage bags to take out and defrost in the refrigerator often. I always made sure he had at least two snack bags thawed. He has not missed a day and wouldn’t let me if I tried!

Alex started this research for me when he was 8 months old. He is nine years old now and his teeth have no plaque. The vet is amazed. You should start your kitty when they are young enough or use enticements on the plain meats like liver powder or Nutritional yeast flakes when they are older and refuse to eat plain raw meats.

homemade raw cat food

Declawing is Painful and Horrific!

Most people think that declawing is simply a clipping of the claws, but the reality is so much worse than that… it’s actually an amputation of the last digit of each “finger” on a cat’s paw! Some cats are so unlucky to be declawed on all four paws, but it’s more common for vets to do just the front paws. Yes VETS! These are the people who take an oath and solemnly swear to do no harm to an animal! And yet, especially in the U.S., this procedure is done routinely, along with spay/neuter ops, and the only real reason being so that cats do not scratch/destroy people’s furniture

Well, to the people who want pristine furniture, I say “DON’T HAVE A CAT THEN!”  How dare they maim their kitty’s paws so it then walks around on the amputated stumps and in pain for the rest of its life just because you don’t want your sofa scratched?! 

Thank you Barberella for this most informative and visual post..

City the Kitty, Crusader against Declawing

Holistic Vets That Accept Phone Consults

Brighthaven’s holistic no kill sanctuary list of holistic vets that do phone consults.

Highly Recommended Classical Veterinary Homeopaths (in alphabetical order)

Christine Barrett, DVM. 530 367 3672
Chris has been BrightHaven’s supervising veterinarian since 2005 and has been one of our prescribing vets since the early 90s. Chris has offered her heart and services for so many years to BrightHaven and the names of all the cats, dogs, birds and even toads she has treated far too numerous to mention but they all offer thanks in unison!

Chris earned her DVM degree from UC Davis in 1986. She went on to study homeopathy for animals with the father of animal homeopathy, Dr. Richard Pitcairn, and has been practicing classical veterinary homeopathy since 1995.
Chris has also participated in extensive further education programs and is one of the most competent and caring practitioners with whom we have had the pleasure of working.
Chris consults by telephone and email and is very available in emergency situations.

Diana Bochenski, DVM 805 688 2334
Diana has been with us also since the mid 90’s and worked with lots of our animals. She is wonderful!! Diana practices in both Northern California at The Buellton Veterinary Hospital and also from her home in Wyoming. She will consult both via telephone or email and is available for emergencies on her cell phone.

Jeff Levy DVM 413 268 3000
Possibly the most brilliant vet I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, since the early 90’s, Jeff is responsible for many of the BrightHaven miracles of healing. Jeff is only available for telephone consultation and only uses email/fax for documents required to be sent to him.
Homeovet.net

Adriana Sagrera DVM 504 834 2023
Adriana has been with us almost as long as Jeff Levy. She works by phone and also email and I try to give her the care of our older, debilitated animals as she has done wonders over the years for our records of health and longevity and somehow seems to hone in to the center of the problem. Adriana is available by day or night for emergencies on her cell phone too. She is my MUST for renal, thyroid, undiagnosed problems and geriatrics.
Drsagrera.com

Michele Yasson DVM 845 338 3300
Michele has been helping BrightHaven cats and dogs for almost two decades with a huge rate of success. Kind and caring, Michele always gives her cell number to her clients for emergency use and is available for consultation via telephone.
Holvet.com

How to Keep Your Cats Teeth Clean Naturally

Nine Years of Research by Feline Instincts

Keeping your felines teeth clean.

For nine years, Feline Instincts has fed our kitty Alex plain raw meats once a day in conjunction to his twice a day raw meals made with our premix My Natural Cat to see if his teeth would stay clean of any tartar and it worked….. and is still working.

I fed Alex a variety of plain raw meats; cut up chicken necks, chicken and beef strips. Packed a daily portion of them in snack bags and packed them in freezer storage bags to take out and defrost in the refrigerator often. I always made sure he had at least two snack bags thawed. He has not missed a day and wouldn’t let me if I tried!

Alex started this research for me when he was 8 months old. He is nine years old now and his teeth have no plaque. The vet is amazed. You should start your kitty when they are young enough or use enticements on the plain meats like liver powder or Nutritional yeast flakes when they are older and refuse to eat plain raw meats.

Alex has never had to have the vets clean his teeth and I don’t expect he ever will.

homemade raw cat food

The “Rolls Royce of Cat Food”

In his second year of vet school this nice man said our My Natural Cat product is “the Rolls Royce of cat foods” .

Hi Felice,
I just thought you’d like to hear this: I have a young neighbor who is in his second year of the graduate Veterinary program at Cornell. He’s been taking a nutrition course, and asked me about the food I’ve been feeding Red. I showed him your pamphlet, and after perusing it for a short while, he said “This is everything we’re being taught should be in a cat food. This seems like the Rolls Royce of cat foods!”.
I think Red and Smudge agree!
Joyce

Feline Instincts homemade raw meat cat food

Fantastic Success Story

Hi Felice,

Just wanted to give you an update on my cat Milo’s health – after 10 years on your supplements for the raw diet.  I see his success story is still on your website when he was 2!  🙂

He was just at the vet, he’s 11yrs old now.  We never had him vaccinated and he’s never been outside, but when he started to drool, we took him to see a vet as we thought perhaps he had tooth issues.

 

He did have to have one tooth removed but the vet said he was the healthiest 11yr old cat he’s ever seen – muscular, his ears were clean, his teeth, he said, were the best he’s ever seen – there was tar on them but said some tar is normal but it was nothing compared to what he ususally sees in a cat that age.  He remarked on the softness of  his coat and after a solid check up, he declared he’s got a good strong heart and was healthy in every way.  He removed Milo’s problem tooth, but you wouldn’ve never known Milo had even been to the vet.  He was still spunky and playful as he normally. Still had a good appetite.

 

I must say, you and your product made a believer out of me – I said when I first put him on it (and I was skeptical!) that “time will tell”.  And time did indeed tell….he’s the picture of health 11years later!  THANK YOU!

Shelley and Milo, Canada

 

Milo at 11yrs old:

homemade raw meat cat food

  • Slideshow

  • Links