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Feline Liver Fluke Worm Is A Killer

Opisthorchis Felineus Infection in Cats. The cat liver fluke, also known as Opisthorchis felineus, is a trematode parasite that lives in water. It hitches a ride with an intermediate host, typically the land snail, which is then ingested by another intermediate host, such as the lizard and frog.

If left undiagnosed like it was in our beloved Caesar it will kill them. If he had been diagnosed from the start and the samples of worm I kept showing the vet here, he would have been able to live a much longer life. He was cheated of his life and so was I.

The incompetence of some allopathic vets is mind boggling to me! Get yourself educated…don’t think everything you hear from a vet is truth. They don’t know everything and many don’t think, let along think out of the box! They get complacent!

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Liver Fluke Worms in cats will KILL them if left untreated! This is good reason not to feed your cat raw fish or lobster, keep them safe from eating lizards and frogs outside if you live in a tropical place like Florida, Hawaii and central America…

If your cat lives outside or in contact with frogs and lizards please read this. Many times a liver problem can go undiagnosed without knowing the cat has Liver Fluke Worms..

Opisthorchis Felineus Infection in Cats. The cat liver fluke, also known as Opisthorchis felineus, is a trematode parasite that lives in water. It hitches a ride with an intermediate host, typically the land snail, which is then ingested by another intermediate host, such as the lizard and frog.

Liver flukes:

Opisthorchis felineus is a fluke which infects cats in much the same way as the other flukes listed above. Eggs in the water hatch into the miracidium form (free swimming) which infect passing snails. Once in the snail they undergo further developmental changes, leaving the snail as cercaria (a second free swimming larval stage) and infecting fish, frogs or lizards. Cats become infected when they eat an infected fish or reptile. Once inside the cat, the prey breaks down and the adult flukes pass through the stomach and to the bile duct and liver.

Low numbers may nor produce symptoms at all, however a heavy infestation may produce the following symptoms:

Enlarged liver
Jaundice (yellow gums)
Flukes can cause a blockage at the head of the pancreas resulting in exocrine pancreatic insufficiency which can produce greasy feces
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Weight loss
Lethargy

Diagnosis is made by examination of the feces for eggs as well as tissue and fluid samples from the liver.

Treatment is Praziquantel to kill the flukes and supportive care.

Opisthorchis felineus can be found in Florida, Hawaii, South America and parts of continental Europe.

 

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IBD Success Story In More Ways Then One

This another happy success story that warmed my heart so much…lots of hugs to you and Abednego

Felice,

Hi! Thank you so much for taking 45 minutes out of your busy day to speak with me about the ins and outs of raw feeding and calming my frazzled nerves! I am so thankful to have found your product because my boy has IBD. He is 1 1/2 yrs. and has been so withdrawn and quiet the whole time we have had him. Little did I know that he was in pain this whole time. It just breaks my heart. Since we have switched Abednego to Feline Instincts he has started talking and playing with his toys, something he has rarely done in the 18 months he has been our boy. I have attached a picture of my boy Abednego – look how handsome he is with his Cornish Rex rippled fuzz! Please feel free to share this on your website!

Ellen

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Tiger Can’t Wait !

Tiger says, ” Why wait until you mix it in my food….takes to long”!

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I spilled some on the counter and he licked it right up!

 

 

Jeannette, California www.kittylandrescue.org

 

 

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Alex Sports His Christmas Bowtie

Alex and Felice wish you all a very Mewtaful Christmas and Hanuka…and a very Happy Mew Year!

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Book and Raw Diet Review

Thank you Joyce. I am thrilled to read how well Red feels and how my book has already helped you in the care of all your kitties.
 
Hi Felice,
Well, the premix food recipe is a huge success! The cats (I am giving it to Red’s brother as well) love it even more than they did the temporary recipe you gave me, which they liked too. Yesterday, I was feeling some despair over Red’s condition, since he was beginning to show considerable weakness in his back legs in addition to everything else. I thought for sure we’d be giving him fluids this morning. But surprise…he seems the best this morning that I’ve seen in many days. He came upstairs (something he’s been having trouble with) to demand breakfast, play-fought with his brother, and seemed cheerful and more energetic. Fingers crossed! (Paws too).
 
I am just so grateful for the work you are doing. Providing the mixes makes fixing truly nourishing food so much easier and more accurate. I’ve started reading your book, and learned something I wish I’d known years ago, which is the value of having yearly blood tests after about age seven. I’ve never heard any of the vets I’ve been to recommend this, but it seems so logical, and would have helped Red (and several of my other cats in the past) a great deal. I have an appointment for after the new year to get blood tests done for my other two cats. I also started Red on the Thyroid supplement last night too. I gave it according to the directions on the bottle–1/2 tablet per day. Does that sound right to you?
 
Thanks again so very much,
Joyce
PS:Red is a beautiful long-hair red cat, with tones of red, gold and white in his fur. He does look a good bit like the cat on the cover, but with long hair. Gorgeous guy! I’m going to try to send a photo here…..here he is, with his brother Smudge outside the window (in younger years).

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Buddy Got Better After Eating a Raw Diet

I first learned about Feline Instincts while doing research on behalf of my cat Buddy that was suffering from periodontal disease at the time. He was an older cat and his gum and teeth problems continued to get worse – to the point he was taking steroid shots every 6-8 weeks. When the vet diagnosed him with a diabetes condition, I started looking for answers on my own.

The research led me to the believe that what was needed was a low carbohydrate cat food that did not contain grain. I found your website during my searching and decided it was worth a try – even though he was a very old cat with lots of health problems.

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I did not know how old Buddy was when we got him as he was a full grown cat at the time. However, we had him for nearly twenty years. As I said earlier, by the time I found the Feline Instincts website and food formula he was not very healthy. However, when I stopped giving him daily insulin shots and started feeding him Feline Instincts food for cats, he improved almost immediately. He lived a much higher quality of life during the next two years on the formula. We estimate that he  was nearly 20 years old at the time of his death.

Sue A.

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Egg Free Premix Raw Meat Recipe Success

The Egg Free is a premix we make at Feline Instincts that allows you to add your own organic or free range eggs…

Elizabeth says: The spotless bowl says it all!

Feline Instincts is my BEST Christmas Gift.

Merry Christmas and 100 thank you!

I honestly cannot say thank you ENOUGH. I will shout you out on every social media source I have!

Just your willingness to talk to me about this has been more helpful (and reassuring) than you can possibly know.

I’m excited to get our products and also excited about the possibly of trying chicken again! I love the thought of how easy ORGANIC CHICKEN will be to purchase! 🙂

Thank you for the liver powder tester! That would be great! I am going to try using Raw Venison Liver as well.

Warmest Regards,

Elizabeth

PS: Stormy Thanks you too!

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Prescription Pet Food Lawsuits

It’s about time ..I can’t even say my products cure any health issue in a cat or dog, (yet it does) unless FDA approves the products.

Vets don’t even have FDA approval of their “prescription” foods for pets and vets have always said their pet foods are for curing various conditions. I hope these lawsuits nail them to their crosses!

The lies and deceit are catching up with ‘them’. Another pet food lawsuit has been filed…this time it is prescription pet food. This is a VERY valid lawsuit.

 

http://truthaboutpetfood.com/another-pet-food-lawsuit/

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Vaccines and Titers

The Great Debate

The issue of vaccinations, and their effect on our pets’ health, has recently become an area of much debate in the world of veterinary medicine. For many years, veterinarians have administered multiple annual vaccines with the understanding that they were providing an important preventative health measure for their client’s pets. But as the decades have passed, we have begun to see a steady increase in the number of pets having adverse reactions to some of these vaccines. These reactions range from the animal just being “off” for a few days, to having allergic reactions causing swelling and hives, to life threatening anaphylactic reactions.

Many veterinarians and pet owners are now questioning whether pets need vaccines in such a frequent and repetitive pattern. While past studies have certainly proven that the administration of these vaccinations provides adequate immunity against the diseases, there have been very few studies determining how long these vaccines may be effective beyond their respective 12 or 36 months immulogical lifespan. The common thought has always been, “it doesn’t do any harm, so just revaccinate.” But now, concerns about the cumulative effect of our pets receiving multiple vaccinations, containing numerous antigens, year after year that may be compounding on each other and causing unintended health problems for our pets.

We receive many vaccines as children and maintain immunity for our entire life, so why doesn’t this happen with our pets? Do certain factors reduce the efficiency of our pets’ immune systems and, if so, should these not be more heavily evaluated as a part of making the decision whether or not to vaccinate? Now add into the mix the geriatric pet and those animals immunocompromised by disease or immunosuppressed by medication, and you have a sizeable portion of the pet population that is potentially at risk of suffering serious health problems by repeated immunizations.

The good news is that there is a simple blood test available called a “blood titers,” that can be done for most pet vaccines to determine how much immunization “memory” is being retained by the pet’s body weeks, months, or years after the vaccine is administered. These are reliable tests used across the world to determine immunity for import and export of pets that show the actual level of vaccine antibodies in their bloodstream at a given point in time. Hundreds of thousands of vaccine titers have been run independently by veterinarians, and in some cases they have shown as much as 15 years immunity protection for a vaccine in some animals. We must also keep in mind that vaccines are not always 100% effective. Most manufacturers only guarantee the efficacy of their vaccines in the mid-90% range. This means that as many as 1 in 20 pets that receive a vaccine may not actually be immunized by that vaccine as their body does not utilize the injected substance. This is just another important reason for performing a titers test early in the life of an animal.homemade raw ,eat cat food

Thankfully, vaccine manufacturers, veterinary groups and the veterinary teaching hospitals are starting to recommend less frequent vaccinations and that pets be evaluated periodically to determine their immulogical status. Laws have been passed in many jurisdictions, including Citrus and surrounding counties in Florida, that allow for medical exemptions if the pet is determined “not healthy” or that it may be at risk for serious health complications if it is vaccinated. These factors are now pushing vaccine titers to the forefront in veterinary medicine when determining how frequently our pets should be vaccinated.

Without a doubt, the diseases our companion animals are susceptible to are dangerous and should be avoided. However, I feel that it is also vitally important to the health of our pets to periodically check their immunity levels instead of just automatically re-immunizing them year after year.

Whatever your situation, make an INFORMED decision about your pet’s health. I strongly recommend using those vaccines with the highest purity levels, use the least frequent vaccination protocols, pay close attention for signs of adverse reactions to vaccinations, and add in some type of detoxification protocol after vaccination. YOU are the custodian of health decisions for your pet. Find a practitioner that shares your beliefs or at least respects your right as the owner to make the right decision for your pet.
CHOOSE TO HEAL!

Dr. Trish Kallenbach DVM CVCP

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Feline FLUTD Success

Thank you Jan for sharing your BEAUTIFUL furkids and the GREAT news about Mr. Toby,
Hi Felice,
First of all thank you so VERY much for all your wonderful knowledge in dealing with the situation of feline FLUTD. It helps us so much yesterday when speaking with the vet in regard to a better understanding of his situation.

They were only able to get urine by a syringe and ran test on that. They found that he has a very bad urinary tract infection and have put him on antibiotics. The vet was not able to get a full stream of urine even while he was there for almost 6 hours yesterday; so we don’t know as yet what if any crystals may be in the bladder.

He is acting completely normal and inhaling his raw chicken diet; 3 x already today. I’ve added a bit more water and that too has seemed to help. He just past his first stool in about 2 1/2 days!

Thank you again dear Felice! Our babies are so Very grateful to you and Feline Instincts!!
You’re the best!

I have attached a picture of Mr. Toby and his craving for My Natural Cat recipe!! He knows where we keep it! And a couple of your other extremely satisfied customers, Cleo & Chloe!

Kindest regards

Jan

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