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HERBAL FIRST AID FOR YOUR PET: STRESS ~ VALERIAN/SKULLCAP/CHAMOMILE

The following condition can be quickly and successful healed through the proper use if herbs. For best results and fresh, raw food (as described in chapter 1), daily exposure to natural light, pure water, clean air, regular exercise, and a peaceful environment. Refer to the pages indicated below for a suggested herbal therapy. This condition and others are described in more detail in The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care.

STRESS pgs: 137, 139, 160 bookmarked.

External Applications:

Applying herbs by ear: Herbal preparations designed for internal consumption can also be applied by ear. Not many pet owners or veterinarians know about this method, but it works effectively for many medicinal-strength teas and tinctures, especially those that tone and nourish the nerves. Be sure that the liquid is at or close to body temperature. Use an eyedropper to place the liquid in your pet’s ear gently (it helps if the animal is lying down on his/her side). Hold the ear closed, massage it, and keep the animal quiet for as long as possible. Even if your pet shakes his/her head, liquid dropped deep into the ear canal will be absorbed into the body. 

This is the method the famous American Herbalist John Christopher used to cure epilepsy, as described in my Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care, (to follow). His B&B tincture (equal parts blue cohosh, black cohosh, blue vervain, skullcap, and lobelia in grain alcohol) applied by ear has treated both people and pets with not only seizures but all types of nerve disorders. One advantage to this method is that it bypasses the digestive process, which can break down some of a plant’s medicinal constituents before they reach the bloodstream.

Please Note: This method is not recommended for tinctures that cause skin irritation or for essential oils.

RELAXING EAR BLEND

Recommended for apprehensive dogs and cats during thunderstorms; when moving to a new home, traveling, boarding away from home or going to the veterinarian; when taking classes or competing; when adjusting to the arrival of new people or animals; when left alone (separation anxiety); or whenever stress is a problem.

Combine equal parts valerian, skullcap, and chamomile tinctures. Using an eyedropper, place 3 drops of this blend into each ear per 10 pounds of body weight. If possible, tilt your pet’s head, hold the ear closed, and massage the ear to distribute the tincture.

Repeat  the dosage as needed during the day. If desired, dose the animal by mouth as well, using the schedule on page 123, to follow. In addition, massage a dropperful of tincture into the skin at the back of the neck.

Other relaxing nervines can be substituted, such as kava, hops, passionflower, or oatstraw, or use Dr. Christopher’s B&B tincture (see page 159, to follow).

COMPRESSES:

A compress is the application of cold herbal tea or a diluted tincture on a saturated towel or thick cloth.

DR. CHRISTOPER’S B&B TINCTURE (Page 159)

Equal parts: Blue Cohosh; Black Cohosh; Blue Vervain; Skullcap; and Lobelia in a grain alcohol. Applied by ear.

Your Pet’s Herbal Pharmacy/Herbal Preparations

(Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats by CJ Puotinen)

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HERBAL FIRST AID FOR YOUR PET: STRESS~BURDOCK

The following condition can be quickly and successful healed through the proper use if herbs. For best results and fresh, raw food (as described in chapter 1), daily exposure to natural light, pure water, clean air, regular exercise, and a peaceful environment. Refer to the pages indicated below for a suggested herbal therapy. This condition and others are described in more detail in The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care.

STRESS pgs: 137, 139, 160 bookmarked.

To make a decoction, use a stainless-steel, glass, or enameled pan with a tightly fitting cover. Roots, whether fresh or dried, should be cut into small pieces. Use the same basic proportions of tea and water as for infusions.

Unlike leaves and blossoms, roots and seeds can be reused, usually three or four times. As flavour and colour decrease with use, you can extend the brewing time or replenish herbs by adding small amounts of new material.

BURDOCK ROOT DECOCTION

Recommended for dogs and cats as an all-purpose tonic to improve kidney function, strengthen and clean the blood, improve skin and coat conditions, and treat arthritis and diabetes.

Combine 1 cup cold water and 1 to 2 teaspoons dried or 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh burdock root. (Fresh burdock is sold in some health food stores and is called gobo in Japanese markets.) Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until cool. Strain.

Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight to your pet’s food daily. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to one week, but check before using and discard any tea that has an off odor or moldy appearance.

Burdock is one of the best alternative or “blood purifying” herbs, so called because it gradually clears the blood of harmful acids. Because burdock root helps balance blood sugar, it is appropriate for diabetic animals. It is also a tonic herbs such as burdock should be used daily for several months or years. Burdock is one of the key ingredients in Essiac tea, (described on page 205 to follow).

Your Pet’s Herbal Pharmacy/Herbal Preparations

(Natural Remedes for Dogs ad Cats by CJ Puotinen)

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DAISY MAY THE CLASSICAL CAT

Hello everyone today is a classical and relaxing day after a busy day yesterday chasing birdies in my dream and catnip mouses tripping away the day. My mummy made me a special dinners with a delicious different meaties it tasted very gamey mummy said it was Bison Meat which was very yummy with green bean, carrots, pasta and a lovely tasty meaty gravy, thank you mummy Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr xxxx

Charming Music for Playful Cats:

The Cat Dance by Sergey Prokofiev

Mi-a-ou by Gabrriel Faure

The Cat by Carlos Guastavino

A Quiet Stroll by Charles Williams

An English Suite – Frolic by Sir Hubert Parry

The Cat and the Mouse by Aaron Copland

Puss-in-Boots and the White Cat by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Moth and Butterflies Dance by Sir Edward Elgar

Flight of the Bumblebee by Niklay Rimsky-Korsakov

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn

Black Cat by Ernesto Lecuona

Goldfinch Concerto – Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi

Swan Lake Waltz  by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

The Cats’ Duet by Gioachino Rossini

Kitten on the Keys by Edward Confrey

Krazy Kat by John Alden Carpenter

Today we are listening to music, mummy says it is “Classical Music for Cats” which I am curled up on my favourite place and enjoying just being the Classical Puss Cat a I am and my name is Daisy May. After a morning of playing with my catnip mouse and keeping guard as the postman came to the door several times this morning, delivering lots of packages, no boxes to play with today, maybe tomorrow, and it is still cold and wet stuff coming out of the sky even the birdies look shriveled up and soggy, not very good for eating today, all feather and bone er yeuck don’t like the thought of that today. Maybe the sun will come out tomorrow, I hope so.

Restful Music For Contented Cats:

The Waltzing Cat by Leyroy Anderson

The Kitty Waltz by Gabriel Faure

Salut d’Amour by Sir Edward Elgar

Eine kline Nachtmusik – Rommance by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Air ‘On The G String’ by Johann Sebastian Bach

The Cat Fugue by Domenico Scarlatti

Dance Of The Spirits Of Water by Gustav Holst

Reflections In The Water by Claude Debussy

Clarinet Concerto – Adagio Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

‘Moonlight’ Sonata – Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig Van Beethoven

The Cat People by Roy Webb

By The Fireside by Robert Schumann

Meditation by Jules Massenet

Sweet Dreams by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Fantasia On Greensleves by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Sugggle Yawn Stretch this is the life as I am curled up restfully Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr xxx

My pappy isn’t feeling very well, he’s feeling pooor pooor so I am staying by his side and looking after him and make sure he sleepies, while mummy is writing and getting dinner ready. Mmmmmm ‘I wonder what mummy is preparing for my dinner this evening it might Bird’s nest soup’?, they say it is delicacy in some parts?’ we got no goldfish, they must have been eaten by another pussy cat somewhen?’.

Wake up Pappy…Mummy what have we got for dinner this evening?

 

 

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HERBAL FIRST AID FOR YOUR PET: STRESS ~ CHAMOMILE

The following condition can be quickly and successful healed through the proper use if herbs. For best results and fresh, raw food (as described in chapter 1), daily exposure to natural light, pure water, clean air, regular exercise, and a peaceful environment.  Refer to the pages indicated below for a suggested herbal therapy. This condition and others are described in more detail in The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care.

STRESS pgs: 137, 139, 160 bookmarked.

These are guide lines, not hard and fast rules. For example, use less of an herb that is dense and heavy, more of an herb that is light and fluffy, less of an herb that is flagrant and in excellent condition, and more of an herb that is old and old and tired looking. Everything depends on the quality of the herb and the tea’s purpose.

CHAMOMILE INFUSION (IN TERNAL ANDVEXTERNAL)

Recommended fot dogs and cats improved digestion and to relieved stress and insomnia. Use externally as an eyewash, woundrinse, and coat treatment.

Pour 1 cup almost-boiling water over 1 to 2 teaspoons dried or 1 or 2 tablespoons fresh chamomile blossoms. Cover and let stand 10 to 15 minutes or until cool to the touch. Strain.

Add this tea to your pet’s food or drinking water for improved digestion and to help the animal relax or sleep well. Use as a wash to clean debris from cuts or abrasions, or a a rinse to improve coat condition. Chamomile mat temporarily darken white fur, so this rinse is not recommended for very light coats.

To use as a soothing eye wash, strain through coffe-filter paper to remove all plant material, add a pinch of unrefined sea salt (just enough to make the tea taste slightly taste slightly salty, like human tears), then saturate cotton balls or cotton square (never use cotton buds) and place them over your pet’s closed eyes. Hold in place for several seconds. Repeat as needed.

Decoctions: A decoction is a simmered or boiled tea. Roots and seeds are brewed by thi method, though some roots with volatile oils require the more gentle infusion procedure, and some leaves must be simmered instead of steeped. Always check individual decriptions in herb reference books.

Your Pet’s Pharmacy/Herbal Preparations

(Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats by CJ Puotinen)

 

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR DOGS AND CATS BY CJ PUOTINEN. FEATURES HEALING HERBS & NATURAL THERAPIES

ENHANCE THE LIFE OF YOUR PET – NATURALLY

“The advantage of natural remedies of natural remedies is that often work as well as or better than conventional treatments, have fewer side effects, and address the cause of a condition, resulting in its improvement or cure.” – From the Introduction.

in this follow-up to the best- selling The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care, moted pet expert CJ Puotinen focuses on the power of alternative therapies to enrich the loves of dogs and cats. Puotinen shows how a well-balanced diet and the right herbs can prevent and treat a wide variety of health problems, restoring and rejuvenating the strength and vitality of our beloved household pets. Featuring advice from some of the world’s leading holistic veterians and herbalists, this indispensable book includes an extensive list if resources,  feeding programs with sample menus, and an herbal “pharmacy” of nearly fifty recipes for sprays, salves, tincture s, oils, and powders. Compassionate and practical,  Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats proves that the more knowledgeable you are about your pet and the more you learn about common illnesses and how to prevent them, the happier, healthier, and longer your animal’s life can be.

CP PUOTINEN is the author of The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care and several Keats Good Herb Guides.

 

 

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10 HERB FOR HAPPY, HEALTHY CATS BY LURA ROGERS

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CATNIP ISN’T THE ONLY HERB YOUR CAT WILL LOVE!

If you’re a dedicated cat lover, you know the amazing intoxicating effect that catnip has on most cats. But did you also know that catnip can help calm a frantic feline during an extended car trip? Or that catnip can ease feline gastrointestinal distress? In fact, there are many common herb that can do wonders for your cat’s health. In 10 Herbs for Happy, Healthy Cats you’ll find ten of the safest, most versatile herbs for feline health. You’ll learn everything ou need to know about growing these herbs and buying or making your own herbal or making your own herbal teas, tinctures, capsules, and poultices. You’ll also find exp3r5 advice on calculating the proper dosage of an herbal remedy and administering it to your cat – including how to catch that feisty feline and help make the medicine go down easily! 

LURA ROGERS spent many years working at Adirondack Save-a-Stray, a shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs. She shares her New Hampshire home with three cats. Many thanks to Dr. Randy Kidd, D.V.M., for his professional assistance with this booklet. Dr. Kidd is a past president of the American Holistic Veterinary Association and the author of Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Cat care (Storey Publishing, 2000).

Herbal Remedies – and Convincing Your Cat to Take Them

Finding the Right Dosage for Your Cat

10 Herbs to Know

Burdock

Calendula

Caraway

Catnip/Catmint

Dill/Fern#

Echinacea

Eyebright

Parsley

Rosemary

Valerian

Growing Your Own Herbs

Resources

http://www.storey.com (Canada)

I love these small books of wisdom clearly written by John and Martha Storey, who write and share their wisdom and knowledge given from their many years of Cat Care dedicated to their Puss Cats and their mission of Storey Communications is to serve their customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment. I hope you enjoy these small books as much me and my mummy & pappy do.

 

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BREAKING YOUR CAT’S BAD HABITS BY LURA ROGERS

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TEACH YOUR TABBY PERFECT MANNERS!

Scoot! Hey, get down from there! Scat, cat! Are these phrases familiar to you and your beloved feline? If so, you’re in good company. Cats are adventurous, intelligent, and curious creatures who often seem to delight in creating mischief and mayhem in our homes. They scale our curtains, eat our houseplants, shred our furniture, and then recuperate by snoozing on our kitchen counter tops.

But must you put up with your cat’s bad habits? Absolutely not! With patience and a few lessons in feline psychology, you can teach your cat behavior and molding it to fit your expectations of how a civilized housecat should behave. Her simple step-by-step instructions make it possible to create a happy, healthy, and harmonious home – one that can be enjoyed by both you and your feline friend.

LURA ROGERS has been caring for animals since she was a child. She was a long-time employer of Adirondack Save-a-Stray, a shelter and adoption centre for cats and dogs. She now shares her home with three cats.

The History of your Cat

Understanding Feline fancies

The Truth about Cats and Dogs

Feline Behaviour Modifications: Psychology 101

The Fine Art of Deterring and Distracting

Litter Box: Hitting the Mark

The Furniture Scratcher

Curtain Climbers

Biting and Scratching: Training the Tiger

Dealing with Feline Squabbles

Toilet Paper: The Great Confetti Machine

Table-Walking Tabbies

Takking the Bite out of Chewing

Roam Control-Escapees!

Final Behaviour Remedies

Resources

http://www.storey.com (Canada)

I love these small books of wisdom clearly written by John and Martha Storey, who write and share their wisdom and knowledge given from their many years of Cat Care dedicated to their Puss Cats and their mission of Storey Communications is to serve their customers by publishing practical information that encourages personal independence in harmony with the environment. I hope you enjoy these small books as much me and my mummy & pappy do.