Healthy gut, healthy cat

If the cat often has diarrhoea, this may be due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora or undetected parasites. The intestine contributes to the health of both humans and animals and stimulates the immune system and metabolism.

If an imbalance develops, skin and coat changes, digestive disorders and allergic reactions occur. Nutrients are no longer absorbed as usual and functional disorders are added. This can lead to further diseases and complaints. “If the cat is healthy, people are happy” is therefore not an empty phrase. In order to help the cat get back on its feet, a bowel clean-up and a change of food is essential. Especially nutritionally sensitive representatives benefit from this.

The real reason for diarrhoea: intestinal problems

The intestine is a small miracle of nature and the cat’s intestine is four to five times longer than it is itself. Nothing works without the intestine and only it ensures regular digestive activity. By the way, unlike dogs, cats are pure canivores, so-called carnivores. Dogs are omni-carnivores and therefore omnivores and carnivores. Therefore, there are also some differences and therefore an intestinal rehabilitation is completely adapted to the house cat.

To ensure the health of a cat, all organ functions as well as the liver must function properly. Digestive enzymes break down the food into its smallest components. Only a healthy gut can contribute to these processes. When food is broken down, the individual building blocks are in turn channelled into the body’s circulation. Although digestion begins in the intestines themselves, the health of the mouth, oesophagus and stomach also play an important role. Because they are responsible for the good interaction. Therefore, a health check at the veterinarian is recommended annually and as needed,
If the bowel is sick, diarrhoea and constipation will occur. The cat feels unwell and vomits. This can be due to unfamiliar food, stress, moving house, the new environment and antibiotics.

Intestinal problems due to incorrect feeding

If the gastrointestinal tract has problems, the cat’s entire immune system is weakened. The immune system is in the intestines! With a weakened immune system, diseases can no longer be fended off. It is worst in small kittens or old cats because their immune system is simply not as resistant.

To strengthen both the cat’s intestines and immune system, a healthy, completely carbohydrate-free cat food is necessary.

Parasites feed on carbohydrates (sugar molecules)! They can only survive by feeding on sugar molecules in the catgut.

A cat is a pure carnivore and does not need carbohydrates in its food. Cats lack the enzymes needed to digest carbohydrates. Long-term carbohydrate supplementation of cat food puts a strain on the cat’s gastrointestinal tract and thus on the whole immune system.

Unfortunately, most cat food manufacturers do not pay attention to this fact and add potatoes, rice, pasta, corn, cereals and other carbohydrate sources to dry and wet food. Dry food has a very high carbohydrate content.

The good thing about it is that you can clean up the gut by immediately stopping feeding dry food and carbohydrate-containing wet food.

If the cat has intestinal problems, it needs an easily digestible food. The cat’s gastrointestinal tract is very busy. Dry or wet food with a high carbohydrate-rich cereal content is difficult for the cat to digest and only puts additional strain on the digestive organs. Moreover, the cat’s organism does not need the carbohydrates contained in dry food at all! Cats derive their entire energy requirements from proteins (meat).

Gentle on the stomach and particularly easy to digest is a

  • fresh, uncooked meat food
  • Food quality
  • completely without carbohydrates and starch
  • with at least 95% meat content and

This is the carbohydrate-free cat food for building up the intestine:

ATTENTION: If you buy 6 large 810 gram cans for €24.90 instead of the 200 gram cans and then freeze them in portions, you will have enough for 24 days. So you can feed your beloved velvet nose really healthy and appropriate to the species for only 1€ per day:

By the way, cats like their food at prey temperature – just mix it with a sip of water from the kettle and the food is at prey temperature.

Poison for the intestines: antibiotics

Any administration of antibiotics kills the bacteria in the intestines – not only the bacteria that cause illness, but also those that help digestion. Unfortunately, German slaughter animals are given a lot of antibiotics on suspicion, which means that cat food is often contaminated with antibiotic-resistant germs. If you really want to feed your cat in an intestine-friendly way, you can resort to cat food from countries where the administration of antibiotics is prohibited on suspicion. I generally advise buying only cat food that is produced in Sweden, because they do not administer antibiotics to slaughtered animals on suspicion. A wet cat food with up to 99% meat content, made in Sweden from food grade meat (we humans could eat it) and without carbohydrates, chemical additives or colouring is available here (click).

The intestinal cure for cats

After changing to a cat food that is appropriate for the species and easy on the intestines, an intestinal cure can be considered. A bowel clean-up can be a preventive measure, or it can help after antibiotics or a worming treatment. A sanitation is also advisable for a sensitive stomach and intestinal system. In this way, the symbiosis of the bacteria in the intestine is maintained and a symbiosis is created. This promotes not only the immune system but also well-being. Because over 80% of the immune cells are in the intestine. If this is out of balance, the cat’s health is severely impaired.

How does an intestinal rehabilitation of a cat work?

Whether vaccinations, a worming cure or an unfavourable food, it is best to start with a bowel clean-up. Because everything that a cat ingests is also excreted again. And that can be a real challenge. So the detoxification organs are also involved. If too many heavy metals and harmful substances are ingested, the cat’s organism soon becomes weak. In the case of allergies, which are usually caused by a disturbed intestinal flora, an intestinal cleansing several times a year makes sense. Because even in a cat, the health lies in the intestines. During an intestinal sanitation, disease-causing intestinal bacteria are displaced. Probiotics are often the remedy of choice because they rebuild the intestinal flora. Fermented herbs are also ideal, and homeopathic remedies are also part of the package. In addition, a supportive and healthy diet should be ensured.

How long does it take to clean the cat’s intestines?

If a bowel rehabilitation is carried out, this can also be done using the vet preparations offered. These preparations are usually administered through the mouth or given with the feed. The duration of application varies and can last up to 8 weeks. However, there are also many household remedies available that support intestinal rehabilitation in their own way. ATTENTION WITH HOME PRODUCTS Experimenting with household remedies yourself always carries the risk of the wrong dosage of certain ingredients. Personally, I prefer to rely on the formulas developed by experienced animal healers. A recipe optimised for cats can be ordered online in organic quality, pre-packed and ready to use:

The top 10 household remedies healing clay

A fine powder that binds and eliminates toxins. It is naturally pure and free from side effects and sprinkles it over the feed. The healing clay is odourless and tasteless.

The basis for a healthy intestinal flora and an ideal breeding ground. As dietary fibres consist of indigestible components and have a high swelling capacity, they stimulate the natural intestinal movements. As if that were not enough, they also stimulate digestion. Apples, carrots, potatoes, oats and millet, as well as wholemeal pasta, are then allowed. These sources of fibre are mixed into the feed. Raw or cooked, depending on the food.

The fermentation process produces lactic acid bacteria, which are beneficial to the intestines. These living micro-organisms keep the intestines healthy and stimulate digestion. Adding something to your cat’s food is also good for the four-legged friend’s intestinal health.

Brewer’s yeast

The immune system gets support and brewer’s yeast is considered the vitamin B bomb. Nutrients are better absorbed and digestion is stimulated.

Aloe Vera
The enzymes are helpful because they support the intestine in its digestive activity. Aloe vera also has a deacidifying, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. It also kills bacteria.

Cheese, dairy products, quark and yoghurt are good for the catgut. This prevents bad colonisation in the intestine, which is caused by the micro-organisms in the dairy products.

Apple vinegar
Apple vinegar in moderation helps the cat’s intestines to regenerate and prevents the spread of putrefactive bacteria.

Linseed and coconut oil are perfect and help restore intestinal function. They also provide a silky smooth coat. Oils are not only healthy for humans and maintain various vital functions in cats.

Caraway, thyme, mint, fennel, the herb garden is large. The herbs are added to the cat food according to your mood. In this way a natural intestinal flora emerges over time.

Flea seeds

The water-binding mucilages of flea seeds are successfully used in cats, dogs and horses for intestinal regulation. There are a number of household remedies available for intestinal remediation, which bring the intestines back into harmony without side effects and in a purely natural way. In addition, there are special powders, gels or drops from the vet range which are available from the vet or via the Internet. They also support the cleansing function. Whether special herbal mixtures or dried lactic acid bacteria, the right one is always available. A naturally pure moor is also suitable for intestinal treatment.

The precaution

There are enough pathogenic factors in the cat’s body. A healthy intestinal flora is a prerequisite for the cat to stay healthy, be vital and have a long life. A balance has to be struck, which protects it from diseases and infections. An imbalance causes allergies, susceptibility to infections, metabolic problems, autoimmune diseases and hyperacidity. So an intestinal rehabilitation starts with a purification and this can be done with a volcanic mineral rock called zeolite. In this way pollutants are removed and the intestine is naturally relieved. The toxins are excreted in the faeces and the microflora is supported. It is also important to ensure that the cat is fed a species-appropriate diet and to choose natural supplementary food. Not only dogs but also cats can be barfed. This is the biologically appropriate raw feed. And there can be chicken, game, fish, beef and lamb on the menu. Industrial feed is not always the means of choice. A healthy diet stands for a good immune system and natural additives ensure improved cell regulation. If you don’t have time for barfing and are looking for a barf alternative for your cat, you can order species-appropriate cat food from the comfort of your own home with fresh meat of food quality and over 99% meat content. During production, care is taken to ensure that the meat does not come from factory farming, is free from suspected antibiotics and is of organic quality.

Especially the power digest offers itself with an excellent cocktail of vital substances. With exclusively natural ingredients, which are of organic quality and consist, for example, of yeast cell walls, carrots, chicory powder, yoghurt powder, apple pectin, fructooligosaccharides, banana flour, beef liver and turmeric, the intestine is brought into balance. The cat’s metabolism is also stimulated. Natural food for a successful intestinal rehabilitation prevents deficiency symptoms and a species-appropriate food should always be provided. Artificial additives and synthetic substances have no place in a food.

Medication and weighing up

Veterinarians quickly turn to antibiotics. They also prescribe worming as a precautionary measure, without determining this from a faecal sample. Vaccination is due every year and that is not necessary. Cats should be cared for as needed and not to provide “all round protection”. Only a healthy intestine can provide this. So you have to weigh up carefully which medication is sensible and which is not.

Worming, if necessary

Again and again, dogs as well as cats are regularly dewormed and this without any sense or reason. It is part of precaution and almost a matter of good manners. In some cases, deworming is carried out every 3 months and there is then no longer any question of a healthy intestinal flora. If worms are detected in the faeces, a worming treatment is recommended. Otherwise it is torture for the intestine to be at the mercy of these chemical processes. One thing must be clear to pet owners: worms do not have a significant influence on the health of dogs and cats.

The immediate measure to cleanse the intestines of cats
If the bowel is damaged and sick, this can manifest itself in many ways and can lead to constipation and diarrhoea.

An intestine-friendly cat food is therefore a must, because only in this way can a cat enjoy a long and healthy life.