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Cat Turned Completely Stiff And Rigid From Seizure

Author: Christine C.
Date: 05-19-2006
Views: 11,102
Word Count: 679
Questions Received: 1
Testimonial ID: 1429-OR
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Scientific Studies: 8

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My cat just took a 'turn' and went completely stiff and rigid. I suspected rigor mortis so I immediately reached for my therapeutic oils while my 16-year-old daughter was crying in the background saying 'What a silly thing to do to think an essential oil would be of any use!'

It was the only thing I had. He was now humped up and stiff like a Halloween cat - even his tail was stiff. She wanted to go to the vet. It didn't look like we had time to get there.

I put a drop of the DiGize oil blend on each front paw. Then I put some of the Trauma Life oil blend to breathe under his very sensitive nose. His dilated eyes started to reduce. Next I put some of the Joy oil blend to breathe under his nose. His eyes started to soften more.

The rigid stiffness started to soften. He lay there for 5 minutes, then slowly, weakly, got up and indicated he wanted to lay on the soft couch. I then put some of the Peace & Calming oil blend in the diffuser, and he slept soundly. That was over a year ago. He is now pushing 9 years old and going strong.

Any time I saw or suspected some abdominal tightness, (a cry when I pick him up), I reach for the DiGize. I put a drop in my hand, and hold his back feet in the oil. He does not like the smell. It works wonders on his tummy aches and dispelling parasites.

Tatters is now 11. He had a tussle - cat fights of all cat fights - with a young Siamese male. Being the much older fellow he lost big time! He was badly injured, his position as lead cat of the 40 cats in my immediate vicinity was overthrown and lost all of his 'territory'. His ego was badly bruised and his head was hanging low. He was limping, and his whole ear was the color of a ripe McIntosh apple.

With an experienced cat friend, it took 5 tries to contain him in the towel to try to clean the scabs from the ear, and apply oil. His crying would wake the dead. He was not impressed with my intervention. I used some Rosewood feeling it was gentle and would create an environment where pesky festering creatures could not survive. That was at 5 pm.

Four hours later, he was sleeping on my bed. I approached and saw the ear was about the color of a ripe peach which equaled improvement. I went for the Rosewood and a towel in preparation for reapplication. I noticed how still he was so I put the towel down.

I opened the Rosewood bottle so he would be fully aware of what I was suggesting. He watched as I put the oil on my finger, and then applied it gently to his ear. There was no battle. And that continued for the next day on a four-hour cycle.

On the third day the ear was looking very good so he objected, and jumped down. I have not applied any oil since. He is fine and all the hair is grown back. He is now out 2 hours a day instead of in 20 hours a day, and has adapted nicely to his more elderly status. His head is high, and his heart is generous to people, dogs, cats and birds that visit.

Sometimes I put some of the Gentle Baby oil blend in my hands, let it dry, then pick him up and stroke his fur. The scent is a bit floral. The roses and flower smell seems to open his heart, and he becomes extra loving. He relaxes, becomes calm and purrs a symphony. He prefers to smell like the scent of trees - Cypress, Fir, Wintergreen and Spruce so I oblige.

Oils have saved me great a great deal of expense and concern over the well being of my cats. I love them both - the cats and the oils.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "In confirming the presence of peripheral airways dysfunction in nonsmokers with uncomplicated common colds, our data imply that the changes can be modified favorably by short-term aromatics inhalation."Link
2.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Cineole has mucolytic, bronchodilating and anti-inflammatory properties and reduces the exacerbation rate in patients suffering from COPD, as well as ameliorates symptoms in patients suffering from asthma and rhinosinusitis.... The effects of Cineole in the treatment of acute bronchitis were clearly measurable and could be proven after a treatment period of merely 4 days. This study corroborates the fact that Cineole actively and significantly reduces cough frequency after four days."Link
3.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "The methods of aromatherapy were applied sitz bath or soap application using essential oils with Lavender, Myrrh, Neroli, Rose, Grapefruit, Mandarin, Orange, and Roman Chamomile.... [T]hese findings indicate that postpartum aromatherapy for perineal care could be effective in healing the perineum."Link
4.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "DHEA [a component of PD 80/20], an androstene hormone [precursor to estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, cortisone, and other hormones], has been shown to possess a wide range of beneficial biological effects mainly attributed to immune system modulation.... thus leading to beneficial effects in diverse human diseases including resistance to infection, neuroprotection, wound healing, diabetes, hepatic injury, cardiovascular disease, and cancer."Link
5.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Lavender essential oil has been used as an anxiolytic [anxiety] drug, a mood stabilizer, a sedative, spasmolytic [muscle spasms], antihypertensive [high blood pressure], antimicrobial, analgesic [pain] agent as well as a wound healing accelerator.... The present study suggests that inhalation of lavender essential oil may be an effective and safe treatment modality in acute management of migraine headaches."Link
6.Associated topics: breathing-/-inhale — "Essential Oil Diffusion [lavender, marjoram, balsam fir, and peppermint] for the Treatment of Persistent Oxygen Dependence in a Three-Year-Old Child With Restrictive Lung Disease With Respiratory Syncytial Virus [RSV] Pneumonia: A 3-year-old female with central core disorder, a static myopathy affecting type one muscle fibers, with an 18-day history of oxygen requirement, acute desaturation episodes on high-flow oxygen, and persistent upper-lobe atelectasis... experienced a rapid reduction in oxygen requirement when treated with diffused plant essential oils after insufficient response to N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and dornase alfa."Link
7.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "[A] literature review of evidence on the influence of essential oils on wound healing and their potential application in clinical practice... focus[ing] mainly on tea tree, lavender, chamomile, thyme, and ocimum [basil] oils."Link
8.Associated topics: wound-/-gash — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link

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