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A Cat Fight And The Smell Of Death

Author: Christine C.
Date: 05-19-2006
Views: 6,337
Word Count: 490
Questions Received: 5
Testimonial ID: 1430-OR
Brand Neutral: No
Scientific Studies: 8

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This is an ongoing testimonial regarding my cat Tatters. I had not seen him for a couple of days, then he appeared listless on a living room chair. As I went to stroke him, his hair flew out in handfuls. I noticed the smell - that very distinct 'Smell of Death', so I carefully looked at him. Sallow, sad, no life in the eyes, could barely lift his head. He was so sad, so sick.

Then I saw it, a hole in his right ear larger than my thumbnail, on both sides of his ear. And other punctures down this side of his head. He could barely move, I think he came home to die. I got out some Rosewood. (Rosewood oil is no longer available at Young Living).

It's highly anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and he had experienced a positive response with it in the past. I literally dropped it all over the outside of his ear, wherever I saw wounds. It was far too infected and sore to touch. Then I applied some Lavender oil and some Joy oil blend on the back paws to calm him. He went to back to sleep.

My other cat Magic came in, saw him, smelt him, and literally moved out. Magic stayed away for 3-4 days. This is a female always-at-home cat who is always there to eat, but not during this event. Clients arrived and asked, 'What is that smell?' And we talked about the distinct smell of death and showed them Tatter's ear.

Initially I applied Rosewood every couple of hours - I just watched the color of the infection, and as it reddened, I added oil to bring down the inflammation. By the 3rd day, it was more under control, and his eyes just glazed up with love each time I dropped oils on him. Besides Lavender and Joy, I applied the Peace & Calming and Gentle Baby blends and others as they spontaneously seemed right.

On about the fourth day, the right ear was improving and I could touch him.
I saw another almost as large hole behind the bottom of the left ear. The 'Smell of Death' was dissipating and Magic moved back in. She cautiously watched as I oiled him and slowly his vitality returned as the infection in the second ear disappeared.

The right ear is permanently bent - about 2/3rds of the original height. His personality changed - he has become a love bug - hardly goes out, and lies on my left hand when I'm on the computer keyboard. He's so appreciative, even 6 months later.

I think it was a huge shock to his system, for he seems to have arthritis in his back now. So, we use some Wintergreen with great success. Just a couple of drops onto the spine and then I can pat his back. It only takes 30 seconds to relieve the pain.

Cats and oils? In my experience they work!

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: inflammation — "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
2.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
3.Associated topics: infection — "[We] investigate[d] antimicrobial treatment of an infected [Staphylococcus aureus] cochlear implant, undertaken in an attempt to salvage the infected device.... 5 percent tea tree oil completely eradicated the biofilm following exposure for 1 hour.... Treatment of infected cochlear implants with novel agents such as tea tree oil could significantly improve salvage outcome."Link
4.Associated topics: infection — "The antibacterial activity of 14 essential oils and their major constituents in the gaseous state was evaluated against [respiratory tract pathogens] Haemophilus influenzae, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Streptococcus pyogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus. [The] oils [with cinnamon bark, lemongrass, and thyme being most potent] and their major constituents were shown to be effective against various bacteria tested.... These results indicate that the antibacterial action of essential oils was most effective when at high vapor concentration for a short time."Link
5.Associated topics: back-pain — "We examined the evidence regarding the effect of herbal medicine on pain in people with non-specific low-back pain (LBP).... Lavender essential oil applied by acupressure appeared effective in reducing pain and improving flexibility compared to conventional treatment."Link
6.Associated topics: infection — "As proven in vitro, essential oils [Eucalyptus, Melaleuca Alternifolia, Thyme, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Cinnamon, Grapefruit, Clove, Sandalwood, Peppermint, Sage] represent a cheap and effective antiseptic topical treatment option even for antibiotic-resistant strains [such] as MRSA and antimycotic [antifungal]-resistant Candida species."Link
7.Associated topics: infection — "14 plant essential oils -- anise (Pimpinella anisum), bay leaves (Laurus nobilis), cinnamon bark (Cinnamomum verum), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), hop (Humulus lupulus), Istanbul oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum), Izmir oregano (Origanum onites), mint (Mentha piperita), myrtus (Myrtus communis), orange peel (Citrus sinensis), sage (Salvia officinalis), thyme (Thymbra spicata), and Turkish oregano (Origanum minutiflorum) -- were related to inhibition of 10 bacteria (Listeria innocua, coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, Yersinia enterocolitica, Salmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Typhimurium, Proteus mirabilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Klebsiella oxytoca)."Link
8.Associated topics: inflammation — "[W]e studied the anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects of C. citratus [Lemongrass] and E. citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus] essential oils on formol-induced edema and acetic acid induced abdominal cramps in Wistar rats.... In vivo analysis and histological assay showed that the two essential oils displayed significant dose-dependent edema [swelling] inhibition effect over time. They displayed strong analgesic [pain-relieving] and antipyretic [fever-reducing] properties similar to that induced by 50 mg/kg of acetylsalicylate of lysine.... This work demonstrates the anti-inflammatory property of Cymbopogon citratus [Lemongrass] and Eucalyptus citriodora [Lemon Eucalyptus], suggesting their potential role as adjuvant therapeutic alternatives in dealing with inflammatory-related diseases."Link

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