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Cat With Kidney Failure Was Unable To Walk

Author: Christine C.
Date: 05-19-2006
Views: 7,583
Word Count: 412
Questions Received: 2
Testimonial ID: 1431-OR
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Scientific Studies: 1

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My 10-year-old cat has had the same thing, kidney failure with back legs so weak she could just barely pull herself up and then collapse. That was 10 days ago. With the knowledge that I had nothing to lose at this point with her health, I started massive doses of oils on her back. Initially she tried to pull herself away and hide.

I dropped on 6 - 8 drops of Lavender oil to start to balance her. Then I used the same amount of Cypress to increase her circulation. I did about the same with Peppermint to activate the previous oils.

The next morning I realized I had not considered that she was traumatized by not being able to walk and the other cat was emotionally abandoning her. So I got out the Trauma Life oil blend and let her sniff. Then the Joy oil blend for a minute of wonderful smells.

At that point, she did not try to escape from me. Since then I have been using the same oils on her back morning and evening. She simply lies still and lets me drop and then rub. I believe it makes her feel better. In two days she could walk with a limp for a few steps.

After five days I stopped all oils to see what was happening and where she was physically. Then I started back again with oils. Now she can walk 30 feet before a rest and the limp has reduced significantly. She appears happy and purrs when I come to attend to her.

I have added Lemongrass, Grapefruit and the Aroma Siez oil blend to the regime and sometimes Lemon when I get the "hit" to include it. Geranium seems to help with the grief of the situation. She smells wonderful, her bedding smells wonderful (not like a sick cat). I know that I have been giving her amounts used by humans 10 times her weight.

My gut feeling was that it was critical and I just had to go with my inner knowing, which dictated these generous amounts. The bottom line is I appreciate the improvement as much as she does. She is still when I come with the oils. When she demonstrates a desire to escape I will respect her wishes and cut back or eliminate the oils. If I had Juniper and Clary Sage on hand, I would consider alternating with them too.

I hope this is helpful for your furry fellow.

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Supporting Scientific Study
kidney-disease - "Many plant extracts that protect against the development of oxidative stress manifest clear antilithiasic activity [preventing the formation of or relieving the symptoms of kidney stones].... Evidence obtained to date supports a contributory role of polyphenols [present in essential oils] in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, some cancer types, and osteoporosis.... The results show an improvement of the renal function in some treated groups with an increase of diuresis and creatinine excretion due to polyphenols pretreatment. Our results clearly validate the ability of polyphenols to protect against papillary calcification of kidney tissue, consequently preventing the development of papillary calculi [kidney stones].... The collective findings to date support a protective effect of polyphenols on kidney tissue. Thus, considering that injury of papillary tissue constitutes the first step in the development of COM papillary calculi, the antioxidant action of polyphenols may contribute significantly to their antilithiasic action."Link

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