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Old Cat Syndrome

Jun 4th 2020

HELP! My vet can’t figure out what’s wrong with my skinny old kitty!!

Does your cat have what looks like a “wasting away” problem? Have you noticed your old kitty friend seems skinner? Lighter? But is eating like a healthy, large, pot belly piggy? Or maybe he already looks like a pot belly piggy? Other changes you may have noticed might not seem so drastic but are enough to have you concerned. Does he not seem as heavy sitting on you? Perhaps she seems a little confused or has stopped running at the sound of the can opener or cat food bag being opened. Maybe he seems to hide a lot and doesn’t come to pester you for food like he used to. Does she ignore distractions or sounds or has stopped playing and you think it could be a vision or hearing decline? Possibly she has developed some mobility problems and doesn’t seem interested in following you around or jumping on your desk and dumping your stuff on the floor like usual. Has there been kidney trouble found on a blood test or a liver function issue? Or maybe the vet found a heart abnormality. Do you think there could be a change in brain function, potentially the onset of senility, dementia, or an Alzheimer’s type issue? This is more common than people realize.

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, they need help and we think we can give it. Naturally and holistically.

It is very likely your cat has a food problem and we have found that commercial diets have been the biggest source of health challenges to our pets over any other influence. The older we mammals get; cats, dogs, or people, the harder it is to absorb enough protein to keep the body from fading away due to it cannibalizing itself to make up for the decreasing amount of protein in the diet, which allows the old body to repair and build new cells from protein and fat to replace lost cells. Just because your cat gets “protein” in a bag of food, DOES NOT mean the protein is digesting AND BEING ABSORBED. Like we realized back in the 1980’s we and our animals are not what we EAT but are wholly dependent on what we ABSORB. And what we absorb depends greatly on the choice of two critical things: the right food and the right probiotics, prebiotics and enzymes fed daily to make it possible to digest and absorb that critical, species-appropriate, cat-specific diet we will tell you about. Our Catzymes Probiotic Daily Balance was developed from that work starting 35 years ago, when we began bringing probiotics to the forefront and teaching pet owners how critical to the health of their animals it is to add these probiotics to the diet, no matter what you feed them.

We here at Nature’s Farmacy have been helping cat lovers with these problems for decades. We do not have any magic potions or silver bullets. And it is not “rocket science” either. It is our longtime experience in natural animal nutrition that has taught us that plain, simple FOOD is really the medical miracle for so many of these animals. Old age does not mean that there is no help and you should just give up. We know from case after case of thousands of owners who come to us for advice and help that the diet and digestive system are the absolute foundation that determines an animal’s health, strength, comfort level and longevity. We have spent 35 years proving you truly cannot fool Mother Nature. Not with a bag of dry plant-based protein cat food or dog food or a can of what you might think is meat, until you read the label and see the species-inappropriate fillers and tiny percentages of real meat that is usually of poor quality. A diet of any kind is supposed to supply the building blocks for repairing and replacing the body cells. Renewal. Rejuvenation. Repair. All very possible and probable in keeping us alive and functioning. We offer you diets that provide life-changing, life-saving food that follows Nature’s Plan. Food for a species that is the result of thousands of years of perfecting. That is until commercialization of pet foods came along.

This type of diet contains natural meat proteins and fats, not plant-based proteins substituting for meat. It also has a very low carbohydrate content level, like nature has always provided carnivores. It contains antioxidants to protect cells and vitamins and minerals provided by the earth. In today’s world we don’t let our animals hunt for food, so we do the next best thing and that is we hunt for them at the grocery store. We use meat, a little vegetable or green food added, and the essential vitamin, mineral, and fats in the form of supplements made to balance the ingredients you provide. We made it that easy. Our supplements fill in the nutritional gaps in the diet and ensures a constant supply of species-appropriate nutrients, including the calcium/phosphorus balancing of meat. These nutrients found in our supplements are easy to absorb and when used with the right diet, will build cells and give your cat the help it needs to regain health that is slipping away simply because of the wrong food. Everything, literally EVERYTHING that rebuilds health depends on the building blocks from food in daily diets. The first step on your little furball’s road to recovery is diet and the necessary supplements for your cat’s unique condition, including our advanced line of Catzymes supplements for conditions of the liver, heart, and kidneys and others.

Check out this week’s sale specials for our brand new Rescue Cat Repair Kit, which includes CATZYMES PROBIOTIC DAILY BALANCE (including digestive enzymes!), CATZYMES ULTIMATE (our daily mega-vitamin!) and CATZYMES PROBIOTIC PASTE (perfect for clearing up diarrhea the same day or to travel with!). The probiotics are necessary to get the gut working and the Ultimate is needed to upgrade the overall nutritional value of what you feed. We also suggest you look at our CATZYMES OCEAN CURE, which is predigested hydrolyzed whitefish, which means your cat can absorb this protein even if the gut is not functioning correctly. It also helps feed the body to stop muscle cannibalization and body wasting. Also take a look at our CHOLINE, which is perfect for cats with liver and brain issues, as it is wonderful for detoxing those organs and helping to restore function. Check out our CATZYMES LIVER SUPPORT and our CATZYMES KIDNEY SUPPORT and even TUMERIC IMMUNITY SUPPORT if your little one has cancer. Visit our website and see our full list of Specialty Support Products. Ask for our FREE DIET INFORMATION. We will work with you on a continuing basis to get your cat feeling good AND looking good. If you are not sure what you need, call us at 1-800-733-4981 where real people answer the phone and will happily answer all of your questions!