Category Archives: Cats

These are blogs about healing cats.

How did Mr. Bing go from 8 pounds to 11?

Bing Playing 03-2014

Mr. Bing is thriving, active and happy!

Energy healing, diet and essential oils maintain quality of life with chronic illness.

In July 2012 my cat, Mr. Bing, was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

A year ago, in my last blog, Mr. Bing was hanging in there, affectionate and occasionally perky, yet very slowly losing ground.  His weight was 7.5-8.0 pounds.  Now, one year later, Bing is now 11 pounds, plays like a young cat and demands attention and cuddles.  How did that happen with this chronic disease?

It is clear he still has the disease.  I still notice a few symptoms of the disease (loose stools and high respiration levels).  Yet he has steadily become stronger and back to his old self.  His diet is still grain free and includes a daily pro-biotic.  I also added micro algae in November and this brought his energy level up and he started playing more.  I continue energy healing (acupressure and Reiki) as well.   He continues to amaze me and affirm the healing work I do with him.  Thank you, Mr. Bing!

Energy healing and essential oils: a cost effective way to maintain and improve health! – August 2013

In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

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We are now a year plus past his diagnosis and Mr. Bing is holding his own at 9 pounds, playing again and comes to me when he wants healing.   Neither my vet nor I expected him to live this long since Hypercalcemia is very hard on the internal organs. His only symptoms are loose stools, as the disease seems to affect his digestion most.  He is his old affectionate, outgoing self.  And discovered newspaper and ribbon as his favorite toys.  He reads the travel section mostly :-)

What happened since my last post in February when Mr. Bing was having a small setback?   He recovered from the setback quickly.  He seemed to figure out he needed to drink more water to dilute the calcium and pass the excess in his urine (I should buy stock in kitty litter!).  He has stayed hydrated and maintained his weight very well over the past 5 months.  He lost some interest in the Brushtail food and I stopped feeding it to him in May when it was no longer available.  I have been feeding him a tuna and lamb wet food and he loves that.  He eats consistently with relish, begging for food.

I give him regular Acupressure and Reiki when he wants it and daily Essential Oil Raindrop Therapy with an extra oil for diarrhea.    Mr Bing of course loves summer and being able to be on the deck or lay on the grass.

I will post an update if things change.  Meanwhile I am totally sold on energy healing and essential oils as a cost effective way to maintain and improve health!

Miracle cat: two steps forward, one step back – Feb. 28 2013

A worrisome down turn.

In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

In my previous blog, Mr. Bing had made a miraculous turn for the better, eating avidly and gaining weight.   He even left his beloved paper bag I had situated on the heat register by the front door and started laying on the chair again.

About 4 days ago I noticed him not eating as much.  He went back and forth for a couple of days; eating more, then eating less.  Now yesterday and today, he is barely touching anything I put down for him, even the Brushtail he devoured for 4 weeks straight.  Of course this happened just after I ordered another case of Brushtail!

Some of the glazed look of pain is back and he lays listing to one side (a sign of pain in the past).  So I’ve increased the frequency of the Arnica drops and essential oils.   Such a strange and unpredicable disease!

How could wild Brushtail cat food make such a difference? – February 17, 2013

A miracle has happened with Mr. Bing the past 2 weeks!

[In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.]

Oreo - 18 years.  Mr. Bing's companion.

Oreo – 18 years. Mr. Bing’s companion.

In my previous blog, Mr. Bing was declining again.  It seemed his kidneys were failing as he wasn’t absorbing much water or food.   I started rehydrating him again in late January, which would perk him up for a few days, allowing him to eat, drink and be in a little less pain.  Still he was down to 6.8 pounds and looked quite haggard.

Then a friend recommended a new food to me from New Zealand that her very picky cats went wild over.  It is made from an opossum called a Brushtail.  I purchased a few cans at first to make sure he liked it.  He ate it with relish, leaving nary a crumb!  And he seemed in less pain, hungrier, drank more and best of all he seemed to absorb more.  At first I alternated it with the high quality canned food I had been giving him (he would only eat the fish or maybe lamb).  Clearly he felt worse after this food.  And, while he ate it, he clearly didn’t like it as well.

So I have switched almost entirely to Brushtail.    He is up to 8.5 pounds, fully hydrated and getting feisty.  He gets me up at 5:30am every morning ready for breakfast.  Throughout the past few months, even when I rehydrated him, he remained somewhat dehydrated and he almost never begged for food.  He is chasing my other cat Oreo again and grooming himself.

He still sleeps a lot and comes to me for energy work.  It is a joy to see him feeling so much better!

Stay tuned for whatever is next!

(It amazes me that cats in the wild primarily eat rodents, yet almost no cat food is made from rodents.  This is the only one I’ve found.)

The roller coaster of healing – January, 2013

Written Jan. 21, 2013.

It is said that cats have 9 lives.  Mr. Bing came to us in 2001 and in 11 years fully used his 9 lives hunting, being the meeter and greeter in our house and running the household with 2 female cats.  In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  This is the story of how we gave him a 10th life.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

Bing snuggling with Ann

Bing snuggling with Ann – he’s one of the most affectionate cats I’ve ever had.

As of this writing Mr. Bing has started to decline again.  He has lost over a half pound (down to 7.2 pounds from 8) since Dec. 29.  His appetite is less and he seems to be struggling with pain again.  He is restless and has diarrhea again.  He comes up frequently for cuddles and healing energy.  We continue Raindrop therapy and Arnica but it doesn’t seem to be making much difference.  I ask him to let me know when he is tired of this and ready to go.

Miracle cat: Essential Oils and energy healing kick in – December 2012

It is said that cats have 9 lives.  Mr. Bing came to us in 2001 and in 11 years I believe he fully used his 9 lives hunting, being the meeter and greeter in our house and running the household with 2 female cats.  In July 2012 Mr. Bing was diagnosed with Hypercalcemia (too much Calcium in the blood). He was losing weight quickly, had diarrhea and occasional vomiting.  I made the decision to treat him with complimentary approaches rather than submit him to surgery, chemo and ongoing medical care.  This is the story of how we gave him a 10th life.  Read earlier blog entries to see his progress.

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December 3 hunting in the grass

About a week after I returned from Thanksgiving the weather turned much warmer.  We were able to go outside again.  I had hydrated him 3 times since my return and had continued regular Raindrop therapy, energy healing and Arnica. He was stable but still quite frail. For the first time in a month, went out into the large open space behind my house and he wandered round sniffing the air but staying close to me.  When I got distracted talking to my neighbor he went into a grassy area and began to hunt! (see the photo above).  It was a big shift for him and it was a turning point for his health.  Suddenly, he was reengaged with life and began to beg for food, eat and drink heartily again.  His stools were solid and he was staying hydrated.  He began to gain weight.  Over the next three weeks he gained nearly 1.5 pounds (from 6.5 pounds at Thanksgiving to 8 pounds at Christmas.  He looked much better, no longer seemed in pain and his meows for food and demand for water dripping in the bathroom sink brought encouragement.  It was a Christmas miracle!