|Barked: Sun Jun 9, '13 11:25am PST |
|You will have to check out Catster or speak to a vet who can counsel you regarding nutritional therapy beyond the kibble they sell in their front office. Cats' dietary needs are different than dogs. Basically, they are significantly more carnivore than omnivore. And then it gets more specific beyond there. Even transitioning cats from one food to another can be a completely different challenge than it is with a dog. We successfully transitioned four different cats from crappy kibble to homemade raw. Each had its own health condition to be addressed nutritionally. All were far more healthy on their specific raw diets than with anything else.
As for a heart condition being addressed nutritionally, that approach can be powerful. I was diagnosed with early stage dilated cardiomyopathy and was treated using an allopathic approach as well as complimentary medicine. A big part of the treatment was nutritional therapy. Prior to this diagnosis, I got raw meat organs with my cooked meals but no particular focus on which organs. After the DCM diagnosis, my main raw organ meat was heart. Needless to say, all organs were from the highest quality sources available (grass fed, local, organic, etc). From a TCM perspective, one eats where one is lacking. So if my weak organ is heart, that is what I need to eat more of. If we look at the nutrients in heart meat, we see that components supportive for the heart (like taurine) are in high concentration. My heart condition actually improved over a year's time, based on repeated diagnostics. I don't know the cause of your heart condition or its treatment but nutritional therapy could be a powerful tool for you. It was for me!
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